Birthdays in Film & TV on July 29

  • 1853 Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1937)
  • 1876 Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian actress (The Wolf Man, Waterloo Bridge), born in Tula, Russian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1885 Theda Bara, American film actress (Cleopatra, The Unchastened Woman), born in Avondale, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • 1887 Komako Kimura, Japanese suffragette, actress and editor (d. 1980)
  • 1888 Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1892 William Powell, American actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

Clara BowClara Bow (1905-1965)

American silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1906 Thelma Todd [Alison Loyd], American actress (Dangerous Female), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • 1911 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914 "Professor" Irwin Corey, American comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1916 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican-American character actor (Salón México, The Fugitive, Littlest Outlaw), born in Chamizal, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1921 Richard Egan, American actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row; Wagon Train; Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Zorba the Greek; Mauthausen Trilogy; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece (d. 2021)
  • 1932 Marguerite Empey [Diane Webber], American model and Playboy playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2008)
  • 1933 "Captain" Lou Albano, American professional wrestler, 1953-69, wrestler manager (1969-95), and actor (Cyndi Lauper music videos; Super Mario Brothers), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Robert Fuller, American actor (Laramie, Wagon Train), born in Troy, New York

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings (1938-2005)

Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 1941 David Warner, British Emmy Award-winning stage, screen, radio, and voice actor (Masada; Star Trek VI; Time Bandits), born in Manchester, England (d. 2022)
  • 1942 Sharon Gans, American stage and screen actress (Slaughterhouse-Five; Artists and Orphans: A True Drama), and playwright, born in The Bronx, NYC (d. 2021)
  • 1942 Tony Sirico, American actor (The Sopranos - "Paulie Walnuts"; Cop Land; Family Guy), born in NYC (d. 2022)
  • 1943 Charles Hallahan, American actor (Hunter), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
  • 1943 Roz Kelly, American actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1945 Michelle Angelo, American actress (Funny Girl), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1946 Diane Keen, English actress (The Cuckoo Waltz, Doctors), born in London, England
  • 1949 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Stephen Burleigh, American actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1951 Dean Pitchford, American songwriter ("Fame"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), and screenwriter (Footloose), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1951 Deborah Pryce, American lawyer and politician (Rep-R-Ohio 1993-2009), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1953 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Tim Gunn, American television and fashion personality (Project Runway), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 Gary Springer, American actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • 1959 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor (Vaastav), born in Bombay, India
  • 1962 Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Alexandra Paul, American actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Lisa Peluso, American actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voice actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Bryan Dattilo, American actor (California Dreaming, Days of Our Lives), born in Kankakee, Illinois
  • 1971 Monica Calhoun, American actress (The Best Man), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Wil Wheaton, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me), born in Burbank, California
  • 1973 Stephen Dorff, American actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1974 Josh Radnor, American actor (How I Met Your Mother), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1980 Rachel Miner, American actress (Supernatural), born in New York City
  • 1982 Allison Mack, American actress (Smallville), born in Preetz, West Germany
  • 1990 Shin Se-kyung, South Korean actress (Deep Rooted Tree), born in Yangcheon, South Korea
  • 1991 Miki Ishikawa, American actress, born in Denver, Colorado