Birthdays in Film & TV on June 26

  • 1865 George C. Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), born in NYC, New York (d. 1940)
  • 1866 Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz, Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Coblenz, Germany (d. 1940)
  • 1878 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1886 Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes) (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Jeanne Eagels, American actress and former Ziegfeld Girl (Rain, Under False Colors), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1929)
  • 1897 Viola Dana, American actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1922 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), born in Cedarville, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Josef Sommer, German-American actor (Witness, Target, Iceman, Forced March), born in Greifswald, Germany
  • 1937 Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor and director, born in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • 1940 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1943 John Beasley, American actor (Everwood), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1946 Clive Francis, British actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1951 Pamela Bellwood [King], American actress (Ellen-W.E.B., Claudia-Dynasty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959 Mark McKinney, Canadian comedian and actor (The Kids in the Hall), born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 1960 Barbara Edwards, American model, Playmate of the Month (Sept, 1983), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1967 Travis Fine, American actor (Ike McSwain-Young Riders), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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1970 Chris O'Donnell, American actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever), born in Winnetka, Illinois

  • 1970 Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City, California
  • 1970 Matt Letscher, American actor (The Mask of Zorro-Captain Harrison Love), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1970 Nick Offerman, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1970 Sean Hayes, American actor (Will & Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Aaron Jackson, American actor (Mark Winkle-California Dreams), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor and band leader (Cochise), born in Szczecinek, Poland
  • 1974 Matt Striker, American professional wrestler, born in Queens, New York
  • 1977 Mark Jindrak, American Professional Wrestler (Marco Corleone), born in Auburn, New York
  • 1980 Jason Schwartzman, American actor (The Darjeeling Limited), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Aubrey Plaza, American actress and comedian (Parks and Recreation), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1992 Jennette McCurdy, American actress (iCarly), born in Long Beach, California