On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on June 29

  • 1896 Irene Browne, British actress (All at Sea, Peg O' My Heart), born in London, England (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1901 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Ellen Clara Pollock, British-German actress (Wicked Lady, Horror Hospital), born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1961)
  • 1916 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), born in Kingsburg, California (d. 1983)
  • 1925 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 1982)

Person of interestRobert Evans

1930 Robert Evans, American producer and actor (Love Story, The Godfather, Chinatown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans
  • 1930 Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • 1931 Ed Gilbert, American actor (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter (This Day Tonight), born in Perth, Australia

  • 1944 Gary Busey, American actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born), born in Goose Creek, Texas

Person of interestRichard Lewis

1947 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis
  • 1947 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1948 Fred Grandy, American actor (The Love Boat) and politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1957 María Conchita Alonso, Venezuelan actress (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • 1961 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1961 Kimberlin Brown, American actress (Sheila Carter-The Young and The Restless), born in Hayward, California
  • 1962 Amanda Donohoe, English actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • 1964 Wendy Kilbourne, American actress (Devon-Midnight Caller), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Melora Hardin, American actress (Family Tree, Best Times), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1969 Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American academic and actor (Weird Science), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Samantha Smith, American peace activist and actress (invited to the Soviet Union during Cold War), born in Houlton, Maine (d. 1985)
  • 1976 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician and comedian (Flight of the Concords), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1977 Zuleikha Robinson, English actress (The Namesake), born in London
  • 1978 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1978 Luke Kirby, Canadian American actor (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1979 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, born in Amasra, Turkey (d. 2007)
  • 1980 Mel Peachey, British television personality (PlayMania), born in London
  • 1984 Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model, born in Gwangju, South Korea
  • 1984 Christopher Egan, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1986 Iya Villania [Raelene Villania-Arellano], Australian actress and presenter, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 Yasuka Saitō, Japanese actor (GoGo Sentai Boukenger), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1992 Adam G. Sevani, American actor (Step Up), born in Los Angeles, California