Birthdays in Film & TV on November 27

  • 1809 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, born in London, England (d. 1893)
  • 1903 Mona Washbourne, British actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1988)
  • 1904 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Astrid Allwyn, American actress (Charlie Chan's Secret), born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1912 Connie Sawyer [Rosie Cohen], American actress known as "The Clown Princess of Comedy" (Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 2018)
  • 1913 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Caro van Eyck [Gerarda Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (De stille Kracht, Medea), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1979)
  • 1916 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Ernie Wise [Wiseman], English comedian (Morecambe & Wise), born in Bramley, England (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Marshall Thompson, American actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1925 Michael Tolan, American actor (Nurses, Senator), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1928 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1935 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer (1st producer of Doctor Who, The Naked Civil Servant), born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), born in Bierley, England (d. 2017)

Bruce LeeBruce Lee (1940-1973)

Hong Kong-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1940 John Alderton, British actor (Please, Sir!; Zardoz; Upstairs, Downstairs), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1945 Alain de Cadenet, English auto racer (3 x 24 Hours of Le Mans class 3rd place) and broadcaster (Speed Channel, ESPN, Velocity Channel, Petrolicious website), born in London, England (d. 2022)
  • 1945 Barbara Anderson, American actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 James Avery, American actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013), born in Pughsville, Virginia
  • 1950 Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Maebashi, Japan

Kathryn BigelowKathryn Bigelow (71 years old)

1951 American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California

  • 1953 Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Kimmy Robertson, American actress (Lucy Moran in TV series Twin Peaks), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1954 Patricia McPherson, American actress (Knight Rider), born in Oak Harbor, Washington

Bill NyeBill Nye (67 years old)

1955 American TV host and science presenter (Bill Nye the Science Guy) and engineer, born in Washington D.C.

  • 1956 William Fichtner, American actor (Prison Break), born at Mitchel Air Force Base, New York
  • 1957 Edda Heiðrún Backman, Icelandic stage and screen actress, singer, theater director, and painter (born in Akranes, Iceland (d. 2016)
  • 1961 Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian, born in Los Angeles. California
  • 1962 David "Davey Boy" Smith, Britiish professional wrestler (WWF Intercontinental Championship; British Bulldogs), born in Golborne, Lancashire (d. 2002)
  • 1963 Fisher Stevens, American actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), born in Chicago, Illinois

Robin GivensRobin Givens (58 years old)

1964 American model and actress (Darlene-Head of the Class) who married and divorced Mike Tyson, born in NYC, New York

  • 1966 Andy Merrill, American voice actor, born in Newark, Ohio
  • 1967 Garry Valk, Canadian NHL left wing, 1990-2003 (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and 3 other teams) and broadcaster (Vancouver Canucks), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1968 Michael Vartan, French American actor (Alias), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • 1970 Patricia Zentilli, Canadian actress (Lexx), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1971 Kirk Acevedo, American actor (Oz, The Thin Red Line), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973 Evan Karagias, American professional wrestler, born in Gastonia, North Carolina
  • 1973 Samantha Harris, American model and host (Entertainment Tonight), born in Hopkins, Minnesota
  • 1973 Tadanobu Asano, Japanese actor, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1976 Jaleel White, American actor (Family Matters - "Urkel"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 Joshua Harris, actor (Locked Up: A Mother's Rage)
  • 1981 Gary Lucy, British actor (The Bill), born in Chigwell, Essex, England
  • 1985 Alison Pill, Canadian actress
  • 1987 Lashana Lynch, English actress (No Time to Die), born in London, England
  • 1993 Omar Jimenez, American journalist (CNN), born in Worcester, Massachusetts