Birthdays in Film & TV on November 28

  • 1866 Johan Bakker Sr, Dutch actor and husband of Truus Soete, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1928)
  • 1887 Bobby Watson, American comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1965)
  • 1896 Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), born in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada (d. 1982)
  • 1914 Gertrude Jeannette, African American taxi driver, playwright and film and stage actress (Shaft, Cotton Comes to Harlem), born in Urbana, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • 1917 Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Crossfire, Sudden Fear, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1981)
  • 1925 Virginia Hewitt, American actress (Carol-Space Patrol), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • 1927 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 1992)
  • 1932 Terence Frisby, English actor and playwright (There's a Girl in My Soup), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1933 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • 1941 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), born in Pola, Italy (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter ("Short People"; "You've Got a Friend in Me"; "Louisiana 1927") and film score composer (The Natural; Seabiscuit; Pixar films), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1944 Rita Mae Brown, American poet, novelist (Rubyfruit Jungle), screenwriter (Long Hot Summer), and mystery writer (Mrs. Murphy), born in Hanover, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Joe Dante, American film director (Matinee; Twilight Zone:The Movie; Police Squad; Gremlins), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1948 Agnieszka Holland, Polish actress and director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1949 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist (SNL, 1975-80), orchestra leader (David Letterman, 1982-2015; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and songwriter ("It's Raining Men"), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ed HarrisEd Harris (72 years old)

1950 American actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • 1952 Jeff Fahey, actor (Darkman III, Crossover, Serpent's Lair)
  • 1952 S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw Michigan, American actress (Jacob's Ladder, Terminator 2)
  • 1955 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • 1956 Lucy Gutteridge, actress (Top Secret, Trouble With Spies)
  • 1959 Judd Nelson, American actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1960 Deneice Lewis, model, born in Lynchburg, Virginia

Alfonso CuarónAlfonso Cuarón (61 years old)

1961 Mexican film director (Gravity), born in Mexico City

  • 1961 Jane Sibbett, actress (Teddy Z, Heddy Newman-Herman's Head)
  • 1961 Martin Clunes, British actor

Jon StewartJon Stewart (60 years old)

1962 American Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody Award-winning comedian and writer (The Daily Show, 1999-2015), born in NYC, New York

  • 1962 Paul Dinello, American comedian and actor, born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1963 Armando Iannucci, comedian and radio producer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1966 Sam Seder, American comedian

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith (1967-2007)

American model, Playboy playmate (May 1992, Playmate of the Year 1993) and tabloid fixture, born in Houston, Texas

  • 1967 Stephnie Weir, American comedian
  • 1970 Richard Osman, English TV presenter (Pointless), comedian and writer, born in Billericay, England
  • 1974 Kristian Schmid, Australian actor
  • 1978 Brent Albright, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Daniel Henney, Korean model-actor
  • 1979 Joel Maximo, American professional wrestler
  • 1984 Joross Gamboa, Filipino actor
  • 1984 Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress

Karen GillanKaren Gillan (35 years old)

1987 Scottish actress (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy), born in Inverness, Scotland

  • 1988 Scarlett Pomers, American actress
  • 1992 Kianna Underwood, American actress
  • 1994 Lola Sanchez, American actress