Birthdays in Film & TV on November 29

  • 1872 Anna von Mildenburg, Austrian Wagnerian soprano, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1947)
  • 1879 Sara Allgood, Irish-American actress (Blackmail, How Green Was My Valley), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1895 Busby Berkeley [Enos], American film choreographer (42nd Street) and director (Strike Up The Band: They Made Me A Criminal), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1976)
  • 1895 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director (Texas Terror), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Rod La Rocque, American actor (The Ten Commandments), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • 1899 Genevieve Tobin, American actress (Zaza, Great Gambini, Uncertain Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1901 Mildred Harris, American actress (The Magic Cloak, No, No Nannette), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 1944)
  • 1904 Kay Johnson, American actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), born in Mt Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • 1908 N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1916 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Dagmar [Virginia Ruth Egnor], American actress, model, and television personality (Broadway's Open House), born in Yawkey, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Frank Reynolds, E Chicago Ind, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
  • 1925 Chet Leaming, American stage and screen actor, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Rupert Crosse, American actor, 1st African-American to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award (The Reivers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1928 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • 1935 Diane Ladd [Ladner], American actress (Chinatown; Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore; Wild at Heart), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1939 Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949 Wayne Cowan [Dutch Mantel], American wrestler, born in South Carolina
  • 1952 Christine Pascal, French actress and director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa), born in Lyon, France (d. 1996)
  • 1954 Joel Coen, American filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1955 Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1956 Hinton Battle, American Tony Award-winning singer, dancer, and actor (The Wiz), born in Neubrücke, Hoppstädten, West Germany
  • 1956 Leo Laporte, American television personality (The Tech Guy), born in New York City
  • 1957 Charles Grant, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1958 Pamela Prati, Italian actress and TV hostess, born in Ozieri, Italy

Cathy MoriartyCathy Moriarty (62 years old)

1960 American actress (Raging Bull, Bless This House), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1961 Kim Delaney, American actress (All My Children, NYPD Blue), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Tom Sizemore, American actor (Saving Private Ryan; Wyatt Earp), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2023)
  • 1962 Andrew McCarthy, American actor (St Elmo's Fire; Class), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Cork Graham [Frederick Graham], American journalist, actor and author, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1964 Don Cheadle, American actor (Boogie Nights, Ocean's Trilogy), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1964 Kris Kamm, American actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1965 Ellen Cleghorne, American comedienne (Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965 Neill Barry, American actor (Old Enough, Heat), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 John Layfield, American professional wrestler, born in Sweetwater, Texas
  • 1971 Gena Lee Nolin, American actress and model (Baywatch), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1972 Brian Baumgartner, American actor (Kevin in The Office), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1972 Larry Joe Campbell, American actor, born in Cadillac, Michigan
  • 1972 Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler, born in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1974 Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese model, born in Taipei, Taiwan

Anna FarisAnna Faris (46 years old)

1976 American actress (Scary Movie, Mom), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman (1976-2020)

American actor (Black Panther), born in Anderson, South Carolina

  • 1976 Ehren McGhehey, American actor, born in McMinnville, Oregon
  • 1978 Lauren German, American actress (Lucifer), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1978 Ludwika Paleta, Polish-born Mexican actress, born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1979 Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter, born in Gants Hill, Ilford, United Kingdom
  • 1981 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor, born in Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 1982 Gemma Chan, English actress (Crazy Rich Asians), born in London, England
  • 1982 Lucas Black, American film and television actor (Sling Blade), born in Decatur, Alabama
  • 1983 Pamela Brown, American television reporter and newscaster (CNN, ABC WJLA-TV), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1990 Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, American actor (Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1990 Diego Boneta, Mexican actor and singer (Rock of Ages), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1990 Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, American actor (Full House), born in Los Angeles, California