On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on November 29

  • 1872 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1879 Sara Allgood, Irish-American actress (Blackmail, How Green Was My Valley), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1932 Diane Ladd, American actress (Chinatown, Wild Angels, Wild at Heart), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1939 Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1949 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Nothing But Lies, Elsa)
  • 1954 Joel Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1955 Howie Mandel, 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
  • 1957 Charles Grant, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1958 Pamela Prati, Million $ Cap (1984)/actress, born in Rome, Italy

Person of interestCathy Moriarty

1960 Cathy Moriarty, 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
  • 1962 Andrew McCarthy, American actor (St Elmo's Fire; Class), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Don Cheadle, actor (Boogie Nights)
  • 1964 Kris Kamm, actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964 Cork Graham [Frederick Graham], American journalist, actor and author, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1965 Ellen Cleghorne, comedienne (Saturday Night Live)
  • 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, 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
  • 1976 Anna Faris, American actress (Mom), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1976 Ehren McGhehey, American actor, born in McMinnville, Oregon

Person of interestChadwick Boseman

1976 Chadwick Boseman, American actor (Black Panther), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 2020)

  • 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 Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, American actor (Full House), born in Los Angeles, California