On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on November 30

  • 1904 Philip Burton, Welsh director, acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton, born in Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire
  • 1911 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • 1912 Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)
  • 1913 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), born in Moscow, Idaho
  • 1916 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Village of Damned, Question 7), born in Bath, England (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Efren Zimbalist Jr, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Virginia Mayo [Jones], American actress (The Best Years of Our Lives, Out of the Blue, White Heat), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Richard Crenna, American actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Person of interestDick Clark

1929 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and TV Personality Dick Clark
Radio and TV Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1931 Jack Ging, American actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Alva, Oklahoma
  • 1931 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1937 Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • 1937 Ridley Scott, English film director (Alien, Blade Runner), born in South Shields, England
  • 1938 Jean Eustache, French filmmaker

  • 1943 Terrence Malick, film director (Badlands, The Tree of Life), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1944 Dian Parkinson [Dianna Lynn Batts], American model (The Price Is Right) and Miss USA 1965, born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1949 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Kathryn Witt, actress (Lenny, Pam-Flying High), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951 June Chadwick, British actress
  • 1952 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Simonetta Stefanelli, Italian Actress (The Godfather)
  • 1955 Kevin Conroy, actor (Tour of Duty, Another World), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • 1957 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • 1960 Rich Fields, American television personality
  • 1964 Michael Cudlitz, American actor
  • 1965 Ben Stiller, American actor (Ben Stiller Show, Next of Kin, Cable Guy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
  • 1968 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1972 Christopher Fitzgerald, American stage actor
  • 1973 Jason Reso (aka "Christian Cage"), Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1974 Marina de Tavira, Mexican actress (Roma), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1977 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), born Harvey Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1978 Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor
  • 1982 Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress (24), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1982 Clémence Poésy, French actress
  • 1983 Andy Akinwolere, English television presenter
  • 1984 Omahyra Mota, Dominican model/actress
  • 1985 Kaley Cuoco, American actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in Camarillo, California

Person of interestChrissy Teigen

1985 Chrissy Teigen, American model, born in Delta, Utah

Model and TV Personality Chrissy Teigen
Model and TV Personality
Chrissy Teigen
  • 1987 Ian Hecox, Part of the America Online comedy duo Smosh
  • 1989 Chanel Iman, American supermodel (Victoria's Secret Angel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1989 Margaret Nales Wilson, Filipino model
  • 1990 Kara Crane, American actress