Birthdays in Film & TV on October 29

  • 1877 Narcisa de León, Filipino film mogul, born in San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines (d. 1966)
  • 1891 Fanny Brice, American singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1897 Hope Emerson, American actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), born in Hawarden, Iowa (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress, born in Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster (WWII), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1966)
  • 1913 (Israël) "Eddie" Constantine, American-French singer and actor (Alphaville; License to Kill; Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1921 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Neal Hefti, American jazz trumpeter, arranger (Woody Herman; Count Basie); band leader (Kate Smith Show) and composer ("Li'l Darlin"; The Odd Couple; Batman theme), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni, Ulysses, Sciuscià), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1935 Isao Takahata, Japanese anime film director, screenwriter and producer (Grave of the Fireflies, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya), born in Ujiyamada, Mie, Japan (d. 2018)
  • 1936 Akiko Kojima, Japanese model (Miss Universe 1959 - 1st Japanese and Asian woman to win the title), born in Tokyo
  • 1938 Ralph Bakshi, Krymchak-American animator and film maker (Fritz the Cat; Lord of the Rings (1978); Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures), born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
  • 1942 Bob Ross, American artist and television host, born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1995)
  • 1942 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1945 Melba Moore [Beatrice], American singer and actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York

Richard DreyfussRichard Dreyfuss (75 years old)

1947 American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

Kate JacksonKate Jackson (74 years old)

1948 American actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • 1949 Paul Orndorff, American pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame 2005; WCW World Tag Team C'ship [Paul Roma] 1995; "Mr Wonderful"), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • 1955 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality, born in Borongan, Philippines
  • 1957 Dan Castellaneta, American comedian, and Emmy Award-winning voice actor (The Simpsons -"Homer"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Finola Hughes, English actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • 1959 Tamar Baruch, Dutch actress (Small Truth, Q & Q), born in Laren, Netherlands
  • 1961 Randy Jackson, American singer and musician, ninth Jackson brother (Jackson 5 - "ABC"), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1964 Yasmin Le Bon, English supermodel, born in Oxford, England
  • 1967 Joely Fisher, American actress (Paige-Ellen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Rufus Sewell, English actor (A Knight's Tale, Middlemarch), born in London, England
  • 1968 Grayson McCouch, American actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter (Proinos Kafes), born in Athens, Greece

Winona RyderWinona Ryder (51 years old)

1971 American actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhands), born in Winona, Minnesota

  • 1972 Gabrielle Union, American actress, author and activist (Bring it on, Being Mary Jane), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972 Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress (Black-ish), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975 Kelly Lin, Chinese actress (Reign of Assassins), born in China
  • 1977 Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor (CSI: Miami), born in New Westminister, British Columbia
  • 1980 Ben Foster, American actor, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1981 Reema Sen, Indian actress, born in Kolkata, India
  • 1982 Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress (They Kiss Again), and pop singer ("You"), born in Yilan, Taiwan
  • 1983 Johnny Lewis, American actor (Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1983 Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor (Power Rangers), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • 1988 Katherine Timpf, American TV personality (Sincerely, Kat), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1990 Carlson Young, American actress and director, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1990 Kritidi Kharbanda, Indian actress (Googly), born in New Delhi, India