Famous People Born in February 1899

  • Feb 2 Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 3 Doris Speed, British actress dubbed 'The Queen Mother of Soap' (Coronation Street), born in Manchester, England (d. 1994)
  • Feb 3 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • Feb 3 João Café Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
  • Feb 3 Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
  • Feb 6 Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], Durango Mexico, actor (Ben Hur)
  • Feb 7 Arvid Pelshe, Latvian Communist leader, CPSU Politburo member
  • Feb 12 Albert Huybrechts, composer
  • Feb 14 John Randall Jr, Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)
  • Feb 14 Lovro von Matačić, Croatian conductor and composer (Bruckner Medal), born in Sušak, Croatia (d. 1985)
  • Feb 15 Gale Sondergaard, American actress (The Letter, Road to Rio), born in Litchfield, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • Feb 15 Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer
  • Feb 15 Lillian Disney, wife of animator Walt Disney, born in Spalding, Idaho (d. 1997)
  • Feb 18 Arthur Bryant, English historian (King Charles II)
  • Feb 19 Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • Feb 20 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), born in Roslyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 20 Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
  • Feb 22 Dwight Frye, Salina KS, actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein)
  • Feb 22 George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
  • Feb 22 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
  • Feb 23 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • Feb 23 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Feb 24 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • Feb 25 Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • Feb 26 Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • Feb 27 Ian Keith, actor (Rochefort-3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 27 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
  • Feb 28 Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist