Famous People Born in February 1927

  • Feb 1 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • Feb 2 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
  • Feb 2 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
  • Feb 2 Stan Getz, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 3 Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
  • Feb 3 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, born in Waterford (d. 2015)
  • Feb 3 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 3 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus)
  • Feb 5 Val Dufour, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 5 Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
  • Feb 6 Smokey Burgess, baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Feb 7 John Buller, British composer, born in London (d. 2004)
  • Feb 7 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • Feb 8 John T Myers, (Rep-R-IN, 1967- )
  • Feb 8 Stanley Baker, Ferndale Wales, actor (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu)
  • Feb 8 Zdenek Zouhar, composer
  • Feb 9 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • Feb 9 Norman Adams, painter/ceramic sculptor
  • Feb 10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)

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Feb 10 Leontyne Price, American opera soprano (Porgy & Bess), born in Laurel, Mississippi

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  • Feb 10 Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
  • Feb 10 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 12 Anne Gillis, actress (Adv of Tom Sawyer, Little Men), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Feb 13 Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
  • Feb 14 Lois Maxwell, actress (Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Feb 15 Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
  • Feb 15 Gottfrid Grasbeck, composer
  • Feb 15 Harvey Korman, American actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Feb 15 William Bentley, diplomat
  • Feb 16 June Brown, British actress
  • Feb 18 Fazal Mahmood, cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62)
  • Feb 18 John Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979-2009) married Elizabeth Taylor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 18 Tabe Bas, actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka)
  • Feb 18 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Feb 19 Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
  • Feb 20 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)

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Feb 20 Sidney Poitier, 1st African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963), born in Miami, Florida

  • Feb 21 Erma Bombeck, humorist (The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Feb 21 Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
  • Feb 21 Pierre Mercure, composer
  • Feb 22 David Ahlstrom, composer
  • Feb 22 Donald May, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 23 Ivan Hrusovsky, composer
  • Feb 24 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • Feb 24 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 2017)
  • Feb 25 Dick Jones, American actor (Buffalo Bill Jr), born in Snyder Texas, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 25 Jacques Monod, composer
  • Feb 25 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Stanley, Amerian bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 26 Tom Kennedy, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 27 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • Feb 27 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
  • Feb 27 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
  • Feb 27 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
  • Feb 28 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • Feb 28 John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)