Birthdays in Film & TV on August 2

  • 1890 Marin Sais, American actress (The Pony Express Girl), born in San Rafael, California (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Charles Bennett, English screenwriter, born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1900 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)

Person of interestMyrna Loy

1905 Myrna Loy [Williams], American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1910 Truus van Aalten [Geertruida van Aalten], Flemish actress (Girl in Blue Hat), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1914 Beatrice Straight, American actress (Network, Poltergeist, Power), born in Old Westbury, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1920 Theo Marcuse, American character actor (Mara of Wilderness), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1967)
  • 1921 Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1932 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Max Wright, American actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1949 Madeleine Smith, English actress (Vampire Lovers), born in Sussex, England
  • 1950 Kathryn Harrold, American actress (MacGruder & Loud), born in Tazewell, Virginia
  • 1950 Mathieu Carriere, German actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames), born in Hanover, Germany
  • 1951 Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2016)
  • 1953 Butch Patrick [Patrick Alan Lilley], American actor (Real McCoys, Eddie-Munsters), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1954 Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
  • 1955 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Tim Dunigan, American Actor
  • 1957 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
  • 1959 Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
  • 1959 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • 1964 Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
  • 1965 Takayuki Iizuka, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Muroran, Japan
  • 1965 Sandra Ng [ Kwan-yue], Hong Kong actress (Golden Chicken), born in Hong Kong
  • 1967 Derek Wells, actor (Fitzpatricks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
  • 1973 Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
  • 1973 Kia Goodwin, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1974 Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress
  • 1975 Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress (Infidels), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • 1976 Sam Worthington, Australian actor
  • 1977 Edward Furlong, Pasedina California, actor (John Connor-Terminator 2)
  • 1980 Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
  • 1984 Chiara Mastalli, Italian actress
  • 1985 Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1990 Alice Connor, British actress
  • 1992 Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress