Birthdays in Film & TV on August 2

  • 1890 Marin Sais, American actress (The Pony Express Girl), born in San Rafael, California (d. 1971)
  • 1894 Hal Mohr [Harold Leon Mohr], American Cinematographer and husband of Evelyn Venable (Captain Blood), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)
  • 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)

Myrna LoyMyrna Loy (1905-1993)

American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana

  • 1905 Ruth Nelson, American stage and screen actress (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; 3 Women; Awakenings), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Truus van Aalten [Geertruida van Aalten], Flemish actress (Girl in Blue Hat), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 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 (TV series); All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1919 Nehemiah Persoff, American painter and actor (An American Tail, Some Like It Hot), born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
  • 1920 Bill Scott, American voice actor, producer and writer (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 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)

Peter O'ToolePeter O'Toole (1932-2013)

Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Leeds

  • 1939 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1943 Max Wright, American character actor (Buffalo Bill; Alf; Misfits of Science), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • 1945 Joanna Cassidy [Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner; Under Fire; Six Feet Under), 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 Ken Kutaragi, Japanese engineering technologist and businessman known as "The Father of the PlayStation" for overseeing Sony's development of the console, born in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
  • 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, American actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1955 Roberta Wallach, American actress (Civil Wars), born in New York City, New York
  • 1955 Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957 Mojo Nixon [Neill McMillan, Jr.], American musician ("Elvis Is Everywhere") and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1959 Britt Helfer, American actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat), born in Clearfield, Utah
  • 1959 Victoria Jackson, comedian and actress (Casual Sex, Saturday Night Live), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Apollonia [Patricia Kotero], American actress (Purple Rain), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • 1964 Mary-Louise Parker, American actress (Fried Green Tomatoes, Weeds), born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina,
  • 1965 Sandra Ng [Kwan-yue], Hong Kong actress (Golden Chicken), born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Takayuki Iizuka, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW), born in Muroran, Japan
  • 1967 Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter, born in France
  • 1967 Derek Wells, American actor (Fitzpatricks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Kia Goodwin, American actress (Tiffany Holloway-227), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • 1974 Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress, born in Magangué, Colombia
  • 1975 Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress (Infidels), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1976 Sam Worthington, Australian actor (Avatar), born in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • 1977 Edward Furlong, American actor (John Connor-Terminator 2), born in Pasedina, California
  • 1980 Jose "Dingdong" Dantes, Filipino actor (One More Try) and television host (Star Struck), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1980 Nadia Bjorlin, American actress, born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1984 Chiara Mastalli, Italian actress, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1985 Davey Boy Smith Jr. [Harry Smith], Canadian professional wrestler (multiple tag team champion), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1990 Alice Connor, British actress, born in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • 1992 Hallie Eisenberg, American actress, born in East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1993 Cassidy Gifford, American actress and daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee, born in New York