Birthdays in Film & TV on February 1

  • 1710 Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor and theatre director (Die Oberpfalz), born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 1771)
  • 1757 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), born in Prescot, Lancashire, England (d. 1823)
  • 1869 Johannes "Frits" Bakker Sr., Dutch actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap), (d. 1943)
  • 1884 Rosey Rowswell, American MLB broadcaster (Pittsburgh Prates 1936-54), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1955)

John FordJohn Ford (1895-1973)

American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

  • 1900 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

Clark GableClark Gable (1901-1960)

American actor (Gone With The Wind; It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio

  • 1904 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Helen Chandler, American actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1965)
  • 1910 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1914 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), born in Twickenham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Richard Hooker [Heister Richard Hornberger], American army surgeon, and novelist (MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors - inspiration for film and TV series), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Stuart Whitman, American actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1932 John Hart, American TV journalist (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1937 Garrett Morris, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1938 Sherman Hemsley, American actor (All in the Family; The Jeffersons; Amen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1941 Karl Dall, German television host
  • 1942 Muna Wassef, Syrian actress (The Message) and UN Goodwill ambassador, born in Damascus, Syria
  • 1942 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1944 Leo Burmester, American actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1945 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), born in Imabari, Japan (d. 2019)
  • 1946 Bart Braverman, American actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Elisabeth Sladen, English actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Normie Rowe, Australian pop singer ("Que Sera Sera"), and stage and TV actor (Sons and daughters), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1954 Billy Mumy, American actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte), born in San Gabriel, California
  • 1956 Brahmanandam, Indian film actor & comedian, born in Sattenapalle, India
  • 1958 Jackie Shroff, Indian actor, born in Udgir, India
  • 1964 Kaitlin Hopkins, American actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Linus Roache, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1964 Sharon Bruneau, Canadian actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Brandon Lee, American actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • 1965 Sherilyn Fenn, American actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966 Donna Edmondson, American Playboy playmate (Nov, 1986, Playmate of the Year 1987), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1968 Pauly Shore, American comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1968 Sean Millington, Canadian football fullback (Grey Cup 1994, 2000; BC Lions) and broadcaster (cfl.ca and CBC), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1969 Brian Krause, American actor (Charmed), born in El Toro, California
  • 1971 Michael C. Hall, American actor (Dexter, Six Feet Under), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1972 Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1973 Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress, born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1974 Jennifer Lien, American actress (Hannah Moore-Another World), born in Palos Heights, Illinois
  • 1981 Graeme Smith, South African cricket batsman, captain and broadcaster (117 Tests, 9,265 runs @ 48.25, 27 x 100s; 197 ODIs), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1984 Lee Thompson Young, American actor, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1985 Jodi Gordon, Australian actress & model, born in Mackay, Australia
  • 1986 Lauren Conrad, American TV star, born in Laguna Beach, California
  • 1987 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • 1991 Jasmine Tookes, American model (Victoria's Secret), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1994 Julia Garner, American Actress (Ozark), born in New York City