On This Day

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., actor (Holland Tooneelgezelschap), born (d. 1943)
  • 1883 Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), born in Vladikavkaz, Russia (d. 1922)

Person of interestJohn Ford

1895 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (d. 1973)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1900 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

Person of interestClark Gable

1901 Clark Gable, American actor (Gone With the Wind, It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio (d. 1960)

  • 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)
  • 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, actor (All in the Family, 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 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Sharon Bruneau, Canadian actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964 Linus Roache, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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