On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on February 12

  • 1883 Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), born in Léka, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Max Terhune, American actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice), born in Franklin, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1897 Vola Vale [Smith], American actress, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1898 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Fred Emney, British actor (Let the People Sing, Adventures of a Private Eye, Lilac Domino), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1902 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Ted Mack, American TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1905 Harry Bellaver, American actor (Another World, Naked City), born in Hillsboro, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1908 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Forrest Tucker, American actor (F Troop, Dusty Trail, The Crawling Eye), born in Plainfield, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Anne Gillis [Alma Conner], American actress (Faline-Bambi, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Men), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • 1932 Lincoln Kilpatrick, American actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress
  • 1935 Gene McDaniels, American vocalist ("A Hundred Pounds Of Clay"), songwriter ("I Feel Like Making Love") and actor (Young Swingers), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 2011)
  • 1936 Joe Don Baker, American actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch), born in Groesback, Texas
  • 1936 Paul Shenar, American actor (Carrington-Roots), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1939 John D Hancock, American actor and director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1940 Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
  • 1946 Ever Meulen [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch illustrator and cartoonist (children stamps 1992), born in Kuurne, Belgium
  • 1946 Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer and actress, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1950 Michael Ironside, Canadian actor (Starship Troopers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1952 Salvador Pineda, Mexican actor, born in Huetamo, Mexico
  • 1952 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 2010)
  • 1953 Joanna Kerns [de Varona], actress (Maggie-Growing Pains), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953 Nabil Shaban, British actor
  • 1953 Robin Thomas, American actor
  • 1954 Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian

Person of interestArsenio Hall

1956 Arsenio Hall, Anerican comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Comedian and TV Host Arsenio Hall
Comedian and TV Host
Arsenio Hall
  • 1958 Ruth Guerri, US-Italian nude model (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959 Sigrid Thornton, Australian actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise), born in Canberra, Australia
  • 1964 Raphael Sbarge, American actor (Risky Business, My Science Project, Werewolf), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Josh Brolin, American actor (Young Riders - "Jimmy Hickok"; W. - "George Bush"; Hail Caesar! -"Eddie Mannix"), born in Santa Monica, Canada
  • 1968 Gregory Charles, French-Canadian performing artist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Andrew Cassesse, American actor (Revenge of Nerds II, TV 101), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Latrice Royale [Timothy Wilcots], American drag queen and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Compton, California
  • 1973 Tara Strong, Canadian-American voice actress (Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Christopher Pettiet, American actor (Young Riders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Anna Benson, US model, born in Mableton, United States
  • 1976 Silvia Saint, Czech actress, born in Kyjov, Czech Republic
  • 1978 Gethin Jones, British (Welsh) television presenter, born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1979 Jesse Spencer, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1980 Christina Ricci, American actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Casper), born in Santa Monica. California
  • 1980 Sarah Lancaster, American actress (Rachel-Saved By Bell: New Class), born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • 1985 Saskia Burmeister Croft, Australian actress, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1993 Jennifer Stone, American actress, born in Arlington, Texas