Birthdays in Film & TV on February 14

  • 1871 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (The Saga of Gösta Berling), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1959)

Jack BennyJack Benny (1894-1974)

American comedian (The Jack Benny Program), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1902 Fred Scott, American vocalist & actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • 1902 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), born in Squaw Valley, California (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Edward Platt, American actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1921 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1925 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1927 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Vic Morrow [Morozoff], American film and television actor (Combat!; Cimmaron; Roots; Twilight Zone: The Movie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1931 Brian Kelly, American actor (Flipper, Straightaway), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Alexander Kluge, German author and film director (Yesterday Girl), born in Halberstadt, Province of Saxony
  • 1933 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", born in Delhi, India (d. 1969)
  • 1933 Richard "Dick" Yarmy, American actor (Get Smart, Arnie, Bone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1934 Florence Henderson, American actress (The Brady Bunch - "Carol"), and singer, born in Dale, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
  • 1936 Andrew Prine, American actor (V, W.E.B., Wide Country), born in Jennings, Florida
  • 1938 Lee Chamberlin, American actor (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Michael Rudman, English theater director and producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • 1942 Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • 1943 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Alan Parker, English director (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1946 Tina Aumont, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1948 Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1948 Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)

TellerTeller (74 years old)

1948 American magician (Penn & Teller) and illusionist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1950 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist & actor (Brussels by Night)
  • 1955 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • 1955 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler, born in Seymour, Indiana
  • 1957 Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1958 Perry Stephens, German actor (Loving, All My Children), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1960 Eric Shea, American actor (Yours, Mine and Ours; The Poseidon Adventure), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Meg Tilly, Canadian–American actress (Big Chill, Impulse), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Michael Higgs, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1962 Sakina Jaffrey, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963 Zach Galligan, American actor (Gremlins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Jules Asner, American television personality, born in Tempe, Arizona
  • 1969 Shana Zadrick, American model (Guess Jeans), born in Grand Junction, Colorado

Simon PeggSimon Pegg (52 years old)

1970 English comedian & actor (Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible), born in Brockworth, England

  • 1971 Kris Aquino, Filipino actress & TV host, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1971 Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler, born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1972 Big Daddy V, [Nelson Frazier Jr.] American professional wrestler, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • 1972 Erika Rachael Schwarz, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997), born in Folsom, Louisiana
  • 1972 Hiroshi, Japanese comedian, born in Omuota, Japan
  • 1972 Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress, born in Pamplona, Spain
  • 1975 Yul Kwon, American lawyer & television host, born in Flushing, New York
  • 1978 Danai Gurira, American actress and playwright (The Walking Dead; Black Panther), born in Grinnell, Iowa
  • 1978 Dean Gaffney, British actor, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1980 Josh Senter, American screenwriter, born in Plato, Missouri
  • 1980 Michelle Ye, Chinese actress & producer, born in Hangzhou, China
  • 1985 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer & actress, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1985 Jacob Parker, American actor (Evening Shade), born in Bixby, Oklahoma
  • 1985 Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress & model, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1985 Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer & actress, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1986 Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress, born in Cavite, Philippines
  • 1987 Joseph Pichler, American actor, born in Bremerton, Washington
  • 1988 Eliska Sursova, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • 1992 Freddie Highmore, English actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; August Rush; The Good Doctor), born in Camden Town, London
  • 1994 Paul Butcher, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1998 Arpad Flynn Busson, son of model Elle MacPherson, born in NYC, New York