Birthdays in Film & TV on February 16

  • 1887 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (When the Clouds Roll by), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • 1898 Katharine Cornell, German actress (Barretts of Wimpole St), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • 1900 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), born in Louisiana (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1903 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1904 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1909 Hugh Beaumont, American actor (The Mole People, Leave it to Beaver), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), born in Auburn, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1915 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)

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1921 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress and dancer (Big Leaguer, On the Town), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 1981)

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  • 1927 June Brown, British actress (EastEnders, Sitting Target), born in Needham Market, Suffolk
  • 1930 Peggy King, American jazz and pop vocalist, former TV personality and actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930 Ricou Browning, American director, actor, stuntman and producer (Gillman- "Creature from the Black Lagoon"), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1931 Ken Takakura [Goichi Oda], Japanese actor and singer (Black Rain, Story of Antarctic), born in Nakama, Fukuoka (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Gretchen Wyler, American actress (Silk Stockings), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • 1932 Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1935 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), born in Morley, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1998)
  • 1938 Barry Primus, American actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • 1951 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Margaux Hemingway, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1955 Hunt Block, American actor
  • 1957 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1958 Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1958 Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
  • 1960 Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress (An Autumn's Tale), born in Hong Kong
  • 1962 Alexa Kenin, American actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Christopher Eccleston, English actor (Ninth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Salford, England
  • 1964 Ching-Wan [Sean] Lau, Hong Kong actor (Life Without Principle), born in Hong Kong
  • 1969 David Heath, American professional wrestler better known as Gangrel
  • 1970 Saskia Linssen, Venlo Holland, playmate (Jun, 1991)
  • 1975 Don Jeffcoat, American actor
  • 1976 Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
  • 1978 John Tartaglia, Broadway actor and Muppeteer
  • 1980 Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer
  • 2335 Geordi La Forge, character on Star Trek Next Generation