Birthdays in Film & TV on February 17

  • 1888 Henrietta "Hetty" Beck, Dutch hearing actress (Bouwmeester Award), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1888 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
  • 1895 Anita Stewart, American actress (South of Hell Mountain), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1895 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1908 Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place)
  • 1910 Marc Lawrence, actor (Man With Golden Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising)
  • 1913 Josephine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director
  • 1914 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1914 [Bert de] Wayne Morris, WW II-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1916 Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
  • 1919 Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 Kathleen Freeman, actress (Beverly Hillbillies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • 1925 Hal Holbrook, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
  • 1934 Alan Bates, Allestree England, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)
  • 1934 Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)
  • 1935 Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress
  • 1939 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Ms, (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Brenda Fricker, actress (My Left Foot), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1945 Patricia Morrow, actress (Rita-Peyton Place)
  • 1946 Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
  • 1946 Zina Bethune, American actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)
  • 1947 Dodie Stevens, actress (Mary Hartman!)
  • 1948 José José, Mexican singer and actor
  • 1953 Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)
  • 1956 Richard Karn [Wilson], American actor (Home Improvement) and TV game show host (Family Feud), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958 Heidi Hagman, actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place)
  • 1962 Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
  • 1963 Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)
  • 1963 Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian
  • 1965 Clayton Prince, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 Michael Bay, American film director
  • 1967 Michelle Forbes, actress (Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Gen), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1969 Traci Adell, playmate (July, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969 Tuesday Knight, American actress
  • 1970 Dominic Purcell, English-born actor
  • 1971 Jeremy Edwards, British actor
  • 1971 Denise Richards, American actress
  • 1972 Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model
  • 1974 Jerry O'Connell, American actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1974 Valeria Mazza, Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmo-July 1995)
  • 1975 Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
  • 1976 Kelly Carlson, American actress
  • 1980 Jason Ritter, American actor

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1981 Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress (The Simple Life), born in NYC, New York

Actress & Heiress Paris Hilton
Actress & Heiress
Paris Hilton
  • 1982 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1984 Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler
  • 1984 Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu
  • 1985 Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
  • 1986 Sandra Nilsson, Swedish model

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1991 Bonnie Wright, British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

Actress Bonnie Wright
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Bonnie Wright
  • 1992 Meaghan Jette Martin, American child actress and singer
  • 1996 Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress