Birthdays in Film & TV on February 2

  • 1650 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress and mistress to King Charles II, born in London, England (d. 1687)
  • 1852 Teunis Stoel, Dutch actor and director (Small Theater), born in Rotterdam (d. 1914)
  • 1883 S Z Sakall [Gerö Jenö], Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), born in Budapest Hungary (d. 1955)

Frank LloydFrank Lloyd (1886-1960)

Scottish actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • 1898 Josephina Johanna "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Benny Rubin, American actor and comedian (Benny Rubin Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Tyra Ryman, Swedish actress (Luffar-Petter, Peter the Tramp), born in Arboga, Sweden (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), born in Mound City, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1905 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), born in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Frank Albertson, American actor (Psycho, It's a Wonderful Life, Alice Adams), born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota (d. 1964)
  • 1912 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), born in Ganløse, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Bonita Granville, American actress and producer (These Three, Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1923 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock; Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Nydia Ecury, celebrated Afro-Dutch writer, translator and actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera), born in Rancho, Aruba (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Glynn Edwards, English television actor, born in Penang, Malaysia (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Les Dawson, English comedian and actor (The Dawson Watch, Blankety Blank), born in 1931, Manchester, England (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", born in Clever, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1933 Tony Jay, British-American stage, screen, and voice actor (Twins; The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Duane Jones, American actor (Night of the Living Dead), and theater director, born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1937 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • 1937 Tommy Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show; Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1940 David Jason, English actor
  • 1942 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • 1942 Ron Franklin, American sportscaster (ESPN 1987-2011; ESPN College Football Primetime), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2022)
  • 1944 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • 1944 Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Michael Sharvell-Martin, British stage and screen character actor (Dave Allen At Large), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England (d. 2010)

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett (1947-2009)

American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas

Ina GartenIna Garten (74 years old)

1948 American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1948 Jessica Savitch, American broadcast journalist and pioneering female news anchor (NBC Weekend), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1983)
  • 1949 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1950 Barbara Sukowa, German actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 1950 Genichiro Tenryu [Shimada], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan
  • 1950 Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
  • 1951 Ken Bruce, Scottish broadcaster (The Ken Bruce Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1954 Christie Brinkley [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], American model and actress (SI, Vacation), born in Monroe, Michigan
  • 1954 Johann "Hansi" Hinterseer, Austrian pop and schlager singer ("Hände Zum Himmel"), actor, and competitive alpine skier (World Championship silver, 1974), born in Kitzbühel, Austria
  • 1955 Michael Talbott, American actor (Stan-Miami Vice), born in Waverly, Iowa
  • 1961 Lauren Lane, American actress (C. C. Babcock-The Nanny), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Michael T Weiss, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Stephen McGann, British actor (Catherine the Great), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1965 Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1966 D. C. Douglas, American actor and director
  • 1966 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1970 C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
  • 1976 Lori Beth Denberg, American actress
  • 1978 Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress
  • 1979 Christine Bleakley, Northern Irish broadcaster and presenter (BBC, ITV, UKTV), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • 1979 Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
  • 1980 Teddy Hart [Edward Annis], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1982 Han Ga In, South Korean model/actress
  • 1987 Martin Spanjers, American actor
  • 1990 Julia Fox, Italian-American actress and model (Uncut Gems), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1996 Paul Mescal, Irish actor (Normal People), born in Maynooth, Ireland
  • 2338 Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation