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, Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), born in Budapest Hungary (d. 1955)
  • 1886 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 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)
  • 1908 Cal Tinney, Oklahoma, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
  • 1908 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), born in Oakland, California (d. 1983)
  • 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)
  • 1913 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Bonita Granville, American actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 James Dickey, poet and actor (Deliverance), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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)
  • 1924 Tine Balder, [Clementine AL Cobbaut], Flemish actress (Antigone)
  • 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 M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)
  • 1926 Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1931 Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Robert Mandan, Clever Mo, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd)
  • 1933 Tony Jay, English actor (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Duane Jones, American actor
  • 1937 Tom Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show, Serial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • 1938 Bo Hopkins, actor (Dynasty, Midnight Express), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1940 David Jason, English actor
  • 1940 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), executed during the Great Purge at 65
  • 1944 Katherine Crawford, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • 1944 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)

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1947 Farrah Fawcett, American actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)

  • 1948 Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
  • 1949 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1949 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Barbara Sukowa, German actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • 1950 Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
  • 1951 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1952 Genichiro Tenryu, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1954 Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)

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1954 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

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  • 1954 Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • 1955 Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
  • 1957 Sandra Joyce Cagle, American model and playmate (Feb 1980), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
  • 1961 Lauren Lane, American actress
  • 1962 Michael T Weiss, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Stephen McGann, actor (Catherine the Great), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1965 Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1966 D. C. Douglas, American actor and director
  • 1970 C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
  • 1976 Lori Beth Denberg, American actress
  • 1978 Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress
  • 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
  • 2338 Data, android character on Star Trek Next Generation