Birthdays in Film & TV on February 21

  • 1880 Frank Orth, American actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1893 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • 1897 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), born in Paris, Ile-de-France (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), born in Westminster, London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1974)
  • 1915 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1917 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me In St. Louis; Ziegfeld Follies), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1925 Al Fann, American actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925 Sam Peckinpah, American film director (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California (d. 1984)
  • 1927 Erma Bombeck, American humorist (The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1929 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), born in Islington, London (d. 1973)
  • 1933 Bob Rafelson, American Emmy Award-winning television producer (The Monkees), and film maker (Five Easy Pieces; Easy Rider; Head), born in New York City(d. 2022)
  • 1934 Rue McClanahan, American actress (Maude, Golden Girls), born in Healdton, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1935 Mark McManus, Scottish actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • 1937 Gary Lockwood, American actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1939 Richard Beymer, American stage actor and singer (West Side Story; Diary of Anne Frank), born in Avoca, Iowa
  • 1940 Peter McEnery, English actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners), born in Walsall, England
  • 1942 Margarethe Von Trotta, German actress and director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1944 Kitty Winn, American actress (Beacon Hill), born in Washington, D.C.

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman (1946-2016)

English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London

  • 1946 Anthony Daniels, British actor and mime artist (Star Wars - "C-3PO"), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 1946 Tyne Daly, American actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Larry Ragland, American comedian (Keep on Truckin'), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1953 Christine Ebersole, American actress (SNL, Valerie, Tootsie), born in Patk Forest, Illinois
  • 1953 William Petersen, American actor (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in Evanston, Illinois

Kelsey GrammerKelsey Grammer (67 years old)

1955 American actor, comedian, director and activist ("Frasier Crane" in Cheers and Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands

  • 1956 Woody Brown, American actor (Cliff-Facts of Life), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1958 Jack Coleman, American actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty), born in Easton, Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1961 Christopher Atkins, American actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon), born in Rye, New York
  • 1961 Martha Hackett, American actress (Star Trek:Voyager), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter (The Big Breakfast), born in London, England
  • 1963 William Baldwin, American actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners), born in Massapequa, New York
  • 1964 Huw Higginson, British actor, born in Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • 1966 Bronwen Booth, English actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England
  • 1969 Aunjanue Ellis, American actress (When They See Us), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries; From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 Michael Slater, Australian cricket batsman (74 Tests, 14 x 100, HS 219; NSW CA, Derbyshire CCC) and broadcaster (9 Network 7 Network), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • 1971 Jose Solano, American actor (Baywatch), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1973 Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer & TV host, born in Hong Kong
  • 1975 Troy Slaten, American actor (Jerry-Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Kevin Rose, American television host & internet entrepreneur, born in Redding, California
  • 1978 Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress, born in Danyang County, South Korea
  • 1978 Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani American comedian, actor and writer (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1978 Nicole Parker, American actress, born in Irvine, California
  • 1978 Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress, born in Incheon, South Korea
  • 1979 Carly "Carlito" Colón, Puerto Rican professional wrestler, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jennifer Love HewittJennifer Love Hewitt (43 years old)

1979 American actress (Sarah Reeves-Party of Five), born in Waco, Texas

  • 1979 Jordan Peele, American actor, comedian and director (Fargo, Get Out), born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Justin Roiland, American actor, writer and director (Rick and Morty), born in Stockton, California
  • 1983 Mélanie Laurent, French actress (Inglourious Basterds), born in Paris, France
  • 1984 Karina, Japanese model & actress, born in Shōwa-ku, Japan
  • 1987 Ashley Greene, American model & actress, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1987 Burgess Abernethy, Australian actor, born in Gold Coast, Australia

Elliot PageElliot Page (35 years old)

1987 Canadian actor (Juno) and LGBT activist, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • 1987 Tuppence Middleton, English actress (Sense8), born in Bristol, England
  • 1989 Corbin Bleu [Reivers], American actor & singer (High School Musical - "Chad"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1989 Kristin Herrera, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1989 Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1990 Kang Ha-neul, South Korean actor (When the Camellia Blooms), born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1991 Joe Alwyn, British actor (Harriet), born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 1991 Suppasit Jongcheveevat, Thai singer-songwriter and actor, born in Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • 1996 Sophie Turner, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Northampton, England