On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on February 22

  • 1883 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), born in Avondale, Cincinnati (d. 1940)
  • 1896 Enid Markey, American actress, 1st to play Tarzan's Jane, born in Dillon, Colorado (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Dwight Frye, American actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein), born in Salina, Kansas (d. 1943)
  • 1899 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • 1901 Mildred Davis, American actress (Grandma's Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1901 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1907 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), born in North Elmham, Norfolk, England (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • 1921 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, born in San Giorgio di Piano, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, born in Hoenkoop, the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1926 Bud Yorkin, American producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Kenneth Williams, British actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On films), born in King's Cross, London (d. 1988)

  • 1927 Donald May, American actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Bruce Forsyth, English comedian & TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England
  • 1928 Paul Dooley, American actor, writer and comedian(16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • 1929 James Hong, American-Chinese actor (The New Adventures of Charlie Chan), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1929 Rebecca Schull [Wattenberg], American actress (Wings, United 93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Allison Hayes, American model & actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1977)
  • 1940 Julian Chagrin, English mime & actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1942 Christine Keeler, British model & showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
  • 1944 E. J. Peaker, American actress (That's Life), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1944 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1945 Leslie Charleson, American actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948 John Ashton, American actor, born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Ellen Greene, American vocalist & actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Julie Walters, English actress (Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1950 Miou-Miou [Sylvette Herry], French actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband), born in Paris, France
  • 1953 Nigel Planer, British actor, born in Westminster, London
  • 1959 Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1959 Susan Benjamin, American actress (Tracy-Accidental Family), born in San Marino, California
  • 1961 Debbie Linden, Scottish actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestSteve Irwin

1962 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist & TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2006)

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 1964 Jim Wicek, American actor (Ben-Ryan's Hope), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Thorsten Kaye, German-British soap actor (Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1966 Rachel Dratch, American actress & comedienne, born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Alf Poier, Austrian comedian, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • 1968 Jeri Ryan, American actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1969 Thomas Jane, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1969 Clinton Kelly, American television personality, born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1971 Lea Salonga, Filipina singer & actress (Miss Siagon), born in Manila, Phillipines
  • 1973 Kimberly Davies, Australian actress (Baywatch), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Person of interestDrew Barrymore

1975 Drew Barrymore, American actress (ET, Firestarter, Poison Ivy), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1977 Timo Rose, German filmmaker, born in Rellingen, Germany
  • 1979 David Lopez, American actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter), born in Queens, New York
  • 1979 Lee Na-young, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1984 Venetian Princess [Jodie-Amy Rivera], YouTube Internet personality, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1986 Miko Hughes, American actor, born in Apple Valley, California