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
  • 1926 Bud Yorkin, 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, 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 and actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1977)
  • 1940 Julian Chagrin, mime/actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1942 Christine Keeler, British model and showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
  • 1944 E J Peaker, 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, actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948 John Ashton, American actor
  • 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], actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband), born in Paris, France
  • 1953 Nigel Planer, British actor
  • 1959 Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1959 Susan Benjamin, actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)
  • 1961 Debbie Linden, actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestSteve Irwin

1962 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and 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, soap actor (Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers)
  • 1966 Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne
  • 1967 Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
  • 1968 Jeri Ryan, actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1969 Thomas Jane, American actor
  • 1969 Clinton Kelly, American television personality
  • 1971 Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Siagon)
  • 1972 Christin Didier, Miss USA-Montana (1997)
  • 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
  • 1979 David Lopez, actor (and God Created Women, Ghostwriter), born in Queens, New York
  • 1979 Lee Na-young, South Korean actress
  • 1986 Miko Hughes, American actor