Birthdays in Film & TV on February 24

  • 1693 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), born in London, England (d. 1766)
  • 1848 Johanna C P Barbiers, Dutch actress (Voddenraper of Paris), born in Zaandam, The Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1876 Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
  • 1885 Bert Lytell, American actor (One Man's Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1890 Marjorie Main [Tomlinson], American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Acton, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
  • 1914 Zachary Scott, actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1921 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Douglass Watson, Jackson GA, actor (Satan Murders, Another World)
  • 1922 Steven Hill, actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Richard B Shull, actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1930 Barbara Lawrence, Carnegie, Oklahoma, American actress (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Dominic Chianese, American actor
  • 1932 John Vernon, Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry)
  • 1938 James Farentino, actor (The Final Countdown), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1941 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1944 Barry Bostwick, San Mateo Ca, actor (Rocky Horror Show, Megaforce)
  • 1944 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • 1947 Edward James Olmos, Cal, actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph)
  • 1948 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • 1948 Lorri Menconi, playmate (Feb, 1969)
  • 1948 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • 1951 Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • 1956 Paula Zahn, Napperville Ill, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning)
  • 1958 Susan Scannell, actress (Nicole-Dynasty), born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
  • 1962 Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
  • 1964 Andy Crane, British children's television presenter
  • 1964 Todd Field, American actor and film director
  • 1964 Bill Bailey, British comedian
  • 1966 Billy Zane, actor (Titanic, Dead Calm), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1970 Jonathan Ward, actor (Doug-Charles in Charge, Beans Baxter), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972 Patricia Regan Leines, Medford Or, Miss America (Oregon-3rd-1997)
  • 1974 Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
  • 1976 Crista Flanagan, American television comedian
  • 1980 Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1984 Sterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
  • 1987 Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
  • 1987 Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress