On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on February 26

  • 1875 Emma Dunn, British actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • 1891 Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
  • 1893 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1906 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Beppie Nooij, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • 1919 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • 1920 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Margaret Leighton, British actress (The Go-Between, The Night of the Iguana), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1976)
  • 1926 Cynthia Stone, American actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1928 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress (Lights of My City, Act of the Heart), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1931 Robert D Novak, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1933 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1936 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
  • 1939 Josephine Tewson, English actress, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom
  • 1943 Bill Duke, American actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • 1944 Marilyn Michaels, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour), born in New York City
  • 1948 Priscilla Lopez, American actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Bree Walker, American news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV), born in Oakland, California
  • 1954 John Bolger, American actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World), born in New York City
  • 1958 Jeff Fithian, American actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1958 Joe Fithian, American actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1958 Greg Germann, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Mark Dacascos, American actor & martial artist, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1965 Alison Armitage, English actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1966 Jennifer Grant, American actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Burbank, California
  • 1967 Currie Graham, Canadian actor, born in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1970 Katie O'Neill, American actress (Together We Stand), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Meeno Peluce, Dutch actor (Bad News Bears), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1977 Greg Rikaart, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1977 James Wan, Malaysian-Australian film director (Saw, The Conjuring), born in Kuching, Malaysia
  • 1979 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer & actor, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1982 Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model & actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1983 Kara Monaco, American model, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1985 Ally Hilfiger, American actress & daughter of Tommy Hilfiger, born in New York City
  • 1986 Teresa Palmer, Australian model & actress, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1993 Taylor Dooley, American actress (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1994 Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of American actor Ronn Moss