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 (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1919 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • 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, Battle Creek Mich, actress (Greatest Show on Earth)
  • 1922 Margaret Leighton, actress (Astonished Heart), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1926 Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
  • 1928 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1943 Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
  • 1944 Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
  • 1948 Priscilla Lopez, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
  • 1954 John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
  • 1958 Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1958 Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1958 Greg Germann, American actor
  • 1961 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
  • 1964 Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
  • 1965 Alison Armitage, actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1965 Brittany York, playmate (Oct, 1990), born in London, England
  • 1966 Jennifer Grant, actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1967 Currie Graham, Canadian actor
  • 1970 Katie O'Neill, actress (Together We Stand), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
  • 1977 Greg Rikaart, American actor
  • 1979 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor
  • 1982 Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model and actress
  • 1983 Kara Monaco, American model
  • 1985 Alexandria Hilfiger, American actress, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger
  • 1986 Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress
  • 1993 Taylor Dooley, American actress
  • 1994 Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of US actor Ronn Moss