Birthdays in Film & TV on February 27

  • 1847 Ellen Alice Terry, British actress and director (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1928)
  • 1847 Dame Ellen Terry, British Shakespearean actress (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, England (d. 1928)
  • 1888 Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
  • 1891 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), born in Uzlyany, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1892 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1983)
  • 1895 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1903 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Grethe Weiser, German actress (The Great Love), born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1904 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • 1905 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1910 Joan Bennett, American actress (Little Women, Disraeli), born in Palisades, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1921 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2004)

  • 1928 Josh Greenfeld, American author and screenwriter (A Child Called Noah), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Person of interestJoanne Woodward

1930 Joanne Woodward, American actress, producer, activist, and philanthropist (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel), born in Thomasville, Georgia

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

1932 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • 1934 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Roger M Mahoney, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- ), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936 Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)
  • 1938 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • 1940 Howard Hesseman, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class), born in Salem, Oregon
  • 1940 Bill Hunter, Australian actor
  • 1941 Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • 1942 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
  • 1943 Mary Frann, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Alan Fudge, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1945 Daniel Olbrychski, Polish actor (La Truite)
  • 1947 Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)
  • 1952 Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
  • 1955 Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
  • 1957 Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • 1957 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
  • 1960 Stoney Jackson, actor (White Shadow, Insiders), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1961 Grant Shaud, American actor (Miles Silverburg in Murphy Brown), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962 Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
  • 1962 Grant Show, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965 Noah Emmerich, American actor (The Americans), born in New York City
  • 1965 Maggie Siu [Mei-Kei Siu], Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1966 Gregg Rainwater, actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders)
  • 1966 Donal Logue, Canadian actor
  • 1975 Christina Nigra, actress (Out of This World)
  • 1975 Dana Marie Lane, Cheyenne Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1996)
  • 1977 Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Ji Sung, South Korean actor
  • 1977 James Wan, Australian film director
  • 1983 Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress

Person of interestKate Mara

1983 Kate Mara, American actress (House of Cards, 24), born in Bedford, New York

Actress Kate Mara
Kate Mara
  • 1985 Juliana Imai, Brazilian model