Birthdays in Film & TV on February 27

  • 1847 Ellen Alice Terry, British actress and director (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, 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 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)

Person of interestJoanne Woodward

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

  • 1930 Lieux Dressler, actress (Alice Grant-General Hospital)

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, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)
  • 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, actor (1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance)
  • 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
  • 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