On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on February 27

  • 1847 Ellen Alice Terry, British Shakespearean 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 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, businesswoman, and humanitarian (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, American cardinal (Archbishop of Los Angeles, 1985–2011), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936 Virginia Maskell, English actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs), born in Shepherd's Bush, London (d. 1968)
  • 1938 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • 1940 Howard Hesseman, American actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class), born in Salem, Oregon
  • 1940 Bill Hunter, Australian actor, born in Ballarat, Australia (d. 2011)
  • 1941 Ian McGarry, British trade union leader (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • 1942 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1943 Mary Frann, American actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Alan Fudge, American actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1945 Daniel Olbrychski, Polish actor (La Truite), born in Łowicz, Poland
  • 1951 Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor, born in Velo, Greece (d. 2017)
  • 1957 Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • 1957 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1960 Stoney Jackson, American 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, American actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard), born in Winnetka, Illinois
  • 1962 Grant Show, American 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, American actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1966 Donal Logue, Canadian actor, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1975 Christina Nigra, American actress (Out of This World), born in Agoura Hills, California
  • 1977 Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler, born in Gause, Texas
  • 1977 Ji Sung, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1983 Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom

Person of interestKate Mara

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

Actress Kate Mara
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  • 1985 Juliana Imai, Brazilian model, born in Paraná, Brazil