Birthdays in Film & TV on February 28

  • 1874 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), born in Santander, Spain (d. 1966)
  • 1882 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1889 Victor Sutherland, American actor (Captive City), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • 1893 Ben Hecht, American novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • 1898 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1908 Billie Bird, American actress (Jury Duty), born in Pocatello, Idaho (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Olan Soule, La Harpe Ill, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie)
  • 1912 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
  • 1914 Jim Boles, actor (Joe-One Man's Family), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1915 Zero "Samuel" Mostel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • 1921 John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo)
  • 1923 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), born in Highland Falls, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)
  • 1928 Bettye Ackerman, Cottageville SC, actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey)
  • 1928 Tom Aldredge, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1931 Gavin MacLeod, American actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1932 Don Francks, actor (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1942 Frank Bonner, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1944 Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)
  • 1944 Kelly Bishop, CO, actress (Unmarried Woman, Advice to Lovelorn)
  • 1945 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
  • 1945 Mimsy Farmer, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], actress (Jerk), born in Queens, New York
  • 1948 Mercedes Ruehl, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), born in Queens, New York
  • 1950 Ilene Graff, American actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952 Cristina Raines, [Tina Herazo], actress (Sentinel), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1952 Jennie Lynn, actress (Love & Marriage), born in San Diego, California
  • 1953 Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
  • 1955 Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)
  • 1956 Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
  • 1957 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
  • 1960 Dorothy Stratten, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1962 Rae Dawn Chong, actress (Quest for Fire), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1969 Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)
  • 1971 John Buchanan, actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man)
  • 1971 Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Rory Cochrane, American actor
  • 1974 Michael Manasseri, actor (License to Drive)
  • 1976 Ali Larter, American actress and model
  • 1976 Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
  • 1982 Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel

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1984 Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel, born in Děčín, Czechoslovakia

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  • 1988 Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress
  • 1991 Sarah Bolger, Irish actress