Birthdays in Film & TV on February 7

  • 1612 Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
  • 1655 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)
  • 1864 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1891 Ann Little [Mary Brooks], American actress, born in Mount Shasta, California (d. 1984)
  • 1894 Joe Devlin, American actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Alison Leggatt, British character actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), born in Kensington, London (d. 1990)
  • 1904 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), born in Oakland, California (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, born in Pitton, Wiltshire,England (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Milt Holland [Milton Olshansky], American drummer, percussionist, ethno-musicologist, and tinkle-ist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle; Bewitched - Samantha's nose tinkle),, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Desmond Doss, American soldier and 1st conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor who was the subject of the film Hacksaw Ridge, born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor and stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Josephine "Hattie" Jacques, British comedy actress (Carry on films, Hancock's Half Hour), born in Kent, England (d. 1980)
  • 1923 Keefe Brasselle [John Brasselli], American actor (The Eddie Cantor Story, Be Our Guest), born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1924 Dora Bryan [Broadbent], British stage and screen actress (A Taste of Honey), novelty singer ("All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle"), and hotelier, born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Romolo Valli, Italian actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia), born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1927 Juliette Gréco, French singer (Sous le ciel de Paris) and actress, born in Montpellier, France (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1927 Laurence "Laurie" Johnson, British film and television score composer (Dr. Strangelove; The Avengers), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1931 Gloria Talbott, American film and television actress, sometimes known as "the Scream Queen" for her work in B-movies, born in Glendale, California (d. 2000)
  • 1937 (Frederick) "Rick" Jones, Canadian-British children's television presenter (Play School; Fingerbobs), and folk musician (Meal Ticket - "Better Believe It Babe"), born in London, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1940 Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
  • 1943 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (In the Name of the Father, Inception), born in Warrington, England (d. 2011)
  • 1946 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Wayne Allwine, American voice actor (3rd Mickey Mouse, 1977-2009), born in Glendale, California (d. 2009)
  • 1954 Dieter Bohlen, German pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and television personality, born in Berne, West Germany
  • 1954 Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • 1955 Rolf Benirschke, American NFL place kicker and TV game show host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Emo Philips, American comedian
  • 1958 Michele Drake, playmate (May, 1979), born in La Jolla, California
  • 1960 James Spader, American actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
  • 1965 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois

Chris RockChris Rock (56 years old)

1966 American comedian (SNL, CB4, Everybody Hates Chris), born in Andrews, South Carolina

  • 1967 Sharla Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress (All For the Winner), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1972 Essence Atkins, American actress
  • 1972 Robyn Lively, American actress

Ashton KutcherAshton Kutcher (44 years old)

1978 American model, actor (That 70s Show - "Kelso"; Punk'd; Two and a Half Men, 2011-15), and venture capitalist, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1978 Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nigerian Nollywood actress, born in Lagos
  • 1979 Cerina Vincent, American actress (Stuck In The Middle), and author (Hot Chick books), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1985 Clara Bryant, American actress
  • 1985 Tina Majorino, actress, (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)
  • 1986 Deanna Casaluce, Canadian actress
  • 1989 Louisa Lytton - British actress
  • 1990 Seán McLoughlin [Jacksepticeye], Irish Youtuber, born in Athlone, Ireland
  • 1991 Rachel Sibner, American actress
  • 1991 Spencer Elden, baby and model on grunge rock band Nirvana's "Nevermind" album cover (1991)
  • 1993 David Dorfman, American actor
  • 1993 Philip Wiegratz, German actor