Birthdays in Film & TV on February 8

  • 1882 George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), born in NYC, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1884 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1886 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1970)
  • 1888 Edith Evans, British actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1894 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1896 Orville Caldwell, American actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), born in Oakland, California (d. 1967)
  • 1902 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • 1907 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Myron McCormick, American actor (Hustler, Jolson Sings Again), born in Albany, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • 1913 Betty Field, actress (Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1918 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)

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1920 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest), born in Wallace, Idaho (d. 1995)

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner
  • 1922 Audrey Meadows, American actress (The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show)

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1925 Jack Lemmon, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1927 Stanley Baker, Ferndale Wales, actor (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu)
  • 1928 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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1931 James Dean, American stage and film actor (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause), born in Marion, Indiana (d. 1955)

Actor James Dean
James Dean

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1932 John Williams, American composer responsible for some of the most recognizable film scores (Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, India Jones, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), born in NYC, New York

Composer John Williams
John Williams
  • 1937 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
  • 1937 Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
  • 1940 Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
  • 1941 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1942 Robert Klein, comedian and actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1949 Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Julia Barr, Ft Wayne Ind, actress (Brooke-All My Children)
  • 1950 Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
  • 1953 Mary Steenburgen, Newport Ark, actress (Parenthood, Time After Time)
  • 1955 Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1955 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)
  • 1955 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1958 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • 1959 Pamela Jean Bryant,playmate (April, 1978), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1961 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • 1965 Mathilda May, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • 1968 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), born in Zion, llinois (d. 2010)
  • 1969 Mary McCormack, actress, (Murder One, Private Parts)
  • 1969 Shiva Rose, American actress
  • 1971 Heidi Mark, playmate (Jul, 1995), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1974 Seth Green, American actor and producer (Family Guy, Austin Powers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Joshua Morrow, Juneau Alaska, actor (Nicholas Newman-Young & Restless)
  • 1977 Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
  • 1979 Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
  • 1980 Ralf Little, English actor/comedian
  • 1981 Tommy Michaels, actor (Timmy Hutton-All My Children), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1982 Satomi KĊrogi, Japanese voice actress
  • 1982 Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor
  • 1982 Danny Tamberelli, American actor
  • 1989 Danielle Harmer, English actress
  • 1995 Jordan Todosey, Canadian actress