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)
  • 1916 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 1918 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)

Person of interestLana Turner

1921 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest, The Postman Always Rings Twice), born in Wallace, Idaho (d. 1995)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • 1922 Audrey Meadows [Cotter], American actress (The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestJack Lemmon

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

  • 1927 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), born in Ferndale, Glamorgan (d. 1976)
  • 1928 Jack Larson, American playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Alejandro Rey, Argentine-American actor and director (Carlos-Flying Nun), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1987)

Person of interestJames Dean

1931 James Dean, American actor and cultural icon (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause), and 1st actor to be posthumously nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award, born in Marion, Indiana (d. 1955)

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • 1931 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress and singer Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs), born in Sharqia Governorate, Egypt, birth date disputed (d. 2017)

Person of interestJohn Williams

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
Composer
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