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 boxer (Olympic silver middleweight 1908), rugby union halfback (2 caps) and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Sydney, 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)
  • 1900 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 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, American actor (Science Fiction Theater), born in Sheldon, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 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)

Lana TurnerLana Turner (1921-1995)

American pin-up model and actress (Peyton Place; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Imitation of Life), born in Wallace, Idaho

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

Jack LemmonJack Lemmon (1925-2001)

American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1928 Jack Larson, American actor (The Adventures of Superman -"Jimmy Olsen"), screenwriter, and librettist (Virgil Thomson's "Lord Byron"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), born in Ferndale, Glamorgan (d. 1976)
  • 1930 Alejandro Rey, Argentine-American actor and director (Carlos-Flying Nun), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1987)

James DeanJames Dean (1931-1955)

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

  • 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)

John WilliamsJohn Williams (90 years old)

1932 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

  • 1937 Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), born in Fall River Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1937 Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Ted Koppel, German-American Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist (ABC's Nightline; NPR; CBS), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1941 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1942 Robert Klein, American comedian and actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1943 Creed Bratton [William Schneider], American rock guitarist (Grass Roots - "Sooner or Later"), and actor (The Office -"Creed Bratton"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Julia Barr, American actress (Brooke-All My Children), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • 1950 Cristina Ferrare, American supermodel and actress, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1953 Mary Steenburgen, American actress (Parenthood, Time After Time), born in Newport, Arkansas
  • 1955 Ethan Phillips, American actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager), born in Garden City, New York
  • 1955 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), born in Montebello, California (d. 2018)
  • 1955 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1958 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • 1961 Bruce Timm, American artist and TV Producer (DC Animated Universe), born in Oklahoma
  • 1965 Mathilda May, French actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • 1967 Yuki Ishikawa, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1968 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), born in Zion, llinois (d. 2010)
  • 1969 Mary McCormack,American actress, (Murder One, Private Parts), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1969 Shiva Rose, American actress and blogger
  • 1972 Big Show [Paul Wright II], American professional wrestler, born in Aiken, South Carolina
  • 1974 Seth Green, American actor and producer (Family Guy; Austin Powers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Joshua Morrow, American actor (Nicholas Newman-Young & Restless), born in Juneau, Alaska
  • 1977 Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
  • 1979 Deng Chao, Chinese actor (The Mermaid, The Dead End), born in Nanchang, China
  • 1979 Josh Keaton [Weiner], American actor and singer (No Authority), born in Hacienda Heights, California
  • 1980 Ralf Little, English actor/comedian (The Royle Family), born in Bury, England
  • 1980 William Jackson Harper, American actor (The Good Place), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1981 Tommy Michaels, American actor (Timmy Hutton-All My Children), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1982 Danny Tamberelli, American actor, comedian, and musician, born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • 1982 Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor (Battle Royale), born on Tokyo, Japan
  • 1983 Jim Verraros, American pop singer (American Idol, 2002), born in Mount Prospect, Illinois
  • 1984 Cecily Strong, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Stringfield, Illinois
  • 1989 Danielle Harmer, English actress (The Story of Tracey Beaker), born in Bracknell, England
  • 1995 Jordan Todosey, Canadian actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1997 Bella Poarch, Filipina-American singer and TikToker (most liked video on TikTok), born in the Philippines
  • 1997 Kathryn Newton, American actress (Freaky), born in Orlando, Florida