On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on March 2

  • 1882 Wallis Clark, British actress (Penny Serenade, Great Guy, Postal Inspector), born in Essex, England (d. 1961)
  • 1886 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • 1892 Felix Bressart, German actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads), born in Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1911 William Hansen, American actor (1776, Pinky, Side Street, Homebodies), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
  • 1913 Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), born in Crossville, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Lona Andre [Launa Anderson], American actress (Death in the Air, Case of Baby Sitter), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1992)

Person of interestDesi Arnaz

1917 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), born in Santiago de Cuba (d. 1986)

Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz
  • 1917 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • 1919 Eddie Lawrence, comedian

Person of interestJennifer Jones

1919 Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley], American actress (Farewell to Arms), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2009)

  • 1921 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), born in Boston (d. 2017)
  • 1930 John Cullum, American singer and actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1930 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Al Waxman, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1935 Porky Pig, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng and Frank Tashlin (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "I Haven't Got a Hat"

  • 1936 Henny Boskamp, [Hoelscher], actor (Troeleke)
  • 1939 Barbara Luna, American actress (5 Weeks in a Balloon, Gentle Savage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Katherine Crawford, actress (Captains & Kings, Gemini Man)
  • 1944 Uschi Glas, German actress
  • 1945 Gordon Thompson, Canadian actor (Adam Carrington in Dynasty), born in Ottawa
  • 1945 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1949 Gates McFadden, American actress (Beverly Crusher-Star Trek Next Generation), born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • 1950 Matthew Laurance, actor (Duet)
  • 1950 Mitchel Laurance, actor (LA Law, Not Necessarily the News)
  • 1951 Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
  • 1952 Laraine Newman, comedienne/actress (Saturday Night Live), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Dale Bosworth, TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1963 Suzette Charles, NJ, replaced Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)

Person of interestRon Gant

1965 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1992, 95; Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds) and broadcaster (WAGA-TV, co-host 'Good Day Atlanta', born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant

Person of interestDaniel Craig

1968 Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester, England

  • 1970 Alexander Armstrong, British comedian, TV presenter and baritone singer (Armstrong and Miller, Pointless), born in Rothbury, Northumberland
  • 1971 Amber Smith, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1971 Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
  • 1971 Elizabeth Lackey, American actress
  • 1972 Richard Ruccolo, American actor
  • 1973 Paul Popowich, actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)
  • 1974 Hayley Lewis OAM, Australian swimmer and broadcaster (World C'ship gold 200m freestyle 1991; Olympic silver 800m, bronze 400m 1992), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1977 Heather McComb, American actress (Ray Donovan, Prison Break), born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey
  • 1979 Amanda Ireton, Cast member of MTV's A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
  • 1980 Lance Cade, American pro wrestler (WWE Tag Team Champion [with Trevor Murdoch] 2005), born in Carroll, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • 1980 Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and producer (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1981 Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
  • 1984 Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
  • 1985 Robert Iler, American actor
  • 1988 Keith Jack, British singer and actor
  • 1988 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress