Birthdays in Film & TV on March 2

  • 1882 Wallis Clark, British-American stage and screen actor (Penny Serenade; Great Guy; Postal Inspector; Easy Money), 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)

Desi Arnaz

1917 (Desiderio) "Desi" Arnaz, Cuban-American singer ("Babalú"), bandleader, actor (I Love Lucy - "Ricky Riccardo"), and television producer (The Untouchables), born in Santiago de Cuba (d. 1986)

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

Jennifer Jones

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

  • 1920 Enrique Franco, Spanish pianist, composer (Cuerda de presos), music promoter, and broadcaster (National Spanish Radio; Radio Clásica), born in Madrid Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), born in Boston (d. 2017)
  • 1921 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • 1930 John Cullum, American Tony Award-winning stage and screen singer and actor (Hamlet; 1776; Hawaii; Northern Exposure - "Holling"; The Middle -"Big Mike"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1935 Al Waxman, Canadian 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
  • 1940 Tony Croatto {Hermes Martinis], Italian-Puerto Rican folk song singer and composer (Los TNT; Haciendo Punto en Otro Son), and television presenter, born in Udine, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1941 John Cornell, Australian screenwriter (Paul Hogan Show; Crocodile Dundee), and director (Crocodile Dundee II), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (d. 2021)
  • 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, Miss NJ, replaces Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)

Ron 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

Daniel 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 (Two Guys and a Girl), born in Marlton, New Jersey
  • 1973 Paul Popowich, actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)
  • 1974 Hayley Lewis, 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 (Lady In The Water; The Help; Jurassic World), and director, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
  • 1985 Robert Iler, American actor
  • 1988 Keith Jack, British pop and theater singer and actor, born in Midlothian, England
  • 1988 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
  • 1997 Becky G [Rebbeca Gomez], American singer and actress (Mayores), born in Inglewood, California