Birthdays in Film & TV on March 3

  • 1793 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, born in London, England (d. 1873)
  • 1848 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (The Hunchback), born in Leeds, England (d. 1880)
  • 1880 Florence Auer, American actress (Eradicating Aunty), born in Albany, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1892 Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), born in San Jose, California (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Juanita Hansen, American actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • 1895 Robert Gordon, American silent film actor (Hearts and Spangles; King of the Pack), born in Belleville, Kansas (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Edna Best, British actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo), born in Hove, England (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Donald Novis, British-American singer and actor (Monte Carlo; The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • 1907 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1910 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1990)

Jean HarlowJean Harlow (1911-1937)

American actress and 1930s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8; Bombshell), born in Kansas City, Missouri

  • 1914 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1920 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1923 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), born in Queens, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (Sa Kabukiran), born in Cebu City, Philippine Islands (d. 1948)
  • 1933 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Marco Antonio Muñoz, Mexican Latin pop singer (Que Murmurmen; Escandallo), and actor (Sinful), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • 1934 Gia Scala, Italian actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • 1937 Bobby Driscoll, American Academy Juvenile Award-winning actor (Song Of The South; The Window), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 1940 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • 1943 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
  • 1945 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1948 Byron MacGregor, newscaster
  • 1950 Re Styles [Shirley Macleod], Dutch-American actress (Space Is The Place), designer, and rock vocalist (The Tubes, 1976-79), born in the Netherlands (d. 2022)
  • 1950 Tim Kazurinsky, American comic actor and screenwriter (SNL, 1980-84; Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Miranda Richardson, Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game)
  • 1961 Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
  • 1961 Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1963 Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
  • 1964 Laura Martinez-Herring, Mexican-American actress (Mulholland Drive; General Hospital) and Miss USA 1985, born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1964 Lisa Ann Poggi, American actress (Candyman; Loving), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor and director (Pasión, Ladrón que roba a ladrón), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1967 Elizabeth Cheshire, actress (Jill-Sunshine), born in Burbank, California
  • 1968 Brian Cox, English physicist and musician (BBC Wonders of... series), born in Oldham, England
  • 1972 Christian Oliver, actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)
  • 1973 Matthew Marsden, British actor (Atlas Shrugged; Coronation Street, 1997-98), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • 1974 David Faustino, actor (I Had 3 Wives, Bud-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Jared Rushton, actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids)
  • 1974 Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV Presenter and Actress
  • 1975 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Jan 3]

Ronan KeatingRonan Keating (45 years old)

1977 Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "Words"; "No Matter What"; solo -"When You Say Nothing At All"), radio host, and television personality, born in Bayside, Dublin, Ireland

  • 1979 Alex Zane, English comedian
  • 1979 Patrick Renna, American actor
  • 1981 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress

Jessica BielJessica Biel (40 years old)

1982 American actress (Mary Camden in 7th Heaven), born in Ely, Minnesota