Birthdays in Film & TV on October 2

Groucho MarxGroucho Marx (1890-1977)

American comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

  • 1897 (William) "Bud" Abbott, American comedian (Abbott & Costello), born in Asbury Park, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1914 Charles Drake [Ruppert], American actor (Harvey, Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Shirley Clarke, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928 {George) "Spanky" McFarland, American actor (Our Gang; The Little Rascals), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Moses Gunn, American actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft) who co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company (The Blacks, The Poison Tree), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • 1938 Rex Reed, American movie critic and actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1938 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1983)

Steve SabolSteve Sabol (1942-2012)

American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey

  • 1943 Anna Ford, British broadcaster and actress (Secret Policeman's Ball), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1943 Henri Szeps, Australian actor (Mother & Son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1946 Eric Peterson, Canadian actor (Street Legal), born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1946 Roger Jett, American actor (Smithereens), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • 1948 Avery Brooks, American actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1948 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • 1950 Ian McNeice, English actor (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls), born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
  • 1951 Bill Elliott, American Tony Award-winning musical theater orchestrator, film composer, pianist and bandleader, born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Romina Power, American actress (Justine), Euro-pop singer, and daughter of Tyrone Power and Mexican actress Linda Christian, born in Los Angeles, California

StingSting (71 years old)

1951 British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take"; solo - "Fragile") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

  • 1954 Lani O'Grady, American actress (Mary-8 is Enough), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1954 Lorraine Bracco, American actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1958 Daniel Peacock, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), director and writer (Cavegirl), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • 1962 Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
  • 1965 Francesca Dellera [Cervellera], actress (Capriccio), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1965 Jill Powell, American actress (Marcy-As The World Turns), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1965 Tom Moody, Australian cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (8 Tests @ 32.57, 76 ODIs; coach Sri Lanka, WA, IPL), born in Adelaide South Australia
  • 1966 Rodney Anoa'i (aka Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler (WWF/NJPW/AWA), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2000)
  • 1969 Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1969 Mitch English, American actor
  • 1970 Kelly Ripa, actress (Hayley Vaughan-All My Children), born in Statford, New Jersey
  • 1970 Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress
  • 1973 Efren Ramirez, American actor
  • 1974 Michelle Krusiec, American actress
  • 1974 Simon Gregson [Simon Gregory], British actor (Coronation Street), born in Manchester, England
  • 1979 Francisco Fonseca, Mexican soccer striker and broadcaster (43 caps, 21 goals), born in León, Guanajuato
  • 1984 John Morris, American voice actor (Toy Story), born in Paris, Texas
  • 1986 Camilla Belle, American actress (Rip Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1993 Tara Lynne Barr, American actress