On This Day

February 1925 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 John Fiedler, American actor (Mr Peterson-Newhart), born in Platteville, Wisconsin
  • Feb 7 Romolo Valli, actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)

Jack Lemmon

Feb 8 Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2001)

  • Feb 11 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], American actress (Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Chase, Right Stuff), born in Tularosa, New Mexico (d. 2001)
  • Feb 14 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Feb 17 Fritz Behrendt, German Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • Feb 17 Hal Holbrook, American stage and screen Tony and Emmy award-winning actor (All the President's Men; “Mark Twain Tonight!”), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2021) [1]
  • Feb 18 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Robert Altman

Feb 20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player; M*A*S*H; Nashville), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)

  • Feb 21 Al Fann, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 21 Sam Peckinpah, American film director (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California (d. 1984)
  • Feb 25 Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
  • Feb 28 Harry H Corbett, English actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1982)

Weddings in Film & TV

Jack Dempsey

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)