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 stage and screen actor (The Bob Newhart Show - "Mr. Peterson"; The Odd Couple - "Vinnie"; 12 Angry Men), born in Platteville, Wisconsin (d. 2005)
  • Feb 7 Romolo Valli, Italian actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia), born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1980)

Jack Lemmon (1925-2001)

Feb 8 American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 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 (1925-2006)

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

  • Feb 21 Al Fann, American 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, American actor (Mario-It's a Living), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 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)