Happy February 28th Birthday!
If you were born on February 28, you share a birthday with these famous people:
Gavin MacLeod is 86 (nee Allan George See)
American author, born-again Christian, and actor (Kelly’s Heroes, Operation Petticoat, McHale’s Navy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat), and octogenarian senior citizen born Feb. 28, 1931. (Gavin MacLeod 1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Photo: CBS Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain )
Septuagenarian senior, American Tony Award-winning theatre producer, director, singer, dancer, choreographer and actor (Seesaw, Nine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel) and movie actor (Hello, Dolly!; The Boy Friend) born Feb. 28, 1939. (Tommy Tune Photo: YouTube | The Tony Awards 2015)
Italian American open wheel midget car racer, NASCAR and Formula One World Championship racing car driver, and septuagenarian senior citizen born Feb. 28, 1940. (Mario Andretti Photo: YouTube | Legends of F1 – Mario Andretti | Racing Channel)
American actor on television (WKRP in Cincinnati, Sidekicks, Just the Ten of Us, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, Saved by the Bell) and movies (Las Vegas Lady, The Longshot, You Can’t Hurry Love ), and septuagenarian senior citizen born Feb. 28, 1942. (Frank Bonner Photo: Pinterest)
Septuagenarian senior, former American ballet dancer and Tony Award winning actress-dancer on stage (A Chorus Line) movies (An Unmarried Woman, Dirty Dancing), and TV (Gilmore Girls, A Year in the Life) born Feb. 28, 1944. (Kelly Bishop Photo: YouTube | Dirty Dancing 1987)
Steve Martini is 71
American journalist (Los Angeles Daily Journal), lawyer, and legal mystery novelist (Compelling Evidence and Paul Madriani series; The List; Critical Mass), and septuagenarian senior citizen born Feb. 28, 1946. (Steve Martini Photo: YouTube | New Day Northwest 2014)
New septuagenarian senior citizen, and English actress on radio, stage, television (The Colbys, Dynasty, Coronation Street, Bad Girls, Marked Personal), and movies (Troop Beverly Hills, Relative Values), born Feb. 28, 1947. (Stephanie Beacham Photo: YouTube | The Colbys 1986)
American Grammy & Tony Award-winning singer-actress on stage (Annie Get Your Gun), TV and movies (Smash, Mozart in the Jungle, The Longest Yard, Silent Movie, The Jerk, Pennies From Heaven, Annie, Pink Cadillac) born Feb. 28, 1948. (Bernadette Peters Photo: YouTube | The Jerk 1979)
Tony and Academy Award-winning actress on stage (Lost in Yonkers), movies (The Fisher King, Married to the Mob, Big), and television, born Feb. 28, 1948.
(Mercedes Ruehl Photo: YouTube | The Academy Awards 1992)
Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on February 28, 2017!
Canadian musician, composer, singer, and actor (R.C.M.P.; MisteRogers, La Femme Nikita, Finian’s Rainbow, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Riel), voice actor (Star Wars: Droids, The Care Bears Family, This Land) and octogenarian senior (born Feb. 28, 1932 – died Apr. 3, 2016; age 84). Don Francks died from lung cancer. (Don Francks Photo: YouTube | Finian’s Rainbow 1968)
American WWII war hero and prolific character actor on stage (That Championship Season), movies (The Sting, Dog Day Afternoon, Tootsie, Starting Over), and TV (Captains and the Kings, Evening Shade) (born Feb. 28, 1923 – died July 17, 2012; age 89). Charles Durning died of natural clauses. (Charles Durning Photo: YouTube | The Sting 1973)
Academy Award-winning American director (Meet Me In St. Louis, The Band Wagon, An American in Paris, Gigi, Brigadoon, Father of the Bride, Designing Woman, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father) (born Feb. 28, 1903 – died July 25, 1986; age 83). Cause of death for Vincente Minnelli was emphysema and pneumonia. (Vincente Minnelli Photo: YouTube)
American NFL pro football player (Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers), actor on TV and film (The Naked Truth, Police Academy movies) (born Feb. 28, 1945 – died Aug. 3, 2011; age 66). Cause of death for Charles Bubba Smith was heart disease and acute drug intoxication. (Charles Bubba Smith Photo: YouTube | Police Academy 1984)
American Jewish and civil rights activist, WWI journalist (Chicago Daily News), writer and novelist, Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Underworld, The Front Page, Scarface, Spellbound, Notorious) (born Feb. 28, 1894 – died Apr. 18, 1964; age 70). Cause of death for Ben Hecht was a heart attack. (Ben Hecht Photo: Publicity Still | Wikimedia Commons )
American Nobel Prize in Chemistry biochemist, Nobel Peace Prize peace activist, co-founder of quantum chemistry and molecular biology fields of science, inventor of the Pauling Electronegativity Scale (born Feb. 28, 1901 – died Aug. 19, 1994; age 93). Cause of death for Linus Pauling was prostate cancer. (Linus Pauling Photo: Wikimedia Commons | Nobel Foundation 1962)
Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame NHA player (Quebec Bulldogs), NHL (Montreal Canadiens, Hamilton Tigers) who set the NHL record of 7 goals in a single game on January 31, 1920 (born Feb. 28, 1890 – died May 15, 1969; age 79). Cause of death for Joe Malone was a heart attack. (Joe Malone Photo: Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain | Hamilton Tigers 1920)