February Birthdays

Happy February 28th Birthday!

If you were born on February 28, you share a birthday with these famous people:

gavin macleod 86, gavin macleod 1959, american actor, 1950s comedy movies, operation petticoat, i want to live, pork chop hill, 1960s movies, twelve hours to kill, high time, a man called gannon, war hunt, the sword of ali baba, mchales navy joins the air force, deathwatch, the sand pebbles, the party, 1960s television series, mchales navy happy, 1970s tv shows, 1970s tv sitcoms, the mary tyler moore show murray slaughter, 1970s movies, kellys heroes, 1980s television shows, the love boat captain merril stubing, scruples curt arvey, 2000s movies, time changer, checking out, the secrets of jonathan sperry, princess cruise lines, alcoholic, born again christian, autobiography, this is your captain speaking, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, february 28th birthday, born february 28 1931Gavin 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; Pork Chop Hill; The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry), and octogenarian senior citizen born Feb. 28, 1931. (Gavin MacLeod 1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Photo: CBS Television)

Tommy Tune is 78

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 Friendborn Feb. 28, 1939

Mario Andretti is 77

Italian American open wheel midget car racer, NASCAR and Formula One World Championship racing car driver, and septuagenarian senior citizen born Feb. 28, 1940

Frank Bonner is 75

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

Kelly Bishop is 73 (nee Carole Bishop)

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

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

Stephanie Beacham is 70

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

Bernadette Peters is 69

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

Mercedes Ruehl is 69

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.

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Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on February 28, 2017!

And remembering

don francks, actor, musician, composer, canadian, senior citizen, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, february 28 birthday, born feb 28 1932, died april 3 2016, celebrity deathsDon Francks

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 1968 Finian's Rainbow Screenshot

Charles Durning 

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. 

Vincente Minnelli

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

Charles Bubba Smith

American NFL pro football player (Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers), actor on TV and film (The Naked TruthPolice 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. 

ben hecht, jewish american, civil rights activist, journalist, wwi was correspondent, chicago, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, the front page, scarface, spellbound, notorious, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, february 28 birthday, born feb 28 1894, died april 18 1964, celebrity deathsBen Hecht

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)

linus pauling, nobel peace prize 1962, nobel prize in chemistry 1954, dna, quantum chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, nonagenarian, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, february 28 birthday, born feb 28 1901, died august 19 1994, celebrity deathsLinus Pauling

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: Nobel Foundation 1962

joe malone, canadian hockey player, canadian hockey hall of fame, hamilton tigers, montreal canadiens, nha, quebec bulldogs, record 7 goals single game, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, february 28 birthday, born feb 28 1890, died may 15 1969 , celebrity deathsJoe Malone

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: Hamilton Tigers 1920)

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Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family (complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions), keeps her busy.

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