2 February


 Nell Gwynne
English actress and royal mistress (d. 1687)


 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
French diplomat and statesman (d. 1838)


 Solomon R. Guggenheim
American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1949)


 James Joyce
Irish author (d. 1941)


 S. Z. Sakall
Szőke Szakáll (2 February 1883 – 12 February 1955), known as S.Z. Sakall, was a Hungarian film character actor. He was in many films including In the Good Old Summertime, Lullaby of Broadway, Christmas in Connecticut and Casablanca in which he played Carl, the head waiter. Chubby-jowled Sakall played numerous supporting roles in Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1940s and 1950s. His rotund cuteness caused studio head Jack Warner to bestow on Sakall the nickname “Cuddles”. Warner asked that he be billed as S.Z. “Cuddles” Sakall in his later films, though he was never happy with the name. Born Gerő Jenő in Budapest, Hungary. (d. 1955)


 Howard Johnson
American hotelier (d. 1972)


 Jascha Heifetz
Lithuanian violinist (d. 1987)


 Ayn Rand
Russian-born American author and philosopher (d. 1982)


 Hughie Green
Hugh Hughes Green (2 February 1920 – 3 May 1997) was the host of numerous British television shows. Green became a household name in 1955, with the ITV quiz show Double Your Money. Green’s most successful show format was his self-developed long-running talent show, Opportunity Knocks. Born in London. (d. 1997)


 Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) was an American actress and singer, best known for her work on Broadway. She appeared in numerous stage plays and musicals, feature films, and many television programs. She starred with Donald Sinden in the ITV sitcom Two’s Company, which ran from 1975 to 1979 and earned her a BAFTA TV Award nomination. She won an Emmy Award in 1993 for her guest role on Law & Order and another in 2004 for the television documentary of her one woman show. From 2007 to 2012, she had a recurring role as Jack Donaghy’s mother, Colleen, on NBC’s 30 Rock, a role that won her a third Emmy in 2008. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995. (d. 2014)
 Fanny Carby
Fanny Carby was born on February 2, 1925 in Sutton, Surrey, England. She is known for her work on The Elephant Man (1980), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972) and Mrs Dalloway (1997). (d. 2002)


 Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
French politician.


 Stan Getz
American musician (d. 1991)


 Les Dawson
British comedian (d. 1993)
 Glynn Edwards
Glynn Edwards (born 2 February 1931) is a British actor. He is best known for his role as Dave ‘the barman’ Harris, owner of the Winchester Club in 10 series of ITV drama Minder. His most notable film appearances were in Robbery, Zulu and Get Carter. Born in Malaya.


 Tom Smothers
American musician and comedian.


 David Jason
English actor.


 Terry Biddlecombe
Terry Biddlecombe (2 February 1941 – 2 January 2014) was an English National Hunt racing jockey in the 1960s and 1970s. He was Champion Jockey in 1965, 1966 and 1969. (d. 2014)


 Graham Nash
English-American musician (The Hollies and Crosby & Nash).


 Susan Hanson
English actress.


 Andrew Davis
British conductor.
 Geoffrey Hughes
English actor (d. 2012)


 Farrah Fawcett
American actress (d. 2009)


 Duncan Bannatyne
Scottish entrepreneur.
 Brent Spiner
American actor.


 Ken Bruce
Kenneth Robertson Bruce (born 2 February 1951) is a British broadcaster who hosts the The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2.


 Carol Ann Susi
Carol Ann Susi (February 2, 1952 – November 11, 2014) was an American actress best known for providing the voice of recurring unseen character Mrs. Wolowitz on the television series The Big Bang Theory. (d. 2014)


 Christie Brinkley
American model.


 Virginia Leng
British equestrian.


 Eva Cassidy
American singer (d. 1996)


Colombian singer.


 Christine Bleakley
Christine Louise Bleakley (born 2 February 1979) is a Northern Irish broadcaster, best known for her current television work with ITV. Born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland.


 Gemma Arterton
Gemma Christina Arterton (born 2 February 1986) is an English actress. She is best known for her roles in St Trinian’s (2007), Quantum of Solace (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Byzantium, and Runner Runner (all in 2013). Born in Gravesend, Kent.

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