25 February


1841

 Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)

1873

 Enrico Caruso
Italian tenor (d. 1921)

1883

 Princess Alice
Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)

1885

 Princess Alice of Battenberg
later Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (d. 1969)

1888

 John Foster Dulles
American politician (d. 1959)

1890

 Dame Myra Hess
English pianist (d. 1965)

1897

 Peter Llewelyn Davies
English namesake of Peter Pan (d. 1960)

1901

 Zeppo Marx
American actor (d. 1979)

1912

 Richard Wattis
Richard Cameron Wattis (25 February 1912 – 1 February 1975) was an English actor. He is best known for his appearances in British comedies of the 1950s and 1960s, typically as the “Man from the Ministry” or similar character, with his trademark thick-rimmed round spectacles. Such appearances included the St Trinian’s films and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).. Wattis’ other films included Hobson’s Choice, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Carry On Spying,[1] The Colditz Story, Dentist on the Job, Very Important Person, The Happiest Days of Your Life, and The Longest Day. He also appeared on television, including a long-running role in Sykes. Born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire. (d. 1975)

1913

 Jim Backus
American actor (d. 1989)
 Gert Fröbe
German actor (d. 1988)

1914

 John Arlott
English cricket journalist (d. 1991)

1917

 Anthony Burgess
English author (d. 1993)

1918

 Bobby Riggs
American tennis player (d. 1995)

1920

 Sun Myung Moon
Korean religious leader, founder of Unification Church (d. 2012)

1927

 Dick Jones
Richard Percy Jones (February 25, 1927 – July 7, 2014), known as Dick Jones, was an American film and television actor who may be best known as the voice of Pinocchio in the 1940 Walt Disney film Pinocchio. (d. 2014)

1928

 Larry Gelbart
American comedy writer (d. 2009)

1930

 Sister Wendy Beckett
South African-born British art connoisseur.

1932

 Faron Young
American singer (d. 1996)

1934

 Bernard Bresslaw
English actor (d. 1993)

1935

 Sally Jessy Raphaël
American talk show host.

1937

 Tom Courtenay
English actor.

1938

 Diane Baker
American actress.

1941

 David Puttnam
David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam, CBE, FRASS (born 25 February 1941) is a British film producer and educator. He worked on films such as the rock musicals That’ll Be the Day (1973) and Stardust (1974), Ken Russell’s Mahler (1974) and Lisztomania (1975), and Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone (1976). He produced Alan Parker’s Midnight Express, The Duellists (Ridley Scott’s feature film debut), Chariots of Fire (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Local Hero, Memphis Belle, Meeting Venus,The Killing Fields and The Mission. He sits on the Labour benches in the House of Lords. Born in Southgate, London,

1943

 George Harrison
One of the four Beatles (d. 2001)

1945

 Elkie Brooks
English singer (Vinegar Joe).

1946

 Jean Todt
French Formula One executive.

1951

 Don Quarrie
Jamaican runner.

1960

 Douglas Hodge
Douglas Hodge is an English actor, director, and musician. Hodge received critical and popular acclaim for the BBC’s Middlemarch. His other TV appearances include Red Cap (2003–2004) and Spooks (2005). Born in Plymouth, Devon.

1964

 Lee Evans
English comedian.

1965

 Carrot Top
American comedian.

1966

 Téa Leoni
American actress.

1970

 Julie Hesmondhalgh
English actress.

1971

 Sean Astin
American actor.

1973

 Julio Iglesias Jr.
Spanish singer.

1976

 Rashida Jones
American actress.

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