On This Day … 02 September [2022]


People (Births)

  • 1950 – Rosanna DeSoto, American actress.
  • 1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor and producer.

Rosanna DeSoto

Rosanna DeSoto (born 02 September 1950) is an American actress who has performed in films and television. She is best known for her roles in Stand and Deliver, for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, and in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) as Azetbur, the daughter of Klingon Chancellor Gorkon.

Her other film roles include La Bamba (1987) as Ritchie Valens’ mother Connie Valenzuela; and Family Business (1989) as the wife of Vito McMullen (Dustin Hoffman).

DeSoto’s first television role was in the series A.E.S. Hudson Street (1978) as Nurse Rosa Santiago. She starred in the short-lived series The Redd Foxx Show (1986). She has made guest appearances on many television series, including Cannon, Kung Fu, Barnaby Jones, Barney Miller, Melrose Place, Murder, She Wrote, The Bold and the Beautiful and Law & Order.

Mark Harmon

Thomas Mark Harmon (born 02 September 1951) is an American actor. He played the lead role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS. He also has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s. Initially a college football player, he was named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 1986, due largely to his role as Dr. Robert Caldwell on St. Elsewhere. After spending the majority of the 1990s as a character actor, he played Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in a four-episode story arc in The West Wing in 2002, receiving an Emmy Award nomination for the role.

Harmon’s character of NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was introduced in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG. From 2003 to 2021, Harmon starred in the spinoff NCIS as the same character.

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