Birthdays in Film & Television in 1898

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  • Jan 7 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 Vilma Banky, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 14 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 16 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • Jan 20 Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • Jan 21 John George, Syrian actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
  • Jan 23 Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
  • Feb 2 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
  • Feb 10 Judith Anderson, Adelaide Aust, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
  • Feb 10 Robert Keith, Fowler IN, actor (Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One)
  • Feb 12 Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
  • Feb 15 Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri), born in Naples, Italy
  • Feb 16 Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
  • Feb 18 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • Feb 28 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
  • Mar 6 Jay C Flippen, actor (Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mar 10 Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
  • Mar 12 Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
  • Mar 13 Josie Sedgwick, TX, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
  • Mar 23 Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
  • Mar 30 Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
  • Apr 1 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], American actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
  • Apr 6 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Apr 9 Paul Robeson, singer (Old Man River)/actor/footballer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 11 Lou Holtz, comedian/actor (Follow the Leader)
  • Apr 12 Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14 Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 15 Marian Jordan, actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly)
  • Apr 19 Constance Talmadge, comedienne/actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 26 John Grierson, documentary filmmaker
  • May 15 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, [Bathiat], Courbevoie France, actress (Maxime)
  • May 22 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven)
  • May 23 Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)
  • May 23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jun 1 Molly Picon, American Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 6 Walter Abel, actor (Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 10 Virginia Valli, [McSweeney], actress (Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 Eva J C Beck, actress (Resurrection)
  • Jun 30 George Chandler, Waukegan Ill, actor (Lassie)

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Jul 4 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Jul 4 Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)
  • Jul 8 Melville Ruick, Boise Idaho, actor (Barton-City Hospital)
  • Jul 14 Ivan Triesault, Estonia, actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute)
  • Jul 18 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 28 Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
  • Aug 8 Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (d. 1990)

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Aug 10 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • Aug 12 Oscar Homolka, actor (I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 22 Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
  • Aug 27 Enny de Leeuwe, [Engelina], actress (Anatevka)/wife of Pierre Mols

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Aug 30 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
  • Sep 1 Marilyn Miller, [Renolds], US actress (Sunny)/wife of Jack Pickford
  • Sep 8 Queenie Smith, American actress/dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 10 Bessie Love, Midland TX, actress (Broadway Melody, Children of Damned)
  • Sep 22 Katherine Alexander, American actress (d. 1981)
  • Sep 30 Renée Adorée, French actress (d. 1933)
  • Oct 3 Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)
  • Oct 14 Cruys Voorbergh, Dutch actor/director (Flying Dutchman)
  • Oct 18 George Cuzon, Amersham England, actor (Hooded Terror)
  • Oct 18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love)
  • Oct 18 Raymond Glenn, Frankfort KY, actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones)
  • Nov 8 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (d. 1937)
  • Nov 14 Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Rod La Rocque, American actor (The Ten Commandments), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Dec 1 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 6 Herman Shumlin, actor (Watch on the Rhine)
  • Dec 20 Irene [Marie] Dunne, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama), born in Louisville, Kentucky