Actors and Actresses Born in 1838

  • Feb 6 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895) and the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, born in Bradford, England (d. 1905)

John Wilkes BoothJohn Wilkes Booth (1838-1865)

May 10 American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland

  • Jun 10 Meyer van Beem, Dutch actor (Mottige Janus, Black Venus), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1924)