On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1864

  • Jan 16 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), born near Yuba City, California (d. 1922)
  • Feb 7 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • Apr 10 Tully Marshall, American actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), born in Nevada City, California (d. 1943)
  • Jun 2 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England (d. 1947)
  • Jul 15 Marie Tempest [Marie Susan Etherington], British actress known as the "queen of her profession" (Yellow Sands), born in London, England (d. 1942)

Person of interestFrank Wedekind

Jul 24 Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), born in Hanover, German Confederation (d. 1918)

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind
  • Aug 8 Henri de Vries [Hendricus Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1949)
  • Nov 19 George Barbier, American actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)
  • Dec 6 William S. Hart, American silent film actor (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1946)