On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1868

  • Jan 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Mar 22 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)

Person of interestGeorge Arliss

Apr 10 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England (d. 1946)

  • Jun 30 C. V. France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), born in Bradford, England (d. 1949)
  • Nov 4 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)

Person of interestMarie Dressler

Nov 9 Marie Dressler [Leila Koerber], Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill), born in Cobourg, Ontario (d. 1934)

  • Dec 25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)