On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1870

  • Jan 4 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • Feb 3 Franklin Dyall, British actor (Easy Virtue, Atlantic), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1950)
  • Apr 21 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer and producer (Jack and the Beanstalk), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1941)
  • Aug 4 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1950)
  • Dec 13 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • Dec 18 Andres Randolf, Danish-American actor (The Kiss), born in Viborg, Denmark (d. 1930)