On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1874

  • Jan 6 Fred Niblo, American film actor, director, and producer (Ben-Hur, The Mark of Zorro), born in York, Nebraska (d. 1948)
  • Feb 9 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), born in Penza Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • Feb 28 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), born in Santander, Spain (d. 1966)
  • Mar 5 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • Mar 14 Mary Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Apr 28 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), born in Warrensburg, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • May 27 Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), born in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (d. 1929)
  • Jun 17 Grant Mitchell, American actor (The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1957)
  • Jul 31 Clarence Kolb, American actor and performer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • Sep 4 Johanna M. "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, born (d. 1964)
  • Oct 8 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • Nov 12 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 1922)
  • Nov 13 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • Nov 16 Johanna Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August) and wife of Henri Dons, born (d. 1946)
  • Dec 11 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)