On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1877

  • Jan 4 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1951)
  • Feb 18 Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann [Theodora Elisabeth Beckmann], Dutch author and actress (De huzaren, Dood Water), born in Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Jun 17 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), born in Danville, California (d. 1959)
  • Jun 19 Charles Coburn, American actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Sep 26 Edmund Gwenn, English actor (Miracle on 34th Street), born in London, England (d. 1959)
  • Sep 28 Stanner E.V. Taylor, American director and screenwriter (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • Oct 24 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Cesare, The Tars, Anastasia), born in Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • Oct 29 Narcisa de León, Filipino film mogul, born in San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines (d. 1966)
  • Nov 2 Claire McDowell, American actress (Big Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Nov 16 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England (d. 1962)
  • Dec 18 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1934)