Birthdays in Film & Television in 1883

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  • Jan 10 Florence Reed, American silent film actress (Dancing Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Jan 10 Francis X Bushman, American silent film actor (Sabrina, Ben-Hur), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • Jan 24 Estelle Winwood [Goodwin], British actress (The Misfits, The Producers, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Lee, Kent, England (d. 1984)
  • Feb 1 Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), born in Vladikavkaz, Russia (d. 1922)
  • Feb 2 S Z Sakall, Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), born in Budapest Hungary (d. 1955)
  • Feb 12 Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), born in Léka, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Feb 18 Tom Walls, British actor and producer (A Cuckoo in the Nest, Undercover), born in Kingsthorpe, England (d. 1949)
  • Feb 22 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), born in Avondale, Cincinnati (d. 1940)
  • Mar 4 Maude Fealy, American actor and drama coach (The Ten Commandments), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Mar 7 Marion Lord, American actress (Broadway), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1942)
  • Mar 20 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • Apr 1 Lon Chaney, American actor, "man of 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of Opera, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1930)
  • Apr 6 Walter Huston, Canadian actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1950)
  • Apr 11 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), born in Cheetham, England (d. 1965)
  • Apr 26 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • May 23 Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1939)
  • May 26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • Jun 20 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • Jun 20 Leah Baird, American actress (Lady Gangster), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Jul 6 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • Jul 10 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • Jul 12 Joseph Crehan, American actor (The Roaring Twenties, Meeting at Midnight), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • Jul 17 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1928)
  • Jul 19 Max Fleischer, Austrian animator and film producer (d. 1972)
  • Jul 31 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1965)
  • Aug 12 Pauline Frederick, American actress (Thank You, Mr. Moto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • Aug 19 Elsie Ferguson, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Aug 28 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), born in Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1940)
  • Oct 16 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (The Exorcist), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1973)
  • Nov 3 Enny Peace [Maria Magdalena Müller], Dutch actress and wife of Eduard Verkade, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1919)
  • Nov 8 Ethel Clayton, American actress (Hotel Continental), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Edna May Oliver [Nutter], American actress (Little Women) born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1942)
  • Nov 19 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • Nov 25 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • Dec 16 Max Linder, French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck, Max Prend un Bain), born in Saint-Loubès, Gironde, France (d. 1925)
  • Dec 17 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1946)
  • Dec 30 Mary Forbes, British actress (Terror by Night), born in Hornsey England (d. 1974)