Birthdays in Film & Television in 1884

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  • Jan 12 Texas Guinan, American actress (The Gun Woman), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1933)
  • Jan 31 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement, Desk Set, Boss Lady), born in Paris, France (d. 1964)
  • Feb 8 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian athlete and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1953)
  • Feb 18 Burton "Burt" Mustin, American actor (All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • Feb 23 Frank Cellier, British actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England (d. 1948)
  • Mar 10 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Mar 11 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Mar 16 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires, Vanity Fair, Love In High Gear), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1957)
  • Apr 1 Laurette Taylor [Helen Loretta Cooney], American actress (Peg o' My Heart), born in NYC, New York (d. 1946)
  • Apr 18 Magda Janssens, Belgian-Dutch actress and acting teacher (Maria Stuart), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • Apr 27 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • May 26 Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Athens, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • Jun 15 Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1944)
  • Jun 23 Werner Krauss, German actor (Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Joyless Street), born in Sonnefeld, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Jun 27 Forrester Harvey, Irish actor (Rebecca, Tarzan, Chump at Oxford), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • Jul 12 Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)

Person of interestEmil Jannings

Jul 23 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), born in Rorschach, Switzerland (d. 1950)

  • Aug 7 Billie Burke [Mary William Ethelbert Appleton], American actress (The Wizard of Oz, Merrily We Live), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1970)
  • Aug 9 Maria "Mary" Beekman, Flemish actress (Genius against Violence), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • Aug 23 Will Cuppy, American humorist (The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody), born in Auburn, Indiana (d. 1949)
  • Aug 27 Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • Sep 1 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), born in Tierp, Uppsala län, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • Sep 22 Minerva Urecal, American actress (Accent on Love, Crazy Knights), born in Eureka, California (d. 1966)
  • Oct 9 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1937)
  • Oct 11 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1967)
  • Oct 12 Godfrey Tearle, English-American actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • Oct 14 Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1962)
  • Oct 20 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Oct 30 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), born in Gröbming, Austria-Hungary (d. 1868)
  • Nov 9 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • Dec 1 Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), born in Århus, Denmark (d. 1975)
  • Dec 14 Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (Smilin' Through), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Dec 25 [Florence] Evelyn Nesbit, American actress, born in Tarentum, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)