Birthdays in Film & Television in 1886

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  • Jan 2 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Josephine Hull, American Academy award actress (Harvey), born in Newtonville, Massachusetts (d. 1957)
  • Jan 11 George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), born in Manchester, England (d. 1960)
  • Jan 11 Chester Conklin, American actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), born in Oskaloosa, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • Jan 24 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • Feb 2 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • Feb 8 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1970)
  • Mar 2 Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
  • Mar 7 Raymond Largay, American actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (d. 1974)
  • Mar 18 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)

Person of interestWallace Beery

Apr 1 Wallace Beery, American circus performer (Ringling Brothers Circus) and actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1949)

  • Apr 3 Dooley Wilson [Arthur Wilson], American musician and actor (Beulah, Casablanca), born in Tyler, Texas (d. 1953)
  • Apr 10 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • Apr 17 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • Apr 21 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • May 12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), born (d. 1969)
  • May 26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • Jun 11 Lillian Fontaine, British actress (Suddenly it's Spring), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 26 Margaretha C E "Greta" Beekman, actress (Wrong Poes) (d. 1957)
  • Jun 28 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Jul 12 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1956)
  • Jul 26 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • Jul 31 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1965)
  • Sep 22 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), born in Virginia City, Nevada (d. 1950)
  • Sep 24 James Burke, American actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Oct 4 Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1962)
  • Oct 5 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Oct 9 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Oct 12 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • Oct 17 Spring Byington, American actress (December Bride), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • Nov 2 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), born in Rehutia, Manickpur, India (d. 1946)
  • Nov 9 Ed Wynn [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], American comedian (Ed Wynn Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)

Person of interestVictor McLaglen

Dec 10 Victor McLaglen, English actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935), born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1959)

  • Dec 12 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), born in County Meath, Ireland (d. 1939)