Birthdays in Film & Television in 1888

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  • Jan 8 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), born in Kells, County Meath Ireland (d. 1960)
  • Feb 8 Edith Evans, British actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Feb 17 Henrietta "Hetty" Beck, Dutch hearing actress (Bouwmeester Award), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Feb 17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
  • Feb 20 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Feb 27 Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
  • Mar 4 Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (Grand Hotel, The Devil-Doll), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1942)
  • Mar 10 Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Academy Award, Going My Way), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1961)
  • Mar 17 Frank Buck, American actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs), born in Gainesville, Texas (d. 1950)
  • Mar 24 Jameson Thomas, British actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), born in London, England (d. 1939)
  • Mar 27 Agnes Windeck, German actress (A Time to Love and a Time to Die), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Mar 30 Anna Q Nilsson, Swedish actress (Shenandoah, Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • Apr 11 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • Apr 15 Florence Bates, American actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1954)
  • Apr 26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)
  • Apr 27 Florence La Badie, Canadian-American actress (Cinderella, The Evidence of the Film), born in NYC, New York (d. 1917)
  • May 14 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England (d. 1946)
  • May 17 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Lake Mills, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • May 25 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1969)
  • May 31 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • Jun 18 Margarita Xirgu, Spanish stage actress (Bloody Wedding), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1969)
  • Jun 23 Lee Moran, American actor (Circus Clown), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Jul 4 Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor (The Black Cat, Bell for Adano, Big Store), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1945)
  • Jul 13 Jean Murat, French actor (Eternal Rain, Carnival Flanders), born in Périgueux, Dordogne, France (d. 1968)
  • Jul 16 Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • Jul 29 Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • Aug 5 Victor Francen, Belgian actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), born in Tienen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Aug 11 Owen Nares [Ramsay], British actor and manager (Maiden Erleigh), born in Maiden Erlegh, Berks, England (d. 1943)
  • Aug 17 Monty Wooley, American actor (Pied Piper, The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • Aug 22 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1969)
  • Sep 12 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer (Thank heaven for little girls), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • Sep 16 Almira Sessions, American actress (Oklahoma Annie), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)
  • Sep 19 Porter Hall, American actor (Half-Breed, Double Indemnity), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1953)
  • Sep 22 Sophia J W "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream, Vorstenschool), born (d. 1975)
  • Oct 3 Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), born in London, England (d. 1970)
  • Oct 3 Roy Webb, American film composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Oct 8 Clifford Heatherley, British actor (Who Killed Doc Robin?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1937)
  • Oct 9 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), born in Springville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • Nov 10 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • Nov 15 James Morrison, American actor (Wine of Youth, Little Detectives), born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Nov 17 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie), born (d. 1973)
  • Nov 18 Frances Marion, American screenwriter and actress (Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • Nov 23 Harpo Marx [Adolph] American actor and comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Nov 23 Nana Bryant, American actress (Ladies of the Chorus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (The Farmer's Daughter), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1955)
  • Dec 6 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, born in County Durham, England (d. 1949)
  • Dec 8 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), born in Chislehurst, England (d. 1964)
  • Dec 18 Gladys Cooper, British actress (My Fair Lady), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1971)
  • Dec 27 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (Metropolis), born in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1954)