Birthdays in Film & Television in 1889

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  • Jan 1 Charles Bickford, American actor (Dynamite, The Virginian), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Jan 1 Tom Dugan, Irish actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1955)
  • Jan 2 Walter Baldwin, American actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, The Long, Long Trailer), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 5 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), born in Nieuwer-Amstel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • Jan 23 Franklin Pangborn, American actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • Feb 4 Walter Catlett, American actor (Climax, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1960)
  • Feb 21 Felix Aylmer, British actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan), born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)

Person of interestVictor Fleming

Feb 23 Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
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Victor Fleming
  • Feb 23 Musidora [Jeanne Roques], French actress and director (Les vampires, Judex), born in Paris, France (d. 1957)
  • Feb 28 Victor Sutherland, American actor (Captive City), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4 Pearl White [Victoria], American actress and stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), born in Green Ridge, Missouri (d. 1938)
  • Mar 29 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1968)

Person of interestWarner Baxter

Mar 29 Warner Baxter, American actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1951)

  • Apr 6 Barry Macollum, Irish actor (The Trouble with Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)
  • Apr 14 James Stephenson, British actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew), born in Selby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1941)
  • Apr 16 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (City Lights, Gold Rush), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • Apr 28 Bryant Washburn, American actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • May 3 Beulah Bondi, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • May 10 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • May 24 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1965)
  • May 31 Athene Seyler, British actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • Jun 10 Cliff Clark, American actor (Kid Glove Killer, Golden Hoofs, Vigilante Hideout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • Jun 11 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • Jun 23 Donald McBride, American actor (The Seven Year Itch, My Friend Irma), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)
  • Jun 27 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1954)
  • Jul 2 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes, A Mother), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • Jul 5 Jean Cocteau, French writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)
  • Jul 8 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1954)
  • Jul 10 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Jul 15 Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • Jul 16 Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)
  • Jul 20 John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, British broadcasting executive and 1st director-general of BBC (1927-38), born in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland (d. 1971)
  • Jul 22 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), born in Dudley, England (d. 1957)
  • Jul 31 Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), born in Oil City, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Aug 30 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), born in Ischia, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Sep 3 Cecil Weston, South African actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), born in Capetown (d. 1976)
  • Sep 7 Albert Plesman, aviation pioneer/founder/director (KLM)
  • Sep 15 Robert Benchley, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Sep 19 Ernest Truex, American actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday, Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1973)
  • Oct 13 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • Oct 14 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1979)
  • Oct 20 Margaret Dumont, American actress and Marx Brothers' comic foil (Day at the Races), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)
  • Oct 25 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • Oct 28 Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
  • Nov 7 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Nov 9 Harry "Snub" Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1962)
  • Nov 10 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • Nov 19 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • Nov 26 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • Dec 4 Isabel Randolph, American actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Dec 10 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1965)
  • Dec 22 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), born in Marianna, Arkansas (d. 1965)
  • Dec 24 Vladimir Sokoloff, Russian actor (Road to Morocco), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1962)