Birthdays in Film & Television in 1891

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  • Jan 1 Frank Pettingell, English actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out), born in Liverpool (d. 1966)
  • Jan 8 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), born in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania (d 1976)
  • Jan 17 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • Jan 25 Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (The Devil Rides Out), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Feb 3 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor and director (Great Neth Stage)
  • Feb 7 Ann Little [Mary Brooks], American actress, born in Mount Shasta, California (d. 1984)

Person of interestRonald Colman

Feb 9 Ronald Colman, English actor (Tale of 2 Cities), born in Richmond, England (d. 1958)

  • Feb 12 Max Terhune, American actor (Arizona Stagecoach, Hit the Saddle, Range Justice), born in Franklin, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • Feb 18 Chester Clute, NJ, actor (Niagra Falls)
  • Feb 26 Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
  • Feb 27 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), born in Uzlyany, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • Mar 4 Lois Wilson, American actress and co-founder of Al-Anon, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • Mar 5 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 6 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 10 Sam Jaffe, American actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 Jonathan Hale, actor (Saint's Double Trouble, Saint Strikes Back)
  • Mar 30 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov)
  • Mar 31 Victor Varconi, Hungarian actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City)
  • Apr 9 John Gobau, Flemish actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights, The Cross-Patch), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • Apr 10 Tim McCoy, American actor (westerns) and soldier, born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • Apr 15 Wallace Reid, American actor, director and screenwriter referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover" (Every Inch a Man), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1923)
  • Apr 19 Francoise Rosay [Françoise Bandy de Nalèche], French actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)
  • Apr 22 Belle Bennett, American actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask), born in Milaca, Minnesota (d. 1932)
  • May 13 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
  • May 15 Chief Nipo T Strongheart, US Native American actor (Pony Soldier), born in Yakima, Washington
  • Jun 13 Nell Craig, American actress (Calling Dr Kildare, Queen of Sheba), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Jun 18 Annie "Mae" Busch, Australian actress (Foolish Wives), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1946)
  • Jun 22 Harry Seymour, NY, actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot)
  • Jun 24 Irving Pichel, actor and director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 30 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953)
  • Jun 30 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler (d. 1966)
  • Jul 14 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 5 Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
  • Aug 10 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 22 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • Aug 24 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope), born in Halluin, France (d. 1960)
  • Aug 28 Stanley Andrews, American actor (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Aug 29 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Sep 7 Roscoe Karns, San Bernadino California, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey)
  • Sep 16 Isabel Jeans, British actress (Easy Virtue, Heavens Above), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 17 Leslie Lincoln Henson, actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey)
  • Sep 28 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, Her Great Part), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1918)
  • Sep 29 Gerda Björne, Swedish actress (Familjen Bjork, Hemsoborna), born in By, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1979)
  • Oct 13 Irene Rich [Luther], American actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1988)
  • Oct 22 Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • Oct 24 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (The Two Orphans), born (d. 1973)
  • Nov 10 Carl Stalling, American film composer, born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Jean Del Val, [Gautier], French actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
  • Nov 20 Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
  • Dec 7 Fay Bainter, American actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • Dec 12 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart], American Western actor (Just Pals, Forbidden Trails, War Horse), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • Dec 17 Robertson Hare, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge), born in London, England
  • Dec 25 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), born in Oxford, Ohio