Birthdays in Film & Television in 1893

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  • Jan 15 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1951)
  • Jan 22 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • Feb 10 Jimmy Durante, American long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 19 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope, Suspicion, Peter Pan, Richard III), born in Lye, Worcestershire, England (d. 1964)
  • Feb 21 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • Feb 26 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • Feb 28 Ben Hecht, American novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 3 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1966)
  • Mar 16 Isobel Elsom, British actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger), born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1981)
  • Apr 1 Cicely Courtneidge, Australian actress (Double Exposure), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1980)
  • Apr 3 Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With the Wind, Of Human Bondage), born in London, England (d. 1943)
  • Apr 8 Grace Cunard, American silent screen actress (Resurrection), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • Apr 24 Robert Harron, American actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in NYC, New York (d. 1920)
  • May 3 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1973)
  • May 4 Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy), born in Ceres, California (d. 1947)
  • May 4 Royal Butler [Edwin Richey], American actor (Zenobia), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1973)
  • May 26 Norma Talmadge, American actress (Sign on Door, Camille), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1957)
  • Jun 9 Samuel N Behrman, US screenwriter (Tale of 2 Cities, Daddy Long Legs)
  • Jun 12 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better), born in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jun 25 Charlotte Greenwood, American actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Jul 2 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Shylock-Hamlet), born (d. 1979)
  • Jul 14 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Vidalia, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • Jul 15 Enid Bennett, Australian silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), born in York, Western Australia (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1949)
  • Jul 20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • Jul 25 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Aug 12 Howard Smith, American actor (Kiss of Death, Call Northside 777), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Aug 12 Alfred Lunt, American Broadway actor (The Guardsman, Sally of the Sawdust), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1977)
  • Aug 14 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1973)

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Aug 17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

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  • Aug 19 Olga Baclanova, Russian actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974)
  • Sep 6 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1965)
  • Sep 10 Al "Fuzzy" St John, American actor (Lash of the West), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 1963)
  • Sep 16 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)
  • Sep 24 Julia Faye, American actress (The 10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1966)
  • Sep 29 Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Oct 9 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Oct 14 Lillian Gish, American silent film and stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Ina Claire [Fagan], American actress (Ninotchika), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Oct 20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • Nov 6 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Uninhabited Island), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • Nov 7 Leatrice Joy, American actress (The Ace of Hearts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1985)
  • Nov 24 Fern Andra [Vernal Edna Andrews], German-American actress (Eyes of the World), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Dec 12 Edward G Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1973)
  • Dec 23 Ann O'Neal [Patsy Ann Epperson], American actress (Professional Father), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • Dec 24 Carl Brisson, Danish actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho, Murder at the Vanities), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • Dec 24 Ruth Chatterton, American actress (Madame X, Sarah & Son), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Dec 25 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), born in Peterborough, Australia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 25 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1963)