On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in 1900

  • Jan 2 William Haines, American actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • Jan 20 Doris Deane, American actress, born in Wisconsin (d. 1974)
  • Jan 20 Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), born in St Malo, France (d. 1937)
  • Jan 23 Mary Philips, American actress (Farewell to Arms, Incendiary Blonde), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 1975)
  • Jan 23 Ralph Graves, American actor (Dirigible, Extra Girl, Flight, Dream Street), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 25 Mildred Dunnock, American actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • Jan 30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta & film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • Jan 30 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Man in Grey, Great Expectations), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1969)
  • Jan 30 Sandy Powell, English comedian, born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England (d. 1982)
  • Feb 1 Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)
  • Feb 8 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • Feb 12 Fred Emney, British actor (Let the People Sing, Adventures of a Private Eye, Lilac Domino), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • Feb 16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
  • Feb 16 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), born in Louisiana (d. 1971)
  • Feb 21 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), born in Paris, Ile-de-France (d. 1994)
  • Feb 21 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), born in Westminster, London, England (d. 1993)

  • Feb 22 Luis Buñuel, Calanda Spain, Spanish surrealist film director (Belle de Jour)
  • Feb 25 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • Feb 26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • Mar 3 Edna Best, British actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo), born in Hove, England (d. 1974)
  • Mar 3 Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1987)
  • Mar 4 Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • Mar 6 Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungar (d. 1967)
  • Mar 28 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), born in Weston-super-Mare, England (d. 1995)
  • Mar 28 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), born in Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1974)

Person of interestSpencer Tracy

Apr 5 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • Apr 9 Allen Jenkins, American actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1974)
  • Apr 14 Salvatore Baccaloni, Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Apr 23 Harold French, British director and actor (The Cavalier of the Streets, Trio, Quartet), born in Lambeth, London (d. 1997)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Apr 27 Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker's creator), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1994)
  • May 7 Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • May 24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • Jun 6 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Lester Matthews, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1965)
  • Jun 13 Ian Hunter, South African character actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn), born in Capetown, South Africa (d. 1975)

  • Jun 14 June Walker, American stage actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Jun 19 Laura Z. Hobson, American TV writer and panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Jun 25 I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • Jun 28 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Jul 2 Tyrone Guthrie, British actor, producer, writer and director, born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1971)
  • Jul 3 John Mason Brown, American drama critic (Tonight on Broadway), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1969)
  • Jul 6 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jul 10 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer & actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 28 Catherine Dale Owen, American actress (Behind Office Doors), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • Aug 2 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • Aug 15 Estelle Brody, American actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Aug 16 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Aug 17 Quincy Howe, American newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 18 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • Aug 21 Eileen Percy, Irish silent film actress (Let's Go), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Preston Foster, American actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 1970)
  • Aug 31 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball, Encore), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • Sep 7 Emerson Treacy, American actor (California Straight Ahead, Prowler), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Sep 8 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Sep 13 Gladys George, American actress (Roaring Twenties), born in Patten, Maine (d. 1954)
  • Sep 14 Sidney Marion, American actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), born in Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • Sep 19 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Oct 9 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)

Person of interestHelen Hayes

Oct 10 Helen Hayes, American actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1993)

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes
  • Oct 15 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • Oct 16 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1969)
  • Oct 17 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1991)
  • Oct 22 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1940)
  • Nov 3 Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), born in Durham, England (d. 1966)
  • Nov 4 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1967)
  • Nov 5 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Nov 11 John Longden, British actor (Man From Interpol), born in the West Indies (d. 1971)
  • Nov 13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Nov 19 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Nov 21 Alice Calhoun, American Silent film actress (Flowing Gold), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • Nov 24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher
  • Nov 25 Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (Nixon's 1st opponent for the United States Senate in 1950), born in Boonton, New Jersey (d. 1980)

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

Dec 6 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

  • Dec 13 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 17 Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (La femme nue), born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 1973)

About 1900

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