Actors and Actresses Born in 1904

  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, American dancer, actor, and singer (Wizard of Oz - "Scarecrow"; Partridge Family - "Grandpa Renfrew"), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Jan 17 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)

Cary GrantCary Grant (1904-1986)

Jan 18 British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England

  • Jan 21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jan 26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)
  • Feb 1 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 3 Jimmy Starr, American screenwriter, actor (The Corpse Came C.O.D.), and gossip columnist, born in Clarksville, Texas, (d. 1990)
  • Feb 7 Alison Leggatt, British character actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), born in Kensington, London (d. 1990)
  • Feb 7 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • Feb 12 Ted Mack, American TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Feb 20 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • Feb 27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • Mar 1 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • Mar 4 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, born in James Mill, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • Mar 4 George Gamow, Ukrainian-born American nuclear physicist and writer (Big Bang Theory, DNA), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • Mar 4 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß; A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • Mar 6 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Mar 6 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1969)
  • Mar 7 Virginia Downing, American actress (The Gig, Butterfield 8), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1996)
  • Mar 14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Mar 15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • Mar 15 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 16 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Mar 24 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), born in Barkotzen, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette, and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Apr 6 William Challee, American stage and screen actor (Desperate; Five Easy Pieces; Moonchild), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • Apr 9 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of This Earth; Dick Tracy's Dilemma; Sky Dragon), born in Alma, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Apr 10 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Apr 11 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)

John GielgudJohn Gielgud (1904-2000)

Apr 14 British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London

  • Apr 16 Fifi D'Orsay [Yvonne Lussier] Canadian-American vaudeville and film actress and singer known as the "French Bombshell" (The Life Jimmy Dolan; Dixie Jamboree),, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Apr 18 Pigmeat [Dewey] Markham, American comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • Apr 23 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (The Cisco Kid, The Gay Amigo), born in Oancea, Romania (d. 1980)
  • Apr 23 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice; More than a Miracle), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • May 3 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, born in Tummāy al-Zahāyrah, Egypt (d. 1975)
  • May 6 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • May 6 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • May 8 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), born in London (d. 1996)
  • May 15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 17 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • May 19 Anthony Bushell, British actor (Journey's End, A Night to Remember), born in Kent, England (d. 1997)
  • May 20 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1973)
  • May 21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • May 26 George Formby, British singer and comedian, born in Wigan, Lancashire, England (d. 1961)

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller (1904-1984)

Jun 2 Romanian-American actor (Tarzan) and swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Austria-Hungary (now Romania)

  • Jun 14 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Jun 18 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Yangtse Incident), born in Guangzhou, China (d. 1991)
  • Jun 24 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), born in Linton, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Jun 30 Glenda Farrell, American actress (Golddiggers of 1935), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 1971)
  • Jul 4 Angela Baddeley, English actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Jul 5 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), born in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
  • Jul 5 Milburn Stone, American actor (Gunsmoke, Pickup on South Street), born in Burrton, Kansas (d. 1980)
  • Aug 3 Dolores del Rio, Mexican silent screen actress (Deseada, Bugambilia), born in Durango, Mexico (d. 1983)
  • Aug 4 Helen Kane [Schroeder], American actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1966)
  • Aug 4 Theodore Newton, American actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire), born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • Aug 6 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • Aug 12 Kay Campbell [Catherine Hibben], American actress (All My Children), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Aug 13 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician and actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • Aug 15 Bill Baird, American puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • Aug 19 June Collyer, American actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Aug 24 Rodd Redwing, American actor (Buffalo Bill In Tomahawk Territory; Son Of Geronimo), and stunt coach, born in NYC, New York [or maybe India] (d. 1971)
  • Sep 1 Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), born in Dothan, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • Sep 4 Christian-Jaque [Christian Maudet], French film director (Fearless Little Soldier, Race for Life, The Pearls of the Crown), born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Sep 15 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), born in St Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • Sep 17 Jerry Colonna, American actor (Jerry Colonna Show, Alice in Wonderland, Road to Singapore), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Sep 19 Else-Marie Hansen, Danish actress (Hvor går Karl hen?), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • Sep 24 (John) "Jackie Wright, Northern Irish comedian (The Benny Hill Show, 1968-83), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1989)

Greer GarsonGreer Garson (1904-1996)

Sep 29 British actress (Mrs Miniver), born in East Ham, Essex

  • Sep 30 Frank Lawton, British actor (Devil Doll, Invisible Ray), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • Sep 30 Ralph Forbes [Taylor], British screen and stage actor (Romeo and Juliet; Piccadilly Jim; Daniel Boone), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1951)
  • Oct 9 Wally Brown, American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 13 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • Oct 20 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • Oct 20 Marian Nixon [Marja Nissinen], American silent and sound film actress (Hands Up!; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms; Winner Takes All), born in Superior, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • Oct 22 Constance Bennett, American actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Nov 1 Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Nov 6 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Misleading Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Nov 10 Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Nov 14 Dick Powell, American singer, radio and screen actor (Cry Danger; Dick Powell Theater), producer and director (The Enemy Below), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • Nov 15 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975) [birth date disputed]
  • Nov 19 Nancy Carroll [Ann V LaHiff], American actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Nov 22 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Nov 25 Jessie Royce Landis [Medbury], American actress (North by Northwest), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Nov 27 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • Nov 29 Kay Johnson, American actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), born in Mt Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • Nov 30 Philip Burton, Welsh theater director, acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton, born in Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire (d. 1995)
  • Dec 9 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Dec 18 George Stevens, American Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter (A Place In The Sun; Giant; Swing Time; Gunga Din), born in Oakland, California (d. 1975)

About 1904

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Jan 29, 1903 - Feb 15, 1904),
Dragon (Feb 16, 1904 - Feb 3, 1905)