Birthdays in Film & Television in 1906

  • Jan 14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Jan 16 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • Jan 19 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • Jan 19 Lilian Harvey, Briths actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Jan 22 Joe Gladwin, British actor (Nearest and Dearest, No Hard Feelings), born in Salford, Lancashire, England (d. 1987)
  • Jan 30 Greta Nissen, Norwegian-born American actress (Ambassador Bill), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1988)
  • Feb 1 Helen Chandler, American actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1965)
  • Feb 5 John Carradine, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Howling), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 10 Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], American actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz), born in El Reno, Indian Territory (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Feb 11 Anita Garvin, American actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Feb 20 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • Feb 25 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • Feb 26 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • Mar 3 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • Mar 6 Bob Wills [James Robert Wills], American actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle), born in Limestone County, Texas (d. 1975)

Person of interestLou Costello

Mar 6 Lou Costello, American comedian and actor (The Abbott and Costello Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1959)

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • Mar 16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 Michael O'Shea, American actor (It's a Great Life, Lady of Burlesque), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1973)
  • Mar 17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 20 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • Mar 24 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1995) [OS]
  • Mar 28 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • Apr 1 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), born in Poland (d. 1984)
  • Apr 4 Beatrice "Bea" Benaderet, American actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Apr 4 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1995) [NS]
  • Apr 5 Grady Sutton, American actor (Pruitts of South Hampton, The Bank Dick), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Apr 5 Lord Buckley, American comedian, born in Tuolumne, California (d. 1960)
  • Apr 9 Rafaela Aparicio [Rafaela Díaz Valiente], Spanish actress, born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1996)

Person of interestEddie Albert

Apr 22 Eddie Albert [Heimberger], American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)

Person of interestMary Astor

May 3 Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • May 4 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), born in East Sheen, England (dd. 1987)
  • May 5 Frances "Fran" Lee, American actress (Reckless Rosie), born in Eagle Grove, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • May 5 Ursula Jeans, British actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon, I Lived With You), born in Simla, British India (d. 1973)
  • May 8 David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
  • May 14 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1976)
  • May 17 Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in South Norwalk, Connecticut (dd. 1971)
  • May 19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • Jun 4 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • Jun 5 Margaret Rawlings, British actress (Roman Holiday), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Jun 9 Tonio Selwart [Antonio Selmair-Selwart], German actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja), born in Wartenberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Jun 21 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)

Person of interestBilly Wilder

Jun 22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • Jun 24 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drums, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), born in Barry, Wales (d. 1976)
  • Jun 30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • Jul 2 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), born in York, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 3 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • Jul 3 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1952)

  • Jul 9 Walter Sande, American actor (To Have and Have Not), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1971)
  • Jul 11 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1979)
  • Jul 23 Clancy Cooper, American actress (Enchanted Forest, Girls in Chains), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1975)
  • Jul 29 Thelma Todd [Alison Loyd], American actress (Dangerous Female), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
  • Aug 5 John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)
  • Aug 18 Andre Van Gyseghem, English actor (Search for the Nile), born in Eltham, Kent, England (d. 1979)
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1971)
  • Aug 29 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • Aug 30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Sep 2 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Sep 6 Raymond Keane, American actor (Midnight Sun, Love Eagle), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • Sep 21 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • Sep 24 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • Sep 30 John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

Oct 6 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • Oct 11 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Oct 14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • Nov 6 Francis Lederer, Czech actor (Diary of a Chambermaid), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 13 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), born in Broseley, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 17 Betty Bronson, American actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Nov 22 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Nov 24 Andreina Pagnani, Italian actress (Il Commandante), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Nov 29 Luis Van Rooten, Mexican-born American actor, author and translator (One Man's Family), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • Dec 2 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1998)
  • Dec 14 Guy Middleton, British actor (Oh! What a Lovely War, Laughter in Paradise), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1973)
  • Dec 18 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), born in San Francisco (d. 1969)
  • Dec 19 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)
  • Dec 20 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1960)
  • Dec 24 Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 25 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
  • Dec 25 Frank Ferguson, American actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal), born in Ferndale, California (d. 1978)
  • Dec 27 Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)