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1852 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 13 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 29 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), born in Haimanalele, Ploiesti, Romania (d. 1912)
  • Feb 2 Teunis Stoel, Dutch actor and director (Small Theater), born in Rotterdam (d. 1914)
  • May 4 Alice Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland, born in London (d. 1934)
  • Aug 8 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • Dec 17 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), born in Kensington, London, England (d. 1852)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Nikolai Gogol [Nikolay], Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General), dies at 43
  • Apr 9 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60