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1862 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 Julius Benedict and Dion Boucicault's opera "Lily of Killarney" premieres at Convent Garden in London

Actors and Actresses Born in 1862

  • Mar 14 Eva Thatcher, American actress, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1942)
  • Jun 10 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1937)
  • Sep 19 Adeline De Walt Reynolds, American actress (Son of Dracula), born in Benton County, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • Oct 19 Auguste Lumière, French filmmaker, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory), born in Besançon, France (1954)

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1862

  • May 21 John Drew, Irish-born American actor and theatre manager, dies from head injuries at 34
  • May 25 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), dies at 60