On This Day

Year 1872 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 16 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), born in Stevenage Hertfordshire, England (d. 1966)
  • Mar 19 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), born in Warsaw (d. 1918)
  • Apr 26 William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director and actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), born in County Carlow, Ireland (d. 1922)
  • Sep 10 Josephina "Frieda" Herberich, German actress (Salontiroler, Verdoold Sheep), born (d. 1958)
  • Sep 16 Henriette deVreker-Verschuur, Dutch-Flemish actress (Roze Kate), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • Sep 28 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, born on the ship Wellesley (d. 1957)
  • Nov 3 Paul Panzer, German-American silent film actor (The Perils of Pauline, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin), born in W├╝rzburg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1958)
  • Nov 11 Maude Adams, American actress (Baldwin's Theatre-Peter Pan), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1953)
  • Nov 29 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • Dec 21 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), born in Manchester, England (d. 1922)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 12 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist, dies at 66