1872 in Film & Television History

Actors and Actresses Born in 1872

  • 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)

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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1872

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