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1880 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Steele MacKay's play "Hazel Kirke" premieres in New York City
  • Nov 8 French actress Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater

Actors and Actresses Born in 1880

  • Jan 1 Edie Martin, British actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • Jan 6 Tom Mix [Thomas Hezikiah Mix], American silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), born in Mix Run, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • Jan 28 Mary Boland, American comedienne and actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • Jan 29 W. C. Fields [William Claude Dukenfield], American actor (Bank Dick), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
  • Feb 21 Frank Orth, American actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)

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Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1880

  • Feb 12 Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy, dies at 33
  • Aug 15 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), dies while horse riding at 32