1888 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 19 One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium
  • Oct 17 Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie)

Actors and Actresses Born in 1888

  • Jan 8 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), born in Kells, County Meath Ireland (d. 1960)
  • Feb 8 Edith Evans, British actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Feb 17 Henrietta "Hetty" Beck, Dutch hearing actress (Bouwmeester Award), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Feb 17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
  • Feb 20 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland

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