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October 1893 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 6 Earle Hodgins, American film and television fast-talking character actor (Guestward Ho!), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1964)
  • Oct 9 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Oct 14 Lillian Gish, American silent film and stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Ina Claire [Fagan], American actress (Ninotchika), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Oct 20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

Oct 24 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1973)

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper