On This Day

July 1896 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 26 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Doris Lloyd, Irish-American actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1968)
  • Jul 4 Adolph Hallis, South African concert pianist, classical and film score composer, and teacher, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1987)
  • Jul 16 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1932)
  • Jul 19 Juano Hernandez, Puerto Rican stage and film actor (St Louis Blues; Stars In My Crown), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1970)
  • Jul 25 Jack Perrin, American actor, born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1967)
  • Jul 26 Charles Butterworth, American actor (Mad Genius), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • Jul 28 Barbara La Marr [Reatha Watson], American vaudeville and silent film actress (The White Moth), and screenwriter,born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1926)