1898 in Film & Television

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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 7 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 Vilma Bánky, Austrian silent screen actress (The Eagle, Rebel), born in Nagydorog, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Jan 14 Helen Flint, American actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • Jan 16 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • Jan 21 John George [Tufei Fatella], Syrian actor (Black Orchids, Don Juan, Adventures of Fu Manchu), born in Aleppo, Syria (d. 1968)
  • Jan 23 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), born in Orange County, Virginia (d. 1987)
  • Feb 2 Josephina Johanna "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Feb 10 Judith Anderson [Frances Margaret Anderson], Australian actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1992)
  • Feb 10 Robert Keith [Rolland Keith Richey], American actor (Guys and Dolls, The Wild One, Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One), born in in Fowler, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • Feb 12 Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), born in Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1966)
  • Feb 15 Totò [Antonio Clemente], Italian actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri) commonly referred to as the most popular Italian comedian of all time, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1867)
  • Feb 16 Katharine Cornell, German actress (Barretts of Wimpole St), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1974)
  • Feb 18 K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • Feb 28 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Mar 10 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Gish, American film actress (Orphans of the Storm), born in Massillon, Ohio (d. 1968)
  • Mar 13 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1973)
  • Mar 23 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • Mar 30 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), born in Kensington, London (d. 1993)
  • Apr 1 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], American actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Apr 4 Agnes Ayres [Hinkle], American actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea), born in Carbondale, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • Apr 6 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Apr 9 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Apr 12 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)
  • Apr 14 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • Apr 15 Marian Jordan, American actress, radio comedienne (Molly-Fibber McGee & Molly), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Apr 19 Constance Talmadge, American comedienne and actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • Apr 26 John Grierson, documentary filmmaker
  • May 15 "Arletty" Arlette-léonie Bathiat, French actress (Maxime), born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1992)
  • May 22 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)
  • May 23 Frank McHugh, american actor (Going My Way, Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • May 23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jun 6 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1987)
  • Jun 10 Virginia Valli [McSweeney], American actress (Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Jun 30 George Chandler, American actor (Fury, Lassie, The Fatal Glass of Beer), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 1985)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Jul 4 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1965)
  • Jul 8 Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1972)
  • Jul 14 Ivan Triesault [Johann Constantin Treisalt], Russian actor (Cry of the Werewolf, Black Parachute), born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • Jul 18 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • Jul 27 Lena Amsel, Russian actress (Love Tragedy), born in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • Jul 28 Lawrence Gray, American actor, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • Aug 8 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice, King Lear), born in Chania, Crete, Greece (d. 1990)
  • Aug 12 Oscar Homolka, Hungarian actor (Sabotage, The Seven Year Itch, Ball of Fire, I Remember Mama), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1978)
  • Aug 13 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Aug 22 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), born in Verdun, France (d. 1975)
  • Aug 29 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1959)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
  • Sep 1 Marilyn Miller [Renolds], American actress (Sunny) and wife of Jack Pickford, born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1936)
  • Sep 8 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Sep 10 Bessie Love, American actress (Broadway Melody, Children of Damned), born in Midland, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Sep 22 Katherine Alexander, American actress, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • Sep 30 Renée Adorée [Jeanne de la Fontein], French actress (The Big Parade), born in Lille, Nord, France (d. 1933)
  • Oct 3 Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)
  • Oct 14 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), born in Bagoe, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • Oct 18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Oct 18 Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1974)
  • Nov 8 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (The Marriage Circle, The Racket), born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada (d. 1937)
  • Nov 14 Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Rod La Rocque, American actor (The Ten Commandments), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Dec 6 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), born in Atwood, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • Dec 20 Irene [Marie] Dunne, American actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1990)