On This Day

April 1898 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 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 bass-baritone singer ("Old Man River"), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Apr 12 Alice "Lily" Pons, French-American coloratura soprano opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1931-60) 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, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), born in Deanston, Stirling, Scotland (d. 1972)