October 1900 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 2 Barton Yarborough, American radio and screen actor (One Man's Family; Dragnet), born in Goldthwaite, Texas (d. 1951)

Coco the ClownCoco the Clown (1900-1974)

Oct 2 Russian-born British clown famous in the mid-20th century, born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire

  • Oct 4 Robert Shayne [Shaen Dawe], American stage and screen character actor (Invaders from Mars; The Adventures of Superman; Tora! Tora! Tora!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1992)
  • Oct 9 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)

Helen HayesHelen Hayes (1900-1993)

Oct 10 American actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday), and 1st female EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Oct 15 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • Oct 16 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1969)
  • Oct 17 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1991)
  • Oct 22 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1940)
  • Oct 26 Mark Sandrich [Goldstein], American film director, writer and producer (The Gay Divorcee; Top Hat; Holiday Inn), born in New York City (d. 1945)