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1905 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 18 Frank Wedekind's play "Hidalla oder Sein und Haben" (Hidalla, or Being and Having) premieres in Munich

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1905

  • Mar 26 Maurice Barrymore [Herbert Blythe], Indian-born British actor and patriarch of the Barrymore family, dies from syphilis at 55
  • Oct 13 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895) and the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, dies at 67
  • Oct 28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies