1907 in Film & Television

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Events in Film & TV

  • Nov 28 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 13 Jeff Morrow [Leslie Irving Morrow], American actor (Robe, Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jan 16 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), born in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada (d. 1995)
  • Jan 20 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress and producer (Masquerade), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)
  • Jan 22 Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (Village by the River), born in Tiel, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Bob Steele [Robert Adrian Bradbury], American actor (Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1988)
  • Jan 23 Dan Duryea, American actor (Pride of the Yankees), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1968)
  • Feb 8 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Feb 14 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)

Person of interestCesar Romero

Feb 15 Cesar Romero, American actor (Batman, Ocean's 11), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

  • Feb 18 Billy Dewolfe, American character actor (Good Morning World), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Feb 20 Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Feb 22 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Feb 22 Sheldon Leonard, American actor, producer and director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Feb 25 Shimen Ruskin, Polish actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), born in Vilna, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • Feb 26 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Mar 3 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • Mar 4 Edgar Barrier, American actor (Phantom of the Opera, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Mar 8 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Mar 11 Jessie Matthews, British actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Mar 12 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), born in Southampton, England (d. 1997)
  • Mar 13 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), born in De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • Mar 15 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Mar 15 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Wheaton, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • Mar 15 Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1981)
  • Mar 18 Betty Compton [Violet Halling Compton], British actress (Too Many Millions), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1944)
  • Mar 19 Kent Smith, American actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Mar 27 Mary Treen, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • Mar 27 Claude Stroud, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ted Knight Show, Duke), born in Kaufman, Texas (d. 1985)
  • Mar 31 Eddie Quillan, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Julia, Hell Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Apr 3 Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • Apr 11 Paul Douglas, American actor (Adventure Theater, Clash by Night), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • Apr 14 Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Apr 19 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tulworth, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • Apr 19 Lina Basquette, American actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie), born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • Apr 21 Beatrice Kay, American singer and actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • May 5 Benny Baker, American actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • May 8 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • May 11 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), born in Nashua, Iowa (d. 1987)

Person of interestKatharine Hepburn

May 12 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)

  • May 22 Harry Ritz [Harold Joachim], American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1986)

Person of interestLaurence Olivier

May 22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

Person of interestJohn Wayne

May 26 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1979)

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  • May 28 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
  • Jun 4 Rosalind Russell, American actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • Jun 15 James Robertson Justice, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Moby Dick), born in Lewisham, London, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 16 Jack Albertson, American actor (Chico and the Man, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • Jun 17 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • Jun 27 John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1991)
  • Jun 27 Valerie Cossart, British actress (Hartmans), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Jul 4 Elliott Sullivan, American actor (The Persuaders!, Fury Below, Sergeant), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jul 14 Annabella [Suzanne G Charpentier], French actress (Dinner at Ritz), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • Jul 16 Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jul 16 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)
  • Jul 19 Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), born in Shoshoni, Wyoming (d. 1972)
  • Jul 21 Ross Alexander, American actor (Boulder Dam, Captain Blood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1937)
  • Aug 3 Adrienne Ames, American actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1947)
  • Aug 3 Irene Tedrow, American actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • Aug 12 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • Aug 16 Mae Clarke, [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Aug 18 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC), born in Sheppey, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 20 Alan Reed, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and voice artist (Fred Flintstone, Lady and the Tramp), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Aug 22 Oliver McGowan, American actor (Banning, Stagecoach), born in Kipling, Alabama (d. 1971)
  • Sep 8 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
  • Sep 9 Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • Sep 12 Joe Lederer, Austrian actress and writer (Drei Tage Liebe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1987)
  • Sep 14 Cecil Brown, news correspondent (CBS)
  • Sep 15 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 2004)
  • Sep 15 Jack Bailey, Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day)
  • Sep 17 Helen Vinson, American actress (Transatlantic Tunnel, In Name Only), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Sep 21 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Sep 26 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 Bernard Miles, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 1991)
  • Sep 28 Ida Turay, Hungarian actress (Deryne, Ida Regenye), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • Sep 29 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), born in Near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Michael Shepley, British actor (Squibs, Dick & the Duchess), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1961)
  • Sep 29 Richard Harkness, Artesian SD, newscaster (Story of the Week, NBC)
  • Oct 1 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Oct 1 Barbara Morrison, English actress (Project Moonbase), born in Weston-Super-Mare (d. 1992)
  • Oct 7 Tutta Rolf, Norwegian actress (Whalers), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1994)
  • Oct 8 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), born in Georgia (d. 1975)
  • Oct 13 Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)
  • Oct 14 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races, Showboat), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Oct 14 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Oct 14 Pert Kelton, American actress (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 1968)
  • Oct 20 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • Oct 28 Lew Parker [Austin Lewis Jacobs], American actor (Are You with It?, That Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • Oct 29 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress, born in Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France (d. 1998)
  • Oct 30 Renzo Cesana, TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy

Person of interestBurgess Meredith

Nov 16 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • Nov 20 Fran Allison, American actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in La Porte City, Iowa (d. 1989)
  • Nov 21 Charles Korvin [Geza Korvin Karpathi], Austrian actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools), born in Piestany, Austria-Hungary (d. 1998)
  • Dec 1 Joel Fluellen, American actor (Porgy and Bess, Burning Cross, Learning Tree), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1990)
  • Dec 10 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Dec 10 Michael Blankfort, American writer/producer/director
  • Dec 16 Barbara Kent, Canadian actress (Lonesome, Flesh and the Devil), born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada (d. 2011)
  • Dec 22 Peggy Ashcroft [Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft], British actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • Dec 25 Mike Mazurki, Austrian actor (Some Like It Hot, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), born in Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • Dec 30 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, Dutch model/singer (Haghezangers)