1910 in Film & Television

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Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 11 1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)
  • Nov 12 1st possible movie stunt: man jumps into the Hudson river from a burning balloon

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 1 Russell "Russ" Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster, It Conquered the World), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • Jan 5 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Jan 8 Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], American actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)

Person of interestLuise Rainer

Jan 12 Luise Rainer, German-American actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2014)

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • Jan 12 Patsy Kelly, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jan 18 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), born in Camberwell, London (d. 1995)
  • Jan 20 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • Jan 26 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 Arnold Moss, American actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Feb 1 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1993)
  • Feb 3 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 3 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (The Sting, Witness, Sleepaway Camp), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • Feb 10 Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • Feb 10 Joyce Grenfell, British actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • Feb 17 Marc Lawrence [Max Goldsmith], American character actor (Man With Golden Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (El Dorado, Big Sky, Apache Uprising), born in Gravelly, Arkansas (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27 Joan Bennett, American actress (Little Women, Disraeli), born in Palisades, New Jersey (d. 1990)

Person of interestDavid Niven

Mar 1 David Niven, British actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

  • Mar 3 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1990)
  • Mar 5 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba), born in Portaferry, Ireland (d. 1995)

Person of interestClaire Trevor

Mar 8 Claire Trevor [Wemlinger], American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • Mar 12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • Mar 13 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • Mar 16 Norman Wooland, British character actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1989)

Person of interestAkira Kurosawa

Mar 23 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan (d. 1998)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Mar 24 Richard Conte, American actor (The Godfather, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • Mar 28 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • Apr 17 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (Man of a Thousand Faces), born in Perth, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Apr 26 Ruan Lingyu [Fenggen], Chinese silent film actress (The Goddess), born in Shanghai (d. 1935)
  • May 3 Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • May 4 Mady Alfredo [Maria De Brieder], Flemish actress (Alicia), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • May 12 Gordon Jenkins, Webster Grove Mo, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • May 15 Constance Cummings, American soprano and actress (John & Julie, 7 Sinners, Glamour), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2005)
  • May 22 Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer (The Price is Right), born in Windom, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • May 23 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor (Begin the Beguine), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • May 23 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • May 28 Rachel Kempson, British actress (Captive Heart), born in Dartmouth, Devon, England (d. 2003)
  • May 30 Inge Meysel, German actress (None, Ida Rogalski), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jun 3 Paulette Goddard [Marion Levy], American actress (Great Dictator), born in Whitestone Landing, Long Island (d. 1990)
  • Jun 6 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Jun 9 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1990)
  • Jun 13 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Ilona Massey, actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Jun 18 Avon Long, American actor (Roots: Next Generation, The Sting, Harry and Tonto), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1984)
  • Jun 18 John Nicholas "Dick" Foran, American actor (OK Crackerby, Fort Apache, Winners of the West), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • Jun 18 E G Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), born in Owatonna Minnesota (d. 1998)

Person of interestGloria Stuart

Jul 4 Gloria Stuart, American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • Jul 10 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 Irene Hervey, American actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)

Person of interestWilliam Hanna

Jul 14 William Hanna, American animator (Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (d. 2001)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Jul 27 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), born in Matías Romero, Mexico (d. 2016)
  • Aug 1 Walter Scharf, American film composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2003)
  • Aug 2 Truus van Aalten [Geertruida van Aalten], Flemish actress (Girl in Blue Hat), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Aug 2 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)
  • Aug 4 Anita Page, American silent screen actress (Our Dancing Daughters), born in Flushing, Queens (d. 2008)
  • Aug 8 Sylvia Sidney [Sophia Kosow], American actress (Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1999)

Person of interestJane Wyatt

Aug 12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Aug 15 Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (Johnny Angel, A Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Aug 16 Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Aug 30 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), born in Brentford, Middlesex, England (d. 1995)
  • Sep 3 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Gella Allaert, Flemish actress (La Round), born in Oostende, Belgium (d. 2002)
  • Sep 8 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), born in Le Vésinet, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Jack Hawkins, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • Sep 19 Margaret Lindsay, American actress (Take a Guess), born in Dubuque, Iowa (d. 1981)
  • Sep 19 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Sep 24 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1976)
  • Sep 27 Eve March, American actress (Curse of the Cat People), born in Fresno, California (d. 1974)
  • Sep 29 Virginia Bruce, American actress (Action in Arabia), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1982)
  • Oct 8 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Oct 22 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Oct 23 Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, When Worlds Collide), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Oct 27 Fred de Cordova, American film and TV producer (Tonight Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Oct 27 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba (d. 1963)
  • Nov 3 Richard Hurndall, British actor (Doctor Who, The Inheritors, It's Murder But Is It Art), born in Darlington, Durham, England (d. 1984)
  • Nov 14 Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (Love That Bob, That Girl), born in Prescott Arizona (d. 2001)
  • Nov 26 Cyril Cusack, South African actor (Day of the Jackal, Fahrenheit 451), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • Dec 2 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • Dec 7 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1983)
  • Dec 10 Jill Summers, British actress (Agatha Coronation Street), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1997)
  • Dec 13 Lillian Roth [Rutstein],American singer and actress (Animal Crackers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • Dec 13 Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), born in Walters, Oklahoma (d. 1971)
  • Dec 22 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), born in Middlesex, England
  • Dec 24 Betty Ann Davies, British actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England (d. 1955)
  • Dec 24 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 25 Marguerite Churchill, American actress (Dracula's Daughter, Big Trail), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • Dec 26 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • Dec 30 Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi)
  • Dec 31 Richard "Dick" Kollmar, American actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), born in Rigewood, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Dec 31 Roy Rowland, film director

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

May 8 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (27) weds first wife Blanche Lasky

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn