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)

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

Actress Luise Rainer
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 28 Arnold Moss, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 28 John Banner, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 1 Michael Kanin, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year), born in Rochester, New York
  • Feb 3 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 10 Douglas Spencer, actor (Thing, This Island Earth, River of No Return)
  • Feb 10 Joyce Grenfell, British actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • Feb 17 Marc Lawrence, actor (Man With Golden Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Joan Bennett, American actress (Little Women, Disraeli), born in Palisades, New Jersey (d. 1990)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Mar 3 Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)

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

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
  • Mar 12 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Mar 13 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • Mar 16 Norman Wooland, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet)

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Mar 23 Akira Kurosawa, director (7 Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan, (d. 1998)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Mar 24 Richard Conte, actor (4 Just Men, Tony Rome, Hotel), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 28 Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
  • Apr 17 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • Apr 26 Ruan Lingyu [Fenggen], Chinese silent film actress (The Goddess), born in Shanghai (d. 1935)
  • May 4 Mady Alfredo [Maria De Brieder], Flemish actress (Alicia), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • May 8 Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We are Angels, Little Dorrit)
  • 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, TV announcer (Price is Right)
  • May 23 Scatman Crothers, [Benjamin], Terre Haute IN, actor (Zapped, Shining)
  • 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], actor (Hamlet)
  • 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, actor (Roots: Next Generation), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 18 Dick Foran, Flemington NJ, actor (OK Crackerby)
  • Jun 18 E G Marshall, American actor (The Defenders), born in Owatonna Minnesota (d. 1998)

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

Actress Gloria Stuart
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)
  • Jul 27 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), born in Matías Romero, Mexico (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Truus van Aalten [Geertruida van Aalten], Flemish actress (Girl in Blue Hat), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
  • Aug 15 Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (Johnny Angel, A Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Aug 16 Mae Clarke, American actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Aug 25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • Aug 30 Donald Bisset, Dutch children book writer/actor (Battle of the Sexes)
  • 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, Vesinet France, actor (Les Enfants du Paradis)
  • Sep 14 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben-Four Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England
  • 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, Angers Belgium, actor (Every Man is My Enemy)
  • 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, American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Oct 18 Albertus "Bert" Botterman, actor (Bridge Too Far)
  • Oct 23 Hayden Rorke, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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, Canada (d. 1963)
  • Nov 3 Richard Hurndall, British actor (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 1 Joel Fluellen, LA, actor (Burning Cross, Learning Tree)
  • Dec 2 Robert Paige, actor (Colgate Comedy Hour), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dec 7 Rod Cameron, actor (City Detective, State Trooper), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 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, Walters Oklahoma, actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary)
  • Dec 22 Richard Ainley, actor (I Dood 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 31 Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), born in Rigewood, New Jersey
  • 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