1911 in Film & Television

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Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210W 46th St, NYC

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes
  • Nov 27 Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 5 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Jan 6 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1952)
  • Jan 6 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 6 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), born in Bergen, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Butterfly McQueen [Thelma], American actress (Gone With the Wind, Flame of Barbary Coast), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Jan 8 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)
  • Jan 18 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jan 27 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 30 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], US actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Jan 31 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestRonald Reagan

Feb 6 Ronald Reagan, 40th US President (Republican: 1981-89) and actor (Bedtime for Bonzo), born in Tampico, Illinois (d. 2004)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Feb 11 Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive, Dark Alibi, Maryland), born in Fairfield, Iowa (d. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Jean Muir Fullarton, American actress and educator (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family), born in Suffern, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 19 Merle Oberon, British actress (That Uncertain Feeling, Wuthering Heights), born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1979)
  • Feb 20 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1982)
  • Mar 2 William Hansen, American actor (1776, Pinky, Side Street, Homebodies), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1975)
  • Mar 10 Warner Anderson, American actor (The Bubble, Destination Moon, Peyton Place), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 11 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • Mar 14 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], American comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 20 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • Mar 21 John Paxton, screenwriter (On The Beach, Kotch, Farewell My Lovely)
  • Mar 23 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)

Person of interestJoseph Barbera

Mar 24 Joseph Barbera, American animator (Hanna-Barbera - Tom and Jerry), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2006)

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
  • Mar 26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • Mar 29 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), born in Dahlem, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Apr 1 Gunther Rennert, opera director and producer, born in Essen, Germany
  • Apr 2 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 5 Gordon Jones, American character actor (The Green Hornet, Flying Tigers, Abbott & Costello), born in Alden, Iowa (d. 1963)
  • Apr 16 Christine McIntyre, American actress and singer (The Three Stooges, The Rangers' Round-Up), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1984)
  • Apr 23 Simone Simon, French actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 2005)
  • Apr 24 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Apr 27 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), born in Ceylon (d. 1972)
  • May 5 Giles Grangier, film director
  • May 7 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), born in Yamagata, Japan (d. 1993)
  • May 13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • May 15 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • May 17 Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice, Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • May 17 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • May 26 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Goldfield, Nevada (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • May 28 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 30 Douglas Fowley, American actor (Singin' in the Rain, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jun 1 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), born in Talladega, Alabama (d. 1964)
  • Jun 3 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1999)
  • Jun 9 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • Jun 20 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Jun 25 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jul 7 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1996)
  • Jul 8 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Stevens], British actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), born in Finchley, London, England (d. 1990)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

Jul 16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Jul 16 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • Jul 18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Jul 28 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Jul 29 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 3 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • Aug 5 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), born in Filley, Nebraska (d. 1969)

Person of interestLucille Ball

Aug 6 Lucille Ball, American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy, Mame), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1989)

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • Aug 8 Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (Family Matters, The Brother from Another Planet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 9 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • Aug 11 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1965)
  • Aug 12 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1993)
  • Aug 20 Ronald Udell, English production designer (Pinewood Studios), born in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England
  • Aug 22 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Aug 27 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2005)
  • Sep 2 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), born in Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • Oct 3 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), born in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1966)
  • Oct 13 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), born in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2001)
  • Oct 20 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Oct 21 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Oct 27 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), born in Alameda, California (d. 1986)
  • Oct 30 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Jack Rose, screenwriter
  • Nov 10 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Man of La Mancha), born in Kent, England (d. 1989)
  • Nov 11 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), born in Horsforth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 17 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • Nov 17 William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Nov 24 Kirby Grant, American actor (Rustlers Round-Up, Yukon Gold, Sky King), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1985)
  • Nov 30 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • Dec 8 Lee J Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

Dec 9 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

  • Dec 10 Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
  • Dec 17 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Dec 23 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • Dec 25 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist
  • Dec 28 Phani Majumdar, filmmaker
  • Dec 28 Sam Levenson, American humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 7 Actress Mary Pickford (19) weds actor Owen Moore (25)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 11 Actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West