1912 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 29 Frank Wedekind's play "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin
  • May 8 Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
  • May 18 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
  • Jul 31 US government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship)
  • Sep 23 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released "Cohen Collects a Debt"

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1912

  • Mar 1 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • Mar 15 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), dies at 58
  • Jun 9 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
  • Sep 1 Samuel "Sam" van Beem, Flemish actor (Fanfan la Tulipe), dies at 62