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Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Golden and Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in New York City
  • Mar 25 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
  • May 26 US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
  • Jun 12 "Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Charlie Chaplin begins his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Dec 29 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 111

  • Jan 2 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 2004)

Person of interestLoretta Young

Jan 6 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2000)

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • Jan 6 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jan 7 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), born in Essex, England (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Shirley Ross [Bernice Maude Gaunt], American actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm, Waikiki Wedding), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1975)

Person of interestRichard Nixon

Jan 9 Richard Nixon, 37th US President (Republican 1969-74) and actor, born in Yorba Linda, California (d. 1994)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 15 Lloyd Bridges, American comedic actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 1998)
  • Jan 19 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), born in Talmage, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Jan 24 Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
  • Jan 26 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), born in Nichols, New York, (d. 1996)
  • Jan 29 Victor Mature, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, Samson and Delilah), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • Jan 29 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • Feb 2 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (Soldaten og Jenny, Det gælder os alle), born in Ganløse, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • Feb 6 John Lund, American actor (High Society, Wackiest Ship in the Army), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 10 Philippa Bevans, British actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Feb 10 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Feb 20 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
  • Feb 25 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), born in Saxony, German Empire (d. 1998)
  • Feb 25 James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • Mar 2 Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
  • Mar 2 Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), born in Crossville, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • Mar 4 John Garfield [Jacob Garfinkle], American actor (Four Daughters, Body and Soul), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • Mar 6 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 19690
  • Mar 13 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), born in Athen, Greeces (d. 1985)
  • Mar 15 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof, Thomas en Senior op het spoor van Brute Berend), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • Mar 15 MacDonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Mar 18 Rene Clement, director/writer (Is Paris Burning), born in Bordeaux, France
  • Mar 20 Judith Evelyn [Evelyn Morris], American actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window), born in Seneca, South Dakota (d. 1967)
  • Mar 22 James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Mar 22 Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • Mar 29 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1977)
  • Mar 29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Mar 30 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Mar 30 Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • Apr 4 Rosemary Lane, American actress (An Angel from Texas, 4 Mothers, Harvest Melody), born in Indianola, Iowa (d. 1974)
  • Apr 14 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)

Person of interestH. G. Wells

Apr 16 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), born in London, England (d. 2003)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • Apr 17 Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1980)
  • Apr 17 Richard Travis, American actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • Apr 18 Albert "Al" Hodge, American actor (Captain Video, Green Hornet), born in Ravenna, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1965)
  • Apr 25 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 2009)
  • Apr 29 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster (BBC), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1995)
  • May 1 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • May 1 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • May 4 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal, The Twilight Zone), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • May 6 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • May 8 Sid James [Solomon Joel Cohen], South African-born British character and comedy actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 1976)
  • May 22 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, American actor (The Pilgrim Lady, The Triumph of the Rat), born in Los Angeles County, California (d. 1974)
  • May 25 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)

Person of interestPeter Cushing

May 26 Peter Cushing, English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England (d. 1994)

  • Jun 13 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • Jun 21 Irving Shulman, American author and screenwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jun 25 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • Jun 28 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Edith Heerdegen, German actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jul 8 Walter Kerr, American actor and drama critic (Sad Clowns), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Jul 13 Dave Garroway, TV host (Today Show), born in Schnectady, New York
  • Jul 15 Murvyn Vye [Marvin], American actor (Road to Bali, Bob Cummings Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • Jul 16 Peter Van Eyck [Götz von Eick], German actor (The Longest Day, The Wages of Fear), born in Steinwehr, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Jul 18 Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • Jul 23 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Ruling Class, Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1991)
  • Jul 24 George H. Brown, English film producer (Hotel Sahara), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Albee/Pinter), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland (d. 1995)
  • Aug 3 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1996)
  • Aug 10 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Aug 11 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (Passport to Pimlico, Tot Coq), born in Montréal, Québec, Canada (d. 1976)
  • Aug 12 Kurt Kaszner [Serwicher], Austrian actor (Kiss Me Kate, Lili, Casino Royale), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Aug 19 Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), born in Wembley, England (d. 1994)
  • Aug 24 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1971)
  • Aug 25 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1993)
  • Sep 3 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1964)
  • Sep 5 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), born in Hammond, Indiana (d. 1980)
  • Sep 7 Anthony Quayle, British actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia), born in Ainsdale, Southport, Lancashire (d. 1989)
  • Sep 13 Roy Engle, American writer and actor (The Man from Planet X, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • Sep 19 Frances Farmer, American actress (Son of Fury, Flowing Gold, Among the Living), born in Seattle, Washington (1970)
  • Sep 24 Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), born in Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Sep 29 Trevor Howard, British actor (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), born in Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • Oct 10 Johnny Downs, American actor (The Mad Monster, Coronado, Manhattan Showcase), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Oct 18 Evelyn Venable, American model and actress (Death Takes a Holiday, Columbia Pictures logo), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Oct 20 Barney Phillips [Bernard Philip Ofner], American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • Oct 22 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • Oct 28 Peter Glenville, English stage and screen actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)

Person of interestBurt Lancaster

Nov 2 Burton "Burt" Lancaster, American actor (Apartment, From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

  • Nov 4 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1978)
  • Nov 5 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Person of interestVivien Leigh

Nov 5 Vivien Leigh, English actress (Gone With The Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1967)

Actress Vivien Leigh
Actress
Vivien Leigh
  • Nov 8 Robert Strauss, American actor (Stalag 17, The Seven Year Itch), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Nov 11 Peter Black, TV critic
  • Nov 13 Alexander Scourby, American actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Nov 13 Helen Mack, American actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 20 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), born in Starke, Florida (d. 1983)
  • Nov 21 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy