On This Day

Year 1914 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Nov 6 Jonathan Harris, American actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • Nov 8 Norman Lloyd, American actor, producer and director (Dead Poets Society, Alfred Hitchcock Presents), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Person of interestHedy Lamarr

Nov 9 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Nov 11 Howard Fast, American screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 17 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Nov 23 Roger Avon, British actor (Doctor Who, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), born in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England (d. 1998)
  • Nov 24 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), born in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Nov 25 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • Nov 28 Gertrude Jeannette, African American taxi driver, playwright and film and stage actress (Shaft, Cotton Comes to Harlem), born in Urbana, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • Nov 30 Charles Hawtrey [Hartree], English actor (Carry On films), born in Hounslow, England (d. 1988)
  • Dec 4 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), born in Paris, France (d. 1993)
  • Dec 9 Frances Reid, American actress (Days of Our Lives, The Andromeda Strain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 George "Tiger" Haynes, American jazz musician (The Three Flames) and actor (In the Heat of the Night, The Wiz), born in Frederiksted, St. Croix (d. 1994)
  • Dec 13 Larry Parks [Samuel Lawrence Parks], American actor (The Jolson Story, Love Is Better Than Ever), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1975)
  • Dec 24 Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Dec 26 Richard Widmark, American actor (Madigan, Murder on the Orient Express, Judgement at Nuremberg), born in Sunrise Township, Minnesota (d. 2008)
  • Dec 26 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), born in Trostberg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Dec 28 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1984)
  • Dec 28 Lee Bowman, American actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover, The Impatient Years), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • Dec 30 Bert Parks [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 31 Pat Brady [Robert Ellsworth O'Brady], American actor (The Roy Rogers Show, Man from Music Mountain), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1972)

Deaths in Film & TV