On This Day

1917 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 11 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York
  • Jun 8 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1917

  • Jul 2 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), dies at 64
  • Oct 13 Florence La Badie, American silent film actress, dies of injuries from automobile accident at 29
  • Oct 17 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
  • Dec 17 Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler, dies at 40