1918 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York
  • May 11 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
  • Aug 15 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 4 Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

  • Jan 13 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • Jan 13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • Jan 16 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • Jan 21 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), born in Tondo, Manila (d. 1993)
  • Jan 22 Richard Eastham, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22], born in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Jan 24 John McLiam, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Jan 25 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
  • Jan 28 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Le Kremlin-BicĂȘtre, Seine (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 29 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 30 David Opatoshu, American actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 4 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • Feb 5 Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • Feb 5 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Feb 8 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Feb 15 Alan Arbus, American actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Feb 22 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • Feb 28 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England
  • Mar 1 Roger Delgado, English actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • Mar 9 Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), born in Chatham, New York (d. 1999)
  • Mar 14 Dennis Patrick, actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 30 Joseph Allen Jr, actor (Death of a Champion), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 6 Karen [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1967)
  • Apr 7 Peter Aryans, [PCJ Vander], Dutch radio actor (Shoot Out)
  • Apr 7 Ronald Howard, Norwood England, actor (Naked Edge, Africa-Texas Style)
  • Apr 10 Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 14 Mary Healy, American actress ( The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Apr 15 John Baragrey, Haleyville AL, actor (Creeper, Colossus of NY)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 16 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India (d. 2002)

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • Apr 17 Anne Shirley [Dawn Evelyeen Paris], British actress (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Murder My Sweet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 17 William Holden, American actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB), born in O'Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)

  • Apr 20 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)
  • Apr 23 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer
  • Apr 26 Stafford Repp, California, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman, Plunder Road)
  • Apr 27 John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
  • May 1 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 9 Mike Wallace, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • May 12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)
  • May 15 Joseph Wiseman, actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 18 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (d. 2003)
  • May 29 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
  • May 29 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)
  • Jun 3 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help, Hammerhead)
  • Jun 6 Richard Crane, Newcastle Ind, actor (Surfside 6)
  • Jun 8 Robert Preston, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jun 9 Rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat)
  • Jun 10 Barry Morse, actor (Fugitive-Lt Philip Gerard, Winds of War)
  • Jun 12 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Ben Johnson, Foraker Oklahoma, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Bob Carroll, singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, Stranger)
  • Jun 22 Richard Eastham, actor (Not With My Wife) [or Jan 22], born in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Jul 6 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England
  • Jul 8 Craig Stevens [Gail Shikles Jr.], American actor (Craig-Dallas, Peter Gunn), born in Liberty, Missouri (d. 2000)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 14 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2007)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • Jul 15 Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
  • Jul 16 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 23 Bueno de Mesquita Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • Jul 25 Nan Grey [Eschal Miller], American actress (Three Smart Girls, Dracula's Daughters), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Jul 26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 3 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Aug 3 Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • Aug 5 Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • Aug 15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 17 Mort Marshall, American actor (Cully-Dumplings), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 25 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 3 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Sep 5 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, born in Badajoz, Mexico (d. 1992)
  • Sep 14 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • Sep 20 Margaret "Peg" Phillips, American actress (Northern Exposure, ER, Suddenly Susan), born in Everett, Washington (d. 2002)
  • Sep 21 Rand Brooks, actor (Cpl Boone-Rin Tin Tin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 24 Audra Lindley, American actress (Three's Company, The Relic, Ropers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Sep 27 James McCallion, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Sep 29 Don Castle, TX, actor (Born to Speed, Tombstone, Motor Patrol)
  • Oct 7 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)
  • Oct 7 Guido Aristarco, film critic
  • Oct 8 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • Oct 9 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (Zorba the Greek (1964), Sword of the Valiant, The Tenant), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 2000)
  • Oct 13 Jack MacGowran, actor (King Lear, Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 13 Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)
  • Oct 17 Rita Hayworth [Margarita Cansino], American actress (Gilda, Cover Girl, The Lady from Shanghai), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 Bobby Troup, pianist/actor (Emergency, Acapulco), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 20 Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)
  • Oct 23 James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)
  • Oct 23 Mary Jeanette "Peggy" Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • Oct 27 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Nov 3 Dean Riesner, film and television screenwriter (d. 2002)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 4 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • Nov 4 Cameron Mitchell, Dallastown Pa, actor (Buck-High Chaparral)
  • Nov 6 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), born in Bristol, England (d. 1991)
  • Nov 10 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 11 Stubby Kaye, American actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 24 Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)
  • Nov 29 Herb Shriner, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Nov 30 Efren Zimbalist Jr, American actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Dec 10 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Dec 15 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • Dec 22 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 23 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 15 George Alexander [Samson], British actor, theatre producer and manager, dies at 59
  • Aug 12 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), dies of cancer at 46
  • Oct 19 Harold Lockwood, American actor (Tess of the Storm Country), dies from the flu at 31
  • Oct 22 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, Her Great Part), dies from influenza and heart ailment at 27