Lassie in History

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1885-09-17 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1892-03-25 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1895-02-04 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • 1898-06-30 George Chandler, American actor (Fury, Lassie, The Fatal Glass of Beer), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1906-07-02 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), born in York, England (d. 1982)
  • 1907-03-15 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), born in Wheaton, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • 1917-08-26 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
  • 1917-10-23 Robert Bray, American actor (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West), born in Kalispell, Montana (d. 1983)
  • 1925-06-25 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-12-10 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1947-08-08 Larry Wilcox, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950-03-12 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1953-10-08 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1957-07-15 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 1963-06-03 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • 1967-05-18 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • 1981-10-13 Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
  • 1982-06-22 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), dies at 75
  • 1983-01-13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1983-03-07 Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
  • 1983-08-28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
  • 1985-06-10 George Chandler, American actor (Fury, Lassie, The Fatal Glass of Beer), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 1996-02-15 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), dies of a heart attack at 54