The Film Daily lists birthday wishes for December 9th for several performers throughout the 1930's and 1940's whether they were active in Hollywood or not. Not sure if they even checked to see who was still in Hollywood or just kept printing the same information over and over again.
Those listed that have birthdays for December 9th are: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Edward Dowling, Harry Wilson, Bert Sprotte, RM Blummenthal, and Mark Hamilton.
Hamilton left Hollywood in 1929 and returned briefly in the summer of 1930 to film The White Renegade 1931 (on location in New Mexico and CA) and was an extra in Zenobia 1939, but Film Daily continued to give Birthday wishes every December 9th for Hamilton for years even though he was not even there.
Oh well, Happy Birthday to them!
Hamilton would have been 128 years old and Fairbanks, Jr. would have been 118 years old.
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