Birth Month Day of 04-02 (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)
Writer | Les aventures de Casanova
Born to acting parents, Casanova was a sickly child and was raised almost entirely by his grandmother. As a young man, he went to Padua to board with a Doctor Gozzi, and fell in love with Gozzi's younger sister, Bettina. After learning his first lessons about women, Casanova set out as an ...
Writer | The Red Shoes
H.C. Andersen was born in 1805. His father (Hans Andersen) was a poor shoemaker and his mother a washerwoman. The family did not have a permanent address until 1807. The family lived for the first time together at Munkemøllestræde. The father worked as an independent shoemaker, with a workshop in ...
Léon Gambetta was born on April 2, 1838 in Cahors, France. He died on December 31, 1882 in Ville d'Avray, France.
6. Émile Zola
Writer | Bakjwi
Émile Zola was born on April 2, 1840, in Paris, France. His father was an Italian engineer. Young Zola studied at the Collége Bourbon in Provence, where his schoolmate and friend was Paul Cezanne. In 1858 Zola returned to Paris and became a student at the Lycée Saint-Louis, from which he graduated ...
Actress | Democracy
Mrs. Hubert Willis was born on April 2, 1860 in Bow, London, England as Harriet Annie Godfrey. She was an actress, known for Democracy (1918), The Lonely Lady of Grosvenor Square (1922) and A Sailor Tramp (1922). She was married to Hubert Willis. She died on August 13, 1950 in New Malden, Surrey, ...
10. Chung Ling Soo
American-born who adopted the persona of a Chinese master conjurer and was for many years believed to be a 'genuine oriental'. Robinson was a former apprentice mechanic and metal worker, before breaking into the variety theatre circuit as "Robinson, the Man of Mystery". As "Chung Ling Soo", he ...
14. Eugen Sandow
Self | Ringkämpfer
Sandow was already a great admirer of Greek and Roman statues of gladiators and mythical heroes when his father took him to Italy as a boy. By the time he was 19, he was already performing strongman stunts in side shows. The legendary Florenz Ziegfeld saw the young strongman and hired him for his ...
18. Joseph W. Girard
Actor | Captain Midnight
Joseph W. Girard was born on April 2, 1871 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Captain Midnight (1942), Social Error (1935) and Beloved Jim (1917). He died on August 21, 1949 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Alexander Moissi
Actor | Die Königsloge
Alexander Moissi was born on April 2, 1879 in Trieste, Austria-Hungary as Aleksandër Moisiu. He was an actor and director, known for Die Königsloge (1929), Figaros Hochzeit (1920) and Der junge Goethe (1919). He was married to Johanna Terwin and Marie Urfus. He died on March 23, 1935 in Lugano...
29. Frank Royde
Actor | Around the World in 80 Days
Frank Royde was born on April 2, 1882 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England as Frank William Howroyd. He was an actor, known for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960) and After Office Hours (1932). He died on October 28, 1962 in Paddington, London, England.
33. Charles McAvoy
Actor | Badge of Honor
Charles McAvoy was born on April 2, 1885 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Frederick McAvoy. He was an actor, known for Badge of Honor (1934), Shoot the Works (1934) and Public Enemies (1941). He died on April 20, 1953 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
34. Reginald Barker
Director | The Iron Strain
Canadian-born (Winnipeg) Reginald Barker moved with his family to Scotland shortly after he was born, and they eventually emigrated to the US, settling in California. Bitten by the show-business bug early, Barker was acting in plays by age 16, and then joined up with a traveling stock company as ...
37. Christel Holch
Actress | Spejlets Spaadom
Christel Holch was born on April 2, 1887 in Aalborg, Denmark as Christel Julie Emanuela Frost. She was an actress, known for Spejlets Spaadom (1916), Den lille hornblæser (1909) and Vaadeskudet (1916). She was married to Jacob Jørgen Jacobsen and Jens Augustus Holch. She died on March 8, 1969.
40. Ira H. Morgan
Cinematographer | Modern Times
Ira H. Morgan was born on April 2, 1889 in Fort Ross, California, USA. He is known for his work on Modern Times (1936), Fury of the Congo (1951) and The Sea Bat (1930). He was married to Rena Carlton. He died on April 10, 1959 in San Rafael, California.
41. James R. Gregson
Writer | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
James R. Gregson was born on April 2, 1889 in Brighouse, Yorkshire, England as James Richard Gregson. He was a writer and actor, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Way of an Angel (1959) and Sing As We Go! (1934). He was married to Florence Gregson. He died on November 3, 1981 in ...
46. Aleko Lilius
Aleko Lilius was born on April 2, 1890 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He was an actor and writer, known for Venusta etsimässä eli erään nuoren miehen ihmeelliset seikkailut (1919). He died on May 24, 1977.
47. George Robinson
Cinematographer | Slave Girl
George Robinson was born on April 2, 1890 in California, USA as George H. Robinson. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Slave Girl (1947), Drums of the Congo (1942) and Crazy Frolic (1953). He died on August 30, 1958 in Los Angeles, California.
49. Jack Buchanan
Actor | The Sky's the Limit
Born in Scotland, Jack Buchanan made his stage acting debut in Britain in 1912, and on Broadway in 1924. Though he made his film debut in 1917 during the silent film era, Buchanan is probably best remembered for The Band Wagon (1953), co-starring with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, ...