Birth Place Matching "New York City, New York, USA" (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)


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2. Washington Irving

Writer | Sleepy Hollow

Pictured on the 1¢ US postage stamp in the Famous American/Authors series, issued 29 January 1940.

3. Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on May 27, 1794 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Francis Crawford and Sophia Johnson. He died on January 4, 1877 in New York City.

5. Julia Ward Howe

Soundtrack | The Manchurian Candidate

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

6. Herman Melville

Writer | The Enigma of Benito Cereno

Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Enigma of Benito Cereno, Moby Dick and The Sea Beast (1926). He was married to Elizabeth Shaw. He died on September 28, 1891 in New York City.

8. Henry James

Writer | What Maisie Knew

Henry James was born 15 April 1843, to a wealthy family. He was born in New York, New York USA. His parents were Henry James Sr. and Mary Robertson Walsh; He had one brother William James (January 11 1842-August 26 1910) and one sister Alice James. When Henry James was a young boy he would enjoy ...

9. Alfred Wagstaff

Self | Our Mutual Girl

Alfred Wagstaff was born on March 21, 1844 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on October 2, 1921 in Babylon, Suffolk, New York.

10. John Dalzell

Self | President McKinley Taking the Oath

John Dalzell was born on April 19, 1845 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on October 2, 1927 in Altadena, California, USA.

11. James R. Waite

Actor | Cleopatra

James R. Waite was born on June 22, 1845 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Cleopatra (1912), None But the Brave Deserve the Fair (1912) and On the Pupil of His Eye (1912). He was married to Virginia Dormer. He died on November 9, 1913 in New York City.

12. George Siler

Self | The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight

George Siler was born on September 23, 1846 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on June 13, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

13. Henry F. Downing

Writer | A Daughter of the Congo

Born on Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village, Henry Francis Downing was a member of a prominent African American family of New York City. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War, Henry Downing traveled the world, stopping in the West African country of Liberia for several years...

14. Robert A. Van Wyck

Self | Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles

Robert A. Van Wyck was born on July 20, 1849 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Anderson Van Wyck. He died on November 14, 1918 in Paris, France.

15. Emma Lazarus

Writer | American Experience

Poet Emma Lazarus was born into a wealthy family in New York City on July 22, 1849. Her first book of poems, "Poems and Translations", was published in 1867, when she was just 18. Renowned author Ralph Waldo Emerson was impressed with her work and praised it, and her next book, "Admetus and Other ...

17. Dore Davidson

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Dore Davidson was born on October 16, 1851 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), Welcome Stranger (1924) and Grit (1924). He died on March 7, 1930 in New York City.

18. August Belmont Jr.

Self | Our Mutual Girl

August Belmont Jr. was born on February 18, 1853 in New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Eleanor Robson Belmont and Elizabeth Hamilton Morgan. He died on December 10, 1924 in Manhattan, New York City.

19. Ralph Delmore

Actor | The Conquest of Canaan

Ralph Delmore was born on December 18, 1853 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Conquest of Canaan (1916), The Cynic (1914) and The Stolen Heart (1913). He was married to Gertrude Daws (actress 1874-1916) and Angy Griffith (actress 1857-1888). He died on ...

20. C. Oliver Iselin

Self | Mr. and Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin

C. Oliver Iselin was born on June 8, 1854 in New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Hope Iselin and Frances Garner. He died on January 1, 1932 in Brookville, New York.

21. James Allen Bland

Soundtrack | The Back-up Plan

James Bland was an African-American musician and composer who wrote many songs about the American South for use in minstrel shows. His most famous was Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (1878), which became the official State Song of Virginia, being retired in 1997 due to racial controversies. Bland was...

22. Thomas Commerford

Actor | Frauds

Thomas Commerford was born on August 1, 1855 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Frauds (1915), Graustark (1915) and The White Sister (1915). He died on February 17, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

23. Thomas F. Fallon

Writer | While New York Sleeps

Thomas F. Fallon was born on September 8, 1855 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for While New York Sleeps (1920), The Last Warning (1928) and The Bootleggers (1922). He died on June 19, 1930 in New York.

24. Edgar Saltus

Writer | The Paliser Case

American novelist Edgar Evertson Saltus was born in New York City in 1855. His family had been in New York City for quite some time--his ancestor, Adm. Kornelis Evertson of the Dutch Navy, had led the expedition that captured New York from the British in 1673.

Saltus got his schooling in New York ...

25. Frances Turner

Actress | The Price of Big Bob's Silence

Frances Turner was born on June 10, 1856 in New York City, New York, USA as Frances Louise Bowles. She was an actress, known for The Price of Big Bob's Silence (1912). She was married to William Turner. She died on February 8, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. Frank Losee

Actor | The Old Homestead

Frank Losee was born on June 12, 1856 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Old Homestead (1915), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917) and Sinners (1920). He was married to Marion Elmore. He died on November 14, 1937 in Yonkers, New York.

27. Thomas Jefferson

Actor | The Missing Links

Thomas Jefferson was born on September 10, 1856 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Lockyer Jefferson. He was an actor, known for The Missing Links (1916), Tarzan of the Apes (1918) and Rip Van Winkle (1914). He was married to Daisy Jefferson and Eugenia Paul. He died on April 2, 1932 in ...

28. Robert Hilliard

Writer | The Avalanche

Robert Hilliard was born on May 28, 1857 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Cochran Hilliard. He was a writer and actor, known for The Avalanche (1915), The Ex-Convict (1904) and Artistic Interference (1916). He was married to Olga Everard Williams, Nellie R. W. Murphy and Cora Bell. He died...

29. Edgar Smith

Writer | Old Dutch

Father: Edgar Medad Smith; Mother: Amanda D. McPhail.

30. Gus Hill

Writer | McFadden's Flats

Gus Hill was a producer of popular theatricals in the late 19th and early 20th century. Primarily known for producing "cartoon theatricals" (mostly musical adaptations of comic strips) from the 1890s through the 1920s. Known for his productions of Yellow Kid shows as well as adaptations of Mutt & ...

31. DeWolf Hopper Sr.

Actor | Don Quixote

Best-known for performing the most popular baseball poem, "Casey at the Bat." Filmed as one of the first talkies, 5 years before The Jazz Singer (1927), Casey at the Bat (1922), was included in Ken Burns' Baseball (1994). Hopper, a fervent New York Giant fan, first performed the then-unknown poem ...

32. Theodore Roosevelt

Writer | Arena

Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Roosevelt Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Arena (2016), Simple Gifts (1977) and Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation (1917). He was married to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway Lee. ...

33. Dion Boucicault Jr.

Actor | Masks and Faces

Dion Boucicault Jr. was born on May 23, 1859 in New York City, New York, USA as Dionysius George Boucicault. He was an actor, known for Masks and Faces (1917). He was married to Irene Vanbrugh. He died on June 25, 1929 in Hurley, Buckinghamshire, England.

34. Joseph Holland

Actor | Back to Primitive

Joseph Holland was born on December 20, 1859 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Jefferson Holland. He was an actor and writer, known for Back to Primitive (1913), Rustic Hearts (1913) and Jim's Reward (1913). He died on September 25, 1926 in New York City.

35. Edward Connelly

Actor | The Devil

American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The ...

36. Louis Stern

Actor | Eye for Eye

Louis Stern was born on January 10, 1860 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Eye for Eye (1918), The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns (1919) and The Great Romance (1919). He was married to Peggy Ward. He died on February 15, 1941 in ...

37. Edward MacDowell

Soundtrack | The Liberace Show

Born in New York City in 1861, pianist/composer Edward MacDowell formally studied music at an early age. He went to Paris, France, at age 15 and attended the world-famous Conservatoire. Two years later he left France and traveled to Germany, where he studied at the Frankfurt Conservatory. He found ...

38. Augustus Yorke

Actor | A Just Deception

Augustus Yorke was born on February 14, 1861 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for A Just Deception (1917), The Grit of a Jew (1917) and The Tailor of Bond Street (1916). He died on December 27, 1939.

39. Anne Harriman-Vanderbilt

Self | Mutual Weekly, No. 2

Anne Harriman-Vanderbilt was born on February 17, 1861 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Harriman. She was married to William Kissam Vanderbilt, Lewis Morris Rutherfurd Jr. and Samuel Stevens Sands Jr. She died on April 20, 1940 in New York City.

40. Adolph Lestina

Actor | The Girl Who Stayed at Home

Adolph Lestina was born on February 26, 1861 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Girl Who Stayed at Home (1919), A Wreath of Orange Blossoms (1911) and The Last Deal (1910). He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Rice (aka Bessie Lea Lestina, actress). He died in 1940.

41. Mrs. William Bechtel

Actress | A Heroic Rescue

Mrs. William Bechtel was born on June 12, 1861 in New York City, New York, USA as Jennie Cecilia Ahlstrom. She was an actress, known for A Heroic Rescue (1913), The Birth of the Star Spangled Banner (1914) and Abe Gets Even with Father (1911). She was married to William Bechtel. She died on October...

42. Hal Wilson

Actor | Sundown

Hal Wilson was born on October 2, 1861 in New York City, New York, USA as Howard Wilson. He was an actor, known for Sundown (1924), Indian Romeo and Juliet (1912) and Rob Roy (1913). He was married to Ethel Harbord. He died on May 22, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Edith Wharton

Writer | The Age of Innocence

Awarded an honorary doctorate by Yale University.

44. Edward Elkas

Actor | The Blue Bird

Edward Elkas was born on February 8, 1862 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Elkas Hirsch. He was an actor, known for The Blue Bird (1918), Les Misérables (1917) and The Strange Story of Sylvia Gray (1914). He was married to Helene Soltesz. He died on December 17, 1933 in St. Albans, ...

45. George B. Cortelyou

Self | McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio

George B. Cortelyou was born on July 26, 1862 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on October 23, 1940 in Long Island City, New York.

46. Robert A. King

Soundtrack | The Year of Living Dangerously

Songwriter ("Beautiful Ohio", "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream") and composer, educated in public schools. He was a staff composer for Leo Feist and then for Shapiro and Bernstein between 1908 and 1932, and also appeared in vaudeville. Joining ASCAP in 1920, his chief musical ...

47. James W. Blake

Blonde Venus

Songwriter ("The Sidewalks of New York") and author, educated in New York public schools, he was a hat salesman before becoming a songwriter. Joining ASCAP in 1933, his chief musical collaborator was Charles Lawlor. His other songs include "The Best in the House Is None Too Good for Reilly", "I Did...

48. Henry Carson Clarke

Actor | Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford

Henry Carson Clarke was born on January 13, 1863 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1916).

49. Eugene O'Rourke

Actor | Within the Law

Eugene O'Rourke was born on July 28, 1863 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Within the Law (1917). He died on October 30, 1917 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

50. Booth Conway

Actor | Westward Ho!

Booth Conway was born on August 10, 1863 in New York City, New York, USA as Frederick Seymour Conway. He was an actor, known for Westward Ho! (1919), Tense Moments from Great Plays (1922) and The Valley of Fear (1916). He died in 1939 in Wandsworth, London, England.


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