Birth Place Matching "New York City, New York, USA" (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
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. 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 ...
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.
10. 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 ...
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...
17. 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.
18. Thornton Cole
Actor | The Fleur-de-Lis Ring
Thornton Cole was born in January 1878 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Fleur-de-Lis Ring (1914), Martin Chuzzlewit (1914) and Pants and Pansies (1912). He died on February 21, 1915 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
19. John Bunny
Actor | Her Old Sweetheart
When John Bunny died the New York Times stated, "The name John Bunny will always be linked to the movies." Little did movie fans of 1915 realize that he would be completely forgotten the next year and completely omitted from many books on silent movies 70-80 years later.
Bunny was the ninth in a ...
24. 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 ...
25. Sydney Ayres
Director | Beyond the City
Handsome, dark wavy-haired leading man who appeared on the New York stage, starred in early silent films (1-3 reelers) as well as directed and wrote scenarios. Worked for various studios including Edison, American, Powers, Rex, Big U (Universal), Laemmle, Nestor and Selig. Still working until the ...
Actress | The Million Dollar Mystery
Early information on Florence La Badie is sketchy. She is thought to have been born in New York City in 1888, and was either taken away from or given up for adoption by her birth mother. Florence was adopted by a married couple named LaBadie, who legally gave the child their last name. Her adoptive...
30. S. Rankin Drew
Director | Who's Your Neighbor?
Silent film actor and director, son of Sidney Drew and his first wife, Mrs. Sidney Drew, and first cousin of actors John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, and Ethel Barrymore. Although his famous parents had hoped for him to choose another career than the theatre and sent him to military school, the ...
34. John H. Collins
Director | Children of Eve
John H. Collins was born on December 31, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as John Hancock Collins. He was a director and writer, known for Children of Eve (1915), Riders of the Night (1918) and Opportunity (1918). He was married to Viola Dana. He died on October 23, 1918 in New York City.
38. Blanche Cornwall
Actress | True Hearts
Blanche Cornwall was born on April 24, 1868 in New York City, New York, USA as Blanche A. Cornwell. She was an actress, known for True Hearts (1913), Hubby Does the Washing (1912) and Hearts Unknown (1912). She died on December 20, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York.
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. ...
40. Sidney Drew
Actor | The Amateur Liar
His mother claimed he was adopted, perhaps because her husband had been away touring for several years before Sidney's birth and was dead before the great event took place. Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and John Barrymore, his niece and nephews, insisted he looked too much like "Mummum" to have ...
44. Robert Harron
Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he was a huge celebrity in his time and graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his heyday, Bobby had everything going for him but died far too young to ...
45. Zelda Crosby
Actress | The Marriage Price
Zelda Crosby was born on August 16, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA as Zelda Schuster. She was an actress and writer, known for The Marriage Price (1919), Wedding Bells (1921) and The Desperate Hero (1920). She died on June 19, 1921 in New York City.
46. 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 ...
47. Virginia Rappe
Actress | Paradise Garden
An actress best known for her death, her controversial demise occurred the day after being discovered in a hotel bedroom during a party that involved a large amount of alcohol consumption. Actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was the last person seen with Rappe before she was found seriously injured. ...
Writer | Too Many Crooks
While watching a movie one snowy night in Washington D. C., journalist and author Chauncey Corey Brainerd and his wife Edith, were both killed when the flat roof of Crandall's Knickerbocker Theatre collapsed under the weight of over two feet of heavy snow. That night the Great Knickerbocker Storm ...
50. James A. Furey
Actor | The Climbers
James A. Furey was a 19th century musical comedy singer and stage manager at the famous New York Casino on Broadway. He played the Marquis in the Casino's original production of "Erminie". He also sang in all of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas produced there. When advancing years robbed him of his ...