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


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1. 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. 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 ...

7. 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. Paul Leicester Ford

Writer | Janice Meredith

Great-great-grandson of American lexicographer Noah Webster.

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 ...

11. 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. Julia Ward Howe

Soundtrack | The Manchurian Candidate

She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (in 1907).

15. 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...

16. Edmund Day

Writer | The Roundup

Playwright; active on Broadway from 1902-1909. Day's most famous work, "The Round Up" was revived unsuccessfully as late as 1932.

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 ...

20. Alfred G. Vanderbilt

Self | Coaching for a Record

Alfred G. Vanderbilt was born on October 20, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA as Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. He was married to Margaret Emerson Smith Hollins McKim and Elsie French. He died on May 7, 1915.

22. Byron Ongley

Writer | Brewster's Millions

Started out as a stage actor and manager in stock companies, and then moved into playwriting and producing. Died in an accidental fall from the third floor of the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware, after seeing a play.

23. Blanche Walsh

Actress | Resurrection

Blanche Walsh was born on January 4, 1873 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Resurrection (1912). She died on October 31, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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 ...

26. Florence La Badie

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...

27. 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.

28. Simeon Wiltsie

Actor | A Woman's Power

Simeon Wiltsie was born in 1853 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for A Woman's Power (1916), The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England (1914) and The Pit (1914). He died on January 12, 1918 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

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 ...

31. John Purroy Mitchel

Self | Our Mutual Girl

John Purroy Mitchel was born on July 19, 1879 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Olive Child Mitchel. He died on July 6, 1918 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.

32. Joe Welch

Actor | The Peddler

Joe Welch was born in 1869 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Wolinski. He was an actor, known for The Peddler (1917) and Time Lock No. 776 (1915). He was married to Belle Gold. He died on July 15, 1918 in Groen's Farms, Connecticut, USA.

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.

35. Tessie Harron

Hearts of the World

Tessie Harron was born on February 16, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA as Anna Theresa Harron. She was an actress, known for Hearts of the World (1918). She died on November 9, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. 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.

37. Wayland Trask

Actor | Her Torpedoed Love

Wayland Trask was born on July 16, 1887 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Her Torpedoed Love (1917), A Bedroom Blunder (1917) and Wife and Auto Trouble (1916). He died on November 17, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

39. 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. ...

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 ...

41. Carolyn Lee

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Carolyn Lee was born in 1858 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Anne of Green Gables (1919), The Flight of the Duchess (1916) and It May Be Your Daughter (1916). She died on January 1, 1920 in New York City.

42. 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.

43. John P. Ritter

Writer | Poppy

Novelist, playwright and newspaper writer who passed away at the age of 63.

44. Robert Harron

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

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. ...

48. 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.

49. J. Chauncey Brainerd

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 ...


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