Birth Date between 1857-01-01 and 1857-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Joseph Conrad

Writer | Sabotage

Joseph Conrad was born in Berdichev, Kiev Province, now the Ukraine, to Polish parents Apollo Korzeniowski and Ewa Bobrowska. His father was a political activist and he and his family were exiled after he was suspected of involvement with revolutionary activities. Conrad had no friends as a child ...

2. Edward Elgar

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Edward Elgar was born on June 2, 1857, in Broadheath, near Worcester, where his father named William Elgar, was a music shop owner and a piano technician. Elgar was the fourth of six children. He was self-taught in all musical instruments, that were at his disposal in his father's shop, and he ...

3. Kate Lester

Actress | The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Kate Lester was born on June 12, 1857 in Souldham Trope, England. She was an actress, known for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), His Royal Highness (1918) and The Gay Lord Quex (1919). She died on October 12, 1924 in Hollywood, California, USA.

4. Émile Cohl

Director | L'agent de poche

Pioneering animator Emile Cohl was born Emile Eugène Jean Louis Courtet in Paris, France, in 1857. He began his career as a caricaturist, cartoonist and writer in his 20s, and in 1908 he was hired by the Gaumont film company as a writer. He soon also became a director, turning out comedies and ...

5. William V. Ranous

Actor | Treasure Island

William V. Ranous was born on March 12, 1857 in New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Treasure Island (1913), Othello (1908) and Julius Caesar (1908). He was married to Doris Thompson. He died on April 1, 1915 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

6. Frank Currier

Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Frank Currier was born in Norwich, Connecticut on 4 September 1857 and died on 22 April 1928 in Hollywood, California (blood poisoning).He was once anointed "the dean of cinema actors" by Photoplay magazine. He was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 133 films between ...

7. William Howard Taft

Actor | The President's Pardon

William Howard Taft is the 27th president of the United States (1909-1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921-1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by ...

8. John C. Rice

Actor | The Kiss

John C. Rice was born on April 7, 1857 in Beaverkill, New York, USA as John C. Hilburg. He was an actor, known for The Kiss (1896) and The Kleptomaniacs (1900). He was married to Sally Cohen. He died on June 5, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

9. Charles Miller

Director | At the Mercy of Men

Charles Miller was born in 1857 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA. He was a director and actor, known for At the Mercy of Men (1918), The Ghosts of Yesterday (1918) and The Hater of Men (1917). He died on November 14, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA.

10. Henrik Pontoppidan

Writer | Thora van Deken

Henrik Pontoppidan was born on July 24, 1857 in Fredericia, Denmark. He was a writer, known for Thora van Deken (1920), A Fortunate Man (2018) and A Fortunate Man (2018). He was married to Antoinette Kofoed and Mette Marie Hansen. He died on August 21, 1943 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

11. Frederick Vroom

Actor | The General

Frederick Vroom was born on November 11, 1857 in Clement, Nova Scotia, Canada as Frederic William Vroom. He was an actor and director, known for The General (1926), The Navigator (1924) and The Great Lover (1920). He was married to Florence. He died on June 24, 1942 in Hollywood, California, USA.

12. Lydia Yeamans Titus

Actress | A Romance of Happy Valley

Lydia Yeamans Titus was born on December 12, 1857 in Tasman Sea, Australia as Lydia Annie Yeamans. She was an actress, known for A Romance of Happy Valley (1919), David Garrick (1916) and His Nibs (1921). She was married to Frederick Titus. She died on December 29, 1929 in Glendale, California, USA.

13. Clarence Darrow

Actor | From Dusk to Dawn

Generally considered to be the most brilliant legal mind in the history of American jurisprudence, Clarence Seward Darrow was born in Kinsma, OH, in 1857, the son of a failed minister who became a furniture-store owner and an intellectual but religiously puritanical mother. In 1873 he attended ...

14. Judd Green

Actor | Chu-Chin-Chow

Judd Green was born in 1857 in Clerkenwell, London, England as Richard James Judd Green. He was an actor, known for Chu-Chin-Chow (1923), General John Regan (1921) and The Resident Patient (1921). He died in 1932 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

15. Harry L. Rattenberry

Actor | Oliver Twist

Harry L. Rattenberry was born on December 14, 1857 in Sacramento, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Oliver Twist (1916), With Father's Help (1915) and All in the Same Boat (1915). He died on December 9, 1925 in Hollywood, California.

17. Emerson Hough

Writer | The Broken Coin

American novelist Emerson Hough was born in Newton, IA, in 1857. After graduating from Newton High School in 1875 he attended the University of Iowa, attaining a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1880. He later studied law and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1882, which was also the year in which ...

20. Armand Numès

Director | Le père Goriot

Armand Numès was born on July 7, 1857 in Paris, France as Armand Judas Nunès. He was an actor and director, known for Le père Goriot (1910), La rente viagère de Monsieur Trompe-la-Mort (1909) and The Six-Legged Sheep (1910). He died on May 2, 1933 in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine...

21. George Backus

Actor | The Third Degree

George Backus was born on June 15, 1857 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Third Degree (1919), The Gamblers (1919) and National Red Cross Pageant (1917). He was married to Louise Salather. He died on May 22, 1939 in Merrick, Long Island, New York, USA.

22. Joseph Pujol

Joseph Pujol was born in 1857 in Marseille, France. He died in 1945.

23. Hermann Sudermann

Writer | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

German playwright and novelist Hermann Sudermann was born into a poor family in Matziken, East Prussia, in 1857. His father was a brewer and descended from a line of very strict fundamentalist Mennonite Christians; one of his ancestors, Daniel Sudermann, was a Protestant clergyman who played a ...

24. Effie I. Canning

Soundtrack | Atlantic City

Published "Rock-A-Bye Baby" under the name Effie Canning because she was afraid her father might not approve. Canning was her grandmother's last name.

26. Robert Baden-Powell

Actor | Boy Scouts Be Prepared

Robert Baden-Powell was born on February 22, 1857 in London, England as Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell. He was an actor, known for Boy Scouts to the Rescue (1917), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Boys of the Otter Patrol (1918). He was married to Olave Soames. He died on January 8, 1941 in Nyeri,...

27. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Writer | Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was born on September 17, 1857 in Izhevskoye, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire as Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky. He is known for his work on Cosmic Journey (1936). He died on September 19, 1935 in Kaluga, Moscow Oblast, RSFSR, USSR.

28. James May

It Happened in Hollywood

James May was born on April 8, 1857 in Dundee, Scotland as James C. May. He was an actor, known for It Happened in Hollywood (1937). He died on August 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Marie von Buelow

Actress | Eugen Onegin

Marie von Buelow was born on February 12, 1857 as Marie Schanzer. She was an actress, known for Eugen Onegin (1919), Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (1918) and Emerald of Death (1919). She died on August 30, 1941 in Berlin, Germany.

30. Frank Clark

Actor | The Spoilers

Frank Clark was born on December 22, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Spoilers (1914), The Light of Western Stars (1918) and The Lone Star Ranger (1923). He died on April 10, 1945 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Iisakki Lattu

Actor | Kihlaus

Iisakki Lattu was born on August 21, 1857 in Kolpino, St. Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Kihlaus (1922) and Kihlauskylpylä (1924). He was married to Josefina Pitkänen. He died on May 7, 1932.

32. Lyston Lyle

Actor | The Gay Lord Quex

Lyston Lyle was born in 1857 in Pancras, London, England as Edward Cousens Gibson. He was an actor, known for The Gay Lord Quex (1917), The Woman Who Was Nothing (1917) and A Place in the Sun (1916). He was married to Agnes Ellen Scott. He died on February 19, 1920 in Southwark, London.

33. James Bradbury Sr.

Actor | The Garden of Allah

James Bradbury Sr. was born on October 12, 1857 in Old Town, Maine, USA. He was an actor, known for The Garden of Allah (1916), Abraham Lincoln (1930) and Hot Heels (1927). He was married to Florence May Saunders (actress) and Ruth Torbett. He died on October 12, 1940 in Clifton, New York, USA.

35. Vincent Sternroyd

Actor | Leah Kleschna

Vincent Sternroyd was born on October 8, 1857 in Highgate, London, England as Henry Vincent Pocock. He was an actor, known for Leah Kleschna (1913), The Prisoner of Corbal (1936) and The Howard Case (1936). He was married to Beatrice Mary Cowlrick. He died on November 3, 1948 in Hendon, London.

37. Thomas McGrath

Actor | The Chain Invisible

Thomas McGrath was born in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Chain Invisible (1916), The Dictator (1915) and The Bachelor's Romance (1915). He died on April 22, 1937 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.

39. Gus Saville

Actor | Tess of the Storm Country

Gus Saville was born in 1857 in Peekskill, New York, USA as Gus C. Saville. He was an actor, known for Tess of the Storm Country (1922), The Brand (1919) and The Girl from Outside (1919). He was married to Mrs. Jessie Tate. He died on March 25, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA.

41. Richard Marsh

Writer | In Full Cry

Prolific British novelist. His greatest success was the horror novel The Beetle (1897) which outsold its contemporary rival, Dracula, by Bram Stoker, for several years.

42. Paul Dresser

Soundtrack | My Gal Sal

Composer, songwriter ("My Gal Sal", "On the Banks of the Wabash" [the official Indiana state song]), author, actor, singer, publisher and producer, educated at St. Meinrad's in Switz City, Indiana during training for the priesthood. He joined a medicine show at 16, then toured in vaudeville as a ...

43. Eugene Corri

Actor | The Last Challenge

Eugene Corri was born in 1857 in Clonfeacle, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Last Challenge (1916). He died on December 21, 1933 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.

44. Pope Pius XI

Self | Il santo padre ti parla!

Pope Pius XI was born on May 31, 1857 in Desio, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire as Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti. He died on February 10, 1939 in Vatican City.

46. Lillian Nordica

Self | President Taft at San Francisco

Lillian Nordica was born on December 12, 1857 in Farmington, Maine, USA as Lillian Bayard Norton. She was married to George Washington Young (banker), Zoltan F. Doeme (Hungarian tenor) and Frederick Allen Gower (journalist and inventor). She died on May 10, 1914 in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.

47. Tom Guise

Actor | 23 1/2 Hours' Leave

Tom Guise was born in 1857 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for 23 1/2 Hours' Leave (1919), Black Oxen (1923) and Secrets of the Night (1924). He was married to Mabel Campbell. He died in 1930.

48. George Gissing

Writer | Demos

Victorian novelist whose champion was emeritus professor of English at the University of Lille , Pierre Coustillas (Neuville-aux-Bois, Loiret, France,11 July 1930-11 August 2018, France).

49. Princess Henry of Battenberg

Self | Pathé's Weekly, No. 1

Princess Henry of Battenberg was born on April 14, 1857 in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, England as Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha. She was married to Prince Henry of Battenberg. She died on October 26, 1944 in Balcombe, West Sussex, England.


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