Birth Date between 1857-01-01 and 1857-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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), The Gay Lord Quex (1919) and His Royal Highness (1918). She died on October 12, 1924 in Hollywood, California, USA.
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 ...
5. 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
10. 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.
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 ...
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.
14. J.H. Gilmour
Actor | The Unfortunate Marriage
J.H. Gilmour was born in 1857 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as John H. Gilmour. He was an actor, known for The Unfortunate Marriage (1917), Over the Hill (1917) and The Man Without a Country (1917). He was married to Caroline Vinton. He died on November 24, 1922 in Yonkers, New York, USA.
17. 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 ...
18. Nat C. Goodwin
Actor | Business Is Business
Nat C. Goodwin was born on July 25, 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Nathaniel Carl Goodwin. He was an actor, known for Business Is Business (1915), The Marriage Bond (1916) and Oliver Twist (1912). He was married to Marjorie or Margaret Moreland, Edna Goodrich, Maxine Elliott, Nellie Baker ...
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. 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 ...
Actress | David Garrick
Australian-born Lydia Yeamans came into the world aboard a ship going from Sydney to Melbourne. Both her parents were performers. Her mother, Annie Griffiths, appeared on the stage in Australia when she was ten years old. Annie joined the circus, and married a circus clown from New York named ...
30. Milton Hershey
Milton Hershey was born on September 13, 1857 in Derry Church, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA as Milton Snavely Hershey. He was married to Catherine Sweeney. He died on October 13, 1945 in Hershey, Dauphin County.
31. Augustus Thomas
Writer | The Nightingale
Augustus Thomas was born on January 8, 1857 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Augustus Thorn Thomas. He was a writer and director, known for The Nightingale (1914), Checkers (1913) and The Jungle (1914). He was married to Lisle Colby. He died on August 12, 1934 in Nyack, New York, USA.
32. Ermete Zacconi
Actor | Don Buonaparte
Ermete Zacconi was born on September 14, 1857 in Montecchio Emilia, Italy. He was an actor, known for Don Buonaparte (1941), Trial and Death of Socrates (1939) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1943). He was married to Ines Zacconi. He died on October 14, 1948 in Viareggio, Italy.
35. 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 ...
36. 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.
Director | The Little Girl Next Door
Richard Foster Baker was born on January 25, 1857 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Little Girl Next Door (1916), Kidder and Ko (1918) and A Bunch of Keys (1915). He died on February 21, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.