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), The Gay Lord Quex (1919) and His Royal Highness (1918). She died on October 12, 1924 in Hollywood, California, USA.

4. 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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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. 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.

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.

11. 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 ...

13. 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.

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.

15. John MacSweeney

Actor | The Road to Glory

John MacSweeney was born on March 1, 1857 in Deptford, Lewisham, London, England. He was an actor, known for The Road to Glory (1926) and Wild Oats Lane (1926). He died on October 14, 1937 in Amityville, Long Island, New York, USA.

16. Charles Lamy

Actor | Les mystères de Paris

Charles Lamy was born on August 28, 1857 in Lyon, Rhône, France as Charles Désiré Castarède. He was an actor, known for Mysteries of Paris (1922), My Uncle Benjamin (1924) and Black and White (1931). He died on June 15, 1940 in Orléans, Loiret, France.

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 ...

19. Edgar Smith

Writer | Old Dutch

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

20. 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,...

21. Lizzie McCall

Actress | The Other Girl

Lizzie McCall was born on July 4, 1857 in Buffalo, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Other Girl (1916). She died on April 18, 1942 in The Bronx, New York.

23. 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.

24. Marie Van Westerhoven

Actress | De Jantjes

Marie Van Westerhoven was born on May 27, 1857 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. She was an actress, known for The Tars (1934), Oranje Hein (1925) and De sensatie der toekomst (1931). She died on February 26, 1946 in Amsterdam.

26. Effie I. Canning

Soundtrack | Atlantic City

Wrote the lullaby "Rock-A-Bye Baby" as a teenager.

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 ...

28. 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).

29. Lydia Yeamans Titus

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.

34. Gertrude Atherton

Writer | Black Oxen

Father: Thomas L. Horn; Mother: Gertrude Franklin.

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.

37. Alois Wiesner

Director | Zkazená krev

Alois Wiesner was born on March 21, 1857 in Prague, Cechy, Austrian Empire. He was a director and actor, known for Zkazená krev (1914). He died on November 6, 1923 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

38. Al W. Filson

Actor | Monte Cristo

Al W. Filson was born on January 27, 1857 in Blufton, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Monte Cristo (1922), The Garden of Allah (1916) and Treasure Island (1920). He was married to Lea Errol. He died on November 14, 1925 in Elsinore, California, USA.

39. 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.

40. Arthur Tolkien

Arthur Tolkien was born in 1857 in Handsworth, Staffordshire, England as Arthur Reuel Tolkien. He was married to Mabel Tolkien. He died on February 15, 1896 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

41. May Treat

Actress | The Mission Worker

May Treat was born on November 17, 1857 in Canada as May Vieght. She was an actress, known for The Mission Worker (1911). She was married to Joseph D. Clifton (née Dilks) (actor, playwright). She died on December 25, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

44. 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.

45. Tom O'Malley

Actor | Cappy Ricks

Tom O'Malley was born in December 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Thomas E. O'Malley. He was an actor, known for Cappy Ricks (1921), The Law of the Yukon (1920) and Peggy, the Will O' the Wisp (1917). He died on May 5, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

47. 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.

48. Richard Foster Baker

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.


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