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


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1. 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.

3. 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).

4. Per Sivle

Writer | Berre ein hund

Worked as a journalist in two newspapers from 1883-1891

5. 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 ...

8. Thomas W. Hanshew

Writer | The Mystery of the Octagonal Room

Daughters Leola Wilkey Hanshew (1883-1931), Norma May Hanshew (1885-1981), and Hazel Philips Hanshew (1890-1966).

9. 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.

11. 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.

12. Oreste Calabresi

Actor | Amore senza stima

Oreste Calabresi was born on May 7, 1857 in Macerata, Marche, Italy. He was an actor, known for A Wife's Devotion (1914) and Il gran giudice (1914). He died on February 15, 1915 in Lecco, Lombardy, Italy.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Richard Marsh

Writer | The Beetle

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.

17. Alex Rautio

Actor | Anna-Liisa

Alex Rautio was born on November 29, 1857. He was an actor, known for Anna-Liisa (1911) and Salaviinanpolttajat (1907). He died on April 28, 1916.

18. John Glendinning

Actor | Lights Out

John Glendinning was born on November 30, 1857 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England. He was an actor, known for Lights Out (1946), NBC Presents (1949) and Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). He was married to Jessie Millward (actress) and Clara Braithwaite (actress). He died on July 16, 1916 in Cheltenham,...

20. Ben Teal

Writer | Poppy

Born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in San Francisco, Teal was a noted Broadway playwright and director. In the latter role, he was widely considered a tyrant, but enjoyed a long career on Broadway. After a serving an apprenticeship under the guidance of David Belasco, he wrote "The Great Metropolis"...

21. Mikhail Alekseyev

Mikhail Alekseyev was born on November 15, 1857 in Tver, Russia as Mikhail Vasilyevich Alekseyev. He died on October 8, 1918 in Yekaterinodar [now Krasnodar], Russia.

22. 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 ...

25. Karl Gjellerup

Writer | Kvarnen

Was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917 for

26. Luigi Illica

Soundtrack | Deep Impact

At an early age he ran away to sea; in 1876 he fought against the Turks. Three years later he settled in Milan and became well known in literary circles.

27. 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 Vagabond's Revenge (1915). He was married to Agnes Ellen Scott. He died on February 19, 1920 in Southwark, London.

28. 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.

30. John G. Sparks

Actor | A Thief in the Night

John G. Sparks was born in October 1857 in New York, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for A Thief in the Night (1913). He died on May 3, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York.

31. Frantisek Kudlácek

Actor | Mrtví zijí

Frantisek Kudlácek was born on October 29, 1857 in Prague, Cechy, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Mrtví zijí (1922), Prodaná nevesta (1922) and Magdalena (1921). He died on August 4, 1922 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

33. 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.

34. 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 ...

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. 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 ...

40. 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.

41. László Gyenes

Actor | Meseország

László Gyenes was born on March 7, 1857 in Monostor, Hungary. He was an actor, known for Meseország (1922) and A fogadalom (1921). He died on November 7, 1924 in Budapest, Hungary.

42. László Molnár

Actor | A Nagymama

László Molnár was born on November 25, 1857 in Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary. He was an actor, known for A Nagymama (1916). He died on February 5, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary.

43. Walter Perkins

Actor | Wee Lady Betty

Walter Perkins was born on October 12, 1857 in Biddeford, Maine, USA as Walter Eugene Perkins. He was an actor, known for Wee Lady Betty (1917), Peaceful Valley (1920) and Whom the Gods Would Destroy (1919). He died on June 3, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

44. Frank Russell

Actor | The Passion Play of Oberammergau

Frank Russell was born in 1857. He was an actor, known for The Passion Play of Oberammergau (1898), Our Daily Bread (1915) and The Witch (1916). He died on August 12, 1925.

45. 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.

46. 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.

48. Jeffreys Lewis

Actress | A Regular Girl

Jeffreys Lewis was born on October 25, 1857 in London, England as Mary Jeffreys Lewis. She was an actress, known for A Regular Girl (1919) and Peacock Alley (1922). She was married to Harry Mainhall Sr. and A. J. Maitland. She died on April 28, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA.

49. 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.

50. Frank Norcross

Actor | Beating the Odds

Frank Norcross was born on July 10, 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Beating the Odds (1919), The Man from Red Gulch (1925) and King of the Pack (1926). He died on September 13, 1926 in Glendale, California, USA.


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