Birth Date between 1877-01-01 and 1877-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Edmund Gwenn

Actor | Miracle on 34th Street

There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...

2. Charles Coburn

Actor | The More the Merrier

A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.

3. Russell Simpson

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...

4. John Larkin

Actor | Sporting Blood

John Larkin was born on November 25, 1877 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA as John Larkin Smith. He was an actor, known for Sporting Blood (1931), The Wet Parade (1932) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936). He died on March 18, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Josephine Hull

Actress | Harvey

Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the ...

6. Sam Harris

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Sam Harris was born on January 11, 1877 in Sydney, Australia. He is known for his work on The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), I Cover the War! (1937) and The Spirit of Gallipoli (1928). He died on October 22, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

7. Chief John Big Tree

Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Isaac Johnny John. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Avenging Arrow (1921) and Wheels of Destiny (1934). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York.

8. Nellie Bowman

Actress | Tilly of Bloomsbury

Nellie Bowman was born on November 29, 1877 in Woolwich, London, England as Hellen Holmes Bowman. She was an actress, known for Tilly of Bloomsbury (1948), Busman's Honeymoon (1947) and Bypass to Happiness (1934). She died on April 20, 1953 in Battersea, London.

9. Maurice Costello

Actor | The Man Who Couldn't Beat God

Maurice Costello was born on February 22, 1877 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915), The Golden Pathway (1913) and Iron and Steel (1914). He was married to Ruth Reeves and Mae Costello. He died on October 28, 1950 in ...

10. Halliwell Hobbes

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite ...

11. O.P. Heggie

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

O.P. Heggie was born on September 17, 1877 in Angaston, South Australia, Australia as Oliver Peters Heggie. He was an actor, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Letter (1929) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1934). He was married to Lilian Clara Rogers. He died on February 7, 1936 in Los ...

12. Gibson Gowland

Actor | Greed

Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as Thomas Henry Gowland. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on ...

13. Claire McDowell

Actress | The Big Parade

Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.

14. Nigel De Brulier

Actor | Adventures of Captain Marvel

British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often ...

15. Sidney Bracey

Actor | The Monster Walks

Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Sidney Alfred Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), Show People (1928) and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He was married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, ...

16. Fletcher Norton

Actor | With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo

Fletcher Norton was born on August 4, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (1926), Is My Face Red? (1932) and King of the Wild (1931). He was married to Valeska Suratt. He died on October 3, 1941 in Hollywood, California.

17. Robert Homans

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.

18. Isadora Duncan

Writer | Isadora

Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin.

She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, ...

19. Frank Austin

Actor | The Monster

Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as George Francis Austin. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Olga Roderick

Actress | Freaks

Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity ...

21. Hermann Hesse

Soundtrack | The Hours

Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.

22. Bodil Rosing

Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Bodil Rosing was born on December 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Hammerich. She was an actress, known for Sunrise (1927), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Downstairs (1932). She was married to Einer Jansen. She died on December 31, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.

23. Rose Dione

Actress | Freaks

Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 ...

24. Kate MacKenna

Actress | Fly-By-Night

Kate MacKenna was born on September 1, 1877 in Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Fly-By-Night (1942), The Bride Comes Home (1935) and The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942). She died on June 14, 1957 in Hollywood, California, USA.

25. Norman MacOwan

Actor | The City of the Dead

Norman MacOwan was born on January 2, 1877 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, known for The City of the Dead (1960), Kidnapped (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Violet [Ellen] Stephenson (actress). He died on December 31, 1961 in Hastings, East ...

26. Lawrence Chenault

Actor | Ten Minutes to Live

Lawrence Chenault was born on November 23, 1877 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for Ten Minutes to Live (1932), The Crimson Skull (1922) and Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926). He died on December 27, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

27. Norman Trevor

Actor | Beau Geste

Norman Trevor was born on June 23, 1877 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Norman Gilbert Pritchard. He was an actor, known for Beau Geste (1926), Jane Eyre (1921) and The Wizard (1927). He died on October 31, 1929 in Norwalk, California, USA.

28. George Melford

Director | Love in the Desert

George Melford was born on February 19, 1877 in Rochester, New York, USA as George Henry Knauff. He was a director and actor, known for Love in the Desert (1929), Jungle Menace (1937) and Sea Fury (1929). He was married to Diana Miller and Louise Marsland. He died on April 25, 1961 in Hollywood, ...

29. Jules Cowles

Actor | The Scarlet Letter

Jules Cowles was born on October 18, 1877 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA as Julius D. Cowles. He was an actor, known for The Scarlet Letter (1926), One Hysterical Night (1929) and The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923). He died on May 22, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.

30. William Clifford

Actor | The Hidden Law

William Clifford was born on June 27, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as William Morris Clifford. He was an actor, known for The Hidden Law (1916), A Tale of Two Cities (1917) and The Terror of the Fold (1915). He was married to Irene A. Stillings. He died on December 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, ...

31. Nelly Cormon

Actress | Les trois mousquetaires

Tall and elegant, with harmonious features, a proud look and brown curly hair, Nelly Cormon was a French theater actress of classic beauty who was very successful on stage for three decades and had a brief but honorable career in silent films at the time when cinema was beginning to become more ...

32. Charles R. Bowers

Director | The Valiant Rider

Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, ...

33. Florence Gill

Actress | Larceny on the Air

Florence Gill was born on July 27, 1877 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Larceny on the Air (1937), The Reluctant Dragon (1941) and Obliging Young Lady (1942). She died on February 19, 1965 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. J. Searle Dawley

Director | An American Citizen

J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself "the first motion picture director", was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison's stock theatrical company. The tour he was hired ...

35. Barlowe Borland

Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles

Barlowe Borland was born on August 6, 1877 in Greenock, Scotland as Frank Barlowe Borland. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), The Little Minister (1934) and A Tale of Two Cities (1935). He was married to Francesca Redding. He died on August 31, 1948 in Woodland Hills, ...

36. May Wallace

Actress | The Cup of Life

May Wallace was born on August 23, 1877 in Russiaville, Indiana, USA as May Maddox. She was an actress, known for The Cup of Life (1921), The Million Dollar Mystery (1914) and Smashing the Spy Ring (1938). She was married to Thomas W. Maddox. She died on December 11, 1938 in Los Angeles, California...

37. Lionel Pape

Actor | The Philadelphia Story

Lionel Pape was born on April 17, 1877 in Sussex, England as Edward Lionel Pape. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Raffles (1939) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939). He died on October 21, 1944 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Arthur Tauchert

Actor | The Sentimental Bloke

One of Australia's most popular early actors, Arthur William Tauchert was of German-Irish extraction. He initially gained recognition on the vaudeville circuits of Sydney and Melbourne, first as a 'parody' singer, later as a member of various different vaudeville troupes. By 1913 he had gained a ...

39. Helen Ware

Actress | The Virginian

Helen Ware was born on October 15, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as Helen Remer. She was an actress, known for The Virginian (1929), The Garden of Allah (1916) and Flaming Gold (1932). She was married to Frederick Burt. She died on January 25, 1939 in Carmel, California.

40. Kathryn Bates

Actress | Unmarried

Kathryn Bates was born on September 23, 1877 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. She was an actress, known for Unmarried (1939). She died on January 1, 1964 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

41. Basil Gill

Actor | Chains of Bondage

Basil Gill was born on March 10, 1877 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. He was an actor, known for Chains of Bondage (1916), The Rocks of Valpre (1919) and The Immortal Gentleman (1935). He was married to Margaret von Cavania (actress). He died on April 23, 1955 in Hove, East Sussex, England.

42. Lloyd C. Douglas

Writer | White Banners

Novelist Lloyd C. Douglas was born Doya Cassell Douglas in Columbia City, IN, in 1877. His father was a Lutheran minister. Young Lloyd attended Wittenberg Seminary in Springfield, OH, where he received his education as a minister. After graduating he served as a pastor in a church in Manchester, IN...

43. Carl Alstrup

Actor | Peter Ligeglad paa Eventyr

Carl Alstrup was born on April 11, 1877 in Sundbyvester, Tårnby, Denmark as Carl Marius Alstrup. He was an actor and director, known for Peter Ligeglad paa Eventyr (1923), Den kloge Mand (1937) and Gøngehøvdingen (1909). He was married to Ruth Rubin and Sophie Wiegand-Hansen. He died ...

44. Otto Gebühr

Actor | Der große König

Otto Gebühr was born on May 29, 1877 in Kettwig, Essen, Rhine Province, Prussia [now Northrhine-Westphalia], Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for Der große König (1942), Fridericus (1937) and The Flute Concert of Sans-Souci (1930). He was married to Doris Krüger and Cornelia ...

45. Victor Boucher

Actor | Ce n'est pas moi

Victor Boucher was born on August 24, 1877 in Rouen, France. He was an actor, known for Ce n'est pas moi (1941), L'amant de Madame Vidal (1936) and Chipée (1938). He died on February 21, 1942 in Ville d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

46. Landers Stevens

Actor | Wild Honey

Landers Stevens was born on February 17, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as John Landers Stevens. He was an actor, known for Wild Honey (1922), Frozen Justice (1929) and Bill Cracks Down (1937). He was married to Georgie Cooper and Fannie Gillette. He died on December 19, 1940 in Hollywood, ...

47. Adele Lane

Actress | The Story of Cupid

Adele Lane was born on July 17, 1877 in New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for The Story of Cupid (1914), At Last We Are Alone (1914) and Her Own Blood (1915). She was married to Burton L. King. She died on October 24, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. William Hope Hodgson

Writer | Matango

His sister, Lissie Hodgson, was the executor of his estate. He was expected to become one of the finest writers of the supernatural and of the sea, before he was killed in action.)

49. Charmian London

Writer | The Brute Master

Charmian London was born on November 27, 1877 in Wilmington, California, USA as Charmian Kittredge. She was a writer, known for The Brute Master (1920) and Jack London (1943). She was married to Jack London. She died on January 13, 1955 in Glen Ellen, California.

50. Charles Chapman

Actor | Beau Brummel

Charles Chapman was born on August 12, 1877 in New York, USA as Charles DeForest Chapman. He was an actor and art director, known for Beau Brummel (1913), Romeo and Juliet (1908) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909). He died on September 21, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.


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