Birth Date between 1884-01-01 and 1884-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Burt Mustin

Actor | The Lusty Men

Burt Mustin was a salesman most of his life, but got his first taste of show business as the host of a weekly radio variety show on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1921. He appeared onstage in "Detective Story" at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix Arizona, and played the janitor in the movie version, (Detective ...

2. Billie Burke

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the...

3. Louis B. Mayer

Producer | The Great Secret

Mayer was born Lazar Meir in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father. In the early 1890s, he ...

4. Jean Cadell

Actress | Pygmalion

Yet another underrated performer from the Golden Age of British films was Scottish-born character actress Jean Cadell. Jean commenced her professional stage career in 1906 with "The Inspector General" at the old Scala Theatre in the London borough of Camden. Via a stint with the Glasgow Repertory, ...

5. Emil Jannings

Actor | The Last Command

His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Passion (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The Last ...

6. Joseph Sweeney

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Joseph Sweeney was born on July 26, 1884 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for 12 Angry Men (1957), The United States Steel Hour (1953) and Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950). He died on November 25, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.

7. Sig Ruman

Actor | A Night at the Opera

Wonderfully talented German-born actor, capable of tremendous comedic and dramatic performances, usually as some type of pompous bureaucrat or similarly arrogant individual. Ruman was born on October 11, 1884, in Hamburg, Germany, and actually studied electrotechnology in college before making the ...

8. Charles Winninger

Actor | Show Boat

Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to ...

9. Evelyn Nesbit

Actress | Redemption

Ms. Nesbit, artists' model and chorus girl, was at the heart of what at the time was known as the Crime of the Century. Her abusive husband, Pittsburgh million-heir Harry Thaw, murdered 52-year old architect and socialite Stanford White (of the firm McKim, Mead, and White), who had taken advantage ...

10. Sophie Tucker

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

What becomes a legend most? For the beloved Russian-born entertainer Sophie Tucker, it was most definitely the live stage. The stage was her home. She fed off a live audience and it's what made her the sensation she was. Seeing her up close and personal was to get the very best of her. Movies and ...

11. Harry Langdon

Actor | Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but ...

12. Harrison Ford

Actor | The Veiled Adventure

Silent screen leading man in films from 1915-1932. He left films in 1932 due to the arrival of sound. He was hit by a car on September 13, 1951, never fully recovered from his injuries and died on December 2, 1957.

13. C. Henry Gordon

Actor | Conquest

Although he occasionally played honest police officials or army officers, New York-born C. Henry Gordon excelled at playing oily, duplicitous villains, whether gangsters, businessmen or evil rulers. Among the many evildoers he portrayed, his most memorable would have to be the murderous Surat Khan,...

14. Oscar Micheaux

Writer | Within Our Gates

Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919)) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile (1931)), is not only a major figure in American film for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window into the American history and psyche ...

15. Texas Guinan

Actress | Queen of the Night Clubs

It's hard to be very specific about any dates or events early in the life of Texas Guinan. She loved publicity and frequently improvised facts about herself when she felt they made better stories than the truth. She was born in Waco, Texas, but likely not on a ranch as she often claimed. She was ...

16. Mary Nash

Actress | The Philadelphia Story

When her Hollywood career began in 1934, Mary Nash was already a veteran performer, having appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway. Following a brief appearance as a dancer in 1904, she joined Ethel Barrymore in a 1905 off- Broadway production, 'Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire'. This was followed by 'Captain ...

17. Hugh Herbert

Actor | Sh! The Octopus

Former stage actor and playwright - he wrote over 150 plays and vaudeville sketches - Hugh Herbert went in the early 30s to Hollywood as comedian. In the 30s he worked mostly for Warner, impersonating often eccentric millionaires, tycoons and dimwitted professors, in a few movies he collaborated on...

18. James Cruze

Actor | The Covered Wagon

Coming from a Mormon family in Utah, James Cruze was reportedly part Ute Indian. He worked as a fisherman to pay his way through drama school. Among his former wives were actresses Betty Compson (also from Utah) and Marguerite Snow. He was also married to Alberta McCoy (died on July 7, 1960), who ...

19. J.M. Kerrigan

Actor | Gone with the Wind

J.M. Kerrigan was born on December 16, 1884 in Dublin, Ireland as Joseph M. Kerrigan. He was an actor and director, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and My Cousin Rachel (1952). He died on April 29, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

20. Lew Cody

Actor | The Tenderfoot

This dark-haired, suave American-born matinée idol of French ancestry abandoned a medical career after receiving favorable reviews for his performance in a school play at McGill Medical College in Montreal. He went on to study drama at the Stanhope Wheatcroft School of Acting in New York, then ...

21. Forrester Harvey

Actor | The Invisible Man

For over 30 years he was a fixture in Hollywood films that were set in England, Ireland or Scotland, His first film appearance was as Jock Gordon in The Lilac Sunbonnet (1922) which told the story of a supposedly innocent young girl who is anything but as an ingenue. Harvey played a man smitten ...

22. George McKay

Actor | Devil's Playground

George McKay was born on April 15, 1884 in Minsk, Russian Empire as George Reuben. He was an actor, known for Devil's Playground (1937), You May Be Next! (1936) and Case of the Missing Man (1935). He was married to Ottie Ardine. He died on December 3, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

23. Jimmy Conlin

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

Jimmy Conlin was born on October 14, 1884 in Camden, New Jersey, USA as James Patrick Conlin. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947) and The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947). He was married to Dorothy Julia Ryan, Myrtle Glass and Lillian Grace Steel (...

24. Bud Osborne

Actor | Navajo Kid

One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called...

25. Robert J. Flaherty

Director | Louisiana Story

Robert J. Flaherty was born on February 16, 1884 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA as Robert Joseph Flaherty. He was a director and writer, known for Louisiana Story (1948), Man of Aran (1934) and Elephant Boy (1937). He was married to Frances H. Flaherty. He died on July 23, 1951 in Brattleboro, ...

26. Frank Hagney

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Hagney was born on March 20, 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Francis Sydney Hagney. He is known for his work on It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Ride Him, Cowboy (1932) and The Sea Beast (1926). He was married to Edna M. Keating Shephard. He died on June 25, 1973 in Los Angeles, ...

27. Edgar Stehli

Actor | Executive Suite

Edgar Stehli was born on July 12, 1884 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He was an actor, known for Executive Suite (1954), 4D Man (1959) and Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961). He was married to Emeline C Greenough. He died on July 25, 1973 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA.

28. Stuart Holmes

Actor | The Rip-Tide

Stuart Holmes, born Joseph Liebchen, was a silent screen leading man (from 1909) who starred in Fox's first feature film, Life's Shop Window (1914), filmed on Staten Island for $4,500. Being of somewhat menacing demeanour, the cold-eyed, moustachioed Holmes quickly discovered his penchant for ...

29. Nicholas Joy

Actor | Desk Set

Nicholas Joy was born on January 31, 1884 in Paris, France as Nicholas Frecknall Joy. He was an actor and writer, known for Desk Set (1957), Native Son (1951) and Joan of Arc (1948). He was married to Hildreth Elizabeth Sisson Riddle, Florence A. Seeligsberg (fashion designer) and Claudia G. He ...

30. Werner Krauss

Actor | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Werner Krauss was born on June 23, 1884 in Gestungshausen, Sonnefeld, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes (1939) and Paracelsus (1943). He was married to Liselotte Graf, Maria Bard and Paula Saenger. He died on ...

31. Griff Barnett

Actor | Pinky

Griff Barnett was born on November 12, 1884 in Blue Ridge, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Pinky (1949), For the Love of Mary (1948) and Apartment for Peggy (1948). He died on January 12, 1958 in El Monte, California, USA.

32. Godfrey Tearle

Actor | The 39 Steps

Godfrey Seymour Tearle was born in 1884, the son of British actor/manager George (Osmond) Tearle and American actress Marianne Conway (her second marriage). His father and uncle were first-generation acting Tearles, and his mother also came from a family of actors. It seems that Godfrey's destiny ...

33. William Austin

Actor | It

William Austin was born on June 12, 1884 in Georgetown, British Guiana as William Crosby Piercy Austin. He was an actor, known for It (1927), In Love with Love (1924) and Three Men in a Boat (1933). He died on June 15, 1975 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

34. Edward Keane

Actor | A Night at the Opera

Edward Keane was born on May 28, 1884 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Kelley. He was an actor, known for A Night at the Opera (1935), It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Captain America (1944). He was married to Helen. He died on October 12, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. John Halliday

Actor | The Philadelphia Story

In his earlier days, Halliday seems to have relished the life of an adventurer. At one time he fought with the British Army during the Boer War. As a mining engineer he then dug for gold nuggets in Nevada, rapidly made a fortune and lost it as quickly. He eventually switched to the more peaceful ...

36. Owen Moore

Actor | Betty in Search of a Thrill

Born in 1886, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at age 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's early ...

37. Rockliffe Fellowes

Actor | Monkey Business

Rockliffe Fellowes was born on March 17, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Rockliffe St. Patrick Fellowes. He was an actor, known for Monkey Business (1931), The Understanding Heart (1927) and The Crystal Cup (1927). He was married to Lucile Watson. He died on January 28, 1950 in Los Angeles, ...

38. Torben Meyer

Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg

Torben Meyer was born on December 1, 1884 in Århus, Denmark as Torben Emil Meyer. He was an actor, known for Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), The Last Warning (1928) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). He died on May 22, 1975 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Lee Shumway

Actor | Go-Get-'Em, Haines

Lee Shumway was born on March 4, 1884 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Leonard Charles Shumway. He was an actor, known for Go-Get-'Em, Haines (1936), The Bat (1926) and Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1947). He was married to Lucille Elizabeth Stanhope. He died on January 4, 1959 in Los Angeles, ...

40. Fred Kelsey

Actor | The Lone Wolf Strikes

Fred Kelsey was born on August 20, 1884 in Sandusky, Ohio, USA as Frederick Alvin Kelsey. He was an actor and director, known for The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940), On Trial (1928) and Mesa of Lost Women (1953). He was married to Katharine Miller. He died on September 2, 1961 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

41. Maria Franklin Gable

Self | Starlit Days at the Lido

Maria Franklin Gable was born on January 17, 1884 in Chapman, Kansas, USA as Maria Franklin. She was married to Clark Gable, Andrew Denzil Langham, Alfred Thomas Lucas and William Prentiss Jr. She died on September 24, 1966 in Houston, Texas, USA.

42. Kathleen Howard

Actress | It's a Gift

Kathleen Howard was born on July 27, 1884 in Clifton, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress and writer, known for It's a Gift (1934), Death Takes a Holiday (1934) and Ball of Fire (1941). She was married to Edward Kellogg Baird (lawyer). She died on April 15, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

43. Richard Tucker

Actor | The Squall

Richard Tucker was born on June 4, 1884 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Squall (1929), Flash Gordon (1936) and The Crimson City (1928). He was married to Ruth Mitchell and Mabel Reed. He died on December 5, 1942 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

44. Arthur Edmund Carewe

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Arthur Edmund Carewe was born on December 30, 1884 in Trapzon (Trebizond), Turkey as Hovsep Hovsepian. He was an actor, known for The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Cat and the Canary (1927) and God's Gift to Women (1931). He was married to Irene Pavlowska. He died on April 22, 1937 in Santa ...

45. Harry S. Truman

Self | Uppdrag i Korea

Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri, USA. He was a writer, known for Assignment in Korea (1951), The DuPont Show of the Week (1961) and Sunday Showcase (1959). He was married to Bess Truman. He died on December 26, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri.

46. Frank Cellier

Actor | The 39 Steps

Born Francois Cellier, he was the son of a conductor by the same name. On stage from 1903, Frank was a classically-trained actor who acted in both Shakespearean and modern plays. According to contemporary reviews, he essayed a particularly noteworthy Macbeth in 1923. He was also fond of playing ...

47. Maurice Cass

Actor | Federal Operator 99

Maurice Cass was born on October 12, 1884, in Vilnius, Lithuania (then Vilno, Russian Empire). He emigrated to the USA, and in his pursuit of an acting career, he began as announcer and comedian in New York. Cass had a pleasant face, a small body and a big voice.

With his nearsightedness and his ...

48. Forbes Murray

Actor | The Lady and the Mob

Forbes Murray was born on November 4, 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Murray Forbes Barnard. He was an actor, known for The Lady and the Mob (1939), The Apache Kid (1941) and Mercy Plane (1939). He died on November 18, 1982 in Douglas County, Oregon, USA.

49. Sam Ash

Soundtrack | Stage Mother

Sam Ash was born on August 28, 1884 in Campbell County, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for Stage Mother (1933), Mandrake, the Magician (1939) and Kiss and Make-Up (1934). He died on October 20, 1951 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Bob Burns

Actor | Jus' Travlin'

Bob Burns was born on November 21, 1884 in Glendive, Montana, USA. He is known for his work on Jus' Travlin' (1925), Border G-Man (1938) and Arizona Legion (1939). He was married to Julia Bearcroft. He died on March 14, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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