Date of Death between 1930-01-01 and 1930-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Lon Chaney

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in ...

2. Mabel Normand

Actress | Mickey

Mabel Normand was one of the comedy greats of early film. In an era when women are deemed 'not funny enough' it seems film history has forgotten her contributions. Her films debuted the Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin's tramp and the pie in the face gag. She co-starred with both Chaplin and Roscoe "...

3. Arthur Conan Doyle

Writer | Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. He was a writer and producer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Jean Leckie and Louisa Hawkins. He died on July 7, 1930 ...

4. Milton Sills

Actor | The Sea Hawk

American leading man of silent pictures. Born into affluence in Chicago, he attended the University of Chicago on scholarship and remained there as a professor of psychology and philosophy. A chance visit to the school by actor- manager Donald Robertson led to Sills abandoning his career and ...

5. D.H. Lawrence

Writer | The Plainclothesman

David Herbert Lawrence was born in Nottinghamshire, England, 11 September 1885. His father was a coal miner, his mother a genteel woman who sought education and refinement for her son. Lawrence earned a university degree and taught school for a short time. While still a student he began to publish ...

6. Kenneth Hawks

Director | Big Time

Kenneth Hawks, younger brother of director Howard Hawks by two years, and producer William Hawks by one year, was born in 1898 in Goshen, Indiana.

A veteran of World War I in the United States Army Air Service and, later, graduating from Yale University, he began directing films for Fox Film ...

7. Armitage Trail

Writer | Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

Wrote a number of detective stories for magazines.

8. Anders Randolf

Actor | The Viking

Anders Randolf was born Anders Randrup in Denmark 1870.

His parents were Matthius Randrup and Kristine Jensen. He had a number of siblings - two of which were sisters Kirstine Randrup born in 1884 and Jensine Marie Randrup born 1880. He grew up on Old Rybjergaard farm, living with an Aunt rather ...

9. Diane Ellis

Actress | Chain Lightning

Diane Ellis was born on December 20, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Chain Lightning (1927), The Cradle Snatchers (1927) and High Voltage (1929). She was married to Stephen Caldwell Millet, Jr. She died on December 15, 1930 in Madras, India.

10. Rudolph Schildkraut

Actor | Pals in Paradise

Rudolph Schildkraut was born on April 27, 1862 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. He was an actor, known for Pals in Paradise (1926), His People (1925) and Schlemihl (1915). He was married to Erna Weinstein. He died on July 15, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Eugene Silvain

Actor | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

Eugene Silvain was born on January 17, 1851 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France as Eugène Charles Joseph Silvain. He was an actor, known for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and Molière, sa vie, son oeuvre (1922). He was married to Louise Silvain and Annie Whiteford. He died on August 21, 1930 ...

12. Vladimir Mayakovsky

Writer | Baryshnya i khuligan

Vladimir Mayakovsky was the leading Russian Futurist poet of the 20th century who created an entirely new form of Russian poetry loosely resembling such modern day rappers as Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

He was born Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky on July 19, 1893, in the town of Bagdadi, Kutaisi ...

13. Sunshine Hart

Actress | My Best Girl

Sunshine Hart was born Lucia Adams on July 6, 1886, in Vevay, Indiana. She would later claim that her father was a minister on an Indian reservation and that an Indian nurse gave her the nickname "Sunshine". After high school she started acting in stock companies and spent many years working in ...

14. Ben F. Wilson

Actor | The Power God

Ben F. Wilson, the prolific actor and director of the silent era, was born on July 7, 1876, in Corning, NY. His career as an actor began as most other thespians did in that era--as a member of a theatrical stock company. The stock companies that employed Wilson worked the East Coast circuits.

The ...

15. Clare Eames

Actress | Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall

Clare Eames was born on August 5, 1894 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She was an actress, known for Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924), The Swan (1925) and The New Commandment (1925). She was married to Sidney Howard. She died on November 8, 1930 in London, England.

16. Jack Driscoll

Actor | Emblems of Love

Jack Driscoll was an actor, known for Emblems of Love (1924). He died on November 17, 1930.

17. Julia Mills

Actress | The Bashful Lover

Julia Mills was born on March 25, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Julia Anne Hughes. She was a talent agent and actress. She was married to Ernest Truex. She died on November 14, 1930 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

18. Charles Gilpin

Actor | Ten Nights in a Barroom

Charles Gilpin was born on November 20, 1878 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Charles Sidney Gilpin. He was an actor, known for Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926), The Scar of Shame (1927) and Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913). He was married to Alice Bynum (actress) and Florence Howard. He died on May 6, ...

19. Stina Berg

Actress | Anderssonskans Kalle

Stina Berg was born on October 21, 1869 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Ursila Albertina Augustina Berg. She was an actress, known for Anderssonskans Kalle (1922), Charlotte Löwensköld (1930) and Erotikon (1920). She was married to Martin Karlson. She died on October 5, 1930 in ...

20. 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 ...

21. Else Heller

Actress | Asphalt

Else Heller was an actress, known for Asphalt (1929), Tropennächte (1931) and Westfront 1918 (1930). She died in 1930.

22. Lorna Moon

Writer | Min and Bill

Child with Walter Morrington Moon: Mary Leonore Moon (1914-1978).

23. Beulah Bains

Actress | The Charm School

Beulah Bains was born in 1905 in Fort Bend County, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for The Charm School (1921). She died on August 16, 1930 in Banning, California, USA.

24. Emilio Ghione

Actor | I topi grigi

Emilio Ghione was born on July 30, 1879 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy as Emilio Luigi Carlo giuseppe Maria Ghione. He was an actor and director, known for I topi grigi (1918), Za-la-Mort (1915) and Il triangolo giallo (1917). He died on January 7, 1930 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

25. William Bechtel

Actor | The Three Musketeers: Part 1

William Bechtel was born on June 12, 1867 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers: Part 1 (1911), The Lurking Peril (1919) and It Is Never Too Late to Mend (1913). He was married to Mrs. William Bechtel. He died on October 27, 1930 in Hollywood, California, USA.

26. Roy Horniman

Writer | Kind Hearts and Coronets

British stage actor, theater manager, playwright, and novelist.

27. Robert Garrison

Actor | Der Hund von Baskerville

Robert Garrison was born on July 18, 1872 in Strassburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Hund von Baskerville (1929), Michael (1924) and The Constant Nymph (1928). He died on January 5, 1930 in Berlin, Germany.

29. F. Richard Jones

Director | Flying Pat

One of the moving forces of early American silent comedy, F. Richard Jones made dozens of hilarious two-reel comedies for Mack Sennett in the mid-teens and early 1920s, featuring such stars as Louise Fazenda, Slim Summerville, Edgar Kennedy and Ben Turpin. He then graduated to feature films, first ...

30. Adele Ritchie

Self | Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 1

Adele Ritchie was born on December 21, 1872 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Adele Minnie Ritchie. She was married to Guy Bates Post, Charles Nelson Bell and Joseph W. Herbert. She died on April 24, 1930 in Laguna Beach, California, USA.

31. Dorothy Seastrom

Actress | Fifth Avenue Models

Dorothy Seastrom was born on March 16, 1903 in Texas, USA as Dorothy Susan Seastrunk. She was an actress, known for Fifth Avenue Models (1925), Pretty Ladies (1925) and It Must Be Love (1926). She was married to Francis Corby. She died on January 31, 1930 in Dallas, Texas.

32. George Tulley

Actor | The Woman Who Was Nothing

George Tulley was born on November 22, 1876 in Balla, County Mayo, Ireland as George Francis Tulley. He was an actor, known for The Woman Who Was Nothing (1917), The Divine Gift (1918) and Jimmy (1916). He was married to Blanche Massey. He died on July 2, 1930 in Marylebone, London, England.

33. Beverly Parrish

Actress | A Tough Winter

Beverly Parrish was born on May 10, 1919 in Columbus, Georgia, USA. She was an actress, known for A Tough Winter (1930). She died on February 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. Manfred Noa

Director | Helena

Manfred Noa was born on March 22, 1893 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and art director, known for Helen of Troy (1924), Berlin W. (1920) and Der heilige Hass, 1. Teil (1921). He died on December 5, 1930 in Berlin.

35. Vladimir Arsenev

Writer | Dersu Uzala

He has a town named in his honor in the Primorsky Krai of Russia. It's at the northeast of Vladivostok where he died.

36. Charles Harris

Soundtrack | Driving Miss Daisy

Songwriter ("After The Ball", "Hello Central, Give Me Heaven", "Break the News to Mother"), composer, author and publisher who began his career as a songwriter and banjo player for vaudeville acts. He became a music publisher in Chicago, Illinois and also wrote silent film scripts and plays. ...

37. Mary Eleanor Freeman

Writer | American Playhouse

Author Mary Freeman was born in Massachusetts but moved with her family to Vermont when she was 15. She spent a year at Mt. Holyoke University (then called Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary) and after she left began writing children's stories and verse. Her parents died in 1883 and she returned to her ...

38. Beth Slater Whitson

Soundtrack | Out of Sight

American songwriter who composed hundreds of songs, many of them now standards. The daughter of a journalist, Whitson was born in Hickman County, Tennessee, where she collaborated with her sister Alice on lyrics. She also wrote poetry and was widely published as a poet and fiction writer. In 1909, ...

39. Fuller Mellish Jr.

Actor | Applause

Fuller Mellish Jr. was born in 1898 in Clapham, London, England as Harold D. Fuller. He was an actor, known for Applause (1929), Sarah and Son (1930) and Roadhouse Nights (1930). He was married to Olive Reeves-Smith. He died on February 8, 1930 in Forest Hills, New York, USA.

40. A.E. Coleby

Director | Serving a Summons

A.E. Coleby was born in 1876 in Southwark, London, England. He was a director and writer, known for Serving a Summons (1907), Unto Each Other (1929) and A Traitor to the King (1908). He died on July 15, 1930 in Westminster, London.

41. Paula Blackton

Actress | The Littlest Scout

Paula Blackton was born on August 1, 1881 in Georgia, USA as Paula Hilburn. She was an actress and writer, known for The Littlest Scout (1919), A Spring Idyl (1917) and Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1905). She was married to J. Stuart Blackton. She died on March 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, ...

42. Fridtjof Nansen

Self | Vår egen tid

Fridtjof Nansen was born on October 10, 1861 in Store-Frøen, Norway. He was married to Sigrun Munthe and Eva Sars. He died on May 13, 1930 in Lysaker, Norway.

43. William Courtleigh

Actor | Madame X

William Courtleigh was born on June 28, 1867 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Madame X (1920), Eyes of Youth (1919) and The Birth of Character (1916). He was married to Edna Conroy (actress). He died on December 27, 1930 in Rye, New York, USA.

44. Carey Lee

Actress | Richard III

Carey Lee was born in January 1884 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Carrie Gross. She was an actress and writer, known for The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912), Samson (1915) and The Three Musketeers: Part 2 (1911). She was married to Charles Day. She died on July 17, 1930 in Brooklyn, New ...

46. Max Gold

Director | Hello Lafayette

During 1920-1921, Gold was a national handball champion and in 1923, was named the second best basketball forward in the country, later becoming captain of the All American team.

47. Georgette Méliès

Une partie de cartes

Georgette Méliès was born on March 22, 1888 in Paris, France. She was an actress, known for Card Party (1896). She was married to Pierre Armand Fixe. She died on August 29, 1930 in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

48. Theodore Babcock

Actor | Destiny: Or, The Soul of a Woman

Theodore Babcock was born on February 14, 1868 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Destiny: Or, The Soul of a Woman (1915), The Master Hand (1915) and The Shock Punch (1925). He died on September 7, 1930 in New York City, New York.

49. Michael Vavitch

Actor | Two Arabian Knights

Michael Vavitch was born in 1885 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Mihailo Ivanovic-Vavic. He was an actor, known for Two Arabian Knights (1927), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) and The Third Degree (1926). He died on October 5, 1930 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Dore Davidson

Actor | Welcome Stranger

Dore Davidson was born on October 16, 1851 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Welcome Stranger (1924), Grit (1924) and None So Blind (1923). He died on March 7, 1930 in New York City.

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