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