Date of Death between 1941-01-01 and 1941-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Adrian Morris

Actor | The Petrified Forest

Adrian Morris was born on January 12, 1907 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Petrified Forest (1936), The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Angels with Dirty Faces (1938). He died on November 30, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2. Stanley Fields

Actor | Little Caesar

Stanley Fields was born on May 20, 1883 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter L. Agnew. He was an actor, known for Little Caesar (1931), Hell's Kitchen (1939) and Island of Lost Souls (1932). He was married to Alta Bailey. He died on April 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

3. Helen Morgan

Actress | Show Boat

Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more.

She started her life ...

4. Edwin S. Porter

Director | The White Pearl

In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American ...

5. Virginia Woolf

Writer | Orlando

London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a ...

6. James Stephenson

Actor | The Letter

British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut quite late in life, at the age of 49, in 1937, making four pictures that year. Warner Bros. got a glimpse of this distinguished gent and signed him to a contract where he indulged himself in urbane villainy. Proving a reliable support in such...

7. Stuart Walker

Director | Mystery of Edwin Drood

Although his obituary in the New York Times claims he was 53 when he died, the California death records list his birth year as 1880, making him 61.

8. Purnell Pratt

Actor | The Mystery Squadron

Purnell Pratt was born on October 20, 1878 in Bethel, Illinois, USA as Purnell Bush Pratt. He was an actor, known for The Mystery Squadron (1933), Crimson Romance (1934) and Bachelor Apartment (1931). He was married to Julia C. Price. He died on July 25, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.

9. Clarence Wilson

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

Clarence Wilson was born on November 17, 1876 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Clarence Hummel Wilson. He was an actor, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) and Penguin Pool Murder (1932). He died on October 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Kaiser Wilhelm II

Self | Gewalt gegen Recht

Kaiser William II was born on January 27, 1859 to a Prince and Princess of Prussia. His mother was the daughter of Queen Victoria. He grew up like any Prussian Prince, except for an arm that was deformed from birth. He admired his grandparents who became Kaiser and Empress when he was small. He ...

11. Walter Ruttmann

Cinematographer | Metropolis

Walter Ruttmann was born on December 28, 1887 in Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm Walter Ruttmann. He was a director and writer, known for Metropolis (1927), Mannesmann - Ein Film der Mannesmannröhren-Werke (1937) and Acciaio (1933). He was married to Christine Margarete Helene ...

12. Richard Carle

Actor | The Ghost Walks

Richard Carle was born on July 7, 1871 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as Charles Nicholas Carleton. He was an actor, known for The Ghost Walks (1934), Seven Sinners (1940) and Ninotchka (1939). He was married to Laura Casner and Ella Samantha Clifford. He died on June 28, 1941 in North Hollywood...

13. James Joyce

Writer | The Dead

Joyce was born at 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, on 2 February 1882. His father invested unwisely, and the family's fortunes declined steadily. Joyce graduated from University College Dublin (UCD), in 1902. He briefly studied medicine in Paris but his mother's impending death from cancer ...

14. Lou Gehrig

Actor | Rawhide

Lou Gehrig is remembered as baseball's "Iron Horse" and used to own the major league record for the 2,130 consecutive games that he played for the New York Yankees between 1925 and 1939, where he had a .340 career batting average, making him one of the greatest hitters of all time. Henry Louis ...

15. Charles Murray

Actor | Vamping Venus

Charles Murray was born on June 22, 1872 in Laurel, Indiana, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Vamping Venus (1928), Around the Corner (1930) and Mike (1926). He was married to Nellie Bae Hamilton. He died on July 29, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16. 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.

17. E.H. Calvert

Actor | The Benson Murder Case

E.H. Calvert was born on June 27, 1863 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Elisha Helm Calvert. He was an actor and director, known for The Benson Murder Case (1930), The Wizard (1927) and Vultures of Society (1916). He was married to Thelma M. (actress) and Lillian Drew. He died on October 5, 1941 in ...

18. Barnett Parker

Actor | A Girl's Best Years

Within the British colony of expatriate actors in Hollywood during the 1930's, Barnett Parker was among the most stereotypical. Harrowgate College-educated, straight-backed, balding and well-intoned, Parker caricatured a multitude of unctuous, stiff-upper-lip butlers, man-servants or waiters, ...

19. Georg John

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Georg John was born on July 23, 1879 in Schmiegel, Poland as Georg Jacobsohn. He was an actor, known for M (1931), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924). He died on November 18, 1941 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.

20. Peggy Shannon

Actress | Deluge

Peggy Shannon was born Winona Sammon on January 10, 1907, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She attended Catholic school where she became friends with child actress Madge Evans. While visiting her aunt in New York sixteen year old Peggy was discovered by producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.. He hired her as a ...

21. Margaret Mann

Actress | Four Sons

Margaret Mann was born on April 4, 1868 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She was an actress, known for Four Sons (1928), Black Beauty (1921) and The Law Rides (1936). She died on February 4, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Rabindranath Tagore

Music Department | Daruchini Dwip

Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 6, 1861 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India. He is known for his work on Daruchini Dwip (2007), Charulata (1964) and Aakashee Pullover. He was married to Mrinalini Devi. He died on August 7, 1941 in Calcutta.

23. Victor Schertzinger

Soundtrack | Paycheck

Pennsylvania-born Victor Schertzinger trained as a violinist and toured internationally, then became a symphonic conductor. His first film credit was for composing the orchestral accompaniment for Civilization (1915). He directed Charles Ray films, among others, during the silent era. He went back ...

24. Al Bowlly

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Al Bowlly was born on January 7, 1899 in Delagoa Bay, Portuguese East Africa as Albert Alick Bowlly. He was married to Margaret Fairless and Freda Roberts. He died on April 17, 1941 in London, England.

25. J. Stuart Blackton

Director | The Glorious Adventure

J. Stuart Blackton came to the US with his family from Sheffield, England, in 1885 at age 10, settling in New York. He became friends with Albert E. Smith - who later became his business partner and headed Vitagraph Studios - in 1894 and they started a short-lived vaudeville act together. Blackton ...

26. James Gordon

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

James Gordon was born on April 23, 1871 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), Hearts of Oak (1924) and The Sea Wolf (1920). He was married to Mabel Van Buren and Rita. He died on May 12, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.

27. Aribert Mog

Actor | Der Etappenhase

Aribert Mog was born on August 3, 1904 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Etappenhase (1937), Fährmann Maria (1936) and Das Lied vom Leben (1931). He died on October 2, 1941.

28. William Worthington

Director | The Clock

Handsome smart gentleman William Worthington born in Troy, New York in 1872. Well-known Broadway star of opera theatre, drama theatre and vaudeville from the late 1890's. He arrived in Hollywood in 1913 as a leading film performer making his movie debut in The Restless Spirit (1913) co-starring J. ...

29. Ruth Stonehouse

Actress | Cinderella's Twin

Ruth Stonehouse started her show-business career early: she was a dancer in shows in Douglas, Arizona, at the age of eight. She grew up to be more than just an entertainer, however; she was an astute businesswoman and, with Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson and George K. Spoor, started Essanay ...

30. Auriol Lee

Actress | Suspicion

Auriol Lee was born on September 13, 1880 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Suspicion (1941) and A Royal Divorce (1938). She was married to Frederick Lloyd. She died on July 2, 1941 in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA.

31. Armand Kaliz

Actor | Little Caesar

Dapper, blue-eyed Parisian character actor of Polish-Jewish ancestry, educated at the Lycée Carnot and the Conservatoire National College of Paris. His surname was originally spelled Kalisz, but he dropped the 's' once embarked on a show business career. Having cut his teeth on the French operatic ...

32. Allan Cavan

Actor | Old Louisiana

Allan Cavan was born on March 25, 1880 in Concord, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Old Louisiana (1937), Officer Thirteen (1932) and Rebellion (1936). He died on January 19, 1941 in Hollywood, California.

33. Claude King

Actor | Behind the Mask

Claude King was born on January 15, 1875 in Hackney, London, England as Claud Edward King. He is known for his work on Behind the Mask (1932), Bella Donna (1923) and Smart Girl (1935). He was married to Evelyn Hall and Evelyn Walsh Hall. He died on September 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. Harry Bowen

Actor | Heir to Trouble

Harry Bowen was born on October 4, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Harry Jerome Bowen. He was an actor, known for Heir to Trouble (1935), The Headline Woman (1935) and The Fourth Alarm (1930). He died on December 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Minnie Rayner

Actress | The Sleeping Cardinal

Minnie Rayner was born on May 2, 1869 in London, England as Minnie Gray Rayner. She was an actress, known for Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931), The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1921). She was married to Frederick Horatio Wilcock Jaques (aka Frederic Jacques). She ...

37. Eddie Conrad

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Eddie Conrad was born on October 27, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Foreign Correspondent (1940), Man from Montreal (1939) and Down Argentine Way (1940). He died on April 1, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Joe Penner

Actor | New Faces of 1937

Mostly forgotten today, radio comic Joe Penner was a major craze back in Depression-era 1933 and 1934. There was no heavy social significance to his work and certainly no subtlety -- just alot of slapstick silliness that helped audiences forget their troubles and get happy. People today equate ...

39. Gus Kahn

Soundtrack | Paycheck

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

40. Jenny Dolly

Actress | The Call of the Dance

The Great Ziegfeld discovered the Dolly Sisters - identical twins Jenny and Rosie - dancing in the middle rung of the vaudeville circuit and hired them for his 1911 Follies. With their dark olive complexions and diminutive statures, they exuded an elusive exotic allure, but in reality they were ...

41. S.J. Warmington

Actor | Escape!

S.J. Warmington was born on December 16, 1884 in Hoxton, London, England as Samuel James Warmington. He was an actor, known for Escape! (1930), Sabotage (1936) and Wisp o' the Woods (1919). He was married to Olga Slade. He died on May 11, 1941 in Kensington, London.

42. Hjalmar Söderberg

Writer | Gertrud

Hjalmar Söderberg was born on July 2, 1869 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was a writer, known for Gertrud (1964), Den allvarsamma leken (1945) and Doctor Glas (1968). He was married to Emilie Voss. He died on October 14, 1941 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

43. Rosa Gore

Actress | Vanity Fair

Rosa Gore was born on September 15, 1866 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Vanity Fair (1923), The Mistress of Shenstone (1921) and Stranded (1927). She was married to Dan Crimmins. She died on February 4, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Wilson Collison

Writer | Swing Shift Maisie

Before his untimely death, Collison had written over 50 plays and film scenarios.

45. Virginia Howell

Actress | Tomorrow at Seven

Virginia Howell was born on January 9, 1883 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA as Virgina Talley. She was an actress, known for Tomorrow at Seven (1933), They Just Had to Get Married (1932) and The Little Adventuress (1938). She died on December 31, 1941 in Houston, Texas, USA.

46. Irene Franklin

Actress | Blazing Barriers

Irene Franklin was born on June 13, 1876 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Blazing Barriers (1937), Registered Nurse (1934) and The Women in His Life (1933). She was married to Jerry Overton Jarnigan and Burton Green. She died on June 16, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey, ...

47. Allan Forrest

Actor | Melissa of the Hills

Allan Forrest was born on September 1, 1885 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Allan Forrest Fisher. He was an actor and director, known for Melissa of the Hills (1917), Pampered Youth (1925) and Two Can Play (1926). He was married to Edna, Lottie Pickford and Ann Little. He died on July 25, 1941 in ...

48. Gyula Kabos

Actor | Hyppolit a lakáj

Gyula Kabos was born on March 19, 1887 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Gyula Kann. He was an actor, known for Hyppolit, the Butler (1931), Iglói diákok (1935) and Halló Budapest! (1935). He was married to Mária Puhalag. He died on October 6, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA.

49. Milton J. Fahrney

Actor | Chasing Trouble

Milton J. Fahrney was born on June 24, 1872 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Chasing Trouble (1926), Jerry's Soft Snap (1917) and Jerry's Lucky Day (1917). He was married to Alexandra Phillips-Fahrney. He died on March 26, 1941 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

50. Herschel Mayall

Actor | The Beast

Herschel Mayall was born on July 12, 1863 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Beast (1916), Shackled (1918) and Arabian Love (1922). He died on June 10, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.


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