Birth Place Matching "Odessa, Ukraine" (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)
Actor | Michael Strogoff
Jacob Adler, the legendary 'Great Eagle' ('adler' is the German word for eagle) of the Yiddish theater, was one of the great American stage actors, ranking with Edwin Booth, John Barrymore and Marlon Brando. Adler also is famous as the patriarch of an acting dynasty that stretched over 100 years ...
Actress | Blood and Sand
Best remembered as Valentino's mother in "Blood and Sand," Rosanova began her career on Broadway and later played several immigrant women on the screen. In the film "Lucky Boy" (1929), George Jessell sang 'My Mother's Eyes' to her just like Al Jolson sang to Eugenie Besserer in "The Jazz Singer." ...
3. Sarah Adler
Actress | Sins of the Parents
Sarah Adler was born on May 26, 1870 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Sins of the Parents (1914). She was married to Jacob P. Adler and Maurice Heine. She died on April 28, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor | The Great Dictator
Maurice Moscovitch was born on November 23, 1871 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Morris Maaskov. He was an actor, known for The Great Dictator (1940), Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) and In Name Only (1939). He died on June 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Krylya kholopa
Leonid Leonidov was born on June 3, 1873 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Leonid Mironovich Volfenzon. He was an actor, known for Krylya kholopa (1926), Gobseck (1937) and V gorod vkhodit' nelzya (1928). He died on August 6, 1941 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
6. David Burton
Director | Let's Fall in Love
David Burton was born on May 22, 1877 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a director and writer, known for Let's Fall in Love (1933), The Melody Lingers On (1935) and Confessions of a Co-Ed (1931). He died on December 30, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.
Director | Führe uns nicht in Versuchung
Sidney M. Goldin was born on March 25, 1878 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Samuel Goldstein. He was a director and writer, known for Führe uns nicht in Versuchung (1922), Tam na horách (1920) and East Side Sadie (1929). He was married to Betty Gärtner. He died on ...
Writer | Samson and Delilah
Russian-born Jewish advocate, author, and Zionist leader. Jabotinsky began a career as a journalist, but following the Russian pogroms began to devote himself to the cause of a Jewish homeland. He founded the Jewish Legion of the British Army during World War I, and led the struggle between the ...
11. Andrei Vyshinsky
Andrei Vyshinsky was born on December 10, 1883 in Odessa, Russian Empire as Andrei Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky. He died on November 22, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA.
13. Sam Perry
Soundtrack | Go-Get-'Em, Haines
Sam A. Perry, born Samuel A. Perlstein in Odessa, Russia in 1884. His education included: University of Odessa,and Royal Academy of Musical and Theatrical Arts, Vienna. He was a concert pianist who toured throughout Europe. Sam spent 12 years as general musical director and recording manager for ...
14. Bernard Randall
Actor | Polly of the Follies
Bernard Randall was born on July 4, 1884 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Polly of the Follies (1922), The Evil Eye (1920) and Subway Sadie (1926). He died on December 17, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA.
16. Sergei Kozlovsky
Art Department | Aelita
Kozlovsky, chief art director of the All-Union Children's Studio, has long been a guiding force in raising technical standards. Designers became established as leading creative members of film units in about 1935, and soon after that important technical improvements were made in most of the studios...
18. L. Wolfe Gilbert
Soundtrack | Sweet and Lowdown
Songwriter ("Green Eyes", "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee", "Ramona", "The Peanut Vendor"), author and publisher who came to the US in 1887 and was educated in local public schools, and then became a singer in amateur-night contests, and later a vaudeville and cafe entertainer. He toured with John L...
Producer | Les bas-fonds
Alexandre Kamenka was born on May 18, 1888 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a producer and production manager, known for The Lower Depths (1936), Le brasier ardent (1923) and Le lion des Mogols (1924). He died on December 3, 1969 in Paris, France.
22. Dorothy Gordon
Actress | The New York Times Youth Forum
Dorothy Gordon was born on April 4, 1889 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Dorothy Lerner. She was an actress, known for The New York Times Youth Forum (1952). She was married to Bernard Gordon (lawyer). She died on May 11, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA.
23. Anna Akhmatova
Anna Akhmatova was arguably the greatest Russian woman poet.
She was born Anna Andreevna Gorenko on June 23, 1889, in Bolshoi Fontan, a suburb of Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire. Her father, Andrei Antonovich Gorenko, was a Navy Engineer. Her mother, Inna Erazmovna (nee Stogova), belonged to Russian...
24. Marie Melesh
Marie Melesh was born on December 31, 1889 in Odessa, Russian Empire as Marie Meleshev. She was an actress, known for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Caged (1950) and Night and Day (1946). She was married to Alex Melesh. She died on January 1, 1976 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
25. William Sabbot
William Sabbot was born on February 12, 1890 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as William George Sabbot. He was an actor, known for A Foreign Affair (1948), Naughty Marietta (1935) and The North Star (1943). He died on September 4, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
27. Fania Marinoff
Actress | McTeague
Fania Marinoff was born on March 20, 1890 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Life's Whirlpool (1916), The Galloper (1915) and One of Our Girls (1914). She was married to Carl Van Vechten. She died on November 17, 1971 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
28. Mikhail Rasumny
Actor | For Whom the Bell Tolls
The son of a cantor, Rasumny made his stage debut at 14 and toured Europe and South America with the Moscow Art Theatre. Rasumny settled in the U.S. in 1935 and took jobs as a bill collector and dishwasher between acting jobs. His first film appearance was in 1940's Comrade X (1940). He spent the ...
30. Vladimir Voronov
Actor | Neokonchennaya povest
Vladimir Voronov was born on July 14, 1890 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Vladimir Ivanovich Voronov. He was an actor, known for Neokonchennaya povest (1955), Aero NT-54 (1925) and Chelovek v futlyare (1939). He died on June 2, 1985 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR.
32. Phil Spitalny
Actor | When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Phil Spitalny was born on November 7, 1890 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1942), Here Come the Co-eds (1945) and Meet the Maestros (1938). He was married to Evelyn Kaye Klein. He died on October 11, 1970 in Miami Beach, ...
34. Boris Svoboda
Actor | Vesna
Boris Svoboda was born on June 8, 1891 in Odessa, Odessa uyezd, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Bogumil Alekseevich Svoboda. He was an actor, known for Spring (1947), Andzamb tchanachum em (1958) and Vstrecha na Elbe (1949). He died on August 23, 1963 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
35. Bud Barsky
Producer | The Coast Patrol
Born Isador J. Barsky in the Ukraine in 1891, Bud Barsky emigrated to the US as a young man, gained experience in the film business with various production companies in New York, made his way to Hollywood, and by the time he was in his 20s had already become an independent producer. His career was ...
37. Jerry Austin
Actor | Saratoga Trunk
Jerry Austin was born on July 20, 1892 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Jerry Albro. He was an actor, known for Saratoga Trunk (1945), Adventures of Don Juan (1948) and The Lovable Cheat (1949). He died on October 15, 1976 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Actor | Davit Guramishvili
Anatoliy Smiranin was born on January 6, 1893 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Anatoliy Dmitrievich Smiranin. He was an actor, known for Davit Guramishvili (1946), Chelovek-Amfibiya (1962) and Eteris simgera (1957). He died on February 15, 1971 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR.
40. Lew Brown
Soundtrack | On the Road
Songwriter ("Beer Barrel Polka", "Sonny Boy", "The Thrill is Gone"), composer, author, publisher and producer, he came to the USA in 1898 and was educated at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York. In 1925, he joined Buddy DeSylva and Ray Henderson as a songwriting team and music publishers. He ...
43. Isaak Babel
Writer | Evreyskoe schaste
Isaak Babel was born on June 30, 1894 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel. He was a writer, known for Jewish Luck (1925), Dzhimmi Khiggins (1928) and Bennie the Howl (1926). He was married to Yevgenia Gronfein. He died on January 27, 1940 in Moscow, Russian ...
45. Leonid Utyosov
Actor | Vesyolye rebyata
Leonid Utyosov was a popular singer and band-leader in the Soviet Union who is best known for the leading role in 'Vesyolyye rebyata' (1934).
He was born Lazar Iosifovich Weissbein on March 21, 1895, in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Odesa, Ukraine). His father was a small business owner and his mother...
49. Valentin Kataev
Russian novelist and playwright Valentin Katayev was born in 1897 in the Ukraine, to a middle-class background: his father was a schoolteacher and his grandfather was a general in the Czarist army. He joined the army in 1917 during World War I, was assigned to an artillery unit, and was wounded ...