Birth Date between 1873-01-01 and 1873-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Alice Guy
Director | The Woman of Mystery
Generally considered to be the world's first female director, French-born Alice Guy entered the film business as a secretary at Gaumont-Paris in 1896. The next year Gaumont changed from manufacturing cameras to producing movies, and Guy became one of its first film directors. She impressed the the ...
2. Fred Stone
Actor | Alice Adams
Hardly remembered today, if at all, Fred Stone was once one of the most multi-faceted circus performers to hit turn-of-the century America. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do--tightrope walking, acrobatics, clowning . . . you name it. This initial celebrity eventually led to his stellar ...
Soundtrack | Dawn of the Dead
Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.
He was born Sergei Vasilevich ...
Soundtrack | Match Point
Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades.
Caruso made ...
Director | Les vampires
A prolific director--over 700 films, most of them short- or medium-length--Louis Feuillade began his career with Gaumont where, as well as directing his own features, he was appointed artistic director in charge of production in 1907. His work was largely comprised of film series; his first series,...
7. Jean Adair
Actress | Arsenic and Old Lace
Slight, birdlike Jean Adair came to the screen after playing a succession of crotchety or maternal roles on the stage. She was born Violet McNaughton in Ontario, Canada, and absolved her acting studies in Chicago. After extensive touring with local stock companies and a few seasons on the ...
8. Arthur Hoyt
Actor | It Happened One Night
Extremely prolific actor/director of the silent screen, on Broadway from 1905. Hoyt joined the acting fraternity through the recommendations of an uncle, who worked as dramatic editor for a Cleveland tabloid. Signed by theatrical producer George C. Tyler (1868-1946), he began on stage (earning $10 ...
9. Alice Cooper
Self | You Bet Your Life
Alice Cooper was born on September 10, 1873 in Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England as Alice Augusta Louise Brazier. She was an actress, known for You Bet Your Life (1950). She was married to Charles Henry Cooper. She died on October 6, 1967 in Palm Desert, California, USA.
10. Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912), featuring French actress Sarah...
12. Max Reinhardt
Director | A Midsummer Night's Dream
Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in ...
13. Guy Standing
Actor | Death Takes a Holiday
Guy Standing was born on September 1, 1873 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Death Takes a Holiday (1934), Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) and The Witching Hour (1934). He was married to Dorothy Hammond, Isabelle Urquhart and Blanche Burton. He died on February 24, 1937 in Hollywood ...
Actress | Maid of Salem
Madame Sul-Te-Wan was born on March 7, 1873 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Nellie Wan. She was an actress, known for Maid of Salem (1937), In Old Chicago (1938) and The Buccaneer (1958). She was married to Robert Reed Conley. She died on February 1, 1959 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Writer | Gigi
Colette was born on January 28, 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, France as Sidonie Gabrielle Colette. She was a writer, known for Gigi (1958), Chéri (2009) and Matinee Theatre (1955). She was married to Maurice Goudeket, Henri de Jouvenel des Ursins and Willy. She died on August 3, ...
16. Theodore Lorch
Actor | Half-Wits Holiday
Theodore Lorch was born on September 29, 1873 in Springfield, Illinois, USA as Theodore Andrew Lorch. He was an actor, known for Half-Wits Holiday (1947), The Last of the Mohicans (1920) and Flash Gordon (1936). He was married to Diana Christiansen, Cecil and Mary. He died on November 12, 1947 in ...
18. Wilbur Mack
Actor | Redheads on Parade
Wilbur Mack was born on July 29, 1873 in Binghampton, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Redheads on Parade (1935), Gold and Grit (1925) and The Crimson Canyon (1928). He was married to Constance Purdy and Nella Walker. He died on March 13, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
19. Tom Murray
Actor | The Gold Rush
Tom Murray was born on September 8, 1873 in Stonefoot, Illinois, USA as Thomas Henderson Murray. He was an actor, known for The Gold Rush (1925), The Pilgrim (1923) and Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926). He was married to Louise Carver. He died on August 27, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA.
20. Aubrey Mallalieu
Actor | Busman's Honeymoon
Aubrey Mallalieu was born on June 8, 1873 in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England as George William Mallalieu. He was an actor, known for Haunted Honeymoon (1940), Chamber of Horrors (1940) and The Stars Look Down (1940). He was married to Winifred A. Chadwick. He died on May 28, 1948 in ...
22. Leo Slezak
Actor | Die lustigen Weiber
Leo Slezak was born on August 18, 1873 in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Die lustigen Weiber (1936), Der Mann, der nicht nein sagen kann (1938) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943). He was married to Elisabeth Wertheim. He died on June 1, 1946 in ...
23. Billy Quirk
Actor | Algie, the Miner
Billy Quirk was born on March 27, 1873 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as William A. Quirk. He was an actor and director, known for Algie, the Miner (1912), The Man Worthwhile (1921) and Salomy Jane (1923). He was married to Patsy Jane Holcomb. He died on April 20, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, ...
24. Charles Avery
Actor | The Taming of the Shrew
Charles Avery was born on May 28, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Avery Bradford. He was an actor and director, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1908), Her Donkey Love (1917) and A Lover's Lost Control (1915). He died on July 23, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
26. Harry T. Morey
Actor | Beating the Odds
Harry T. Morey was born on August 21, 1873 in Charlotte, Michigan, USA as Harold Temple Morey . He was an actor and cinematographer, known for Beating the Odds (1919), A Man's Home (1921) and Beyond the Rainbow (1922). He died on January 24, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
27. Bert Lindley
Actor | Are We Civilized?
Bert Lindley was born on December 3, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Maxwell Lindley. He is known for his work on Are We Civilized? (1934), Pals in Peril (1927) and Wild Bill Hickok (1923). He was married to Elizabeth (Bessie) Frances Fisher. He died on September 12, 1953 in Los Angeles, ...
28. William P. Burt
Writer | The Lone Defender
William P. Burt was born on February 11, 1873 in St. Peter, Minnesota, USA as William Presley Burt. He was an actor and director, known for The Lone Defender (1930), Rogue of the Rio Grande (1930) and The Woman in Chains (1923). He was married to Bertha Harlan. He died on February 23, 1955 in ...
29. Zelda Sears
Writer | The Divorcee
Zelda Sears was born on January 21, 1873 in Brockway, Michigan, USA as Zelda Paldi. She was a writer and actress, known for The Divorcee (1930), A Wicked Woman (1934) and This Side of Heaven (1934). She was married to Louis C. Wiswell and Herbert E. Sears. She died on February 19, 1935 in Hollywood...
30. John St. Polis
John St. Polis was born on November 24, 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and The Great Lover (1920). He died on October 8, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Justice
Sir Gerald Du Maurier was one of the top thespians on the English stage in the first third of the 20th Century, and his distinguished career as an actor-manager led to his being knighted by King George V in 1922. Born in Hampstead, London on March 26, 1873, he was the son anglo-French writer and ...
32. Karin Swanström
Actress | Kalle Utter
Karin Swanström was born on June 13, 1873 in Norrköping, Östergötlands län, Sweden. She is known for her work on Kalle Utter (1925), Flygande holländaren (1925) and Flickan i frack (1926). She was married to Stellan Claësson. She died on July 5, 1942 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.
Actress | The Gay Lord Quex
Lilian Braithwaite was born on March 9, 1873 in Ramsgate, Kent, England. She was an actress, known for The Gay Lord Quex (1917), The Woman Who Was Nothing (1917) and Because (1918). She was married to Gerald Lawrence. She died on September 17, 1948 in London, England.
34. Sam Livesey
Actor | The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Sam Livesey was born on October 14, 1873 in Flintshire, Wales as Samuel Livesey. He was an actor, known for The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1931) and Young Woodley (1930). He was married to Cassie Livesey and Margaret Ann Edwards, aka Maggie Edwards. He died ...
35. Willa Cather
Writer | O Pioneers!
Willa Cather was born in 1875 on a small farm close to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Cather, a deputy Sheriff and struggling entrepreneur, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. The family's Irish ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania in the ...
37. Miriam Nesbitt
Actress | Mary Stuart
Miriam Nesbitt was born on September 14, 1873 in chicago, Illinois, USA as Miriam Anne Schancke. She was an actress, known for Mary Stuart (1913), Stanton's Last Fling (1914) and The Declaration of Independence (1911). She was married to Marc McDermott. She died on August 11, 1954 in Hollywood, ...
39. Harry Solter
Actor | The Taming of the Shrew
Harry Solter was born on November 19, 1873 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Harry Lewis Solter. He was a director and actor, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1908), Blind Man's Bluff (1916) and The Lash of Power (1917). He was married to Florence Lawrence. He died on March 2, 1920 in El Paso, Texas...
Cinematographer | Alice in Wonderland
Born in London, England, in 1874, Cecil Hepworth was one of the founders of the British film industry, directing and producing many films from 1898 into the late 1920s. Developing an early interest in films from following his father on lecture tours about the magic-lantern, he patented several ...
43. John J. McGraw
Actor | Detective Swift
John J. McGraw was born on April 7, 1873 in Truxton, New York, USA as John Joseph McGraw. He was an actor, known for Detective Swift (1914), Breaking Into the Big League (1913) and Fighting Mad (1919). He was married to Blanche Sindall and Minnie Doyle. He died on February 24, 1934 in New York City...
44. Willard Mack
Writer | The Voice of the City
Willard Mack was born on September 18, 1873 in Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada as Charles Willard McLaughlin. He was a writer and actor, known for The Voice of the City (1929), Broadway to Hollywood (1933) and The Dove (1927). He was married to Beatrice Banyard, Pauline Frederick, Marjorie Rambeau and ...
49. Otto A. Harbach
Writer | Roberta
Otto Harbach was a songwriter ("I Won't Dance", "Yesterdays", "The Touch of Your Hand") and author, educated at Knox College (BA, MA, DHL, and an honorary member of the Board of Trustees) and Columbia University. At Whitman College he was a professor of English between 1895 and 1901, then a ...
50. Sidney Olcott
Director | Monsieur Beaucaire
Prolific silent film director, the son of Irish immigrants. He started as an actor on the New York stage, and then appeared in films for Mutoscope in 1904, eventually working his way up to general manager of Biograph. Lured away to a rival company, he began to direct features for Kalem by 1907. ...