Date of Death between 1929-01-01 and 1929-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | The Letter
Jeanne Eagels, one of the most intriguing stars of late silent films and the early talkies, was born Amelia Jean Eagles on June 26, 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward and Julia Sullivan Eagles. Young Jean was part of an impoverished family of eight, with three brothers and two sisters. She ...
Actor | Robin Hood
Silent-film star William Russell was born in the Bronx, New York, in the late 1880s (various sources give it as 1884, 1886 and 1889). His mother, Clara, was a highly regarded stage actress. Russell studied law at Fordham University (and, some sources say, Harvard University). He started a law ...
3. Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp was a lawman, gambler, businessman, saloon owner and gunfighter of great repute in the American West. He had been a police officer in Wichita, KS, and later in Dodge City, KS, during the mid-1870s, after which he became a shotgun rider with Wells Fargo. In Tombstone, AZ, in the wake of a...
Actor | The Squaw Man
American leading man of silent pictures who specialized in Westerns. His mother and father were, respectively, a singer and an actor, and he and his younger brother William Farnum were introduced to the theatre at an early age. Raised in Maine, Dustin attended the East Maine Conference Seminary, ...
5. Paul Leni
Director | The Man Who Laughs
Paul Leni was born on July 8, 1885 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Paul Josef Levi. He was an art director and director, known for The Man Who Laughs (1928), The Cat and the Canary (1927) and Das Rätsel von Bangalor (1918). He died on September 2, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, ...
Director | Un portero modelo
Segundo de Chomón became involved in film through his wife, who was an actress in Pathé films. In 1902 he became a concessionary for Pathé in Barcelona, distributing its product in Spanish-speaking countries and managing a factory for the coloring of Pathé films. He began shooting footage of ...
8. Lily Langtry
Actress | His Neighbor's Wife
Lily Langtry was born on October 13, 1853 in Jersey, Channel Islands as Emilie Charlotte Le Breton. She was an actress, known for His Neighbor's Wife (1913). She was married to Sir Hugo de Bathe, Edward Langtry and Frederick Gebhardt. She died on February 12, 1929 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Actor | The Blind Trail
Actor/producer/director Leo Maloney was owner of the Leo Maloney Studio located in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California. Several early westerns were filmed at the studio, which overlooked orange groves and included a small city that housed 35 people who lived there year-round. The ...
10. Frank Keenan
Actor | Brothers Divided
Frank was considered a "furniture actor" on stage. While on stage he was so often drunk that he had to lean on or hold onto furniture to keep from falling down. Known through the country for his stage work, he was ranked as one of the foremost stage artists prior to moving to Hollywood. Keenan's ...
12. Marc McDermott
Actor | He Who Gets Slapped
Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland, and Marc later became an English citizen when he moved to London. His older brother Patrick was born in Ireland, ...
Actor | The Silent Call
Strongheart, the German shepherd who was a canine superstar of American cinema, was born and raised in Imperial Germany, where he was trained to be a police dog and assigned to the German military during World War I. Called "Etzel von Oringer," the German shepherd was born on October 1, 1917, ...
14. Gladys Brockwell
Actress | 7th Heaven
The daughter of actress Billie Brockwell, Brockwell first appeared on the stage at the age of three. She made her screen debut in Philadelphia for the Lubin Company in 1913, later working with D.W. Griffith. Joining Fox Studios, Brockwell was one of the busiest actresses in town and easily made the...
15. Marcel Perez
Actor | It's a Great Life
Marcel Perez was born in 1885 in Madrid, Spain as Marcel Fernández Peréz. He was an actor and director, known for It's a Great Life (1918), Peace and Riot (1919) and The Wisest Fool (1919). He was married to Dorothy Earle. He died on February 8, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
16. Pal the Dog
Actor | The Marriage Maker
Pal the Dog was a very intelligent Rough Collie dog who began his movie career at the age four when he was teamed up with actor Wallace Reid. He would go on to become a favorite of young movie goers throughout the country for almost a decade. Pal died at the age of fourteen in Hollywood.
17. John Scalise
John Scalise was born on January 24, 1900 in Italy. He died on May 7, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
18. Albert Anselmi
Albert Anselmi was born on June 11, 1884 in Italy. He died on May 7, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
20. Mae Costello
Actress | The Joys of a Jealous Wife
Mae Costello was born in 1882 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mae Altschuk. She was an actress and writer, known for The Joys of a Jealous Wife (1913), When a Woman Loves (1915) and Her Right to Live (1917). She was married to Maurice Costello. She died on August 2, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, ...
21. Casson Ferguson
Actor | Grumpy
Casson Ferguson was born on May 29, 1891 in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA as Casson Michel Ferguson. He was an actor, known for Grumpy (1923), Secret Service (1919) and What's a Wife Worth? (1921). He was married to Inez Geraldine Griffin and Catherine Mallon. He died on February 12, 1929 in Los ...
22. James Corrigan
Actor | The White Sin
James Corrigan was born on October 17, 1867 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The White Sin (1924), The Law Forbids (1924) and A Slave of Fashion (1925). He was married to Lillian Elliott. He died on February 28, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Dan Mason
Actor | The Valley of the Giants
Dan Mason was born on February 9, 1853 in Syracuse, New York, USA as Dan Grassman. He was an actor and writer, known for The Valley of the Giants (1927), The Scarlet Letter (1917) and American Pluck (1925). He was married to Millie La Fonte. He died on July 6, 1929 in Baersville, New York.
26. Sergei Diaghilev
Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev was born on March 19, 1872, into a wealthy noble family in Novgorod, Russia. His father, named Pavel Diaghilev, was a distinguished General to the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. His mother died at his birth. Young Sergei Diaghilev grew up in a highly cultured environment. He ...
27. William Hauber
Actor | Passing the Buck
William Hauber was born on May 20, 1891 in Brownsville, Minnesota, USA as William Carl Hauber. He is known for his work on Passing the Buck (1919), Well, I'll Be (1919) and The Fly Cop (1920). He was married to Myrtle E. Crosthwaite. He died on July 17, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Thomas Holding
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Thomas Holding was born in Greenwich, Kent, England in 1878. Having finished his education at Rugby, he went onto the stage under the management of Charles Hawtrey with whom he appeared in many London productions (he was 14 years on the London stage playing with distinguished Shakespearean actors ...
29. Hilda Moore
Actress | Justice
Hilda Moore was born in 1890 in London, England as Hilda Mary Moore. She was an actress, known for Justice (1917), The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (1916) and Tense Moments with Great Authors (1922). She was married to Austin Fairman. She died on May 18, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA.
30. Shôzô Makino
Director | Shusse taikô Hiyoshimaru
Called the "father of Japanese film," Shozo Makino was a director during the pioneer days of Japanese film, and was also a producer and business executive. Makino was born in Kyoto on September 22, 1878. His mother ran a theater, and his association with movies began when the motion picture fan, ...
Director | La cité foudroyée
Luitz-Morat was born on June 5, 1884 in Paris, France as Maurice Louis Radiguet. He was an actor and director, known for The City Struck by Lightning (1924), Le sang d'Allah (1923) and Petit ange (1920). He was married to Simone Judic and Madeleine Ramey. He died on August 11, 1929 in Paris.
35. Stanton Heck
Actor | The Lone Star Ranger
Stanton Heck was born on January 8, 1877 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Frederick Stanton Heck. He was an actor, known for The Lone Star Ranger (1923), The Bad Man (1923) and Is That Nice? (1926). He was married to Mary Josephine Clark. He died on December 16, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
36. Louis Bennison
Actor | The Road Called Straight
Louis Bennison was born on October 17, 1884 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Road Called Straight (1919), A Misfit Earl (1919) and Oh, Johnny! (1918). He was married to Frances P. Bennison. He died on June 9, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA.
Director | The Lure of Heart's Desire
Francis J. Grandon was born in 1879 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Lure of Heart's Desire (1916), When May Weds December (1913) and Miss Nobody (1920). He died on July 11, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress | A Romance of Happy Valley
Lydia Yeamans Titus was born in 1865 in Sydney, Australia. She was an actress, known for A Romance of Happy Valley (1919), David Garrick (1916) and The Right to Be Happy (1916). She was married to Frederick Titus. She died on December 29, 1929 in Glendale, California, USA.
39. Heinrich Zille
Writer | Die da unten
Heinrich Zille was born on January 10, 1858 in Radeburg, Saxony, Germany as Heinrich Rudolf Zille. He is known for his work on Die da unten (1926), Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975) and Die Stadt der Millionen (1925). He was married to Hulda Frieske. He died on August 9, 1929 in Berlin, ...
Director | The Gilded Butterfly
In the 20s, he was among the leading directors of the Thomas H. Ince studio, which included the melodrama Human Wreckage (1923), which was a probe into drug addition sparked by the demise of actor Wallace Reid, and the first version of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (1923) starring Blanche Sweet.
41. Albert Russell
Director | The Secret Four
Albert Russell was born on August 2, 1890 in New York City, New York, USA as Albert Lerche. He was a director and actor, known for The Secret Four (1921), The Lion Man (1919) and The White Horseman (1921). He was married to Vola Vale. He died on March 4, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Orral Humphrey
Actor | Huckleberry Finn
Orral Humphrey was born on April 3, 1880 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Thomas Orral Humphrey. He was an actor and director, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), Broadway Madness (1927) and Pedigrees, Pups and Pussies (1916). He was married to Lois Frances Born. He died on August 12, 1929 in Los ...
Soundtrack | Lore
Blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson has been called the most influential bluesman in the history of blues singers. While his recording career was prolific but short--almost 100 titles from 1926-29--he became arguably the most popular blues singer in black America.
Born in Couchman, TX, in 1897, he ...
45. John Jasper
Set designer John Jasper worked with Charlie Chaplin for almost 13 years, and in 1919 left Chaplin Studios to build three production-stages on a stretch of empty Hollywood land at 1040 North Las Palmas Avenue. He rented his stages to movie companies as Hollywood Studios, Inc., or Jasper Hollywood ...
46. Edwin Middleton
Director | Wildfire
Edwin Middleton was born in 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Wildfire (1915), The Haunted Manor (1916) and The Flaming Sword (1915). He was married to Elinor Jacobs Metzler. He died on June 17, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
47. Margaret Edwards
Actress | A Physical Culture Romance
Margaret Edwards was born in 1877 in New York, USA. She was an actress, known for A Physical Culture Romance (1914), Sunshine Molly (1915) and Hypocrites (1915). She was married to John Edwards. She died on January 14, 1929 in New York City, New York.
Actor | Ivanhoe
Lauderdale Maitland was born in 1878 in Merton, Surrey, England as Lauderdale Valentine John Maitland. He was an actor, known for Rebecca the Jewess (1913), What's Bred... Comes Out in the Flesh (1916) and The Unwanted Bride (1922). He was married to Janet Alexander and Sarah Gertrude Tomlinson. He...
49. Herbert Grimwood
Actor | Kismet
Herbert Grimwood was born on March 7, 1875 in Walthamstow, London, England. He was an actor, known for Kismet (1914), Romola (1924) and When the Clouds Roll by (1919). He was married to Dorothy Adeline Miller. He died on November 29, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.