1-50 of 499 names.

Sort by: STARmeter▲ | A-Z | Height | Birth Date | Death Date
1. Carole Lombard Carole Lombard Actress, To Be or Not to Be Born in Indiana, she was eight years old when her parents divorced, and her mother took her and her two older brothers to L.A. to start a new life. At age twelve she was spotted playing baseball in the street by director Allan Dwan who cast her as a tom-boy in "A Perfect Crime". Bitten by the movie bug...
2. John Barrymore John Barrymore Actor, Grand Hotel American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical family in America, he was also its most acclaimed star. His father was Maurice Blyth (or Blythe; family spellings vary)...
3. Edna May Oliver Edna May Oliver Actress, David Copperfield She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. Miss Oliver took an early interest in the stage, and she would quit school at the age of 14 to pursue her ambitions in the theater...
4. May Robson May Robson Actress, Bringing Up Baby Born Mary Jeanette Robison. She was the youngest daughter of Henry Robison of Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schelesinger of Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Her father died in 1860 and her mother remarried. In 1866/67 they were living in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and moved back to London...
5. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. Buck Jones Buck Jones Actor, The Gunman from Bodie Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He...
7. Sidney Fox Sidney Fox Actress, Murders in the Rue Morgue This tiny (4' 11"), appealing, coquettish-looking Hollywood actress had only a few active years in early talkies before her career took a bad hit. A few years after that she joined other shattered 1930s hopefuls (Peg Entwistle, Gwili Andre, Peggy Shannon) as tragic symbols of unrequited stardom...
8. George M. Cohan George M. Cohan Soundtrack, Little Miss Sunshine American composer, librettist, actor, dancer, author, director, and producer on the stage. Started his career in his family vaudeville shows, came to Broadway at the beginning of the 20th century. Was the composer of the American battle hymn of World War 1, 'Over There' Received the Congressional Gold Medal for his lifetime achievement 1936.
9. Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery Writer, Anne of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author with roots in Scotland. She lost her mother at an early age, and was raised by her maternal grandparents. She began to keep a diary and discovered at the age of 10 that she could write poetry. After college she became a teacher but kept writing. In 1908 her first novel...
10. Rafaela Ottiano Rafaela Ottiano Actress, Grand Hotel
11. Laura Hope Crews Laura Hope Crews Actress, Gone with the Wind
12. Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Soundtrack, Enchanted Frank Churchill's tragic death at the age of 40 occurred on 14 May 1942. He was found with fatal gunshot wounds at his ranch near Newhall, 40 miles north of Los Angeles. Deputy Sheriff John Morrell told press reporters that the death was a suicide. Churchill had been working at the Disney studios and...
13. Arthur Housman Arthur Housman Actor, Sunrise
14. Phillips Holmes Phillips Holmes Actor, The Criminal Code A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the film adaptation of Theodore Dreiser 's novel An American Tragedy...
15. Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky Writer, Suite Française She was born in 1903 into a Ukrainian Jewish family, and emigrated to Paris as a young woman. She wrote nine books between 1929 and 1937, one of which was made into a movie ("David Golder", 1930). She became well-known in France, but did not become a French citizen. She converted to Catholicism in 1939...
16. Hale Hamilton Hale Hamilton Actor, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
17. Stanley Lupino Stanley Lupino Actor, Happy
18. Helen Westley Helen Westley Actress, Heidi Although she could on a rare occasion display a bit of kindness, or at least some kind of grouchy benevolence, Helen Westley had few peers on stage or film when it came to outright unpleasantness. A stern, indomitable presence, her characters offered unsolicited advice to anyone and everyone within arm's reach...
19. James Cruze James Cruze Actor, The Covered Wagon Coming from a Mormon family in Utah, James Cruze was reportedly part Ute Indian. He worked as a fisherman to pay his way through drama school. Among his former wives were actresses Betty Compson (also from Utah) and Marguerite Snow. He was also married to Alberta McCoy (died on July 7, 1960), who is interred in the Columbarium at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (unmarked)...
20. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
21. Richard Tucker Richard Tucker Actor, Wings
22. Germaine Dulac Germaine Dulac Director, The Smiling Madame Beudet The daughter of a cavalry captain, she was raised by a grandmother in Paris, where she studied various forms of art with an emphasis on music and the opera. In 1905 she married engineer-novelist Marie-Louis Albert-Dulac and under his influence veered toward journalism. As one of the leading radical feminists of her day...
23. Virginia Lee Corbin Virginia Lee Corbin Actress, Hands Up!
24. Ed Brady Ed Brady Actor, The Son of Kong
25. Helen Troy Helen Troy Actress, Everybody Sing
26. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman Supporting player in US films from 1920 until his death.
27. James C. Morton James C. Morton Actor, The Devil's Brother
28. Jeanette Loff Jeanette Loff Actress, King of Jazz Jeanette Loff was born Janette Lov in Orofino, Idaho, on October 9, 1906. Her father Maurice was a successful violinist who moved their family to Canada when Jeanette was a child. She loved to sing and she studied music at the Ellison and White Conservatory. At age sixteen she had a starring role in the operetta Treasure Hunters...
29. Brenda Fowler Brenda Fowler Actress, Judge Priest
30. Reinhard Heydrich Reinhard Heydrich Self, Triumph of the Will Reinhard Heydrich began his career as an officer in the post-World War I German navy. He was dishonorably discharged after becoming involved in an illicit love affair. The young woman became pregnant, but instead of marrying her, Heydrich met and soon got engaged to Lina von Osten. In 1930 Heydrich...
31. Carlos López Carlos López Actor, Los millones de Chaflán
32. John Gottowt John Gottowt Actor, Nosferatu
33. Murdock MacQuarrie Murdock MacQuarrie Actor, Modern Times
34. Herbert Selpin Herbert Selpin Director, Titanic Dissatisfied with the scenario of the film Titanic, Selpin openly critised its writer Walter Zerlett-Olfenius and the whole German Navy. Goebbels had him arrested by the Gestapo. Selpin was found hung in his cell the following day. Suicide or murder?
35. Carl Alstrup Carl Alstrup Actor, The Apache Girl's Revenge
36. Ralph Rainger Ralph Rainger Soundtrack, Forrest Gump He was one of the era's great composers and songwriters. Ralph Rainger penned numerous popular standards, often working in collaboration with lyricist Leo Robin. These include solid commercial hits like "Moanin Low", "Love in Bloom" (used by Jack Benny to introduce his TV and radio shows)...
37. Bjørn Bjørnson Bjørn Bjørnson Director, Children of the Stage; or, When Love Speaks Distinguished Norwegian stage actor, director, and manager. After theater studies in Vienna, he had his stage debut in Meiningen 1880 (Germany). Later he played in St.Gallen, Hamburg, and from 1884 to 1893 at Christiania Theater in Norway (now Oslo). From 1899-1907 and 1923-1927, he was stage manager at The National Theater in the same city...
38. Mikhail Fokin Mikhail Fokin Miscellaneous Crew, The Turning Point Mikhail Fokin (Michel Fokine) was a Russian-American choreographer and dancer. He was born Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokin on April 23, 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was the seventeenth of eighteen children, only 5 of whom grew to adulthood. His father, Mikhail Fokin, was a wealthy Russian merchant in St...
39. Charles Henry Smith Charles Henry Smith Writer, The General
40. Richard Carlyle Richard Carlyle Actor, The Valiant
41. Frederick Vroom Frederick Vroom Actor, The General
42. Will James Will James Writer, Shoot Out
43. Allan Sears Allan Sears Actor, The Mystery of the Leaping Fish
44. George Watts George Watts Actor, Angels Over Broadway
45. Robert J. Horner Robert J. Horner Director, Trails of Treachery Robert J. Horner was a prolific, if spectacularly untalented, producer/director in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He had only one eye and no legs (accounts differ as to whether he was born that way or lost them in a traffic accident in his youth), but that didn't stop him from producing quite a few low-budget--very...
46. Alice Duer Miller Alice Duer Miller Writer, Roberta
47. Oswald Stoll Oswald Stoll Producer, The Barton Mystery
48. Jean Temple Jean Temple Actress, His Picture in the Papers
49. Charlotte Granville Charlotte Granville Actress, Werewolf of London
50. Robert Musil Robert Musil Writer, Young Torless
1-50 of 499 names.