Date of Death between 1943-01-01 and 1943-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Stainer was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

2. W.S. Van Dyke

Director | Marie Antoinette

For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not ...

3. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

4. Montagu Love

Actor | A Damsel in Distress

Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but...

5. Dwight Frye

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

An extremely versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre, Dwight Frye had a notable theatrical career in the 1920s, moving from juvenile parts to leads before entering film. A favorite actor of Broadway theatrical producer-director Brock ...

6. Hobart Bosworth

Actor | The Big Parade

Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers...

7. Joe Donahue

Actor | Sunny

Joe Donahue was ten years younger than brother Jack, who was a well-known vaudeville and musical dancer in the twenties. Jack starred in the hits "1920 Follies" and "Sons o' Guns" (1929). He died in 1930 from the effects of high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney problems. Joe followed Jack ...

8. Spencer Charters

Actor | High Sierra

Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, ...

9. Tully Marshall

Actor | The Cat and the Canary

Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the...

10. Donald Haines

Actor | Bowery Blitzkrieg

Donald Haines was born on May 9, 1919 in Seward County, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941), A Tale of Two Cities (1935) and That Gang of Mine (1940). He died on February 20, 1943 in North Africa.

11. Sergei Rachmaninoff

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 ...

12. Frank Nitti

Soundtrack | American Dictators

Although Frank Nitti has gotten the reputation over the years as the right-hand man of gangster Al Capone and a feared killer in his own right, this has actually proven not to be the case. Although Nitti and Capone were as youths in New York City both members of the Five Points Gang--one of the ...

13. Arthur Byron

Actor | The Mummy

Arthur Byron was born on April 3, 1872 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Arthur William Byron. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1932), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) and The Whole Town's Talking (1935). He was married to Kathryn Keys and Lillian Hall (actress). He died on July 17, 1943 in ...

14. Gustav von Seyffertitz

Actor | The Docks of New York

Gustav von Seyffertitz was born on August 4, 1863 in Haimhausen, Dachau, Bavaria. He was an actor and director, known for The Docks of New York (1928), Son of Frankenstein (1939) and Sherlock Holmes (1922). He died on December 25, 1943 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

15. Lynne Overman

Actor | Union Pacific

Lynne Overman was born on September 19, 1887 in Maryville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Union Pacific (1939), Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and She Loves Me Not (1934). He was married to Emily Helen Drange. He died on February 19, 1943 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

16. Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He died on January 7, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

17. Harry Baur

Actor | Golgotha

Harry Baur was born on April 12, 1880 in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], Île-de-France, France as Henri-Marie Baur. He was an actor, known for Behold the Man (1935), Dance Program (1937) and Les misérables (1934). He was married to Rika Radifé and Rose Grane. He died on April 8, 1943 ...

18. Tyler Brooke

Actor | Poor Little Rich Girl

Tyler Brooke was born on June 6, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA as Victor Hugo de Biere. He was an actor, known for Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Playboy of Paris (1930) and In Old Chicago (1937). He was married to Myrtle Laurine Neil, Laruna Wolcott and Elizabeth Bauland. He died on March 2,...

19. Sol Horwitz

Disorder in the Court

Sol Horwitz was born on November 4, 1872 in Kovno, Russian Empire as Solomon Horowitz. He was an actor, known for Disorder in the Court (1936), Grips, Grunts and Groans (1937) and Dizzy Doctors (1937). He died on December 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Wade Boteler

Actor | The Green Hornet

Wade Boteler was born on October 3, 1888 in Santa Ana, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Green Hornet (1940), The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940) and The Mandarin Mystery (1936). He was married to Ellen Evelyn James. He died on May 7, 1943 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

21. Beatrix Potter

Writer | Tales of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Potter was born in Kensington, London. Her family was quite rich. She was educated by governesses. She did not have ...

22. 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 ...

23. William Irving

Actor | Someone in the House

William Irving was born on May 17, 1893 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Someone in the House (1920), Someone Must Pay (1919) and Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927). He died on December 25, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Hooper Atchley

Actor | Arizona Terror

Hooper Atchley was born on April 30, 1887 in Ebenezer, Tennessee, USA as Lemuel Hooper Atchley. He was an actor, known for Arizona Terror (1931), The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) and The Three Musketeers (1933). He was married to Violet Yahar. He died on November 16, 1943 in Hollywood, Los ...

25. Fats Waller

Soundtrack | Eraserhead

Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s...

26. Lorenz Hart

Soundtrack | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Lorenz Hart was born on May 2, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Lorenz Milton Hart. He died on November 22, 1943 in New York City.

27. Jeanne Olsen

Actress | Hollywood on Parade No. B-9

Jeanne Olsen was born on August 31, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934) and Hollywood Party (1934). She was married to Jimmy Durante. She died on February 14, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. George Guhl

Actor | Torchy Runs for Mayor

George Guhl was born on September 27, 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as George Conrad Guhl. He was an actor, known for Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939), Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) and Blondes at Work (1938). He was married to Carolyn J. Woodard. He died on June 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, ...

29. Henry Roquemore

Actor | Sky Racket

Henry Roquemore was born on March 13, 1886 in Marshall, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Sky Racket (1937), Sporting Chance (1931) and Racing Luck (1935). He was married to Fern Emmett. He died on June 30, 1943 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. André Antoine

Director | La terre

André Antoine was born on January 31, 1858 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France as Léonard-André Antoine. He was a director and writer, known for La terre (1921), Mademoiselle de La Seiglière (1921) and L'hirondelle et la mésange (1924). He died on October 19, 1943 in Le Pouliguen, ...

31. Rupert Julian

Actor | The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin

Coming to the US at the age of 34, New Zealand-born Rupert Julian started his career as a stage and screen actor touring Australia and New Zealand. Having made his name (and a cool million for Universal) as a dead ringer for Kaiser Wilhelm II in the 1918 film The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918), ...

32. George Cooper

Actor | The Barrier

George Cooper was born on December 12, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as George Cooper Healey. He was an actor, known for The Barrier (1926), The Trail of '98 (1928) and The Girl of the Golden West (1930). He was married to Edwina. He died on December 9, 1943 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

33. Hugh O'Connell

Actor | That Certain Woman

Hugh O'Connell was born on August 4, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for That Certain Woman (1937), The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) and My Favorite Wife (1940). He died on January 19, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.

34. Eugeniusz Bodo

Director | Królowa przedmiescia

Eugeniusz Bodo was born on December 28, 1899 in Geneva, Switzerland as Bohdan Eugène Junod. He was an actor and writer, known for Ghetto Queen (1937), Pietro wyzej (1937) and Glos pustyni (1932). He died on October 7, 1943 in Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia].

35. Owen Nares

Actor | The Faithful Heart

Owen Nares was born on August 11, 1888 in Maiden Erlegh, Berks, England as Owen Ramsay. He is known for his work on The Faithful Heart (1922), The Love Contract (1932) and The Middle Watch (1930). He was married to Marie Polini. He died on July 30, 1943 in Brecon, Wales.

36. Walter Rogers

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

Walter Rogers was born on April 6, 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Walter Browne Rogers. He was an actor, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Seven Faces (1929). He was married to Viola Alice Naething. He died on November 11, 1943 in Orange County, California, USA.

37. David Bacon

Actor | The Masked Marvel

David Bacon was born on March 24, 1914 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA as David Gaspar Griswold Bacon. He was an actor, known for The Masked Marvel (1943), The Boss of Big Town (1942) and Gals, Incorporated (1943). He was married to Greta Keller. He died on September 13, 1943 in Hollywood, ...

38. Silver Tip Baker

Actor | In the Days of Buffalo Bill

Floyd 'Silver Tip' Baker born Floyd Michael Baker in Texas in 1886. Well-known trick rider in rodeos and wild west shows from the late 1900's. He was among the talented few that could handle a team of horses and stagecoach at full speed, became a white-haired old codger character in many westerns, ...

39. Cecilia Loftus

Actress | The Blue Bird

Cecilia Loftus was born on October 22, 1876 in Glasgow, Scotland as Marie Cecilia Loftus Brown. She was an actress, known for The Blue Bird (1940), A Lady of Quality (1913) and East Lynne (1931). She was married to Dr. A.H. Waterman and Justin Huntly McCarthy. She died on July 12, 1943 in New York ...

40. Fritzi Brunette

Actress | The Green Flame

Fritzi Brunette was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 27, 1890. With the birth name of Florence Brunet. She was mostly a character actress whose career spanned mostly the silent era, although she made a successful transition to the sound period. Fritzi's debut came in 1913 when she was 23 years old....

41. Reginald Barlow

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Reginald Barlow was born on June 17, 1866 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Big Cage (1933) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). He was married to Carol Brown and Selma Rose. He died on July 6, 1943 in Hollywood, California, ...

42. Ben Bernie

Soundtrack | The Counselor

A composer ("Sweet Georgia Brown"), author, violinist and conductor, he was educated at the NY College of Music, City College of New York, and the Columbia School of Mines. Beginning his vaudeville act while selling violins in a New York department store, he organized his own orchestra in 1922, ...

43. Jack King

Actor | Outlaw's Highway

Jack King was born in 1883 in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is known for his work on Outlaw's Highway (1934) and Jaws of Justice (1933). He was married to Rhea King. He died on October 8, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

44. Isoroku Yamamoto

Self | Price for Peace

Isoroku Yamamoto was born on April 4, 1884, in Nagoka, Japan, the last of seven children. His first name "Isoroku" translates into the number "56", which was his father's age when he was born. He lived near Nagaoka, entered the Imperial Naval School at age 16 and was an ensign on a cruiser during ...

45. Cliff Saum

Assistant Director | Kaiser's Finish

Cliff Saum was born on December 18, 1882 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Kaiser's Finish (1918), The House Without a Key (1926) and Glad Rag Doll (1929). He died on March 5, 1943 in Glendale, California, USA.

46. Lawrence Chenault

Actor | Ten Minutes to Live

Lawrence Chenault was born on November 23, 1877 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for Ten Minutes to Live (1932), The Crimson Skull (1922) and Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926). He died on December 27, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

47. Kate Price

Actress | Quality Street

Kate Price was born on February 13, 1872 in Cork, Ireland as Katherine Duffy. She was an actress and writer, known for Quality Street (1927), Arizona (1918) and Orchids and Ermine (1927). She was married to Joseph Price Ludwig (performer). She died on January 4, 1943 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles,...

48. Henri Richard

Actor | Le diable en bouteille

Henri Richard was born on September 19, 1883 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He was an actor, known for Le diable en bouteille (1935), La dame au ruban de velours (1923) and À minuit, le 7 (1937). He died on February 9, 1943 in Berlin, Germany.

49. Joe Cunningham

Actor | Kid Galahad

Joe Cunningham was born on June 22, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph A. Cunningham. He was an actor and writer, known for Kid Galahad (1937), Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) and The Rebel Son (1938). He died on April 3, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Charles Bennett

Actor | Treasure Island

Charles Bennett was born on March 11, 1889 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He was an actor, known for Treasure Island (1934), America (1924) and The Little Slavey (1915). He was married to Boots Mallory. He died on February 15, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.


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