Born in 1906

by bellino-angelo2014 | created - 24 May 2017 | updated - 24 May 2017 | Public

1. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

2. Luchino Visconti

Director | Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Luchino Visconti was born on November 2, 1906 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Luchino Visconti di Modrone. He was a director and writer, known for Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Death in Venice (1971) and Le Notti Bianche (1957). He died on March 17, 1976 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

3. John Huston

Director | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend was born John Marcellus Huston in Nevada, Missouri, on August 5, 1906. His ancestry was English,...

4. Sue Carol

Actress | The Lone Star Ranger

Sue Carol was born Evelyn Jean Lederer on October 30, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, to Caroline (Schmidt) and Samuel Lederer. Her parents were Jewish immigrants (from Bohemia and Germany). She was 20 years old when she entered film work. Her first role was a bit part in Soft Cushions (1927) in 1927. ...

5. Otto Preminger

Director | Anatomy of a Murder

Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater and became a stage director. He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in ...

6. John Carradine

Actor | Stagecoach

John Carradine, the son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Christ Church School and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture, and afterward roamed the South selling sketches. He made his acting debut in "Camille" in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. ...

7. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

8. Eddie Albert

Actor | Roman Holiday

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...

9. Anthony Mann

Director | El Cid

Anthony Mann was born on June 30, 1906 in San Diego, California, USA as Emil Anton Bundesmann. He was a director and writer, known for El Cid (1961), Men in War (1957) and The Glenn Miller Story (1954). He was married to Anna; 1 child Nicholas Anthony Mann, Sara Montiel and Mildred Mann. He died on...

10. Lou Costello

Actor | Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Lou Costello was born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, New Jersey, to Helen (Rege) and Sebastiano Cristillo. His father was from Calabria, Italy, and his mother was an American of Italian, French, and Irish ancestry. Raised in Paterson, Costello dropped out of high school and headed west to ...

11. Josephine Baker

Actress | Zouzou

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, in 1906 to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels and dimes. Later she became a chorus girl on...

12. Carol Reed

Director | The Third Man

Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. ...

13. Jacques Becker

Writer | Le trou

His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured ...

14. Louise Brooks

Actress | Die Büchse der Pandora

Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood name of Brooksie, was born in the midwestern town of Cherryvale, Kansas, on November 14, 1906. She began dancing at an early age with the Denishawn Dancers (which was how she left Kansas and went to New York) and then with George White's Scandals ...

15. Lon Chaney Jr.

Actor | High Noon

American character actor whose career was influenced (and often overshadowed) by that of his father, silent film star Lon Chaney. The younger Chaney was born while his parents were on a theatrical tour, and he joined them onstage for the first time at the age of six months. However, as a young man,...

16. Mary Astor

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Mary Astor was born, Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, on May 3, 1906 in Quincy, Illinois to a German immigrant father, Otto Ludwig Langhanke, and an American mother from Illinois, Helen Marie Vasconcellos, of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Her parents were very ambitious for her as they recognized ...

17. Joan Blondell

Actress | Grease

With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a ...

18. Erik Rhodes

Actor | Top Hat

With his slicked back hair and thin moustache Erik Rhodes arrived in Hollywood to recreate his stage role of Rudolfo Tonetti (which he had performed first on Broadway and then in London, 1932-1933) for the filming of The Gay Divorcee (1934), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Contrary to his ...

19. Wilfred Jackson

Director | Cinderella

Wilfred Jackson was born on January 24, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Wilfred Emmons Jackson. He is known for his work on Cinderella (1950), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He died on August 7, 1988 in Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California, USA.

20. William Bendix

Actor | The Glass Key

William Bendix was not a son of Brooklyn, New York, although because of his stereotypical "Brooklyn accent" it has been widely supposed that he was. Bendix was actually born in the Borough of Manhattan (New York City proper), in a midtown flat hard by the tracks of the long-since defunct ...

21. Joan Hickson

Actress | Miss Marple: Nemesis

Joan Hickson was born in 1906 at Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Her stage career began with provincial theater in 1927, going on to a long series of West End comedies, usually playing the part of a confused or eccentric middle-age woman. She performed at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, at the time ...

22. Janet Gaynor

Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Janet Gaynor was born Laura Gainor on October 6, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school. She got a job at a shoe ...

23. Anita Garvin

Actress | Blotto

Dark-haired beauty, best known for her portrayals of a shrewish wife in Laurel (Stan Laurel) & Hardy (Oliver Hardy) films. Retired in the early 1940's.

24. Oscar Levant

Actor | An American in Paris

Oscar Levant's own versatility may have helped to cloud his memory as a sort of Hollywood utility man, perhaps in the worst sense; people tended to see him as one among many personalities, but he was so much more. It is unfortunately forgotten that he was first and foremost, a brilliant musician ...

25. Madeleine Carroll

Actress | The 39 Steps

The original ash-blonde "iceberg maiden", Madeleine Carroll was a knowing beauty with a confident air, the epitome of poise and "breeding". Not only did she have looks and allure in abundance, but she had intellectual heft to go with them, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham ...

26. Vincent Sherman

Director | All Through the Night

Vincent Sherman was born on July 16, 1906 in Vienna, Georgia, USA as Abraham Orovitz. He was a director and actor, known for All Through the Night (1942), Affair in Trinidad (1952) and Adventures of Don Juan (1948). He was married to Hedda Comoro. He died on June 18, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

27. León Klimovsky

Director | La paz empieza nunca

León Klimovsky was born on October 16, 1906 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as León Klimovsky Dulfano. He was a director and writer, known for La paz empieza nunca (1960), La pícara molinera (1955) and Salto a la gloria (1959). He was married to Inés de Tolosa. He died on April 8, 1996 in Madrid,...

28. Joe Sawyer

Actor | The Petrified Forest

Joe Sawyer's familiar mug appeared everywhere during the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as a stock player for Warner Bros. in its more standard college musicals, comedies and crime yarns. He could play both sides of the fence, street cops and mob gunmen, with equal ease. He was born Joseph Sauers in...

29. Richard Pottier

Director | Mademoiselle Swing

Richard Pottier, born in 1906 in Budapest, began his career as Sternberg's assistant. His debut as a director coincided with the coming of the talkies. He broached many genres along his long career: plenty of comedies ("Si J'Etais Le Patron" ), adventures ("Les Secrets De La Mer rouge"), sci -fi ("...

30. Clifford Odets

Writer | None But the Lonely Heart

Clifford Odets dropped out of high school to pursue acting. In the 1930s he became a charter member of the Group Theatre, the famous "Method" acting troupe founded by Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford. Beginning with "Waiting for Lefty" (1935), Odets quickly became the most famous ...

31. Wolfgang Staudte

Director | Ciske de Rat

Wolfgang Staudte was born on October 9, 1906 in Saarbrücken, Germany as Wolfgang Georg Friedrich Staudte. He was a director and actor, known for Ciske de Rat (1955), Rotation (1949) and Murderers Among Us (1946). He was married to Angelika Hoffmann, Rita Heidelbach, Ingmar Zeisberg and Renate ...

32. John Carroll

Actor | Congo Maisie

John Carroll was born on July 17, 1906 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Julian LaFaye. He was an actor, known for Congo Maisie (1940), Flying Tigers (1942) and Zorro Rides Again (1937). He was married to Lucille Ryman Carroll and Steffi Duna. He died on April 24, 1979 in Hollywood, California, USA.

33. Derrick De Marney

Actor | Young and Innocent

Derrick de Marney was born in London in September 1906 of Irish and French ancestry. He acted in repertory theatre from 1922, hit the London stage four years later and began in films by 1928. During the 1930's, he worked primarily under contract at Alexander Korda's Denham Studios. A handsome and ...

34. Jesse Hibbs

Director | To Hell and Back

Jesse Hibbs was born on January 11, 1906 in Normal, Illinois, USA as Jesse John Hibbs. He was a director and assistant director, known for To Hell and Back (1955), The Wild Wild West (1965) and All American (1953). He was married to Jane Margaret Story. He died on February 4, 1985 in Ojai, ...

35. Esmond Knight

Actor | Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

A stage actor from 1925, Esmond made his first film appearance in 77 Park Lane (1931) for Michael Powell for whom he eventually made 11 films.

Esmond served in the Royal Navy during WWII and lost one eye and was almost totally blinded in the other during an engagement against The Bismarck. This ...

36. Lilian Harvey

Actress | Let's Live Tonight

Lilian Harvey was born on January 19th, 1906 in London. Her mother was English and her father was German. When she was eight her family moved to Berlin shortly before the outbreak of WW1. She spent much of the war at school in Switzerland where she broadened her knowledge of languages and classical...

37. Rose Hobart

Actress | Conflict

Born in New York City, Rose Hobart responded to the lure of the theater at a young age, went on stage at 15, then drifted to Hollywood and embarked on a movie career. Hobart film-debuted in the 1930 Fox version of "Liliom" and went on to appear in over 40 additional films, both in the A and B ...

38. Dorothy Jordan

Actress | The Searchers

Brunette Dorothy Jordan was a graduate of Southwestern University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Trained as a ballerina, she first graced the stage as a chorus girl in top flight musicals, like "Funny Face" (1927), with Fred Astaire, and "Treasure Girl" (1928), with Gertrude Lawrence and...

39. Samuel Beckett

Writer | Les anges ne rêvent pas

One of the twentieth century's most original and important writers, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, Samuel Beckett was the author of 'Waiting for Godot' (1952), one of the few plays in theatrical history to redefine the possibilities of the medium. Long fascinated by the cinema (...

40. Dorothy Christy

Actress | Sons of the Desert

Dorothy Christy was born Dorothea J. Seltzer in Reading Pennsylvania. She was an American actress who worked with film greats such as Will Rogers, Buster Keaton, the Marx brothers, Laurel and Hardy, and many others. She even worked with the singing cowboy himself, Gene Autry. She passed away of ...

41. Michael O'Shea

Actor | Lady of Burlesque

His five brothers all became policemen, encouraged on by their father, but Hartford-born Irish-American Michael O'Shea defied family tradition and turned to acting. Born on March 17, 1906, Michael dropped out of school at age 12 and went the vaudeville route, touring with his boxing idol Jack ...

42. John H. Auer

Producer | The Crime of Doctor Crespi

Born in Hungary and educated in Vienna, John H. Auer was an actor in European films from the age of 12. After his career as a child actor ended, he entered the business world, but soon decided to rejoin the film industry. He journeyed to Hollywood in 1928 to find work as a director, but came up ...

43. Hermione Baddeley

Actress | The Secret of NIMH

A brash character actress who specialized in cinema, television, and theater, Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 in Broseley, Shropshire. She was the youngest of four sisters - including Angela Baddeley, also an actress - and her half-brother, Very Rev William ...

44. Pierre Prévert

Writer | Les compagnons de Baal

Pierre Prévert was born on May 26, 1906 in Paris, France. He was a writer and director, known for Les compagnons de Baal (1968), Paris la belle (1960) and Adieu Léonard (1943). He died on April 6, 1988 in Paris.

45. Donald Woods

Actor | Frisco Kid

Donald Woods, a prolific cinema and television character actor whose career spanned 75 films and 150 TV programs over 40 years, was born Ralph L. Zink on December 2, 1906, in Brandon, Manitoba. (He legally changed his name to Donald Woods in 1945.) His family eventually departed Canada for ...

46. Richard Whorf

Actor | Yankee Doodle Dandy

Richard Whorf was born on June 4, 1906 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA as Richard Baker Whorf. He was a director and actor, known for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Blues in the Night (1941) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He was married to Margaret Harriet Smith (actress). He died on December 14, 1966...

47. Ned Glass

Actor | West Side Story

Veteran Polish-born character actor Ned Glass grew up in New York, and, after vaudeville experience, started acting in small parts on Broadway from the early 1930's. He gained further experience in the capacity of theatrical production supervisor, before entering motion pictures in 1937 as an MGM ...

48. Irving Reis

Director | The Four Poster

Received numerous awards for his pioneering work in radio drama, including honors from the National Radio Committee for "Half-Pint Flask".

49. Edmond T. Gréville

Director | Veertig jaren

Edmond T. Gréville was born on June 20, 1906 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France as Edmond Greville Thonger. He was a director and writer, known for Veertig jaren (1938), Temptation (1959) and The Hands of Orlac (1960). He was married to Vanda Gréville. He died on May 26, 1966 in Nice.

50. Jean Dréville

Director | Kampen om tungtvannet

The great neglected independent film-maker Jean Dreville had no formal education - he was educated privately at home. He showed an early interest in photography and art and his first jobs were as photographer, poster designer and draftsman. His break into films came in 1928 when he made his first ...

51. Helen Chandler

Actress | Dracula

Helen Chandler was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1, 1906. By the late 1920s she had become a hugely popular actress on the New York stage. That Hollywood should beckon was inevitable, but unfortunately whatever quality made Chandler a success on the stage did not survive the ...

52. Renate Müller

Actress | Walzerkrieg

Highly popular German star Renate Muller was the toast of late 20s Berlin along with the legendary Marlene Dietrich. Unlike Dietrich, however, she suffered at the hands of the Nazis and died under mysterious circumstances. Renate was born in Munich on April 26, 1906, the daughter of a newspaper ...

53. Roger Livesey

Actor | The Master of Ballantrae

The son of Joseph Livesey and Mary Catherine (nee Edwards), Roger was educated at Westminster City School, London. His first stage appearance was the office boy in Loyalties at St. James' theatre in 1917. Subsequently, he played in everything from Shakespeare to modern comedies. He played various ...

54. Wolf Albach-Retty

Actor | Ein Mann wie Maximilian

Wolf Albach-Retty (1906-1967) was one of those actors full of charm, presence and wit the Ausrian and German cinema of yore knew the secret for. That he became an actor comes as no surprise considering that his mother, Rosa Albach-Retty, was a star of the Viennese stage. Of course, Magda Schneider,...

55. Jacques B. Brunius

Actor | Sea Devils

Jacques B. Brunius was born on September 16, 1906 in Paris, France as Jacques Henri Cottance. He was an actor and writer, known for Sea Devils (1953), La vie est à nous (1936) and Violons d'Ingres (1939). He was married to Cecile Chevreau. He died on April 24, 1967 in Exeter, Devon, England.

56. Harry Holcombe

Actor | The Fortune Cookie

Harry Holcombe was born on November 11, 1906 in Malta, Ohio, USA as Harry John Holcombe. He was an actor, known for The Fortune Cookie (1966), Foxy Brown (1974) and Empire of the Ants (1977). He was married to Betty Nielsen. He died on September 15, 1987 in Valencia, California, USA.

57. Albert Lieven

Actor | The Guns of Navarone

Albert Lieven was born on June 23, 1906 in Hohenstein, Germany as Albert Fritz Liévin-Liévin. He was an actor, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), Frieda (1947) and Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948). He was married to Petra Peters, Susan Shaw, Valerie White and Tania Lieven. He died on December 22,...

58. Frank Launder

Writer | The Blue Lagoon

Frank Launder started as a scriptwriter in the 1930s on such classics as The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Night Train to Munich (1940). He joined forces with Sidney Gilliat and together they Wrote, Directed and Produced over 40 films. Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat are most famous for their St. ...

59. Betty Bronson

Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Betty Bronson's discovery reads like a Hollywood dream. As a New Jersey teenage bit-player, she was rocketed from obscurity when she was chosen to play the part of Peter Pan in 1924's Peter Pan (1924). She was hand-selected by author J.M. Barrie and beat several Hollywood superstars to the part, ...

60. Bretaigne Windust

Director | The Enforcer

The last television program that he directed, an episode of Leave It to Beaver (1957), was shown posthumously.

61. Rafaela Aparicio

Actress | El mar y el tiempo

Rafaela Aparicio was born in 1906, the daughter of a merchant ship pilot. She began her career on stage in 1931 at age 23 in the play "El conflicto de Mercedes" after having worked for a few years as a teacher. She is a symbol for the Andalusian woman, smart and happy. With El mar y el tiempo (1989)...

62. Benita Hume

Actress | The Constant Nymph

Benita Hume was born on October 14, 1906 in London, England as Benita Humm. She was an actress and writer, known for The Constant Nymph (1928), The Lady of the Lake (1928) and Clear All Wires! (1933). She was married to George Sanders, Ronald Colman and Eric Otto Siepmann. She died on November 1, ...

63. Harry Watt

Director | The Siege of Pinchgut

Scottish-born director Harry Watt began his career in the 1930s, and directed several documentaries during World War II, most notably Target for Tonight (1941). He went to Ealing Studios after the war, and the five films he made there were all shot in Africa or Australia. He turned to directing ...

64. Mary Brian

Actress | Charlie Chan in Paris

Dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures", Mary Brian started life as Louise Byrdie Datzler. She was born in Corsicana, Texas, and went to high school in Dallas. Her widowed mother had big plans for young Louise and took her to California in 1923, with the intention of getting her into the film ...

66. Jenny Hélia

Actress | L'aiglon

Jenny Hélia was born on May 8, 1906 in Marseille, France as 'Eugénie Jérômine Ophélie Antoni. She was an actress, known for L'aiglon (1931), Toni (1935) and L'école buissonnière (1949). She died on March 24, 1992 in Marseille.

67. Sergey Gerasimov

Director | Lev Tolstoy

Sergei Gerasimov was born in the village of Kundravy in Urals area of the Russian Empire, in 1906. He studied at the Leningrad College of Arts and graduated from the Actors Department of the Leningrad Institute for Stage Arts in 1928. He started his film career in 1924 as an actor, continued as an ...

68. Dorothy Tree

Actress | The Asphalt Jungle

After a long career on stage and film, in New York and Hollywood, Dorothy Tree, as Dorothy Uris, had a second career, as a speech and voice coach at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, privately, and teaching speech and acting at the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She ...

69. Colette Darfeuil

Actress | Le truc du Brésilien

Colette Darfeuil was born on February 7, 1906 in Paris, France as Emma Henriette Floquet. She was an actress, known for Le truc du Brésilien (1932), The House on the Dune (1934) and Michel Strogoff (1936). She died on October 15, 1998 in Montfort-l'Amaury, Yvelines, France.

70. Katherine Cassavetes

Actress | Minnie and Moskowitz

Katherine Cassavetes was born on June 24, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA as Katherine Demetre. She was an actress, known for Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Opening Night (1977). She was married to Nicholas John Cassavetes. She died on March 29, 1983 in Los...

71. Lowell Gilmore

Actor | The Picture of Dorian Gray

Lowell Gilmore was born on December 20, 1906 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Black Arrow (1948) and Tripoli (1950). He died on January 31, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

72. Lili Darvas

Actress | Szerelem

Hungarian-born Lili Darvas (pronounced 'Darvash') was a major star first in Budapest, then on the German stage with Max Reinhardt's theatre company during the 1920s, touring Europe with plays by Goethe, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Shaw. She received her education at the Budapest Lyceum and made her ...

73. Jeanne Aubert

Actress | Passé à vendre

Jeanne Aubert was the daughter of a French Aristocrat and a Flower-girl. At the age of 5, she had already worked as an extra in 'Le Chatelet'. As a teenager, she studied voice and music. In 1924 she played in "Mistinguett" at the Casino de Paris. In 1925, the song "Si tu vois ma tante" made her une...

74. George Templeton

Director | College Queen

George Templeton was born on November 11, 1906 in Mount Vernon, Texas, USA as George Becton Templeton. He was an assistant director and director, known for College Queen (1946), The Little Witch (1945) and Rawhide (1959). He was married to Frances Callaghan Templeton. He died on August 26, 1980 in ...

75. Gale Gordon

Actor | Our Miss Brooks

Gale Gordon was born on February 20, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Thomas Aldrich Jr. He was an actor, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Here's Lucy (1968) and The Lucy Show (1962). He was married to Virginia Gordon. He died on June 30, 1995 in Escondido, California, USA.

76. Greta Nissen

Actress | The Unwritten Law

Greta Ruzt-Nissen was born in Oslo, Norway, on January 30, 1905. As a young girl she studied dance and had intended to make a career out of it. For a while she did, but when she was 19 she appeared in her first big-screen production, The Wanderer (1925). Afterwards she made several more films, but ...

77. Vince Townsend Jr.

Actor | Weird Science

Vince Townsend Jr. was born on April 12, 1906 in Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Weird Science (1985), Maid to Order (1987) and Never Wave at a WAC (1953). He died on October 16, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

78. Kane Richmond

Actor | Brick Bradford

Kane Richmond was born on December 23, 1906 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Frederick William Bowditch. He was an actor, known for Brick Bradford (1947), Spy Smasher (1942) and Jungle Raiders (1945). He was married to Marion Burns. He died on March 22, 1973 in Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, ...

79. Norman Lumsden

Actor | Music on 2

Born Norman Thompson in London in 1906. Son of a butler, started his working life as a commercial artist designing book jackets for the publishers Hodder & Stoughton.

After surviving emphysema he was advised by his surgeon to take up singing to revive his lungs. Made his first radio broadcast for ...

80. Diana Wynyard

Actress | Cavalcade

One of the outstanding stage actresses of her time, Diana Wynyard will always be remembered for her unforgettable performance in the British version of the thriller Gaslight (1940) (re-made in Hollywood in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman). Starring opposite the great Anton Walbrook, she played the part of...

81. Jon Lormer

Actor | Creepshow

Jon Lormer was born on May 7, 1906 in Canton, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Creepshow (1982), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). He died on March 19, 1986 in Burbank, California, USA.

82. Ursula Jeans

Actress | Dark Journey

Fair-haired, blue-eyed British actress with a long career on the London stage. She was born Ursula Jean McMinn in India, schooled in London and trained for acting at RADA. Ursula made her theatrical debut at the Criterion Theatre in 1922. From the 1930's, she specialised in classical plays by ...

83. Warren Hymer

Actor | The Lady and the Mob

Warren Hymer was born on February 25, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA as Edgar Warren Hymer. He was an actor, known for The Lady and the Mob (1939), One Way Passage (1932) and 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932). He was married to Beau Williams and Virginia Meyer. He died on March 25, 1948 in Los...

84. James Flavin

Actor | King Kong

Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of ...

85. Walter Sande

Actor | To Have and Have Not

Chances are you've seen his imposing character face scores of times but couldn't place the name. Colorado-born actor Walter Sande was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood everyone recognized but no one could identify.

Born in Denver on July 9, 1906, Sande showed an early ...

86. Karl Martell

Actor | Der Spieler

Karl Martell was born on November 17, 1906 in Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Spieler (1938), La Habanera (1937) and D III 88 (1939). He died on December 28, 1966 in Hamburg, Germany.

87. Hugh McDermott

Actor | The Flying Swan

Hugh McDermott was born on March 20, 1906 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Hugh Patrick McDermott. He is known for his work on The Flying Swan (1965), Trent's Last Case (1952) and Three Wise Brides (1941). He was married to Angela J. Laurillard and Daphne Courtney. He died on January 29, 1972 in London, ...

88. Rosemary Ames

Actress | Our Little Girl

Rosemary Ames was born on December 11, 1906 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Our Little Girl (1935), Love on the Spot (1932) and I Believed in You (1934). She was married to E. Ogden Ketting, Abner J. Stillwel and Bertie Alexander Meyer. She died on April 15, 1988 in Truth ...

89. Charles Quigley

Actor | The Crimson Ghost

Charles Quigley was born on February 12, 1906 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Crimson Ghost (1946), Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) and The Game That Kills (1937). He died on August 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

90. Barry K. Barnes

Actor | Bedelia

Barry K. Barnes was born on December 27, 1906 in London, England as Nelson Barry Mackintosh Barnes. He was an actor, known for Bedelia (1946), The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937) and This Man Is News (1938). He was married to Diana Churchill. He died on January 12, 1965 in London.

91. Noel Francis

Actress | Blonde Crazy

Noel Francis was born on August 31, 1906 in Temple, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for Blonde Crazy (1931), Left-Handed Law (1937) and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932). She died on October 30, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

92. René Cardona

Director | Santa Claus

René Cardona was born on October 8, 1906 in Havana, Cuba as René Cardona Andre. He was a director and actor, known for Santa Claus (1959), Don Juan Tenorio (1937) and Neutron Traps the Invisible Killers (1965). He died on April 25, 1988 in Mexico City, Mexico.

93. Lucien Hubert

Actor | Gervaise

Lucien Hubert was born on September 25, 1906 in Paris, France as Lucien Martial Désiré Lajarthe. He was an actor, known for Gervaise (1956), Die Schatzinsel (1966) and Monsieur et Madame Curie (1956). He died on February 25, 1986 in Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

94. William Spier

Writer | The Untouchables

Spier and his wife Kay Thompson were close friends with Judy Garland. They were godparents to Liza Minnelli and Thompson became Garland's dance coordinator on many of her later films.

95. Horace McMahon

Actor | Detective Story

Born in 1906, Connecticut-born character actor Horace McMahon fell easily into his career while pursuing a law career at Fordham University. A former news reporter, his dark, streetwise mug and attitude proved perfect for playing assorted New York characters -- thugs, cabbies, henchmen, bouncers --...

96. Ona Munson

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Ona Munson was born on June 16, 1903 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Owena Elizabeth Wolcott. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), The Shanghai Gesture (1941) and Broadminded (1931). She was married to Eugene Berman, Stewart McDonald and Edward Buzzell. She died on February 11, 1955...

97. Tony Sympson

Actor | The Mutiny of the Elsinore

Tony Sympson was born on July 10, 1906 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Mutiny on the Elsinore (1937), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) and Sexton Blake and the Bearded Doctor (1935). He died on March 30, 1983.

98. Donald Randolph

Actor | Topaz

Donald Randolph was born on January 5, 1906 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was an actor, known for Topaz (1969), Cowboy (1958) and Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950). He died on March 16, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

99. Alvin Myerovich

Actor | Dirty Dancing

Alvin Myerovich was born on December 11, 1906. He was an actor, known for Dirty Dancing (1987) and Avalon (1990). He died on June 4, 1996 in Manchester Township, New Jersey, USA.

100. Richard Beach

Actor | La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung)

Richard Beach is an actor, known for The Damned (1969).



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