Birth Date between 1866-01-01 and 1866-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Harry Davenport

Actor | Gone with the Wind

Character fame on film came quite late for long-time stage actor Harry Davenport at age 70, but he made up for lost time in very quick fashion with well over a hundred film roles registered from the advent of sound to the time of his death in 1949. Beloved for his twinkle-eyed avuncular and/or ...

2. H.G. Wells

Writer | The War of the Worlds

Writer, born in Bromley, Kent. He was apprenticed to a draper, tried teaching, studied biology in London, then made his mark in journalism and literature. He played a vital part in disseminating the progressive ideas which characterized the first part of the 20th-c. He achieved fame with scientific...

3. Erik Satie

Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody

Erik Satie was born on May 17, 1866 in Honfleur, Calvados, France as Erik Alfred Leslie-Satie. He died on July 5, 1925 in Arcueil, Seine [now Val-de-Marne], France.

4. Frank McGlynn Sr.

Actor | Little Miss Marker

Frank McGlynn Sr. was born on October 26, 1866 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Little Miss Marker (1934), The Littlest Rebel (1935) and The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). He was married to Rose O'Byrne. He died on May 18, 1951 in Newburgh, New York, USA.

5. Brandon Hurst

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Brandon Hurst was born on November 30, 1866 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and Love (1927). He died on July 15, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

6. Josef Swickard

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

A veteran stage and screen actor, Swickard was the brother of actor Charles Swickard. He entered films in 1912 and was playing supporting roles for Mack Sennett by 1914. He remained with Sennett until 1917 when he started numerous aristocratic roles in films. His career in sound films was somewhat ...

7. George Reed

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

George Reed was born on November 27, 1866 in Macon, Georgia, USA as George Henry Reed. He was an actor, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), The River of Romance (1929) and The Jungle Goddess (1922). He died on November 6, 1952 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. 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, ...

9. Maurice Schutz

Actor | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

Maurice Schutz was born on August 4, 1866 in Paris, France as Paul Maurice Schutzenberger. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Vampyr (1932) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1923). He died on March 22, 1955 in Clichy-la-Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

10. George Barr McCutcheon

Writer | Brewster's Millions

George Barr McCutcheon was born on July 26, 1866 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA. He was a writer, known for Brewster's Millions (1985), The Man from Brodney's (1923) and Beverly of Graustark (1926). He was married to Mrs. Marie Van Antwerp Fay. He died on October 23, 1928 in New York City, New ...

11. John R. Cumpson

Actor | The Joke They Played on Bumptious

John R Cumpson was born in Buffalo, New York, one of the youngest in a large family. His father was a blacksmith. In 1887, John R Cumpson was listed in a Buffalo City Directory as a bank clerk, and in the 1890 census as a bookkeeper. He apparently soon set aside ledgers and took up a career in ...

12. Frank Andrews

Writer | The Daddy of Them All

Frank Andrews was born on July 25, 1866 in Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Daddy of Them All (1914), The Warrens of Virginia (1924) and Captain Swift (1914). He was married to Ethel B. Andrews. He died on August 31, 1948 in New York, New York, USA.

13. Beatrix Potter

Writer | Peter Rabbit

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 ...

14. Henry Krauss

Actor | Poil de carotte

Henry Krauss was born on April 26, 1866 in Paris, France as Henri Kraus. He was an actor and director, known for Poil de carotte (1925), The Three Masks (1921) and Les Misérables, Part 1: Jean Valjean (1913). He died on December 15, 1935 in Paris.

15. William E. Shay

Actor | The Clemenceau Case

William E. Shay was born on September 16, 1866 in New York, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Clemenceau Case (1915), The Two Orphans (1915) and The Bishop's Candlesticks (1913).

16. Janet Sully

Actress | Making Matters Worse

Janet Sully was born on June 25, 1866 in Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Making Matters Worse (1915), The Lure of Luxury (1918) and The Immigrant (1917). She was married to Charles H. Maguire. She died on October 25, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Anne Sullivan

Self | Deliverance

Anne Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, USA as Johanna Mansfield Sullivan. She was married to John Macy. She died on October 20, 1936 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

18. Lydia Knott

Actress | Rocky Rhodes

Lydia Knott was born on October 1, 1866 in Tyner, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Rocky Rhodes (1934), Luck in Pawn (1919) and As Ye Sow (1914). She died on March 30, 1955 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. William H. Brown

Actor | Hoodoo Ann

William H. Brown was born on August 16, 1866 in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Hoodoo Ann (1916), Cheerful Givers (1917) and The Kinship of Courage (1915). He was married to Lucille Browne. He died on February 3, 1924 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, ...

20. Butch Cassidy

Born Robert Leroy Parker in Beaver, Utah, in 1866, the outlaw later to become famous as Butch Cassidy (he took the name Butch because he was once a butcher and the name Cassidy in honor of a local rancher who had befriended him as a youth) started his criminal career at an early age, stealing ...

21. Wassily Kandinsky

Art Department | Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä

Wassily Kandinsky, a lawyer turned artist, belongs in the Pantheon of the 20th century artists alongside Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

He was born Wassily (Vasili Vasilevich) Kandinsky on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Vasili Silvesterovich Kandinsky, was a successful Russian ...

22. Helen Lowell

Actress | Maybe It's Love

Helen Lowell was born on June 2, 1866 in New York City, New York, USA as Helen Lowell Robb. She was an actress, known for Maybe It's Love (1935), Racketeers in Exile (1937) and Transient Lady (1935). She died on June 28, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Wilfred Buckland

Production Designer | Hawthorne of the U.S.A.

He was the first film director to use klieg lights.

25. Charles Henry Smith

Writer | The General

Charles Henry Smith was born on July 12, 1866 in Germany. He was a writer and actor, known for The General (1926), Battling Butler (1926) and The Silver Lining (1921). He was married to Lillian Ashley (vaudevillian) and Beatrice Lapla. He died on July 11, 1942 in Hollywood, California, USA.

27. G.I. Gurdjieff

Writer | Meetings with Remarkable Men

He was a teacher of P.L. Travers, among others, and his influence and ideas can be seen in many of her books, including the Mary Poppins character.

28. Rosa Gore

Actress | Vanity Fair

Rosa Gore was born on September 15, 1866 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Vanity Fair (1923), The Mistress of Shenstone (1921) and Stranded (1927). She was married to Dan Crimmins. She died on February 4, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. James J. Corbett

Actor | The Burglar and the Lady

Considered the originator of modern boxing, Corbett became world heavyweight champ in one of the biggest upsets ever when he embarrassed the 30 pound heavier legend John L. Sullivan (1892). The handsome San Francisco bank clerk immediately had a play written for him ("Gentleman Jack"), and crossed ...

30. Gaston Mervale

Director | The Ticket of Leave Man

Gaston Mervale was born on November 16, 1866 in Torquay, Devon, England as Gaston Mistowski. He was a director and actor, known for The Ticket of Leave Man (1912), Conn, the Shaughraun (1912) and Hands Across the Sea (1912). He died in 1959 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

31. Francesco Cilea

Soundtrack | Philadelphia

Italian composer and teacher.

32. Macklyn Arbuckle

Actor | The Thoroughbred

Macklyn Arbuckle was born on July 9, 1866 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Thoroughbred (1925), That Old Gang of Mine (1925) and The County Chairman (1914). He was married to Mrs. Macklyn Arbuckle. He died on April 1, 1931 in Waddington, New York, USA.

33. Fred Karno

Writer | Mother, Don't Rush Me

Fred Karno was born on March 26, 1866 in Exeter, England as Fred John Westcott. He was a writer and actor, known for Mother, Don't Rush Me (1936), The Bad Companions (1932) and Jail Birds (1940). He was married to Marie T. L. Moore and Edith Cuthbert. He died on September 18, 1941 in Dorset, ...

34. Price Weir

Actor | What Happened to Jean

Price Weir was born on April 23, 1866 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia as Stanley Price Weir. He was an actor, known for What Happened to Jean (1918). He died on November 14, 1944 in Adelaide.

35. Hiralal Sen

Director | Hindu Bathing Festival at Allahabad

Hiralal Sen is known as the first film maker in the Indian sub-continent. He was born in Manikgonj near Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was the son of a famous lawyer and from a Zamindar family. He grew up in Kolkata. In 1898, a film troupe en route to Paris screened a certain Professor Stevenson's short ...

36. Chief Thunderbird

Actor | For the Service

Chief Thunderbird was born on August 6, 1866 as Richard Davis Thunderbird. He is known for his work on For the Service (1936), Wild West Days (1937) and Cyclone of the Saddle (1935). He died on April 6, 1946 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

37. Alf Collins

Director | Ju-Jitsu

Alf Collins was born on June 16, 1866 in Newington, London, England. He was a director and actor, known for The Lady Athlete; or, Jiu Jitsu Downs the Footpads (1907), The Dancing Girl (1908) and Rescued by Lifeboat (1906). He died on December 20, 1951 in Clapham, London.

38. Marguerite Deval

Actress | Bichon

Marguerite Deval was born on September 19, 1866 in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France as Marguerite Brulfer de Valcourt. She was an actress, known for Bichon (1936), Le voyageur sans bagages (1944) and Tovaritch (1935). She died on December 18, 1955 in Paris, France.

39. George Ali

Actor | Peter Pan

George Ali was born in 1866 as George Bolingbroke. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (1924). He was married to Helen Jerome. He died on April 26, 1947 in Freeport, Long Island, New York, USA.

40. Julius Steger

Director | Just a Woman

Julius Steger was born on March 4, 1866 in Vienna, Austrian Empire. He was a director and writer, known for Just a Woman (1918), Her Mistake (1918) and Redemption (1917). He died on February 26, 1959 in Vienna, Austria.

41. Henry Carvill

Actor | To Hell with the Kaiser!

Henry Carvill was born on May 11, 1866 in St. Mary's, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for To Hell with the Kaiser! (1918), The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns (1919) and The Turn of the Wheel (1918). He died on March 11, 1941 in London, England.

42. Grace Reals

Actress | Sherlock Holmes

Grace Reals was born in 1866 in New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Sherlock Holmes (1916), Mrs. Dane's Defense (1918) and Oh Boy! (1919). She died on August 30, 1925 in New York City, New York.

43. Walter Lynch

Actor | The Whispering Chorus

Walter Lynch was born on April 10, 1866 in Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Whispering Chorus (1918), Scars of Jealousy (1923) and The Border Raiders (1921). He died on February 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Alfred Allen

Actor | An Old Fashioned Boy

Alfred Allen was born on April 8, 1866 in Alfred, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for An Old Fashioned Boy (1920), The Price of a Good Time (1917) and Burning Daylight (1920). He died on June 18, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Oskar Messter

Producer | Rapunzel

The film pioneer and producer Oskar Messter finished an education as an optician by his father who possessed a firm for optical equipment. This was essential for the later career of Oskar Messter.

48. Jerrold Robertshaw

Actor | She

A great classical and modern drama stage Performer from 1890, best remembered for playing the role of 'Don Quixote' on stage and screen, first appearing on film in 'The Girl Who Didn't Care' for the Barker Film Company in 1916 from then on often seen in supporting roles and few starring roles ...

49. Henry Martyn Blossom

Writer | Musical Comedy Time

Songwriter ("Kiss Me Again", "I Want What I Want When I Want It"), and author, educated at the Stoddard School. He was in the insurance business, and joined ASCAP in 1914, becoming both a charter member and a director from 1917-1919. He collaborated musically with Victor Herbert and Alfred Robyn, ...

50. Mark Fenton

Actor | The Conquering Power

Mark Fenton was born on November 11, 1866 in Crestline, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Conquering Power (1921), American Manners (1924) and Graft (1915). He died on July 29, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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