Birth Date between 1883-01-01 and 1883-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), The Phantom Planet (1961) and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

2. Lon Chaney

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

Although his parents were deaf, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in The ...

3. Walter Huston

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

For many years Walter Huston had two passions: his career as an engineer and his vocation for the stage. In 1909 he dedicated himself to the theatre, and made his debut on Broadway in 1924. In 1929 he journeyed to Hollywood, where his talent and ability made him one of the most respected actors in ...

4. Estelle Winwood

Actress | The Producers

When Estelle saw the girl on a white horse at the circus, she then decided that she wanted to be an actress. And she was from the age of 5, to the disapproval of her father. Her mother had her train with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and Estelle performed in many plays and many roles in the West...

5. Marion Lorne

Actress | Strangers on a Train

Forever embraced as the mumbling, bumbling Aunt Clara on the Bewitched (1964) television series, endearing character actress Marion Lorne had a five-decade-long career on the stage before ever becoming a familiar TV household name.

Born Marion Lorne MacDougall on August 12, 1883 (other sources list ...

6. Douglas Fairbanks

Actor | Robin Hood

Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (nee Marsh) and Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney and native of Pennsylvania, who was a captain for the Union forces during the Civil War. Fairbanks' paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, ...

7. Max Fleischer

Producer | The Tantalizing Fly

Max Fleischer was born on July 19, 1883 in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland]. He was a producer and actor, known for The Tantalizing Fly (1919), The Circus (1920) and Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936). He was married to Essie Goldstein. He died on ...

8. Edna May Oliver

Actress | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

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 2nd American president John Adams and his son, the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. In addition, ...

9. S.Z. Sakall

Actor | Casablanca

Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...

10. Ralph Morgan

Actor | Strange Interlude

Ralph Morgan was born on July 6, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA as Raphael Kuhner Wuppermann. He was an actor, known for Strange Interlude (1932), Rasputin and the Empress (1932) and Magnificent Obsession (1935). He was married to Grace Arnold. He died on June 11, 1956 in New York City.

11. E.E. Clive

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Edward E. Clive was a Welsh-born actor/manager, initially, it seemed, slated for a medical career. After four years, he suddenly elected to abandon his studies at the University of Wales. For the next ten years, he trod the boards in diverse theatrical productions across Britain, becoming adept at ...

12. Maude Fealy

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Actress/dramatic teacher Maude Fealy, the daughter of actress Margaret Fealy, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3, 1881. Maude made her acting debut at three years of age in one of her mother's productions, "Faust". She was quite successful over the next few years, appearing in productions ...

13. Mary Forbes

Actress | You Can't Take It with You

Mary Forbes was born on January 1, 1883 in Hornsey, Middlesex [now in Haringey, London], England as Ethel Louise Young. She was an actress, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), The Awful Truth (1937) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). She was married to Wesley Wall, Charles Quatermaine ...

14. Sam Wood

Director | A Night at the Opera

Following a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid (between 1919 and 1920) and Gloria Swanson (from 1921 to 1923). By the time ...

15. Vasiliki Maliaros

Actress | The Exorcist

Vasiliki Maliaros was born on October 16, 1883 in Athens, Greece. She was an actress, known for The Exorcist (1973). She died on February 9, 1973 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

16. Joseph Crehan

Actor | The Case of the Stuttering Bishop

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joseph A. Creaghan. He was an actor, known for The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937), Black Magic (1944) and Special Agent (1935). He was married to Dorothy R. Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

17. Max Linder

Actor | Seven Years Bad Luck

Although all too frequently neglected by fans of silent comedy, Max Linder is in many ways as important a figure as Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd, not least because he predated (and influenced) them all by several years and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic ...

18. Benito Mussolini

Writer | Campo di maggio

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was the son of Alessandro Mussolini, a socialist, and Rosa Maltoni, a devout Catholic schoolteacher. In 1915, Mussolini married Donna Rachele Guidi. Together, they had five children. On October 31, 1922, at the age of...

19. Charles K. Gerrard

Actor | Dracula

Charles K. Gerrard was born on December 20, 1883 in Carlow, Ireland as Charles Kavanagh. He was an actor, known for Dracula (1931), Journey's End (1930) and Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923). He died on January 1, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA.

20. Ludwig Stössel

Actor | The Pride of the Yankees

Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into ...

21. Leonard Mudie

Actor | Captain Blood

Leonard Mudie was a stalwart acting veteran who made nearly 150 appearances before the camera. He was from the Midlands of England and began on stage in 1908 at the Gaiety Theater (1884-1959) in Manchester. This was the first regional repertory theater in England and well noted for the spectrum of ...

22. Franz Kafka

Writer | Le procès

Franz Kafka was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Austrian Empire, in 1883. His father, Hermann Kafka, was a business owner and a domestic tyrant, frequently abusing his son. Kafka later admitted to his father, "My writing was all about you...". He believed that his father broke ...

23. Virginia Brissac

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Virginia Brissac was born on June 11, 1883 in San Jose, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Dark Victory (1939) and The Scarlet Clue (1945). She was married to John Griffith Wray and Eugene D. Mockbee. She died on July 26, 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

24. Joe King

Actor | Special Agent

Joe King was born on February 9, 1883 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Sayers King. He was an actor and director, known for Special Agent (1935), Smashing the Money Ring (1939) and Salvation Nell (1921). He was married to Hazel Buckham. He died on April 11, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

25. Earl Dwire

Actor | The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen

Earl Dwire was born on October 3, 1883 in Missouri, USA as Earl Dean Dwire. He was an actor, known for The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen (1937), Riders of the Dawn (1937) and Randy Rides Alone (1934). He was married to Elizabeth Alice Maddeaux and Ruth Lechler, nee Castle. He died on January 16, ...

26. Georg Jacoby

Director | Maske in Blau

Georg Jacoby was an actor, film and theatre director. He started to play on stage in 1915 and in cinema in WWI propaganda films. After 1919, he was only a film director. In 1922, he made The Little Napoleon (1923) ("The Little Napoleon"), in which Marlene Dietrich had a bit part. His first wife was...

27. Eddie Collins

Actor | The Blue Bird

Eddie Collins was born on January 30, 1883 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Edward Bernard Collins. He is known for his work on The Blue Bird (1940), Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). He was married to Florence Wilmot (actress). He died on September 2, 1940 in ...

28. Nikos Kazantzakis

Writer | The Last Temptation of Christ

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion, Crete (Greece). He studied Law in Athens and in Paris, but soon he studied philosophy and literature. He travelled almost everywhere; he learnt many foreign languages and left his scientific research for Nitsche. At philosophy: "Ascetics" (Salvatores Dei, ...

29. Stanley Fields

Actor | Little Caesar

Stanley Fields was born on May 20, 1883 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter L. Agnew. He was an actor, known for Little Caesar (1931), Algiers (1938) and Hell's Kitchen (1939). He was married to Alta Bailey. He died on April 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Florence Wix

Actress | Secrets

Florence Wix was born on May 16, 1883 in Hertfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Secrets (1924), The Buccaneer (1938) and The Female (1924). She died on November 23, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Roy Stewart

Actor | Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness

Tall in the saddle, and dark and handsome to boot, he may be little remembered today when compared to a William S. Hart, Tom Mix or Hoot Gibson, but cowboy hero Roy Stewart was arguably one of the best known of the silent screen back then. While touring with the famous Floradora Girls, Stewart ...

32. Sam Hardy

Actor | King Kong

Sam Hardy was born on March 21, 1883 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for King Kong (1933), The Miracle Woman (1931) and Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934). He was married to Betty Scott. He died on October 16, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA.

33. Theodor Loos

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Theodor Loos was born on May 18, 1883 in Zwingenberg, Hesse, Germany as August Konrad Loos. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Metropolis (1927) and Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924). He died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany.

34. Brember Wills

Actor | The Old Dark House

Brember Wills was born on March 15, 1883 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Brember Le Couteur. He was an actor, known for The Old Dark House (1932), Unfinished Symphony (1934) and Venetian Nights (1931). He died on September 29, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Johnny Arthur

Actor | The Monster

American actor who specialized in timid or whiny characters. He appeared on the stage in England and in the USA, and performed in musical comedy. He began his film work in silents and often worked in the films of Hal Roach.

36. Florenz Ames

Actor | The Adventures of Ellery Queen

A relative newcomer to television at a time when most people would be looking toward retirement, Florenz Ames started out as a song and dance man in vaudeville, often performing on smaller stages with his wife Alice "Adelaide" Winthrop; as "Ames and Winthrop" they appeared in a revue called "Alice ...

37. Dell Henderson

Actor | Show People

Dell Henderson was born on July 5, 1883 in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada as George Delbert Henderson. He was an actor and director, known for Show People (1928), The Servant Question (1920) and The Dead Line (1920). He was married to Florence Lee. He died on December 2, 1956 in Hollywood, California, ...

38. Josephine Whittell

Actress | It's a Gift

Josephine Whittell was born on November 30, 1883 in San Francisco, California, USA as Josephine M. Cunningham. She was an actress, known for It's a Gift (1934), Larceny on the Air (1937) and Beware of Ladies (1936). She was married to Robert Warwick and George Whittell Jr. She died on June 1, 1961 ...

39. Pauline Frederick

Actress | On Trial

Pauline Frederick was born Pauline Beatrice Libby in Boston, Massachusetts on August 12, 1883. She was fascinated with show business from an early age and throughout her childhood, she was bred for a career in music. It has been said she had a terrific soprano voice, but Pauline also dabbled a bit ...

40. Forrest Taylor

Actor | Shadow of Chinatown

Minor American character actor Forrest Taylor was a veteran of the stage by the time he started appearing as a silent lead in both short and feature-length films. He went on to appear in hundreds of secondary "B" movies, although his name does not appear in a large percentage of them. Taylor was ...

41. Robert Middlemass

Actor | Air Hawks

Robert Middlemass was born on September 3, 1883 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Air Hawks (1935), The Black Raven (1943) and Navy Blue and Gold (1937). He was married to Mary Graham. He died on September 10, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Ned Sparks

Actor | 42nd Street

Ned Sparks proved himself a top character support whose style would be imitated for decades to come. Although less remembered now, he was an inimitable cinematic player back in 1930s Hollywood. The nasal-toned, deadpan comedian Sparks was born Edward A. Sparkman in Guelph, Canada, and was raised ...

43. Johnston McCulley

Writer | The Mask of Zorro

Johnston McCulley was born on February 2, 1883 in Ottawa, Illinois, USA as John William Johnston McCulley. He was a writer, known for The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Legend of Zorro (2005) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). He died on November 23, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Sylvie

Actress | La vieille dame indigne

Sylvie was born on January 3, 1883 in Paris, France as Louise Pauline Mainguené. She was an actress, known for La vieille dame indigne (1965), The Adultress (1953) and Roger la Honte (1922). She died on January 5, 1970 in Compiègne, Oise, France.

45. Tom Moore

Actor | Side Street

Tom Moore was born on May 1, 1883 in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland as Thomas J. Moore. He was an actor and director, known for Side Street (1929), The Cabaret Singer (1915) and One of the Finest (1919). He was married to Eleanor Moore, Renée Adorée and Alice Joyce. He died on February...

46. Mauritz Stiller

Director | Sången om den eldröda blomman

Moshe "Mauritz" Stiller, born July 17, 1883, in Helsinki, Finland, was a director, writer and actor. He began his artistic activity in the theatre, as an actor at 16. Mauritz Stiller portrayed 87 roles from 1899-1916 and directed 16 productions 1911-28. Together with Viktor Sjöström ( director, ...

47. Polly Moran

Actress | Chasing Rainbows

She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up ...

48. Grete Berger

Actress | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Grete Berger was born on February 11, 1883 in Jägerndorf, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), The Student of Prague (1913) and Ein Sommernachtstraum in unserer Zeit (1914). She was married to Hanns Heinz Ewers. She died on May 23, 1944 in KZ ...

49. Sibyl Harris

Actress | Untamed

Sibyl Harris was born on July 22, 1883 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Untamed (1940), They Won't Forget (1937) and Delinquent Parents (1938). She died on May 20, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Rube Goldberg

Writer | Soup to Nuts

Famed cartoonist, author and composer, educated at the University of California with a BS degree. He was a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle between 1904 and 1905, the Bulletin from 1905-1907, and the New York Evening Mail from then to 1921, and thereafter his cartoons (which mainly ...


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