Birth Date between 1886-01-01 and 1886-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Ed Wynn

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows, ...

2. Michael Curtiz

Director | Casablanca

Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...

3. Edward Everett Horton

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

It seemed like Edward Everett Horton appeared in just about every Hollywood comedy made in the 1930s. He was always the perfect counterpart to the great gentlemen and protagonists of the films. Horton was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Isabella S. (Diack) and Edward Everett Horton, a ...

4. Leo G. Carroll

Actor | North by Northwest

One of the most indispensable of character actors, Leo G. Carroll was already involved in the business of acting as a schoolboy in Gilbert & Sullivan productions. Aged 16, he portrayed an old man in 'Liberty Hall'. In spite of the fact, that he came from a military family, and , perhaps, because of...

5. Victor McLaglen

Actor | The Quiet Man

Rambunctious British leading man (contrary to popular belief, he was of Scottish ancestry, not Irish) and later character actor primarily in American films, Victor McLaglen was a vital presence in a number of great motion pictures, especially those of director John Ford. McLaglen (pronounced ...

6. Spring Byington

Actress | You Can't Take It with You

The possessor of one of Hollywood's gentlest faces and warmest voices, and about as sweet as Tupelo honey both on-and-off camera, character actress Spring Byington was seldom called upon to play callous or unsympathetic (she did once play a half-crazed housekeeper in Dragonwyck (1946)). Although ...

7. Charles Ruggles

Actor | Murder in the Private Car

Charles Ruggles had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 50 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. He was memorably paired with Mary Boland in a series of comedies in the ...

8. Al Jolson

Actor | The Jazz Singer

Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an ...

9. Ralph Moody

Actor | Get Smart

Ralph Moody was born on November 5, 1886 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Ralph Roy Moody, the oldest son of Franklin Jerome Moody and Ida M. Hicklin. His introduction to show business was first as an actor on the stage in pre-radio days and then as a radio personality. His first acting role was in ...

10. Olin Howland

Actor | Them!

Olin Howland had a career in movies which stretched from the 20s, up through the time he passed away, in the late 50s. After a few attempts at films in the silent era, Olin began to appear regularly in the sound pictures of the 1930s. His roles were usually in mysteries and dramas, and he became a ...

11. Dick Elliott

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

In the 1930s, 1940s, and especially the 1950s, if a director wanted a short, fat actor to play a windy storekeeper or a raucous conventioneer, he might well cast Dick Elliott. He was one of those actors who, whenever he appeared on screen, often for less than a minute, the audience would think, "Oh...

12. George Zucco

Actor | The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

At 22, George Zucco decided to begin his stage career in earnest in the Canadian provinces in 1908. In the course of the following decade, he also performed in an American vaudeville tour with his young wife, Frances, in a routine called "The Suffragette." As World War I grew in scale, Zucco ...

13. Dooley Wilson

Actor | Casablanca

"You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh; the fundamental things apply, as time goes by...". . The gentleman who crooned this now legendary tune for the morose Humphrey Bogart and moist-eyed Ingrid Bergman at Rick's Cafe Americain amid the bleak WWII backdrop was none ...

14. Florence Lawrence

Actress | Not Like Other Girls

Florence Lawrence was the first film player whose name was used to promote her films and the studio (Independent Moving Pictures Company [IMP]) for which she worked. Before her, actors and actresses worked anonymously, partly out of fear that stage managers would refuse to hire them if they were ...

15. Chester Conklin

Actor | Modern Times

Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never ...

16. Michael Mark

Actor | Son of Frankenstein

Michael Mark was born on March 15, 1886 in Mogilev, Russian Empire [now Belarus] as Morris Schulman. He is known for his work on Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Great Flamarion (1945) and The Wasp Woman (1959). He died on February 3, 1975 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Henry King

Director | The Song of Bernadette

For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell ...

18. Jean Hersholt

Actor | Greed

If ever there was a Great Dane in Hollywood it was Jean Hersholt - and one of its great hearts as well. He was from a well-known Danish stage and entertainment family that had toured throughout Europe performing with young Jean as an essential cast member. He graduated from the Copenhagen Art ...

19. Karl Dane

Actor | The Big Parade

Born Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 12, 1886 the future Karl Dane had a rough childhood. His father was an alcoholic and spendthrift. At a young age his parents divorced. To escape his unhappy home he took a great interest in the arts, particularly puppeteering (...

20. James Burke

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

James Burke was born on September 24, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Maltese Falcon (1941), Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) and At the Circus (1939). He was married to Eleanor Durkin. He died on May 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Frederick Worlock

Actor | One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Frederick Worlock was born on December 14, 1886 in London, England as Frederick George Worlock. He was an actor, known for One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), Terror by Night (1946) and Spartacus (1960). He was married to Elsie Ferguson and Olive Noble. He died on August 1, 1973 in Woodland ...

22. John Cromwell

Director | The Prisoner of Zenda

Actor / director John Cromwell was born December 23, 1887, in Toledo, OH. He made his Broadway debut on October 14, 1912, in Marian De Forest's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at the Playhouse Theatre. The show was a hit, running for a total of 184 performances. Cromwell appeared ...

23. Bernard Gorcey

Actor | The Great Dictator

Bernard Gorcey was born in Russia in 1888, of Swiss and Jewish descent. Around 1914, he married a Catholic, Irish lady, Josephine Condon (born 1901), and they came to the USA to work in Vaudeville. Bernard was 4' 10" and Josie was 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds. Bernard kept active in show biz, while...

24. Christian Rub

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

Christian Rub was born on April 13, 1886 in Graz, Styria, Austria. He is known for his work on You Can't Take It with You (1938), Peter Ibbetson (1935) and Girls' Dormitory (1936). He was married to Amy. He died on April 14, 1956 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

25. Margarita Fischer

Actress | Molly of the Follies

Margarita Fischer was born on February 12, 1886 in Missouri Valley, Iowa, USA as Margarita Ficher. She was an actress and writer, known for Molly of the Follies (1919), A Midsummer's Love Tangle (1914) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (1910). She was married to Harry A. Pollard. She died on March 11,...

26. William Harrigan

Actor | The Invisible Man

William Harrigan was born on March 27, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Invisible Man (1933), Nix on Dames (1929) and The Farmer's Daughter (1947). He was married to Grace Culbert, Dorothy Langdon and Louise Groody. He died on February 1, 1966 in New York City.

27. Lars Hanson

Actor | The Wind

Lars Hanson was born on July 26, 1886 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for The Wind (1928), The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924) and Captain Salvation (1927). He was married to Karin Molander. He died on April 8, 1965 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.

28. Mae Bruce

Frankenstein

Mae Bruce was born on November 16, 1886 in Kildare, Ireland, UK as Bridget Mary Dowling. She is known for her work on Frankenstein (1931), White Christmas (1954) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

29. Willis H. O'Brien

King Kong

In 1949, 16 years after his ground breaking work on "King Kong", Willis O'Brien worked as Chief Technician on another gorilla picture for Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack called "Mighty Joe Young". A young Ray Harryhausen would animate most of the animation, but O'Brien did come up with the...

30. Leopoldine Konstantin

Actress | Notorious

Leopoldine Konstantin was born on March 12, 1886 in Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary [now Brno, Czech Republic] as Leopoldine Eugenie Amelie Konstantin. She was an actress, known for Notorious (1946), Lola Montez (1918) and Die Insel der Seligen (1913). She was married to Geza Herczeg and Alexander ...

31. Heinie Conklin

Actor | Hard Boiled

Heinie Conklin was born on July 16, 1886 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles John Conklin. He was an actor, known for Hard Boiled (1926), Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927) and Uncle Tom Without a Cabin (1919). He was married to Irene Blake. He died on July 30, 1959 in Hollywood, Los Angeles...

32. Crane Wilbur

Writer | Canon City

Actor, screenwriter and director Crane Wilbur was born Erwin Crane Wilbur on November 17, 1886, in Athens, NY. The nephew of the great stage actor Tyrone Power Sr., Wilbur first took to the boards as an actor, making his Broadway debut billed as Erwin Crane Wilbur on June 3, 1903, in a trilogy of ...

33. John Davidson

Actor | Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.

John Davidson was born on December 25, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. (1941), Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) and Perils of Pauline (1933). He died on January 16, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. Charlotte Mineau

Actress | Sparrows

Tall, statuesque Parisian actress, trained at the Sorbonne. Brunette Charlotte Mineau, known locally as "Lottie", was the daughter of a police officer who tragically drowned when she was all of two months old. As a youngster, she displayed a free spirit and moved around a lot, finding employment ...

35. Nella Walker

Actress | Sabrina

Nella Walker was born on March 6, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Sabrina (1954), Air Raid Wardens (1943) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929). She was married to Wilbur Mack. She died on March 22, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. John M. Stahl

Director | Leave Her to Heaven

John Stahl was the final executive in charge of Tiffany Pictures (located on the Talisman lot, later owned by Monogram Pictures), once a big fish in the pond of "Poverty Row", which in those days also included Columbia Pictures. With a B-movie history dating back to the silent era and after making ...

37. Hobart Cavanaugh

Actor | A Letter to Three Wives

Worried-looking, balding, moustachioed and usually bespectacled small part character actor, prolific during the 1930s and 40s. Hobart Cavanaugh played downtrodden or henpecked little men -- the perennial victim, forever nervous or bewildered -- to absolute perfection. He was most at home as clerks,...

38. Jack Kenny

Actor | The Northern Code

Jack Kenny was born on November 16, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Kenny. He was an actor, known for Northern Code (1925), Not Quite Decent (1929) and Beauty and Bullets (1928). He was married to Bryna Davis. He died on May 26, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Sam McDaniel

Actor | The Great Lie

Sam McDaniel was born on January 28, 1886 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Samuel Rufus McDaniel. He was an actor, known for The Great Lie (1941), I Was Framed (1942) and All Through the Night (1942). He died on September 24, 1962 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

40. Frank Lloyd

Director | Mutiny on the Bounty

Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring ...

41. Willard Robertson

Actor | Doctor X

Lawyer who abandoned his profession to take up the actor's calling - although lawyer and actor are essentially kindred spirits, each deriving his livelihood from the art of pretending. Robertson acted in Hollywood films from 1930 until the year he died, typically portraying men of authority such as...

42. Warner Richmond

Soundtrack | Scarface

Werner Paul Raetzmann was one of seven children born to a German-born father and Wisconsin-born mother. He and one brother decided to change their last name to Richmond. Living in rural Wisconsin, he became an expert horseman as a young man, and this skill would later earn him roles in western ...

43. Fred Quimby

Producer | The Yankee Doodle Mouse

Fred Quimby was an American animation producer. He served as the executive in charge of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio from 1937 to 1955. He worked with prominent directors, such as Tex Avery, Joseph Barbera, and William Hanna. His studio won 8 Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film. ...

44. Gerald Hamer

Actor | Bulldog Drummond's Bride

Gerald Hamer (born Geoffrey Earl Watton) the Anglo-American movie and television character actor, was born in Llandudno , Wales in November 1886 to parents John Watton and Evelyn Clara Earl. Hamer learned his craft on stage in the United Kingdom, appearing as a professional from 1916 in Shakespeare...

45. Édouard Mathé

Actor | Les vampires

Édouard Mathé was born in 1886 in Australia. He was an actor, known for Les vampires (1915), The Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) and The Vampires: The Thunder Master (1916). He died in 1934 in Brussels, Belgium.

46. Lilian Fontaine

Actress | The Lost Weekend

Lilian Fontaine was born on June 11, 1886 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Lilian Augusta Ruse. She was an actress, known for The Lost Weekend (1945), Ivy (1947) and Time Out of Mind (1947). She was married to George Milan Fontaine and Walter Augustus de Havilland. She died on February 20, 1975 in...

47. Ronald Squire

Actor | Around the World in 80 Days

Ronald Squire was born on March 25, 1886 in Tiverton, Devon, England as Ronald Lancelot Squirl. He was an actor, known for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), My Cousin Rachel (1952) and Man with a Million (1954). He was married to Esyllt A. Williams and Muriel Martin-Harvey. He died on November 16...

48. Edwin Maxwell

Actor | Scarface

Edwin Maxwell was born on February 9, 1886 in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for his work on Scarface (1932), The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and His Girl Friday (1940). He was married to Betty Alden. He died on August 13, 1948 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

49. Thomas E. Jackson

Actor | Little Caesar

Thomas Edward Jackson (1886-1967) began his acting career with juvenile parts on Broadway from 1899-1903. As a tough kid living in New York's lower east side, Jackson would become a boxer and serve in WW1. He returned to the theatre in 1917 and worked steadily through the end of 1928.

Jackson would ...

50. Rose Wilder Lane

Writer | The Young Pioneers

Rose Wilder Lane (1886-1968), was a prolific fiction writer, biographer and political theorist, as well as the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House series of children's books. Lane's skillful editing and publishing connections assisted her mother in making the transition ...


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