Birth Date between 1900-01-01 and 1900-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Agnes was born of Anglo/Irish ancestry near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera ...
Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg
Spencer Tracy was the second son born on April 5, 1900, to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While attending Marquette Academy, he and classmate Pat O'Brien quit school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. Tracy was still at Norfolk Navy Yard...
Actress | Gilligan's Island
Natalie Schafer got her start doing Broadway plays then making the move to the big screen. Even before Gilligan's Island (1964), she was typecast in roles as society women, or elegant, fashionable ladies. It was her role as "Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell" wife of multi-millionaire Thurston Howell...
4. Luis Buñuel
Writer | Belle de jour
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...
5. Jean Arthur
Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...
Actor | Christmas in Connecticut
Born in turn-of-the-century Yonkers, New York, Robert Shayne (born Robert Shaen Dawe) worked at a variety of jobs before his interests ultimately turned toward acting. He appeared in a succession of legit theater productions throughout the 1930s and even appeared in a few films, making a comedy ...
7. Helen Hayes
Actress | Airport
Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown,...
8. Alastair Sim
Actor | Scrooge
The son of Alexander Sim JP and Isabella McIntyre, Alastair Sim was educated in Edinburgh. Always interested in language (especially the spoken word) he became the Fulton Lecturer in Elocution at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 until 1930. He was invited back and became the Rector of ...
9. Don Wilson
Actor | Niagara
Don Wilson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Not much is known about his early life but what is known is that he played football for the University of Colorado in the 1920s. Wilson began his radio career as a singer in Denver's radio station, KFEL, in 1923. In 1929, he started working at radio station...
10. Pat Walshe
Actor | The Wizard of Oz
Born in 1900, he worked in vaudeville as a child and appeared in Broadway in "A Good Little Devil". As an adult he continued to appear in vaudeville but also joined various circuses and Midget Troupes. He had a specialist interest in portraying animals and was a veteran animal impersonator. He ...
11. Allen Jenkins
Actor | Tomorrow at Seven
Both of Allen Jenkins' parents were musical comedy performers, and he entered the theater as a stage mechanic after World War I, after having spent time working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Although his screen persona was that of a not-too-bright Brooklyn tough guy, Jenkins attended the American ...
12. Dorothy Adams
Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives
Dorothy Adams was born on January 8, 1900 in Hannah, North Dakota, USA. She was an actress, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Killing (1956) and The Ten Commandments (1956). She was married to Byron Foulger. She died on March 16, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
13. Preston Foster
Actor | Two Seconds
Actor, composer, songwriter, guitarist and author. He moved from Broadway acting (1928-1932) into films, touring America with his wife and daughter, and did some recordings. He was the executive producer at the El Camino Playhouse in California. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his chief musical collaborator...
14. Colin Clive
Actor | Frankenstein
Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor ...
15. Ian Hunter
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Ian Hunter was born in the Kenilworth area of Cape Town, South Africa where he spent his childhood. In his teen years he and his parents returned to the family origins in England to live. Sometime between that arrival and the early years of World War I, Hunter began exploring acting. But in 1917 - ...
Actor | Moby Dick
Tall, lean, austere-looking Austrian character actor, whose chiselled features appeared on screen in small parts from 1945. Friedrich was the younger brother of renowned Viennese stage and film actor and director Leopold von Ledebur, both descended from a distinguished aristocratic family (their ...
17. Martita Hunt
Actress | Great Expectations
Popular British character actress known for her rich cluster of queens, dowagers, shrews and evildoers, Martita Hunt was born on a ranch in Argentina to British parents, but moved with her family to England at age 10 for her formal education. On stage at age 21 with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre,...
18. Mervyn LeRoy
Director | Gypsy
The great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 was a tragedy for Mervyn LeRoy. While he and his father managed to survive, they lost everything they had. To make money, LeRoy sold newspapers and entered talent contests as a singer. When he entered vaudeville, his act was "LeRoy and Cooper--Two...
19. Lloyd Corrigan
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Lloyd Corrigan was born on October 16, 1900 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and The Chase (1946). He died on November 5, 1969 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.
20. Gladys George
Actress | The Roaring Twenties
One of the fine if relatively short-lived character actresses of Hollywood, during the 1930s and 40, Gladys George was born into an acting family who were literally on the road at the time of her birth.
Her parents were actually English and touring with a Shakespearean theater company in Patten, ...
21. Fritz Feld
Actor | Bringing Up Baby
Fritz Feld was born on October 15, 1900 in Berlin, Germany as Fritz Feilchenfeld. He is known for his work on Bringing Up Baby (1938), Hello, Dolly! (1969) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He was married to Virginia Christine and Idea Wickham Von Koppen. He died on November 18, 1993 in Los ...
Actor | The Crimson Ghost
Perennial film western heavy I. Stanford Jolley could be spotted anywhere and everywhere in dusty "B" fare from 1935 on. Often mustachioed, this freelancing, wideset-eyed, black-hatted villain, who showed up in Hollywood following vaudeville and Broadway experience, could be counted on to give the ...
23. Robert Siodmak
Director | Nachts wenn der Teufel kam
The director Robert Siodmak (which he insisted, be pronounced 'See-odd-mack') was a masterful film maker who successfully blended the techniques of German Expressionism with contemporary styles of American film, particularly film noir, in the process creating a handful of moody, sometimes chilling,...
24. Charles Vidor
Director | Gilda
Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned ...
25. Jean Negulesco
Director | Boy on a Dolphin
Jean Negulesco made his reputation as a director of both polished, popular entertainments as well as critically acclaimed dramatic pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Craiova, Romania, he left home at age 12, ending up in Paris. He earned some money washing dishes, which paid for his art ...
26. Helen Gahagan
Actress | She
This beautiful Broadway singer and actress appeared in only one film, portraying the forever-young ice goddess ("she who must be obeyed"), the title character in RKO's 1935 adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's tale, She (1935), opposite Randolph Scott. In the latter 1940s, having entered politics, she ...
28. Mike Lally
Actor | Coma
Mike Lally was born on June 1, 1900 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Michael William Lally. He is known for his work on Coma (1978), Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936) and Future Cop (1976). He was married to Pauline Wagner. He died on February 15, 1985 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
29. Charles Farrell
Actor | 7th Heaven
Popular Hollywood leading man of late silents and early talkies. He is best remembered for his teaming with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934. He retired from films in the early 1940s, but TV audiences of the 1950s would see him as Gale Storm's widower dad in the popular ...
30. Alfred Newman
Composer | All About Eve
Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1900 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), Airport (1970) and How the West Was Won (1962). He was married to Martha Montgomery, Mary Lou Dix and Elizabeth Jane Meakins. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los ...
31. Jeffrey Sayre
Actor | Men of San Quentin
Jeffrey Sayre was born on December 3, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Victor Emanuel Krystek. He was an actor, known for Men of San Quentin (1942), One of Our Spies Is Missing (1966) and On the Spot (1940). He was married to Lucille. He died on September 26, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
32. Jean Inness
Actress | The Twilight Zone
Jean Inness was born on December 18, 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Jean Spurney Inness. She was an actress, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957) and Not a Ladies' Man (1942). She was married to Victor Jory. She died on December 27, 1978 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
33. William Haines
Actor | Show People
Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines ran off to live life on his own terms while still in his teens, moving to New York City and becoming friends with such later Hollywood luminaries as designer Orry-Kelly and Cary Grant. His film career started slowly, but by the end of the silent era he was...
34. Evelyn Laye
Actress | The Luck of the Navy
London-born Evelyn Laye, daughter of actor parents, was already treading the boards at the age of two. Her father managed the Palace Theatre in Brighton and this was where Evelyn first made a name for herself. A seasoned stage performer by the age of fifteen, she graduated to the London West End ...
35. Katina Paxinou
Actress | For Whom the Bell Tolls
Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several ...
36. Edna Best
Actress | The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Genteel, ladylike British actress who was a much respected theatrical star in the 1920s and '30s, both in her own country and in the United States. Born in March 1900 in Hove, Sussex, she took to the stage at the age of seventeen as Ela Delahay in 'Charley's Aunt'. She played Peter Pan three years ...
37. Sybil Seely
Actress | One Week
Sybil Seely was born on January 2, 1900 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sybil Travilla Furthman. She was an actress, known for One Week (1920), Love, Honor and Behave! (1920) and Down on the Farm (1920). She was married to Jules Furthman. She died on June 26, 1984 in Culver City, Los Angeles.
38. Noel Purcell
Actor | The Blue Lagoon
Noel Purcell was born on December 23, 1900 in Dublin, Ireland as Patrick Joseph Noel Purcell. He was an actor, known for The Blue Lagoon (1949), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and Moby Dick (1956). He was married to Eileen Marmion. He died on March 3, 1985 in Dublin.
39. Xavier Cugat
Soundtrack | Two Weeks Notice
Born in Spain, Xavier Cugat's family moved to Havana, Cuba, when he was three. Always musically inclined, he packed up and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times newspaper during the day and labored to put together a band at night. After a few years of ...
40. Wilfrid Lawson
Actor | Pygmalion
A scene stealing actor of lugubrious countenance, Wilfrid Lawson (born Wilfrid Worsnop) made his debut on the stage in "Trilby" at the Pier Pavilion in Brighton at the age of 16. He served as a pilot in the RAF during the final months of World War I, before resuming his theatrical career, becoming ...
42. Roland Culver
Actor | Thunderball
Roland Culver was born on August 21, 1900 in Crouch End, Middlesex, England as Roland Joseph Culver. He was an actor, known for Thunderball (1965), Dead of Night (1945) and To Each His Own (1946). He was married to Nan Hopkins and Daphne Rye. He died on March 1, 1984 in Henley-on-Thames, ...
43. Sammy Davis Sr.
Actor | 77 Sunset Strip
Sammy Davis Sr. was born on December 12, 1900 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), Sweet and Low (1947) and The Benny Goodman Story (1956). He was married to Elvera Davis. He died on May 21, 1988 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
44. Mitchell Rhein
Writer | Howdy Mate
Mitchell Rhein was born on June 16, 1900 in New York, New York, USA as Mitchell Rudolph Rhein. He was an actor and writer, known for Howdy Mate (1931), The Cat's Paw (1931) and The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959). He was married to Mildred Rayfield. He died on September 23, 1977 in Woodland ...
45. Arthur Askey
Actor | The Love Match
Arthur Askey was a diminutive British comedian, born in 1900. He began his professional career as a music hall performer in 1924, but it wasn't until 1938's Band Waggon (1940) (which lasted a full five seasons), that he became a household name in England. His film debut was in the 1937 British ...
46. Ricardo Cortez
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Ricardo Cortez was born Jacob Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants who moved to New York just before he was born. His brother was cinematographer Stanley Cortez, who also changed his surname. Cortez worked a number of ...
47. Gregory Gaye
Actor | Dodsworth
Gregory Gaye was born on October 10, 1900 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia] as Gregory De Gay. He was an actor, known for Dodsworth (1936), Ninotchka (1939) and Creature with the Atom Brain (1955). He died on August 23, 1993 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Don Alvarado
Assistant Director | East of Eden
Jose Paige was given the screen name Don Alvarado by studio chief Jack L. Warner while they purportedly were driving past the Los Angeles street Alvarado. Paige played a number of starring roles that relied on his Latin good looks, and masculine build, achieving a certain following as a Rudolph ...
49. Ruth Clifford
Actress | The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln
American actress, originally of leading roles, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. A native of Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary's Seminary in Narragansett, Rhode Island, then, following her mother's death in 1911, came to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with her ...
50. Lester Matthews
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Lester Matthews was born on June 6, 1900 in Nottingham, England as Arthur Lester Matthews. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Three Musketeers (1939) and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951). He was married to Anne Grey and Cicely Walper. He died on June 6, 1975 in Los ...