Date of Death between 1929-01-01 and 1929-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Paul Leni

Director | The Man Who Laughs

Paul Leni was born on July 8, 1885 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Paul Josef Levi. He was an art director and director, known for The Man Who Laughs (1928), Das Rätsel von Bangalor (1918) and The Last Warning (1928). He died on September 2, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2. Jeanne Eagels

Actress | The Letter

Jeanne Eagels, one of the most intriguing stars of late silent films and the early talkies, was born Amelia Jean Eagles on June 26, 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward and Julia Sullivan Eagles. Young Jean was part of an impoverished family of eight, with three brothers and two sisters. She ...

3. Marc McDermott

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland, and Marc later became an English citizen when he moved to London. His older brother Patrick was born in Ireland, ...

4. Frank Keenan

Actor | Brothers Divided

Frank was considered a "furniture actor" on stage. While on stage he was so often drunk that he had to lean on or hold onto furniture to keep from falling down. Known through the country for his stage work, he was ranked as one of the foremost stage artists prior to moving to Hollywood. Keenan's ...

5. Wyatt Earp

The Half-Breed

Wyatt Earp was a lawman, gambler, businessman, saloon owner and gunfighter of great repute in the American West. He had been a police officer in Wichita, KS, and later in Dodge City, KS, during the mid-1870s, after which he became a shotgun rider with Wells Fargo. In Tombstone, AZ, in the wake of a...

6. Gladys Brockwell

Actress | Oliver Twist

The daughter of actress Billie Brockwell, Brockwell first appeared on the stage at the age of three. She made her screen debut in Philadelphia for the Lubin Company in 1913, later working with D.W. Griffith. Joining Fox Studios, Brockwell was one of the busiest actresses in town and easily made the...

7. Lily Langtry

Actress | His Neighbor's Wife

Lily Langtry was born on October 13, 1853 in Jersey, Channel Islands as Emilie Charlotte Le Breton. She was an actress, known for His Neighbor's Wife (1913). She was married to Sir Hugo de Bathe, Edward Langtry and Frederick Gebhardt. She died on February 12, 1929 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

8. Segundo de Chomón

Director | Un portero modelo

Segundo de Chomón became involved in film through his wife, who was an actress in Pathé films. In 1902 he became a concessionary for Pathé in Barcelona, distributing its product in Spanish-speaking countries and managing a factory for the coloring of Pathé films. He began shooting footage of ...

9. Dustin Farnum

Actor | The Squaw Man

American leading man of silent pictures who specialized in Westerns. His mother and father were, respectively, a singer and an actor, and he and his younger brother William Farnum were introduced to the theatre at an early age. Raised in Maine, Dustin attended the East Maine Conference Seminary, ...

10. Albert Steinrück

Actor | Asphalt

Albert Steinrück was born on May 20, 1872 in Wetterburg, Bad Arolsen, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor, known for Asphalt (1929), Helen of Troy (1924) and Der Richter von Zalamea (1920). He died on February 10, 1929 in Berlin, Germany.

11. William Russell

Actor | Robin Hood

Silent-film star William Russell was born in the Bronx, New York, in the late 1880s (various sources give it as 1884, 1886 and 1889). His mother, Clara, was a highly regarded stage actress. Russell studied law at Fordham University (and, some sources say, Harvard University). He started a law ...

12. Marietta Millner

Actress | The City Gone Wild

Marietta Millner was born on December 8, 1894 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary as Maria Anna Paula Bieberhöfer. She was an actress, known for The City Gone Wild (1927), Die Insel der verbotenen Küsse (1927) and We're All Gamblers (1927). She died on June 21, 1929 in Oberweiler [now ...

13. Shôzô Makino

Director | Ijin musume to bushi

Called the "father of Japanese film," Shozo Makino was a director during the pioneer days of Japanese film, and was also a producer and business executive. Makino was born in Kyoto on September 22, 1878. His mother ran a theater, and his association with movies began when the motion picture fan, ...

14. Ted Wilde

Director | Speedy

Ted Wilde was born on December 16, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Speedy (1928), The Kid Brother (1927) and For Heaven's Sake (1926). He died on December 17, 1929 in Hollywood, California, USA.

15. Helen Woodford Ruth

Helen Woodford Ruth was born on October 20, 1897 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Margaret Helen Woodford. She was married to Babe Ruth. She died on January 11, 1929 in Watertown, Massachusetts.

16. Pal the Dog

Actor | The Marriage Maker

Pal the Dog was a very intelligent Rough Collie dog who began his movie career at the age four when he was teamed up with actor Wallace Reid. He would go on to become a favorite of young movie goers throughout the country for almost a decade. Pal died at the age of fourteen in Hollywood.

17. James Corrigan

Actor | The White Sin

James Corrigan was born on October 17, 1867 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The White Sin (1924), The Law Forbids (1924) and A Slave of Fashion (1925). He was married to Lillian Elliott. He died on February 28, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Strongheart the Dog

Actor | The Silent Call

Strongheart, the German shepherd who was a canine superstar of American cinema, was born and raised in Imperial Germany, where he was trained to be a police dog and assigned to the German military during World War I. Called "Etzel von Oringer," the German shepherd was born on October 1, 1917, ...

19. Norman Trevor

Actor | Beau Geste

Norman Trevor was born on June 23, 1877 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India as Norman Gilbert Pritchard. He was an actor, known for Beau Geste (1926), Jane Eyre (1921) and Sorrell and Son (1927). He died on October 31, 1929 in Norwalk, California, USA.

20. Frederick Edward Weatherly

Soundtrack | 12 Rounds

Lawyer, author, songwriter, and radio entertainer Frederick Edward Weatherly was born in 1848 in Somerset, England. Frederick attended Hereford Cathedral School. Weatherly graduated from Oxford University with a degree in classics and studied at Brasenose College. Following college Frederick ...

21. Alice Washburn

Actress | Snow White

Alice Washburn was born on September 12, 1861 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. She was an actress, known for Snow White (1916), Freezing Auntie (1912) and Stage-Struck Lizzie (1911). She died on November 18, 1929 in Oshkosh.

22. Stanton Williams

Actor | A Woman Who Understood

Stanton Williams was born on September 4, 1912 in Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for A Woman Who Understood (1920) and The Forbidden Woman (1920). He died on March 3, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Alfred Machin

Director | Les héritiers de l'oncle James

Alfred Machin started his film work as camera man for Pathe at the beginning of 20 Century. During 1907 and 1909 he was in Africa, shooting documentary shorts. In 1910 he worked at the Pathe studio in Nizza, in 1911 he was one of the founding directors of the Pathe-filiale in Amsterdam, in 1913 he ...

24. Monte Collins

Actor | Our Hospitality

Monte Collins was born in 1856. He was an actor, known for Our Hospitality (1923), The Man from Lost River (1921) and Tiger Love (1924). He was married to Norma Wills. He died on August 4, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

25. Thomas Holding

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Thomas Holding was born in Greenwich, Kent, England in 1878. Having finished his education at Rugby, he went onto the stage under the management of Charles Hawtrey with whom he appeared in many London productions (he was 14 years on the London stage playing with distinguished Shakespearean actors ...

26. William Hauber

Actor | Passing the Buck

William Hauber was born on May 20, 1891 in Brownsville, Minnesota, USA as William Carl Hauber. He is known for his work on Passing the Buck (1919), Well, I'll Be (1919) and The Fly Cop (1920). He was married to Myrtle E. Crosthwaite. He died on July 17, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Francis J. Grandon

Director | The Lure of Heart's Desire

Francis J. Grandon was born in 1879 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Lure of Heart's Desire (1916), When May Weds December (1913) and Miss Nobody (1920). He died on July 11, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Sergei Diaghilev

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev was born on March 19, 1872, into a wealthy noble family in Novgorod, Russia. His father, Pavel Diaghilev, was a distinguished General to the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. His mother died in childbirth but he grew up in a highly cultured environment. He studied piano and ...

29. John Griffith Wray

Director | The Gilded Butterfly

In the 20s, he was among the leading directors of the Thomas H. Ince studio, which included the melodrama Human Wreckage (1923), which was a probe into drug addition sparked by the demise of actor Wallace Reid, and the first version of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie (1923) starring Blanche Sweet.

30. Lydia Yeamans Titus

Actress | A Romance of Happy Valley

Lydia Yeamans Titus was born in 1865 in Sydney, Australia. She was an actress, known for A Romance of Happy Valley (1919), His Nibs (1921) and David Garrick (1916). She was married to Frederick Titus. She died on December 29, 1929 in Glendale, California, USA.

31. Raymond Hitchcock

Actor | Upstream

Raymond Hitchcock was born on October 22, 1865 in Auburn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Upstream (1927), The Ringtailed Rhinoceros (1915) and The Beauty Shop (1922). He was married to Flora Zabelle and Freda Bowen. He died on November 24, 1929 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

32. Louis Bennison

Actor | The Road Called Straight

Louis Bennison was born on October 17, 1884 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Road Called Straight (1919), A Misfit Earl (1919) and Oh, Johnny! (1918). He was married to Frances P. Bennison. He died on June 9, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA.

33. Casson Ferguson

Actor | Secret Service

Casson Ferguson was born on May 29, 1891 in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA as Casson Michel Ferguson. He was an actor, known for Secret Service (1919), Grumpy (1923) and Johnny Get Your Gun (1919). He was married to Inez Geraldine Griffin and Catherine Mallon. He died on February 12, 1929 in Los ...

34. Vladimir Fogel

Actor | Po zakonu

Vladimir Fogel was born in 1902 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Vladimir Petrovich Fogel. He was an actor, known for By the Law (1926), The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926) and Chess Fever (1925). He died on June 8, 1929 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia].

35. Kate Fabian

Actress | Klovnen

Kate Fabian was born on October 6, 1870 as Anna Kathrine Georgine Fabing. She was an actress and writer, known for Klovnen (1926), Gud raader (1912) and Den store Magt (1925). She was married to Pedersen. She died on April 7, 1929.

36. Frederick Truesdell

Actor | My Own United States

Frederick Truesdell was born on May 20, 1870 in Coldwater, Michigan, USA as Frederick Charles Truesdell. He was an actor, known for My Own United States (1918), Outwitted (1917) and The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns (1919). He was married to Jeanne Margaret ...

37. Hardee Kirkland

Actor | While Paris Sleeps

Hardee Kirkland was born on May 23, 1868 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as Noble Rarda Kirkland. He was a director and actor, known for While Paris Sleeps (1923), Les Misérables (1917) and The Arizona Romeo (1925). He died on February 18, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Stanton Heck

Actor | The Lone Star Ranger

Stanton Heck was born on January 8, 1877 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Frederick Stanton Heck. He was an actor, known for The Lone Star Ranger (1923), The Bad Man (1923) and Is That Nice? (1926). He was married to Mary Josephine Clark. He died on December 16, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Leo D. Maloney

Actor | The Blind Trail

Actor/producer/director Leo Maloney was owner of the Leo Maloney Studio located in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California. Several early westerns were filmed at the studio, which overlooked orange groves and included a small city that housed 35 people who lived there year-round. The ...

40. Fred DeSilva

Actor | The Fighting Guide

Fred DeSilva was born on February 7, 1885 in Lisbon, Portugal as Frederick Lancaster. He was an actor, known for The Fighting Guide (1922), The Rainbow Trail (1925) and The Sea Hawk (1924). He was married to Cora Meese DeSilva. He died on February 16, 1929 in Norwalk, California, USA.

41. William Norris

Actor | When Knighthood Was in Flower

William Norris was born on June 15, 1870 in New York City, New York, USA as William Norris Block. He was an actor, known for When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), The Go-Getter (1923) and The Love Piker (1923). He was married to Mabel Mordaunt. He died on March 20, 1929 in West Bronxville, New York.

42. Jesse Lynch Williams

Writer | Through the Wrong Door

Playwright, Novelist and Short Story Writer.

43. Fred J. Butler

Director | Smiling All the Way

Fred J. Butler was born on October 22, 1867 in Idaho, USA as Alfred Joline Butler. He was an actor and director, known for Smiling All the Way (1920), Fickle Women (1920) and Making the Grade (1921). He was married to Adele Belgrade. He died on February 22, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. George Seroff

Actor | Der Hund von Baskerville

George Seroff was an actor, known for Der Hund von Baskerville (1929), The White Devil (1930) and The Adjutant of the Czar (1929). He died in September 1929.

45. Marcel Perez

Actor | The Tenderfoot

Marcel Perez was born in 1885 in Madrid, Spain as Marcel Fernández Peréz. He was an actor and director, known for Gee Whiz! (1919), The Wisest Fool (1919) and He Wins (1918). He was married to Dorothy Earle. He died on February 8, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Mae Costello

Actress | The Joys of a Jealous Wife

Mae Costello was born on August 13, 1882 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mae Altschuk. She was an actress and writer, known for The Joys of a Jealous Wife (1913), When a Woman Loves (1915) and Her Right to Live (1917). She was married to Maurice Costello. She died on August 2, 1929 in Los Angeles, ...

47. Nelson Ramsey

Actor | The Second Mrs. Tanqueray

Nelson Ramsey was born on November 19, 1862 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Scotland as John Jameson Ramsay. He was an actor, known for The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (1916), Tom Jones (1917) and The Broken Melody (1916). He was married to Gwynne Herbert. He died on April 5, 1929 in London, England.

48. William Nally

Actor | Shadows of the Sea

William Nally was an actor, known for Shadows of the Sea (1922), Plunder (1923) and Salvation Nell (1921). He died in March 1929 in New York City, New York, USA.

49. Hans Werckmeister

Director | Das Mädchen aus dem goldenen Westen

His daughters Vicky Werckmeister and Luise Werckmeister became both actresses.

50. Cliff Bowes

Actor | The King of the Jungle

Cliff Bowes was born on November 14, 1894 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Clifford Westley Bowes. He was an actor, known for The King of the Jungle (1927), Up in Mary's Attic (1920) and Hanging Fire (1926). He died on July 6, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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