Date of Death between 1931-01-01 and 1931-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. F.W. Murnau

Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...

2. Tyrone Power Sr.

Actor | A Texas Steer

Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to ...

3. Alma Rubens

Actress | The Americano

Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. Like most young girls, she enjoyed fantasy play acting and by the time she was 19 had become a full-fledged star. She didn't have to wait long like some of the starlets who ...

4. Louis Wolheim

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as ...

5. Arthur Schnitzler

Writer | Eyes Wide Shut

Arthur Schnitzler was born on May 15, 1862 in Vienna, Austrian Empire. He was a writer, known for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Affairs of Anatol (1921) and Lili. He was married to Olga Gussmann. He died on October 21, 1931 in Vienna, Austria.

6. Robert Ames

Actor | Smart Woman

Robert Ames was born on March 23, 1889 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Robert Downing Ames. He was an actor, known for Smart Woman (1931), Holiday (1930) and A Lady to Love (1930). He was married to Helen Muriel Oakes, Vivienne Segal, Frances Goodrich and Alice L. Gerry. He died on November 27, ...

7. Thomas A. Edison

Director | The Trick Cyclist

Thomas A. Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, USA as Thomas Alva Edison. He was a producer and director, known for silent movies such as, The Trick Cyclist (1901), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899). He also produced the first American film ...

8. Janie Marèse

Actress | La chienne

Janie Marèse was born on May 23, 1908 in Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France. She was an actress, known for La Chienne (1931), Amours viennoises (1931) and Mam'zelle Nitouche (1931). She died on August 14, 1931 in Sainte-Maxime, Var, France.

9. Robert Williams

Actor | Platinum Blonde

It's fair to say that if 'Frank Capra (I)' hadn't cast Robert "Bobby" Williams in his 1931 film Platinum Blonde (1931) the actor would be entirely forgotten today. When the movie was made available on video in the 1980s the promotional copy on the video box emphasized the names most buffs would ...

10. Tom Santschi

Actor | King of the Wild

American leading man and character actor of the silent period. Born in Crystal City, Missouri(though a number of popular reference works list Switzerland and Kokomo, Indiana). He is listed in the 1880 census as living in Kokomo at the age of two years. This means his date of birth must have been ...

11. Harry F. Millarde

Director | My Friend the Devil

Harry F. Millarde was born on November 12, 1885 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and director, known for My Friend the Devil (1922), The Town That Forgot God (1922) and The Money Gulf (1915). He was married to June Caprice. He died on November 2, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA.

12. Art Acord

Actor | Set Free

Art Acord was born on April 17, 1890 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA as Arthemus Ward Acord. He is known for his work on Set Free (1927), The Set-Up (1926) and Winners of the West (1921). He was married to Louise Lorraine, Edna Nores and Edythe Sterling. He died on January 4, 1931 in Chihuahua, ...

13. Anna Pavlova

Actress | The Dumb Girl of Portici

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents of a Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. Her ...

14. Robert Edeson

Actor | The Prisoner of Zenda

A noted stage actor at the turn of the 20th century, Robert Edeson began his film career working with Cecil B. DeMille on The Call of the North (1914), then moved on to Vitagraph where he remained for the rest of the teens. In the 1920s he returned to work for De Mille, playing the man-of-the-world...

15. Lya De Putti

Actress | Othello

The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Variety (1925), before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America ...

16. Linda Loredo

Actress | Come Clean

Linda Loredo was born on June 20, 1907 in Tucson, Arizona, USA as Herlinda Loredo. She was an actress, known for Come Clean (1931), Politiquerías (1931) and Los calaveras (1931). She died on August 11, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Arnold Bennett

Writer | Battling Jane

He went to London originally to be a solicitor's clerk. After winning a literary competition, he became a full-time writer. He wrote short stories, novels, hit plays, and screenplays.

18. Ethel Grey Terry

Actress | The Penalty

A graduate of the Notre Dame academy at Roxbury, Massachusetts, Ethel began her career as a classical dancer working under the direction of Belasco and the Shuberts. She began her career on the stage at two years of age, later being going to New York to pursue a career on the stage. On Broadway she...

19. Bix Beiderbecke

Soundtrack | Magic in the Moonlight

Bix Beiderbecke was the first talented white jazz cornet player. He also played the piano, but he had more success playing the cornet with a very personal style. His first recordings were with "The Wolverines" in 1924. After this he played in the Charlie Straight orchestra in 1925, with Jean ...

20. Henri Desfontaines

Director | Les bleus de l'amour

Henri Desfontaines was born on November 12, 1876 in Paris, France as Paul Henri Lapierre. He was a director and actor, known for The Blues (1918), L'espionne (1923) and Chichinette et Cie (1921). He died on January 7, 1931 in Paris.

21. Fred Huntley

Actor | What Every Woman Knows

Fred Huntley was born on August 29, 1862 in London, England. He was an actor and director, known for What Every Woman Knows (1921), Fighting Blood (1916) and The Sea Wolf (1920). He was married to Laura. He died on November 1, 1931 in Hollywood, California, USA.

22. George B. Williams

Actor | The Winner

George B. Williams was born in 1863 in Scotland. He was an actor, known for The Winner (1926), The Silent Flyer (1926) and Captain Blood (1924). He died on November 17, 1931 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

23. Albert Capellani

Director | Oh Boy!

Albert Capellani was born on August 23, 1874 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Oh Boy! (1919), The Virtuous Model (1919) and The Easiest Way (1917). He died on September 26, 1931 in Paris.

24. David Belasco

Soundtrack | The Man Without a Face

David Belasco was born on July 25, 1853 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Man Without a Face (1993), The Return of Peter Grimm (1935) and Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930). He was married to Cecilia Loverich. He died on May 14, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA.

25. George Kleine

Gloria's Romance

Co-founder of Kalem Film Manufacturing Co., a film production company formed in 1905. In 1913 it changed its name to the Kalem Co.

26. Kahlil Gibran

Writer | Lal aghnihat el moutakasra

Khalil Gibran (Full name : Gibran Khalil Gibran) is a Lebanese poet, painter, writer, philosopher and theologian, born in Bsharri, Lebanon on January 6th, 1883. He left Lebanon with his mother on June 25th, 1895. He enjoyed a successful writing career until his death on April 10th, 1931. Gibran was...

27. Gloria Greer

Actress | Moonlight and Monkey Business

Gloria Greer was born on March 7, 1908 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for Moonlight and Monkey Business (1930). She was married to Carlos Noelle. She died on June 6, 1931 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

28. Frank Harris

Writer | Oscar Wilde

Born in Ireland in 1856 of Welsh parents, Harris became a noted writer as well as a friend and confidante of the elite literati of his day including fellow Irishmen Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw in addition to Guy de Maupassant, Matthew Arnold, Aleister Cowley, and James Thurber...

29. Ruth Fuller Golden

Actress | Cupid Forecloses

Ruth Fuller Golden was born on May 19, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Cupid Forecloses (1919), Over the Garden Wall (1919) and Pegeen (1920). She was married to Allen K. Wood. She died on August 15, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Geli Raubal

Geli Raubal born Angela Maria Raubal, June 4, 1908 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary, was rumoured to be Adolf Hitler's mistress. Geli and her young sister Elfriede accompanied their mother, Angela Raubal, half sister of Adolf Hitler, when she became Hitler's housekeeper in 1925. Raubal was ...

31. Charles Clary

Actor | The Penalty

Charles Clary was born on March 24, 1873 in Charleston, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Penalty (1920), The Rosary (1915) and Joan the Woman (1916). He was married to Margaret Bechtel. He died on March 24, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Lupu Pick

Director | Das Panzergewölbe

Lupu Pick was born on January 2, 1886 in Iasi, Iasi, Romania as Lupu Ludwig Pick. He was an actor and director, known for The Armored Vault (1926), Die tolle Heirat von Laló (1918) and Die Liebe des Van Royk (1918). He was married to Edith Posca. He died on March 7, 1931 in Berlin, Germany.

34. James Neill

Actor | Cameo Kirby

James Neill was born on September 29, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Cameo Kirby (1914), The Cheat (1915) and Joan the Woman (1916). He was married to Edythe Chapman. He died on March 16, 1931 in Glendale, California, USA.

35. George Westmore

Make Up Department | The Nut

A former Hairdresser (Winston Churchill was said to have thought of him highly as a barber), George Westmore emigrated with his family from England to the US in the early 20th century. Determined to make himself and his family a good living in his adopted country, Westmore also took up wig-making ...

36. Erwin Connelly

Actor | Sherlock Jr.

Erwin Connelly was born on January 14, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Erwin Sylvester Connelly. He was an actor, known for Sherlock Jr. (1924), The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) and Beggar on Horseback (1925). He was married to Jane Connelly. He died on February 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, ...

37. Olaf Storm

Actor | Der letzte Mann

Olaf Storm was born on January 10, 1894 in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He was an actor and editor, known for The Last Laugh (1924), Die Minderjährige - Zu jung fürs Leben (1921) and Nat Pinkerton im Kampf, 2. Teil - Diebesfallen (1921). He died in March 1931.

38. Joseph Farnham

Writer | The Trail of '98

Joseph Farnham was born on December 2, 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Joseph White Farnham. He was a writer and editor, known for The Trail of '98 (1928), Brown of Harvard (1926) and The Unknown (1927). He was married to Rose Alma LeCourt and Emily Ardis. He died on June 2, 1931 in Beverly ...

39. Ferris Hartman

Director | A Phantom Husband

Father of player Paul Hartman.

40. Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was born in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. She was married to Ferdinand L. Barnett. She died on March 25, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

41. William James Craft

Director | The Radio Detective

A former juvenile stage actor, Canadian-born William James Craft came to Hollywood in the early 1900s as an actor, eventually giving up acting to work as a cameraman, then became a director. He served as a photographer during World War I, and after the war he concentrated on directing, working ...

42. Dick Lee

Actor | Seventeen

Dick Lee was born on June 1, 1872 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Lawrence Lee. He was an actor, known for Seventeen (1916), White Mice (1926) and The Seven Sisters (1915). He died on July 24, 1931 in New York City.

43. Cecile Arnold

Actress | That Springtime Feeling

Cecile Arnold was born Cecile Laval Arnoux on July 9, 1891 in Louisville, Kentucky (some sources say New York). Her parents divorced when she was a child. After her mother remarried the family lived in Missouri and Texas. She started her career as a chorus girl and joined the Ziegfeld Follies. ...

44. 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.

45. Hans Otto

Director | Der Monte Christo von Prag

Hans Otto was born on October 11, 1881 in Oderfurt, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Der Monte Christo von Prag (1929), Dáma z baru (1924) and Moderne Ehen (1924). He died on May 8, 1931 in Vienna, Austria.

46. John Ott

Blacksmith Scene

John Ott was born in 1850. He was an actor, known for Blacksmith Scene (1893). He died in 1931.

47. Aurélio da Paz dos Reis

Director | Saída do Pessoal Operário da Fábrica Confiança

Aurélio Paz dos Reis was a Portuguese florist trader , amateur photographer who left a valuable photographic collection, republican revolutionary and a Freemason convinced, considered the pioneer of the cinema in Portugal by have produced the first Portuguese films, such as The Exit of the ...

48. Ressel Orla

Actress | Die Firma heiratet

Hardly remembered today, the dark-haired, wide-eyed Ressel Orla came to stardom quickly in the 1910s in Germany after her first major role in The Perfect Thirty-Six (1914) (released in America as The Perfect Thirty-Six). With no offers coming in for stage work, her original vocational pursuit, she ...

49. Tom Barry

Writer | In Old Arizona

Tom Barry was born on July 31, 1885 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Hal Donahue. He was a writer and actor, known for In Old Arizona (1928), The Valiant (1929) and Under Suspicion (1930). He died on November 7, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Gertrud Arnold

Actress | Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

Gertrud Arnold was born on March 3, 1873 in Stolp, Pomerania, Germany. She was an actress, known for Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924), Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924) and Ein Kindesherz (1914). She was married to Heinrich Brandt. She died on January 11, 1931 in Berlin, Germany.


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