Date of Death between 1942-01-01 and 1942-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | My Man Godfrey
Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. Her parents divorced in 1916 and her mother took the family on a trip out West. While there they decided to settle down in the Los Angeles area. After being spotted playing baseball in the street with the ...
Actor | Twentieth Century
John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical ...
Actress | Show Boat
Although she could on a rare occasion display a bit of kindness, or at least some kind of grouchy benevolence, Helen Westley had few peers on stage or film when it came to outright unpleasantness. A stern, indomitable presence, her characters offered unsolicited advice to anyone and everyone within...
4. Buck Jones
Actor | For the Service
Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He...
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, ...
Actor | Men Must Fight
A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the ...
Actress | Gone with the Wind
Laura Hope Crews was born on December 12, 1879 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is known for her work on Gone with the Wind (1939), The Blue Bird (1940) and The Age of Innocence (1934). She died on November 13, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA.
8. May Robson
Actress | Bringing Up Baby
Born Mary Jeanette Robison. She was the youngest daughter of Henry Robison of Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schelesinger of Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Her father died in 1860 and her mother remarried. In 1866/67 they were living in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and moved ...
9. Sidney Fox
Actress | Midnight
This tiny (4' 11"), appealing, coquettish-looking Hollywood actress had only a few active years in early talkies before her career took a bad hit. A few years after that she joined other shattered 1930s hopefuls (Peg Entwistle, Gwili Andre, Peggy Shannon) as tragic symbols of unrequited stardom.
11. Charles Urban
Producer | Britain Prepared
Charles Urban was born on April 14, 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Carl Urban. He was a producer and director, known for Britain Prepared (1915), The Tempest (1905) and Combatting the Elements (1921). He was married to Ada Aline Jones and Julia Avery. He died on August 29, 1942 in Brighton, East ...
12. Stefan Zweig
Writer | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Stefan Zweig was born on November 28, 1881 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Marie Antoinette (1938) and Crepúsculo. He was married to Charlotte E. Altmann and Friderike Maria Burger von Winternitz. He died on February 22, 1942 in ...
14. Margaret Moffatt
Actress | My Gal Sal
Margaret Moffatt was born on October 11, 1879 in York, Ontario, Canada as Christina Burry. She was an actress, known for My Gal Sal (1942) and Ringside Maisie (1941). She was married to Sewell Collins. She died on February 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Germaine Dulac
Director | La souriante Madame Beudet
The daughter of a cavalry captain, she was raised by a grandmother in Paris, where she studied various forms of art with an emphasis on music and the opera. In 1905 she married engineer-novelist Marie-Louis Albert-Dulac and under his influence veered toward journalism. As one of the leading radical...
16. George M. Cohan
Soundtrack | The Phantom President
American composer, librettist, actor, dancer, author, director, and producer on the stage. Started his career in his family vaudeville shows, came to Broadway at the beginning of the 20th century. Was the composer of the American battle hymn of World War 1, 'Over There' Received the Congressional ...
17. Eric Abrahamsson
Actor | Lärarinna på vift
Eric Abrahamsson was born on April 13, 1890 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Karl Erik Abrahamsson. He was an actor, known for Lärarinna på vift (1941), Landstormens lilla Lotta (1939) and Flickan från varuhuset (1933). He was married to Lili Ziedner. He died on November 3, ...
Writer | Road to Avonlea
Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author with roots in Scotland. She lost her mother at an early age, and was raised by her maternal grandparents. She began to keep a diary and discovered at the age of 10 that she could write poetry. After college she became a teacher but kept writing. In 1908 ...
Actor | Modern Times
Murdock MacQuarrie was born on August 25, 1878 in San Francisco, California, USA as Murdock J. MacQuarrie. He was an actor and director, known for Modern Times (1936), The Star Gazer (1914) and The Old Bell-Ringer (1914). He was married to Claire M. He died on August 22, 1942 in Los Angeles, ...
20. J. Walter Ruben
Writer | The Bad Man of Brimstone
J. Walter Ruben was born on August 14, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA as Jacob Walter Ruben. He was a writer and director, known for The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937), The Roadhouse Murder (1932) and The Phantom of Crestwood (1932). He was married to Virginia Bruce and Jane. He died on August ...
Self | Triumph des Willens
Reinhard Heydrich began his career as an officer in the post-World War I German navy. He was dishonorably discharged after becoming involved in an illicit love affair. The young woman became pregnant, but instead of marrying her, Heydrich met and soon got engaged to Lina von Osten. In 1930 Heydrich...
22. Richard Tucker
Actor | The Squall
Richard Tucker was born on June 4, 1884 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Squall (1929), Flash Gordon (1936) and The Crimson City (1928). He was married to Ruth Mitchell and Mabel Reed. He died on December 5, 1942 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
23. Anne Sutherland
Actress | Kreutzer Sonata
Anne Sutherland was born on March 1, 1866 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Anne Bland Sutherland. She was an actress, known for Kreutzer Sonata (1915), A Woman's Resurrection (1915) and Motherhood (1917). She was married to Charles Herbert Harding (comm. traveler) and Richard Field ...
26. Ed Brady
Actor | The Son of Kong
Ed Brady was born on December 6, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as Edwin J. Brady. He was an actor, known for The Son of Kong (1933), Law of the West (1932) and Fires of Rebellion (1917). He was married to Lillian West. He died on March 31, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
27. James W. Horne
Director | The Green Archer
He worked at a number of studios in the early 1920s and directed Buster Keaton's successful 'College' in 1927 before arriving at Hal Roach studios in 1928 where the following year he directed Laurel and Hardy's 'Big Business'and the following year their sound film 'Chickens Come Home' In 1931 he ...
29. James C. Morton
Director | A Daughter of Uncle Sam
James C. Morton was born on August 25, 1884 in Helena, Montana, USA as James Carmody Lankton. He was an actor and director, known for A Daughter of Uncle Sam (1918), Lucky Devils (1941) and The Devil's Brother (1933). He died on October 24, 1942 in Reseda, California, USA.
30. Ormi Hawley
Actress | Michael Strogoff
Ormi Hawley was born on February 21, 1889 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA as Ormetta Grace Hawley. She was an actress, known for Michael Strogoff (1914), His Mistake (1912) and The Shanghaied Baby (1915). She was married to Charles Fulcher. She died on June 3, 1942 in Rome, New York, USA.
31. Carmen Laroux
Actress | Cavalier of the West
Carmen Laroux was born on September 4, 1909 in Durango, Mexico. She was an actress, known for Cavalier of the West (1931), Island Captives (1937) and Two-Gun Caballero (1931). She was married to Elmer Ellsworth. She died on August 24, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
32. James Cruze
Actor | The Covered Wagon
Coming from a Mormon family in Utah, James Cruze was reportedly part Ute Indian. He worked as a fisherman to pay his way through drama school. Among his former wives were actresses Betty Compson (also from Utah) and Marguerite Snow. He was also married to Alberta McCoy (died on July 7, 1960), who ...
34. Sidney Bracey
Actor | The Monster Walks
Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Sidney Alfred Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), Show People (1928) and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He was married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, ...
37. Joseph Schmidt
Actor | A Star Fell from Heaven
Educated in Czernowitz, his musical education began in a synagogue choir. In 1924 he moved to Berlin to continue his musical studies. His opera debut was in Berlin in 1929, his film career began in 1931 with "Liebesexpress". His most famous movie was the 1933 film "Ein Lied geht um die Welt." He ...
Actress | Bare Knees
Virginia Lee Corbin was born on December 5, 1910 in Prescott, Arizona, USA as Virginia LaVerne Corbin. She is known for her work on Bare Knees (1928), Hands Up! (1926) and The Forbidden Room (1919). She was married to Charles Jacobson and Theodore Elwood Krol. She died on June 5, 1942 in Winfield, ...
39. Frank Churchill
Composer | Dumbo
Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come"), and pianist, educated at the University of California. He was a pianist in film theatres, and then came to Hollywood under contract to Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1938, his chief musical ...
40. Robert J. Horner
Producer | The Kid from Arizona
Robert J. Horner was a prolific, if spectacularly untalented, producer/director in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He had only one eye and no legs (accounts differ as to whether he was born that way or lost them in a traffic accident in his youth), but that didn't stop him from producing quite a ...
41. Hale Hamilton
Actor | The Girl from Missouri
Hale Hamilton was born on February 28, 1883 in Fort Madison, Iowa, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Girl from Missouri (1934), The Great Lover (1931) and The Great Gatsby (1926). He was married to Grace La Rue, Myrtle Tannehill and Minnie Dorothy Pepper (aka Jane Oaker). He died on ...
42. Irène Némirovsky
Writer | Suite Française
She was born in 1903 into a Ukrainian Jewish family, and emigrated to Paris as a young woman. She wrote nine books between 1929 and 1937, one of which was made into a movie ("David Golder", 1930). She became well-known in France, but did not become a French citizen. She converted to Catholicism in ...
44. Cyril Gardner
Director | Reckless Living
Film actor/editor/writer/director Cyril Gardner began acting in films at the age of 13. His real name was Cyril Gottlieb, but like many actors of German ancestry he found it prudent to change his name after America entered World War 1. He gave outstanding performances in such films as Thomas Ince's...
45. Otis Skinner
Actor | Kismet
Otis Skinner was born on June 28, 1858 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Otis Augustus Skinner. He was an actor, known for Kismet (1930), Kismet (1920) and Tom's Little Star (1919). He was married to Maud Durbin. He died on January 4, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor | Charlie Chan at the Olympics
First a cabaret artist in his native country (Holland), Frederick Vogeding made a few silent films in Germany first, then back in Holland before moving to the USA in 1920. In the States he made few films during the silent era but was active in the theater, including on Broadway. His real ...
49. John Gottowt
John Gottowt was born on June 15, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Isidor Gesang. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Das schwarze Los (1913) and The Student of Prague (1913). He died on August 27, 1942 in Wieliczka, Malopolskie, Poland.
50. Ashton Dearholt
Actor | The New Adventures of Tarzan
Ashton Dearholt worked with Universal on a number of melodramas during the 1910s but usually worked outside the studio system, producing a series of "Pinto Pete" westerns during the 1920s in which he starred himself. He occasionally acted under the name Richard Holt.
Dearholt is best known to ...