Date of Death between 1944-01-01 and 1944-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Laird Cregar
Actor | I Wake Up Screaming
Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar ...
2. Lupe Velez
Actress | The Girl from Mexico
Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion ...
Actress | The Big Chance
Merna Kennedy was born on September 7, 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA as Merna Kahler. She was an actress, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Circus (1928) and Lady with a Past (1932). She was married to Forrest Brayton and Busby Berkeley. She died on December 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, California...
Actress | The Doctor and the Woman
Mildred Harris was born on November 29, 1901 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for The Doctor and the Woman (1918), For Husbands Only (1918) and The Price of a Good Time (1917). She was married to William P. Fleckenstein, Everett Terrence McGovern and Charles Chaplin. She died on...
5. Jessie Ralph
Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The...
Actor | The Chaser
Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but ...
Actress | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
Yvette Guilbert was born on January 20, 1865 in Paris, France. She was an actress, known for Faust (1926), Iceland Fisherman (1934) and The Two Orphans (1933). She was married to Max Schiller. She died on February 3, 1944 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
8. Dick Purcell
Actor | Captain America
Dick Purcell was born on August 6, 1905 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain America (1944), Heroes in Blue (1939) and The Daredevil Drivers (1938). He was married to Ethelind Terry. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.
9. Bud Jamison
Actor | Their First Tintype
Bud Jamison was born on February 15, 1895 in Vallejo, California, USA as William Edward Jaimison. He was an actor, known for Their First Tintype (1920), Captain Caution (1940) and The Shadow (1937). He was married to Georgia Kathleen Holland. He died on September 30, 1944 in Hollywood, Los Angeles,...
10. Glenn Miller
Soundtrack | The Shape of Water
Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the ...
11. Otto Hoffman
Actor | The Terror
Gangly and rugged stage and screen character star Otto Hoffman was born in New York in 1879. Began as a stage performer in the 1890's. Made his movie debut under the direction of Stuart Paton in The White Terror (1915) starring Hobart Henley for the IMP Film Company. Otto directed only one film, ...
12. Richard Bennett
Actor | The Magnificent Ambersons
Richard Bennett was born on May 21, 1870 in Deer Creek, Indiana, USA as Clarence Charles William Henry Richard Bennett. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Damaged Goods (1914) and The End of the Road (1919). He was married to Aimee Raisch Hastings, Adrienne ...
13. George Houston
Actor | The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury
This movie cowboy was actually born in New Jersey just before the turn of the 20th century, the son of a Protestant minister. He sang in his father's church choir, and after graduating high school he attended the private Blair Academy and then continued his musical training at New York's famous ...
14. Arnold Korff
Actor | Tagebuch einer Verlorenen
Arnold Korff was born on August 2, 1870 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Arnold Peter Kirsch-Korff. He was an actor, known for Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), Black Moon (1934) and The Royal Family of Broadway (1930). He was married to Annie Bauer (actress). He died on June 2, 1944 in New York City, New ...
15. Robert Frazer
Actor | Two-Gun Caballero
Robert Frazer was born on June 29, 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Browne. He was an actor, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and The Trail Beyond (1934). He was married to Mildred Bright. He died on August 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
16. Erwin Rommel
Self | Deutsche Soldaten in Afrika
Erwin Rommel, aka "The Desert Fox", was one of Adolf Hitler's most able generals during WWII. He joined the German army in 1910 and won awards for bravery in WW I. He was in the 7th Tank Division at the outbreak of WW II and headed the push to the English Channel. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant...
17. Mary Lou Cook
Actress | Melody Lane
Mary Lou Cook was born on December 12, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mary Dunckley. She was an actress, known for Melody Lane (1941), Moonlight in Hawaii (1941) and A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940). She was married to Elisha Cook Jr.. She died on May 27, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
18. Lina Cavalieri
Actress | Manon Lescaut
Lina Cavalieri was born on December 25, 1874 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy as Natalina Cavalieri. She was an actress, known for Manon Lescaut (1914), The Two Brides (1919) and The Eternal Temptress (1917). She was married to Lucien Muratore, Aleksandr Beriatinskij, Giovanni Campari and Robert W. Chanler...
Actor | Cain and Mabel
William Collier Sr. was born on November 12, 1864 in New York City, New York, USA as William Morenus. He was an actor and writer, known for Cain and Mabel (1936), A Successful Failure (1934) and Madison Square Garden (1932). He was married to Paula Marr (actress) and Louise Allen. He died on ...
20. G.W. Bitzer
Cinematographer | Logging in Maine
G.W. Bitzer was born on April 21, 1872 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Logging in Maine (1906), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and The White Rose (1923). He was married to Ethel Boddy. He died...
Writer | Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...
23. Kurt Gerron
Actor | Der blaue Engel
Gerron fled to France (because he was Jewish), then settled in Amsterdam in 1933. He was arrested by the SS in 1943 and was sent to Theresienstadt in 1944 to direct a staged documentary intended to persuade world public opinion that Jews were well treated in concentration camps. He made a film ...
24. Alan Dinehart
Actor | Supernatural
Tall, heavy-set character actor Alan Dinehart dropped out of school to join a repertory company. He had extensive stage experience (including some 27 appearances on Broadway) and, by the time he was signed by Fox in 1931, he had worked not only as an actor but as a stage manager and writer. On ...
25. Carl Mayer
Writer | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Carl Meyer was the son of a stock speculator who committed suicide. He had to leave school at 15 to work as a secretary. Mayer moved away from Graz to Innsbruck and then Vienna, where he worked as a dramatist. Meanwhile, the events of the First World War turned him into a pacifist.
In 1917 he went ...
26. George B. Seitz
Director | Ransom
Former playwright George B. Seitz left the theater for Hollywood in 1913, and before long he was turning out screenplays for action serials such as The Perils of Pauline (1914), The Exploits of Elaine (1914), and The Iron Claw (1916). In addition to writing and sometimes starring in these ...
27. Charles King
Actor | The Broadway Melody
Charles King was born on October 31, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Joseph King. He was an actor, known for The Broadway Melody (1929), Chasing Rainbows (1930) and The Five O'Clock Girl (1928). He was married to Lila Rhodes. He died on January 11, 1944 in London, England.
29. Edwin Stanley
Actor | The Phantom Creeps
Edwin Stanley was a bespectacled, white haired, distinguished-looking actor who was trained in live theater and who, except a few silent pictures, stayed in that medium until he reached the age of 51. In 1932, he made his screen debut in talking pictures in "Virtue". Thereafter, Stanley appeared in...
30. Richard Fiske
Actor | Across the Sierras
Richard Fiske was born on November 20, 1915 in Shelton, Washington, USA as Thomas Richard Potts. He was an actor, known for Across the Sierras (1941), The Officer and the Lady (1941) and Behind Prison Gates (1939). He was married to Marjorie Jean MacGregor. He died on August 10, 1944 in La ...
31. Guy Usher
Actor | The Case of the Black Cat
Guy Usher was born on May 9, 1883 in Mason City, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for The Case of the Black Cat (1936), Buck Rogers (1939) and The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935). He was married to Evelyn. He died on June 16, 1944 in San Diego, California, USA.
33. Edmund Mortimer
Director | The Broad Road
Edmund Mortimer was born on August 21, 1874 in New York City, New York, USA as Edmund Mortimer Olson. He was an actor and director, known for The Broad Road (1923), The Exiles (1923) and A Woman's Way (1928). He was married to Louise Bates. He died on May 21, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Director | Lanka Dahan
Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at ...
36. John Dilson
Actor | The Man with Nine Lives
John Dilson was born on February 18, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as John H. Dilson. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), King of the Royal Mounted (1940) and Drums of Fu Manchu (1940). He died on June 1, 1944 in Ventura, California, USA.
37. Jess Lee Brooks
Actor | Drums of the Congo
Jess Lee Brooks a.k.a Jesse Brooks was an exceptional actor. He appeared in many of the top Black Cinema movies of the time, always playing the role of the caring policemen trying to warn the gangsters before it's too late, a father who would die for his kids. Whatever he played he was always a ...
38. Harry Beresford
Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate
Harry Beresford was born on November 4, 1863 in London, England as Henry William Walter Horseley Beresford. He was an actor and writer, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935), Anna Karenina (1935) and David Copperfield (1935). He was married to Edith Wylie (actress). He died on October 4, 1944 in ...
Actress | Gharam wa intiqam
A very talented singer with a beautiful voice. She starred in two films, the first, Victory of Youth (1941), was with her older brother 'Farid Al Atrach' and the second Passion and Revenge (1944). Asmahane died in a car accident while filming 'Gharam wa intiqam', it is rumoured, through the war ...
43. Eleni Papadaki
Actress | Stella Violanti
Eleni was a Greek actress. A unique woman, a complex and charismatic personality, full of sensitivities and tenderness but also brave, determined, strong and risky. She had a legion of followers but also an army of enemies. Many attempts to upstage her were often made over the years by people who ...
44. Douglas McPhail
Actor | Babes in Arms
Although his career was short-lived, McPhail was fortunate enough to have appeared in some of the finest musicals and operettas of the late 30s. Jeanette MacDonald took an early interest in this handsome baritone, when he performed in the chorus of San Francisco and other of her pictures. The ...
46. Grete Berger
Actress | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler
Grete Berger was born on February 11, 1883 in Jägerndorf, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), The Student of Prague (1913) and Ein Sommernachtstraum in unserer Zeit (1914). She was married to Hanns Heinz Ewers. She died on May 23, 1944 in KZ ...
Actress | Charlie Chan's Secret
Henrietta Crosman was born on September 2, 1861 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Henrietta Foster Crosman. She was an actress, known for Charlie Chan's Secret (1936), The Right to Live (1935) and The Royal Family of Broadway (1930). She was married to Maurice Campbell and Sedley Brown. She died ...
48. Albert Ray
Director | West of Singapore
Albert Ray, born in New Rochelle, NY, attended Townsend Harris Hall and City College of New York. He spent summer vacations as a member of the Vitagraph stock company, on 14th St. in New York City. He appeared in summer stock in White Plains (NY), Florida and the Harlem Opera House in New York City...
49. Burton L. King
Director | The Master Mystery
Burton L. King was born on August 25, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Burton Lorain King. He was a director and producer, known for The Master Mystery (1918), Won in the Stretch (1917) and When Lightning Strikes (1934). He was married to Adele Lane. He died on May 4, 1944 in Hollywood, Los Angeles...
Self | Astro Royal
Florence Foster Jenkins (born July 19, 1868 in Pennsylvania, U.S.; died November 26, 1944) was an American soprano who became famous because she was considered to be a poor singer. She sang somewhat out of tune, had a poor sense of rhythm and she was considered quite unmusical.
She was born Narcissa...