Birth Place Matching "Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Moe Howard
Actor | The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
Moe Howard, the "Boss Stooge" and brother of Stooges Curly Howard and Shemp Howard, began his acting career in 1909 by playing bit roles in silent Vitagraph films. At 17 he joined a troupe working on a showboat and also appeared in several two-reel comedy shorts. In 1922 he, brother Shemp and Larry...
Actress | Show People
Marion Cecelia Douras was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York on January 3, 1897. She had been bitten by the show biz bug early as she watched her sisters perform in local stage productions. She wanted to do the same. As Marion got older, she tried out for various school plays and did fairly ...
Actor | Duck Soup
Tall, distinguished, aristocratic Louis Calhern seemed to be the poster boy for old-money, upper-crust urban society, but he was actually born Carl Vogt, to middle-class parents in New York City. His family moved to St. Louis when he was a child, and it was while playing football in high school ...
4. Shemp Howard
Actor | Scrambled Brains
Shemp Howard was born Samuel Horwitz in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was also the brother of fellow stooges Moe Howard and Curly Howard. Larry Fine was not related to any of the other stooges.
When not working with The Three Stooges, Shemp made a lot of feature film appearances, such as The Bank Dick...
Actress | Duck Soup
Margaret Dumont would probably consider it a tragedy that she is best-known for her performances as the ultimate straight woman in seven of the Marx Brothers' films (including most of their best). By all accounts she never understood their jokes (offscreen and on), which is of course a major reason...
6. Viola Dana
Actress | Two Sisters
Viola Dana (real name Virginia Flugrath) was born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 26, 1897. She was the middle sister of three sisters (the other two were Edna Flugrath and Shirley Mason). She made her film debut in 1914 in Molly the Drummer Boy (1914). The following year she received top billing playing ...
8. Eddie Dunn
Actor | The Gay Falcon
Eddie Dunn was born on March 31, 1896 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA as Edward Frank Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Gay Falcon (1941), The Great Dictator (1940) and I Shot Jesse James (1949). He died on May 5, 1951 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Music Department | Shadow of a Doubt
Charles Previn was born on January 11, 1888 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He is known for his work on Shadow of a Doubt (1943), One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) and Buck Privates (1941). He died on September 22, 1973 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
10. 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 1915's 'The White Terror' starring Hobart Henley for the IMP Film Company. Otto directed only one film '...
Writer | Badman's Gold
Robert Emmett Tansey was born on June 28, 1897 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for Badman's Gold (1951), Riding the Sunset Trail (1941) and Western Mail (1942). He was married to Kitty. He died on June 17, 1951 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
12. Bayard Veiller
Writer | The Trial of Mary Dugan
Bayard Veiller was born on January 2, 1869 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929), Sherlock Brown (1922) and There Are No Villains (1921). He was married to Margaret Wycherly. He died on January 16, 1943 in New York ...
Writer | Red Hot Rhythm
William Marien Conselman was at the time of his death one of Hollywood's best-paid writers. Like many others, he came from the ranks of newspaper writers, having worked on papers in both Los Angeles and New York. In 1925 Conselman, along with artist Charles Plumb, started the daily comic strip "...
14. Frank Losee
Actor | The Old Homestead
Frank Losee was born on June 12, 1856 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Old Homestead (1915), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917) and Sinners (1920). He was married to Marion Elmore. He died on November 14, 1937 in Yonkers, New York.
16. James A. Furey
Actor | The Climbers
James A. Furey was a 19th century musical comedy singer and stage manager at the famous New York Casino on Broadway. He played the Marquis in the Casino's original production of "Erminie". He also sang in all of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas produced there. When advancing years robbed him of his ...
17. Bert Ennis
Writer | Inside Information
His parents were Richard J.and and Emma Ennis of Brooklyn. Three of his grandparents were Irish immigrants. Bert had two brothers, neither of whom, like Bert, used the original forms of their names: Frank Leslie, known as Leslie or F. Leslie, a banker, and Richard, known as Harry, whom Bert ...