Birth Place Matching "Chicago, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)


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1. Frank Norris

Writer | Greed

He and his wife Jeanette had their first child in 1901.

3. Ren Shields

Soundtrack | Aloha

4. Arthur Spiegel

He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1680 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.

5. Fatty Voss

Actor | Fatty's Feature Fillum

Fatty Voss was born on October 12, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Frank Voss. He was an actor and director, known for Fatty's Feature Fillum (1917), Shot in a Bar Room (1915) and The Child Needs a Mother (1915). He died on April 22, 1917 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

6. Walter Hale

Actor | The Lightning Conductor

Walter Hale was born on August 4, 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Walter Stearns Hale. He was an actor and writer, known for The Lightning Conductor (1914), The Prisoner of Zenda (1913) and The Lambs' All-Star Gambol (1914). He was married to Louise Closser Hale. He died on December 4, 1917 in ...

7. Ray Fairchild

Actor | A Message to Garcia

Ray Fairchild was born in November 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for A Message to Garcia (1916). He was married to Dallas Tyler. He died on April 30, 1918.

8. Kenneth S. Goodman

Writer | Cousin Jim

Father: William Owen Goodman; Mother: Erna Melvina Sawyer.

9. Kathryn Browne-Decker

Actress | The Pride of the Clan

Kathryn Browne-Decker was born on August 14, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Pride of the Clan (1917), The Fifth Commandment (1915) and The Closing Net (1915). She died on February 11, 1919 in Colombo, Ceylon.

10. Catherine Proudfit

Actress | Flare-Up Sal

Catherine Proudfit was born in October 1870 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Catherine M. O'Connell. She was an actress, known for Flare-Up Sal (1918) and The Rajah (1919). She was married to Halland Benton Proudfit. She died on May 19, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Mrs. E.M. Kimball

Actress | The Deep Purple

Mrs. E.M. Kimball was born on March 15, 1860 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Pauline Garrette. She was an actress, known for The Deep Purple (1915), The Yellow Passport (1916) and The Feast of Life (1916). She was married to Edward Kimball. She died on December 11, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Sol Levy

Composer | Det hemmelighedsfulde X

His composition "Cannibal Carnival" was used in many of MGM's Tarzan movies.

13. Marcia Moore

Actress | Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz

Marcia Moore was born on December 12, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz (1910), The Land of Oz (1910) and The Second in Command (1915). She was married to John Thomas Davis Jr and Joseph Swerling aka Joe Siverling. She died on June 28, ...

14. Mollie McConnell

Actress | Bare Fists

Mollie McConnell was born on September 24, 1865 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Bare Fists (1919), The Missionary Box (1913) and The Neglected Wife (1917). She was married to William A. McConnell and Sherwood MacDonald. She died on December 9, 1920 in Los Angeles, ...

15. George Loane Tucker

Director | The Miracle Man

A former railroad clerk, Tucker made a name for himself in 1913 with a film entitled Traffic in Souls (1913), a six-reel expose of white slavery. Tucker and Carl Laemmle financed the sum of $57,000 to make the film in New York, the film ultimately grossed $450,000. The success of the film enabled ...

16. Frank Herbert

Actor | The Optimistic Oriental Occults

Frank Herbert was born in 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Optimistic Oriental Occults (1916). He died on January 24, 1923 in Marion, Ohio, USA.

17. Tony West

Actor | The Slacker's Heart

Tony West was born in 1867 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Slacker's Heart (1917), The Mystery of No. 47 (1917) and The Phantom Fortune (1923). He died on June 25, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Lillian Drew

Actress | Ruggles of Red Gap

The beautiful Lillian Drew was born in Chicago in 1886. Lillian became a highly popular musical comedy theatre star from the mid 1900's, often appearing with her husband actor E.H. Calvert. Later Lillian a gorgeous brunette starred in more than 90 drama and comedy films and became known as Lily of ...

19. Bobby Franks

Bobby Franks was born on September 19, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert E. Franks. He died on May 22, 1924 in Chicago.

20. Harry McCabe

Actor | The Squaw Man

Harry McCabe was born in February 1879 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Harold Albin McCabe. He was an actor, known for The Squaw Man (1914), True Nobility (1916) and April (1916). He was married to Evelyn McKibben. He died on February 11, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Shorty Hamilton

Actor | Denny from Ireland

Shorty Hamilton was born on September 9, 1879 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John H. Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Denny from Ireland (1918), It Happened Out West (1923) and The Snail (1918). He was married to Ethel Spurgint (actress). He died on March 7, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Zip Monberg

Actor | Adventures of Tarzan

Zip Monberg was born on August 9, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as George William Monberg. He was an actor, known for Adventures of Tarzan (1921), Apartment Wanted (1922) and A He-Male Vamp (1920). He was married to Virginia Theckla McMaster. He died on March 7, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, ...

23. Lucille Ricksen

Actress | The Judgment of the Storm

Lucille Ricksen was born Ingeborg Erickson on August 22, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois. She worked a child model and made her film debut at the age of five. Her parents separated and her mother took her to Hollywood in 1920. Ten year old Lucille was offered a contract with Samuel Goldwyn and starred ...

24. Lester Cuneo

Actor | Western Grit

A stage actor since his early teenage years, Lester Cuneo made his first film, a comedy short, in 1910. It was quite successful, and he soon began appearing in a series of comedy shorts, which he also directed. Tiring of comedies, he decided to make himself a cowboy star and turned to making ...

25. Edwin B. Tilton

Actor | The Midnight Express

Edwin B. Tilton was born on September 15, 1859 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Midnight Express (1924), Just Pals (1920) and The Web of Chance (1919). He was married to Irene Gaunt (actress) and Edith Othellia Fasset. He died on January 16, 1926 in Hollywood, ...

26. Charles Avery

Actor | The Taming of the Shrew

Charles Avery was born on May 28, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Avery Bradford. He was an actor and director, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1908), Her Donkey Love (1917) and A Lover's Lost Control (1915). He died on July 23, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Fred Kirby

Actor | On Time

Fred Kirby was born in 1876 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Frederick Kerby. He was an actor, known for On Time (1924), Hearts of Youth (1921) and Oliver Twist, Jr. (1921). He died on April 4, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.

29. Delilah Leitzell

Actress | The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays

Later in life Delilah took the stage name of Delyle Alda. As Delyle Alda she was a stage star and singer with the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919 and 1920; in the Musical show "Blue Eyes" which ran from February through April, 1921; the play "Snapshots of 1921"; and George White's "Scandals of 1923.

30. Zella Caull

Actress | The Doctor and the Woman

Zella Caull was born on February 8, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Doctor and the Woman (1918) and A Corner in Cotton (1916). She died on October 28, 1927 in Chicago.

31. Nora Bayes

Soundtrack | Their Finest

Nora Bayes was born on October 3, 1880 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eleanor Goldberg. She was married to Benjamin L Friedland, Arthur Gordini, Harry Clark, Jack Norworth and Otto Anselm Gressing. She died on March 19, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

32. Gertrude Claire

Actress | Oliver Twist

Claire made her stage debut at 16 and later played on the stage in New York with John Drew, Edwin Booth and Richard Mansfield. At one time, she managed her own stock company in Boston.

33. Frank Urson

Director | The Love Special

American director, cinematographer, and assistant director of silent films. A native of Chicago, Urson was the nephew of E.J. Hite of the Thanhauser Film Co. With his uncle's help, Urson was trained as a cameraman and eventually relocated to California as a camera operator for Fine Arts Productions...

34. 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.

35. Milton Sills

Actor | The Sea Hawk

American leading man of silent pictures. Born into affluence in Chicago, he attended the University of Chicago on scholarship and remained there as a professor of psychology and philosophy. A chance visit to the school by actor- manager Donald Robertson led to Sills abandoning his career and ...

36. Jimmy Hussey

Self | Jim Hussey

Jimmy Hussey was born on January 18, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James J. Hussey. He was married to Mrs Hussey. He died on November 20, 1930 in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA.

37. 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), Shipwrecked (1926) and Under Suspicion (1930). He was married to Jane Connelly. He died on February 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Louis Howland

Assistant Director | Maggie Pepper

Brother-in-law of directors Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley.

39. Regina Doyle

Actress | Ridin' Leather

Regina Alice Doyle was born on September 2, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, John Doyle, was a fireman. Regina was educated at the Grenshaw Conservatory. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she seventeen. Regina was discovered by Carl Laemmle president of Universal Pictures while attending a...

40. Charles A. Comiskey

Self | Our Mutual Girl

Charles A. Comiskey was born on August 15, 1859 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Albert Comiskey. He died on October 26, 1931 in Eagle River, Wisconsin, USA.

41. Claude Berkeley

Editor | Risky Business

Claude Berkeley was born on January 9, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an editor and actor, known for Risky Business (1926), Fighting Love (1927) and The Main Event (1927). He died on November 6, 1931 in Hollywood, California, USA.

42. Herman Fichtenberg

Self | The Great Universal Mystery

Herman Fichtenberg was born on May 30, 1868 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Great Universal Mystery (1914) and Love and Vengeance (1914). He was married to Rose Fichtenberg. He died on December 6, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Alyce McCormick

Actress | The Terrible People

Alyce got her start as a singer performing on the streets of Omaha with her parents. She won a 1923 Nebraska beauty contest and later joined the Ziegfeld Follies. During her time in the Follies, she was confused with actress 'Alice' McCormick who was named a respondent in a divorce suit again ...

44. S.E. Jennings

Actor | The Bat Whispers

S.E. Jennings was born on April 8, 1880 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Sylvester Ennis Jennings. He is known for his work on The Bat Whispers (1930), The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) and The Sea Hawk (1924). He was married to Dorothy and Neola Fuerst. He died on February 3, 1932.

45. Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.

Producer | Whoopee!

American theatrical producer who brought the revue to spectacular heights under the slogan "Glorifying the American Girl." During the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, Ziegfeld managed bodybuilder Eugen Sandow (billed as the Great Sandow). In 1896 he turned to theatrical management. ...

46. Guy Oliver

Actor | The Covered Wagon

Guy Oliver was born on September 25, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as George Guy Oliver. He was an actor and director, known for The Covered Wagon (1923), What Every Woman Knows (1921) and The Little Minister (1921). He was married to Elinor. He died on September 1, 1932 in Hollywood, California, ...

48. Evelyn Preer

Actress | Within Our Gates

Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, pioneering black actress Evelyn Preer was educated in Chicago, where she and her mother moved after the death of her father. She entered show business vis vaudeville and the "chitlin' circuit" of minstrel shows that served the country's strictly segregated black ...

50. Paul Dickey

Writer | Scared Stiff

Paul Dickey born in Chicago, Illinois in 1882. began as a stage performer and stage director from the late 1890s. He became a highly successful playwright and screenwriter with such plays as 'The Ghost Breaker', 'The Misleading Lady', The Broken Wing' and Scared Stiff'. handsome charismatic man, ...


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