Birth Date between 1856-01-01 and 1856-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Writer | Pygmalion
The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. ...
Actor | The Kennel Murder Case
Etienne Girardot was born on February 22, 1856 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Kennel Murder Case (1933), The Whole Town's Talking (1935) and The Garden Murder Case (1936). He was married to Dr. Violetta Shelton. He died on November 10, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.
3. Eddie Foy
Actor | A Favorite Fool
American stage actor, musical comedy star, and vaudevillian who was a legendary figure of his time and who fathered a family of performers who went on to notable careers in motion pictures. Born Edward Fitzgerald at 23 8th Avenue in New York City, March 9, 1856, to an Irish-immigrant tailor, ...
Writer | The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had ...
6. Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He died on January 7, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.
Writer | The Ego and the Id
Austrian neurologist and 'father of psychoanalysis'. Freud was born to Jacob Freud, a Jewish wool merchant, and Amalia (neé Nathansohn). The family settled in Vienna when Freud was young. In 1873 he started medicine at the University of Vienna, at which time he adopted the shortened form of his ...
9. 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.
10. William Shea
Actor | Davy Jones' Landladies
William Shea was born on October 6, 1856 in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland as William James O' Shea. He was an actor, known for Davy Jones' Landladies (1910), Davy Jones' Parrot (1910) and Davy Jones and Captain Bragg (1910). He died on November 5, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
11. Philippe Pétain
Self | Pétain et la France
Philippe Pétain was born on April 24, 1856 in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Pas-de-Calais, France as Henri-Philippe Pétain. He was a writer, known for Pétain et la France (1941). He was married to Eugénie Hardon. He died on July 23, 1951 in Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France.
Actor | By Right of Birth
Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1856 in Franklin County, Virginia, USA as Booker Taliaferro Washington. He was an actor, known for By Right of Birth (1921) and In the Hour of Chaos (2016). He was married to Margaret James Murray, Olivia Davidson and Fanny Norton Smith. He died on November...
13. Thomas Jefferson
Actor | The Missing Links
Thomas Jefferson was born on September 10, 1856 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Lockyer Jefferson. He was an actor, known for The Missing Links (1916), Tarzan of the Apes (1918) and Rip Van Winkle (1914). He was married to Daisy Jefferson and Eugenia Paul. He died on April 2, 1932 in ...
15. Bert Woodruff
Actor | The Silent Partner
Bert Woodruff was the son of non-professionals Hannah R. and William A. Woodruff of Peoria, Illinois. He was married to Hattie M. Sprague. He entered the theatrical profession in 1876 in Minstrels and toured for two years as a Minstrel. Toured on the stage from 1878 until 1882, and then entered ...
17. Charles E. Evans
Actor | Happy Days
Charles E. Evans was born on September 6, 1856 in Rochester, New York, USA as Charles Evan Evans. He was an actor, known for Happy Days (1929), The Man Who Played God (1932) and The Working Man (1933). He was married to Helena Phillips Evans. He died on April 16, 1945 in Santa Monica, California, ...
18. J.H. Rosny Sr.
Writer | La guerre du feu
Wrote jointly with younger brother Séraphin Justin François Boex using the pseudonym "J.-H. Rosny". When writing separately, Joseph would sign as "J.-H. Rosny aîné" (J.-H. Rosny the Elder) and Séraphin would sign as "J.-H. Rosny jeune" (J.-H. Rosny the Younger).
Actor | Feel My Pulse
Melbourne MacDowell was born on November 22, 1856 in South River, New Jersey, USA as William Melbourne McDowell. He was an actor, known for Feel My Pulse (1928), Speed Mad (1925) and Outside the Law (1920). He was married to Mrs. Caroline Wells Neff, Virginia Drew Trescott, Wilhelmina Marie Strauss...
23. Frank Daniels
Actor | Crooky
Frank Daniels was born on August 15, 1856 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Frank Albert Daniels. He was an actor, known for Crooky (1915), What Happened to Father (1915) and Captain Jinks' Evolution (1916). He was married to Elizabeth Sanson (actress). He died on January 12, 1935 in West Palm Beach, Florida...
25. Frank Harris
Writer | Cowboy
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...
27. Elbert Hubbard
Writer | A Message to Garcia
Elbert Hubbard was born on June 19, 1856 in Bloomington, Illinois, USA as Elbert Green Hubbard. He was a writer, known for A Message to Garcia (1936), A Message to Garcia (1916) and Justinian and Theodora (1910). He was married to Alice Moore and Bertha C. Crawford. He died on May 7, 1915 in off ...
28. Lew Dockstader
Actor | Dan
Lew Dockstader was born on August 7, 1856 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as George Alfred Clapp. He was an actor, known for Dan (1914) and Minstrel Mishaps; or, Late for Rehearsal (1908). He was married to Lucin Brown. He died on October 26, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA.
29. Charles Frohman
Many people today know the names of George M. Cohan and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., but Charles Frohman, though lesser known, reigned supreme in the theatrical world for over a generation. From a young age Frohman's heart and soul belonged in the theatre. His lower-middle-class family moved from Sandusky...
30. Charles Gabriel
Soundtrack | 2012
Hymn-composer, author and conductor Charles H. Gabriel, Sr. was educated in the public schools of Wilton, Iowa. In San Francisco, California he conducted church choirs, and later he compiled hymnals for publishing companies. He joined ASCAP in 1940, and his sacred-music compositions include "...
32. Dalton Somers
Director | A Modern Highwayman
Dalton Somers was born on December 19, 1856 in Pancras, London, England as Symons James Sympson. He was a director and actor, known for A Modern Highwayman (1914), The Girl and the Gold Mine (1914) and In Pawn (1914). He died on April 5, 1924 in Teddington, Middlesex, England.
Grand Duke Nicholas was born on November 18, 1856 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov. He was married to Princess Anastasia of Montenegro. He died on January 5, 1929 in Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
35. Gabrielle Réjane
Actress | Madame Sans-Gêne
Gabrielle Réjane was born on June 6, 1856 in Paris, France as Gabrielle Charlotte Réju. She was an actress, known for Madame Sans-Gêne (1911), Madame Sans-Gêne (1900) and Miarka, the Child of the Bear (1920). She was married to Paul Porel. She died on June 14, 1920 in Paris.
Self | Tilak Bathing at the Ganges
Indian nationalist, scholar, and philosopher. He was born in Ratnagiri during British rule of India in 1956. After teaching mathematics, he was owner and editor of 2 weekly newspapers. A militant member of the 'extremist' wing within the Indian National Congress (and a member of the famous 'Lal, ...
40. J. Edwin Brown
Actor | A Young Patriot
J. Edwin Brown was born on February 29, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as James Edwin Brown. He was an actor, known for A Young Patriot (1917), The Black Box (1915) and The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921). He died on January 6, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
43. Cecil Raleigh
Writer | Sporting Life
Cecil Raleigh (born Cecil Rowlands in England on January 27, 1856) was an English dramatist and actor whose plays, primarily melodramas, were quite popular at both ends of the turn of the last century. The son of a physician, he took up acting with the stage name of Raleigh and specialized in ...
44. Frank Burbeck
Actor | What Happened at 22
Frank Burbeck was born on December 29, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Frank Herbert Burbeck. He was an actor, known for What Happened at 22 (1916), Blazing Love (1916) and Who's Your Brother? (1919). He was married to Helene Wintner and Nanette Comstock (actress). He died on February 20, ...