Birth Date between 1866-01-01 and 1866-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Harry Davenport

Actor | Gone with the Wind

Character fame on film came quite late for long-time stage actor Harry Davenport at age 70, but he made up for lost time in very quick fashion with well over a hundred film roles registered from the advent of sound to the time of his death in 1949. Beloved for his twinkle-eyed avuncular and/or ...

2. Erik Satie

Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody

Erik Satie was born on May 17, 1866 in Honfleur, Calvados, France as Erik Alfred Leslie-Satie. He died on July 5, 1925 in Arcueil, Seine [now Val-de-Marne], France.

3. H.G. Wells

Writer | The War of the Worlds

Writer, born in Bromley, Kent. He was apprenticed to a draper, tried teaching, studied biology in London, then made his mark in journalism and literature. He played a vital part in disseminating the progressive ideas which characterized the first part of the 20th-c. He achieved fame with scientific...

4. Frank McGlynn Sr.

Actor | Little Miss Marker

Frank McGlynn Sr. was born on October 26, 1866 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Little Miss Marker (1934), The Littlest Rebel (1935) and The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). He was married to Rose O'Byrne. He died on May 18, 1951 in Newburgh, New York, USA.

5. George Reed

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

George Reed was born on November 27, 1866 in Macon, Georgia, USA as George Henry Reed. He was an actor, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), The River of Romance (1929) and The Jungle Goddess (1922). He died on November 6, 1952 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

6. Beatrix Potter

Writer | Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Potter was born in Kensington, London. Her family was quite rich. She was educated by governesses. She did not have ...

7. Brandon Hurst

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Brandon Hurst was born on November 30, 1866 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Man Who Laughs (1928). He died on July 15, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

8. John R. Cumpson

Actor | The Joke They Played on Bumptious

John R Cumpson was born in Buffalo, New York, one of the youngest in a large family. His father was a blacksmith. In 1887, John R Cumpson was listed in a Buffalo City Directory as a bank clerk, and in the 1890 census as a bookkeeper. He apparently soon set aside ledgers and took up a career in ...

9. Maurice Schutz

Actor | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

Maurice Schutz was born on August 4, 1866 in Paris, France as Paul Maurice Schutzenberger. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Vampyr (1932) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1923). He died on March 22, 1955 in Clichy-la-Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

10. Josef Swickard

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

A veteran stage and screen actor, Swickard was the brother of actor Charles Swickard. He entered films in 1912 and was playing supporting roles for Mack Sennett by 1914. He remained with Sennett until 1917 when he started numerous aristocratic roles in films. His career in sound films was somewhat ...

11. Butch Cassidy

Born Robert Leroy Parker in Beaver, Utah, in 1866, the outlaw later to become famous as Butch Cassidy (he took the name Butch because he was once a butcher and the name Cassidy in honor of a local rancher who had befriended him as a youth) started his criminal career at an early age, stealing ...

12. Alf Collins

Director | Ju-Jitsu

Alf Collins was born on June 16, 1866 in Newington, London, England. He was a director and actor, known for The Lady Athlete; or, Jiu Jitsu Downs the Footpads (1907), The Dancing Girl (1908) and Rescued by Lifeboat (1906). He died on December 20, 1951 in Clapham, London.

13. James J. Corbett

Actor | The Burglar and the Lady

Considered the originator of modern boxing, Corbett became world heavyweight champ in one of the biggest upsets ever when he embarrassed the 30 pound heavier legend John L. Sullivan (1892). The handsome San Francisco bank clerk immediately had a play written for him ("Gentleman Jack"), and crossed ...

14. Chief Thunderbird

Actor | Wild West Days

Chief Thunderbird was born on August 6, 1866 as Richard Davis Thunderbird. He is known for his work on Wild West Days (1937), Cyclone of the Saddle (1935) and Laughing Boy (1934). He died on April 6, 1946 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

15. Wassily Kandinsky

Art Department | Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä

Wassily Kandinsky, a lawyer turned artist, belongs in the Pantheon of the 20th century artists alongside Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

He was born Wassily (Vasili Vasilevich) Kandinsky on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Vasili Silvesterovich Kandinsky, was a successful Russian ...

16. Fred Karno

Writer | Mother, Don't Rush Me

Fred Karno was born on March 26, 1866 in Exeter, England as Fred John Westcott. He was a writer and actor, known for Mother, Don't Rush Me (1936), The Bad Companions (1932) and Jail Birds (1940). He was married to Marie T. L. Moore and Edith Cuthbert. He died on September 18, 1941 in Dorset, ...

17. George Barr McCutcheon

Writer | Brewster's Millions

George Barr McCutcheon was born on July 26, 1866 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA. He was a writer, known for Brewster's Millions (1985), Beverly of Graustark (1926) and Brewster's Billions. He was married to Mrs. Marie Van Antwerp Fay. He died on October 23, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA.

18. Anne Sullivan

Self | Deliverance

Anne Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, USA as Johanna Mansfield Sullivan. She was married to John Macy. She died on October 20, 1936 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

19. Rosa Gore

Actress | Vanity Fair

Rosa Gore was born on September 15, 1866 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Vanity Fair (1923), The Mistress of Shenstone (1921) and That's My Daddy (1927). She was married to Dan Crimmins. She died on February 4, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Caroline Harris

Actress | The Honor of Mary Blake

Caroline Harris was born on November 1, 1866 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Honor of Mary Blake (1916), Madame Butterfly (1915) and The Ragged Princess (1916). She was married to Alfred W. Barthelmess. She died on April 23, 1937 in New York City, New York.

21. Lydia Knott

Actress | Rocky Rhodes

Lydia Knott was born on October 1, 1866 in Tyner, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Rocky Rhodes (1934), Luck in Pawn (1919) and As Ye Sow (1914). She died on March 30, 1955 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Yat-sen Sun

Self | Pathé's Weekly, No. 23

Yat-sen Sun was born on November 12, 1866 in Hsiang-shan, Kwangtung Province, China. He was married to Ching-Ling Soong and Lu Mu-chen. He died on March 12, 1925 in Peking, China.

Sun was survived by his first and second wives, a daughter, and a son, Sun Fo. His first marriage, at the age of 18, to ...

23. William E. Shay

Actor | The Bishop's Candlesticks

William E. Shay was born on September 16, 1866 in New York, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for The Bishop's Candlesticks (1913), Robespierre (1913) and Lady Audley's Secret (1912).

24. Henry Carvill

Actor | To Hell with the Kaiser!

Henry Carvill was born on May 11, 1866 in St. Mary's, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for To Hell with the Kaiser! (1918), The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns (1919) and The Turn of the Wheel (1918). He died on March 11, 1941 in London, England.

25. Louis Morrison

Actor | Rumpelstiltskin

Louis Morrison was born on February 8, 1866 in Portland, Maine, USA. He was an actor, known for Rumpelstiltskin (1915), Peter Pan (1924) and The Iron Strain (1915). He was married to Elizabeth De Witt. He died on April 22, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. August Tollaire

Actor | Plastered in Paris

August Tollaire was born on March 7, 1866 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Plastered in Paris (1928), The Belle of Broadway (1926) and The Tender Hour (1927). He died on January 15, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Helen Lowell

Actress | Maybe It's Love

Helen Lowell was born on June 2, 1866 in New York City, New York, USA as Helen Lowell Robb. She was an actress, known for Maybe It's Love (1935), Devil Dogs of the Air (1935) and Racketeers in Exile (1937). She died on June 28, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Reginald Barlow

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Reginald Barlow was born on June 17, 1866 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Big Cage (1933) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). He was married to Carol Brown and Selma Rose. He died on July 6, 1943 in Hollywood, California, ...

29. Mark Fenton

Actor | The Conquering Power

Mark Fenton was born on November 11, 1866 in Crestline, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Conquering Power (1921), American Manners (1924) and Graft (1915). He died on July 29, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Rudolf Biebrach

Actor | Auf der Alm, da gibt's ka Sünd

Rudolf Biebrach was born on November 24, 1866 in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony. He was an actor and director, known for Auf der Alm, da gibt's ka Sünd (1915), Die rollende Kugel (1919) and Das Maskenfest des Lebens (1918). He died on September 5, 1938 in Berlin, Germany.

31. Romain Rolland

Writer | Xiang gui chun qing

Was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915.

32. William Augustinus

Director | Mislykket Optagelse af levende Billeder

William Augustinus directed his last film for Nordisk Film in 1911. After being fired, he tried his luck in Germany, but soon came back to Copenhagen only to set up shop as a portrait photographer.

33. Edith Ellis

Writer | Quand on est belle

Edith Ellis was born in Coldwater, Michigan, to Edward C Ellis, playwright and actor, and Ruth McCarty Ellis, an actress. She claimed she was born to the stage, her first part was at age 6, and by 10 she was a star. Two plays were written for her before she was 12 years old. Several times she was ...

34. E.W. Hornung

Writer | Raffles

Brother-in-law of writer Arthur Conan Doyle.

35. George Ade

Writer | Freshman Love

American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright George Ade was first and foremost a self described Hoosier. Ade was born in Kentland, Indiana, one of seven children raised by John and Adaline Ade. While attending Purdue University, he met and started a lifelong friendship with cartoonist and ...

36. George Bellamy

Actor | Lorna Doone

George Bellamy was born on July 10, 1866 in Bristol, England. He was an actor and director, known for Lorna Doone (1920), The Christian (1915) and Little Dorrit (1920). He died on December 26, 1944 in London, England.

37. Wilfred Buckland

Production Designer | Hawthorne of the U.S.A.

His only son, Bill, when an adult, had psychological problems which resulted in his treatment with electric shock therapy. Because of this, Bill needed constant care, which became his father's sole responsibility after Bill's mother's death. Despondent, the elderly Wilfred shot his son in the head ...

38. Oskar Messter

Producer | Rapunzel

In 1897, he already offered 84 films showing a wide variety of scenes. Four years later, he restructured his company into separate firms for film production, distribution, and the manufacturing of optical equipment, including film projectors.

39. Frank Andrews

Writer | The Daddy of Them All

Frank Andrews was born on July 25, 1866 in Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Daddy of Them All (1914), The Nightingale (1914) and The Warrens of Virginia (1924). He was married to Ethel B. Andrews. He died on August 31, 1948 in New York, New York, USA.

41. Sidney De Gray

Actor | The Mark of Zorro

Sidney De Gray was born on June 16, 1866 in England. He was an actor and director, known for The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Silver Treasure (1926) and American Pluck (1925). He died on June 30, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Macklyn Arbuckle

Actor | The Thoroughbred

Macklyn Arbuckle was born on July 9, 1866 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Thoroughbred (1925), That Old Gang of Mine (1925) and The County Chairman (1914). He was married to Mrs. Macklyn Arbuckle. He died on April 1, 1931 in Waddington, New York, USA.

43. Jerrold Robertshaw

Actor | She

A great classical and modern drama stage Performer from 1890, best remembered for playing the role of 'Don Quixote' on stage and screen, first appearing on film in 'The Girl Who Didn't Care' for the Barker Film Company in 1916 from then on often seen in supporting roles and few starring roles ...

44. Adelina Abranches

Actress | Lisboa

A great name of the Portuguese theatre, Adelina Abranches was paid a national homage at the Teatro São Luiz as of 1928, and in the presence of General Carmona, the President of the Republic himself. And yet there had been nothing to suggest that Margarida Adelina, born into very poor Lisbon family ...

45. William Carr

Assistant Director | Wedding Rings

William Carr was born on August 6, 1866 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Wedding Rings (1929), Those Who Dance (1930) and Love and Treachery (1912). He was married to Mary Carr (I). He died on February 13, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Charles Rock

Actor | Vice Versa

Charles Rock was born on May 30, 1866 in Velore, East Indies as Arthur Charles Rock de Fabeck. He was an actor, known for Vice Versa (1916), The Prisoner of Zenda (1915) and Carry On (1919). He was married to Constance Helen Wilkie Jones (aka Miss Cybel Wynne). He died on July 12, 1919 in London, ...

47. Sylvia Grey

Actress | Comment j'ai tué mon enfant

Sylvia Grey was born on May 18, 1866 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Comment j'ai tué mon enfant (1925) and Le secret de Rosette Lambert (1920). She was married to C.D. Stewart and Dick Fenwick (Queensland rancher). She died on May 6, 1958 in London.

49. Walter P. Lewis

Actor | Tol'able David

Walter P. Lewis was born on June 10, 1866 in Albany, New York, USA as William Pratt Lewis. He was an actor, known for Tol'able David (1921), The Green Archer (1925) and Uncle Tom's Cabin (1918). He was married to Edna. He died on January 30, 1932.


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