Birth Date between 1869-01-01 and 1869-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Ben Turpin

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value ...

2. Charley Grapewin

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). When acting sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays that he himself ...

3. Fanny Belle DeKnight

Actress | Hallelujah

An African-American veteran performer who struggled in vain to build a film career following a top role in an early all-black musical, Fannie Belle DeKnight found herself in a dead end situation trapped in an unflattering, stereotyped role and her film career went nowhere. Best known for her ...

4. Tyrone Power Sr.

Actor | A Texas Steer

Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to ...

5. Mohandas K. Gandhi

Mera Gaon Mera Desh

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2, 1869, into a Hindu Modh family in Porbanadar, Gujarat, India. His father, named Karamchand Gandhi, was the Chief Minister (diwan) of the city of Porbanadar. His mother, named Putlibai, was the fourth wife; the previous three wives ...

6. Grigory Rasputin

Gregory Rasputin was one of Russia's most controversial and mysterious figures who posed as a "holy man" and destroyed the political image and reputation of Russia's Emperor Tsar Nicholas II and his family through a series of political manipulations, disgusting scandals and treachery, provoking a ...

7. Robert W. Paul

Producer | The Butterfly

Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be ...

8. Neville Chamberlain

Self | Biography

Neville Chamberlain was born on March 18, 1869 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England as Arthur Neville Chamberlain. He was married to Anne de Vere Cole. He died on November 9, 1940 in Heckfield, Hampshire, England.

9. A.E. Matthews

Actor | The Million Pound Note

The venerable British stage and film actor A.E. Matthews was born Alfred Edward Matthews on November 22, 1869 in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. The actor nicknamed "Matty" established himself on the British and American stage and in British films, taking up the craft after working as a clerk in a...

10. Booth Tarkington

Writer | The Magnificent Ambersons

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11. Robert Dudley

Actor | The Palm Beach Story

Robert Dudley was born on September 13, 1869 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Robert Y. Dudley. He was an actor, known for The Palm Beach Story (1942), The Fourteenth Man (1920) and The Night Flyer (1928). He was married to Elaine Anderson. He died on November 12, 1955 in San Clemente, California, USA.

12. Myra Davis

Actress | Maid o' the Storm

Myra Davis was born on April 21, 1869 in Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Maid o' the Storm (1918) and The Good-for-Nothing Brat (1916). She was married to Joseph J. Dowling. She died on December 23, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Louise Carver

Actress | The Big Trail

Louise Carver was born on June 9, 1869 in Davenport, Iowa, USA as Mary Louise Steiger. She was an actress and writer, known for The Big Trail (1930), The Man from Blankley's (1930) and Romeo and Juliet (1908). She was married to Tom Murray. She died on June 18, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

14. Felix Salten

Writer | Bambi

Felix Salten was born on September 6, 1869 in Pest, Hungary as Siegmund Salzmann. He was a writer and director, known for Bambi (1942), Arm wie eine Kirchenmaus (1931) and Der Narr des Schicksals (1915). He was married to Ottilie Metzl. He died on October 8, 1945 in Zurich, Switzerland.

15. Algernon Blackwood

Writer | The Human Chord

Algernon Blackwood was born on March 14, 1869 in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England as Algernon Henry Blackwood. He was a writer, known for The Human Chord, Suspense (1949) and Wendigo (1978). He died on December 10, 1951 in Bishopsteighton, Kent.

16. Walter R. Booth

Director | The Airship Destroyer

Walter R. Booth was born on July 12, 1869 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He was a director and writer, known for The Battle in the Clouds (1909), The Portrait of Dolly Grey (1915) and Magical Sword (1901). He died in 1938 in Birmingham, England.

17. Frederick A. Thomson

Director | Nearly a King

Born in Montreal, Canada, Frederick A. Thomson--not to be confused with cowboy star Fred Thomson--had a 20-year career on the stage as an actor and producer before entering the film industry. He was a longtime director at Vitagraph, although he would occasionally appear in the studio's films as an ...

18. Harry C. Bradley

Actor | House of Mystery

Harry C. Bradley was born on April 15, 1869 in San Francisco, California, USA as Harry Bradley Cockrill. He was an actor, known for House of Mystery (1934), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) and Riding on Air (1937). He was married to Lurelle Lancing Waters. He died on October 18, 1947 in ...

19. Charles Lane

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Charles Lane was born on January 25, 1869 in Madison, Illinois, USA as Charles Willis Lane. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Sadie Thompson (1928) and The Canary Murder Case (1929). He died on October 17, 1945 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

20. August Blom

Director | Verdens Undergang

August Blom was born on December 26, 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for The End of the World (1916), Kærlighedslængsel (1916) and Kærligheds-Væddemaalet (1917). He died on January 10, 1947 in Copenhagen.

21. William Elmer

Actor | The Squaw Man

William Elmer was born on April 25, 1869 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as William Elmer Johns. He was an actor, known for The Squaw Man (1914), The Virginian (1914) and Ready Money (1914). He died on February 24, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

22. George Robey

Actor | Chu Chin Chow

George Robey was born on September 20, 1869 in Herne Hill, London, England as George Edward Wade. He was an actor and writer, known for Chu Chin Chow (1934), Don Quixote (1933) and The Temperance Fete (1932). He was married to Blanche Littler (manager) and Ethel Haydon (performer). He died on ...

23. Fred Farrell


Fred Farrell was born on June 25, 1869 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Casablanca (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944) and Ninotchka (1939). He died on February 10, 1953 in Torrance, California, USA.

24. Edward Abeles

Actor | Brewster's Millions

Edward Abeles was born on November 4, 1869 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Brewster's Millions (1914), The House of Mirth (1918) and After Five (1915). He was married to Charlotte Lander. He died on July 10, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA.

25. André Gide

Writer | La symphonie pastorale

Andre Paul Guillaume Gide was born on November 22, 1869, in Paris, France. His father, named Paul Gide, was a professor of law at the University of Paris, he was a descendant from Cevennes Huhuenots. His mother, named Juliette Rondeaux, was a devoted Calvinist. He received an excellent private ...

26. Minnie Rayner

Actress | The Sleeping Cardinal

Minnie Rayner was born on May 2, 1869 in London, England as Minnie Gray Rayner. She was an actress, known for Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931), The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1921). She was married to Frederick Horatio Wilcock Jaques (aka Frederic Jacques). She ...

27. Vivia Ogden

Actress | Way Down East

Vivia Ogden was born on March 21, 1869 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Way Down East (1920), Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919) and Lovey Mary (1926). She died on December 22, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Sebastian Smith

Actor | Tilly of Bloomsbury

Sebastian Smith from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, became a well-known star of many comedy and drama shows all over Britain in the late Victorian years before meeting pioneering film-maker Cecil Hepworth. Hepworth cast the handsome tall dark Smith in many of his films, often as a smart gentleman hero...

29. Charles Dow Clark

Actor | The Bat Whispers

Charles Dow Clark was born on September 21, 1869 in St. Albans, Vermont, USA. He was an actor, known for The Bat Whispers (1930), Ladies of the Jury (1932) and The Confidence Man (1924). He was married to Winifred. He died on March 26, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA.

30. John Hyams

Actor | Cameo Kirby

John Hyams was born on July 6, 1869 in Syracuse, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Cameo Kirby (1930), Women Won't Tell (1932) and Broadway Scandals (1929). He was married to Leila McIntyre. He died on December 9, 1940 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Frank Sheridan

Actor | Enlighten Thy Daughter

Frank Sheridan was born on June 11, 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Franklin Sheridan. He was an actor, known for Enlighten Thy Daughter (1917), One Exciting Night (1922) and Conflict (1936). He was married to Edna M. Carrol and Catherine T. McNulty. He died on November 24, 1943 in ...

32. Nick Cogley

Director | Only a Farmer's Daughter

Nick Cogley was born on May 4, 1869 in New York City, New York, USA as Nicholas P.J. Cogley. He was an actor and director, known for Only a Farmer's Daughter (1915), Monte Cristo (1912) and The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924). He died on May 20, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

33. Louis Evan Shipman

Writer | John Ermine of Yellowstone

Attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University and Harvard University.

34. Rita Carlyle

Actress | The Vampire Bat

Rita Carlyle was born on February 23, 1869 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA as Rita Isabella Duncan. She was an actress, known for The Vampire Bat (1933), Waterloo Bridge (1931) and Sing While You're Able (1937). She died on August 24, 1949 in Banning, California, USA.

35. Cora Shannon

Actress | Trumpin' Trouble

Cora Shannon was born on January 30, 1869 in Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Trumpin' Trouble (1926), The War of the Worlds (1953) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945). She died on August 27, 1957 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Frank Weed

Actor | The Coming of Columbus

Frank Weed was born on August 3, 1869 in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Coming of Columbus (1912), Fighting Fate (1921) and A Texas Steer (1915). He died on October 22, 1944 in South Haven, Michigan, USA.

37. Henri Matisse

Actor | Ten Modern Artists

Henri Emile Benoit Matisse was born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambresis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His father, named Emile Hippolyte Matisse, was a merchant, whose family were weavers. His mother, named Anna Heloise Matisse (nee Gerard), was a daughter of a tanner; she made hats and ...

38. Leopold Kramer

Actor | Der Hexer

Leopold Kramer was born on September 29, 1869 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Der Hexer (1932), Ecstasy (1933) and Az ördög (1918). He was married to Pepi Glöckner-Kramer. He died on October 29, 1942 in Vienna, Austria.

39. Paul Biensfeldt

Actor | Arme Violetta

Paul Biensfeldt was born on March 4, 1869 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Arme Violetta (1921), Das schwarze Los (1913) and The Wildcat (1921). He died on April 2, 1933 in Berlin.

40. Dronning Maud

Self | Departure of the Bride from Marlborough House

Queen Maud of Norway was born Princess Maud on November 26, 1869. Her parents were the Prince and Princess of Wales, the heirs to Maud's grandmother Queen Victoria. Maud's mother was also Danish Princess. Maud grew up enjoying fine things. Spending time in Palaces in England and abroad while ...

41. Sheldon Lewis

Actor | Orphans of the Storm

Sheldon Lewis was born on April 20, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Orphans of the Storm (1921), The Monster Walks (1932) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920). He was married to Virginia Pearson. He died on May 7, 1958 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

42. Pierre Magnier

Actor | Cirano di Bergerac

Pierre Magnier was born on February 22, 1869 in Paris, France as Pierre Frédéric Magnier. He was an actor and director, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1923), L'ibis bleu (1919) and Paris (1924). He died on October 15, 1959 in Clichy-la-Garenne, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France.

43. James K. Hackett

Actor | The Prisoner of Zenda

Handsome classical stage and screen actor James K. Hackett born James Keteltas Hackett in Ontario, Canada in 1869. Son of the celebrated Shakespearian actor James Henry Hackett. Like his father he studied law at the College of the City of New York, his outstanding acting talent soon became evident ...

44. Edgar Lewis

Director | The Plunderer

Edgar Lewis began his career as a stage actor and entered the film industry in 1911 as an actor, making his directorial debut two years later. Specializing in action-adventure films and westerns, he directed dozens of pictures between 1913 and 1930, when he left directing and returned to his first ...

45. Randle Ayrton

Actor | The Manxman

Randle Ayrton born in Chester in 1869. Educated at Geneva University. became a highly well-known performer in classical theatre, making his acting debut at the Old Avenue Theatre in London in 1890, and has been successful in London's West End and in America until the late 1930's. sophisticated ...

46. Stephen Leacock

Writer | Folio

A man of seemingly inexhaustible talents, Stephen Butler Leacock (born December 30, 1869) easily juggled being a humorist, essayist, teacher, political economist, lecturer, and historian. He received many awards and honorary degrees, among them the Lorne Pierce Medal; the Leacock Medal for Humour ...

47. George Pallu

Director | A Rosa do Adro

Lawyer and Army officer, he was personal secretary to the French Minister for Public Instruction, before he started working in films. He was contracted by Production company Invicta Film, from April 1, 1918, for one year as director ("metteur-en-scène"), to adapt Portuguese literary texts to the ...

48. Lewin Fitzhamon

Director | Jemima and the Editor

Lewin Fitzhamon born in Aldingham, Cumbria in 1869, began as a steeplechase rider and a music hall performer and also producer/writer of sketches in 1889. He first made films with Robert W. Paul,s Film Company in 1900, in 1904, he joined Cecil Hepworth as an writer, film director and actor ...

49. Pietro Sosso

Actor | The Garden of Allah

Pietro Sosso was born on November 20, 1869 in Italy. He was an actor, known for The Garden of Allah (1916), Murder on the Roof (1930) and Western Grit (1924). He died on April 25, 1961 in San Francisco, California, USA.

50. Arthur Donaldson

Director | The Salamander

Swedish born classical stage star Arthur Donaldson born in Norsholm, Sweden in 1869. A well-known stage actor and a light opera baritone singer. Moved to the United States in 1883 and began his stage career in the 1890's, he originated the role of 'The Prince of Pilsen' in 1903. Handsome performer ...

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