Birth Date between 1869-01-01 and 1869-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
40. Dronning Maud
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 ...
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 ...