Birth Date between 1877-01-01 and 1877-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Edmund Gwenn
Actor | Miracle on 34th Street
There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...
Actor | The More the Merrier
A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...
Actress | Harvey
Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the ...
Actor | You Can't Take It with You
Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite ...
Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Isaac Johnny John. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Avenging Arrow (1921) and Ranson's Folly (1926). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York.
Actress | The Big Parade
Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Actor | Adventures of Captain Marvel
British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often ...
10. Bodil Rosing
Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Bodil Rosing was born on December 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Hammerich. She was an actress, known for Sunrise (1927), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Downstairs (1932). She was married to Einer Jansen. She died on December 31, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.
11. Robert Homans
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.
12. Gibson Gowland
Actor | Greed
Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as Thomas Henry Gowland. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on ...
13. Isadora Duncan
Writer | Isadora
Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin.
She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, ...
14. Maurice Costello
Actor | The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
Maurice Costello was born on February 22, 1877 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915), The Golden Pathway (1913) and Iron and Steel (1914). He was married to Ruth Reeves and Mae Costello. He died on October 28, 1950 in ...
15. O.P. Heggie
Actor | Bride of Frankenstein
O.P. Heggie was born on September 17, 1877 in Angaston, South Australia, Australia as Oliver Peters Heggie. He was an actor, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) and Smilin' Through (1932). He was married to Lilian Clara Rogers. He died on February 7, 1936 in Los...
16. George Melford
Director | Love in the Desert
George Melford was born on February 19, 1877 in Rochester, New York, USA as George Henry Knauff. He was a director and actor, known for Love in the Desert (1929), Jungle Menace (1937) and The Ten Commandments (1956). He was married to Diana Miller and Louise Marsland. He died on April 25, 1961 in ...
17. Sidney Bracey
Actor | The Monster Walks
Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Sidney Alfred Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), Show People (1928) and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He was married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, ...
18. Hermann Hesse
Soundtrack | The Hours
Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.
19. Barlowe Borland
Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles
Barlowe Borland was born on August 6, 1877 in Greenock, Scotland as Frank Barlowe Borland. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), Blonde Trouble (1937) and The Little Minister (1934). He was married to Francesca Redding. He died on August 31, 1948 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
20. Fletcher Norton
Fletcher Norton was born on August 4, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (1926), Is My Face Red? (1932) and King of the Wild (1931). He was married to Valeska Suratt. He died on October 3, 1941 in Hollywood, California.
21. May Wallace
Actress | The Million Dollar Mystery
May Wallace was born on August 23, 1877 in Russiaville, Indiana, USA as May Maddox. She was an actress, known for The Million Dollar Mystery (1914), The Cup of Life (1921) and Smashing the Spy Ring (1938). She was married to Thomas W. Maddox. She died on December 11, 1938 in Los Angeles, California...
22. Frank Austin
Actor | The Monster
Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as George Francis Austin. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Helen Ware
Actress | The Virginian
Helen Ware was born on October 15, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as Helen Remer. She was an actress, known for The Virginian (1929), The Garden of Allah (1916) and Flaming Gold (1932). She was married to Frederick Burt. She died on January 25, 1939 in Carmel, California.
24. Charmian London
Writer | Jack London
Charmian London was born on November 27, 1877 in Wilmington, California, USA as Charmian Kittredge. She was a writer, known for Jack London (1943) and The Brute Master (1920). She was married to Jack London. She died on January 13, 1955 in Glen Ellen, California.
25. J. Searle Dawley
Director | An American Citizen
J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself "the first motion picture director", was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison's stock theatrical company. The tour he was hired ...
26. Jules Cowles
Actor | The Scarlet Letter
Jules Cowles was born on October 18, 1877 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA as Julius D. Cowles. He was an actor, known for The Scarlet Letter (1926), One Hysterical Night (1929) and The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923). He died on May 22, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.
28. Marcel Lévesque
Actor | Les vampires
Marcel Lévesque was born on December 6, 1877 in Paris, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Les vampires (1915), The Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) and The Vampires: The Thunder Master (1916). He died on February 16, 1962 in Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames, Seine-et-Marne, France.
29. Otto Gebühr
Actor | Der große König
Otto Gebühr was born on May 29, 1877 in Kettwig, Essen, Rhine Province, Prussia [now Northrhine-Westphalia], Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for Der große König (1942), The Flute Concert of Sans-Souci (1930) and Fridericus (1937). He was married to Doris Krüger and Cornelia ...
30. Rose Dione
Actress | Freaks
Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 ...
32. Olga Roderick
Actress | Freaks
Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity ...
33. René Navarre
René Navarre was born on July 8, 1877 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France as Victor René Navarre. He was an actor and director, known for Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913), Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913) and Tue-la-mort (1920). He was married to Elmire Vautier and ...
35. Giuseppe Becce
Composer | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Giuseppe Becce was born on February 2, 1877 in Lonigo, Veneto, Italy. He was a composer, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), The Life and Works of Richard Wagner (1913) and White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929). He died on October 5, 1973 in Berlin, Germany.
37. Norman MacOwan
Actor | The City of the Dead
Norman MacOwan was born on January 2, 1877 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, known for The City of the Dead (1960), Kidnapped (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Violet [Ellen] Stephenson (actress). He died on December 31, 1961 in Hastings, East ...
38. Lloyd C. Douglas
Writer | White Banners
Novelist Lloyd C. Douglas was born Doya Cassell Douglas in Columbia City, IN, in 1877. His father was a Lutheran minister. Young Lloyd attended Wittenberg Seminary in Springfield, OH, where he received his education as a minister. After graduating he served as a pastor in a church in Manchester, IN...
39. Myra Keaton
Actress | Way Up Thar
Myra Keaton was born on March 13, 1877 in Modale, Iowa, USA as Myra Edith Cutler. She was an actress, known for Way Up Thar (1935), Palooka from Paducah (1935) and The Brain Busters (1936). She was married to Joe Keaton. She died on July 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
40. Alfred Machin
Director | Les héritiers de l'oncle James
Alfred Machin started his film work as camera man for Pathe at the beginning of 20 Century. During 1907 and 1909 he was in Africa, shooting documentary shorts. In 1910 he worked at the Pathe studio in Nizza, in 1911 he was one of the founding directors of the Pathe-filiale in Amsterdam, in 1913 he ...
41. Adele Lane
Actress | The Story of Cupid
Adele Lane was born on July 17, 1877 in New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for The Story of Cupid (1914), At Last We Are Alone (1914) and Her Own Blood (1915). She was married to Burton L. King. She died on October 24, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Landers Stevens
Actor | Frozen Justice
Landers Stevens was born on February 17, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as John Landers Stevens. He was an actor, known for Frozen Justice (1929), Wild Honey (1922) and Bill Cracks Down (1937). He was married to Georgie Cooper and Fannie Gillette. He died on December 19, 1940 in Hollywood, ...
43. Harold M. Shaw
Director | Thoroughbreds All
Harold M. Shaw was born on November 3, 1877 in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA as Harold Marvin Shaw. He was a director and actor, known for Thoroughbreds All (1919), De Voortrekkers (1916) and The Rose of Rhodesia (1918). He was married to Edna Flugrath. He died on January 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, ...
Director | The Valiant Rider
Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, ...
47. William Clifford
Actor | The Hidden Law
William Clifford was born on June 27, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as William Morris Clifford. He was an actor, known for The Hidden Law (1916), The Second in Command (1915) and A Tale of Two Cities (1917). He was married to Irene A. Stillings. He died on December 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, ...
48. David Burton
Director | Let's Fall in Love
David Burton was born on May 22, 1877 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a director and writer, known for Let's Fall in Love (1933), The Melody Lingers On (1935) and Confessions of a Co-Ed (1931). He died on December 30, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor | The Darling of Paris
John Webb Dillion was born on February 6, 1877 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Darling of Paris (1917), Romeo and Juliet (1916) and Carolina (1934). He was married to Catherine V. Earl (stage/film actress). He died on December 20, 1949 in Hollywood, California, USA.