Birth Date between 1877-01-01 and 1877-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 ...

2. Charles Coburn

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.

3. Russell Simpson

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...

4. Josephine Hull

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 ...

5. Halliwell Hobbes

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 ...

6. Chief John Big Tree

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.

7. Claire McDowell

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.

8. Sam Harris

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Sam Harris was born on January 11, 1877 in Sydney, Australia. He is known for his work on The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), I Cover the War! (1937) and The Spirit of Gallipoli (1928). He died on October 22, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Nigel De Brulier

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

Actor | With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo

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.

27. Eduardo Arozamena

Actor | Enamorada

Eduardo Arozamena was born on October 17, 1877 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was an actor and director, known for Enamorada (1946), The Adventurous Captain (1939) and Drácula (1931). He died in 1951 in Mexico City.

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 ...

31. William Hope Hodgson

Writer | Matango

His sister, Lissie Hodgson, was the executor of his estate. He was expected to become one of the finest writers of the supernatural and of the sea, before he was killed in action.)

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

Actor | Fantômas - À l'ombre de la guillotine

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 ...

34. Bruno Eichgrün

Actor | Frauen, die die Ehe brechen

Bruno Eichgrün was born on January 1, 1877 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Frauen, die die Ehe brechen (1922), Der Passagier in der Zwangsjacke (1922) and Nur eine Nacht (1922). He died on June 2, 1937 in Berlin.

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.

36. Karl Platen

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Karl Platen was born on March 6, 1877 in Halle, Germany. He was an actor and cinematographer, known for M (1931), Anna Boleyn (1920) and Ein idealer Gatte (1935). He died on July 4, 1952 in Weimar, German Democratic Republic.

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, ...

44. Frank Whitson

Actor | Adventures of Tarzan

Frank Whitson was born on March 22, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Adventures of Tarzan (1921), The Mark of Cain (1916) and Restitution (1918). He died on March 19, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45. Charles R. Bowers

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, ...

46. Florence Gill

Actress | The Reluctant Dragon

Florence Gill was born on July 27, 1877 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Reluctant Dragon (1941), Larceny on the Air (1937) and Way Down East (1935). She died on February 19, 1965 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

49. Joe Murphy

Actor | Uncle Bim's Gifts

Joe Murphy was born on May 16, 1877 in San Jose, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Uncle Bim's Gifts (1923), All Wet (1927) and Aggravatin' Mama (1923). He died on July 31, 1961 in San Jose.

50. John Webb Dillion

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.


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