Birth Date between 1880-01-01 and 1880-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. W.C. Fields
Actor | It's a Gift
William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father ...
2. Una O'Connor
Actress | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in ...
3. Tom Mix
Actor | Destry Rides Again
The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903...
4. Montagu Love
Actor | Gunga Din
Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but...
5. Tod Browning
Director | Dracula
Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: ...
Actor | Gone with the Wind
Howard C. Hickman was born on February 9, 1880 in Columbia, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919) and Nobody's Kid (1921). He was married to Bessie Barriscale. He died on December 31, 1949 in San Anselmo, California, USA.
7. Ethel Levey
Actress | High Stakes
Ethel Levey is most noted for her Broadway appearances from 1901 to 1942. She performed in such plays as "Sunny River", "Nearly a Hero", "The Governor's Son", "Go Easy, Mabel", George Washington, Jr", "Little Johnny Jones" and "Running for Office". While performing on Broadway she met and married ...
8. Mary Boland
Actress | The Women
Lively, buxom character actress Mary Boland made a name for herself playing vacuous or pixillated motherly types during the 1930's. One of her most memorable performances was as the addle-brained Mrs. Rimplegar of Three Cornered Moon (1933), who gives away her family fortune to a swindler because ...
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as ...
11. Helen Keller
Writer | Whirlpool
Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the ...
12. Mack Sennett
Actor | The Ghost
Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...
13. Thomas H. Ince
Producer | The Coward
Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and worked with a number of stock companies, making his Broadway debut at 15. Vaudeville work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure but by ...
14. Frank Orth
Actor | His Girl Friday
Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a...
15. Mitchell Lewis
Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Mitchell Lewis was born on June 26, 1880 in Syracuse, New York, USA as Mitchell Joseph Lewis. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), A Tale of Two Cities (1935) and Beau Bandit (1930). He was married to Nan Frances Ryan and Rosabel Morrison. He died on August 24, 1956 in ...
16. Jane Morgan
Actress | Our Miss Brooks
Jane Morgan was born on December 6, 1880 in Warmley, Gloucestershire, England. She was an actress, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Our Miss Brooks (1956) and The Web (1950). She was married to Leo Cullen Bryant. She died on January 1, 1972 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
17. Mabel Paige
Actress | Johnny Belinda
Mabel Paige was born on December 19, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA as Mabel Paige Roberts. She was an actress, known for Johnny Belinda (1948), Someone to Remember (1943) and Murder, He Says (1945). She was married to C.W. Ritchie. She died on February 9, 1954 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
Director | The Son-of-a-Gun
American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother ...
19. Edwin Stanley
Actor | Conflict
Edwin Stanley was a bespectacled, white haired, distinguished-looking actor who was trained in live theater and who, except a few silent pictures, stayed in that medium until he reached the age of 51. In 1932, he made his screen debut in talking pictures in "Virtue". Thereafter, Stanley appeared in...
20. Tom Wilson
Actor | Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
Tom Wilson was born on August 27, 1880 in Helena, Montana, USA as Thomas H. Wilson. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918), Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927) and The Children Pay (1916). He died on February 19, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Edie Martin
Actress | The Man in the White Suit
Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1960). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...
24. Robert McKenzie
Director | Hell's Border
Robert McKenzie was born on September 22, 1880 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland [now Ballymena District, Northern Ireland], UK as Robert B. McKenzie. He was an actor and writer, known for Hell's Border (1922), The White Outlaw (1929) and A Western Demon (1922). He was married to Eva McKenzie. ...
25. Percy Waram
Actor | The Late George Apley
Percy Waram was born on October 28, 1880 in Kent, England as Percy Carne Waram. He was an actor, known for The Late George Apley (1947), ...One Third of a Nation... (1939) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). He was married to Lucia Cole. He died on October 5, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York,...
26. Eric Campbell
Actor | The Vagabond
Campbell was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th April 1880 and began acting as a boy. He married fellow music hall performer Fanny Gertrude Robotham on March 30, 1901 and was later hired by English music hall impresario Fred Karno for his "Fun Factory" comedy troupes that featured other comics like a ...
27. Harry Baur
Actor | Golgotha
Harry Baur was born on April 12, 1880 in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], Île-de-France, France as Henri-Marie Baur. He was an actor, known for Behold the Man (1935), Un carnet de bal (1937) and Les Misérables (1934). He was married to Rika Radifé and Rose Grane. He died on April 8, ...
28. Jobyna Howland
Actress | Big City Blues
Jobyna Howland was born on March 31, 1880 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Big City Blues (1932), Once in a Lifetime (1932) and The Cuckoos (1930). She was married to Arthur Stringer. She died on June 7, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
30. George Carney
Actor | 'I Know Where I'm Going!'
George Carney was born on November 21, 1880 in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, England as Arthur George Thomas Carney. He was an actor and director, known for 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945), Brighton Rock (1948) and Lancashire Luck (1937). He died on December 9, 1947 in Hampstead, London, England.
31. Julius Tannen
Actor | Stowaway
Julius Tannen was one of the first vaudeville stand-up comedians. He never used props, sets, costumes or stooges. He just put on his hat, walked on stage, took it off, and did his monologue, then put his hat on again and walked off. This was rather revolutionary in his day and Tannen paved the way ...
33. House Peters
Actor | Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman
Born in Bristol, England. As a youth sailed around the world, worked in South Africa as a mining technician and served in the Boer War. Established England and America as a stage actor, he was hired by Jesse L. Lasky and quickly became a leading light of the silent film. His son, House Peters Jr., ...
34. Jack Curtis
Actor | Captain Blood
Jack was born in San Francisco in 1880 in to the well-known Curtis family. Chris Curtis was himself well-known in the financial circles. His uncle William was a lawyer in New York City in the early 1900s. Jack and Lil met on a ship heading to Hong Kong in 1904 and were married sometime in 1904. ...
35. Damon Runyon
Writer | Guys and Dolls
Born out of wedlock in Manhattan, Kansas, but grew up in Denver. A close friend of fellow New York sportswriter--and former western gunfighter--William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, who knew the Runyan family in Denver. In the late teens and early 1920s both Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell worked as ...
36. Herbert J. Yates
Herbert J. Yates, the cigar-chomping force behind Republic Pictures, spent his early adulthood as a salesman for the American Tobacco Co. (and later, at age 23, for Liggett & Meyers as an account executive). At the beginning of World War I, Yates saw an opportunity to apply his hard-nosed business ...
38. Alice Belcher
Actress | Mistaken Orders
Alice Belcher was born on April 12, 1880 in New York, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Mistaken Orders (1925), Second Hand Rose (1922) and Pals First (1926). She was married to Harold Christie. She died on May 9, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.
39. May Beatty
Actress | Mad Love
May Beatty was born on June 4, 1880 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and Pride and Prejudice (1940). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.
40. Gull Natorp
Actress | Sommarnattens leende
Gull Natorp was born on January 10, 1880 in Stockholm, Sweden as Alma Gunilla Ericsson. She was an actress, known for Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Girl and the Devil (1944) and Erotikon (1920). She was married to Arthur Natorp. She died on April 30, 1962 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.
41. Joe May
Director | The Invisible Man Returns
A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After ...
42. Winifred Harris
Actress | Belonging
Winifred Harris was born on March 17, 1880 in Kew, Surrey, England as Winifred Vera Emily Harris. She was an actress, known for Belonging (1922), Night Must Fall (1937) and The Kid from Kokomo (1939). She was married to Capt. Harry Lambart. She died on April 18, 1972 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
43. Manuel Noriega
Director | Madrid en el año 2000
Manuel Noriega was born on July 24, 1880 in Colombres, Spain as Manolo Noriega Ruiz. He was an actor and director, known for Madrid en el año 2000 (1925), Alma de Dios (1923) and El crimen del expreso (1939). He died on August 12, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico.
44. Hans Moser
Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech
Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Sieben Jahre Pech (1940), Symphonie in Gold (1956) and Schwarz auf Weiß (1943). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.
45. Horace Murphy
Actor | Starlight Over Texas
The son of a physician, Horace Murphy started his career as a child actor on showboats on the Mississippi. He later played the cornet in the band and eventually became half-owner of the showboat "Cottonblossom Floating Palace". After two seasons he sold his interest and organized a string of ...
47. T. Roy Barnes
Actor | It's a Gift
T. Roy Barnes was born on August 11, 1880 in Lincolnshire, England. He was an actor, known for It's a Gift (1934), Seven Chances (1925) and So Long Letty (1920). He was married to Bessie Crawford (actress). He died on March 30, 1937 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Eugene O'Brien
Actor | The Moonstone
Eugene O'Brien, the silent screen matinée idol, was born Louis O'Brien in Boulder, Colorado in 1881, to police marshal John O'Brien and his wife Kate. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado in order to realize his family's ambition that he should become a physician. O'Brien's first love,...
50. True Boardman
Actor | Tarzan of the Apes
True Boardman was born on April 21, 1880 in Oakland, California, USA as William True Boardman. He was an actor, known for Tarzan of the Apes (1918), The Further Adventures of Stingaree (1917) and The Doctor and the Woman (1918). He was married to Virginia True Boardman. He died on September 28, ...