Birth Date between 1880-01-01 and 1880-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 | Bride of Frankenstein

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. 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, ...

4. 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...

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: ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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...

8. Louis Wolheim

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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. 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, ...

11. 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), Beau Bandit (1930) and Waikiki Wedding (1937). He was married to Nan Frances Ryan and Rosabel Morrison. He died on August 24, 1956 in ...

12. 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...

13. Howard C. Hickman

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.

14. 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 ...

15. 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.

16. 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 ...

17. 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. ...

18. Herbert Brenon

Director | Beau Geste

Herbert Brenon was born on January 13, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland, UK as Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon. He was a director and writer, known for Beau Geste (1926), Ivanhoe (1913) and Sorrell and Son (1927). He was married to Mrs. Herbert Brenon. He died on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, ...

19. Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

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 ...

20. Mabel Paige

Actress | Someone to Remember

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 Someone to Remember (1943), Murder, He Says (1945) and Johnny Belinda (1948). She was married to C.W. Ritchie. She died on February 9, 1954 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. Ted Billings

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Ted Billings was born on April 7, 1880 in London, England. He is known for his work on Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Babes in the Woods (1917) and The Flaming Hour (1922). He died on July 5, 1947 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

24. 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, ...

25. 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.

26. David Proctor

Actor | The Gray Nun of Belgium

David Proctor was born on October 28, 1880 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as David Gould Proctor. He was an actor, known for The Gray Nun of Belgium (1915) and The Sign on the Door (1921). He died in 1958 in Peoria.

27. 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. ...

28. Wyndham Standing

Actor | The Iron Trail

Wyndham Standing was born on August 23, 1880 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Iron Trail (1921), Earthbound (1920) and The Canadian (1926). He was married to Winifred Helen Pearson (actress). He died on February 1, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Rosalind Ivan

Actress | Scarlet Street

Rosalind Ivan was born on November 27, 1880 in London, England. She was an actress and writer, known for Scarlet Street (1945), Pursuit to Algiers (1945) and Johnny Belinda (1948). She died on April 6, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA.

30. Nancy Price

Actress | The Speckled Band

Nancy Price was born on February 3, 1880 in Kinver, Worcestershire, England as Lilian Nancy Bache Price. She is known for her work on The Speckled Band (1931), Down Our Street (1932) and The Stars Look Down (1940). She was married to Charles Maude. She died on March 31, 1970 in Worthing, Sussex, ...

31. Joseph E. Bernard

Actor | Pat and Mike

Joseph E. Bernard was born on June 1, 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is known for his work on Pat and Mike (1952), Raiders of San Joaquin (1943) and Sign of the Wolf (1941). He died on October 18, 1958 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

32. 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), Lancashire Luck (1937) and The Stars Look Down (1940). He died on December 9, 1947 in Hampstead, London, ...

33. 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 ...

34. Florence Auer

Actress | That Forsyte Woman

Florence Auer was born on March 3, 1880 in Albany, New York, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for That Forsyte Woman (1949), At the Crossroads of Life (1908) and The Fight for Freedom (1908). She died on May 14, 1962 in New York City, New York.

35. Gabrielle Dorziat

Actress | Patricia

Gabrielle Dorziat was born on January 15, 1880 in Épernay, Marne, France as Marie Odile Léonie Gabrielle Sigrist. She was an actress, known for Patricia (1942), Samson (1936) and Ruy Blas (1948). She was married to Michel de Zogheb. She died on November 30, 1979 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, ...

36. Douglas MacArthur

Self | Uppdrag i Korea

Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He was married to Jean MacArthur and Henrietta Louise Cromwell Brooks. He died on April 5, 1964 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

37. Herbert J. Yates

The Quiet Man

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. John Turnbull

Actor | His Lordship

John Turnbull was born on November 5, 1880 in Dunbar, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Man of Affairs (1936), Detective Lloyd (1932) and Badger's Green (1934). He was married to Eve Marchew and Beatrice Alice Scott (actress). He died on February 22, 1956 in Marylebone, London, England.

39. Richard Oswald

Director | Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Director and producer of many German as well as a few American, British and French films, Richard Oswald started making films in 1914 and shortly formed his own production company. After making many successful films and discovering several important performers, he fled his homeland after the Nazi ...

40. Egon Brecher

Actor | Boulder Dam

Brecher was a 1900 graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany and then toured Austria and Germany acting on the stage. He also served as the chief director of the Stadts Theatre in Vienna before going to the U.S. in 1921. He became a naturalized American citizen on 9 May, 1927, along with ...

41. 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., ...

42. 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 ...

43. 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,...

44. Auriol Lee

Actress | Suspicion

Auriol Lee was born on September 13, 1880 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Suspicion (1941) and A Royal Divorce (1938). She was married to Frederick Lloyd. She died on July 2, 1941 in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA.

45. J.P. McGowan

Director | Hills of Missing Men

J.P. McGowan was born on February 24, 1880 in Terowie, South Australia, Australia as John Paterson McGowan. He was a director and actor, known for Hills of Missing Men (1922), The Hurricane Express (1932) and The Lost Express (1917). He was married to Mrs. Kaye Swart Northrop, Helen Holmes and ...

46. Lucille Ward

Actress | The Island of Intrigue

Lucille Ward was born on February 25, 1880 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for The Island of Intrigue (1919), What a Man (1930) and The Secret Garden (1919). She was married to Chance Ward. She died on August 8, 1952 in Dayton.

47. 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...

48. Harcourt Williams

Actor | Roman Holiday

Harcourt Williams was born on March 30, 1880 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Ernest George Harcourt Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Roman Holiday (1953), Hamlet (1948) and Brighton Rock (1948). He was married to Jean Sterling MacKinlay. He died on December 13, 1957 in London, England.

49. H.F. Maltby

Writer | Over the Garden Wall

Henry Francis Maltby was a South African-born playwright, theatre actor and director. A former bank clerk, he performed on stage from as early as 1899, later treading the boards of London's West End after military service in World War I. In addition to writing or adapting works for musical theatre,...

50. 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 Becky Sharp (1935). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.


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