Birth Date between 1882-01-01 and 1882-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Bela Lugosi

Actor | Dracula

Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded ...

2. John Barrymore

Actor | Svengali

John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical ...

3. James Gleason

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at ...

4. Mary Gordon

Actress | Bride of Frankenstein

Scots actress, long in the United States, who specialized in housekeepers and mothers, most notably the housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the Thirties and Forties. She was born Mary Gilmour, the daughter of a Glasgow wire weaver. She worked as a dressmaker before ...

5. Paul Harvey

Actor | Spellbound

Paul Harvey was born on September 10, 1882 in Sandwich, Illinois, USA as Roy Paul Harvey. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), High Sierra (1941) and A Slight Case of Murder (1938). He was married to Ottye Henrietta Cramer (actress) and Merle Stanton. He died on December 15, 1955 in Los ...

6. Noah Beery

Actor | Zorro Rides Again

Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery both left home in their teens, each seeking a career ...

7. Donald Crisp

Actor | How Green Was My Valley

Donald Crisp was born George William Crisp at the family home in Bow, London. Donald's parents were James Crisp and Elizabeth Crisp, his birth was registered by his mother on 4th September 1882. Donald's sisters were Elizabeth, Ann, Alice (known as Louisa) and Eliza and his brothers were James, ...

8. Ida Moore

Actress | Johnny Belinda

Ida Moore was born on March 1, 1882 in Altoona, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Johnny Belinda (1948), The Egg and I (1947) and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950). She died on September 26, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. George Bancroft

Actor | Stagecoach

George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no...

10. Guy Kibbee

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Beginning his show business career at age 13 as an entertainer on Mississippi riverboats, Guy Kibbee graduated to the legitimate stage and spent many years in the theater. In the 1930s he was signed by Warner Brothers, and became part of what was known as "the Warner Brothers Stock Company", a ...

11. Margaret Dumont

Actress | Duck Soup

Margaret Dumont would probably consider it a tragedy that she is best-known for her performances as the ultimate straight woman in seven of the Marx Brothers' films (including most of their best). By all accounts she never understood their jokes (offscreen and on), which is of course a major reason...

12. Sybil Thorndike

Actress | The Prince and the Showgirl

This distinguished theatrical tragedienne will be remembered forever if only for the fact George Bernard Shaw wrote his classic "Saint Joan" work specifically for her. Her over six-decade career allowed for a gallery of sterling, masterful portrayals, both classic and contemporary, performing all ...

13. Edward Van Sloan

Actor | Frankenstein

US character actor; he of the close-cropped gray hair, thick spectacles and clipped, ominous tones who would serve most memorably as the nemesis of evil-doers and monsters in 30's and 40's horror movies and suspensers, antagonizing first the likes of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and then, years ...

14. Charles Trowbridge

Actor | Tarzan and the Huntress

This veteran character and his younger brother, western actor Jack Rockwell, were born to American parents south of the border in Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1882. Charles Trowbridge was educated in Napa, California and Hawaii, then studied for his degree at Stanford University. He forsook a thriving ...

15. Thurston Hall

Actor | You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...

16. Holmes Herbert

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Holmes Herbert was a tall, intense English actor who made his first films after coming to America. He began in silent movies as a leading man but eventually was relegated to less important roles as a character actor when sound came in. He played in several of the Universal "Sherlock Holmes" movies,...

17. Sam Flint

Actor | My Pal Trigger

Sam Flint was born on October 19, 1882 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA as Samuel A. Ethridge. He was an actor, known for My Pal Trigger (1946), The Crimson Ghost (1946) and Junior Prom (1946). He was married to Ella Ethridge. He died on October 17, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...

18. A.A. Milne

Writer | Christopher Robin

Based his 'Winnie the Pooh' series on his son, Christopher Robin Milne, whose favorite animal was a bear named Winnie at the London zoo.

19. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Writer | The President's Mystery

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt. His father was 54 at the time of FDR's birth and already had a grown son, nicknamed "Rosy". Sarah was only 27 when FDR was born. Growing up, FDR had a happy but sheltered childhood. His ...

20. Virginia Woolf

Writer | Dear Miss Barrett

London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a ...

21. Erville Alderson

Actor | The Scarlet Empress

A character actor whose film career spanned from Hollywood's Silent Era until the 1950s. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 11, 1882, Erville would start his film career in 1918 at the age of 36 in Her Man (1918). Film pioneer D.W. Griffith utilized Erville in many of his films, including ...

22. Leopold Stokowski

Soundtrack | Fantasia

Flamboyant, latterly white-maned, U.S. conductor known best for his popularization of classical music. (He is also known for teaching 'Mickey Mouse' a few things about music in Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), in which Stokowski was featured with the Philadelphia Orchestra). He was a pioneer in the ...

23. Harry Myers

Actor | City Lights

Harry Myers was born on September 5, 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Harry Clifford Myers. He was an actor and director, known for City Lights (1931), The Catch of the Season (1914) and The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1922). He was married to Rosemary Theby and Nellie Campbell. He died on...

24. Fritz Leiber

Actor | Monsieur Verdoux

Fritz Leiber was born on January 31, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Fritz Reuter Leiber. He was an actor, known for Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Bagdad (1949) and The Queen of Sheba (1921). He was married to Virginia Bronson. He died on October 14, 1949 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

25. Harry Hayden

Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero

Harry Hayden was born on November 8, 1882 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), The Velvet Touch (1948) and Two Sisters from Boston (1946). He was married to Lela Bliss. He died on July 24, 1955 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. Leo White

Actor | Blood and Sand

Leo White started in comedy on the boards of English music hall in the late 1890's. He accompanied theatrical producer Daniel Frohman (later a partner of Adolph Zukor in Famous Players Lasky) to Hollywood in 1910. From 1914, he appeared in Essanay comedies and filmed the 'Sweedie' series with ...

27. Edmund Breon

Actor | Dressed to Kill

Edmund Breon was born on December 12, 1882 in Hamilton, Scotland as Iver Edmund De Breon MacLaverty. He was an actor, known for Dressed to Kill (1946), Gaslight (1944) and The Woman in the Window (1944). He died on June 24, 1953 in Cork, Ireland.

28. Valeska Suratt

Actress | She

Valeska Suratt was born in Owensville, Indiana on June 28, 1882 to parents of French ancestry. She moved from Terre Haute to Indianapolis, where she worked at a department store in 1899 before moving to Chicago in 1900 to pursue an acting career. She appeared in vaudeville before debuting in ...

29. Milton Sills

Actor | The Sea Hawk

American leading man of silent pictures. Born into affluence in Chicago, he attended the University of Chicago on scholarship and remained there as a professor of psychology and philosophy. A chance visit to the school by actor- manager Donald Robertson led to Sills abandoning his career and ...

30. Marie Doro

Actress | The White Pearl

Classical stage and movie actress Marie Doro was a direct descendant of American political leader Patrick Henry. She was born Marie Katherine Steward in Pennsylvania in 1882. She began as a chorus girl in musical comedy under the management of impresario Charles Frohman, who took her to Broadway. ...

31. Dorothy Phillips

Actress | Broadway Love

A former stage actress, Dorothy Phillips was married to actor/director/producer Allen Holubar. They were known as two of the screen's most prominent players--her the star, he the director/producer. Dorothy was well known in Hollywood as one of the most warm-hearted, approachable stars in the ...

32. Charles Judels

Actor | God's Gift to Women

Charles Judels or Charles Judel was born in Amsterdam in 1882. Starred on vaudeville in the early 1900s, and made his Broadway stage debut in 'The Ziegfeld Follies of 1912'. Highly talented chubby man who appeared in more than 130 American comedy and drama movies, his expertise with dialects served...

33. André Charlot

Director | Elstree Calling

André Charlot was born on July 26, 1882 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Elstree Calling (1930), Le jugement de minuit (1933) and The New Waiter (1930). He was married to Florence Gladman (performer, producer). He died on May 20, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

34. Edward Earle

Actor | The Innocence of Ruth

Canadian native Edward Earle was born in Toronto on July 16, 1882, and was raised and schooled there. His stage career took form in Canada with an early emphasis on musical comedy, and he later toured in vaudeville and stock in association with Belasco, DeWolf Hopper Sr., Marie Cahill and the ...

35. George Siegmann

Actor | Should She Obey?

George Siegmann was born on February 8, 1882 in New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Should She Obey? (1917), Zander the Great (1925) and The Cat and the Canary (1927). He was married to Maude Darby. He died on June 22, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA.

36. James Joyce

Writer | The Dead

Joyce was born at 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, on 2 February 1882. His father invested unwisely, and the family's fortunes declined steadily. Joyce graduated from University College Dublin (UCD), in 1902. He briefly studied medicine in Paris but his mother's impending death from cancer ...

37. Herbert Evans

Actor | The Third Degree

Herbert Evans was born on April 16, 1882 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Third Degree (1919), The Hot Scots (1948) and Reunion in Vienna (1933). He died on February 10, 1952 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

38. Jack Duffy

Actor | The Stage Hand

Jack Duffy was born on September 4, 1882 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for The Stage Hand (1920), Love Takes Flight (1937) and The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring (1916). He died on July 23, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Eustace Wyatt

Actor | Too Much Johnson

Eustace Wyatt was born on March 5, 1882 in Bath, Somerset, England as Eustace George William Wyatt. He was an actor, known for Too Much Johnson (1938), Journey Into Fear (1943) and The Three Garridebs (1937). He died on October 25, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40. Harry Liedtke

Actor | Die Konkurrenz platzt

Harry Liedtke was born on October 12, 1882 in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Konkurrenz platzt (1929), Der Mann ohne Namen - 1. Der Millionendieb (1921) and Die Liebe einer Königin (1923). He was married to Christa Tordy, Käthe Dorsch, Ernestine Emaline ...

41. Silvio Minciotti

Actor | Kiss Me Deadly

Silvio Minciotti was born on August 31, 1882 in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy. He was an actor, known for Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Up Front (1951) and Serenade (1956). He was married to Esther Minciotti. He died on May 2, 1961 in Elmhurst, New York, USA.

42. Carlo Battisti

Actor | Umberto D.

Under the direction of Vittorio De Sica, Carlo Battisti left a remarkable mark in cinema history as the lead character in Umberto D. (1952), an Italian Neo-Realist classic about an elderly man who wanders through Rome with his dog Flike while trying to survive the Italy of post WWII. He was born on...

43. Igor Stravinsky

Soundtrack | Allied

Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. ...

44. Natalie Kalmus

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Before she married Herbert T. Kalmus, she was a catalog model.

45. Germaine Dulac

Director | La souriante Madame Beudet

The daughter of a cavalry captain, she was raised by a grandmother in Paris, where she studied various forms of art with an emphasis on music and the opera. In 1905 she married engineer-novelist Marie-Louis Albert-Dulac and under his influence veered toward journalism. As one of the leading radical...

46. Felix Locher

Actor | Star Trek

Character actor Felix Locher (pronounced Lo-Shay) didn't begin acting until he was 73 years old. The father of actor Jon Hall (born Charles Felix Locher), he was visiting his son who was preparing for his part in the film Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) when he was spotted by the director who convinced him...

47. Arturo Soto Rangel

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Arturo Soto Rangel was born on March 12, 1882 in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was an actor, known for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Maclovia (1948) and The Abandoned (1945). He died on May 25, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico.

48. Granville Bates

Actor | Of Mice and Men

Balding, worried-looking character actor of the 1930's who had a strong line in lawyers, judges, sheriffs, mayors and storekeepers. He was especially effective at playing choleric or obtuse. Bates had a career in dramatic plays on Broadway spanning the years from 1925 to 1935. He began in films ...

49. Henry Edwards

Actor | A Welsh Singer

Henry Edwards was born on September 18, 1882 in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England as Ethelbert Edwards. He was an actor and director, known for A Welsh Singer (1915), Scrooge (1935) and The Amazing Quest of Mr. Ernest Bliss (1920). He was married to Chrissie White. He died on November 2, 1952 in...

50. Sam Rayburn

Self | See It Now

Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn was the last great Speaker of the House of Representatives, a man who exercised great power in his three terms as Speaker (1940-1947; 1949-1953; and 1955-1961). When Mr. Sam was Speaker, Congress was not afraid to legislate on major issues, and the "Imperial Presidency" ...


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