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. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. James Gleason

Actor | The Night of the Hunter

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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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, ...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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, ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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 ...

12. 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 Calamity Jane (1953). He was married to Ottye Henrietta Cramer (actress) and Merle Stanton. He died on December 15, 1955 in Los Angeles, ...

13. 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 ...

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. 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. 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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. Mrs. Tyrone Power

Actress | A Texas Steer

Mrs. Tyrone Power was born on March 1, 1882 in Indiana, USA as Helen Emma Reaume. She was an actress, known for A Texas Steer (1915), Where Are My Children? (1916) and The Planter (1917). She was married to Tyrone Power Sr.. She died on September 29, 1959 in Canterbury, New Hampshire, USA.

20. 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 ...

21. 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...

22. Harry Hayden

Actor | Till the Clouds Roll By

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

23. 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 ...

24. 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 ...

25. George Siegmann

Actor | The Cat and the Canary

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

26. Edward Earle

Actor | The Wind

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 ...

27. 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 ...

28. Ethel Clayton

Actress | The Man Hunt

Silent-screen actress Ethel Clayton was a convent-educated girl from Champaign, IL, who sought work as a stage actress after finishing her education. She secured small parts here and there, but hit the big time when she went to work for the Frawley Organization, which had several touring stock ...

29. 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...

30. 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, ...

31. 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), The Woman in the Window (1944) and Gaslight (1944). He died on June 24, 1953 in Cork, Ireland.

32. Fritz Leiber

Actor | Phantom of the Opera

Fritz Leiber was born on January 31, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Fritz Reuter Leiber. He was an actor, known for Phantom of the Opera (1943), 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.

33. Virginia Woolf

Writer | Orlando

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 ...

34. 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.

35. Natalie Kalmus

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Although obtaining a divorce decree in 1921 (final in 1922), she and husband Herbert T. Kalmus continued to live together as husband and wife until 1944.

36. 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 ...

37. 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, in 1902; he briefly studied medicine in Paris, but his mother's impending death brought him back to ...

38. 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.

39. 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...

40. 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...

41. Geraldine Farrar

Actress | Carmen

Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in "Faust". From 1906-22 she was a member ...

42. 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. ...

43. Wilfred Walter

Actor | Pyramus and Thisbe

Wilfred Walter was born on March 2, 1882 in Ripon, North Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Pyramus and Thisbe (1937), Lady in Distress (1940) and Convict 99 (1938). He was married to Emma May START. He died on July 9, 1958 in Ashtead, Surrey, England.

44. Wladyslaw Starewicz

Director | Zhitel nyeobitayemovo ostrova

Although his name nowadays means very little except to animation buffs (and even they have to be pretty well informed), Wladyslaw Starewicz ranks alongside Walt Disney, as one of the great animation pioneers, and his career started nearly a decade before Disney's. He became an animator by accident ...

45. Ralph Belmont

Actor | A Sea Mystery

Ralph Belmont was born on April 9, 1882 in Italy. He was an actor, known for A Sea Mystery (1916) and Li'l Nor'wester (1915). He was married to Lulu Sutton. He died on September 21, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. William Stack

Actor | Stowaway

William Stack has been often mistaken as British in the scant bio information available on him - he could imitate many a British accent. He was actually born in Oregon. But like many Americans who wished to become serious stage actors and seeing New York as overly competitive, he went to London as ...

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 Las abandonadas (1945). He died on May 25, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico.

48. Adolph Faylauer

Actor | The Dream Melody

Adolph Faylauer was born on November 16, 1882 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Adolph Fehlauer. He was an actor, known for The Dream Melody (1929), North by Northwest (1959) and Inherit the Wind (1960). He died on January 11, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. C. Montague Shaw

Actor | Buck Rogers

Distinguished-looking C. Montague Shaw came to personify the somewhat tweedy but intellectual British scholar or professorial type in many of his more than 150 films, but he was actually an Australian, born in Adelaide in 1884. He began his stage career in Australia with a repertory company, and ...

50. 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. ...


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