Birth Date between 1883-01-01 and 1883-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lon Chaney

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in ...

2. Walter Huston

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

For many years Walter Huston had two passions: his career as an engineer and his vocation for the stage. In 1909 he dedicated himself to the theatre, and made his debut on Broadway in 1924. In 1929 he journeyed to Hollywood, where his talent and ability made him one of the most respected actors in ...

3. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

4. Douglas Fairbanks

Actor | The Thief of Bagdad

Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (Marsh) and Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney. His paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, while his mother was from an Anglo family from the South. He was raised by his mother, who had ...

5. Edna May Oliver

Actress | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 2nd American president John Adams and his son, the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. In addition, ...

6. Marion Lorne

Actress | Strangers on a Train

Forever embraced as the mumbling, bumbling Aunt Clara on the Bewitched (1964) television series, endearing character actress Marion Lorne had a five-decade-long career on the stage before ever becoming a familiar TV household name.

Born Marion Lorne MacDougall on August 12, 1883 (other sources list ...

7. Estelle Winwood

Actress | The Producers

When Estelle saw the girl on a white horse at the circus, she then decided that she wanted to be an actress. And she was from the age of 5, to the disapproval of her father. Her mother had her train with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and Estelle performed in many plays and many roles in the West...

8. Ned Sparks

Actor | 42nd Street

Ned Sparks proved himself a top character support whose style would be imitated for decades to come. Although less remembered now, he was an inimitable cinematic player back in 1930s Hollywood. The nasal-toned, deadpan comedian Sparks was born Edward A. Sparkman in Guelph, Canada, and was raised ...

9. S.Z. Sakall

Actor | Casablanca

Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...

10. Earl Dwire

Actor | Riders of the Dawn

Earl Dwire was born on October 3, 1883 in Missouri, USA as Earl Dean Dwire. He was an actor, known for Riders of the Dawn (1937), Hittin' the Trail (1937) and The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Alice Maddeaux and Ruth. He died on January 16, 1940 in Los Angeles, ...

11. E.E. Clive

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Edward E. Clive was a Welsh-born actor/manager, initially, it seemed, slated for a medical career. After four years, he suddenly elected to abandon his studies at the University of Wales. For the next ten years, he trod the boards in diverse theatrical productions across Britain, becoming adept at ...

12. Mary Forbes

Actress | The Awful Truth

Mary Forbes was born on January 1, 1883 in Hornsey, Middlesex [now in Haringey, London], England as Ethel Louise Young. She was an actress, known for The Awful Truth (1937), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). She was married to Wesley Wall, Charles Quatermaine ...

13. Ford Sterling

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

Ford Sterling was born on November 3, 1883 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as George Ford Stich. He was an actor and director, known for Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919), The Show-Off (1926) and Wild Oranges (1924). He was married to Teddy Sampson. He died on October 13, 1939 in Los Angeles, California,...

14. Sam Hardy

Actor | King Kong

Sam Hardy was born on March 21, 1883 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for King Kong (1933), The Miracle Woman (1931) and The Gay Bride (1934). He was married to Betty Scott. He died on October 16, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA.

15. Matt Briggs

Actor | The Ox-Bow Incident

Matt Briggs was born on November 18, 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Buffalo Bill (1944) and The Babe Ruth Story (1948). He died on June 10, 1962 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

16. Benito Mussolini

Writer | Villafranca

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was the son of Alessandro Mussolini, a socialist, and Rosa Maltoni, a devout Catholic schoolteacher. In 1915, Mussolini married Donna Rachele Guidi. Together, they had five children. On October 31, 1922, at the age of...

17. Sam Wood

Director | Ivy

Following a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid (between 1919 and 1920) and Gloria Swanson (from 1921 to 1923). By the time ...

18. Maude Fealy

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Actress/dramatic teacher Maude Fealy, the daughter of actress Margaret Fealy, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3, 1881. Maude made her acting debut at three years of age in one of her mother's productions, "Faust". She was quite successful over the next few years, appearing in productions ...

19. Franz Kafka

Writer | Le procès

Franz Kafka was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Austrian Empire, in 1883. His father, Hermann Kafka, was a business owner and a domestic tyrant, frequently abusing his son. Kafka later admitted to his father, "My writing was all about you...". He believed that his father broke ...

20. Ludwig Stössel

Actor | From the Earth to the Moon

Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into ...

21. Max Fleischer

Producer | The Tantalizing Fly

Max Fleischer was born on July 19, 1883 in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on The Tantalizing Fly (1919), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) and The Ouija Board (1920). He was married to Essie Goldstein. He died on September 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, ...

22. Stanley Fields

Actor | Little Caesar

Stanley Fields was born on May 20, 1883 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter L. Agnew. He was an actor, known for Little Caesar (1931), Cimarron (1931) and Island of Lost Souls (1932). He was married to Alta Bailey. He died on April 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Joseph Crehan

Actor | Black Magic

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joseph A. Creaghan. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) and Dick Tracy (1945). He was married to Dorothy Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, ...

24. Ralph Morgan

Actor | Strange Interlude

Ralph Morgan was born on July 6, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA as Raphael Kuhner Wuppermann. He was an actor, known for Strange Interlude (1932), Magnificent Obsession (1935) and Barefoot Boy (1938). He was married to Grace Arnold. He died on June 11, 1956 in New York City.

25. Vasiliki Maliaros

Actress | The Exorcist

Vasiliki Maliaros was born on October 16, 1883 in Athens, Greece. She was an actress, known for The Exorcist (1973). She died on February 9, 1973 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

26. Dell Henderson

Actor | Show People

Dell Henderson was born on July 5, 1883 in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada as George Delbert Henderson. He was an actor and director, known for Show People (1928), The Servant Question (1920) and The Dead Line (1920). He was married to Florence Lee. He died on December 2, 1956 in Hollywood, California, ...

27. Forrest Taylor

Actor | Black Bandit

Minor American character actor Forrest Taylor was a veteran of the stage by the time he started appearing as a silent lead in both short and feature-length films. He went on to appear in hundreds of secondary "B" movies, although his name does not appear in a large percentage of them. Taylor was ...

28. Eddie Collins

Actor | The Blue Bird

Eddie Collins was born on January 30, 1883 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Edward Bernard Collins. He was an actor, known for The Blue Bird (1940), Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) and In Old Chicago (1938). He was married to Florence Wilmot (actress). He died on September 2, 1940 in Arcadia, ...

29. Max Linder

Actor | Seven Years Bad Luck

Although all too frequently neglected by fans of silent comedy, Max Linder is in many ways as important a figure as Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd, not least because he predated (and influenced) them all by several years and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic ...

30. Ramsey Wallace

Actor | The Extra Girl

Ramsey Wallace was born on June 12, 1883 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA as Archibald Ramsey Wallace. He was an actor, known for The Extra Girl (1923), A Voice in the Dark (1921) and The Drivin' Fool (1923). He was married to Esther Donders Wallace. He died on August 26, 1933 in Manhattan, New ...

31. Leonard Mudie

Actor | Captain Blood

Leonard Mudie was a stalwart acting veteran who made nearly 150 appearances before the camera. He was from the Midlands of England and began on stage in 1908 at the Gaiety Theater (1884-1959) in Manchester. This was the first regional repertory theater in England and well noted for the spectrum of ...

32. Virginia Brissac

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Virginia Brissac was born on June 11, 1883 in San Jose, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), The Scarlet Clue (1945) and Executive Suite (1954). She was married to John Griffith Wray and Eugene D. Mockbee. She died on July 26, 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, ...

33. Coco Chanel

Costume Designer | La règle du jeu

Coco Chanel was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. She was a costume designer and actress, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Tonight or Never (1931) and The Blood of a Poet (1932). She died on January 10, 1971 in Paris, France.

34. Florence Wix

Actress | Secrets

Florence Wix was born on May 16, 1883 in Hertfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Secrets (1924), The Buccaneer (1938) and The Female (1924). She died on November 23, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Johnny Arthur

Actor | The Monster

American actor who specialized in timid or whiny characters. He appeared on the stage in England and in the USA, and performed in musical comedy. He began his film work in silents and often worked in the films of Hal Roach.

36. Clark Burroughs

Actor | Branded

Clark Burroughs was born on August 23, 1883 in Danville, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Branded (1931). He died on December 18, 1951 in Morgan County, Ohio, USA.

37. Edward Peil Sr.

Actor | The Big Cage

Edward Peil Sr. was born on January 18, 1883 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA as Edward John Peil. He was an actor, known for The Big Cage (1933), Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919) and Dream Street (1921). He was married to Henrietta 'Etta' Raynor. He died on December 29, 1958 in ...

38. Colin Campbell

Actor | The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Colin Campbell was born on March 20, 1883 in Falkirk, Scotland. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) and The Secret of Treasure Island (1938). He died on March 25, 1966 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Muriel George

Actress | My Song for You

Muriel George was born on August 29, 1883 in London, England as Muriel Winifred George. She was an actress, known for A Song for You (1934), The Dancing Years (1950) and Vacation from Marriage (1945). She was married to Arthur Davenport (author, BBC broadcaster) and Ernest Butcher. She died on ...

40. Mary Alden

Actress | The Earth Woman

Mary Maguire Alden was born in New York City on June 18, 1883. She appeared in her first film when she was 31 years old in the production of The Second Mrs. Roebuck (1914). From that point on, Mary was kept very busy in the studios in New York. When the film companies moved west, Mary went with ...

41. Nikos Kazantzakis

Writer | The Last Temptation of Christ

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion, Crete (Greece). He studied Law in Athens and in Paris, but soon he studied philosophy and literature. He travelled almost everywhere; he learnt many foreign languages and left his scientific research for Nitsche. At philosophy: "Ascetics" (Salvatores Dei, ...

42. Marguerite Clark

Actress | Scrambled Wives

In the 1910s, waifs and child-women like Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish and Mary Miles Minter were dominant forces at America's box offices. Audiences welcomed Marguerite Clark into this group, especially those who preferred her dark brown hair and large brown eyes to the blonde-haired, blue-eyed ...

43. Raimu

Actor | La femme du boulanger

Orson Welles once called beloved, down-to-earth French character star Raimu (born Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire) "the greatest actor who ever lived." It is hard to argue the compliment of one genius to another. Raimu was born in Toulon, France on December 17, 1883 of very humble means. He began his ...

44. Theodor Loos

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Theodor Loos was born on May 18, 1883 in Zwingenberg, Hesse, Germany as August Konrad Loos. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Metropolis (1927) and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924). He died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany.

45. Mauritz Stiller

Director | Erotikon

Moshe "Mauritz" Stiller, born July 17, 1883, in Helsinki, Finland, was a director, writer and actor. He began his artistic activity in the theatre, as an actor at 16. Mauritz Stiller portrayed 87 roles from 1899-1916 and directed 16 productions 1911-28. Together with Viktor Sjöström ( director, ...

46. Hale Hamilton

Actor | The Girl from Missouri

Hale Hamilton was born on February 28, 1883 in Fort Madison, Iowa, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Girl from Missouri (1934), The Great Lover (1931) and The Great Gatsby (1926). He was married to Grace La Rue, Myrtle Tannehill and Minnie Dorothy Pepper (aka Jane Oaker). He died on ...

47. Pauline Frederick

Actress | Bonds of Love

Pauline Frederick was born Pauline Beatrice Libby in Boston, Massachusetts on August 12, 1883. She was fascinated with show business from an early age and throughout her childhood, she was bred for a career in music. It has been said she had a terrific soprano voice, but Pauline also dabbled a bit ...

48. Charles K. Gerrard

Actor | Dracula

Charles K. Gerrard was born on December 20, 1883 in Carlow, Ireland as Charles Kavanagh. He was an actor, known for Dracula (1931), Blackbirds (1920) and The Lights of New York (1922). He died on January 1, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA.

49. Polly Moran

Actress | Chasing Rainbows

She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up ...

50. Percy Marmont

Actor | The Squeaker

Tall, debonair British matinée idol Percy Marmont first acted on stage in 1900. As a romantic lead from 1916, he made his screen debut while touring South Africa with a theatrical troupe in De Voortrekkers (1916). From there, the players went on to Australia (where Marmont made a second film, The ...


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