Birth Date between 1890-01-01 and 1890-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Stan Laurel

Actor | Pardon Us

Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno's vaudeville company to the United States in 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles ...

2. Frank Morgan

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

Jovial, somewhat flamboyant Frank Morgan (born Francis Wuppermann) will forever be remembered as the title character in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but he was a veteran and respected actor long before he played that part, and turned in outstanding performances both before and after that film. One of ...

3. Groucho Marx

Actor | A Night at the Opera

The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love...

4. Fritz Lang

Director | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. ...

5. Herbert Marshall

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Herbert Marshall had trained to become a certified accountant, but his interest turned to the stage. He lost a leg while serving in World War I, he was rehabilitated with a wooden leg. This did not stop him from making good his decision to make the stage as his vocation. He used a very deliberate ...

6. Agatha Christie

Writer | Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha was born as "Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller" in 1890 to Frederick Alvah Miller and Clara Boehmer. Agatha was of American and British descent, her father being American and her mother British. Her father was a relatively affluent stockbroker. Agatha received home education from early childhood ...

7. Adolphe Menjou

Actor | Paths of Glory

The words "suave" and "debonair" became synonymous with the name Adolphe Menjou in Hollywood, both on- and off-camera. The epitome of knavish, continental charm and sartorial opulence, Menjou, complete with trademark waxy black mustache, evolved into one of Hollywood's most distinguished of artists...

8. John Aasen

Actor | Why Worry?

Like Charles Chaplin's sidekick, Eric Campbell, Harold Lloyd needed his own giant when casting Why Worry? (1923) in 1922. Lloyd first had his eyes on George Auger (Cardiff Giant) who worked at Ringling Brothers sideshow as a giant. But Auger died before the film started and a search went out for a ...

9. Henry Hull

Actor | Lifeboat

Henry Hull, the actor who created the role of Jeeter on Broadway in "Tobacco Road," was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 13, 1890, the son of a drama critic. Originally intending to become an engineer, Hull became an actor and made his Broadway debut in "Green Stockings" less than two weeks...

10. Marjorie Main

Actress | The Egg and I

Her father was a minister, and when she joined a local stock company as a youngster she changed her name to avoid embarrassing her family. She worked in vaudeville and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her film debut was in A House Divided (1931). She repeated her stage role in Dead End (1937) as Baby ...

11. Verna Felton

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Verna Felton had extensive experience on the stage and in radio before she broke into film and television. Her trademarks was her distinctive husky voice and her no-nonsense attitude. She was quite in demand for voiceover work, as evidenced by her roles in Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (...

12. H.P. Lovecraft

Writer | Re-Animator

Born in Providence, Lovecraft was a sickly child whose parents died insane. When he was 16, he wrote the astronomy column in the Providence Tribune. Between 1908 and 1923, he wrote short stories for Weird Tales magazine, among others. He died in Providence, in poverty, on March 15, 1937. His most ...

13. Edward Arnold

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Edward Arnold was born as Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider in 1890, on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of German immigrants, Elizabeth (Ohse) and Carl Schneider. Arnold began his acting career on the New York stage and became a film actor in 1916. A burly man with a commanding style ...

14. Stanley Holloway

Actor | My Fair Lady

Stanley Holloway was born on October 1, 1890 in Manor Park, London, England as Stanley Augustus Holloway. He was an actor, known for My Fair Lady (1964), Brief Encounter (1945) and Ten Little Indians (1965). He was married to Violet Lane and Alice Mary Laure Foran. He died on January 30, 1982 in ...

15. Harry Shannon

Actor | High Noon

Born and raised on a farm in Michigan in 1890, Irish-American character actor Harry Shannon had the credentials for becoming a staple player in westerns. He started off his career traveling around with repertory and stock companies and developed his musical abilities in tent shows, burlesque houses...

16. Edgar Kennedy

Actor | Duck Soup

Edgar Kennedy, who was born on April 26, 1890, near Monterey, California, hit the road as a young man and traveled across the country, working in a succession of jobs. He became a professional boxer, claiming to have gone 14 rounds against The Manassas Mauler, Jack Dempsey.

In addition to his ...

17. Robert Armstrong

Actor | King Kong

Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the ...

18. Charlotte Greenwood

Actress | Oklahoma!

Charlotte Greenwood was born Frances Charlotte Greenwood on June 25, 1890, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a sickly child and her father left the family when she was very young. Charlotte grew into a healthy, six foot tall woman. She started her career dancing in vaudeville where she became ...

19. Junius Matthews

Actor | The Sword in the Stone

Junius Matthews was born Junius Conyers Matthews on June 12, 1890 in Illinois. He was determined to become a popular radio and television actor. He started out on stage, and got his first role in the classic The Silent Witness (1917), as Bud Morgan. Before the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939), he did ...

20. Pat O'Malley

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he ...

21. Cheerio Meredith

Actress | The Andy Griffith Show

Cheerio Meredith was born as Edwina Lucille Hoffmann on July 12, 1890 in Missouri. She was originally a stage actress until breaking into films and TV. She was a regular as Emma Brand and Emma Watson on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960)" and appeared in "One Happy Family" (1961) as Lovey Hackett. She...

22. Leslie Banks

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Leslie Banks was born on June 9, 1890 in West Derby, England as Leslie James Banks. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and Haunted Honeymoon (1940). He was married to Gwendoline Haldane Unwin. He died on April 21, 1952 in London, England.

23. Clarence Brown

Director | Anna Karenina

Clarence Leon Brown was the son of Larkin Harry and Catherine Ann (Gaw) Brown of Clinton, Massachusetts. His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, when he was 12 years old. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1905 and from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in mechanical and electrical ...

24. Edmund Lowe

Actor | Chandu the Magician

Tall, athletic leading man, the son of a judge. Lowe was initially slated for the priesthood but switched career paths on several occasions, at one time studying law, then teaching English and elocution. The latter led to his involvement in the acting profession. After briefly appearing in ...

25. George Regas

Actor | The Mark of Zorro

Brother of actor Pedro Regas, George was a stage actor in Athens before coming to the U.S. as "Romeo" in a Grecian version of "Romeo and Juliet", which he performed in New York. Regas played character parts in numerous films, many of them uncredited. Regas often played Latinos, Native Americans or ...

26. Stanley Ridges

Actor | Possessed

Born in England in 1891, Stanley Ridges would become a protégé of Beatrice Lillie, a star of musical comedies, and spent a great many years learning and honing his craft on the stage. He eventually would make his way over to America, and become a romantic leading man on Broadway. His first film ...

27. Clara Kimball Young

Actress | The Common Law

Clara Kimball Young was born Clarisa Kimball on September 6, 1890, to Edward Kimball and the former Mrs. E.M. Kimball, traveling stock company actors with the Holden Co. Though she claimed Chicago as her birthplace, there are no records of her being born in Cook County--which includes Chicago--and ...

28. Chieko Higashiyama

Actress | Tôkyô monogatari

Chieko Higashiyama was born on September 30, 1890 in Chiba, Japan as Sen Watanabe. She was an actress, known for Tokyo Story (1953), Sen-hime (1954) and The Idiot (1951). She died on May 8, 1980.

29. Tom Powers

Actor | Double Indemnity

After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kentucky-born Tom Powers signed with Vitagraph Pictures at 21 years of age, in 1911. He stayed there for two years, then shortly thereafter traveled to England, appearing there in both stage productions and films. When he returned to the US he ...

30. Blanche Oelrichs

Writer | Clair de lune

Blanche Oelrichs (pen name: Michael Strange), was born Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs on October 1, 1890, in New York, N.Y., to a socially prominent family. Blanche was the reigning débutante of Newport society. In 1910, she married Leonard M. Thomas, a rising young diplomat. She soon became a ...

31. Jeanne Eagels

Actress | The Letter

Jeanne Eagels, one of the most intriguing stars of late silent films and the early talkies, was born Amelia Jean Eagles on June 26, 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward and Julia Sullivan Eagles. Young Jean was part of an impoverished family of eight, with three brothers and two sisters. She ...

32. Karl Freund

Cinematographer | Key Largo

Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech...

33. El Brendel

Actor | Just Imagine

El Brendel was born on March 25, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elmer Goodfellow Brendel. He was an actor, known for Just Imagine (1930), The Big Trail (1930) and Wings (1927). He was married to Flo Bert. He died on April 9, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

34. Frank Conroy

Actor | The Ox-Bow Incident

Frank Conroy was born on October 14, 1890 in Derby, Derbyshire, England as Frank Meinberg Conroy. He was an actor, known for The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Manhattan Melodrama (1934) and Call of the Wild (1935). He was married to Helen Robbins. He died on February 24, 1964 in Paramus, New Jersey, USA.

35. Fred Thomson

Actor | A Regular Scout

All but forgotten today, Fred Thomson was a silent movie westerner who at one time rivaled 1920s heroes Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson in popularity. Unlike the early, myth-inducing demise of a Rudolph Valentino or Jean Harlow, Fred's untimely death of tetanus prevented the actor, who was at one time ...

36. Leo Willis

Actor | A Hero of the Big Snows

Leo Willis was born on January 5, 1890 in Wapanucka, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for A Hero of the Big Snows (1926), All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923) and The Timber Queen (1922). He died on April 10, 1952 in Monterey County, California, USA.

37. Ann Codee

Actress | Kiss Me Kate

Ann Codee was born on March 5, 1890 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium as Anna Marie Vannuefflin. She was an actress, known for Kiss Me Kate (1953), Captain Caution (1940) and Can-Can (1960). She was married to Frank Orth. She died on May 18, 1961 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Judith Lowry

Actress | The Anderson Tapes

Judith Lowry was born on July 27, 1890 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA as Judith Carter Ives. She was an actress, known for The Anderson Tapes (1971), Phyllis (1975) and The Jackie Gleason Show (1966). She was married to Rudd Lowry. She died on November 29, 1976 in New York City, New York, USA.

39. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Self | Nazi Concentration Camps

Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on Tuesday, October 14, 1890, as Dwight David Eisenhower, in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover. Both parents were of German descent. Eisenhower studied at the West Point Military Academy from 1911-...

40. Carlos Gardel

Soundtrack | True Lies

Known as El Zorzal Criollo, the songbird of Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel is a legendary figure in Uruguay and Argentina. He was born on December 11st, 1890, in Toulouse (France). His place of birth have been claimed by the Uruguayans and Argentinians, however, his Birth Certificate and his Will ...

41. Alice Joyce

Actress | The Third Degree

Having worked as a telephone operator at age 13 and a fashion model afterwards, Alice Joyce joined the Kalem film company at 20, making her debut in The Deacon's Daughter (1910), and achieved popularity as a charming, proper leading lady in many shorts. After Vitagraph bought out Kalem, Joyce began ...

42. Duke Kahanamoku

Actor | Girl of the Port

Duke Kahanamoku was one of the great Olympic heroes of all time. Born in Hawaii, Duke grew up swimming and entered the 1912 Stockholm Olympics for the United States (Hawaii was not yet a state, but a U.S. possession)and became an international star by winning the Men's 100-Meter Freestyle, ...

43. Joseph N. Welch

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

Joseph N. Welch was born on October 22, 1890 in Primghar, Iowa, USA as Joseph Nye Welch. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960) and Startime (1959). He was married to Agnes Rodgers Brown and Judith Lydon. He died on October 6, 1960 in Hyannis, ...

44. Artie Ortego

Actor | The Great Secret

Artie Ortego was born on February 9, 1890 in San Jose, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Great Secret (1917), The Valley of Bravery (1926) and Broadway Bill (1918). He was married to Billie Mack and Marie Manley. He died on July 24, 1960 in Burbank, California.

45. Gösta Ekman

Actor | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

Generally spoken of as Swedish theater's most legendary stage actor, Gösta Ekman enjoyed a prolific stage career during his short life, becoming the first real star of Swedish theater. His boyish good looks attracted both sexes, helping to create a massive cult following and elevating him to the ...

46. Jack Mower

Actor | The Radio Detective

Jack Mower was born on September 5, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Benjamin Allen Mower. He was an actor and producer, known for The Radio Detective (1926), The Son of Sontag (1925) and Sailors' Wives (1928). He was married to Diana Woods Smith and Anna Stachia Houlihan. He died on January 6, ...

47. Art Acord

Actor | The Set-Up

Art Acord was born on April 17, 1890 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA as Arthemus Ward Acord. He is known for his work on The Set-Up (1926), Set Free (1927) and The White Horseman (1921). He was married to Louise Lorraine, Edna Nores and Edythe Sterling. He died on January 4, 1931 in Chihuahua, ...

48. Hilda Plowright

Actress | Television Spy

Hilda Plowright was born on November 29, 1890 in Swaffham, Norfolk, England. She was an actress, known for Television Spy (1939), Raffles (1939) and One Step Beyond (1959). She died on October 9, 1973 in San Diego, California, USA.

49. Harland Sanders

Actor | The Phynx

Harland Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, USA as Harland David Sanders. He was married to Claudia Ledington and Josephine King. He died on December 16, 1980 in Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA.

50. Ted Adams

Actor | The Lion Man

The son of vaudeville performers, Richard Theodore "Ted" Adams was part of his parents' troupe before attending Cornell University at the age of 18. After college he did stock work for three years before going to New York City and stage work there. For more than half his life he performed on the ...


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