Birth Date between 1891-01-01 and 1891-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Random Harvest
British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his ...
2. Sam Jaffe
Actor | The Day the Earth Stood Still
Born Shalom Jaffe in New York City, he became known to the world as Sam Jaffe. From a Jewish family as a child he appeared in Yiddish theater productions with his mother, a well-known regional stage actress. He graduated from the City College of New York and then studied engineering at Columbia ...
Actor | The Song of Bernadette
American character actor of gruff voice and appearance who was a fixture in Hollywood pictures from the earliest days of the talkies. The fifth of seven children, he was born in the first minute of 1891. He was a boisterous child, and at nine was tried and acquitted for attempted murder in the ...
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Francis J. McDonald - not a name to bring ready recognition-but a look at the face reminds one of many old movie roles indeed. His career as an actor literally spanned from early silent films and the great silver screen era of sound film to follow on through the golden age of television. His screen...
5. Mae Busch
Actress | Sons of the Desert
Mae Busch can certainly claim career versatility, having successfully played Erich von Stroheim's mistress, Lon Chaney's girlfriend, Charley Chase's sister, James Finlayson's ex-wife and Oliver Hardy's wife! She was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1891; her parents were in the theater and when she...
Actor | His Girl Friday
Gene Lockhart was born on July 18, 1891, in London, Ontario, Canada, the son of John Coates Lockhart and Ellen Mary (Delany) Lockhart. His father had studied singing and young Gene displayed an early interest in drama and music. Shortly after the 7-year-old danced a Highland fling in a concert ...
Actress | La kermesse héroïque
Françoise Rosay was born on April 19, 1891 in Paris, France as Françoise Bandy de Nalèche. She was an actress and writer, known for Carnival in Flanders (1935), Le petit café (1931) and Johnny Frenchman (1945). She was married to Jacques Feyder. She died on March 28, 1974 in Montgeron, ...
8. Cole Porter
Soundtrack | At Long Last Love
Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a...
9. Roscoe Karns
Actor | It Happened One Night
On stage since age 15, Roscoe Karns parlayed his machine-gun delivery and street-wise demeanor (although many thought of him as a New Yorker, he was actually from San Bernardino, California) into character roles in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1960s. His peak period, though, was in the ...
10. Paul Lukas
Actor | Watch on the Rhine
Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 ...
11. Victor Kilian
Actor | Air Hawks
American character actor of gruff demeanor who played in dozens of films through the Thirties and Forties. A native of New Jersey, he was a wagon driver for his father's laundry business before joining a vaudeville company. He played in stock and touring companies, then was cast in the Walter Huston...
12. Frank Fay
Actor | Nothing Sacred
Frank Fay was born on November 17, 1891 in San Francisco, California, USA as Francis Anthony Donner. He was an actor, known for Nothing Sacred (1937), God's Gift to Women (1931) and The Matrimonial Bed (1930). He was married to Barbara Stanwyck, Gladys Buchanan, Betty Kean and Frances White. He ...
13. Reginald Denny
Actor | Cat Ballou
Sometime in the early 1930s, Denny was between scenes on a movie set when he met a neighborhood boy who was trying to fly a bulky gas-powered model plane. When he tried to help by making an adjustment on the machine, Denny succeeded only in wrecking it. But this launched his infatuation with model ...
14. James Bell
Actor | I Walked with a Zombie
James Bell was born on December 1, 1891 in Suffolk, Virginia, USA as James Harlee Bell. He was an actor, known for I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Blind Spot (1947) and All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953). He was married to Joyce Arling. He died on October 26, 1973 in Kents Store, Virginia.
15. Stanley Andrews
Actor | Road to Rio
Stanley Andrews was born on August 28, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Stanley Andrzejewski. He was an actor, known for Road to Rio (1947), Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) and Escape from Devil's Island (1935). He died on June 23, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
16. Jonathan Hale
Actor | The Saint in Palm Springs
Canadian-born Jonathan Hale had a long film career, appearing in over 200 pictures. He was a member of the diplomatic service prior to his film career, and his stately bearing stood him in good stead for the variety of corporate executives, military officers and high-level politicians he often ...
17. Buck Jones
Actor | Branded
Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He...
18. Helen Broderick
Actress | Swing Time
Helen Broderick was a deliciously funny character comedienne with vaudeville and stage experience, a close friend of Jeanne Eagels. The story goes that, at the age of 14, she ran away from home because her mother (who featured in operatic comedy) was totally obsessed by the theatre. Ironically, all...
19. Chief Yowlachie
Actor | Red River
A member of the Yakima tribe in Washington state, Chief Yowlachie (whose real name was Daniel Simmons) began his show-business career as--believe it or not--an opera singer and spent many years in that profession. In the 1920s he switched to films, and over the next 25 or so years played everything...
20. Fanny Brice
Actress | Be Yourself!
Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was ...
21. Charles Thompson
Actor | The Twilight Zone
Charles Thompson was born on January 2, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Philip Thompson. He was an actor, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Hot Rods to Hell (1967). He died on October 26, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
22. Edmund Goulding
Director | Grand Hotel
London-born Edmund Goulding was an actor/playwright/director on the London stage, and entered the British army when WWI broke out. Mustered out of the service because of wounds suffered in battle, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1921. He obtained assignments as a screenwriter in Hollywood, wrote a ...
23. Henry O'Neill
Actor | The Story of Louis Pasteur
Suave, well-mannered, silvery-haired character actor Henry O'Neill played top supports in hundreds of films, often as a benign, wise, sensible father, judge, doctor, executive or lawyer. Most of his uppercrust career was split between two studios: Warner Bros in the 1930s and MGM in the 1940s. ...
24. Isabel Jeans
Actress | Gigi
Stately Isabel Jeans was brought to Hollywood by the director Anatole Litvak to appear as Fermonde Dupond in his comedy Tovarich (1937). The daughter of an art critic, Frederick George Jeans, she had aspired to be a singer but instead forged a career on the stage. Her first role came courtesy of ...
25. Tim McCoy
Actor | The Western Code
One of the great stars of early American Westerns. McCoy was the son of an Irish soldier who later became police chief of Saginaw, Michigan, where McCoy was born. He attended St. Ignatius College in Chicago and after seeing a Wild West show there, left school and found work on a Wyoming ranch. He ...
28. Josephine Joseph
Actress | Freaks
Josephine Joseph was born in Austria of Polish-Austrian descent in 1913, whose body was allegedly split down the middle, one side male and the other female. She/he claimed to be a true intersex, or "hermaphrodite,' but there is no evidence to confirm whether this was the case or not. Hermaphrodites...
29. Ann Shoemaker
Actress | Alice Adams
Ann Shoemaker was born on January 10, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Annie Dorothea Shoemaker. She was an actress, known for Alice Adams (1935), My Favorite Wife (1940) and Sunrise at Campobello (1960). She was married to Henry Stephenson. She died on September 18, 1978 in Los Angeles, ...
30. Miriam Cooper
Miriam Cooper was born to Julian Cooper and Margaret Stewart in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1891. The family was Roman Catholic, and the Coopers were fairly well-to-do. After the birth of five children in five years (one of whom died in infancy), Julian Cooper deserted his family and fled to Europe. ...
31. Michael Chekhov
Actor | Spellbound
Michael Chekhov was a Russian actor in the Moscow Art Theatre who emigrated to America and made a career in Hollywood, earning himself an Oscar nomination.
He was born Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1891. His mother, Natalya Golden, was Jewish, and his father, Aleksandr ...
32. Al Bridge
Actor | The Jade Mask
American character actor, a fixture both in Westerns and in the comedies of Preston Sturges. Although frequently billed as "Alan" Bridge, he was born Alfred Morton Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1891 (not as "Alford" Bridge in 1890, as his tombstone erroneously states), he and his sister, ...
33. Irving Pichel
Director | Destination Moon
Irving Pichel was born on June 24, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Destination Moon (1950), Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) and Without Honor (1949). He was married to Violette Wilson. He died on July 13, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.
34. Belle Bennett
Actress | Flesh and Spirit
Belle Bennett was born on April 22, 1891 in Milaca, Minnesota, USA as Ara Belle Bennett. She was an actress, known for Flesh and Spirit (1922), Recaptured Love (1930) and Courage (1930). She was married to Fred Windemere, Jack Geller and Howard Ralph Macy. She died on November 4, 1932 in Los ...
35. Fritz Rasp
Actor | Metropolis
Fritz Heinrich Rasp was the thirteenth child of a county surveyor. He was schooled from 1908-1909 at the Theaterschule Otto Königin in Munich where, due to a speech impediment, Rasp developed a Frankish dialect. Rasp debuted on the stage in 1909, as Amandus in Max Halbe's "Skandalstück Jugend" as ...
36. Madge Kennedy
Actress | Day Dreams
In 1906, Madge went to New York City to study at the Art Students League where she hoped to become an illustrator. This lasted until she appeared in a student musical, which led to a full time job in a traveling stock company. By 1912, Madge was a Broadway Star with the bedroom farce "Little Miss ...
37. Hans Albers
Soundtrack | Soul Kitchen
Life companion was the actress Hansi Burg. Their relationship started in 1925. They separated in 1935 due to the pressure of the German Nazi government. In 1938 she went into exile in Switzerland (later London). Shortly after this she married the Norwegian Erich Blydt. Burg returned to Germany and ...
38. George Marshall
Director | How the West Was Won
George Marshall was a versatile American director who came to Hollywood to visit his mother and "have a bit of fun". Expelled from Chicago University in 1912, he was an unsettled young man, drifting from job to job, variously employed as a mechanic, newspaper reporter and lumberjack with a logging ...
39. Irene Rich
Actress | Fort Apache
Born Irene Luther on October 13, 1891, silent-screen femme Irene Rich came from a once well-to-do family in Buffalo, New York. Her father had a reversal of fortune while she was quite young and the family subsequently had to move to California. Following her education, Irene pursued a career as a ...
40. Wallace Reid
Actor | Carmen
The son of writer-theater producer-director-actor Hal Reid, Wallace was on stage by the age of four in the act with his parents. He spent most of his early years, not on the stage, but in private schools where he excelled in music and athletics. In 1910, his father went to the Chicago studio of "...
42. Harry Cohn
He was crude, uneducated, foul and, even on his best behavior, abrasive. No major studio executive of the so-called "Golden Age" was more loathed (although at times the dictatorial Samuel Goldwyn and the hard-nosed Jack L. Warner came close) than Harry Cohn.
Born in the middle of 5 children to ...
43. Victor Varconi
Actor | The Divine Lady
Handsome Hollywood character player Victor Varconi was born into a farming family on the Hungarian/Rumanian border. Christened Mihály Várkonyi, his career, following training at Budapest's commercial college and dramatic school, thrived for a time on the Transylvanian stage, where he played leads ...
45. Jetta Goudal
Actress | Fighting Love
Although Dutch-born silent screen femme fatale Jetta Goudal (pronounced Zhett-eh Goo-doll) may be pretty much forgotten today, she was, in her glorious Hollywood heyday, a star rivaling that of Gloria Swanson and fellow vamps Barbara La Marr and Nita Naldi. The daughter of a Jewish orthodox diamond...
47. Jack Buchanan
Actor | The Sky's the Limit
Born in Scotland, Jack Buchanan made his stage acting debut in Britain in 1912, and on Broadway in 1924. Though he made his film debut in 1917 during the silent film era, Buchanan is probably best remembered for The Band Wagon (1953), co-starring with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, ...
Actor | I've Been Around
William H. O'Brien was born on July 19, 1891 in Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for I've Been Around (1935), The Sky Raiders (1931) and The Guilty Generation (1931). He died on April 18, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
49. Sergei Prokofiev
Soundtrack | Red Heat
Prokofiev was a multi-talented man and an innovative composer. He learned piano from his mother and chess from his father. He always had a chess set on his piano, and was able to play against the chess champions of his time. He studied music with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, graduated with highest ...
50. Robert Frazer
Actor | Two-Gun Caballero
Robert Frazer was born on June 29, 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Browne. He was an actor, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and The Fighting Parson (1933). He was married to Mildred Bright. He died on August 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.