Birth Date between 1891-01-01 and 1891-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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...

2. Charles Bickford

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 ...

3. Ronald Colman

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 ...

4. 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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. Gene Lockhart

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 ...

8. 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.

9. Francis McDonald

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...

10. 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 ...

11. 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 ...

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. 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.

14. 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 ...

15. Harry Cording

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Burly bit part actor often seen in the Sherlock Holmes movies of the '40's as a menacing chauffer, sailor or Cockney. His speaking parts were always well done and added considerably to the B grade movies of the period .

16. 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 ...

17. 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...

18. 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 "...

19. 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...

20. 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 ...

21. Madge Kennedy

Actress | Marathon Man

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 ...

22. 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. ...

23. 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...

24. John T. Bambury

Actor | The Terror of Tiny Town

John T. Bambury was born on July 10, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as John Thomas Bambury. He is known for his work on The Terror of Tiny Town (1938). He died on November 4, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

25. Françoise Rosay

Actress | Le petit café

Françoise Rosay was born on April 19, 1891 in Paris, France as Françoise Bandy de Nalèche. She was an actress and writer, known for Le petit café (1931), Carnival in Flanders (1935) and Macadam (1946). She was married to Jacques Feyder. She died on March 28, 1974 in Montgeron, Essonne, ...

26. Victor Kilian

Actor | Dr. Cyclops

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...

27. 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, ...

28. Marshall Neilan

Director | Dinty

In the early days of silent pictures, Marshall Neilan was a top director for Goldwyn Pictures. He had also directed a small number of Louis B. Mayer's independently produced melodramas, but there was a mutual dislike between the two men. During the festivities inaugurating the merger of Metro and ...

29. 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 ...

30. Buck Jones

Actor | Law for Tombstone

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...

31. William H. O'Brien

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.

32. Frank Mills

Actor | Parole!

Frank Mills was born on January 26, 1891 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Parole! (1936), Those Who Dance (1930) and Danger Street (1928). He died on August 18, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Miriam Cooper

Actress | Serenade

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. ...

34. 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.

35. 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 ...

36. 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...

37. 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 ...

38. May Warden

Actress | Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One

May Warden was born on May 9, 1891 in Leeds, England. She was an actress, known for Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One (1963), The Donati Conspiracy (1973) and Made (1972). She was married to Silvester Stewart. She died on October 5, 1978 in London, England.

39. 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...

40. 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 ...

41. 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, ...

42. Robert Frazer

Actor | The Vampire Bat

Robert Frazer was born on June 29, 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Browne. He was an actor, known for The Vampire Bat (1933), Two-Gun Caballero (1931) and The Tiger Woman (1944). He was married to Mildred Bright. He died on August 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. 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 ...

44. John Dilson

Actor | The Man with Nine Lives

John Dilson was born on February 18, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as John H. Dilson. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) and Beyond the Sacramento (1940). He died on June 1, 1944 in Ventura, California, USA.

45. Bill Cody

Actor | Frontier Days

"B"-picture cowboy star Bill Cody was born William Joseph Cody, Jr., on January 5, 1891, in St. Paul, Minnesota (some sources list his place of birth as Manitoba, Canada). He was no relation to William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody. He was educated at Saint Thomas Military Academy in Minneapolis ...

46. 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 ...

47. Parker Fennelly

Actor | The Trouble with Harry

Parker Fennelly was born on October 22, 1891 in Northeast Harbor, Maine, USA. He was an actor, known for The Trouble with Harry (1955), The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957) and The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951). He was married to Catherine Reynolds. He died on January 22, 1988 in Peekskill, ...

48. Sam Lufkin

Actor | Battling Orioles

Sam Lufkin was born on May 8, 1891 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Samuel William Lufkin. He is known for his work on Battling Orioles (1924), Scotty of the Scouts (1926) and The Mystery Man (1935). He died on February 19, 1952 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Actor | Idiot's Delight

Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher was born on July 28, 1891 in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Idiot's Delight (1939), Possessed (1931) and The Unwritten Law (1932). He was married to Pauline Mason and Irene Martin. He died on May 22, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

50. 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 ...


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