Date of Death between 1916-01-01 and 1916-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Jack London

Writer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Jack London was the best-selling, highest paid and most popular American author of his time.

He was born John Griffith Chaney, on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco. He was raised by his mother Flora Wellman and his stepfather John London (he didn't know who his father was until his adulthood). ...

2. Henry James

Writer | What Maisie Knew

Henry James was born 15 April 1843, to a wealthy family. He was born in New York, New York USA. His parents were Henry James Sr. and Mary Robertson Walsh; He had one brother William James (January 11 1842-August 26 1910) and one sister Alice James. When Henry James was a young boy he would enjoy ...

3. Mildred J. Hill

Soundtrack | Paycheck

She and sister, Patty Smith Hill, are buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, KY)

4. Grigory Rasputin

Self | Last of the Czars

Gregory Rasputin was one of Russia's most controversial and mysterious figures who posed as a "holy man" and destroyed the political image and reputation of Russia's Emperor Tsar Nicholas II and his family through a series of political manipulations, disgusting scandals and treachery, provoking a ...

5. Arthur V. Johnson

Actor | The Beloved Adventurer

Arthur V. Johnson was born on February 2, 1876 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Arthur Vaughen Johnson. He was an actor and director, known for The Beloved Adventurer (1914), Annie Rowley's Fortune (1913) and The Adventures of Dollie (1908). He was married to Maude Webb. He died on January 17, 1916 in ...

6. Sholom Aleichem

Writer | Fiddler on the Roof

Sholom Aleichem (translated from Hebrew as a greeting "Peace be with you") was the pseudonym of Sholom Yakov Rabinovitz. He was born on February 18, 1859, in Pereyaslav near Kiev, Ukraine, in the Russian Empire. His father was a religious scholar and the family was trilingual. After his mother died...

7. Sydney Ayres

Director | Beyond the City

Handsome, dark wavy-haired leading man who appeared on the New York stage, starred in early silent films (1-3 reelers) as well as directed and wrote scenarios. Worked for various studios including Edison, American, Powers, Rex, Big U (Universal), Laemmle, Nestor and Selig. Still working until the ...

8. Henryk Sienkiewicz

Writer | Quo Vadis

Henryk Sienkiewicz was born on May 5, 1846 in Wola Okrzejska, Poland, Russian Empire as Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz. He was a writer, known for Quo Vadis (1951), Invasion 1700 (1962) and Na jasnym brzegu (1921). He was married to Maria Babska, Maria Romanowska and Maria Emilia Kazimiera...

9. Richard Harding Davis

Writer | Cupid's Fireman

American journalist, novelist and playwright Richard Harding Davis was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1864 (literary talent ran in his family: his father was a newspaper editor and his mother was a writer). He attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and in...

10. James Whitcomb Riley

Writer | An Old Sweetheart of Mine

James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849 in Greenfield, Indiana, USA. He died on July 22, 1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

11. Sam Lucas

Actor | Uncle Tom's Cabin

Sam Lucas was an African-American actor, comedian, singer and songwriter born to free black parents in 1848. A former barber, he was once described as the "Grand Old Man of the Negro Stage". As a youngster he showed talent for guitar and singing. He started as a black-face minstrelsy on riverboats ...

12. Emperor Franz Josef

Self | Der Kaiser von Deutschland, der Kaiser von Österreich und der König von Sachsen am Tage der Jubiläumsfeier in Dresden

Emperor Franz Josef was born on August 18, 1830 in Vienna, Austrian Empire as Franz Josef von Habsburg-Lothringen. He was married to Elizabeth of Bavaria. He died on November 21, 1916 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary.

13. Richard Purdon

Actor | Almost a Heroine

Richard Purdon was born in 1850 in Ireland. He was an actor, known for Almost a Heroine (1916), The Ventures of Marguerite (1915) and When Appearances Deceive (1915). He died on October 11, 1916 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

14. Dorrit Weixler

Actress | Das rosa Pantöffelchen

Dorrit Weixler was born on March 27, 1892 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Das rosa Pantöffelchen (1913), Malheurchen Nummer acht (1915) and Der unsichtbare Zeuge (1914). She died on November 30, 1916 in Berlin.

15. Jean Webster

Writer | Daddy-Long-Legs

Had one daughter.

16. George W. Middleton

Actor | The Soul of Broadway

George W. Middleton was born on January 1, 1833 in New York, New York, USA as George Walworth Middleton. He was an actor, known for The Soul of Broadway (1915), An American Gentleman (1915) and Born Again (1914). He was married to Anna Rebecca Ketchum. He died on January 25, 1916 in New York.

17. Hector Hugh Munro

Writer | Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Voltaire is famous for having said, "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him." Saki, in his book The Unbearable Bassington, chapter 13 (1912), has his character The Archdeacon say of De la Poulett, "He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity ...

18. Mary Davenport

Actress | The Widow of Red Rock

Mary Davenport was born on April 1, 1850 in the USA. She was an actress, known for The Widow of Red Rock (1914). She was married to J. Duke Murray (manager). She died on June 26, 1916 in Fresno, California, USA.

19. Mabel Eaton

Actress | The Fable of the 'Good Fairy'

Mabel Eaton was born in 1875 in Nebraska, USA. She was an actress, known for The Fable of the 'Good Fairy' (1914). She was married to Leo Kamerman and William Farnum. She died on January 10, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

20. Charles Manley

Actor | Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel

Charles Manley was born on September 25, 1830 in Ireland. He was an actor, known for Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (1900), Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902) and Uncle Josh's Nightmare (1900). He was married to Amelia Badeau Marcher. He died on February 26, 1916 in Los Angeles, California,...

21. Joe Hayden

Soundtrack | Batman

22. José Echegaray y Eizaguirre

Writer | Lovers?

Was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1904.

23. Seth Low

Self | Installation Ceremonies, Columbia University

Seth Low was born on January 18, 1850 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He died on September 17, 1916.

24. Soseki Natsume

Writer | Wagahai wa neko de aru

Pictured on the Japanese ¥1000 note.

25. Mabel Greene

Actress | The Daughters of Men

Mabel Greene was born in 1886. She was an actress, known for The Daughters of Men (1914), Always in the Way (1915) and The Greater Love (1914). She died on February 19, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA.

26. Camille D'Arcy

Actress | Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines

Camille D'Arcy was born in 1879. She was an actress, known for Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (1916), The Prince Chap (1916) and The White Sister (1915). She was married to Dr. Loren Wilder. She died on September 27, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

27. Francis Carlyle

Actor | The Perils of Pauline

Francis Carlyle was born on August 27, 1868 in Birkenhead, England. He was an actor, known for The Perils of Pauline (1914), Detective Craig's Coup (1914) and Arizona (1913). He died on September 15, 1916 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

28. Lord Kitchener

Self | Gen'l Sir Herbert Kitchener

Horatio Herbert Kitchener was born in Ballylongford, Ireland on June 24, 1850, the son of Lt. Col. Henry Kitchener. After attending boarding school in Switzerland, Horatio was admitted to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, England in 1868. Commissioned as an officer in the Royal Engineers in ...

29. Mário de Sá-Carneiro

Writer | Retrato de Família

Was a poet and a writer.

30. Lizzie Conway

Actress | Lena Rivers

Lizzie Conway was born as Elizabeth Letford. She was an actress, known for Lena Rivers (1914), When the Men Left Town (1914) and A Cause for Thankfulness (1913). She was married to George W. Conway (actor, manager). She died on May 4, 1916 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

31. Page Peters

Actor | The Gentleman from Indiana

Page Peters was born in 1889. He was an actor, known for The Gentleman from Indiana (1915), The Call of the Cumberlands (1916) and The Unafraid (1915). He died on June 22, 1916 in Hermosa Beach, California, USA.

32. John Glendinning

Actor | Lights Out

John Glendinning was born on November 30, 1857 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England. He was an actor, known for Lights Out (1946), The Big Story (1949) and NBC Presents (1949). He was married to Jessie Millward (actress) and Clara Braithwaite (actress). He died on July 16, 1916 in Cheltenham, ...

33. Guy Rathbone

Actor | Julius Caesar

Guy Rathbone was born on May 29, 1884 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England as Guy Benson Rathbone. He was an actor, known for Julius Caesar (1911) and Macbeth (1911). He was married to Theodora De Selincourt. He died on April 21, 1916 in Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Turkey.

34. Princess Augusta of Cambridge

Princess Augusta of Cambridge was born on July 19, 1822 in Hannover, Kingdom of Hanover as Augusta Caroline Charlotte Elizabeth Mary Sophia Louise of Hanover. She was married to Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She died on December 5, 1916 in Neustrelitz, Grand Duchy of ...

35. Frank Danby

Writer | The Heart of a Child

Sister of Irish playwright and lyricist, Owen Hall.

36. Arthur Spiegel

He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1680 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.

37. Maurice Vinot

Actor | Le proscrit

Maurice Vinot was born on November 3, 1888 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Le proscrit (1912), Les heures - Épisode 2: Le matin, le jour (1909) and La princesse d'Ys (1909). He died on June 23, 1916 in Pontlevoy, Loir-et-Cher, France.

38. Victoriano Huerta

Self | Mutual Weekly, No. 7

Victoriano Huerta was a former general in the Mexican army who became President of Mexico in 1913 by overthrowing President Francisco Madero, and later had him executed. Huerta's regime was marked by extreme brutality against his opponents and the Mexican population in general, and his excesses ...

40. George Elwell

Actor | The Raiders

George Elwell was born on April 21, 1893 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Edmund George Elwell. He was an actor, known for The Raiders (1916). He died on November 3, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Doris Thompson

Actress | The Lonely Princess

Doris Thompson was born on August 16, 1859 in Ashfield, Massachusetts, USA as Doris Knowlton Thompson. She was an actress, known for The Lonely Princess (1913), A Maid of Mandalay (1913) and The Mystery of the Stolen Jewels (1913). She was married to William V. Ranous. She died on January 19, 1916 ...

43. Curt A. Stark

Director | Henny Portens Reise nach Köln zur Eröffnung des Modernen Theaters

Curt A. Stark was born on February 2, 1880 in Springe, Lower Saxony, Germany as Kurt Schöltzel-Stark. He was a director and actor, known for Henny Portens Reise nach Köln zur Eröffnung des Modernen Theaters (1912), The Dawn of Freedom (1914) and When Honor Calls (1913). He was married to ...

45. Inez Millholland

Self | Our Mutual Girl

Inez Millholland was born on August 6, 1886 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was married to Eugen Jan Boissevain. She died on November 25, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Mae Adams

Actress | The Hidden Law

Mae Adams was born in 1860 as Mary Gruppe. She was an actress, known for The Hidden Law (1916). She died on October 28, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA.

47. Jean Mounet-Sully

Actor | Hamlet

Jean Mounet-Sully was born on February 27, 1841 in Bergerac, Dordogne, France. He was an actor, known for Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1910), Oedipus Rex (1913) and Britannicus (1908). He died on March 1, 1916 in Paris, France.

48. Grace Thorne

Actress | One Summer's Sequel

Grace Thorne was born in 1862 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for One Summer's Sequel (1915). She was married to Frazer Coulter. She died on February 20, 1916 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.

50. Ned Reardon

Actor | The Marble Heart

Ned Reardon was an actor, known for The Marble Heart (1915), The Suburban (1915) and The Treasure Train (1914). He died on February 4, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA.


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