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