Date of Death between 1920-01-01 and 1920-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Olive Thomas

Actress | Beatrice Fairfax

Oliveretta Elaine Duffy was born on October 20, 1894, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. Olive, as she was known to family and friends, did not have much of a childhood. Life in industrial Pittsburgh was depressing and grim with its smoky factories and hard living. She married Bernard Krug Thomas at the ...

2. Robert Harron

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he was a huge celebrity in his time and graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his heyday, Bobby had everything going for him but died far too young to ...

3. James O'Neill

Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo

James O'Neill was born on November 15, 1847 in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (1913), West Is West (1920) and The Grain of Dust (1918). He was married to Ellen Quinlan. He died on August 10, 1920 in New London, Connecticut, USA.

4. Clarine Seymour

Actress | Scarlet Days

Clarine Seymour born to Albert and Florence Seymour in Brooklyn, New York in 1898. Her father ran a ribbon manufacturing business, in 1917 her father became so ill that he had no choice but to close his successful business and so Clarine secured work through the Thanhouser Film Company, which was ...

5. Harry Solter

Actor | The Taming of the Shrew

Harry Solter was born on November 19, 1873 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Harry Lewis Solter. He was a director and actor, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1908), Blind Man's Bluff (1916) and The Lash of Power (1917). He was married to Florence Lawrence. He died on March 2, 1920 in El Paso, Texas...

6. Ormer Locklear

Actor | The Great Air Robbery

Ormer Locklear was born on October 28, 1891 in Greenville, Texas, USA as Ormer Leslie Locklear. He is known for his work on The Great Air Robbery (1919), The Skywayman (1920) and Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 7 (1920). He was married to Ruby Graves. He died on August 2, 1920 in Los Angeles, ...

7. Max Bruch

Soundtrack | Kinsey

8. Marcia Moore

Actress | Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz

Marcia Moore was born on December 12, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz (1910), The Land of Oz (1910) and The Second in Command (1915). She was married to John Thomas Davis Jr and Joseph Swerling aka Joe Siverling. She died on June 28, ...

9. John Reed

Writer | Oktyabr

He wrote a book of his first-hand accounts while with Pancho Villa.

10. Hazel Neason

Actress | The Garden of Fate

Hazel Neason was born on August 16, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for The Garden of Fate (1910), Ida's Christmas (1912) and The Girl Reporter's Big Scoop (1912). She was married to Albert E. Smith. She died on January 24, 1920 in New York City, New York...

11. Suzanne Grandais

Actress | Graziella la gitane

Suzanne Grandais was born on June 14, 1893 in Paris, France as Suzanne Gueudret. She was an actress, known for Graziella, the Gypsy (1912), Le mystère des roches de Kador (1912) and L'essor (1921). She died on August 28, 1920 in Vaudoy-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, France.

12. Jim Colosimo

Notorious Chicago gangster--and one of the last of the "Mustache Petes", a nickname given to the old-line Italian gangsters by the "Young Turks" trying to take over--Giacomo "Big Jim" Colosimo was born in Colosimi, Italy. His family emigrated to Chicago in 1895, where "Big Jim" got an early start ...

13. Hal Reid

Writer | The Deerslayer

Hal Reid was born on April 14, 1862 in Cedarville, Ohio, USA as James Halleck Reid. He was a writer and actor, known for The Deerslayer (1913), Prohibition (1915) and Cardinal Wolsey (1912). He was married to Marcella Frances Russell, Mrs. Hal Reid and Marylee (Mae) Withers. He died on May 22, 1920...

14. Benito Pérez Galdós

Writer | Nazarín

Spanish novelist Benito Perez Galdos was born in Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, in 1843 to a wealthy family. He was sent to an English school in the Canary Islands, and later he studied law at the University of Madrid. Although he graduated with a law degree, the practice of law never ...

15. Mario Caserini

Director | Romeo e Giulietta

Mario Caserini was born on February 26, 1874 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and actor, known for Romeo and Juliet (1908), Capitan Fracassa (1919) and The Last Days of Pompeii (1913). He was married to Maria Caserini. He died on November 17, 1920 in Rome.

17. Anthony O'Sullivan

Director | The Monument

Anthony O'Sullivan was born in 1855 in Ireland, UK. He was an actor and director, known for The Monument (1913), Her Wedding Bell (1913) and When Love Forgives (1913). He was married to Ida Cavanagh. He died on July 5, 1920 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

18. Anna Alice Chapin

Writer | Sacred Silence

Author and playwright Anna Alice Chapin was born on December 16, 1880, at Newport, New York, to Dr. Frederick Windle Chapin and Anna Jenkins Hoppin. She would go on to be a popular writer of novels, short stories and fairy tales. Chapin collaborated with Glen MacDonough on the libretto "Babes in ...

19. Walter Edwards

Director | The Power of the Street

Walter Edwards was born on January 8, 1870 in Michigan, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Power of the Street (1915), Who Cares? (1919) and A Girl Named Mary (1918). He died on April 12, 1920 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.

20. Ned Finley

Actor | Britton of the Seventh

Ned Finley was born on July 10, 1870 in Virginia, USA as Charles Campbell Hammit. He was an actor and director, known for Britton of the Seventh (1916), O'Garry of the Royal Mounted (1915) and The Leading Lady (1913). He died on September 27, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA.

21. Patrick Foy

Actor | T'Other Dear Charmer

Patrick Foy was born in 1855 in Ireland. He was an actor, known for T'Other Dear Charmer (1918), Sally in Our Alley (1916) and The Little Duchess (1917). He was married to Mary Foy. He died on September 4, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA.

22. Gaby Deslys

Actress | Bouclette

Gaby Deslys was born on November 4, 1881 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Marie-Elsie-Gabrielle Caire. She was an actress, known for Infatuation (1918), Le Dieu du hasard (1920) and Her Triumph (1915). She died on February 11, 1920 in Paris, France.

23. Max Weber

Max Weber was born on April 21, 1864 in Erfurt, Germany. He died on June 14, 1920 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

24. Venustiano Carranza

Self | Following the Flag in Mexico

Born into a wealthy cattle-ranching family, Venustiano Carranza followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Mexican army. He became a supporter of Francisco I. Madero in Madero's efforts to overthrow the dictatorship of Gen. Porfirio Díaz. When this proved successful, Madero appointed ...

25. Aurelio Sidney

Actor | Ultus, the Man from the Dead

Aurelio Sidney was born on April 17, 1880 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia as Aurele William Edmund Labat de Lambert. He was an actor and director, known for Ultus, the Man from the Dead (1915), El león (1920) and Mátame (1920). He died on May 15, 1920 in Sitges, Barcelona, ...

26. Frank Carter

Actor | The Curse of the Great Southwest

Frank Carter was born on March 22, 1889 in Fairbury, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for The Curse of the Great Southwest (1913). He was married to Marilyn Miller. He died on May 9, 1920 in Grantville, Maryland, USA.

27. Gladys Field

Actress | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Gladys Field was born in 1889 in San Francisco, California, USA as Gladys Wesley. She was an actress, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), The Bad Man's Christmas Gift (1910) and The Railroad and the Widow (1912). She was married to John M. O'Brien. She died on August 13, 1920 in Mount Vernon,...

28. Mollie McConnell

Actress | Bare Fists

Mollie McConnell was born on September 24, 1865 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Bare Fists (1919), The Missionary Box (1913) and The Neglected Wife (1917). She was married to William A. McConnell and Sherwood MacDonald. She died on December 9, 1920 in Los Angeles, ...

29. Hildur Carlberg

Actress | Prästänkan

Hildur Carlberg was born on December 20, 1843 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. She was an actress, known for The Parson's Widow (1920), The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) and Ingmarssönerna (1919). She died on August 27, 1920 in Stockholm.

31. John Burton

Actor | Huck and Tom

John Burton was born on January 7, 1853 in Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Huck and Tom (1918), The Fair Barbarian (1917) and The Ghost Breaker (1914). He died on March 25, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Ludwig Ganghofer

Writer | Der Jäger von Fall

Ludwig Ganghofer was a German Heimat-writer. More than 34 of his novels were made into films. He was born in Kauftbeuren, Bavaria, Germany, as the son of the Bavarian Ministerialrat August Ganghofer and Caroline (born as Louis). After graduating from high school he worked as a mechanic in Augsburg....

33. Doc Crane

Actor | Lord John's Journal

Doc Crane was born in 1847 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was an actor, known for Lord John's Journal (1915), The College Orphan (1915) and Drugged Waters (1916). He died on April 17, 1920 in California, USA.

34. Gabrielle Réjane

Actress | Madame Sans-Gêne

Gabrielle Réjane was born on June 6, 1856 in Paris, France as Gabrielle Charlotte Réju. She was an actress, known for Madame Sans-Gêne (1911), Madame Sans-Gêne (1900) and Miarka, the Child of the Bear (1920). She was married to Paul Porel. She died on June 14, 1920 in Paris.

36. William Dean Howells

Writer | The United States Steel Hour

Inducted into the Martins Ferry [Ohio] Hall of Honor in 2008 (inaugural class).

38. Enrique Rosas

Director | El automóvil gris

Enrique Rosas was born in 1877 in Puebla, Mexico. He was a director and producer, known for The Grey Automobile (1919), La soñadora (1917) and La tigresa (1917). He died on August 9, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico.

39. Gilda Langer

Actress | Der Herr der Liebe

Gilda Langer was born in Oderfurt (now Privoz). Not much is known about her background, but around 1915 she met screenwriter Carl Mayer in Vienna. It seems he fell in love with her and took her to Berlin, where she was engaged at the Residenz-Theater in 1917.

In the same year she played in the movie...

40. Sholom Ansky

Writer | Ha-Dybbuk B'sde Hatapuchim Hakdoshim

"The Dybbuk" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1975 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Production.

41. Bill O'Neill

Self | World Series Baseball Game

Bill O'Neill was born on January 22, 1880 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada as William John O'Neill. He died on July 20, 1920 in Woodhaven, New York, USA.

42. Carolyn Lee

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Carolyn Lee was born in 1858 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Anne of Green Gables (1919), The Flight of the Duchess (1916) and It May Be Your Daughter (1916). She died on January 1, 1920 in New York City.

43. Alfred Brydone

Actor | Richard III

Alfred Brydone was born on December 9, 1863 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Alfred Brydone Boak. He was an actor, known for Richard III (1911) and The Lyons Mail (1919). He died on November 26, 1920 in London, England.

44. José Gómez 'Gallito'

Self | La muerte de Joselito

José Gómez 'Gallito' was born on May 8, 1895 in Gelves, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain as José Gómez Ortega. He died on May 16, 1920 in Talavera de la Reina, Madrid, Spain.

45. Robert Peary

Self | Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, No. 84

Robert Peary was born on May 6, 1856 in Cressona, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Edwin Peary. He was married to Josephine Cecilia Diebitsch. He died on February 20, 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

46. George Gipp

George Gipp was born on February 18, 1895 in Laurium, Michigan, USA. He died on December 14, 1920 in South Bend, Indiana, USA.

47. A.E. George

Actor | Henry VIII

A.E. George was born on July 22, 1869 in Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England as Albert Edward George. He was an actor, known for Henry VIII (1911), Brigadier Gerard (1915) and The Vicar of Wakefield (1916). He was married to Annie Webster. He died on November 10, 1920 in London, England.

50. Félicien Trewey

Actor | La transformation d'un chapeau

Félicien Trewey was born on May 23, 1848 in Angoulême, Charente, France. He was an actor, known for La transformation d'un chapeau (1897), Écriture à l'envers (1896) and Danseuses des rues (1896). He died on December 2, 1920 in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France.


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