Date of Death between 1931-01-01 and 1931-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. F.W. Murnau

Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...

2. Louis Wolheim

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as ...

3. Alma Rubens

Actress | The Americano

Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. Like most young girls, she enjoyed fantasy play acting and by the time she was 19 had become a full-fledged star. She didn't have to wait long like some of the starlets who ...

4. Thomas A. Edison

Director | The Trick Cyclist

Thomas A. Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, USA as Thomas Alva Edison. He was a producer and director, known for The Trick Cyclist (1901), The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2 (1899). He was married to Mina Miller and Mary Stilwell. He died on October ...

5. Robert Williams

Actor | Platinum Blonde

It's fair to say that if 'Frank Capra (I)' hadn't cast Robert "Bobby" Williams in his 1931 film Platinum Blonde (1931) the actor would be entirely forgotten today. When the movie was made available on video in the 1980s the promotional copy on the video box emphasized the names most buffs would ...

6. Tyrone Power Sr.

Actor | A Texas Steer

Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to ...

7. Art Acord

Actor | The Set-Up

Art Acord was born on April 17, 1890 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA as Arthemus Ward Acord. He is known for his work on The Set-Up (1926), Set Free (1927) and The White Horseman (1921). He was married to Louise Lorraine, Edna Nores and Edythe Sterling. He died on January 4, 1931 in Chihuahua, ...

8. Robert Ames

Actor | Holiday

Robert Ames was born on March 23, 1889 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Holiday (1930), A Lady to Love (1930) and Three Faces East (1926). He was married to Muriel Oakes, Vivienne Segal, Frances Goodrich and Alice Gerry. He died on November 27, 1931 in New York City, New ...

9. Arthur Schnitzler

Writer | Eyes Wide Shut

Arthur Schnitzler was born on May 15, 1862 in Vienna, Austrian Empire. He was a writer, known for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), La Ronde (1950) and The Affairs of Anatol (1921). He was married to Olga Gussmann. He died on October 21, 1931 in Vienna, Austria.

10. Lya De Putti

Actress | Manon Lescaut

The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Variety (1925), before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America ...

11. Tom Santschi

Actor | King of the Wild

American leading man and character actor of the silent period. Born in Crystal City, Missouri(though a number of popular reference works list Switzerland and Kokomo, Indiana). He is listed in the 1880 census as living in Kokomo at the age of two years. This means his date of birth must have been ...

12. Robert Edeson

Actor | The Absentee

A noted stage actor at the turn of the 20th century, Robert Edeson began his film career working with Cecil B. DeMille on The Call of the North (1914), then moved on to Vitagraph where he remained for the rest of the teens. In the 1920s he returned to work for De Mille, playing the man-of-the-world...

13. James Neill

Actor | The Cheat

James Neill was born on September 29, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Cheat (1915), Joan the Woman (1916) and Cameo Kirby (1914). He was married to Edythe Chapman. He died on March 16, 1931 in Glendale, California, USA.

14. Ethel Grey Terry

Actress | The Penalty

A graduate of the Notre Dame academy at Roxbury, Massachusetts, Ethel began her career as a classical dancer working under the direction of Belasco and the Shuberts. She began her career on the stage at two years of age, later being going to New York to pursue a career on the stage. On Broadway she...

15. John J. McNally

Writer | The Kiss

John J. McNally, who was born in 1855 and who died in 1931, was a writer who had little to do with the development of filmmaking. The only connection to the early cinema he had whatsoever was that a scene from his well-known Broadway musical " The Widow Jones", was adapted into a brief vignette for...

16. Kahlil Gibran

Writer | The Prophet

Khalil Gibran (Full Arabic name : Gibran Khalil Gibran) is a Lebanese poet, painter, writer, philosopher, theologian and visual artist, born in Bsharri, Lebanon. He left Lebanon with his mother on June 25, 1895. Where he died after a successful writing career. Gibran was honored in Lebanon, among ...

17. Anna Pavlova

Actress | The Dumb Girl of Portici

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents with Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman, named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, named Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. ...

18. Lupu Pick

Director | Die tolle Heirat von Laló

Lupu Pick was born on January 2, 1886 in Iasi, Iasi, Romania as Lupu Ludwig Pick. He was an actor and director, known for Die tolle Heirat von Laló (1918), Marionetten der Leidenschaft (1919) and Die Liebe des Van Royk (1918). He was married to Edith Posca. He died on March 7, 1931 in Berlin...

19. Gloria Greer

Actress | Moonlight and Monkey Business

Gloria Greer was born on March 7, 1908 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for Moonlight and Monkey Business (1930) and Men O'War (1929). She was married to Carlos Noelle. She died on June 6, 1931 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

20. David Belasco

Writer | The Return of Peter Grimm

David Belasco was born on July 25, 1853 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Return of Peter Grimm (1935), Follow the Fleet (1936) and Rose of the Rancho (1914). He was married to Cecilia Loverich. He died on May 14, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA.

21. Erwin Connelly

Actor | Sherlock Jr.

Erwin Connelly was born on January 14, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Erwin Sylvester Connelly. He was an actor, known for Sherlock Jr. (1924), Seven Chances (1925) and Shipwrecked (1926). He was married to Jane Connelly. He died on February 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Brinsley Shaw

Actor | Bucking the Truth

Brinsley Shaw was born on March 18, 1876 in New York City, New York, USA as Sheldon Brinsley Shaw. He was an actor and director, known for Bucking the Truth (1926), Sunlight and Shadows (1916) and Arsene Lupin (1917). He was married to Helene C. He died on July 3, 1931 in New York City.

23. Albert Capellani

Director | Oh Boy!

Albert Capellani was born on August 23, 1874 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Oh Boy! (1919), The Virtuous Model (1919) and The Easiest Way (1917). He died on September 26, 1931 in Paris.

24. Thomas Lipton

Self | Sir Thomas Lipton Out West

Thomas Lipton was born on May 10, 1850 in Glasgow, Scotland. He died on October 2, 1931 in London, England.

25. Harry F. Millarde

Director | My Friend the Devil

Harry F. Millarde was born on November 12, 1885 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and director, known for My Friend the Devil (1922), The Money Gulf (1915) and The Heart of Romance (1918). He was married to June Caprice. He died on November 2, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA.

26. Gertrud Arnold

Actress | Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

Gertrud Arnold was born on March 3, 1873 in Stolp, Pomerania, Germany. She was an actress, known for Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924), Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924) and Temperamental Artist (1924). She was married to Heinrich Brandt. She died on January 11, 1931 in Berlin, Germany.

27. Ullrich Haupt

Actor | The Iron Mask

Ullrich Haupt was born on August 8, 1887 in Falkenburg, Pomerania, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Iron Mask (1929), Skinner's Bubble (1917) and Skinner's Dress Suit (1917). He was married to Anna Beaumer. He died on August 5, 1931 in Figueroa Mountain, California, USA.

28. Linda Loredo

Actress | Los calaveras

Linda Loredo was born on June 20, 1907 in Tucson, Arizona, USA as Herlinda Loredo. She was an actress, known for Los calaveras (1931), Politiquerías (1931) and Radiomanía (1930). She died on August 11, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Eva Fay

Actress | The Lost Arrow

Eva Fay was born in 1877 in the USA as Eva Norman Dean. She was an actress, known for The Lost Arrow (1914). She was married to John Truesdale Cummings Fay. She died on September 11, 1931 in White Plains, New York, USA.

30. Janie Marèse

Actress | La chienne

Janie Marèse was born on May 23, 1908 in Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France. She was an actress, known for La Chienne (1931), Mam'zelle Nitouche (1931) and Amours viennoises (1931). She died on August 14, 1931 in Sainte-Maxime, Var, France.

31. Charles Clary

Actor | The Penalty

Charles Clary was born on March 24, 1873 in Charleston, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Penalty (1920), The Rosary (1915) and Joan the Woman (1916). He was married to Margaret Bechtel. He died on March 24, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. George Westmore

Make Up Department | The Nut

A former Hairdresser (Winston Churchill was said to have thought of him highly as a barber), George Westmore emigrated with his family from England to the US in the early 20th century. Determined to make himself and his family a good living in his adopted country, Westmore also took up wig-making ...

34. Ressel Orla

Actress | Die Firma heiratet

Hardly remembered today, the dark-haired, wide-eyed Ressel Orla came to stardom quickly in the 1910s in Germany after her first major role in The Perfect Thirty-Six (1914) (released in America as The Perfect Thirty-Six). With no offers coming in for stage work, her original vocational pursuit, she ...

35. Mina Gleason

Actress | The Price Woman Pays

Mother of actor James Gleason, Mina started playing in stock as a child with her brothers and sisters. She married stage actor William Gleason and they played together with the Charles Frohman Company as well as playing stock in Oakland, California.

36. Ugo Falena

Director | Lucrezia Borgia

Ugo Falena was born on April 25, 1875 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Lucrezia Borgia (1910), Il re fantasma (1914) and Il natalizio della nonna (1924). He died on September 20, 1931 in Rome.

37. Alfred Hickman

Actor | The Chain Invisible

Alfred Hickman was born on February 25, 1873 in London, England as Alfred Scott Devereux Hickman. He was an actor and writer, known for The Chain Invisible (1916), Hedda Gabler (1917) and Piccadilly Jim (1919). He was married to Nance O'Neil and Blanche Walsh. He died on April 9, 1931 in Hollywood,...

38. Louis Mann

Actor | The Sins of the Children

Louis Mann was born on April 20, 1865 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Sins of the Children (1930), The March of Time (1930) and Actors' Fund Field Day (1910). He was married to Clara Lipman. He died on February 15, 1931 in New York City.

39. Joseph Farnham

Writer | The Unknown

Joseph Farnham was born on December 2, 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Joseph White Farnham. He was a writer and editor, known for The Unknown (1927), West Point (1927) and The Big Parade (1925). He was married to Rose Alma LeCourt and Emily Ardis. He died on June 2, 1931 in Beverly Hills, ...

41. Bix Beiderbecke

Soundtrack | Magic in the Moonlight

Bix Beiderbecke was the first talented white jazz cornet player. He also played the piano, but he had more success playing the cornet with a very personal style. His first recordings were with "The Wolverines" in 1924. After this he played in the Charlie Straight orchestra in 1925, with Jean ...

42. Macklyn Arbuckle

Actor | The Thoroughbred

Macklyn Arbuckle was born on July 9, 1866 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Thoroughbred (1925), That Old Gang of Mine (1925) and The County Chairman (1914). He was married to Mrs. Macklyn Arbuckle. He died on April 1, 1931 in Waddington, New York, USA.

43. Geli Raubal

Geli Raubal born Angela Maria Raubal, June 4, 1908 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary, was rumoured to be Adolf Hitler's mistress. Geli and her young sister Elfriede accompanied their mother, Angela Raubal, half sister of Adolf Hitler, when she became Hitler's housekeeper in 1925. Raubal was ...

44. Arnold Bennett

Writer | Battling Jane

During his lifetime, his books sold in huge numbers, and he was a figure of great influence in politics and culture. He declined a knighthood for his service running the French propaganda department for the British government during WWI.

45. Nellie Melba

Soundtrack | Country Life

Nellie Melba was born on May 19, 1861 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia as Helen Porter Mitchell. She was married to Charles Frederick Nisbett Armstrong. She died on February 23, 1931 in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

46. George Kuwa

Actor | The House Without a Key

George Kuwa was born on April 7, 1885 in Japan as Keiichi Kuwahara. He was an actor, known for The House Without a Key (1926), Moran of the Lady Letty (1922) and The Warning (1927). He died on October 13, 1931 in Japan.

47. Theodore Wharton

Director | Beatrice Fairfax

Co-founded (with brother Leopold Wharton) Wharton, Inc., a film production company in Ithaca, NY, in April 1914.

48. Dick Hatton

Actor | Two Fisted Justice

Dick Hatton was born on November 11, 1888 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Clarence Eli Hatton. He was an actor and director, known for Two Fisted Justice (1924), Speeding Hoofs (1927) and The Seventh Sheriff (1923). He died on July 9, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. Will Evans

Writer | A Study in Skarlit

Will Evans was born on May 29, 1873 in London, England as William Edward Evans. He was a writer and actor, known for A Study in Skarlit (1915), Tons of Money (1926) and Tons of Money (1930). He was married to Ada Luxmore and Evelyn Poole. He died on April 11, 1931 in London.

50. Andrew Mack

Writer | The Unpardonable Sin

Andrew Mack was born on July 25, 1863 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as William Andrew McAloon. He was an actor and writer, known for The Unpardonable Sin (1915), The Ragged Earl (1914) and Bluebeard's Seven Wives (1925). He was married to Katherine Humphrey (actress) and Alice V McAloon. He died on...


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