Date of Death between 1933-01-01 and 1933-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Good Night, Nurse!
Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock...
Actor | Brown of Harvard
Nepotism certainly has had its advantages in Hollywood, none more so than in the film career of Jack Pickford, whose famous older sis, "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford, saw to it that Jack had all the advantages her star weight could muster. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1896, Jack was prompted ...
4. Renée Adorée
Actress | The Big Parade
Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in ...
Actress | Dinner at Eight
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on ...
Actor | Frankenstein
Forceful, authoritative character actor of the 1920s and 1930s. Entered films in 1916. Even by then, close to 60, Kerr was very effectively cast in powerful, dynamic supporting roles, usually most often as a cultured, dignified old man. Probably most memorable as the old Baron Frankenstein in ...
8. Roy Stewart
Actor | The Lone Star Ranger
Tall in the saddle, and dark and handsome to boot, he may be little remembered today when compared to a William S. Hart, Tom Mix or Hoot Gibson, but cowboy hero Roy Stewart was arguably one of the best known of the silent screen back then. While touring with the famous Floradora Girls, Stewart ...
9. Alan Roscoe
Actor | The Last of the Mohicans
Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1886 (some sources say 1887 or 1888, but U.S. Census records confirm 1886), he taught school. He became active in the theatre and was eventually signed by William Fox. Appearing in films for Fox as well as Samuel Goldwyn, Roscoe became best known as leading man ...
Actress | It Happened One Night
Blanche Friderici was born on January 21, 1878 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for It Happened One Night (1934), Sadie Thompson (1928) and A Farewell to Arms (1932). She was married to Donald Campbell. She died on December 23, 1933 in Visalia, California, USA.
Actress | My Lady's Slipper
Julia Swayne Gordon was born on October 29, 1878 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Sarah Victoria Swayne. She was an actress, known for My Lady's Slipper (1916), The Painted World (1914) and The Painted World (1919). She died on May 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
12. Ernest Torrence
Actor | Steamboat Bill, Jr.
He was the man you loved to hiss. This towering (6' 4"), highly imposing character star with cold, hollow, beady eyes and a huge, protruding snout would go on to become one of the silent screen's finest arch villains. Born Ernest Thayson Torrence-Thompson on June 26, 1878, in Edinburgh, Scotland, ...
Actress | The Ring
Lilian Hall Davis was born June 23, 1898, in Mile End, London, England, the daughter of a London cab driver. For publicity purposes, she changed the spelling of her name to to the tonier Lillian Hall-Davis and reported her birthplace as the more fashionable Hampstead, London. She began acting in ...
14. Walter Hiers
Actor | Seventeen
Walter Hiers was born on July 18, 1893 in Cordele, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for Seventeen (1916), The Conquest of Canaan (1916) and So Long Letty (1920). He was married to Adah Lavinia McWilliams. He died on February 27, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Texas Guinan
Actress | Queen of the Night Clubs
It's hard to be very specific about any dates or events early in the life of Texas Guinan. She loved publicity and frequently improvised facts about herself when she felt they made better stories than the truth. She was born in Waco, Texas, but likely not on a ranch as she often claimed. She was ...
Actor | The Americano
Spottiswoode Aitken was born on April 16, 1867 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Frank Spottiswoode Aitken. He was an actor and writer, known for The Americano (1916), The Birth of a Nation (1915) and The White Circle (1920). He was married to Marion Dana Jones. He died on February 26, 1933 in Los Angeles,...
18. Robin Irvine
Actor | Easy Virtue
Handsome stage and screen actor Robin Irvine born in London in 1901. Educated at Aldenham School and Mill Hill School. His first appearance on stage as Captain D'Arcy in 'My Lady Frayle' in Ipswich on Boxing Day in 1918 made his London stage debut in 1923, most notable stage role was in 'Beau Geste...
19. Ring Lardner
Writer | The Cowboy Quarterback
Ring Lardner was born on March 6, 1885 in Niles, Michigan, USA as Ringgold Wilmer Lardner. He was a writer and actor, known for The Cowboy Quarterback (1939), Elmer, the Great (1933) and The New Klondike (1926). He was married to Ellis Abbott. He died on September 27, 1933 in Easthampton, Long ...
20. Calvin Coolidge
Though three U.S. Presidents have died on the Fourth of July, John Calvin Coolidge was the first and only one to have been born on that date, in 1874. He is also the only President to have had the oath of office administered by his father, a justice of the peace, who swore him in when the Coolidges...
Actress | Torch Singer
The name Mildred Washington isn't remembered but she appeared in under 15 films in small parts but her presence, finesse, beauty and vivacious personality wasn't small. Mildred was a beautiful, curvaceous, popular Black actress and dancer in the 1920s and 1930s. She started on the stage appearing ...
Actor | Kit Carson
William Courtright was born on March 10, 1848 in New Milford, Illinois, USA as Theodore Courtwright. He was an actor, known for Kit Carson (1928), The Sunset Legion (1928) and Hands Across the Border (1926). He was married to Jennie Lee. He died on March 6, 1933 in Ione, California, USA.
Producer | The Studio Girl
Lewis J. Selznick, one of the pioneers of studio film production and the father of Oscar-winning Gone with the Wind (1939) producer David O. Selznick, was born Lewis Zeleznik in Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire, into a poor Jewish family with 18 children. Selznick migrated to London at the age of 12, ...
24. John Galsworthy
Writer | The Skin Game
John Galsworthy was born on August 14, 1867 in Kingston Hill, Surrey, England. He was a writer and actor, known for The Skin Game (1931), That Forsyte Woman (1949) and The Stranger (1924). He was married to Ada Nemesis Pearson Cooper. He died on January 31, 1933 in Grove Lodge, Hampshire, England.
25. Gladys MacClure
Actress | The Love Auction
Gladys Ethel McClure was born on August 5, 1914, to Samuel Hugh McClure and Flora Parthenia McClure of Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Tenth Ward School in Ft. Worth and a finishing school in Chatham, Virginia. Gladys moved to Beverly Hills, California, to make her home with her sister, actress ...
Actor | Smith's Farm Days
Siberian Husky who rose to fame as the lead sled dog in Gunnar Kaasen's team that arrived in Nome, Alaska, in early February of 1925, delivering vials of serum to the city, then stricken with a diphtheria epidemic. The call went out for the serum in January 1925 from Nome, where children were dying...
27. Annie Besant
Self | Congress Session in Bombay
Annie Besant, English writer, socialist and feminist activist, was born in 1847, the only daughter of William B. P. Wood, a non-practicing physician, and the former Emily Morris. Both were Anglo-Irish Protestants. Annie was raised a devout Anglican, and religion remained an important factor ...
Writer | The House Without a Key
Biggers was a successful Broadway playwright, but the stress of the job shot his blood pressure to dangerous levels and he was advised by his doctor to take a long rest. He took a bungalow at a hotel on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach, and it was there he heard about the exploits of a legendary Chinese ...
29. Helen Dunbar
Actress | Romeo and Juliet
Helen Dunbar was born on October 10, 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katheryn Burke Lackey. She was an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1916), Siege (1925) and The Great Moment (1921). She died on August 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
30. Florence Lee
Actress | City Lights
Florence Lee was born in February 1864 in South Carolina, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for City Lights (1931), The Flame Fighter (1925) and A Mixed Affair (1912). She was married to Francis K. Lee and John Aleck Murrey. She died on February 17, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | The Jazz Singer
Yossele Rosenblatt was born on May 9, 1882 in Bila Tserkva, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire as Josef Rosenblatt. He was an actor, known for The Jazz Singer (1927), The Voice of Israel (1934) and Halome Ami (1933). He was married to Taube Kaufman and Traube Kaufmann. He died on June 19, 1933 in ...
33. Mike Donlin
Actor | The General
A famous, yet controversial major league baseball player, "Turkey Mike," as Donlin was known because of his unique strut, played on seven teams in a 12-year career, mostly in the National League, from 1899-1914. His career reached its peak in 1905-06, when he was the star outfielder for the ...
34. John G. Adolfi
Director | A Man and His Mate
Entering films as an actor in 1910, John G. Adolfi soon switched careers and became a director. He turned out numerous, mostly low-budget films for minor companies, but every so often got a chance to work at a big studio like Fox. His big break came in the sound era, when he formed a partnership ...
35. Jimmie Rodgers
Soundtrack | We Need to Talk About Kevin
Jimmie Rodgers considered by many to be the father of Country Music began his career with the railroad at the age of fourteen following in his father, Aaron's footsteps. In 1911, he went to work as a brakeman but had to cut his railroading career short because of contracting consumption in 1924. ...
36. Hugh Trevor
Actor | The Royal Bed
Educated at Collegiate Prepitory-Columbia Extension Institute, Hugh Trevor-Thomas was planning an altogether different future for himself until following the advice of his distant relative, producer William Le Baron. He left New York where he had successfully begun his own insurance company (Thomas...
37. Jean Malin
Jean Malin was born on June 30, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Victor Eugene James Malin. He was an actor, known for Dancing Lady (1933), Double Harness (1933) and Arizona to Broadway (1933). He was married to Lucille Helman. He died on August 10, 1933 in Venice, California, USA.
38. Wilson Mizner
Writer | One Way Passage
Wilson Mizner was born on May 19, 1876 in Benicia, California, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for One Way Passage (1932), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) and The Little Giant (1933). He was married to Mary Adelaide Moore Yerkes. He died on April 3, 1933 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress | A Girl of the Timber Claims
Margaret Talmadge was born on November 3, 1860 in New York, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for A Girl of the Timber Claims (1917). She was married to Frederick L. Talmadge. She died on September 29, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA.
41. Edward Dillon
Director | The Dice Woman
Edward Dillon was born on January 1, 1879 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Dice Woman (1926), Bred in Old Kentucky (1926) and Women Men Marry (1922). He was married to Frances. He died on July 11, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA.
42. Sunny Jim McKeen
Actor | No Boy Wanted
Young "Sunny Jim" McKeen was featured in 39 "Newlyweds and Their Baby" shorts in the late 1920s, then went on to make a series of six sound shorts on his own. A very blond little boy, he was a contemporary of the child actors such as Allen 'Farina' Hoskins and Jackie Cooper, Davey Lee and Shirley ...
45. Hal Wilson
Actor | Sundown
Hal Wilson was born on October 2, 1861 in New York City, New York, USA as Howard Wilson. He was an actor, known for Sundown (1924), Indian Romeo and Juliet (1912) and Rob Roy (1913). He was married to Ethel Harbord. He died on May 22, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. James J. Corbett
Actor | The Burglar and the Lady
Considered the originator of modern boxing, Corbett became world heavyweight champ in one of the biggest upsets ever when he embarrassed the 30 pound heavier legend John L. Sullivan (1892). The handsome San Francisco bank clerk immediately had a play written for him ("Gentleman Jack"), and crossed ...
Julius Falkenstein was born on February 25, 1879 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Zopf und Schwert - Eine tolle Prinzessin (1926), The Only Girl (1934) and Der Stolz der Kompagnie (1926). He was married to Helene Julie Zillinger. He died on December 9, 1933 in Berlin.