Date of Death between 1951-01-01 and 1951-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Strangers on a Train
He possessed the same special brand of rebel/misfit sensitivity and charm that made superstars out of John Garfield and (later) James Dean and Montgomery Clift. In the war-torn 1940s, Robert Walker represented MGM's fresh, instinctive breed of up-and-coming talent. His boyish good looks combined ...
2. Mayo Methot
Actress | Virtue
Mayo Methot was born on March 3, 1904 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for Virtue (1932), Jimmy the Gent (1934) and Counsellor-at-Law (1933). She was married to Humphrey Bogart, Percy Tredegar Morgan Jr. and John M. La Mond. She died on June 9, 1951 in Portland.
3. Jack Holt
Actor | Cat People
Staunch, granite-jawed American leading man of silent and early talkie films, much associated with Westerns. A native of New York City, Holt often claimed to have been born in Winchester, Virginia, where he grew up. The son of an Episcopal minister, he attended Trinity School in Manhattan, then the...
4. Fanny Brice
Actress | Be Yourself!
Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was ...
5. Val Lewton
Producer | The Body Snatcher
Born in Russia in 1904, Lewton moved with his mother and sister to Berlin in 1906, then to USA in 1909. He wrote for newspapers, magazines, novels, pornography, etc.- often using pseudonyms to disguise their origin (the name Val Lewton was one such pseudonym, used first for some novels in the 1930'...
Actor | Penthouse
Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following ...
Actor | To Be or Not to Be
Born in England in 1891, Stanley Ridges would become a protégé of Beatrice Lillie, a star of musical comedies, and spent a great many years learning and honing his craft on the stage. He eventually would make his way over to America, and become a romantic leading man on Broadway. His first film ...
8. Ivor Novello
While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known ...
9. Maria Montez
Actress | Cobra Woman
In a world weary of war and dispirited by the ravages of the Great Depression, Hollywood at the turn of the 1940's concocted a wildly popular, effective lot of escapist fare (though often cheaply made) to regale the sick at heart worldwide. Universal Pictures, more often than not, led in producing ...
10. Oscar Micheaux
Writer | Within Our Gates
Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919)) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile (1931)), is not only a major figure in American film for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window into the American history and psyche ...
11. Olive Tell
Actress | Lawful Larceny
Olive Tell was born in New York City sometime in 1894. She appeared in her first film when she was 23 years old in Her Sister (1917). Largely a character actress, Olive did appear in few films when compared to her contemporaries. Olive was one of a few character actresses to successfully make the ...
12. Edmund MacDonald
Actor | Detour
Edmund MacDonald was born on May 7, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Edmund Francis MacDonald. He was an actor, known for Detour (1945), Hangmen Also Die! (1943) and Flying Tigers (1942). He was married to Augusta. He died on September 2, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | The Mark of Zorro
J. Edward Bromberg was a founding member of the legendary Group Theatre. His appearance being rather short and stocky, Bromberg from the start was known as a character actor who was very respected by his peers. He was primarily a stage actor but in the mid-thirties made his way into film where he ...
14. Ralph Forbes
Actor | Twentieth Century
Ralph Forbes had other ideas than the family wish for him to seek a career in law or the navy. He became interested in acting and began stage work in England. By 1917, he had come to the US to get his feet wet in the film medium with his first silent that year. But he returned to the UK to work in ...
15. Edward Rigby
Actor | The Stars Look Down
Edward Rigby was born on February 5, 1879 in Ashford, Kent, England as Edward Coke. He was an actor, known for The Stars Look Down (1940), The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941) and Lorna Doone (1934). He was married to Phyllis [Muriel Mary] Austin (novelist). He died on April 5, 1951 in Richmond, Surrey,...
16. Joe King
Actor | Smashing the Money Ring
Joe King was born on February 9, 1883 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Sayers King. He was an actor and director, known for Smashing the Money Ring (1939), Bullets or Ballots (1936) and Special Agent (1935). He was married to Hazel Buckham. He died on April 11, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
Producer | Little Old New York
William Randolph Hearst was the greatest newspaper baron in the history of the United States and is the person whom Citizen Kane (1941), widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, is primarily based on. While there are many similarities between Charles Foster Kane, as limned by the great Orson...
Director | Louisiana Story
Robert J. Flaherty was born on February 16, 1884 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA as Robert Joseph Flaherty. He was a director and writer, known for Louisiana Story (1948), Man of Aran (1934) and Elephant Boy (1937). He was married to Frances H. Flaherty. He died on July 23, 1951 in Brattleboro, ...
19. Tex Cooper
Actor | King of the Bullwhip
Tex Cooper was born as Judge Thomas Cooper in Denton, Texas, the son of Wilford Cooper and Lemon Pair. Tex had siblings Walter and George Cooper. His parents were farmers and hailed from Bradley County, Tennessee. Tex's trademark in the movies was his Buffalo Bill lookalike appearance. His ...
20. Larry Steers
Actor | The King of the Kongo
Larry Steers was born on February 14, 1888 in Indiana, USA as Lawrence Wells Steers. He was an actor, known for The King of the Kongo (1929), The Secret Garden (1919) and Clipped Wings (1937). He died on February 15, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
21. Edwin L. Marin
Director | Invisible Agent
Director Edwin L. Marin was born in Jersey City, NJ, in 1899. He traveled to Hollywood as a young man, and at age 20 got a job in the industry as an assistant cameraman. By 1932 he had crossed over to directing, first for low-budget studio Tiffany Pictures. However, he worked his way up the ...
22. Clifton Young
Actor | Dark Passage
Clifton "Bobby" Young gained notoriety as a child actor playing "Bonedust" during Our Gang's sound transition period. Of all the graduates of Our Gang (with the exception of Jackie Cooper and arguably Dickie Moore), Clifton had the greatest shot at adult stardom - at least as far as strong ...
23. Eddie Dunn
Actor | The Gay Falcon
Eddie Dunn was born on March 31, 1896 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA as Edward Frank Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Gay Falcon (1941), The Great Dictator (1940) and I Shot Jesse James (1949). He died on May 5, 1951 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | I Love a Mystery
Born in Goldthwaite Texas, Barton Yarborough ran away from home as a youth to join vaudeville. In the 1920s he got involved in radio, and in 1932 began a long run as Cliff Barbour on the hugely famous drama "One Man's Family," which he appeared in until his death. Other outstanding radio roles came...
25. Charles Coleman
Actor | Poor Little Rich Girl
Charles Coleman was born on December 22, 1885 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Charles Pearce Coleman. He was an actor, known for Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Bachelor Apartment (1931) and Becky Sharp (1935). He was married to Beatrice. He died on March 8, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
26. Monte Collins
Actor | Campus Sleuth
Monte Collins was born on December 3, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA as Monty Francis Collins Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Campus Sleuth (1948), The Green Promise (1949) and Tangier (1946). He died on June 1, 1951 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
27. Robert Elliott
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Robert Elliott was born on October 9, 1879 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Richard Robert Elliott. He was an actor, known for The Maltese Falcon (1931), Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Finger Points (1931). He was married to Ruth Thorp. He died on November 15, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
29. Leon Errol
Actor | Higher and Higher
Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died ...
30. Louis Jouvet
Actor | Drôle de drame
Louis Jouvet was a living glory of the French theatre where he debuted in 1910. In his life he has worked as pharmacist, manager of a theatre, actor and theatre teacher. He debuted at the movies in 1932 and his best films were of the Golden Age of French cinema called the "poetical realism", e.g. "...
31. Mady Christians
Actress | Heidi
Mady Christians was born in Vienna, Austria. Destined to be in films in both Germany and the US, she started out as a stage actress but soon found new challenges in the world of cinema. Her first film was at the age of 24 when she appeared in Audrey (1916). She remained in German films for the next...
Actor | Little Miss Marker
Frank McGlynn Sr. was born on October 26, 1866 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Little Miss Marker (1934), The Littlest Rebel (1935) and The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). He was married to Rose O'Byrne. He died on May 18, 1951 in Newburgh, New York, USA.
34. S. Sylvan Simon
Director | The Fuller Brush Man
Director S. Sylvan Simon worked as a drama coach, radio executive and stage director before joining Warner Brothers in 1935. He then moved to MGM as director and assistant director in 1937. His sudden death at the age of 41 shocked all who knew him and he was mourned throughout the film industry.
35. Francis Lister
Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty
Francis Lister was born on April 2, 1899 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Wicked Lady (1945) and Comin' Thro the Rye (1923). He was married to Margot Grahame and Nora Swinburne. He died on October 28, 1951 in London.
36. Gibson Gowland
Actor | Greed
Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Beatrice Bird (English actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on September 9, 1951 in London, England.
37. Richard Hart
Actor | Green Dolphin Street
While he had a short life and very short film career, sleekly handsome actor Richard Hart, with his dark and virile looks, demonstrated much promise in those few years, especially on Broadway and in TV's "Golden Age." It all ended quickly, however, with his sudden demise at age 35.
He was born ...
38. Jules Berry
Actor | Aventure à Paris
Jules Berry was born on February 9, 1883 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Jules Peaufichet. He was an actor, known for Aventure à Paris (1936), L'homme de Londres (1943) and Balthazar (1937). He was married to Josseline Gaël. He died on April 23, 1951 in Paris, France.
40. Bert Van Tuyle
Director | Something New
Bert Van Tuyle was born on January 11, 1878 in New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Something New (1920), The Grub Stake (1923) and The Girl from God's Country (1921). He was married to Nell Shipman. He died on June 13, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
41. Michael Visaroff
Actor | Don Ricardo Returns
A graduate of the Principal Dramatic School in Russia, Visaroff began his career on the stage and made the transition to movies in 1925. He played a number of 'noble' people in films - counts, etc. At the time of his death from pneumonia, he was in the midst of rehearsals for a play.
43. Bill Patton
Actor | The Last Chance
Bill Patton was born on June 2, 1894 in Amarillo, Texas, USA as William P. Patton. He is known for his work on The Last Chance (1926), Fangs of Fate (1925) and Beyond the Trail (1926). He was married to Birdie and Emily. He died on December 12, 1951 in Gardena, California, USA.
44. Ivan F. Simpson
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Ivan F. Simpson was born on February 4, 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland as Ivan Freebody Simpson. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Maid of Salem (1937) and This Land Is Mine (1943). He died on October 12, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA.
45. Weldon Heyburn
Actor | Chandu the Magician
Weldon Heyburn was born on September 19, 1903 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Weldon Heyburn Franks. He was an actor, known for Chandu the Magician (1932), Fugitive at Large (1939) and Bordertown Trail (1944). He was married to Virginia Frances Maggard, Jane Eichelberger, Greta Nissen ...
47. Rita Daniel
Actress | Candida
Rita Daniel was born on December 27, 1901 in Chiswick, London, England as Marguerite Mildred Daniel. She was an actress, known for Candida (1939), The Middle Watch (1948) and The Director (1949). She was married to Torin Thatcher. She died on July 14, 1951 in Lambeth, London.
48. Fanny Schreck
Actress | Der Jäger von Fall
Fanny Schreck was born on July 15, 1877 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Franziska Ott. She was an actress, known for The Hunter of Fall (1936), Die Talfahrt des Severin Hoyey (1922) and Matrimonial Strike (1935). She was married to Max Schreck. She died on December 11, 1951 in Söflingen, Ulm.
50. David Torrence
Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty
David Torrence was the second child born out of eleven children to Henry Torrance Thomson and Janet Bryce. Davis given name was 'David Bryce Thomson." Born on Jan 17,1863 in Edinbough,Scotland. David's brother was character star 'Ernest Torrence' who was 15 years younger than David. Ernest was the ...