Birth Date between 1870-01-01 and 1870-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Jessie Ralph

Actress | Captain Blood

Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The...

2. Vladimir Lenin

Writer | Un'alba

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870 - 21 January 1924), better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his ...

3. Edward Ellis

Actor | The Thin Man

Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in ...

4. Claude Gillingwater

Actor | A Tale of Two Cities

A man so disagreeable on celluloid, Claude Gillingwater's characters seemed to subsist on a steady diet of persimmons. Fondly recalled as the cranky old skinflint whose seemingly cold heart could only be warmed by the actions of a cute little tyke, the tall and rangy Gillingwater invariably played ...

5. Charles Sellon

Actor | Make Me a Star

Charles Sellon was born on August 24, 1870 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Make Me a Star (1932), The Monster (1925) and Bright Eyes (1934). He was previously married to Florence E. Willis. He died on June 26, 1937 in La Crescenta, California, USA.

6. Richard Bennett

Actor | The Magnificent Ambersons

Richard Bennett was born on May 21, 1870 in Deer Creek, Indiana, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Damaged Goods (1914) and The End of the Road (1919). He was previously married to Aimee Raisch Hastings, Adrienne Morrison and Grena Heller. He died on ...

7. Edward LeSaint

Actor | Modern Times

Edward LeSaint was born on December 13, 1870 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Modern Times (1936), Merely Mary Ann (1920) and Only a Shop Girl (1922). He was previously married to Stella Razeto. He died on September 10, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Albert Fish

Albert Fish was born on May 19, 1870 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He died on January 16, 1936 in Ossining, New York, USA.

9. Edwin S. Porter

Director | The White Pearl

In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American ...

10. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

Director | Shri Krishna Janma

Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at ...

11. Francis Boggs

Director | The Coquette

Francis Boggs is an obscure figure in the history of cinema, but an important one. It was he who brought the movies to Los Angeles in 1909 when he established a permanent L. A. film studio for the Chicago-based Selig Polyscope Company. In a four-year film career he wrote and directed nearly 200 ...

12. Marthe Mellot

Actress | Le pays sans étoiles

Marthe Mellot was born on February 16, 1870 in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, Nièvre, France. She was an actress, known for Land Without Stars (1946), The Living Dead Man (1925) and Woman of Malacca (1937). She died on August 13, 1947 in Paris, France.

13. Eva Moore

Actress | The Old Dark House

Eva Moore was born on February 9, 1870 in Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Old Dark House (1932), A Cup of Kindness (1934) and Scotland Yard Investigator (1945). She was previously married to H.V. Esmond. She died on April 27, 1955 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, ...

14. Frank Dawson

Actor | The Woman in the Window

Frank Dawson was born on July 4, 1870 in Plymouth, England, UK. He was an actor, known for The Woman in the Window (1944), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) and Scotland Yard (1941). He was previously married to Pauline Matthews. He died on October 11, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA.

15. Felipa Gómez

Key Largo

Felipa Gómez was born on September 10, 1870 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was an actress, known for Key Largo (1948) and The Cowboy and the Indians (1949). She died on April 15, 1967 in Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

16. Samuel Adams

Actor | Pick a Star

Samuel Adams was born on December 16, 1870 in Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Pick a Star (1937), Amateur Crook (1937) and The Luckiest Girl in the World (1936). He died on March 24, 1958 in Sun Valley, California, USA.

17. John Steppling

Actor | Tess of the D'Urbervilles

John Steppling was born on August 8, 1870 in Essen, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913), Lombardi, Ltd. (1919) and Billy and the Butler (1912). He died on April 5, 1932 in Hollywood, California, USA.

18. Marie Ault

Actress | The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

Marie Ault was born on September 2, 1870 in Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), Fanny Hawthorne (1927) and Major Barbara (1941). She was previously married to James Alexander Paterson. She died on May 9, 1951 in London, England...

19. Lon Poff

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Lon Poff was born on February 8, 1870 in Bedford, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Main Street (1923) and The Iron Mask (1929). He died on August 8, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Trixie Friganza

Actress | If I Had My Way

Trixie Friganza was born on November 29, 1870 in Grenola, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for If I Had My Way (1940), Free and Easy (1930) and Silks and Saddles (1936). She was previously married to Charles A. Goettler and William J.M. Barry. She died on February 27, 1955 in Flintridge, ...

21. Jack Richardson

Actor | The Midnight Express

Jack Richardson was born on November 18, 1870 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Midnight Express (1924), The Old Maid's Baby (1919) and The Toll Gate (1920). He was previously married to Louise Lester and Florence Stone. He died on June 12, 1960 in Los Angeles, ...

22. Kate Cutler

Actress | Moscow Nights

Kate Cutler was born on August 14, 1870 in London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for I Stand Condemned (1935), Wedding Rehearsal (1932) and Lord of the Manor (1933). She was previously married to Sidney Ellison. She died on May 14, 1955 in London, England, UK.

23. Nelson McDowell

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Nelson McDowell was born on August 14, 1870 in Greenville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), The Last of the Mohicans (1932) and The Girl of the Golden West (1923). He was previously married to Sophie Lottie Green. He died on November 3, 1947 in Hollywood, ...

24. D'Arcy Corrigan

Actor | The Last Warning

D'Arcy Corrigan was born on January 2, 1870 in County Cork, Ireland, UK [now Republic of Ireland]. He was an actor, known for The Last Warning (1928), A Christmas Carol (1938) and Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927). He died on December 25, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

25. O.B. Clarence

Actor | The Scarlet Pimpernel

Stocky, bespectacled English character actor, whose career began in the music halls. Educated at Dover College, Oliver Burchett Clarence acted in repertory theatre from 1890. He then worked as a member of actor-manager Frank Benson's troupe for a number of years. During the First World War, he ...

26. Lawrence Grant

Actor | The Mask of Fu Manchu

As a young boy in England, Lawrence Grant became a great admirer of the Native American peoples. He devoured every book or article he could get his hands on relating to their culture and history. Years later Grant got the opportunity to spend some months living with several Native American tribes ...

27. J. Hartley Manners

Writer | Happiness

British-born playwright J. Hartley Manners, of Irish extraction, spent many years in the United States. In his twenties, in Australia, he began a relatively successful acting career and made his debut in London's West End in 1898. Joining the company of famed actor-manager Sir Johnston ...

28. John Miltern

Actor | The Ne'er-Do-Well

John Miltern was born on July 13, 1870 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923), The Love of Sunya (1927) and Everybody's Old Man (1936). He died on January 15, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Jules Brulatour

Producer | Saved from the Titanic

Jules Brulatour was born on April 7, 1870 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was a producer and actor, known for Saved from the Titanic (1912), Marionettes (1925) and Kodachrome Two-Color Test Shots No. III (1922). He was previously married to Hope Hampton, Dorothy Gibson and Clara Isabelle Blouin....

30. Charles Inslee

Actor | Adventures of Tarzan

Charles Inslee was born on June 6, 1870 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Adventures of Tarzan (1921), The Red Man and the Child (1908) and After Many Years (1908). He was previously married to Belle M. S. McElroy. He died in September 1922.

31. Cora Williams

Actress | The Great Mail Robbery

Cora Williams was born on December 6, 1870 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for The Great Mail Robbery (1927), Temptations of a Shop Girl (1927) and His Parisian Wife (1919). She was previously married to A.H. Busby and Leon Williams Schnitzer. She died on December 1, 1927 ...

32. Joseph C. Lincoln

Writer | Idle Tongues

Joseph C. Lincoln was born in 1870. He was a writer, known for Idle Tongues (1924), No Trespassing (1922) and Cap'n Eri (1915). He died in 1944.

33. Anne Schaefer

Actress | Main Street

Anne Schaefer was born on July 10, 1870 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Main Street (1923), The Price of a Good Time (1917) and Saturday's Children (1929). She was previously married to F. Medek. She died on May 3, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. Townsend Whitling

Actor | The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick

Townsend Whitling was born on October 21, 1870 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick (1921), Tomorrow We Live (1943) and Blanche Fury (1948). He was previously married to Violet Ley (performer). He died on June 24, 1952 in London, England, UK.

35. Bransby Williams

Actor | Adam Bede

Bransby Williams was born on August 14, 1870 in Bethnal Green, London, England, UK. He was an actor and writer, known for Adam Bede (1918), Scrooge (1928) and The Adventures of Mr. Pickwick (1921). He died on December 3, 1961 in Streatham, London, England, UK.

36. Virginia Fábregas

Actress | La fruta amarga

Virginia Fábregas was born in 1870 in Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico. She was an actress, known for La fruta amarga (1931), Abnegación (1938) and El rápido de las 9.15 (1941). She was previously married to Francesco Dardona. She died on November 17, 1950 in Mexico City, Mexico.

37. Queenie Vassar

Actress | Primrose Path

Coming to the U.S. in 1884, Vassar performed as a musical/comic star during the 1890s. She played in "The Lady of the Slipper; Or, A Modern Cinderella" which opened at the Globe Theatre in New York in 1912 and ran for 232 performances.

38. Knute Erickson

Actor | The Monster

Knute Erickson was a vaudeville comedian and actor active in Hollywood between 1915 and 1936. His most famous creation was that of the character Daffy Dan, with which he had some success as a touring vaudeville performer, in a show presented by Hollywood mogul Jesse Lasky. Daffy Dan made his film ...

39. Pierre Louÿs

Writer | Cet obscur objet du désir

Louÿs' refined evocations, not to say re-inventions, of the society of Hellenistic Greece proved extremely popular in both France and the English speaking world, especially due to the somewhat risque nature of such works as Aphrodite (1896) and Les Chansons de Bilitis (1894). He lived his entire ...

40. Marcus Loew

Producer | The Saphead

His film resume belies the fact that he was the most important man in motion pictures at the time of his death. Born as Max Loew in New York City to a poverty-stricken Viennese waiter, his life could've easily gone the the way of many boys of the east side slums, except that he was ...

41. Norman McKinnel

Actor | The Sleeping Cardinal

Norman McKinnel was born on February 10, 1870 in Maxwelltown, Scotland, UK. He was an actor and writer, known for Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931), Hindle Wakes (1918) and Fanny Hawthorne (1927). He was previously married to Gertrude Scott. He died on March 29, 1932 in Bloomsbury, London, England...

42. Franklin Dyall

Actor | The Private Life of Henry VIII

Franklin Dyall was born on February 3, 1870 in Liverpool, England, UK. He was an actor and director, known for The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), Easy Virtue (1927) and The Gaunt Stranger (1931). He was previously married to Mary Merrall and Mary Phyllis Logan. He died on May 8, 1950 in ...

43. Marie Lloyd

Actress | Marie Lloyd's Little Joke

Marie Lloyd was born on February 12, 1870 in Hoxton, London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Marie Lloyd's Little Joke (1909), Marie Lloyd at Home and Bunkered (1913) and Timeshift (2002). She was previously married to Bernard Dillon, Alexander Hurley and Percy Courteney. She died on ...

44. Anders Randolf

Actor | The Viking

Anders Randolf was born Anders Randrup in Denmark 1870.

His parents were Matthius Randrup and Kristine Jensen. He had a number of siblings - two of which were sisters Kirstine Randrup born in 1884 and Jensine Marie Randrup born 1880. He grew up on Old Rybjergaard farm, living with an Aunt rather ...

45. Emma Tansey

Actress | When You and I Were Young

Emma Tansey was born on September 12, 1870 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She was an actress, known for When You and I Were Young (1917), Joan of the Woods (1918) and Are Children to Blame? (1920). She died on March 23, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. William Norris

Actor | When Knighthood Was in Flower

William Norris was born on June 15, 1870 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), The Go-Getter (1923) and The Love Piker (1923). He was previously married to Mabel Mordaunt. He died on March 20, 1929 in West Bronxville, New York, USA.

47. Ivan Bunin

Writer | Nesrochnaya vesna

Ivan Bunin was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1933).

He was born Ivan Alekseevich Bunin on October 22, 1870 on his ancestral estate near Voronezh, Russia. His father, Aleksei Bunin, and his mother, were descendants of several lines of old nobility that included ...

48. Charles Hill Mailes

Actor | The Mark of Zorro

Charles Hill Mailes was born on May 25, 1870 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Hungarian Nabob (1915) and Money Madness (1917). He was previously married to Claire McDowell. He died on February 17, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. Alejandro Pérez Lugín

Writer | Currito de la Cruz

Alejandro Pérez Lugín was born on February 22, 1870 in Madrid, Spain. He was a writer and director, known for Currito de la Cruz (1926), College Boarding House (1925) and In Gay Madrid (1930). He died on September 5, 1926 in Madrid, Spain.

50. Arnold Korff

Actor | Black Moon

Arnold Korff was born on August 2, 1870 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. He was an actor, known for Black Moon (1934), The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) and Lola Montez, die Tänzerin des Königs (1922). He was previously married to Annie Bauer (actress). He died on June 2, 1944 ...


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