Birth Date between 1875-01-01 and 1875-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Director | The Birth of a Nation
David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War veteran. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually shape his movies. In 1897 ...
Actor | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
J. Farrell MacDonald was born on April 14, 1875 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Sunrise (1927), My Darling Clementine (1946) and The Last Alarm (1940). He was previously married to Edith Bostwick. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Actress | Show Boat
Although she could on a rare occasion display a bit of kindness, or at least some kind of grouchy benevolence, Helen Westley had few peers on stage or film when it came to outright unpleasantness. A stern, indomitable presence, her characters offered unsolicited advice to anyone and everyone within...
Writer | In Search of the Great Beast 666
Aleister Crowley was born on October 12, 1875 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England, UK. He was a writer and actor, known for In Search of the Great Beast 666 (2007), Cineficción Radio (2019) and The Mysteries of Myra (1916). He was previously married to Maria Teresa Ferrari de Miramar and ...
Actor | High Sierra
Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, ...
6. Maude Eburne
Actress | The Bat Whispers
Eburne started on the stage in Ontario and New York, later appearing on Broadway in 1914, playing a cockney maid. She played comic servants on stage until 1930 then moved to films in 1931. On screen, she played a variety of roles from maids to aristocrats to pipe-smoking harridans. Eburne retired ...
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Samuel S. Hinds, a Harvard graduate, was a lawyer in Hollywood until the stock market crash of 1929, in which he lost most of his money. Hinds, who had an interest in theater acting, decided to embark on a career in acting, albeit it age 54. The tall, dignified-looking Hinds appeared in over 200 ...
Writer | John Carter
His father had been a major in the Union army during the Civil War. Edgar Rice Burroughs attended the Brown School then, due to a diphtheria epidemic, Miss Coolie's Maplehurst School for Girls, then the Harvard School, Phillips Andover and the Michigan Military Academy. He was a mediocre student ...
Writer | King Kong
Edgar Wallace was born on April 1, 1875 in Greenwich, London, England, UK. He was a writer and director, known for King Kong (2005), King Kong (1933) and King Kong (1976). He was previously married to Ethel Violet King and Ivy Maude Caldecott. He died on February 10, 1932 in Hollywood, California, ...
Director | The Glorious Adventure
J. Stuart Blackton came to the US with his family from Sheffield, England, in 1885 at age 10, settling in New York. He became friends with Albert E. Smith - who later became his business partner and headed Vitagraph Studios - in 1894 and they started a short-lived vaudeville act together. Blackton ...
12. Arthur Wontner
Actor | The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Wontner (1875-1960), the critics' choice. "No better "Sherlock Holmes" than Arthur Wontner is likely to be seen and heard in pictures, in our time... The keen, worn, kindly face and quiet prescient smile are out of the very pages of the book", Vincent Starrett's 'The Private Life of Sherlock...
13. Eddie Polo
Actor | The Vanishing Dagger
Eddie Polo was born on February 1, 1875 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and director, known for The Vanishing Dagger (1920), The New Adventures of Terence O'Rourke (1915) and Die Eule - 1. Die tollen Launen eines Millionärs (1927). He was previously married to Pearl Grant and Alice...
15. Francis Pierlot
Actor | The Doughgirls
Minor film player Francis Pierlot came to Hollywood in 1939 at the age of 63 with the notion that he would retire rather quickly. Instead he played a steady stream of small character roles in a film career that spanned well over a decade. Born July 15, 1875 in France, Pierlot came to the United ...
16. Dorothy Vernon
Actress | The Fighting Guide
Titian haired, full figured, voluptuous Dorothy Vernon had a career that spanned from the early days of moving pictures through the boxed screen known as television.
Whether it was a comedy, a western, a musical or whatever was needed, Dorothy did it all. Her unforgettable glow and her almost ...
17. Phillips Smalley
Director | The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Phillips Smalley was born on August 7, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917), The Merchant of Venice (1914) and Captain Courtesy (1915). He was previously married to Phyllis Lorraine Ephlin and Lois Weber. He died on May 2, ...
18. Max Davidson
Actor | A Daughter of the Poor
Max Davidson was born on May 23, 1875 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for A Daughter of the Poor (1917), Don Quixote (1915) and The Rag Man (1925). He was previously married to Alice Marti. He died on September 4, 1950 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
19. Thomas Mann
Writer | Morte a Venezia
Thomas Mann was probably Germany's most influential author of the 20th century, receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Born on 6 June 1875 in Lübeck, his family moved to Munich in 1893, where he lived until 1933 and wrote some of his most successful novels like "Buddenbrocks" (1901), "...
20. Frank Reicher
Actor | King Kong
Though most famous as Capt. Englehorn, the ship captain who carried the expedition to an island to capture the great ape in King Kong (1933)--and its sequel, Son of Kong (1933)--Frank Reicher had a long history as a stage actor and director, and film director, prior to his "Kong" appearances, and in...
Actor | Maniac
Horace B. Carpenter was born on January 31, 1875 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Maniac (1934), The Arizona Kid (1929) and The Last Chance (1926). He was previously married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 in Hollywood, Los ...
22. Roger Imhof
Actor | This Gun for Hire
Roger Imhof was born on August 15, 1875 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for This Gun for Hire (1942), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940). He was previously married to Marcelle Imhof. He died on April 15, 1958 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, ...
24. George Guhl
Actor | Torchy Runs for Mayor
George Guhl was born on September 27, 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939), Fly Away Baby (1937) and Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939). He was previously married to Carolyn J. Woodard. He died on June 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
25. James Kirkwood
Director | In Wrong
A veteran stage actor, James Kirkwood entered films in 1909 as an actor and was soon playing leads in many of D.W. Griffith's early pictures. He turned to directing in 1912, and by 1914 was the favorite director of Mary Pickford, with whom he made nine films; he also co-starred in three of them. ...
27. John Buchan
Writer | The 39 Steps
John Buchan was born on August 26, 1875 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK. He was a writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), The 39 Steps (1959) and The 39 Steps. He was previously married to Susan Charlotte Grosvenor. He died on February 11, 1940 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
28. Frank Craven
Actor | Our Town
Frank Craven, the actor, director, playwright and producer who achieved theatrical immortality as The Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production and 1940 movie version of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town (1940), was born into a theatrical family on August 24, 1875 in Boston, ...
Soundtrack | Intresseklubben
Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days (44724 days total). She lived in Arles, France, for her entire life, and outlived both her daughter and grandson. She became especially well known from the age of 113, when the ...
31. Wilson Benge
Actor | Raffles
Wilson Benge was born on March 1, 1875 in Greenwich, London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Raffles (1930), The Bat Whispers (1930) and Bulldog Drummond (1929). He was previously married to Sarah L. Benge. He died on July 1, 1955 in Hollywood, California, USA.
32. Lumsden Hare
Actor | Svengali
Distinguished Irish character actor of aristocratic or avuncular mien who appeared on stage from the age of 19. He had a penchant for appearing in plays by George Bernard Shaw (at first at London's Court Theatre and later on Broadway) and was was an early interpreter of Dr. John Watson during an ...
35. Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung was born in Kessewil, Switzerland, on July 26, 1875. His father Paul was a rural preacher, and began to teach his son Latin when Carl was six years old, stoking his interest in language and literature (Jung was later able to read most European languages and several ancient ones, ...
36. Edgar Selwyn
Director | The Sin of Madelon Claudet
What a life! Edgar Selwyn was born Edgar Simon on October 20, 1875, in Cincinnati, OH. As a child he and his family lived in Toronto, Canada, before moving to Selma, AL, where his parents died. He moved to Chicago at the age of 17 to seek his fortune, but Fortune would not let the young man take ...
38. Catherine Doucet
Actress | Little Man, What Now?
American character actress from the theatre, former school teacher. On the New York stage since 1906 with 'Brown of Harvard', co-starring Laura Hope Crews. She acted under her maiden name Catherine Calhoun until 1920, then adopted the surname of her husband, the actor Paul Doucet, appearing almost ...
39. George Pearson
Director | The Little People
A former schoolmaster at Culham College, Oxfordshire, Pearson abandoned his teaching career when he began to speculate on the educational propensities of the emerging medium of film. In 1913, he embarked on making instructive short films for London Pathé and subsequently founded his own production ...
Writer | René
Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague on the 4th of December 1878 as the son of a military man working with railroads. After he visited a military Upper School he tried to avoid the army and did the preparations for the final exams and the final exams in private. He went to university to study ...
42. William V. Mong
Actor | Fighting Joe
William V. Mong was born on June 25, 1875 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Fighting Joe (1916), The Chosen Prince, or the Friendship of David and Jonathan (1917) and Lost in the Arctic (1911). He was previously married to Esme Isabel Haigh Warde, Mildred ...
Actress | College Scandal
Helena Phillips Evans was born on May 21, 1875 in Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for College Scandal (1935), The Remarkable Andrew (1942) and A Successful Calamity (1932). She was previously married to Charles E. Evans. She died on July 24, 1955 in Santa Monica, ...
44. Sam De Grasse
Actor | The Man Who Laughs
Born in Canada, Sam De Grasse entered films in 1912 and specialized in playing thoroughly disreputable, nasty, slimy bad guys. Douglas Fairbanks was so impressed with De Grasse's villainy that he used the actor in several of his more memorable productions. He wasn't the only member of the De Grasse ...
45. Brandon Tynan
Actor | Unrestrained Youth
Brandon Tynan was born on April 11, 1875 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Unrestrained Youth (1925), Rangers of Fortune (1940) and The Lady and the Mob (1939). He was previously married to Lily Cahill and Caroline Whyte. He died on March 19, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA.
Self | Congress Session in Bombay
Known as the "Iron Man of India", Vallabhbhai Patel was born in Gujarat. He was the fourth of the six children of his father, Jhaveribhai. Patel is credited for being almost single-handedly responsible for unifying India on the eve of independence. He completed his matriculation at the age of 22 ...
47. Spencer Trevor
Spencer Trevor was born on May 29, 1875 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. He was an actor, known for The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934) and The Love Contract (1932). He died on May 22, 1945 in London, England, UK.
48. Cecil Spooner
Actress | Nell of the Circus
Cecil Spooner was born on January 29, 1875 in New York, USA. She was an actress and director, known for Nell of the Circus (1914), Hansel and Gretel (1909) and The Prince and the Pauper (1909). She was previously married to Charles E. Blaney. She died on May 13, 1953 in Sherman Oaks, California, ...
Ferdinand Porsche was born on September 3, 1875 in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now Vratislavice nad Nisou, Liberec, Czech Republic]. He was previously married to Aloisia Johanna Kaes. He died on January 30, 1951 in Stuttgart, Germany.
50. Claude King
Actor | Behind the Mask
Claude King was born on January 15, 1875 in Hackney, London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Behind the Mask (1932), Bella Donna (1923) and Smart Girl (1935). He was previously married to Evelyn Hall and Evelyn Walsh Hall. He died on September 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.