Birth Date between 1877-01-01 and 1877-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Charles Coburn

Actor | The More the Merrier

A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.

2. Edmund Gwenn

Actor | Miracle on 34th Street

There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...

3. Chief John Big Tree

Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Avenging Arrow (1921) and Ranson's Folly (1926). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York, USA.

4. Sam Harris

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Sam Harris was born on January 11, 1877 in Sydney, Australia. He was an actor, known for The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), Safari (1940) and I Cover the War! (1937). He was previously married to Constance M.K. Harris . He died on October 22, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Halliwell Hobbes

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite ...

6. Josephine Hull

Actress | Harvey

Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the ...

7. Isadora Duncan

Writer | Isadora

Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin.

She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, ...

8. O.P. Heggie

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

O.P. Heggie was born on September 17, 1877 in Angaston, South Australia, Australia. He was an actor, known for The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) and Smilin' Through (1932). He was previously married to Lilian Clara Rogers. He died on February 7, 1936 in Los Angeles,...

9. Olga Roderick

Actress | Freaks

Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity ...

10. Gibson Gowland

Actor | Greed

Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), Blind Husbands (1919) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). He was previously married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on September 9...

11. Nigel De Brulier

Actor | Adventures of Captain Marvel

British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often ...

12. Nelly Cormon

Actress | Les trois mousquetaires

Tall and elegant, with harmonious features, a proud look and brown curly hair, Nelly Cormon was a French theater actress of classic beauty who was very successful on stage for three decades and had a brief but honorable career in silent films at the time when cinema was beginning to become more ...

13. Frank Austin

Actor | The Monster

Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was previously married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

14. Bodil Rosing

Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Bodil Rosing was born on December 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was an actress, known for Sunrise (1927), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Why Be Good? (1929). She was previously married to Einer Jansen. She died on December 31, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.

15. Maurice Costello

Actor | The Man Who Couldn't Beat God

Maurice Costello was born on February 22, 1877 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915), The Golden Pathway (1913) and Iron and Steel (1914). He was previously married to Ruth Reeves and Mae Costello. He died on October 28, 1950 ...

16. Rose Dione

Actress | Freaks

Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 ...

17. Claire McDowell

Actress | The Big Parade

Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was previously married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, ...

18. Sidney Bracey

Actor | The Monster Walks

Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), Show People (1928) and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He was previously married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, California, ...

19. Robert Homans

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.

20. Basil Gill

Actor | Chains of Bondage

Basil Gill was born on March 10, 1877 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Chains of Bondage (1916), The Rocks of Valpre (1919) and School for Scandal (1930). He was previously married to Margaret von Cavania (actress). He died on April 23, 1955 in Hove, East Sussex, ...

21. Norman MacOwan

Actor | Kidnapped

Norman MacOwan was born on January 2, 1877 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK. He was an actor and writer, known for Kidnapped (1959), The City of the Dead (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was previously married to Violet [Ellen] Stephenson (actress). He died on December 31, 1961 in ...

22. Hermann Hesse

Soundtrack | The Hours

Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was previously married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.

23. René Navarre

Actor | Fantômas - À l'ombre de la guillotine

René Navarre was born on July 8, 1877 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. He was an actor and director, known for Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913), Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913) and Tue-la-mort (1920). He was previously married to Elmire Vautier and Nelly Palmer...

24. Helen Ware

Actress | The Virginian

Helen Ware was born on October 15, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Virginian (1929), Flaming Gold (1932) and The Garden of Allah (1916). She was previously married to Frederick Burt. She died on January 25, 1939 in Carmel, California, USA.

25. Mary Jerrold

Actress | Disraeli

Mary Jerrold was born on December 4, 1877 in London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Disraeli (1916), The Queen of Spades (1949) and Top of the Form (1953). She was previously married to Hubert Harben. She died on March 3, 1955 in London, England, UK.

26. Baldassarre Negroni

Director | Due cuori felici

Baldassarre Negroni was born on January 21, 1877 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and production manager, known for Two Happy Hearts (1932), Camille (1915) and Vertigine (1919). He was previously married to Hesperia. He died on July 18, 1948 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

27. Lloyd C. Douglas

Writer | Demetrius and the Gladiators

Novelist Lloyd C. Douglas was born Doya Cassell Douglas in Columbia City, IN, in 1877. His father was a Lutheran minister. Young Lloyd attended Wittenberg Seminary in Springfield, OH, where he received his education as a minister. After graduating he served as a pastor in a church in Manchester, IN...

28. Barlowe Borland

Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles

Barlowe Borland was born on August 6, 1877 in Greenock, Scotland, UK. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), A Tale of Two Cities (1935) and The Little Minister (1934). He was previously married to Francesca Redding. He died on August 31, 1948 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

29. George Melford

Director | Love in the Desert

George Melford was born on February 19, 1877 in Rochester, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Love in the Desert (1929), Jungle Menace (1937) and East of Borneo (1931). He was previously married to Diana Miller and Louise Marsland. He died on April 25, 1961 in Hollywood, Los ...

30. Charles Quatermaine

Actor | Drake of England

Charles Quatermaine was born on December 30, 1877 in Richmond, Surrey, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Drake the Pirate (1935), The Lady Clare (1919) and A Man of Mayfair (1931). He was previously married to Mary Forbes, Madge Titheradge and Marion Frances Netz. He died in August 1958 in ...

31. Charles R. Bowers

Director | A Wild Roomer

Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, ...

32. Joe Murphy

Actor | Uncle Bim's Gifts

Attended Horace Mann school in San Jose. Once belonged to a bicycle club there, known as the Garden City Wheelmen. His nickname in those days was "Spike", but thanks to the fame garnered from playing the comic strip character in the silent Universal short subject series, he would let himself be ...

33. Norman Trevor

Actor | The Wizard

Norman Trevor was born on June 23, 1877 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was an actor, known for The Wizard (1927), Beau Geste (1926) and Jane Eyre (1921). He died on October 31, 1929 in Norwalk, California, USA.

34. May Wallace

Actress | Beginner's Luck

May Wallace was born on August 23, 1877 in Russiaville, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Beginner's Luck (1935), The Cup of Life (1921) and What's Your Racket? (1934). She was previously married to Thomas W. Maddox. She died on December 11, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Lionel Pape

Actor | The Philadelphia Story

Lionel Pape was born on April 17, 1877 in Sussex, England, UK. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Raffles (1939) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939). He died on October 21, 1944 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Fanny Schreck

Actress | Der Jäger von Fall

Fanny Schreck was born on July 15, 1877 in Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg [now Baden-Württemberg], Germany. She was an actress, known for The Hunter of Fall (1936), Die Talfahrt des Severin Hoyey (1922) and The Girl from the Marsh Croft (1935). She was previously married to Max Schreck. She died on ...

37. John Larkin

Actor | The Wet Parade

John Larkin was born on November 25, 1877 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for The Wet Parade (1932), Sporting Blood (1931) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936). He died on March 18, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Billy Murray

Soundtrack | BioShock Infinite

Worked in minstrel shows as a singer and eccentric dancer from 1893 until 1903. From then until the 1930s was primarily a recording artist. Worked in radio and did sound effects and animal noises for cartoon. Sang old fashioned songs for the "Follow the Bouncing Ball" shorts. Was married three ...

39. George Sidney

Actor | Around the Corner

George Sidney was born on March 15, 1877 in Nagynichal, Hungary. He was an actor, known for Around the Corner (1930), Sweet Daddies (1926) and The Auctioneer (1927). He was previously married to Carey Weber. He died on April 29, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40. Otto Gebühr

Actor | Der große König

Otto Gebühr was born on May 29, 1877 in Kettwig, Essen, Rhine Province, Prussia [now Northrhine-Westphalia], Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for Der große König (1942), Fridericus (1937) and The Flute Concert of Sans-Souci (1930). He was previously married to Doris Krüger ...

41. James Montgomery Flagg

Writer | Independence, B'Gosh

James Montgomery Flagg created the original Uncle Sam "I WANT YOU". Although most researches will refer to JMF as the model of the original Uncle Sam, nothing could be farther from the truth.

In 1916, JMF reluctantly accepted a 4th of July project by Leslie Magazine, and eventually found his Uncle ...

42. William Hope Hodgson

Writer | Matango

William Hope Hodgson was born on November 15, 1877 in the UK. William Hope was a writer, known for Matango, Fungus of Terror (1963), Suspicion (1957) and The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971). William Hope died on April 19, 1918 in Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.

43. Rex Beach

Writer | The Crimson Gardenia

Michigan-born Rex Beach was on his way to becoming a lawyer before the Alaska Gold Rush caught his attention and he headed there to make his fortune. Unfortunately, five years later he was still looking for it and, realizing that he wasn't going to find it in gold prospecting, he turned to writing....

44. Florence Gill

Actress | Larceny on the Air

Florence Gill was born on July 27, 1877 in London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Larceny on the Air (1937), The Reluctant Dragon (1941) and Way Down East (1935). She died on February 19, 1965 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

45. Alice B. Toklas

Writer | Dances for an iPhone

Alice B. Toklas was born on April 30, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was a writer, known for Dances for an iPhone (2010), Literarische Zentren (1965) and The Twentieth Century (1957). She died on March 7, 1967 in Paris, France.

46. Ethel Jewett

Actress | Silas Marner

Ethel Jewett was born on September 8, 1877 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for Silas Marner (1916), Remorse (1914) and The Necklace of Pearls (1915). She died on December 8, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Charles Chapman

Actor | My Lady's Slipper

Charles Chapman was born on August 12, 1877 in New York, USA. He was an actor and art director, known for My Lady's Slipper (1916), Beau Brummel (1913) and Romeo and Juliet (1908). He died on September 21, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

48. William Clifford

Actor | The Hidden Law

William Clifford was born on June 27, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Hidden Law (1916), A Tale of Two Cities (1917) and The Oaklawn Handicap (1915). He was previously married to Irene A. Stillings. He died on December 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. Jules Cowles

Actor | The Scarlet Letter

Jules Cowles was born on October 18, 1877 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Scarlet Letter (1926), The Scarlet Letter (1934) and One Hysterical Night (1929). He died on May 22, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.

50. Lawrence Chenault

Actor | Ten Minutes to Live

Lawrence Chenault was born on November 23, 1877 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for Ten Minutes to Live (1932), The Scar of Shame (1929) and The Crimson Skull (1922). He died on December 27, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.


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