Birth Date between 1881-01-01 and 1881-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Cecil B. DeMille

Producer | The Ten Commandments

His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New ...

2. Margaret Wycherly

Actress | White Heat

Margaret Wycherly was born in London, England on October 26, 1881. She was predominately a stage actress, continuing stage work even after performing in films. Her first film role came when she appeared in The Fight (1915) at 34 years old. It was not until 1929 that audiences got another glimpse of...

3. Asta Nielsen

Actress | Hamlet

Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of ...

4. Noble Johnson

Actor | King Kong

African-American movie actor and producer Noble Johnson was born on April 18, 1881, in Marshall, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Noble was very young, and it was there that he met Lon Chaney at school. They became friends as children, and later got re-acquainted when ...

5. Francis Ford

Actor | The Purple Mask

Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of ...

6. Stefan Zweig

Writer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Stefan Zweig was born on November 28, 1881 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. He was a writer, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) and Marie Antoinette (1938). He was previously married to Friderike Maria Burger von Winternitz and Charlotte E. ...

7. Leo Carrillo

Actor | The Guilty Generation

Leo Carrillo was born on August 6, 1881 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Guilty Generation (1931), The Cisco Kid (1950) and Racetrack (1933). He was previously married to Edith Shakespear Haeselbarth. He died on September 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

8. Paul E. Burns

Actor | Smoky River Serenade

Paul E. Burns was born on January 26, 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Smoky River Serenade (1947), Son of Paleface (1952) and The Pilgrim Lady (1947). He died on May 17, 1967 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

9. Lou Tellegen

Actor | To oneiron tou glyptou

Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in ...

10. Pablo Picasso

Art Department | Something's Gotta Give

Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of 20th century art, who co-created such styles as Cubism and Surrealism, was also among most innovative, influential, and prolific artists of all time.

He was born Pablo Ruiz Picasso on October 6, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of ...

11. Harry M. Warner

Producer | The Lost City

Harry M. Warner was born on December 12, 1881 in Krasnoshiltz, Russian Empire. He was a producer, known for The Lost City (1920), My Four Years in Germany (1918) and Cleaning Up (1920). He was previously married to Rea Ellen Levinson. He died on July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

12. George Moran

Actor | My Little Chickadee

George Moran was born on October 3, 1881 in Elwood, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for My Little Chickadee (1940), Why Bring That Up? (1929) and Anybody's War (1930). He was previously married to Claire White. He died on August 1, 1949 in Oakland, California, USA.

13. Sarah Edwards

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Sarah Edwards was born on October 11, 1881 in Glyn Train, Denbighshire, South Wales, UK. She was an actress, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and The Bishop's Wife (1947). She was previously married to Vernon Malcolm Jacobson. She died on January 7, 1965 in ...

14. Walter Kingsford

Actor | Algiers

Walter Kingsford was born on September 20, 1881 in Redhill, Surrey, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Algiers (1938), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) and The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936). He was previously married to Alison Bradshaw and Winifred Hanley. He died on February 7, 1958 in North ...

15. Pedro de Cordoba

Actor | Saboteur

Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into ...

16. Sarah Padden

Actress | A Woman's Face

Sarah Padden was born on October 16, 1881 in Sunderland, England, UK. She was an actress, known for A Woman's Face (1941), The Mad Monster (1942) and The Master Key (1945). She was previously married to George Clarence Sackett. She died on December 4, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Actor | Bir Millet Uyaniyor

Mustafa was born in 1881 in Salonica, then an Ottoman Turkish city, in modern day Greece. His father, Ali Riza, a customs official-turned-lumber merchant, died when Mustafa was still a boy. His mother, Zubeyde, a devout and strong-willed woman, raised him and his younger sister by herself. First ...

18. Frank O'Connor

Director | Religious Racketeers

Frank O'Connor was born on April 11, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Religious Racketeers (1938), Call of the Circus (1930) and Hearts and Spangles (1926). He died on November 22, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Alfred Drayton

Actor | The Squeaker

Stocky, bald and rather cold-eyed English character actor, who made a career of playing choleric, hectoring or exasperated authority figures. A former brewery worker, he first appeared in amateur dramatics and over the years built up a reputation as an incisive theatrical performer, both in stage ...

20. Marion Leonard

Actress | What Avails the Crown

Marion Leonard was born on June 9, 1881 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for What Avails the Crown (1912), The Seed of the Fathers (1913) and The Voice of the Millions (1912). She was previously married to Stanner E.V. Taylor. She died on January 9, 1956 in Woodland ...

21. Arthur Aylesworth

Actor | King of the Underworld

Arthur Aylesworth was born on August 12, 1881 in Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for King of the Underworld (1939), Brigham Young (1940) and The Plot Thickens (1936). He was previously married to Sadie Harris and Elizabeth. He died on June 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, ...

22. P.G. Wodehouse

Soundtrack | Gosford Park

Master of comedy novelist Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881, in Guilford, Surrey, England. He died in hospital in Southampton, New York, on Valentine's day (February 14) 1975, from a heart attack after a long illness at age 93. In that time he managed to write close to ...

23. Crauford Kent

Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Crauford Kent was born on October 12, 1881 in London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), The Ace of Scotland Yard (1929) and Silas Marner (1922). He died on May 14, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA.

24. Dot Farley

Actress | The Red Kimona

Dot Farley was born on February 6, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for The Red Kimona (1925), So Big (1924) and The Little Irish Girl (1926). She died on May 2, 1971 in South Pasadena, California, USA.

25. Max Maxudian

Actor | Le secret du docteur

Born in Smyrne (Turkey), Max Maxudian emigrated to France with his parents in 1893, at the age of twelve. Despite his foreign origins he became a famous theater player in his host country, appearing at the Odeon, at the Grand Guignol, among others. He was often the partner of the illustrious Sarah ...

26. Leon Errol

Actor | Mexican Spitfire

Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor and writer, known for Mexican Spitfire (1940), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942). He was previously married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died on...

27. Morgan Wallace

Actor | The Mouthpiece

Morgan Wallace was born on July 26, 1881 in Lompoc, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Mouthpiece (1932), Wild Girl (1932) and Dream Street (1921). He was previously married to Louise Chapman Wallace. He died on December 12, 1953 in Tarzana, California, USA.

28. Constantine Romanoff

Actor | The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Constantine Romanoff was born on August 21, 1881 in Germany. He was an actor, known for The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927), The Long Voyage Home (1940) and Devil on Deck (1932). He was previously married to Caroline "Lena" Jensen Baltzer. He died on February 8, 1969 in Los Angeles, Los ...

29. Jan Duggan

Actress | The Old Fashioned Way

Jan Duggan was born on November 6, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for The Old Fashioned Way (1934), Wagon Wheels (1934) and Midnight Intruder (1938). She died on March 10, 1977 in Anaheim, California, USA.

30. Oscar O'Shea

Actor | Of Mice and Men

Oscar O'Shea was born on October 8, 1881 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Of Mice and Men (1939), Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) and Captains Courageous (1937). He died on April 6, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

31. James W. Horne

Director | The Green Archer

He worked at a number of studios in the early 1920s and directed Buster Keaton's successful 'College' in 1927 before arriving at Hal Roach studios in 1928 where the following year he directed Laurel and Hardy's 'Big Business'and the following year their sound film 'Chickens Come Home' In 1931 he ...

32. Smedley Butler

Self | American Secrets

Smedley Butler was born on March 12, 1881 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for American Secrets. He was previously married to Ethel Conway Peters. He died on June 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

33. Eliot Makeham

Actor | Dark Journey

Eliot Makeham was born on December 22, 1881 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Dark Journey (1937), Lorna Doone (1934) and Vacation from Marriage (1945). He was previously married to Betty Shale and Johanna Geertruida De Vries. He died on February 8, 1956 in Westminster...

34. Blanche Payson

Actress | All Over Town

Blanche Payson was born on September 20, 1881 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. She was an actress, known for All Over Town (1937), The Bachelor's Baby (1927) and Figures Don't Lie (1927). She was previously married to Eugene Alonzo Payson. She died on July 4, 1964 in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, ...

35. Louella Parsons

Actress | Hollywood Hotel

Louella Parsons was born on August 6, 1881 in Freeport, Illinois, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Hollywood Hotel (1937), Without Reservations (1946) and Starlift (1951). She was previously married to Dr. Henry Watson Martin, John McCaffrey Jr. and John Demont Parsons. She died on ...

36. Al Christie

Producer | Mrs. Plum's Pudding

Al Christie began his career in 1909 with the Nestor Company. In 1912 he was put in charge of production for a series of westerns. By 1916 he had set up his own production company that produced comedy two-reelers and occasionally a full-length feature. He was the brother of producer/director ...

37. Adele St. Maur

Actress | The Melody Lingers On

Adele St. Maur was born on March 15, 1881 in France. She was an actress, known for The Melody Lingers On (1935), The Worst Woman in Paris? (1933) and The Gay Deception (1935). She was previously married to Cecil L. Seymour. She died on April 16, 1959 in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

38. Robert Strange

Actor | High Sierra

Robert Strange was born on November 26, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for High Sierra (1941), Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) and Special Agent (1935). He was previously married to Diantha Pattison and Florence Stockwell. He died on February 22, 1952 in Hollywood,...

39. Elsa Maxwell

Actress | Hotel for Women

Elsa Maxwell was born on May 24, 1881 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Hotel for Women (1939), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and Public Deb No. 1 (1940). She died on November 1, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.

40. Arthur Chesney

Actor | Hindle Wakes

Arthur Chesney was born on November 21, 1881 in Wandsworth, London, England, UK. He was an actor and writer, known for Fanny Hawthorne (1927), Sorrell and Son (1933) and Colonel Blood (1934). He was previously married to Estelle Winwood. He died on August 27, 1949 in London, England, UK.

41. Gus McNaughton

Actor | The 39 Steps

Gus McNaughton was born on July 29, 1881 in London, England, UK. He was an actor and writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), Leave It to Me (1933) and Not So Dusty (1936). He was previously married to Charlotte Govett. He died on November 18, 1969 in Castor, England, UK.

42. William Nigh

Director | Born Rich

William Nigh was born on October 12, 1881 in Berlin, Wisconsin, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Born Rich (1924), Thunder (1929) and Notorious Gallagher; or, His Great Triumph (1916). He died on November 27, 1955 in Burbank, California, USA.

43. Anna Pavlova

Actress | The Dumb Girl of Portici

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents of a Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. Her ...

44. Mary Servoss

Actress | Mrs. Parkington

Mary Servoss was born on June 2, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Mrs. Parkington (1944), So Proudly We Hail! (1943) and Experiment Perilous (1944). She died on November 20, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45. Julian Eltinge

Actor | Madame Behave

One of the greatest drag performers in the history of the American Theatre. First performed in drag at the age of 10 in an annual revue of the Boston Cadets. Subsequently appeared on Broadway in 1904 in a drag role in Mr. Wix of Wickham. Performed in the legitimate theatre and also in a number of ...

46. Matthew Betz

Actor | The Big Chance

Matthew Betz was born on September 13, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Crimson City (1928) and The Terror (1928). He was previously married to Lulu Slipp. He died on January 26, 1938 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Clarence Budington Kelland

Writer | Mr. Deeds

Clarence Budington Kelland was born on July 11, 1881 in Portland, Michigan, USA. He was a writer, known for Mr. Deeds (2002), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and Arizona (1940). He was previously married to Betty Carolina Smith. He died on February 18, 1964 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

48. Dick Sutherland

Actor | The Beloved Rogue

Dick Sutherland was born on December 23, 1881 in Benton, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Beloved Rogue (1927), The Red Lily (1924) and Quicksands (1923). He was previously married to Verba Hutchinson. He died on February 3, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA.

49. Dora Altmann

Actress | Mathias Kneissl

Dora Altmann was born on February 20, 1881 in Dresden, Germany. She was an actress, known for Mathias Kneissl (1971), Tatort (1970) and Alpha Alpha (1972). She died on December 24, 1971 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

50. Henri Falk

Writer | Aventure à Paris

Henri Falk was born on August 19, 1881. He was a writer and composer, known for Adventure in Paris (1936), The Premature Father (1933) and Midnight, Place Pigalle (1934). He died on March 6, 1937.


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