Birth Date between 1883-01-01 and 1883-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lon Chaney

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Although his parents were deaf, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in The ...

2. Estelle Winwood

Actress | The Producers

When Estelle saw the girl on a white horse at the circus, she then decided that she wanted to be an actress. And she was from the age of 5, to the disapproval of her father. Her mother had her train with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and Estelle performed in many plays and many roles in the West...

3. Walter Huston

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

For many years Walter Huston had two passions: his career as an engineer and his vocation for the stage. In 1909 he dedicated himself to the theatre, and made his debut on Broadway in 1924. In 1929 he journeyed to Hollywood, where his talent and ability made him one of the most respected actors in ...

4. Douglas Fairbanks

Actor | Robin Hood

Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (nee Marsh) and Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney and native of Pennsylvania, who was a captain for the Union forces during the Civil War. Fairbanks' paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, ...

5. Edna May Oliver

Actress | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 2nd American president John Adams and his son, the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. In addition, ...

6. S.Z. Sakall

Actor | Casablanca

Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...

7. Marion Lorne

Actress | Strangers on a Train

Forever embraced as the mumbling, bumbling Aunt Clara on the Bewitched (1964) television series, endearing character actress Marion Lorne had a five-decade-long career on the stage before ever becoming a familiar TV household name.

Born Marion Lorne MacDougall on August 12, 1883 (other sources list ...

8. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), The Phantom Planet (1961) and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). He was previously married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly Bayne and ...

9. Polly Moran

Actress | Chasing Rainbows

She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up ...

10. E.E. Clive

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Edward E. Clive was a Welsh-born actor/manager, initially, it seemed, slated for a medical career. After four years, he suddenly elected to abandon his studies at the University of Wales. For the next ten years, he trod the boards in diverse theatrical productions across Britain, becoming adept at ...

11. Ralph Morgan

Actor | Strange Interlude

Ralph Morgan was born on July 6, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Strange Interlude (1932), Rasputin and the Empress (1932) and The Power and the Glory (1933). He was previously married to Grace Arnold. He died on June 11, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA.

12. Sam Wood

Director | A Night at the Opera

Following a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid (between 1919 and 1920) and Gloria Swanson (from 1921 to 1923). By the time ...

13. Maude Fealy

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Actress/dramatic teacher Maude Fealy, the daughter of actress Margaret Fealy, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3, 1881. Maude made her acting debut at three years of age in one of her mother's productions, "Faust". She was quite successful over the next few years, appearing in productions ...

14. Joseph Crehan

Actor | Black Magic

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) and Kid Galahad (1937). He was previously married to Dorothy R. Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

15. Ludwig Stössel

Actor | The Pride of the Yankees

Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into ...

16. Ned Sparks

Actor | 42nd Street

Ned Sparks proved himself a top character support whose style would be imitated for decades to come. Although less remembered now, he was an inimitable cinematic player back in 1930s Hollywood. The nasal-toned, deadpan comedian Sparks was born Edward A. Sparkman in Guelph, Canada, and was raised ...

17. Vasiliki Maliaros

Actress | The Exorcist

Vasiliki Maliaros was born on October 16, 1883 in Athens, Greece. She was an actress, known for The Exorcist (1973). She died on February 9, 1973 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

18. Mary Forbes

Actress | You Can't Take It with You

Mary Forbes was born on January 1, 1883 in Hornsey, Middlesex [now in Haringey, London], England, UK. She was an actress, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), The Awful Truth (1937) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). She was previously married to Wesley Wall, Charles Quatermaine and ...

19. Benito Mussolini

Writer | Hundert Tage

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was the son of Alessandro Mussolini, a socialist, and Rosa Maltoni, a devout Catholic schoolteacher. In 1915, Mussolini married Donna Rachele Guidi. Together, they had five children. On October 31, 1922, at the age of...

20. Colin Campbell

Actor | The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Colin Campbell was born on March 20, 1883 in Falkirk, Scotland, UK. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) and The Secret of Treasure Island (1938). He died on March 25, 1966 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Percy Marmont

Actor | The Squeaker

Tall, debonair British matinée idol Percy Marmont first acted on stage in 1900. As a romantic lead from 1916, he made his screen debut while touring South Africa with a theatrical troupe in De Voortrekkers (1916). From there, the players went on to Australia (where Marmont made a second film, The ...

22. Eddie Collins

Actor | The Blue Bird

Eddie Collins was born on January 30, 1883 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for The Blue Bird (1940), Quick Millions (1939) and Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938). He was previously married to Florence Wilmot (actress). He died on September 2, 1940 in Arcadia, California, USA.

23. Franz Kafka

Writer | Le procès

Franz Kafka was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Austrian Empire, in 1883. His father, Hermann Kafka, was a business owner and a domestic tyrant, frequently abusing his son. Kafka later admitted to his father, "My writing was all about you...". He believed that his father broke ...

24. Leonard Mudie

Actor | The Mummy

Leonard Mudie was a stalwart acting veteran who made nearly 150 appearances before the camera. He was from the Midlands of England and began on stage in 1908 at the Gaiety Theater (1884-1959) in Manchester. This was the first regional repertory theater in England and well noted for the spectrum of ...

25. Theodor Loos

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Theodor Loos was born on May 18, 1883 in Zwingenberg, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Metropolis (1927) and Der Fall des Generalstabs-Oberst Redl (1931). He died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany.

26. Earl Dwire

Actor | Randy Rides Alone

Earl Dwire was born on October 3, 1883 in Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Randy Rides Alone (1934), Radio Patrol (1937) and On Trial (1939). He was previously married to Elizabeth Alice Maddeaux and Ruth Lechler, nee Castle. He died on January 16, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Max Fleischer

Producer | The Tantalizing Fly

Max Fleischer was an American animator, inventor, and film producer from Krakow. As an inventor, Fleischer is primarily known for inventing the rotoscope, an animation technique that allowed animators to draw realistic images and movements, based on live-action images. He later co-founded the ...

28. Coco Chanel

Costume Designer | La règle du jeu

Coco Chanel was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France. She was a costume designer, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Tonight or Never (1931) and The Blood of a Poet (1932). She died on January 10, 1971 in Paris, France.

29. Max Linder

Actor | Seven Years Bad Luck

Although all too frequently neglected by fans of silent comedy, Max Linder is in many ways as important a figure as Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd, not least because he predated (and influenced) them all by several years and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic ...

30. Robert Emmett Keane

Actor | There's a Girl in My Heart

Robert Emmett Keane was one of Hollywood's more overworked character players to be found near the bottom of the credit list. An ex-vaudevillian, he appeared on Broadway from as early as 1914 and at the London Hippodrome two years later, invariably specialising in musicals and comedies. Keane did ...

31. Virginia Brissac

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Virginia Brissac was an actress, best known for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Dark Victory (1939) and The Scarlet Clue (1945). Prior to her work in film and television, she had a thirty-year career as a stage actress on the West Coast stock circuit, including three years in residence with her own ...

32. Nikos Kazantzakis

Writer | The Last Temptation of Christ

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion, Crete (Greece). He studied Law in Athens and in Paris, but soon he studied philosophy and literature. He travelled almost everywhere; he learnt many foreign languages and left his scientific research for Nitsche. At philosophy: "Ascetics" (Salvatores Dei, ...

33. Mauritz Stiller

Director | Erotikon

Moshe "Mauritz" Stiller, born July 17, 1883, in Helsinki, Finland, was a director, writer and actor. He began his artistic activity in the theatre, as an actor at 16. Mauritz Stiller portrayed 87 roles from 1899-1916 and directed 16 productions 1911-28. Together with Viktor Sjöström ( director, ...

34. Glen Cavender

Actor | The General

Glen Cavender was born in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He was an actor and director, known for [=tt0017925], [=tt0463180] and The Man from Brodney's (1923). Before he went into the movies he was a soldier of fortune. He served in the Boer war, in Cuba and in the Philippines. Also, served in China during ...

35. Forrest Taylor

Actor | Shadow of Chinatown

Minor American character actor Forrest Taylor was a veteran of the stage by the time he started appearing as a silent lead in both short and feature-length films. He went on to appear in hundreds of secondary "B" movies, although his name does not appear in a large percentage of them. Taylor was ...

36. Florence Wix

Actress | Secrets

Florence Wix was born on May 16, 1883 in Hertfordshire, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Secrets (1924), The Buccaneer (1938) and She Goes to War (1929). She died on November 23, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

37. Johnny Arthur

Actor | The Ghost Walks

American actor who specialized in timid or whiny characters. He appeared on the stage in England and in the USA, and performed in musical comedy. He began his film work in silents and often worked in the films of Hal Roach.

38. Leah Baird

Actress | Don't Doubt Your Wife

Leah Baird first made a name for herself in summer stock and traveling stock companies. After playing several leads in the William F. Brady troupe opposite Douglas Fairbanks Vitagraph signed her to a contract. Her peak years in film were from 1916-1918 at which time she was a very popular player. ...

39. Laurette Taylor

Actress | Peg o' My Heart

Laurette Taylor was born on April 1, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Peg o' My Heart (1922), Happiness (1924) and One Night in Rome (1924). She was previously married to J. Hartley Manners and Charles A. Taylor. She died on December 7, 1946 in New York City, New ...

40. Florenz Ames

Actor | The Adventures of Ellery Queen

A relative newcomer to television at a time when most people would be looking toward retirement, Florenz Ames started out as a song and dance man in vaudeville, often performing on smaller stages with his wife Alice "Adelaide" Winthrop; as "Ames and Winthrop" they appeared in a revue called "Alice ...

41. Dell Henderson

Actor | Show People

Dell Henderson was born on July 5, 1883 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor and director, known for Show People (1928), The Servant Question (1920) and The Dead Line (1920). He was previously married to Florence Lee. He died on December 2, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

42. Raimu

Actor | La femme du boulanger

Orson Welles once called beloved French character star Raimu (né Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire) "the greatest actor who ever lived." It is hard to argue the compliment of one genius to another.

The jowly, cigar-chomping comedian was born in Toulon, France on December 17, 1883 of very humble means, his...

43. Tom Moore

Actor | Side Street

Tom Moore was born on May 1, 1883 in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland. He was an actor and director, known for Side Street (1929), The Cabaret Singer (1915) and One of the Finest (1919). He was previously married to Eleanor Moore, Renée Adorée and Alice Joyce. He died on February 12, ...

44. Pauline Frederick

Actress | On Trial

Pauline Frederick was born Pauline Beatrice Libby in Boston, Massachusetts on August 12, 1883. She was fascinated with show business from an early age and throughout her childhood, she was bred for a career in music. It has been said she had a terrific soprano voice, but Pauline also dabbled a bit ...

45. Barbara Everest

Actress | Gaslight

Barbara Everest was born on June 9, 1883 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Gaslight (1944), The Phantom Fiend (1932) and The Uninvited (1944). She died on February 9, 1968 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England, UK.

46. Martin Vale

Writer | The Two Mrs. Carrolls

Martin Vale was born on April 17, 1883. He was a writer, known for The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), Matinee Theatre (1955) and Broadway Television Theatre (1952). He died on August 23, 1969 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

47. Harry Allen

Actor | California Straight Ahead!

Harry Allen was born on July 10, 1883 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for California Straight Ahead! (1937), Bombay Mail (1934) and The Silent Hero (1927). He died on December 4, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. Mary Alden

Actress | The Earth Woman

Mary Maguire Alden was born in New York City on June 18, 1883. She appeared in her first film when she was 31 years old in the production of The Second Mrs. Roebuck (1914). From that point on, Mary was kept very busy in the studios in New York. When the film companies moved west, Mary went with ...

49. Stanley Fields

Actor | Little Caesar

Stanley Fields was born on May 20, 1883 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Little Caesar (1931), Algiers (1938) and Hell's Kitchen (1939). He was previously married to Alta Bailey. He died on April 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Elsa Janssen

Actress | The Pride of the Yankees

Elsa Janssen was born on October 5, 1883 in Düsseldorf, Germany. She was an actress, known for The Pride of the Yankees (1942), The Great Lover (1931) and Claudia (1943). She died on February 5, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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