Birth Date between 1884-01-01 and 1884-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Billie Burke
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the...
3. Burt Mustin
Actor | The Lusty Men
Burt Mustin was a salesman most of his life, but got his first taste of show business as the host of a weekly radio variety show on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1921. He appeared onstage in "Detective Story" at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix Arizona, and played the janitor in the movie version, (Detective ...
Actor | The Last Command
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Passion (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The Last ...
5. Sig Ruman
Actor | To Be or Not to Be
Wonderfully talented German-born actor, capable of tremendous comedic and dramatic performances, usually as some type of pompous bureaucrat or similarly arrogant individual. Ruman was born on October 11, 1884, in Hamburg, Germany, and actually studied electrotechnology in college before making the ...
Actor | Show Boat
Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to Austrian immigrant show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was the son of Rosalia (Grassler) and Franz Winninge, a violinist. He...
Actress | Redemption
Ms. Nesbit, artists' model and chorus girl, was at the heart of what was known at the time as the Crime of the Century. Her abusive husband, Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Thaw, murdered 52-year old architect and socialite Stanford White (of the firm McKim, Mead, and White), who had taken advantage ...
Writer | Within Our Gates
Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919)) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile (1931)), is not only a major figure in American film for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window into the American history and psyche ...
10. Harry Langdon
Actor | Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but ...
11. Louis B. Mayer
Producer | The Great Secret
Mayer was born Lazar Meir in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father. In the early 1890s, he ...
12. Sophie Tucker
Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby
What becomes a legend most? For the beloved Russian-born entertainer Sophie Tucker, it was most definitely the live stage. The stage was her home. She fed off a live audience and it's what made her the sensation she was. Seeing her up close and personal was to get the very best of her. Movies and ...
13. Edgar Stehli
Actor | Executive Suite
Edgar Stehli was born on July 12, 1884 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He was an actor, known for Executive Suite (1954), 4D Man (1959) and Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961). He was previously married to Emeline C Greenough. He died on July 25, 1973 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA.
14. Frank Hagney
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Frank Hagney was born on March 20, 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Ride Him, Cowboy (1932) and The Sea Beast (1926). He was previously married to Edna M. Keating Shephard. He died on June 25, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Harry Antrim
Actor | Tomorrow Is Another Day
Harry Antrim was born on August 27, 1884 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951), The Heiress (1949) and Words and Music (1948). He was previously married to Bernice Gorman. He died on January 18, 1967 in Hollywood, California, USA.
18. Bob Burns
Actor | Jus' Travlin'
Bob Burns was born on November 21, 1884 in Glendive, Montana, USA. He was an actor, known for Jus' Travlin' (1925), Melting Millions (1927) and Blazing Sixes (1937). He was previously married to Julia Bearcroft. He died on March 14, 1957 in Burbank, California, USA.
20. Hugh Herbert
Actor | Sh! The Octopus
Former stage actor and playwright - he wrote over 150 plays and vaudeville sketches - Hugh Herbert went, in the early 1930s to Hollywood, as a comedian. In the 1930s he worked mostly for Warner Bros., impersonating often eccentric millionaires, tycoons and dimwitted professors. In a few movies he ...
21. Jean Cadell
Actress | Pygmalion
Yet another underrated performer from the Golden Age of British films was Scottish-born character actress Jean Cadell. Jean commenced her professional stage career in 1906 with "The Inspector General" at the old Scala Theatre in the London borough of Camden. Via a stint with the Glasgow Repertory, ...
22. Bud Osborne
Actor | Without Orders
One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called...
23. Mary Nash
Actress | The Philadelphia Story
When her Hollywood career began in 1934, Mary Nash was already a veteran performer, having appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway. Following a brief appearance as a dancer in 1904, she joined Ethel Barrymore in a 1905 off- Broadway production, 'Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire'. This was followed by 'Captain ...
24. Stuart Holmes
Actor | The Rip-Tide
Stuart Holmes, born Joseph Liebchen, was a silent screen leading man (from 1909) who starred in Fox's first feature film, Life's Shop Window (1914), filmed on Staten Island for $4,500. Being of somewhat menacing demeanour, the cold-eyed, moustachioed Holmes quickly discovered his penchant for ...
25. Forrester Harvey
Actor | The Invisible Man
For over 30 years he was a fixture in Hollywood films that were set in England, Ireland or Scotland, His first film appearance was as Jock Gordon in The Lilac Sunbonnet (1922) which told the story of a supposedly innocent young girl who is anything but as an ingenue. Harvey played a man smitten ...
26. Werner Krauss
Actor | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Werner Krauss was born on June 23, 1884 in Gestungshausen, Sonnefeld, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Paracelsus (1943) and Robert Koch: The Battle Against Death (1939). He was previously married to Liselotte Graf, Maria Bard and Paula Saenger. He ...
Director | Louisiana Story
Robert J. Flaherty was born on February 16, 1884 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Louisiana Story (1948), Man of Aran (1934) and Elephant Boy (1937). He was previously married to Frances H. Flaherty. He died on July 23, 1951 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.
28. Roy Gordon
Actor | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Roy Wells Gordon was the third of four sons born to John W. Gordon and Nancy Ellen Wells Gordon. He was born October 18, 1884 in Beaver Village, Pike County, Ohio. The family soon moved to Portsmouth, Ohio, where Roy grew up. He was always interested in the theater and acting, and decided to make ...
29. Mimi Aguglia
Actress | El último varon sobre la Tierra
Mimi Aguglia was born in Palermo, Sicily, on a theater stage in 1884, when her mother, Giuseppina Aguglia, a famous Sicilian actress, was playing Desdimona in William Shakespeare's "Othello". The newborn was named Giroloma in honor of her grandfather, but everyone called her by her nick name: Mimi....
30. Fred Kelsey
Actor | On Trial
Fred Kelsey was born on August 20, 1884 in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and director, known for On Trial (1928), Red-Haired Alibi (1932) and The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940). He was previously married to Katherine Miller. He died on September 2, 1961 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. C. Henry Gordon
Actor | Scarface
Although he occasionally played honest police officials or army officers, New York-born C. Henry Gordon excelled at playing oily, duplicitous villains, whether gangsters, businessmen or evil rulers. Among the many evildoers he portrayed, his most memorable would have to be the murderous Surat Khan,...
34. Owen Moore
Actor | Betty in Search of a Thrill
Born in 1884, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at the age of 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's...
35. Kathleen Howard
Actress | It's a Gift
Kathleen Howard was born on July 27, 1884 in Clifton, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress and writer, known for It's a Gift (1934), Ball of Fire (1941) and Death Takes a Holiday (1934). She was previously married to Edward Kellogg Baird (lawyer). She died on August 15, 1956 in Hollywood, California...
36. Hilda Barry
Actress | The Railway Children
Born Hilda Gentle on June 9, 1884, in Edmonton, London, England, Hilda Barry was a very active British character actress who had a very long and extensive career as well in comedies as in dramas. She appeared in over 150 roles on stage, on the big screen and on television. She died on Tuesday, May ...
40. Godfrey Tearle
Actor | The 39 Steps
Godfrey Seymour Tearle was born in 1884, the son of British actor/manager George (Osmond) Tearle and American actress Marianne Conway (her second marriage). His father and uncle were first-generation acting Tearles, and his mother also came from a family of actors. It seems that Godfrey's destiny ...
42. Jimmy Conlin
Actor | Sullivan's Travels
Jimmy Conlin was born on October 14, 1884 in Camden, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Sullivan's Travels (1941), Calling Philo Vance (1940) and The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947). He was previously married to Dorothy Julia Ryan, Myrtle Glass and Lillian Grace Steel (actress). He died on...
43. Al Thompson
Actor | The Show
Al Thompson was an actor and stuntman who appeared in more than 150 films during a career which spanned over forty years. Well-known in the industry for performing the more difficult stunts, he kept busy as a stunt double for Andy Clyde in the latter's many movies and also appeared in many Three ...
44. Lee Shumway
Actor | Go-Get-'Em, Haines
Lee Shumway was born on March 4, 1884 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Go-Get-'Em, Haines (1936), The Bat (1926) and Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1947). He was previously married to Lucille Elizabeth Stanhope. He died on January 4, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
45. Richard Tucker
Actor | The Jazz Singer
Richard Tucker was born on June 4, 1884 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Jazz Singer (1927), The Squall (1929) and Wings (1927). He was previously married to Ruth Mitchell and Mabel Reed. He died on December 5, 1942 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
46. Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. A lifetime member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a U.S. senator from the state of Missouri from 1935 to 1945. He was chosen as incumbent president Franklin D. Roosevelt's running mate for the ...
48. Tina Pica
Actress | Pane, amore e gelosia
Tina Pica was born on March 31, 1884 in Naples, Campania, Italy. She was an actress, known for Frisky (1954), The Sign of Venus (1955) and Bread, Love and Dreams (1953). She was previously married to Luigi and Vincenzo Scarano. She died on August 16, 1968 in Naples, Campania, Italy.
50. Erich Ponto
Actor | The Third Man
Erich Ponto was born on December 14, 1884 in Lübeck [now Schleswig-Holstein], Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for The Third Man (1949), Sky Without Stars (1955) and Schneider Wibbel (1939). He was previously married to Tony Kresse. He died on February 4, 1957 in Stuttgart, ...