Birth Date between 1892-01-01 and 1892-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. William Powell
Actor | The Thin Man
William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did ...
2. Thomas Mitchell
Actor | Stagecoach
Thomas Mitchell was one of the great American character actors, whose credits read like a list of the greatest American films of the 20th century: Lost Horizon (1937); Stagecoach (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939); It's a ...
3. Basil Rathbone
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Basil Rathbone was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1892, but three years later his family was forced to flee the country because his father was accused by the Boers of being a British spy at a time when Dutch-British conflicts were leading to the Boer War. The Rathbones escaped to England, ...
4. Oliver Hardy
Actor | Saps at Sea
Although his parents were never in show business, as a young boy Oliver Hardy was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910 he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913 he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began ...
5. Margaret Rutherford
Actress | The V.I.P.s
Rare is the reference to Margaret Rutherford that doesn't characterize her as either jut-chinned, eccentric, or both. The combination of those most mundane of attributes has led some to suggest that she was made for the role of Agatha Christie's indomitable sleuth, Jane Marple, whom Rutherford ...
6. Richard Hale
Actor | Julius Caesar
Richard Hale was born on November 16, 1892 in Rogersville, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Julius Caesar (1953), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Star Trek (1966). He was previously married to Fiona O'Shiel, Kathryn Hamill and Temple Duncan. He died on May 18, 1981 in Northridge, ...
7. Alan Hale
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Alan Hale decided on a film career after his attempt at becoming an opera singer didn't pan out. He quickly became much in demand as a supporting actor, starred in several films for Cecil B. DeMille and directed others for him. With the advent of sound, Hale played leads in a few films but soon ...
8. Mary Pickford
Actress | Coquette
Mary Pickford was born Gladys Marie Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...
9. Ernst Lubitsch
Director | To Be or Not to Be
From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...
10. William Demarest
Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
A stocky, serious-looking character, Carl William Demarest started off in vaudeville in 1905 along with two older brothers. At one time he also performed in a stage act with his wife Estelle Collette (billed as 'Demarest and Collette') and then moved on to Broadway. He entered movies in 1926 and ...
11. J.R.R. Tolkien
Writer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. Shortly before his father died (1896) his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands ...
12. Minna Gombell
Actress | The Thin Man
A doctor's daughter, the versatile actress Minna Gombell had a successful career on the stage from 1912 to the end of the 1920's, appearing often in comedic roles, almost always in leads. She had a reputation as a fast learner, capable of reading and comprehending a script in a matter of hours. This...
13. Peggy Wood
Actress | The Sound of Music
Above all else, singer/actress Peggy Wood has endeared herself to both TV and film audiences with one single role in each medium. She made warm, lasting impressions as the benevolent, strong-willed Scandinanvian matriarch Marta Hansen in the series drama Mama (1949), and as the knowing Mother ...
14. Alice Brady
Actress | My Man Godfrey
Alice Brady was born in New York City on November 2, 1892. She was interested in the stage from childhood, as her father was famed Broadway producer William A. Brady. After a few stage productions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York, since this was the film capital at the time. Her...
15. Zara Cully
Actress | The Jeffersons
Zara Cully was born on January 26, 1892 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons (1975), Sugar Hill (1974) and All in the Family (1971). She was previously married to James M. Brown. She died on February 28, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
16. Andy Clyde
Actor | Three Men from Texas
Andy Clyde's more than 40-year film career started on the vaudeville stages and music halls in his native Scotland in the 1920s. He made his way to Hollywood and began as an extra in Mack Sennett comedies, but he was soon moved up to featured player, usually the sidekick or second banana to the ...
17. Mabel Normand
Actress | Mickey
Mabel Normand was one of the comedy greats of early film. In an era when women are deemed 'not funny enough' it seems film history has forgotten her contributions. Her films debuted the Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin's tramp and the pie in the face gag. She co-starred with both Chaplin and Roscoe "...
18. Jason Robards Sr.
Actor | Ship of Wanted Men
Famed American stage actor. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits. Consistently billed as Jason Robards, as his more famous son, Jason Robards, did not come into fame until the end of the ...
19. Kathleen Harrison
Actress | Scrooge
Although British actress Kathleen Harrison was born in 1892 in the Lancashire town of Blackburn, she was fondly known for her cockney characters throughout her career. Trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art she first married and lived overseas in Argentina for nearly eight years...
20. Hoot Gibson
Actor | The Horse Soldiers
A pioneering cowboy star of silent and early talking Westerns, Hoot Gibson was one of the 1920s' most popular children's matinée heroes. In his real life, however, he had a rather painful rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags career, a problem that seemed to plague a number of big stars who fell victim ...
21. Kathryn Card
Actress | I Love Lucy
Kathryn Card was born on October 4, 1892 in Butte, Montana, USA. She was an actress, known for I Love Lucy (1951), Born to Kill (1947) and The Hucksters (1947). She was previously married to Erwin Foster Card. She died on March 1, 1964 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
22. Slim Summerville
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1892, rustic-looking George "Slim" Summerville possessed one of those malleable mugs that made you laugh even before he opened his mouth. Young Slim ran away from home as a youth and lived a rather wanderlust life until a chance meeting with Mack Sennett through ...
23. Ruth Roland
Actress | The Haunted Valley
Ruth Roland was, along with Pearl White, the queen of the early movie serials. She came from a show-business family, her father being a San Francisco theater manager and her mother a professional singer. Ruth made her acting debut at age 3-1/2, and soon became a professional actress and singer. Her...
24. Patricia Collinge
Actress | Shadow of a Doubt
Irish-born stage actress, in London from 1904, on Broadway from 1908. After appearing as a flower girl in 'The Queen of the Moulin Rouge', she became a celebrated theatrical star of many classic plays by George Bernard Shaw, Henrik Ibsen, J.M. Barrie and others. From 1947 to 1948, she starred as ...
25. Doro Merande
Actress | The Man with the Golden Arm
Plain-looking, angular-framed Doro Merande of both stage and film was one of those delightful character actresses you couldn't take your eyes off of, no matter how minuscule the part. Her careworn features were ideal for playing small-town folk and working class toilers, and she excelled at playing...
26. Pinto Colvig
Actor | Creation
Pinto Colvig was the quintessential clown whose own identity was always hidden but whose innate warmhearted character always came through his many talents. His humor tickled the funny bone and touched the heart. Incredibly gifted in music, art and mime, he spoke to different generations in ...
27. Maria Falconetti
Actress | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Renée Jeanne or Maria Falconetti, born in Pantin (not in Sermano, Corsica, as many film dictionaries wrongly attest) on July 21, 1892 and died in Buenos Aires on December 12, 1946, is a French actress of theater and cinema. Joining the troupe of the Odeon theater in 1916, she made her debut in "...
28. John Litel
Actor | They Died with Their Boots On
John Litel's tough, no-nonsense demeanor on screen was not entirely due to his skill as an actor--when World War I broke out he enlisted in the French army, not wanting to wait until the US entered, and was twice decorated for bravery. Returning to the US after the war, he enrolled in the American ...
29. Hal Roach
Producer | One Million B.C.
Hal Roach was born in 1892 in Elmira, New York. After working as a mule skinner, wrangler and gold prospector, among other things, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd in 1913 in San Diego. By all accounts, including his own,...
30. Osgood Perkins
Actor | Scarface
Mostly remembered today as the father of Anthony Perkins, Osgood Perkins enjoyed a successful career on Broadway, appearing in 22 major productions from 1924-36, often produced by Brock Pemberton. The highlight of his stage career was starring in the hit "The Front Page" as Walter Burns at the ...
31. Claire Du Brey
Actress | The Reward of the Faithless
Lovely brown-eyed, brunette Claire Du Brey enjoyed a rich, four-decade film career in all. Born Clara Violet Dubrey on August 31, 1892, in Bonner's Ferry Idaho, her family traveled the rugged Sierra Madre terrain by covered wagon in their move to California when she was 13.
Educated in a convent ...
32. Ruth Chatterton
Actress | Dodsworth
Beginning as a chorus girl at age 14, Ruth Chatterton became a Broadway star with "Daddy Long Legs" in 1914. She appeared in such shows as "Mary Rose" and "Come Out of the Kitchen" before moving to Hollywood in 1925. As her film career faded in the late 1930s, she returned to the stage in revivals,...
33. Jack L. Warner
Producer | My Fair Lady
With his brothers Harry M. Warner, Albert Warner, and Sam Warner, he founded Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. in 1923. They released the first motion picture with synchronized sound, The Jazz Singer (1927) with Al Jolson. In the 1930s they gave employment to a parade of stars, including Bette Davis, ...
34. Edmund Cobb
Actor | Tales of Terror
Edmund Fessenden Cobb, son of William Henry Cobb (1860-1909) and Eddie Ross (1862-1945), was the grandson of Edmund Gibson Ross (1826-1907, Governor of the Territory of New Mexico and the Senator from Kansas credited by many as having cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of President ...
35. Esther Howard
Actress | Sullivan's Travels
Switching from Broadway to Hollywood in 1931, actress Esther Howard was an expert at portraying frumpy old crones, man-hungry spinsters and oversexed dowagers. Utilizing her wide, expressive eyes and versatile voice for both broad comedy and tense drama, Howard was equally at home portraying ...
36. Frank Puglia
Actor | Down Argentine Way
Puglia started his career at age 15 when he joined a traveling operetta company. Frank appeared in Italian opera from the age of 13. He came to the U.S. in 1907 and worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theatre group in New York. In 1921, while appearing on stage, he was spotted by ...
37. Emory Parnell
Actor | The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Emory Parnell was born on December 29, 1892 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) and Foreign Correspondent (1940). He was previously married to Effie Laird. He died on June 22, 1979 in Woodland ...
38. Felix Bressart
Actor | The Shop Around the Corner
With his lanky frame, big nose, toothbrush moustache and horn-rimmed glasses he looked like someone had decided to cross Groucho Marx with Albert Einstein. The perennial scene-stealer Felix Bressart had two distinct careers as a comic actor: an earlier one, on stage and screen in his native Germany...
39. Greta Schröder
Actress | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
Greta Schröder was a German actress. She is best known for the role of Thomas Hutter's wife in the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. In the fictionalized 2000 film, Shadow of the Vampire, she is portrayed as having been a famous actress during the making of Nosferatu, but in fact she was little known.
40. Charles Vanel
Actor | Le salaire de la peur
Charles Vanel was a French actor. His film career lasted for 76 years, from 1912 to 1988. He appeared in over 200 films.
Vanel often worked under famous directors, such as Luis Buñuel, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jacques Feyder, and Alfred Hitchcock. A career highlight was his role as truck driver Jo in ...
41. Mary Clare
Actress | Oliver Twist
Mary Clare was a versatile British character actress of redoubtable presence. On the London stage from 1910 (some sources say 1912), she later alternated her theatrical appearances with acting on screen. During the 1920's and 30's, she specialised in stately characters and villainesses in period ...
42. Eddie Cantor
Soundtrack | Kid Millions
Singer, songwriter ("Merrily We Roll Along"), comedian, author and actor, educated in public schools. He made his first public appearance in Vaudeville in 1907 at New York's Clinton Music Hall, then became a member of the Gus Edwards Gang, later touring vaudeville with Lila Lee as the team Cantor &...
43. Frank Baker
Actor | The New Adventures of Tarzan
Frank Baker was born on October 11, 1892 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an actor, known for The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), Scotty of the Scouts (1926) and The Call of the Heart (1928). He was previously married to Helen Elizabeth (Ingram) Bronough. He died on December 30, 1980 in ...
44. Gummo Marx
Self | America After Dark
Gummo Marx was born on October 23, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. He was previously married to Helen von Tilzer. He died on April 21, 1977 in Palm Springs, California, USA.
45. Julia Faye
Actress | The Ten Commandments
Julia Faye's career is inextricably linked to director Cecil B. DeMille. He was her mentor, while she was for many years his mistress (a liaison which was tolerated by De Mille's long-suffering wife Constance Adams). Julia was born in Richmond, Virginia, of French-American parentage. She had a ...
46. John Miljan
Actor | The Ten Commandments
John Miljan was born on November 9, 1892 in Lead City, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) and The Fallen Sparrow (1943). He was previously married to Victoria Lowe Creighton. He died on January 24, 1960 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
47. Lenore Ulric
Actress | Camille
Lenore Ulric was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, on July 21, 1892. She was largely a character actress who appeared in only thirteen films in her in a career that spanned from 1915 to 1947. Lenore was 23 years old when she acted her first production The Better Woman (1915). After The Road to Love (1916)...
48. Hank Bell
Actor | The White Horseman
Hank Bell was born on January 21, 1892 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The White Horseman (1921), The Last Straw (1920) and The Scrappin' Kid (1926). He died on February 4, 1950 in Hollywood, California, USA.
49. Russ Brown
Actor | Anatomy of a Murder
Russ Brown was born on May 30, 1892 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), South Pacific (1958) and Damn Yankees (1958). He was previously married to Cornelia Rogers, Loretta Daye and Gertrude Jean Whitaker. He died on October 19, 1964 in ...
50. Bill Borzage
Actor | Way Down East
Bill Borzage was born on March 4, 1892 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Way Down East (1935). He died on June 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.