Date of Death between 1926-01-01 and 1926-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Rudolph Valentino
Actor | The Sheik
Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they ...
2. Harry Houdini
Actor | The Man from Beyond
The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five ...
3. Barbara La Marr
Actress | The Prisoner of Zenda
Barbara La Marr was born in Yakima, Washington, on July 28, 1896, as Reatha Watson. Her childhood was mostly uneventful, mainly because Yakima--today a medium-sized city with a population of over 50, 000-wasn't exactly a beehive of activity. Her parents eventually moved to the Los Angeles area, ...
4. Billy Quirk
Actor | Algie, the Miner
Billy Quirk was born on March 27, 1873 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Algie, the Miner (1912), The Man Worthwhile (1921) and The Maverick (1912). He was previously married to Patsy Jane Holcomb. He died on April 20, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
5. Annie Oakley
Self | Actors' Fund Field Day
Annie Oakley (born born Phoebe Ann Mosey) was an American professional sharpshooter from Ohio. She starred for several years in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Her stage acts were filmed for one of Thomas Edison's earliest Kinetoscopes in 1894. Later in life, Oakley trained other women in ...
6. Rainer Maria Rilke
Writer | René
Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague on the 4th of December 1878 as the son of a military man working with railroads. After he visited a military Upper School he tried to avoid the army and did the preparations for the final exams and the final exams in private. He went to university to study ...
7. Claude Monet
Art Department | Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny
Oscar-Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. His father, named Adolphe Monet, was a grocer. His mother, named Louise-Justine Monet, was a singer. Young Monet grew up in Le Havre, Normandy. There he developed a reputation for the caricatures he loved to draw. He studied ...
8. Charles Avery
Actor | The Taming of the Shrew
Charles Avery was born on May 28, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1908), His Lying Heart (1916) and A Janitor's Fall (1918). He died on July 23, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
9. Alva Garbo
Actress | En lyckoriddare
Alva Garbo was born on September 20, 1903 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was an actress, known for En lyckoriddare (1921) and Två konungar (1925). She died on April 21, 1926 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.
10. Holger Rasmussen
Director | I Spionklør
Holger Rasmussen was born on March 11, 1870. He was a director and actor, known for I Spionklør (1917), Det røde alfabet (1916) and A Wedding During the French Revolution (1910). He died on June 17, 1926.
11. Peter the Great
Actor | King of the Pack
Peter the Great was a remarkably intelligent German-born German shepherd, who after two years of training at the Berlin Police Academy, was brought to Hollywood to perform in movies.
In 1926, after appearing in several Hollywood features, Peter was shot and killed during a possible alcohol fueled ...
12. Florence Saunders
Actress | The Wandering Jew
Florence Saunders was born on June 24, 1890 in Valparaiso, Chile. She was an actress, known for The Wandering Jew (1923). She was previously married to John Laurie. She died on January 24, 1926 in London, England, UK.
13. Maurice Hennequin
Writer | Passionnément
Maurice Hennequin was born on December 10, 1863 in Liege, Belgium. He was a writer, known for Passionnément (1932), A Kiss in a Taxi (1927) and Seine Kammerjungfer (1913). He was previously married to Mademoiselle Braem. He died on September 3, 1926 in Montreux, Switzerland.
14. Jacob P. Adler
Actor | Michael Strogoff
Jacob Adler, the legendary "Great Eagle"' ("adler" is the German word for "eagle") of the Yiddish theater, was one of the great American stage actors, ranking with Edwin Booth, John Barrymore and Marlon Brando. Adler also is famous as the patriarch of an acting dynasty that stretched over 100 years...
15. Gerald Beaumont
Writer | Silk Hat Kid
Gerald Beaumont was born in 1880 in London, England, UK. He was a writer, known for Silk Hat Kid (1935), The Dove (1927) and Swellhead (1935). He died on June 29, 1926 in Hollywood, California, USA.
16. Jules-Eugène Legris
Actor | Tom Tight et Dum-Dum
Jules-Eugène Legris was born in 1862. He was an actor, known for Jack Jaggs and Dum Dum (1903), The Spiritualist Photographer (1903) and The Mystical Flame (1903). He died in 1926.
17. Lothar Mehnert
Actor | Schloß Vogelöd
Lothar Mehnert was born on February 21, 1875 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Haunted Castle (1921), Allein im Urwald (1922) and Der galante König - August der Starke (1920). He died on November 30, 1926.
18. Luke the Dog
Actor | The Cook
Luke the Dog was an English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, featured in one- and two reel comedy shorts (mainly for Keystone) between 1914 and 1920. The athletic animal was owned by silent actors Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and his wife Minta Durfee, who acquired the canine as a six months-old puppy from ...
19. W.H. Burton
Director | The High Cost of Flirting
W.H. Burton was born on April 11, 1844. He was an actor and director, known for The High Cost of Flirting (1915), Romeo and Juliet (1916) and Radio-Mania (1923). He died on March 15, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA.
20. Willard Louis
Actor | Beau Brummel
Willard Louis was born on April 19, 1882 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Beau Brummel (1924), Babbitt (1924) and The Scarlet Pimpernel (1917). He was previously married to Maude Louis. He died on July 22, 1926 in Glendale, California, USA.
21. Harry Linson
Actor | The Gates of Eden
Harry Linson was born on August 26, 1839 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Gates of Eden (1916), The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1914) and The Declaration of Independence (1911). He was previously married to Teckla Weiner and Mary Woodhouse. He died on March 13, 1926 in...
22. Maggie Weston
Actress | Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Maggie Weston was an actress, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913), The Foundling (1916) and The Foundling (1915). She was previously married to James Connors. She died on November 3, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA.
23. Harold M. Shaw
Director | The Rose of Rhodesia
Harold M. Shaw was born on November 3, 1877 in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Rose of Rhodesia (1918), Thoroughbreds All (1919) and The Incomparable Mistress Bellairs (1914). He was previously married to Edna Flugrath. He died on January 30, 1926 in Los ...
24. Hugh Fay
Director | Glad Rags
Hugh Fay was born on June 9, 1882 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Glad Rags (1922), It's a Gift (1923) and Won by a Foot (1917). He died on December 4, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
25. Eddie Lyons
Actor | Everything But the Truth
Eddie Lyons was born on November 25, 1886 in Beardstown, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Everything But the Truth (1920), All Bound Around (1919) and Good Night, Ladies (1919). He was previously married to Virginia Kirtley. He died on August 30, 1926 in Pasadena, California, ...
26. Carrie Clark Ward
Actress | Daddy-Long-Legs
Carrie Clark Ward was born on January 9, 1862 in Virginia City, Nevada, USA. She was an actress, known for Daddy-Long-Legs (1919), A Fool and His Money (1925) and Old Lady 31 (1920). She was previously married to Sedley Brown. She died on February 6, 1926 in Hollywood, California, USA.
27. Hymie Weiss
Born Henry Earl J. Wojciechowski in Poland in 1898, his family emigrated to the US and settled in Chicago. Nicknamed "Hymie"--despite his Jewish-sounding last name, he was actually Catholic--became friends with Irish gangster Charles Dion O'Bannion. Weiss, O'Bannion and another Irish gangster, ...
28. James K. Hackett
Actor | The Prisoner of Zenda
Handsome classical stage and screen actor James K. Hackett born James Keteltas Hackett in Ontario, Canada in 1869. Son of the celebrated Shakespearian actor James Henry Hackett. Like his father he studied law at the College of the City of New York, his outstanding acting talent soon became evident ...
29. Alexandre Promio
Director | La mise en croix
The Lumiere Brothers began their career filming in locations relatively close to their home. After becoming comfortable with their instrument they began sending cameramen all over the world to direct films which they would produce. Alexandre Promio was one such cameraman. He witnessed Lumiere's ...
30. Tom Forman
Director | The Broken Wing
Tom Forman was born on February 22, 1893 in Mitchell County, Texas, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Broken Wing (1923), The Fighting Adventurer (1924) and To Have and to Hold (1916). He was previously married to Mary Mersch. He died on November 7, 1926 in Venice, California, USA.
31. Dawson Millward
Actor | Altar Chains
Dawson Millward was born on July 13, 1865 in London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Altar Chains (1916), The Skin Game (1921) and The Magistrate (1921). He died on May 15, 1926 in London, England, UK.
32. Jean Stuart
Actress | The Scarlet Runner
Jean Stuart was born Margaret Elizabeth Leisenring on July 13, 1906 in Placerville, Californa. Her father, Dr. Luther Leisenring, was a prominent surgeon. She attended the University of California at Berkeley where she became a popular student. She was a member of the French club and the Little ...
33. John Fairbanks
John Fairbanks was born on March 3, 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. John is known for The Man from Painted Post (1917), Down to Earth (1917) and Wild and Woolly (1917). John was previously married to Margaret Frye McElvain. John died on November 20, 1926.
34. David Hennessy
Actor | The Man Who Paid
David Hennessy was born in 1852. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Paid (1922). He died on March 24, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
35. Bessie Coleman
Self | Bessie Coleman
Bessie Coleman was previously married to Claude Glenn. She died on April 30, 1926 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
36. Lillian Lawrence
Actress | East Is West
Lillian Lawrence was born on February 17, 1868 in Alexander, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for East Is West (1922), The Voice from the Minaret (1923) and Graustark (1925). She died on May 7, 1926 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
37. Joe Moore
Actor | The Golden Web
Joe Moore was born on November 22, 1894 in County Meath, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Golden Web (1926), Goat Getter (1925) and Love's Battle (1920). He was previously married to Grace Cunard. He died on August 22, 1926 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
38. Victory Bateman
Actress | Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Victory Bateman was born on April 6, 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1924), Romeo and Juliet (1916) and A Trip to Paradise (1921). She was previously married to George Cleveland and Harry Mestayer. She died on March 2, 1926 in Los ...
39. Bruno C. Becker
Director | Ham an-
Bruno C. Becker was born in 1890. He was a director and writer, known for Ham an- (1919), Her First Flame (1920) and The Detectress (1919). He was previously married to Gale Henry. He died on February 9, 1926 in Hollywood, California, USA.
40. Joseph Carl Breil
Music Department | The Sable Lorcha
Not only did Joseph compose music for movies, he was the first person to compose a score specifically for a motion picture - "Queen Elizabeth" in 1912. In addition to film music, Joseph composed for various operas - `Love Laughs at Locksmiths' 1910, `Prof. Tattle' 1913 and, `The Seventh Chord' 1913...
41. Sara Alexander
Actress | The Jungle Trail
Sara Alexander was born in 1839 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for The Jungle Trail (1919), Little Miss Happiness (1916) and Caprice of the Mountains (1916). She died on December 24, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA.
42. Gordon Sackville
Actor | The Chechako
Gordon Sackville was born on December 8, 1872 in Petersborough, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Chechako (1914), The Law That Divides (1918) and The Sea Wolf (1913). He died on August 6, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
43. J. Herbert Frank
Actor | Scandal
J. Herbert Frank was born on May 12, 1885 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Scandal (1917), Destruction (1915) and Up and at 'Em (1922). He died on March 7, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
44. Feliks Dzierzynski
Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, nicknamed "Iron Felix", was a Bolshevik revolutionary and official, born into Polish nobility. From 1917 until his death in 1926, Dzerzhinsky led the first two Soviet state-security organizations, the Cheka and the OGPU, establishing a secret police for the ...
45. Sky Eagle
Actor | The Garrison Triangle
Sky Eagle was born on November 7, 1830 in South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Garrison Triangle (1912), The Buffalo Hunt (1912) and On the Warpath (1912). He died on January 15, 1926 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York, USA.
46. Kisaburô Kurihara
Director | Haru wa kaeru
Kisaburô Kurihara was born on January 24, 1885 in Kanagawa, Japan. He was an actor and director, known for Haru wa kaeru (1924), Yume no tabiji (1921) and Amachua kurabu (1920). He died on September 8, 1926 in Tokyo, Japan.
47. Émile Keppens
Actor | Les premières aventures de Chéri Bibi
Émile Keppens was born on January 12, 1866 in Brussels, Belgium. He was an actor and director, known for Les premières aventures de Chéri Bibi (1914), Murias (1919) and The Man with Three Masks (1921). He died on October 2, 1926 in Marseille, France.
48. Andy De Villa
Andy De Villa was born on November 23, 1892 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Speedy (1928), Girl Shy (1924) and Hot Water (1924). He was previously married to Florence Devilla. He died on September 10, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
49. Henry Holt
Writer | The Spider
Henry Holt was born on January 3, 1840 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was a writer, known for The Spider (1940) and Father Steps Out (1937). He was previously married to Florence Taber and Mary Florence West. He died on February 13, 1926 in New York, New York, USA.
50. James Marlowe
Actor | Back Home and Broke
James Marlowe was born on September 28, 1866 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Back Home and Broke (1922). He was previously married to Julia Cannon. He died on September 4, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA.