Date of Death between 1930-01-01 and 1930-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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. 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 "...
3. Arthur Conan Doyle
Writer | Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer of Irish descent, considered a major figure in crime fiction. His most famous series of works consisted of the "Sherlock Holmes" stories (1887-1927), consisting of four novels and 56 short stories. His other notable series were the "Professor Challenger" ...
4. D.H. Lawrence
Writer | Lady Chatterley's Lover
David Herbert Lawrence was born in Nottinghamshire, England, 11 September 1885. His father was a coal miner, his mother a genteel woman who sought education and refinement for her son. Lawrence earned a university degree and taught school for a short time. While still a student he began to publish ...
5. Milton Sills
Actor | The Sea Hawk
American leading man of silent pictures. Born into affluence in Chicago, he attended the University of Chicago on scholarship and remained there as a professor of psychology and philosophy. A chance visit to the school by actor- manager Donald Robertson led to Sills abandoning his career and ...
6. Dorothy Seastrom
Actress | Fifth Avenue Models
Dorothy Seastrom was born Dorothy Susan Seastrunk on March 17, 1903 in Dallas, Texas. Her father, Preston Seastrunk, was a bookkeeper. When she was a teenager she won a beauty contest and briefly lived in Chicago. Dorothy moved to Los Angeles and started dancing at Ambassador Hotel. She made her ...
7. Vladimir Mayakovsky
Writer | Baryshnya i khuligan
Vladimir Mayakovsky was the leading Russian Futurist poet of the 20th century who created an entirely new form of Russian poetry loosely resembling such modern day rappers as Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
He was born Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky on July 19, 1893, in the town of Bagdadi, Kutaisi ...
8. Beverly Parrish
Actress | A Tough Winter
Beverly Parrish was born on May 10, 1919 in Columbus, Georgia, USA. She was an actress, known for A Tough Winter (1930). She died on February 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
9. Maria Orska
Actress | Dämon und Mensch
Maria Orska was born on March 16, 1893 in Nikolayev, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Mykolaiv, Ukraine]. She was an actress, known for Dämon und Mensch (1915), Die Bestie im Menschen (1921) and Das Geständnis der grünen Maske (1916). She died on May 16, 1930 in Vienna, ...
10. Kenneth Hawks
Director | Big Time
Kenneth Hawks, younger brother of director Howard Hawks by two years, and producer William Hawks by one year, was born in 1898 in Goshen, Indiana.
A veteran of World War I in the United States Army Air Service and, later, graduating from Yale University, he began directing films for Fox Film ...
11. Fuller Mellish Jr.
Actor | Applause
Fuller Mellish Jr. was born in 1898 in Clapham, London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Applause (1929), Sarah and Son (1930) and Roadhouse Nights (1930). He was previously married to Olive Reeves-Smith. He died on February 8, 1930 in Forest Hills, New York, USA.
12. Armitage Trail
Writer | Scarface
Armitage Trail was born on July 18, 1902 in Madison, Nebraska, USA. He was a writer, known for Scarface (1932), Scarface and The Thirteenth Guest (1932). He died on October 10, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
13. Diane Ellis
Actress | Chain Lightning
Diane Ellis was born Jeanne Diane Ellis on December 20, 1909 in Los Angeles, California. He father Walter Ellis was a butcher. After her mother died Diane was raised by her grandparents. She attended Virgil Junior High and Fairfax High School. The beautiful blonde got a job working as a secretary ...
14. Clare Eames
Actress | Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
Clare Eames was born on August 5, 1894 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She was an actress, known for Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924), The Swan (1925) and The New Commandment (1925). She was previously married to Sidney Howard. She died on November 8, 1930 in London, England, UK.
15. Eugene Silvain
Actor | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Eugene Silvain was born on January 17, 1851 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France. He was an actor, known for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) and Molière, sa vie, son oeuvre (1922). He was previously married to Louise Silvain and Annie Whiteford. He died on August 21, 1930 in Marseille, ...
16. William Howard Taft
Actor | The President's Pardon
William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States (1909-1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921-1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection in ...
17. Edward José
Director | Mothers of Men
Belgian-born Edward José began his film career as an actor, starring opposite Theda Bara in one of her most famous films, A Fool There Was (1915). Turning to directing shortly afterwards, he handled several Pearl White serials, and piloted many features in the late 1910s and early 1920s. His most ...
18. Henry Sydnor Harrison
Writer | Captivating Mary Carstairs
American novelist Henry Sydnor Harrison was born in 1880 in Sewanee, Tennessee. His father, a doctor, was also professor of Greek and Latin at the University of the South. In 1885 the family moved to Brooklyn, NY, where Dr. Harrison had established his own private school, The Brooklyn Latin School....
19. Anders Randolf
Actor | The Viking
Anders Randolf was born Anders Randrup in Denmark 1870.
His parents were Matthius Randrup and Kristine Jensen. He had a number of siblings - two of which were sisters Kirstine Randrup born in 1884 and Jensine Marie Randrup born 1880. He grew up on Old Rybjergaard farm, living with an Aunt rather ...
20. Michael Vavitch
Actor | Two Arabian Knights
Michael Vavitch was born in 1885 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]. He was an actor, known for Two Arabian Knights (1927), The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1929) and The Third Degree (1926). He died on October 5, 1930 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
21. F. Richard Jones
Director | Flying Pat
One of the moving forces of early American silent comedy, F. Richard Jones made dozens of hilarious two-reel comedies for Mack Sennett in the mid-teens and early 1920s, featuring such stars as Louise Fazenda, Slim Summerville, Edgar Kennedy and Ben Turpin. He then graduated to feature films, first ...
22. Constance Elgin
Actress | The Stronger Will
Constance Elgin was born on June 17, 1872 in Paddington, London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Stronger Will (1916). She died on July 10, 1930 in Chelsea, London, England, UK.
23. Paula Blackton
Actress | The Littlest Scout
Paula Blackton was born on August 1, 1881 in Georgia, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for The Littlest Scout (1919), A Spring Idyl (1917) and Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1905). She was previously married to J. Stuart Blackton. She died on March 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Peter Warlock
Soundtrack | Voices
Peter Warlock was born on October 30, 1894 in London, England, UK. He was a composer, known for Voices (1995), Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (1993) and Peter Warlock: Some Little Joy (2005). He died on December 17, 1930 in London, England, UK.
25. Lionelle Howard
Actor | Three Men in a Boat
Born Lionel Tracy in the mid 1890s first worked as a secretary for the Clarendon Film Company in the early 1910s. in 1914 film director Wilfred Noy approach him for the lead role as Leonard Holt in Old St. Paul's an historical drama during the Great fire and plague of 1665 from a novel by Harrison ...
26. Horst Wessel
Soundtrack | The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Horst Wessel was born on September 9, 1907 in Bielefeld, Germany. He is known for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Big Red One (1980) and Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001). He died on February 23, 1930 in Berlin, Germany.
27. Kurt Welin
Actor | Prästänkan
Kurt Welin was born on February 4, 1896 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for The Parson's Widow (1920), Girl in Tails (1926) and Öregrund-Östhammar (1925). He died in March 1930 in Landskrona, Skåne län, Sweden.
28. Harry Watson
Writer | Crosby's Corners
Harry Watson was born in June 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Crosby's Corners (1930), Zander the Great (1925) and Keep Moving (1915). He died on September 23, 1930 in Monrovia, California, USA.
29. Elisa Severi
Actress | Redenzione
Elisa Severi was born on April 6, 1872 in Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She was an actress, known for Redenzione (1919), Circe moderna (1914) and La contessa Fedra (1914). She died on August 26, 1930 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
30. Ben F. Wilson
Actor | The Power God
Ben F. Wilson, the prolific actor and director of the silent era, was born on July 7, 1876, in Corning, NY. His career as an actor began as most other thespians did in that era--as a member of a theatrical stock company. The stock companies that employed Wilson worked the East Coast circuits.
31. Sunshine Hart
Actress | Galloping Bungalows
Sunshine Hart was born Lucia Adams on July 6, 1886, in Vevay, Indiana. She would later claim that her father was a minister on an Indian reservation and that an Indian nurse gave her the nickname "Sunshine". After high school she started acting in stock companies and spent many years working in ...
32. The Wonder Dog Pal
Actor | Halfback Buster
The Wonder Dog Pal was born in 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Halfback Buster (1928), Buster's Picnic (1927) and Buster's Spooks (1929). He died in 1930.
33. Charles Gilpin
Actor | Ten Nights in a Bar Room
Charles Gilpin was born on November 20, 1878 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926) and Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913). He was previously married to Florence Howard and Alice Bynum (actress). He died on May 6, 1930 in Eldredge Park, New Jersey, USA.
34. Amelia Muñoz
Actress | Sombras del circo
Amelia Muñoz was born in 1909. She was an actress, known for Sombras del circo (1931), Una extraña aventura de Luis Candelas (1926) and El dos de Mayo (1927). She died in 1930.
35. A.E. Coleby
Director | Serving a Summons
A.E. Coleby was born in 1876 in Southwark, London, England, UK. He was a director and writer, known for Serving a Summons (1907), Unto Each Other (1929) and A Traitor to the King (1908). He died on July 15, 1930 in Westminster, London, England, UK.
36. Roy Horniman
Writer | Kind Hearts and Coronets
Roy Horniman was born on July 31, 1872 in Southsea, England, UK. He was a writer, known for Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), A Bedtime Story (1933) and A Certain Young Man (1928). He died in 1930.
37. Else Heller
Actress | Asphalt
Else Heller was an actress, known for Asphalt (1929), Westfront 1918 (1930) and Tropennächte (1931). She died in 1930.
38. Julia Mills
Actress | The Bashful Lover
Julia Mills was born on March 25, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for The Bashful Lover (1922), Stick Around (1920) and Little, But Oh My! (1921). She was previously married to Ernest Truex. She died on November 14, 1930 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
39. George Eastman
Cinematographer | The Sin Sister
George Eastman was born on June 6, 1900 in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA. He was a cinematographer, known for The Sin Sister (1929) and Cameo Kirby (1930). He died on January 2, 1930 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
40. Vladimir Arsenev
Writer | Dersu Uzala
Vladimir Arsenev was born on September 10, 1872 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]. He was a writer, known for Dersu Uzala (1975) and Dersu Uzala (1961). He died on September 4, 1930 in Vladivostok, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Primorsky Krai, Russia].
41. Les Bates
Actor | Vanity Fair
Les Bates was born on June 6, 1877 in Waukegan, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Vanity Fair (1923), Big Stakes (1922) and While London Sleeps (1926). He died on August 8, 1930 in Hollywood, California, USA.
42. Louis Leon Hall
Actor | Man and Morality
Louis Leon Hall was born on May 26, 1879 in Oneida, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Man and Morality (1916), The Man Inside (1916) and The Man of Shame (1915). He was previously married to Ann Shoemaker and Ethel Frances Roberts. He died on April 17, 1930 in Houlton, Maine, USA.
43. Charles Harris
Soundtrack | Driving Miss Daisy
Songwriter ("After The Ball", "Hello Central, Give Me Heaven", "Break the News to Mother"), composer, author and publisher who began his career as a songwriter and banjo player for vaudeville acts. He became a music publisher in Chicago, Illinois and also wrote silent film scripts and plays. ...
44. Jean Börlin
Actor | Le voyage imaginaire
Jean Börlin was born on March 13, 1893 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was an actor, known for The Imaginary Voyage (1926) and Entr'acte (1924). He died on December 6, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA.
45. Manfred Noa
Director | Helena
Manfred Noa was born on March 22, 1893 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and art director, known for Helen of Troy (1924), Berlin W. (1920) and Der heilige Hass, 1. Teil (1921). He died on December 5, 1930 in Berlin, Germany.
46. Jeppe Aakjær
Writer | Folket på Högbogården
Jeppe Aakjær was born on September 10, 1866 in Aakjær, Denmark. He was a writer, known for The People of the Hogbo Farm (1939), Livet paa Hegnsgaard (1938) and At kende sandheden (2002). He was previously married to Nanna Krogh and Marie Bregendahl. He died on April 22, 1930 in Jenle, Denmark.
47. Julia Crawford Ivers
Writer | A Son of Erin
Julia Crawford Ivers was born on October 3, 1867 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was a writer and producer, known for A Son of Erin (1916), The White Flower (1923) and The Majesty of the Law (1915). She died on May 8, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Ferdinand Martini
Actor | Helena
Ferdinand Martini was born on September 1, 1870 in Munich, Germany. He was an actor, known for Helen of Troy (1924), Nathan der Weise (1922) and Das Parfüm der Mrs. Worrington (1925). He died on December 23, 1930 in Germany.
49. Rudolph Schildkraut
Actor | The King of Kings
Rudolph Schildkraut was born on April 27, 1862 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]. He was an actor, known for The King of Kings (1927), Pals in Paradise (1926) and Schlemihl (1915). He was previously married to Ernestine Weinstein. He died on July 15, 1930 in Los Angeles, ...
50. William S. Rising
Actor | The Kleptomaniac
William S. Rising was born on August 11, 1852 in Lancaster, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Kleptomaniac (1905), The Wife's Sacrifice (1910) and Born Again (1914). He died on October 5, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA.