Date of Death between 1934-01-01 and 1934-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Marie Dressler
Actress | Dinner at Eight
Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on...
2. Jean Vigo
Writer | Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège
Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people ...
3. Karl Dane
Actor | The Big Parade
Born Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 12, 1886 the future Karl Dane had a rough childhood. His father was an alcoholic and spendthrift. At a young age his parents divorced. To escape his unhappy home he took a great interest in the arts, particularly puppeteering (...
4. Prince Randian
Actor | Freaks
Prince Randian was born in the Demarara district, British Guyana in 1871, the child of British Indian slaves. Born with tetra-amelia syndrome (the lacking of all four limbs), little is known about his early life or how he was discovered, but it seems his incredible adaptability did not go unnoticed...
5. Jenny Lee Snow
Actress | Freaks
Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow, also known as the Snow Twins, were born in Georgia, but they were often advertised in their sideshow act as being from the Yucatan of Mexico and sometimes from Australia. (Some reports state that they were not actually twins at all). Reputedly, Elvira's birthdate was ...
6. Lilyan Tashman
Actress | The Matrimonial Bed
Lilyan Tashman was born on October 23, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York to Rose (Cook) from Germany and Morris Tashman from Bialystock, Poland. After toying with stage work, Lilyan made her film debut with Experience (1921), followed the next year by Head Over Heels (1922) (this was at a time when some ...
7. Lowell Sherman
Actor | Bachelor Apartment
Lowell Sherman was one of the early cinema's first major stars who successfully made the transition from actor to director. Born in either 1885 or 1888, his parents were John Wm. Sherman, a theatrical producer (1855-1924), and Julia Gray Sherman, an actress and daughter of actress Kate Gray.
8. Alec B. Francis
Actor | Oliver Twist
Alec B. Francis was born on December 2, 1867 in London, England, UK. He was an actor and director, known for Oliver Twist (1933), The Terror (1928) and The Circle (1925). He was previously married to Lucy Francis (nee Bowers) 1862 - 1953. He died on July 6, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA.
9. Gustav Holst
Soundtrack | Knowing
Gustav Holst was born on September 21, 1874 in Pittville, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK. He was a composer, known for Knowing (2009), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and The Vast of Night (2019). He was previously married to Isobel Harrison. He died on May 25, 1934 in Ealing, Middlesex,...
10. Eugenie Besserer
Actress | The Jazz Singer
Eugenie Besserer was born in Watertown, New York on Christmas Day of 1868. She was largely a silent film actress who made her debut in 1910's silent version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910). She was 42 at the time. For the most part Eugenie was a character actress, much in demand for filling in ...
11. Dick Sutherland
Actor | The Beloved Rogue
Dick Sutherland was born on December 23, 1881 in Benton, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Beloved Rogue (1927), The Red Lily (1924) and Quicksands (1923). He was previously married to Verba Hutchinson. He died on February 3, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA.
12. Bert Woodruff
Actor | Speedy
Bert Woodruff was the son of non-professionals Hannah R. and William A. Woodruff of Peoria, Illinois. He was married to Hattie M. Sprague. He entered the theatrical profession in 1876 in Minstrels and toured for two years as a Minstrel. Toured on the stage from 1878 until 1882, and then entered ...
13. Lew Cody
Actor | The Tenderfoot
This dark-haired, suave American-born matinée idol of French ancestry abandoned a medical career after receiving favorable reviews for his performance in a school play at McGill University in Montreal.
He then went on to study drama at the Stanhope Wheatcroft School of Acting in New York, toured in ...
14. Winsor McCay
Writer | Gertie the Dinosaur
Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national ...
15. Lou Tellegen
Actor | To oneiron tou glyptou
Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in ...
16. Marie Curie
Self | Kentler Ve Gölgeler
Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland]. She was previously married to Pierre Curie. She died on July 4, 1934 in Sancellemoz, Haute-Savoie, France.
17. John Dillinger
Self | Dillinger: Public Enemy No. 1
One of the most famous bank robbers in history, he was born John Herbert Dillinger on June 22, 1903, to a grocery store owner named John Wilson Dillinger and his wife Mollie (the family also included an older sister, Audrey). By all accounts the Dillingers were a normal "all-American" family, but ...
18. Frank Beal
Director | The Inside of the White Slave Traffic
Frank Beal was born on September 11, 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Inside of the White Slave Traffic (1913), The Devil, the Servant and the Man (1912) and The Line-Up at Police Headquarters (1914). He was previously married to Louise Lester. He died on ...
19. Edward Elgar
Soundtrack | How I Live Now
Edward Elgar was born on June 2, 1857, in Broadheath, near Worcester, where his father named William Elgar, was a music shop owner and a piano technician. Elgar was the fourth of six children. He was self-taught in all musical instruments, that were at his disposal in his father's shop, and he ...
20. Dorothy Dell
Actress | Little Miss Marker
Dorothy Dell was born to Elbert and Lillan Goff in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on January 30, 1915. She won the most beautiful baby in Hattiesburg beauty contest when she was thirteen months old. She lived in New Orleans from the age of ten. She attended the Sophie Wright High School for girls. ...
21. Robert Brower
Actor | The Little Minister
Robert Brower was born on July 14, 1850 in Point Pleasant, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Little Minister (1921), Vanity Fair (1915) and How Mrs. Murray Saved the American Army (1911). He died on December 8, 1934 in West Hollywood, California, USA.
22. Clyde Barrow
Clyde Barrow was born on March 24, 1909 in Telico, Texas, USA. He died on May 23, 1934 in Gibsland, Louisiana, USA.
23. Russ Columbo
Soundtrack | Raging Bull
Russ Columbo was born on January 14, 1908 in Camden, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Raging Bull (1980), Magic in the Moonlight (2014) and Wake Up and Dream (1934). He died on September 2, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Charles Francis Jenkins
American motion picture pioneer and creator of over 400 inventions. Invented and patented the Phantoscope in early 1890s, a projector using continuously moving film. He is credited by many film historians as having shown the first motion picture before an audience on June 6, 1894 in his hometown of...
25. Ernst Röhm
Self | The Twisted Cross - Twelve Years that Shook the Earth
Born in Munich in 1887, Ernst Röhm joined the German army as a teenager and served in World War I. He became acquainted with Adolf Hitler in 1919. Hitler shrewdly took note of Röhm's intensely militaristic nature, his experience in the war and the fact that he was the leader of an extreme ...
26. Bonnie Parker
Bonnie Parker was born on October 1, 1910 in Rowena, Texas, USA. She was previously married to Roy Thornton. She died on May 23, 1934 in Gibsland, Louisiana, USA.
27. Edith Yorke
Actress | Seven Keys to Baldpate
Edith Yorke was born on December 23, 1867 in Croyden, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925) and The Belle of Broadway (1926). She died on July 28, 1934 in Southgate, California, USA.
28. Hal Skelly
Actor | The Dance of Life
Dancer Hal Skelly was born in Wisconsin in 1892, he left home at 15 to join a circus, went with 17 to comedy, toured with light opera China and Japan, joined after that Dockstader's minstrels, made his Broadway debut in 1918 in "Fiddlers Three". His biggest success was the play "Burlesque", what ...
29. Emile Chautard
Director | The Mystery of the Yellow Room
French director and actor of American and French films. He began his career as a stage actor at the Odeon in Paris, then at the Eclair, where he became artistic director and chief director of the theatre school in 1910. Five years later he traveled to America and began a successful career as a film...
30. Gertrude Howard
Actress | I'm No Angel
Gertrude Howard was born on October 13, 1892 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress, known for I'm No Angel (1933), The Wet Parade (1932) and His Captive Woman (1929). She died on September 30, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Emma Littlefield
Actress | He Got His
Emma Littlefield was born on January 12, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for He Got His (1918), Some Professor (1918) and The Wrong Mr. Fox (1917). She was previously married to Victor Moore. She died on June 23, 1934 in Farmingdale, New York, USA.
32. George W. Hill
Director | The Midnight Express
Beginning his career at age 13 as a stagehand for D.W. Griffith, George W. Hill worked his way up through cinematography and screenwriting to finally begin directing films in the early 1920s. His later films took on a stark, brutally realistic atmosphere and were renowned for their effective use of...
33. William Augustin
Actor | Poisoned Ivory
William Augustin Flaherty was born in South Boston on June 3, 1891 to parents B. Herbert and Mary A. (Cronin) Flaherty. He was educated first in Milton, Massachusetts and later the Boston Latin School. He entered the stage at age 18 and played in stock companies throughout the East and was also on ...
34. Cicely Oates
Actress | The Man Who Knew Too Much
Cicely Oates was born in 1889 in Broad Green, Lancashire, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), I Lived with You (1933) and Things Are Looking Up (1935). She died on December 23, 1934 in London, England, UK.
35. Baby Face Nelson
Lester Joseph Gillis, aka "Baby Face Nelson", began his crime career at an early age in a street gang in the Chicago slums. He was given the nickname "Baby Face" by his gang members because he looked much younger than he actually was (14). His specialties were car theft, bootlegging and armed ...
36. Tokihiko Okada
Actor | Tôkyô no kôrasu
Tokihiko Okada was born on February 18, 1903 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Tokyo Chorus (1931), Taki no shiraito (1933) and Nihonbashi (1929). He was previously married to Sonoko Datsuru. He died on January 16, 1934.
37. John Francis Dillon
Director | Pagan Lady
Actor/director John Francis Dillon was born in New York City on July 13, 1884 (his brother, Robert Dillon, also entered the film business, becoming a writer and director). He began his film career in 1913 as an actor in two-reel Keystone comedies, billed as "Jack Dillon". It wasn't long before he ...
38. Weston Doty
Actor | Peter Pan
Weston Doty was born on February 18, 1913 in Malta, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (1924) and One Terrible Day (1922). He died on January 1, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
39. Mathias Taube
Actor | Johan
Mathias Taube was born on September 21, 1876 in Lindesberg, Örebro län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for Johan (1921), The Varmlanders (1932) and Kiss of Death (1916). He died on June 23, 1934 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.
40. Engelbert Dollfuss
Engelbert Dollfuss was born on October 4, 1892 in Texing, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. He was previously married to Alwine Glienke. He died on July 25, 1934 in Vienna, Austria.
41. Gerald du Maurier
Actor | Justice
Sir Gerald Du Maurier was one of the top thespians on the English stage in the first third of the 20th Century, and his distinguished career as an actor-manager led to his being knighted by King George V in 1922. Born in Hampstead, London on March 26, 1873, he was the son anglo-French writer and ...
42. Harry Lorraine
Actor | Wireless
Harry Lorraine was born in 1886 in Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK. He was an actor and director, known for Wireless (1915), The Last of the Mohicans (1920) and The Further Exploits of Sexton Blake: The Mystery of the S.S. Olympic (1920). He died on August 22, 1934 in Astoria, New York, USA.
43. Édouard Mathé
Actor | Les vampires
Édouard Mathé was born in 1886 in Australia. He was an actor, known for Les vampires (1915), The Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) and The Vampires: Satanas (1916). He died in 1934 in Brussels, Belgium.
44. Harry A. Pollard
Director | The Quest
Harry A. Pollard was born on January 23, 1879 in Republic City, Kansas, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Quest (1915), Tonight at Twelve (1929) and Sporting Youth (1924). He was previously married to Margarita Fischer. He died on July 6, 1934 in Pasadena, California, USA.
45. George A. Billings
Actor | Hands Up!
George A. Billings was born on November 22, 1870 in Preston, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for Hands Up! (1926), The Man Without a Country (1925) and The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924). He died on April 15, 1934 in West Los Angeles, California, USA.
46. Lydia Potechina
Actress | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler
Lydia Potechina was born on September 5, 1883 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]. She was an actress, known for Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Looping the Loop (1928) and I by Day, You by Night (1932). She died on April 30, 1934 in Berlin, Germany.
47. Marinus van der Lubbe
Marinus van der Lubbe was born on January 13, 1909 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. He died on January 10, 1934 in Leipzig, Germany.
48. Elith Reumert
Director | Lille Klaus og store Klaus
Elith Reumert was born on January 9, 1855 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an actor and director, known for Lille Klaus og store Klaus (1913), Noedebo Vicarage (1974) and Grænsefolket (1927). He died on June 20, 1934 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
49. Wilhelm Diegelmann
Actor | Die Bergkatze
Wilhelm Diegelmann was born on September 28, 1861 in Ellers, Electorate of Hesse [now Neuhof, Hesse, Germany]. He was an actor, known for The Wildcat (1921), Deception (1920) and Der Schimmelreiter (1934). He died on March 1, 1934 in Berlin, Germany.
50. James Durkin
Actor | Perils of Pauline
James Durkin was born on May 21, 1876 in Quebec, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor and director, known for Perils of Pauline (1933), Who Killed Simon Baird? (1916) and The Mummy and the Humming Bird (1915). He was previously married to Maude Fealy and Alice Naylor. He died on March 12, 1934 in Los ...