Date of Death between 1937-01-01 and 1937-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Jean Harlow
Actress | Suzy
Harlean Carpenter, who later became Jean Harlow, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. She was the daughter of a successful dentist and his wife. In 1927, at the age of 16, she ran away from home to marry a young businessman named Charles McGrew, who was 23. The couple pulled up ...
Writer | Color Out of Space
Born in Providence, Lovecraft was a sickly child whose parents died insane. When he was 16, he wrote the astronomy column in the Providence Tribune. Between 1908 and 1923, he wrote short stories for Weird Tales magazine, among others. He died in Providence, in poverty, on March 15, 1937. His most ...
Actor | Captain Blood
The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition ...
4. Colin Clive
Actor | Frankenstein
Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor ...
5. Ted Healy
Actor | Mad Love
Ted Healy was was born Ernest Lea Nash and grew up as a very good friend of Moses "Moe" and Samuel "Shemp" Horwitz (later Moe and Shemp Howard). In the '20s he changed his name to Ted Healy and got Moe, Shemp, and a violinist named Larry Feinberg (later Larry Fine) to do vaudeville acts with him as...
Actress | The Racket
Popular star in Hollywood for two decades through 1936, Marie Prevost began as a Mack Sennett "Bathing Beauty" in 1917, later starring in dozens of light comedies. But not long into the sound era, she encountered problems with her burgeoning weight, to the jeopardy of her career. Her self-remedy ...
7. Alfred Abel
Actor | Metropolis
This elegant actor of the golden age of German cinema appeared in several masterpieces, before the cameras of such inspired geniuses as Lang, Lubitsch and Murnau. Vocation had come rather late in his life, though. Abel was indeed already 33 when he made his first film. Beforehand, he had been a ...
Soundtrack | Manhattan
He was born Jacob Gershowitz, 26 September 1898, in Brooklyn, New York, of Russian-Jewish immigrants. As a boy he could play popular and classical works on his brother Ira's piano by ear. In 1913 he quit school to study music and began composing for Tin Pan Alley; by 1919 he had his first hit "...
10. J.M. Barrie
Writer | Peter Pan
James Matthew "J. M." Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright. He had a distinguished career, but is primarily remembered for creating Peter Pan and his supporting characters. He used the character of Pan in the novel "The Little White Bird" (1902), the stage play "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who ...
Director | Theodora Goes Wild
Inventing a stage name "Boleslawski" (later spelled also "Boleslavsky"), young Pole Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki left his second home (Odessa, Russian Empire) to study theatre and train as an actor at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre before and during WW I. He also acted in a few early Russian ...
12. 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 ...
14. Edith Wharton
Writer | The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton (née Jones) was an American novelist and short story writer from New York City. She had insider knowledge of New York's upper class, which she realistically portrayed in her works. In 1921, Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She won the award for her...
16. Bessie Smith
Soundtrack | Angel Heart
Bessie Smith was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Angel Heart (1987), Water for Elephants (2011) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). She was previously married to Jack Gee. She died on September 26, 1937 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA.
18. Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, USA. She was a writer, known for Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I am Madam President! (2020). She was previously married to George Palmer Putnam. She died on July 2, 1937 in Pacific Ocean.
19. Renate Müller
Actress | Walzerkrieg
Highly popular German star Renate Muller was the toast of late 20s Berlin along with the legendary Marlene Dietrich. Unlike Dietrich, however, she suffered at the hands of the Nazis and died under mysterious circumstances.
Renate was born in Munich on April 26, 1906, the daughter of a newspaper ...
20. Lady Tree
Actress | The Girl from Maxim's
Lady Tree was born on October 5, 1858 in Bexley, Kent, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Girl from Maxim's (1933), Wedding Rehearsal (1932) and Still Waters Run Deep (1916). She was previously married to Herbert Beerbohm Tree. She died on August 7, 1937 in London, England, UK.
21. Charles Sellon
Actor | Make Me a Star
Charles Sellon was born on August 24, 1870 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Make Me a Star (1932), The Monster (1925) and Bright Eyes (1934). He was previously married to Florence E. Willis. He died on June 26, 1937 in La Crescenta, California, USA.
22. Monroe Owsley
Actor | Indiscreet
Largely forgotten today, glossy, beak-nosed, oval-faced actor Monroe Owsley, whose unappetizing film career lasted less than a decade, was born in Atlanta, Georgia near the turn of the century on August 11, 1900, and raised by his mother, stage actress Gertrude Owsley (1872-1936). A younger sister,...
23. Guy Standing
Actor | Death Takes a Holiday
Guy Standing was born on September 1, 1873 in London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Death Takes a Holiday (1934), The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) and Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937). He was previously married to Dorothy Hammond, Blanche Burton and Isabelle Urquhart. He died on February 24, ...
25. Snitz Edwards
Actor | The Phantom of the Opera
Snitz Edwards was born Edward Neumann in Hungary. Married first wife in 1889 and was divorced some time later. Although he was almost 20 years older than his wife, Edwards married Eleanor Taylor, an actress from Boston, in 1906. They had three children, Cricket (b. 1906), Evelyn (b. 1914) and ...
26. Rosa Valetti
Actress | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Rosa Valetti was born Rosa Alice Vallentin, the daughter of industrialist Felix Vallentin and his wife, Bertha. Her brother was actor Hermann Vallentin, who emigrated to Mandatory Palestine. She first appeared on the Berlin stage and later also in Paris, Brussells and Vienna. During the First World...
Actor | The Cat and the Canary
Arthur Edmund Carewe was born on December 30, 1884 in Trapzon (Trebizond), Turkey. He was an actor, known for The Cat and the Canary (1927), Doctor X (1932) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). He was previously married to Irene Pavlowska. He died on April 22, 1937 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
28. Lucy Beaumont
Actress | The Greater Glory
Lucy Beaumont was born in 1869 in Islington, Middlesex, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Greater Glory (1926), His Double Life (1933) and The Beloved Rogue (1927). She was previously married to Arthur Douglas Vigors Harris and William Alfred Beaumont. She died on April 24, 1937 in New...
29. Ralph Lewis
Actor | The Birth of a Nation
Ralph Lewis was born on October 28, 1872 in Englewood, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), Casey Jones (1927) and Dante's Inferno (1924). He was previously married to Vera Lewis. He died on December 4, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
30. DeWitt Jennings
Actor | Exit Smiling
DeWitt Jennings was born on June 21, 1871 in Cameron, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Exit Smiling (1926), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929). He was previously married to Margaret Ethel Conroy. He died on March 1, 1937 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
32. Ralph Ince
Director | Lincoln, the Lover
The youngest of three filmmaking brothers (the others were John Ince and Thomas H. Ince), Ralph Ince's career mirrored that of his brother John: he went from acting in silents to directing, and with the advent of sound he turned character actor. Unlike John, however, he would eventually resume ...
33. Marvel Rea
Actress | Friend Husband
Marvel Rea was born Marvel Luciel Rea on November 9, 1901, in Ainsworth, Nebraska. Her family moved to California when she was a child. Marvel grew into a beautiful teenager and in 1917 she became a Mack Sennett bathing beauty. The following year she married banker Henry Page Wells. Unfortunately ...
35. Emmett Dalton
Writer | Beyond the Law
Emmett Dalton was the youngest of the three Dalton brothers, part of a bandit gang notorious for robbing trains and banks in the Midwest during the late 1890s (interestingly, the brothers started their life of crime with a failed attempt at breaking into the safe on a Southern Pacific Railroad ...
36. Percy Williams
Actor | London After Midnight
Percy Williams was born on December 20, 1860 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, UK. He was an actor, known for London After Midnight (1927), Black Oxen (1923) and Children of Divorce (1927). He was previously married to Ida ?. He died on September 29, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
37. William Gillette
Writer | Sherlock Holmes
Handsome American actor, playwright and stage director/producer William Gillette was born in Hartford, CT, in 1853. His father Francis was a former United States Senator and crusader for women's suffrage and the abolition of slavery; his mother Elisabeth Daggett Hooker is a descendant of Rev. ...
38. T. Roy Barnes
Actor | It's a Gift
T. Roy Barnes was born on August 11, 1880 in Lincolnshire, England, UK. He was an actor, known for It's a Gift (1934), Scratch My Back (1920) and Aloha (1931). He was previously married to Blanche Berner, Mamie McNab and Bessie Crawford (actress). He died on March 30, 1937 in Hollywood, Los Angeles...
40. E.M. Asher
Producer | Frankenstein
E.M. Asher was born on September 1, 1887 in Susanville, California, USA. She was a producer and production manager, known for Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931) and Mister Dynamite (1935). She was previously married to Lillian Bonner and Margaret. She died on October 29, 1937 in Los Angeles, ...
41. James A. Marcus
Actor | Sadie Thompson
James A. Marcus was born on January 21, 1867 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Sadie Thompson (1928), The Eagle (1925) and Oliver Twist (1922). He was previously married to Lillian Hathaway. He died on October 15, 1937 in Hollywood, California, USA.
43. 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...
45. Yevgeni Zamyatin
Writer | Dom v sugrobakh
Yevgeni Ivanovich Zamyatin was born on February 1, 1884, in Lebedyan, Tambov Province, Russia. His father, named Ivan Dmitrievich Zamyatin, was a Russian Orthodox priest and a schoolmaster. His mother, named Maria Aleksandrovna (nee Platonova), was a pianist. Young Zamyatin grew up at the family ...
47. Dal Clawson
Cinematographer | The Corsican Brothers
Dal Clawson was born on October 4, 1885 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was a cinematographer, known for The Corsican Brothers (1920), Captain Courtesy (1915) and The Rosary (1915). He was previously married to Charlotte Mary Schurer, Irene Marie Boylan and Hazel Olivette Hansen. He died on July ...
48. Lawrence Fisher
Lawrence Fisher was born on April 19, 1891 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on December 6, 1937.
49. Eddie Shubert
Actor | The Case of the Velvet Claws
Eddie Shubert was born on July 11, 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936), The Case of the Howling Dog (1934) and Don't Bet on Blondes (1935). He died on January 23, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Writer | Some Girls Do
Herman C. McNeile was born on September 28, 1888 in Bodmin, Cornwall, England, UK. He was a writer, known for Some Girls Do (1969), Bulldog Drummond (1922) and Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938). He was previously married to Violet Baird Douglas. He died on August 14, 1937 in Pulborough, West Sussex, ...