Date of Death between 1943-01-01 and 1943-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

2. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Steiner was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

3. Dwight Frye

Actor | Dracula

An extremely versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre, Dwight Frye had a notable theatrical career in the 1920s, moving from juvenile parts to leads before entering film. A favorite actor of Broadway theatrical producer-director Brock ...

4. W.S. Van Dyke

Director | The Thin Man

For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not ...

5. Harry Baur

Actor | Un carnet de bal

Harry Baur was born on April 12, 1880 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Christine (1937), Behold the Man (1935) and Les Misérables (1934). He was previously married to Rika Radifé and Rose Grane. He died on April 8, 1943 in Paris, France.

6. Spencer Charters

Actor | High Sierra

Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, ...

7. George Washington Carver

Self | George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Institute

George Washington Carver was born on July 12, 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri, USA. He died on January 5, 1943 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.

8. Walter Rogers

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

Walter Rogers was born on April 6, 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Seven Faces (1929). He was previously married to Viola Alice Naething. He died on November 11, 1943 in Orange County, California, USA.

9. Gustav von Seyffertitz

Actor | She

Gustav von Seyffertitz was born on August 4, 1863 in Haimhausen, Dachau, Bavaria [now Bavaria, Germany]. He was an actor and director, known for She (1935), Sherlock Holmes (1922) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). He was previously married to Katharina Hoffmann, Eugenie von Mink, Toni Creutzburg, ...

10. Montagu Love

Actor | Gunga Din

Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but...

11. Tully Marshall

Actor | Scarface

Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the...

12. Lynne Overman

Actor | Union Pacific

Lynne Overman was born on September 19, 1887 in Maryville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Union Pacific (1939), Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and She Loves Me Not (1934). He was previously married to Emily Helen Drange and Sylvia Antoinette Hazette. He died on February 19, 1943 in Santa ...

13. Hobart Bosworth

Actor | The Big Parade

Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers...

14. Fats Waller

Soundtrack | Eraserhead

Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s...

15. Frank Nitti

Although Frank Nitti has gotten the reputation over the years as the right-hand man of gangster Al Capone and a feared killer in his own right, this has actually proven not to be the case. Although Nitti and Capone were as youths in New York City both members of the Five Points Gang--one of the ...

16. Nikola Tesla

Self | Return of Tesla

Nikola Tesla (28 June 1856 - 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla studied ...

17. Hooper Atchley

Actor | The Return of Jimmy Valentine

Hooper Atchley was born on April 30, 1887 in Ebenezer, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936), The Arizona Terror (1931) and The Three Musketeers (1933). He was previously married to Violet Yahar. He died on November 16, 1943 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

18. Fritzi Brunette

Actress | The Green Flame

Fritzi Brunette was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 27, 1890. With the birth name of Florence Brunet. She was mostly a character actress whose career spanned mostly the silent era, although she made a successful transition to the sound period. Fritzi's debut came in 1913 when she was 23 years old....

19. Donald Haines

Actor | Bowery Blitzkrieg

Donald Haines was born on May 9, 1919 in Seward County, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941), That Gang of Mine (1940) and Flying Wild (1941). He died on February 20, 1943 in North Africa.

20. Sergei Rachmaninoff

Soundtrack | Superhero Movie

Sergei Rachmaninoff (also spelled Rachmaninov) was a legendary Russian-American composer and pianist who fled Russia after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.

He was born Sergei ...

21. Hugh O'Connell

Actor | That Certain Woman

Hugh O'Connell was born on August 4, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for That Certain Woman (1937), She Gets Her Man (1935) and Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933). He died on January 19, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.

22. Max Reinhardt

Director | Sumurûn

Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in ...

23. Rupert Julian

Actor | The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin

Coming to the US at the age of 34, New Zealand-born Rupert Julian started his career as a stage and screen actor touring Australia and New Zealand. Having made his name (and a cool million for Universal) as a dead ringer for Kaiser Wilhelm II in the 1918 film The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918), ...

24. Wade Boteler

Actor | The Green Hornet

Wade Boteler was born on October 3, 1888 in Santa Ana, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Green Hornet (1940), The Mandarin Mystery (1936) and The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940). He was previously married to Ellen Evelyn James. He died on May 7, 1943 in Hollywood, Los ...

25. Joyce Kennedy

Actress | The Return of Bulldog Drummond

Joyce Kennedy was born on July 1, 1898 in London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934), Bracelets (1931) and The Pelican (1939). She died on March 12, 1943 in London, England, UK.

26. George Cooper

Actor | The Unholy Night

George Cooper was born on December 12, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Unholy Night (1929), The Barrier (1926) and The Eternal Three (1923). He was previously married to Edwina. He died on December 9, 1943 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

27. George Guhl

Actor | Torchy Runs for Mayor

George Guhl was born on September 27, 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939), Fly Away Baby (1937) and Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939). He was previously married to Carolyn J. Woodard. He died on June 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Arthur Byron

Actor | The Mummy

Arthur Byron was born on April 3, 1872 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1932), 20, 000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) and Marie Galante (1934). He was previously married to Kathryn Byron and Lillian Hall (actress). He died on July 17, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.

29. Tyler Brooke

Actor | Poor Little Rich Girl

Tyler Brooke was born on June 6, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Madam Satan (1930) and Playboy of Paris (1930). He was previously married to Myrtle Laurine Neil, Laruna Wolcott and Elizabeth Bauland. He died on March 2, 1943 in Los ...

30. Charles Ray

Actor | The Deuce of Spades

Ray portrayed simple unaffected country bumpkins in silent rural melodramas. Unfortunately, Ray let Hollywood turn him into a headstrong egotist. Alienating most producers, he put up his own money to finance a major feature called The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923). The film was a miserable ...

31. Reginald Barlow

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Reginald Barlow was born on June 17, 1866 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Big Cage (1933) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). He was previously married to Carol Brown and Selma Rose. He died on July 6, 1943 in Hollywood,...

32. Edward McWade

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

Edward McWade was born on January 14, 1865 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The Monster (1925) and Two Seconds (1932). He was previously married to Margaret McWade. He died on May 17, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Beatrix Potter

Writer | Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Potter was born in Kensington, London. Her family was quite rich. She was educated by governesses. She did not have ...

34. Sol Horwitz

Disorder in the Court

Sol Horwitz was born on November 4, 1872 in Kovno, Russian Empire [now Kaunas, Lithuania]. He was an actor, known for Disorder in the Court (1936), Grips, Grunts and Groans (1937) and Dizzy Doctors (1937). He died on December 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Sophie Scholl

Sophie Scholl was born on May 9, 1921 in Forchtenberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She died on February 22, 1943 in Stadelheim Prison, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

36. Lorenz Hart

Soundtrack | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Lorenz Hart was born on May 2, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Reminiscence (2021) and In the Line of Fire (1993). He died on November 22, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

37. Eugeniusz Bodo

Director | Królowa przedmiescia

Eugeniusz Bodo was born on December 28, 1899 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was an actor and writer, known for Ghetto Queen (1937), Pietro wyzej (1937) and Piesniarz Warszawy (1934). He died on October 7, 1943 in Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia].

38. Edgar Allan Woolf

Writer | The Wizard of Oz

Edgar Allan Woolf was an American playwright and screenwriter. He is mostly remembered as a co-writer of the fantasy film "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).

Woolf was born in New York City to inventor Albert E. Woolf and his wife Rosamond Wimpfheimer. His father was an inventor of electrical devices.

Woolf ...

39. Alexander Woollcott

Writer | The Man with Two Faces

Alexander Woollcott was born on January 19, 1887 in Phalanx, New Jersey, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Man with Two Faces (1934), The Dark Tower (1943) and Bobbed Hair (1925). He died on January 23, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

40. Elinor Glyn

Writer | It

Elinor Glyn was born on October 17, 1864 in Jersey, Channel Islands. She was a writer and actress, known for It (1927), Knowing Men (1930) and The Price of Things (1930). She was previously married to Clayton Glyn. She died on September 23, 1943 in London, England, UK.

41. Lou Costello Jr.

Lou Costello Jr. was born on November 6, 1942 in the USA. He died on November 4, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Vishnupant Pagnis

Actor | Mahatma Vidur

Vishnupant Pagnis was born in 1892. An actor and composer, known for Mahatma Vidur (1943), Sant Tulsidas (1939) & of course Sant Tukaram (1937) (Selected in 1937's Top 3 Films of the world, with Pagnis's turn as the saint till today regarded as one of the greatest biographical performances of ...

43. Frank Campeau

Actor | 3 Bad Men

Frank Campeau was born on December 14, 1864 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for 3 Bad Men (1926), Battling Bunyan (1924) and The Life of the Party (1920). He was previously married to Sarah Estelle Lewis and Lillian Stratton Corbin. He died on November 5, 1943 in Woodland Hills, ...

44. Cecilia Loftus

Actress | The Blue Bird

Birth registration reads as follows (in part):

1876 LOFTUS, MARIE CECILIA B (Statutory registers Births 644/11 1971):

1876 BIRTHS in the District of Hutchesontown in the County of Lanark, No. (#) 1971

Name and Surname: Marie Cecilia Brown LOFTUS, Illegitimate.

When and where born: 1876, October Twenty...

45. Jeanne Olsen

Actress | Hollywood on Parade No. B-9

Jeanne Olsen was born on August 31, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934). She was previously married to Jimmy Durante. She died on February 14, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Stephen Haggard

Actor | Whom the Gods Love

Shot himself on a train between Cairo and Palestine. Haggard was overworked and felt that the Second World War had destroyed his acting career. He was on the edge of a nervous breakdown when after some months a married Egyptian woman with whom he had a romantic relationship decided to end it.

47. W.W. Jacobs

Writer | The Monkey's Paw

English dramatist and story writer, usually of tales involving the sea and village life and often dealing with supernatural or horror elements. He was a clerk until finding success as a full-time author with his first collected stories, published as "Many Cargoes" in 1896. He is best known for "The...

48. James P. Hogan

Director | Paradise Valley

James P. Hogan was born on September 21, 1890 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Paradise Valley (1934), Life Returns (1935) and Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938). He died on November 4, 1943 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

49. Frank Gillmore

Actor | The Lifted Veil

Frank Gillmore was born on May 14, 1867 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lifted Veil (1917) and The Fairy and the Waif (1915). He was previously married to Laura Margaret MacGillivray. He died on March 29, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

50. William Irving

Actor | Pampered Youth

William Irving was born on May 17, 1893 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Pampered Youth (1925), Someone in the House (1920) and Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927). He was previously married to Ida I. Germann. He died on December 25, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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