Date of Death between 1947-01-01 and 1947-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Harry Carey

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future ...

2. Ernst Lubitsch

Director | To Be or Not to Be

From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...

3. Sidney Toler

Actor | Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

The son of Colonel H.G. Toler, breeder of trotting horses, Sidney Toler acted on stage by the time he was seven years old. He was an established star of the theater by the 1890s, long before his career in motion pictures began. He was also active as a playwright and had a good enough voice to be ...

4. Al Capone

Infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone was born in the tough Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn, NY, the fourth of nine children of Italian immigrants from Naples. Capone was a born sociopath. In the sixth grade he beat up a teacher and promptly quit school. He picked up his education from the streets,...

5. Elizabeth Short

Self | Biographics

Elizabeth Short was born July 29th, 1924, in Medford, Massachusetts, to Phoebe and Cleo Short. When she was five her father disappeared; his car was later found near a lake, apparently abandoned, which led to the belief that he had committed suicide. However, he later appeared at home and ...

6. Dudley Digges

Actor | The Emperor Jones

Dudley Digges was born on June 9, 1879 in Dublin, Ireland, UK [now Republic of Ireland]. He was an actor, known for The Emperor Jones (1933), The Invisible Man (1933) and The Hatchet Man (1932). He was previously married to Mary Roden Quinn. He died on October 24, 1947 in New York City, New York, ...

7. Adrienne Ames

Actress | The Death Kiss

Born in Fort Worth, TX, in 1907, Adrienne Ames hit Hollywood in the late 1920s. Although her career only lasted about ten years, she crammed a lot of living into it--high-profile marriages (and divorces) and her reputation as a clothes horse and glamour queen par excellence far outshone her ...

8. Aleister Crowley

Writer | In Search of the Great Beast 666

Aleister Crowley was born on October 12, 1875 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England, UK. He was a writer and actor, known for In Search of the Great Beast 666 (2007), Cineficción Radio (2019) and The Mysteries of Myra (1916). He was previously married to Maria Teresa Ferrari de Miramar and ...

9. Arthur Loft

Actor | The Woman in the Window

Arthur Loft was born on May 25, 1897 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for The Woman in the Window (1944), Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944) and Should a Girl Marry? (1939). He was previously married to Daisy Loft. He died on January 1, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Peter Robinson

Actor | Freaks

Peter Robinson was born the son of Norwegian immigrants. He stated that during his childhood, he had a normal appearance until his early teens when his weight began to drop rapidly. He first went on exhibition in 1895, working at Coney Island and later Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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11. William B. Davidson

Actor | The Most Dangerous Game

William B. Davidson was born on June 16, 1888 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Most Dangerous Game (1932), I'm No Angel (1933) and The Farmer's Daughter (1947). He was previously married to Helen Bolton and Mary Hellen Dorsey. He died on September 28, 1947 in Santa ...

12. Ernie Adams

Actor | The Pride of the Yankees

Ernie Adams was born on June 18, 1885 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Pride of the Yankees (1942), The Man with Nine Lives (1940) and Invisible Ghost (1941). He was previously married to Mamie Silver, Margaret Adams, Shirley Adams and Berdonna Gilbert. He died on ...

13. Bugsy Siegel

Bugsy Siegel (born Benjamin Siegelbaum) came out of the tough Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn, and was involved in criminal activities from an early age. As a teenager he struck up a friendship with another local gangster, Meyer Lansky, that would last the rest of their lives, and in fact one of ...

14. Lucile Gleason

Actress | The Clock

Lucile Gleason was born on February 6, 1888 in Pasadena, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Clock (1945), I Like It That Way (1934) and Should Husbands Work? (1939). She was previously married to James Gleason. She died on May 18, 1947 in Brentwood, California, USA.

15. Olive Borden

Actress | Gang War

Considered one of the most beautiful actresses of the silent era, Olive Borden was a Mack Sennett bathing beauty at 15 and reached the peak of her career in 1926 when she made 11 films for Fox Studios and was earning $1,500 a week. Refusing to take a salary cut, Borden abruptly left Fox in 1928 and...

16. John Halliday

Actor | The Philadelphia Story

In his earlier days, Halliday seems to have relished the life of an adventurer. At one time he fought with the British Army during the Boer War. As a mining engineer he then dug for gold nuggets in Nevada, rapidly made a fortune and lost it as quickly. He eventually switched to the more peaceful ...

17. Herman Bing

Actor | The Great Waltz

Herman Bing was born on March 30, 1889 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Great Waltz (1938), Sweethearts (1938) and Redheads on Parade (1935). He was previously married to Carla Lichtenstein. He died on January 9, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, ...

18. Phyllis Clare

Actress | Clive of India

Phyllis Clare was born on September 12, 1905 in Fulham, London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Clive of India (1935), A Cup of Kindness (1947) and Romance in Rhythm (1934). She died on November 1, 1947 in Westminster, London, England, UK.

19. Henry Ford

Writer | Upcoming Ford Project

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 - April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. By creating the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford, he converted the ...

20. John Arledge

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

John Arledge was born on May 12, 1907 in Crockett, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), County Fair (1937) and Two in Revolt (1936). He died on May 15, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

21. Henry Kolker

Actor | Holiday

Stalwart character actor Henry Kolker appeared on the Broadway stage from 1904, comedy being his forte early on. Later, as a leading man in romantic dramas, he partnered famous stars like Alla Nazimova. Moving on to films in 1914 as actor/director, he became noted in particular for directing ...

22. William Moulton Marston

Writer | Wonder Woman

Dr. William Moulton Marston was a man who managed to combine interests of several dissimilar fields into an idea that has lasted for decades. Marston was born and raised in Massachusetts. He earned a law degree in 1918 and got a Ph.D in Psychology from Harvard University in 1921. Long interested in...

23. Brandon Hurst

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Brandon Hurst was born on November 30, 1866 in London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Love (1927) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). He died on July 15, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

24. Ted Billings

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Ted Billings was born on April 7, 1880 in London, England, UK. He was an actor, known for The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Babes in the Woods (1917) and The Flaming Hour (1922). He was previously married to Margaret Hennessey Ludwick. He died on July 5, 1947 in Los Angeles County, California, ...

25. Harry Holman

Actor | Meet John Doe

Harry Holman was born on March 15, 1872 in Conway, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Meet John Doe (1941), The Dark Horse (1932) and Oliver Twist (1933). He died on May 3, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

26. Theodore Lorch

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Theodore Lorch was born on September 29, 1873 in Springfield, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), Half-Wits Holiday (1947) and Ginsberg the Great (1927). He was previously married to Diana Christiansen, Jeanette ?, Cecil and Mary. He died on November 12, 1947 ...

27. Jack 'Tiny' Lipson

Actor | Flash Gordon

Jack 'Tiny' Lipson was born on January 17, 1901 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for Flash Gordon (1936), Flying Fists (1937) and The Drunkard (1935). He died on November 28, 1947 in Madera County, California, USA.

28. Grace Moore

Actress | One Night of Love

Grace Moore, the internationally famous star of the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, motion pictures, radio and recordings, was born December 5, 1898, in Del Río near Newport, Tennessee. Her family moved to Jellico when she was a young girl. She attended Jellico High School where she was captain of ...

29. Robert Homans

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.

30. LeRoy Mason

Actor | Daughter of Don Q

LeRoy Mason was born on July 2, 1903 in Larimore, North Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Daughter of Don Q (1946), Federal Operator 99 (1945) and California Straight Ahead! (1937). He was previously married to Rita Carewe and Bernice. He died on October 13, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, ...

31. John Kelly

Actor | Bringing Up Baby

John Kelly was born on June 29, 1901 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Bringing Up Baby (1938), Three Sons o' Guns (1941) and My Gal Sal (1942). He died on December 9, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Charles R. Moore

Actor | Sullivan's Travels

Charles R. Moore was born on April 23, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Sullivan's Travels (1941), The Little Foxes (1941) and The Palm Beach Story (1942). He died on July 20, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Harry C. Bradley

Actor | The House of Mystery

Harry C. Bradley was born on April 15, 1869 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The House of Mystery (1934), Riding on Air (1937) and The Pay Off (1942). He was previously married to Lottie Alter and Lurelle Lancing Waters. He died on October 18, 1947 in Hollywood, Los ...

34. Pearl Argyle

Actress | Chu Chin Chow

Pearl Argyle was born on November 7, 1910 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was an actress, known for Chu Chin Chow (1934), Things to Come (1936) and Adventure Ltd. (1935). She was previously married to Curtis Bernhardt. She died on January 29, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA.

35. J. Warren Kerrigan

Actor | Captain Blood

Very popular American star of silent films who left the business at the height of his career. While barely in his teens, he worked as a warehouse clerk until a chance arrived to appear in a vaudeville production. He continued to act in traveling stock productions, though he took a brief time away ...

36. Willa Cather

Writer | O Pioneers!

Willa Cather was born in 1875 on a small farm close to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Cather, a deputy Sheriff and struggling entrepreneur, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. The family's Irish ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania in the ...

37. Jim Farley

Actor | The General

Jim Farley was born on January 8, 1882 in Waldron, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for The General (1926), Captain January (1936) and The Devil Within (1921). He died on October 12, 1947 in Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Aldrich Bowker

Actor | Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter

Aldrich Bowker was born on January 1, 1875 in Ashby, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) and Susan and God (1940). He died on March 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Ossi Oswalda

Actress | Die Austernprinzessin

Ossi Oswalda was born Oswalda Staglich on February 2, 1899 in Berlin, Germany. She trained to be a ballerina and worked in chorus lines when she was a teenager. Director Ernst Lubitsch discovered her and cast her in his 1916 film The Shoe Palace. Over the next five years she appeared in many of ...

40. Vera West

Costume Designer | The Wolf Man

Vera West was born on June 26, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA. She was a costume designer, known for The Wolf Man (1941), Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and Man Made Monster (1941). She was previously married to Jack C. West. She died on June 29, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Mark Hellinger

Producer | The Killers

Mark Hellinger made his name as a New York theater critic and as one of the first of the nationally known "Broadway columnists", a craft which his friend Walter Winchell was the most famous practitioner. Born on March 21, 1903, Hellinger was the embodiment of the hard-boiled, hard-living, ...

42. Jack Rockwell

Actor | The Lawless Frontier

John Rockwell was the brother of film character actor Charles Trowbridge. He was a film actor for Columbia Studios and acted in film "westerns", predominately, but also worked for 'Republic Pictures Studios' for many years.

He died at Glendale Sanitarium Hospital from 'hyperstatic shock' and '...

43. Seabiscuit

Self | Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit was born on May 23, 1933 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He died on May 17, 1947 in Willits, California, USA.

44. Joseph H. August

Cinematographer | Portrait of Jennie

Renowned cinematographer Joseph August began his film career not as a cameraman but as a wrangler--he was born and raised in Colorado--at Inceville, the studio begun by pioneering producer/director Thomas H. Ince. He soon switched careers, becoming an assistant to cinematographer Ray C. Smallwood. ...

45. Louis Adlon

Actor | The Big Show-Off

Louis Adlon was born on October 7, 1907 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Big Show-Off (1945), North Pole, Ahoy! (1934) and Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943). He was previously married to Rosemary Davies. He died on March 31, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Writer | The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Emmuska Orczy was born on September 27, 1865 in Tarnaörs, Hungary. She was a writer, known for The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Two Lovers (1928). She was previously married to Montagu Barstow. She died on November 12, 1947 in London, England, UK.

47. Victor Potel

Actor | The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Victor Potel was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1889. His first film was in 1910, for Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. Potel worked for Essanay in most of the Broncho Billy series, as well as playing a character called "Slippery Slim" in almost 80 movies as well as Universal Pictures'...

48. Warren Ashe

Actor | The Deerslayer

Warren Ashe was born on March 5, 1903 in New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Deerslayer (1943), Boston Blackie and the Law (1946) and Wildcat Bus (1940). He was previously married to Mady Correll and Agnes Biedenkapp. He died on September 19, 1947 in Madison, Connecticut, USA.

49. Sam Appel

Actor | Revenge

Sam Appel was born on August 8, 1871 in Magdalena, Jalisco, Mexico. He was an actor, known for Revenge (1928), The Lion's Claws (1918) and Give Us This Night (1936). He died on June 18, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Urban Gad

Director | Das Feuer

Urban Gad was born on February 12, 1879 in Korsør, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Das Feuer (1914), The Devil's Assistant (1913) and The Call of the Child (1914). He was previously married to Esther Burgert Westenhagen and Asta Nielsen. He died on December 26, 1947 in Copenhagen, ...


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