Birth Place Matching "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA" (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)


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1. E.P. Christy

Soundtrack | Vagabond Lady

Edwin Pearce Christy was an American composer, actor and stage producer, most famous for founding the most successful black-face minstrel show of the 19th century, Christy's Minstrels. Born in Philadelphia, his career as a minstrel and singer began in Buffalo, New York, where he performed singing ...

2. Thomas Dunn English

Gone with the Wind

A doctor, lawyer, politician, newspaper writer, author and carpenter. His father insisted he learn a trade, so English trained to be a carpenter while he was studying law at the University of Pennsylvania.

4. Septimus Winner

Soundtrack | The Handmaid's Tale

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

5. Joseph Jefferson

Writer | The Shadows of a Great City

Joseph Jefferson was born on February 20, 1829 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Shadows of a Great City (1915), Rip Van Winkle (1914) and Rip Van Winkle (1921). He was married to Sarah Warren and Margaret Clements Lockyer. He died on April 23, 1905 in ...

7. John M. Snyder

Writer | As Ye Sow

Rev. John M. Snyder was a Unitarian minister, author and playwright. After graduating with honors from the Meadville Theological School in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Rev. Snyder was ordained a pastor in 1870 at the Hingham Unitarian Church in Hingham, Massachusetts. Three years later he became pastor...

8. Frank Chapman

Actor | The Defeat of the City

Frank Chapman was born on May 6, 1845 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Defeat of the City (1917), A Departmental Case (1917) and Letitia (1916). He was married to Stella F. Congden. He died on January 9, 1940 in Philadelphia.

9. John I. Beggs

John I. Beggs was born on September 17, 1847 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was married to Sue Elizabeth Charles. He died on October 17, 1925 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

10. Edwin Harley

Actor | Blackbirds

Edwin Harley was born on July 17, 1848 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Blackbirds (1915), Treasure Island (1918) and The Wayward Son (1915). He died on October 29, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

11. Samuel H. Ashbridge

Self | President McKinley and Mayor Ashbridge of Philadelphia

Samuel H. Ashbridge was born on December 5, 1849 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Samuel Howell Ashbridge. He died in 1906.

12. George Berrell

Actor | The Sea Beast

George Berrell (16 December 1849 - 20 April 1933) was an American actor of both the 19th and early 20th Century stage and of the silent era. He appeared in numerous stage plays as well as 55 films over the course of a career that ran from 1850 to 1927.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and ...

13. Emilie Melville

Actress | Illusion

Emilie Melville was born on January 19, 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Emily Tretheway. She was an actress, known for Illusion (1929) and The White Sister (1915). She was married to Thomas Derby. She died on May 20, 1932 in San Francisco, California, USA.

14. Ida Waterman

Actress | Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley

Ida Waterman was born on March 10, 1852 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Ida Shaw. She was an actress, known for Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918), The Swan (1925) and The Enchanted Cottage (1924). She was married to Joseph Francoeur and Fred Waterman. She died on May 22, 1941 in ...

15. Marie Wainwright

Actress | Secret Strings

Marie Wainwright was born on May 8, 1853 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Maria Page Wainwright. She was an actress, known for Secret Strings (1918), Polly with a Past (1920) and Social Hypocrites (1918). She was married to Franklyn Roberts, Winston Henry Slaughter and Louis James. She died on...

16. John Drew

Brother of Sidney Drew. Uncle of Lionel, Ethel and John Barrymore.

17. James Daly

Actor | Sorrows of Happiness

James Daly was born on November 30, 1853 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as James Lovett Daly. He was an actor, known for Sorrows of Happiness (1916), The Fortune Hunter (1914) and The Sporting Duchess (1915). He was married to Clara Lambert. He died on November 9, 1933 in Philadelphia.

19. William Granger

Actor | The Other Tomorrow

William Granger was born on May 24, 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Other Tomorrow (1930) and 6 Day Bike Rider (1934). He died on December 23, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Jay Hunt

Director | What Love Can Do

Jay Hunt was born on August 4, 1855 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and actor, known for What Love Can Do (1916), The Black Sheep of the Family (1916) and The Promise (1917). He was married to Florence Hale. He died on November 18, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. W.W. Denslow

Writer | Billy Bounce

His grave in Kensico Cemetery went unmarked until 21 February 1986.

22. Kate Douglas Wiggin

Writer | Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Father: Robert Nash Smith; Mother: Helen Elisabeth Dyre.

23. Frances Trego Montgomery

Writer | Billy Whiskers

Frances Trego Montgomery was a prolific writer of children's stories during the early twentieth century. She is best known for her popular "Billy Whiskers" series, which were about the misadventures of a mischievous but somewhat short-tempered goat. Many children, including the future President of ...

26. Alice Gale

Actress | Heart and Soul

Alice Gale was born on December 5, 1858 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Heart and Soul (1917), Camille (1917) and Sins of Men (1916). She died on March 27, 1941 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

27. Julian Reed

Actor | The Parson's Button Matcher

Julian Reed was born on February 23, 1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Parson's Button Matcher (1915), The Catspaw (1916) and The Maid of Honor (1913). He was married to Goodwin, Mrs. Mary Darcey. He died on May 28, 1934 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

28. Edward Jobson

Actor | Someone in the House

Edward Jobson was born on February 29, 1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Edwin C. Jobson. He was an actor, known for Someone in the House (1920), Burning Daylight (1920) and Someone Must Pay (1919). He died on February 7, 1925 in San Jose, California, USA.

29. Tommy West

Actor | Country Blood

Tommy West was born on March 25, 1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Country Blood (1915). He was married to Ellen S. Young and Georgia Rink. He died on July 28, 1932 in Philadelphia.

30. Minnie Palmer

Writer | My Sweetheart

Made her stage debut on 8 June, 1874 in "Le Pavillon Rouge" at the Park Theater in Brooklyn, New York.

31. Owen Wister

Writer | The Virginian

Owen Wister was an American writer and historian. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant. In 1898, Wister married Mary Channing, his cousin. The couple had six children. Channing died during childbirth in 1913. Their daughter, Marina Wister, married ...

32. Edward Amet

Director | Freedom of Cuba

Invented the first practical 35-millimeter motion picture projector.

33. William Wrigley Jr.

Actor | Catalina, Here I Come

William Wrigley Jr. was born on September 30, 1861 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Catalina, Here I Come (1927). He died on January 26, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

34. Langdon Mitchell

Writer | The New York Idea

In 1928 he was one five playwrights asked to conduct a new writing course at the University of Pennsylvania. The others were, Jesse Lynch Williams, Lord Dunsany, Gilbert Emery and Rachel Crothers.

35. Charles Brandt

Actor | The College Widow

Charles Brandt born in Philadelphia in 1862. well-known stage performer from the 1880s. cheerful, white-haired gentleman who starred and supported in more than 60 movies for the Lubin Film Company from 1911, often seen as professionals or fathers in dramas and comedies, first appeared in 'His ...

36. Randolph Lewis

Writer | The Kid Is Clever

Journalist and early motion picture scenario writer.

37. James O'Neill

Actor | The Whisper Market

James O'Neill was born on July 21, 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Whisper Market (1920), The Temptations of Satan (1914) and The Million Dollar Robbery (1914). He died on October 8, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Helen Dunbar

Actress | Romeo and Juliet

Helen Dunbar was born on October 10, 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katheryn Burke Lackey. She was an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1916), Siege (1925) and The Great Moment (1921). She died on August 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Anita Hendrie

Actress | And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

American actress Anita Hendrie was born in Philadelphia in 1864 to physician William Scott Hendrie and M. Louise Morton. She began working in the theatre from the 1880's. Anita was a wonderful dark haired lady who appeared in at least 70 silent drama films often playing maids, mothers or wives ...

40. Richard Harding Davis

Writer | Cupid's Fireman

American journalist, novelist and playwright Richard Harding Davis was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1864 (literary talent ran in his family: his father was a newspaper editor and his mother was a writer). He attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and in...

41. Paul Laffitte

Writer | The Guv'nor

He co-founded in 1908 with André Calmettes and Charles Le Bargy la société du Film d'art. He was a friend of Blaise Cendrars and Abel Gance.

42. Barney Gilmore

Actor | The Galloping Cowboy

Barney Gilmore was born on March 27, 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Bernard Francis Gilmore. He was an actor and writer, known for The Galloping Cowboy (1926), The Fight for Millions (1913) and The Game of Three (1915). He was married to Mina B. Long. He died on April 19, 1949 in Los ...

43. Victory Bateman

Actress | Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Victory Bateman was born on April 6, 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1924), Romeo and Juliet (1916) and A Trip to Paradise (1921). She was married to George Cleveland and Harry Mestayer. She died on March 2, 1926 in Los Angeles, ...

44. George Nash

Actor | The Jungle

George Nash was born on July 1, 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as George Frederick Nash. He was an actor, known for The Jungle (1914), Yorktown (1924) and The Great Gatsby (1926). He was married to Julia Hay. He died on December 30, 1944 in Amityville, Long Island, New York, USA.

45. Creston Clarke

Actor | The Battle of Ballots

Creston Clarke was born on August 20, 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Battle of Ballots (1915). He was married to Adelaide Prince. He died on March 21, 1910 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

46. George Barbier

Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner

Barbier was educated for the ministry before going to work on the stage. He appeared on Broadway in such successes as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Man Who Came Back," among others. He signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1929 and later worked as an actor for most of the major ...

47. Jack Bonavita

Actor | The Woman, the Lion and the Man

Jack Bonavita was born on December 15, 1865 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Johann Friedrich Gentner. He was an actor and director, known for The Woman, the Lion and the Man (1915), The Wizard of the Jungle (1913) and The Winning of Jess (1915). He was married to HH Princess de Montglyon (...

49. William Carr

Assistant Director | Wedding Rings

William Carr was born on August 6, 1866 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Wedding Rings (1929), Those Who Dance (1930) and Love and Treachery (1912). He was married to Mary Carr (I). He died on February 13, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. J.P. Lockney

Actor | Wee Lady Betty

J.P. Lockney was born on March 17, 1867 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Wee Lady Betty (1917), The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1920) and The Three Musketeers (1916).


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