Birth Date between 1869-01-01 and 1869-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Charley Grapewin

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). When acting sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays that he himself ...

2. Ben Turpin

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value ...

3. Tyrone Power Sr.

Actor | A Texas Steer

Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to ...

4. Grigory Rasputin

Self | Last of the Czars

Gregory Rasputin was one of Russia's most controversial and mysterious figures who posed as a "holy man" and destroyed the political image and reputation of Russia's Emperor Tsar Nicholas II and his family through a series of political manipulations, disgusting scandals and treachery, provoking a ...

5. Mohandas K. Gandhi

Mera Gaon Mera Desh

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2, 1869, into a Hindu Modh family in Porbanadar, Gujarat, India. His father, named Karamchand Gandhi, was the Chief Minister (diwan) of the city of Porbanadar. His mother, named Putlibai, was the fourth wife; the previous three wives ...

6. A.E. Matthews

Actor | The Million Pound Note

The venerable British stage and film actor A.E. Matthews was born Alfred Edward Matthews on November 22, 1869 in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. The actor nicknamed "Matty" established himself on the British and American stage and in British films, taking up the craft after working as a clerk in a...

7. Harry C. Bradley

Actor | House of Mystery

Harry C. Bradley was born on April 15, 1869 in San Francisco, California, USA as Harry Bradley Cockrill. He was an actor, known for House of Mystery (1934), Beyond the Law (1934) and Riding on Air (1937). He was married to Lurelle Lancing Waters. He died on October 18, 1947 in Hollywood, Los ...

8. Sheldon Lewis

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Sheldon Lewis was born on April 20, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), The Monster Walks (1932) and Orphans of the Storm (1921). He was married to Virginia Pearson. He died on May 7, 1958 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

9. George Robey

Actor | Chu-Chin-Chow

George Robey was born on September 20, 1869 in Herne Hill, London, England as George Edward Wade. He was an actor and writer, known for Chu-Chin-Chow (1934), Adventures of Don Quixote (1933) and One Arabian Night (1923). He was married to Blanche Littler (manager) and Ethel Haydon (performer). He ...

10. Lucy Beaumont

Actress | The Greater Glory

Lucy Beaumont was born in 1869 in Islington, Middlesex, England as Lucy Emily Pinkstone. She was an actress, known for The Greater Glory (1926), The Last of the Duanes (1924) and His Double Life (1933). She was married to Arthur Douglas Vigors Harris and William Alfred Beaumont. She died on April ...

11. Robert Dudley

Actor | The Palm Beach Story

Robert Dudley was born on September 13, 1869 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Robert Y. Dudley. He was an actor, known for The Palm Beach Story (1942), The Fourteenth Man (1920) and The Night Flyer (1928). He was married to Elaine Anderson. He died on November 12, 1955 in San Clemente, California, USA.

12. Louise Carver

Actress | The Big Trail

Louise Carver was born on June 9, 1869 in Davenport, Iowa, USA as Mary Louise Steiger. She was an actress and writer, known for The Big Trail (1930), The Man from Blankley's (1930) and Romeo and Juliet (1908). She was married to Tom Murray. She died on June 18, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

13. Robert W. Paul

Producer | The Butterfly

Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be ...

14. Charles Lane

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Charles Lane was born on January 25, 1869 in Madison, Illinois, USA as Charles Willis Lane. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Sadie Thompson (1928) and The Canary Murder Case (1929). He died on October 17, 1945 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

15. Frank Sheridan

Actor | Enlighten Thy Daughter

Frank Sheridan was born on June 11, 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Franklin Sheridan. He was an actor, known for Enlighten Thy Daughter (1917), One Exciting Night (1922) and Conflict (1936). He was married to Edna M. Carrol and Catherine T. McNulty. He died on November 24, 1943 in ...

16. Pierre Magnier

Actor | La règle du jeu

Pierre Magnier was born on February 22, 1869 in Paris, France as Pierre Frédéric Magnier. He was an actor and director, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Cyrano de Bergerac (1923) and L'ibis bleu (1919). He died on October 15, 1959 in Clichy-la-Garenne, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France.

17. Rita Carlyle

Actress | Waterloo Bridge

Rita Carlyle was born on February 23, 1869 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA as Rita Isabella Duncan. She was an actress, known for Waterloo Bridge (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and Sing While You're Able (1937). She died on August 24, 1949 in Banning, California, USA.

18. Neville Chamberlain

Self | Biography

Neville Chamberlain was born on March 18, 1869 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England as Arthur Neville Chamberlain. He was married to Anne de Vere Cole. He died on November 9, 1940 in Heckfield, Hampshire, England.

19. Edwin McKim

Director | A Bath Tub Mystery

Edwin McKim was born on October 31, 1869 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Samuel McKim. He was a director and writer, known for A Bath Tub Mystery (1916), Should a Woman Divorce? (1914) and Oliver Twist (1912). He was married to Anna Lehr. He died on March 31, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

20. André Gide

Writer | Den'en kôkyôgaku

Andre Paul Guillaume Gide was born on November 22, 1869, in Paris, France. His father, named Paul Gide, was a professor of law at the University of Paris, he was a descendant from Cevennes Huhuenots. His mother, named Juliette Rondeaux, was a devoted Calvinist. He received an excellent private ...

21. Felix Salten

Writer | Bambi

Felix Salten was born on September 6, 1869 in Pest, Hungary as Siegmund Salzmann. He was a writer and director, known for Bambi (1942), Poor as a Church Mouse (1931) and Der Narr des Schicksals (1915). He was married to Ottilie Metzl. He died on October 8, 1945 in Zurich, Switzerland.

22. Booth Tarkington

Writer | The Magnificent Ambersons

Lived in Kennebunkport, Maine at the height of his fame.

23. Edward Abeles

Actor | Brewster's Millions

Edward Abeles was born on November 4, 1869 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Brewster's Millions (1914), The House of Mirth (1918) and After Five (1915). He was married to Charlotte Lander. He died on July 10, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA.

24. John Hyams

Actor | Cameo Kirby

John Hyams was born on July 6, 1869 in Syracuse, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Cameo Kirby (1930), Women Won't Tell (1932) and Broadway Scandals (1929). He was married to Leila McIntyre. He died on December 9, 1940 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

25. Henri Matisse

Actor | Ten Modern Artists

Henri Emile Benoit Matisse was born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambresis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His father, named Emile Hippolyte Matisse, was a merchant, whose family were weavers. His mother, named Anna Heloise Matisse (nee Gerard), was a daughter of a tanner; she made hats and ...

26. August Blom

Director | Verdens Undergang

August Blom was born on December 26, 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for The End of the World (1916), Kærlighedslængsel (1916) and Kærligheds-Væddemaalet (1917). He died on January 10, 1947 in Copenhagen.

27. Kasturba Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Talks

Kasturba Gandhi was born on April 11, 1869 in Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British India as Kasturbai Nakanji. She was married to Mohandas K. Gandhi. She died on February 22, 1944 in Poona, Bombay Presidency, British India.

28. Frank Weed

Actor | The Coming of Columbus

Frank Weed was born on August 3, 1869 in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Coming of Columbus (1912), Fighting Fate (1921) and A Texas Steer (1915). He died on October 22, 1944 in South Haven, Michigan, USA.

29. William Elmer

Actor | The Squaw Man

William Elmer was born on April 25, 1869 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as William Elmer Johns. He was an actor, known for The Squaw Man (1914), The Virginian (1914) and Ready Money (1914). He died on February 24, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

31. Stephen Leacock

Writer | The Cup That Cheers and the Split in the Cabinet

A man of seemingly inexhaustible talents, Stephen Butler Leacock (born December 30, 1869) easily juggled being a humorist, essayist, teacher, political economist, lecturer, and historian. He received many awards and honorary degrees, among them the Lorne Pierce Medal; the Leacock Medal for Humour ...

32. Pat Powers

Producer | The Galloping Cowboy

Pat Powers was born on October 8, 1869 in Waterford, Ireland as Patrick A. Powers. He is known for his work on The Galloping Cowboy (1926), For the Good of All (1912) and A Frozen Ape (1910). He worked on Steamboat Willie (1928), starring Mickey Mouse as the lead role. He died on July 30, 1948 in ...

33. Minnie Rayner

Actress | The Sleeping Cardinal

Minnie Rayner was born on May 2, 1869 in London, England as Minnie Gray Rayner. She was an actress, known for Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931), The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1921). She was married to Frederick Horatio Wilcock Jaques (aka Frederic Jacques). She ...

34. Stanislaw Wyspianski

Writer | Sad bozy

His play, "The Wedding," at the Mark Taper Forum Too Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production.

36. Jessie Stevens

Actress | Vanity Fair

Jessie Stevens was born in July 1869 in New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Vanity Fair (1915), A Weighty Matter for a Detective (1915) and The Unopened Letter (1914). She died in June 1922 in Palmyra, New York.

37. John Wallace

Actor | The Fighting Ranger

John Wallace was born on August 24, 1869 in Spennymoore, England as Albert Edward Brocklehurst. He was an actor, known for The Fighting Ranger (1934), The Donovan Affair (1929) and The Black Pirate (1926). He died on July 16, 1946 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

38. Nick Cogley

Director | Only a Farmer's Daughter

Nick Cogley was born on May 4, 1869 in New York City, New York, USA as Nicholas P.J. Cogley. He was an actor and director, known for Only a Farmer's Daughter (1915), Monte Cristo (1912) and The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924). He died on May 20, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

39. Ralph Roberts

Actor | Meet Maxwell Archer

Ralph Roberts was born on September 21, 1869 in Hyderabad, India. He was an actor, known for Maxwell Archer, Detective (1940), The Perfect Crime (1937) and Twelve Good Men (1936). He died in 1944 in Westminster, London, England.

40. Robert A. Stuart

Actor | The Green-Eyed Monster

Robert A. Stuart was born on February 10, 1869 in Iowa, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for The Green-Eyed Monster (1919), Soldiers of Chance (1917) and French Heels (1922). He died on June 18, 1950 in San Bernardino, California, USA.

41. Algernon Blackwood

Writer | Tales of Mystery

Algernon Blackwood was born on March 14, 1869 in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England as Algernon Henry Blackwood. He was a writer, known for Tales of Mystery (1961), Suspense (1949) and Wendigo (1978). He died on December 10, 1951 in Bishopsteighton, Kent.

42. Paul Biensfeldt

Actor | Das schwarze Los

Paul Biensfeldt was born on March 4, 1869 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Das schwarze Los (1913), Arme Violetta (1920) and The Wildcat (1921). He died on April 2, 1933 in Berlin.

43. Bayard Veiller

Writer | The Trial of Mary Dugan

Bayard Veiller was born on January 2, 1869 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929), Sherlock Brown (1922) and There Are No Villains (1921). He was married to Margaret Wycherly. He died on January 16, 1943 in New York ...

44. Jessie Busley

Actress | Brother Rat

Jessie Busley was born on March 10, 1869 in Albany, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Brother Rat (1938), King of the Underworld (1939) and It All Came True (1940). She was married to Ernest Joy and John McFedries (aka Jack Ferris). She died on April 20, 1950 in New York City, New York.

45. Édouard de Max

Actor | Les trois mousquetaires

Édouard de Max was born on February 14, 1869 in Iasi, Moldova, Romania as Eduard-Alexandru Max. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Vingt ans après (1922) and The Three Musketeers (1912). He died on October 28, 1924 in Paris, France.

46. Rudolph Christians

Actor | Foolish Wives

Rudolph Christians was born on January 15, 1869 in Middoge/Oldenburg, Germany as Broekern Rudolph Christians. He was an actor, known for Foolish Wives (1922), Deep Waters (1920) and Das Alte Lied (1915). He was married to Bertha Klein (opera and concert singer). He died on February 2, 1921 in ...

47. George Pallu

Director | A Rosa do Adro

Lawyer and Army officer, he was personal secretary to the French Minister for Public Instruction, before he started working in films. He was contracted by Production company Invicta Film, from April 1, 1918, for one year as director ("metteur-en-scène"), to adapt Portuguese literary texts to the ...

48. Walter R. Booth

Director | The Airship Destroyer

Walter R. Booth was born on July 12, 1869 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. He was a director and writer, known for The Battle in the Clouds (1909), The Portrait of Dolly Grey (1915) and Magical Sword (1901). He died in 1938 in Birmingham, England.

49. Sebastian Smith

Actor | Tilly of Bloomsbury

Sebastian Smith from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, became a well-known star of many comedy and drama shows all over Britain in the late Victorian years before meeting pioneering film-maker Cecil Hepworth. Hepworth cast the handsome tall dark Smith in many of his films, often as a smart gentleman hero...

50. Giovanni Enrico Vidali

Actor | Jone ovvero gli ultimi giorni di Pompei

Giovanni Enrico Vidali was born in 1869 as Gianni Enrico Vidali Novelli. He was an actor and director, known for The Last Days of Pompeii (1913), Enigma (1919) and Croce nera (1914). He died on July 3, 1937.


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