Birth Date between 1875-01-01 and 1875-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War veteran. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually shape his movies. In 1897 ...
Actress | Dinner at Eight
A dainty but nevertheless feisty character actress, southern-bred Elizabeth Patterson started her career over her strict parent's objections and became a member of Chicago's Ben Greet Players, performing Shakespeare at the turn of the century. This followed college at Martin College where she ...
Actress | Show Boat
Although she could on a rare occasion display a bit of kindness, or at least some kind of grouchy benevolence, Helen Westley had few peers on stage or film when it came to outright unpleasantness. A stern, indomitable presence, her characters offered unsolicited advice to anyone and everyone within...
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Samuel S. Hinds, a Harvard graduate, was a lawyer in Hollywood until the stock market crash of 1929, in which he lost most of his money. Hinds, who had an interest in theater acting, decided to embark on a career in acting, albeit it age 54. The tall, dignified-looking Hinds appeared in over 200 ...
5. Maude Eburne
Actress | The Bat Whispers
Eburne started on the stage in Ontario and New York, later appearing on Broadway in 1914, playing a cockney maid. She played comic servants on stage until 1930 then moved to films in 1931. On screen, she played a variety of roles from maids to aristocrats to pipe-smoking harridans. Eburne retired ...
Actor | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
J. Farrell MacDonald was born on April 14, 1875 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA as Joseph Farrell MacDonald. He was an actor and director, known for Sunrise (1927), Meet John Doe (1941) and The Last Alarm (1940). He was married to Edith Bostwick. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, California, ...
Writer | John Carter
His father had been a major in the Union army during the Civil War. Edgar Rice Burroughs attended the Brown School then, due to a diphtheria epidemic, Miss Coolie's Maplehurst School for Girls, then the Harvard School, Phillips Andover and the Michigan Military Academy. He was a mediocre student ...
Actor | King Kong
Though most famous as Capt. Englehorn, the ship captain who carried the expedition to an island to capture the great ape in King Kong (1933)--and its sequel, The Son of Kong (1933)--Frank Reicher had a long history as a stage actor and director, and film director, prior to his "Kong" appearances, ...
Actress | The Fighting Guide
Titian haired, full figured, voluptuous Dorothy Vernon had a career that spanned from the early days of moving pictures through the boxed screen known as television.
Rather it was a comedy, a western, a musical or whatever was needed, Dorothy did it all. Her unforgettable glow and her almost ...
10. Spencer Trevor
Spencer Trevor was born on May 29, 1875 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. He was an actor, known for The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), The Love Contract (1932) and The Lifeguardsman (1916). He died on May 22, 1945 in London, England.
11. Lumsden Hare
Actor | Rebecca
Distinguished Irish character actor of aristocratic or avuncular mien who appeared on stage from the age of 19. He had a penchant for appearing in plays by George Bernard Shaw (at first at London's Court Theatre and later on Broadway) and was was an early interpreter of Dr. John Watson during an ...
12. Arthur Wontner
Actor | The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Wontner (1875-1960), the critics' choice. "No better "Sherlock Holmes" than Arthur Wontner is likely to be seen and heard in pictures, in our time... The keen, worn, kindly face and quiet prescient smile are out of the very pages of the book", Vincent Starrett's 'The Private Life of Sherlock...
13. Edgar Wallace
Writer | King Kong
Edgar Wallace was born on April 1, 1875 in Greenwich, London, England as Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace. He was a writer and director, known for King Kong (2005), King Kong (1933) and King Kong (1976). He was married to Ethel Violet King and Ivy Maude Caldecott. He died on February 10, 1932 in ...
15. 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, ...
16. Thomas Mann
Writer | Le mirage
Thomas Mann was probably Germany's most influential author of the 20th century, receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Born on 6 June 1875 in Lübeck, his family moved to Munich in 1893, where he lived until 1933 and wrote some of his most successful novels like "Buddenbrocks" (1901), "...
17. George Lessey
Director | The Corsican Brothers
George Lessey was born on June 8, 1875 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA as George Alanson Lessey. He was an actor and director, known for The Corsican Brothers (1915), The Evil Dead (1922) and His Own Story (1916). He was married to May Abbey. He died on June 3, 1947 in Westbrook, Connecticut, USA.
18. Ivan F. Simpson
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Ivan F. Simpson was born on February 4, 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland as Ivan Freebody Simpson. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Maid of Salem (1937) and Captain Blood (1935). He died on October 12, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA.
19. Aleister Crowley
Writer | In Search of the Great Beast 666
Aleister Crowley was born on October 12, 1875 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England as Edward Alexander Crowley. He was a writer and actor, known for In Search of the Great Beast 666 (2007), The Mysteries of Myra (1916) and The Rite of Luna: A Rock Opera (2006). He was married to Maria Teresa ...
20. Max Davidson
Actor | A Daughter of the Poor
Max Davidson was born on May 23, 1875 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for A Daughter of the Poor (1917), Don Quixote (1915) and The Rag Man (1925). He was married to Alice Marti. He died on September 4, 1950 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
21. Phillips Smalley
Director | The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Phillips Smalley was born on August 7, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Phillips Wendell Smalley. He was a director and actor, known for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917), The Merchant of Venice (1914) and Eyes That See Not (1912). He was married to Phyllis Lorraine Ephlin and Lois Weber. He ...
Director | The Glorious Adventure
J. Stuart Blackton came to the US with his family from Sheffield, England, in 1885 at age 10, settling in New York. He became friends with Albert E. Smith - who later became his business partner and headed Vitagraph Studios - in 1894 and they started a short-lived vaudeville act together. Blackton ...
Actor | The Arizona Kid
Horace B. Carpenter was born on January 31, 1875 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, USA as Horace Bernard Carpenter. He was an actor and director, known for The Arizona Kid (1929), The Last Chance (1926) and Fangs of Fate (1925). He was married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 ...
Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human life span in history, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days (44724 days total). She lived in Arles, France, for her entire life, and outlived both her daughter and grandson. She became especially well known from the age of 113, when the ...
25. Gilbert Emery
Actor | Wife vs. Secretary
Gilbert Emery was born on June 11, 1875 in Naples, New York, USA as Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle. He was an actor and writer, known for Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Between Two Worlds (1944) and The House of the Seven Gables (1940). He died on October 28, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
26. Louis J. Gasnier
Director | The Tiger's Trail
French-born Louis J. Gasnier was a stage actor / director / producer in Paris when he was hired by Pathe to direct comedy shorts. After discovering and showcasing comedian Max Linder, Gasnier was sent by Pathe to the U.S. in 1912 to run its operation there. He helped to make Pathe a major player in...
28. Eddie Polo
Actor | The Vanishing Dagger
Eddie Polo was born on February 1, 1875 in San Francisco, California, USA as Edward W. Wyman. He is known for his work on The Vanishing Dagger (1920), The New Adventures of Terence O'Rourke (1915) and The Plow Woman (1917). He was married to Pearl Grant and Alice Finch. He died on June 14, 1961 in ...
29. Francis Pierlot
Actor | Bathing Beauty
Minor film player Francis Pierlot came to Hollywood in 1939 at the age of 63 with the notion that he would retire rather quickly. Instead he played a steady stream of small character roles in a film career that spanned well over a decade. Born July 15, 1875 in France, Pierlot came to the United ...
30. Cecil Spooner
Actress | Nell of the Circus
Cecil Spooner was born on January 29, 1875 in New York, USA. She was an actress and director, known for Nell of the Circus (1914), The Prince and the Pauper (1909) and Hansel and Gretel (1909). She was married to Charles E. Blaney. She died on May 13, 1953 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
31. Edward Fielding
Actor | Rebecca
Edward Fielding was born on March 19, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Edward B. Elkins. He was an actor, known for Rebecca (1940), Sherlock Holmes (1916) and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). He was married to Elizabeth Sherman Clark. He died on January 10, 1945 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...
33. John Buchan
Writer | The 39 Steps
John Buchan was born on August 26, 1875 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland as John Norman Stuart Buchan. He was a writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), The 39 Steps (1959) and Huntingtower (1927). He was married to Susan Charlotte Grosvenor. He died on February 11, 1940 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
34. Frank Craven
Actor | Our Town
Frank Craven, the actor, director, playwright and producer who achieved theatrical immortality as The Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production and 1940 movie version of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town (1940), was born into a theatrical family on August 24, 1875 in Boston, ...
35. William V. Mong
Actor | Fighting Joe
William V. Mong was born on June 25, 1875 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Fighting Joe (1916), The Chosen Prince, or The Friendship of David and Jonathan (1917) and All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923). He was married to Esme Isabel Haigh Warde, Mildred ...
36. Jane Wolfe
Actress | Castles for Two
A Pennsylvania Dutch girl who moved to New York in the late 19th century to pursue a theatrical career, she became one of early silent pictures' better known character actresses. Between 1910 and 1920 she appeared in over 90 films, but then her acting career all but ended, and she devoted the rest ...
37. Wilson Benge
Actor | Raffles
Wilson Benge was born on March 1, 1875 in Greenwich, London, England as George F. Benge. He was an actor, known for Raffles (1930), The Bat Whispers (1930) and Bulldog Drummond (1929). He was married to Sarah L. Benge. He died on July 1, 1955 in Hollywood, California, USA.
38. Claude King
Actor | Behind the Mask
Claude King was born on January 15, 1875 in Hackney, London, England as Claud Edward King. He is known for his work on Behind the Mask (1932), Bella Donna (1923) and Smart Girl (1935). He was married to Evelyn Hall and Evelyn Walsh Hall. He died on September 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
40. Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung was born in Kessewil, Switzerland, on July 26, 1875. His father Paul was a rural preacher, and began to teach his son Latin when Carl was six years old, stoking his interest in language and literature (Jung was later able to read most European languages and several ancient ones, ...
Actress | Religious Racketeers
Mrs. Harry Houdini was born on January 22, 1875 in New York City, New York, USA as Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner. She was an actress, known for Religious Racketeers (1938). She was married to Harry Houdini. She died on February 11, 1943 in Needles, California, USA.
42. Sam De Grasse
Actor | The Man Who Laughs
Born in Canada, Sam De Grasse entered films in 1912 and specialized in playing thoroughly disreputable, nasty, slimy bad guys. Douglas Fairbanks was so impressed with De Grasse's villainy that he used the actor in several of his more memorable productions. He wasn't the only member of the De Grasse ...
Self | Congress Session in Bombay
Known as the "Iron Man of India", Vallabhbhai Patel was born in Gujarat. He was the fourth of the six children of his father, Jhaveribhai. Patel is credited for being almost single-handedly responsible for unifying India on the eve of independence. He completed his matriculation at the age of 22 ...
Writer | René
Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague on the 4th of December 1878 as the son of a military man working with railroads. After he visited a military Upper School he tried to avoid the army and did the preparations for the final exams and the final exams in private. He went to university to study ...
46. Rafael Sabatini
Writer | Captain Blood
Rafael Sabatini was born near the Adriatic seaport of Ancona, Italy to Anna Trafford, an Englishwoman, and Italian Vincenzo Sabatini, both of whom were well known opera singers. With their careers still in full swing and included much traveling, so baby Rafael was sent to her parents near Liverpool...
47. Aldrich Bowker
Actor | Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter
Aldrich Bowker was born on January 1, 1875 in Ashby, Massachusetts, USA as Alfred Aldrich Bowker. He was an actor, known for Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) and I Was Framed (1942). He died on March 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Enamorada
Eduardo Arozamena was born on October 14, 1875 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico as Eduardo Arozamena Lira. He was an actor and director, known for Enamorada (1946), La soñadora (1917) and Drácula (1931). He was married to Carmen Pasarón, Clemencia Méndez and Florentina Crespo. He died on May ...
50. Ian Maclaren
Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles
Ian Maclaren was born on May 1, 1875 in Lynmouth, Devon, England as Sydney Shaw. He was an actor and writer, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), Prestige (1931) and Journey's End (1930). He was married to Gertrude Ruby Williams Maclaren. He died on April 10, 1952 in Woodland Hills, Los ...