Birth Date between 1877-01-01 and 1877-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | The More the Merrier
A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...
3. Edmund Gwenn
Actor | Miracle on 34th Street
There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...
Actress | Harvey
Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the ...
5. O.P. Heggie
Actor | Bride of Frankenstein
O.P. Heggie was born on September 17, 1877 in Angaston, South Australia, Australia as Oliver Peters Heggie. He was an actor, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) and Smilin' Through (1932). He was married to Lilian Clara Rogers. He died on February 7, 1936 in Los...
Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Isaac Johnny John. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Avenging Arrow (1921) and Ranson's Folly (1926). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York.
Actor | Les vampires
Marcel Lévesque was born on December 6, 1877 in Paris, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Les vampires (1915), The Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) and The Vampires: The Thunder Master (1916). He died on February 16, 1962 in Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Actor | The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
Maurice Costello was born on February 22, 1877 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915), The Golden Pathway (1913) and Iron and Steel (1914). He was married to Ruth Reeves and Mae Costello. He died on October 28, 1950 in ...
10. 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.
11. Halliwell Hobbes
Actor | You Can't Take It with You
Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite ...
12. Nigel De Brulier
Actor | Adventures of Captain Marvel
British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often ...
13. Helen Ware
Actress | The Virginian
Helen Ware was born on October 15, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as Helen Remer. She was an actress, known for The Virginian (1929), The Garden of Allah (1916) and Flaming Gold (1932). She was married to Frederick Burt. She died on January 25, 1939 in Carmel, California.
14. Norman MacOwan
Actor | The City of the Dead
Norman MacOwan was born on January 2, 1877 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, known for The City of the Dead (1960), Kidnapped (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Violet [Ellen] Stephenson (actress). He died on December 31, 1961 in Hastings, East ...
15. Gibson Gowland
Actor | Greed
Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as Thomas Henry Gowland. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on ...
16. Sidney Bracey
Actor | The Monster Walks
Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Sidney Alfred Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), Show People (1928) and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He was married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, ...
17. Hermann Hesse
Soundtrack | The Hours
Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.
18. Isadora Duncan
Writer | Isadora
Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin.
She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, ...
19. Claire McDowell
Actress | The Big Parade
Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.
20. Rose Dione
Actress | Freaks
Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 ...
21. Bodil Rosing
Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Bodil Rosing was born on December 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Hammerich. She was an actress, known for Sunrise (1927), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Downstairs (1932). She was married to Einer Jansen. She died on December 31, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.
22. Basil Gill
Actor | Chains of Bondage
Basil Gill was born on March 10, 1877 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. He was an actor, known for Chains of Bondage (1916), The Rocks of Valpre (1919) and The Admirable Crichton (1918). He was married to Margaret von Cavania (actress). He died on April 23, 1955 in Hove, East Sussex, England.
23. Frank Austin
Actor | The Monster
Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as George Francis Austin. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. George Melford
Director | Love in the Desert
George Melford was born on February 19, 1877 in Rochester, New York, USA as George Henry Knauff. He was a director and actor, known for Love in the Desert (1929), Jungle Menace (1937) and The Ten Commandments (1956). He was married to Diana Miller and Louise Marsland. He died on April 25, 1961 in ...
Director | The Valiant Rider
Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, ...
29. Olga Roderick
Actress | Freaks
Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity ...
31. Barlowe Borland
Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles
Barlowe Borland was born on August 6, 1877 in Greenock, Scotland as Frank Barlowe Borland. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), Blonde Trouble (1937) and The Little Minister (1934). He was married to Francesca Redding. He died on August 31, 1948 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
33. May Wallace
Actress | The Cup of Life
May Wallace was born on August 23, 1877 in Russiaville, Indiana, USA as May Maddox. She was an actress, known for The Cup of Life (1921), The Million Dollar Mystery (1914) and Love Business (1931). She was married to Thomas W. Maddox. She died on December 11, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
35. J. Searle Dawley
Director | An American Citizen
J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself "the first motion picture director", was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison's stock theatrical company. The tour he was hired ...
37. Giuseppe Becce
Composer | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Giuseppe Becce was born on February 2, 1877 in Lonigo, Veneto, Italy. He was a composer, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), The Life of Richard Wagner (1913) and White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929). He died on October 5, 1973 in Berlin, Germany.
Director | Pride and Po'k Chops
James Montgomery Flagg created the original Uncle Sam "I WANT YOU". Although most researches will refer to JMF as the model of the original Uncle Sam, nothing could be farther from the truth.
In 1916, JMF reluctantly accepted a 4th of July project by Leslie Magazine, and eventually found his Uncle ...
39. Myra Keaton
Actress | Way Up Thar
Myra Keaton was born on March 13, 1877 in Modale, Iowa, USA as Myra Edith Cutler. She was an actress, known for Way Up Thar (1935), Palooka from Paducah (1935) and The Brain Busters (1936). She was married to Joe Keaton. She died on July 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
40. Fanny Schreck
Actress | Der Jäger von Fall
Fanny Schreck was born on July 15, 1877 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Franziska Ott. She was an actress, known for The Hunter of Fall (1936), Die Talfahrt des Severin Hoyey (1922) and Matrimonial Strike (1935). She was married to Max Schreck. She died on December 11, 1951 in Söflingen, Ulm.
41. Lloyd C. Douglas
Writer | White Banners
Novelist Lloyd C. Douglas was born Doya Cassell Douglas in Columbia City, IN, in 1877. His father was a Lutheran minister. Young Lloyd attended Wittenberg Seminary in Springfield, OH, where he received his education as a minister. After graduating he served as a pastor in a church in Manchester, IN...
42. Charlotte Shelby
Actress | Dimples
Charlotte Shelby was born on December 19, 1877 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Lily Pearl Miles. She was an actress, known for Dimples (1916), Always in the Way (1915) and The Fairy and the Waif (1915). She was married to J. Homer Reilly. She died on March 13, 1957 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
43. Otto Gebühr
Actor | Der große König
Otto Gebühr was born on May 29, 1877 in Kettwig, Essen, Rhine Province, Prussia [now Northrhine-Westphalia], Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for Der große König (1942), The Flute Concert of Sans-Souci (1930) and Fridericus (1937). He was married to Doris Krüger and Cornelia ...
44. Vladimir Gardin
Actor | Voyna i mir
Vladimir Gardin was born on January 18, 1877 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Vladimir Rostislavovich Blagonravov. He was an actor and director, known for War and Peace (1915), The Lower Depths of St. Petersburg (1915) and The Iron Heel (1919). He was married to Tatyana Bulakh. He died on May 29, 1965 ...
45. Rex Beach
Writer | The Crimson Gardenia
Michigan-born Rex Beach was on his way to becoming a lawyer before the Alaska Gold Rush caught his attention and he headed there to make his fortune. Unfortunately, five years later he was still looking for it and, realizing that he wasn't going to find it in gold prospecting, he turned to writing....
46. Harold M. Shaw
Director | Thoroughbreds All
Harold M. Shaw was born on November 3, 1877 in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA as Harold Marvin Shaw. He was a director and actor, known for Thoroughbreds All (1919), De Voortrekkers (1916) and The Rose of Rhodesia (1918). He was married to Edna Flugrath. He died on January 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, ...
49. Landers Stevens
Actor | Wild Honey
Landers Stevens was born on February 17, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as John Landers Stevens. He was an actor, known for Wild Honey (1922), Bill Cracks Down (1937) and Hell Divers (1931). He was married to Georgie Cooper and Fannie Gillette. He died on December 19, 1940 in Hollywood, Los...
50. Alvin Wyckoff
Cinematographer | Rose of the Rancho
Alvin Wyckoff was born on July 3, 1877 in New York, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Rose of the Rancho (1914), Fighting with Kit Carson (1933) and The Lucky Devil (1925). He was married to Alice Olivia Johannson and Jessie Wyckoff. He died on July 30, 1957 in Los Angeles, ...