Birth Date between 1880-01-01 and 1880-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. W.C. Fields
Actor | It's a Gift
William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father ...
2. Tom Mix
Actor | Destry Rides Again
The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903...
3. Una O'Connor
Actress | Bride of Frankenstein
Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in ...
4. Tod Browning
Director | Dracula
Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: ...
5. Edie Martin
Actress | The Man in the White Suit
Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1960). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...
6. Frank Orth
Actor | His Girl Friday
Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a...
7. Mary Boland
Actress | The Women
Lively, buxom character actress Mary Boland made a name for herself playing vacuous or pixillated motherly types during the 1930's. One of her most memorable performances was as the addle-brained Mrs. Rimplegar of Three Cornered Moon (1933), who gives away her family fortune to a swindler because ...
8. Mack Sennett
Producer | The Good-Bye Kiss
Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...
Actor | Gone with the Wind
Howard Hickman was born on February 9, 1880 in Columbia, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919) and Nobody's Kid (1921). He was married to Bessie Barriscale. He died on December 31, 1949 in San Anselmo, California, USA.
10. Louis Wolheim
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as ...
11. Helen Keller
Writer | Whirlpool
Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the ...
12. Jack Curtis
Actor | Captain Blood
Jack was born in San Francisco in 1880 in to the well-known Curtis family. Chris Curtis was himself well-known in the financial circles. His uncle William was a lawyer in New York City in the early 1900s. Jack and Lil met on a ship heading to Hong Kong in 1904 and were married sometime in 1904. ...
13. Hans Moser
Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech
Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Seven Years Hard Luck (1940), Symphonie in Gold (1956) and Black on White (1943). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.
14. Mitchell Lewis
Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Mitchell Lewis was born on June 26, 1880 in Syracuse, New York, USA as Mitchell Joseph Lewis. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), Beau Bandit (1930) and Waikiki Wedding (1937). He was married to Nan Frances Ryan and Rosabel Morrison. He died on August 24, 1956 in ...
15. Montagu Love
Actor | Gunga Din
Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but...
16. May Beatty
Actress | Mad Love
May Beatty was born on June 4, 1880 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and Becky Sharp (1935). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.
17. Damon Runyon
Writer | Guys and Dolls
Born out of wedlock in Manhattan, Kansas, but grew up in Denver. A close friend of fellow New York sportswriter--and former western gunfighter--William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, who knew the Runyan family in Denver. In the late teens and early 1920s both Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell worked as ...
19. Eric Campbell
Actor | The Vagabond
Campbell was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th April 1880 and began acting as a boy. He married fellow music hall performer Fanny Gertrude Robotham on March 30, 1901 and was later hired by English music hall impresario Fred Karno for his "Fun Factory" comedy troupes that featured other comics like a ...
Director | The Infant at Snakeville
American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother ...
21. J.P. McGowan
Director | Hills of Missing Men
J.P. McGowan was born on February 24, 1880 in Terowie, South Australia, Australia as John Paterson McGowan. He was a director and actor, known for Hills of Missing Men (1922), The Hurricane Express (1932) and The Lost Express (1917). He was married to Mrs. Kaye Swart Northrop, Helen Holmes and ...
22. Thomas H. Ince
Producer | The Coward
Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and worked with a number of stock companies, making his Broadway debut at 15. Vaudeville work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure but by ...
23. Winifred Harris
Actress | Belonging
Winifred Harris was born on March 17, 1880 in Kew, Surrey, England as Winifred Vera Emily Harris. She was an actress, known for Belonging (1922), The Kid from Kokomo (1939) and New Moon (1940). She was married to Capt. Harry Lambart. She died on April 18, 1972 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
24. Tom Wilson
Actor | Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
Tom Wilson was born on August 27, 1880 in Helena, Montana, USA as Thomas H. Wilson. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918), The Children Pay (1916) and Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927). He died on February 19, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
25. Jane Morgan
Actress | Our Miss Brooks
Jane Morgan was born on December 6, 1880 in Warmley, Gloucestershire, England. She was an actress, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Our Miss Brooks (1956) and Wendy and Me (1964). She was married to Leo Cullen Bryant. She died on January 1, 1972 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
27. Julius Tannen
Actor | Stowaway
Julius Tannen was one of the first vaudeville stand-up comedians. He never used props, sets, costumes or stooges. He just put on his hat, walked on stage, took it off, and did his monologue, then put his hat on again and walked off. This was rather revolutionary in his day and Tannen paved the way ...
28. Mahlon Hamilton
Actor | Little Old New York
Mahlon Hamilton was born on June 15, 1880 in Virginia, USA as Mahlon Preston Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Little Old New York (1923), Half a Chance (1920) and Three Weeks (1914). He was married to Alita Bratton Farnum and Sara L. Leary. He died on June 20, 1960 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
31. Mabel Paige
Actress | Someone to Remember
Mabel Paige was born on December 19, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA as Mabel Paige Roberts. She was an actress, known for Someone to Remember (1943), Murder, He Says (1945) and Johnny Belinda (1948). She was married to C.W. Ritchie. She died on February 9, 1954 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
32. Herbert Brenon
Director | Beau Geste
Herbert Brenon was born on January 13, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland, UK as Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon. He was a director and writer, known for Beau Geste (1926), Ivanhoe (1913) and Sorrell and Son (1927). He was married to Mrs. Herbert Brenon. He died on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, ...
33. Melchior Lengyel
Writer | Ninotchka
Born Lebovics Menyhért, Lengyel started out as a correspondent for Hungarian newspapers in Switzerland and became a well-known journalist, author, and critic in Germany and Austria where he published numerous plays and established friendships with Ernst Lubitsch and other German theater greats with...
34. Herbert J. Yates
Herbert J. Yates, the cigar-chomping force behind Republic Pictures, spent his early adulthood as a salesman for the American Tobacco Co. (and later, at age 23, for Liggett & Meyers as an account executive). At the beginning of World War I, Yates saw an opportunity to apply his hard-nosed business ...
35. Jobyna Howland
Actress | Big City Blues
Jobyna Howland was born on March 31, 1880 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Big City Blues (1932), Once in a Lifetime (1932) and Hook Line and Sinker (1930). She was married to Arthur Stringer. She died on June 7, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
36. Egon Brecher
Actor | Boulder Dam
Brecher was a 1900 graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany and then toured Austria and Germany acting on the stage. He also served as the chief director of the Stadts Theatre in Vienna before going to the U.S. in 1921. He became a naturalized American citizen on 9 May, 1927, along with ...
37. Joe May
Director | Asphalt
A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After ...
38. Eugene O'Brien
Actor | The Moonstone
Eugene O'Brien, the silent screen matinée idol, was born Louis O'Brien in Boulder, Colorado in 1881, to police marshal John O'Brien and his wife Kate. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado in order to realize his family's ambition that he should become a physician. O'Brien's first love,...
39. Robert McKenzie
Director | Hell's Border
Robert McKenzie was born on September 22, 1880 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland [now Ballymena District, Northern Ireland], UK as Robert B. McKenzie. He was an actor and writer, known for Hell's Border (1922), The White Outlaw (1929) and A Western Demon (1922). He was married to Eva McKenzie. ...
40. H.F. Maltby
Writer | Over the Garden Wall
Henry Francis Maltby was a South African-born playwright, theatre actor and director. A former bank clerk, he performed on stage from as early as 1899, later treading the boards of London's West End after military service in World War I. In addition to writing or adapting works for musical theatre,...
41. Ferike Boros
Actress | The Light That Failed
Ferike Boros was born on August 2, 1880 in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary as Ferike Weinstock. She was an actress, known for The Light That Failed (1939), Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) and Bachelor Mother (1939). She died on January 16, 1951 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Actor | Roman Holiday
Harcourt Williams was born on March 30, 1880 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Ernest George Harcourt Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Roman Holiday (1953), Hamlet (1948) and Brighton Rock (1948). He was married to Jean Sterling MacKinlay. He died on December 13, 1957 in London, England.
43. Richard Oswald
Director | Seine letzte Maske
Director and producer of many German as well as a few American, British and French films, Richard Oswald started making films in 1914 and shortly formed his own production company. After making many successful films and discovering several important performers, he fled his homeland after the Nazi ...
44. Scotty Mattraw
Actor | In Old Chicago
Scotty Mattraw was born on October 19, 1880 in Evans Mills, New York, USA as Winfield Scott Mattraw. He was an actor, known for In Old Chicago (1938), Haunted Island (1928) and Two Lovers (1928). He was married to Edna A. Hunter. He died on November 9, 1946 in Hollywood, California, USA.
45. Koo Koo
Actress | Freaks
"Koo Koo the Bird Girl" was born Minnie Woolsey in Rabun County, Georgia in 1880. She suffered from a rare congenital skeletal disorder called Virchow-Sechel or Harper's syndrome, also known as bird-headed dwarfism or nanocephaly). This syndrome is very rare and is characterized by various physical...
Actor | Bella Donna
Julian L'Estrange was born on August 6, 1880 in Weston-super-Mare, England as Julian Boyle. He was an actor, known for Bella Donna (1915), The Girl with the Green Eyes (1916) and The Morals of Marcus (1915). He was married to Constance Collier. He died on October 22, 1918 in New York City, New York...
Actor | Hennes lilla majestät
Gifted Norwegian comic actor, on stage from 1898, and one of the most used actors in Norwegian films ever. Admired for his witty line and funny face both on stage and screen, always with a clever presence. On the stage, he played in the Norwegian classics by Holberg, Ibsen and Bjørnson, at his best...
50. Earle Williams
Actor | The Scarlet Runner
Earle Williams was born on February 28, 1880 in Sacramento, California, USA as Earle Rafael Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for The Scarlet Runner (1916), Arsene Lupin (1917) and The Wolf (1919). He was married to Florine Walz. He died on April 25, 1927 in Hollywood, California.