Birth Date between 1881-01-01 and 1881-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Cecil B. DeMille

Producer | The Ten Commandments

His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New ...

2. Francis Ford

Actor | Crimson Shoals

Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of ...

3. Noble Johnson

Actor | King Kong

African-American movie actor and producer Noble Johnson was born on April 18, 1881, in Marshall, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Noble was very young, and it was there that he met Lon Chaney at school. They became friends as children, and later got re-acquainted when ...

4. Margaret Wycherly

Actress | Sergeant York

Margaret Wycherly was born in London, England on October 26, 1881. She was predominately a stage actress, continuing stage work even after performing in films. Her first film role came when she appeared in The Fight (1915) at 34 years old. It was not until 1929 that audiences got another glimpse of...

5. Leo Carrillo

Actor | 20 Mule Team

Leo Carrillo was born on August 6, 1881 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for 20 Mule Team (1940), The Guilty Generation (1931) and Lasca of the Rio Grande (1931). He was married to Edith Shakespear Haeselbarth. He died on September 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, California.

6. Paul E. Burns

Actor | Son of Paleface

Paul E. Burns was born on January 26, 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Edward Burns. He was an actor, known for Son of Paleface (1952), Smoky River Serenade (1947) and Swamp Water (1941). He died on May 17, 1967 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

7. Pablo Picasso

Art Department | Something's Gotta Give

Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of 20th century art, who co-created such styles as Cubism and Surrealism, was also among most innovative, influential, and prolific artists of all time.

He was born Pablo Ruiz Picasso on October 6, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of ...

8. Sarah Padden

Actress | A Woman's Face

Sarah Padden was born on October 16, 1881 in England as Sarah Ann Padden. She was an actress, known for A Woman's Face (1941), The Master Key (1945) and The Mad Monster (1942). She was married to George Clarence Sackett. She died on December 4, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Oscar O'Shea

Actor | Of Mice and Men

Oscar O'Shea was born on October 8, 1881 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Of Mice and Men (1939), Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) and Captains Courageous (1937). He died on April 6, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

10. Stefan Zweig

Writer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Stefan Zweig was born on November 28, 1881 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Marie Antoinette (1938) and Crepúsculo. He was married to Charlotte E. Altmann and Friderike Maria Burger von Winternitz. He died on February 22, 1942 in ...

11. Walter Kingsford

Actor | The Story of Louis Pasteur

Walter Kingsford was born on September 20, 1881 in Redhill, Surrey, England as Walter Stephen Thomas Kingsford Pearce. He was an actor, known for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). He was married to Alison Bradshaw and Winifred ...

12. Pedro de Cordoba

Actor | My Favorite Wife

Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into ...

13. Leon Errol

Actor | Higher and Higher

Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died ...

14. Marc McDermott

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland, and Marc later became an English citizen when he moved to London. His older brother Patrick was born in Ireland, ...

15. Harry M. Warner

Producer | The Lost City

Harry M. Warner was born on December 12, 1881 in Krasnoshiltz, Russian Empire as Hirsz Mojzesz Wonsal. He was a producer, known for The Lost City (1920), My Four Years in Germany (1918) and Ship Ahoy (1920). He was married to Rea Levinson. He died on July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

16. Louella Parsons

Actress | Hollywood Hotel

Louella Parsons was born on August 6, 1881 in Freeport, Illinois, USA as Louella Rose Oettinger. She was an actress and writer, known for Hollywood Hotel (1937), Without Reservations (1946) and Starlift (1951). She was married to Dr. Henry Watson Martin, John McCaffrey Jr. and John Demont Parsons. ...

17. Frank O'Connor

Director | Religious Racketeers

Frank O'Connor was born on April 11, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Religious Racketeers (1938), Call of the Circus (1930) and One of the Bravest (1925). He died on November 22, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Arthur Aylesworth

Actor | King of the Underworld

Arthur Aylesworth was born on August 12, 1881 in Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA as Arthur Preston Aylesworth. He was an actor, known for King of the Underworld (1939), Brigham Young (1940) and The Plot Thickens (1936). He was married to Elizabeth and Sadie Harris. He died on June 26, 1946 in Los ...

19. Anna Pavlova

Actress | The Dumb Girl of Portici

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents with Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman, named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, named Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. ...

20. Asta Nielsen

Actress | Hamlet

Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of ...

21. Hugh Sothern

Actor | The Oklahoma Kid

Hugh Sothern was born on July 20, 1881 in Anderson County, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for The Oklahoma Kid (1939), Captain America (1944) and The Buccaneer (1938). He died on April 13, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. P.G. Wodehouse

Soundtrack | Gosford Park

Master of comedy novelist Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881, in Guilford, Surrey, England. He died in hospital in Southampton, New York, on Valentine's day (February 14) 1975, from a heart attack after a long illness at age 93. In that time he managed to write close to ...

23. Morgan Wallace

Actor | One Exciting Night

Morgan Wallace was born on July 26, 1881 in Lompoc, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for One Exciting Night (1922), Dream Street (1921) and The Mouthpiece (1932). He was married to Louise Chapman Wallace. He died on December 12, 1953 in Tarzana, California.

24. Nicholas Hannen

Actor | Quo Vadis

Nicholas Hannen was born on May 1, 1881 in London, England as Nicholas James Hannen. He was an actor and producer, known for Quo Vadis (1951), Who Killed John Savage? (1937) and Dunkirk (1958). He was married to Athene Seyler and Muriel Morland. He died on June 25, 1972 in London.

25. Constantine Romanoff

Actor | The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Constantine Romanoff was born on August 21, 1881 in Germany as Friedrich William Heinrich August Meyer. He was an actor, known for The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927), The Long Voyage Home (1940) and Devil on Deck (1932). He was married to Caroline "Lena" Jensen Baltzer. He died on February 8,...

26. Dora Altmann

Actress | Mathias Kneissl

Dora Altmann was born on February 20, 1881 in Dresden, Germany as Dora Alrich. She was an actress, known for Mathias Kneissl (1971), Die fünfte Kolonne (1963) and Das Kriminalmuseum (1963). She died on December 24, 1971 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

27. Wilhelm von Brincken

Actor | The Prisoner of Zenda

Wilhelm von Brincken was born on May 27, 1881 in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany as Wilhelm Vaughn. He was an actor and art director, known for The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) and Hidden Enemy (1940). He was married to Milo Abercrombie (San Francisco socialite). He ...

28. Blanche Payson

Actress | The Bachelor's Baby

Blanche Payson was born on September 20, 1881 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Mary Elizabeth Bush. She was an actress, known for The Bachelor's Baby (1927), All Over Town (1937) and Figures Don't Lie (1927). She was married to Eugene Alonzo Payson. She died on July 4, 1964 in Granada Hills, ...

29. William Nigh

Director | Born Rich

William Nigh was born on October 12, 1881 in Berlin, Wisconsin, USA as Emil Kreuske. He was a director and actor, known for Born Rich (1924), The Lightning Flyer (1931) and Notorious Gallagher; or, His Great Triumph (1916). He died on November 27, 1955 in Burbank, California, USA.

30. Arthur Chesney

Actor | Hindle Wakes

Arthur Chesney was born on November 21, 1881 in Wandsworth, London, England as Arthur William Chesney Kellaway. He was an actor and writer, known for Fanny Hawthorne (1927), Sorrell and Son (1933) and Colonel Blood (1934). He was married to Estelle Winwood. He died on August 27, 1949 in London.

31. Deidre Doyle

Actress | Take My Life

Deidre Doyle was born on April 16, 1881 in Manchester, England as Lilian Josephine Doyle. She was an actress, known for Take My Life (1947), Oliver Twist (1948) and White Corridors (1951). She was married to George Graves and A.E. Anson. She died in 1972 in Hove, East Sussex, England.

32. Matthew Betz

Actor | The Big Chance

Matthew Betz was born on September 13, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Matthew Von Betz. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Crimson City (1928) and The Western Code (1932). He was married to Lulu Slipp. He died on January 26, 1938 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, ...

33. Sarah Edwards

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Sarah Edwards was born on October 11, 1881 in Glyn Train, Denbighshire, South Wales, UK as Sarah Mary Edwards. She was an actress, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Bishop's Wife (1947) and Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944). She was married to Vernon Jacobson. She died on January ...

34. Béla Bartók

Soundtrack | The Shining

Born in Hungary in 1881, Bartok began his musical studies on the piano at age five. His mother was his first teacher; after his father died in 1888, the Bartok family moved to Nagyszolos, where Bela continued his piano studies and took up composition. At age eleven, he made his first public ...

35. Edgar Allan Woolf

Writer | The Wizard of Oz

Died in a fall when he tripped over his dog's leash and fell down a long flight of stairs.

36. John G. Adolfi

Director | A Man and His Mate

Entering films as an actor in 1910, John G. Adolfi soon switched careers and became a director. He turned out numerous, mostly low-budget films for minor companies, but every so often got a chance to work at a big studio like Fox. His big break came in the sound era, when he formed a partnership ...

37. Yakov Protazanov

Director | L'angoissante aventure

Yakov Protazanov was born on February 4, 1881 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Yakov Aleksandrovich Protazanov. He was a director and writer, known for A Narrow Escape (1920), Adventures in Bokhara (1943) and Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924). He died on August 9, 1945 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.

38. Dick Sutherland

Actor | The Beloved Rogue

Dick Sutherland was born on December 23, 1881 in Benton, Kentucky, USA as Archie Thomas Johnson. He was an actor, known for The Beloved Rogue (1927), The Red Lily (1924) and Quicksands (1923). He was married to Verba Hutchinson. He died on February 3, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Robert Strange

Actor | High Sierra

Robert Strange was born on November 26, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert George Strange. He was an actor, known for High Sierra (1941), Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) and Special Agent (1935). He was married to Diantha Pattison and Florence Stockwell. He died on February 22, 1952...

40. Crauford Kent

Actor | Shadows of the Sea

Crauford Kent was born on October 12, 1881 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Shadows of the Sea (1922), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929) and Silas Marner (1922). He died on May 14, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA.

41. Lou Tellegen

Actor | To oneiron tou glyptou

Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in ...

42. Charles Murphy

Actor | The Jungle Stockade

Charles Murphy was born on December 12, 1881 in Independence, Missouri, USA as Charles Bernard Murphy. He is known for his work on The Jungle Stockade (1915), The Great Circus Mystery (1925) and Spell of the Circus (1931). He was married to Lillian L. Myrick. He died on June 11, 1942 in Bakersfield...

43. James W. Horne

Director | The Green Archer

He worked at a number of studios in the early 1920s and directed Buster Keaton's successful 'College' in 1927 before arriving at Hal Roach studios in 1928 where the following year he directed Laurel and Hardy's 'Big Business'and the following year their sound film 'Chickens Come Home' In 1931 he ...

44. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Actor | Bir millet uyaniyor

Mustafa was born in 1881 in Salonica, then an Ottoman Turkish city, in modern day Greece. His father, Ali Riza, a customs official-turned-lumber merchant, died when Mustafa was still a boy. His mother, Zubeyde, a devout and strong-willed woman, raised him and his younger sister by herself. First ...

45. Marion Leonard

Actress | What Avails the Crown

Marion Leonard was born on June 9, 1881 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for What Avails the Crown (1912), The Seed of the Fathers (1913) and In Little Italy (1909). She was married to Stanner E.V. Taylor. She died on January 9, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

46. Julian Eltinge

Actor | Maid to Order

One of the greatest drag performers in the history of the American Theatre. First performed in drag at the age of 10 in an annual revue of the Boston Cadets. Subsequently appeared on Broadway in 1904 in a drag role in Mr. Wix of Wickham. Performed in the legitimate theatre and also in a number of ...

47. Roger Gray

Actor | Hit the Deck

Roger Gray was born on May 26, 1881 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He is known for his work on Hit the Deck (1929), Fury (1936) and Barefoot Boy (1938). He was married to Ellen Best. He died on January 20, 1959 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

48. Gus McNaughton

Actor | The 39 Steps

Gus McNaughton was born on July 29, 1881 in London, England as Augustus Le Clerq. He was an actor and writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), Leave It to Me (1933) and Not So Dusty (1936). He was married to Charlotte Govett. He died on November 18, 1969 in Castor, England.

49. Robb Wilton

Actor | Two's Company

Robb Wilton was born on August 28, 1881 in Liverpool, England as Robert Wilton Smith. He was an actor, known for Two's Company (1936), The Love Match (1955) and The White Countess (2005). He was married to Florence Palmer. He died on May 1, 1957 in London, England.

50. Rose Tapley

Actress | The Beautiful Mrs. Reynolds

Rose Tapley was born on June 30, 1881 in Salem, Massachusetts. She was primarily a stage actress when, in 1912, she was picked to play Queen Victoria in The Victoria Cross (1912). She was 31, an age that some producers would have bypassed an actress, but she was a seasoned performer so she made it ...


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