Birth Date between 1883-01-01 and 1883-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Lon Chaney
Actor | The Phantom of the Opera
Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in ...
Actor | Robin Hood
Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (nee Marsh) and Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney and native of Pennsylvania, who was a captain for the Union forces during the Civil War. Fairbanks' paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, ...
Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
For many years Walter Huston had two passions: his career as an engineer and his vocation for the stage. In 1909 he dedicated himself to the theatre, and made his debut on Broadway in 1924. In 1929 he journeyed to Hollywood, where his talent and ability made him one of the most respected actors in ...
Actress | The Producers
When Estelle saw the girl on a white horse at the circus, she then decided that she wanted to be an actress. And she was from the age of 5, to the disapproval of her father. Her mother had her train with the Liverpool Repertory Company, and Estelle performed in many plays and many roles in the West...
5. Marion Lorne
Actress | Strangers on a Train
Forever embraced as the mumbling, bumbling Aunt Clara on the Bewitched (1964) television series, endearing character actress Marion Lorne had a five-decade-long career on the stage before ever becoming a familiar TV household name.
Born Marion Lorne MacDougall on August 12, 1883 (other sources list ...
She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 2nd American president John Adams and his son, the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. In addition, ...
7. S.Z. Sakall
Actor | Casablanca
Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...
Actor | Sabrina
Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...
9. Sam Wood
Director | A Night at the Opera
Following a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid (between 1919 and 1920) and Gloria Swanson (from 1921 to 1923). By the time ...
10. Franz Kafka
Writer | Le procès
Franz Kafka was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Austrian Empire, in 1883. His father, Hermann Kafka, was a business owner and a domestic tyrant, frequently abusing his son. Kafka later admitted to his father, "My writing was all about you...". He believed that his father broke ...
12. Ned Sparks
Actor | Lady for a Day
Ned Sparks proved himself a top character support whose style would be imitated for decades to come. Although less remembered now, he was an inimitable cinematic player back in 1930s Hollywood. The nasal-toned, deadpan comedian Sparks was born Edward A. Sparkman in Guelph, Canada, and was raised ...
13. Virginia Brissac
Actress | Rebel Without a Cause
Virginia Brissac was born on June 11, 1883 in San Jose, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Rebel Without a Cause (1955), The Scarlet Clue (1945) and Executive Suite (1954). She was married to John Griffith Wray and Eugene D. Mockbee. She died on July 26, 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, ...
14. Max Linder
Actor | Seven Years Bad Luck
Although all too frequently neglected by fans of silent comedy, Max Linder is in many ways as important a figure as Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd, not least because he predated (and influenced) them all by several years and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic ...
15. Maude Fealy
Actress | The Ten Commandments
Actress/dramatic teacher Maude Fealy, the daughter of actress Margaret Fealy, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3, 1881. Maude made her acting debut at three years of age in one of her mother's productions, "Faust". She was quite successful over the next few years, appearing in productions ...
16. Ralph Morgan
Actor | Strange Interlude
Ralph Morgan was born on July 6, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA as Raphael Kuhner Wuppermann. He was an actor, known for Strange Interlude (1932), The Power and the Glory (1933) and Magnificent Obsession (1935). He was married to Grace Arnold. He died on June 11, 1956 in New York City.
17. E.E. Clive
Actor | Bride of Frankenstein
Edward E. Clive was a Welsh-born actor/manager, initially, it seemed, slated for a medical career. After four years, he suddenly elected to abandon his studies at the University of Wales. For the next ten years, he trod the boards in diverse theatrical productions across Britain, becoming adept at ...
19. Hale Hamilton
Actor | The Girl from Missouri
Hale Hamilton was born on February 28, 1883 in Fort Madison, Iowa, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Girl from Missouri (1934), The Great Lover (1931) and The Great Gatsby (1926). He was married to Grace La Rue, Myrtle Tannehill and Minnie Dorothy Pepper (aka Jane Oaker). He died on ...
20. Polly Moran
Actress | Chasing Rainbows
She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up ...
21. Ludwig Stössel
Actor | From the Earth to the Moon
Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into ...
22. Stanley Fields
Actor | Little Caesar
Stanley Fields was born on May 20, 1883 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter L. Agnew. He was an actor, known for Little Caesar (1931), Hell's Kitchen (1939) and Island of Lost Souls (1932). He was married to Alta Bailey. He died on April 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Mary Forbes
Actress | You Can't Take It with You
Mary Forbes was born on January 1, 1883 in Hornsey, Middlesex [now in Haringey, London], England as Ethel Louise Young. She was an actress, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), The Awful Truth (1937) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). She was married to Wesley Wall, Charles Quatermaine ...
24. Joseph Crehan
Actor | Black Magic
Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joseph A. Creaghan. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947). He was married to Dorothy R. Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los ...
26. Forrest Taylor
Actor | Shadow of Chinatown
Minor American character actor Forrest Taylor was a veteran of the stage by the time he started appearing as a silent lead in both short and feature-length films. He went on to appear in hundreds of secondary "B" movies, although his name does not appear in a large percentage of them. Taylor was ...
27. Mauritz Stiller
Director | Erotikon
Moshe "Mauritz" Stiller, born July 17, 1883, in Helsinki, Finland, was a director, writer and actor. He began his artistic activity in the theatre, as an actor at 16. Mauritz Stiller portrayed 87 roles from 1899-1916 and directed 16 productions 1911-28. Together with Viktor Sjöström ( director, ...
28. Coco Chanel
Costume Designer | La règle du jeu
Coco Chanel was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. She was a costume designer and actress, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Tonight or Never (1931) and The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932). She died on January 10, 1971 in Paris, France.
30. Leah Baird
Actress | Don't Doubt Your Wife
Leah Baird first made a name for herself in summer stock and traveling stock companies. After playing several leads in the William F. Brady troupe opposite Douglas Fairbanks Vitagraph signed her to a contract. Her peak years in film were from 1916-1918 at which time she was a very popular player. ...
31. Leonard Mudie
Actor | Captain Blood
Leonard Mudie was a stalwart acting veteran who made nearly 150 appearances before the camera. He was from the Midlands of England and began on stage in 1908 at the Gaiety Theater (1884-1959) in Manchester. This was the first regional repertory theater in England and well noted for the spectrum of ...
32. Max Fleischer
Producer | The Tantalizing Fly
Max Fleischer was born on July 19, 1883 in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on The Tantalizing Fly (1919), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) and The Ouija Board (1920). He was married to Essie Goldstein. He died on September 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, ...
33. Neville Brook
Actor | The Story of Shirley Yorke
Neville Brook was born on June 24, 1883 in Tufnell Park, London, England as Neville Vane Oscar Brook. He was an actor, known for The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948), The Ringer (1938) and Heaven Is Round the Corner (1944). He died on January 9, 1972 in Steyning, Sussex, England.
Writer | The Last Temptation of Christ
Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion, Crete (Greece). He studied Law in Athens and in Paris, but soon he studied philosophy and literature. He travelled almost everywhere; he learnt many foreign languages and left his scientific research for Nitsche. At philosophy: "Ascetics" (Salvatores Dei, ...
35. Marguerite Clark
Actress | Scrambled Wives
In the 1910s, waifs and child-women like Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish and Mary Miles Minter were dominant forces at America's box offices. Audiences welcomed Marguerite Clark into this group, especially those who preferred her dark brown hair and large brown eyes to the blonde-haired, blue-eyed ...
36. Theodor Loos
Theodor Loos was born on May 18, 1883 in Zwingenberg, Hesse, Germany as August Konrad Loos. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Metropolis (1927) and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924). He died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Actress | Bonds of Love
Pauline Frederick was born Pauline Beatrice Libby in Boston, Massachusetts on August 12, 1883. She was fascinated with show business from an early age and throughout her childhood, she was bred for a career in music. It has been said she had a terrific soprano voice, but Pauline also dabbled a bit ...
38. Eddie Collins
Actor | The Blue Bird
Eddie Collins was born on January 30, 1883 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Edward Bernard Collins. He was an actor, known for The Blue Bird (1940), Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938) and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). He was married to Florence Wilmot (actress). He died on September 2, 1940 in Arcadia...
39. Benito Mussolini
Writer | Villafranca
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in Predappio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was the son of Alessandro Mussolini, a socialist, and Rosa Maltoni, a devout Catholic schoolteacher. In 1915, Mussolini married Donna Rachele Guidi. Together, they had five children. On October 31, 1922, at the age of...
40. Earl Dwire
Actor | Riders of the Dawn
Earl Dwire was born on October 3, 1883 in Missouri, USA as Earl Dean Dwire. He was an actor, known for Riders of the Dawn (1937), Hittin' the Trail (1937) and The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Alice Maddeaux and Ruth. He died on January 16, 1940 in Los Angeles, ...
41. Brember Wills
Actor | The Old Dark House
Brember Wills was born on March 15, 1883 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Brember Le Couteur. He was an actor, known for The Old Dark House (1932), Unfinished Symphony (1934) and Venetian Nights (1931). He died on September 29, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Joe King
Actor | Smashing the Money Ring
Joe King was born on February 9, 1883 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Sayers King. He was an actor and director, known for Smashing the Money Ring (1939), Bullets or Ballots (1936) and Special Agent (1935). He was married to Hazel Buckham. He died on April 11, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
43. Tom Walls
Actor | A Cup of Kindness
Comedy farceur Tom Walls is indelibly associated with the popular Aldwych Theatre farces of the 1920s and 1930s. Born in 1883, this English gent was a former constable and jockey before making his stage debut in 1905. As the star and producer of a succession of witty spoofs typically denigrating ...
44. Muriel George
Actress | My Song for You
Muriel George was born on August 29, 1883 in London, England as Muriel Winifred George. She was an actress, known for A Song for You (1934), The Dancing Years (1950) and Vacation from Marriage (1945). She was married to Arthur Davenport (author, BBC broadcaster) and Ernest Butcher. She died on ...
Actress | It's a Gift
Josephine Whittell was born on November 30, 1883 in San Francisco, California, USA as Josephine M. Cunningham. She was an actress, known for It's a Gift (1934), Larceny on the Air (1937) and Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940). She was married to Robert Warwick and George Whittell Jr. She died on June...
46. Mary Alden
Actress | The Earth Woman
Mary Maguire Alden was born in New York City on June 18, 1883. She appeared in her first film when she was 31 years old in the production of The Second Mrs. Roebuck (1914). From that point on, Mary was kept very busy in the studios in New York. When the film companies moved west, Mary went with ...
47. Jules Berry
Actor | Aventure à Paris
Jules Berry was born on February 9, 1883 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Jules Peaufichet. He was an actor, known for Adventure in Paris (1936), The London Man (1943) and Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942). He was married to Josseline Gaël. He died on April 23, 1951 in Paris, France.
48. Tom Moore
Actor | Side Street
Tom Moore was born on May 1, 1883 in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland as Thomas J. Moore. He was an actor and director, known for Side Street (1929), The Cabaret Singer (1915) and One of the Finest (1919). He was married to Eleanor Moore, Renée Adorée and Alice Joyce. He died on February...
49. Percy Marmont
Actor | The Squeaker
Tall, debonair British matinée idol Percy Marmont first acted on stage in 1900. As a romantic lead from 1916, he made his screen debut while touring South Africa with a theatrical troupe in De Voortrekkers (1916). From there, the players went on to Australia (where Marmont made a second film, The ...
Actor | La femme du boulanger
Orson Welles once called beloved, down-to-earth French character star Raimu (born Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire) "the greatest actor who ever lived." It is hard to argue the compliment of one genius to another. Raimu was born in Toulon, France on December 17, 1883 of very humble means. He began his ...