Birth Date between 1884-01-01 and 1884-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Billie Burke
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the...
2. Burt Mustin
Actor | The Lusty Men
Burt Mustin was a salesman most of his life, but got his first taste of show business as the host of a weekly radio variety show on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1921. He appeared onstage in "Detective Story" at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix Arizona, and played the janitor in the movie version, (Detective ...
4. Mary Nash
Actress | The Philadelphia Story
When her Hollywood career began in 1934, Mary Nash was already a veteran performer, having appeared in vaudeville and on Broadway. Following a brief appearance as a dancer in 1904, she joined Ethel Barrymore in a 1905 off- Broadway production, 'Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire'. This was followed by 'Captain ...
Actor | The Last Command
His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The ...
6. Sig Ruman
Actor | A Night at the Opera
Wonderfully talented German-born actor, capable of tremendous comedic and dramatic performances, usually as some type of pompous bureaucrat or similarly arrogant individual. Ruman was born on October 11, 1884, in Hamburg, Germany, and actually studied electrotechnology in college before making the ...
Actor | Show Boat
Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to ...
Actor | The Chaser
Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but ...
Actress | Redemption
Ms. Nesbit, artists' model and chorus girl, was at the heart of what at the time was known as the Crime of the Century. Her abusive husband, Pittsburgh million-heir Harry Thaw, murdered 52-year old architect and socialite Stanford White (of the firm McKim, Mead, and White), who had taken advantage ...
10. Jimmy Conlin
Actor | Anatomy of a Murder
Jimmy Conlin was born on October 14, 1884 in Camden, New Jersey, USA as James Patrick Conlin. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947). He was married to Dorothy Ryan, Myrtle Glass and Lillian Grace Steel (actress)....
11. Hugh Herbert
Actor | Sh! The Octopus
Former stage actor and playwright - he wrote over 150 plays and vaudeville sketches - Hugh Herbert went in the early 30s to Hollywood as comedian. In the 30s he worked mostly for Warner, impersonating often eccentric millionaires, tycoons and dimwitted professors, in a few movies he collaborated on...
12. John Halliday
Actor | The Philadelphia Story
Fought with the British Army during the Boer War, then dug for gold nuggets in Nevada. Switched to acting, first in Gilbert & Sullivan plays, then on Broadway from 1912 to 1936 (last in 'Tovarich' as Prince Alexandrovitch). Though Brooklyn-born, he usually sported an upper-crust British accent. ...
13. Sophie Tucker
Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby
What becomes a legend most? For the beloved Russian-born entertainer Sophie Tucker, it was most definitely the live stage. The stage was her home. She fed off a live audience and it's what made her the sensation she was. Seeing her up close and personal was to get the very best of her. Movies and ...
14. Frank Hagney
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Frank Hagney was born on March 20, 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Francis Sydney Hagney. He is known for his work on It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Sea Beast (1926) and Ride Him, Cowboy (1932). He was married to Edna M. Keating Shephard. He died on June 25, 1973 in Los Angeles, ...
15. Harry Antrim
Actor | The Heiress
Harry Antrim was born on August 27, 1884 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Heiress (1949), Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) and Words and Music (1948). He was married to Bernice Gorman. He died on January 18, 1967 in Hollywood, California, USA.
18. Louis B. Mayer
Producer | The Great Secret
Mayer was born Lazar Meir in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father. In the early 1890s, he ...
19. Owen Moore
Actor | Betty in Search of a Thrill
Born in 1886, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at age 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's early ...
20. C. Henry Gordon
Actor | Scarface
Although he occasionally played honest police officials or army officers, New York-born C. Henry Gordon excelled at playing oily, duplicitous villains, whether gangsters, businessmen or evil rulers. Among the many evildoers he portrayed, his most memorable would have to be the murderous Surat Khan,...
21. Stuart Holmes
Actor | The Rip-Tide
Stuart Holmes, born Joseph Liebchen, was a silent screen leading man (from 1909) who starred in Fox's first feature film, Life's Shop Window (1914), filmed on Staten Island for $4,500. Being of somewhat menacing demeanour, the cold-eyed, moustachioed Holmes quickly discovered his penchant for ...
Director | Louisiana Story
Robert J. Flaherty was born on February 16, 1884 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA as Robert Joseph Flaherty. He was a director and writer, known for Louisiana Story (1948), Man of Aran (1934) and Elephant Boy (1937). He was married to Frances H. Flaherty. He died on July 23, 1951 in Brattleboro, ...
23. J.M. Kerrigan
Actor | Gone with the Wind
J.M. Kerrigan was born on December 16, 1884 in Dublin, Ireland as Joseph M. Kerrigan. He was an actor and director, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and My Cousin Rachel (1952). He died on April 29, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
24. Edgar Stehli
Actor | Executive Suite
Edgar Stehli was born on July 12, 1884 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He was an actor, known for Executive Suite (1954), 4D Man (1959) and Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961). He was married to Emeline C Greenough. He died on July 25, 1973 in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA.
25. Werner Krauss
Actor | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Werner Krauss was born on June 23, 1884 in Gestungshausen, Sonnefeld, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes (1939) and Tartuffe (1925). He was married to Liselotte Graf, Maria Bard and Paula Saenger. He died on ...
26. Laurette Taylor
Actress | Peg o' My Heart
Laurette Taylor was born on April 1, 1884 in New York City, New York, USA as Helen Loretta Cooney. She was an actress, known for Peg o' My Heart (1922), Happiness (1924) and One Night in Rome (1924). She was married to J. Hartley Manners and Charles A. Taylor. She died on December 7, 1946 in New ...
29. William Russell
Actor | Robin Hood
Silent-film star William Russell was born in the Bronx, New York, in the late 1880s (various sources give it as 1884, 1886 and 1889). His mother, Clara, was a highly regarded stage actress. Russell studied law at Fordham University (and, some sources say, Harvard University). He started a law ...
30. Oscar Micheaux
Writer | Within Our Gates
Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919)) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile (1931)), is not only a major figure in American film for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window into the American history and psyche ...
31. Richard Tucker
Actor | The Squall
Richard Tucker was born on June 4, 1884 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Squall (1929), Flash Gordon (1936) and The Crimson City (1928). He was married to Ruth Mitchell and Mabel Reed. He died on December 5, 1942 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
32. Bud Osborne
Actor | Without Orders
One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called...
33. Fred Kelsey
Actor | The Lone Wolf Strikes
Fred Kelsey was born on August 20, 1884 in Sandusky, Ohio, USA as Frederick Alvin Kelsey. He was an actor and director, known for The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940), On Trial (1928) and Mesa of Lost Women (1953). He was married to Katharine Miller. He died on September 2, 1961 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
38. Forrester Harvey
Actor | The Invisible Man
For over 30 years he was a fixture in Hollywood films that were set in England, Ireland or Scotland, His first film appearance was as Jock Gordon in The Lilac Sunbonnet (1922) which told the story of a supposedly innocent young girl who is anything but as an ingenue. Harvey played a man smitten ...
39. Maurice Cass
Actor | Federal Operator 99
Maurice Cass was born on October 12, 1884, in Vilnius, Lithuania (then Vilno, Russian Empire). He emigrated to the USA, and in his pursuit of an acting career, he began as announcer and comedian in New York. Cass had a pleasant face, a small body and a big voice.
With his nearsightedness and his ...
40. Forbes Murray
Actor | The Lady and the Mob
Forbes Murray was born on November 4, 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Murray Forbes Barnard. He was an actor, known for The Lady and the Mob (1939), The Apache Kid (1941) and Mercy Plane (1939). He died on November 18, 1982 in Douglas County, Oregon, USA.
41. Torben Meyer
Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg
Torben Meyer was born on December 1, 1884 in Århus, Denmark as Torben Emil Meyer. He was an actor, known for Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), The Last Warning (1928) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). He died on May 22, 1975 in Hollywood, California, USA.
42. Jean Cadell
Actress | Pygmalion
Yet another underrated performer from the Golden Age of British films was Scottish-born character actress Jean Cadell. Jean commenced her professional stage career in 1906 with "The Inspector General" at the old Scala Theatre in the London borough of Camden. Via a stint with the Glasgow Repertory, ...
45. Edward Keane
Actor | A Night at the Opera
Edward Keane was born on May 28, 1884 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Kelley. He was an actor, known for A Night at the Opera (1935), It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and The Roaring Twenties (1939). He was married to Helen. He died on October 12, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Bulldog Drummond
Carlyle Blackwell was a popular American matinee idol and occasional director of the silent cinema. Debonair and darkly handsome, he made his debut with Vitagraph in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910) and was seldom out of work as a romantic lead, progressing from one- and two-reelers to feature films by ...
47. Lyda Borelli
Actress | Malombra
Lyda Borelli was born on March 22, 1884 in Rivarolo Ligure, Genoa, Liguria, Italy. She was an actress, known for Malombra (1917), Madame Guillotine (1916) and Satan's Rhapsody (1917). She was married to Vittorio Cini di Monselice. She died on June 1, 1959 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
48. James C. Morton
Director | A Daughter of Uncle Sam
James C. Morton was born on August 25, 1884 in Helena, Montana, USA as James Carmody Lankton. He was an actor and director, known for A Daughter of Uncle Sam (1918), Lucky Devils (1941) and The Devil's Brother (1933). He died on October 24, 1942 in Reseda, California, USA.
Writer | Women in Defense
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City, New York, USA. She was a writer, known for Women in Defense (1941), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and Sunday Showcase (1959). She was married to Franklin D. Roosevelt. She died on November 7, 1962 in New York City.