Date of Death between 1944-01-01 and 1944-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lupe Velez

Actress | The Girl from Mexico

Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion ...

2. Harry Langdon

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 ...

3. Laird Cregar

Actor | I Wake Up Screaming

Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar ...

4. Mildred Harris

Actress | The Doctor and the Woman

Mildred Harris was born on November 29, 1901 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for The Doctor and the Woman (1918), For Husbands Only (1918) and The Price of a Good Time (1917). She was married to William P. Fleckenstein, Everett Terrence McGovern and Charles Chaplin. She died on...

5. Dick Purcell

Actor | Captain America

Dick Purcell was born on August 6, 1905 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain America (1944), Heroes in Blue (1939) and The Daredevil Drivers (1938). He was married to Ethelind Terry. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

6. Merna Kennedy

Actress | The Big Chance

Merna Kennedy was born on September 7, 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA as Merna Kahler. She was an actress, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Circus (1928) and Lady with a Past (1932). She was married to Forrest Brayton and Busby Berkeley. She died on December 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, California...

7. Richard Bennett

Actor | The Magnificent Ambersons

Richard Bennett was born on May 21, 1870 in Deer Creek, Indiana, USA as Clarence Charles William Henry Richard Bennett. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Damaged Goods (1914) and The End of the Road (1919). He was married to Aimee Raisch Hastings, Adrienne ...

8. Glenn Miller

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the ...

9. Bud Jamison

Actor | Their First Tintype

Bud Jamison was born on February 15, 1895 in Vallejo, California, USA as William Edward Jaimison. He was an actor, known for Their First Tintype (1920), Captain Caution (1940) and The Shadow (1937). He was married to Georgia Kathleen Holland. He died on September 30, 1944 in Hollywood, Los Angeles,...

10. Jessie Ralph

Actress | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The...

11. Henrietta Crosman

Actress | Charlie Chan's Secret

Henrietta Crosman was born on September 2, 1861 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Henrietta Foster Crosman. She was an actress, known for Charlie Chan's Secret (1936), The Right to Live (1935) and The Royal Family of Broadway (1930). She was married to Maurice Campbell and Sedley Brown. She died ...

12. Guy Usher

Actor | The Case of the Black Cat

Guy Usher was born on May 9, 1883 in Mason City, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for The Case of the Black Cat (1936), Buck Rogers (1939) and The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935). He was married to Evelyn. He died on June 16, 1944 in San Diego, California, USA.

13. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Writer | Le Petit Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...

14. George B. Seitz

Director | Ransom

Former playwright George B. Seitz left the theater for Hollywood in 1913, and before long he was turning out screenplays for action serials such as The Perils of Pauline (1914), The Exploits of Elaine (1914), and The Iron Claw (1916). In addition to writing and sometimes starring in these ...

15. Richard Fiske

Actor | Across the Sierras

Richard Fiske was born on November 20, 1915 in Shelton, Washington, USA as Thomas Richard Potts. He was an actor, known for Across the Sierras (1941), The Officer and the Lady (1941) and Behind Prison Gates (1939). He was married to Marjorie Jean MacGregor. He died on August 10, 1944 in La ...

16. Robert Frazer

Actor | Two-Gun Caballero

Robert Frazer was born on June 29, 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Browne. He was an actor, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and The Fighting Parson (1933). He was married to Mildred Bright. He died on August 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Pat West

Actor | His Girl Friday

Pat West was born on April 19, 1888 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Arthur Pat West. He was an actor, known for His Girl Friday (1940), Only Angels Have Wings (1939) and Ceiling Zero (1936). He was married to Lucille Harmon. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

18. Mary Lou Cook

Actress | Melody Lane

Mary Lou Cook was born on December 12, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mary Dunckley. She was an actress, known for Melody Lane (1941), Moonlight in Hawaii (1941) and Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942). She was married to Elisha Cook Jr.. She died on May 27, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Kurt Gerron

Actor | Der blaue Engel

Gerron fled to France (because he was Jewish), then settled in Amsterdam in 1933. He was arrested by the SS in 1943 and was sent to Theresienstadt in 1944 to direct a staged documentary intended to persuade world public opinion that Jews were well treated in concentration camps. He made a film ...

20. G.W. Bitzer

Cinematographer | Logging in Maine

G.W. Bitzer was born on April 21, 1872 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Logging in Maine (1906), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and The Birth of a Nation (1915). He was married to Ethel Boddy. ...

21. George Houston

Actor | The Lone Rider Rides On

This movie cowboy was actually born in New Jersey just before the turn of the 20th century, the son of a Protestant minister. He sang in his father's church choir, and after graduating high school he attended the private Blair Academy and then continued his musical training at New York's famous ...

22. Alan Dinehart

Actor | Supernatural

Tall, heavy-set character actor Alan Dinehart dropped out of school to join a repertory company. He had extensive stage experience (including some 27 appearances on Broadway) and, by the time he was signed by Fox in 1931, he had worked not only as an actor but as a stage manager and writer. On ...

23. Lew Kelly

Actor | Winds of the Wasteland

Lew Kelly was born on August 24, 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Winds of the Wasteland (1936), State Trooper (1933) and Paradise Express (1937). He died on June 10, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Erwin Rommel

Self | Deutsche Soldaten in Afrika

Erwin Rommel, aka "The Desert Fox", was one of Adolf Hitler's most able generals during WWII. He joined the German army in 1910 and won awards for bravery in WW I. He was in the 7th Tank Division at the outbreak of WW II and headed the push to the English Channel. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant...

25. Kent Rogers

Actor | All-American Co-Ed

Kent Rogers was born on July 31, 1923 in Houston, Texas, USA as Kent Byron Rogers. He was an actor, known for All-American Co-Ed (1941). He died on July 9, 1944 in Pensacola, Florida, USA.

26. Harry Beresford

Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Harry Beresford was born on November 4, 1863 in London, England as Henry William Walter Horseley Beresford. He was an actor and writer, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935), Anna Karenina (1935) and David Copperfield (1935). He was married to Edith Wylie (actress). He died on October 4, 1944 in ...

27. Douglas McPhail

Actor | Babes in Arms

Although his career was short-lived, McPhail was fortunate enough to have appeared in some of the finest musicals and operettas of the late 30s. Jeanette MacDonald took an early interest in this handsome baritone, when he performed in the chorus of San Francisco and other of her pictures. The ...

28. Robert Lynen

Actor | Poil de carotte

Robert Lynen was born on May 24, 1920 in Sarrogna, Jura, Franche-Comté, France. He was an actor, known for Poil de carotte (1932), Sans famille (1934) and Bargekeepers Daughter (1938). He died on April 1, 1944 in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany.

29. Carl Mayer

Writer | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Carl Meyer was the son of a stock speculator who committed suicide. He had to leave school at 15 to work as a secretary. Mayer moved away from Graz to Innsbruck and then Vienna, where he worked as a dramatist. Meanwhile, the events of the First World War turned him into a pacifist.

In 1917 he went ...

30. William Collier Sr.

Actor | Cain and Mabel

William Collier Sr. was born on November 12, 1864 in New York City, New York, USA as William Morenus. He was an actor and writer, known for Cain and Mabel (1936), A Successful Failure (1934) and Madison Square Garden (1932). He was married to Paula Marr (actress) and Louise Allen. He died on ...

31. John Dilson

Actor | The Man with Nine Lives

John Dilson was born on February 18, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as John H. Dilson. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) and Beyond the Sacramento (1940). He died on June 1, 1944 in Ventura, California, USA.

32. Edwin Stanley

Actor | Conflict

Edwin Stanley was a bespectacled, white haired, distinguished-looking actor who was trained in live theater and who, except a few silent pictures, stayed in that medium until he reached the age of 51. In 1932, he made his screen debut in talking pictures in "Virtue". Thereafter, Stanley appeared in...

33. Asmahan

Actress | Gharam wa intiqam

A very talented singer with a beautiful voice. She starred in two films, the first, Victory of Youth (1941), was with her older brother 'Farid Al Atrach' and the second Passion and Revenge (1944). Asmahane died in a car accident while filming 'Gharam wa intiqam', it is rumoured, through the war ...

34. Robert Rendel

Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles

Robert Rendel was born on December 2, 1884 in St. Marys Abbots, London, England as Robert George Rendel. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1931), The Four Feathers (1939) and Father and Son (1936). He died on May 9, 1944 in Marylebone, London.

35. Lina Cavalieri

Actress | Manon Lescaut

Lina Cavalieri was born on December 25, 1874 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy as Natalina Cavalieri. She was an actress, known for Manon Lescaut (1914), The Two Brides (1919) and The Eternal Temptress (1917). She was married to Lucien Muratore, Aleksandr Beriatinskij, Giovanni Campari and Robert W. Chanler...

36. Paul Powell

Director | The Crimson Challenge

Paul Powell was born on September 6, 1881 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Paul Mahlon Powell. He was a director and writer, known for The Crimson Challenge (1922), The Blinding Trail (1919) and Her Market Value (1925). He was married to Valerie McDonald. He died on July 2, 1944 in Pasadena, California,...

38. Roy Emerton

Actor | Time Flies

Roy Emerton was a big, brawny character actor whose scarred face and resounding deep voice made him a natural for menacing roles. One of his best and most typical was as the evil Boss McGinty in The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935).

39. Hannes Stelzer

Actor | Der Spieler

Hannes Stelzer was born on June 20, 1910 in Graz, Styria, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Der Spieler (1938), Eine kleine Nachtmusik (1939) and Venus on Trial (1941). He was married to Maria Bard. He died on December 27, 1944.

40. James H. White

Director | The Little Reb

Canadian-American filmmaker James H. White was one of the pioneers of early cinema, the man who filmed the famous short The Kiss (1896). Born in the Canadian Maritime province of Nova Scotia in 1872, he was a 22-year-old gramophone salesman when he went to work at a kinetescope operation in Boston ...

41. J. Barney Sherry

Actor | A Little Brother of the Rich

J. Barney Sherry was born on March 4, 1874 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA as James Barney Sherry. He was an actor, known for A Little Brother of the Rich (1919), Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1905) and The Warrens of Virginia (1924). He died on February 22, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

42. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg

A charismatic German resistance member and would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler, Claus Phillip Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was born 15 November 1907, 1:00 a.m. CET, in the family's castle in the small Bavarian town of Jettingen (today known as Jettingen-Scheppach). He was born one of a set of ...

43. Edward McNamara

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

Edward McNamara was born on August 14, 1884 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Edward C. McNamara. He was an actor, known for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The League of Frightened Men (1937) and The Devil and Miss Jones (1941). He died on November 9, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

44. Ferdinand Gottschalk

Actor | Berkeley Square

Ferdinand Gottschalk was born on February 28, 1858 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Berkeley Square (1933), Les Misérables (1935) and I Am a Thief (1934). He died on November 10, 1944 in London.

45. Irvin S. Cobb

Writer | Judge Priest

Irvin S. Cobb was born on June 23, 1876 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb. He was a writer and actor, known for Judge Priest (1934), Everybody's Old Man (1936) and The Face in the Dark (1918). He was married to Laura Spencer Baker. He died on March 11, 1944 in New York City, New ...

46. Max Brand

Writer | The Cavalier

Faust's father was a lawyer, land speculator, bank president, and lumber-mill owner in Seattle and in California.

47. Wallace Worsley

Director | The Ace of Hearts

Wallace Worsley was born on December 8, 1878 in Wappingers Falls, New York, USA as Wallace A. Worsley Sr. He was a director and actor, known for The Ace of Hearts (1921), A Blind Bargain (1922) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). He was married to Julia M. Taylor. He died on March 26, 1944 in ...

48. Maria Jacobini

Actress | Bohème - Künstlerliebe

Maria Jacobini was born on February 17, 1892 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress and writer, known for La Boheme (1923), Joan of Arc (1913) and Maman Colibri (1929). She died on November 20, 1944 in Rome.

49. Betty Compton

Actress | Too Many Millions

Betty Compton was born on May 13, 1904 in Isle of Wight, England as Violet Halling Compton. She was an actress, known for Too Many Millions (1934) and The Legacy (1930). She was married to Theodore Temple Knappen, Jimmy Walker, Edward Duryea Dowling (producer) and Charles Stanley Reed Riches (...

50. Aimee Semple McPherson

The Voice of Hollywood No. 9

Aimee Semple McPherson was born Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy on her family's farm near Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. She was raised a Methodist, her father James's faith. Her mother Mildred worked for the Salvation Army.

In December 1907, she decided to attend a local "tent revival" on a whim, and fell in ...


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