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