Birth Month Day of 05-26 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
Writer | The Lawless Breed
Gunfighter John Wesley Hardin was one of the most notorious killers to come out of the Old West (while staying overnight at a hotel, he was awakened by the snoring of a man in the next room; Hardin reached over, grabbed his pistol and fired a shot through the wall, killing the man). He was a ...
Soundtrack | Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascualwas a Spanish virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor. He is one of the foremost composers of the Post-Romantic era who also had a significant influence on his contemporaries and younger composers. He is best known for his piano works based on Spanish folk ...
Director | His Choice
Herkomer was a painter who founded an art school in Bushey, Hertfordshire, in the 1880s. His film company produced only a handful of films, of which not a single can appears to have survived. He was widely credited with pushing cinema to new artistic heights, with bringing down the pace of the ...
11. Isadora Duncan
Writer | Isadora
Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin.
She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, ...
12. Louis Leon Hall
Actor | The Man Inside
Louis Leon Hall was born on May 26, 1879 in Oneida, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Man Inside (1916), Man and Morality (1916) and The Earl of Pawtucket (1915). He was married to Ethel Robertson. He died on April 17, 1930 in Houghton, Maine, USA.
13. Joseph Urban
Art Department | Boomerang Bill
Renowned Viennese architect Joseph Urban was enticed to come to America in 1911 to design the elaborate stage sets in New York City for the Follies revues of impresario Florenz Ziegfeld. Media bigwig William Randolph Hearst then brought him to Hollywood, in the 1920s,where he did art and set ...
Writer | The Black Secret
Robert William Chambers, one of the more prolific and popular American authors of late nineteenth and early twentieth century, was born on 26 May, 1865 in Brooklyn to a prominent New York family.
After graduating from Yale, Chambers studied art for seven years at The Académie Julian in Paris. By the...
16. May Ward
Actress | Where Is My Father?
May Ward was born on May 26, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA as May Southward. She was an actress, known for Where Is My Father? (1916), A Continental Girl (1915) and Virtue (1915). She was married to Freeman Bernstein. She died on July 5, 1936 in Far Rockaway, New York.
19. Anna von Palen
Actress | Die Glocken der Katharinenkirche
Anna von Palen was born on May 26, 1875 in Perleberg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Die Glocken der Katharinenkirche (1918), Wenn das Herz in Haß erglüht (1917) and Der tote Gast (1921). She died on January 27, 1939 in Berlin, Germany.
Actor | Dzieje grzechu
Antoni Bednarczyk was born on May 26, 1872 in Radom, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor and director, known for Dzieje grzechu (1911), Pan Tadeusz (1928) and Milosc przez ogien i krew (1924). He was married to Aniela Boguslawska. He died on February 1, 1941 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
23. Max Bayrhammer
Actor | Bergschrecken
Max Bayrhammer was born on May 26, 1867 in Schloss Baumgarten, Baumgarten, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for Bergschrecken (1919), Der Friedl vom Hochland (1918) and Fremdenlegionär Kirsch (1921). He was married to Elfriede. He died on April 15, 1942 in Munich, Bavaria.
25. Charles Burguet
Director | L'essor
Charles Burguet was born on May 26, 1878 in Paris, France as Charles Henry Lévy. He was a director and writer, known for L'essor (1921), Gosse de riche (1920) and Mysteries of Paris (1922). He died on June 9, 1946 in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Seine [now Val-de-Marne], France.
Actor | L'aigle à deux têtes
W. Edward Stirling was born on May 26, 1892 in Birmingham, England as William Edward Stirling. He was an actor, known for The Eagle with Two Heads (1948), Colomba (1948) and La mode rêvée (1939). He was married to Margaret Vaughan and Margaret Vaughan. He died on January 12, 1948 in ...
30. Al Jolson
Actor | The Jazz Singer
Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an ...
34. Queen Mary
Queen Mary was born Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes Mary in Kensington Palace on May 26, 1867 to Duke Francis and Duchess Mary of Teck. Young Mary was the great-granddaughter of George III and a second cousin to Queen Victoria.
She and her family lived a quiet life in ...
35. Sarah Adler
Actress | Sins of the Parents
Sarah Adler was born on May 26, 1870 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Sins of the Parents (1914). She was married to Jacob P. Adler and Maurice Heine. She died on April 28, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA.
36. May Collins
Actress | All's Fair in Love
The daughter of Benjamin Collins and Lillie Smith, she spent most of her early life in New York City. According to the Los Angles Times (April 17, 1921),May Collins started out very young as a member of Mrs. August Belmont's dramatic society in New York City. While there she earned several prizes ...
Adolfo de la Huerta was born on May 26, 1881 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico as Adolfo de la Huerta Marcor. He died on July 9, 1955 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Actress | International House
Peggy Hopkins Joyce was born on May 26, 1893 in Berkley, Virginia, USA as Marguerite Upton. She was an actress, known for International House (1933), The Skyrocket (1926) and Dimples (1916). She was married to Andrew Meyer, Anthony Easton, Gustave Morner, J. Stanley Joyce, Sherburne Philbrick ...
41. Byron Shores
Actor | The Mad Doctor of Market Street
Byron Shores was born on May 26, 1907 in Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942), Johnny Eager (1941) and Murder in Harlem (1935). He was married to Janna de Loos. He died on November 13, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
42. Vivian Rich
Actress | On the Border
Vivian Rich was born on May 26, 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for On the Border (1913), A World of Folly (1920) and Would You Forgive? (1920). She was married to Ralph W. Jesson. She died on November 17, 1957 in Hollywood, California, USA.
43. Norma Talmadge
Actress | Smilin' Through
Norma Talmadge was born on May 26, 1895, in Jersey City, New Jersey. The daughter of an unemployed alcoholic and his wife, Norma did not have the idyllic childhood that most of us yearn for. Her father left the family on Christmas Day and his wife and three daughters had to fend for themselves. Her...
Actor | The Golden Stallion
Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn was born on May 26, 1892 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as Maurice Bennett Flynn. He was an actor, known for The Golden Stallion (1927), Oh Boy! (1919) and Breed of the Border (1924). He was married to Lesley Bogert, Nora Langhorne Phipps, Viola Dana, Blanche Shove Palmer and ...