Birth Month Day of 05-26 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)


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3. John Wesley Hardin

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 ...

4. Edmond de Goncourt

Writer | Les frères Zemganno

His brother Jules de Goncourt was also a writer.

6. Isaac Albéniz

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 ...

7. Hubert von Herkomer

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 ...

8. Bob Fitzsimmons

Self | Reproduction of the Jeffries-Fitzsimmons Fight

Bob Fitzsimmons was born on May 26, 1863 in Helston, Cornwall, England as Robert James Fitzsimmons. He died on October 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

9. J.V. Bryant

Actor | Sweet Lavender

J.V. Bryant was born on May 26, 1889 in Ayr, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Sweet Lavender (1915). He died on March 2, 1924 in London, England.

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 ...

14. Robert W. Chambers

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.

17. René Koval

Actor | Passionnément

René Koval was born on May 26, 1885 in Paris, France as René Kovalsky. He was an actor, known for Passionnément (1932), Un soir de réveillon (1933) and The Three Masks (1921). He died on August 17, 1936 in Paris.

18. Chester A. Lyons

Cinematographer | Mad Love

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.

20. Ed Porter

Actor | Range Warfare

Ed Porter was born on May 26, 1881 in Columbus, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Range Warfare (1934), Guns for Hire (1932) and The Little Terror (1917). He died on July 29, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

21. Kai Paaske

Actor | Det store hjerte

Kai Paaske was born on May 26, 1888 in Denmark. He was an actor, known for Det store hjerte (1925), Little Dorrit (1924) and Smil og Taare (1923). He died on January 17, 1940 in Denmark.

22. Antoni Bednarczyk

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.

24. Kornélia Parlaghy

Actress | A Népfölkelö

Kornélia Parlaghy was born on May 26, 1884 in Budapest, Hungary. She was an actress, known for A Népfölkelö (1914) and Ágyú és harang (1915). She died on November 10, 1942 in Budapest.

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.

26. Barbara Moffett

Actress | Red River Robin Hood

Barbara Moffett was born on May 26, 1915 in Greensboro, Indiana, USA as Barbara Jane Moffett. She was an actress, known for Red River Robin Hood (1942). She died on October 19, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Mamie Smith

Soundtrack | Beginners

Mamie Smith was born on May 26, 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was married to Jack Goldberg. She died on October 30, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA.

28. W. Edward Stirling

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 ...

29. Hugó Déri

Actor | ...und es leuchtet die Pußta

Hugó Déri was born on May 26, 1887 in Szekszárd, Hungary. He was an actor, known for ...und es leuchtet die Pußta (1933), Rotschild leánya (1934) and Könnyü múzsa (1947). He died on March 6, 1949 in Budapest, Hungary.

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 ...

33. Cliff Herbert

The Grapes of Wrath

Cliff Herbert was born on May 26, 1879 in Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and Thirteen Women (1932). He died on January 28, 1953 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

34. Queen Mary

Self | Their Imperial Majesties in Bombay

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 ...

37. Adolfo de la Huerta

Self | Llegada a la ciudad de México del señor Adolfo de la Huerta

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.

38. Chandler Sprague

Writer | Always

Child: Pattison (c. 1918)

40. Peggy Hopkins Joyce

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...

46. Esther Deltenre

Actress | Les quatre mousquetaires

Esther Deltenre was born on May 26, 1877 in Lessen, Belgium. She was an actress, known for The Four Musketeers (1934), La famille Van Petegem à la mer (1912) and My Chauffeur (1928). She died on October 24, 1958 in Vorst, Belgium.

47. Roger Gray

Actor | Hit the Deck

Roger Gray was born on May 26, 1881 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. He is known for his work on Hit the Deck (1929), Fury (1936) and Barefoot Boy (1938). He was married to Ellen Best. He died on January 20, 1959 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

48. Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn

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 ...

49. Vladimir Taskin

Actor | Przhevalsky

Vladimir Taskin was born on May 26, 1894 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Vladimir Alekseevich Taskin. He was an actor, known for Przhevalsky (1952), Heroes of Shipka (1955) and Vesna v Moskve (1953). He died on January 24, 1960 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR.


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