Birth Date between 1871-01-01 and 1871-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Henry Stephenson

Actor | Tomorrow at Seven

Stephenson was a firm, dignified, worldly presence in Hollywood's classic history-based films of the 30s and 40s. The tall British character actor Henry Stephenson could be both imposing and benevolent in his patrician portrayals, usually expounding words of wisdom or offering gentlemanly aid. He ...

2. Alma Kruger

Actress | His Girl Friday

Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960.

3. Scott Seaton

Actor | The House Without a Key

Scott Seaton was born on March 11, 1871 in Sacramento, California, USA as Horace Scott Seaton. He was an actor, known for The House Without a Key (1926), Rich Men's Sons (1927) and The Other Tomorrow (1930). He was married to Lillian Elizabeth L'Abbe Petterson, Ruby Henrietta Ramdohr and Maude ...

4. Prince Randian

Actor | Freaks

Prince Randian was born in the Demarara district, British Guyana in 1871, the child of British Indian slaves. Born with tetra-amelia syndrome (the lacking of all four limbs), little is known about his early life or how he was discovered, but it seems his incredible adaptability did not go unnoticed...

5. Segundo de Chomón

Director | Un portero modelo

Segundo de Chomón became involved in film through his wife, who was an actress in Pathé films. In 1902 he became a concessionary for Pathé in Barcelona, distributing its product in Spanish-speaking countries and managing a factory for the coloring of Pathé films. He began shooting footage of ...

6. Elspeth Dudgeon

Actress | Sh! The Octopus

Elspeth Dudgeon was born on December 4, 1871 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Sh! The Octopus (1937), The Old Dark House (1932) and Mystery House (1938). She died on December 11, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

7. Seymour Hicks

Actor | Busman's Honeymoon

Seymour Hicks was an extremely successful actor and theatrical impresario who flourished from the late 19th century into the 1930s. He was best remembered for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".

Born on January 30, 1871 on the Isle of Jersey, he first trod the ...

8. Theodore Dreiser

Writer | A Place in the Sun

Theodore Dreiser was one of the great American writers, and a transitional figure between Victorian America and the "modern" age that was inaugurated after the cessation of hostilities after WWI and the publication of Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" in 1920. A naturalist with a committed social ...

9. Wilfred Lucas

Actor | Modern Times

The youngest of three sons, he was born in Toronto, Canada and was educated at McGill University then In 1904 he moved to New York where he appeared in a number of plays on Broadway including The Blue Grass Handicap, The Superstition of Sue and successful The Chorus Lady after which he was invited ...

10. Joe Roberts

Actor | Our Hospitality

Joe Roberts was born on February 2, 1871 in Albany, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Our Hospitality (1923), The Primitive Lover (1922) and Three Ages (1923). He was married to Nina Mildred Straw Shannon and Lillian Stuart Feld Roberts. He died on October 28, 1923 in Los Angeles, ...

11. Frederick Burton

Actor | The Fighting Blade

Frederick Burton was born on October 20, 1871 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Frederick Wishard Burton. He was an actor, known for The Fighting Blade (1923), Arizona (1918) and The Big Trail (1930). He was married to Jessie Perine Lawrie and Lora Osgood. He died on October 23, 1957 in Woodland ...

12. Edmund Breese

Actor | Duck Soup

Edmund Breese was born on June 18, 1871 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Duck Soup (1933), Platinum Blonde (1931) and The Hurricane Express (1932). He was married to Harriet A. Beach and Genevieve Landry. He died on April 6, 1936 in New York City, New York.

13. Gertrude Hoffman

Actress | Louise de Lavallière

German-born Gertrude Hoffman began her film career in Germany in 1918, but she didn't start her Hollywood career until she was past 60 years of age, making her American film debut in 1933. She worked steadily and made quite a few films over the next 20 years, though many of her parts were unbilled....

14. Richard Carle

Actor | Seven Sinners

Richard Carle was born on July 7, 1871 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as Charles Nicholas Carleton. He was an actor, known for Seven Sinners (1940), The Ghost Walks (1934) and Ninotchka (1939). He was married to Laura Casner and Ella Samantha Clifford. He died on June 28, 1941 in North Hollywood...

15. Fannie Ward

Actress | The Cheat

Fannie Ward was a star of light comedies on Broadway and in vaudeville. Internationally famous, she was at the height of her career in the first decade of the 20th century. She debuted on Broadway at 19 in "Pippino" (1890). She went on to starring roles in "The Marriage of William Ashe", "Madam ...

16. Marcel Proust

Writer | Un amour de Swann

Marcel Proust was a French intellectual, author and critic, best known for his seven-volume fiction 'In search of Lost Time'. He coined the term "involuntary memory", which became also known as "Proust effect" in modern psychology.

He was born Valentin Louis Georges Eugéne Marcel Proust, on July 10, ...

17. Clare Greet

Actress | Mrs. Dane's Defence

Clare Greet was born on June 14, 1871 in Leicestershire, England as Clara Greet. She was an actress and producer, known for Mrs. Dane's Defence (1933), Lord Camber's Ladies (1932) and Love at the Wheel (1921). She died on February 14, 1939 in London, England.

18. James Gordon

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

James Gordon was born on April 23, 1871 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913) and Hearts of Oak (1924). He was married to Mabel Van Buren and Rita. He died on May 12, 1941 in Hollywood, California,...

19. Maurice Moscovitch

Actor | The Great Dictator

Maurice Moscovitch was born on November 23, 1871 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Morris Maaskov. He was an actor, known for The Great Dictator (1940), Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) and Love Affair (1939). He died on June 18, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Emmett Corrigan

Actor | The Beast of the City

Emmett Corrigan was born on June 5, 1871 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Antoine Zilles. He was an actor, known for The Beast of the City (1932), The Turmoil (1924) and The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932). He was married to Myra Corrigan (actress) and Molly I. Mack. He died on October ...

21. DeWitt Jennings

Actor | Exit Smiling

DeWitt Jennings was born on June 21, 1871 in Cameron, Missouri, USA as DeWitt Clarke Jennings. He was an actor, known for Exit Smiling (1926), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929). He was married to Margaret Ethel Conroy. He died on March 1, 1937 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

22. Sam Appel

Actor | Yankee Don

Sam Appel was born on August 8, 1871 in Magdalena, Jalisco, Mexico as Samuel Appel. He was an actor, known for Yankee Don (1931), The Lion's Claws (1918) and Love Comes Along (1930). He died on June 18, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. John T. Prince

Actor | Dr. Jack

John T. Prince was born on September 11, 1871 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Dr. Jack (1922), The Battling Orioles (1924) and The Radio Detective (1926). He was married to Kathleen Chambers. He died on December 23, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Emmett Dalton

Writer | When the Daltons Rode

Emmett Dalton was the youngest of the three Dalton brothers, part of a bandit gang notorious for robbing trains and banks in the Midwest during the late 1890s (interestingly, the brothers started their life of crime with a failed attempt at breaking into the safe on a Southern Pacific Railroad ...

25. Ellaline Terriss

Actress | David Garrick

Ellaline Terriss was a leading musical comedy star in the late Victorian Era, throughout the Edwardian Era, and into the Modern Era. She was the daughter of one famous actor, William Terriss (born William Lewin, in 1847; murdered by a disgruntled actor, in 1897), and the wife of an even more famous...

26. Blanche Ring

Actress | It's the Old Army Game

Blanche Ring was born on April 24, 1877. She never dabbled with film acting until 1915 when she filmed THE YANKEE GIRL. She was 38 at the time. She only made two other films, IT'S THE OLD ARMY GAME in 1926 and HAVING WONDERFUL CRIME in 1945. Blanche died in Santa Monica, California on January 13, ...

27. Winsor McCay

Writer | Gertie the Dinosaur

Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national ...

28. John Rand

Actor | The Circus

John Rand was born on November 19, 1871 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Circus (1928), The Fireman (1916) and Name the Woman (1934). He died on January 25, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Joseph W. Girard

Actor | Captain Midnight

Joseph W. Girard was born on April 2, 1871 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Captain Midnight (1942), Social Error (1935) and Beloved Jim (1917). He died on August 21, 1949 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Samuel Hopkins Adams

Writer | It Happened One Night

Journalist, author, biographer and historian Samuel Hopkins Adams was born along the banks of Lake Erie at Dunkirk, NY, on 26 January 1871. His parents were Myron, a ministe3r, and Hester Rose Hopkins Adams, the daughter of a theologian. Adams attended Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and upon ...

31. Kathrin Clare Ward

Actress | Air Eagles

Kathrin Clare Ward was born on March 31, 1871 in Bradford, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Air Eagles (1931), The Isle of Lost Ships (1929) and Man Against Woman (1932). She was married to Charlie Ward. She died on October 14, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Frank Hayes

Actor | Vanity Fair

Frank Hayes was born on May 17, 1871 in San Francisco, California, USA as Frank Rowell Hayes. He was an actor, known for Vanity Fair (1923), A Hoosier Romance (1918) and After His Own Heart (1919). He was married to Lottie Harriet Ward Christensen Kemp (maiden name: Ward). He died on December 28, ...

33. George Morrell

Actor | Custer's Last Stand

George Morrell was born on April 10, 1871 in California, USA as George Thomas Morrell. He was an actor, known for Custer's Last Stand (1936), The Utah Kid (1944) and Boots of Destiny (1937). He was married to Rosalie. He died on April 28, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

34. Evelyn Selbie

Actress | The Silver Treasure

Evelyn Selbie was born on July 6, 1871 in Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for The Silver Treasure (1926), Dangerous Paradise (1930) and The Prisoner's Story (1912). She died on December 7, 1950 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Stephen Crane

Writer | The Red Badge of Courage: A Soldier's Tale

Stephen Crane was the 14th child of parents who were both writers. Descended from a line of soldiers and clergymen (his father, Rev. Jonathan T. Crane, was a Methodist minister), Crane inherited from his forebearers the obsessive subject of war, stoical compassion and, particularly in his poetry, a...

36. William Ricciardi

Actor | Anthony Adverse

William Ricciardi was born on July 12, 1871 in Sorrento, Campania, Italy as Guglielmo Ricciardi. He was an actor, known for Anthony Adverse (1936), San Francisco (1936) and Say It Again (1926). He died on February 16, 1961 in Naples, Italy.

37. Hilda Borgström

Actress | Körkarlen

Hilda Borgström was born on October 13, 1871 in Stockholm, Sweden as Hilda Teresia Borgström. She was an actress, known for The Phantom Carriage (1921), Ingeborg Holm (1913) and Lady of the Camellias (1925). She died on January 2, 1953 in Stockholm.

38. Agostino Borgato

Actor | Il ponte dei sospiri

Agostino Borgato was born on June 30, 1871 in Venice, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for Il ponte dei sospiri (1921), Supremo olocausto (1918) and Il cuore di Musette (1919). He died on March 14, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Hanns Heinz Ewers

Writer | Der Student von Prag

Hanns Heinz Ewers (born November 3, 1871 in Düsseldorf, Germany) was a German writer famous for his short stories and novels that expanded the parameters of the horror genre. He began his literary career as a poet when he published "A Book of Fables", satirical verses, in 1901. In addition to ...

40. James T. Mack

Actor | Casey of the Coast Guard

James T. Mack was born on May 16, 1871 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James McElhern. He was an actor, known for Casey of the Coast Guard (1926), Anna Christie (1930) and Sin Cargo (1926). He died on August 12, 1948 in Hollywood, California, USA.

41. Arthur Holmes-Gore

Director | His Reformation

Arthur Holmes-Gore was born on January 19, 1871 in Leyton, Essex, England. He was an actor and director, known for His Reformation (1914), Nan Good-for-Nothing (1914) and Turtle Doves (1914). He died on August 12, 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey.

42. Leonid Andreyev

Writer | He Who Gets Slapped

Leonid Andreev was born on August 21, 1871 in Orel, Russia. His father, named Nikolai Ivanovich Andreev, was a member of the provincial Russian Nobility and worked as a land inspector for the government. His mother, Named Anastasia Nikolaevna Andreeva (Pazkovska) belonged to the Polish Nobility. ...

43. Charles Giblyn

Director | The Lesson

Charles Giblyn was born on September 6, 1871 in Watertown, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Lesson (1917), Scandal (1917) and Just for Tonight (1918). He died on March 14, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Jaro Fürth

Actor | Rango

Jaro Fürth was born on April 21, 1871 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Edwin Fürth-Jaro. He is known for his work on Rango (1931), Der Hund von Baskerville (1929) and La Boheme (1923). He died on November 12, 1945 in Vienna, Austria.

45. Granville Redmond

Actor | You'd Be Surprised

Charlie Chaplin - Film Industry Pioneer and Deaf Influenced? Deaf Friend and Prominent Artist Granville Redmond played a vital role in influencing Chaplin's performances

Mention the name Charlie Chaplin and all but the youngest of us will instantly conjure up this wonderful comic film character who,...

46. Olga Engl

Actress | Anna Karenina

Olga Engl was born on May 30, 1871 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Anna Karenina (1920), The Rebel (1933) and The Csardas Princess (1934). She died on September 21, 1946 in Berlin, Germany.

47. David Miles

Director | Everyman

David Miles was born on October 26, 1871 in Milford, Connecticut, USA as William David Miles. He was an actor and director, known for Everyman (1913), Twin Brothers (1909) and Local Color (1913). He was married to Anita Hendrie. He died on October 28, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA.

48. Marguerite Moreno

Actress | La dame de pique

Marguerite Moreno was born on September 15, 1871 in Paris, France as Lucie Marie Marguerite Monceau. She was an actress, known for La dame de pique (1937), Les Misérables (1934) and Dans une île perdue (1931). She was married to Jean Daragon and Marcel Schwob. She died on July 14, 1948...

49. Otto Treßler

Actor | Sissi

Otto Treßler was born on April 13, 1871 in Stuttgart, Germany as Otto Karl August Mayer. He was an actor, known for Sissi (1955), Mädchenjahre einer Königin (1936) and The Story of Vickie (1954). He was married to Hilde Wagener, Sophie von Dierkes, Eleonore Keil von Bündten and Hilde ...

50. Heinrich Mann

Writer | Der blaue Engel

Heinrich Mann, German novelist and the elder brother of Nobel-Prize winner Thomas Mann, is most famous in the English-speaking world for his novel "Professor Unrat" that was turned into the successful 1930 movie "Der Blaue Engel" ("The Blue Angel"). Mann once enjoyed a considerable reputation in ...


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