Birth Date between 1872-01-01 and 1872-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Lucille La Verne

Actress | A Tale of Two Cities

A legendary stage actress and character player in early films, Lucille La Verne is one of those forgotten legends who seem to fade as the years go on. However, at her prime she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation.

Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on ...

2. William Desmond Taylor

Director | The Soul of Youth

Born in Carlow, Ireland. Came to USA c. 1890. Worked as stage actor, engineer, antique dealer, gold miner. Entered silent film industry as actor in 1912; most noted film as actor was Captain Alvarez (1914) for Vitagraph. Directed first film for Balboa Films in 1914. Subsequently directed for ...

3. Robert McWade

Actor | The Kennel Murder Case

Robert McWade was born on January 25, 1872 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Robert McWade Jr. He was an actor, known for The Kennel Murder Case (1933), The Big Cage (1933) and Cappy Ricks Returns (1935). He was married to Almina Lee. He died on January 19, 1938 in Culver City, California, USA.

4. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Soundtrack | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose ...

5. 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 Broken Blossoms (1919). He was married to Ethel Boddy. He ...

6. Lafe McKee

Actor | The Man from New Mexico

Lafe McKee began working in Hollywood around 1913. He usually played the likeable father of the heroine, the distressed businessman, or the ranch owner on the verge of losing his homestead or cattle to the villains. The majority of his films were westerns and he supported such actors as Gary Cooper...

7. W.G. Fay

Actor | Oliver Twist

W.G. Fay was born on November 12, 1872 in Dublin, Ireland as William George Fay. He was an actor and writer, known for Oliver Twist (1948), Odd Man Out (1947) and Storm in a Teacup (1937). He died on October 27, 1947 in London, England.

8. Ralph Lewis

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Ralph Lewis was born on October 28, 1872 in Englewood, Illinois, USA as Ralph Percy Lewis. He was an actor, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), Casey Jones (1927) and The Wolf Man (1915). He was married to Vera Lewis. He died on December 4, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Zane Grey

Writer | The Last Duane

Born Pearl Zane Gray on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio--a town founded by his mother's family--famed western novelist Zane Grey was an athlete and outdoorsman from an early age, with his main interests being fishing and baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball ...

10. Harry Holman

Actor | Meet John Doe

Harry Holman was born on March 15, 1872 in Conway, Missouri, USA as Harry James Holman. He was an actor and writer, known for Meet John Doe (1941), Oliver Twist (1933) and The Dark Horse (1932). He died on May 3, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

11. Louise Closser Hale

Actress | Dinner at Eight

An endearing veteran of the U.S. and London stages before entering films at the advent of sound, matronly Louise Closser Hale would also earn recognition as a novelist. Born Louise Closser in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1872, she was the daughter of a well-to-do grain dealer. She began her ...

12. Paul Panzer

Actor | The Black Book

Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912), with the real ...

13. Arthur Byron

Actor | The Mummy

Arthur Byron was born on April 3, 1872 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Arthur William Byron. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1932), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) and Marie Galante (1934). He was married to Kathryn Byron and Lillian Hall (actress). He died on July 17, 1943 in Hollywood, ...

14. Maude Adams

Maude Adams was born Maude Ewing Kiskadden on November 11, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She preformed on stage from the age of an infant until her retirement from the stage at age 60. Maude Adams starred in over twenty-five plays on Broadway between 1888 and 1916. Her most famous role was "Peter" ...

15. William Worthington

Director | The Clock

Handsome smart gentleman William Worthington born in Troy, New York in 1872. Well-known Broadway star of opera theatre, drama theatre and vaudeville from the late 1890's. He arrived in Hollywood in 1913 as a leading film performer making his movie debut in The Restless Spirit (1913) co-starring J. ...

16. Adolphe Le Prince

Self | Accordion Player

Adolphe Le Prince was born in 1872 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1901 in Fire Island, New York, USA.

17. Charles Murray

Actor | Vamping Venus

Charles Murray was born on June 22, 1872 in Laurel, Indiana, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Vamping Venus (1928), Around the Corner (1930) and Mike (1926). He was married to Nellie Bae Hamilton. He died on July 29, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Hannah Jones

Actress | Downhill

Hannah Jones was born on October 15, 1872 in Shoreditch, London, England as Hannah Hotten. She was an actress, known for When Boys Leave Home (1927), Murder! (1930) and Blackmail (1929). She died in 1949 in Wood Green, London.

19. Lennox Pawle

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

Beaming, rotund Lennox Pawle is chiefly remembered for his delightful, albeit brief, performance as the 'pixillated' Mr. Dick in MGM's classic version of David Copperfield (1935). A former newspaperman and owner of a racing publication, Pawle had been on stage in his native England from the 1890's ...

20. Sol Horwitz

Disorder in the Court

Sol Horwitz was born on November 4, 1872 in Kovno, Russian Empire as Solomon Horowitz. He was an actor, known for Disorder in the Court (1936), Grips, Grunts and Groans (1937) and Dizzy Doctors (1937). He died on December 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Margaret McWade

Actress | The Lost World

Margaret McWade born in Illinois in 1872. In vaudeville, during the 1890s, she met Margaret Seddon. The two teamed up in a double act billed as the "Pixilated Sisters". She later appeared most often as spinsters or mothers in many films, first under contract to the Edison Film Company under the ...

22. Calvin Coolidge

Self | Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 14

Though three U.S. Presidents have died on the Fourth of July, John Calvin Coolidge was the first and only one to have been born on that date, in 1874. He is also the only President to have had the oath of office administered by his father, a justice of the peace, who swore him in when the Coolidges...

23. Dora Gregory

Actress | A Bill of Divorcement

Dora Gregory was born on September 2, 1872 in Dulwich, London, England. She was an actress, known for A Bill of Divorcement (1922), The Card (1922) and The Skin Game (1931). She died on March 5, 1954 in London.

24. 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 ...

25. Learned Hand

Self | ABC Album

Learned Hand was born on January 27, 1872 in Albany, New York, USA as Billings Learned Hand. He was married to Frances Amelia Finke. He died on August 18, 1961 in New York, New York.

26. Chunibala Devi

Actress | Pather Panchali

Chunibala Devi was born in 1872. She was an actress, known for Pather Panchali (1955), Bigraha (1930) and Rikta (1939). She died in 1955 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

27. Mabel Terry-Lewis

Actress | The Scarlet Pimpernel

Mabel Terry-Lewis was born on October 28, 1872 in London, England as Mabel Gwynedd Terry-Lewis. She was an actress, known for The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), Caste (1930) and Jamaica Inn (1939). She was married to Ralph Cecil Batley. She died on November 28, 1957 in London.

28. Frank Lanning

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Frank Lanning was born on August 14, 1872 in Marion, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), The Unknown (1927) and The Victoria Cross (1916). He was married to Merva Eaton. He died on June 17, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Mary Foy

Actress | House of Mystery

Mary Foy was born on August 9, 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Lena Mary Hank. She was an actress, known for House of Mystery (1934), Slightly Married (1932) and The White Rose (1923). She was married to Patrick Foy. She died in 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Albert Steinrück

Actor | Asphalt

Albert Steinrück was born on May 20, 1872 in Wetterburg, Bad Arolsen, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor, known for Asphalt (1929), Helen of Troy (1924) and Der Richter von Zalamea (1920). He died on February 10, 1929 in Berlin, Germany.

31. James Young

Director | On Trial

James Young was born on January 1, 1872 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was a director and actor, known for On Trial (1917), David Garrick (1914) and Beau Brummel (1913). He was married to Clara Whipple, Clara Kimball Young, Rida Johnson Young and Julie de Valera-Porkosky. He died on June 9, 1948 ...

32. Kate Price

Actress | Quality Street

Kate Price was born on February 13, 1872 in Cork, Ireland as Katherine Duffy. She was an actress and writer, known for Quality Street (1927), Arizona (1918) and Orchids and Ermine (1927). She was married to Joseph Price Ludwig (performer). She died on January 4, 1943 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles,...

33. George Loane Tucker

Director | The Miracle Man

A former railroad clerk, Tucker made a name for himself in 1913 with a film entitled Traffic in Souls (1913), a six-reel expose of white slavery. Tucker and Carl Laemmle financed the sum of $57,000 to make the film in New York, the film ultimately grossed $450,000. The success of the film enabled ...

34. Vaughan Glaser

Actor | Saboteur

Vaughan Glaser was born on November 17, 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Saboteur (1942), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and Meet John Doe (1941). He was married to Lois Landon. He died on November 23, 1958 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

35. Margaret Seddon

Actress | Raffles

Margaret Seddon was born on November 18, 1872 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Marguerite Hungerford Whiteley Sloan. She was an actress, known for Raffles (1939), Bachelor Mother (1932) and Quality Street (1927). She died on April 17, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

36. Anna Held

Actress | Madame la Presidente

Anna Held was born Helene Anna Held on March 8, 1872 (some sources say 1873) in Warsaw, Poland. She was the youngest of eleven children. Her Jewish family fled to Paris, France. Sadly her father died from alcoholism when she was twelve. She started her career singing in Europe. Her signature song ...

37. Bertrand Russell

Self | Aman

Bertrand Russell was born on May 18, 1872 in Ravenscroft, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, Wales as Bertrand Arthur William Russell. He was married to Edith Finch, Patricia Spence, Dora Russell and Alys Pearsall. He died on February 2, 1970 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth, Wales.

38. Tsarina Alexandra

Actress | Nicholas & Alexandra: The Letters

Alix of Hess-Darmstadt was born on June 8, 1872 in Darmstadt, Germany. Her parents were the Grand Duke and Duchess of Darmstadt; her mother was also the daughter of Queen Victoria. When Alix was still very young, her sister Mary and then her mother died of diphtheria. Also, her brother Frederick (...

39. Percy Parsons

Actor | The Good Companions

Percy Parsons was born on June 12, 1872 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Edward Percy Parsons. He was an actor, known for The Good Companions (1933), A Blonde Dream (1932) and Criminal at Large (1932). He was married to Natalie Lynn. He died on October 3, 1944 in St. Stephen's Hospital, Chelsea, ...

40. Frederick Sullivan

Director | The Pillory

Frederick Sullivan was the nephew of composer Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame. His father was Sir Arthur's older brother Frederic Thomas Sullivan (1837-1877) On Frederick's death Sir Arthur stepped in and helped support Frederick's widow and raise the family of 8 children. The movie ...

41. Heinrich Gotho

Actor | Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen

Heinrich Gotho was born on May 3, 1872 in Dolyna, Ukraine as Heinrich Gottesmann. He was an actor, known for The Ship of Lost Men (1929), Woman in the Moon (1929) and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). He died on September 29, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Harry Lee

Actor | Monsieur Beaucaire

Harry Lee was born on June 1, 1872 in New York, New York, USA as William Henry Lee. He was an actor, known for Monsieur Beaucaire (1924), Boomerang Bill (1922) and Little Lady Eileen (1916). He was married to Dorothy Pine. He died on December 8, 1932 in Hollywood, California, USA.

44. Robert Reinert

Writer | Der Herr der Welt

Born near Vienna in 1872, Reinert's early life is shrouded in mystery. He apparently became a successful novelist, publishing "Der Weg zur Sonne" (1906) and "Krieg" (1907). After 1900 he moved to Munich, where he joined Frank Wedekind's cabaret, "Die Elf Scharfrichter". His first film script was ...

45. Adora Andrews

Actress | The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair

Adora Andrews was born on March 19, 1872 in Denver, Colorado, USA. She was an actress, known for The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair (1939). She died on September 18, 1956 in Rye, New York, USA.

46. Hermann Vallentin

Actor | Der Hauptmann von Köpenick

Hermann Vallentin was born on May 24, 1872 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Captain from Köpenick (1931), Friedrich Schiller - Eine Dichterjugend (1923) and Marie Antoinette - Das Leben einer Königin (1922). He died on September 18, 1948 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

47. Winter Hall

Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Winter Hall was born on June 21, 1872 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Winter Amos Hall. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), What Every Woman Knows (1921) and Alias Jimmy Valentine (1920). He was married to Katherine Young (concert pianist). He died on February 10, 1947 ...

48. Kate Barker

American gangster, bank robber and kidnapper, Kate Barker (aka Ma Barker) was the leader of a notorious gang known as the Bloody Barkers. She and her husband George Barker and their four sons Herman (b. 1894), Lloyd (b. 1896), Arthur (b. 1899, known as 'Doc') and Fred (b. 1902) roamed through the ...

49. Arthur Hammerstein

Producer | The Lottery Bride

Arthur Hammerstein was born on December 21, 1872 in New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Dorothy Dalton, Claire Nagle, Grace Weir Hoagland and Jean Kent Allison. He died on October 12, 1955 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

50. Paul Laurence Dunbar

Writer | The Sport of the Gods

Pictured on a 10¢ US commemorative postage stamp issued in his honor, 1 May 1975.

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