Birth Date between 1872-01-01 and 1872-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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...
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 ...
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" ...
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. ...
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.
19. Lennox Pawle
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
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
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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,...
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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
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 ...
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 ...