Birth Date between 1877-01-01 and 1877-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Edmund Gwenn
Actor | Miracle on 34th Street
There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...
Actor | The More the Merrier
A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...
Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Isaac Johnny John. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Avenging Arrow (1921) and Red Fork Range (1931). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York.
Actress | Harvey
Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the ...
Actor | You Can't Take It with You
Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite ...
Actress | The Big Parade
Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Director | Love in the Desert
George Melford was born on February 19, 1877 in Rochester, New York, USA as George Henry Knauff. He was a director and actor, known for Love in the Desert (1929), Jungle Menace (1937) and The Ten Commandments (1956). He was married to Diana Miller and Louise Marsland. He died on April 25, 1961 in ...
10. Gibson Gowland
Actor | Greed
Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as Thomas Henry Gowland. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on ...
11. Nigel De Brulier
Actor | Adventures of Captain Marvel
British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often ...
12. 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, ...
13. Robert Homans
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.
14. Sidney Bracey
Actor | The Monster Walks
Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Sidney Alfred Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), The Million Dollar Mystery (1914) and Show People (1928). He was married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, ...
15. O.P. Heggie
Actor | Bride of Frankenstein
O.P. Heggie was born on September 17, 1877 in Angaston, South Australia, Australia as Oliver Peters Heggie. He was an actor, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Letter (1929) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1934). He was married to Lilian Clara Rogers. He died on February 7, 1936 in Los ...
16. Maurice Costello
Actor | The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
Maurice Costello was born on February 22, 1877 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915), The Golden Pathway (1913) and Iron and Steel (1914). He was married to Ruth Reeves and Mae Costello. He died on October 28, 1950 in ...
17. Rose Dione
Actress | Freaks
Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 ...
18. Bodil Rosing
Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Bodil Rosing was born on December 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Hammerich. She was an actress, known for Sunrise (1927), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Why Be Good? (1929). She was married to Einer Jansen. She died on December 31, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.
19. Barlowe Borland
Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles
Barlowe Borland was born on August 6, 1877 in Greenock, Scotland as Frank Barlowe Borland. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), The Little Minister (1934) and Blonde Trouble (1937). He was married to Francesca Redding. He died on August 31, 1948 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
20. Hermann Hesse
Soundtrack | The Hours
Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.
21. Carl Alstrup
Actor | Peter Ligeglad paa Eventyr
Carl Alstrup was born on April 11, 1877 in Sundbyvester, Tårnby, Denmark as Carl Marius Alstrup. He was an actor and director, known for Peter Ligeglad paa Eventyr (1923), Gøngehøvdingen (1909) and Den kloge Mand (1937). He was married to Ruth Rubin and Sophie Wiegand-Hansen. He died ...
22. Frank Austin
Actor | The Monster
Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as George Francis Austin. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Lionel Pape
Actor | The Philadelphia Story
Lionel Pape was born on April 17, 1877 in Sussex, England as Edward Lionel Pape. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Raffles (1939) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939). He died on October 21, 1944 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Olga Roderick
Actress | Freaks
Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity ...
26. J. Searle Dawley
Director | Rich Man, Poor Man
J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself "the first motion picture director", was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison's stock theatrical company. The tour he was hired ...
27. René Navarre
René Navarre was born on July 8, 1877 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France as Victor René Navarre. He was an actor and director, known for Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913), Tue-la-mort (1920) and Fantomas: The Mysterious Finger Print (1914). He was married to Elmire Vautier and ...
28. Florence Gill
Actress | Larceny on the Air
Florence Gill was born on July 27, 1877 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Larceny on the Air (1937), The Reluctant Dragon (1941) and Obliging Young Lady (1942). She died on February 19, 1965 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
29. Norman MacOwan
Actor | The City of the Dead
Norman MacOwan was born on January 2, 1877 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, known for The City of the Dead (1960), Kidnapped (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Violet [Ellen] Stephenson (actress). He died on December 31, 1961 in Hastings, East ...
30. Landers Stevens
Actor | Bill Cracks Down
Landers Stevens was born on February 17, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as John Landers Stevens. He was an actor, known for Bill Cracks Down (1937), Wild Honey (1922) and Hell Divers (1931). He was married to Georgie Cooper and Fannie Gillette. He died on December 19, 1940 in Hollywood, Los...
Director | Whoozit
Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, ...
32. William Clifford
Actor | The Hidden Law
William Clifford was born on June 27, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as William Morris Clifford. He was an actor, known for The Hidden Law (1916), A Tale of Two Cities (1917) and The Oaklawn Handicap (1915). He was married to Irene A. Stillings. He died on December 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, ...
33. May Wallace
Actress | The Cup of Life
May Wallace was born on August 23, 1877 in Russiaville, Indiana, USA as May Maddox. She was an actress, known for The Cup of Life (1921), The Million Dollar Mystery (1914) and Smashing the Spy Ring (1938). She was married to Thomas W. Maddox. She died on December 11, 1938 in Los Angeles, California...
34. Marcel Lévesque
Actor | Les vampires
Marcel Lévesque was born on December 6, 1877 in Paris, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Les vampires (1915), The Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) and The Vampires: Satanas (1916). He died on February 16, 1962 in Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames, Seine-et-Marne, France.
36. George Field
Actor | Blood and Sand
George Field was born on March 18, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Blood and Sand (1922), Young Wild West's Mexican Mix-Up (1912) and Young Wild West Cornered by Apaches (1912). He was married to Winifred Greenwood. He died on March 9, 1925 in ...
39. Rudolph Dirks
Writer | The Katzenjammer Kids in School
Creator of the comic strip "The Katzenjammer Kids". The strip was taken over by H.H. Knerr in December 1914 following a lawsuit between the Hearst and Pulitzer publishing empires; Knerr drew the strip until his death. Dirks, who regained the right to draw his characters, resumed the strip in the ...
42. Otto Gebühr
Actor | Der große König
Otto Gebühr was born on May 29, 1877 in Kettwig, Essen, Rhine Province, Prussia [now Northrhine-Westphalia], Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for Der große König (1942), Fridericus (1937) and Die Mühle von Sanssouci (1926). He was married to Doris Krüger and Cornelia ...
43. Jules Cowles
Actor | The Scarlet Letter
Jules Cowles was born on October 18, 1877 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA as Julius D. Cowles. He was an actor, known for The Scarlet Letter (1926), One Hysterical Night (1929) and The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923). He died on May 22, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Director | After the Fog
Leander De Cordova was born on December 5, 1877 in Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies. He was an actor and director, known for After the Fog (1929), She (1925) and Swallow (1922). He was married to Emmy. He died on September 19, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Lo sceicco bianco
Ernesto Almirante (24 September 1877 - 13 December 1964) was an Italian film and stage actor. Born in Mistretta into a family of actors, Almirante worked several years on stage along his father Nunzio. He was also active as agent and organizer of several stage companies. After an occasional film ...
47. Billy Platt
Actor | The Trail of the Tiger
Billy Platt was born on August 31, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA as William Hunter Platt. He was an actor, known for The Trail of the Tiger (1927), The Terror of Tiny Town (1938) and Tillie's Punctured Romance (1928). He died on September 9, 1961 in Pasadena, California, USA.
48. Alfréd Deésy
Director | Casanova
Director, actor and script-writer. He completed his education in his place of birth and Kolozsvár (now Cluj, Romania). He was a popular character actor of dramatic plays. From 1911 he was temporarily a cinema managing director in Debrecen, from 1913 he made movies. He wrote scripts and directed ...
Director | The Carter Case
William F. Haddock was born on November 27, 1877 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as William Frederick Haddock. He was a director and actor, known for The Carter Case (1919), I Accuse (1916) and The Banker's Daughter (1914). He was married to Rosa Viola Koch. He died on June 30, 1969 in New York ...
50. Hassard Short
Actor | The Turn of the Wheel
He was one of the giants of the American Theatre in the first half of the 20th Century. Born in England, Hubert Hassard Short began his theatrical career there in 1895 and ventured to America six years later. He initially found work touring as a member and choreographer of John Drew's company, ...