Birth Date between 1881-01-01 and 1881-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Cecil B. DeMille

Producer | The Ten Commandments

His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New ...

2. Margaret Wycherly

Actress | White Heat

Margaret Wycherly was born in London, England on October 26, 1881. She was predominately a stage actress, continuing stage work even after performing in films. Her first film role came when she appeared in The Fight (1915) at 34 years old. It was not until 1929 that audiences got another glimpse of...

3. Noble Johnson

Actor | King Kong

African-American movie actor and producer Noble Johnson was born on April 18, 1881, in Marshall, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Noble was very young, and it was there that he met Lon Chaney at school. They became friends as children, and later got re-acquainted when ...

4. Sarah Edwards

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Sarah Edwards was born on October 11, 1881 in Glyn Train, Denbighshire, South Wales, UK as Sarah Mary Edwards. She was an actress, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and The Bishop's Wife (1947). She was married to Vernon Malcolm Jacobson. She died on January ...

5. Francis Ford

Actor | Crimson Shoals

Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of ...

6. Leo Carrillo

Actor | 20 Mule Team

Leo Carrillo was born on August 6, 1881 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for 20 Mule Team (1940), The Guilty Generation (1931) and The Gay Amigo (1949). He was married to Edith Shakespear Haeselbarth. He died on September 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, California.

7. Paul E. Burns

Actor | Son of Paleface

Paul E. Burns was born on January 26, 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Edward Burns. He was an actor, known for Son of Paleface (1952), Smoky River Serenade (1947) and Blind Spot (1947). He died on May 17, 1967 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

8. Stefan Zweig

Writer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Stefan Zweig was born on November 28, 1881 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) and Crepúsculo. He was married to Charlotte E. Altmann and Friderike Maria Burger von Winternitz. He died on February 22, ...

9. Pablo Picasso

Art Department | Something's Gotta Give

Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of 20th century art, who co-created such styles as Cubism and Surrealism, was also among most innovative, influential, and prolific artists of all time.

He was born Pablo Ruiz Picasso on October 6, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of ...

10. Oscar O'Shea

Actor | Of Mice and Men

Oscar O'Shea was born on October 8, 1881 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Of Mice and Men (1939), Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) and Captains Courageous (1937). He died on April 6, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

11. Eliot Makeham

Actor | Dark Journey

Eliot Makeham was born on December 22, 1881 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England as Harold Elliott Makeham. He was an actor, known for Dark Journey (1937), Lorna Doone (1934) and Vacation from Marriage (1945). He was married to Betty Shale and Johanna Geertruida De Vries. He died on February 8, 1956 in ...

12. Frank O'Connor

Director | Religious Racketeers

Frank O'Connor was born on April 11, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Religious Racketeers (1938), Call of the Circus (1930) and One of the Bravest (1925). He died on November 22, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Constantine Romanoff

Actor | The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Constantine Romanoff was born on August 21, 1881 in Germany as Friedrich William Heinrich August Meyer. He was an actor, known for The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927), The Long Voyage Home (1940) and Devil on Deck (1932). He was married to Caroline "Lena" Jensen Baltzer. He died on February 8,...

14. Pedro de Cordoba

Actor | My Favorite Wife

Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into ...

15. Robert Strange

Actor | High Sierra

Robert Strange was born on November 26, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert George Strange. He was an actor, known for High Sierra (1941), Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) and Special Agent (1935). He was married to Diantha Pattison and Florence Stockwell. He died on February 22, 1952...

16. Dot Farley

Actress | So Big

Dot Farley was born on February 6, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Dorothea Farley. She was an actress and writer, known for So Big (1924), The Little Irish Girl (1926) and The Signal Tower (1924). She died on May 2, 1971 in South Pasadena, California, USA.

17. Asta Nielsen

Actress | Hamlet

Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of ...

18. John G. Adolfi

Director | A Man and His Mate

Entering films as an actor in 1910, John G. Adolfi soon switched careers and became a director. He turned out numerous, mostly low-budget films for minor companies, but every so often got a chance to work at a big studio like Fox. His big break came in the sound era, when he formed a partnership ...

19. P.G. Wodehouse

Soundtrack | Gosford Park

Master of comedy novelist Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881, in Guilford, Surrey, England. He died in hospital in Southampton, New York, on Valentine's day (February 14) 1975, from a heart attack after a long illness at age 93. In that time he managed to write close to ...

20. Lou Tellegen

Actor | To oneiron tou glyptou

Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in ...

21. Blanche Payson

Actress | The Bachelor's Baby

Blanche Payson was born on September 20, 1881 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Mary Elizabeth Bush. She was an actress, known for The Bachelor's Baby (1927), All Over Town (1937) and Figures Don't Lie (1927). She was married to Eugene Alonzo Payson. She died on July 4, 1964 in Granada Hills, ...

22. Marc McDermott

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland, and Marc later became an English citizen when he moved to London. His older brother Patrick was born in Ireland, ...

23. Tom Chatterton

Actor | Drums of Fu Manchu

Tom Chatterton was born on February 12, 1881 in Geneva, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Drums of Fu Manchu (1940), A Soul Enslaved (1916) and Captain America (1944). He died on August 17, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.

24. Arthur Aylesworth

Actor | King of the Underworld

Arthur Aylesworth was born on August 12, 1881 in Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA as Arthur Preston Aylesworth. He was an actor, known for King of the Underworld (1939), Brigham Young (1940) and The Plot Thickens (1936). He was married to Elizabeth and Sadie Harris. He died on June 26, 1946 in Los ...

25. Louella Parsons

Actress | Hollywood Hotel

Louella Parsons was born on August 6, 1881 in Freeport, Illinois, USA as Louella Rose Oettinger. She was an actress and writer, known for Hollywood Hotel (1937), Without Reservations (1946) and Starlift (1951). She was married to Dr. Henry Watson Martin, John McCaffrey Jr. and John Demont Parsons. ...

26. Sarah Padden

Actress | A Woman's Face

Sarah Padden was born on October 16, 1881 in England as Sarah Ann Padden. She was an actress, known for A Woman's Face (1941), The Master Key (1945) and The Mad Monster (1942). She was married to George Clarence Sackett. She died on December 4, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Walter Kingsford

Actor | The Story of Louis Pasteur

Walter Kingsford was born on September 20, 1881 in Redhill, Surrey, England as Walter Stephen Thomas Kingsford Pearce. He was an actor, known for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). He was married to Alison Bradshaw and Winifred ...

28. Carl Schenstrøm

Actor | Ulvejægerne

Carl Schenstrøm was born on November 13, 1881 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an actor and director, known for Ulvejægerne (1926), Højt paa en kvist (1929) and The Lodgers of the seventh heaven (1923). He died on April 10, 1942 in Copenhagen.

29. Crauford Kent

Actor | Shadows of the Sea

Crauford Kent was born on October 12, 1881 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Shadows of the Sea (1922), Silas Marner (1922) and The Ace of Scotland Yard (1929). He died on May 14, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA.

30. Béla Bartók

Soundtrack | The Shining

Born in Hungary in 1881, Bartok began his musical studies on the piano at age five. His mother was his first teacher; after his father died in 1888, the Bartok family moved to Nagyszolos, where Bela continued his piano studies and took up composition. At age eleven, he made his first public ...

31. Leon Errol

Actor | Higher and Higher

Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died ...

32. Anna Pavlova

Actress | The Dumb Girl of Portici

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents of a Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. Her ...

33. Morgan Wallace

Actor | Dream Street

Morgan Wallace was born on July 26, 1881 in Lompoc, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Dream Street (1921), One Exciting Night (1922) and It's a Gift (1934). He was married to Louise Chapman Wallace. He died on December 12, 1953 in Tarzana, California.

34. Arthur Chesney

Actor | Hindle Wakes

Arthur Chesney was born on November 21, 1881 in Wandsworth, London, England as Arthur William Chesney Kellaway. He was an actor and writer, known for Fanny Hawthorne (1927), Sorrell and Son (1933) and Colonel Blood (1934). He was married to Estelle Winwood. He died on August 27, 1949 in London.

35. James W. Horne

Director | The Green Archer

He worked at a number of studios in the early 1920s and directed Buster Keaton's successful 'College' in 1927 before arriving at Hal Roach studios in 1928 where the following year he directed Laurel and Hardy's 'Big Business'and the following year their sound film 'Chickens Come Home' In 1931 he ...

36. Julian Eltinge

Actor | Maid to Order

One of the greatest drag performers in the history of the American Theatre. First performed in drag at the age of 10 in an annual revue of the Boston Cadets. Subsequently appeared on Broadway in 1904 in a drag role in Mr. Wix of Wickham. Performed in the legitimate theatre and also in a number of ...

37. Enrique Muiño

Actor | Su mejor alumno

Enrique Muiño was born on July 5, 1881 in Galicia, Spain. He is known for his work on Su mejor alumno (1944), Such Is Life (1939) and El abuelo (1954). He died on May 24, 1956 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

38. Marion Leonard

Actress | What Avails the Crown

Marion Leonard was born on June 9, 1881 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for What Avails the Crown (1912), The Seed of the Fathers (1913) and In Little Italy (1909). She was married to Stanner E.V. Taylor. She died on January 9, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

39. Gus McNaughton

Actor | The 39 Steps

Gus McNaughton was born on July 29, 1881 in London, England as Augustus Le Clerq. He was an actor and writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), Leave It to Me (1933) and Not So Dusty (1936). He was married to Charlotte Govett. He died on November 18, 1969 in Castor, England.

40. Elsa Maxwell

Actress | Hotel for Women

Elsa Maxwell was born on May 24, 1881 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Hotel for Women (1939), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and Public Deb No. 1 (1940). She died on November 1, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.

41. Gwendolyn Logan

Writer | A Tokyo Siren

Gwendolyn Logan was born on December 30, 1881 in Bellary, British India as Gwendolen Beatrice Nora Logan. She was an actress and writer, known for A Tokyo Siren (1920), East Is East (1916) and The Man from Blankley's (1930). She was married to Conrad Seiler and Philip Hubbard. She died on October ...

42. William Nigh

Director | Born Rich

William Nigh was born on October 12, 1881 in Berlin, Wisconsin, USA as Emil Kreuske. He was a director and actor, known for Born Rich (1924), The Lightning Flyer (1931) and Notorious Gallagher; or, His Great Triumph (1916). He died on November 27, 1955 in Burbank, California, USA.

43. Dora Altmann

Actress | Tatort

Dora Altmann was born on February 20, 1881 in Dresden, Germany as Dora Alrich. She was an actress, known for Tatort (1970), Mathias Kneissl (1971) and Die fünfte Kolonne (1963). She died on December 24, 1971 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

44. Jan Duggan

Actress | Wagon Wheels

Jan Duggan was born on November 6, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Genevieve L. Duggan. She was an actress, known for Wagon Wheels (1934), The Old Fashioned Way (1934) and Midnight Intruder (1938). She died on March 10, 1977 in Anaheim, California, USA.

45. Harry M. Warner

Producer | The Lost City

Harry M. Warner was born on December 12, 1881 in Krasnoshiltz, Russian Empire as Hirsz Mojzesz Wonsal. He was a producer, known for The Lost City (1920), My Four Years in Germany (1918) and Ship Ahoy (1920). He was married to Rea Levinson. He died on July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

46. Yakov Protazanov

Director | L'angoissante aventure

Yakov Protazanov was born on February 4, 1881 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Yakov Aleksandrovich Protazanov. He was a director and writer, known for A Narrow Escape (1920), Adventures in Bokhara (1943) and Without Dowry (1937). He died on August 9, 1945 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.

47. Henry Sedley

Actor | Thunderbolts of Fate

Henry Sedley was born on March 26, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Thunderbolts of Fate (1919), Million Dollar Mystery (1927) and The Racket (1928). He died on November 13, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. Robb Wilton

Actor | Two's Company

Robb Wilton was born on August 28, 1881 in Liverpool, England as Robert Wilton Smith. He was an actor, known for Two's Company (1936), The Love Match (1955) and The White Countess (2005). He was married to Florence Palmer. He died on May 1, 1957 in London, England.

49. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Actor | Bir millet uyaniyor

Mustafa was born in 1881 in Salonica, then an Ottoman Turkish city, in modern day Greece. His father, Ali Riza, a customs official-turned-lumber merchant, died when Mustafa was still a boy. His mother, Zubeyde, a devout and strong-willed woman, raised him and his younger sister by herself. First ...

50. Milton Rosmer

Actor | The Pointing Finger

Miton Rosmer made his name on the British stage, debuting in 1889. He easily made the transition to silent pictures, appearing in such films as The Passionate Friends (1922). Talkies proved to be no obstacle to him, as it did to many silent actors, and Rosmer had roles in such classics as Goodbye, ...


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