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. Francis Ford

Actor | The Purple Mask

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 ...

5. 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 Cisco Kid (1950). He was married to Edith Shakespear Haeselbarth. He died on September 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, California.

6. Matthew Betz

Actor | The Big Chance

Matthew Betz was born on September 13, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Matthew Von Betz. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Crimson City (1928) and The Western Code (1932). He was married to Lulu Slipp. He died on January 26, 1938 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, ...

7. 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.

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. 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 ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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. ...

12. 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 The Pilgrim Lady (1947). He died on May 17, 1967 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

13. 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 ...

14. 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 Drift Fence (1936). She died on March 10, 1977 in Anaheim, California, USA.

15. Walter Kingsford

Actor | Algiers

Walter Kingsford was born on September 20, 1881 in Redhill, Surrey, England as Walter Stephen Thomas Kingsford Pearce. He was an actor, known for Algiers (1938), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) and The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936). He was married to Alison Bradshaw and Winifred Hanley. He died on ...

16. Sarah Padden

Actress | A Woman's Face

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

17. Leon Errol

Actor | Mexican Spitfire

Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Mexican Spitfire (1940), Higher and Higher (1943) and The Girl from Mexico (1939). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died on October ...

18. 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 ...

19. Whitford Kane

Actor | Hide-Out

Whitford Kane was born on January 30, 1881 in Larne, County Antrim, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Hide-Out (1934), The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) and Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947). He died on December 17, 1956 in New York City, New York, USA.

20. 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 ...

21. 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 The Block Signal (1926). He died on November 22, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. 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.

23. 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 ...

24. 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.

25. 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, ...

26. 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 Trouble (1920). He was married to Rea Ellen Levinson. He died on July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

27. 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...

28. James W. Horne

Director | The Bull's Eye

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 ...

29. Crauford Kent

Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate

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

30. 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 ...

32. Nicholas Hannen

Actor | Quo Vadis

Nicholas Hannen was born on May 1, 1881 in London, England as Nicholas James Hannen. He was an actor and producer, known for Quo Vadis (1951), Who Killed John Savage? (1937) and Henry V (1944). He was married to Athene Seyler and Muriel Morland. He died on June 25, 1972 in London.

33. John G. Adolfi

Director | Queen of the Sea

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 ...

34. Hugh Sothern

Actor | Captain America

Hugh Sothern was born on July 20, 1881 in Anderson County, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain America (1944), Northwest Passage (1940) and Old Hickory (1939). He died on April 13, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Jacques de Baroncelli

Director | Pêcheur d'Islande

Prolific French pioneer director, a former journalist. In films with Pathé from 1909, he was a stylist, noted for melodramas, satires, period films and classic literary adaptations.

36. Morgan Wallace

Actor | The Mouthpiece

Morgan Wallace was born on July 26, 1881 in Lompoc, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Mouthpiece (1932), Dream Street (1921) and Billy the Kid Returns (1938). He was married to Louise Chapman Wallace. He died on December 12, 1953 in Tarzana, California.

37. 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 is known for his work on 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...

38. 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 ...

39. 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 ...

40. 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), Captains Courageous (1937) and Stranger on the Third Floor (1940). He died on April 6, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

41. Julian Eltinge

Actor | Madame Behave

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 ...

42. Mary Servoss

Actress | So Proudly We Hail!

Mary Servoss was born on June 2, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for So Proudly We Hail! (1943), Experiment Perilous (1944) and Mrs. Parkington (1944). She died on November 20, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Norman Field

Actor | The Twonky

Norman Field was born on January 4, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Norman Randolph Field. He was an actor, known for The Twonky (1953) and Invitation (1952). He died on September 11, 1956 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

44. John Gottowt

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

John Gottowt was born on June 15, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Isidor Gesang. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Das schwarze Los (1913) and The Student of Prague (1913). He died on August 27, 1942 in Wieliczka, Malopolskie, Poland.

45. Gaby Deslys

Actress | Bouclette

Gaby Deslys was born Marie-Elise-Gabrielle Caire on November 4, 1881 in Marseille, France. Gaby was one of five children but sadly three of her siblings died when they were young. Although her mother encouraged her love of dancing her strict father did not. He sent her to a religious school called ...

46. 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 The Voice of the Millions (1912). She was married to Stanner E.V. Taylor. She died on January 9, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

47. Henrik Galeen

Writer | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Henrik Galeen was born on January 7, 1881 in Stryj, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Heinrich Wiesenberg. He was a writer and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), The Golem (1915) and A Daughter of Destiny (1928). He was married to Comptess Ilse von Schenk and Elvira Adler. He died on July 30, 1949 in ...

48. 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), Notorious Gallagher; or, His Great Triumph (1916) and The Lightning Flyer (1931). He died on November 27, 1955 in Burbank, California, USA.

49. Hélène Burls

Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Hélène Burls was born on July 7, 1881 in Islington, London, England as Florence Mina Emma Burls. She was an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Quiet Weekend (1946) and The Passionate Friends (1949). She died on September 1, 1967 in Hastings, Sussex, England.

50. 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), A Christmas Carol (1951) and Lorna Doone (1934). He was married to Betty Shale and Johanna Geertruida De Vries. He died on February 8, 1956 in ...


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