Birth Date between 1893-01-01 and 1893-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lillian Gish

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893, in Springfield, Ohio. Her father, James Lee Gish, was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother, Mary Gish ...

2. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Double Indemnity

Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ...

3. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

4. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Steiner was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

5. Hattie McDaniel

Actress | Gone with the Wind

After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West (1932). Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest (1934) and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams (1935). In this one, directed by George ...

6. Cedric Hardwicke

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, ...

7. Harold Lloyd

Actor | Safety Last!

Born in Buchard, Nebraska, USA to Elizabeth Fraser and 'J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd' who fought constantly and soon divorced (at the time a rare event), Harold Clayton Lloyd was nominally educated in Denver and San Diego high schools and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San ...

8. Fay Bainter

Actress | Jezebel

Fay Bainter's career began as a child performer in 1898. For some time, she was a member of the traveling cast of the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles. In 1912, she made her Broadway debut in 'The Rose of Panama', but this and her subsequent play 'The Bridal Path' (1913), were conspicuous ...

9. Olga Baclanova

Actress | Freaks

Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 19 to apprentice...

10. Evelyn Varden

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Evelyn Varden was born on June 12, 1893 in Adair, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Bad Seed (1956) and Pinky (1949). She was married to William J. Quinn and Charles Coleman (I). She died on July 11, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA.

11. Jimmy Durante

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

First wife Jeanne died in 1943. Wed second wife, Marjorie Little after 16 year courtship when she was 39 and he 67 Marjorie Little had been the hatcheck girl at the Copacabana. Durante and his second wife adopted a baby girl, Cecelia Alicia on Christmas day 1961. Durante doted on "CeCe" until his ...

12. Sara Taft

Actress | Tower of London

Sara Taft was born on July 5, 1893 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sarah Eleanor Taft. She was an actress, known for Tower of London (1962), The Reivers (1969) and Ben Casey (1961). She was married to Frederick William Teschke and Milton Tompkins Somers. She died on September 24, 1973 in Los ...

13. Irving Bacon

Actor | Meet John Doe

A minor character actor who appeared in literally hundreds of films, actor Irving Bacon could always be counted on for expressing bug-eyed bewilderment or cautious frustration in small-town settings with his revolving door of friendly, servile parts - mailmen, milkmen, clerks, chauffeurs, cab ...

14. Carl Benton Reid

Actor | In a Lonely Place

Carl Benton Reid was a drama graduate from Carnegie Tech who had several years of stage experience performing at the Cleveland Playhouse in the 1920s, where he met his future wife, stage actress Hazel Harrison. After moving to New York, he became a noted actor on the Broadway stage with some ...

15. Howard Smith

Actor | Death of a Salesman

Howard Smith was born on August 12, 1893 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA as Howard Irving Smith. He is known for his work on Death of a Salesman (1951), Don't Go Near the Water (1957) and Kiss of Death (1947). He was married to Lillian Boardman and Mildred A. Barker. He died on January 10, 1968 in...

16. Tito Vuolo

Actor | The Killing

Short, squat, voluble and Italian-born, Tito Vuolo could not avoid being typecast as the jolly Italian in office. In the nineteen fifties and sixties, Tito Vuolo portrayed dozens of Italian barbers, pizza makers, vendors, grocers, waiters, hotel or restaurant proprietors. He played them well but he...

17. George Selk

Actor | Adventures of Superman

George Selk was born on May 15, 1893 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Adventures of Superman (1952), Gunsmoke (1955) and Lawman (1958). He died on January 22, 1967 in Montrose, California, USA.

18. Isobel Elsom

Actress | My Fair Lady

The epitome of opulent, grande dame pomposity, British character actress Isobel Elsom was born Isabelle Reed in Cambridge, England on March 16, 1893. She began on the stage in 1911 and went on to grace a number of silent and sound pictures in England, marrying and divorcing director Maurice Elvey ...

19. Jesslyn Fax

Actress | Rear Window

Jesslyn Fax was born on January 4, 1893 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress, known for Rear Window (1954), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) and Kiss Me Deadly (1955). She died on February 16, 1975 in Hollywood, California, USA.

20. Ivor Novello

Actor | The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known ...

21. Richard Dix

Actor | Cimarron

Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him...

22. Charles Stevens

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Charles Stevens was born on May 26, 1893 in Solomonsville, Arizona, USA as Carlos Stevens. He is known for his work on The Three Musketeers (1921), Call of the Wild (1935) and The Americano (1916). He was married to Lila Ethel Berry. He died on August 22, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

23. Dennis Hoey

Actor | Terror by Night

Dennis Hoey was born on March 30, 1893 in London, England as Samuel David Hyams. He was an actor, known for Terror by Night (1946), Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) and The Spider Woman (1943). He was married to Josephine Marta Ricca and Sarah Pearl Lyons (known as Cissie). He died on July 25, ...

24. Barry Jones

Actor | Brigadoon

Barry Jones was born on March 6, 1893 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK as Barry Cuthbert Jones. He was an actor, known for Brigadoon (1954), Prince Valiant (1954) and Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954). He died on May 1, 1981 in Guernsey.

25. Merian C. Cooper

Writer | King Kong

In 1920, Merian C. Cooper was a member of volunteer of the American Kosciuszko Squadron that supported the Polish army in the war with Soviet Russia, where he met best friend and producing partner Ernest B. Schoedsack. On 26 July 1920, his plane was shot down, and he spent nearly nine months in the...

26. Robert Harron

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he was a huge celebrity in his time and graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his heyday, Bobby had everything going for him but died far too young to ...

27. Ernest B. Schoedsack

Director | Dr. Cyclops

Ernest B. Schoedsack was born on June 8, 1893 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as Ernest Beaumont Schoedsack. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Dr. Cyclops (1940), The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and Rango (1931). He was married to Ruth Rose. He died on December 23, 1979 in Los Angeles ...

28. Alexander Korda

Director | The Private Life of Don Juan

One of a large group of Hungarian refugees who found refuge in England in the 1930s, Sir Alexander Korda was the first British film producer to receive a knighthood. He was a major, if controversial, figure and acted as a guiding force behind the British film industry of the 1930s and continued to ...

29. Charley Chase

Actor | Luncheon at Twelve

While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he's highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of silent comedy.

Chase (real name Charles Parrott) was born in Maryland, USA, in 1893. After a brief career in vaudeville,...

30. Alexander Granach

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Alexander Granach was born in the region of Galizia, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine). Given the name Jessaja Szajko Gronish, he was one of a dozen children of a poor Jewish family eking out a living, first in a farming village, later in a series of small towns and ...

31. William Dieterle

Actor | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Wilhelm Dieterle was the youngest of nine children of parents Jacob and Berthe Dieterle. They lived in poverty, and when he was old enough to work, young Wilhelm earned money as a carpenter and a scrap dealer. He dreamed of better things, though, and theater caught ...

32. Howard Hoffman

Actor | House on Haunted Hill

Howard Hoffman was born on November 4, 1893 in New Bremen, Ohio, USA as Howard Ralph Hoffman. He was an actor, known for House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Macabre (1958). He died on June 27, 1969 in Hollywood, California, USA.

33. Al St. John

Actor | Outlaws of the Plains

Al St. John was born on September 10, 1893 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Alfred St. John. He was an actor and director, known for Outlaws of the Plains (1946), Billy the Kid Trapped (1942) and The Fighting Vigilantes (1947). He was married to Flo-Bell Moore, Yvonne June Villon Price Pearce (...

34. Ethel Owen

Actress | Robert Montgomery Presents

Ethel Owen was born on March 30, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ethel Marguerite Waite. She was an actress, known for Robert Montgomery Presents (1950), Inner Sanctum (1954) and Kraft Theatre (1947). She was married to John Hale Almy and Dr. Raymond Gilbert Owens. She died on February 16, 1997 ...

35. Jean Dixon

Actress | Holiday

Connecticut-born Jean Dixon had an auspicious theatre debut: on a Parisian stage with Sarah Bernhardt while still a student at a French university. Upon her return to the U.S. in 1921, she made her Broadway debut, and thereafter appeared in many stage productions, on Broadway and across the country...

36. Earle Hodgins

Actor | Oregon Trail

Earle Hodgins was born on October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah, USA as George Earl Hodgins. He was an actor, known for Oregon Trail (1945), Silent Conflict (1948) and The Sagebrush Family Trails West (1940). He was married to Elizabeth Birss Ogilvie and Sue Henley. He died on April 14, 1964 in Hollywood...

37. John Brahm

Director | The Twilight Zone

The son of comedian and theatre director Ludwig Brahm, Hans followed in his father's footsteps and began his career on the stages of Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Again, like his father, he graduated to directing and had his first fling with the film business as a dialogue director for a Franco/German ...

38. Edgar Dearing

Actor | Raiders of Tomahawk Creek

Edgar Dearing was born on May 4, 1893 in Ceres, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Raiders of Tomahawk Creek (1950), Abraham Lincoln (1930) and The Bishop's Wife (1947). He was married to Lila Stones and Nelvina Hyink. He died on August 17, 1974 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

39. Jean Acker

Actress | Checkers

Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a farm in Trenton, NJ, and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish, and they had separated when she was young. Jean attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, NJ. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company ...

40. Heinrich George

Actor | Metropolis

Heinrich George was born on October 9, 1893 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz. He was an actor and producer, known for Metropolis (1927), Kolberg (1945) and Die Degenhardts (1944). He was married to Berta Drews. He died on September 25, 1946 in Soviet Special ...

41. Gino Corrado

Actor | The Amateur Gentleman

Gino Corrado Liserani was born in Pisa, Italy in 1893, the son of Carlo Liserani, a marble and art dealer. Corrado grew up in Florence. In 1895, Carlo Liserani, brother Cyrus, and their families emigrated to the United States, settling near Coney Island in New York, where the men took up jobs in ...

42. Leatrice Joy

Actress | The Love Trader

Making her film debut as an extra in 1917, Leatrice Joy soon graduated to playing opposite comics Billy West and Oliver Hardy. Director Cecil B. DeMille took her under his wing and starred her in several of his films. Often playing career girls dressed in mannish suits, or sophisticated society ...

43. Betty Blythe

Actress | She

Brunette, buxom matinee idol Betty Blythe capitalised on the 'roaring 20's' infatuation with exotic screen sirens to achieve a brief period of stardom. She was notoriously one of the first actresses to ever appear nude (or in various stages of undress) on screen. It wasn't that Betty couldn't act, ...

44. Hartley Power

Actor | Roman Holiday

Hartley Power was born on March 14, 1893 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry C. Power. He was an actor, known for Roman Holiday (1953), Man with a Million (1954) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Betty Paul. He died on January 29, 1966 in London, England.

45. Lester Dorr

Actor | Riders of the Purple Sage

Lester Dorr was born on May 8, 1893 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Harry Lester Dorr. He was an actor, known for Riders of the Purple Sage (1931), The Secret Code (1942) and Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950). He was married to Grace L. Painter. He died on August 25, 1980 in Los Angeles, California...

46. Phil Tead

Actor | The Lost Paradise

Phil Tead was born on September 29, 1893 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as Phillips Tead. He was an actor, known for The Lost Paradise (1914), Six of a Kind (1934) and Adventures of Superman (1952). He died on June 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. William Moulton Marston

Writer | Wonder Woman

Dr. William Moulton Marston was a man who managed to combine interests of several dissimilar fields into an idea that has lasted for decades. Marston was born and raised in Massachusetts. He earned a law degree in 1918 and got a Ph.D in Psychology from Harvard University in 1921. Long interested in...

48. Hermann Göring

Actor | Wunder des Fliegens: Der Film eines deutschen Fliegers

Hermann Göring was born on January 12, 1893, in Rosenheim, Bavaria, the son of a prominent judge. He entered the German Royal Military Academy at Gross Lichterfeide outside Berlin in his teens and graduated in 1911. At the beginning of World War I he saw service as an infantry lieutenant but soon ...

49. Cedric Gibbons

Art Director | An American in Paris

After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...

50. Matthew Boulton

Actor | The Woman in Green

Matthew Boulton was born on January 20, 1893 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Woman in Green (1945), Sabotage (1936) and Night Must Fall (1937). He was married to Ruth Dockray. He died on February 10, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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