Date of Death between 1936-01-01 and 1936-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Max Schreck
Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly ...
2. John Gilbert
Actor | Flesh and the Devil
John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 ...
Producer | The Tower of Lies
Irving Grant Thalberg was born in New York City, to Henrietta (Haymann) and William Thalberg, who were of German Jewish descent. He had a bad heart, having contracted rheumatic fever as a teenager and was plagued with other ailments all of his life. He was quite intelligent with a thirst for ...
5. 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 ...
Writer | The Man Who Would Be King
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, a museum director and author and illustrator. This was at the height of the "British Raj", so he was brought up by Indian nurses ("ayahs"), who taught him something of the beliefs and tongues of India. He was ...
7. 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 ...
Writer | Conan the Barbarian
Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in a series of short stories and novels in the 1930's. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. His fiction was carried in pulp magazines of the time such as Weird Tales, and H.P. Lovecraft was a friend and admirer of his. He committed ...
Actor | Chandu the Magician
Henry B. Walthall was a respected stage actor who became a favorite of pioneering film director D.W. Griffith. Born in 1878 in Alabama, Walthall embarked on a law career but quit law school in 1898 to enlist in the US Army in order to fight in the Spanish-American War. Returning from the war he ...
10. Marilyn Miller
Actress | Sally
"Look for the Silver Lining" became the appropriate signature song for one of Broadways's most popular musical stage stars of the 1920s, Marilyn Miller, for she embodied a vibrant, child-like optimism in her very best "happily ever after" showcases. Such happiness, however, did not extend into her ...
11. James Murray
Actor | The Crowd
Sometimes the early tragic death of a Hollywood actor can lead to immortality, as in the cases of icons James Dean and Marilyn Monroe--and, to a somewhat lesser extent, little Bobby Driscoll, who died a Skid Row bum in the streets, a victim of drug addiction. Not so for actor James Murray, whose ...
12. John Bowers
Actor | T'Other Dear Charmer
Began working in films from 1916, becoming a a star within five years of his debut. His frequent co-star was was Marguerite de la Motte, whom he later married. The advent of sound effectively ended his career. Shortly after attending a party, the distraught 50-year-old Bowers committed suicide by ...
13. Irene Fenwick
Actress | The Spendthrift
Irene Fenwick was born Irene Frizzel in Chicago, Illinois on September 5, 1887. She was predominately a stage actress and a fine one at that. Her first film was THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR in 1915. She was to make three more that year, but one in 1916 called A CONEY ISLAND PRINCESS. Her services were, ...
14. Lottie Pickford
Actress | Fanchon the Cricket
Lottie Pickford was born on June 9, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Charlotte Smith. She was an actress, known for Fanchon, the Cricket (1915), White Roses (1910) and A Strange Meeting (1909). She was married to John William Lock, Russel O. Gillard, Allan Forrest and Alfred Rupp. She died on ...
15. M.R. James
Writer | The Runes
Born in 1862, Montague Rhodes James developed a reading habit at an early age, preferring to stay in the library than with friends. He took this with him when he went to study at Eton and then at the King's College, Cambridge, where he became assistant in classical archaeology at the Fitzwilliam ...
16. G.K. Chesterton
Writer | Father Brown
Prolific English poet, novelist, essayist G (ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton was born in London on 29 May 1874. He was traditional, extolling the virtues of the 'little man', and the romantic, pre-modern past. He rejected the experimental in art as well as life, and distrusted the state and the modern ...
17. Maxim Gorky
Writer | Famine
Maksim Gorky is a pseudonym of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, who was born into a poor Russian family in Nizhnii Novgorod on Volga river. Gorky lost his father at an early age, he was beaten by his stepfather and became an orphan at age 9, when his mother died. He was brought up by his grandmother, ...
19. Jobyna Howland
Actress | The Cuckoos
Jobyna Howland was born on March 31, 1880 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her father was a civil war veteran. Jobyna's family moved to Denver, Colorado where she studied acting. When she was a teenager she went to New York City and started modeling. The six foot tall redhead posed for Charles Dana ...
20. Edmund Breese
Actor | Duck Soup
Edmund Breese was born on June 18, 1871 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Duck Soup (1933), Madame Butterfly (1932) and Platinum Blonde (1931). He was married to Harriet A. Beach and Genevieve Landry. He died on April 6, 1936 in New York City, New York.
Writer | Shooting Bernarda
Federíco Garcia Lorca was born in the south of Spain (Andalusia) in 1898 and soon became the region's most famous artist. A poet, playwright, artist, musician and lecturer, he wrote groundbreaking plays such as 'Blood Wedding' and 'Yerma'. His support of the Spanish Republic in the 1930s led to his...
22. King George V
King George V was born on June 3, 1865 in Marlborough House, London, England as George Frederick Ernest Albert Wettin. He is known for his work on Visit to Bombay and Exhibition (1912), Their Imperial Majesties in Bombay (1911) and King's Visit to Bombay (1911). He was married to Queen Mary. He ...
23. Alan Crosland
Director | Shadows of the Sea
Director Alan Crosland was birn in New York City on August 10, 1894, into an upper-middle class family, which soon moved to East Orange, NJ, where Alan was reared. His family's finances allowed for him to spend part of his elementary education in England, where he acquired a curious Anglo-American ...
Actor | Rocky Mountain Mystery
Charles "Chic" Sale was primarily a stage comedian who, although he infrequently appeared on Broadway from 1902-30 and appeared in a handful of silent films, spent the majority of his career treading the boards of vaudeville as a comedian, usually in the persona of "Lem Putt," a carpenter from ...
25. Thomas Meighan
Actor | The Racket
This once popular silent screen star and older matinee idol for Paramount Studios is all but forgotten today; however, Thomas "Tommy" Meighan was one of the rulers of the Hollywood roost, between the years 1915 and 1928.
He was born in Pittsburgh, his father a president of a major manufacturing ...
26. 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 ...
27. Helen Gilmore
Actress | Tom Sawyer
Helen Gilmore was born on January 4, 1862 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Antoinette Field. She was an actress, known for Tom Sawyer (1917), Huck and Tom (1918) and Big Red Riding Hood (1925). She died on November 16, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Tammany Young
Actor | Checkers
Tammany Young was born on September 9, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Checkers (1919), It's a Gift (1934) and The Foundling (1915). He was married to May and Gertrude Savage. He died on April 26, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Actor | The Last of the Duanes
James Bradbury Jr. was born on October 5, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Duanes (1930), Song of the Eagle (1933) and Gorilla Ship (1932). He died on January 21, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
30. Harry T. Morey
Actor | In Honor's Web
Harry T. Morey was born on August 21, 1873 in Charlotte, Michigan, USA as Harold Temple Morey . He was an actor and cinematographer, known for In Honor's Web (1919), Beating the Odds (1919) and A Man's Home (1921). He died on January 24, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
31. Arnold Gray
Actor | Bird of Paradise
Arnold Gray was born on April 20, 1899 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Arnold R. Samberg. He was an actor, known for Bird of Paradise (1932), The Dentist (1932) and The Flame of the Yukon (1926). He was married to Josefina Ramos. He died on May 3, 1936 in Alpine, California, USA.
32. Stephen Roberts
Director | Pink Elephants
Stephen Roberts was born on November 23, 1895 in Summersville, West Virginia, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Pink Elephants (1926), Hanging Fire (1926) and One Sunday Afternoon (1933). He was married to Vee Eva Wolf. He died on July 17, 1936 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...
33. Marie Walcamp
Actress | Tongues of Flame
Marie Walcamp was born on July 27, 1894 in Dennison, Ohio. Dennison had a small population and was miles from Canton and Youngstown, the two nearest big cities in the state. Because of its size, the town didn't afford the type of opportunity of fame that Marie wanted. She began to dream of stardom ...
35. Luigi Pirandello
Writer | Feu Mathias Pascal
Luigi Pirandello was born on June 28, 1867 in Girgenti, Sicily, Italy [now Agrigento, Sicily, Italy]. He was a writer, known for The Living Dead Man (1926), L'uomo dal fiore in bocca and Der Mann, der nicht nein sagen kann (1938). He was married to Antonietta Portulano. He died on December 10, 1936...
36. Alice Davenport
Actress | Cohen's Outing
Alice was a silent screen comedic actress. She worked in a number of Keystone films and also appeared in the early films that Chaplin did. Other actors that Alice worked with who went on to become big stars were Mabel Normand and Marie Dressler . Alice was married and divorced from Broadway actor ...
37. Albert Fish
Albert Fish was born on May 19, 1870 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Hamilton Howard Fish. He died on January 16, 1936 in Ossining, New York, USA.
39. William Morris
Actor | Monsieur Lecoq
William Morris was born on January 1, 1861 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as William Henry Morris. He was an actor, known for Monsieur Lecoq (1915), Romeo and Juliet (1916) and The Roadhouse Murder (1932). He was married to [Henrietta Luna] Etta Hawkins (actress). He died on January 11, 1936 in Los ...
Actor | Super Speed
George A. Williams was born on August 11, 1854 in Kinnikinnic, Wisconsin, USA as George Albert Williams. He was an actor and producer, known for Super Speed (1925), Thundering Romance (1924) and Lucky Dan (1922). He died on February 21, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Harry Northrup
Actor | The Heart of Maryland
Harry Northrup was born on July 31, 1875 in Paris, France as Henri Stabo Wallace Northrup. He was an actor, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), The Painted World (1919) and The Christian (1914). He was married to Merceita Esmond. He died on July 2, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
44. Richard Loeb
Richard Loeb was born on June 11, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Richard Albert Loeb. He died on January 28, 1936 in Stateville Prison, Joliet, Illinois.
45. S.L. Rothafel
Producer | Flying with the Marines
S.L. Rothafel was born on July 9, 1882 in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA as Samuel Lionel Rothapfel. He was a composer and producer, known for Flying with the Marines (1918), Under Four Flags (1918) and False Gods (1919). He died on January 13, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor | Modern Business
Bernard Granville was born on July 4, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Modern Business (1930), Love a la Mode (1930) and The Hangover (1931). He was married to Rosina Louisa Timponi, Eleanor Christie and 'Dorothy Dayne'. He died on October 5, 1936 in Hollywood, California,...
48. Ford West
Actor | Fighting Fate
Ford West was born on March 27, 1873 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Crawford Jennings West. He was an actor, known for Fighting Fate (1921), The Broadway Gallant (1926) and King of the Wild Horses (1933). He was married to May Milloy. He died on January 3, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
49. John Buckler
Actor | Tarzan Escapes
John Buckler, aged 30, and his father, a well known British actor 'Hugh Buckler', aged 55, were drowned together on the night of Oct. 30, 1936 when their car skidded off the road during a rainstorm and overturned in the waters of Malibu Lake in California. The two men were trapped inside the car ...
50. Earl Burtnett
Soundtrack | My Dream Is Yours
Songwriter ("Canadian Capers", "Sleep"), bandleader, arranger, pianist, composer and author, educated at Pennsylvania State College. He was pianist and arranger for the Art Hickman orchestra, and became its leader after Hickman's death. He played in hotels and ballrooms throughout the country. He ...