Date of Death between 1936-01-01 and 1936-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Max Schreck

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

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 ...

3. Irving Thalberg

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 ...

4. Norman 'Chubby' Chaney

Actor | Love Business

Norman 'Chubby' Chaney was born on October 18, 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Norman Myers Chaney. He was an actor, known for Love Business (1931), Shivering Shakespeare (1930) and Pups Is Pups (1930). He died on May 29, 1936 in Baltimore.

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 ...

6. Rudyard Kipling

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 ...

8. Robert E. Howard

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 ...

9. Henry B. Walthall

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, ...

18. John Larkin

Actor | The Wet Parade

John Larkin was born on November 25, 1877 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA as John Larkin Smith. He was an actor, known for The Wet Parade (1932), Sporting Blood (1931) and Hearts Divided (1936). He died on March 18, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

21. Federico García Lorca

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

Self | Visit to Bombay and Exhibition

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 ...

24. Charles 'Chic' Sale

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

Actor | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

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.

29. James Bradbury Jr.

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 ...

34. Boothe Howard

Actor | Mutiny Ahead

Boothe Howard was born on October 2, 1890 in Hammond, Wisconsin, USA as Harold H. Boothby. He was an actor, known for Mutiny Ahead (1935), Hot Pepper (1933) and Let's Be Ritzy (1934). He died on October 4, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

38. André Berley

Actor | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

André Berley was born on January 13, 1880 in Paris, France as André Edmond Obrecht. He was an actor, known for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Le petit café (1931) and Jenny Lind (1931). He died on November 27, 1936 in Paris.

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 ...

40. Vladimir Barskiy

Actor | Bronenosets Potemkin

Vladimir Barskiy was born on March 15, 1866. He was a director and actor, known for Battleship Potemkin (1925), Shuquras saidumloeba (1925) and Tavadis asuli Meri (1926). He died on January 24, 1936.

41. George A. Williams

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.

43. Anne Sullivan

Self | Deliverance

Anne Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, USA as Johanna Mansfield Sullivan. She was married to John Macy. She died on October 20, 1936 in Queens, New York City, New York, 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.

46. Alan Brooks

Actor | The King of Kings

Alan Brooks was born on January 25, 1888 in New York City, New York, USA as Irving Hayward. He was an actor, known for The King of Kings (1927), Pals in Paradise (1926) and Young April (1926). He died on September 29, 1936 in Saranac Lake, New York.

47. Bernard Granville

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 ...


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