Date of Death between 1943-01-01 and 1943-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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 ...

2. 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, ...

3. Dwight Frye

Actor | Dracula

An extremely versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre, Dwight Frye had a notable theatrical career in the 1920s, moving from juvenile parts to leads before entering film. A favorite actor of Broadway theatrical producer-director Brock ...

4. W.S. Van Dyke

Director | The Thin Man

For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not ...

5. Montagu Love

Actor | Gunga Din

Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but...

6. Hobart Bosworth

Actor | The Sea Wolf

Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers...

7. Max Reinhardt

Director | A Midsummer Night's Dream

Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in ...

8. Edward McWade

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

Edward McWade was born on January 14, 1865 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The Monster (1925) and Two Seconds (1932). He was married to Margaret May Fish McWade and Margaret McWade. He died on May 17, 1943 in Los Angeles, ...

9. Arthur Byron

Actor | The Mummy

Arthur Byron was born on April 3, 1872 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Arthur William Byron. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1932), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) and Marie Galante (1934). He was married to Kathryn Byron and Lillian Hall (actress). He died on July 17, 1943 in Hollywood, ...

10. James P. Hogan

Director | Bulldog Drummond's Peril

James P. Hogan was born on September 21, 1890 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938), Life Returns (1935) and The Sheriff's Secret (1931). He died on November 4, 1943 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

11. Donald Haines

Actor | Bowery Blitzkrieg

Donald Haines was born on May 9, 1919 in Seward County, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941), Spooks Run Wild (1941) and That Gang of Mine (1940). He died on February 20, 1943 in North Africa.

12. Spencer Charters

Actor | High Sierra

Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, ...

13. Gustav von Seyffertitz

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

Gustav von Seyffertitz was born on August 4, 1863 in Haimhausen, Dachau, Bavaria. He was an actor and director, known for Sherlock Holmes (1922), Dishonored (1931) and Private Izzy Murphy (1926). He was married to Eugenie von Mink, Frieda, Katharina Hoffmann, Nelly Thorne and Toni Creutzburg. He ...

14. Nikola Tesla

Self | Return of Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He died on January 7, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

15. Sergei Rachmaninoff

Soundtrack | Men in Black: International

Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.

He was born Sergei Vasilevich ...

16. Tully Marshall

Actor | The Cat and the Canary

Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the...

17. Frank Nitti

Actor | Nana Roxie's Revenge

Although Frank Nitti has gotten the reputation over the years as the right-hand man of gangster Al Capone and a feared killer in his own right, this has actually proven not to be the case. Although Nitti and Capone were as youths in New York City both members of the Five Points Gang--one of the ...

18. Wade Boteler

Actor | The Green Hornet

Wade Boteler was born on October 3, 1888 in Santa Ana, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Green Hornet (1940), The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940) and The Mandarin Mystery (1936). He was married to Ellen Evelyn James. He died on May 7, 1943 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

19. Walter Rogers

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

Walter Rogers was born on April 6, 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Walter Browne Rogers. He was an actor, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Seven Faces (1929). He was married to Viola Alice Naething. He died on November 11, 1943 in Orange County, California, USA.

20. Beatrix Potter

Writer | Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Potter was born in Kensington, London. Her family was quite rich. She was educated by governesses. She did not have ...

21. Tyler Brooke

Actor | Poor Little Rich Girl

Tyler Brooke was born on June 6, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA as Victor Hugo de Biere. He was an actor, known for Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Playboy of Paris (1930) and Monte Carlo (1930). He was married to Myrtle Laurine Neil, Laruna Wolcott and Elizabeth Bauland. He died on March 2, ...

22. Fats Waller

Soundtrack | Eraserhead

Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s...

23. Reginald Barlow

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Reginald Barlow was born on June 17, 1866 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Big Cage (1933) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). He was married to Carol Brown and Selma Rose. He died on July 6, 1943 in Hollywood, California, ...

24. David Bacon

Actor | The Masked Marvel

David Bacon was born on March 24, 1914 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA as David Gaspar Griswold Bacon. He was an actor, known for The Masked Marvel (1943), The Boss of Big Town (1942) and Gals, Incorporated (1943). He was married to Greta Keller. He died on September 13, 1943 in Hollywood, ...

25. Eugeniusz Bodo

Director | Królowa przedmiescia

Eugeniusz Bodo was born on December 28, 1899 in Geneva, Switzerland as Bohdan Eugène Junod. He was an actor and writer, known for Ghetto Queen (1937), Pietro wyzej (1937) and Piesniarz Warszawy (1934). He died on October 7, 1943 in Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia].

26. Sylvia Breamer

Actress | Robes of Sin

Sylvia Breamer was one of a flock of Australians who came to Hollywood in the early silent era. She had been a stage actress in her native Sydney for several years, and had played in several Australian productions of American stage plays, which met with great success. Hoping to capitalize on that ...

27. Fritzi Brunette

Actress | Rustlers of Red Dog

Fritzi Brunette was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 27, 1890. With the birth name of Florence Brunet. She was mostly a character actress whose career spanned mostly the silent era, although she made a successful transition to the sound period. Fritzi's debut came in 1913 when she was 23 years old....

28. Lynne Overman

Actor | She Loves Me Not

Lynne Overman was born on September 19, 1887 in Maryville, Missouri, USA as Woodson Lynne Overman Woodson Lynne Overman. He was an actor, known for She Loves Me Not (1934), Union Pacific (1939) and Reap the Wild Wind (1942). He was married to Emily Helen Drange and Sylvia Antoinette Hazette. He ...

29. Rupert Julian

Actor | The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin

Coming to the US at the age of 34, New Zealand-born Rupert Julian started his career as a stage and screen actor touring Australia and New Zealand. Having made his name (and a cool million for Universal) as a dead ringer for Kaiser Wilhelm II in the 1918 film The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918), ...

30. Harry Baur

Actor | Golgotha

Harry Baur was born on April 12, 1880 in Paris, France as Henri-Marie Baur. He was an actor, known for Behold the Man (1935), Christine (1937) and Les Misérables (1934). He was married to Rika Radifé and Rose Grane. He died on April 8, 1943 in Paris.

31. William Irving

Actor | Someone in the House

William Irving was born on May 17, 1893 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Someone in the House (1920), Someone Must Pay (1919) and Pampered Youth (1925). He was married to Ida I. Germann. He died on December 25, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Hooper Atchley

Actor | Arizona Terror

Hooper Atchley was born on April 30, 1887 in Ebenezer, Tennessee, USA as Lemuel Hooper Atchley. He was an actor, known for Arizona Terror (1931), The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) and The Three Musketeers (1933). He was married to Violet Yahar. He died on November 16, 1943 in Hollywood, Los ...

33. Lorenz Hart

Soundtrack | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Lorenz Hart was born on May 2, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Lorenz Milton Hart. He died on November 22, 1943 in New York City.

34. Kate Price

Actress | Quality Street

Kate Price was born on February 13, 1872 in Cork, Ireland as Katherine Duffy. She was an actress and writer, known for Quality Street (1927), Arizona (1918) and Orchids and Ermine (1927). She was married to Joseph Price Ludwig (performer). She died on January 4, 1943 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles,...

35. Hans Junkermann

Actor | Die Fledermaus

Hans Junkermann was born on February 24, 1872 in Stuttgart, Germany as Hans Ferdinand Junkermann. He was an actor, known for Die Fledermaus (1931), Liebeswalzer (1930) and Hamlet (1921). He was married to Julia Serda. He died on June 12, 1943 in Berlin, Germany.

36. George Cooper

Actor | The Girl of the Golden West

George Cooper was born on December 12, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as George Cooper Healey. He was an actor, known for The Girl of the Golden West (1930), The Barrier (1926) and The Eternal Three (1923). He was married to Edwina. He died on December 9, 1943 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

37. Robert W. Paul

Producer | The Butterfly

Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be ...

38. Charles Bennett

Actor | Treasure Island

Charles Bennett was born on April 13, 1893 in Dunedin, New Zealand as Charles Joseph Bennett. He was an actor, known for Treasure Island (1934), America (1924) and The Little Slavey (1915). He was married to Boots Mallory. He died on February 15, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Hanns Heinz Ewers

Writer | Der Student von Prag

Hanns Heinz Ewers (born November 3, 1871 in Düsseldorf, Germany) was a German writer famous for his short stories and novels that expanded the parameters of the horror genre. He began his literary career as a poet when he published "A Book of Fables", satirical verses, in 1901. In addition to ...

40. Charles Stevenson

Actor | Grandma's Boy

Charles Stevenson was born on October 13, 1887 in Sacramento, California, USA as Charles Edward Stevenson. He was an actor, known for Grandma's Boy (1922), Hot Water (1924) and The Shriek of Araby (1923). He died on July 4, 1943 in Palo Alto, California.

41. Charles Ray

Actor | A Midnight Bell

Ray portrayed simple unaffected country bumpkins in silent rural melodramas. Unfortunately, Ray let Hollywood turn him into a headstrong egotist. Alienating most producers, he put up his own money to finance a major feature called The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923). The film was a miserable ...

42. Cecilia Loftus

Actress | The Blue Bird

Cecilia Loftus was born on October 22, 1876 in Glasgow, Scotland as Marie Cecilia Loftus Brown. She was an actress, known for The Blue Bird (1940), A Lady of Quality (1913) and The Black Cat (1941). She was married to Dr. A.H. Waterman and Justin Huntly McCarthy. She died on July 12, 1943 in New ...

43. Leo Pierson

Actor | The Birth of Patriotism

Leo Pierson was born on December 25, 1888 in Abilene, Kansas, USA as Leo Olof Pierson. He was an actor and writer, known for The Birth of Patriotism (1917), A Wife on Trial (1917) and The Prince Chap (1916). He was married to Ruth Ann Baldwin. He died on October 2, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, ...

44. Elinor Glyn

Writer | It

Elinor Glyn was born on October 17, 1864 in Jersey, Channel Islands as Elinor Sutherland. She was a writer and actress, known for It (1927), Knowing Men (1930) and The Price of Things (1930). She was married to Clayton Glyn. She died on September 23, 1943 in London, England.

45. Frank Campeau

Actor | 3 Bad Men

Frank Campeau was born on December 14, 1864 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for 3 Bad Men (1926), Battling Bunyan (1924) and The Life of the Party (1920). He was married to Sarah Estelle Lewis and Lillian Stratton Corbin. He died on November 5, 1943 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles,...

46. W.W. Jacobs

Writer | Our Relations

English dramatist and story writer, usually of tales involving the sea and village life and often dealing with supernatural or horror elements. He was a clerk until finding success as a full-time author with his first collected stories, published as "Many Cargoes" in 1896. He is best known for "The...

47. Jeanne Olsen

Actress | Hollywood on Parade No. B-9

Jeanne Olsen was born on August 31, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934). She was married to Jimmy Durante. She died on February 14, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. Isoroku Yamamoto

Self | Price for Peace

Isoroku Yamamoto was born on April 4, 1884, in Nagoka, Japan, the last of seven children. His first name "Isoroku" translates into the number "56", which was his father's age when he was born. He lived near Nagaoka, entered the Imperial Naval School at age 16 and was an ensign on a cruiser during ...

49. Jules Cowles

Actor | The Scarlet Letter

Jules Cowles was born on October 18, 1877 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA as Julius D. Cowles. He was an actor, known for The Scarlet Letter (1926), One Hysterical Night (1929) and The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923). He died on May 22, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.

50. Gaylord Lloyd

Assistant Director | The Kid Brother

Gaylord Lloyd was born on March 20, 1888 in Burchard, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Kid Brother (1927), Speedy (1928) and Movie Crazy (1932). He was married to Barbara Starr and Maye Belle Gates Lloyd. He died on September 1, 1943 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles...


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