Date of Death between 1944-01-01 and 1944-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Laird Cregar

Actor | I Wake Up Screaming

Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar ...

2. Mildred Harris

Actress | The Doctor and the Woman

Mildred Harris was born on November 29, 1901 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for The Doctor and the Woman (1918), For Husbands Only (1918) and The Price of a Good Time (1917). She was married to William Peter Fleckenstein, Everett Terrence McGovern and Charles Chaplin. She died...

3. Lupe Velez

Actress | The Girl from Mexico

Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion roller ...

4. Jessie Ralph

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

Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The...

5. Harry Langdon

Actor | Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but ...

6. Bud Jamison

Actor | Their First Tintype

Bud Jamison was born on February 15, 1895 in Vallejo, California, USA as William Edward Jaimison. He was an actor, known for Their First Tintype (1920), Captain Caution (1940) and Three Little Beers (1935). He was married to Georgia Kathleen Holland. He died on September 30, 1944 in Hollywood, Los ...

7. Richard Bennett

Actor | The Magnificent Ambersons

Richard Bennett was born on May 21, 1870 in Deer Creek, Indiana, USA as Clarence Charles William Henry Richard Bennett. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Damaged Goods (1914) and The End of the Road (1919). He was married to Aimee Raisch Hastings, Adrienne ...

8. Asmahan

Actress | Gharam wa intiqam

A very talented singer with a beautiful voice. She starred in two films, the first, Victory of Youth (1941), was with her older brother 'Farid Al Atrach' and the second Passion and Revenge (1944). Asmahane died in a car accident while filming 'Gharam wa intiqam', it is rumoured, through the war ...

9. Merna Kennedy

Actress | The Circus

Merna Kennedy was born on September 7, 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA as Merna Kahler. She was an actress, known for The Circus (1928), The Big Chance (1933) and Broadway (1929). She was married to Forrest Brayton and Busby Berkeley. She died on December 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Glenn Miller

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the ...

11. Alan Dinehart

Actor | Supernatural

Tall, heavy-set character actor Alan Dinehart dropped out of school to join a repertory company. He had extensive stage experience (including some 27 appearances on Broadway) and, by the time he was signed by Fox in 1931, he had worked not only as an actor but as a stage manager and writer. On ...

12. Dick Purcell

Actor | Captain America

Dick Purcell was born on August 6, 1905 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain America (1944), Phantom Killer (1942) and Heroes in Blue (1939). He was married to Ethelind Terry. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

13. Robert Frazer

Actor | Two-Gun Caballero

Robert Frazer was born on June 29, 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Browne. He was an actor, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and The Fighting Parson (1933). He was married to Mildred Bright. He died on August 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

14. Roy Emerton

Actor | Time Flies

Roy Emerton was a big, brawny character actor whose scarred face and resounding deep voice made him a natural for menacing roles. One of his best and most typical was as the evil Boss McGinty in The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935).

15. Henrietta Crosman

Actress | Charlie Chan's Secret

Henrietta Crosman was born on September 2, 1861 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Henrietta Foster Crosman. She was an actress, known for Charlie Chan's Secret (1936), The Royal Family of Broadway (1930) and The Right to Live (1935). She was married to Maurice Campbell and Sedley Brown. She died ...

16. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Writer | Le Petit Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...

17. Lew Kelly

Actor | Winds of the Wasteland

Lew Kelly was born on August 24, 1879 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Winds of the Wasteland (1936), State Trooper (1933) and The Great Train Robbery (1941). He died on June 10, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Donald Stuart

Actor | The Invisible Man

Donald Stuart was born on December 2, 1897 in Earlsfield, Surrey, England as Donald George Charles Searle. He was an actor and writer, known for The Invisible Man (1933), Beau Geste (1926) and The Silver King (1929). He died on February 22, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

19. Max Brand

Writer | Just Tony

Was a war correspondent for "Harper's" magazine during World War II covering the fighting against German forces in Italy when he was hit by shrapnel, and later died of his wounds. Fighting was so fierce at the time of his death that the people around him didn't keep track of the date of his death. ...

20. Mary Lou Cook

Actress | Melody Lane

Mary Lou Cook was born on December 12, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mary Dunckley. She was an actress, known for Melody Lane (1941), Moonlight in Hawaii (1941) and San Antonio Rose (1941). She was married to Elisha Cook Jr.. She died on May 27, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Harold Entwistle

Actor | The Divorcee

Harold Entwistle was born on September 5, 1865 in London, England as Charles H. Entwhistle. He was an actor and director, known for The Divorcee (1919), Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1914) and Salomy Jane (1914). He was married to Jane Ross. He died on April 1, 1944 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

22. Richard Fiske

Actor | Across the Sierras

Richard Fiske was born on November 20, 1915 in Shelton, Washington, USA as Thomas Richard Potts. He was an actor, known for Across the Sierras (1941), North from the Lone Star (1941) and The Officer and the Lady (1941). He was married to Marjorie Jean MacGregor. He died on August 10, 1944 in La ...

23. Lina Cavalieri

Actress | Manon Lescaut

Lina Cavalieri was born on December 25, 1874 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy as Natalina Cavalieri. She was an actress, known for Manon Lescaut (1914), A Woman of Impulse (1918) and The Eternal Temptress (1917). She was married to Lucien Muratore, Aleksandr Beriatinskij, Giovanni Campari and Robert W. ...

24. Kurt Gerron

Actor | Der blaue Engel

Gerron fled to France (because he was Jewish), then settled in Amsterdam in 1933. He was arrested by the SS in 1943 and was sent to Theresienstadt in 1944 to direct a staged documentary intended to persuade world public opinion that Jews were well treated in concentration camps. He made a film ...

25. Robert Fiske

Actor | Before I Hang

Robert Fiske was born on October 20, 1889 in Griggsville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Before I Hang (1940), Religious Racketeers (1938) and The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938). He died on September 12, 1944 in Sunland, California, USA.

26. Harry Beresford

Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Harry Beresford was born on November 4, 1863 in London, England as Henry William Walter Horseley Beresford. He was an actor and writer, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935), David Copperfield (1935) and Anna Karenina (1935).

He also used the stage name Harry's professional name was Harry J. Morgan

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27. George B. Seitz

Director | The Sky Ranger

Former playwright George B. Seitz left the theater for Hollywood in 1913, and before long he was turning out screenplays for action serials such as The Perils of Pauline (1914), The Exploits of Elaine (1914), and The Iron Claw (1916). In addition to writing and sometimes starring in these ...

28. Emil Fjellström

Actor | Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru

Emil Fjellström was born on October 24, 1884 in Östersund, Jämtlands län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for The Outlaw and His Wife (1918), Adolf Armstarke (1937) and His Grace's Last Testament (1919). He was married to Millan Fjellström. He died on July 14, 1944.

29. Erwin Rommel

Self | Deutsche Soldaten in Afrika

Erwin Rommel, aka "The Desert Fox", was one of Adolf Hitler's most able generals during WWII. He joined the German army in 1910 and won awards for bravery in WW I. He was in the 7th Tank Division at the outbreak of WW II and headed the push to the English Channel. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant...

30. Guy Usher

Actor | The Case of the Black Cat

Guy Usher was born on May 9, 1883 in Mason City, Iowa, USA as James Guy Usher. He was an actor, known for The Case of the Black Cat (1936), Buck Rogers (1939) and The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935). He was married to Evelyn. He died on June 16, 1944 in San Diego, California, USA.

31. Charles King

Actor | The Broadway Melody

Charles King was born on October 31, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Joseph King. He was an actor, known for The Broadway Melody (1929), Chasing Rainbows (1930) and The Five O'Clock Girl (1928). He was married to Lila Rhodes. He died on January 11, 1944 in London, England.

32. Ferdinand Gottschalk

Actor | Berkeley Square

Ferdinand Gottschalk was born on February 28, 1858 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Berkeley Square (1933), I Am a Thief (1934) and Les Misérables (1935). He died on November 10, 1944 in London.

33. J. Barney Sherry

Actor | A Little Brother of the Rich

J. Barney Sherry was born on March 4, 1874 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA as James Barney Sherry. He was an actor, known for A Little Brother of the Rich (1919), The Warrens of Virginia (1924) and The Live Wire (1925). He died on February 22, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

34. Lionel Pape

Actor | The Philadelphia Story

Lionel Pape was born on April 17, 1877 in Sussex, England as Edward Lionel Pape. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Raffles (1939) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939). He died on October 21, 1944 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. G.W. Bitzer

Cinematographer | Logging in Maine

G.W. Bitzer was born on April 21, 1872 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Logging in Maine (1906), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and Broken Blossoms (1919). He was married to Ethel Boddy. He ...

37. John Dilson

Actor | The Man with Nine Lives

John Dilson was born on February 18, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as John H. Dilson. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), King of the Royal Mounted (1940) and Drums of Fu Manchu (1940). He died on June 1, 1944 in Ventura, California, USA.

38. Jess Lee Brooks

Actor | Drums of the Congo

Jess Lee Brooks a.k.a Jesse Brooks was an exceptional actor. He appeared in many of the top Black Cinema movies of the time, always playing the role of the caring policemen trying to warn the gangsters before it's too late, a father who would die for his kids. Whatever he played he was always a ...

39. Edward McNamara

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

Edward McNamara was born on August 14, 1884 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Edward C. McNamara. He was an actor, known for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The League of Frightened Men (1937) and The Strawberry Blonde (1941). He died on November 9, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

40. Douglas McPhail

Actor | Babes in Arms

Although his career was short-lived, McPhail was fortunate enough to have appeared in some of the finest musicals and operettas of the late 30s. Jeanette MacDonald took an early interest in this handsome baritone, when he performed in the chorus of San Francisco and other of her pictures. The ...

41. George Houston

Actor | The Lone Rider Rides On

This movie cowboy was actually born in New Jersey just before the turn of the 20th century, the son of a Protestant minister. He sang in his father's church choir, and after graduating high school he attended the private Blair Academy and then continued his musical training at New York's famous ...

42. William Collier Sr.

Actor | Cain and Mabel

William Collier Sr. was born on November 12, 1864 in New York City, New York, USA as William Morenus. He was an actor and writer, known for Cain and Mabel (1936), A Successful Failure (1934) and Madison Square Garden (1932). He was married to Paula Marr (actress) and Louise Allen. He died on ...

43. Walter C. Hackett

Writer | Their Big Moment

Prolific American Playwright and Theater Manager.

44. Arthur B. Woods

Director | On Secret Service

Hailed as one of Britain's most promising pre-war film directors, Arthur Woods' career was cut tragically short by his death in World War II at the age of 39. He was the only British director to serve in combat and to be decorated for valor.

The only son of an Anglo-Argentine shipping magnate, Woods...

45. Otto Hoffman

Actor | King of the Wild

Gangly and rugged stage and screen character star Otto Hoffman was born in New York in 1879. Began as a stage performer in the 1890's. Made his movie debut under the direction of Stuart Paton in The White Terror (1915) starring Hobart Henley for the IMP Film Company. Otto directed only one film, ...

46. Wallace Worsley

Director | The Ace of Hearts

Wallace Worsley was born on December 8, 1878 in Wappingers Falls, New York, USA as Wallace A. Worsley Sr. He was a director and actor, known for The Ace of Hearts (1921), A Blind Bargain (1922) and The Penalty (1920). He was married to Julia M. Taylor. He died on March 26, 1944 in Hollywood, ...

47. Carl Mayer

Writer | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Carl Meyer was the son of a stock speculator who committed suicide. He had to leave school at 15 to work as a secretary. Mayer moved away from Graz to Innsbruck and then Vienna, where he worked as a dramatist. Meanwhile, the events of the First World War turned him into a pacifist.

In 1917 he went ...

48. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

Director | Lanka Dahan

Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at ...

49. Pat West

Actor | His Girl Friday

Pat West was born on April 19, 1888 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Arthur Pat West. He was an actor, known for His Girl Friday (1940), Only Angels Have Wings (1939) and Ball of Fire (1941). He was married to Lucille Harmon. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

50. Grete Berger

Actress | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Grete Berger was born on February 11, 1883 in Jägerndorf, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), The Student of Prague (1913) and Ein Sommernachtstraum in unserer Zeit (1914). She was married to Hanns Heinz Ewers. She died on May 23, 1944 in KZ ...


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