Date of Death between 1946-01-01 and 1946-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lionel Atwill

Actor | To Be or Not to Be

Lionel Atwill was born into a wealthy family and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. He acted and improved regularly ...

2. W.C. Fields

Actor | It's a Gift

William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father ...

3. Rondo Hatton

Actor | House of Horrors

Was an only child, Rondo Hatton was born to Stewart and Emily Hatton in Hagerstown, Maryland. The family moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1912, when he was a high-school senior, and his father joined a family-owned business there. Rondo was apparently popular and a good athlete, especially in football.

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4. Donald Meek

Actor | Stagecoach

One Hollywood stalwart whose screen incarnations more than lived up to his name was bald-domed character actor Donald Meek, forever typecast as mousy, timorous or browbeaten Casper Milquetoasts. He stood at 5 ft. 6 in. in his boots and weighed a mere 81 pounds. However, the little Glaswegian's ...

5. H.G. Wells

Writer | The War of the Worlds

Writer, born in Bromley, Kent. He was apprenticed to a draper, tried teaching, studied biology in London, then made his mark in journalism and literature. He played a vital part in disseminating the progressive ideas which characterized the first part of the 20th-c. He achieved fame with scientific...

6. Rags Ragland

Actor | Girl Crazy

Rags Ragland was a boxer, then a burlesque comedian and then a Broadway performer before ending up in Hollywood to repeat his stage role as the boisterous sailor in Panama Hattie (1942), in which Ann Sothern played on film the part that had been played on Broadway by Ethel Merman. Ragland, typecast...

7. Mae Busch

Actress | Sons of the Desert

Mae Busch can certainly claim career versatility, having successfully played Erich von Stroheim's mistress, Lon Chaney's girlfriend, Charley Chase's sister, James Finlayson's ex-wife and Oliver Hardy's wife! She was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1891; her parents were in the theater and when she...

8. Noah Beery

Actor | Zorro Rides Again

Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery both left home in their teens, each seeking a career ...

9. William S. Hart

Actor | The Money Corral

A storybook hero, the original screen cowboy, ever forthright and honest, even when (as was often the case) he played a villain, William S. Hart lived for a while in the Dakota Territory, then worked as a postal clerk in New York City. In 1888 he began to study acting. In 1899 he created the role ...

10. Miles Mander

Director | The Flying Doctor

This versatile artist, who had spent his 20's in New Zealand farming sheep, became novelist, playwright and film exhibitor on his return to Britain in 1918. Eventually he would observe success with The First Born (1928), which he directed and acted in and which was based on his own novel and play. ...

11. Maria Falconetti

Actress | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

Renée Jeanne or Maria Falconetti, born in Pantin (not in Sermano, Corsica, as many film dictionaries wrongly attest) on July 21, 1892 and died in Buenos Aires on December 12, 1946, is a French actress of theater and cinema. Joining the troupe of the Odeon theater in 1916, she made her debut in "...

12. Slim Summerville

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1892, rustic-looking George "Slim" Summerville possessed one of those malleable mugs that made you laugh even before he opened his mouth. Young Slim ran away from home as a youth and lived a rather wanderlust life until a chance meeting with Mack Sennett through ...

13. John Logie Baird

Producer | The Televisor Broadcast

John Logie Baird was born on August 13, 1888 in Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. He was a producer and director, known for The Televisor Broadcast (1926), The First Television Picture with a Greyscale Image (1925) and Moving Silhouette Images Broadcast (1924). He was married to Margaret Albu....

14. Primula Rollo

Actress | English Without Tears

Primula Rollo was born on February 18, 1918 in London, England as Primula Susan Rollo. She was an actress, known for Her Man Gilbey (1944). She was married to David Niven. She died on May 21, 1946 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

15. Pete the Dog

Actor | Stop Barking

Pete the Dog was born as Pal. He was known for Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925), Bear Shooters (1930), The First Seven Years (1930), and Dog Heaven(1930). He of course is best known for playing Spanky's dog in The Little Rascalls. He died on January 28, 1946 in Los Angeles, Californians, USA.

16. George Arliss

Actor | Disraeli

One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929) that brought him his greatest ...

17. Etta McDaniel

Actress | What a Man!

Etta McDaniel was born on December 1, 1890 in Wichita, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for What a Man! (1944), The Lawless Nineties (1936) and The Pittsburgh Kid (1941). She died on January 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Harold S. Bucquet

Director | The Adventures of Tartu

After serving in the US Army during World War I, British-born Harold S. Bucquet entered the film business, first as an extra and then as a set designer. He became an assistant to director Allen Holubar, and later was hired as an assistant director at MGM--a studio where he was to spend the rest of ...

19. Roy William Neill

Director | Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Roy William Neill was born on September 4, 1887 in ship off Ireland as Roland de Gostrie. He was a director and producer, known for Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), The Scarlet Claw (1944) and Murder Will Out (1939). He was married to Betty MacLaglen. He died on December 14, 1946 in London, ...

20. Doris Rankin

Actress | The Great Adventure

Doris Rankin was born on August 24, 1887 in New York, New York, USA as Doris Marie Rankin. She was an actress, known for The Great Adventure (1921), Love at First Sight (1929) and Saleslady (1938). She was married to Roger Malcolm Mortimer and Lionel Barrymore. She died in 1946 in Washington, ...

21. Wilfred Buckland

Production Designer | Hawthorne of the U.S.A.

Inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame in 2004.

22. Philip Merivale

Actor | The Stranger

Philip Merivale was born on November 2, 1886 in Rehutia, Manickpur, India. He was an actor and writer, known for The Stranger (1946), This Above All (1942) and This Land Is Mine (1943). He was married to Gladys Cooper and Viva Birkett. He died on March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Ben Carter

Actor | Crash Dive

Ben Carter was born on February 10, 1911 in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on Crash Dive (1943), The Scarlet Clue (1945) and Dark Alibi (1946). He died on December 12, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA.

24. Joe Keaton

Actor | Sherlock Jr.

Joe Keaton and wife Myra were grade-Z vaudeville performers in the early 1900s. Their son Buster joined the act when he was only a few months old. The act was a rough-and-tumble one, with Buster being thrown around on stage most of the time. As the years went by, Joe Keaton became an alcoholic, ...

25. Alfred Stieglitz

Self | American Masters

Alfred Stieglitz is undoubtedly one of the most significant contributors to the history of photography. He contributed not only scientific and artistic photographic studies, but also introduced modern art to America and furthered the theory of photography as art. Stieglitz was born in Hoboken, New ...

26. 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 ...

27. Charles Butterworth

Actor | This Is the Army

Charles Butterworth was, before he came to Hollywood in 1930, a stage attraction on Broadway. In the '30s, he had his big successes as the hero's no-nonsense best friend. He made a practice of ad-libbing dry quips and bons mots during shooting, and screenwriters took advantage of this by writing ...

28. Raimu

Actor | La femme du boulanger

Orson Welles once called beloved, down-to-earth French character star Raimu (born Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire) "the greatest actor who ever lived." It is hard to argue the compliment of one genius to another. Raimu was born in Toulon, France on December 17, 1883 of very humble means. He began his ...

29. Henry Bergman

Actor | Modern Times

Henry Bergman was born on February 23, 1868 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Modern Times (1936), City Lights (1931) and The Gold Rush (1925). He died on October 22, 1946 in Hollywood, California.

30. 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 ...

31. Chief Thunderbird

Actor | For the Service

Chief Thunderbird was born on August 6, 1866 as Richard Davis Thunderbird. He is known for his work on For the Service (1936), Wild West Days (1937) and Cyclone of the Saddle (1935). He died on April 6, 1946 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

32. Egon Brecher

Actor | Boulder Dam

Brecher was a 1900 graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany and then toured Austria and Germany acting on the stage. He also served as the chief director of the Stadts Theatre in Vienna before going to the U.S. in 1921. He became a naturalized American citizen on 9 May, 1927, along with ...

33. Ulla Billquist

Soundtrack | Gatans serenad

Ulla Billquist was a Swedish chanteuse like the Norwegian Kirsten Heiberg and always in the shadow of the great Zarah Leander, and never really made it that big. She made one musical film during WWII, Gatans serenad (1941). She also sang for the soldiers, who loved her very much. Unfortunately, the...

34. Charles Waldron

Actor | The Big Sleep

Charles Waldron was born on December 23, 1874 in Waterford, New York, USA as Charles Dieudonnee Waldron. He was an actor, known for The Big Sleep (1946), Mademoiselle Fifi (1944) and The Real Glory (1939). He was married to May King. He died on March 4, 1946 in Hollywood, California, USA.

35. Fern Emmett

Actress | The Ridin' Fool

Fern Emmett was born on March 22, 1896 in Oakland, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Ridin' Fool (1931), Cinderella Swings It (1943) and Scattergood Baines (1941). She was married to Henry Roquemore. She died on September 3, 1946 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

36. Tom Herbert

Actor | Bed of Roses

Tom Herbert was born on November 25, 1888 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Bed of Roses (1933), Traveling Husbands (1931) and Stars Over Arizona (1937). He died on April 3, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

37. Dorothy Gibson

Actress | Saved from the Titanic

Dorothy Winnifred Brown was born at the home of her parents, Pauline Caroline Boesen Brown and John Brown on May 17, 1889 at 320 Willow Avenue in Hoboken, New Jersey. John Brown died while she was an infant and Leonard Gibson became her stepfather four years later. She had two siblings but both ...

38. Arthur Aylesworth

Actor | King of the Underworld

Arthur Aylesworth was born on August 12, 1881 in Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA as Arthur Preston Aylesworth. He was an actor, known for King of the Underworld (1939), Brigham Young (1940) and The Plot Thickens (1936). He was married to Elizabeth and Sadie Harris. He died on June 26, 1946 in Los ...

39. Scotty Mattraw

Actor | In Old Chicago

Scotty Mattraw was born on October 19, 1880 in Evans Mills, New York, USA as Winfield Scott Mattraw. He was an actor, known for In Old Chicago (1938), Two Lovers (1928) and Haunted Island (1928). He was married to Edna A. Hunter. He died on November 9, 1946 in Hollywood, California, USA.

40. Damon Runyon

Writer | Guys and Dolls

Born out of wedlock in Manhattan, Kansas, but grew up in Denver. A close friend of fellow New York sportswriter--and former western gunfighter--William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, who knew the Runyan family in Denver. In the late teens and early 1920s both Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell worked as ...

41. Virginia Walker

Actress | Bringing Up Baby

Virginia Walker was born on July 31, 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Caribbean Mystery (1945). She was married to William B. Hawks. She died on December 23, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Justus D. Barnes

Actor | The Declaration of Independence

Justus D. Barnes was born on October 2, 1862 in Little Falls, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Declaration of Independence (1911), A Beauty Parlor Graduate (1913) and David Copperfield (1911). He died on February 6, 1946 in Weedsport, New York.

43. Jeanie Macpherson

Actress | The Merchant of Venice

Born in Boston to Evangeline Tomlinson and John Sinclair Macpherson. Jeanie Macperson was educated at Madame de Facq's school in Paris, the Kenwood Institute in Chicago and took dancing lessons from Theodore Kosloff. Her stage experience began when she got the lead in a school play and was awarded ...

44. Florence Turner

Actress | A Welsh Singer

Widely publicized as "The Vitagraph Girl," dark-haired silent film actress Florence Turner was one of the screen's first celebrities to be called by the term "movie star." Born in New York City in 1885, she was pushed into the business at age 3 by an overzealous stage mother, performing on the ...

45. Bud Geary

Actor | Robin Hood

Born Sigsbee Maine Geary in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 15, 1898, ace stuntman Bud Geary began appearing in films in 1920, and it wasn't long before the strapping (6'1"), athletic young man was strutting his stuff with such action players as Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood (1922) (in which ...

46. Brefni O'Rorke

Actor | Perfect Strangers

Brefni O'Rorke was born on June 26, 1889 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Vacation from Marriage (1945), The Upturned Glass (1947) and Don't Take It to Heart! (1944). He died on November 11, 1946 in Ireland.

47. Ferdinand Marian

Actor | Jud Süß

Ferdinand Marian was born on August 14, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Ferdinand Heinrich Johann Haschkowitz. He was an actor, known for Jud Süß (1940), Uncle Kruger (1941) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943). He was married to Maria Byk and Irene Saager. He died on August ...

48. A. Bromley Davenport

Actor | Roses of Picardy

The great English character star A. Bromley Davenport born Arthur Henry Bromley-Davenport in Baginton, Warwickshire in 1867, his father was a well-known conservative politician William Bromley Davenport. Arthur was educated at Eton College, Berkshire. He began his acting career on the London stage ...

49. Mary Alden

Actress | The Earth Woman

Mary Maguire Alden was born in New York City on June 18, 1883. She appeared in her first film when she was 31 years old in the production of The Second Mrs. Roebuck (1914). From that point on, Mary was kept very busy in the studios in New York. When the film companies moved west, Mary went with ...

50. Patty S. Hill

Soundtrack | The 6th Day

Authored materials about the work of fellow educators Friedrich Froebel, Anna E. Bryan, Susan E. Blow, and Maria Montessori.


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