Date of Death between 1951-01-01 and 1951-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Mayo Methot
Actress | Jimmy the Gent
Mayo Methot was born on March 3, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Jimmy the Gent (1934), Virtue (1932) and Counsellor at Law (1933). She was married to Humphrey Bogart, Percy Tredegar Morgan Jr. and John M. La Mond. She died on June 9, 1951 in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Actor | Strangers on a Train
He possessed the same special brand of rebel/misfit sensitivity and charm that made superstars out of John Garfield and (later) James Dean and Montgomery Clift. In the war-torn 1940s, Robert Walker represented MGM's fresh, instinctive breed of up-and-coming talent. His boyish good looks combined ...
3. Fanny Brice
Actress | Be Yourself!
Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was ...
4. Ralph Forbes
Actor | Twentieth Century
Ralph Forbes had other ideas than the family wish for him to seek a career in law or the navy. He became interested in acting and began stage work in England. By 1917, he had come to the US to get his feet wet in the film medium with his first silent that year. But he returned to the UK to work in ...
Writer | Within Our Gates
Oscar Micheaux, the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919)) and a sound feature-length film (The Exile (1931)), is not only a major figure in American film for these milestones, but because his oeuvre is a window into the American history and psyche ...
6. Ivor Novello
While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known ...
Actor | Dark Passage
Clifton "Bobby" Young gained notoriety as a child actor playing "Bonedust" during Our Gang's sound transition period. Of all the graduates of Our Gang (with the exception of Jackie Cooper and arguably Dickie Moore), Clifton had the greatest shot at adult stardom - at least as far as strong ...
Actor | Penthouse
Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following ...
9. Val Lewton
Producer | The Body Snatcher
Born in Russia in 1904, Lewton moved with his mother and sister to Berlin in 1906, then to USA in 1909. He wrote for newspapers, magazines, novels, pornography, etc.- often using pseudonyms to disguise their origin (the name Val Lewton was one such pseudonym, used first for some novels in the 1930'...
10. David Torrence
Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty
David Torrence was the second child born out of eleven children to Henry Torrance Thomson and Janet Bryce. Davis given name was 'David Bryce Thomson." Born on Jan 17,1863 in Edinbough,Scotland. David's brother was character star 'Ernest Torrence' who was 15 years younger than David. Ernest was the ...
11. Maria Montez
Actress | Cobra Woman
In a world weary of war and dispirited by the ravages of the Great Depression, Hollywood at the turn of the 1940's concocted a wildly popular, effective lot of escapist fare (though often cheaply made) to regale the sick at heart worldwide. Universal Pictures, more often than not, led in producing ...
12. Jack Holt
Actor | San Francisco
Staunch, granite-jawed American leading man of silent and early talkie films, much associated with Westerns. A native of New York City, Holt often claimed to have been born in Winchester, Virginia, where he grew up. The son of an Episcopal minister, he attended Trinity School in Manhattan, then the...
Director | Louisiana Story
Robert J. Flaherty was born on February 16, 1884 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA as Robert Joseph Flaherty. He was a director and writer, known for Louisiana Story (1948), Man of Aran (1934) and Elephant Boy (1937). He was married to Frances H. Flaherty. He died on July 23, 1951 in Brattleboro, ...
14. Charles Coleman
Actor | It Started with Eve
Charles Coleman was born on December 22, 1885 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Charles Pearce Coleman. He was an actor, known for It Started with Eve (1941), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) and Bachelor Apartment (1931). He was married to Beatrice. He died on March 8, 1951 in Woodland Hills, ...
15. Stanley Ridges
Actor | Black Friday
Born in England in 1891, Stanley Ridges would become a protégé of Beatrice Lillie, a star of musical comedies, and spent a great many years learning and honing his craft on the stage. He eventually would make his way over to America, and become a romantic leading man on Broadway. His first film ...
16. Ivan F. Simpson
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Ivan F. Simpson was born on February 4, 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland as Ivan Freebody Simpson. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Maid of Salem (1937) and David Copperfield (1935). He died on October 12, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA.
17. Tex Cooper
Actor | King of the Bullwhip
Tex Cooper was born as Judge Thomas Cooper in Denton, Texas, the son of Wilford Cooper and Lemon Pair. Tex had siblings Walter and George Cooper. His parents were farmers and hailed from Bradley County, Tennessee. Tex's trademark in the movies was his Buffalo Bill lookalike appearance. His ...
18. Ernest Cossart
Actor | Kitty Foyle
Ernest Cossart came to Hollywood to play a succession of butlers, valets and man-servants with names like Binns, Jeepers or Brassett. In fact, if you saw Angel (1937) or Letter of Introduction (1938), you may have assumed that he simply stepped from one movie set to another. Always at home donning ...
20. Edwin L. Marin
Director | Invisible Agent
Director Edwin L. Marin was born in Jersey City, NJ, in 1899. He traveled to Hollywood as a young man, and at age 20 got a job in the industry as an assistant cameraman. By 1932 he had crossed over to directing, first for low-budget studio Tiffany Pictures. However, he worked his way up the ...
21. Edmund MacDonald
Actor | Detour
Edmund MacDonald was born on May 7, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Edmund Francis MacDonald. He was an actor, known for Detour (1945), Hangmen Also Die! (1943) and Great Guns (1941). He was married to Augusta. He died on September 2, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
22. Richard Hart
Actor | Green Dolphin Street
While he had a short life and very short film career, sleekly handsome actor Richard Hart, with his dark and virile looks, demonstrated much promise in those few years, especially on Broadway and in TV's "Golden Age." It all ended quickly, however, with his sudden demise at age 35.
He was born ...
Producer | Little Old New York
William Randolph Hearst was the greatest newspaper baron in the history of the United States and is the person whom Citizen Kane (1941), widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, is primarily based on. While there are many similarities between Charles Foster Kane, as limned by the great Orson...
24. Gibson Gowland
Actor | Greed
Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as Thomas Henry Gowland. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on ...
Actor | The Mark of Zorro
J. Edward Bromberg was a founding member of the legendary Group Theatre. His appearance being rather short and stocky, Bromberg from the start was known as a character actor who was very respected by his peers. He was primarily a stage actor but in the mid-thirties made his way into film where he ...
27. Luli Deste
Actress | The Case of the Black Parrot
Luli Deste was born on November 7, 1902 in Heidelberg, Germany as Julie "Luli" Dorothea von Bodenhausen. She was an actress, known for The Case of the Black Parrot (1941), South to Karanga (1940) and Verdacht auf Ursula (1939). She died on July 7, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor | I Love a Mystery
Born in Goldthwaite Texas, Barton Yarborough ran away from home as a youth to join vaudeville. In the 1920s he got involved in radio, and in 1932 began a long run as Cliff Barbour on the hugely famous drama "One Man's Family," which he appeared in until his death. Other outstanding radio roles came...
31. Joe King
Actor | Smashing the Money Ring
Joe King was born on February 9, 1883 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Sayers King. He was an actor and director, known for Smashing the Money Ring (1939), Salvation Nell (1921) and Her Bitter Cup (1916). He was married to Hazel Buckham. He died on April 11, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
32. Edward Rigby
Actor | The Happiest Days of Your Life
Edward Rigby was born on February 5, 1879 in Ashford, Kent, England as Edward Coke. He was an actor, known for The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950), The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941) and The Stars Look Down (1940). He was married to Phyllis [Muriel Mary] Austin (novelist). He died on April 5, 1951 ...
34. Leon Errol
Actor | Higher and Higher
Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died ...
35. Robert Elliott
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Robert Elliott was born on October 9, 1879 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Richard Robert Elliott. He was an actor, known for The Maltese Falcon (1931), Gone with the Wind (1939) and White Eagle (1932). He was married to Ruth Thorp. He died on November 15, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
36. Marie Ault
Actress | The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Marie Ault was born on September 2, 1870 in Wigan, Lancashire, England as Mary Cragg. She was an actress, known for The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), Fanny Hawthorne (1927) and Major Barbara (1941). She was married to James Alexander Paterson. She died on May 9, 1951 in London, England.
37. Louis Jouvet
Actor | Drôle de drame
Louis Jouvet was a living glory of the French theatre where he debuted in 1910. In his life he has worked as pharmacist, manager of a theatre, actor and theatre teacher. He debuted at the movies in 1932 and his best films were of the Golden Age of French cinema called the "poetical realism", e.g. "...
38. Jack Luden
Actor | Partners in Crime
Jack Luden's story is one of the saddest in Hollywood. He was born as Jacob Benson Luden in Reading, Pennsylvania, with a silver spoon in his mouth; his uncle was the millionaire founder of Luden's Cough Drops and he attended the finest schools on the east coast. But he was restless, possessing an ...
39. Ferike Boros
Actress | The Light That Failed
Ferike Boros was born on August 2, 1880 in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary as Ferike Weinstock. She was an actress, known for The Light That Failed (1939), Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) and Bachelor Mother (1939). She died on January 16, 1951 in Hollywood, California, USA.
40. Larry Steers
Actor | The King of the Kongo
Larry Steers was born on February 14, 1888 in Indiana, USA as Lawrence Wells Steers. He was an actor, known for The King of the Kongo (1929), The Secret Garden (1919) and Clipped Wings (1937). He was married to Harriette Mathews. He died on February 15, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
41. Michael Visaroff
Actor | Don Ricardo Returns
A graduate of the Principal Dramatic School in Russia, Visaroff began his career on the stage and made the transition to movies in 1925. He played a number of 'noble' people in films - counts, etc. At the time of his death from pneumonia, he was in the midst of rehearsals for a play.
42. Mady Christians
Actress | Heidi
Mady Christians was born in Vienna, Austria. Destined to be in films in both Germany and the US, she started out as a stage actress but soon found new challenges in the world of cinema. Her first film was at the age of 24 when she appeared in Audrey (1916). She remained in German films for the next...
43. Sinclair Lewis
Writer | Mantrap
Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a colossus of American letters in the first half of the last century. Arguably, he is the first major "modern" writer of the 20th century, as there is American literature before "Main Street" (1920) and after that seminal...
45. Jules Berry
Actor | Aventure à Paris
Jules Berry was born on February 9, 1883 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Jules Peaufichet. He was an actor, known for Adventure in Paris (1936), Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942) and Le Jour Se Leve (1939). He was married to Josseline Gaël. He died on April 23, 1951 in Paris, France.
46. Eddie Dunn
Actor | The Gay Falcon
Eddie Dunn was born on March 31, 1896 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA as Edward Frank Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Gay Falcon (1941), The Great Dictator (1940) and The Falcon's Brother (1942). He died on May 5, 1951 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Little Miss Marker
Frank McGlynn Sr. was born on October 26, 1866 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Little Miss Marker (1934), The Littlest Rebel (1935) and The Plainsman (1936). He was married to Rose O'Byrne. He died on May 18, 1951 in Newburgh, New York, USA.
49. Richard Wallace
Director | Kick In
Richard Wallace was born in Sacramento, California, in 1894. At 14 years of age he got a job as a theater projectionist, a job he held for four years. He later traveled to Los Angeles to get into the film industry, and wound up as an editor for such studios as Triangle and Robertson-Cole. His ...
Producer | My Song for You
Pressburger participated in productions of over 200 films in Hollywood, Austria, Germany, France and Britain. He began producing films in 1909 in Austria and moved to Germany in 1925 and in 1930 to Great Britain. He founded the British-Cine Alliance in 1934 and in 1941, formed Arnold Productions ...