Birth Month Day of 08-26 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)


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2. Mary Ann Nichols

Mary Ann Walker was born on August 26, 1845 in Dawes Court, Shoe Lane, off Fleet Street (London, England) to blacksmith (former locksmith) Edward Walker and his wife Caroline. She was christened in or some years before 1851. She had a brother. Caroline died in 1852 aged 32 and was buried on 5th ...

3. Myra Kelly

Writer | Little Miss Smiles

Irish born American author and educator whose career was cut short by her untimely death at age 34.

4. Guillaume Apollinaire

Soundtrack | Je rentre à la maison

Wilhelm Albert Vladimir Apollonaris de Kostrowicki (pseudonyme: Guillaume Apollinaire), born on August 26, 1880, in Rome, Italy. His Russian-born mother, Angelica Kostrovicka, claimed belonging to Polish Szlachta nobility. His father is unknown. His mother was later gambling and living in Monaco. ...

5. John T. Kelly

Actor | Green Stockings

John T. Kelly was born on August 26, 1852 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Green Stockings (1916), The Cave Man (1915) and Artie, the Millionaire Kid (1916). He was married to Florence Moore Eques. He died on January 5, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA.

6. Harry Linson

Actor | The Gates of Eden

Harry Linson was born on August 26, 1839 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Gates of Eden (1916), The Declaration of Independence (1911) and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1914). He was married to Teckla Weiner and Mary Woodhouse. He died on March 13, 1926 in Bronx, New...

7. Herbert Booth

Director | Social Salvation

Son of International Leader William Booth and distant relative to Anthony Begonia.

8. Robert McKim

Actor | All the Brothers Were Valiant

Married to actresses Dorcas Matthews and Ottie Ardine, George got his start at 14 years of age, as a singing and dancing waiter in Chicago. McKim began a long career on the stage with the Alcazar stock company in San Francisco. In vaudeville, he teamed for many years with Johnny Cantwell. He later ...

9. Henrietta Loveless

Actress | Murder in Harlem

Henrietta Loveless was born on August 26, 1903 in Polk County, Georgia, USA. She was an actress, known for Murder in Harlem (1935) and The Spider's Web (1927). She was married to Melvin Anderson. She died on January 15, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

10. Harold Nelson

Actor | The Lost Special

Harold Nelson was born on August 26, 1864 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lost Special (1932), Sisters of Eve (1928) and Timberesque (1935). He died on January 26, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Ruth Roland

Actress | The Avenging Arrow

Ruth Roland was, along with Pearl White, the queen of the early movie serials. She came from a show-business family, her father being a San Francisco theater manager and her mother a professional singer. Ruth made her acting debut at age 3-1/2, and soon became a professional actress and singer. Her...

12. Curtis Benton

Actor | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Curtis Benton was born on August 26, 1885 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Horatio Curtis Benton. He was an actor and writer, known for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916), The Runaway Express (1926) and The Uninvited Guest (1924). He died on September 14, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Zona Gale

Writer | When Strangers Meet

Writer Zona Gale was born in Portage, WI, on August 26, 1874. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1895. She had had an interest in writing from childhood (she printed and bound her first "book" herself at age seven) and after college she obtained work on various newspapers in ...

14. Clara Schønfeld

Actress | Du skal ære din hustru

Clara Schønfeld was born on August 26, 1856. She was an actress, known for Master of the House (1925), Vor fælles Ven (1921) and Har jeg Ret til at tage mit eget Liv? (1920). She was married to Emil Kjertmann and Hjalmar Schønfeld. She died on May 5, 1939.

15. John Buchan

Writer | The 39 Steps

John Buchan was born on August 26, 1875 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland as John Norman Stuart Buchan. He was a writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), The 39 Steps (1959) and Huntingtower (1927). He was married to Susan Charlotte Grosvenor. He died on February 11, 1940 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

16. Pen Tennyson

Director | Convoy

Attended Oxford University. Left in 1932 to work with Michael Balcon first as camera assistant and later as assistant director at Gaumont-British. Subsequently with MGM's British section, then under Balcon at Ealing as full director. Joined the Royal Navy to make training films but was killed in a ...

17. Aleksei Lyarsky

Actor | Detstvo Gorkogo

Was born in Moscow. Mother - Lyarskaya Akulina Lukjianovna. The wife - Vanda Frantsevna Gavrilova.

In 1938 he had been selected on a leading role in first two films under Maxim Gorky's trilogy. This role became his unique work on cinema. Upon termination of shootings the first set he had presented ...

18. Witold Zacharewicz

Actor | Barbara Radziwillówna

Witold Zacharewicz was born on August 26, 1914 in Plock, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Love or a Kingdom (1936), Znachor (1937) and Gehenna (1938). He died on February 16, 1943 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland.

19. Leo Peukert

Director | Küsse, die töten

Leo Peukert was born on August 26, 1885 in Munich, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Küsse, die töten (1916), Fräulein Baronin (1919) and Der müde Theodor (1918). He was married to Sabine Impekoven. He died on January 6, 1944 in Tiengen, Germany.

20. Art Rowlands

Actor | The Devil's Tower

Art Rowlands was born on August 26, 1897 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Devil's Tower (1928), The Dixie Flyer (1926) and 3-Ring Marriage (1928). He was married to Elizabeth C. Dederick. He died on May 25, 1944 in Hollywood, California.

22. Camille Beuve

Actor | Topaze

Camille Beuve was born on August 26, 1871 in Maray, Loir-et-Cher, France as Camille Edmond Ganel. He was an actor, known for Topaze (1933), Paul et Virginie (1924) and Le reflet de Claude Mercoeur (1923). He died on September 3, 1946 in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Seine [now Val-de-Marne], France.

23. William S. Gray

Editor | The Great Ziegfeld

Editor, at MGM from 1929 to 1938.

24. Fernand de Brinon

Fernand de Brinon was born on August 26, 1885 in Libourne, Gironde, France. He died on April 15, 1947 in Montrouge, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France.

26. William Slade

Assistant Director | Main 1-2-3

William Slade (born William Snaden on 26 August 1884 in Manchester, Lancashire, England, U.K.), attended local public schools. His parents were William Snaden and Mary West Snaden. He served in C Squadron of the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry of the British Army from 1908 to 1911. In 1911, he ...

27. Helen Bolton

Actress | Up Pops the Duke

Helen Bolton was born on August 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Helen Frances Riordan Bolton. She was an actress, known for Up Pops the Duke (1931), Hired and Fired (1929) and Music Fiends (1929). She was married to William B. Davidson. She died on July 17, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, ...

29. Erich Ziegel

Actor | Wir tanzen um die Welt

Erich Ziegel was born on August 26, 1876 in Schwerin an der Warthe, Germany. He was an actor, known for Wir tanzen um die Welt (1939), An de Waterkant (1918) and Land der Liebe (1937). He was married to Mirjam Horwitz-Ziegel. He died on November 30, 1950 in Munich, Germany.

30. Jacques Grétillat

Actor | Nero

Jacques Grétillat was born on August 26, 1885 in Vitry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France as Jacques Marie Gaëtan Grétillat. He was an actor and director, known for Nero (1922), Quarante H.P. (1919) and Danton (1932). He died on December 19, 1950 in Paris, France.

31. 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 ...

32. Hugo Frey

All Quiet on the Western Front

Composer, songwriter, conductor, arranger, violist and pianist, educated at the Chicago Conservatory and a student of Luigi van Kunits. He was a violist with the Listemann Sring Quartet between 1896 and 1898, and then a pianist for the Red Path Grand Concert Company in 1898-1899. He conducted and ...

33. Jean Thomas

Make Up Department | Snafu

34. Edward L. Hemmer

Director | Birthright

Edward L. Hemmer was born on August 26, 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Birthright (1920), Orphan Sally (1922) and Sunshine Harbor (1922). He died on February 19, 1953 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

35. Max Wilmsen

Actor | Auf der Alm, da gibt's ka Sünd

Max Wilmsen was born on August 26, 1885 in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Auf der Alm, da gibt's ka Sünd (1915), Ein Walzer im Schlafcoupé (1930) and Das Rheinlandmädel (1930). He died on May 29, 1953 in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, ...

36. Jerome Odlum

Writer | Each Dawn I Die

Odlum was a one-time managing editor of the Minneapolis News who became a successful author of stories chiefly about crime and corruption.

38. Harald Paulsen

Director | Die Stimme aus dem Äther

Harald Paulsen was born on August 26, 1895 in Elmshorn, Germany as Harald Johannes David Paulsen. He was an actor and director, known for Die Stimme aus dem Äther (1939), Ave Maria (1936) and Stradivari (1935). He was married to Hilla Höfer. He died on August 4, 1954 in Hamburg, West Germany.

40. Emily Goldsmith

Emily Goldsmith was born Emily Alice Brown on August 26, 1880 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England. A resident of Strood, Kent, England, Emily was the only one of her eight siblings who had yet to emigrate to America. Goldsmith along with her husband Frank John Goldsmith and their nine-year-old son ...

41. Olof Winnerstrand

Actor | Kastrullresan

Olof Winnerstrand was born on August 26, 1875 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden as Carl Olof Magnus Winnerstrand. He was an actor, known for Kastrullresan (1950), A Lesson in Love (1954) and Torment (1944). He was married to Frida Winnerstrand. He died on July 16, 1956 in Stockholm.

43. Edward Linden

Cinematographer | King Kong

44. Aleksandar Zlatkovic

Actor | Slavica

Aleksandar Zlatkovic was born on August 26, 1890 in Pozarevac, Serbia. He was an actor, known for Slavica (1947). He died on December 4, 1956 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.

45. Frithiof Hedvall

Actor | Under röda fanor

Frithiof Hedvall was born on August 26, 1894. He was an actor, known for Under röda fanor (1931), Det går som en dans... (1943) and Två år i varje klass (1938). He died on March 31, 1957.

46. Philip Moeller

Director | The Age of Innocence

Although his cinematic resume is scant, Philip Moeller was a driving force on Broadway from 1915-1937, having worked as an writer, producer and/or director in 57 major productions.

47. Carl Boese

Director | Lemkes sel. Witwe

Carl Boese shot numerous other movies in the 20s whereat the production "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" (1920) he realised together with Paul Wegener is his most important work at all.

48. Joe Jeanette

Actor | Square Joe

Joe Jeanette was born on August 26, 1879 in West Hoboken [now Union City], New Jersey, USA as Jeremiah Jennette. He was an actor, known for Square Joe (1922). He was married to Adelaide Atzinger and Gertrude Jeannette. He died on July 7, 1958 in Union City, New Jersey.


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