Birth Place Matching "Vilna, Russian Empire [now Vilnius, Lithuania]" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Romain Gary
Writer | The Longest Day
Romain Gary was born on May 21, 1914 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Romain Kacew. He was a writer and director, known for The Longest Day (1962), Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (1971) and Birds in Peru (1968). He was married to Jean Seberg and Lesley Blanch. He died on December 2, 1980 in Paris, France.
2. Maurice Cass
Actor | Federal Operator 99
Maurice Cass was born on October 12, 1884, in Vilnius, Lithuania (then Vilno, Russian Empire). He emigrated to the USA, and in his pursuit of an acting career, he began as announcer and comedian in New York. Cass had a pleasant face, a small body and a big voice.
With his nearsightedness and his ...
Actor | Fiddler on the Roof
Shimen Ruskin was born on February 25, 1907 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), The Producers (1967) and Love and Death (1975). He was married to Kate Urkowitz and Rae Spiegel. He died on April 23, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, ...
Director | Zhitel nyeobitayemovo ostrova
Although his name nowadays means very little except to animation buffs (and even they have to be pretty well informed), Wladyslaw Starewicz ranks alongside Walt Disney, as one of the great animation pioneers, and his career started nearly a decade before Disney's. He became an animator by accident ...
Soundtrack | Casino
Jascha Heifetz came to the USA in 1917, became a citizen in 1925, and joined ASCAP in 1937. He was educated at the Royal School of Music in Vilna (which he entered at five and from which he graduated at nine), the St. Petersburg Conservatory (with Leopold Auer, earning an Honorary Music Degree), ...
Actor | Silk Stockings
Joseph Buloff was born on January 20, 1899 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Józef Bulow. He was an actor, known for Silk Stockings (1957), The Loves of Carmen (1948) and Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). He was married to Luba Kadison. He died on February 27, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA.
Writer | Forbidden Fruit
Born in Russia in 1869, Ivan Abramson emigrated to the US while in his 20s. He went to work for Jewish newspapers. He became interested in the film business and in 1914 founded Ivan Film Productions. He produced several successful films, and even went into business with William Randolph Hearst to ...
12. Clara Rockmore
Soundtrack | The Visit
Clara Rockmore studied violin in Leningrad with Leopold Auer, and both emigrated in the mid 20s to the USA. Her violin career was stopped due to muscular problems, but due to the fact that she knew Leon Theremin, who had recently developed his Theremin, she soon became a virtuoso on this new ...
13. Saul Martell
Actor | The Ford Television Theatre
Saul Martell was born on September 22, 1901 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Solomon Zelig Meltzer. He was an actor, known for The Ford Television Theatre (1952), The Man Called X (1956) and Celebrity Playhouse (1955). He died on July 1, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
14. Dagmar Godowsky
Actress | The Story Without a Name
Dagmar Godowsky was born on November 24, 1897 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for The Story Without a Name (1924), In Borrowed Plumes (1926) and Virtuous Liars (1924). She was married to Frank Mayo. She died on February 13, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor | Mission: Impossible
Leonidas Ossetynski was born on October 22, 1910 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Leonidas Dudarew-Ossetynski. He was an actor, known for Mission: Impossible (1966), Night Gallery (1969) and The Man in the Glass Booth (1975). He died on April 28, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Jenny Marba
Actress | Gentlemen-Gauner
Jenny Marba was born on May 18, 1869 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Jenny Abramsohn. She was an actress, known for Gentlemen-Gauner (1920), Liebe und Leben, 2. Teil - Die Tochter des Senators (1918) and Liebesopfer (1918). She died in 1942 in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, Protectorate of Bohemia ...
24. Marc Sorkin
Director | Moral um Mitternacht
Marc Sorkin was born on March 14, 1902 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an editor and assistant director, known for Moral um Mitternacht (1930), White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929) and That Night (1933). He died in February 1986 in New York City, New York, USA.
Director | Kalosze szczescia
Antoni Bohdziewicz was born on September 10, 1906 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was a director and writer, known for Kalosze szczescia (1958), Zemsta (1957) and Za wami pójda inni... (1949). He died on October 20, 1970 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
26. Vasili Kachalov
Actor | Mastera stseny
Vasili Kachalov was born on February 11, 1875 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Vasili Ivanovich Shverubovich. He was an actor, known for Mastera stseny (1947), The White Eagle (1928) and The Lost Letter (1945). He died on September 30, 1948 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.
27. Josef Bonime
Soundtrack | The Salton Sea
Composer, pianist, teacher and conductor, he came to the USA as a child. Educated at CCNY and Juillard, he toured as a piano accompanist to Mischa Elman and Eugene Ysaye. In the 1920s he recorded for Vitaphone talkies, and arranged music for film short subjects. He conducted the orchestra for radio...
33. Michal Szwejlich
Actor | War and Love
Michal Szwejlich was born on December 21, 1910 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor and writer, known for War and Love (1985), Lata dwudzieste, lata trzydzieste (1984) and Kim jest ten czlowiek? (1985). He died on December 27, 1995 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
38. Aldona Jasinska
Actress | Ty, co w Ostrej swiecisz Bramie
Aldona Jasinska was born on December 27, 1896 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Ty, co w Ostrej swiecisz Bramie (1937) and Kobiety nad przepascia (1938). She was married to Tadeusz Konczyc. She died on November 3, 1957 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
Actor | Straszny dwór
Konstanty Kruglowski was born on January 3, 1885 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Straszny dwór (1936), Tajemnica panny Brinx (1936) and Pan redaktor szaleje (1937). He died on January 23, 1966 in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Lubuskie, Poland.