Birth Place Matching "Vilna, Russian Empire [now Vilnius, Lithuania]" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 ...

3. Shimen Ruskin

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, ...

4. Wladyslaw Starewicz

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 ...

5. Jascha Heifetz

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), ...

6. Joseph Buloff

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.

7. Ivan Abramson

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 ...

8. Abram Room

Director | Nashestvie

Abram Room was born on June 28, 1894 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Abram Matveyevich Room. He was a director and writer, known for Nashestvie (1945), Sud chesti (1949) and Belated Flowers (1970). He died on July 26, 1976 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.

9. Alexander Schneider

Soundtrack | Slaughterhouse-Five

Alexander Schneider was born on October 21, 1908 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Abram Chaim Leizer Sascha Schneider. He was married to Geraldine Page and Gerda Benfey. He died on February 2, 1993 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

10. Czeslaw Wollejko

Actor | Mlodosc Chopina

Czeslaw Wollejko was born on March 17, 1916 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Young Chopin (1952), Lalka (1978) and Gniazdo (1974). He died on February 7, 1987 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

11. Mikhail Doller

Director | Suvorov

Mikhail Doller was born in 1889 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Mikhail Ivanovich Doller. He was a director and actor, known for General Suvorov (1941), Minin i Pozharskiy (1939) and Life Is Beautiful (1930). He died on March 15, 1952 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.

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.

15. Alexander Asro

Actor | Room Service

Alexander Asro was born on February 10, 1888 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Room Service (1938) and Bashful Ballerina (1937). He was married to Sonia Asro. He died in January 1963 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

16. Avrom Morewski

Actor | Der Dibuk

Avrom Morewski was born on March 18, 1886 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He is known for his work on The Dybbuk (1937), Al khet (1936) and This Ancient Law (1923). He died on October 3, 1964 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

17. Waclaw Zastrzezynski

Actor | Poscig

Waclaw Zastrzezynski was born on March 22, 1900 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Poscig (1954) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958). He died on November 22, 1959 in Katowice, Slaskie, Poland.

19. Leonidas Ossetynski

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.

20. Maria Malanowicz-Niedzielska

Actress | Geniusz sceny

Maria Malanowicz-Niedzielska was born on November 30, 1899 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Geniusz sceny (1939). She died on October 8, 1943 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

21. Alfred Lodzinski

Actor | Krzyzacy

Alfred Lodzinski was born on January 5, 1903 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Black Cross (1960), Dzieciol (1971) and Czlowiek z M-3 (1969). He died on July 14, 1974 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

22. Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe

Actress | Granica

Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe was born on June 22, 1910 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Granica (1978), Polowanie na muchy (1969) and Dzieciol (1971). She died on November 6, 1985 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

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.

25. Antoni Bohdziewicz

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...

28. Gustaw Buszynski

Actor | Barbara Radziwillówna

Gustaw Buszynski was born on November 25, 1888 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Love or a Kingdom (1936), Pod Twoja obrone (1933) and Pan Tadeusz (1928). He died on March 14, 1962 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

29. Wanda Osterwina

Actress | Strzal

Wanda Osterwina was born in 1887 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for The Shot (1922), Przez pieklo (1921) and Blanc et noir (1919). She died on January 22, 1929 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

31. Nadia Reisenberg

Soundtrack | The Visit

Nadia Reisenberg was born on July 14, 1904 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was married to Isaac Sherman. She died on June 10, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA.

32. Irving Cohen

Self | Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts

Irving Cohen was born on January 2, 1904 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts (1948). He died on June 25, 1991 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

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.

34. Izaak Dogim

Actor | Mansarda

Izaak Dogim was born on April 1, 1908 in Vilna, Vilenskaya guberniya, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Mansarda (1963) and Wniebowstapienie (1969). He died on August 1, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA.

35. Bronislawa Frejtazanka

Actress | Raj na ziemi

Bronislawa Frejtazanka was born on May 3, 1915 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Raj na ziemi (1970) and Television Theater (1953). She died on September 8, 1983 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland.

36. Arno Nadel

Music Department | Hebrew Melody

37. Józef Czerniawski

Actor | Faraon

Józef Czerniawski was born on August 29, 1914 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Pharaoh (1966), Pod gwiazda frygijska (1954) and Warszawska syrena (1956). He died on August 4, 1993 in Suwalki, Podlaskie, 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.

39. Seweryn Butrym

Actor | Sekret Enigmy

Seweryn Butrym was born on December 23, 1910 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Sekret Enigmy (1979), Uczta Baltazara (1954) and Lydia Ate the Apple (1958). He died on December 21, 1981 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

41. Konstanty Kruglowski

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.

42. Jan Kurnakowicz

Actor | Zemsta

Jan Kurnakowicz was born on January 27, 1901 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Zemsta (1957), Story of a Sin (1933) and District Attorney (1933). He was married to Anna Tyminska. He died on October 4, 1968 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

43. Aldona Pawlowska

Actress | Zbrodniarz i panna

Aldona Pawlowska was born on February 8, 1892 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Zbrodniarz i panna (1963), Mój stary (1962) and Dancing w kwaterze Hitlera (1968). She died on May 22, 1974 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

47. Horace Goldin

Self | Goldin's Little Joke

Horace Goldin was born on December 17, 1873 in Vilna, Russian Empire as Hyman Elias Goldstein. He was married to Helen Levy (dancer). He died on August 22, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA.

48. Oda Slobodskaya

Actress | Whom the Gods Love

Oda Slobodskaya was born on November 28, 1895 in Vilna, Russian Empire. She is known for her work on Mozart (1936) and The Magic Box (1951). She died on July 30, 1970 in London, England.

49. Henryk Labunski

Actor | Podhale w ogniu

Henryk Labunski was born on August 14, 1912 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Podhale w ogniu (1956) and Ile jest zycia (1974). He died on November 21, 1979 in Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland.

50. Józef Wasilewski

Actor | Trudna milosc

Józef Wasilewski was born on March 9, 1906 in Vilna, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Trudna milosc (1954), Television Theater (1953) and Domek z kart (1954). He died on March 20, 1961 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.


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