Birth Date between 1870-01-01 and 1870-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Edward Ellis
Actor | The Thin Man
Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in ...
3. Eva Moore
Actress | The Old Dark House
Eva Moore was born on February 9, 1870 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She was an actress, known for The Old Dark House (1932), A Cup of Kindness (1934) and Scotland Yard Investigator (1945). She was married to H.V. Esmond. She died on April 27, 1955 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.
Director | The White Pearl
In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American ...
5. Jessie Ralph
Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The...
Actor | The Monster
Charles Sellon was born on August 24, 1870 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Make Me a Star (1932) and Bright Eyes (1934). He was married to Florence E. Willis. He died on June 26, 1937 in La Crescenta, California, USA.
Actor | The Last of the Mohicans
Nelson McDowell was born on August 14, 1870 in Greenville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), The Last of the Mohicans (1932) and Oliver Twist (1933). He was married to Lottie Green and Sophia. He died on November 3, 1947 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California...
Actor | The Magnificent Ambersons
Richard Bennett was born on May 21, 1870 in Deer Creek, Indiana, USA as Clarence Charles William Henry Richard Bennett. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Damaged Goods (1914) and The End of the Road (1919). He was married to Aimee Raisch Hastings, Adrienne ...
Actor | A Tale of Two Cities
A man so disagreeable on celluloid, Claude Gillingwater's characters seemed to subsist on a steady diet of persimmons. Fondly recalled as the cranky old skinflint whose seemingly cold heart could only be warmed by the actions of a cute little tyke, the tall and rangy Gillingwater invariably played ...
10. Edward LeSaint
Actor | Modern Times
Edward LeSaint was born on December 13, 1870 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Modern Times (1936), Merely Mary Ann (1920) and Only a Shop Girl (1922). He was married to Stella Razeto. He died on September 10, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
12. 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.
14. O.B. Clarence
Actor | Great Expectations
Stocky, bespectacled English character actor, whose career began in the music halls. Educated at Dover College, Oliver Burchett Clarence acted in repertory theatre from 1890. He then worked as a member of actor-manager Frank Benson's troupe for a number of years. During the First World War, he ...
16. Trixie Friganza
Actress | If I Had My Way
Trixie Friganza was born on November 29, 1870 in Grenola, Kansas, USA as Delia O'Callahan. She was an actress, known for If I Had My Way (1940), Free and Easy (1930) and Silks and Saddles (1936). She was married to Charles A. Goettler and William J.M. Barry. She died on February 27, 1955 in ...
17. Charles Inslee
Actor | Adventures of Tarzan
Charles Inslee was born on June 6, 1870 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Edward Inslee. He was an actor and director, known for Adventures of Tarzan (1921), The Adventures of Dollie (1908) and After Many Years (1908). He was married to Belle M. S. McElroy. He died in September 1922.
18. Lawrence Grant
Actor | Shanghai Express
As a young boy in England, Lawrence Grant became a great admirer of the Native American peoples. He devoured every book or article he could get his hands on relating to their culture and history. Years later Grant got the opportunity to spend some months living with several Native American tribes ...
21. Anders Randolf
Actor | The Viking
Anders Randolf was born Anders Randrup in Denmark 1870.
His parents were Matthius Randrup and Kristine Jensen. He had a number of siblings - two of which were sisters Kirstine Randrup born in 1884 and Jensine Marie Randrup born 1880. He grew up on Old Rybjergaard farm, living with an Aunt rather ...
22. Kate Cutler
Actress | Moscow Nights
Kate Cutler was born on August 14, 1870 in London, England as Kate Ellen Louisa Cutler. She was an actress, known for I Stand Condemned (1935), Wedding Rehearsal (1932) and Lord of the Manor (1933). She was married to Sidney Ellison. She died on May 14, 1955 in London.
23. Anne Schaefer
Actress | Saturday's Children
Anne Schaefer was born on July 10, 1870 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Saturday's Children (1929), The Little Princess (1917) and The Price of a Good Time (1917). She was married to F. Medek. She died on May 3, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Director | Lanka Dahan
Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at ...
25. Francis Boggs
Director | The Coquette
Francis Boggs is an obscure figure in the history of cinema, but an important one. It was he who brought the movies to Los Angeles in 1909 when he established a permanent L. A. film studio for the Chicago-based Selig Polyscope Company. In a four-year film career he wrote and directed nearly 200 ...
26. Franklin Dyall
Actor | The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Franklin Dyall was born on February 3, 1870 in Liverpool, England. He was an actor and director, known for The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933), Easy Virtue (1928) and The Gaunt Stranger (1931). He was married to Mary Merrall and Mary Phyllis Logan. He died on May 8, 1950 in Worthing, Sussex, ...
Writer | The Strange Story of Sylvia Gray
Charles L. Gaskill was born on January 29, 1870 in New Bern, North Carolina, USA as Charles Leslie Gaskill. He was a writer and director, known for The Strange Story of Sylvia Gray (1914), A Sister to Carmen (1913) and A Princess of Bagdad (1913). He was married to Virginia Archer Waldrop-Gaskill ...
29. Albert Fish
Albert Fish was born on May 19, 1870 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Hamilton Howard Fish. He died on January 16, 1936 in Ossining, New York, USA.
Actor | The Mark of Zorro
Charles Hill Mailes was born on May 25, 1870 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Mark of Zorro (1920), Money Madness (1917) and The Hungarian Nabob (1915). He was married to Claire McDowell. He died on February 17, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Frank Terry
Writer | Movie Crazy
Frank Terry toured Europe and Asia on the legitimate stage professionally known as "Nat Clifford". He came back to America and became a comedy gag man for silent film comedies. He became somewhat notorious for an unfortunate incident that occured on August 24th, 1919 in a movie studio in Downtown ...
32. Jack Richardson
Actor | The Midnight Express
Jack Richardson was born on November 18, 1870 in New York City, New York, USA as John Howard Richardson. He was an actor, known for The Midnight Express (1924), The Man from New Mexico (1932) and The Old Maid's Baby (1919). He was married to Louise Lester and Florence Stone. He died on June 12, ...
34. Knute Erickson
Actor | The Monster
Knute Erickson was a vaudeville comedian and actor active in Hollywood between 1915 and 1936. His most famous creation was that of the character Daffy Dan, with which he had some success as a touring vaudeville performer, in a show presented by Hollywood mogul Jesse Lasky. Daffy Dan made his film ...
35. George Ovey
Actor | The Pirate of Panama
George Ovey was born on December 13, 1870 in Trenton, Missouri, USA as George Overton Odell. He was an actor and writer, known for The Pirate of Panama (1929), Strings of Steel (1926) and Hit the Deck (1929). He was married to Louise Horner. He died on September 23, 1951 in Hollywood, California, ...
37. William McCall
Actor | Fighting Fate
William McCall was born on May 19, 1870 in Delavan, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Fighting Fate (1921), The Little Minister (1922) and Across the Border (1922). He was married to Catherine Schomer. He died on January 10, 1938 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
38. Ivan Bunin
Writer | Nesrochnaya vesna
Ivan Bunin was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1933).
He was born Ivan Alekseevich Bunin on October 22, 1870 on his ancestral estate near Voronezh, Russia. His father, Aleksei Bunin, and his mother, were descendants of several lines of old nobility that included ...
39. Joe Harris
Actor | Bare Fists
American Western actor of silent pictures. Born of Irish stock in Lewiston, Maine, USA, Harris became friends with Western star Harry Carey, for whom he worked as a hired hand and with whom he appeared in approximately twenty silent Westerns. Harris lived with Carey and his family for decades. He ...
40. Marcus Loew
Producer | The Saphead
His film resume belies the fact that he was the most important man in motion pictures at the time of his death. Born as Max Loew in New York City to a poverty-stricken Viennese waiter, his life could've easily gone the the way of many boys of the east side slums, except that he was ...
41. Arturo Ambrosio
Producer | Amleto
Extremely prolific producer, regarded as "the father of the Italian film industry". A former optician with an interest in photographic equipment, he co-founded the first Italian motion picture studio in 1904, in Turin. He was invited by Tsar Nicholas II to create a Russian film industry in 1911. In...
42. Joseph W. Smiley
Director | Life Without Soul
Joseph W. Smiley was born on June 18, 1870 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Life Without Soul (1915), Luck and Pluck (1919) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917). He was married to Lila Leslie. He died on December 2, 1945 in New York City, New York, USA.
Composer | The Phantom of the Opera
Not only did Joseph compose music for movies, he was the first person to compose a score specifically for a motion picture - "Queen Elizabeth" in 1912. In addition to film music, Joseph composed for various operas - `Love Laughs at Locksmiths' 1910, `Prof. Tattle' 1913 and, `The Seventh Chord' 1913...
44. John Steppling
Actor | Tess of the D'Urbervilles
John Steppling was born on August 8, 1870 in Essen, Germany as John C. Steppling. He was an actor and director, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913), Lombardi, Ltd. (1919) and Billy and the Butler (1912). He died on April 5, 1932 in Hollywood, California, USA.
45. Robert Whittier
Actor | The Third Degree
Robert Whittier was born on July 5, 1870 in the USA as Leroy Francis Whittier. He was an actor, known for The Third Degree (1913), Master Shakespeare, Strolling Player (1916) and Threads of Fate (1917). He was married to Amy Ince. He died on December 30, 1936 in the USA.
46. Irma Gramatica
Actress | Il fu Mattia Pascal
Irma Gramatica was born on November 25, 1870 in Fiume, Austria-Hungary as Maria Carolina Francesca Gramatica. She was an actress, known for Il fu Mattia Pascal (1937), Porto (1934) and Yes, Madam (1942). She was married to Armando Cottin. She died on October 14, 1962 in Tavarnuzze, Tuscany, Italy.
49. William Welsh
Actor | Traffic in Souls
William Welsh was born on February 9, 1870 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as William Joseph Welsh. He was an actor, known for Traffic in Souls (1913), The Bull's Eye (1917) and Burning Words (1923). He died on July 16, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
50. Wright Kramer
Actor | Before I Hang
Wright Kramer was born on May 19, 1870 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Before I Hang (1940), John Glayde's Honor (1915) and Just Out of College (1915). He was married to Marion Power. He died on November 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.