Birth Date between 1870-01-01 and 1870-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 ...

2. Queenie Vassar

Actress | Primrose Path

Coming to the U.S. in 1884, Vassar performed as a musical/comic star during the 1890s. She played in "The Lady of the Slipper; Or, A Modern Cinderella" which opened at the Globe Theatre in New York in 1912 and ran for 232 performances.

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.

4. Edwin S. Porter

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

Actress | The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger

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...

6. Charles Sellon

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.

7. Nelson McDowell

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...

8. Richard Bennett

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 ...

9. Claude Gillingwater

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.

11. V.I. Lenin

Writer | Un'alba

V.I. Lenin was born on April 22, 1870 in Simbirsk, Russian Empire as Vladimir Ilich Uliánov. He was married to Nadezhda Krupskaya. He died on January 21, 1924 in Gorki, Moscow Governorate, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Gorki Leninskiye, Moscow Oblast, Russia].

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.

13. Felipa Gómez

Key Largo

Felipa Gómez was born on September 10, 1870 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was an actress, known for Key Largo (1948) and The Cowboy and the Indians (1949). She died on April 15, 1967 in Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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 ...

15. Lon Poff

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Lon Poff was born on February 8, 1870 in Bedford, Indiana, USA as Alonzo M. Poff. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Tom Sawyer (1930) and Main Street (1923). He died on August 8, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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 ...

19. Augustus Carney

Actor | A Ranch Widower's Daughters

Augustus Carney was born in 1870 in the UK. He was an actor, known for A Ranch Widower's Daughters (1912), Alkali Ike and the Wildman (1913) and Alkali Ike's Motorcycle (1912). He died in 1920.

20. D'Arcy Corrigan

Actor | The Last Warning

D'Arcy Corrigan was born on January 2, 1870 in County Cork, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Last Warning (1928), A Christmas Carol (1938) and Ella Cinders (1926). He died on December 25, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

24. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

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, ...

27. Charles L. Gaskill

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 ...

28. Walter Edwards

Director | The Power of the Street

Walter Edwards was born on January 8, 1870 in Michigan, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Power of the Street (1915), Who Cares? (1919) and A Girl Named Mary (1919). He died on April 12, 1920 in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.

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.

30. Charles Hill Mailes

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, ...

33. Saint Suttle

Self | Something Good - Negro Kiss

Saint Suttle was born in February 1870 in Kentucky, USA. He was married to Eliza Bell, Goldie Smith and Mary L. Murdock. He died on February 4, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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, ...

36. Enrique Acosta

Actor | A Message to Garcia

Enrique Acosta was born on February 26, 1870 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was an actor, known for A Message to Garcia (1936), Don Q Son of Zorro (1925) and The Texan (1930). He died on May 22, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

43. Joseph Carl Breil

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.

47. Uncle Dave Macon

Soundtrack | The Marty Stuart Show

Uncle Dave Macon was born on October 7, 1870 in Smartt, Tennessee, USA as David Harrison Macon. He was married to Matilda Richardson. He died on March 22, 1952 in Readyville, Tennessee.

48. Quinton McPherson

Actor | The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss

Quinton McPherson was born on October 26, 1870 in Holborn, London, England. He was an actor, known for The Amazing Adventure (1936), What Happened Then? (1934) and Beloved Impostor (1936). He died on January 2, 1940 in Clapham, London.

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.


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