Birth Date between 1872-01-01 and 1872-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lucille La Verne

Actress | A Tale of Two Cities

A legendary stage actress and character player in early films, Lucille La Verne is one of those forgotten legends who seem to fade as the years go on. However, at her prime she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation.

Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on ...

2. William Desmond Taylor

Director | The Soul of Youth

Born in Carlow, Ireland. Came to USA c. 1890. Worked as stage actor, engineer, antique dealer, gold miner. Entered silent film industry as actor in 1912; most noted film as actor was Captain Alvarez (1914) for Vitagraph. Directed first film for Balboa Films in 1914. Subsequently directed for ...

3. Arthur Byron

Actor | The Mummy

Arthur Byron was born on April 3, 1872 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Arthur William Byron. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1932), 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) and Marie Galante (1934). He was married to Kathryn Byron and Lillian Hall (actress). He died on July 17, 1943 in Hollywood, ...

4. Lafe McKee

Actor | The Man from New Mexico

Lafe McKee began working in Hollywood around 1913. He usually played the likeable father of the heroine, the distressed businessman, or the ranch owner on the verge of losing his homestead or cattle to the villains. The majority of his films were westerns and he supported such actors as Gary Cooper...

5. Zane Grey

Writer | The Last Duane

Born Pearl Zane Gray on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio--a town founded by his mother's family--famed western novelist Zane Grey was an athlete and outdoorsman from an early age, with his main interests being fishing and baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball ...

6. Tsarina Alexandra

Self | Arrival of Funeral Cortege at St. George's Chapel

Alix of Hess-Darmstadt was born on June 8, 1872 in Darmstadt, Germany. Her parents were the Grand Duke and Duchess of Darmstadt; her mother was also the daughter of Queen Victoria. When Alix was still very young, her sister Mary and then her mother died of diphtheria. Also, her brother Frederick (...

7. Ralph Lewis

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Ralph Lewis was born on October 28, 1872 in Englewood, Illinois, USA as Ralph Percy Lewis. He was an actor, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), Casey Jones (1927) and Dante's Inferno (1924). He was married to Vera Lewis. He died on December 4, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Paul Panzer

Actor | The Black Book

Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912), with the real ...

9. Charles Murray

Actor | Vamping Venus

Charles Murray was born on June 22, 1872 in Laurel, Indiana, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Vamping Venus (1928), Around the Corner (1930) and Mike (1926). He was married to Nellie Bae Hamilton. He died on July 29, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. G.W. Bitzer

Cinematographer | Logging in Maine

G.W. Bitzer was born on April 21, 1872 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Logging in Maine (1906), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and The White Rose (1923). He was married to Ethel Boddy. He died...

11. Robert McWade

Actor | The Kennel Murder Case

Robert McWade was born on January 25, 1872 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Robert McWade Jr. He was an actor, known for The Kennel Murder Case (1933), The Big Cage (1933) and Cappy Ricks Returns (1935). He was married to Almina Lee. He died on January 19, 1938 in Culver City, California, USA.

12. Louise Closser Hale

Actress | Dinner at Eight

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on ...

13. Walter Soderling

Actor | Mr. Noisy

Walter Soderling was born on April 13, 1872 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Mr. Noisy (1946), Criminals of the Air (1937) and When the Daltons Rode (1940). He died on April 10, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

14. Harry Holman

Actor | Meet John Doe

Harry Holman was born on March 15, 1872 in Conway, Missouri, USA as Harry James Holman. He was an actor and writer, known for Meet John Doe (1941), The Dark Horse (1932) and Oliver Twist (1933). He died on May 3, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

15. Margaret McWade

Actress | The Lost World

Margaret McWade born in Illinois in 1872. In vaudeville, during the 1890s, she met Margaret Seddon. The two teamed up in a double act billed as the "Pixilated Sisters". She later appeared most often as spinsters or mothers in many films, first under contract to the Edison Film Company under the ...

16. Ralph Vaughan Williams

Soundtrack | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose ...

17. Calvin Coolidge

Self | Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 14

Though three U.S. Presidents have died on the Fourth of July, John Calvin Coolidge was the first and only one to have been born on that date, in 1874. He is also the only President to have had the oath of office administered by his father, a justice of the peace, who swore him in when the Coolidges...

18. Ellis Jeffreys

Actress | Tilly of Bloomsbury

Ellis Jeffreys was born on May 17, 1872 in Colombo, Ceylon as Minnie Gertrude Ellis Jeffreys. She was an actress, known for Tilly of Bloomsbury (1931), Sweet Devil (1938) and Backstage (1937). She was married to Herbert Sleath (actor/manager) and Frederic Graham Curzon. She died on January 21, 1943...

19. William Worthington

Director | The Clock

Handsome smart gentleman William Worthington born in Troy, New York in 1872. Well-known Broadway star of opera theatre, drama theatre and vaudeville from the late 1890's. He arrived in Hollywood in 1913 as a leading film performer making his movie debut in The Restless Spirit (1913) co-starring J. ...

20. Albert Steinrück

Actor | Asphalt

Albert Steinrück was born on May 20, 1872 in Wetterburg, Bad Arolsen, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor, known for Asphalt (1929), Helen of Troy (1924) and Der Richter von Zalamea (1920). He died on February 10, 1929 in Berlin, Germany.

21. Bertrand Russell

Self | Five More

Bertrand Russell was born on May 18, 1872 in Ravenscroft, Trelleck, Monmouthshire, Wales as Bertrand Arthur William Russell. He was married to Edith Finch, Patricia Spence, Dora Russell and Alys Pearsall. He died on February 2, 1970 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth, Wales.

22. Sol Horwitz

Disorder in the Court

Sol Horwitz was born on November 4, 1872 in Kovno, Russian Empire as Solomon Horowitz. He was an actor, known for Disorder in the Court (1936), Grips, Grunts and Groans (1937) and Dizzy Doctors (1937). He died on December 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Roy Horniman

Writer | Kind Hearts and Coronets

British stage actor, theater manager, playwright, and novelist.

24. Kate Price

Actress | Quality Street

Kate Price was born on February 13, 1872 in Cork, Ireland as Katherine Duffy. She was an actress and writer, known for Quality Street (1927), Arizona (1918) and Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918). She was married to Joseph Price Ludwig (performer). She died on January 4, 1943 in Woodland Hills, ...

25. Maude Adams

Maude Adams was born Maude Ewing Kiskadden on November 11, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She preformed on stage from the age of an infant until her retirement from the stage at age 60. Maude Adams starred in over twenty-five plays on Broadway between 1888 and 1916. Her most famous role was "Peter" ...

26. Adolphe Le Prince

Self | Accordion Player

Adolphe Le Prince was born in 1872 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1901 in Fire Island, New York, USA.

27. Anna Held

Actress | Madame la Presidente

Anna Held was born on March 8, 1872 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire as Helene Anna Held. She was married to Maximo Carrera. She died on August 12, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA.

28. Vaughan Glaser

Actor | Saboteur

Vaughan Glaser was born on November 17, 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Saboteur (1942), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) and Meet John Doe (1941). He was married to Lois Landon. He died on November 23, 1958 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

29. Winter Hall

Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Winter Hall was born on June 21, 1872 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Winter Amos Hall. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), What Every Woman Knows (1921) and The Right to Happiness (1919). He was married to Katherine Young (concert pianist). He died on February 10, 1947...

30. Hans Junkermann

Actor | Die Fledermaus

Hans Junkermann was born on February 24, 1872 in Stuttgart, Germany as Hans Ferdinand Junkermann. He was an actor, known for Die Fledermaus (1931), Liebeswalzer (1930) and Anna Christie (1930). He was married to Julia Serda. He died on June 12, 1943 in Berlin, Germany.

31. Frank Lanning

Actor | The Unknown

Frank Lanning was born on August 14, 1872 in Marion, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for The Unknown (1927), Huckleberry Finn (1920) and The Victoria Cross (1916). He was married to Merva Eaton. He died on June 17, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Margaret Seddon

Actress | Raffles

Margaret Seddon was born on November 18, 1872 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Marguerite Hungerford Whiteley Sloan. She was an actress, known for Raffles (1939), Quality Street (1927) and The Land of Promise (1917). She died on April 17, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

33. Learned Hand

Self | ABC Album

Learned Hand was born on January 27, 1872 in Albany, New York, USA as Billings Learned Hand. He was married to Frances Amelia Finke. He died on August 18, 1961 in New York, New York.

34. Robert Garrison

Actor | The Constant Nymph

Robert Garrison was born on July 18, 1872 in Strassburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Constant Nymph (1928), Der Hund von Baskerville (1929) and Michael (1924). He died on January 5, 1930 in Berlin, Germany.

35. Hannah Jones

Actress | Downhill

Hannah Jones was born on October 15, 1872 in Shoreditch, London, England as Hannah Hotten. She was an actress, known for When Boys Leave Home (1927), Murder! (1930) and Blackmail (1929). She died in 1949 in Wood Green, London.

36. Mabel Terry-Lewis

Actress | The Scarlet Pimpernel

Mabel Terry-Lewis was born on October 28, 1872 in London, England as Mabel Gwynedd Terry-Lewis. She was an actress, known for The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), Jamaica Inn (1939) and Caste (1930). She was married to Ralph Cecil Batley. She died on November 28, 1957 in London.

38. Milton J. Fahrney

Actor | Chasing Trouble

Milton J. Fahrney was born on June 24, 1872 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Chasing Trouble (1926), Jerry's Soft Snap (1917) and Jerry's Lucky Day (1917). He was married to Alexandra Phillips-Fahrney. He died on March 26, 1941 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

39. Chunibala Devi

Actress | Pather Panchali

Chunibala Devi was born in 1872. She was an actress, known for Pather Panchali (1955), Bigraha (1930) and Rikta (1939). She died in 1955 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

40. Lennox Pawle

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

Beaming, rotund Lennox Pawle is chiefly remembered for his delightful, albeit brief, performance as the 'pixillated' Mr. Dick in MGM's classic version of David Copperfield (1935). A former newspaperman and owner of a racing publication, Pawle had been on stage in his native England from the 1890's ...

41. Mary Foy

Actress | The White Rose

Mary Foy was born on August 9, 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Lena Mary Hank. She was an actress, known for The White Rose (1923), The Headless Horseman (1922) and Sally in Our Alley (1916). She was married to Patrick Foy. She died in 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. James H. White

Director | The Little Reb

Canadian-American filmmaker James H. White was one of the pioneers of early cinema, the man who filmed the famous short The Kiss (1896). Born in the Canadian Maritime province of Nova Scotia in 1872, he was a 22-year-old gramophone salesman when he went to work at a kinetescope operation in Boston ...

43. Paul Askonas

Actor | Orlacs Hände

Paul Askonas was born on November 13, 1872 in Teplice, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Hands of Orlac (1924), Three Tales of Terror (1912) and Hoffmanns Erzählungen (1923). He died on November 26, 1935 in Wien, Austria.

44. Percy Parsons

Actor | The Good Companions

Percy Parsons was born on June 12, 1872 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Edward Percy Parsons. He was an actor, known for The Good Companions (1933), Criminal at Large (1932) and A Blonde Dream (1932). He was married to Natalie Lynn. He died on October 3, 1944 in St. Stephen's Hospital, Chelsea, ...

45. W.G. Fay

Actor | Oliver Twist

W.G. Fay was born on November 12, 1872 in Dublin, Ireland as William George Fay. He was an actor and writer, known for Oliver Twist (1948), Odd Man Out (1947) and Storm in a Teacup (1937). He died on October 27, 1947 in London, England.

46. Rupert Hughes

Writer | Souls for Sale

Rupert Hughes was born on January 31, 1872 in Lancaster, Missouri, USA as Rupert Raleigh Hughes. He was a writer and director, known for Souls for Sale (1923), True As Steel (1924) and Look Your Best (1923). He was married to Patterson Dial, Mrs. Rupert Hughes and Agnes Wheeler Hedge. He died on ...

48. Tom Terriss

Director | The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Tom Terriss was born on September 28, 1872 in London, England as Theodore Herbert Friend Lewin. He was a director and writer, known for The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1914), The Naughty Duchess (1928) and The Bandolero (1924). He was married to Mildred Corneille Smith (aka Mildred Devere, Follies). He...

49. Mae Hotely

Actress | Horrible Hyde

Mae Hotely was born on October 7, 1872 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Maye Shearor. She was an actress, known for Horrible Hyde (1915), Girls Who Dare (1929) and Man Wanted (1912). She was married to Arthur Hotaling. She died on April 6, 1954 in Coronado, California, USA.

50. Jean C. Havez

Writer | Sherlock Jr.

Songwriter ("Darktown Poker Club"), author and agent who wrote special material for musical comedy and vaudeville, also scenarios for Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, and a press agent for Lew Dockstader's Minstrels. A charter member of ASCAP (1914), Havez' other novelty and ...


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