Birth Date between 1877-01-01 and 1877-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Edmund Gwenn
Actor | Miracle on 34th Street
There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...
Actor | The More the Merrier
A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...
Actress | Harvey
Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College -- much to the dismay of her parents -- and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the ...
Actor | You Can't Take It with You
Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite ...
6. O.P. Heggie
Actor | Bride of Frankenstein
O.P. Heggie was born on September 17, 1877 in Angaston, South Australia, Australia as Oliver Peters Heggie. He was an actor, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Letter (1929) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1934). He was married to Lilian Clara Rogers. He died on February 7, 1936 in Los ...
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.
Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Isaac Johnny John. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Avenging Arrow (1921) and Wheels of Destiny (1934). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York.
10. Nigel De Brulier
Actor | Adventures of Captain Marvel
British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often ...
11. Gibson Gowland
Actor | Greed
Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as Thomas Henry Gowland. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on ...
12. Rose Dione
Actress | Freaks
Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 ...
13. Claire McDowell
Actress | The Big Parade
Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Actor | Ten Minutes to Live
Lawrence Chenault was born on November 23, 1877 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for Ten Minutes to Live (1932), The Crimson Skull (1922) and Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926). He died on December 27, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
15. Lloyd C. Douglas
Writer | White Banners
Novelist Lloyd C. Douglas was born Doya Cassell Douglas in Columbia City, IN, in 1877. His father was a Lutheran minister. Young Lloyd attended Wittenberg Seminary in Springfield, OH, where he received his education as a minister. After graduating he served as a pastor in a church in Manchester, IN...
16. Sidney Bracey
Actor | The Monster Walks
Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Sidney Alfred Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), Show People (1928) and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He was married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, ...
17. Hermann Hesse
Soundtrack | The Hours
Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.
18. Olga Roderick
Actress | Freaks
Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity ...
19. Frank Austin
Actor | The Monster
Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as George Francis Austin. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
20. Isadora Duncan
Writer | Isadora
Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin.
She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, ...
21. Helen Ware
Actress | The Virginian
Helen Ware was born on October 15, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as Helen Remer. She was an actress, known for The Virginian (1929), The Garden of Allah (1916) and Flaming Gold (1932). She was married to Frederick Burt. She died on January 25, 1939 in Carmel, California.
22. Maurice Costello
Actor | The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
Maurice Costello was born on February 22, 1877 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915), The Golden Pathway (1913) and Iron and Steel (1914). He was married to Ruth Reeves and Mae Costello. He died on October 28, 1950 in ...
23. George Melford
Director | Love in the Desert
George Melford was born on February 19, 1877 in Rochester, New York, USA as George Henry Knauff. He was a director and actor, known for Love in the Desert (1929), Jungle Menace (1937) and Sea Fury (1929). He was married to Diana Miller and Louise Marsland. He died on April 25, 1961 in Hollywood, ...
24. Bodil Rosing
Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Bodil Rosing was born on December 27, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Hammerich. She was an actress, known for Sunrise (1927), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Downstairs (1932). She was married to Einer Jansen. She died on December 31, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA.
25. Florence Gill
Actress | Larceny on the Air
Florence Gill was born on July 27, 1877 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Larceny on the Air (1937), The Reluctant Dragon (1941) and Obliging Young Lady (1942). She died on February 19, 1965 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
26. Landers Stevens
Actor | Wild Honey
Landers Stevens was born on February 17, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as John Landers Stevens. He was an actor, known for Wild Honey (1922), Frozen Justice (1929) and Bill Cracks Down (1937). He was married to Georgie Cooper and Fannie Gillette. He died on December 19, 1940 in Hollywood, ...
27. J. Searle Dawley
Director | An American Citizen
J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself "the first motion picture director", was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison's stock theatrical company. The tour he was hired ...
28. John Larkin
Actor | Sporting Blood
John Larkin was born on November 25, 1877 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA as John Larkin Smith. He was an actor, known for Sporting Blood (1931), The Wet Parade (1932) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936). He died on March 18, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
29. Barlowe Borland
Actor | The Hound of the Baskervilles
Barlowe Borland was born on August 6, 1877 in Greenock, Scotland as Frank Barlowe Borland. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), The Little Minister (1934) and A Tale of Two Cities (1935). He was married to Francesca Redding. He died on August 31, 1948 in Woodland Hills, ...
Director | The Valiant Rider
Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, ...
31. Rex Beach
Writer | Flowing Gold
Michigan-born Rex Beach was on his way to becoming a lawyer before the Alaska Gold Rush caught his attention and he headed there to make his fortune. Unfortunately, five years later he was still looking for it and, realizing that he wasn't going to find it in gold prospecting, he turned to writing....
32. George Field
Actor | Blood and Sand
George Field was born on March 18, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Blood and Sand (1922), Young Wild West's Mexican Mix-Up (1912) and Young Wild West Cornered by Apaches (1912). He was married to Winifred Greenwood. He died on March 9, 1925 in ...
33. Lionel Pape
Actor | The Philadelphia Story
Lionel Pape was born on April 17, 1877 in Sussex, England as Edward Lionel Pape. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Raffles (1939) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939). He died on October 21, 1944 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. Giuseppe Becce
Composer | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Giuseppe Becce was born on February 2, 1877 in Lonigo, Veneto, Italy. He was a composer, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), The Life of Richard Wagner (1913) and White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929). He died on October 5, 1973 in Berlin, Germany.
35. Jules Cowles
Actor | The Scarlet Letter
Jules Cowles was born on October 18, 1877 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA as Julius D. Cowles. He was an actor, known for The Scarlet Letter (1926), One Hysterical Night (1929) and The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923). He died on May 22, 1943 in Hollywood, California, USA.
36. Fanny Schreck
Actress | Der Jäger von Fall
Fanny Schreck was born on July 15, 1877 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as Franziska Ott. She was an actress, known for The Hunter of Fall (1936), Die Talfahrt des Severin Hoyey (1922) and Matrimonial Strike (1935). She was married to Max Schreck. She died on December 11, 1951 in Söflingen, Ulm.
38. René Navarre
René Navarre was born on July 8, 1877 in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France as Victor René Navarre. He was an actor and director, known for Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913), Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913) and Tue-la-mort (1920). He was married to Elmire Vautier and ...
39. Myra Keaton
Actress | Way Up Thar
Myra Keaton was born on March 13, 1877 in Modale, Iowa, USA as Myra Edith Cutler. She was an actress, known for Way Up Thar (1935), Palooka from Paducah (1935) and Love Nest on Wheels (1937). She was married to Joe Keaton. She died on July 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
40. Harold M. Shaw
Director | The Rose of Rhodesia
Harold M. Shaw was born on November 3, 1877 in Brownsville, Tennessee, USA as Harold Marvin Shaw. He was a director and actor, known for The Rose of Rhodesia (1918), De Voortrekkers (1916) and Thoroughbreds All (1919). He was married to Edna Flugrath. He died on January 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, ...
41. Hilda Trevelyan
Actress | What Every Woman Knows
Hilda Trevelyan was born on February 4, 1877 in Clapton, London, England as Hilda Marie Antoinette Tucker. She was an actress, known for What Every Woman Knows (1917), Sally in Our Alley (1916) and Transatlantic Tunnel (1935). She was married to Sydney Blow. She died on November 10, 1959 in ...
Actor | Gaslight
Lawrence Grossmith was born on March 29, 1877 in London, England as Lawrence Randall Grossmith. He was an actor, known for Gaslight (1944), The Brass Bottle (1914) and Murder at the Baskervilles (1937). He was married to Coralie Maud Blythe (stage actress). He died on February 21, 1944 in Woodland ...
43. William Clifford
Actor | The Hidden Law
William Clifford was born on June 27, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as William Morris Clifford. He was an actor, known for The Hidden Law (1916), A Tale of Two Cities (1917) and The Terror of the Fold (1915). He was married to Irene A. Stillings. He died on December 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, ...
45. Norman MacOwan
Actor | The City of the Dead
Norman MacOwan was born on January 2, 1877 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, known for The City of the Dead (1960), Kidnapped (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Violet [Ellen] Stephenson (actress). He died on December 31, 1961 in Hastings, East ...
46. Marcel Lévesque
Actor | Les vampires
Marcel Lévesque was born on December 6, 1877 in Paris, France. He was an actor and writer, known for Les vampires (1915), The Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) and The Vampires: The Thunder Master (1916). He died on February 16, 1962 in Couilly-Pont-aux-Dames, Seine-et-Marne, France.
47. May Wallace
Actress | The Cup of Life
May Wallace was born on August 23, 1877 in Russiaville, Indiana, USA as May Maddox. She was an actress, known for The Cup of Life (1921), The Million Dollar Mystery (1914) and Smashing the Spy Ring (1938). She was married to Thomas W. Maddox. She died on December 11, 1938 in Los Angeles, California...