Birth Date between 1881-01-01 and 1881-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Cecil B. DeMille

Producer | The Ten Commandments

His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New ...

2. Leo Carrillo

Actor | 20 Mule Team

Leo Carrillo was born on August 6, 1881 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for 20 Mule Team (1940), The Guilty Generation (1931) and Lasca of the Rio Grande (1931). He was married to Edith Shakespear Haeselbarth. He died on September 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, California.

3. Francis Ford

Actor | Crimson Shoals

Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of ...

4. Noble Johnson

Actor | King Kong

African-American movie actor and producer Noble Johnson was born on April 18, 1881, in Marshall, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Noble was very young, and it was there that he met Lon Chaney at school. They became friends as children, and later got re-acquainted when ...

5. Pablo Picasso

Art Department | Something's Gotta Give

Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of 20th century art, who co-created such styles as Cubism and Surrealism, was also among most innovative, influential, and prolific artists of all time.

He was born Pablo Ruiz Picasso on October 6, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of ...

6. Paul E. Burns

Actor | Son of Paleface

Paul E. Burns was born on January 26, 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Edward Burns. He was an actor, known for Son of Paleface (1952), Smoky River Serenade (1947) and Swamp Water (1941). He died on May 17, 1967 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

7. Pedro de Cordoba

Actor | My Favorite Wife

Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into ...

8. Margaret Wycherly

Actress | White Heat

Margaret Wycherly was born in London, England on October 26, 1881. She was predominately a stage actress, continuing stage work even after performing in films. Her first film role came when she appeared in The Fight (1915) at 34 years old. It was not until 1929 that audiences got another glimpse of...

9. Sarah Padden

Actress | A Woman's Face

Sarah Padden was born on October 16, 1881 in England as Sarah Ann Padden. She was an actress, known for A Woman's Face (1941), The Master Key (1945) and The Mad Monster (1942). She was married to George Clarence Sackett. She died on December 4, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Asta Nielsen

Actress | Hamlet

Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of ...

11. Stefan Zweig

Writer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Stefan Zweig was born on November 28, 1881 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) and Marie Antoinette (1938). He was married to Charlotte E. Altmann and Friderike Maria Burger von Winternitz. He died on February ...

12. Leon Errol

Actor | Higher and Higher

Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died ...

13. Frank O'Connor

Director | Religious Racketeers

Frank O'Connor was born on April 11, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Religious Racketeers (1938), Call of the Circus (1930) and One of the Bravest (1925). He died on November 22, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

14. Walter Kingsford

Actor | The Story of Louis Pasteur

Walter Kingsford was born on September 20, 1881 in Redhill, Surrey, England as Walter Stephen Thomas Kingsford Pearce. He was an actor, known for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). He was married to Alison Bradshaw and Winifred ...

15. Oscar O'Shea

Actor | Of Mice and Men

Oscar O'Shea was born on October 8, 1881 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Of Mice and Men (1939), Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) and Captains Courageous (1937). He died on April 6, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

16. P.G. Wodehouse

Soundtrack | Gosford Park

Master of comedy novelist Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881, in Guilford, Surrey, England. He died in hospital in Southampton, New York, on Valentine's day (February 14) 1975, from a heart attack after a long illness at age 93. In that time he managed to write close to ...

17. Marc McDermott

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland, and Marc later became an English citizen when he moved to London. His older brother Patrick was born in Ireland, ...

18. Morgan Wallace

Actor | One Exciting Night

Morgan Wallace was born on July 26, 1881 in Lompoc, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for One Exciting Night (1922), Dream Street (1921) and The Mouthpiece (1932). He was married to Louise Chapman Wallace. He died on December 12, 1953 in Tarzana, California.

19. Blanche Payson

Actress | The Bachelor's Baby

Blanche Payson was born on September 20, 1881 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Mary Elizabeth Bush. She was an actress, known for The Bachelor's Baby (1927), All Over Town (1937) and Figures Don't Lie (1927). She was married to Eugene Alonzo Payson. She died on July 4, 1964 in Granada Hills, ...

20. Dot Farley

Actress | So Big

Dot Farley was born on February 6, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Dorothea Farley. She was an actress and writer, known for So Big (1924), The Signal Tower (1924) and The Little Irish Girl (1926). She died on May 2, 1971 in South Pasadena, California, USA.

21. Lou Tellegen

Actor | To oneiron tou glyptou

Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in ...

22. Dora Altmann

Actress | Mathias Kneissl

Dora Altmann was born on February 20, 1881 in Dresden, Germany as Dora Alrich. She was an actress, known for Mathias Kneissl (1971), Die fünfte Kolonne (1963) and Das Kriminalmuseum (1963). She died on December 24, 1971 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

23. Louella Parsons

Actress | Hollywood Hotel

Louella Parsons was born on August 6, 1881 in Freeport, Illinois, USA as Louella Rose Oettinger. She was an actress and writer, known for Hollywood Hotel (1937), Without Reservations (1946) and Starlift (1951). She was married to Dr. Henry Watson Martin, John McCaffrey Jr. and John Demont Parsons. ...

24. Harry M. Warner

Producer | The Lost City

Harry M. Warner was born on December 12, 1881 in Krasnoshiltz, Russian Empire as Hirsz Mojzesz Wonsal. He was a producer, known for The Lost City (1920), My Four Years in Germany (1918) and Ship Ahoy (1920). He was married to Rea Levinson. He died on July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

25. Arthur Aylesworth

Actor | King of the Underworld

Arthur Aylesworth was born on August 12, 1881 in Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA as Arthur Preston Aylesworth. He was an actor, known for King of the Underworld (1939), Brigham Young (1940) and The Plot Thickens (1936). He was married to Elizabeth and Sadie Harris. He died on June 26, 1946 in Los ...

26. Milton Rosmer

Actor | The Pointing Finger

Miton Rosmer made his name on the British stage, debuting in 1889. He easily made the transition to silent pictures, appearing in such films as The Passionate Friends (1922). Talkies proved to be no obstacle to him, as it did to many silent actors, and Rosmer had roles in such classics as Goodbye, ...

27. Constantine Romanoff

Actor | The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Constantine Romanoff was born on August 21, 1881 in Germany as Friedrich William Heinrich August Meyer. He was an actor, known for The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927), The Long Voyage Home (1940) and Devil on Deck (1932). He was married to Caroline "Lena" Jensen Baltzer. He died on February 8,...

28. Al Christie

Producer | Mrs. Plum's Pudding

Al Christie began his career in 1909 with the Nestor Company. In 1912 he was put in charge of production for a series of westerns. By 1916 he had set up his own production company that produced comedy two-reelers and occasionally a full-length feature. He was the brother of producer/director ...

29. Sarah Edwards

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Sarah Edwards was born on October 11, 1881 in Glyn Train, Denbighshire, South Wales, UK as Sarah Mary Edwards. She was an actress, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Bishop's Wife (1947) and Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944). She was married to Vernon Malcolm Jacobson. She died on ...

30. Eliot Makeham

Actor | Dark Journey

Eliot Makeham was born on December 22, 1881 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England as Harold Elliott Makeham. He was an actor, known for Dark Journey (1937), Lorna Doone (1934) and Vacation from Marriage (1945). He was married to Betty Shale and Johanna Geertruida De Vries. He died on February 8, 1956 in ...

31. Crauford Kent

Actor | Shadows of the Sea

Crauford Kent was born on October 12, 1881 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Shadows of the Sea (1922), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929) and Silas Marner (1922). He died on May 14, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA.

32. Robert Strange

Actor | High Sierra

Robert Strange was born on November 26, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert George Strange. He was an actor, known for High Sierra (1941), Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) and Special Agent (1935). He was married to Diantha Pattison and Florence Stockwell. He died on February 22, 1952...

33. James W. Horne

Director | The Green Archer

He worked at a number of studios in the early 1920s and directed Buster Keaton's successful 'College' in 1927 before arriving at Hal Roach studios in 1928 where the following year he directed Laurel and Hardy's 'Big Business'and the following year their sound film 'Chickens Come Home' In 1931 he ...

34. Béla Bartók

Soundtrack | The Shining

Born in Hungary in 1881, Bartok began his musical studies on the piano at age five. His mother was his first teacher; after his father died in 1888, the Bartok family moved to Nagyszolos, where Bela continued his piano studies and took up composition. At age eleven, he made his first public ...

35. Evelyn Beresford

Actress | The Twonky

Evelyn Beresford was born on February 22, 1881 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Twonky (1953) and That Forsyte Woman (1949). She died on January 21, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Anna Pavlova

Actress | The Dumb Girl of Portici

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents with Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman, named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, named Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. ...

37. Elsa Maxwell

Actress | Hotel for Women

Elsa Maxwell was born on May 24, 1881 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Hotel for Women (1939), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and Public Deb No. 1 (1940). She died on November 1, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA.

38. Gus McNaughton

Actor | The 39 Steps

Gus McNaughton was born on July 29, 1881 in London, England as Augustus Le Clerq. He was an actor and writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), Leave It to Me (1933) and Not So Dusty (1936). He was married to Charlotte Govett. He died on November 18, 1969 in Castor, England.

39. Yakov Protazanov

Director | L'angoissante aventure

Yakov Protazanov was born on February 4, 1881 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Yakov Aleksandrovich Protazanov. He was a director and writer, known for A Narrow Escape (1920), Adventures in Bokhara (1943) and Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924). He died on August 9, 1945 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR.

40. Henrik Galeen

Writer | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Henrik Galeen was born on January 7, 1881 in Stryj, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Heinrich Wiesenberg. He was a writer and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), The Golem (1915) and A Daughter of Destiny (1928). He was married to Comptess Ilse von Schenk and Elvira Adler. He died on July 30, 1949 in ...

41. Tom Chatterton

Actor | Drums of Fu Manchu

Tom Chatterton was born on February 12, 1881 in Geneva, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Drums of Fu Manchu (1940), A Soul Enslaved (1916) and Lone Texas Ranger (1945). He died on August 17, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.

42. Dick Sutherland

Actor | The Beloved Rogue

Dick Sutherland was born on December 23, 1881 in Benton, Kentucky, USA as Archie Thomas Johnson. He was an actor, known for The Beloved Rogue (1927), The Red Lily (1924) and Quicksands (1923). He was married to Verba Hutchinson. He died on February 3, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA.

43. Marion Leonard

Actress | What Avails the Crown

Marion Leonard was born on June 9, 1881 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for What Avails the Crown (1912), The Seed of the Fathers (1913) and In Little Italy (1909). She was married to Stanner E.V. Taylor. She died on January 9, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

44. Fay Holderness

Actress | Blind Husbands

Fay Holderness started her career in films with D. W. Griffith and then gravitated to making films with 'The Hal Roach Film Studios'. She acted in films for 23 years and retired in 1940.

45. Fernand Léger

Art Department | L'inhumaine

Fernand Léger was born on February 4, 1881 in Argentan, Orne, France as Joseph Fernand Henri Léger. He was a director and actor, known for The Inhuman Woman (1924), Ballet mécanique (1924) and Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947). He was married to Nadia Leger and Jeanne-Augustine Lohy. He died ...

46. Nicholas Hannen

Actor | Quo Vadis

Nicholas Hannen was born on May 1, 1881 in London, England as Nicholas James Hannen. He was an actor and producer, known for Quo Vadis (1951), Who Killed John Savage? (1937) and Dunkirk (1958). He was married to Athene Seyler and Muriel Morland. He died on June 25, 1972 in London.

47. Matthew Betz

Actor | The Big Chance

Matthew Betz was born on September 13, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Matthew Von Betz. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Crimson City (1928) and The Western Code (1932). He was married to Lulu Slipp. He died on January 26, 1938 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, ...

48. John Gottowt

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

John Gottowt was born on June 15, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Isidor Gesang. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Das schwarze Los (1913) and The Student of Prague (1913). He died on August 27, 1942 in Wieliczka, Malopolskie, Poland.

49. Robb Wilton

Actor | Two's Company

Robb Wilton was born on August 28, 1881 in Liverpool, England as Robert Wilton Smith. He was an actor, known for Two's Company (1936), The Love Match (1955) and The White Countess (2005). He was married to Florence Palmer. He died on May 1, 1957 in London, England.

50. John G. Adolfi

Director | A Man and His Mate

Entering films as an actor in 1910, John G. Adolfi soon switched careers and became a director. He turned out numerous, mostly low-budget films for minor companies, but every so often got a chance to work at a big studio like Fox. His big break came in the sound era, when he formed a partnership ...


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