Date of Death between 1927-01-01 and 1927-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | The Gunsaulus Mystery
Mattie Wilkes was born on February 14, 1875 in Montclair, New Jersey, USA as Mattie Vera Wilkes. She was an actress, known for The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921), For His Mother's Sake (1922) and The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920). She was married to Ernest Hogan. She died on July 9, 1927 in Montclair.
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, ...
Writer | The Phantom of the Opera
A native of Paris, France, a poet, journalist and novelist, Gaston Leroux is known for his many creative horror stories, including "Rouilable", "The Haunted Chair" and "The Wax Mask", but is probably best known for his work "The Phantom of the Opera", which became Leroux's prize possession. He ...
4. Robert McKim
Actor | All the Brothers Were Valiant
Married to actresses Dorcas Matthews and Ottie Ardine, George got his start at 14 years of age, as a singing and dancing waiter in Chicago. McKim began a long career on the stage with the Alcazar stock company in San Francisco. In vaudeville, he teamed for many years with Johnny Cantwell. He later ...
Lizzie Borden has mystified and fascinated crime buffs for over a century. Few cases in American history have attracted as much attention as the hatchet murders and the unlikely defendant: a church-going, respectable "spinster" daughter charged with parricide, a crime worthy of Classical Greek ...
Actor | The Scarlet Runner
Earle Williams was born on February 28, 1880 in Sacramento, California, USA as Earle Rafael Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for The Scarlet Runner (1916), Arsene Lupin (1917) and The Wolf (1919). He was married to Florine Walz. He died on April 25, 1927 in Hollywood, California.
8. June Mathis
Writer | The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
June Mathis was born June Beulah Hughes in 1887 in Leadville, Colorado. Her father died at a young age and her mother married William Mathis. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, which she would proudly consider her hometown for the rest of her life.
At the age of 13 she pursued a career in ...
11. Sam Warner
Director | A Dangerous Adventure
Sam Warner could rightly be called "The Father of Talking Pictures". Of the four Warner brothers, Sam was the most in favor of using synchronized sound with movies. He was the driving force behind the studio's partnership with Western Electric to create Vitaphone. At first, he only wanted to use ...
12. George Nichols
Actor | The Midnight Express
George Nichols was born on October 28, 1864 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as George Nicholls. He was an actor and director, known for The Midnight Express (1924), Jess (1912) and The Queen of Sheba (1921). He was married to Viola Alberti. He died on September 20, 1927 in Hollywood, California, USA.
13. Ray Raymond
Actor | The Girl of My Heart
Ray Raymond starred in musicals in the 20's and did some early films. He was mostly known for musical comedy, touring the country. Ray Raymond died following a fist fight with another actor, Paul Kelly. The two men fought over Ray's wife, Dorothy Mackaye. Dorothy was convicted of concealing ...
Actress | The House of Mirth
Katherine Corri Harris was born on October 1, 1890. She was an actress, known for The House of Mirth (1918), Nearly a King (1916) and The Lost Bridegroom (1916). She was married to Leon Orlowski (secretary of the Polish Legation), Alfred D.B. Pratt (broker) and John Barrymore. She died on May 2, ...
16. Lynn Reynolds
Director | Sky High
Former newspaper reporter in Iowa, Reynolds played in several films for the Burton King Company before joining Universal as a writer/director. Reynolds shot himself, in front of guests, following an argument with his wife, actress Kathleen O'Connor, during a welcome home party being held in his ...
17. Kate Toncray
Actress | Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Kate Toncray was born in 1867 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917), The Snowshoe Trail (1922) and A Child's Remorse (1912). She died on December 6, 1927 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
20. Hughie Mack
Actor | Bringing Up Father
Hughie Mack was born on November 26, 1884 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Hugh Richard McGowan. He was an actor and writer, known for Bringing Up Father (1915), C.O.D. (1914) and As You Like It (1912). He was married to Mary Agnes McGowan. He died on October 13, 1927 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
22. 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 ...
27. Romaine Fielding
Actor | A Dash for Liberty
Romaine Fielding was born on May 22, 1868 in Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA as William Grant Blandin. He was an actor and director, known for A Dash for Liberty (1913), Hiawanda's Cross (1913) and The Eagle's Nest (1915). He was married to Joan Arliss and Mabel van Valkenburg. He died on ...
28. William Le Queux
Writer | Sadounah
Educated in London, France, and Italy, he studied art in Paris, but gave up the idea of being an artist in order to continue traveling. In Russia, he gathered materials for his first book, Guilty Bonds (1891). He alternated careers as newspaperman and novelist in the 1890s and 1910s and, it is said...
31. Leopold Wharton
Director | Beatrice Fairfax
Leopold Wharton was born on September 1, 1870 in Manchester, England as Leopold D. Wharton. He was a director and producer, known for Beatrice Fairfax (1916), The Great White Trail (1917) and The Exploits of Elaine (1914). He was married to Bessie Wharton. He died on September 27, 1927 in New York ...
33. Leo Friedman
Soundtrack | Out of Sight
Composer and songwriter ("Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland", "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"), educated with Emil Liebling in Chicago and at the Berlin Conservatory with Yetlitzky. Joining ASCAP in 1939, his chief musical collaborator was Beth Slater Whitson. His other popular-song compositions include "...
34. Arnold Daly
Actor | My Own United States
Arnold Daly was born on October 4, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Peter Christopher Arnold. He was an actor and producer, known for My Own United States (1918), The Exploits of Elaine (1914) and The New Exploits of Elaine (1915). He was married to Mary Blythe (remarried) and Mary Blythe (...
35. Paul Davidson
Producer | Die Reise ins Jenseits
Davidson worked in the garment trade before founding the Allgemeine Kinematographen-Theater Gesellschaft, Union-Theater für lebende und Tonbilder G.m.B.H. (A.K.T.G.) in Frankfurt am Main on 21 March 1906 and opening a cinema, the Union-Theater (U.T.), in Mannheim, Germany, in June the same year. ...
38. Bruce McRae
Actor | Beatrice Fairfax
Bruce McRae born in India in 1867 of Scot and English Parents. Stage performer of British and American Theatre. He went to New Zealand at the age of 16 where he worked in cattle ranching, moved to Australia for five years and became a surveyor. In 1890, he moved to the United States where he became...
41. Jerome K. Jerome
Writer | The Passing of the Third Floor Back
Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, in 1859, son of an unsuccessful ironmonger. Raised in London, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. Started work as railway clerk at fourteen, and later worked as schoolmaster, actor and journalist. Two volumes of humorous essays preceded "Three Men In A Boat" (...
44. Tom Nesbitt
Actor | The Last Witness
As a prominent young stage actor of his era, Tom Nesbitt appeared frequently in England as well as touring the U.S. with Margaret Lawrence, Katherine Cornell, Ruth Chatterton, etc. He married actress Mignon O'Doherty in London, England, which was his permanent address. They had two children: ...
45. Bruno Rahn
Director | Gern hab' ich die Frauen geküßt
Bruno Rahn was born on November 24, 1887 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and producer, known for Gern hab' ich die Frauen geküßt (1926), Hölle der Liebe - Erlebnisse aus einem Tanzpalast (1926) and The Lost Paradise (1917). He died on September 15, 1927 in Berlin.
46. Rudolf Del Zopp
Director | Die Söhne des Grafen Steinfels
Rudolf Del Zopp was born on March 3, 1861 in Vienna, Austria. He was a director and writer, known for Die Söhne des Grafen Steinfels (1915), Die Einsame Frau (1916) and Die ledige Frau (1917). He died on January 31, 1927 in Berlin, Germany.
Actor | Dream Street
Charles Emmett Mack was born on November 25, 1895 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Stewert McNerney. He was an actor, known for Dream Street (1921), Old San Francisco (1927) and The First Auto (1927). He was married to Marianne Lovera (actress). He died on March 17, 1927 in Riverside, ...