Date of Death between 1927-01-01 and 1927-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Mattie Wilkes

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.

2. 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, ...

3. Gaston Leroux

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 ...

5. Lizzie Andrew Borden

Writer | Dance Theatre of Harlem: Fall River Legend

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 ...

6. Earle Williams

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.

7. Gregory Kelly

Actor | The Show-Off

Gregory Kelly was born on March 16, 1891 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Show-Off (1926) and Manhattan (1924). He was married to Ruth Gordon. He died on July 9, 1927 in New York City.

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 ...

9. Ryûnosuke Akutagawa

Writer | Rashômon

Ryûnosuke Akutagawa was born on March 1, 1892 in Tokyo, Japan. He was a writer, known for Rashomon (1950), Iron Maze (1991) and Bijo to touzoku (1952). He was married to Tsukamoto Fumi. He died on July 24, 1927 in Tokyo.

10. Julia Hurley

Actress | Il trovatore

Julia Hurley was born in 1848 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Il trovatore (1914), The Jungle (1914) and Little Women (1918). She died on June 4, 1927 in New York City.

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 ...

14. Katherine Corri Harris

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, ...

15. Eagle Eye

Actor | Lure of the Yukon

Eagle Eye was born in 1877 in Globe, Arizona, USA. He was an actor, known for Lure of the Yukon (1924), Hitting the High Spots (1918) and Serenade (1921). He died on January 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

18. Rube Miller

Actor | Shy Thirty Cents

Rube Miller was born on May 22, 1886 in Trottwood, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Shy Thirty Cents (1916), Someone in the House (1920) and Ham at the Beach (1915). He died on April 1, 1927 in Mexico City, Mexico.

19. Jere Austin

Actor | The School for Scandal

Jere Austin was born on March 24, 1876 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for The School for Scandal (1914), The Desperate Game (1926) and The Trap (1919). He died on November 12, 1927 in Hollywood, California, 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.

21. Cécile Guyon

Actress | Sapho

Cécile Guyon was born on December 4, 1890 in Paris, France as Cécile Annette Guyon. She was an actress, known for Sapho (1912), Les filles du saltimbanque (1912) and L'enfant prodigue (1916). She was married to Henri Bosc. She died on January 29, 1927 in Paris.

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 ...

23. Oscar Stribolt

Director | Det spøger i Villaen

Oscar Stribolt was born on February 12, 1873 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an actor and director, known for Det spøger i Villaen (1918), Et nydeligt Trekløver (1918) and En tro og villig Pige (1917). He died on May 27, 1927 in Copenhagen.

24. James Oliver Curwood

Writer | Back to God's Country

American writer, a former journalist, who wrote adventure novels about life in the American Northwest in the tradition of Jack London.

25. Einar Hanson

Actor | Barbed Wire

Einar Hanson was born on June 16, 1899 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for Barbed Wire (1927), Livet på landet (1924) and Skeppargatan 40 (1925). He died on June 3, 1927 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

26. Johnny Ray

Actor | Casey's Dream

Johnny Ray was an actor and writer, known for Casey's Dream (1916), Father's Close Shave (1920) and Casey's Servants (1916). He was married to Emma Ray. He died on September 4, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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...

29. Ray Thompson

Actor | Go West

Ray Thompson was born in 1898. He was an actor, known for Go West (1925), The Son of Tarzan (1920) and The Fighting Buckaroo (1926). He died on June 29, 1927 in Cooper River, Alaska, USA.

30. Robert Scholz

Actor | Danton

Robert Scholz was born on April 23, 1886 in Germany. He was an actor, known for Danton (1921), Die fünf Frankfurter (1922) and Die Flucht in die Nacht (1926). He died on October 10, 1927 in Berlin, Germany.

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 ...

32. William J. Butler

Actor | The Girl Who Didn't Think

William J. Butler was born in 1860 in Ireland. He was an actor and writer, known for The Girl Who Didn't Think (1917), The Claim of Honor (1915) and A Summer Idyll (1910). He died on January 27, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA.

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. ...

37. H. Hesslegrave

Actor | Handy Andy

H. Hesslegrave was born in 1847 in Saddleworth, England as Samuel Heywood Hesslegrave. He was an actor, known for Handy Andy (1921). He died on December 27, 1927 in Euston, London, England.

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...

39. Pierre Champagne

Actor | La fille de l'eau

Pierre Champagne was an actor and assistant director, known for Whirlpool of Fate (1925), Nana (1926) and Backbiters (1924). He died in 1927 in Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France.

40. Theodore Westman Jr.

Actor | The Flapper

Theodore Westman Jr. was born in 1903. He was an actor, known for The Flapper (1920), Romeo's Dad (1919) and Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1921). He died on November 22, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA.

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" (...

42. Mévisto

Actor | Protéa

Mévisto was born on January 11, 1859 in Paris, France as Auguste Marie Wisteaux. He was an actor, known for Protéa (1913), Le masque de l'amour (1918) and Germinal; or, The Toll of Labor (1913). He died on January 4, 1927 in Paris.

43. Walter Bentley

Actor | The Sealed Room

Walter Bentley was born on October 7, 1849 in Edinburgh, Scotland as William Begg. He was an actor, known for The Sealed Room (1926). He died on September 19, 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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.

47. Florence Roberts

Actress | Sapho

Florence Roberts was born on February 14, 1871 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Sapho (1913). She was married to Frederick Vogeding and Louis Morrison (actor). She died on July 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. Charles Emmett Mack

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, ...

49. Mattie Peters

Actress | A Game Chicken

Mattie Peters was an actress, known for A Game Chicken (1922), Big Dan (1923) and Scars of Jealousy (1923). She died in 1927 in the USA.

50. Tom Lewis

Actor | Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Tom Lewis was born on May 17, 1867 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Thomas Lewis Maguire. He was an actor, known for Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), Enchantment (1921) and Marriage Morals (1923). He died on October 19, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA.


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