Date of Death between 1934-01-01 and 1934-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Marie Dressler

Actress | Min and Bill

Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on...

2. Jean Vigo

Writer | Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège

Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people ...

3. Lilyan Tashman

Actress | The Matrimonial Bed

Lilyan Tashman was born on October 23, 1896, in Brooklyn, New York, to Rose (Cook) and Morris Tashman. Her parents were Jewish immigrants, her father from Bialystok, Poland, and her mother from Germany. After toying with some stage work, she made her film debut with Experience (1921). That was her ...

4. Gustav Holst

Soundtrack | Knowing

Gustav Holst was born on September 21, 1874 in Pittville, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England as Gustavus Theodore von Holst. He was married to Isobel Harrison. He died on May 25, 1934 in Ealing, Middlesex, London, England.

5. Lowell Sherman

Actor | Bachelor Apartment

Lowell Sherman was one of the early cinema's first major stars who successfully made the transition from actor to director. Born in either 1885 or 1888, his parents were John Wm. Sherman, a theatrical producer (1855-1924), and Julia Gray Sherman, an actress and daughter of actress Kate Gray.

In 1905...

6. Prince Randian

Actor | Freaks

Prince Randian was born in the Demarara district, British Guyana in 1871, the child of British Indian slaves. Born with tetra-amelia syndrome (the lacking of all four limbs), little is known about his early life or how he was discovered, but it seems his incredible adaptability did not go unnoticed...

7. Dorothy Dell

Actress | Little Miss Marker

Dorothy Dell was born to Elbert and Lillan Goff in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on January 30, 1915. She won the most beautiful baby in Hattiesburg beauty contest when she was thirteen months old. She lived in New Orleans from the age of ten. She attended the Sophie Wright High School for girls. ...

8. Lew Cody

Actor | The Tenderfoot

This dark-haired, suave American-born matinée idol of French ancestry abandoned a medical career after receiving favorable reviews for his performance in a school play at McGill University in Montreal.

He then went on to study drama at the Stanhope Wheatcroft School of Acting in New York, toured in ...

9. Edward Elgar

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Edward Elgar was born on June 2, 1857, in Broadheath, near Worcester, where his father named William Elgar, was a music shop owner and a piano technician. Elgar was the fourth of six children. He was self-taught in all musical instruments, that were at his disposal in his father's shop, and he ...

10. Karl Dane

Actor | The Big Parade

Born Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 12, 1886 the future Karl Dane had a rough childhood. His father was an alcoholic and spendthrift. At a young age his parents divorced. To escape his unhappy home he took a great interest in the arts, particularly puppeteering (...

11. Russ Columbo

Soundtrack | Raging Bull

Russ Columbo was born on January 14, 1908 in Camden, New Jersey, USA as Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo. He died on September 2, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Eugenie Besserer

Actress | The Jazz Singer

Eugenie Besserer was born in Watertown, New York on Christmas Day of 1868. She was largely a silent film actress who made her debut in 1910's silent version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910). She was 42 at the time. For the most part Eugenie was a character actress, much in demand for filling in ...

13. Francelia Billington

Actress | Blind Husbands

Francelia Billington was born in Dallas, TX, and raised on a ranch. She became an expert horseman, and was on stage from an early age. The pretty young Texan made the journey to Hollywood and became a star of westerns and melodramas, first working with the Kalem Film Co. in 1912 and then moving on ...

14. Lucille Young

Actress | The Strange Story of Elsie Mason

Lucille Young was born in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, a year after her brother. Her parents' marriage was a difficult and short-lived one. Her mother married a second time and Lucille gained a 1/2 sister, Ethel Terry, b 1888 (also an actor and "classical fancy dancer", as described in her entry in ...

15. George W. Hill

Director | The Midnight Express

Beginning his career at age 13 as a stagehand for D.W. Griffith, George W. Hill worked his way up through cinematography and screenwriting to finally begin directing films in the early 1920s. His later films took on a stark, brutally realistic atmosphere and were renowned for their effective use of...

16. 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 ...

17. Winsor McCay

Writer | Gertie the Dinosaur

Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national ...

18. Alec B. Francis

Actor | Oliver Twist

Alec B. Francis was born on December 2, 1867 in London, England as Alec Budd Francis. He was an actor and director, known for Oliver Twist (1933), The Circle (1925) and The Terror (1928). He was married to Lucy Francis (nee Bowers) 1862 - 1953. He died on July 6, 1934 in Hollywood, California, USA.

19. Maria Sklodowska-Curie

Maria Sklodowska-Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire as Maria Salomea Sklodowska. She was married to Pierre Curie. She died on July 4, 1934 in Sancellemoz, Haute-Savoie, France.

20. John Dillinger

Self | Dillinger: Public Enemy No. 1

One of the most famous bank robbers in history, he was born John Herbert Dillinger on June 22, 1903, to a grocery store owner named John Wilson Dillinger and his wife Mollie (the family also included an older sister, Audrey). By all accounts the Dillingers were a normal "all-American" family, but ...

21. Clyde Barrow

Clyde Barrow was born on March 24, 1909 in Telico, Texas, USA as Clyde Chestnut Barrow. He died on May 23, 1934 in Gibsland, Louisiana, USA.

22. Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker was born on October 1, 1910 in Rowena, Texas, USA as Bonnie Elizabeth Parker. She was married to Roy Thornton. She died on May 23, 1934 in Gibsland, Louisiana, USA.

23. Hal Skelly

Actor | The Dance of Life

Dancer Hal Skelly was born in Wisconsin in 1892, he left home at 15 to join a circus, went with 17 to comedy, toured with light opera China and Japan, joined after that Dockstader's minstrels, made his Broadway debut in 1918 in "Fiddlers Three". His biggest success was the play "Burlesque", what ...

24. Frank Beal

Director | The Inside of the White Slave Traffic

Frank Beal was born on September 11, 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Elisha Frank Beal. He was a director and actor, known for The Inside of the White Slave Traffic (1913), The Turning Point (1912) and The Line-Up at Police Headquarters (1914). He was married to Louise Lester. He died on December ...

25. Harry A. Pollard

Director | The Quest

Harry A. Pollard was born on January 23, 1879 in Republic City, Kansas, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Quest (1915), Tonight at Twelve (1929) and Show Boat (1929). He was married to Margarita Fischer. He died on July 6, 1934 in Pasadena, California, USA.

26. 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.

27. Jenny Lee Snow

Actress | Freaks

Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow, also known as the Snow Twins, were born in Georgia, but they were often advertised in their sideshow act as being from the Yucatan of Mexico and sometimes from Australia. (Some reports state that they were not actually twins at all). Reputedly, Elvira's birthdate was ...

28. John Francis Dillon

Director | The Girl of the Golden West

Actor/director John Francis Dillon was born in New York City on July 13, 1884 (his brother, Robert Dillon, also entered the film business, becoming a writer and director). He began his film career in 1913 as an actor in two-reel Keystone comedies, billed as "Jack Dillon". It wasn't long before he ...

29. Édouard Mathé

Actor | Les vampires

Édouard Mathé was born in 1886 in Australia. He was an actor, known for Les vampires (1915), The Vampires: The Terrible Wedding (1916) and The Vampires: Satanas (1916). He died in 1934 in Brussels, Belgium.

30. Gerald du Maurier

Actress | Justice

Sir Gerald Du Maurier was one of the top thespians on the English stage in the first third of the 20th Century, and his distinguished career as an actor-manager led to his being knighted by King George V in 1922. Born in Hampstead, London on March 26, 1873, he was the son anglo-French writer and ...

31. Cicely Oates

Actress | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Cicely Oates was born in 1889 in Broad Green, Lancashire, England as Cicely Mary Oates. She was an actress, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), I Lived with You (1933) and Breakers Ahead (1935). She died on December 23, 1934 in London, England.

32. Tokihiko Okada

Actor | Tôkyô no kôrasu

Tokihiko Okada was born on February 18, 1903 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Tokyo Chorus (1931), Taki no shiraito (1933) and Nihonbashi (1929). He was married to Sonoko Datsuru. He died on January 16, 1934.

33. Thorne Smith

Writer | Topper

The 1926 publication of "Topper" brought writer Thorne Smith immediate acclaim. A sophisticated spoof of middle-class manners and morals, it chronicles the madcap adventures of Cosmo Topper, a mild-mannered bank executive who is rescued from his drab "summer of suburban Sundays" by fun-loving ...

34. Paul von Hindenburg

Self | Deutschland erwacht - Ein Dokument von der Wiedergeburt Deutschlands

Coming from an aristocratic Prussian family, Paul von Hindenburg joined the Prussian army as a young man, retiring as a general in 1913 at age 66. Recalled to duty during World War I, he was placed in command of the German forces at the battle of Tannenberg in 1914 against the Russians which, due ...

35. Emile Chautard

Director | The Mystery of the Yellow Room

French director and actor of American and French films. He began his career as a stage actor at the Odeon in Paris, then at the Eclair, where he became artistic director and chief director of the theatre school in 1910. Five years later he traveled to America and began a successful career as a film...

36. Bert Woodruff

Actor | Some Pun'kins

Bert Woodruff was the son of non-professionals Hannah R. and William A. Woodruff of Peoria, Illinois. He was married to Hattie M. Sprague. He entered the theatrical profession in 1876 in Minstrels and toured for two years as a Minstrel. Toured on the stage from 1878 until 1882, and then entered ...

37. Robert Brower

Actor | The Little Minister

Robert Brower was born on July 14, 1850 in Point Pleasant, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Little Minister (1921), How Mrs. Murray Saved the American Army (1911) and Vanity Fair (1915). He died on December 8, 1934 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

38. Ernst Röhm

Self | Der Sieg des Glaubens

Born in Munich in 1887, Ernst Röhm joined the German army as a teenager and served in World War I. He became acquainted with Adolf Hitler in 1919. Hitler shrewdly took note of Röhm's intensely militaristic nature, his experience in the war and the fact that he was the leader of an extreme ...

39. Wilhelm Diegelmann

Actor | Die Bergkatze

Wilhelm Diegelmann was born on September 28, 1861 in Ellers, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Wildcat (1921), Deception (1920) and Der Schimmelreiter (1934). He died on March 1, 1934 in Berlin, Germany.

40. Willard Mack

Writer | The Voice of the City

Willard Mack was born on September 18, 1873 in Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada as Charles Willard McLaughlin. He was a writer and actor, known for The Voice of the City (1929), What Price Innocence? (1933) and The Dove (1927). He was married to Beatrice Banyard, Pauline Frederick, Marjorie Rambeau and ...

41. Phyllis Rankin

The Swim Princess

Phyllis Rankin was born on August 31, 1874 in New York, New York, USA as Phyllis McKee Rankin. She was an actress, known for The Swim Princess (1928). She was married to Harry Davenport and Henry D. Gibbs. She died on November 17, 1934 in the USA.

42. Harry Lorraine

Actor | Wireless

Harry Lorraine was born in 1886 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Henry Herd. He was an actor and director, known for Wireless (1915), The Last of the Mohicans (1920) and The Further Exploits of Sexton Blake: The Mystery of the S.S. Olympic (1920). He died on August 22, 1934 in Astoria, New York...

43. Winston Doty

Actor | Peter Pan

Winston Doty was born on February 18, 1913 in Malta, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (1924), One Terrible Day (1922) and A Pleasant Journey (1923). He died on January 1, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. King Albert I

Self | Le roi visite l'exposition d'agriculture au cinquantenaire

King Albert I was born on April 8, 1875 in Brussels, Belgium as Albert Saksen-Coburg-Gotha. He was married to Koningin Elisabeth. He died on February 17, 1934 in Marche-les-Dames, Belgium.

45. Pretty Boy Floyd

One of seven children of dirt-poor Georgia farmers, Charles Arthur Floyd was born on February 3, 1904. His family moved to Oklahoma shortly after his birth, where they bought a small farm. Their luck was no better in Oklahoma than it was in Georgia, and drought, plagues of insects and devastating ...

46. Charles Mack

Actor | Why Bring That Up?

Charles Mack was born on November 22, 1887 in White Cloud, Kansas, USA as Charles Ellsworth Selders. He was an actor and writer, known for Why Bring That Up? (1929), Anybody's War (1930) and Hypnotized (1932). He was married to Myrtle Buckley and Marian Robinson. He died on January 11, 1934 in Mesa...

47. Gilbert Emery

Actor | The Sentimental Bloke

Gilbert Emery was born in 1882 as Gilbert Charles Warren Emery. He was an actor, known for The Sentimental Bloke (1919), Ginger Mick (1920) and A Rough Passage (1922). He died on December 24, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. Mary Brough

Actress | A Sister to Assist 'Er

Mary Brough was born Mary Bessie Brough in London in 1863 from a long theatrical family, eldest daughter of well-known stage actor Lionel Brough. Mary made her first professional stage appearance in 1881, her roles varied from the classics to light comedies and popular melodramas at the Drury Lane ...

49. Augusta Burmeister

Actress | The Dancer's Peril

Augusta Burmaster born Auguste Murmeister in Hamberg, Germany in 1850. well-known on stage in Germany and America from the 1870's. Popular character star in many drama and comedy films, often played Mothers or Landladies first she was under contract with the Lubin Film Company from 1912, making her...

50. Gertrude Howard

Actress | I'm No Angel

Gertrude Howard was born on October 13, 1892 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress, known for I'm No Angel (1933), The Fighting Code (1933) and The Wet Parade (1932). She died on September 30, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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