Birth Month Day of 08-31 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)


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1. Théophile Gautier

Writer | Madamigella di Maupin

Founded the doctrine of "Art for Art's sake," and proclaimed it in the preface to his 1835 novel "Mademoiselle de Maupin."

2. Amilcare Ponchielli

Soundtrack | No Reservations

His most famous opera is "La Gioconda", which contains "La danza delle ore (The Dance of the Hours)".

5. Géza Sajó

Actor | Göre Gábor bíró úr pesti kalandozásai

Géza Sajó was born on August 31, 1878 in Pécs, Hungary. He was an actor, known for Göre Gábor bíró úr pesti kalandozásai (1914), Göre Gábor bíró úr kalandozásai Budapesten (1913) and Tüzet kérek (1912). He ...

6. Alexei Brusilov

Born in 1853, Alexei Brusilov served during the last Pre-WWI Russo-Turkish war. Commander of the Russian 8th Army at the outbreak of WWI, he proved himself to be the most successful of Russian generals. In 1916, he led the Brusilov Offensive, which proved to be Russia's only truly successful ...

8. Alice Ramsey

Writer | King of the Castle

Father: William Haylett Royston; Mother: Isabel Morgan Harris.

9. 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.

10. E.W. Sargent

Writer | Dolores' Decision

E.W. Sargent was born on August 31, 1872 in Nassau, Bahamas as Epes Winthrop Sargent. He was a writer and actor, known for Dolores' Decision (1913), An Innocent Victim (1914) and The Knave of Clubs (1914). He was married to Evelyn Louise Lease. He died on December 6, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York City...

11. Raffles Bill

Actor | Viktor und Viktoria

Raffles Bill was born on August 31, 1895 in Braunau/Inn, Austria-Hungary as Andreas Aglassinger. He was an actor, known for Victor and Victoria (1933), Monika (1938) and The Scapegoat (1940). He died on February 21, 1940 in Berlin, Germany.

12. John Bragdon

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

John Bragdon was born on August 31, 1875 in Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916). He died on April 12, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. DuBose Heyward

Soundtrack | There's Something About Mary

Lyricist ("Summertime") and author, educated in public schools and in the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Norh Carolina. He was the author of several poems, novels and more, and joined ASCAP in 1936; his chief ...

14. H.C. Nielsen

Writer | Studentmagersvenden

H.C. Nielsen was born on August 31, 1880 in Kristiania [now Oslo], Norway as Hans Kristian Anders Nilsen. He was an actor and writer, known for Studentmagersvenden (1919), Bunkebryllup (1918) and Häxan (1922). He died on January 10, 1941.

16. Mary McIvor

Actress | Paddy O'Hara

Mary McIvor born Mary Ellsworth McIvor in Barnesville, Ohio in 1904. Vaudeville performer, beautiful, lovely young brunette star who appeared mainly in westerns from 1917 at the age of 13, first starring role as Lady Maryska in 'Paddy O'Hara' directed by Walter Edwards and starring her future ...

18. Wladyslaw Karas

Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit

Sport shooter Wladyslaw Karas was born on August 31, 1893 in Kielce, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. Wladyslaw won the bronze medal in the men's small-bore rifle, prone, 50-meters at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Moreover, Karas was a soldier in the Polish Resistance Army who was arrested by the ...

20. Herbert Hancock

Director | The Leech

Brother of producer Don Hancock.

21. Jeanne Olsen

Actress | Hollywood on Parade No. B-9

Jeanne Olsen was born on August 31, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934). She was married to Jimmy Durante. She died on February 14, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Willy Liebel

Self | Der Sieg des Glaubens

Willy Liebel was born on August 31, 1897 in Nuremberg, Germany. He died on April 20, 1945 in Nuremberg.

23. Franz Hofer

Director | Die Gebieterin von Saint Tropez

Director and writer Franz Hofer was born in Malstatt, as son of a state-railway-official. He went to school there and in Trier, where his father worked for a while. He left school in 1899, and went to Altenburg (Saxonia)for studying engineering, but it is not known if he realy studied there. In ...

24. Helen Davis

Actress | Murder in Harlem

Helen Davis was born on August 31, 1881 in Grass Valley, California, USA as Helen.Frances Ford. She was an actress, known for Murder in Harlem (1935) and The Barber's Daughter (1929). She died on October 2, 1945 in Los Angeles, California.

25. Wally Rehg

Actor | Fast Company

Wally Rehg was born on August 31, 1888 in Summerfield, Illinois, USA as Walter Phillip Rehg. He was an actor, known for Fast Company (1929). He died on April 5, 1946 in Burbank, California, USA.

26. Luis G. Barreiro

Actor | La rebelión de los fantasmas

Luis G. Barreiro was born on August 31, 1886 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Luis Gonzaga Barreiro Zapian. He was an actor and assistant director, known for La rebelión de los fantasmas (1949), Hand to Hand (1932) and The Accursed Island (1935). He died on May 24, 1947 in Mexico ...

27. Robert Schable

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

Robert Schable was born on August 31, 1873 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Sherlock Holmes (1922), The World to Live In (1919) and The Marriage Price (1919). He was married to Wilda Bennett. He died on July 7, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

28. Patvakan Barkhudaryan

Director | Sev tevi tak

Patvakan Barkhudaryan was born on August 31, 1898 in Stepanavan, Russian Empire. He was a director and writer, known for Sev tevi tak (1930), Hinge khndzorin (1928) and Kikos (1931). He died on January 13, 1948 in Yerevan, Armenia, USSR.

30. Drew Demorest

Actor | Men of San Quentin

Drew Demorest was born on August 31, 1893 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Men of San Quentin (1942), Lord Byron of Broadway (1930) and Today (1930). He was married to Henrietta Frazer. He died on February 21, 1949 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

32. H.J. Utterhore

Actor | Beau Sabreur

H.J. Utterhore was born on August 31, 1878 in Herch-La-Ville, Belgium as Henri Joseph Uyttenhove. He is known for his work on Beau Sabreur (1928). He died on June 12, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. Raymond Sommer

Self | Grand Prix Motor Racing

Raymond Sommer was born on August 31, 1906 in Mouzon, Champagne-Ardenne, France. He died on September 10, 1950 in Cadours, France.

35. Morgan Galloway

Actor | Lena Rivers

Morgan Galloway was born on August 31, 1909 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA as Morgan Hughes Galloway. He was an actor, known for Lena Rivers (1932), Hello Trouble (1932) and Call of the Coyote: A Legend of the Golden West (1934). He was married to Dorothy Appleby and Rachel Blythe Galloway. He ...

36. Jesse James Jr.

Self | Jesse James Under the Black Flag

Jesse James Jr. was born on August 31, 1875 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Jesse Edwards James. He was an actor, known for Jesse James Under the Black Flag (1921) and Jesse James as the Outlaw (1921). He was married to Stella McGowan. He died on March 26, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

37. Walter Rodgers

Actor | The Heart of Maryland

Walter Rodgers was born on August 31, 1886 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Walter Louis Woycke. He was an actor and director, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924) and Vengeance - and the Woman (1917). He was married to Amanda Dorothea Sautters. He died on ...

38. Francisco Boix

Francisco Boix was born on August 31, 1920 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Francisco Boix Campo. He died on July 7, 1951 in Paris, France.

39. Maria Montessori

Writer | Le maître est l'enfant

Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870 in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy. She was a writer, known for Let the Child Be the Guide (2017) and The Children's House (1915). She died on May 6, 1952 in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

40. Rudolf Margolius

Rudolf Margolius was born on August 31, 1913 in Prague, Cechy, Austria-Hungary. He died on December 3, 1952 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

41. Lynn Riggs

Writer | Oklahoma!

Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1965.

43. Wilhelm Heim

Actor | Singende Engel

Wilhelm Heim was born on August 31, 1888 in Marburg an der Drau, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Singende Engel (1947), Geld auf der Straße (1930) and Viennese Melodies (1947). He died on August 31, 1954 in Vienna, Austria.

45. Ruth Weston

Actress | Smart Woman

Ruth Weston was born on August 31, 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Smart Woman (1931), Splendor (1935) and This Sporting Age (1932). She died on November 5, 1955 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA.

46. Leonardo De Mitri

Director | Verginità

Leonardo De Mitri was born on August 31, 1914 in Mola di Bari, Puglia, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Verginità (1951), Wives and Obscurities (1956) and L'angelo del peccato (1952). He died on July 16, 1956 in Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

47. Andrei Gorchilin

Writer | Serp i molot

Andrei Gorchilin was born on August 31, 1886 in Maryino, Russia. He was an actor and writer, known for Sickle and Hammer (1921), Luch smerti (1925) and Don Diego i Pelageya (1928). He died on July 22, 1956 in Moscow, USSR.

49. Larry Elliott

Self | The Barefoot Judge

Larry Elliott was born on August 31, 1905 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He died on July 27, 1957 in Port Chester, New York, USA.

50. Wheeler Dryden

Actor | The Great Dictator

Wheeler Dryden was born on August 31, 1892 in Brixton, London, England. He is known for his work on The Great Dictator (1940), Limelight (1952) and Skirts (1928). He died on September 30, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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