Birth Date between 1875-01-01 and 1875-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Elizabeth Patterson

Actress | Dinner at Eight

A dainty but nevertheless feisty character actress, southern-bred Elizabeth Patterson started her career over her strict parent's objections and became a member of Chicago's Ben Greet Players, performing Shakespeare at the turn of the century. This followed college at Martin College where she ...

2. D.W. Griffith

Director | The Birth of a Nation

David Wark Griffith was born in rural Kentucky to Jacob "Roaring Jake" Griffith, a former Confederate Army colonel and Civil War veteran. Young Griffith grew up with his father's romantic war stories and melodramatic nineteenth-century literature that were to eventually shape his movies. In 1897 ...

3. J. Farrell MacDonald

Actor | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

J. Farrell MacDonald was born on April 14, 1875 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA as Joseph Farrell MacDonald. He was an actor and director, known for Sunrise (1927), Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) and The Last Alarm (1940). He was married to Edith Bostwick. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, ...

4. Samuel S. Hinds

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

Samuel S. Hinds, a Harvard graduate, was a lawyer in Hollywood until the stock market crash of 1929, in which he lost most of his money. Hinds, who had an interest in theater acting, decided to embark on a career in acting, albeit it age 54. The tall, dignified-looking Hinds appeared in over 200 ...

5. Spencer Charters

Actor | High Sierra

Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, ...

6. Maude Eburne

Actress | The Bat Whispers

Eburne started on the stage in Ontario and New York, later appearing on Broadway in 1914, playing a cockney maid. She played comic servants on stage until 1930 then moved to films in 1931. On screen, she played a variety of roles from maids to aristocrats to pipe-smoking harridans. Eburne retired ...

7. William V. Mong

Actor | Fighting Joe

William V. Mong was born on June 25, 1875 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Fighting Joe (1916), The Chosen Prince, or The Friendship of David and Jonathan (1917) and Lost in the Arctic (1911). He was married to Esme Isabel Haigh Warde, Mildred Ellen Payne ...

8. Helen Westley

Actress | Show Boat

Although she could on a rare occasion display a bit of kindness, or at least some kind of grouchy benevolence, Helen Westley had few peers on stage or film when it came to outright unpleasantness. A stern, indomitable presence, her characters offered unsolicited advice to anyone and everyone within...

9. Edgar Rice Burroughs

Writer | John Carter

His father had been a major in the Union army during the Civil War. Edgar Rice Burroughs attended the Brown School then, due to a diphtheria epidemic, Miss Coolie's Maplehurst School for Girls, then the Harvard School, Phillips Andover and the Michigan Military Academy. He was a mediocre student ...

10. Darwin Karr

Actor | Eugene Wrayburn

Darwin Karr was born on July 25, 1875 in Almond, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Eugene Wrayburn (1911), Blood and Water (1913) and The Village Homestead (1915). He was married to Florence Bindley. He died on December 31, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Max Davidson

Actor | A Daughter of the Poor

Max Davidson was born on May 23, 1875 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for A Daughter of the Poor (1917), Don Quixote (1915) and The Rag Man (1925). He was married to Alice Marti. He died on September 4, 1950 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Ivan F. Simpson

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Ivan F. Simpson was born on February 4, 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland as Ivan Freebody Simpson. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Maid of Salem (1937) and David Copperfield (1935). He died on October 12, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA.

13. Edgar Wallace

Writer | King Kong

Edgar Wallace was born on April 1, 1875 in Greenwich, London, England as Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace. He was a writer and director, known for King Kong (1933), King Kong (2005) and King Kong (1976). He was married to Ethel Violet King and Ivy Maude Caldecott. He died on February 10, 1932 in ...

14. Dorothy Vernon

Actress | The Fighting Guide

Titian haired, full figured, voluptuous Dorothy Vernon had a career that spanned from the early days of moving pictures through the boxed screen known as television.

Rather it was a comedy, a western, a musical or whatever was needed, Dorothy did it all. Her unforgettable glow and her almost ...

15. Frank Craven

Actor | Our Town

Frank Craven, the actor, director, playwright and producer who achieved theatrical immortality as The Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production and 1940 movie version of Thornton Wilder's classic Our Town (1940), was born into a theatrical family on August 24, 1875 in Boston, ...

16. Lumsden Hare

Actor | Rebecca

Distinguished Irish character actor of aristocratic or avuncular mien who appeared on stage from the age of 19. He had a penchant for appearing in plays by George Bernard Shaw (at first at London's Court Theatre and later on Broadway) and was was an early interpreter of Dr. John Watson during an ...

17. Arthur Wontner

Actor | The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Wontner (1875-1960), the critics' choice. "No better "Sherlock Holmes" than Arthur Wontner is likely to be seen and heard in pictures, in our time... The keen, worn, kindly face and quiet prescient smile are out of the very pages of the book", Vincent Starrett's 'The Private Life of Sherlock...

18. Frank Reicher

Actor | King Kong

Though most famous as Capt. Englehorn, the ship captain who carried the expedition to an island to capture the great ape in King Kong (1933)--and its sequel, Son of Kong (1933)--Frank Reicher had a long history as a stage actor and director, and film director, prior to his "Kong" appearances, and in...

19. Knud Lumbye

Actor | Storstadens Hyæne

Knud Lumbye was born on September 2, 1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an actor and writer, known for Storstadens Hyæne (1912), The Red Club (1914) and Borgens Hemmelighed (1913). He died on May 28, 1938.

20. Gilbert Emery

Actor | Wife vs. Secretary

Gilbert Emery was born on June 11, 1875 in Naples, New York, USA as Gilbert Emery Bensley Pottle. He was an actor and writer, known for Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Between Two Worlds (1944) and Goin' to Town (1935). He died on October 28, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Tiny Jones

Actress | Manhattan Moon

Tiny Jones was born on November 25, 1875 in Cardiff, Wales. She was an actress, known for Manhattan Moon (1935), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) and The Man from Blankley's (1930). She died on March 21, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.

22. Thomas Mann

Writer | Le mirage

Thomas Mann was probably Germany's most influential author of the 20th century, receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Born on 6 June 1875 in Lübeck, his family moved to Munich in 1893, where he lived until 1933 and wrote some of his most successful novels like "Buddenbrocks" (1901), "...

23. Maurice Ravel

Soundtrack | Basic

Maurice Ravel was born on March 7, 1875 in Ciboure, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Joseph-Maurice Ravel. He died on December 28, 1937 in Paris, France.

24. Nora Bush

Actress | Valley of Vengeance

Nora Bush was born on November 13, 1875 in Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Valley of Vengeance (1944) and Dragnet (1951). She died on April 22, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

25. Lee Tung Foo

Actor | Across the Pacific

Lee Tung Foo was born on April 23, 1875 in Alameda, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Across the Pacific (1942), Mr. Wong, Detective (1938) and The General Died at Dawn (1936). He died on May 1, 1966 in Los Angeles, California.

26. J. Stuart Blackton

Director | The Glorious Adventure

J. Stuart Blackton came to the US with his family from Sheffield, England, in 1885 at age 10, settling in New York. He became friends with Albert E. Smith - who later became his business partner and headed Vitagraph Studios - in 1894 and they started a short-lived vaudeville act together. Blackton ...

27. Edward Fielding

Actor | Rebecca

Edward Fielding was born on March 19, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Edward B. Elkins. He was an actor, known for Rebecca (1940), Sherlock Holmes (1916) and The Pride of the Yankees (1942). He was married to Elizabeth Sherman Clark. He died on January 10, 1945 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

28. John Buchan

Writer | The 39 Steps

John Buchan was born on August 26, 1875 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland as John Norman Stuart Buchan. He was a writer, known for The 39 Steps (1935), The 39 Steps (1959) and The Thirty Nine Steps. He was married to Susan Charlotte Grosvenor. He died on February 11, 1940 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

29. Rainer Maria Rilke

Writer | René

Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague on the 4th of December 1878 as the son of a military man working with railroads. After he visited a military Upper School he tried to avoid the army and did the preparations for the final exams and the final exams in private. He went to university to study ...

30. Horace B. Carpenter

Actor | Maniac

Horace B. Carpenter was born on January 31, 1875 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, USA as Horace Bernard Carpenter. He was an actor and director, known for Maniac (1934), The Arizona Kid (1929) and Riders of the Desert (1932). He was married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 in...

31. Carl Gustav Jung

Self | Approaches to the Psychology of Personality: Film No. 7

Carl Gustav Jung was born in Kessewil, Switzerland, on July 26, 1875. His father Paul was a rural preacher, and began to teach his son Latin when Carl was six years old, stoking his interest in language and literature (Jung was later able to read most European languages and several ancient ones, ...

32. George Guhl

Actor | Torchy Runs for Mayor

George Guhl was born on September 27, 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as George Conrad Guhl. He was an actor, known for Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939), Blondes at Work (1938) and Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939). He was married to Carolyn J. Woodard. He died on June 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, ...

33. Aleister Crowley

Writer | In Search of the Great Beast 666

Aleister Crowley was born on October 12, 1875 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England as Edward Alexander Crowley. He was a writer and actor, known for In Search of the Great Beast 666 (2007), The Mysteries of Myra (1916) and The Rite of Luna: A Rock Opera (2006). He was married to Maria Teresa ...

34. Louis J. Gasnier

Director | The Tiger's Trail

French-born Louis J. Gasnier was a stage actor / director / producer in Paris when he was hired by Pathe to direct comedy shorts. After discovering and showcasing comedian Max Linder, Gasnier was sent by Pathe to the U.S. in 1912 to run its operation there. He helped to make Pathe a major player in...

35. Francis Pierlot

Actor | Bathing Beauty

Minor film player Francis Pierlot came to Hollywood in 1939 at the age of 63 with the notion that he would retire rather quickly. Instead he played a steady stream of small character roles in a film career that spanned well over a decade. Born July 15, 1875 in France, Pierlot came to the United ...

36. Phillips Smalley

Director | The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Phillips Smalley was born on August 7, 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Phillips Wendell Smalley. He was a director and actor, known for The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1917), The Merchant of Venice (1914) and Captain Courtesy (1915). He was married to Phyllis Lorraine Ephlin and Lois Weber. He ...

37. Aldrich Bowker

Actor | Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter

Aldrich Bowker was born on January 1, 1875 in Ashby, Massachusetts, USA as Alfred Aldrich Bowker. He was an actor, known for Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) and Susan and God (1940). He died on March 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Eddie Polo

Actor | The Vanishing Dagger

Eddie Polo was born on February 1, 1875 in San Francisco, California, USA as Edward W. Wyman. He is known for his work on The Vanishing Dagger (1920), The New Adventures of Terence O'Rourke (1915) and Die Eule - 2. Die Unbekannte (1927). He was married to Pearl Grant and Alice Finch. He died on ...

39. Renée Carl

Actress | Severo Torelli

Renée Carl was born on June 10, 1875 in Fontenay-le-Comte, Vendée, France as Renée Henriette Emile Grolleau. She was an actress and director, known for Severo Torelli (1914), Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913) and Fantomas: The Mysterious Finger Print (1914). She died on July 31...

40. Sam De Grasse

Actor | The Man Who Laughs

Born in Canada, Sam De Grasse entered films in 1912 and specialized in playing thoroughly disreputable, nasty, slimy bad guys. Douglas Fairbanks was so impressed with De Grasse's villainy that he used the actor in several of his more memorable productions. He wasn't the only member of the De Grasse ...

41. Rafael Sabatini

Writer | Captain Blood

Rafael Sabatini was born near the Adriatic seaport of Ancona, Italy to Anna Trafford, an Englishwoman, and Italian Vincenzo Sabatini, both of whom were well known opera singers. With their careers still in full swing and included much traveling, so baby Rafael was sent to her parents near Liverpool...

42. Wilson Benge

Actor | Raffles

Wilson Benge was born on March 1, 1875 in Greenwich, London, England as George F. Benge. He was an actor, known for Raffles (1930), The Bat Whispers (1930) and Bulldog Drummond (1929). He was married to Sarah L. Benge. He died on July 1, 1955 in Hollywood, California, USA.

43. Eduardo Arozamena

Actor | Enamorada

Eduardo Arozamena was born on October 14, 1875 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico as Eduardo Arozamena Lira. He was an actor and director, known for Enamorada (1946), La soñadora (1917) and Drácula (1931). He was married to Carmen Pasarón, Clemencia Méndez and Florentina Crespo. He died on May ...

44. Mrs. Harry Houdini

Actress | Religious Racketeers

Mrs. Harry Houdini was born on January 22, 1875 in New York City, New York, USA as Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner. She was an actress, known for Religious Racketeers (1938). She was married to Harry Houdini. She died on February 11, 1943 in Needles, California, USA.

45. Mistinguett

Soundtrack | La Môme

Mistinguett was born on April 3, 1875 in Enghien-les-Bains, Val-d'Oise, France as Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois. She was an actress, known for La Vie En Rose (2007), Chignon d'or (1916) and Mistinguett détective (1917). She died on January 5, 1956 in Bougival, Yvelines, France.

46. Claude King

Actor | Behind the Mask

Claude King was born on January 15, 1875 in Hackney, London, England as Claud Edward King. He is known for his work on Behind the Mask (1932), Bella Donna (1923) and Smart Girl (1935). He was married to Evelyn Hall and Evelyn Walsh Hall. He died on September 18, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Jane Wolfe

Actress | Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

A Pennsylvania Dutch girl who moved to New York in the late 19th century to pursue a theatrical career, she became one of early silent pictures' better known character actresses. Between 1910 and 1920 she appeared in over 90 films, but then her acting career all but ended, and she devoted the rest ...

48. Edgar Selwyn

Director | The Sin of Madelon Claudet

What a life! Edgar Selwyn was born Edgar Simon on October 20, 1875, in Cincinnati, OH. As a child he and his family lived in Toronto, Canada, before moving to Selma, AL, where his parents died. He moved to Chicago at the age of 17 to seek his fortune, but Fortune would not let the young man take ...

49. Frederik Buch

Writer | Skorstensfejeren kommer i morgen

Frederik Buch was born on December 8, 1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was an actor and writer, known for Skorstensfejeren kommer i morgen (1915), Bytte Roller (1914) and Capriciousness of Love (1911). He died on April 13, 1925.

50. Kitty Kirwan

Actress | Odd Man Out

Kitty Kirwan was born on March 11, 1875 in Dublin, Ireland as Kate Kirwan. She was an actress, known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Edge of the World (1937) and Floodtide (1949). She died in April 1954 in Honiton, Devon, England.


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