Birth Date between 1880-01-01 and 1880-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Una O'Connor
Actress | Bride of Frankenstein
Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in ...
2. W.C. Fields
Actor | It's a Gift
William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father ...
3. Mary Boland
Actress | The Women
Lively, buxom character actress Mary Boland made a name for herself playing vacuous or pixillated motherly types during the 1930's. One of her most memorable performances was as the addle-brained Mrs. Rimplegar of Three Cornered Moon (1933), who gives away her family fortune to a swindler because ...
4. Tod Browning
Director | Dracula
Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: ...
5. Tom Mix
Actor | Destry Rides Again
The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903...
Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Mitchell Lewis was born on June 26, 1880 in Syracuse, New York, USA as Mitchell Joseph Lewis. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), Salomé (1922) and Beau Bandit (1930). He was married to Nan Frances Ryan and Rosabel Morrison. He died on August 24, 1956 in Woodland...
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as ...
8. Montagu Love
Actor | Gunga Din
Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but...
Director | The Infant at Snakeville
American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother ...
10. Mack Sennett
Producer | The Good-Bye Kiss
Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...
11. Robert McKenzie
Director | Hell's Border
Robert McKenzie was born on September 22, 1880 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland [now Ballymena District, Northern Ireland], UK as Robert B. McKenzie. He was an actor and writer, known for Hell's Border (1922), The White Outlaw (1929) and A Western Demon (1922). He was married to Eva McKenzie. ...
12. Eric Campbell
Actor | The Vagabond
Campbell was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th April 1880 and began acting as a boy. He married fellow music hall performer Fanny Gertrude Robotham on March 30, 1901 and was later hired by English music hall impresario Fred Karno for his "Fun Factory" comedy troupes that featured other comics like a ...
13. Florence Auer
Actress | That Forsyte Woman
Florence Auer was born on March 3, 1880 in Albany, New York, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for That Forsyte Woman (1949), At the Crossroads of Life (1908) and The Fight for Freedom (1908). She died on May 14, 1962 in New York City, New York.
15. Frank Orth
Actor | His Girl Friday
Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a...
16. Helen Keller
Writer | Whirlpool
Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the ...
17. Edie Martin
Actress | The Man in the White Suit
Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1960). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...
18. Ferike Boros
Actress | The Light That Failed
Ferike Boros was born on August 2, 1880 in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary as Ferike Weinstock. She was an actress, known for The Light That Failed (1939), Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) and Bachelor Mother (1939). She died on January 16, 1951 in Hollywood, California, USA.
19. Howard Hickman
Actor | Gone with the Wind
Howard Hickman was born on February 9, 1880 in Columbia, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919) and Nobody's Kid (1921). He was married to Bessie Barriscale. He died on December 31, 1949 in San Anselmo, California, USA.
20. Thomas H. Ince
Producer | The Coward
Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and worked with a number of stock companies, making his Broadway debut at 15. Vaudeville work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure but by ...
22. Jane Morgan
Actress | Our Miss Brooks
Jane Morgan was born on December 6, 1880 in Warmley, Gloucestershire, England. She was an actress, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Our Miss Brooks (1956) and Wendy and Me (1964). She was married to Leo Cullen Bryant. She died on January 1, 1972 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
23. May Beatty
Actress | Mad Love
May Beatty was born on June 4, 1880 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), Pride and Prejudice (1940) and I Wake Up Screaming (1941). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.
24. Mabel Paige
Actress | Someone to Remember
Mabel Paige was born on December 19, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA as Mabel Paige Roberts. She was an actress, known for Someone to Remember (1943), Murder, He Says (1945) and Johnny Belinda (1948). She was married to C.W. Ritchie. She died on February 9, 1954 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
25. House Peters
Actor | Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman
Born in Bristol, England. As a youth sailed around the world, worked in South Africa as a mining technician and served in the Boer War. Established England and America as a stage actor, he was hired by Jesse L. Lasky and quickly became a leading light of the silent film. His son, House Peters Jr., ...
26. Tom Wilson
Actor | Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
Tom Wilson was born on August 27, 1880 in Helena, Montana, USA as Thomas H. Wilson. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918), The Children Pay (1916) and The Yankee Way (1917). He died on February 19, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
27. Damon Runyon
Writer | Guys and Dolls
Born out of wedlock in Manhattan, Kansas, but grew up in Denver. A close friend of fellow New York sportswriter--and former western gunfighter--William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, who knew the Runyan family in Denver. In the late teens and early 1920s both Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell worked as ...
28. Mahlon Hamilton
Actor | Half a Chance
Mahlon Hamilton was born on June 15, 1880 in Virginia, USA as Mahlon Preston Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Half a Chance (1920), Three Weeks (1914) and The Christian (1923). He was married to Alita Bratton Farnum and Sara L. Leary. He died on June 20, 1960 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
29. Richard Oswald
Director | Die Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen
Director and producer of many German as well as a few American, British and French films, Richard Oswald started making films in 1914 and shortly formed his own production company. After making many successful films and discovering several important performers, he fled his homeland after the Nazi ...
30. Herbert Brenon
Director | Beau Geste
Herbert Brenon was born on January 13, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland, UK as Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon. He was a director and writer, known for Beau Geste (1926), Ivanhoe (1913) and Sorrell and Son (1927). He was married to Mrs. Herbert Brenon. He died on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, ...
32. Hans Moser
Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech
Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Seven Years Hard Luck (1940), Symphonie in Gold (1956) and Black on White (1943). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.
33. Edwin Stanley
Actor | The Phantom Creeps
Edwin Stanley was a bespectacled, white haired, distinguished-looking actor who was trained in live theater and who, except a few silent pictures, stayed in that medium until he reached the age of 51. In 1932, he made his screen debut in talking pictures in "Virtue". Thereafter, Stanley appeared in...
34. Jack Curtis
Actor | Captain Blood
Jack was born in San Francisco in 1880 in to the well-known Curtis family. Chris Curtis was himself well-known in the financial circles. His uncle William was a lawyer in New York City in the early 1900s. Jack and Lil met on a ship heading to Hong Kong in 1904 and were married sometime in 1904. ...
35. Scotty Mattraw
Actor | In Old Chicago
Scotty Mattraw was born on October 19, 1880 in Evans Mills, New York, USA as Winfield Scott Mattraw. He was an actor, known for In Old Chicago (1938), Two Lovers (1928) and Haunted Island (1928). He was married to Edna A. Hunter. He died on November 9, 1946 in Hollywood, California, USA.
36. Joe May
Director | Asphalt
A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After ...
38. Percy Waram
Actor | The Late George Apley
Percy Waram was born on October 28, 1880 in Kent, England as Percy Carne Waram. He was an actor, known for The Late George Apley (1947), ...One Third of a Nation... (1939) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). He was married to Lucia Cole. He died on October 5, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York,...
39. Koo Koo
Actress | Freaks
"Koo Koo the Bird Girl" was born Minnie Woolsey in Rabun County, Georgia in 1880. She suffered from a rare congenital skeletal disorder called Virchow-Sechel or Harper's syndrome, also known as bird-headed dwarfism or nanocephaly). This syndrome is very rare and is characterized by various physical...
40. Jobyna Howland
Actress | The Cuckoos
Jobyna Howland was born on March 31, 1880 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for The Cuckoos (1930), Big City Blues (1932) and Once in a Lifetime (1932). She was married to Arthur Stringer. She died on June 7, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
41. Ethel Levey
Actress | High Stakes
Ethel Levey is most noted for her Broadway appearances from 1901 to 1942. She performed in such plays as "Sunny River", "Nearly a Hero", "The Governor's Son", "Go Easy, Mabel", George Washington, Jr", "Little Johnny Jones" and "Running for Office". While performing on Broadway she met and married ...
42. Julius Tannen
Actor | Stowaway
Julius Tannen was one of the first vaudeville stand-up comedians. He never used props, sets, costumes or stooges. He just put on his hat, walked on stage, took it off, and did his monologue, then put his hat on again and walked off. This was rather revolutionary in his day and Tannen paved the way ...
Actor | Pat and Mike
Joseph E. Bernard was born on June 1, 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is known for his work on Pat and Mike (1952), Thundering Hoofs (1942) and Sign of the Wolf (1941). He was married to Axtel, Winnifred. He died on October 18, 1958 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
44. Wyndham Standing
Actor | Earthbound
Wyndham Standing was born on August 23, 1880 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Earthbound (1920), The Iron Trail (1921) and The Canadian (1926). He was married to Winifred Helen Pearson (actress). He died on February 1, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Roman Holiday
Harcourt Williams was born on March 30, 1880 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Ernest George Harcourt Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Roman Holiday (1953), Hamlet (1948) and Brighton Rock (1948). He was married to Jean Sterling MacKinlay. He died on December 13, 1957 in London, England.
47. 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.
48. True Boardman
Actor | Tarzan of the Apes
True Boardman was born on April 21, 1880 in Oakland, California, USA as William True Boardman. He was an actor, known for Tarzan of the Apes (1918), The Further Adventures of Stingaree (1917) and The Doctor and the Woman (1918). He was married to Virginia True Boardman. He died on September 28, ...
49. Eugene O'Brien
Actor | The Moonstone
Eugene O'Brien, the silent screen matinée idol, was born Louis O'Brien in Boulder, Colorado in 1881, to police marshal John O'Brien and his wife Kate. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado in order to realize his family's ambition that he should become a physician. O'Brien's first love,...
50. Hector V. Sarno
Actor | Gwendolin
Hector V. Sarno was born on April 24, 1880 in Naples, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Gwendolin (1914), Martin Chuzzlewit (1914) and His Brother's Keeper (1915). He was married to Maria Gemma Gori. He died on December 16, 1953 in Pasadena, California, USA.