Date of Death between 1931-01-01 and 1931-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. F.W. Murnau
Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...
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 ...
Producer | Electrocuting an Elephant
Thomas A. Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, USA as Thomas Alva Edison. He was a producer and director, known for Electrocuting an Elephant (1903), The Trick Cyclist (1901) and The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914). He was married to Mina Miller and Mary Stilwell. He died on October 18,...
Actor | A Texas Steer
Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to ...
5. Alma Rubens
Actress | The Americano
Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. Like most young girls, she enjoyed fantasy play acting and by the time she was 19 had become a full-fledged star. She didn't have to wait long like some of the starlets who ...
6. Anna Pavlova
Actress | The Dumb Girl of Portici
Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents of a Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. Her ...
7. Lya De Putti
Actress | Manon Lescaut
The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Variety (1925), before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America ...
8. Robert Ames
Actor | Holiday
Robert Ames was born on March 23, 1889 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Holiday (1930), A Lady to Love (1930) and Smart Woman (1931). He was married to Muriel Oakes, Vivienne Segal, Frances Goodrich and Alice Gerry. He died on November 27, 1931 in New York City, New York, ...
Actor | Platinum Blonde
It's fair to say that if 'Frank Capra (I)' hadn't cast Robert "Bobby" Williams in his 1931 film Platinum Blonde (1931) the actor would be entirely forgotten today. When the movie was made available on video in the 1980s the promotional copy on the video box emphasized the names most buffs would ...
Writer | Eyes Wide Shut
Arthur Schnitzler was born on May 15, 1862 in Vienna, Austrian Empire. He was a writer, known for Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Affairs of Anatol (1921) and Il cavaliere, la morte e il diavolo (1983). He was married to Olga Gussmann. He died on October 21, 1931 in Vienna, Austria.
11. Robert Edeson
Actor | The Prisoner of Zenda
A noted stage actor at the turn of the 20th century, Robert Edeson began his film career working with Cecil B. DeMille on The Call of the North (1914), then moved on to Vitagraph where he remained for the rest of the teens. In the 1920s he returned to work for De Mille, playing the man-of-the-world...
13. Bix Beiderbecke
Soundtrack | Magic in the Moonlight
Bix Beiderbecke was the first talented white jazz cornet player. He also played the piano, but he had more success playing the cornet with a very personal style. His first recordings were with "The Wolverines" in 1924. After this he played in the Charlie Straight orchestra in 1925, with Jean ...
14. Kahlil Gibran
Writer | The Prophet
Khalil Gibran (Full name : Gibran Khalil Gibran) is a Lebanese poet, painter, writer, philosopher and theologian, born in Bsharri, Lebanon on January 6th, 1883. He left Lebanon with his mother on June 25th, 1895. He enjoyed a successful writing career until his death on April 10th, 1931. Gibran was...
15. Joseph Farnham
Writer | The Trail of '98
Joseph Farnham was born on December 2, 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Joseph White Farnham. He was a writer and editor, known for The Trail of '98 (1928), West Point (1927) and The Unknown (1927). He was married to Rose Alma LeCourt and Emily Ardis. He died on June 2, 1931 in Beverly Hills,...
16. Fred Huntley
Actor | The Ne'er Do Well
Fred Huntley was born on August 29, 1862 in London, England. He was an actor and director, known for The Ne'er Do Well (1916), What Every Woman Knows (1921) and Fighting Blood (1916). He was married to Laura. He died on November 1, 1931 in Hollywood, California, USA.
17. Tom Santschi
Actor | King of the Wild
American leading man and character actor of the silent period. Born in Crystal City, Missouri(though a number of popular reference works list Switzerland and Kokomo, Indiana). He is listed in the 1880 census as living in Kokomo at the age of two years. This means his date of birth must have been ...
18. Lupu Pick
Director | Das Panzergewölbe
Lupu Pick was born on January 2, 1886 in Iasi, Iasi, Romania as Lupu Ludwig Pick. He was an actor and director, known for The Armored Vault (1926), Die tolle Heirat von Laló (1918) and Tötet nicht mehr (1920). He was married to Edith Posca. He died on March 7, 1931 in Berlin, Germany.
20. Art Acord
Actor | The Set-Up
Art Acord was born on April 17, 1890 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA as Arthemus Ward Acord. He is known for his work on The Set-Up (1926), Set Free (1927) and The White Horseman (1921). He was married to Louise Lorraine, Edna Nores and Edythe Sterling. He died on January 4, 1931 in Chihuahua, ...
24. Geli Raubal
Geli Raubal born Angela Maria Raubal, June 4, 1908 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary, was rumoured to be Adolf Hitler's mistress. Geli and her young sister Elfriede accompanied their mother, Angela Raubal, half sister of Adolf Hitler, when she became Hitler's housekeeper in 1925. Raubal was ...
26. David Belasco
Writer | The Return of Peter Grimm
David Belasco was born on July 25, 1853 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Return of Peter Grimm (1935), Rose of the Rancho (1914) and Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930). He was married to Cecilia Loverich. He died on May 14, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actress | Cupid Forecloses
Ruth Fuller Golden was born on May 19, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Cupid Forecloses (1919), Pegeen (1920) and Over the Garden Wall (1919). She was married to Allen K. Wood. She died on August 15, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
29. Ressel Orla
Actress | Die Firma heiratet
Hardly remembered today, the dark-haired, wide-eyed Ressel Orla came to stardom quickly in the 1910s in Germany after her first major role in The Perfect Thirty-Six (1914) (released in America as The Perfect Thirty-Six). With no offers coming in for stage work, her original vocational pursuit, she ...
31. Ethel Grey Terry
Actress | The Penalty
A graduate of the Notre Dame academy at Roxbury, Massachusetts, Ethel began her career as a classical dancer working under the direction of Belasco and the Shuberts. She began her career on the stage at two years of age, later being going to New York to pursue a career on the stage. On Broadway she...
Actor | Racing Luck
William Blaisdell was born in April 1865 in California, USA. He was an actor, known for Racing Luck (1924), The Yankee Clipper (1927) and A Fat Chance (1924). He was married to Clara Lavine (stage actress). He died on January 1, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
34. Brinsley Shaw
Actor | Bucking the Truth
Brinsley Shaw was born on March 18, 1876 in New York City, New York, USA as Sheldon Brinsley Shaw. He was an actor and director, known for Bucking the Truth (1926), Sunlight and Shadows (1916) and The Last of the Duanes (1924). He was married to Helene C. He died on July 3, 1931 in New York City.
36. Claude Anet
Writer | Love in the Afternoon
French writer "Claude Anet" was born Jean Schopfer in Morgan, Switzerland, in 1868. His father--whom he once described as "a literary man of good taste" who encouraged him to read the classics--was Swiss and his mother English, although she was born and educated in France.
As a young man he attended...
37. Macklyn Arbuckle
Actor | The Thoroughbred
Macklyn Arbuckle was born on July 9, 1866 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Thoroughbred (1925), That Old Gang of Mine (1925) and The County Chairman (1914). He was married to Mrs. Macklyn Arbuckle. He died on April 1, 1931 in Waddington, New York, USA.
38. Frank Harris
Writer | The Spectacle Maker
Born in Ireland in 1856 of Welsh parents, Harris became a noted writer as well as a friend and confidante of the elite literati of his day including fellow Irishmen Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw in addition to Guy de Maupassant, Matthew Arnold, Aleister Cowley, and James Thurber...
39. Erwin Connelly
Actor | Sherlock Jr.
Erwin Connelly was born on January 14, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Erwin Sylvester Connelly. He was an actor, known for Sherlock Jr. (1924), The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) and Shipwrecked (1926). He was married to Jane Connelly. He died on February 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, ...
45. Emilie Sannom
Actress | Hamlet
Emilie Sannom was born on September 29, 1886 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Emilie Kirstine Valborg Sannom. She was an actress and writer, known for Hamlet (1911), For barnets skyld (1915) and The War Correspondents (1913). She died on August 30, 1931 in Grenaa, Denmark.
46. George Westmore
Make Up Department | The Nut
A former Hairdresser (Winston Churchill was said to have thought of him highly as a barber), George Westmore emigrated with his family from England to the US in the early 20th century. Determined to make himself and his family a good living in his adopted country, Westmore also took up wig-making ...
47. Loyola O'Connor
Actress | The Children Pay
Loyola O'Connor was born on July 8, 1868 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for The Children Pay (1916), Hoodoo Ann (1916) and Cheerful Givers (1917). She was married to George Lorimer Johnston. She died on December 26, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
49. Ullrich Haupt
Actor | The Iron Mask
Ullrich Haupt was born on August 8, 1887 in Falkenburg, Pomerania, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Iron Mask (1929), Skinner's Bubble (1917) and Skinner's Dress Suit (1917). He was married to Anna Beaumer. He died on August 5, 1931 in Figueroa Mountain, California, USA.
50. Belle Gunness
Belle Gunness was born on November 11, 1859 in Selbu, Norway as Brynhild Paulsdatter Størseth. She was married to Peter Gunness and Mads Albert Sorenson. She died in 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.