Date of Death between 1931-01-01 and 1931-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 ...

2. Louis Wolheim

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 ...

3. Thomas A. Edison

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,...

4. Tyrone Power Sr.

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, ...

9. Robert Williams

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 ...

10. Arthur Schnitzler

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...

12. Charles Clary

Actor | The Penalty

Charles Clary was born on March 24, 1873 in Charleston, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Penalty (1920), The Rosary (1915) and Joan the Woman (1916). He was married to Margaret Bechtel. He died on March 24, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

19. James Neill

Actor | The Cheat

James Neill was born on September 29, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Cheat (1915), Joan the Woman (1916) and Cameo Kirby (1914). He was married to Edythe Chapman. He died on March 16, 1931 in Glendale, California, USA.

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, ...

21. Arnold Bennett

Writer | Battling Jane

Dorothy Cheston bore his out-of-wedlock child.

22. Albert Capellani

Director | Oh Boy!

Albert Capellani was born on August 23, 1874 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Oh Boy! (1919), The Virtuous Model (1919) and Eye for Eye (1918). He died on September 26, 1931 in Paris.

23. Janie Marèse

Actress | La chienne

Janie Marèse was born on May 23, 1908 in Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France. She was an actress, known for La Chienne (1931), Mam'zelle Nitouche (1931) and Amours viennoises (1931). She died on August 14, 1931 in Sainte-Maxime, Var, France.

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 ...

25. Gloria Greer

Actress | Moonlight and Monkey Business

Gloria Greer was born on March 7, 1908 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for Moonlight and Monkey Business (1930) and Men O'War (1929). She was married to Carlos Noelle. She died on June 6, 1931 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

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.

27. Ugo Falena

Director | Lucrezia Borgia

Ugo Falena was born on April 25, 1875 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Lucrezia Borgia (1910), Il re fantasma (1914) and La vagabonda (1918). He died on September 20, 1931 in Rome.

28. Ruth Fuller Golden

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 ...

30. Linda Loredo

Actress | Los calaveras

Linda Loredo was born on June 20, 1907 in Tucson, Arizona, USA as Herlinda Loredo. She was an actress, known for Los calaveras (1931), Politiquerías (1931) and Radiomanía (1930). She died on August 11, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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...

32. William Blaisdell

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.

33. Olaf Storm

Actor | Der letzte Mann

Olaf Storm was born on January 10, 1894 in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He was an actor and editor, known for The Last Laugh (1924), Die Minderjährige - Zu jung fürs Leben (1921) and Nat Pinkerton im Kampf, 2. Teil - Diebesfallen (1921). He died in March 1931.

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.

35. George Kuwa

Actor | The House Without a Key

George Kuwa was born on April 7, 1885 in Japan as Keiichi Kuwahara. He was an actor, known for The House Without a Key (1926), Moran of the Lady Letty (1922) and The Woman in the Web (1918). He died on October 13, 1931 in Japan.

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, ...

40. John Ott

Blacksmith Scene

John Ott was born in 1850. He was an actor, known for Blacksmith Scene (1893). He died in 1931.

41. Johnny Butt

Actor | Trelawny of the Wells

Johnny Butt was born on April 3, 1878 in Shoreditch, London, England as George John Butt. He was an actor, known for Trelawny of the Wells (1916), A Sister to Assist 'Er (1930) and Three Men in a Boat (1920). He died in June 1931 in Lambeth, London.

42. Salvatore Maranzano

Self | Dead Men's Secrets

Salvatore Maranzano was born on July 31, 1886 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy. He died on September 10, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA.

43. Ferris Hartman

Director | A Phantom Husband

Wife was actress Josie Davis.

44. Mario Majeroni

Actor | The Valley of Silent Men

Mario Majeroni was born in 1870 in Italy. He was an actor, known for The Valley of Silent Men (1922), Sherlock Holmes (1916) and From Now On (1920). He died on November 18, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA.

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.

48. Buddy Bolden

Self | Jazz

Buddy Bolden was born on September 6, 1877 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Charles Joseph Bolden. He died on November 4, 1931 in Jackson, Louisiana.

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.


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