Date of Death between 1954-01-01 and 1954-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Key Largo
Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a ...
Actress | Rebecca
The American character actress, Florence Rabe, was the daughter of an antique store owner. She gained a degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas in 1906 and went on to a career in teaching and social work. She changed course after being persuaded by a friend to study law, and, passing her...
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
This eminently recognizable, bulbous, beetle-browed character actor left Culver Military Academy and began acting in repertory companies before becoming a Hollywood extra and stunt man. Eugene's father had also been a thespian at one time but eventually ended his career as an insurance salesman. In...
5. Moroni Olsen
Actor | Notorious
Even his more courteous, somewhat friendlier types gave one pause for concern. The tall, beefy, balding, icy-eyed character actor Moroni Olsen was one of Hollywood's more popular and imposing performers of film during the late 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s.
The versatile player was born Moroni Olsen ...
7. Tom Tyler
Actor | Stagecoach
Popular American star of silent and early sound Westerns and serials. Raised in Michigan, he went through a number of strenuous jobs (sailor, boxer lumberjack, coal miner, etc.) before landing in Los Angeles and getting work as a movie extra and stuntman. His good looks and athletic physique (he ...
8. Kathleen Key
Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Kathleen Key was born on April 1, 1903 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Kitty Lanahan. She was an actress, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), The Desert's Toll (1926) and The Man from Brodney's (1923). She died on December 22, 1954 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress | The Roaring Twenties
One of the fine if relatively short-lived character actresses of Hollywood heydays of the 1930s and 1940s, Gladys George came into an acting family while literally on the road. Her parents were actually English and touring with a Shakespearean theater company in Patten, Maine when she was born (...
10. Phyllis Barry
Actress | The Moonstone
Phyllis Barry was born Gertrude Hillyard on December 7, 1908, in Leeds, England. She was a gifted dancer and at the age of fourteen she joined an Australian cabaret troupe. Phyllis starred in many stage musicals including No No Nannette and Lady Be Good. She made her film debut in the 1925 ...
11. Thea von Harbou
Writer | Metropolis
Thea von Harbou was born on December 27, 1888 in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany as Thea Gabriele von Harbou. She was a writer and director, known for Metropolis (1927), M (1931) and Elisabeth und der Narr (1934). She was married to Fritz Lang and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. She died on July 1, 1954 ...
13. Robert Walker
Actor | The Man from New Mexico
Robert Walker was born on June 18, 1888 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Donald Walker. He was an actor and writer, known for The Man from New Mexico (1932), Pueblo Terror (1931) and Gunsmoke Ranch (1937). He was married to Vera, Cora J. and Ruth R. He died on March 4, 1954 in Los Angeles,...
14. Edward Clark
Actor | Branded
Edward Clark AKA E.A. Clarke was a prolific actor of the silent and sound era, but NOT the same person as the similarly named songwriter ("Heart of My Heart"), composer, author, director and producer, who came to the USA in 1891, was a vaudeville comedian, composed the Broadway stage score and ...
16. Irving Pichel
Director | Destination Moon
Irving Pichel was born on June 24, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Destination Moon (1950), Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) and Without Honor (1949). He was married to Violette Wilson. He died on July 13, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.
18. Joan Dowling
Actress | Murder Without Crime
Joan Dowling had a passion for acting and as an aspiring young actress she would take roles in plays, pantomimes and other works simply to be on the stage. Her first recognised role was at the tender age of 14 and she signed her first film contract at 17. She had natural talent and did not have any...
20. Mary Glynne
Actress | The Good Companions
Mary Glynne was born on January 25, 1895 in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales as Mary Aitken. She was an actress, known for The Good Companions (1933), Emil and the Detectives (1935) and Scrooge (1935). She was married to Dennis Neilson-Terry and John Mannell. She died on September 19, 1954 in ...
21. Maurice Tillet
Actor | Les bateliers de la Volga
Maurice Tillet, better known by his Professional wrestling name, "The French Angel". Maurice was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 23, 1903 of French parents. His father was an engineer involved in the construction of the Trans-Siberian railroad and his mother was a teacher of languages. By...
22. Bert Moorhouse
Actor | The Girl from Woolworth's
Bert Moorhouse was born on November 20, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Green Moorhouse. He was an actor, known for The Girl from Woolworth's (1929), The Pay-Off (1930) and The Delightful Rogue (1929). He was married to Mary. He died on January 26, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.
23. Louise Hampton
Actress | Busman's Honeymoon
Louise Hampton was born on December 23, 1879 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. She was an actress, known for Haunted Honeymoon (1940), The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) and The Middle Watch (1940). She was married to Edward Thane. She died on February 10, 1954 in Charing Cross ...
Writer | Gigi
Colette was born on January 28, 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, France as Sidonie Gabrielle Colette. She was a writer, known for Gigi (1958), Chéri (2009) and Claudine (1913). She was married to Maurice Goudeket, Henri de Jouvenel des Ursins and Willy. She died on August 3, 1954 in ...
25. Leona Roberts
Actress | Gone with the Wind
Leona Roberts was born on July 26, 1879 in Monroe Center, Ohio, USA as Leona Celinda Doty. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Blue Bird (1940). She was married to Charles James Hutchinson and Walter Beck. She died on January 29, 1954 in Santa ...
27. Sôjin Kamiyama
Actor | Shichinin no samurai
Sôjin Kamiyama was born on January 30, 1884 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan as Mitsugu Mita. He was an actor, known for Seven Samurai (1954), The Sea Beast (1926) and The Crimson City (1928). He was married to Ura Mita. He died on July 28, 1954 in Tokyo, Japan.
28. James Cardwell
Actor | Canyon Passage
Eager young James (aka Jimmy) Cardwell had an auspicious beginning and showed great promise in 1940s films. Dark-haired and thick-browed with an earnest, boyish look and set-jawed handsomeness that could remind someone of a John Garfield type, he couldn't have started off much better than by ...
29. Henry Hall
Actor | The Ape Man
Henry Hall was born on November 5, 1876 in Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA as Henry Leonard Hall. He was an actor, known for The Ape Man (1943), Hot Curves (1930) and Murder by Television (1935). He was married to Emma S. He died on December 11, 1954 in Woodland Hills, Los ...
30. Arthur Lucan
Actor | Old Mother Riley's Circus
Arthur Towle was in show business from 1900 when he left school until his dying day. He started as an "Irish" character comedian in British music halls; touring Ireland with this act in 1913, he met and married Kitty McShane (she was 15, he 26). They gradually evolved the act of "Old Mother Riley ...
31. 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.
33. Theodor Loos
Theodor Loos was born on May 18, 1883 in Zwingenberg, Hesse, Germany as August Konrad Loos. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Metropolis (1927) and Der Fall des Generalstabs-Oberst Redl (1931). He died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany.
34. Blackjack Ward
Actor | Rainbow Riders
Blackjack Ward was born on May 3, 1891 in Franklin, Louisiana, USA as Jerome Ward. He was an actor, known for Rainbow Riders (1934), Texas Stampede (1939) and Lighting Bill (1934). He was married to Madeline J. He died on April 29, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
36. Bert Lytell
Actor | Alias the Lone Wolf
Bert Lytell was born on February 24, 1885 in New York City, New York, USA as Bertram Mortimer Lytell. He was an actor and writer, known for Alias the Lone Wolf (1927), Obey the Law (1926) and A Message from Mars (1921). He was married to Grace Menken, Claire Windsor and Evelyn Vaughn. He died on ...
Actor | Notorious
The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, Schünzel was born in St. Pauli -- the best known, but also the poorest part of Hamburg. His father started off as an actor but economic circumstances forced him to turn towards commerce. For a while, the son followed in his footsteps. He undertook ...
38. Kitty McHugh
Actress | The Grapes of Wrath
Kitty McHugh was born on October 3, 1902 in Harmony, Pennsylvania, USA as Katherine McHugh. She was an actress, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Blonde Trouble (1937) and Wife Insurance (1937). She was married to Ned Glass. She died on September 3, 1954 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
39. Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico. She was the seventh daughter of Guillermo Kahlo (born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo), a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico from Pforzheim, and of a Mexican-Indian mother, Matilde Calderón y González. ...
40. Murray Kinnell
Actor | The Public Enemy
Murray Kinnell was born on July 24, 1889 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Public Enemy (1931), Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) and The Three Musketeers (1935). He was married to Henrietta Goodwin. He died on August 11, 1954 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
41. Steve Clark
Actor | Durango Valley Raiders
Steve Clark was born on February 26, 1891 in Davis County, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Durango Valley Raiders (1938), Haunted Ranch (1943) and Saddle Mountain Roundup (1941). He was married to Emily Margaret Clark and Ruth. He died on June 29, 1954 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California,...
42. Emily Fitzroy
Actress | The Bat
British born actress in American films. She made her film debut in 1915 with Dustin Farnum. She appeared in scores of silent films as a character actress, but reached her greatest prominence with the coming of sound. Fitzroy specialized in motherly and society women characters.
43. Frank Austin
Actor | The Monster
Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as George Francis Austin. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
45. James Hilton
Writer | Mrs. Miniver
British novelist James Hilton was born in Leigh, Lancashire, England, in 1900. His father was a schoolmaster. Hilton graduated from Cambridge University in 1921, having already written his first novel, "Catherine Herself" (written in 1918, it wasn't published until 1920). After graduation he wrote ...
46. Auguste Lumière
Producer | L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat
Although it is his brother Louis Lumière who is generally acclaimed as the "father of the cinema", Auguste Lumiere also made a major contribution towards the development of the medium, first by helping with the invention and construction of the cinematographe (the world's first camera and ...
47. 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 ...
48. Herbert Prior
Actor | Why Girls Go Back Home
Herbert Prior was born on July 2, 1867 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Why Girls Go Back Home (1926), Great Expectations (1917) and The Lost Messenger (1912). He was married to Mabel Trunnelle. He died on October 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Director | Good Intentions
Director William K. Howard was born in St. Marys, OH, in 1893. He studied engineering and law at Ohio State University but gravitated towards film distribution when he took a job as sales manager for Vitagraph. After serving in an artillery unit with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I...