Birth Month Day of 02-23 (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)
Writer | Doctor Faustus
Born the son of a shoe-maker two months before the birth of another famous playwright, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe achieved fame as an Elizabethan dramatist as well as an atheist. He was killed in a tavern brawl by a former friend, allegedly over a bill. There is now some evidence that...
Soundtrack | Autómata
Born February 23 1685 in Halle, Germany, he was christened "Georg Friederich Händel" but always signed his name "Georg Friedrich Händel". His father intended for him to go into law, but Händel studied music clandestinely and was eventually allowed to study under an organist. He achieved some sucess...
Actor | Richard III
Frederick Warde was born in England in 1851, and became a popular Shakespearean actor in the 1870s in New York. By the 1910s his general popularity was in decline, though he was still considered a leading authority on Shakespearean acting. He appeared in The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912)...
Actress | The Squaw Man
Mrs. A.W. Filson was born on February 23, 1859 in Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Squaw Man (1914), The Reformation of Dad (1913) and When Men Forget (1913). She was married to Al W. Filson. She died on May 13, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
9. Julian Reed
Actor | The Parson's Button Matcher
Julian Reed was born on February 23, 1860 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Parson's Button Matcher (1915), Mr. Pickwick's Predicament (1912) and The Catspaw (1916). He was married to Goodwin, Mrs. Mary Darcey. He died on May 28, 1934 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
Director | Fröken Julie
Anna Hofman-Uddgren was born on February 23, 1868 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was a director and actress, known for Miss Julie (1912), Blott en dröm (1911) and Stockholmsfrestelser eller Ett Norrlands-herrskaps äventyr i den sköna synderskans stad (1911). She died on June 1, 1947.
13. W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA as William Edward Burghardt Du Bois. He was married to Shirley Graham and Nina Gomer. He died on August 27, 1963 in Accra, Ghana.
14. Rita Carlyle
Actress | Waterloo Bridge
Rita Carlyle was born on February 23, 1869 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA as Rita Isabella Duncan. She was an actress, known for Waterloo Bridge (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and Sing While You're Able (1937). She died on August 24, 1949 in Banning, California, USA.
17. Joseph Allen Sr.
Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate
Joseph Allen Sr. was born on February 23, 1873 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), The Trail of the Itching Palm (1913) and Gambling (1934). He was married to Ellen. He died on September 9, 1952 in Newton, Massachusetts.
19. Ernest G. Batley
Director | The Sins of Youth
Ernest G. Batley was born on February 23, 1874 in Blackheath, London, England as Ernest George Batley. He was a director and actor, known for The Sins of Youth (1919), The Revolutionist (1914) and A Child of the Streets (1915). He was married to Ethyle Batley. He died on February 20, 1955 in ...
21. Henri Monteux
Actor | La maison du baigneur
Henri Monteux was born on February 23, 1874 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for La maison du baigneur (1914), Un roman parisien (1913) and Mon curé chez les riches (1938). He died on April 12, 1943 in Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Oranienburg, Germany.
23. Norman Lindsay
Writer | Age of Consent
Australian illustrator and novelist Norman Lindsay was born in Creswick, Victoria, in 1879. His father was a physician, but Norman and his brothers had a streak of artistic and literary talent in them (which Norman passed on to his son, the writer Jack Lindsay). At 16 years of age Norman got a job ...
28. B. Traven
Writer | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
B. Traven was born on February 23, 1882 in Schwiebus, Prussia, Germany as Ret Marut. He was a writer and actor, known for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), La rebelión de los colgados (1954) and Macario (1960). He was married to Rosa Elena Lujan. He died on March 27, 1969 in Mexico ...
29. Florence Midgley
Actress | Sadie Thompson
Florence Midgley was born on February 23, 1883 in Utah, USA as Florence Josephine Hall. She was an actress, known for Sadie Thompson (1928), Memory Lane (1926) and The Great Impersonation (1921). She died on November 16, 1949 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
30. Karl Jaspers
Karl Jaspers was born on February 23, 1883 in Oldenburg, Germany. He was married to Gertrud Mayer. He died on February 26, 1969 in Basel, Switzerland.
32. Thomas Bentley
Director | After Office Hours
Thomas Bentley was born on February 23, 1884 in St George Hanover Square, London, England as William Dearsley Horn. He was a director and writer, known for After Office Hours (1932), The Old Curiosity Shop (1913) and Hard Times (1915). He died on December 23, 1966 in Bournemouth, England.
33. Frank Cellier
Actor | The 39 Steps
Born Francois Cellier, he was the son of a conductor by the same name. On stage from 1903, Frank was a classically-trained actor who acted in both Shakespearean and modern plays. According to contemporary reviews, he essayed a particularly noteworthy Macbeth in 1923. He was also fond of playing ...
41. Cyril Delevanti
Actor | Soylent Green
Seasoned London-born character actor, who had a lengthy career in American films and on television. The son of an Anglo-Italian music professor, Cyril also had a secondary career in Hollywood as a respected drama coach, engaged by Douglas Fairbanks, James Craig, and others. He appears to have ...
45. Josef Eichheim
Actor | Klein Dorrit
Josef Eichheim was a German singer, comedian, stage and film actor. In 1905 he moved to Switzerland where he studied acting in Zurich; his training there was instrumental in helping him to find work.
In 1932 he played at the Munich Kammerspiele and Bayerischen Staatstheater, and in all appeared in ...
Music Department | Monumental Utah
J. Spencer Cornwall was born on February 23, 1888 in Millcreek [now in Salt Lake City], Utah, USA as Joseph Spencer Cornwall. He is known for his work on Monumental Utah (1944) and City of Brigham Young (1944). He was married to Mary Alice Haigh. He died on February 26, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
48. Victor Fleming
Director | Gone with the Wind
Victor Fleming entered the film business as a stuntman in 1910, mainly doing stunt driving - which came easy to him, as he had been a mechanic and professional race-car driver. He became interested in working on the other side of the camera, and eventually got a job as a cameraman on many of the ...