Birth Date between 1856-01-01 and 1856-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. George Bernard Shaw

Writer | My Fair Lady

The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. ...

2. L. Frank Baum

Writer | The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had ...

3. Etienne Girardot

Actor | The Kennel Murder Case

Etienne Girardot was born on February 22, 1856 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Kennel Murder Case (1933), The Garden Murder Case (1936) and The Whole Town's Talking (1935). He was married to Dr. Violetta Shelton. He died on November 10, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

4. Nikola Tesla

Self | Return of Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856. He died on January 7, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA.

5. Sigmund Freud

Writer | The Ego and the Id

Austrian neurologist and 'father of psychoanalysis'. Freud was born to Jacob Freud, a Jewish wool merchant, and Amalia (neé Nathansohn). The family settled in Vienna when Freud was young. In 1873 he started medicine at the University of Vienna, at which time he adopted the shortened form of his ...

6. H. Rider Haggard

Writer | King Solomon's Mines

Haggard was good friends with Rudyard Kipling.

7. Eddie Foy

Actor | A Favorite Fool

American stage actor, musical comedy star, and vaudevillian who was a legendary figure of his time and who fathered a family of performers who went on to notable careers in motion pictures. Born Edward Fitzgerald at 23 8th Avenue in New York City, March 9, 1856, to an Irish-immigrant tailor, ...

8. Woodrow Wilson

Self | The Adventures of a Boy Scout

Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia, USA as Thomas Woodrow Wilson. He was married to Edith Galt Wilson and Ellen Axson Wilson. He died on February 3, 1924 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

9. Kate Douglas Wiggin

Writer | Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Pioneer in the development of kindergartens in the United States, as well as the training of kindergarten teachers.

10. Frank Losee

Actor | The Old Homestead

Frank Losee was born on June 12, 1856 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Old Homestead (1915), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917) and Sinners (1920). He was married to Marion Elmore. He died on November 14, 1937 in Yonkers, New York.

11. William Shea

Actor | Davy Jones' Landladies

William Shea was born on October 6, 1856 in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland as William James O' Shea. He was an actor, known for Davy Jones' Landladies (1910), Davy Jones' Parrot (1910) and Davy Jones and Captain Bragg (1910). He died on November 5, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

12. Thomas Jefferson

Actor | The Missing Links

Thomas Jefferson was born on September 10, 1856 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Lockyer Jefferson. He was an actor, known for The Missing Links (1916), Tarzan of the Apes (1918) and Rip Van Winkle (1914). He was married to Daisy Jefferson and Eugenia Paul. He died on April 2, 1932 in ...

13. Booker T. Washington

Actor | By Right of Birth

Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1856 in Franklin County, Virginia, USA as Booker Taliaferro Washington. He was an actor, known for By Right of Birth (1921) and In the Hour of Chaos (2016). He was married to Margaret James Murray, Olivia Davidson and Fanny Norton Smith. He died on November...

14. Charles Frohman

Are You a Mason?

Many people today know the names of George M. Cohan and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., but Charles Frohman, though lesser known, reigned supreme in the theatrical world for over a generation. From a young age Frohman's heart and soul belonged in the theatre. His lower-middle-class family moved from Sandusky...

15. Philippe Pétain

Self | Pétain et la France

Philippe Pétain was born on April 24, 1856 in Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Pas-de-Calais, France as Henri-Philippe Pétain. He was a writer, known for Pétain et la France (1941). He was married to Eugénie Hardon. He died on July 23, 1951 in Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France.

16. Edward Warren

Director | The Adventures of a Boy Scout

Edward Warren was born in June 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Adventures of a Boy Scout (1915), Thunderbolts of Fate (1919) and The Warfare of the Flesh (1917). He died on April 3, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. 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...

18. William West

Actor | The Rise and Fall of Weary Willie

William West was born in 1856 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as William Langdon West. He was an actor, known for The Rise and Fall of Weary Willie (1911), At Bear Track Gulch (1913) and Caste (1913). He died on December 9, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA.

20. Monte Collins

Actor | Our Hospitality

Monte Collins was born in 1856. He was an actor, known for Our Hospitality (1923), The Man from Lost River (1921) and Tiger Love (1924). He was married to Norma Wills. He died on August 4, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Louise Fahlman

Actress | Sången om den eldröda blomman

Louise Fahlman was born on June 30, 1856. She is an actress, known for The Flame of Life (1919).

22. Henri Pouctal

Director | Travail

Henri Pouctal was born in 1856 in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was a director and actor, known for Travail (1920), Camille (1912) and L'instinct (1916). He died on February 3, 1922 in Paris, France.

23. Keir Hardie

Keir Hardie was born on August 15, 1856 in Lanarkshire, Scotland as James Keir Hardie. He died on September 26, 1915 in 8 South Park Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland.

24. Bert Woodruff

Actor | The Silent Partner

Bert Woodruff was the son of non-professionals Hannah R. and William A. Woodruff of Peoria, Illinois. He was married to Hattie M. Sprague. He entered the theatrical profession in 1876 in Minstrels and toured for two years as a Minstrel. Toured on the stage from 1878 until 1882, and then entered ...

25. Heber J. Grant

Self | Latter-Day Saint Leaders: Past and Present

Heber Jeddy Grant was the 7th president of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. He served for 27 years as church president from 1918 to his death in 1945. He was raised by his widowed mother Rachel Ridgeway Ivins Grant who was widowed by his father Jedediah Morgan Grant who died just ...

26. Frances Turner

Actress | The Price of Big Bob's Silence

Frances Turner was born on June 10, 1856 in New York City, New York, USA as Frances Louise Bowles. She was an actress, known for The Price of Big Bob's Silence (1912). She was married to William Turner. She died on February 8, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Charles Gabriel

Soundtrack | 2012

Hymn-composer, author and conductor Charles H. Gabriel, Sr. was educated in the public schools of Wilton, Iowa. In San Francisco, California he conducted church choirs, and later he compiled hymnals for publishing companies. He joined ASCAP in 1940, and his sacred-music compositions include "...

28. Ahmet Fehim

Actor | Mürebbiye

Ahmet Fehim was born in 1856 in Istanbul, Turkey. He was an actor and director, known for The Governess (1919), Binnaz (1919) and The Marriage of Himmet Aga (1916). He died on August 2, 1930 in Istanbul.

29. Nelly De Heer

Actress | Toffe jongens onder de mobilisatie (deel 1)

Nelly De Heer was born on January 8, 1856 in Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Petronella de Heer. She was an actress, known for Toffe jongens onder de mobilisatie (deel 1) (1914), Gloria transita (1917) and The Fatal Woman (1915). She was married to Louis van Westerhoven. She died on October...

30. Gabrielle Réjane

Actress | Madame Sans-Gêne

Gabrielle Réjane was born on June 6, 1856 in Paris, France as Gabrielle Charlotte Réju. She was an actress, known for Madame Sans-Gêne (1911), Madame Sans-Gêne (1900) and Miarka, the Child of the Bear (1920). She was married to Paul Porel. She died on June 14, 1920 in Paris.

31. Frank Daniels

Actor | Crooky

Frank Daniels was born on August 15, 1856 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Frank Albert Daniels. He was an actor, known for Crooky (1915), What Happened to Father (1915) and Captain Jinks' Evolution (1916). He was married to Elizabeth Sanson (actress). He died on January 12, 1935 in West Palm Beach, Florida...

32. J.H. Rosny Sr.

Writer | La guerre du feu

Wrote jointly with younger brother Séraphin Justin François Boex using the pseudonym "J.-H. Rosny". When writing separately, Joseph would sign as "J.-H. Rosny aîné" (J.-H. Rosny the Elder) and Séraphin would sign as "J.-H. Rosny jeune" (J.-H. Rosny the Younger).

33. Lyman H. Howe

Producer | Milan Cathedral

Lyman H. Howe was born on June 9, 1856 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a producer, known for Milan Cathedral (1918), A Flying Trip Through the Hawaiian Islands, No. 1 (1917) and Logging in Italy (1918). He died on January 30, 1923 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA.

34. Anthony Gildès

Actor | Le malade imaginaire

Anthony Gildès was born on August 13, 1856 in Metz, France. He was an actor, known for Le malade imaginaire (1934), Nine Bachelors (1939) and Mam'zelle Nitouche (1931). He died on October 6, 1941 in Paris, France.

36. James Milton Black

Soundtrack | Runaway Jury

Composer for the hymn "When the Saints Are Marching In", which was published In 1896 with lyrics by Katharine E. Purvis. The song was later altered and published in 1927 as the better known "When The Saints Go Marching In".

37. Kate Adams Keller

Self | Deliverance

Kate Adams Keller was born on October 12, 1856 in Arkansas, USA. She died on November 15, 1921 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA.

38. Grand Duke Nicholas

Grand Duke Nicholas was born on November 18, 1856 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov. He was married to Princess Anastasia of Montenegro. He died on January 5, 1929 in Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

39. Sedley Brown

Actor | The Joyous Trouble-Makers

American playwright, author, and stage director who acted in a few silent films. He was the twin brother of actor J. Edwin Brown, who with sister Alice Brown survived him. He was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Hollywood, California.

40. Melbourne MacDowell

Actor | Speed Mad

Melbourne MacDowell was born on November 22, 1856 in South River, New Jersey, USA as William Melbourne McDowell. He was an actor, known for Speed Mad (1925), Feel My Pulse (1928) and Outside the Law (1920). He was married to Mrs. Caroline Wells Neff, Virginia Drew Trescott, Wilhelmina Marie Strauss...

41. Edward M. Favor

Actor | The Soap Girl

Edward M. Favor was born on August 29, 1856 in the USA as Edward Addison Favor. He was an actor, known for The Soap Girl (1918), Cy Whittaker's Ward (1917) and Bachelor Apartments (1921). He was married to Edith Sinclair. He died on January 10, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

42. Thomas Anstey Guthrie

Writer | One Touch of Venus

Author of humorous novels and member of the staff of Punch, the famous satirical British journal.

43. Henry Morgenthau

Actor | Ravished Armenia

Henry Morgenthau was born on April 26, 1856 in Mannheim, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Auction of Souls (1919), The American Ambassador (2019) and Pathé News, No. 102 (1916). He was married to Josephine Sykes. He died on November 25, 1946 in Westchester County, New York, USA.

44. Henry Guy Carleton

Writer | A Gilded Fool

Son of American Civil War General James Henry Carleton (1814-1873). Henry is buried beside his father at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

45. George Brest

Actor | Assignment in Brittany

George Brest was born on June 1, 1856 in Worthing, Sussex, England. He was an actor, known for Assignment in Brittany (1943). He died on June 26, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. J. Edwin Brown

Actor | A Young Patriot

J. Edwin Brown was born on February 29, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as James Edwin Brown. He was an actor, known for A Young Patriot (1917), The Black Box (1915) and The Gunsaulus Mystery (1921). He died on January 6, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. William Archer

Writer | The Green Goddess

Father: Thomas Archer; Mother: Grace L. Morison.

49. Mia Gründer

Actress | Dunungen

Mia Gründer was born on January 15, 1856 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was an actress, known for The Downy Girl (1919), Friaren från landsvägen (1923) and En rackarunge (1923). She died in 1932.

50. Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg

Writer | The First World War

Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg was born on November 29, 1856 in Hohenfinow, Prussia, Germany as Theobald Theodor Friedrich Alfred von Bethmann Hollweg. He was a writer, known for The First World War (2003). He died on January 1, 1921 in Hohenfinow, Brandenburg, Germany.


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