Birth Date between 1869-01-01 and 1869-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Ben Turpin

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value ...

2. Charley Grapewin

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). When acting sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays that he himself ...

3. 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 ...

4. Mohandas K. Gandhi

Mera Gaon Mera Desh

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2, 1869, into a Hindu Modh family in Porbanadar, Gujarat, India. His father, named Karamchand Gandhi, was the Chief Minister (diwan) of the city of Porbanadar. His mother, named Putlibai, was the fourth wife; the previous three wives ...

5. A.E. Matthews

Actor | The Million Pound Note

The venerable British stage and film actor A.E. Matthews was born Alfred Edward Matthews on November 22, 1869 in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. The actor nicknamed "Matty" established himself on the British and American stage and in British films, taking up the craft after working as a clerk in a...

6. Grigory Rasputin

Self | Vanishings!

Gregory Rasputin was one of Russia's most controversial and mysterious figures who posed as a "holy man" and destroyed the political image and reputation of Russia's Emperor Tsar Nicholas II and his family through a series of political manipulations, disgusting scandals and treachery, provoking a ...

7. George Robey

Actor | Chu-Chin-Chow

George Robey was born on September 20, 1869 in Herne Hill, London, England as George Edward Wade. He was an actor and writer, known for Chu-Chin-Chow (1934), Don Quixote (1933) and One Arabian Night (1923). He was married to Blanche Littler (manager) and Ethel Haydon (performer). He died on ...

8. Neville Chamberlain

Self | Biography

Neville Chamberlain was born on March 18, 1869 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England as Arthur Neville Chamberlain. He was married to Anne de Vere Cole. He died on November 9, 1940 in Heckfield, Hampshire, England.

9. Robert Dudley

Actor | The Palm Beach Story

Robert Dudley was born on September 13, 1869 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Robert Y. Dudley. He was an actor, known for The Palm Beach Story (1942), The Fourteenth Man (1920) and The Night Flyer (1928). He was married to Elaine Anderson. He died on November 12, 1955 in San Clemente, California, USA.

10. Lucien Nonguet

Director | Freddy chef costumier

Lucien Nonguet was born on May 10, 1869 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Lucien Henri Nonguet. He was a director and writer, known for Freddy chef costumier (1919), Les trois potards (1919) and Une institution modèle (1920). He died on June 22, 1955 in Fay-aux-Loges, Loiret, France.

11. Giuseppe de Liguoro

Director | L'Inferno

Giuseppe de Liguoro was born on January 10, 1869 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Giuseppe Dei Conti de Liguoro Presicce. He was a director and actor, known for Dante's Inferno (1911), Count Ugolini (1909) and King Lear (1910). He died on March 19, 1944 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

12. Louise Carver

Actress | The Big Trail

Louise Carver was born on June 9, 1869 in Davenport, Iowa, USA as Mary Louise Steiger. She was an actress and writer, known for The Big Trail (1930), The Man from Blankley's (1930) and Romeo and Juliet (1908). She was married to Tom Murray. She died on June 18, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

13. Bayard Veiller

Writer | The Trial of Mary Dugan

Bayard Veiller was born on January 2, 1869 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929), Sherlock Brown (1922) and There Are No Villains (1921). He was married to Margaret Wycherly. He died on January 16, 1943 in New York ...

14. Robert W. Paul

Producer | The Butterfly

Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be ...

15. Harry C. Bradley

Actor | House of Mystery

Harry C. Bradley was born on April 15, 1869 in San Francisco, California, USA as Harry Bradley Cockrill. He was an actor, known for House of Mystery (1934), Riding on Air (1937) and Beyond the Law (1934). He was married to Lurelle Lancing Waters. He died on October 18, 1947 in Hollywood, Los ...

16. Minnie Rayner

Actress | The Sleeping Cardinal

Minnie Rayner was born on May 2, 1869 in London, England as Minnie Gray Rayner. She was an actress, known for Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (1931), Gaslight (1940) and The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935). She was married to Frederick Horatio Wilcock Jaques (aka Frederic Jacques). She died on ...

17. Frank Weed

Actor | The Midnight Bell

Frank Weed was born on August 3, 1869 in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Midnight Bell (1913), The Man Who Might Have Been (1913) and The Coming of Columbus (1912). He died on October 22, 1944 in South Haven, Michigan, USA.

18. Walter Hale

Actor | The Lightning Conductor

Walter Hale was born on August 4, 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Walter Stearns Hale. He was an actor and writer, known for The Lightning Conductor (1914), The Prisoner of Zenda (1913) and The Lambs' All-Star Gambol (1914). He was married to Louise Closser Hale. He died on December 4, 1917 in ...

19. Sheldon Lewis

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Sheldon Lewis was born on April 20, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), The Monster Walks (1932) and Orphans of the Storm (1921). He was married to Virginia Pearson. He died on May 7, 1958 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

20. Felix Salten

Writer | Bambi

Felix Salten was born on September 6, 1869 in Pest, Hungary as Siegmund Salzmann. He was a writer and director, known for Bambi (1942), Poor as a Church Mouse (1931) and Der Narr des Schicksals (1915). He was married to Ottilie Metzl. He died on October 8, 1945 in Zurich, Switzerland.

21. André Gide

Writer | La symphonie pastorale

Andre Paul Guillaume Gide was born on November 22, 1869, in Paris, France. His father, named Paul Gide, was a professor of law at the University of Paris, he was a descendant from Cevennes Huhuenots. His mother, named Juliette Rondeaux, was a devoted Calvinist. He received an excellent private ...

22. Booth Tarkington

Writer | The Magnificent Ambersons

In his later years he was virtually blind from cataracts and had to dictate his work.

23. August Blom

Director | Verdens Undergang

August Blom was born on December 26, 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a director and actor, known for The End of the World (1916), Kærlighedslængsel (1916) and The Airship Fugitives (1912). He died on January 10, 1947 in Copenhagen.

24. Pierre Magnier

Actor | La règle du jeu

Pierre Magnier was born on February 22, 1869 in Paris, France as Pierre Frédéric Magnier. He was an actor and director, known for The Rules of the Game (1939), Cyrano de Bergerac (1923) and L'ibis bleu (1919). He died on October 15, 1959 in Clichy-la-Garenne, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France.

25. Edwin McKim

Director | A Bath Tub Mystery

Edwin McKim was born on October 31, 1869 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Samuel McKim. He was a director and writer, known for A Bath Tub Mystery (1916), Should a Woman Divorce? (1914) and Oliver Twist (1912). He was married to Anna Lehr. He died on March 31, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

26. Jessie Stevens

Actress | Vanity Fair

Jessie Stevens was born in July 1869 in New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Vanity Fair (1915), A Weighty Matter for a Detective (1915) and A Good Sport (1913). She died in June 1922 in Palmyra, New York.

27. Algernon Blackwood

Writer | The Willows

Algernon Blackwood was born on March 14, 1869 in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England as Algernon Henry Blackwood. He was a writer, known for The Willows, Tales of Mystery (1961) and Suspense (1949). He died on December 10, 1951 in Bishopsteighton, Kent.

28. William Elmer

Actor | The Virginian

William Elmer was born on April 25, 1869 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as William Elmer Johns. He was an actor, known for The Virginian (1914), The Squaw Man (1914) and Carmen (1915). He died on February 24, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

29. Lucy Beaumont

Actress | The Greater Glory

Lucy Beaumont was born in 1869 in Islington, Middlesex, England as Lucy Emily Pinkstone. She was an actress, known for The Greater Glory (1926), The Last of the Duanes (1924) and Movie Crazy (1932). She was married to Arthur Douglas Vigors Harris and William Alfred Beaumont. She died on April 24, ...

30. Charles Lane

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Charles Lane was born on January 25, 1869 in Madison, Illinois, USA as Charles Willis Lane. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), Sadie Thompson (1928) and The Canary Murder Case (1929). He died on October 17, 1945 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

31. Henri Matisse

Self | L'art retrouvé

Henri Emile Benoit Matisse was born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambresis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His father, named Emile Hippolyte Matisse, was a merchant, whose family were weavers. His mother, named Anna Heloise Matisse (nee Gerard), was a daughter of a tanner; she made hats and ...

32. J.C. Fowler

Actor | The Fighting Legion

J.C. Fowler was born on July 25, 1869 in New York City, New York, USA as John Crawford Fowler. He is known for his work on The Fighting Legion (1930), The Eagle's Talons (1923) and S.O.S. Perils of the Sea (1925). He died on June 27, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Fanny Belle DeKnight

Actress | Hallelujah

An African-American veteran performer who struggled in vain to build a film career following a top role in an early all-black musical, Fannie Belle DeKnight found herself in a dead end situation trapped in an unflattering, stereotyped role and her film career went nowhere. Best known for her ...

34. Emma Goldman

Writer | Good Enough for the People

Emma Goldman was born on June 27, 1869 in Kovno, Russian Empire. She was a writer, known for Good Enough for the People (2011). She died on May 14, 1940 in Toronto, Canada.

35. Harry Cashman

Actor | The Old Florist

Harry Cashman born in America in 1870, became well-known in the theatre from the 1890's. tall, stocky wavy haired performer who starred and supported in many comedy and drama films for the Chicago based Essanay Film Company in 1911-12, often played Father's or Chief of Police often teamed with ...

36. Frank Sheridan

Actor | Enlighten Thy Daughter

Frank Sheridan was born on June 11, 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Franklin Sheridan. He was an actor, known for Enlighten Thy Daughter (1917), Conflict (1936) and The Perils of Divorce (1916). He was married to Edna M. Carrol and Catherine T. McNulty. He died on November 24, 1943 in ...

37. Ernest Maupain

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

Ernest Maupain was born on October 1, 1869 in Évreux, Eure, France as Ernest Victor Maupain. He was an actor, known for Sherlock Holmes (1916), Monte Cristo (1929) and Miracle of the Wolves (1924). He died on October 25, 1944 in Neuilly-Plaisance, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.

38. Vivia Ogden

Actress | Way Down East

Vivia Ogden was born on March 21, 1869 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Way Down East (1920), Lovey Mary (1926) and Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919). She died on December 22, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Victor Fabian

Actor | Den hvide slavehandel

Victor Fabian was born on March 8, 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Victor Fabian Jensen. He was an actor, known for The White Slave Trade (1910), Fabian Out for a Picnic (1910) and Fabian paa Kærlighedsstien (1910). He died on April 25, 1922.

40. Hjalmar Söderberg

Writer | Gertrud

Hjalmar Söderberg was born on July 2, 1869 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was a writer, known for Gertrud (1964), Den allvarsamma leken (1945) and Doctor Glas (1942). He was married to Emilie Voss. He died on October 14, 1941 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

41. Rosa Rosanova

Actress | Blood and Sand

Best remembered as Valentino's mother in "Blood and Sand," Rosanova began her career on Broadway and later played several immigrant women on the screen. In the film "Lucky Boy" (1929), George Jessell sang 'My Mother's Eyes' to her just like Al Jolson sang to Eugenie Besserer in "The Jazz Singer." ...

42. Frank Sylvester

Actor | Martin Chuzzlewit

Frank Sylvester was born on April 3, 1869 in Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Martin Chuzzlewit (1912) and Father's Bluff (1912). He died on December 17, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Edith Kingdon

Actress | When Knights Were Bold

Edith Kingdon was born in 1869 in London, England as Edith May Ellis. She was an actress, known for When Knights Were Bold (1929), Fugitive Road (1934) and Once a Lady (1931). She died in 1956 in Devon, England.

44. Arthur Donaldson

Director | The Salamander

Swedish born classical stage star Arthur Donaldson born in Norsholm, Sweden in 1869. A well-known stage actor and a light opera baritone singer. Moved to the United States in 1883 and began his stage career in the 1890's, he originated the role of 'The Prince of Pilsen' in 1903. Handsome performer ...

45. Sebastian Smith

Actor | Badger's Green

Sebastian Smith from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, became a well-known star of many comedy and drama shows all over Britain in the late Victorian years before meeting pioneering film-maker Cecil Hepworth. Hepworth cast the handsome tall dark Smith in many of his films, often as a smart gentleman hero...

46. William H. Tooker

Actor | The Night of Love

William H. Tooker was born on September 2, 1869 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Night of Love (1927), Romance of the Underworld (1928) and The Phantom Express (1925). He died on October 10, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA.

47. Otto Rippert

Director | Der Grüne Mann von Amsterdam

Otto Rippert was born in 1869 in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Der Grüne Mann von Amsterdam (1916), Homunculus (1916) and Homunculus, 4. Teil - Die Rache des Homunculus (1917). He died on January 15, 1940 in Berlin, Germany.

48. Martin Andersen Nexø

Writer | Ditte menneskebarn

Martin Andersen Nexø was born on June 26, 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a writer, known for Ditte, Child of Man (1946), Der Lotterieschwede (1958) and Dockpojken (1993). He was married to Johanna May and Margrethe Thomsen. He died on June 1, 1954 in Dresden, Germany.

49. Frances Raymond

Actress | Fools for Luck

Frances Raymond was born on May 24, 1869 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA as Mary Frances Raymond. She was an actress, known for Fools for Luck (1917), The Last of the Duanes (1919) and College Scandal (1935). She was married to David Henderson (stage producer). She died on June 18, 1961 in Hollywood, ...

50. Kasturba Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Talks

Kasturba Gandhi was born on April 11, 1869 in Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British India as Kasturbai Nakanji. She was married to Mohandas K. Gandhi. She died on February 22, 1944 in Poona, Bombay Presidency, British India.


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