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