Birth Date between 1873-01-01 and 1873-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Alice Guy
Director | The Woman of Mystery
Generally considered to be the world's first female director, French-born Alice Guy entered the film business as a secretary at Gaumont-Paris in 1896. The next year Gaumont changed from manufacturing cameras to producing movies, and Guy became one of its first film directors. She impressed the the ...
Director | Les vampires
A prolific director--over 700 films, most of them short- or medium-length--Louis Feuillade began his career with Gaumont where, as well as directing his own features, he was appointed artistic director in charge of production in 1907. His work was largely comprised of film series; his first series,...
Actress | Boule de suif
Gabrielle Fontan was born on April 16, 1873 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Gabrielle Marie Joséphine Pene-Castel. She was an actress, known for Angel and Sinner (1945), Strangers in the House (1942) and Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959). She died on September 8, 1959 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, ...
5. Vera Lewis
Actress | Betty in Search of a Thrill
Vera Lewis was born on June 10, 1873 in New York City, New York, USA as Vera Mackey. She was an actress, known for Betty in Search of a Thrill (1915), Four Daughters (1938) and Lombardi, Ltd. (1919). She was married to Ralph Lewis. She died on February 8, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
6. Arthur Hoyt
Actor | It Happened One Night
Extremely prolific actor/director of the silent screen, on Broadway from 1905. Hoyt joined the acting fraternity through the recommendations of an uncle, who worked as dramatic editor for a Cleveland tabloid. Signed by theatrical producer George C. Tyler (1868-1946), he began on stage (earning $10 ...
Soundtrack | Dawn of the Dead
Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.
He was born Sergei Vasilevich ...
8. Jean Adair
Actress | Arsenic and Old Lace
Slight, birdlike Jean Adair came to the screen after playing a succession of crotchety or maternal roles on the stage. She was born Violet McNaughton in Ontario, Canada, and absolved her acting studies in Chicago. After extensive touring with local stock companies and a few seasons on the ...
9. Guy Standing
Actor | Death Takes a Holiday
Guy Standing was born on September 1, 1873 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Death Takes a Holiday (1934), Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) and The Witching Hour (1934). He was married to Dorothy Hammond, Blanche Burton and Isabelle Urquhart. He died on February 24, 1937 in Hollywood ...
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 ...
11. Fred Stone
Actor | Alice Adams
Hardly remembered today, if at all, Fred Stone was once one of the most multi-faceted circus performers to hit turn-of-the century America. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do--tightrope walking, acrobatics, clowning . . . you name it. This initial celebrity eventually led to his stellar ...
12. Max Reinhardt
Director | A Midsummer Night's Dream
Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in ...
13. Enrico Caruso
Soundtrack | Match Point
Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades.
Caruso made ...
14. Wilbur Mack
Actor | Redheads on Parade
Wilbur Mack was born on July 29, 1873 in Binghampton, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Redheads on Parade (1935), Gold and Grit (1925) and The Crimson Canyon (1928). He was married to Constance Purdy and Nella Walker. He died on March 13, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Tom Murray
Actor | The Gold Rush
Tom Murray was born on September 8, 1873 in Stonefoot, Illinois, USA as Thomas Henderson Murray. He was an actor, known for The Gold Rush (1925), Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) and Into Her Kingdom (1926). He was married to Louise Carver. He died on August 27, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA.
16. Theodore Lorch
Actor | The Last of the Mohicans
Theodore Lorch was born on September 29, 1873 in Springfield, Illinois, USA as Theodore Andrew Lorch. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), Half-Wits Holiday (1947) and Ginsberg the Great (1927). He was married to Diana Christiansen, Cecil and Mary. He died on November 12, ...
17. John St. Polis
Actor | The Phantom of the Opera
John St. Polis was born on November 24, 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Marie Sainpolis. He was an actor, known for The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Great Lover (1920) and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). He was married to Angela M. Grimaldi and Rachel Amelia Ryan. He ...
Actress | Maid of Salem
Madame Sul-Te-Wan was born on March 7, 1873 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Nellie Wan. She was an actress, known for Maid of Salem (1937), In Old Chicago (1938) and Safari (1940). She was married to Robert Reed Conley. She died on February 1, 1959 in Hollywood, California, USA.
19. Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Queen Elizabeth (1912), featuring French actress Sarah Bernhardt that ran for ...
20. Clifford Brooke
Actor | A Woman's Face
Clifford Brooke was born on March 31, 1873 in London, England as John Conrad von Bohr. He is known for his work on A Woman's Face (1941), Wilson (1944) and The Sea Hawk (1940). He was married to Edith Mildred Drake. He died on December 28, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
21. Otto A. Harbach
Soundtrack | Payback
Otto Harbach was a songwriter ("I Won't Dance", "Yesterdays", "The Touch of Your Hand") and author, educated at Knox College (BA, MA, DHL, and an honorary member of the Board of Trustees) and Columbia University. At Whitman College he was a professor of English between 1895 and 1901, then a ...
23. Mabel Colcord
Mabel Colcord was born on August 13, 1873 in San Francisco, California, USA. She was an actress, known for David Copperfield (1935), Little Women (1933) and Sudden Bill Dorn (1937). She died on June 6, 1952 in Los Angeles, California.
24. Bert Lindley
Actor | Pals in Peril
Bert Lindley was born on December 3, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Maxwell Lindley. He is known for his work on Pals in Peril (1927), Are We Civilized? (1934) and Wild Bill Hickok (1923). He was married to Elizabeth (Bessie) Frances Fisher. He died on September 12, 1953 in Los Angeles, ...
Actress | Justice
Sir Gerald Du Maurier was one of the top thespians on the English stage in the first third of the 20th Century, and his distinguished career as an actor-manager led to his being knighted by King George V in 1922. Born in Hampstead, London on March 26, 1873, he was the son anglo-French writer and ...
Producer | Alice in Wonderland
Born in London, England, in 1874, Cecil Hepworth was one of the founders of the British film industry, directing and producing many films from 1898 into the late 1920s. Developing an early interest in films from following his father on lecture tours about the magic-lantern, he patented several ...
28. Harry Solter
Actor | The Taming of the Shrew
Harry Solter was born on November 19, 1873 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Harry Lewis Solter. He was a director and actor, known for The Taming of the Shrew (1908), Blind Man's Bluff (1916) and The Lash of Power (1917). He was married to Florence Lawrence. He died on March 2, 1920 in El Paso, Texas...
29. Alice Cooper
Self | You Bet Your Life
Alice Cooper was born on September 10, 1873 in Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England as Alice Augusta Louise Brazier. She was an actress, known for You Bet Your Life (1950). She was married to Charles Henry Cooper. She died on October 6, 1967 in Palm Desert, California, USA.
31. Roy Redgrave
Actor | Our Friends the Hayseeds
Roy Redgrave was born on April 26, 1873 in England as George Edward Redgrave. He was an actor, known for Our Friends the Hayseeds (1917), Robbery Under Arms (1920) and The Christian (1911). He was married to Margaret Scudamore, Ellen Maud Pratt (aka Judith Kyrle) and Esther Mary Cooke (aka Ettie ...
32. Sidney Olcott
Director | Monsieur Beaucaire
Prolific silent film director, the son of Irish immigrants. Olcott started as an actor on the New York stage and then appeared in films for Mutoscope in 1904, eventually working his way up to general manager of Biograph. Lured away to a rival company he began to direct features for Kalem by 1907. ...
33. Billy Quirk
Actor | Algie, the Miner
Billy Quirk was born on March 27, 1873 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as William A. Quirk. He was an actor and director, known for Algie, the Miner (1912), The Man Worthwhile (1921) and Salomy Jane (1923). He was married to Patsy Jane Holcomb. He died on April 20, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, ...
Actress | The Gay Lord Quex
Lilian Braithwaite was born on March 9, 1873 in Ramsgate, Kent, England. She was an actress, known for The Gay Lord Quex (1917), Because (1918) and The Woman Who Was Nothing (1917). She was married to Gerald Lawrence. She died on September 17, 1948 in London, England.
36. Willa Cather
Writer | O Pioneers!
Willa Cather was born in 1875 on a small farm close to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Cather, a deputy Sheriff and struggling entrepreneur, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. The family's Irish ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania in the ...
Writer | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Stewart Edward White, the son of Thomas Stewart White, successful lumberman, and Mary E. Daniell, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1895 he received a B.A. in Philosophy and in 1903 an M.A. from Columbia University. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Grant of Rhode Island in 1904, and they were ...
39. Frank Hall Crane
Director | The Stolen Voice
Frank Hall Crane was born on January 1, 1873 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Stolen Voice (1915), The Family Cupboard (1915) and Old Dutch (1915). He was married to Irene M. Titus. He died on September 1, 1948 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.
40. Leo Slezak
Actor | Die lustigen Weiber
Leo Slezak was born on August 18, 1873 in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Die lustigen Weiber (1936), Der Mann, der nicht nein sagen kann (1938) and Der letzte Wiener Fiaker (1937). He was married to Elisabeth Wertheim. He died on June 1, 1946 in Rottach-Egern, ...
Actor | Don Quixote
Feodor Chaliapin Sr. was born on February 13, 1873, in Omet Tawi, near Kazan, Russia. His childhood was full of suffering, hunger, and humiliation. From the age of 10-16, he was working jobs at river ports, restaurants, and tried acting on stage with various Russian provincial troupes. In 1890, ...
44. Gerald Lawrence
Actor | Captain Nighthawk
Gerald Lawrence was born on March 23, 1873 in London, England as Gerald Leslie Lawrence. He was an actor and director, known for Captain Nighthawk (1914), His Just Deserts (1914) and Her Only Son (1914). He was married to Madge Compton, Fay Davis and Lilian Braithwaite. He died on May 16, 1957 in ...
46. Zelda Sears
Writer | The Divorcee
Zelda Sears was born on January 21, 1873 in Brockway, Michigan, USA as Zelda Paldi. She was a writer and actress, known for The Divorcee (1930), A Wicked Woman (1934) and This Side of Heaven (1934). She was married to Louis C. Wiswell and Herbert E. Sears (actor). She died on February 19, 1935 in ...
48. Aubrey Mallalieu
Actor | The Door with Seven Locks
Aubrey Mallalieu was born on June 8, 1873 in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England as George William Mallalieu. He was an actor, known for Chamber of Horrors (1940), Haunted Honeymoon (1940) and The Stars Look Down (1940). He was married to Winifred A. Chadwick. He died on May 28, 1948 in ...
50. Fred Hamer
Actor | A Man and His Mate
Fred Hamer was born on September 18, 1873 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as Fred Booth Hamer. He was an actor and assistant director, known for A Man and His Mate (1915), The Great Radium Mystery (1919) and The Flaming Disc (1920). He was married to Jessie Frances Hamer and Tootsie White. He ...