Birth Date between 1880-01-01 and 1880-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Una O'Connor
Actress | Bride of Frankenstein
Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in ...
2. W.C. Fields
Actor | It's a Gift
William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father ...
3. Tod Browning
Director | Dracula
Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: ...
4. Tom Mix
Actor | Destry Rides Again
The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903...
5. Montagu Love
Actor | Gunga Din
Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but...
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as ...
8. Mack Sennett
Producer | The Good-Bye Kiss
Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...
Director | The Infant at Snakeville
American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother ...
10. Howard Hickman
Actor | Gone with the Wind
Howard Hickman was born on February 9, 1880 in Columbia, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919) and Nobody's Kid (1921). He was married to Bessie Barriscale. He died on December 31, 1949 in San Anselmo, California, USA.
11. Eric Campbell
Actor | The Vagabond
Campbell was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th April 1880 and began acting as a boy. He married fellow music hall performer Fanny Gertrude Robotham on March 30, 1901 and was later hired by English music hall impresario Fred Karno for his "Fun Factory" comedy troupes that featured other comics like a ...
12. Mabel Paige
Actress | Someone to Remember
Mabel Paige was born on December 19, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA as Mabel Paige Roberts. She was an actress, known for Someone to Remember (1943), Murder, He Says (1945) and Johnny Belinda (1948). She was married to C.W. Ritchie. She died on February 9, 1954 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
13. Helen Keller
Writer | Whirlpool
Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the ...
14. Frank Orth
Actor | His Girl Friday
Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a...
15. Percy Waram
Actor | The Late George Apley
Percy Waram was born on October 28, 1880 in Kent, England as Percy Carne Waram. He was an actor, known for The Late George Apley (1947), ...One Third of a Nation... (1939) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). He was married to Lucia Cole. He died on October 5, 1961 in Huntington, Long Island, New York,...
16. May Beatty
Actress | Mad Love
May Beatty was born on June 4, 1880 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), Pride and Prejudice (1940) and I Wake Up Screaming (1941). She was married to Edward Lauri (born Edward James Lowe) actor). She died on April 1, 1945 in Covina, California, USA.
17. Thomas H. Ince
Producer | The Coward
Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and worked with a number of stock companies, making his Broadway debut at 15. Vaudeville work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure but by ...
18. Koo Koo
Actress | Freaks
"Koo Koo the Bird Girl" was born Minnie Woolsey in Rabun County, Georgia in 1880. She suffered from a rare congenital skeletal disorder called Virchow-Sechel or Harper's syndrome, also known as bird-headed dwarfism or nanocephaly). This syndrome is very rare and is characterized by various physical...
19. Mitchell Lewis
Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Mitchell Lewis was born on June 26, 1880 in Syracuse, New York, USA as Mitchell Joseph Lewis. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), Beau Bandit (1930) and Waikiki Wedding (1937). He was married to Nan Frances Ryan and Rosabel Morrison. He died on August 24, 1956 in ...
20. Mary Boland
Actress | The Women
Lively, buxom character actress Mary Boland made a name for herself playing vacuous or pixillated motherly types during the 1930's. One of her most memorable performances was as the addle-brained Mrs. Rimplegar of Three Cornered Moon (1933), who gives away her family fortune to a swindler because ...
21. Joe May
Director | Asphalt
A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After ...
22. Nancy Price
Actress | The Speckled Band
Nancy Price was born on February 3, 1880 in Kinver, Worcestershire, England as Lilian Nancy Bache Price. She is known for her work on The Speckled Band (1931), Down Our Street (1932) and The Stars Look Down (1940). She was married to Charles Maude. She died on March 31, 1970 in Worthing, Sussex, ...
23. Tom Wilson
Actor | Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
Tom Wilson was born on August 27, 1880 in Helena, Montana, USA as Thomas H. Wilson. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918), The Children Pay (1916) and Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927). He died on February 19, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Hans Moser
Actor | Sieben Jahre Pech
Hans Moser was born on August 6, 1880 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Johann Julier. He was an actor, known for Seven Years Hard Luck (1940), Symphonie in Gold (1956) and Black on White (1943). He was married to Blanca Moser. He died on June 19, 1964 in Vienna, Austria.
26. Robert McKenzie
Director | Hell's Border
Robert McKenzie was born on September 22, 1880 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland [now Ballymena District, Northern Ireland], UK as Robert B. McKenzie. He was an actor and writer, known for Hell's Border (1922), The White Outlaw (1929) and A Western Demon (1922). He was married to Eva McKenzie. ...
28. Edwin Stanley
Actor | The Phantom Creeps
Edwin Stanley was a bespectacled, white haired, distinguished-looking actor who was trained in live theater and who, except a few silent pictures, stayed in that medium until he reached the age of 51. In 1932, he made his screen debut in talking pictures in "Virtue". Thereafter, Stanley appeared in...
29. Damon Runyon
Writer | Guys and Dolls
Born out of wedlock in Manhattan, Kansas, but grew up in Denver. A close friend of fellow New York sportswriter--and former western gunfighter--William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, who knew the Runyan family in Denver. In the late teens and early 1920s both Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell worked as ...
31. Richard Oswald
Director | Die Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen
Director and producer of many German as well as a few American, British and French films, Richard Oswald started making films in 1914 and shortly formed his own production company. After making many successful films and discovering several important performers, he fled his homeland after the Nazi ...
33. Edie Martin
Actress | The Man in the White Suit
Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1960). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...
Actor | Roman Holiday
Harcourt Williams was born on March 30, 1880 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Ernest George Harcourt Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Roman Holiday (1953), Hamlet (1948) and Brighton Rock (1948). He was married to Jean Sterling MacKinlay. He died on December 13, 1957 in London, England.
35. Alice Belcher
Actress | Mistaken Orders
Alice Belcher was born on April 12, 1880 in New York, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Mistaken Orders (1925), Second Hand Rose (1922) and Pals First (1926). She was married to Harold Christie. She died on May 9, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.
36. Jobyna Howland
Actress | Big City Blues
Jobyna Howland was born on March 31, 1880 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Big City Blues (1932), Once in a Lifetime (1932) and Dixiana (1930). She was married to Arthur Stringer. She died on June 7, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
37. Léonce Perret
Director | L'enfant de Paris
Léonce Perret was born on March 13, 1880 in Niort, Deux-Sèvres, France as Léonce Joseph Perret. He was a director and actor, known for L'enfant de Paris (1913), The A.B.C. of Love (1919) and Léonce et les écrevisses (1913). He was married to Valentine Petit. He died on August 12, 1935...
38. Herbert Brenon
Director | Beau Geste
Herbert Brenon was born on January 13, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland, UK as Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon. He was a director and writer, known for Beau Geste (1926), Ivanhoe (1913) and Sorrell and Son (1927). He was married to Mrs. Herbert Brenon. He died on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, ...
39. Jack Curtis
Actor | Captain Blood
Jack was born in San Francisco in 1880 in to the well-known Curtis family. Chris Curtis was himself well-known in the financial circles. His uncle William was a lawyer in New York City in the early 1900s. Jack and Lil met on a ship heading to Hong Kong in 1904 and were married sometime in 1904. ...
40. Egon Brecher
Actor | Boulder Dam
Brecher was a 1900 graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany and then toured Austria and Germany acting on the stage. He also served as the chief director of the Stadts Theatre in Vienna before going to the U.S. in 1921. He became a naturalized American citizen on 9 May, 1927, along with ...
41. Scotty Mattraw
Actor | In Old Chicago
Scotty Mattraw was born on October 19, 1880 in Evans Mills, New York, USA as Winfield Scott Mattraw. He was an actor, known for In Old Chicago (1938), Haunted Island (1928) and Two Lovers (1928). He was married to Edna A. Hunter. He died on November 9, 1946 in Hollywood, California, USA.
42. John L. Lewis
Self | See It Now
John L. Lewis was born in Iowa in 1880. His parents were Welsh immigrants, and his father got a job in the coal mines. He was soon blacklisted by mine owners for protesting the terrible working conditions under which miners labored for little pay and no benefits. Lewis dropped out of grammar school...
43. Jane Morgan
Actress | Our Miss Brooks
Jane Morgan was born on December 6, 1880 in Warmley, Gloucestershire, England. She was an actress, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Our Miss Brooks (1956) and Wendy and Me (1964). She was married to Leo Cullen Bryant. She died on January 1, 1972 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
44. Winifred Harris
Actress | Belonging
Winifred Harris was born on March 17, 1880 in Kew, Surrey, England as Winifred Vera Emily Harris. She was an actress, known for Belonging (1922), The Kid from Kokomo (1939) and New Moon (1940). She was married to Capt. Harry Lambart. She died on April 18, 1972 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.
45. Eugene O'Brien
Actor | The Moonstone
Eugene O'Brien, the silent screen matinée idol, was born Louis O'Brien in Boulder, Colorado in 1881, to police marshal John O'Brien and his wife Kate. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado in order to realize his family's ambition that he should become a physician. O'Brien's first love,...
Actor | Bella Donna
Julian L'Estrange was born on August 6, 1880 in Weston-super-Mare, England as Julian Boyle. He was an actor, known for Bella Donna (1915), The Girl with the Green Eyes (1916) and The Morals of Marcus (1915). He was married to Constance Collier. He died on October 22, 1918 in New York City, New York...
47. Ferike Boros
Actress | The Light That Failed
Ferike Boros was born on August 2, 1880 in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary as Ferike Weinstock. She was an actress, known for The Light That Failed (1939), Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) and Bachelor Mother (1939). She died on January 16, 1951 in Hollywood, California, USA.
48. T. Roy Barnes
Actor | It's a Gift
T. Roy Barnes was born on August 11, 1880 in Lincolnshire, England. He was an actor, known for It's a Gift (1934), Seven Chances (1925) and So Long Letty (1920). He was married to Bessie Crawford (actress), Blanche Berner and Mamie McNab. He died on March 30, 1937 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
49. Buck Connors
Actor | The Radio Detective
Buck Connors was born on November 22, 1880 in Streator, Illinois, USA as George Washington Conner. He was an actor and director, known for The Radio Detective (1926), The Duke of Chimney Butte (1921) and Straight Shootin' (1927). He was married to Hazel Powell. He died on February 4, 1947 in Yuma, ...
50. Wyndham Standing
Actor | Earthbound
Wyndham Standing was born on August 23, 1880 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Earthbound (1920), The Iron Trail (1921) and The Canadian (1926). He was married to Winifred Helen Pearson (actress). He died on February 1, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.