Birth Date between 1882-01-01 and 1882-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Bela Lugosi

Actor | Dracula

Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded ...

2. John Barrymore

Actor | Twentieth Century

John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical ...

3. Margaret Dumont

Actress | Duck Soup

Margaret Dumont would probably consider it a tragedy that she is best-known for her performances as the ultimate straight woman in seven of the Marx Brothers' films (including most of their best). By all accounts she never understood their jokes (offscreen and on), which is of course a major reason...

4. Donald Crisp

Actor | How Green Was My Valley

Donald Crisp was born George William Crisp at the family home in Bow, London. Donald's parents were James Crisp and Elizabeth Crisp, his birth was registered by his mother on 4th September 1882. Donald's sisters were Elizabeth, Ann, Alice (known as Louisa) and Eliza and his brothers were James, ...

5. Edward Van Sloan

Actor | Frankenstein

US character actor; he of the close-cropped gray hair, thick spectacles and clipped, ominous tones who would serve most memorably as the nemesis of evil-doers and monsters in 30's and 40's horror movies and suspensers, antagonizing first the likes of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and then, years ...

6. James Gleason

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at ...

7. Paul Harvey

Actor | Spellbound

Paul Harvey was born on September 10, 1882 in Sandwich, Illinois, USA as Roy Paul Harvey. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Calamity Jane (1953) and High Sierra (1941). He was married to Ottye Henrietta Cramer (actress) and Merle Stanton. He died on December 15, 1955 in Los Angeles, ...

8. Charles Trowbridge

Actor | Tarzan and the Huntress

This veteran character and his younger brother, western actor Jack Rockwell, were born to American parents south of the border in Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1882. Charles Trowbridge was educated in Napa, California and Hawaii, then studied for his degree at Stanford University. He forsook a thriving ...

9. Noah Beery

Actor | Zorro Rides Again

Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery both left home in their teens, each seeking a career ...

10. Guy Kibbee

Actor | Captain January

Beginning his show business career at age 13 as an entertainer on Mississippi riverboats, Guy Kibbee graduated to the legitimate stage and spent many years in the theater. In the 1930s he was signed by Warner Brothers, and became part of what was known as "the Warner Brothers Stock Company", a ...

11. Mary Gordon

Actress | Bride of Frankenstein

Scots actress, long in the United States, who specialized in housekeepers and mothers, most notably the housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the Thirties and Forties. She was born Mary Gilmour, the daughter of a Glasgow wire weaver. She worked as a dressmaker before ...

12. Holmes Herbert

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Holmes Herbert was a tall, intense English actor who made his first films after coming to America. He began in silent movies as a leading man but eventually was relegated to less important roles as a character actor when sound came in. He played in several of the Universal "Sherlock Holmes" movies,...

13. George Bancroft

Actor | Stagecoach

George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no...

14. Sybil Thorndike

Actress | The Prince and the Showgirl

This distinguished theatrical tragedienne will be remembered forever if only for the fact George Bernard Shaw wrote his classic "Saint Joan" work specifically for her. Her over six-decade career allowed for a gallery of sterling, masterful portrayals, both classic and contemporary, performing all ...

15. Thurston Hall

Actor | You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...

16. Geraldine Farrar

Actress | Carmen

Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in "Faust". From 1906-22 she was a member ...

17. George Siegmann

Actor | Should She Obey?

George Siegmann was born on February 8, 1882 in New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Should She Obey? (1917), Zander the Great (1925) and The Three Musketeers (1921). He was married to Maude Darby. He died on June 22, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA.

18. Sam Flint

Actor | My Pal Trigger

Sam Flint was born on October 19, 1882 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA as Samuel A. Ethridge. He was an actor, known for My Pal Trigger (1946), The Crimson Ghost (1946) and Junior Prom (1946). He was married to Ella Ethridge. He died on October 17, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...

19. Erville Alderson

Actor | The Scarlet Empress

A character actor whose film career spanned from Hollywood's Silent Era until the 1950s. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 11, 1882, Erville would start his film career in 1918 at the age of 36 in Her Man (1918). Film pioneer D.W. Griffith utilized Erville in many of his films, including ...

20. Leopold Stokowski

Soundtrack | Fantasia

Flamboyant, latterly white-maned, U.S. conductor known best for his popularization of classical music. (He is also known for teaching 'Mickey Mouse' a few things about music in Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), in which Stokowski was featured with the Philadelphia Orchestra). He was a pioneer in the ...

21. Virginia Woolf

Writer | Orlando

London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a ...

22. Leo White

Actor | Blood and Sand

Leo White started in comedy on the boards of English music hall in the late 1890's. He accompanied theatrical producer Daniel Frohman (later a partner of Adolph Zukor in Famous Players Lasky) to Hollywood in 1910. From 1914, he appeared in Essanay comedies and filmed the 'Sweedie' series with ...

23. Ida Moore

Actress | Johnny Belinda

Ida Moore was born on March 1, 1882 in Altoona, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Johnny Belinda (1948), The Egg and I (1947) and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950). She died on September 26, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Fritz Leiber

Actor | Monsieur Verdoux

Fritz Leiber was born on January 31, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Fritz Reuter Leiber. He was an actor, known for Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Bagdad (1949) and The Queen of Sheba (1921). He was married to Virginia Bronson. He died on October 14, 1949 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

25. Ethel Clayton

Actress | The Man Hunt

Silent-screen actress Ethel Clayton was a convent-educated girl from Champaign, IL, who sought work as a stage actress after finishing her education. She secured small parts here and there, but hit the big time when she went to work for the Frawley Organization, which had several touring stock ...

26. Edmund Breon

Actor | Dressed to Kill

Edmund Breon was born on December 12, 1882 in Hamilton, Scotland as Iver Edmund De Breon MacLaverty. He was an actor, known for Dressed to Kill (1946), The Woman in the Window (1944) and Gaslight (1944). He died on June 24, 1953 in Cork, Ireland.

27. Walter James

Actor | The Monster

Walter James was born on June 3, 1882 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Monster (1925), Battling Butler (1926) and Street Scene (1931). He was married to Ida James (c.1880-1930). He died on June 27, 1946 in Gardena, California, USA.

28. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Writer | The President's Mystery

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt. His father was 54 at the time of FDR's birth and already had a grown son, nicknamed "Rosy". Sarah was only 27 when FDR was born. Growing up, FDR had a happy but sheltered childhood. His ...

29. Steve Clemente

Actor | King Kong

Steve Clemente was born on November 22, 1882 in Tonichi, Sonora, Mexico as Steve Clemento Morro. He is known for his work on King Kong (1933), The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and Clancy of the Mounted (1933). He was married to Cuca. He died on May 7, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Marie Doro

Actress | The White Pearl

Classical stage and movie actress Marie Doro was a direct descendant of American political leader Patrick Henry. She was born Marie Katherine Steward in Pennsylvania in 1882. She began as a chorus girl in musical comedy under the management of impresario Charles Frohman, who took her to Broadway. ...

31. Dorothy Phillips

Actress | Broadway Love

A former stage actress, Dorothy Phillips was married to actor/director/producer Allen Holubar. They were known as two of the screen's most prominent players--her the star, he the director/producer. Dorothy was well known in Hollywood as one of the most warm-hearted, approachable stars in the ...

32. A.A. Milne

Writer | Christopher Robin

The first Pooh story, "The Wrong Sort of Bees," was published in the London Evening News in 1925. It was so popular Milne wrote a host of Pooh books and poetry volumes over the next three years: "Winnie-the-Pooh" was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926, the verses 'Now We are Six' in 1927, ...

33. Clinton Rosemond

Actor | Jungle Queen

Clinton Rosemond was born on November 1, 1882 in Seneca City, South Carolina, USA as Cresent Clinton Rosemond. He was an actor, known for Jungle Queen (1945), Hollywood Hotel (1937) and Safari (1940). He was married to Corinne Meaux. He died on March 10, 1966 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

34. Charles Judels

Actor | God's Gift to Women

Charles Judels or Charles Judel was born in Amsterdam in 1882. Starred on vaudeville in the early 1900s, and made his Broadway stage debut in 'The Ziegfeld Follies of 1912'. Highly talented chubby man who appeared in more than 130 American comedy and drama movies, his expertise with dialects served...

35. Felix Locher

Actor | Star Trek

Character actor Felix Locher (pronounced Lo-Shay) didn't begin acting until he was 73 years old. The father of actor Jon Hall (born Charles Felix Locher), he was visiting his son who was preparing for his part in the film Hell Ship Mutiny (1957) when he was spotted by the director who convinced him...

36. James Joyce

Writer | The Dead

Joyce was born at 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, on 2 February 1882. His father invested unwisely, and the family's fortunes declined steadily. Joyce graduated from University College Dublin (UCD), in 1902. He briefly studied medicine in Paris but his mother's impending death from cancer ...

37. Germaine Dulac

Director | La souriante Madame Beudet

The daughter of a cavalry captain, she was raised by a grandmother in Paris, where she studied various forms of art with an emphasis on music and the opera. In 1905 she married engineer-novelist Marie-Louis Albert-Dulac and under his influence veered toward journalism. As one of the leading radical...

38. Edward Earle

Actor | The Innocence of Ruth

Canadian native Edward Earle was born in Toronto on July 16, 1882, and was raised and schooled there. His stage career took form in Canada with an early emphasis on musical comedy, and he later toured in vaudeville and stock in association with Belasco, DeWolf Hopper Sr., Marie Cahill and the ...

39. Natalie Kalmus

The Adventures of Robin Hood

As wife of the inventor of the Technicolor process Herbert T. Kalmus, she was always made a part of the crew for early Technicolor movies. This was so that they could do their best to maintain control of what was filmed using Technicolor.

40. Arturo Soto Rangel

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Arturo Soto Rangel was born on March 12, 1882 in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was an actor, known for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Maclovia (1948) and The Abandoned (1945). He died on May 25, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico.

41. Harry Hayden

Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero

Harry Hayden was born on November 8, 1882 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), The Velvet Touch (1948) and Two Sisters from Boston (1946). He was married to Lela Bliss. He died on July 24, 1955 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Wallis Clark

Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty

Wallis Clark was born on March 2, 1882 in Essex, England as Wallis H. Clark. He was an actor, known for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Penny Serenade (1941) and The World Changes (1933). He was married to Kate Byron. He died on February 14, 1961 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

43. Jack Duffy

Actor | The Stage Hand

Jack Duffy was born on September 4, 1882 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for The Stage Hand (1920), Love Takes Flight (1937) and Texas Terror (1935). He died on July 23, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

44. Wladyslaw Starewicz

Director | Zhitel nyeobitayemovo ostrova

Although his name nowadays means very little except to animation buffs (and even they have to be pretty well informed), Wladyslaw Starewicz ranks alongside Walt Disney, as one of the great animation pioneers, and his career started nearly a decade before Disney's. He became an animator by accident ...

45. Igor Stravinsky

Soundtrack | Allied

Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. ...

46. Harry Myers

Actor | City Lights

Harry Myers was born on September 5, 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Harry Clifford Myers. He was an actor and director, known for City Lights (1931), The Catch of the Season (1914) and The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1922). He was married to Rosemary Theby and Nellie Campbell. He died on...

47. Charles Brabin

Director | While New York Sleeps

Charles Brabin was born on April 17, 1882 in Liverpool, England. He was a director and writer, known for While New York Sleeps (1920), Breakers Ahead (1918) and Thou Shalt Not (1919). He was married to Theda Bara and Susette Mosher. He died on November 3, 1957 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

48. Milton Sills

Actor | The Sea Hawk

American leading man of silent pictures. Born into affluence in Chicago, he attended the University of Chicago on scholarship and remained there as a professor of psychology and philosophy. A chance visit to the school by actor- manager Donald Robertson led to Sills abandoning his career and ...

49. Carlo Battisti

Actor | Umberto D.

Under the direction of Vittorio De Sica, Carlo Battisti left a remarkable mark in cinema history as the lead character in Umberto D. (1952), an Italian Neo-Realist classic about an elderly man who wanders through Rome with his dog Flike while trying to survive the Italy of post WWII. He was born on...


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