Birth Date between 1893-01-01 and 1893-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lillian Gish

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio. Her father James Lee Gish was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less to fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother Mary Gish ...

2. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Key Largo

Emanuel Goldenberg arrived in the United States from Romania at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began ...

3. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

4. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Steiner was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

5. Fay Bainter

Actress | Jezebel

Fay Bainter's career began as a child performer in 1898. For some time, she was a member of the traveling cast of the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles. In 1912, she made her Broadway debut in 'The Rose of Panama', but this and her subsequent play 'The Bridal Path' (1913), were conspicuous ...

6. Hattie McDaniel

Actress | Gone with the Wind

After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West (1932). Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest (1934) and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams (1935). In this one, directed by George ...

7. Harold Lloyd

Actor | Safety Last!

Born in Buchard, Nebraska, USA to Elizabeth Fraser and 'J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd' who fought constantly and soon divorced (at the time a rare event), Harold Clayton Lloyd was nominally educated in Denver and San Diego high schools and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San ...

8. Cedric Hardwicke

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, ...

9. Jimmy Durante

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

First wife Jeanne died in 1943. Wed second wife, Marjorie Little after 16 year courtship when she was 39 and he 67 Marjorie Little had been the hatcheck girl at the Copacabana. Durante and his second wife adopted a baby girl, Cecelia Alicia on Christmas day 1961. Durante doted on "CeCe" until his ...

10. Cecil Kellaway

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Though a native of South Africa, Cecil Kellaway spent many years as an actor, author and director in Australian live theatre until he tried his luck in Hollywood in the 1930s. Finding he could get only gangster bit parts, he got discouraged and returned to Australia. Then William Wyler called and ...

11. Ina Claire

Actress | Ninotchka

Effervescent, blond star of sophisticated Broadway comedy in the 1920s. Born Ina Fagan, of Irish descent, she lost her father in a car accident four months before she was born. Without a breadwinner in the family, she was forced to live in a boarding house with her mother. From earliest childhood, ...

12. Carl Benton Reid

Actor | In a Lonely Place

Carl Benton Reid was a drama graduate from Carnegie Tech who had several years of stage experience performing at the Cleveland PLayhouse in the 1920's, where he met his future wife, stage actress Hazel Harrison. After moving to New York, he became a noted actor on the Broadway stage with some ...

13. Hope Landin

Actress | I Remember Mama

Hope Landin was born on May 3, 1893 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for I Remember Mama (1948), Scaramouche (1952) and New York Confidential (1955). She died on February 22, 1973 in Hollywood, California, USA.

14. Irving Bacon

Actor | Meet John Doe

A minor character actor who appeared in literally hundreds of films, actor Irving Bacon could always be counted on for expressing bug-eyed bewilderment or cautious frustration in small-town settings with his revolving door of friendly, servile parts - mailmen, milkmen, clerks, chauffeurs, cab ...

15. Howard Smith

Actor | Death of a Salesman

Howard Smith was born on August 12, 1893 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA as Howard Irving Smith. He is known for his work on Death of a Salesman (1951), Don't Go Near the Water (1957) and Murder, Inc. (1960). He was married to Lillian Boardman and Mildred A. Barker. He died on January 10, 1968 in ...

16. Jean Dixon

Actress | Holiday

Connecticut-born Jean Dixon had an auspicious theatre debut: on a Parisian stage with Sarah Bernhardt while still a student at a French university. Upon her return to the U.S. in 1921, she made her Broadway debut, and thereafter appeared in many stage productions, on Broadway and across the country...

17. Alexander Granach

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Alexander Granach was born in the region of Galizia, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine). Given the name Jessaja Szajko Gronish, he was one of a dozen children of a poor Jewish family eking out a living, first in a farming village, later in a series of small towns and ...

18. Charley Chase

Director | Violent Is the Word for Curly

While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he's highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of silent comedy.

Chase (real name Charles Parrott) was born in Maryland, USA, in 1893. After a brief career in vaudeville,...

19. Ivor Novello

Actor | The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known ...

20. Lester Dorr

Actor | Riders of the Purple Sage

Lester Dorr was born on May 8, 1893 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Harry Lester Dorr. He was an actor, known for Riders of the Purple Sage (1931), The Secret Code (1942) and Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950). He was married to Grace L. Painter. He died on August 25, 1980 in Los Angeles, California...

21. Richard Connell

Writer | Meet John Doe

Richard Connell was born In Dutchess County, New York in 1893. He began covering baseball games for his father's newspaper at age ten and was editing the paper at age sixteen. He served in World War I, and then lived in various European countries. After settling in Beverly Hills, California, ...

22. Theodore von Eltz

Actor | California Straight Ahead!

Born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 5, 1893, silent screen lead Theodore Von Eltz was the son of a Yale professor and educated at Hill School at Pottstown Pennsylvania. Originally prepped to become a doctor, he decided instead to pursue acting. At age 19 he made his New York debut and soon ...

23. Betty Blythe

Actress | She

Brunette, buxom matinee idol Betty Blythe capitalised on the 'roaring 20's' infatuation with exotic screen sirens to achieve a brief period of stardom. She was notoriously one of the first actresses to ever appear nude (or in various stages of undress) on screen. It wasn't that Betty couldn't act, ...

24. Richard Dix

Actor | Cimarron

Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him...

25. Philo McCullough

Actor | Outlaw's Highway

Philo McCullough was born on June 16, 1893 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Philo M. McCollough. He was an actor and director, known for Outlaw's Highway (1934), The Girl Who Wouldn't Quit (1918) and The Gay Lord Quex (1919). He was married to Valeri Gratton and Laura Anson. He died on June 5,...

26. John F. Hamilton

Actor | On the Waterfront

American character actor whose career in films began in the early 1920s. He appeared as rustic or loutish types most often, frequently in Westerns and outdoor adventures, though his last and most notable film, On the Waterfront (1954), was an exception. He is often confused with the infinitely more...

27. Grace Cunard

Actress | The Twins' Double

A stage actress from her early teens, Grace Cunard made her Hollywood debut in 1910. She soon partnered with actor/director Francis Ford at Univeral, where they began turning out serials. The films' success led to Cunard's nickname of "The Serial Queen," and by 1916 she and Ford were ranked among ...

28. Barry Jones

Actor | Brigadoon

Barry Jones was born on March 6, 1893 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK as Barry Cuthbert Jones. He was an actor, known for Brigadoon (1954), Prince Valiant (1954) and Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954). He died on May 1, 1981 in Guernsey.

29. Merian C. Cooper

Writer | King Kong

In 1920, Merian C. Cooper was a member of volunteer of the American Kosciuszko Squadron that supported the Polish army in the war with Soviet Russia, where he met best friend and producing partner Ernest B. Schoedsack. On 26 July 1920, his plane was shot down, and he spent nearly nine months in the...

30. William Dieterle

Actor | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage

Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Wilhelm Dieterle was the youngest of nine children of parents Jacob and Berthe Dieterle. They lived in poverty, and when he was old enough to work, young Wilhelm earned money as a carpenter and a scrap dealer. He dreamed of better things, though, and theater caught ...

31. Jesslyn Fax

Actress | Rear Window

Jesslyn Fax was born on January 4, 1893 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress, known for Rear Window (1954), Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966). She died on February 16, 1975 in Hollywood, California, USA.

32. Dennis Hoey

Actor | Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Dennis Hoey was born on March 30, 1893 in London, England as Samuel David Hyams. He was an actor, known for Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943), Terror by Night (1946) and The Spider Woman (1943). He was married to Josephine Marta Ricca and Sarah Pearl Lyons (known as Cissie). He died on July 25, ...

33. Earle Hodgins

Actor | Oregon Trail

Earle Hodgins was born on October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah, USA as George Earl Hodgins. He was an actor, known for Oregon Trail (1945), Silent Conflict (1948) and Borderland (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Birss Ogilvie and Sue Henley. He died on April 14, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

34. John Brahm

Director | The Twilight Zone

The son of comedian and theatre director Ludwig Brahm, Hans followed in his father's footsteps and began his career on the stages of Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Again, like his father, he graduated to directing and had his first fling with the film business as a dialogue director for a Franco/German ...

35. Cedric Gibbons

Art Director | An American in Paris

After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...

36. Olga Baclanova

Actress | Freaks

Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 19 to apprentice...

37. Gino Corrado

Actor | The Amateur Gentleman

Gino Corrado Liserani was born in Pisa, Italy in 1893, the son of Carlo Liserani, a marble and art dealer. Corrado grew up in Florence. In 1895, Carlo Liserani, brother Cyrus, and their families emigrated to the United States, settling near Coney Island in New York, where the men took up jobs in ...

38. William Moulton Marston

Writer | Wonder Woman

Dr. William Moulton Marston was a man who managed to combine interests of several dissimilar fields into an idea that has lasted for decades. Marston was born and raised in Massachusetts. He earned a law degree in 1918 and got a Ph.D in Psychology from Harvard University in 1921. Long interested in...

39. Sara Taft

Actress | Tower of London

Sara Taft was born on July 5, 1893 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sarah Eleanor Taft. She was an actress, known for Tower of London (1962), The Reivers (1969) and Ben Casey (1961). She was married to Frederick William Teschke and Milton Tompkins Somers. She died on September 24, 1973 in Los ...

40. Phil Tead

Actor | The Lost Paradise

Phil Tead was born on September 29, 1893 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as Phillips Tead. He was an actor, known for The Lost Paradise (1914), Six of a Kind (1934) and Adventures of Superman (1952). He died on June 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Edgar Dearing

Actor | Abraham Lincoln

Edgar Dearing was born on May 4, 1893 in Ceres, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Abraham Lincoln (1930), Raiders of Tomahawk Creek (1950) and The Bishop's Wife (1947). He was married to Lila Stones and Nelvina Hyink. He died on August 17, 1974 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

42. Alexander Korda

Director | The Private Life of Don Juan

One of a large group of Hungarian refugees who found refuge in England in the 1930s, Sir Alexander Korda was the first British film producer to receive a knighthood. He was a major, if controversial, figure and acted as a guiding force behind the British film industry of the 1930s and continued to ...

43. Robert Harron

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he was a huge celebrity in his time and graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his heyday, Bobby had everything going for him but died far too young to ...

44. Dorothy Parker

Writer | A Star Is Born

Dorothy Rothschild was born on August 22, 1893 into a family of comfortable financial means. Raised by her father and Stepmother after her mother's death, she was given an excellent education for the times. Highly intelligent, she pursued a career after her formal education and proved herself to be...

45. Fay Roope

Actor | Viva Zapata!

Fay Roope was born on October 20, 1893 in Allston, Massachusetts, USA as Winfield Harding Roope. He was an actor, known for Viva Zapata! (1952), The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Atomic Kid (1954). He died on September 13, 1961 in Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, USA.

46. Jean Acker

Actress | Checkers

Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a farm in Trenton, NJ, and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish, and they had separated when she was young. Jean attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, NJ. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company ...

47. Ernest B. Schoedsack

Director | Dr. Cyclops

Ernest B. Schoedsack was born on June 8, 1893 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as Ernest Beaumont Schoedsack. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Dr. Cyclops (1940), Rango (1931) and The Most Dangerous Game (1932). He was married to Ruth Rose. He died on December 23, 1979 in Los Angeles ...

48. Ed Cassidy

Actor | Corpus Christi Bandits

Ed Cassidy was born on March 21, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edward Bottomley Cassidy. He was an actor, known for Corpus Christi Bandits (1945), Winds of the Wasteland (1936) and Boss of Rawhide (1943). He was married to Dorothy and Pearl McCormick (vaudeville actress). He died on January 19,...

49. Cicely Courtneidge

Actress | Things Are Looking Up

Cicely Courtneidge was born on April 1, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge. She was an actress, known for Things Are Looking Up (1935), Along Came Sally (1934) and The Ghost Train (1931). She was married to Jack Hulbert. She died on April 26, 1980 in Putney, ...

50. Isobel Elsom

Actress | My Fair Lady

The epitome of opulent, grande dame haughtiness, British character actress Isobel Elsom began on the stage in 1911 and went on to grace a number of silent and sound pictures in England, marrying and divorcing director Maurice Elvey in the interim. In the late 30s she settled in America and earned ...


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