Birth Date between 1896-01-01 and 1896-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
51. Mary MacLaren
Actress | The Three Musketeers
Mary MacLaren was born on January 19, 1896 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Mary MacDonald. She is known for her work on The Three Musketeers (1921), Creaking Stairs (1919) and Shoes (1916). She was married to Robert S. Coleman and Colonel George Herbert Young. She died on November 9, 1985 in ...
52. Stuart Heisler
Director | Saturday Island
Director Stuart Heisler began his film-industry career as a prop man in 1913, joining Mack Sennett at Keystone the following year. He worked as an editor for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1924-25 and again from 1929-34 and at Paramount from 1935-36. He graduated to second-unit director with ...
56. Danny Borzage
Actor | Mister Roberts
American small-part player, a member of John Ford's stock company. The younger brother of director Frank Borzage and the older brother of assistant director Lew Borzage, he became a beloved figure on film sets, not so much for his acting as for his personality and his musicianship. An accomplished ...
57. Bud Flanagan
Actor | Dreaming
Bud Flanagan was born on October 14, 1896 in Whitechapel, London, England as Chaim Reuven Weintrop. He was an actor, known for Dreaming (1944), Atonement (2007) and We'll Smile Again (1942). He was married to Ann "Curley" Flanagan. He died on October 20, 1968 in London.
58. Ronald Adam
Actor | The Haunting
Ronald Adam was a man who combined an acting career with an extra-ordinary military career that encompassed being a victim of the Red Baron in World War One to taking his revenge as an RAF fighter controller in the Battle of Britain. Born Ronald George Hinings Adams on the last day of 1896, he was ...
59. Jim Jordan
Actor | The Rescuers
Jim Jordan was born on November 16, 1896 in the USA. He was an actor, known for The Rescuers (1977), Look Who's Laughing (1941) and Heavenly Days (1944). He was married to Gretchen Stewart and Marian Jordan. He died on April 1, 1988 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
60. Walter Lang
Director | The King and I
Walter Lang entered the film industry in New York when he got a job as a clerk in the office of a film production company. He worked his way up to assistant director, and directed his first film in 1926. By the time sound arrived Lang was already a well-regarded director, but he left the business ...
61. Amanda Randolph
Actress | The Danny Thomas Hour
Amanda Randolph was born on September 2, 1896 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She was an actress, known for The Danny Thomas Hour (1967), The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951) and Swing! (1938). She was married to Harry Hansberry. She died on August 24, 1967 in Duarte, California, USA.
62. George Houston
Actor | The Lone Rider Rides On
This movie cowboy was actually born in New Jersey just before the turn of the 20th century, the son of a Protestant minister. He sang in his father's church choir, and after graduating high school he attended the private Blair Academy and then continued his musical training at New York's famous ...
63. Milton Kibbee
Actor | The Mad Doctor of Market Street
Milton Kibbee was born on January 27, 1896 in Roswell, New Mexico, USA as Milton Bryan Kibbee. He was an actor, known for The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942), Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns (1942) and Junior Prom (1946). He was married to Lois H. Wilson. He died on April 17, 1970 in Simi Valley, ...
65. Nacio Herb Brown
Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain
In spite of the fact, that he only had been on a conservatory for only short time, he was a very successful popular composer, who wrote with lyricist and later producer Arthur Freed not only the songs for MGM musical and non-musical films, e.g. "Broadway Melody" for the movie "The Broadway Melody",...
66. Jack Howarth
Actor | Hobson's Choice
Jack Howarth was born on February 19, 1896 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England as John Aubrey Conway Howarth. He was an actor, known for Hobson's Choice (1954), Coronation Street (1960) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Betty Murgatroyd. He died on March 31, 1984 in Llandudno, ...
67. Priscilla Dean
Actress | The Wicked Darling
Her parents were both stage actors, so Priscilla Dean began her career as an infant in their productions. She made her film debut at age 14 in a series of one-reelers for Biograph and several other studios. In 1911 she was hired by Universal Pictures and soon gained popularity as the female lead in...
68. Jane Novak
Actress | Colleen of the Pines
A soulful, fragile-looking blonde beauty, silent screen star Jane Novak was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 12, 1896, and supposedly began her film career at age 17 when a director took to a photo of the young girl on the makeup table of her own aunt, the film star Anne Schaefer. From 1913 ...
69. Claire Adams
Actress | The Big Parade
Claire Adams was born in Winnipeg, Canada (her brother was prolific screenwriter Gerald Drayson Adams), and after her education in that country she was sent to a private school in England, where she studied drama. At the outbreak of World War I, however, she joined the nursing corps and spent the ...
70. Art Mix
Actor | The Bandit Chaser
Art Mix was born on June 18, 1896 in Atlas, Illinois, USA as George Washington Kesterson. He was an actor, known for The Bandit Chaser (1928), Treason (1933) and Border Devils (1932). He was married to Inez Gomez. He died on December 7, 1972 in Riverside, California, USA.
71. Irene Purcell
Actress | The Passionate Plumber
Irene Purcell was born on August 7, 1896 in Whiting, Indiana, USA as Irene Mary Purcell. She was an actress, known for The Passionate Plumber (1932), The Man in Possession (1931) and Just a Gigolo (1931). She was married to Herbert Fisk Johnson Jr. She died on July 9, 1972 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
72. Ray Enright
Director | Tomorrow at Seven
Ray Enright, born in Anderson, Indiana, came to Los Angeles with his family at the age of five. He attended Los Angeles High School and in 1913 started motion picture work as an assistant cutter at the Mack Sennett studio. He served in World War I as a member of the Signal Corps. After the war he ...
73. Fern Emmett
Actress | The Ridin' Fool
Fern Emmett was born on March 22, 1896 in Oakland, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Ridin' Fool (1931), Cinderella Swings It (1943) and Scattergood Baines (1941). She was married to Henry Roquemore. She died on September 3, 1946 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
74. Ernest Haller
Cinematographer | Gone with the Wind
Distinguished American cinematographer Ernest Haller started in the industry in 1914 as an actor with Biograph after leaving his first job as a bank clerk. Within one year he discovered his true calling: being on the other side of the camera. By 1920, he had become a full director of photography ...
75. Victoria Forde
Actress | Young Wild West's Mexican Mix-Up
Victoria Forde was born in New York City on April 21, 1896. The city in which she came into the world was the entertainment capital of the world at that time. Broadway and the fledgling film industry were located there. Victoria gravitated toward that entertainment field. She was just 16 years old ...
Director | Jigokumon
Former female impersonator who entered films in 1917 as an actor, turned to directing in 1922 and made some of the most formally brilliant Japanese films of the following decades. The few of Kinugasa's early works to have reached the West betray a highly mature, sophisticated talent. His best-known...
79. Iván Petrovich
Actor | Mädchen in Weiß
Iván Petrovich was born on January 1, 1896 in Novi Sad, Austria-Hungary as Svetislav Petrovic. He was an actor, known for Mädchen in Weiß (1936), Favorite of Schonbrunn (1929) and The Garden of Allah (1927). He was married to Friedel Schuster and Lilian Hübner. He died on October 18, ...
80. Dodie Smith
Writer | 101 Dalmatians
Born Dorothy Gladys Smith in Lancashire, England, Dodie Smith was raised in Manchester (her memoir is titled "A Childhood in Manchester"). She was just an infant when her father died, and she grew up fatherless until age 14, when her mother remarried and the family moved to London. There she ...
81. Lillian Culver
Actress | Dennis the Menace
Lillian (Roberts) Culver was born in Loveland, Colorado, the daughter of William Porter Roberts and Clara Ellen Lackey. Her ancestors included Brig. Gen. Isaac Roberts of the War of 1812 and Anne (Robertson)(Johnston) Cockrill, heroine of the Revolutionary War and sister of James Robertson, "the ...
82. Denise Grey
Actress | La boum 2
Denise Grey was born on September 17, 1896 in Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy as Jeanne Marie Laurentine Edouardine Verthuy. She was an actress, known for The Party 2 (1982), Devil in the Flesh (1947) and The Party (1980). She was married to Charles Henri Dunkel. She died on January 13, 1996 in ...
Music Department | Guys and Dolls
British-born arranger, pianist and composer, who emigrated to the United States in 1922, after serving with the London Rifle Brigade in World War I, followed by subsequent incarceration as a POW in Germany. Staff composer at 20th Century Fox from 1935 to 1961.
84. Lawrence Tibbett
Actor | New Moon
One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, Lawrence Mervil Tibbet was born in Bakersfield, California, in 1896. Born at the end of the "wild west" era, he was only six when his father, who was a Kern County deputy sheriff, was killed by bandits. After training with, among others, ...
85. Rolfe Sedan
Actor | Ninotchka
Son of a Broadway couturier and a symphony conductor, Sedan started his career as a nightclub performer, he also performed in vaudeville with Al Jolson. He was planning on studying scientific agriculture when he went to work on the stage in New York. He worked at the Hal Roach Studios and played ...
86. Adele Astaire
Writer | Round the Film Studios
Adele and her brother Fred were the toast of Broadway in the 1920s and early thirties with such shows as Lady be Good and Funny Face. Many thought Adele was the greater entertainer of the pair, comparing her to Fanny Brice and Imogene Coca. Fred was far more serious about his craft and would ...
87. Jolie Gabor
Jolie Gabor was born on September 29, 1896 in Budapest, Hungary as Jansci Tilleman. She is known for her work on Captain Blackjack (1950), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and The Big Party (1959). She was married to Count Edmond de Szigethy, Peter Howard Christman and Vilmos Gabor. She died on April...
88. Erle C. Kenton
Director | The Ghost of Frankenstein
Erle C. Kenton entered films as an actor with the Mack Sennett troupe (he was one of the original Keystone Kops). In addition to acting, he performed pretty much any kind of behind-the-scenes job he could get, and by 1919 Sennett gave him a job directing two-reel comedies. The next year he ...
89. Señor Wences
The Spanish born ventriloquist Senor Wences was one of the highest paid vaudeville acts in the world. Hugely popular with American TV audiences Wences was also a top nightclub favorite.
Born Wenceslao Moreno in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Salamanca (Spain), Wences began performing ventriloquism as a ...
91. Antonin Artaud
Actor | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Antonin Artaud was born on September 4, 1896 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France as Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud. He was an actor and writer, known for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Napoléon Bonaparte (1935) and Lucrezia Borgia (1935). He died on March 4, 1948 in Ivry-sur-Seine, ...
Modoc was former Circus elephant Ralph Helfer found for sale in the newspaper that he bought for only a thousand Dollars for a new Television series in 1961 called Frontier Circus (1961) from a private Zoo In the hills of the Ozark Mountains. When Ralph and his friend Frank Lamping drove across the...
Actor | The Most Dangerous Game
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian was born on January 19, 1896 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Oscar George Hendrian. He is known for his work on The Most Dangerous Game (1932), State Trooper (1933) and Vanity Street (1932). He died on December 13, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
94. José Mojica
Actor | One Mad Kiss
Mexican actor and tenor, briefly slated to become a Ramon Novarro -style latin lover in early Hollywood sound films. Mojica initially planned for a career in engineering, but changed his mind and studied singing at the National Conservatory of Music. Funded by his mother, he went to New York with ...
95. Kurt Katch
Actor | The Mask of Dimitrios
Kurt Katch was born on January 28, 1896 in Grodno, Poland, Russian Empire as Isser Kac. He was an actor, known for The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), The Seventh Cross (1944) and The Mummy's Curse (1944). He was married to Hinda Ryfka Kleinlerer. He died on August 14, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, ...
97. Elliott Nugent
Actor | So This Is College
An American minor leading man of early Depression-era talkies who played earnest, boyish leads, Ohio-born Elliott Nugent would earn more distinction as a writer, producer and director of stage and film after all was said and done. The son of playwright/producer/actor J.C. Nugent, Elliott was born ...
98. Ira Gershwin
Music Department | An American in Paris
Legendary, prolific composer, songwriter and author, educated at Townsend Harris Hall, City College of New York, and Columbia University. He began his career as a contributor to newspaper columns, and also worked for a touring carnival. His Broadway stage scores include "Two Little Girls in Blue" (...
Self | A King's Story
Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson Windsor was born in 1896 to a distinguished family. In 1916 she married Lt. Earl Winfield ("Win") Spencer, a pilot for the U.S. Navy. After World War I, Win began to drink heavily and became abusive. Wallis left Win and eventually divorced him in December 1927. Just ...
100. Anders Henrikson
Actor | Blod och eld
Anders Henrikson born on June 13, 1896 in Stockholm, Sweden, was an actor, director and writer. He dropped out of high school to become an actor. In 1914 he first studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm. The year after he was accepted at the acting school of Royal Dramatic Theatre (...