Birth Date between 1900-01-01 and 1900-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Agnes Moorehead

Actress | Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal ...

2. Natalie Schafer

Actress | Gilligan's Island

Natalie Schafer got her start doing Broadway plays then making the move to the big screen. Even before Gilligan's Island (1964), she was typecast in roles as society women, or elegant, fashionable ladies. It was her role as "Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell" wife of multi-millionaire Thurston Howell...

3. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

4. Luis Buñuel

Writer | El ángel exterminador

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

5. James Bond

James Bond was born on January 4, 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was married to Mary Wickham Porcher Lewis Bond. He died on February 14, 1989 in Philadelphia.

6. Jean Arthur

Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...

7. Helen Hayes

Actress | Airport

Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown,...

8. Lloyd Corrigan

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Lloyd Corrigan was born on October 16, 1900 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and The Fighting Guardsman (1946). He died on November 5, 1969 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

9. Martita Hunt

Actress | Great Expectations

Popular British character actress known for her rich cluster of queens, dowagers, shrews and evildoers, Martita Hunt was born on a ranch in Argentina to British parents, but moved with her family to England at age 10 for her formal education. On stage at age 21 with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre,...

10. Preston Foster

Actor | The Last Days of Pompeii

Actor, composer, songwriter, guitarist and author. He moved from Broadway acting (1928-1932) into films, touring America with his wife and daughter, and did some recordings. He was the executive producer at the El Camino Playhouse in California. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his chief musical collaborator...

11. Ricardo Cortez

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Ricardo Cortez was born Jacob Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants who moved to New York just before he was born. His brother was cinematographer Stanley Cortez, who also changed his surname. Cortez worked a number of ...

12. Gladys George

Actress | The Roaring Twenties

One of the fine if relatively short-lived character actresses of Hollywood heydays of the 1930s and 1940s, Gladys George came into an acting family while literally on the road. Her parents were actually English and touring with a Shakespearean theater company in Patten, Maine when she was born (...

13. Alastair Sim

Actor | Scrooge

The son of Alexander Sim JP and Isabella McIntyre, Alastair Sim was educated in Edinburgh. Always interested in language (especially the spoken word) he became the Fulton Lecturer in Elocution at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 until 1930. He was invited back and became the Rector of ...

14. Ian Hunter

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Ian Hunter was born in the Kenilworth area of Cape Town, South Africa where he spent his childhood. In his teen years he and his parents returned to the family origins in England to live. Sometime between that arrival and the early years of World War I, Hunter began exploring acting. But in 1917 - ...

15. Mervyn LeRoy

Producer | The Wizard of Oz

The great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 was a tragedy for Mervyn LeRoy. While he and his father managed to survive, they lost everything they had. To make money, LeRoy sold newspapers and entered talent contests as a singer. When he entered vaudeville, his act was "LeRoy and Cooper--Two...

16. Colin Clive

Actor | Frankenstein

Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor ...

17. Robert Siodmak

Director | Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam

The director Robert Siodmak (which he insisted, be pronounced 'See-odd-mack') was a masterful film maker who successfully blended the techniques of German Expressionism with contemporary styles of American film, particularly film noir, in the process creating a handful of moody, sometimes chilling,...

18. William Haines

Actor | West Point

Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines ran off to live life on his own terms while still in his teens, moving to New York City and becoming friends with such later Hollywood luminaries as designer Orry-Kelly and Cary Grant. His film career started slowly, but by the end of the silent era he was...

19. Friedrich von Ledebur

Actor | Moby Dick

Tall, lean, austere-looking Austrian character actor, whose chiselled features appeared on screen in small parts from 1945. Friedrich was the younger brother of renowned Viennese stage and film actor and director Leopold von Ledebur, both descended from a distinguished aristocratic family (their ...

20. Dorothy Adams

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Dorothy Adams was born on January 8, 1900 in Hannah, North Dakota, USA. She was an actress, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Killing (1956) and The Ten Commandments (1956). She was married to Byron Foulger. She died on March 16, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Marcel Dalio

Actor | Sabrina

Sunday, November the 20th is the anniversary of Marcel Dalio's death in 1983. It was the end of a serendipitous life. You know him. He was a citizen of the world. Born Israel Moshe Blauschild, in Paris, in 1900, he became a much sought-after character actor. His lovely animated face with its great ...

22. Fritz Feld

Actor | Bringing Up Baby

Fritz Feld was born on October 15, 1900 in Berlin, Germany as Fritz Feilchenfeld. He is known for his work on Bringing Up Baby (1938), Out Where the Stars Begin (1938) and Idiot's Delight (1939). He was married to Virginia Christine. He died on November 18, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Charles Farrell

Actor | 7th Heaven

Popular Hollywood leading man of late silents and early talkies. He is best remembered for his teaming with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934. He retired from films in the early 1940s, but TV audiences of the 1950s would see him as Gale Storm's widower dad in the popular ...

24. I. Stanford Jolley

Actor | The Crimson Ghost

Perennial film western heavy I. Stanford Jolley could be spotted anywhere and everywhere in dusty "B" fare from 1935 on. Often mustachioed, this freelancing, wideset-eyed, black-hatted villain, who showed up in Hollywood following vaudeville and Broadway experience, could be counted on to give the ...

25. Roland Culver

Actor | Thunderball

Roland Culver was born on August 21, 1900 in London, England as Roland Joseph Culver. He was an actor, known for Thunderball (1965), The Emperor Waltz (1948) and Dead of Night (1945). He was married to Nan Hopkins and Daphne Rye. He died on March 1, 1984 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England.

26. Robert Shayne

Actor | Christmas in Connecticut

Born in turn-of-the-century Yonkers, New York, Robert Shayne (born Robert Shaen Dawe) worked at a variety of jobs before his interests ultimately turned toward acting. He appeared in a succession of legit theater productions throughout the 1930s and even appeared in a few films, making a comedy ...

27. Allen Jenkins

Actor | Tomorrow at Seven

Both of Allen Jenkins' parents were musical comedy performers, and he entered the theater as a stage mechanic after World War I, after having spent time working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Although his screen persona was that of a not-too-bright Brooklyn tough guy, Jenkins attended the American ...

28. Ralph Graves

Actor | Rich Men's Sons

Ralph Graves was born on January 23, 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Ralph Horsburgh. He was an actor and writer, known for Rich Men's Sons (1927), Ticket to a Crime (1934) and The Swell-Head (1927). He was married to Betty Flournoy, Marjorie Seaman and Virginia Goodwin. He died on February 18, ...

29. Xavier Cugat

Soundtrack | Two Weeks Notice

Born in Spain, Xavier Cugat's family moved to Havana, Cuba, when he was three. Always musically inclined, he packed up and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times newspaper during the day and labored to put together a band at night. After a few years of ...

30. Jean Negulesco

Director | Boy on a Dolphin

Jean Negulesco made his reputation as a director of both polished, popular entertainments as well as critically acclaimed dramatic pictures in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Craiova, Romania, he left home at age 12, ending up in Paris. He earned some money washing dishes, which paid for his art ...

31. Georgia Hale

Actress | The Gold Rush

Georgia Theodora Hale was born on June 27, 1900 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her parents were George Washington Hale and Laura Imbrie, and her two older sisters were Eugenia and Helen. Soon, her family moved to Illinois. In 1922, she won a beauty contest in Chicago and despite strong disapproval from ...

32. Katina Paxinou

Actress | For Whom the Bell Tolls

Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several ...

33. Mike Lally

Actor | Coma

Mike Lally was born on June 1, 1900 in Manhattan, New York, USA as Michael William Lally. He is known for his work on Coma (1978), Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936) and Columbo (1971). He was married to Pauline Wagner. He died on February 15, 1985 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. Noel Purcell

Actor | The Blue Lagoon

Noel Purcell was born on December 23, 1900 in Dublin, Ireland as Patrick Joseph Noel Purcell. He was an actor, known for The Blue Lagoon (1949), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) and Moby Dick (1956). He was married to Eileen Marmion. He died on March 3, 1985 in Dublin.

35. Charles Kemper

Actor | Scarlet Street

Charles Kemper was born on September 6, 1900 in Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Scarlet Street (1945), Where Danger Lives (1950) and Intruder in the Dust (1949). He died on May 12, 1950 in Burbank, California, USA.

36. Charles Vidor

Director | Gilda

Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned ...

37. Gage Clarke

Actor | The Bad Seed

Gage Clarke was born on March 3, 1900 in Vassar, Michigan, USA as Gage Ellis Clarke. He was an actor, known for The Bad Seed (1956), I Want to Live! (1958) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on October 23, 1964 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Victor Young

Composer | The Quiet Man

Violinist and conductor Victor Young was a prolific composer and arranger, who worked on more than 300 film scores over a period of twenty years. He came from an impoverished, but musical background and was trained on the violin at the Warsaw Imperial Conservatory, later studying piano in Paris ...

39. Robert Florey

Director | Four Star Playhouse

Robert Florey became infatuated with Hollywood while in his teens. By the time he set off for America in the early 1920s he had written articles on film for Cinemagazine, La Cinematographie Francaise and Le Technicien du Film, acted and directed one-reel shorts in Switzerland and worked as an ...

40. Lester Matthews

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Lester Matthews was born on June 6, 1900 in Nottingham, England as Arthur Lester Matthews. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Three Musketeers (1939) and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951). He was married to Anne Grey and Cicely Walper. He died on June 6, 1975 in Los ...

41. Jules White

Producer | The Jury Goes Round 'n' Round

Jules White was born on September 17, 1900 in Budapest, Hungary as Jules Weiss. He was a producer and director, known for The Jury Goes Round 'n' Round (1945), Hiss and Yell (1946) and Moron Than Off (1946). He was married to Judith and Margaret. He died on April 30, 1985 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, ...

42. Edna Best

Actress | The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Genteel, ladylike British actress who was a much respected theatrical star in the 1920s and '30s, both in her own country and in the United States. Born in March 1900 in Hove, Sussex, she took to the stage at the age of seventeen as Ela Delahay in 'Charley's Aunt'. She played Peter Pan three years ...

43. Jeffrey Sayre

Actor | Men of San Quentin

Jeffrey Sayre was born on December 3, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Victor Emanuel Krystek. He was an actor, known for Men of San Quentin (1942), On the Spot (1940) and Mutiny in the Big House (1939). He was married to Lucille. He died on September 26, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Wilfrid Lawson

Actor | Pygmalion

A scene stealing actor of lugubrious countenance, Wilfrid Lawson (born Wilfrid Worsnop) made his debut on the stage in "Trilby" at the Pier Pavilion in Brighton at the age of 16. He served as a pilot in the RAF during the final months of World War I, before resuming his theatrical career, becoming ...

45. Arthur Askey

Actor | The Love Match

Arthur Askey was a diminutive British comedian, born in 1900. He began his professional career as a music hall performer in 1924, but it wasn't until 1938's Band Waggon (1940) (which lasted a full five seasons), that he became a household name in England. His film debut was in the 1937 British ...

46. Ralph Truman

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Veteran British character player Ralph Truman was a pioneer radio actor and appeared in over 5000 broadcasts during his career. Born in London at the turn of the century, his overall film career was commendable but less enviable than his voice work on the airwaves. Originally from the stage, he had...

47. Don Wilson

Actor | Behind the Mike

Don Wilson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Not much is known about his early life but what is known is that he played football for the University of Colorado in the 1920's. Wilson began his radio career as a singer in Denver's radio station, KFEL, in 1923. In 1929, he started working at radio ...

48. Helen Morgan

Actress | Show Boat

Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more.

She started her life ...

49. Don Alvarado

Actor | The Big Steal

Jose Paige was given the screen name Don Alvarado by studio chief Jack Warner while they purportedly were driving past the Los Angeles street Alvarado. Paige played a number of starring roles that relied on his Latin good looks, achieving a certain following as a Rudolph Valentino type. He was ...

50. Steve Carruthers

Writer | Angela

Steve Carruthers was born on August 15, 1900 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA as Frederic Haas. He was an actor and writer, known for Angela (1954), Burke's Law (1963) and A House Is Not a Home (1964). He died on March 1, 1983 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.


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