Date of Death between 1928-01-01 and 1928-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Larry Semon
Director | The Show
Slapstick comedian known for his charming, white-painted face and clownish smile, mugged his way to being a very highly paid and popular actor. His career was marred by personal problems, and his fortune was lost to high spending. By the time he died, he'd already been hospitalized for a nervous ...
Director | Gösta Berlings saga
Moshe "Mauritz" Stiller, born July 17, 1883, in Helsinki, Finland, was a director, writer and actor. He began his artistic activity in the theatre, as an actor at 16. Mauritz Stiller portrayed 87 roles from 1899-1916 and directed 16 productions 1911-28. Together with Viktor Sjöström ( director, ...
3. Thomas Hardy
Writer | Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, 1840 in Upper Bockhampton, Dorset, England. He was a writer, known for Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), Tess (1979) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1967). He was married to Florence Emily Dugdale and Emma Lavinia Gifford. He died on January 11, 1928 in Dorchester,...
Actor | Anton the Terrible
The son of a sea captain, Theodore Roberts was a veteran stage actor, making his first appearance in 1880. Often referred to as the "Grand Duke of Hollywood," Roberts was a regular on the Cecil B. DeMille team and appeared in 23 of DeMille's films. He is best remembered for his role as Moses in ...
Actor | The Devil
American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The ...
6. Fred Thomson
Actor | A Regular Scout
All but forgotten today, Fred Thomson was a silent movie westerner who at one time rivaled 1920s heroes Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson in popularity. Unlike the early, myth-inducing demise of a Rudolph Valentino or Jean Harlow, Fred's untimely death of tetanus prevented the actor, who was at one time ...
Writer | Sangre y arena
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was born on January 29, 1867 in Valencia, Spain. He was a writer and director, known for Sangre y arena (1917), Torrent (1926) and Blood and Sand (1922). He was married to Elena Ortuzar and Maria Blasco. He died on January 28, 1928 in Menton, France.
8. Ward Crane
Actor | Sherlock Jr.
American actor of silent films. A native of Albany, New York, the son of a railroad engineer, he began a career in government, serving as confidential stenographer and then secretary to Governor William Sulzer of New York. Sulzer's impeachment and removal from office left Crane without a job, and ...
9. Eddie Foy
Actor | A Favorite Fool
American stage actor, musical comedy star, and vaudevillian who was a legendary figure of his time and who fathered a family of performers who went on to notable careers in motion pictures. Born Edward Fitzgerald at 23 8th Avenue in New York City, March 9, 1856, to an Irish-immigrant tailor, ...
10. George Siegmann
Actor | The Three Musketeers
George Siegmann was born on February 8, 1882 in New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Should She Obey? (1917) and The Man Who Laughs (1928). He was married to Maude Darby. He died on June 22, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA.
11. Poppy Wyndham
Actress | The Tidal Wave
Poppy Wyndham was born in 1893 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia as Hon. Elsie Mackay. She was an actress, known for The Tidal Wave (1920), A Son of David (1920) and Snow in the Desert (1919). She was married to Dennis Wyndham. She died on March 14, 1928.
14. Ellen Terry
Actress | Pillars of Society
Legendary British stage actress who made a few silent film appearances. The daughter of strolling players, she was born in Coventry into an almost exclusively theatrical family. Her grandparents were actors, as were all six of her siblings. But only her son, Edward Gordon Craig, would in any way ...
Writer | Brewster's Millions
George Barr McCutcheon was born on July 26, 1866 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA. He was a writer, known for Brewster's Millions (1985), The Man from Brodney's (1923) and Brewster's Billions. He was married to Mrs. Marie Van Antwerp Fay. He died on October 23, 1928 in New York City, New York, ...
17. Pomeroy Cannon
Pomeroy Cannon was born on March 1, 1870 in New Albany, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Restitution (1918) and The Parson of Panamint (1916). He died on September 16, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
18. Anita Berber
Actress | Dida Ibsens Geschichte
Anita Berber was born on June 10, 1899 in Dresden, Germany. She was an actress, known for The Story of Dida Ibsen (1918), Around the World in 80 Days (1919) and Eerie Tales (1919). She was married to Henri Châtin Hofmann, Sebastian Droste and Eberhard von Nathusius. She died on November 10, 1928 in...
19. Robert Reinert
Writer | Nerven
Born near Vienna in 1872, Reinert's early life is shrouded in mystery. He apparently became a successful novelist, publishing "Der Weg zur Sonne" (1906) and "Krieg" (1907). After 1900 he moved to Munich, where he joined Frank Wedekind's cabaret, "Die Elf Scharfrichter". His first film script was ...
20. Sidney Smith
Actor | The Ne'er Do Well
Sidney Smith was born on February 28, 1893 in Faribault, Minnesota, USA as Sydney C. Smith. He was an actor and director, known for The Ne'er Do Well (1916), The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923) and A Safe Risk (1916). He was married to Ruth Beckman. He died on July 4, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
21. Alberta Lee
Actress | The Birth of a Nation
Alberta Lee was born on March 21, 1860 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Little Minister (1922) and The Little Orphans (1915). She was married to John T. Huntignton and William Davis. She died on November 12, 1928 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
22. Frank Currier
Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Frank Currier was born in Norwich, Connecticut on 4 September 1857 and died on 22 April 1928 in Hollywood, California (blood poisoning).He was once anointed "the dean of cinema actors" by Photoplay magazine. He was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 133 films between ...
23. Holbrook Blinn
Actor | McTeague
American stage actor and director who made numerous silent film appearances. Blinn was born and raised in San Francisco and attended nearby Stanford University. But his stage career had begun years before, when he made his acting debut at age six. Following his education, he resumed acting, ...
24. Arnold Kent
Actor | Il processo Clémenceau
Italian actor who was brought to America as a young leading man, but died before living up to his promise. Born Lido Manetti, he studied civil engineering in his native Italy, but entered the theatre and then films subsequent to his schooling. After a number of Italian films, he was noticed by a ...
25. Edwin Denison
Actor | The Seven Swans
Edwin Denison was born on November 5, 1864 in Williamstown, Vermont, USA. He was an actor, known for The Seven Swans (1917), The Town That Forgot God (1922) and The Black Circle (1919). He was married to Gertrude Marsh. He died on January 26, 1928 in White Plains, New York, USA.
Director | The Black Viper
Wallace McCutcheon Jr. was born on December 23, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Black Viper (1908), At the Crossroads of Life (1908) and The Black Secret (1919). He was married to Pearl White. He died on January 27, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, ...
29. Emily Stevens
Actress | A Man's World
Emily Stevens was born in New York, New York on February 27, 1882. Her father was Robert E. Stevens, a stage director and who later co-directed a film in 1919 called OUT OF THE FOG. Emily, herself, began her career as a stage actress and at the age of 33 appeared for the first on celluloid in the ...
30. Dorothy Donnelly
Soundtrack | The Hitman's Bodyguard
Songwriter ("Silver Moon", "Deep In My Heart, Dear", "Mother"), author and actress, Dorothy Donnelly was educated in a convent and later became a member of the Henry Donnelly Stock Company. She created the role of Candida in the US, and also appeared in "Madame X". She wrote the Broadway stage ...
31. Edward Hickman
Edward Hickman was born on February 1, 1908 in Arkansas, USA as William Edward Hickman. He died on October 19, 1928 in San Quentin Prison, Richmond, California, USA.
32. Clara Williams
Actress | The Market of Vain Desire
Clara Williams was born on May 3, 1888 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She was an actress, known for The Market of Vain Desire (1916), A Cowboy's Vindication (1910) and The Pony Express Rider (1910). She was married to Reginald Barker and Franklyn Hall. She died on May 8, 1928 in Los Angeles, ...
34. Reggie Morris
Writer | Hands Up!
Reggie Morris was born on June 25, 1886 in New Jersey, USA as James Reginald Morris. He was an actor and director, known for Hands Up! (1926), A Girl in Every Port (1928) and Young Ideas (1922). He was married to May Morris. He died on February 16, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Blindness of Devotion
Scots stage actor who late in life appeared in a number of silent films. Educated in Belfast, Ireland, Mantell traveled to America at 24 and played in "Romeo and Juliet" and "East Lynne" with Helena Modjeska. He worked constantly in America and Great Britain and established himself as a great ...
Writer | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
German playwright and novelist Hermann Sudermann was born into a poor family in Matziken, East Prussia, in 1857. His father was a brewer and descended from a line of very strict fundamentalist Mennonite Christians; one of his ancestors, Daniel Sudermann, was a Protestant clergyman who played a ...
39. Loie Fuller
Director | Le lys de la vie
Loie Fuller was born on January 15, 1862 in Hinsdale, Illinois, USA as Marie Louise Fuller. She was an actress and director, known for Le lys de la vie (1920), Danse serpentine (1897) and Programme Nadar (1896). She died on January 1, 1928 in Paris, France.
43. Avery Hopwood
Writer | The Bat Whispers
American playwright, many of whose plays were filmed. The leading light of early twentieth-century light comedy and farce and one of the most commercially successful playwrights of his era, Hopwood, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from the University of Michigan, which would later be the ...
44. H.H. Asquith
H.H. Asquith, considered the founder of the British welfare state, was the prime minister of the United Kingdom who led the British Empire into the monumental debacle that was World War I.
The son of a cloth merchant, Henry Herbert Asquith was born in Morley, Yorkshire, and attended Balliol College,...
46. Frank Urson
Director | The Love Special
American director, cinematographer, and assistant director of silent films. A native of Chicago, Urson was the nephew of E.J. Hite of the Thanhauser Film Co. With his uncle's help, Urson was trained as a cameraman and eventually relocated to California as a camera operator for Fine Arts Productions...
Writer | Trouble in Hogan's Alley
Richard F. Outcault was born on January 14, 1863 in Lancaster, Ohio, USA as Richard Felton Outcault. He was a writer, known for Trouble in Hogan's Alley (1900), Buster and His Dog: Be a Good Boy (1904) and Buster and His Dog: Buster, Quiet! (1904). He was married to Mary Jane Martin. He died on ...
Actor | The Blue Bonnet
William A. Carroll was born on January 9, 1875 in New York City, New York, USA as William Arthur Carroll. He was an actor, known for The Blue Bonnet (1919), Bill Henry (1919) and Danger Within (1918). He died on January 26, 1928 in Glendale, California, USA.