Date of Death between 1933-01-01 and 1933-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Texas Guinan

Actress | Queen of the Night Clubs

It's hard to be very specific about any dates or events early in the life of Texas Guinan. She loved publicity and frequently improvised facts about herself when she felt they made better stories than the truth. She was born in Waco, Texas, but likely not on a ranch as she often claimed. She was ...

2. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Actor | Leap Year

Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock...

3. Renée Adorée

Actress | The Big Parade

Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in ...

4. Jack Pickford

Actor | Brown of Harvard

Nepotism certainly has had its advantages in Hollywood, none more so than in the film career of Jack Pickford, whose famous older sis, "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford, saw to it that Jack had all the advantages her star weight could muster. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1896, Jack was prompted ...

5. King Kong

Actor | King Kong

King Kong was an actor, known for King Kong (1933) and Reel or: The Short Story of the Mysterious Box (2019). He died on March 2, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA.

6. Blanche Friderici

Actress | It Happened One Night

Blanche Friderici was born on January 21, 1878 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for It Happened One Night (1934), Sadie Thompson (1928) and Secrets (1933). She was married to Donald Campbell. She died on December 23, 1933 in Visalia, California, USA.

7. Lillian Hall-Davis

Actress | The Ring

Lilian Hall Davis was born June 23, 1898, in Mile End, London, England, the daughter of a London cab driver. For publicity purposes, she changed the spelling of her name to to the tonier Lillian Hall-Davis and reported her birthplace as the more fashionable Hampstead, London. She began acting in ...

8. Frederick Kerr

Actor | Frankenstein

Forceful, authoritative character actor of the 1920s and 1930s. Entered films in 1916. Even by then, close to 60, Kerr was very effectively cast in powerful, dynamic supporting roles, usually most often as a cultured, dignified old man. Probably most memorable as the old Baron Frankenstein in ...

9. Ernest Torrence

Actor | Steamboat Bill, Jr.

He was the man you loved to hiss. This towering (6' 4"), highly imposing character star with cold, hollow, beady eyes and a huge, protruding snout would go on to become one of the silent screen's finest arch villains. Born Ernest Thayson Torrence-Thompson on June 26, 1878, in Edinburgh, Scotland, ...

10. Spottiswoode Aitken

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Spottiswoode Aitken was born on April 16, 1867 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Frank Spottiswoode Aitken. He was an actor and writer, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), The White Circle (1920) and The Americano (1916). He was married to Marion Dana Jones. He died on February 26, 1933 in Los Angeles,...

11. Louise Closser Hale

Actress | Dinner at Eight

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on ...

12. Balto

Actor | The Chicken

Siberian Husky who rose to fame as the lead sled dog in Gunnar Kaasen's team that arrived in Nome, Alaska, in early February of 1925, delivering vials of serum to the city, then stricken with a diphtheria epidemic. The call went out for the serum in January 1925 from Nome, where children were dying...

13. Martha Mattox

Actress | The Cat and the Canary

Martha Mattox was born on June 19, 1879 in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for The Cat and the Canary (1927), Huckleberry Finn (1920) and Christine of the Big Tops (1926). She died on May 2, 1933 in Sidney, New York, USA.

14. Mike Donlin

Actor | The General

A famous, yet controversial major league baseball player, "Turkey Mike," as Donlin was known because of his unique strut, played on seven teams in a 12-year career, mostly in the National League, from 1899-1914. His career reached its peak in 1905-06, when he was the star outfielder for the ...

15. Louise Mackintosh

Actress | They Just Had to Get Married

Louise Mackintosh was born on December 24, 1864 in Hastings, East Sussex, England as Louise McIntyre. She was an actress, known for They Just Had to Get Married (1932), The Little Giant (1933) and The Phantom President (1932). She was married to Robert Rogers. She died on November 1, 1933 in ...

16. Ring Lardner

Writer | Elmer, the Great

Ring Lardner was born on March 6, 1885 in Niles, Michigan, USA as Ringgold Wilmer Lardner. He was a writer and actor, known for Elmer, the Great (1933), The Cowboy Quarterback (1939) and The New Klondike (1926). He was married to Ellis Abbott. He died on September 27, 1933 in Easthampton, Long ...

17. Edward Dillon

Director | Never Say Quit

Edward Dillon was born on January 1, 1879 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Never Say Quit (1919), Help! Help! Police! (1919) and The Winning Stroke (1919). He was married to Frances. He died on July 11, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA.

18. Earl Derr Biggers

Writer | Charlie Chan in Panama

Biggers was a successful Broadway playwright, but the stress of the job shot his blood pressure to dangerous levels and he was advised by his doctor to take a long rest. He took a bungalow at a hotel on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach, and it was there he heard about the exploits of a legendary Chinese ...

19. Julia Swayne Gordon

Actress | My Lady's Slipper

Julia Swayne Gordon was born on October 29, 1878 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Sarah Victoria Smith. She was an actress, known for My Lady's Slipper (1916), The Painted World (1919) and The Painted World (1914). She was married to Hugh Thomas Swayne. She died on May 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California,...

20. Robin Irvine

Actor | Easy Virtue

Handsome stage and screen actor Robin Irvine born in London in 1901. Educated at Aldenham School and Mill Hill School. His first appearance on stage as Captain D'Arcy in 'My Lady Frayle' in Ipswich on Boxing Day in 1918 made his London stage debut in 1923, most notable stage role was in 'Beau Geste...

21. William Le Maire

Actor | Captured!

William Le Maire was born on December 21, 1892 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as William Goldstick. He was an actor, known for Captured! (1933), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) and Penguin Pool Murder (1932). He died on November 11, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Jimmie Rodgers

Soundtrack | Cry-Baby

Jimmie Rodgers considered by many to be the father of Country Music began his career with the railroad at the age of fourteen following in his father, Aaron's footsteps. In 1911, he went to work as a brakeman but had to cut his railroading career short because of contracting consumption in 1924. ...

23. Calvin Coolidge

Self | Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 14

Though three U.S. Presidents have died on the Fourth of July, John Calvin Coolidge was the first and only one to have been born on that date, in 1874. He is also the only President to have had the oath of office administered by his father, a justice of the peace, who swore him in when the Coolidges...

24. James Williamson

Director | Attack on a China Mission

James Williamson was born on November 8, 1855 in Kirkaldy, Scotland. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Attack on a China Mission (1900), Spring Cleaning (1903) and Stop Thief! (1901). He died on August 18, 1933 in Richmond, Surrey, England.

25. William Courtright

Actor | Kit Carson

William Courtright was born on March 10, 1848 in New Milford, Illinois, USA as Theodore Courtwright. He was an actor, known for Kit Carson (1928), Some Pun'kins (1925) and Hands Across the Border (1926). He was married to Jennie Lee. He died on March 6, 1933 in Ione, California, USA.

26. Alan Roscoe

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1886 (some sources say 1887 or 1888, but U.S. Census records confirm 1886), he taught school. He became active in the theatre and was eventually signed by William Fox. Appearing in films for Fox as well as Samuel Goldwyn, Roscoe became best known as leading man ...

27. Gladys MacClure

Actress | The Love Auction

Gladys Ethel McClure was born on August 5, 1914, to Samuel Hugh McClure and Flora Parthenia McClure of Fort Worth, Texas. She attended Tenth Ward School in Ft. Worth and a finishing school in Chatham, Virginia. Gladys moved to Beverly Hills, California, to make her home with her sister, actress ...

28. Florence Lee

Actress | City Lights

Florence Lee was born in February 1864 in South Carolina, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for City Lights (1931), The Flame Fighter (1925) and A Mixed Affair (1912). She was married to Francis K. Lee and John Aleck Murrey. She died on February 17, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. John G. Adolfi

Director | A Man and His Mate

Entering films as an actor in 1910, John G. Adolfi soon switched careers and became a director. He turned out numerous, mostly low-budget films for minor companies, but every so often got a chance to work at a big studio like Fox. His big break came in the sound era, when he formed a partnership ...

30. Mildred Washington

Actress | Torch Singer

The name Mildred Washington isn't remembered but she appeared in under 15 films in small parts but her presence, finesse, beauty and vivacious personality wasn't small. Mildred was a beautiful, curvaceous, popular Black actress and dancer in the 1920s and 1930s. She started on the stage appearing ...

31. Louis Dean

Actor | The Birth of a Race

Louis Dean was born on May 3, 1874 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. He was an actor, known for The Birth of a Race (1918), The Darling of Paris (1917) and Kaiser's Finish (1918). He was married to Virginia Duncan. He died on April 8, 1933 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

32. Ferdinand von Alten

Actor | Othello

Ferdinand von Alten was born on April 13, 1885 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Baron von Lamezan auf Altenhofen. He was an actor, known for Othello (1922), Deception (1920) and Madame Récamier (1920). He died on March 17, 1933 in Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

33. George Berrell

Actor | The Sea Beast

George Berrell (16 December 1849 - 20 April 1933) was an American actor of both the 19th and early 20th Century stage and of the silent era. He appeared in numerous stage plays as well as 55 films over the course of a career that ran from 1850 to 1927.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and ...

34. Adele Watson

Actress | Street Scene

Adele Watson was born on January 3, 1890 in Morris, Minnesota, USA. She was an actress, known for Street Scene (1931), Pack Up Your Troubles (1932) and Once and Forever (1927). She died on March 27, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. James T. Kelley

Actor | Among Those Present

James T. Kelley was born on July 10, 1854 in Castlebar, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Among Those Present (1921), The Rink (1916) and The Fireman (1916). He died on November 12, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA.

36. Sunny Jim McKeen

Actor | No Boy Wanted

Young "Sunny Jim" McKeen was featured in 39 "Newlyweds and Their Baby" shorts in the late 1920s, then went on to make a series of six sound shorts on his own. A very blond little boy, he was a contemporary of the child actors such as Allen 'Farina' Hoskins and Jackie Cooper, Davey Lee and Shirley ...

37. Sam Marx

Monkey Business

Sam Marx was born on October 23, 1859 in Alsace, France as Simon Marrix. He was an actor, known for Monkey Business (1931). He was married to Miene Schönberg. He died on May 10, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Margaret Talmadge

Actress | A Girl of the Timber Claims

Margaret Talmadge was born on November 3, 1860 in New York, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for A Girl of the Timber Claims (1917). She was married to Frederick John Talmadge. She died on September 29, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA.

39. Harry Sweet

Director | Rhythms of a Great City in Minor

Harry Sweet was born in Teller County, Colorado, in 1901 and moved with his family to Reno, Nevada, in 1916. While in high school he was a movie projectionist for several theaters in the city. He also was a talented acrobat.

He arrived in Hollywood in 1919 and immediately went to work as an actor ...

40. Pat Sullivan

Director | Sammie Johnsin Hunter

Worked as a gatekeeper at Toohey's brewery, Surry Hills, and reputedly attended classes at the Art Society of New South Wales.

41. Robert W. Chambers

Writer | The Girl Philippa

Robert William Chambers, one of the more prolific and popular American authors of late nineteenth and early twentieth century, was born on 26 May, 1865 in Brooklyn to a prominent New York family.

Chambers spent his younger years at the Brooklyn Polytechnic School,after which he attended the Art ...

42. Ramsey Wallace

Actor | The Extra Girl

Ramsey Wallace was born on June 12, 1883 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA as Archibald Ramsey Wallace. He was an actor, known for The Extra Girl (1923), A Voice in the Dark (1921) and The Drivin' Fool (1923). He was married to Esther Donders Wallace. He died on August 26, 1933 in Manhattan, New ...

43. William Dyer

Actor | The Shoes That Danced

William Dyer was born on March 11, 1881 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for The Shoes That Danced (1918), Marry in Haste (1924) and The Trail of the Octopus (1919). He died on December 22, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA.

44. John Galsworthy

Writer | That Forsyte Woman

John Galsworthy was born on August 14, 1867 in Kingston Hill, Surrey, England. He was a writer and actor, known for That Forsyte Woman (1949), The Skin Game (1931) and The Stranger (1924). He was married to Ada Nemesis Pearson Cooper. He died on January 31, 1933 in Grove Lodge, Hampshire, England.

45. Helen Dunbar

Actress | Romeo and Juliet

Helen Dunbar was born on October 10, 1863 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Katheryn Burke Lackey. She was an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1916), Siege (1925) and The Fighting Coward (1924). She died on August 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Hugh Trevor

Actor | The Royal Bed

Educated at Collegiate Prepitory-Columbia Extension Institute, Hugh Trevor-Thomas was planning an altogether different future for himself until following the advice of his distant relative, producer William Le Baron. He left New York where he had successfully begun his own insurance company (Thomas...

48. Lewis J. Selznick

Producer | Society Snobs

Lewis J. Selznick, one of the pioneers of studio film production and the father of Oscar-winning Gone with the Wind (1939) producer David O. Selznick, was born Lewis Zeleznik in Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire, into a poor Jewish family with 18 children. Selznick migrated to London at the age of 12, ...

49. David Horsley

Producer | Il trovatore

David Horsley was born on March 11, 1873, in a small coal mine village called West Stanley, County of Durham, England. This village was owned and operated by the West Stanley Coal Co., which operated three coal mines with an average output of 1,500 tons of coal per day. The miners' houses ...

50. Ed Begley

Actor | Marriages Are Made

Ed Begley was born in 1864 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Edward E. Begley. He was an actor, known for Marriages Are Made (1918) and Judy Forgot (1915). He was married to Clara L. Keller. He died on February 15, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA.


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