Date of Death between 1944-01-01 and 1944-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Laird Cregar
Actor | I Wake Up Screaming
Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar ...
2. Lupe Velez
Actress | The Girl from Mexico
Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion ...
3. Jessie Ralph
Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The...
Actor | The Chaser
Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but ...
Actress | The Doctor and the Woman
Mildred Harris was born on November 29, 1901 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for The Doctor and the Woman (1918), For Husbands Only (1918) and The Price of a Good Time (1917). She was married to William P. Fleckenstein, Everett Terrence McGovern and Charles Chaplin. She died on...
Actress | The Big Chance
Merna Kennedy was born on September 7, 1908 in Kankakee, Illinois, USA as Merna Kahler. She was an actress, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Circus (1928) and Lady with a Past (1932). She was married to Forrest Brayton and Busby Berkeley. She died on December 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, California...
7. Bud Jamison
Actor | Their First Tintype
Bud Jamison was born on February 15, 1895 in Vallejo, California, USA as William Edward Jaimison. He was an actor, known for Their First Tintype (1920), Captain Caution (1940) and The Shadow (1937). He was married to Georgia Kathleen Holland. He died on September 30, 1944 in Hollywood, Los Angeles,...
8. Glenn Miller
Soundtrack | The Shape of Water
Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the ...
9. Dick Purcell
Actor | Captain America
Dick Purcell was born on August 6, 1905 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain America (1944), Heroes in Blue (1939) and The Daredevil Drivers (1938). He was married to Ethelind Terry. He died on April 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.
11. Richard Bennett
Actor | The Magnificent Ambersons
Richard Bennett was born on May 21, 1870 in Deer Creek, Indiana, USA as Clarence Charles William Henry Richard Bennett. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Damaged Goods (1914) and The End of the Road (1919). He was married to Aimee Raisch Hastings, Adrienne ...
12. Robert Frazer
Actor | Two-Gun Caballero
Robert Frazer was born on June 29, 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Browne. He was an actor, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and The Trail Beyond (1934). He was married to Mildred Bright. He died on August 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Writer | Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...
14. Mary Lou Cook
Actress | Melody Lane
Mary Lou Cook was born on December 12, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mary Dunckley. She was an actress, known for Melody Lane (1941), Moonlight in Hawaii (1941) and Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942). She was married to Elisha Cook Jr.. She died on May 27, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Richard Fiske
Actor | Across the Sierras
Richard Fiske was born on November 20, 1915 in Shelton, Washington, USA as Thomas Richard Potts. He was an actor, known for Across the Sierras (1941), The Officer and the Lady (1941) and Behind Prison Gates (1939). He was married to Marjorie Jean MacGregor. He died on August 10, 1944 in La ...
16. Alan Dinehart
Actor | Supernatural
Tall, heavy-set character actor Alan Dinehart dropped out of school to join a repertory company. He had extensive stage experience (including some 27 appearances on Broadway) and, by the time he was signed by Fox in 1931, he had worked not only as an actor but as a stage manager and writer. On ...
18. Kurt Gerron
Actor | Der blaue Engel
Gerron fled to France (because he was Jewish), then settled in Amsterdam in 1933. He was arrested by the SS in 1943 and was sent to Theresienstadt in 1944 to direct a staged documentary intended to persuade world public opinion that Jews were well treated in concentration camps. He made a film ...
19. Lionel Pape
Actor | The Philadelphia Story
Lionel Pape was born on April 17, 1877 in Sussex, England as Edward Lionel Pape. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Raffles (1939) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939). He died on October 21, 1944 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
21. Douglas McPhail
Actor | Babes in Arms
Although his career was short-lived, McPhail was fortunate enough to have appeared in some of the finest musicals and operettas of the late 30s. Jeanette MacDonald took an early interest in this handsome baritone, when he performed in the chorus of San Francisco and other of her pictures. The ...
Actress | Gharam wa intiqam
A very talented singer with a beautiful voice. She starred in two films, the first, Victory of Youth (1941), was with her older brother 'Farid Al Atrach' and the second Passion and Revenge (1944). Asmahane died in a car accident while filming 'Gharam wa intiqam', it is rumoured, through the war ...
23. Yvette Guilbert
Actress | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
Yvette Guilbert was born on January 20, 1865 in Paris, France. She was an actress, known for Faust (1926), Iceland Fisherman (1934) and The Two Orphans (1933). She was married to Max Schiller. She died on February 3, 1944 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
24. Erwin Rommel
Self | Deutsche Soldaten in Afrika
Erwin Rommel, aka "The Desert Fox", was one of Adolf Hitler's most able generals during WWII. He joined the German army in 1910 and won awards for bravery in WW I. He was in the 7th Tank Division at the outbreak of WW II and headed the push to the English Channel. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant...
Director | Lanka Dahan
Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at ...
26. Stephen Leacock
A man of seemingly inexhaustible talents, Stephen Butler Leacock (born December 30, 1869) easily juggled being a humorist, essayist, teacher, political economist, lecturer, and historian. He received many awards and honorary degrees, among them the Lorne Pierce Medal; the Leacock Medal for Humour ...
28. George B. Seitz
Director | Ransom
Former playwright George B. Seitz left the theater for Hollywood in 1913, and before long he was turning out screenplays for action serials such as The Perils of Pauline (1914), The Exploits of Elaine (1914), and The Iron Claw (1916). In addition to writing and sometimes starring in these ...
29. Lee Powell
Actor | The Fighting Devil Dogs
Lee Powell was born on May 15, 1908 in Long Beach, California, USA as Lee Berrien Powell. He was an actor, known for The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) and The Lone Ranger (1938). He was married to Norma Rogers. He died on July 30, 1944 in Tinian, Northern ...
30. Lina Cavalieri
Actress | Manon Lescaut
Lina Cavalieri was born on December 25, 1874 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy as Natalina Cavalieri. She was an actress, known for Manon Lescaut (1914), The Two Brides (1919) and The Eternal Temptress (1917). She was married to Lucien Muratore, Aleksandr Beriatinskij, Giovanni Campari and Robert W. Chanler...
Actress | Charlie Chan's Secret
Henrietta Crosman was born on September 2, 1861 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Henrietta Foster Crosman. She was an actress, known for Charlie Chan's Secret (1936), The Right to Live (1935) and The Royal Family of Broadway (1930). She was married to Maurice Campbell and Sedley Brown. She died ...
32. Wallace Worsley
Director | The Ace of Hearts
Wallace Worsley was born on December 8, 1878 in Wappingers Falls, New York, USA as Wallace A. Worsley Sr. He was a director and actor, known for The Ace of Hearts (1921), A Blind Bargain (1922) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). He was married to Julia M. Taylor. He died on March 26, 1944 in ...
33. Edward McNamara
Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace
Edward McNamara was born on August 14, 1884 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Edward C. McNamara. He was an actor, known for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), The League of Frightened Men (1937) and The Devil and Miss Jones (1941). He died on November 9, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
34. G.W. Bitzer
Cinematographer | Logging in Maine
G.W. Bitzer was born on April 21, 1872 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Logging in Maine (1906), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and The White Rose (1923). He was married to Ethel Boddy. He died...
35. Burton L. King
Director | The Master Mystery
Burton L. King was born on August 25, 1877 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Burton Lorain King. He was a director and producer, known for The Master Mystery (1918), Won in the Stretch (1917) and When Lightning Strikes (1934). He was married to Adele Lane. He died on May 4, 1944 in Hollywood, Los Angeles...
36. Stuart Paton
Director | The Gray Ghost
Stuart Paton was born on July 23, 1883 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a director and writer, known for The Gray Ghost (1917), Hell-Bent for Frisco (1931) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916). He was married to Ethel Patrick. He died on December 16, 1944 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...
37. Harry Beresford
Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate
Harry Beresford was born on November 4, 1863 in London, England as Henry William Walter Horseley Beresford. He was an actor and writer, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935), Anna Karenina (1935) and David Copperfield (1935). He was married to Edith Wylie (actress). He died on October 4, 1944 in ...
38. H. Agar Lyons
Actor | Little Lord Fauntleroy
H. Agar Lyons was born on April 1, 1871 in Cork, Ireland as Henry David Pigot Lyons. He was an actor, known for Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914), The River of Stars (1921) and The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu (1923). He died in 1944 in Wandsworth, London, England.
41. Charles King
Actor | The Broadway Melody
Charles King was born on October 31, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Joseph King. He was an actor, known for The Broadway Melody (1929), Chasing Rainbows (1930) and The Five O'Clock Girl (1928). He was married to Lila Rhodes. He died on January 11, 1944 in London, England.
42. Jill Furse
Actress | Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Jill Furse was born on April 3, 1915 in Netherhampton, Wiltshire, England as Barbara Dolignon Furse. She was an actress, known for Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), There Ain't No Justice (1939) and Goodness, How Sad! (1938). She was married to Laurence Whistler. She died on November 27, 1944 in Great ...
Aimee Semple McPherson was born Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy on her family's farm near Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. She was raised a Methodist, her father James's faith. Her mother Mildred worked for the Salvation Army.
In December 1907, she decided to attend a local "tent revival" on a whim, and fell in ...
46. Edmund Mortimer
Director | The Broad Road
Edmund Mortimer was born on August 21, 1874 in New York City, New York, USA as Edmund Mortimer Olson. He was an actor and director, known for The Broad Road (1923), The Exiles (1923) and A Woman's Way (1928). He was married to Louise Bates. He died on May 21, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
47. Arnold Korff
Actor | Tagebuch einer Verlorenen
Arnold Korff was born on August 2, 1870 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Arnold Peter Kirsch-Korff. He was an actor, known for Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), Black Moon (1934) and The Royal Family of Broadway (1930). He was married to Annie Bauer (actress). He died on June 2, 1944 in New York City, New ...
48. Arthur Richman
Writer | The Awful Truth
Playwright and Hollywood screenwriter Arthur Richman was born in New York City on April 16, 1886 to William and Janice (or Jennie) Reichman. His father, a native of Fürth, Bavaria, became a successful merchant after coming to America in the mid 1870s at around the age of twenty. Richman's mother ...
49. Betty Compton
Actress | Too Many Millions
Betty Compton was born on May 13, 1904 in Isle of Wight, England as Violet Halling Compton. She was an actress, known for Too Many Millions (1934) and The Legacy (1930). She was married to Theodore Temple Knappen, Jimmy Walker, Edward Duryea Dowling (producer) and Charles Stanley Reed Riches (...
50. Grete Berger
Actress | Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler
Grete Berger was born on February 11, 1883 in Jägerndorf, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), The Student of Prague (1913) and Ein Sommernachtstraum in unserer Zeit (1914). She was married to Hanns Heinz Ewers. She died on May 23, 1944 in KZ ...