Date of Death between 1954-01-01 and 1954-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Lionel Barrymore

Actor | Key Largo

Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...

2. Sydney Greenstreet

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a ...

3. 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 (...

4. Eugene Pallette

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

This eminently recognizable, bulbous, beetle-browed character actor left Culver Military Academy and began acting in repertory companies before becoming a Hollywood extra and stunt man. Eugene's father had also been a thespian at one time but eventually ended his career as an insurance salesman. In...

5. Tom Tyler

Actor | Stagecoach

Popular American star of silent and early sound Westerns and serials. Raised in Michigan, he went through a number of strenuous jobs (sailor, boxer lumberjack, coal miner, etc.) before landing in Los Angeles and getting work as a movie extra and stuntman. His good looks and athletic physique (he ...

6. Moroni Olsen

Actor | Notorious

Even his more courteous, somewhat friendlier types gave one pause for concern. The tall, beefy, balding, icy-eyed character actor Moroni Olsen was one of Hollywood's more popular and imposing performers of film during the late 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s.

The versatile player was born Moroni Olsen ...

7. Harry Cording

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Burly bit part actor often seen in the Sherlock Holmes movies of the '40's as a menacing chauffer, sailor or Cockney. His speaking parts were always well done and added considerably to the B grade movies of the period .

8. Florence Bates

Actress | Rebecca

The American character actress, Florence Rabe, was the daughter of an antique store owner. She gained a degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas in 1906 and went on to a career in teaching and social work. She changed course after being persuaded by a friend to study law, and, passing her...

9. Dziga Vertov

Director | Chelovek s kino-apparatom

Born in Bialystok, Poland, studied music and enrolled in St. Petersburg Neurological Institute in 1916. Worked on first Soviet newsreel, Kinonedelia (1918-1919), then on subsequent newsreel series (inc. Kinopravda, 1922-1925).

10. Thea von Harbou

Writer | Metropolis

Thea von Harbou was born on December 27, 1888 in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany as Thea Gabriele von Harbou. She was a writer and director, known for Metropolis (1927), Spies (1928) and M (1931). She was married to Fritz Lang and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. She died on July 1, 1954 in Berlin, Germany.

11. James Cardwell

Actor | Daughter of the Jungle

Eager young James (aka Jimmy) Cardwell had an auspicious beginning and showed great promise in 1940s films. Dark-haired and thick-browed with an earnest, boyish look and set-jawed handsomeness that could remind someone of a John Garfield type, he couldn't have started off much better than by ...

12. Irving Pichel

Director | Destination Moon

Irving Pichel was born on June 24, 1891 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Destination Moon (1950), Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) and Without Honor (1949). He was married to Violette Wilson. He died on July 13, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

13. Mabel Paige

Actress | Someone to Remember

Mabel Paige was born on December 19, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA as Mabel Paige Roberts. She was an actress, known for Someone to Remember (1943), Murder, He Says (1945) and Johnny Belinda (1948). She was married to C.W. Ritchie. She died on February 9, 1954 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

14. Alan Turing

Writer | Turochamp

Alan Turing was born on June 23, 1912 in Maida Vale, London, England as Alan Mathison Turing. He was a writer. He died on June 7, 1954 in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.

15. Roy Bucko

Actor | Young Blood

Roy Bucko was born on August 22, 1893 in Colusa, California, USA as Roy Francis Bouckou. He is known for his work on Young Blood (1932). He was married to Rheba. He died on August 6, 1954 in North Hollywood, California.

16. Ernest Whitman

Actor | Road to Zanzibar

Ernest Whitman was born on February 21, 1893 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Road to Zanzibar (1941), Cabin in the Sky (1943) and Maryland (1940). He died on August 5, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

17. Sôjin Kamiyama

Actor | Shichinin no samurai

Sôjin Kamiyama was born on January 30, 1884 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan as Mitsugu Mita. He was an actor, known for Seven Samurai (1954), The Crimson City (1928) and The Sea Beast (1926). He was married to Ura Mita. He died on July 28, 1954 in Tokyo, Japan.

18. Henry Hall

Actor | The Ape Man

Henry Hall was born on November 5, 1876 in Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA as Henry Leonard Hall. He was an actor, known for The Ape Man (1943), Hot Curves (1930) and Murder by Television (1935). He was married to Emma S. He died on December 11, 1954 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

19. Frida Kahlo

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Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico. She was the seventh daughter of Guillermo Kahlo (born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo), a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico from Pforzheim, and of a Mexican-Indian mother, Matilde Calderón y González. ...

20. George Robey

Actor | Chu-Chin-Chow

George Robey was born on September 20, 1869 in Herne Hill, London, England as George Edward Wade. He was an actor and writer, known for Chu-Chin-Chow (1934), Don Quixote (1933) and One Arabian Night (1923). He was married to Blanche Littler (manager) and Ethel Haydon (performer). He died on ...

21. Leona Roberts

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Leona Roberts was born on July 26, 1879 in Monroe Center, Ohio, USA as Leona Celinda Doty. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Blue Bird (1940). She was married to Charles James Hutchinson and Walter Beck. She died on January 29, 1954 in Santa ...

22. Al Hill

Actor | A Man's World

Al Hill was born on July 14, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for A Man's World (1942), Call of the Prairie (1936) and Motor Madness (1937). He was married to Rene Boucicault. He died on July 14, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Emily Fitzroy

Actress | The Bat

British born actress in American films. She made her film debut in 1915 with Dustin Farnum. She appeared in scores of silent films as a character actress, but reached her greatest prominence with the coming of sound. Fitzroy specialized in motherly and society women characters.

24. Theodor Loos

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Theodor Loos was born on May 18, 1883 in Zwingenberg, Hesse, Germany as August Konrad Loos. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Metropolis (1927) and Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924). He died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany.

25. Kitty McHugh

Actress | The Grapes of Wrath

Kitty McHugh was born on October 3, 1902 in Harmony, Pennsylvania, USA as Katherine McHugh. She was an actress, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Blonde Trouble (1937) and Wife Insurance (1937). She was married to Ned Glass. She died on September 3, 1954 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

26. Murray Kinnell

Actor | The Public Enemy

Murray Kinnell was born on July 24, 1889 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Public Enemy (1931), Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) and The Three Musketeers (1935). He was married to Henrietta Goodwin. He died on August 11, 1954 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

27. Dora Gregory

Actress | A Bill of Divorcement

Dora Gregory was born on September 2, 1872 in Dulwich, London, England. She was an actress, known for A Bill of Divorcement (1922), The Card (1922) and The Skin Game (1931). She died on March 5, 1954 in London.

28. Arthur Lucan

Actor | Old Mother Riley Detective

Arthur Towle was in show business from 1900 when he left school until his dying day. He started as an "Irish" character comedian in British music halls; touring Ireland with this act in 1913, he met and married Kitty McShane (she was 15, he 26). They gradually evolved the act of "Old Mother Riley ...

29. Robert Milasch

Actor | Captain Blood

At six and a half feet tall, Robert Emmet Milasch might have made a great circus performer. In fact, early in his career, that's exactly what he was. Born April 18, 1885, in New York City, Milasch ran away as a youngster and joined a circus, becoming a contortionist. He then joined another circus ...

31. Phyllis Barry

Actress | The Moonstone

Phyllis Barry was born Gertrude Hillyard on December 7, 1908, in Leeds, England. She was a gifted dancer and at the age of fourteen she joined an Australian cabaret troupe. Phyllis starred in many stage musicals including No No Nannette and Lady Be Good. She made her film debut in the 1925 ...

32. Reinhold Schünzel

Actor | Notorious

The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, Schünzel was born in St. Pauli -- the best known, but also the poorest part of Hamburg. His father started off as an actor but economic circumstances forced him to turn towards commerce. For a while, the son followed in his footsteps. He undertook ...

33. Colette

Writer | Gigi

Colette was born on January 28, 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, France as Sidonie Gabrielle Colette. She was a writer, known for Gigi (1958), Chéri (2009) and Matinee Theatre (1955). She was married to Maurice Goudeket, Henri de Jouvenel des Ursins and Willy. She died on August 3, ...

34. Auguste Lumière

Producer | L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat

Although it is his brother Louis Lumière who is generally acclaimed as the "father of the cinema", Auguste Lumiere also made a major contribution towards the development of the medium, first by helping with the invention and construction of the cinematographe (the world's first camera and ...

35. Bert Moorhouse

Actor | The Girl from Woolworth's

Bert Moorhouse was born on November 20, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Green Moorhouse. He was an actor, known for The Girl from Woolworth's (1929), The Pay-Off (1930) and The Delightful Rogue (1929). He was married to Mary. He died on January 26, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

36. Maurice Cass

Actor | Federal Operator 99

Maurice Cass was born on October 12, 1884, in Vilnius, Lithuania (then Vilno, Russian Empire). He emigrated to the USA, and in his pursuit of an acting career, he began as announcer and comedian in New York. Cass had a pleasant face, a small body and a big voice.

With his nearsightedness and his ...

37. Siegfried Breuer

Actor | The Third Man

Viennese character actor, an earlier incarnation of Peter Bowles, who specialized in elegant, charming rogues and, on occasion, sinister types. Breuer, the son of a Wagnerian singer, was trained as an actor in Vienna (from 1924) where he studied alongside Paula Wessely and 'Kathe Gold'. He ...

38. Joan Dowling

Actress | Murder Without Crime

Joan Dowling had a passion for acting and as an aspiring young actress she would take roles in plays, pantomimes and other works simply to be on the stage. Her first recognised role was at the tender age of 14 and she signed her first film contract at 17. She had natural talent and did not have any...

39. Maurice Tillet

Actor | Les bateliers de la Volga

Maurice Tillet, better known by his Professional wrestling name, "The French Angel". Maurice was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 23, 1903 of French parents. His father was an engineer involved in the construction of the Trans-Siberian railroad and his mother was a teacher of languages. By...

40. John L. Balderston

Writer | Bride of Frankenstein

John L. Balderston was born on October 22, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as John Lloyd Balderston. He was a writer, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Frankenstein (1931) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992). He was married to Marion Alberta Rubicam. He died on March 8, 1954 in Los ...

41. Kathleen Key

Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Kathleen Key was born on April 1, 1903 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Kitty Lanahan. She was an actress, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), The Desert's Toll (1926) and The Man from Brodney's (1923). She died on December 22, 1954 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Joe May

Director | Asphalt

A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After ...

43. Enrique Rivero

Actor | Dans une île perdue

Enrique Rivero was born in 1906 in Chile as Enrique Riveros Fernández. He was an actor, known for Dans une île perdue (1931), The Blood of a Poet (1932) and El hombre que se llevaron (1946). He died in 1954 in Chile.

44. Tom McGuire

Actor | Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Tom McGuire was born on September 1, 1873 in Lancashire, England as Thomas Maguire. He was an actor, known for Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), City Girl (1930) and Lights of New York (1928). He died on May 6, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

45. Lillian Rich

Actress | The Golden Web

English silent screen siren Lillian Rich was 19 when she arrived in New York, courtesy of her Canadian husband Lionel Edward Nicholson. The couple had met while "Leo" was on active duty as a fighter pilot with the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I. He came from a well-to-do middle-class ...

46. Frank McCarroll

Actor | Gunman's Code

Frank McCarroll was born on September 5, 1892 in Morris, Minnesota, USA as Frank Leo McCarroll. He is known for his work on Gunman's Code (1946), The Devil Diamond (1937) and Tombstone Terror (1935). He was married to Lorrie and Mary Ellen Treadwell. He died on March 8, 1954 in Burbank, California,...

47. Steve Clark

Actor | Durango Valley Raiders

Steve Clark was born on February 26, 1891 in Davis County, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Durango Valley Raiders (1938), Haunted Ranch (1943) and Saddle Mountain Roundup (1941). He was married to Emily Margaret Clark and Ruth. He died on June 29, 1954 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California,...

48. Simone Mareuil

Actress | Le Juif polonais

Simone Mareuil was born on August 25, 1903 in Périgueux, Dordogne, France as Marie Louise Simone Vacher. She was an actress, known for Polish Jew (1931), Un Chien Andalou (1929) and Genêt d'Espagne (1927). She was married to Philippe Hersent. She died on October 24, 1954 in Périgueux.

49. Robert Walker

Actor | Pueblo Terror

Robert Walker was born on June 18, 1888 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Donald Walker. He was an actor and writer, known for Pueblo Terror (1931), Gunsmoke Ranch (1937) and The Vanishing Legion (1931). He was married to Vera, Cora J. and Ruth R. He died on March 4, 1954 in Los Angeles, ...

50. Frank Austin

Actor | The Monster

Frank Austin was born on October 9, 1877 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as George Francis Austin. He was an actor, known for The Monster (1925), Court-Martial (1928) and Snowed In (1926). He was married to Kathryn Anne (Kelly) Gutshall. He died on May 13, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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