Actors and Actresses Born in 1895

  • Jan 6 Tom Fadden, American stage and screen character actor (It's a Wonderful Life; Broken Arrow; Cimarron City), born in Bayard, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • Jan 18 Virginia Valli [McSweeney], American (mostly silent) film actress (Wild Oranges; Pleasure Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Jan 20 Eva Jessye, American singer, actress, songwriter (Hallelujah) and 1st black woman to receive international distinction as a choral conductor, born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • Jan 20 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), born in Grange, Mississippi (d. 1962)
  • Jan 27 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)

John FordJohn Ford (1895-1973)

Feb 1 American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

  • Feb 4 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • Feb 13 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Feb 17 Anita Stewart, American silent film actress (South of Hell Mountain), producer, and mystery novelist, born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1961)
  • Feb 17 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Feb 19 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • Feb 23 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Feb 27 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, The Cameraman, Doughboys), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Feb 28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • Mar 3 Juanita Hansen, American actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Robert Gordon, American silent film actor (Hearts and Spangles; King of the Pack), born in Belleville, Kansas (d. 1971)
  • Mar 11 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)
  • Mar 24 Leo "Syd" Sailor, American actor (Arizona Days, Waterfront), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • Apr 4 Benjamin Thackston "Tack" Knight, American cartoonist ("Little Folks"), born in Dillsboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • Apr 8 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], Comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Apr 9 Michel Simon, Swiss actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1975)
  • Apr 14 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • Apr 17 Bert Wheeler, American actor (Brave Eagle, The Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1968)

Rudolph ValentinoRudolph Valentino (1895-1926)

May 6 Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy

  • May 9 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • May 14 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 19 Albert Hay Malotte, American pianist, organist, composer (Disney staff, 1930's; The Lord's Prayer), and educator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Paul LukasPaul Lukas (1895-1971)

May 26 Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary

  • Jun 3 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • Jun 5 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), born in Hendrysburg, Ohio (d. 1972)

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel (1895-1952)

Jun 10 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Gone With The Wind -"Mammy"), born in Wichita, Kansas

  • Jun 14 Cliff Edwards, American singer, aka "Ukulele Ike" (Walt Disney's Pinocchio - "Jiminy Cricket"; "When You Wish Upon a Star"), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • Jun 17 Louise Fazenda, American vaudeville, and silent and sound screen actress (Mack Sennett comedies), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • Jul 13 Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), born in Salisbury, North Carolina (d. 1973)
  • Jul 18 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 21 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), born in Vevay, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • Jul 23 Aileen Pringle, American actress (Murder at Midnight), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Jul 23 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Jul 25 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz; Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • Jul 26 Gracie Allen, American comedian and actress (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • Jul 26 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Jul 30 Wanda Hawley, American silent screen actress (The Affairs of Anatol), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Aug 3 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (An Old Man's Folly), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1941)
  • Aug 9 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Aug 13 Bert Lahr [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz - "Lion"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 13 Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), born in Eastman, Georgia (d. 1962)
  • Aug 16 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • Aug 16 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1960)
  • Sep 1 Edit Angold, German actress (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Sep 8 Sara García, Mexican actress, born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1980)
  • Sep 12 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Glamour, Wicked), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1967)
  • Sep 13 Ruth McDevitt, American actress (All in the Family), born in Coldwater, Michigan (d. 1976)

Paul MuniPaul Muni (1895-1967)

Sep 22 American actor (Angel on My Shoulder, Juarez), born in Lviv, Ukraine

  • Sep 26 Fay Holden, British actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1973)
  • Sep 30 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)

Buster KeatonBuster Keaton (1895-1966)

Oct 4 American actor and comedian (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), born in Piqua, Kansas

  • Oct 10 Fridolf Rhudin, Swedish actor and comedian (The Wrong Millionaire, Secret Svensson), born in Munkfors, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1935)
  • Oct 13 Vera [Veronica] Bondam, Flemish actress (Een brief van de generaal), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Oct 20 Rex Ingram, American actor (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tarzan of the Apes, The Ten Commandments), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • Oct 21 Edna Purviance, American silent film actress, worked with Charlie Chaplin (The Kid), born in Paradise Valley, Nevada (d. 1958)
  • Oct 21 J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), born in Orangeville, Utah (d. 1984)
  • Oct 24 Jack Warner [Waters], British actor (Dixon of Dock Green, Christmas Carol), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Oct 28 John Boles, American singer and actor (Babes in Baghdad), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Nov 5 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • Nov 14 Louise Huff, American actress (What Women Want), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1973)
  • Nov 29 Busby Berkeley [Enos], American film choreographer (42nd Street) and director (Strike Up The Band: They Made Me A Criminal), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1976)
  • Nov 29 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director (Texas Terror), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 1986)
  • Dec 2 Jesse Crawford, American pianist, theatre organist for silent films, and recording artist, born in Woodland, California (d. 1962)
  • Dec 7 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1964)
  • Dec 11 Eddie Dowling, American actor (Rainbow Man, Anywhere USA), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • Dec 27 Sig Arno [Siegfried Aron], German-Jewish actor (Holiday in Havana, My Friend Irma), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)