Directors in History

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 682

  • 1720-08-12 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1778)
  • 1757-02-01 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), born in Prescot, Lancashire, England (d. 1823)
  • 1847-02-27 Ellen Alice Terry, British actress and director (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1928)
  • 1852-02-02 Teunis Stoel, Dutch actor and director (Small Theater), born in Rotterdam (d. 1914)
  • 1852-08-08 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1866-01-19 Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1868-03-22 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)
  • 1870-12-13 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1871-11-25 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1872-01-16 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), born in Stevenage Hertfordshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1872-11-29 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1873-01-07 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
  • 1873-03-19 Arthur Hoyt, American actor and director (Gold Dust Gertie, Goldie Get Along), born in Georgetown, Colorado (d. 1953)
  • 1873-05-04 Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director (d. 1940)
  • 1873-07-01 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
  • 1873-09-20 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)
  • 1874-02-09 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), born in Penza Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1874-04-28 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), born in Warrensburg, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • 1874-11-13 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1874-12-11 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)

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1875-01-22 D.W. Griffith, American film director and producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in LaGrange, Kentucky (d. 1948)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1877-09-28 Stanner E V Taylor, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1879-07-19 Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director (KNMI)
  • 1879-09-28 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), born in Viborg Denmark (d. 1959)
  • 1880-03-14 Oscar [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor and director (Pink Kate), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1880-04-08 Victor Schertzinger, composer/director (Uptown NY)
  • 1880-05-12 W Hupkes, engineer/director (Dutch Rail 1938)
  • 1880-07-12 Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • 1880-11-01 Karel Paul van der Mandele, financier/director (Rotterdamsche Bank)
  • 1881-11-24 Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1882-01-03 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor and director (Pygmalion), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1939)
  • 1882-07-27 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), born in Bow, London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1883-02-01 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian-Russian actor and director (Eric XIV), born (d. 1922)
  • 1883-07-10 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • 1883-07-17 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1928)
  • 1883-12-16 Max Linder, French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck, Max Prend un Bain), born in Saint-Loubès, Gironde, France (d. 1925)
  • 1884-09-01 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), born in Tierp, Uppsala län, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1884-11-09 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • 1885-09-22 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director and actor (Sunset Boulevard, Blind Husbands, La Grande Illusion), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1886-01-24 Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 1886-02-02 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1886-04-10 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1962)
  • 1886-05-12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), born (d. 1969)
  • 1887-03-11 Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
  • 1887-06-01 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1887-09-26 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and director (It, Careers), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1967)
  • 1887-12-23 John Cromwell, American actor and director (Spitfire, Of Human Bondage), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1888-01-08 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), born in Kells, County Meath Ireland (d. 1960)
  • 1888-02-20 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1888-10-09 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1889-01-05 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), born in Nieuwer-Amstel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)

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1889-02-23 Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1889-02-23 Musidora [Jeanne Roques], French actress and director (Les vampires, Judex), born in Paris, France (d. 1957)
  • 1889-03-29 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1889-06-11 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1889-07-02 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes, A Mother), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • 1889-07-05 Jean Cocteau, French writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)
  • 1889-07-22 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), born in Dudley, England (d. 1957)
  • 1889-09-07 Albert Plesman, aviation pioneer/founder/director (KLM)
  • 1889-10-14 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1979)
  • 1889-10-25 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1890-01-16 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • 1890-04-23 Marcel L'Herbier, French director/screenwriter (El Dorado)
  • 1890-04-26 Edgar "E Livingstone" Kennedy, US actor and director (My Old Dutch)
  • 1890-06-09 Leslie Banks, English actor and director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • 1891-02-03 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor and director (Great Neth Stage)
  • 1891-06-24 Irving Pichel, actor and director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1892-01-06 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • 1892-01-14 Hal Roach, early film director and producer (1 Million BC)
  • 1892-01-28 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • 1892-06-30 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner, Wooden Crosses,, Pastoral Symphony), born in Philippeville, Constantine, France (d. 1963)
  • 1892-08-21 Charles Vanel, French actor and director (Wages of Fear), born in Rennes, France (d. 1989)
  • 1892-09-22 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), born in Russia (d. 1975)
  • 1892-09-28 Elmer Rice, American playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892-09-28 Ruth Stonehouse, American silent film actress and director (Dorothy Dares), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1941)
  • 1893-02-21 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • 1893-07-02 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Shylock-Hamlet), born (d. 1979)
  • 1893-10-20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 1893-11-06 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Uninhabited Island), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • 1894-02-08 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1894-08-13 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
  • 1895-02-28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
  • 1895-09-30 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1895-11-29 Yakima Canutt [Enos Edward], American rodeo cowboy, actor and director (Texas Terror), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 1986)
  • 1896-01-01 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), born in Mie Ken, Japan (d. 1982)
  • 1896-05-30 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1896-07-01 Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]
  • 1896-10-08 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), born in Lille, France (d. 1967)
  • 1897-04-20 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), born in Samara, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1897-04-26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)

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1897-05-18 Frank Capra, Italian-American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1897-05-28 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England (d. 1962)
  • 1897-10-08 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1898-01-16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • 1898-10-03 Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)
  • 1898-10-14 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), born in Bagoe, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • 1898-12-06 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), born in Atwood, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • 1899-01-01 Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • 1899-01-11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • 1899-02-23 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1906-03-14 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-07-03 Film director John Ford (26) weds Mary Smith (25)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

HeartWedding of Interest

1923-11-25 Film director Frank Capra (26) weds actress Helen Howell in San Francisco, California

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

HeartWedding of Interest

1926-12-02 Film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock (27) weds director Alma Reville (27) at Brompton Oratory in London

HeartWedding of Interest

1930-06-28 Film director David Lean (22) weds his first cousin Isabel Lean

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1932-02-01 Film director Frank Capra (34) weds secretary Lucille Reyburn
  • 1932-08-03 Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger (26) weds Marion Mill

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1932-09-30 Actor and director Ray Milland (27) weds Muriel Frances Weber

HeartWedding of Interest

1948-05-28 Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-02-14 Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor and film director Robert Gist (35)

HeartWedding of Interest

1958-09-22 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-08-05 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • 1964-09-24 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-08-14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director and producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-01-20 Actress Sharon Tate (24) weds actor/director Roman Polanski (34) in Chelsea, London

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • 1970-10-31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

1976-04-14 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
  • 1978-11-04 "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)

HeartWedding of Interest

1979-01-01 Film director John Carpenter (30) weds actress Adrienne Barbeau (33)

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

HeartWedding of Interest

1983-08-06 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1988-04-29 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds film director Mike Nichols

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-02-24 Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-12-15 Actor and director George Clooney (28) weds actress Talia Balsam (30) in Las Vegas

  • 1990-12-01 Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King
  • 1995-09-30 "Judging Amy" actress Amy Brenneman (31) weds TV and film director Brad Silberling (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

1996-03-31 Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-11-22 "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-06-12 Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
Courteney Cox
  • 2000-05-20 "Benny and Joon" actress Mary Stuart Masterson (33) weds film director Damon Santostefano
  • 2000-11-24 Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2000-12-22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 2001-01-20 "Fast Lane" actor Peter Facinelli (27) weds actress and director Jennie Garth (28) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, California
  • 2003-05-24 Actor and film director Kenneth Branagh (42) weds film art director Lindsay Brunnock in a secret ceremony

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-08-22 Film director Leni Riefenstahl (101) weds cinematographer Horst Kettner (59)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-06-29 American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands

  • 2006-04-08 Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • 2006-04-29 "The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii
  • 2007-05-05 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-07-11 Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-22 Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California

  • 2010-08-21 Actor and director Stephen Moyer (41) weds actress Anna Paquin (28) at a private estate in Malibu
  • 2011-06-27 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
  • 2012-06-21 Actor Aaron Johnson (22) weds film director and artist Sam Taylor Wood (45) in Somerset
  • 2013-04-24 Actress and director Melissa Gilbert (48) weds actor Timothy Busfield (55) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2013-12-21 Actress and model Teresa Palmer (27) weds actor/director Mark Webber (33) in Mexico
  • 2016-10-10 Actor and director Shia LaBeouf (30) weds "Nymphomaniac" co-star Mia Goth (23) at Viva Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2016-12-10 Actress Troian Bellisario (31) weds actor and director Patrick J. Adams (35) in Santa Barbara, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1936-03-02 Film director D. W. Griffith (61) divorces Linda Arvidson (50) after 30 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1958-03-11 Actress Agnes Moorehead (57) divorces actor and film director Robert Gist (40) after 5 years of marriage

  • 1970-11-08 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1984-09-14 Film director John Carpenter (36) and actress Adrienne Barbeau (39) divorce after 5 years of marriage

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • 2000-05-25 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2001-12-13 Oscar winning-actress Kate Winslet (26) divorces assistant film director Jim Threapleton (28) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 years of marriage

Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008-12-15 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • 2010-01-14 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending

Deaths in Film & TV

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  • 1778-06-16 Konrad Ekhof [Hans Konrad Dieterich Eckhof], German actor and director, dies at 57
  • 1802-06-28 Johann J Angel, German author/director, dies at 60
  • 1823-02-26 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1922-02-01 William Desmond Taylor, director/actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
  • 1922-05-29 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian-Russian actor and director, dies at 39
  • 1923-04-09 Mauritius H Binger, director and producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • 1924-11-19 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1925-10-31 Max Linder, French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck, Max Prend un Bain), commits suicide at 41
  • 1926-11-01 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1928-11-08 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), dies from an infective pleurisy at 45
  • 1930-02-23 Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • 1930-10-24 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • 1931-03-11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • 1934-10-05 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), dies of complications from tuberculosis at 29
  • 1935-03-10 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), dies at 82
  • 1936-01-09 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40
  • 1940-05-25 Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1940-09-10 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), dies at 69
  • 1942-11-11 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • 1943-04-25 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • 1943-10-07 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, dies in the Gulag at 43
  • 1945-03-04 Mark Sandrich, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)
  • 1947-02-03 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • 1947-02-12 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), dies at 72
  • 1947-03-20 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), dies at 62
  • 1947-07-15 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), dies at 72
  • 1947-11-30 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade, Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies from a heart attack at 55

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1948-07-23 D.W. Griffith, American director and producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1948-09-13 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), dies at 73
  • 1948-11-23 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71

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1949-01-06 Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 1949-08-09 Harry Davenport, American actor and director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), dies at 83
  • 1949-09-22 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 66
  • 1951-04-04 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • 1951-09-29 Bradley Barker, American silent actor and film director, dies at 68
  • 1952-03-11 Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • 1953-01-04 Arthur Hoyt, American actor and director (Gold Dust Gertie, Goldie Get Along), dies at 79
  • 1953-05-24 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
  • 1954-07-06 Dirk Verbeek, actor and director (Hofstad Stage), dies at 70
  • 1956-08-24 Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
  • 1957-05-12 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director and actor (Sunset Boulevard, Blind Husbands, La Grande Illusion), dies at 71
  • 1957-05-29 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), commits suicide by drowning at 67
  • 1959-04-02 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), dies at 79
  • 1959-04-18 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70
  • 1959-08-06 Preston Sturges [Edmund Biden], American director and screenwriter (Sullivan's Travels), dies at 60
  • 1960-01-20 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), dies at 72
  • 1960-08-10 FranFrank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74
  • 1960-11-05 Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1960-12-14 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), dies of leukemia at 63
  • 1961-02-11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor and director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
  • 1961-03-06 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), dies at 59
  • 1961-04-02 August Defresne, Dutch playwright and director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
  • 1961-06-02 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor and director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70
  • 1961-08-11 Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer actor and director (b. 1910)
  • 1962-01-15 Kenneth MacKenna, American actor and director (Judgment at Nuremberg, Those We Love), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1962-03-23 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), dies at 75
  • 1962-06-09 Henry Kendall, British director and actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), dies from a heart attack at 65
  • 1962-10-06 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • 1963-01-02 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), dies from cancer at 58
  • 1963-01-27 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1963-09-03 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
  • 1963-10-07 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M), dies of internal hemorrhage at 63
  • 1963-10-07 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), dies from an internal hemorrhage at 63
  • 1963-11-21 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner, Wooden Crosses,, Pastoral Symphony), dies from a brain tumor at 71
  • 1963-12-12 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • 1964-06-14 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor and director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • 1964-11-14 Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • 1966-02-18 Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
  • 1966-07-30 Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), dies at 94
  • 1967-02-15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • 1967-05-08 Elmer Rice, NY playwright, director and novelist, dies at 74
  • 1967-10-29 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), dies at 71
  • 1967-12-03 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor and director (Kritisch Theater), dies at 54
  • 1968-02-11 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), dies at 78
  • 1968-02-20 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Court Martial), dies at 65
  • 1968-03-24 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1968-10-26 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), dies of cancer at 52
  • 1968-12-01 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), dies of asthma at 66
  • 1969-01-30 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • 1969-04-18 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • 1969-05-18 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), dies at 77
  • 1969-07-05 Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • 1969-07-09 Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • 1969-08-09 Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies
  • 1970-06-02 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1971-06-30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1971-09-22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1971-10-25 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo, Little Rascal), dies at 82
  • 1971-10-26 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
  • 1972-01-08 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), dies at 82
  • 1973-01-15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • 1973-05-21 George Breakstone, actor and director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
  • 1973-09-02 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • 1974-05-25 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), dies at 91
  • 1974-11-13 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), dies at 73
  • 1974-11-17 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger, On Approval), dies at 87
  • 1974-12-05 Pietro Germi, actor and director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60
  • 1975-01-01 Arthur Pierson, actor and director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • 1975-03-22 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • 1975-04-18 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38