People Born in the Year 1893:

(32 found)

Ivor Novello
composer, lyricist, actor

Real/Birth Name:
David Ivor Davies
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote the song Keep the Home Fires Burning, popular in World War I days. Acted in Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Lodger. Wrote and starred in several London musicals.

Conrad Veidt
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Hans Walter Conrad Weidt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Casablanca

Bill Tilden
tennis

Real/Birth Name:
William Tatem Tilden II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Slam Singles wins: Wimbledon (1920, 1921, 1930) US Open (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1929.)

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Jimmy Durante
actor, singer, dancer, tv, musician

Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Durante
Nickname(s):
Schnozzola
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 12 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie It Happened in Brooklyn. Famed for closing line of his TV show: "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash... wherever you are!". Known for big nose and gravelly voice. Pianist.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1606 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1648 Vine Street for contributions to radio

Omar Bradley (General)
military, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Omar Nelson Bradley
Also Known As:
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Gen. Omar Bradley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Directed invasion at Normandy in World War II. Also directed battles in Africa. First chairman of NATO military. Reached rank of five-star general, the last to hold that rank.

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Cedric Hardwicke
actor, director, producer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Cedric Webster Hardwicke
Also Known As:
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Helena Pickard by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1934. Movies Nicholas Nickleby, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Ten Commandments

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Furry Lewis
blues, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Walter E. Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Memphis. Used a bottle neck across the guitar strings. Lost a leg in a railroad accident in 1917. Song A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird

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Cedric Gibbons
painter, director

Real/Birth Name:
Austin Cedric Gibbons
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dolores del Rio by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain, The Philadelphia Story, An American in Paris. Art director for 1500 M-G-M films. He designed the Oscar statuette, winning the Oscar 11 of the 37 times he was nominated for it.

George Sisler
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Sisler
Nickname(s):
Gentleman George
Gorgeous George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Braves

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6651 Delmar Boulevard

Leslie Howard
actor, producer, director, writer, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Howard Steiner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gone with the Wind, Of Human Bondage. He was shot down by Luftwaffe fighter planes in a flight over the Bay of Biscay. Name changed by deed poll 1920.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6550 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Irene Castle
dancer, actor, writer, style, model, costume design

Real/Birth Name:
Irene Foote
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Vernon Castle, until his earlier death.
Younger than Vernon Castle by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Husband/wife dance team. Subject of movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle costume designer for it. Silent film actor.

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Harold Lloyd
actor, radio, director

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Clayton Lloyd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often in role of Lonesome Luke in many silent films, Movie Safety Last!

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1503 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Roy O. Disney
business, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Oliver Disney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Walt Disney by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Animated movie Steamboat Willie. The first sound Mickey Mouse - but no dialogue.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6833 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 24 July 1998

Babe Hollingbery
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Orin Ercel Hollingbery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team Washington State University (then known as State College of Washington). The creator of the and head coach of the West team in the first Shrine Game in 1925.

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Richard Dix
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest Carlton Brimmer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films. Later, a movie Tombstone (1942)

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1608 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Bullet Rogan
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Wilber Rogan
Also Known As:
Bullet Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and outfielder for the team Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Baseball Leagues.

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Mae West
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jane West
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

She wrote many of the films she was in. Movies She Done Him Wrong, My Little Chickadee, Myra Breckinridge

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Dorothy Parker
writer, poet, actor, composer, columnist, blacklist

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Rothschild
Also Known As:
Constant Reader
Nickname(s):
Dot
Dottie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On Hollywood Blacklist. Movies A Star is Born (1937), A Star is Born (1954) author of the screenplays.

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Huey Long
governor, Senator, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Huey Pierce Long Jr.
Also Known As:
Huey P. Long
Nickname(s):
The Kingfish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42, 11 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Populist Governor of Louisiana 1928-1932. Senator (Democratic) from 1932 until assassinated. Advocate of Share the Wealth.

Al St. John
actor, western, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred St. John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Defined the cowboy sidekick in role as Fuzzy Q. Jones. Often rode a horse backwards in films.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Earl Carroll
producer, director, Broadway, composer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Carroll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway revue and film Murder at the Vanities. Plane crash, also killing his girlfriend Beryl Wallace

William March
writer, military

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Mobile, Alabama. World War I decorated veteran. Book (basis for the movie) The Bad Seed. Book Company K

Blind Lemon Jefferson
blues, musician, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Lemon Henry Jefferson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and guitarist. Songs See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Matchbox Blues

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Lillian Gish
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Lillian Diana de Guiche
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Dorothy Gish by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Duel in the Sun

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1720 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ina Claire
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ina Fagan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than John Gilbert by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Silent movie Wild Goose Chase

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Charley Chase
actor, director, producer, writer, comedy, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Joseph Parrott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent short movies Sons of the Desert, Mighty Like a Moose

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6630 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Gummo Marx
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Marx
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
younger brother of
Younger than Groucho Marx by 3 years.
younger brother of
Younger than Harpo Marx by 4 years.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Comedy group The Marx Brothers. Vaudeville performer.

Charles Atlas
fitness

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Siciliano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Legally changed his name in 1922. Ads in comic books - "I was a 95 lb. weakling" - to sell an exercise program.

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Willie "The Lion" Smith
musician, jazz, composer, military

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff
Also Known As:
William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith
Nickname(s):
The Lion
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jazz pianist, a master of the "stride" style. Also a ragtime composer. The name Smith was added at age 3, his stepfather's last name. Served as a Buffalo Soldier in France in World War I.

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Lew Brown
lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Brownstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote words for songs Button Up Your Overcoat, The Best Things in Lfe are Free, Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries. Often teamed with Ray Henderson, Buddy De Sylva

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Edward G. Robinson
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Emmanuel Goldberg
Also Known As:
Edward G. Robinson Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Little Caesar

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6235 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ann Pennington (silent actress)
actor, Broadway, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Anna Pennington
Nickname(s):
Penny
Tiny
Pipsy
Duchess
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 10 inches (147.32 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movie Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929). Dancer styles "Shake and Quiver Dancer" and "Black Bottom."
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