Timelines for year 1900
Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. (inaugural election).
Was one of John Barrymore's girlfriends in the early 1900s, where her stage nickname was "The Pocket Venus." After a marriage and divorce and a return to the stage, she met John's brother Lionel and married him.
In same stage company as Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish in early 1900s.
According to 1900 census, she was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States in July, 1892. That date stands in contrast to April 15, 1894, which is the date indicated on her wedding certificate and confirmed by family members.
She was a top artist's model in the early 1900s.
In the early 1900s, actress Reine Davies, nee Douras, drove past the Davies Real Estate office in Brooklyn, liked the name on the sign and took the name "Davies" for her stage name. All of her sisters did the same, with sister Marion Davies becoming the most successful and famous.
His wife's name was Leonore Strunsky (1900-1991).
Son of bookkeeper Martin Konigsberg (December 25, 1900-January 13, 2001) and his wife Nettie Konigsberg (November 8, 1906-January 27, 2002).
Like her sisters, her grave marker gives a false date of birth (1900).
Once owned one of the world's largest movie poster collections, dating from 1900 onwards.
Her father, a carpenter, was also a member of the California Stock Company. Laura appeared on stage between the age of four and seven, then took time out for schooling, and returned playing ingenue roles from the age of 19. She was a leading lady in New York in the early 1900s, then gradually drifted to playing eccentric character parts. Best as Mrs. Phelps in both stage and screen versions of 'The Silver Chord'.
Niece of composer Harry B. Smith; not to be confused with his wife who also appeared professionally under the name of Irene Bentley (on the New York stage in the early 1900s), and who died in 1940.
Her father's family is originally from Russia, and their original surname, "Agronsky", was altered when they immigrated to Ellis Island in the early 1900s.
Prolific theatrical impresario and owner/operator of a Broadway theater (formerly the Theatre Masque) he saw fit to name after himself. Active on Broadway from 1900 literally up until the day he died (nominally involved in 2 plays then running on Broadway). Golden was a legendary theatrical producer, lyricist, director, composer and writer. Also known as John L. Golden.
For most of his life, Louis Armstrong always gave July 4, 1900, as his birthdate, possibly because it was easy to remember. In all likelihood, he probably believed it himself. It wasn't until many years after his death that a birth record was found confirming the correct date as August 4, 1901.
Served as officer in the United States Navy from July 1900 to March 1947. Served under the service number 5035 and had advanced to Fleet Admiral on December 11, 1945.
In addition to his accomplishments as a singer, Melton was renowned as a collector of antique cars. His pride was a 1900 Rockwell Hanson Cab, said to be the first automotive taxi used in New York. At a charity event in the 1940's, Melton raced his Rockwell against a horse and buggy...and lost.
Children with Ethel Levey: Georgette Cohan(1900-1989) Children with Agnes Nolan: Mary Cohan Ronkin(1909-1983), Helen Cohan Carolla(1910-1996), and George M. Cohan Jr. (1914-2000).
Andrea Martin is of Armenian descent - her grandfather's last name was Papazian when he immigrated in the early 1900s from Ottoman Turkey. When he settled his family in Maine, he changed the last name from Papazian to Martin.
Was a vaudeville performer in the early 1900's, also had a five year spell in burlesque shows after 1907. Started in Hollywood as an extra at Keystone, earning $6 a week. Gained a reputation as a lively, eccentric comedienne. Subsequently joined L-KO/Reelcraft, where she was given her own starring series of two-reel comedies. After the mid-1920's, worked variously at Universal, Selznick and First National. Now regarded as possibly one of the leading female exponents of physical comedy at the time.