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1. Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle Writer, Sherlock Holmes
2. Mildred J. Hill Mildred J. Hill Soundtrack, Batman Begins
3. Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame Writer, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 and was orphaned by the time he was five years old. He went to live with his grandmother in Cookham Dene, Berkshire. He attended St. Edward's School there, and at the age of 17 began working as a clerk for the Bank of England. He stayed on, was promoted several times...
4. Kaiser Wilhelm II Kaiser Wilhelm II Self, Kejser Wilhelms ankomst til København 1905 Kaiser William II was born on January 27, 1859 to a Prince and Princess of Prussia. His mother was the daughter of Queen Victoria. He grew up like any Prussian Prince, except for an arm that was deformed from birth. He admired his grandparents who became Kaiser and Empress when he was small. He also admired his English Grandmother Queen Victoria as well as Otto von Bismarck...
5. Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun Writer, Hunger Norwegian novelist Knut Hamsun was born to a poor family and sent to live with an uncle, a commercial fisherman. He grew up without any formal schooling. Hamsun left Norway for the U.S. twice: once in 1882, and again in 1886. Each time he stayed in the U.S. for two years, holding various jobs including farmhand and Chicago streetcar conductor...
6. Elias Disney Elias Disney Uncategorised
7. Josephine Crowell Josephine Crowell Actress, The Birth of a Nation Josephine Crowell was a Canadian-born character actress. She appeared in vaudeville as early as 1879. On screen, she is best remembered for her dramatic portrayal of the mother in D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, her comedic performances in Harold Lloyd's Speedy and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's Wrong Again...
8. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome K. Jerome Writer, Three Men in a Boat Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, in 1859, son of an unsuccessful ironmonger. Raised in London, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. Started work as railway clerk at fourteen, and later worked as schoolmaster, actor and journalist. Two volumes of humorous essays preceded "Three Men In A Boat" (1889)...
9. Sam Marx Sam Marx Actor, Monkey Business
10. Georges Seurat Georges Seurat Thanks, Sunday in the Park with George Georges Seurat, one of the members of 'Salon des Refuses' who learned from classical training and from contemporary art and was rejected by the official Salon, became the founder of Pointilism (Divisionism) in art. He was born Georges-Pierre Seurat on December 2, 1859, in Paris, France. He was the youngest of three children in the family of a wealthy lawyer...
11. Alfred Dreyfus Alfred Dreyfus Self, Captain Dreyfus Alfred Dreyfuss is known, and earned his place in history, for being unwillingly at the center of a scandal that rocked France from 1894 until 1906. Dreyfuss, a captain on the General Staff, had been accused of passing sensitive artillery information to Germany (it was soon discovered that another officer had actually been the spy...
12. Colin Campbell Colin Campbell Director, Monte Cristo
13. Sholom Aleichem Sholom Aleichem Writer, Fiddler on the Roof Sholom Aleichem (translated from Hebrew as a greeting "Peace be with you") was the pseudonym of Sholom Yakov Rabinovitz. He was born on February 18, 1859, in Pereyaslav near Kiev, Ukraine, in the Russian Empire. His father was a religious scholar and the family was trilingual. After his mother died of cholera...
14. Van Dyke Brooke Van Dyke Brooke Director, Sawdust and Salome A longtime and respected stage actor, Van Dyke Brooke went into the film business in 1909. A prolific actor, writer and director for Vitagraph, he stayed with the company until 1916, when the studio cleaned house and fired many of its "old-timers". He stayed in the business as an actor until his death in 1921.
15. Paul Cinquevalli Paul Cinquevalli Self, Cannon Ball Juggling
16. Fanny Rice Fanny Rice Actress, My Husband's Other Wife
17. Victor Herbert Victor Herbert Soundtrack, Young Frankenstein Every professional recording artist today owes their livelihood to some degree to Victor Herbert. Working closely with John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and others, he was the driving force in founding the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) on February 13, 1914. He became its vice-president and director until his death in 1924...
18. Gus Leonard Gus Leonard Actor, His Royal Slyness
19. Peter Lang Peter Lang Actor, Pete Tries the Stage
20. Edward Connelly Edward Connelly Actor, The Saphead American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The Belle...
21. Virginia Ross Virginia Ross Actress, False Evidence
22. Edward Kimball Edward Kimball Actor, The Savage Woman
23. R.D. MacLean R.D. MacLean Actor, The Silver Horde
24. Franz Porten Franz Porten Director, Der Trompeter von Säckingen
25. Emil Ascher Emil Ascher Music Department, Four for the Morgue Composer, organist, pianist, conductor. publisher who arrived in the USA in 1889. He studied music with Niels Gade and Cornelius Gurlitt; in the Royal Conservatory in Leipzig with Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner. He founded a publishing firm in Hamburg. He was a conductor and organist in New York churches...
26. Richard Lundin Richard Lundin Actor, Kärlek och björnjakt
27. A.E. Housman A.E. Housman Writer, Titanic English poet and scholar. He was the eldest of seven children born to Edward Housman, a solicitor, and Sarah Jane Housman (née Williams). Housman was brought up and educated in Worcestershire, winning a scholarship to Bromsgrove School in 1870. In 1877 he won another scholarship, to St. John's College...
28. Edwin B. Tilton Edwin B. Tilton Actor, Hearts United
29. Irving Bacheller Irving Bacheller Writer, Old Shep
30. Venustiano Carranza Venustiano Carranza Self, Following the Flag in Mexico Born into a wealthy cattle-ranching family, Venustiano Carranza followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Mexican army. He became a supporter of Francisco I. Madero in Madero's efforts to overthrow the dictatorship of Gen. Porfirio Díaz. When this proved successful, Madero appointed Carranza as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy...
31. Alexander Black Alexander Black Director, Miss Jerry
32. Willy Willy Writer, Le friquet
33. Hjalmar Selander Hjalmar Selander Actor, Herr Arnes pengar
34. Mévisto Mévisto Actor, Germinal; or, The Toll of Labor
35. Frank H. Spearman Frank H. Spearman Writer, Medicine Bend
36. Jules Hanft Jules Hanft Actor, One-Thing-At-a-Time O'Day
37. Maud Milton Maud Milton Actress, The Old Wood Carver
38. Mary Navarro Mary Navarro Actress, Babette
39. Mathilde Brundage Mathilde Brundage Actress, My Boy
40. Gyula Zilahi Gyula Zilahi Actor, Stars of Eger
41. Nat C. Goodwin Nat C. Goodwin Actor, Oliver Twist
42. Jenö Balassa Jenö Balassa Actor, Három hét
43. Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Soundtrack, Dreams
44. Bjørn Bjørnson Bjørn Bjørnson Director, Children of the Stage; or, When Love Speaks Distinguished Norwegian stage actor, director, and manager. After theater studies in Vienna, he had his stage debut in Meiningen 1880 (Germany). Later he played in St.Gallen, Hamburg, and from 1884 to 1893 at Christiania Theater in Norway (now Oslo). From 1899-1907 and 1923-1927, he was stage manager at The National Theater in the same city...
45. Vjenceslav Novak Vjenceslav Novak Writer, Poslednji Stipancici
46. Izsó Barna Izsó Barna Writer, Casanova
47. Reginald De Koven Reginald De Koven Soundtrack, Harlem Nights Composer ("Oh, Promise Me") and author, educated at St. John's College in Oxford, England. He also studied with Lebert, Pruckner, Vannucini, von Suppe, Genee, and Delibes. He earned an honorary Mus. D. at Racine College. He first worked in a brokerage firm, and also owned a dry-cleaning business in 1882...
48. Georgia Woodthorpe Georgia Woodthorpe Actress, Kultur
49. Joseph Holland Joseph Holland Actor, Back to Primitive
50. Poul Aars Poul Aars Actor, Den moderne Messalina
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