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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. 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...
4. Elias Disney Elias Disney
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. Walt Whitman Walt Whitman Actor, The Mark of Zorro
9. 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)...
10. Sam Marx Sam Marx Actor, Monkey Business
11. Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame Writer, The Wind in the Willows 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...
12. Gus Leonard Gus Leonard Actor, His Royal Slyness
13. Victor Herbert Victor Herbert Soundtrack, A Room with a View 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...
14. Robert Bolder Robert Bolder Actor, Beyond the Rocks
15. 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...
16. Georges Seurat Georges Seurat Self, Pioneers of Modern Painting 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Henri Bergson Henri Bergson Writer, Origins of the 21st Century
20. Colin Campbell Colin Campbell Director, Monte Cristo
21. 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.
22. William L. Abingdon William L. Abingdon Actor, Fedora
23. Ilija Stanojevic-Cica Ilija Stanojevic-Cica Director, Ulrih Celjski i Vladislav Hunjadi
24. 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...
25. Franz Porten Franz Porten Director, Der Film von der Königin Luise - 3. Abteilung: Die Königin der Schmerzen
26. Peter Lang Peter Lang Actor, The Heart Brokers
27. Venustiano Carranza Venustiano Carranza Self, Animated Weekly, No. 135 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...
28. Earl Jellicoe Earl Jellicoe Self, Q-Ships
29. Henry E. Dixey Henry E. Dixey Actor, Chelsea 7750 A triple threat actor-writer-singer, Henry E. Dixey became a major Broadway star in the play (written by longtime friend and associate, Edward E. Rice), "Adonis" in which portrayed a marble statue that comes to life. With his ripped physique, the production became a sensation and ran for a then-record 603 performances at the Bijou Theatre...
30. Marshall P. Wilder Marshall P. Wilder Actor, The Widow's Might
31. Frederick Upham Adams Frederick Upham Adams Writer, The Bottom of the Well
32. Edwin B. Tilton Edwin B. Tilton Actor, Hearts United
33. Gyula Zilahi Gyula Zilahi Actor, Egri csillagok
34. R.D. MacLean R.D. MacLean Actor, The Silver Horde
35. Maurice de Féraudy Maurice de Féraudy Director, Le clown
36. Edward Kimball Edward Kimball Actor, The Savage Woman
37. Madeleine Lucette Ryley Madeleine Lucette Ryley Writer, Mice and Men Madeleine Lucette began her career as an actress and singer, joining the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1878 as a soprano chorister. Before she left the company in 1882, she had also performed in the principal roles of Constance and Aline in the W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan operetta "The Sorcerer"...
38. Fergus Hume Fergus Hume Writer, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
39. Edgar Høyer Edgar Høyer Writer, Leaves From Satan's Book
40. Mathilde Brundage Mathilde Brundage Actress, My Boy
41. Giovanni Capurro Giovanni Capurro Soundtrack, The Hangover
42. Mary Navarro Mary Navarro Actress, Bridge
43. Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Composer, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
44. Wyndham Guise Wyndham Guise Actor, Diana and Destiny
45. Alexander Black Alexander Black Director, Miss Jerry
46. Paul von Woringen Paul von Woringen Director, Arthur Imhoff
47. Jean Jaurès Jean Jaurès
48. Ödön Uher ifj. Ödön Uher ifj. Director, A bánya titka
49. A.M. Willner A.M. Willner Writer, The Rogue Song
50. Karel Václav Rais Karel Václav Rais Writer, Pantáta Bezousek
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