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1. C. Aubrey Smith C. Aubrey Smith Actor, Rebecca Movie roles are sometimes based upon what the audience expects to see. If the role called for the tall stereotypical Englishmen with the stiff upper lip and stern determination, that man would be C. Aubrey Smith, graduate of Cambridge University,a leading freemason and a test cricketer for England. Smith was 30 by the time he embarked upon a career on the stage...
2. Konstantin Stanislavski Konstantin Stanislavski Miscellaneous Crew, Na dne Konstantin Stanislavski was a wealthy Russian businessman turned director who founded the Moscow Art Theatre, and originated the Stanislavski's System of acting which was spread over the world by his students, such as Michael Chekhov, Aleksei Dikij, Stella Adler, Viktor Tourjansky, and Richard Boleslawski among many others...
3. William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst Producer, Little Old New York William Randolph Hearst was the greatest newspaper baron in the history of the United States and is the person whom Citizen Kane, widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, is primarily based on. While there are many similarities between Charles Foster Kane, as limned by the great Orson Welles and his screenwriter, Herman J. Mankiewicz (who knew Hearst), there are many dissimilarities also...
4. Zeffie Tilbury Zeffie Tilbury Actress, The Grapes of Wrath
5. Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand Uncategorised Born on December 18, 1863, the eldest son of Archduke Karl-Ludwig von Habsburg and his wife, Princess Annunziata di Borbone, Franz Ferdinand was third in line to the thrown of the Austro-Hungarian Empire upon his birth. After his cousin Crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide in 1889 and his father died in 1896...
6. Alison Skipworth Alison Skipworth Actress, The Devil Is a Woman In her younger days, auburn-haired Alison Skipworth had been a celebrated patrician beauty. She was the favorite model of English artist Frank Markham Skipworth (1854-1929) who would later become her husband. A physician's daughter, Alison did not make her professional acting debut until the age of thirty-one...
7. Henry Ford Henry Ford Self, Til Vesterheimen
8. John Bunny John Bunny Actor, A Cure for Pokeritis When John Bunny died the New York Times stated, "The name John Bunny will always be linked to the movies." Little did movie fans of 1915 realize that he would be completely forgotten the next year and completely omitted from many books on silent movies 70-80 years later. Bunny was the ninth in a line of English sea captains and would be the first not to follow in that profession...
9. Gustav von Seyffertitz Gustav von Seyffertitz Actor, Shanghai Express
10. Anthony Hope Anthony Hope Writer, The Prisoner of Zenda British novelist and playwright Anthony Hope was born Anthony Hope Hawkins on Feb. 9, 1863, in London. His father was the headmaster of the St. Johns Foundation School for the Sons of Poor Clergy. He was educated at Marlborough School and Baliol College, Oxford, obtaining an M.A. with honors in 1885...
11. Harry Beresford Harry Beresford Actor, David Copperfield Hollywood supporting player of the 30's.
12. W.W. Jacobs W.W. Jacobs Writer, Our Relations
13. Pietro Mascagni Pietro Mascagni Soundtrack, Raging Bull
14. Henry De Vere Stacpoole Henry De Vere Stacpoole Writer, The Blue Lagoon A ship's surgeon for more than forty years, Stacpoole was an expert on the South Sea islands. His many books contain detailed descriptions of the natural life and civilizations with which he was so at home.
15. Max Skladanowsky Max Skladanowsky Director, Das boxende Känguruh
16. Adele Sandrock Adele Sandrock Actress, Kirschen in Nachbars Garten
17. William Humphrey William Humphrey Actor, Husks William Humphrey was born William Jonathan Humphrey on January 2nd, 1875 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, in 1910 as a director, and in 1917 as a screenwriter. He directed films and wrote screenplays until 1922. As an actor, he appeared in 124 films from 1909 until 1937. He died of coronary thrombosis on October 4th, 1942.
18. Sidney Drew Sidney Drew Actor, A Florida Enchantment His mother claimed he was adopted, perhaps because her husband had been away touring for several years before Sidney's birth and was dead before the great event took place. Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and John Barrymore, his niece and nephews, insisted he looked too much like "Mummum" to have been anybody else's child...
19. Edvard Munch Edvard Munch Self, Let the Scream Be Heard
20. Gene Stratton-Porter Gene Stratton-Porter Writer, A Girl of the Limberlost Born the daughter of a Methodist minister, Gene was the youngest of 12 children. Gene got her start when she sent bird and animal photographs to "Recreation" magazine. The magazine was so impressed, they asked her to write for them. She also wrote for "Outing" magazine. At this point, she turned to writing fiction.
21. Al J. Jennings Al J. Jennings Actor, Beating Back
22. Herschel Mayall Herschel Mayall Actor, The Man Who Went Out
23. Dwijendralal Roy Dwijendralal Roy Writer, Mathru Bhoomi
24. Charles Pathé Charles Pathé Producer, The Wheel
25. John Martin Harvey John Martin Harvey Actor, The Only Way When one thinks of the great English actors who have been knighted, one thinks of Henry Irving, the greatest actor of the middle-to-late Victorian period who became the first thespian to have a sovereign's sword patted on both shoulders in 1895, or the likes of Laurence Olivier(acclaimed as the greatest actor of his generation)...
26. Gabriele D'Annunzio Gabriele D'Annunzio Writer, L'innocente
27. William A. Brady William A. Brady Miscellaneous Crew, Paying the Price
28. George Bickel George Bickel Actor, The Fixer
29. Edythe Chapman Edythe Chapman Actress, Beyond the Rocks Edythe Chapman was born in Rochester, New York on October 8, 1863. A stage actress who came upon movies late in life, she nonetheless made 97 motion pictures. She was 51 years old when she played in _Richelieu (1914)_. Edythe was one of the busier actresses in the early silent era appearing in as many as nine films a year...
30. William J. Locke William J. Locke Writer, Ladies in Lavender
31. Dan Crimmins Dan Crimmins Actor, White Zombie
32. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
33. Ricca Allen Ricca Allen Actress, Many a Slip
34. Clara Allen Clara Allen Actress, The Chosen Prince, or The Friendship of David and Jonathan Clara Allen was a first-generation American, born of Irish immigrants David and Agnes Gleason Lawrence in Sierra County, CA. She became a stage actress after her child-actress daughter Verna Felton joined a stock company in 1900. She continued to perform on stage into the 1920s, primarily in Canada...
35. E.J. Ratcliffe E.J. Ratcliffe Actor, The Black Pirate
36. Oliver Herford Oliver Herford Writer, The Devil Poet and illustrator Oliver Herford was born in 1863 in Sheffield, England. When Oliver was six his father, a Unitarian minister, was offered a job in the US and moved the family there, first to Boston and later to Chicago. Oliver was educated in England (Lancaster College) and the US (Antioch College in Ohio)...
37. George Hernandez George Hernandez Actor, Flapjacks
38. Moy Ming Moy Ming Actor, Shadow of Chinatown
39. David Lloyd George David Lloyd George Self, The Lord Mayor of London
40. Frank Danby Frank Danby Writer, The Heart of a Child
41. Clifford Dempsey Clifford Dempsey Actor, The Valiant
42. Bob Fitzsimmons Bob Fitzsimmons Self, The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight
43. Adeline Hayden Coffin Adeline Hayden Coffin Actress, The Holiday Husband
44. Wilfrid North Wilfrid North Director, Mrs. Dane's Danger London-born Wilfrid North had a long and distinguished career on the stage as an actor, director and manager before joining Vitagraph Pictures in 1913 as a director. Vitagraph placed him at the helm of the films of its reigning comedy star, the portly John Bunny. North acquitted himself well in that position...
45. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, The Crimson Wing
46. Louis Couperus Louis Couperus Writer, Eline Vere Dutch novelist Louis Couperus was born in The Hague in 1863. His father was an official in the Dutch government, and when Louis was ten years old his father was appointed to a position in Java, Indonesia (then a Dutch colony known as the Dutch East Indies), and the family moved there. They were there for five years when his father suddenly died...
47. Marie Jansen Marie Jansen Actress, Zablitzky's Waterloo
48. Mary Brough Mary Brough Actress, A Sister to Assist 'Er Mary Brough was born Mary Bessie Brough in London in 1863 from a long theatrical family, eldest daughter of well-known stage actor Lionel Brough. Mary made her first professional stage appearance in 1881, her roles varied from the classics to light comedies and popular melodramas at the Drury Lane Theatre...
49. Helen Dunbar Helen Dunbar Actress, Fine Manners
50. A. Harding Steerman A. Harding Steerman Actor, A Bid for Fortune
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