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1. William S. Hart William S. Hart Actor, The Narrow Trail A storybook hero, the original screen cowboy, ever forthright and honest, even when (as was often the case) he played a villain, William S. Hart lived for a while in the Dakota Territory, then worked as a postal clerk in New York City. In 1888 he began to study acting. In 1899 he created the role of Messala in "Ben-Hur"...
2. Louis Lumière Louis Lumière Producer, Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory Although no one will ever come up with a definitive answer as to who invented the cinema (probably because no one single person was responsible), Louis Lumiere has one of the strongest claims to the title - for it was he (with his brother Auguste) who invented the cinematographe: a machine that combined...
3. Tully Marshall Tully Marshall Actor, Ball of Fire Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the role of the High Priest of Babylon in the D.W. Griffith classic...
4. Richard Strauss Richard Strauss Soundtrack, 2001: A Space Odyssey Richard Strauss was a German composer best known for symphonic poem 'Also sprach Zarathustra' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1896) used as the music score in 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrik. He was born Richard Georg Strauss on June 11, 1864, in Munich, Bavaria (now Germany). His father, named Franz Strauss...
5. Jessie Ralph Jessie Ralph Actress, San Francisco Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The Kreutzer Sonata"...
6. Elinor Glyn Elinor Glyn Writer, It
7. David Torrence David Torrence Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty David Torrence was the second child born out of eleven children to Henry Torrance Thomson and Janet Bryce. Davis given name was 'David Bryce Thomson." Born on Jan 17,1863 in Edinbough,Scotland. David's brother was character star 'Ernest Torrence' who was 15 years younger than David. Ernest was the first of the two to come to California and become actors...
8. Alice Davenport Alice Davenport Actress, Caught in the Rain Alice was a silent screen comedic actress. She worked in a number of Keystone films and also appeared in the early films that Chaplin did. Other actors that Alice worked with who went on to become big stars were Mabel Normand and Marie Dressler. Alice was married and divorced from Broadway actor Harry Davenport...
9. George Barbier George Barbier Actor, Yankee Doodle Dandy Barbier was educated for the ministry before going to work on the stage. He appeared on Broadway in such successes as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Man Who Came Back," among others. He signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1929 and later worked as an actor for most of the major studios.
10. William Collier Sr. William Collier Sr. Actor, Wife and Auto Trouble
11. Thomas Dixon Jr. Thomas Dixon Jr. Writer, The Birth of a Nation
12. William Nicholas Selig William Nicholas Selig Producer, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Born into a large Bohemian-Polish family in Chicago on March 14, 1864, William N. Selig was one of the true pioneers of the motion picture industry. Though not widely remembered today, his Selig Polyscope Co. was responsible for many landmark events in early cinema. Among these were construction of the first permanent studio in Los Angeles in 1908-1909...
13. Ben Webster Ben Webster Actor, Lassie Come Home
14. George Albert Smith George Albert Smith Director, A Kiss in the Tunnel Along with his better-known French counterpart Georges Méliès George Albert Smith was one of the first filmmakers to explore fictional and fantastic themes, often using surprisingly sophisticated special effects. His background was ideal--an established portrait photographer, he also had a long-standing interest in show business...
15. Frank Campeau Frank Campeau Actor, The First Auto Stage actor in Hollywood character roles from the mid-1910's through the 1930's.
16. Emile Chautard Emile Chautard Director, The Blind Sculptor French director and actor of American and French films. He began his career as a stage actor at the Odeon in Paris, then at the Eclair, where he became artistic director and chief director of the theatre school in 1910. Five years later he traveled to America and began a successful career as a film director for a variety of American film companies...
17. Branislav Nusic Branislav Nusic Writer, Dr
18. Frank Wedekind Frank Wedekind Writer, Pandora's Box
19. Richard Daniels Richard Daniels Actor, Girl Shy
20. Whitehorse Whitehorse Actor, The Grey Vulture Started as a jockey and steeple-chase rider, then worked on "Lucky" Baldwin's ranch in Arcadia, California. Joined Ringling Bros. Circus and then with Burgess Pawnee Indian Show. Played in Vaudeville before being with Universal Film Company for six years, beginning in 1912. Was in Fox westerns with William Farnum for one year...
21. Walter Walker Walter Walker Actor, Flying Down to Rio
22. A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson Soundtrack, Australia
23. Louise Mackintosh Louise Mackintosh Actress, The Right to Love
24. Gertrude Berkeley Gertrude Berkeley Actress, Break the News to Mother
25. Joy Winthrop Joy Winthrop Actress, The Pest
26. John Alexander John Alexander Actor, The Petrified Forest
27. Robert Hichens Robert Hichens Writer, The Paradine Case
28. Vesta Tilley Vesta Tilley Actress, The Girl Who Loves a Soldier
29. William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield Uncategorised
30. Alfred Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz Self, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye
31. Maurice Leblanc Maurice Leblanc Writer, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro Maurice Leblanc was a prolific French author born in Rouen on November 11, 1864. He had studied law, but abandoned that for a career in writing. He initially wrote for various periodicals, with "Une Femme" being his first published work in 1887. He gained fame in France and abroad after starting his Arsène Lupin series of novels...
32. George Mozart George Mozart Actor, Coney as Peacemaker
33. Frank Bacon Frank Bacon Writer, Lightnin'
34. Léon Gaumont Léon Gaumont Producer, La fée aux choux
35. Jeanne Bérangère Jeanne Bérangère Actress, La fille de Jephté
36. Walter Belasco Walter Belasco Actor, The Golden Heart
37. William Le Queux William Le Queux Writer, Sadounah
38. E. Holman Clark E. Holman Clark Actor, Once Aboard the Lugger
39. Jules Renard Jules Renard Writer, The Red Head
40. Charles Dalton Charles Dalton Actor, The Eternal Magdalene
41. S.S. Simon S.S. Simon Actor, The Barker
42. Israel Zangwill Israel Zangwill Writer, The Verdict
43. Henry Stanley Henry Stanley Actor, A Voice in the Night
44. J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd Actor, Over the Fence 'Foxy' Lloyd was a failure in virtually everything he ever attempted in life. He married a domineering woman and suffered through a miserable marriage (they finally divorced in 1910; a scandalous event in those days). His work history consisted of literally dozens of careers and entrepreneurial ventures that quickly failed...
45. William Ryno William Ryno Actor, Bullet Proof
46. Ethel Lilian Voynich Ethel Lilian Voynich Writer, Ovod
47. Gemma Stagno Bellincioni Gemma Stagno Bellincioni Actress, Satanica
48. Harold Nelson Harold Nelson Actor, Timberesque
49. Charles A. Taylor Charles A. Taylor Writer, The Half Breed
50. Charles Edler Charles Edler Actor, A Kentucky Romance
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