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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. 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"...
3. 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.
4. Walter Walker Walter Walker Actor, Flying Down to Rio
5. 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...
6. Richard Strauss Richard Strauss Soundtrack, WALL·E 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...
7. Tully Marshall Tully Marshall Actor, The Hurricane Express 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Ben Webster Ben Webster Actor, Lassie Come Home
12. A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson Soundtrack, Australia
13. Frank Campeau Frank Campeau Actor, The First Auto Stage actor in Hollywood character roles from the mid-1910's through the 1930's.
14. William Collier Sr. William Collier Sr. Actor, Wife and Auto Trouble
15. William Ryno William Ryno Actor, Bullet Proof
16. 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...
17. Elinor Glyn Elinor Glyn Writer, It
18. Frank Wedekind Frank Wedekind Writer, Pandora's Box
19. Thomas F. Dixon Jr. Thomas F. Dixon Jr. Writer, The Birth of a Nation
20. 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...
21. John Jacob Astor John Jacob Astor Self, President McKinley's Inspection of Camp Wikoff
22. John Alexander John Alexander Actor, The Petrified Forest
23. Alfred Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz Self, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. Israel Zangwill Israel Zangwill Writer, The Verdict
27. Frank Bacon Frank Bacon Writer, Lightnin'
28. Richard Harding Davis Richard Harding Davis Writer, Almost Human
29. Louis F. Gottschalk Louis F. Gottschalk Composer, Orphans of the Storm
30. Gertrude Berkeley Gertrude Berkeley Actress, Break the News to Mother
31. Robert Hichens Robert Hichens Writer, The Paradine Case
32. Léon Gaumont Léon Gaumont Producer, La fée aux choux
33. Walter Schmidthässler Walter Schmidthässler Director, Die Vision
34. Stefan Zeromski Stefan Zeromski Writer, The Spring to Come
35. Lillian Castle Lillian Castle Actress, Lightning Triggers
36. Emma Wiehe Emma Wiehe Actress, Leaves Out of the Book of Satan
37. George Mozart George Mozart Actor, Coney as Peacemaker
38. Branislav Nusic Branislav Nusic Writer, Dr
39. Richard Daniels Richard Daniels Actor, Girl Shy
40. Louise Mackintosh Louise Mackintosh Actress, The Right to Love
41. Alan Aynesworth Alan Aynesworth Actor, Women of Dolwyn
42. Leslie Stuart Leslie Stuart Soundtrack, The Iron Lady
43. Louis Gauthier Louis Gauthier Actor, The Red Head
44. Robert Wayne Robert Wayne Actor, The Devil's Daughter
45. Albert Patry Albert Patry Actor, The Marquise of O
46. Charles Dalton Charles Dalton Actor, The Eternal Magdalene
47. Franklyn McLeay Franklyn McLeay Actor, Beerbohm Tree, the Great English Actor
48. Joy Winthrop Joy Winthrop Actress, The Pest
49. E. Holman Clark E. Holman Clark Actor, Once Aboard the Lugger
50. Henry Stanley Henry Stanley Actor, A Voice in the Night
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