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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. 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...
4. 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...
5. Richard Strauss Richard Strauss Music Department, 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...
6. John Alexander John Alexander Actor, The Petrified Forest
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. Elinor Glyn Elinor Glyn Writer, It
9. Thomas Dixon Jr. Thomas Dixon Jr. Writer, The Birth of a Nation
10. Frank Campeau Frank Campeau Actor, The First Auto
11. 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...
12. Frank Bacon Frank Bacon Writer, Lightnin'
13. William Collier Sr. William Collier Sr. Actor, Wife and Auto Trouble
14. 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...
15. Richard Daniels Richard Daniels Actor, Girl Shy
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. Henry Stanley Henry Stanley Actor, Professor Oldboy's Rejuvenator
18. Walter Walker Walter Walker Actor, Flying Down to Rio
19. Joy Winthrop Joy Winthrop Actress, The Pest
20. A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson Soundtrack, Australia
21. Frank Wedekind Frank Wedekind Writer, Pandora's Box
22. Branislav Nusic Branislav Nusic Writer, Sumnjiva lica
23. Léon Gaumont Léon Gaumont Producer, La fée aux choux
24. 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...
25. Robert Hichens Robert Hichens Writer, The Paradine Case British novelist Robert Smythe Hichens was born at Speldhurst in Kent, England, in 1864. He was educated at a variety of schools, including the Royal College of Music in London (his father was H.C. Hichens, the Canon of Canterbury, and wanted his son to study at Oxford, but Robert preferred a musical education...
26. Maurice Leblanc Maurice Leblanc Writer, Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro 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...
27. Ben Webster Ben Webster Actor, Lassie Come Home
28. Louise Mackintosh Louise Mackintosh Actress, The Little Giant
29. Israel Zangwill Israel Zangwill Writer, The Verdict
30. George Mozart George Mozart Actor, Coney, Ragtimer
31. Richard Harding Davis Richard Harding Davis Writer, It's a Dog's Life American journalist, novelist and playwright Richard Harding Davis was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1864 (literary talent ran in his family: his father was a newspaper editor and his mother was a writer). He attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and in 1886 he began his literary career as a journalist on the "Philadelphia Record" newspaper...
32. John Jacob Astor John Jacob Astor Self, President McKinley's Inspection of Camp Wikoff
33. Ragna Wettergreen Ragna Wettergreen Actress, Markens grøde
34. 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...
35. Vesta Tilley Vesta Tilley Actress, The Girl Who Loves a Soldier
36. Max Weber Max Weber
37. Prince Albert Victor Prince Albert Victor Self, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution
38. Mikhaylo Kotsyubinsky Mikhaylo Kotsyubinsky Writer, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors Mikhaylo Kotsyubinsky (1864 - 1913) was a Ukrainian modernist and impressionist writer in the Russian Empire. He was born into a poor family of a clerk in the city of Vinnitsa. From his youth Kotsyubinsky had to work hard in order to support his blind mother and his unemployed father with a big family...
39. Eleftherios Venizelos Eleftherios Venizelos Self, Hearst-Pathé News, No. 30
40. William Ryno William Ryno Actor, Bullet Proof
41. Franklyn McLeay Franklyn McLeay Actor, King John
42. Miguel de Unamuno Miguel de Unamuno Writer, La tía Tula Miguel de Unamuno was born at number 16 of the Ronda de Bilbao, in the neighborhood of Seven Streets. In 1900 he was appointed, with only 36 years old, president of the University of Salamanca for the first time, a post he came to hold three times. In 1921 he was appointed rector. His constant attacks...
43. Charles Dalton Charles Dalton Actor, The Eternal Magdalene
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. Wadsworth Harris Wadsworth Harris Actor, An Unsullied Shield
46. Louis F. Gottschalk Louis F. Gottschalk Composer, Orphans of the Storm
47. Alfred Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz Self, American Masters
48. Ethel Lilian Voynich Ethel Lilian Voynich Writer, Ovod
49. Richard B. Harison Richard B. Harison Actor, Easy Street Richard B. Harrison was one of the leading African-American dramatic stage actors of the Twentieth Century; from 1930 until his death, he played the role of "De Lawd" in Marc Connelly's Pulitzer Prize winning play "The Green Pastures" on stage for 1,657 performances. The eldest of six children of a couple who escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad...
50. Alan Aynesworth Alan Aynesworth Actor, Women of Dolwyn
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