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1. Marie Dressler Marie Dressler Actress, Dinner at Eight Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on the vaudeville circuit...
2. George Arliss George Arliss Actor, Disraeli One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli that brought him his greatest success.
3. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
4. Robert Edeson Robert Edeson Actor, The King of Kings A noted stage actor at the turn of the 20th century, Robert Edeson began his film career working with Cecil B. DeMille on The Call of the North, then moved on to Vitagraph where he remained for the rest of the teens. In the 1920s he returned to work for De Mille, playing the man-of-the-world type roles. Married to actress Mary Newcomb, Edeson died of heart failure.
5. C.V. France C.V. France Actor, The Skin Game
6. Gaston Leroux Gaston Leroux Writer, The Phantom of the Opera A native of Paris, France, a poet, journalist and novelist, Gaston Leroux is known for his many creative horror stories, including "Rouilable", "The Haunted Chair" and "The Wax Mask", but is probably best known for his work "The Phantom of the Opera", which became Leroux's prize possession. He wrote...
7. Hedwig Bleibtreu Hedwig Bleibtreu Actress, The Third Man
8. Henry Bergman Henry Bergman Actor, Modern Times
9. Joseph Cawthorn Joseph Cawthorn Actor, White Zombie Cawthorn made his stage debut in 1872 at the age of four. At nine, he went to England and played in music halls for four years. In 1898, Cawthorn made his debut on Broadway and carried on a successful career for some twenty-five years. Moving to Hollywood in 1927, he began a career as a character actor...
10. Tsar Nicholas II Tsar Nicholas II Self, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia Czar Nicholas II of Russia was crowned in 1894, and was the last Emperor of Russia. He was born on 19 May, 1868, the first child of Tsarevitch Aleksandr III and his wife, Maria Fyodorovna. He was christened His Imperial Highness Nicholas Aleksandrovitch Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia. He was followed by three brothers and two sisters: Grand Duke Aleksandr (1869-1870)...
11. Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins Self, Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins (born July 19, 1868 in Pennsylvania, U.S.; died November 26, 1944) was an American soprano who became famous because she was considered to be a poor singer. She sang somewhat out of tune, had a poor sense of rhythm and she was considered quite unmusical. She was born Narcissa Florence Foster in Wilkes-Barre...
12. Al Shean Al Shean Actor, San Francisco
13. Patty S. Hill Patty S. Hill Soundtrack, Batman Begins
14. Scott Joplin Scott Joplin Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Scott Joplin was a black American composer and pianist known as the "King of Ragtime" at the turn of the 20th century. Studying piano with teachers near his childhood home, Joplin traveled through the Midwest from the mid-1880s, performing at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Settling in Sedalia...
15. J.C. Nugent J.C. Nugent Actor, Wise Girls
16. Eugenie Besserer Eugenie Besserer Actress, The Jazz Singer Eugenie Besserer was born in Watertown, New York on Christmas Day of 1868. She was largely a silent film actress who made her debut in 1910's silent version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She was 42 at the time. For the most part Eugenie was a character actress, much in demand for filling in roles. Because of her willingness to take just about any role...
17. Maxim Gorky Maxim Gorky Writer, The Lower Depths Maksim Gorky is a pseudonym of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, who was born into a poor Russian family in Nizhnii Novgorod on Volga river. Gorky lost his father at an early age, he was beaten by his stepfather and became an orphan at age 9, when his mother died. He was brought up by his grandmother, who helped his development as a storyteller...
18. Snitz Edwards Snitz Edwards Actor, The Thief of Bagdad Snitz Edwards was born Edward Neumann in Hungary. Married first wife in 1889 and was divorced some time later. Although he was almost 20 years older than his wife, Edwards married Eleanor Taylor, an actress from Boston, in 1906. They had three children, Cricket (b. 1906), Evelyn (b. 1914) and Marian (b...
19. Bernard Siegel Bernard Siegel Actor, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
20. Edgar Norton Edgar Norton Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
21. Flora Disney Flora Disney
22. Bud Ross Bud Ross Actor, Yukon Jake
23. Edmond Rostand Edmond Rostand Writer, Cyrano de Bergerac Edmund Rostand was a prominent French playwright and poet. Rostand, who was born in Marseille on 1 April, 1868, the son of the distinguished economist Eugene Rostand (1843-1915), first achieved success in Paris at the age of twenty with his vaudeville sketch 'Le Gant Rouge". A collection of poems in 1890 entitled "Les Musardises"...
24. Robert Gaillard Robert Gaillard Actor, The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
25. Blanche Cornwall Blanche Cornwall Actress, Falling Leaves
26. Paul Everton Paul Everton Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
27. W.E.B. Du Bois W.E.B. Du Bois
28. Marie Belloc Lowndes Marie Belloc Lowndes Writer, The Lodger
29. Lillian Hayward Lillian Hayward Actress, A Pair of Boots
30. Henrietta Swan Leavitt Henrietta Swan Leavitt
31. Tom Dempsey Tom Dempsey Actor, Dangerous Females
32. William Faversham William Faversham Actor, Arizona Days
33. Marcia Harris Marcia Harris Actress, Orphans of the Storm
34. Agnes Imlay Agnes Imlay Actress, The Rocks of Valpre
35. Lillian Lawrence Lillian Lawrence Actress, Three Ages
36. D.J. Williams D.J. Williams Actor, Elephant Boy
37. Fred Hoose Fred Hoose Actor, The Law Rides Again
38. George D. Baker George D. Baker Director, Heliotrope A former newspaper writer and cartoonist, George D. Baker joined Vitagraph in 1913 as a director, and was the main director for the films of the studio's popular comedian John Bunny--of Bunny's 43 comedies at Vitagraph, Baker made 39 of them. Bunny left Vitagraph to return to the stage, and Vitagraph put Baker to work with comedian Jay Dwiggins...
39. Juventino Rosas Juventino Rosas Soundtrack, Pitch Perfect
40. Sinoël Sinoël Actor, Le dernier milliardaire
41. Harvey Firestone Harvey Firestone Self, The American Road
42. Eleanor H. Porter Eleanor H. Porter Writer, Pollyanna
43. Walter Perry Walter Perry Actor, The Guttersnipe
44. Olga Knipper-Chekhova Olga Knipper-Chekhova Actress, Mastera stseny Olga Leonardovna Knipper-Chekhova (nee Knipper) was born on September 9, 1868, in Glasov, Russian Empire, into the family of a German origin. She received an excellent private education and was bilingual, being fluent in Russian and German. She was one of the original 39 founding members of the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898...
45. Edward S. Curtis Edward S. Curtis Director, In the Land of the Head Hunters
46. Maxine Elliott Maxine Elliott Actress, A Doll for the Baby Quit acting career during World War I, to outfit & staff a barge as a floating hospital, to nurse wounded soldiers in France. Boyfriends as a young actress included Baseball Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward & heavyweight champ/actor Gentleman James J. Corbett. Elliott was named as co-respondent in Ward's divorce from famed actress Helen Dauvray...
47. Max Fassbender Max Fassbender Cinematographer, Anders als die Andern
48. Martha Franklin Martha Franklin Actress, Don Q Son of Zorro
49. Egil Eide Egil Eide Actor, Fantegutten
50. Scott Russell Scott Russell Actor, Polly
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