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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. 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...
4. 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...
5. Henry Bergman Henry Bergman Actor, Modern Times
6. Florence Foster Jenkins 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 in Wilkes-Barre...
7. Al Shean Al Shean Actor, San Francisco
8. Bud Ross Bud Ross Actor, Yukon Jake
9. 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...
10. Edgar Norton Edgar Norton Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
11. Patty S. Hill Patty S. Hill Soundtrack, Batman Begins
12. J.C. Nugent J.C. Nugent Actor, Wise Girls
13. 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...
14. 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)...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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.
18. 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"...
19. Marie Belloc Lowndes Marie Belloc Lowndes Writer, The Lodger
20. Romaine Fielding Romaine Fielding Actor, The Rattlesnake
21. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
22. Fred Hoose Fred Hoose Actor, The Law Rides Again
23. Flora Disney Flora Disney
24. C.V. France C.V. France Actor, The Skin Game
25. William Faversham William Faversham Actor, Arizona Days
26. 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...
27. Hardee Kirkland Hardee Kirkland Director, The Post-Impressionists
28. Hedwig Bleibtreu Hedwig Bleibtreu Actress, The Third Man
29. Bert Bailey Bert Bailey Actor, On Our Selection
30. 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...
31. Max Fassbender Max Fassbender Cinematographer, Anders als die Andern
32. Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon Actress, Sally Maude appeared in a number of Broadway productions from 1908 1925 including: "Glorious Betsy," "The American Maid," "A Full House" with Hugh Cameron and Ralph Morgan, "Elsie" and "Big Boy" with Al Jolson, Minnie Dupree and Colin Campbell. She also appeared on the stage with Marilyn Miller in her smash hit...
33. Gustav Meyrink Gustav Meyrink Writer, Golem
34. Marcia Harris Marcia Harris Actress, Orphans of the Storm
35. Paul Everton Paul Everton Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
36. Alexandre Promio Alexandre Promio Director, Départ de Jérusalem en chemin de fer
37. Edward S. Curtis Edward S. Curtis Director, In the Land of the Head Hunters
38. Hugh Ford Hugh Ford Director, The Prisoner of Zenda
39. Fred Gamble Fred Gamble Actor, Her Younger Sister
40. Ingeborg Rasmussen Ingeborg Rasmussen Actress, Guldgossen
41. William Barker William Barker Cinematographer, Henry VIII
42. Edwin McKim Edwin McKim Director, The Butler
43. Charles Tait Charles Tait Director, The Story of the Kelly Gang
44. Robert Falcon Scott Robert Falcon Scott Self, The Great White Silence English explorer who commanded two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. Born to John and Hannah Scott. Born into a naval family he became a cadet at the age of 13 and entered the navy in 1882. He married famous English sculptor, Kathleen Bruce in 1908. His son Peter was born in 1909. In 1910 he set for antarctica on the ship Terra Nova...
45. Paul Claudel Paul Claudel Writer, Camille Claudel 1915
46. Rhody Hathaway Rhody Hathaway Actor, Not a Drum Was Heard
47. Mabel Fenton Mabel Fenton Self, How Molly Malone Made Good
48. Algot Untola Algot Untola Writer, Tulipää
49. Blanche Cornwall Blanche Cornwall Actress, Falling Leaves
50. Walter Perry Walter Perry Actor, The Guttersnipe
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