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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. 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...
4. Henry Bergman Henry Bergman Actor, Modern Times Comic actor from silents who later assisted Chaplin in directing some of the latter's films.
5. 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...
6. Tsar Nicholas II Tsar Nicholas II Self, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia Born Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov, Czar Nicholas II of Russia was crowned in 1894 and was the last Emperor of Russia. He was the eldest son of Czar Alexander III and the grandson of Czar Alexander II and was related to the Danish, British and German royal families. As a child Nicholas wasn't quite as bright as his younger brothers...
7. 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...
8. Patty S. Hill Patty S. Hill Soundtrack, Batman Begins
9. 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...
10. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
11. 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...
12. Robert Edeson Robert Edeson Actor, The Call of the North 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.
13. Hedwig Bleibtreu Hedwig Bleibtreu Actress, The Third Man
14. Edgar Norton Edgar Norton Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
15. Flora Disney Flora Disney Uncategorised
16. 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...
17. 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"...
18. Al Shean Al Shean Actor, San Francisco Half of the legendary vaudeville team of Gallagher & Shean, he played character parts in a few Hollywood films from 1935 through the 1940s.
19. Walter Perry Walter Perry Actor, The Guttersnipe
20. 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...
21. Boris Thomashefsky Boris Thomashefsky Actor, Bar-Mitzvah
22. Eleanor H. Porter Eleanor H. Porter Writer, Pollyanna
23. Sheldon Lewis Sheldon Lewis Actor, Orphans of the Storm
24. C.V. France C.V. France Actor, The Skin Game
25. William Faversham William Faversham Actor, Arizona Days
26. Claude Anet Claude Anet Writer, Love in the Afternoon
27. Marta Golden Marta Golden Actress, A Janitor's Wife's Temptation
28. Robert Gaillard Robert Gaillard Actor, The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
29. Max Fassbender Max Fassbender Cinematographer, Different from the Others
30. Paul Everton Paul Everton Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
31. Bert Bailey Bert Bailey Actor, On Our Selection
32. Edward S. Curtis Edward S. Curtis Director, In the Land of the Head Hunters
33. 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...
34. Juventino Rosas Juventino Rosas Soundtrack, Pitch Perfect
35. Sinoël Sinoël Actor, The Last Billionaire
36. Marie Belloc Lowndes Marie Belloc Lowndes Writer, The Lodger
37. Bud Ross Bud Ross Actor, Ham and Eggs
38. Mrs. Tom Ricketts Mrs. Tom Ricketts Actress, The Unknown Model
39. Marc Robbins Marc Robbins Actor, Their Act
40. Anna Müller-Lincke Anna Müller-Lincke Actress, Was eine Frau im Frühling träumt
41. Marcia Harris Marcia Harris Actress, Orphans of the Storm
42. Bernard Siegel Bernard Siegel Actor, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
43. Alexandre Promio Alexandre Promio Director, Leaving Jerusalem by Railway
44. Julia Arthur Julia Arthur Actress, Barbara Fritchie: The Story of a Patriotic American Woman
45. Magnus Hirschfeld Magnus Hirschfeld Actor, Different from the Others
46. Jens Christian Gundersen Jens Christian Gundersen Director, Dæmonen
47. Lillian Lawrence Lillian Lawrence Actress, Three Ages
48. Miklós Horthy Miklós Horthy Uncategorised
49. Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar Director, Delhi Durbar
50. Ben Hendricks Sr. Ben Hendricks Sr. Actor, The Angel of the Slums
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