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1. Charley Grapewin Charley Grapewin Actor, The Wizard of Oz This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). Acting having then sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays on the side that he himself could star in...
2. Mohandas K. Gandhi Mohandas K. Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2, 1869, into a Hindu Modh family in Porbanadar, Gujarat, India. His father, named Karamchand Gandhi, was the Chief Minister (diwan) of the city of Porbanadar. His mother, named Putlibai, was the fourth wife; the previous three wives died in childbirth...
3. Ben Turpin Ben Turpin Actor, Saps at Sea First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value and make him a top name...
4. Tyrone Power Sr. Tyrone Power Sr. Actor, The Big Trail Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to work as a citrus farmer...
5. A.E. Matthews A.E. Matthews Actor, Man with a Million The venerable British stage and film actor A.E. Matthews was born Alfred Edward Matthews on November 22, 1869 in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. The actor nicknamed "Matty" established himself on the British and American stage and in British films, taking up the craft after working as a clerk in a London bookstore...
6. Grigory Rasputin Grigory Rasputin Gregory Rasputin was one of Russia's most controversial and mysterious figures who posed as a "holy man" and destroyed the political image and reputation of Russia's Emperor Tsar Nicholas II and his family through a series of political manipulations, disgusting scandals and treachery, provoking a huge wave of public anger and helping the communists to prepare the disastrous Russian revolution...
7. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
8. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
9. Robert Dudley Robert Dudley Actor, The Palm Beach Story
10. Robert W. Paul Robert W. Paul Producer, The '?' Motorist Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be noted that all the early Thomas A. Edison films were made for these machines--they were not projected...
11. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
12. Charles Lane Charles Lane Actor, Sadie Thompson
13. Rudolph Christians Rudolph Christians Actor, Foolish Wives
14. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
15. Stephen Leacock Stephen Leacock Writer, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town A man of seemingly inexhaustible talents, Stephen Butler Leacock (born December 30, 1869) easily juggled being a humorist, essayist, teacher, political economist, lecturer, and historian. He received many awards and honorary degrees, among them the Lorne Pierce Medal; the Leacock Medal for Humour was...
16. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Biography
17. Pierre Magnier Pierre Magnier Actor, The Rules of the Game
18. Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood Writer, Tales of Mystery
19. Fanny Belle DeKnight Fanny Belle DeKnight Actress, Hallelujah An African-American veteran performer who struggled in vain to build a film career following a top role in an early all-black musical, Fannie Belle DeKnight found herself in a dead end situation trapped in an unflattering, stereotyped role and her film career went nowhere. Best known for her benevolent...
20. William Elmer William Elmer Actor, Carmen
21. Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks
22. Pietro Sosso Pietro Sosso Actor, The Marcellini Millions
23. Frederick A. Thomson Frederick A. Thomson Director, The Sign of the Cross Born in Montreal, Canada, Frederick A. Thomson--not to be confused with cowboy star Fred Thomson--had a 20-year career on the stage as an actor and producer before entering the film industry. He was a longtime director at Vitagraph, although he would occasionally appear in the studio's films as an actor...
24. August Blom August Blom Director, Atlantis
25. Hjalmar Söderberg Hjalmar Söderberg Writer, Gertrud
26. Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro Director, Dante's Inferno
27. Nick Cogley Nick Cogley Actor, Bangville Police
28. Sheldon Lewis Sheldon Lewis Actor, Orphans of the Storm
29. Henri Matisse Henri Matisse Actor, Henri Matisse Henri Emile Benoit Matisse was born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambresis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His father, named Emile Hippolyte Matisse, was a merchant, whose family were weavers. His mother, named Anna Heloise Matisse (nee Gerard), was a daughter of a tanner; she made hats and painted china...
30. Booth Tarkington Booth Tarkington Writer, The Magnificent Ambersons
31. Jeanne Cheirel Jeanne Cheirel Actress, Les filles de la concierge
32. Rita Carlyle Rita Carlyle Actress, The Vampire Bat
33. J.C. Fowler J.C. Fowler Actor, Reckless Courage
34. Stina Berg Stina Berg Actress, Säg det i toner
35. Lester Lonergan Lester Lonergan Actor, Seven Faces
36. Arthur Donaldson Arthur Donaldson Actor, Babbling Tongues Swedish born classical stage star Arthur Donaldson born in Norsholm, Sweden in 1869. A well-known stage actor and a light opera baritone singer. Moved to the United States in 1883 and began his stage career in the 1890's, he originated the role of 'The Prince of Pilsen' in 1903. Handsome performer who often played high class gentlemen in more than 80 movies...
37. Zélie Yzelle Zélie Yzelle Actress, Claudine à l'école
38. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, The Murder in Thornton Square
39. Sebastian Smith Sebastian Smith Actor, Oh, Mr. Porter! Sebastian Smith from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, became a well-known star of many comedy and drama shows all over Britain in the late Victorian years before meeting pioneering film-maker Cecil Hepworth. Hepworth cast the handsome tall dark Smith in many of his films, often as a smart gentleman hero...
40. Charles Darnton Charles Darnton Writer, The Iron Horse
41. Bayard Veiller Bayard Veiller Writer, Guilty Hands
42. Frances Raymond Frances Raymond Actress, Seven Chances
43. Frank Weed Frank Weed Actor, The Post-Impressionists
44. Lotta Woods Lotta Woods Writer, The Thief of Bagdad
45. Frank Marion Frank Marion Writer, Troubles of a Manager of a Burlesque Show
46. Evelyn Millard Evelyn Millard Actress, Chains of Bondage
47. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
48. Ernest Maupain Ernest Maupain Actor, The Fable of the Two Sensational Failures
49. Leslie T. Peacocke Leslie T. Peacocke Writer, Injustice
50. Nadezhda Krupskaya Nadezhda Krupskaya Self, Literaturno-instruktorskiy agitparokhod vtsik 'Krasnaia Zvezda'
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