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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. 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...
3. 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...
4. Tyrone Power Sr. Tyrone Power Sr. Actor, Where Are My Children? 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. Grigory Rasputin Grigory Rasputin Uncategorised 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...
6. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Winston Churchill: The Darkest Hours
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. John Hyams John Hyams Actor, Give Me Action
10. H.V. Esmond H.V. Esmond Writer, One Summer's Day
11. William Elmer William Elmer Actor, Carmen
12. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
13. Booth Tarkington Booth Tarkington Writer, The Magnificent Ambersons
14. Robert Dudley Robert Dudley Actor, The Palm Beach Story
15. Charles Lane Charles Lane Actor, Sadie Thompson
16. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
17. August Blom August Blom Director, Atlantis
18. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
19. 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...
20. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
21. André Gide André Gide Writer, Pastoral Symphony Andre Paul Guillaume Gide was born on November 22, 1869, in Paris, France. His father, named Paul Gide, was a professor of law at the University of Paris, he was a descendant from Cevennes Huhuenots. His mother, named Juliette Rondeaux, was a devoted Calvinist. He received an excellent private education at home, then at the Ecole Alsacienne...
22. Jim Welch Jim Welch Actor, The Iron Horse
23. Vivia Ogden Vivia Ogden Actress, Way Down East
24. Rudolph Christians Rudolph Christians Actor, Foolish Wives
25. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
26. 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...
27. Cora Shannon Cora Shannon Actress, Trumpin' Trouble
28. Pietro Sosso Pietro Sosso Actor, Lost in Transit
29. Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro Director, Dante's Inferno
30. Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks
31. Hjalmar Söderberg Hjalmar Söderberg Writer, Gertrud
32. Frances Raymond Frances Raymond Actress, Seven Chances
33. Walter R. Booth Walter R. Booth Director, The '?' Motorist
34. Sándor Góth Sándor Góth Actor, Az anyaszív Between 1931-39 he taught at the School for Dramatic Arts. His pedagogic activity is significant. He engaged himself in literature. One of his books is the interesting: Ha Moliere naplót írt volna (Bp., 1946). He is the unparalleled artist of the conversation style. He was characterised by excellent ability to form characters and to make parodies...
35. Zélie Yzelle Zélie Yzelle Actress, Claudine à l'école
36. Bill Mead Bill Mead Stunts, They Died with Their Boots On
37. Lewin Fitzhamon Lewin Fitzhamon Director, Rescued by Rover Lewin Fitzhamon born in Aldingham, Cumbria in 1869, began as a steeplechase rider and a music hall performer and also producer/writer of sketches in 1889. He first made films with Robert W. Paul,s Film Company in 1900, in 1904, he joined Cecil Hepworth as an writer, film director and actor specializing in children and animals probably directing around 600 films...
38. Dennis Eadie Dennis Eadie Actor, Disraeli
39. Camille de Morlhon Camille de Morlhon Director, The Little Vixen
40. John Wallace John Wallace Actor, The Black Pirate
41. Rosa Rosanova Rosa Rosanova Actress, Blood and Sand Best remembered as Valentino's mother in "Blood and Sand," Rosanova began her career on Broadway and later played several immigrant women on the screen. In the film "Lucky Boy" (1929), George Jessell sang 'My Mother's Eyes' to her just like Al Jolson sang to Eugenie Besserer in "The Jazz Singer." With the advent of sound, her career came to an end.
42. George Pallu George Pallu Director, A Rosa do Adro Lawyer and Army officer, he was personal secretary to the French Minister for Public Instruction, before he started working in films. He was contracted by Production company Invicta Film, from April 1, 1918, for one year as director ("metteur-en-scène"), to adapt Portuguese literary texts to the cinema...
43. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
44. Paul Biensfeldt Paul Biensfeldt Actor, Harakiri
45. Armand Dranem Armand Dranem Actor, Ah! Quelle gare!
46. 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...
47. Jessie Busley Jessie Busley Actress, King of the Underworld
48. Édouard de Max Édouard de Max Actor, Athalie
49. 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...
50. Belle Stoddard Belle Stoddard Actress, One of the Rabble
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