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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, Where Are My Children? The grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841) and son of concert pianist Harold Power, Frederick Tyrone Power was raised and educated (at Dulwich College) in England. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to work as a citrus farmer. However, he hated farming, having always wanted to be an actor...
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. A.E. Matthews A.E. Matthews Actor, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 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...
7. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
8. 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...
9. Booth Tarkington Booth Tarkington Writer, The Magnificent Ambersons
10. Pietro Sosso Pietro Sosso Actor, Lost in Transit
11. 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...
12. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
13. Robert Dudley Robert Dudley Actor, The Palm Beach Story
14. Rita Carlyle Rita Carlyle Actress, The Vampire Bat
15. 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...
16. John Hyams John Hyams Actor, Give Me Action
17. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Winston Churchill: The Darkest Hours
18. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
19. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
20. Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo Self, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
21. Charles Lane Charles Lane Actor, Sadie Thompson
22. James K. Hackett James K. Hackett Actor, The Prisoner of Zenda Handsome classical stage and screen actor James K. Hackett born James Keteltas Hackett in Ontario, Canada in 1869. Son of the celebrated Shakespearian actor James Henry Hackett. Like his father he studied law at the College of the City of New York, his outstanding acting talent soon became evident in college theatricals and after leaving he embarked on a stage career after graduation in 1891...
23. Paul Biensfeldt Paul Biensfeldt Actor, Harakiri
24. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
25. 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...
26. Jim Welch Jim Welch Actor, The Iron Horse
27. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
28. Walter R. Booth Walter R. Booth Director, The '?' Motorist
29. Emma Goldman Emma Goldman Writer, Good Enough for the People
30. Myra Davis Myra Davis Actress, Maid o' the Storm
31. Paul Armstrong Paul Armstrong Writer, Salomy Jane
32. Barney Gilmore Barney Gilmore Actor, Kelly from the Emerald Isle
33. Rida Johnson Young Rida Johnson Young Soundtrack, Young Frankenstein
34. Jessie Busley Jessie Busley Actress, King of the Underworld
35. Hugh Saxon Hugh Saxon Actor, Seven Years Bad Luck
36. Pierre Magnier Pierre Magnier Actor, The Rules of the Game
37. Fred Farrell Fred Farrell Actor, Casablanca
38. Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro Director, Dante's Inferno
39. Frances Raymond Frances Raymond Actress, Seven Chances
40. 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...
41. Philip Bech Philip Bech Actor, Solskinsdalen
42. Tom Maguire Tom Maguire Actor, The Savage
43. William H. Tooker William H. Tooker Actor, The Scarlet Letter
44. August Blom August Blom Director, Atlantis
45. Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood Writer, Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll
46. John Wallace John Wallace Actor, The Black Pirate
47. J.L. Roop J.L. Roop Director, Tom Goes on His Vacation
48. Rudolph Christians Rudolph Christians Actor, Foolish Wives
49. Jane Loofbourrow Jane Loofbourrow Actress, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
50. Dronning Maud Dronning Maud Self, Ved Ribe Domkirkes indvielse Queen Maud of Norway was born Princess Maud on November 26, 1869. Her parents were the Prince and Princess of Wales, the heirs to Maud's grandmother Queen Victoria. Maud's mother was also Danish Princess. Maud grew up enjoying fine things. Spending time in Palaces in England and abroad while visiting relatives in Denmark, Germany, Greece, and Russia...
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