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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. 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...
4. 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...
5. Booth Tarkington Booth Tarkington Writer, The Magnificent Ambersons
6. 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...
7. Camille de Morlhon Camille de Morlhon Director, The Little Vixen
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. Frederick A. Thomson Frederick A. Thomson Director, Heidi 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...
10. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Winston Churchill: The Darkest Hours
11. Robert Dudley Robert Dudley Actor, The Palm Beach Story
12. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
16. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
17. Rita Carlyle Rita Carlyle Actress, The Vampire Bat
18. Anders de Wahl Anders de Wahl Actor, Erotikon
19. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
20. John Hyams John Hyams Actor, Give Me Action
21. 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...
22. Charles Lane Charles Lane Actor, Sadie Thompson
23. William Elmer William Elmer Actor, Carmen
24. King Victor Emmanuel III King Victor Emmanuel III Self, S. M. il Re ed il Capo del Governo per la battaglia del grano
25. 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...
26. Frances Raymond Frances Raymond Actress, Seven Chances
27. Fred Farrell Fred Farrell Actor, Casablanca
28. 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...
29. August Blom August Blom Director, Atlantis
30. Edgar Lewis Edgar Lewis Director, The Sheriff Edgar Lewis began his career as a stage actor and entered the film industry in 1911 as an actor, making his directorial debut two years later. Specializing in action-adventure films and westerns, he directed dozens of pictures between 1913 and 1930, when he left directing and returned to his first love...
31. Rudolph Christians Rudolph Christians Actor, Foolish Wives
32. Paul Armstrong Paul Armstrong Writer, Salomy Jane
33. 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...
34. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
35. 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...
36. Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood Writer, Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll
37. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
38. Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks
39. André Nox André Nox Actor, The Life and Loves of Beethoven
40. 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...
41. Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro Director, Dante's Inferno
42. Bayard Veiller Bayard Veiller Writer, Guilty Hands
43. Viola Allen Viola Allen Actress, The White Sister Viola Allen was born 1869 in Alabama and educated in Boston, Toronto and New York. She made her stage debut on July 4th, 1882. Since then she starred in many other stage plays. At the beginning of the 20th century she could also be seen in a lot of Shakespeare revivals. Viola Allen passed away 1948 in New York.
44. Randle Ayrton Randle Ayrton Actor, The Manxman Randle Ayrton born in Chester in 1869. Educated at Geneva University. became a highly well-known performer in classical theatre, making his acting debut at the Old Avenue Theatre in London in 1890, and has been successful in London's West End and in America until the late 1930's. sophisticated gentleman in English silent and sound films...
45. Hermann Benke Hermann Benke Actor, Die Welt in Gefahr
46. Hans Poelzig Hans Poelzig Art Director, The Golem
47. 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...
48. J.C. Fowler J.C. Fowler Actor, Reckless Courage
49. Mae Talbot Mae Talbot Actress, The Mother Call
50. Eugene Manlove Rhodes Eugene Manlove Rhodes Writer, Four Faces West Eugene Manlove Rhodes was born on 19 January 1869, at Tecumseh, Nebraska, the son of Hinman and Julia Manlove Rhodes. His father, who had been a tailor, served with Company H, 28th Infantry Regiment Illinois, during the American Civil War. He mustered out on 15 March, 1866 at Brownsville, Texas, with the rank of Full Colonel...
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