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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). When acting sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays 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. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
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. 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...
8. Robert Dudley Robert Dudley Actor, The Palm Beach Story
9. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
10. Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood Writer, Tales of Mystery
11. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
12. Sheldon Lewis Sheldon Lewis Actor, Orphans of the Storm
13. 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...
14. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Biography
15. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
16. Henri Matisse Henri Matisse Self, Matisse: Voyages 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...
17. Booth Tarkington Booth Tarkington Writer, The Magnificent Ambersons
18. August Blom August Blom Director, Atlantis
19. 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...
20. 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...
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. Fred Farrell Fred Farrell Actor, Casablanca
23. Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks
24. 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...
25. 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.
26. Pietro Sosso Pietro Sosso Actor, The Marcellini Millions
27. Evelyn Millard Evelyn Millard Actress, Chains of Bondage
28. Pierre Magnier Pierre Magnier Actor, The Rules of the Game
29. 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.
30. Nadezhda Krupskaya Nadezhda Krupskaya Self, Literaturno-instruktorskiy agitparokhod vtsik 'Krasnaia Zvezda'
31. Harry Fragson Harry Fragson Soundtrack, South Solitary
32. Walter Hale Walter Hale Actor, The Lightning Conductor
33. 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...
34. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
35. Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo Self, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
36. John Hyams John Hyams Actor, Give Me Action
37. H.V. Esmond H.V. Esmond Writer, One Summer's Day
38. 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...
39. Nick Cogley Nick Cogley Actor, Bangville Police
40. Bill Mead Bill Mead Stunts, They Died with Their Boots On
41. Jim Welch Jim Welch Actor, The Iron Horse
42. Minna Gale Minna Gale Actress, A Fool There Was Minna Gale made her theatrical debut in 1884 under the leadership of Daniel Bandmann, playing in East Lynne and similar "popular" plays. Her big break came the following year when she auditioned for Lawrence Barrett, the well-known Shakespearean actor, and was immediately hired by him. She made her debut in his company as Queen Gertrude in Hamlet...
43. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
44. 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...
45. 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...
46. J.C. Fowler J.C. Fowler Actor, Reckless Courage
47. Florence Oberle Florence Oberle Actress, The Kiss
48. Hans Poelzig Hans Poelzig Art Director, The Golem
49. Rudolph Christians Rudolph Christians Actor, Foolish Wives
50. 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...
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