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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. 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. 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...
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. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
7. Charles Lane Charles Lane Actor, Sadie Thompson
8. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
9. 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...
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. 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...
12. Robert Dudley Robert Dudley Actor, The Palm Beach Story
13. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
14. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Winston Churchill: The Darkest Hours
15. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
16. 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...
17. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
18. Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood Writer, Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll
19. Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks
20. Emma Goldman Emma Goldman Writer, Good Enough for the People
21. Emilio Aguinaldo Emilio Aguinaldo Self, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War
22. Booth Tarkington Booth Tarkington Writer, The Magnificent Ambersons
23. 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...
24. William Elmer William Elmer Actor, Carmen
25. Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro Director, Dante's Inferno
26. August Blom August Blom Director, Atlantis
27. Pierre Magnier Pierre Magnier Actor, The Rules of the Game
28. Rita Carlyle Rita Carlyle Actress, The Vampire Bat
29. May Yohe May Yohe Writer, The Hope Diamond Mystery
30. Pietro Sosso Pietro Sosso Actor, Lost in Transit
31. Rida Johnson Young Rida Johnson Young Soundtrack, Young Frankenstein
32. Fred Farrell Fred Farrell Actor, Casablanca
33. Hjalmar Söderberg Hjalmar Söderberg Writer, Gertrud
34. Hugh Saxon Hugh Saxon Actor, Seven Years Bad Luck
35. Rudolph Christians Rudolph Christians Actor, Foolish Wives
36. John Hyams John Hyams Actor, Give Me Action
37. H.V. Esmond H.V. Esmond Writer, One Summer's Day
38. John Wallace John Wallace Actor, The Black Pirate
39. 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...
40. Jim Welch Jim Welch Actor, The Iron Horse
41. Jessie Busley Jessie Busley Actress, King of the Underworld
42. Frances Raymond Frances Raymond Actress, Seven Chances
43. Walter R. Booth Walter R. Booth Director, The '?' Motorist
44. King Victor Emmanuel III King Victor Emmanuel III Self, S. M. il Re ed il Capo del Governo per la battaglia del grano
45. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
46. Walter Hale Walter Hale Actor, The Lightning Conductor
47. Bayard Veiller Bayard Veiller Writer, Guilty Hands
48. 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.
49. Cora Shannon Cora Shannon Actress, Trumpin' Trouble
50. Pavel Orlenev Pavel Orlenev Actor, Brand
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