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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, The Big Trail 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. 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...
5. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
6. 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...
7. Jessie Busley Jessie Busley Actress, King of the Underworld
8. Robert Dudley Robert Dudley Actor, The Palm Beach Story
9. Bayard Veiller Bayard Veiller Writer, Guilty Hands
10. 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...
11. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
12. Booth Tarkington Booth Tarkington Writer, The Magnificent Ambersons
13. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
14. Sheldon Lewis Sheldon Lewis Actor, Orphans of the Storm
15. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Biography
16. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
17. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
18. 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...
19. August Blom August Blom Director, Atlantis
20. Frederick A. Thomson Frederick A. Thomson Director, The Sign of the Cross 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...
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Giuseppe de Liguoro Giuseppe de Liguoro Director, Dante's Inferno
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. Charles Lane Charles Lane Actor, Sadie Thompson
26. Ernest Wallace Ernest Wallace Actor, The Flag Lieutenant Ernest Frederick Wallace was born to a middle class family living in west London. His father was a former lieutenant in the Gordon Highlanders who had a series of financial disasters when he entered commercial life. Ernest was of independent means and entered the theatre shortly after his marriage to Ellen Rose Madeline Luff and toured in productions of "Sue" and "The Great Ruby"...
27. Ethel Irving Ethel Irving Actress, Call Me Mame
28. John Hyams John Hyams Actor, Give Me Action
29. Leslie T. Peacocke Leslie T. Peacocke Writer, Injustice
30. 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...
31. Pietro Sosso Pietro Sosso Actor, The Marcellini Millions
32. Maurice Campbell Maurice Campbell Director, Burnt Fingers
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. 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.
36. 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...
37. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, The Murder in Thornton Square
38. H.V. Esmond H.V. Esmond Writer, One Summer's Day
39. J.C. Fowler J.C. Fowler Actor, Reckless Courage
40. Walter R. Booth Walter R. Booth Director, The '?' Motorist
41. Walter Hale Walter Hale Actor, The Lightning Conductor
42. Rudolph Christians Rudolph Christians Actor, Foolish Wives
43. Axel Hultman Axel Hultman Actor, Kärlek och björnjakt
44. Hjalmar Söderberg Hjalmar Söderberg Writer, Gertrud
45. Nell de Silva Nell de Silva Actress, A Cigarette-Maker's Romance Nell de Silva (a.k.a. Nell Dasilva, Nina de Silva, and Lady Martin-Harvey) was an English actress who was the wife of John Martin Harvey (later styled Sir John Martin-Harvey) and the mother of actor Michael Martin Harvey and actress Muriel Martin-Harvey. She was born Angelita Helena Margarita de Silva Ferro on August 28...
46. Hans Poelzig Hans Poelzig Art Director, The Golem
47. Pierre Magnier Pierre Magnier Actor, The Rules of the Game
48. Kasturba Gandhi Kasturba Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks
49. Nick Cogley Nick Cogley Actor, Bangville Police
50. Rida Johnson Young Rida Johnson Young Writer, Maytime
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