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1. Queenie Vassar Queenie Vassar Actress, Primrose Path Coming to the U.S. in 1884, Vassar performed as a musical/comic star during the 1890s. She played in "The Lady of the Slipper; Or, A Modern Cinderella" which opened at the Globe Theatre in New York in 1912 and ran for 232 performances.
2. Edwin S. Porter Edwin S. Porter Director, The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery...
3. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke Dhundiraj Govind Phalke Director, Raja Harishchandra Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at Ratlam learned three-colour block making and ceramics...
4. Claude Gillingwater Claude Gillingwater Actor, The Prisoner of Shark Island Tall, balding character actor in US films from 1921 until the year he died, usually portraying obstinate or irascible types.
5. V.I. Lenin V.I. Lenin Writer, The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
6. Richard Bennett Richard Bennett Actor, The Magnificent Ambersons
7. Edward Ellis Edward Ellis Actor, Fury Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in 1952.
8. Lawrence Grant Lawrence Grant Actor, Shanghai Express As a young boy in England, Lawrence Grant became a great admirer of the Native American peoples. He devoured every book or article he could get his hands on relating to their culture and history. Years later Grant got the opportunity to spend some months living with several Native American tribes in Wyoming and Montana...
9. Emma Tansey Emma Tansey Actress, Young Oldfield
10. Marie Ault Marie Ault Actress, The Lodger
11. Eva Moore Eva Moore Actress, The Old Dark House
12. Enrique Acosta Enrique Acosta Actor, Monerías
13. Lewis J. Selznick Lewis J. Selznick Miscellaneous Crew, A Pair of Silk Stockings Lewis J. Selznick, one of the pioneers of studio film production and the father of Oscar-winning Gone with the Wind producer David O. Selznick, was born Lewis Zeleznik in Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire, into a poor Jewish family with 18 children. Selznick migrated to London at the age of 12, and then to the US, eventually winding up as a small-time jeweler in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
14. Edward LeSaint Edward LeSaint Actor, Modern Times LeSaint started his stage career while still a child in Philadelphia. He moved to Hollywood in 1912 to work in the movies. Edward often played judges or college professors in films.
15. Charles Sellon Charles Sellon Actor, Bright Eyes
16. Jack Richardson Jack Richardson Actor, Trial Marriage
17. Albert Fish Albert Fish Uncategorised
18. Franz Lehár Franz Lehár Soundtrack, U-571
19. King Christian X King Christian X Self, Kong Chr. X's 75 års fødselsdag
20. Norman McKinnel Norman McKinnel Actor, When Boys Leave Home
21. Arnold Korff Arnold Korff Actor, The Haunted Castle
22. Felipa Gómez Felipa Gómez Actress, Key Largo
23. Sarah Adler Sarah Adler Actress, Sins of the Parents
24. Arthur J. Lamb Arthur J. Lamb Soundtrack, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Composer, songwriter ("Asleep In the Deep"), lyricist, author and actor. He came to the USA in his youth, appearing in minstrel shows and joining the staff of music publishers. Joining ASCAP in 1942, his chief musical collaborators included Albert von Tilzer, Ernest Ball and 'Harry Von Tilzer', and his other popular-song compositions include "A Bird In a Gilded Cage"...
25. Frank Terry Frank Terry Actor, An Eastern Westerner Frank Terry toured Europe and Asia on the legitimate stage professionally known as "Nat Clifford". He came back to America and became a comedy gag man for silent film comedies. He became somewhat notorious for an unfortunate incident that occured on August 24th, 1919 in a movie studio in Downtown Los Angeles...
26. Frank Dawson Frank Dawson Actor, The Woman in the Window
27. Ivan Bunin Ivan Bunin Writer, Meshcherskie Ivan Bunin was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1933). He was born Ivan Alekseevich Bunin on October 22, 1870 on his ancestral estate near Voronezh, Russia. His father, Aleksei Bunin, and his mother, were descendants of several lines of old nobility that included Russian landed gentry and Luthuanian knights...
28. D'Arcy Corrigan D'Arcy Corrigan Actor, The Informer
29. Joseph Carl Breil Joseph Carl Breil Composer, The Phantom of the Opera Not only did Joseph compose music for movies, he was the first person to compose a score specifically for a motion picture - "Queen Elizabeth" in 1912. In addition to film music, Joseph composed for various operas - `Love Laughs at Locksmiths' 1910, `Prof. Tattle' 1913 and, `The Seventh Chord' 1913. Breil died from heart disease.
30. Madeleine Guitty Madeleine Guitty Actress, Bric à Brac et compagnie
31. Nelson McDowell Nelson McDowell Actor, The Dawn Rider
32. Hector Hugh Munro Hector Hugh Munro Writer, Sredni Vashtar
33. Frederick Truesdell Frederick Truesdell Actor, No Show for the Chauffeur
34. Alexandre Benois Alexandre Benois Costume Designer, Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky Alexandr Nikolaevich Benois was born May 4, 1870 in St. Petersburg, Russia into the family of Italian, Russian and French ancestry. His father, named Nikolai Leontievich Benois was the famous architect of the Imperial Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg and also built many other historic landmarks...
35. Robert Horton Robert Horton Actor, Murder at the Baskervilles
36. Petrine Sonne Petrine Sonne Actress, Bedstemor går amok
37. O.B. Clarence O.B. Clarence Actor, Great Expectations Stocky, bespectacled English character actor, whose career began in the music halls. Educated at Dover College, Oliver Burchett Clarence acted in repertory theatre from 1890. He then worked as a member of actor-manager Frank Benson's troupe for a number of years. During the First World War, he served as a special constable...
38. Marie Lloyd Marie Lloyd Self, The Man Who Made Good
39. Oscar Straus Oscar Straus Composer, The Earrings of Madame de...
40. Alfred Deutsch-German Alfred Deutsch-German Writer, Die Tat des Andreas Harmer
41. Burton Holmes Burton Holmes Producer, Snowbound
42. Marcus Loew Marcus Loew Producer, The Saphead His film resume belies the fact that he was the most important man in motion pictures at the time of his death. Born as Max Loew in New York City to a poverty-stricken Viennese waiter, his life could've easily gone the the way of many boys of the east side slums, except that he was hyper-enterprising...
43. Charles Hill Mailes Charles Hill Mailes Actor, The Mark of Zorro
44. Bill Pickett Bill Pickett Actor, The Bull-Dogger
45. Albrecht Schmidt Albrecht Schmidt Actor, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
46. Pierre Louÿs Pierre Louÿs Writer, That Obscure Object of Desire Louÿs' refined evocations, not to say re-inventions, of the society of Hellenistic Greece proved extremely popular in both France and the English speaking world, especially due to the somewhat risque nature of such works as Aphrodite (1896) and Les Chansons de Bilitis (1894). He lived his entire life in Paris...
47. Lon Poff Lon Poff Actor, Isn't Life Terrible?
48. Arturo Ambrosio Arturo Ambrosio Producer, The Last Days of Pompeii
49. Glen MacDonough Glen MacDonough Soundtrack, Babes in Toyland
50. Hubert Druce Hubert Druce Actor, Life
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