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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. Charles Sellon Charles Sellon Actor, Bright Eyes
4. Madeleine Guitty Madeleine Guitty Actress, Bric à Brac et compagnie
5. 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.
6. Nelson McDowell Nelson McDowell Actor, The Dawn Rider
7. V.I. Lenin V.I. Lenin Writer, The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
8. Claude Gillingwater Claude Gillingwater Actor, The Prisoner of Shark Island A man so disagreeable on celluloid, Claude Gillingwater's characters seemed to subsist on a steady diet of persimmons. Fondly recalled as the cranky old skinflint whose seemingly cold heart could only be warmed by the actions of a cute little tyke, the tall and rangy Gillingwater invariably played much older than he was...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Felipa Gómez Felipa Gómez Actress, Key Largo
12. D'Arcy Corrigan D'Arcy Corrigan Actor, The Informer
13. Anders Randolf Anders Randolf Actor, The Black Pirate Anders Randolf was born Anders Randrup in Denmark 1870. His parents were Matthius Randrup and Kristine Jensen. He had a number of siblings - two of which were sisters Kirstine Randrup born in 1884 and Jensine Marie Randrup born 1880. He grew up on Old Rybjergaard farm, living with an Aunt rather than his parents. Her name was Marie (Randrup) and she was married to Anders Kristian Jensen...
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. Richard Bennett Richard Bennett Actor, The Magnificent Ambersons
16. Eva Moore Eva Moore Actress, The Old Dark House
17. Marie Ault Marie Ault Actress, The Lodger
18. Enrique Acosta Enrique Acosta Actor, Monerías
19. 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...
20. Samuel Adams Samuel Adams Actor, Treasure Blues
21. Jack Richardson Jack Richardson Actor, Trial Marriage
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. Arturo Ambrosio Arturo Ambrosio Producer, The Last Days of Pompeii
25. Franz Lehár Franz Lehár Soundtrack, U-571
26. William Welsh William Welsh Actor, The Shock
27. Emma Tansey Emma Tansey Actress, Young Oldfield
28. Charles Hill Mailes Charles Hill Mailes Actor, The New York Hat
29. Marie Lloyd Marie Lloyd Self, The Man Who Made Good
30. Lon Poff Lon Poff Actor, Isn't Life Terrible?
31. Hector Hugh Munro Hector Hugh Munro Writer, Sredni Vashtar
32. Norman McKinnel Norman McKinnel Actor, When Boys Leave Home
33. Billy McClain Billy McClain Actor, Undercurrent
34. Frank Dawson Frank Dawson Actor, The Woman in the Window
35. 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.
36. Frederick Truesdell Frederick Truesdell Actor, No Show for the Chauffeur
37. Bernard Baruch Bernard Baruch Self, World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn
38. Joe Harris Joe Harris Actor, The Face Most Fair American Western actor of silent pictures. Born of Irish stock in Lewiston, Maine, USA, Harris became friends with Western star Harry Carey, for whom he worked as a hired hand and with whom he appeared in approximately twenty silent Westerns. Harris lived with Carey and his family for decades. He died in 1953, aged 82.
39. Kate Cutler Kate Cutler Actress, Pygmalion
40. Frank Montgomery Frank Montgomery Director, The 'Epidemic' in Paradise Gulch
41. Pomeroy Cannon Pomeroy Cannon Actor, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
42. Bill Pickett Bill Pickett Actor, The Bull-Dogger
43. George Ovey George Ovey Actor, Fireman, Save My Gal!
44. Albert Fish Albert Fish Uncategorised
45. Elmo Red Fox Elmo Red Fox Self, Episode dated 6 May 1971
46. Friedrich Kühne Friedrich Kühne Actor, The Loves of Pharaoh
47. Aleksandr Kuprin Aleksandr Kuprin Writer, Gion no shimai
48. Anne Schaefer Anne Schaefer Actress, Johanna Enlists
49. 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...
50. R.H. Burnside R.H. Burnside Director, Manhattan Songwriter ("You Can't Beat the Luck of the Irish"), composer, director, producer, librettist and author, educated at the Great Yarmouth Academy. He came to the USA as the director of Lillian Russell productions, and went on to direct many New York Hippodrome spectacles. He composed the stage scores...
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