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1. Alma Kruger Alma Kruger Actress, His Girl Friday Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960.
2. Henry Stephenson Henry Stephenson Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty Stephenson was a firm, dignified, worldly presence in Hollywood's classic history-based films of the 30s and 40s. The tall British character actor Henry Stephenson could be both imposing and benevolent in his patrician portrayals, usually expounding words of wisdom or offering gentlemanly aid. He was born Henry S...
3. Maurice Moscovitch Maurice Moscovitch Actor, The Great Dictator Veteran of New York's Yiddish theatre, this putty-faced character actor enjoyed four years in Hollywood, where he appeared in 14 films from 1936 through the year of his death.
4. Wilfred Lucas Wilfred Lucas Actor, Modern Times
5. Gertrude Hoffman Gertrude Hoffman Actress, Foreign Correspondent German-born Gertrude Hoffman began her film career in Germany in 1918, but she didn't start her Hollywood career until she was past 60 years of age, making her American film debut in 1933. She worked steadily and made quite a few films over the next 20 years, though many of her parts were unbilled. She is probably best remembered as Mrs...
6. Marcel Proust Marcel Proust Writer, Marcel Proust's Time Regained Marcel Proust was a French intellectual, author and critic, best known for his seven-volume fiction 'In search of Lost Time'. He coined the term "involuntary memory", which became also known as "Proust effect" in modern psychology. He was born Valentin Louis Georges Eugéne Marcel Proust, on July 10...
7. Segundo de Chomón Segundo de Chomón Director, Los guapos del parque Segundo de Chomón became involved in film through his wife, who was an actress in Pathé films. In 1902 he became a concessionary for Pathé in Barcelona, distributing its product in Spanish-speaking countries and managing a factory for the coloring of Pathé films. He began shooting footage of Spanish locations for the company...
8. Elspeth Dudgeon Elspeth Dudgeon Actress, The Old Dark House Long-time British stage actress who entered films in the early 1930's.
9. Winsor McCay Winsor McCay Writer, Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics Like many pioneers, the work of 'Winsor McCay' has been largely superseded by successors such as Walt Disney and Max Fleischer but he more than earns a place in film history for being the American cinema's first great cartoon animator. He started out as a newspaper cartoonist, achieving a national reputation for his strips 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' and 'Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend'...
10. Emmett Dalton Emmett Dalton Writer, When the Daltons Rode Emmett Dalton was the youngest of the three Dalton brothers, part of a bandit gang notorious for robbing trains and banks in the Midwest during the late 1890s (interestingly, the brothers started their life of crime with a failed attempt at breaking into the safe on a Southern Pacific Railroad train in 1891 near San Luis Obispo...
11. Seymour Hicks Seymour Hicks Actor, Scrooge Seymour Hicks was an extremely successful actor and theatrical impresario who flourished from the late 19th century into the 1930s. He was best remembered for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Born on January 30, 1871 on the Isle of Jersey, he first trod the boards as a professional at the age of sixteen...
12. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka Hollywood character actor of silents and talkies.
13. Hilda Borgström Hilda Borgström Actress, The Phantom Carriage
14. John Rand John Rand Actor, The Circus
15. Fannie Ward Fannie Ward Actress, The Cheat Fannie Ward was a star of light comedies on Broadway and in vaudeville. Internationally famous, she was at the height of her career in the first decade of the 20th century. She debuted on Broadway at 19 in "Pippino" (1890). She went on to starring roles in "The Marriage of William Ashe", "Madam President" and "The Shop Girl"...
16. Joe Roberts Joe Roberts Actor, Our Hospitality
17. Clare Greet Clare Greet Actress, Jamaica Inn
18. Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser Writer, A Place in the Sun Theodore Dreiser was one of the great American writers, and a transitional figure between Victorian America and the "modern" age that was inaugurated after the cessation of hostilities after WWI and the publication of Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" in 1920. A naturalist with a committed social conscience...
19. James Gordon James Gordon Actor, The Mystery of the Poison Pool One of the founders of the acting group known as "The Troupers," Gordon was a leading man for Julia Marlowe on Broadway, appearing in Shakespearean plays that toured the country a number of times.
20. James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson Soundtrack, Rain Man American poet, novelist and essayist James Weldon Johnson was born in Jacksonville, FL, in 1871. He came from a musically inclined family--his brother was noted composer and songwriter Rosamond Johnson--and received his B.A. from Atlanta University and his M.A. from that institution two years later,...
21. Orville Wright Orville Wright Uncategorised
22. Edmund Breese Edmund Breese Actor, Duck Soup
23. Blanche Ring Blanche Ring Actress, The Yankee Girl Blanche Ring was born on April 24, 1877. She never dabbled with film acting until 1915 when she filmed THE YANKEE GIRL. She was 38 at the time. She only made two other films, IT'S THE OLD ARMY GAME in 1926 and HAVING WONDERFUL CRIME in 1945. Blanche died in Santa Monica, California on January 13, 1961. She was 83 years old.
24. Heinrich Mann Heinrich Mann Writer, The Blue Angel Heinrich Mann, German novelist and the elder brother of Nobel-Prize winner Thomas Mann, is most famous in the English-speaking world for his novel "Professor Unrat" that was turned into the successful 1930 movie "Der Blaue Engel" ("The Blue Angel"). Mann once enjoyed a considerable reputation in German literary circles...
25. George Morrell George Morrell Actor, The Heart of the North
26. Scott Seaton Scott Seaton Actor, Eight-Cylinder Bull
27. Samuel Hopkins Adams Samuel Hopkins Adams Writer, It Happened One Night Journalist, author, biographer and historian Samuel Hopkins Adams was born along the banks of Lake Erie at Dunkirk, NY, on 26 January 1871. His parents were Myron, a ministe3r, and Hester Rose Hopkins Adams, the daughter of a theologian. Adams attended Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and upon graduation began working as a newspaper reporter and later editor...
28. Jaro Fürth Jaro Fürth Actor, Diary of a Lost Girl
29. Frank Hayes Frank Hayes Actor, Fatty and Mabel Adrift
30. Kathrin Clare Ward Kathrin Clare Ward Actress, Drag
31. Otto Treßler Otto Treßler Actor, Sissi
32. Frederick Burton Frederick Burton Actor, The Big Trail
33. Eduard von Winterstein Eduard von Winterstein Actor, The Blue Angel
34. Joseph W. Girard Joseph W. Girard Actor, '49-'17
35. Harry von Meter Harry von Meter Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
36. Barbara Bozoky Barbara Bozoky Actress, The Red Sword
37. André de Lorde André de Lorde Writer, The Diary of a Chambermaid
38. Granville Redmond Granville Redmond Actor, You'd Be Surprised
39. Charles Giblyn Charles Giblyn Director, By the Sun's Rays
40. James T. Mack James T. Mack Actor, Anna Christie
41. Stephen Crane Stephen Crane Writer, The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane was the 14th child of parents who were both writers. Descended from a line of soldiers and clergymen (his father, Rev. Jonathan T. Crane, was a Methodist minister), Stephen inherited from his forebearers the obsessive subject of war, stoical compassion and, particularly in his poetry, a Biblical style...
42. Hanns Heinz Ewers Hanns Heinz Ewers Writer, Hans Westmar Hanns Heinz Ewers (born November 3, 1871 in Düsseldorf, Germany) was a German writer famous for his short stories and novels that expanded the parameters of the horror genre. He began his literary career as a poet when he published "A Book of Fables", satirical verses, in 1901. In addition to writing...
43. Olga Engl Olga Engl Actress, Eine Nacht an der Donau
44. Emmett Corrigan Emmett Corrigan Actor, The Bitter Tea of General Yen
45. Isabel O'Madigan Isabel O'Madigan Actress, The Egg and I
46. Paul Valéry Paul Valéry Writer, Monsieur Teste
47. Eugen Burg Eugen Burg Actor, Robert and Beltran
48. Angelo Musco Angelo Musco Actor, L'eredità dello zio
49. Leonid Andreyev Leonid Andreyev Writer, Days of Our Life Leonid Andreev was born on August 21, 1871 in Orel, Russia. His father, named Nikolai Ivanovich Andreev, was a member of the provincial Russian Nobility and worked as a land inspector for the government. His mother, Named Anastasia Nikolaevna Andreeva (Pazkovska) belonged to the Polish Nobility. Andreev graduated from the Orel Gymnasium...
50. Marguerite Moreno Marguerite Moreno Actress, The Story of a Cheat
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