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1. Lucille La Verne Lucille La Verne Actress, Abraham Lincoln A legendary stage actress and character player in early films, Lucille La Verne is one of those forgotten legends that seem to fade as the years go on. But at the time, she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 8...
2. William Desmond Taylor William Desmond Taylor Director, Johanna Enlists Born in Carlow, Ireland, William was the third child of British Army Major Deane-Tanner. Soon after, the family moved to Dublin. In his teens, he failed tests to enter the Army. Because of this, his father sent him to a reform school / working ranch in the American middle west. He later turned up in New York as an actor...
3. Arthur Byron Arthur Byron Actor, The Mummy
4. Paul Panzer Paul Panzer Actor, Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill, with the real Buffalo Bill--aka William F. Cody)--for a small independent company...
5. Zane Grey Zane Grey Writer, Fighting Caravans Born Pearl Zane Gray on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio--a town founded by his mother's family--famed western novelist Zane Grey was an athlete and outdoorsman from an early age, with his main interests being fishing and baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship...
6. Robert McWade Robert McWade Actor, Grand Hotel General-purpose actor, with stage experience, in US films of the 30's.
7. Margaret Seddon Margaret Seddon Actress, Smilin' Through
8. Ralph Vaughan Williams Ralph Vaughan Williams Soundtrack, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose roots reached back to Tudor times and folk music...
9. G.W. Bitzer G.W. Bitzer Cinematographer, The Birth of a Nation
10. Tsarina Alexandra Tsarina Alexandra Self, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia Alix of Hess-Darmstadt was born on June 8, 1872 in Darmstadt, Germany. Her parents were the Grand Duke and Duchess of Darmstadt; her mother was also the daughter of Queen Victoria. When Alix was still very young, her sister Mary and then her mother died of diphtheria. Also, her brother Frederick (1870-1873) died from a fall from a window in his mother's room...
11. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
12. Lafe McKee Lafe McKee Actor, Blue Steel Lafe McKee began working in Hollywood around 1913. He usually played the likeable father of the heroine, the distressed businessman, or the ranch owner on the verge of losing his homestead or cattle to the villains. The majority of his films were westerns and he supported such actors as Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Gene Autry, Tim McCoy, Tom Tyler, and others.
13. Anna Held Anna Held Self, Elevating an Elephant
14. Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell Self, Bertrand Russell
15. George Loane Tucker George Loane Tucker Director, Traffic in Souls A former railroad clerk, Tucker made a name for himself in 1913 with a film entitled Traffic in Souls, a six-reel expose of white slavery. Tucker and Carl Laemmle financed the sum of $57,000 to make the film in New York, the film ultimately grossed $450,000. The success of the film enabled Laemmle...
16. Maude Adams Maude Adams Uncategorised Maude Adams was born Maude Ewing Kiskadden on November 11, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She preformed on stage from the age of an infant until her retirement from the stage at age 60. Maude Adams starred in over twenty-five plays on Broadway between 1888 and 1916. Her most famous role was "Peter" in J.M Barrie's "Peter Pan" in 1905...
17. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
18. Sol Horowitz Sol Horowitz Actor, Disorder in the Court
19. Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge Self, Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners Though three U.S. Presidents have died on the Fourth of July, John Calvin Coolidge was the first and only one to have been born on that date, in 1874. He is also the only President to have had the oath of office administered by his father, a justice of the peace, who swore him in when the Coolidges received word of President Warren G. Harding's death...
20. Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis Actor, The Birth of a Nation
21. Alexander Scriabin Alexander Scriabin Soundtrack, Barfly Alexander Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist who invented the first colour keyboard and notation for lights and colors based on his scale of Synesthetic colors. His symphony 'Prometheus: The Poem of Fire' (1910) was the first composition in history which included notation for lights and colors...
22. Walter Soderling Walter Soderling Actor, Penny Serenade
23. Learned Hand Learned Hand Self, Justice
24. Kate Price Kate Price Actress, Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
25. Rupert Hughes Rupert Hughes Writer, Souls for Sale
26. Margaret McWade Margaret McWade Actress, The Bishop's Wife Margaret McWade born in Illinois in 1872, vaudeville theatre from the 1890's met actress Margaret Seddon together they teamed up in a double act billed as the 'Pixilated Sisters'. she later appeared most often as spinsters or mothers in many films, first under contract to the Edison Film Company under the direction of Ashley Miller with 'The Drama of Heyville' starring Marc McDermott in 1914...
27. Louise Closser Hale Louise Closser Hale Actress, Shanghai Express Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on Broadway...
28. Robert Entwistle Robert Entwistle Actor, The Beautiful Adventure Robert Symes Entwistle, who was born in London on 1 January, 1872, worked on Broadway as a character comedy actor and as producer Charles Frohman's stage manager. He also appeared in the film The Beautiful Adventure, that was based on a Frohman theatrical adaption of a popular French play by Robert de Flers and Gaston Arman de Cavaillet...
29. Sergei Diaghilev Sergei Diaghilev Uncategorised Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev was born on March 19, 1872, into a wealthy noble family in Novgorod, Russia. His father, named Pavel Diaghilev, was a distinguished General to the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. His mother died at his birth. Young Sergei Diaghilev grew up in a highly cultured environment. He studied piano and singing from the early age...
30. James Young James Young Director, The Bells
31. Albert Steinrück Albert Steinrück Actor, The Golem
32. W.G. Fay W.G. Fay Actor, Odd Man Out
33. Robert Reinert Robert Reinert Writer, Nerves Born near Vienna in 1872, Reinert's early life is shrouded in mystery. He apparently became a successful novelist, publishing "Der Weg zur Sonne" (1906) and "Krieg" (1907). After 1900 he moved to Munich, where he joined Frank Wedekind's cabaret, "Die Elf Scharfrichter". His first film script was for director William Wauer at Projektions-Union A.G....
34. Winter Hall Winter Hall Actor, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
35. Jean C. Havez Jean C. Havez Writer, Sherlock Jr. Songwriter ("Darktown Poker Club"), author and agent who wrote special material for musical comedy and vaudeville, also scenarios for Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, and a press agent for Lew Dockstader's Minstrels. A charter member of ASCAP (1914), Havez' other novelty and popular-song compositions included "Everybody Works but Father"...
36. Frank Lanning Frank Lanning Actor, The Unknown
37. Lennox Pawle Lennox Pawle Actor, David Copperfield Beaming, rotund Lennox Pawle is chiefly remembered for his delightful, albeit brief, performance as the 'pixillated' Mr. Dick in MGM's classic version of David Copperfield. A former newspaperman and owner of a racing publication, Pawle had been on stage in his native England from the 1890's as a comic actor and member of the Maude Adams Playhouse Company...
38. Will Walling Will Walling Actor, The Iron Horse
39. William Worthington William Worthington Actor, The Grail Handsome smart gentleman William Worthington born in Troy, New York in 1872. Well-known Broadway star of opera theatre, drama theatre and vaudeville from the late 1890's. He arrived in Hollywood in 1913 as a leading film performer making his movie debut in 'The Restless Spirit' co-starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Jessalyn Van Trump at the Victor Film Co...
40. Charles Prince Charles Prince Actor, Les timidités de Rigadin Born in France in 1872, Charles Prince Seigneur had been a stage comedian for years when he made his first films at Charles Pathé's studio in 1909. He quickly became the one film comedian of the time who could compete with Max Linder in terms of popularity, known as Rigadin in France, Moritz in Germany...
41. Arthur Hammerstein Arthur Hammerstein Soundtrack, Tough Guys
42. Camille Bardou Camille Bardou Actor, La guitare et le jazz band
43. Charles Belcher Charles Belcher Actor, The Thief of Bagdad Charles Belcher born in San Franisco in 1872. A graduate of San Francisco's Lincoln Grammer School. Became popular in drama and comedy theatre from 1907. White-haired gentleman who appeared in many action adventure and drama films, first starring with Ruth Roland in a adventure serial 'The Adventures of Ruth made at the Pathe Film Co in 1919...
44. Frederick Sullivan Frederick Sullivan Director, The Cat's Paw Frederick Sullivan was the nephew of composer Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame. His father was Sir Arthur's older brother Frederic Thomas Sullivan (1837-1877) On Frederick's death Sir Arthur stepped in and helped support Frederick's widow and raise the family of 8 children. The movie actor's actual name was Frederic Richard Sullivan...
45. Holbrook Blinn Holbrook Blinn Actor, Zander the Great American stage actor and director who made numerous silent film appearances. Blinn was born and raised in San Francisco and attended nearby Stanford University. But his stage career had begun years before, when he made his acting debut at age six. Following his education, he resumed acting, eventually becoming a prominent figure on Broadway...
46. Roy Horniman Roy Horniman Writer, Kind Hearts and Coronets
47. Fritz Daghofer Fritz Daghofer Actor, Die Försterchristl
48. Pyotr Chardynin Pyotr Chardynin Director, Pikovaya dama Pyotr (Peter, Petr) Chardynin was a prolific silent film director who made over 100 silent films in Russia, France, Germany, and Soviet Union. He was born Pyotr Ivanovich Krasavtsev, on 28 January 1972, in Simbirsk, Russian Empire (now Ulyanovsk, Russia). His father was a small business owner, his mother was a homemaker...
49. Irene Vanbrugh Irene Vanbrugh Actress, Knight Without Armor
50. Hans Junkermann Hans Junkermann Actor, Anna Christie
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