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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. Came to USA c. 1890. Worked as stage actor, engineer, antique dealer, gold miner. Entered silent film industry as actor in 1912; most noted film as actor was Captain Alvarez for Vitagraph. Directed first film for Balboa Films in 1914. Subsequently directed for American Film...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis Actor, The Birth of a Nation
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Arthur Byron Arthur Byron Actor, The Mummy
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Hollywood Kid
14. Sol Horowitz Sol Horowitz Actor, Disorder in the Court
15. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
16. 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...
17. Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell Self, Bertrand Russell
18. Rupert Hughes Rupert Hughes Writer, Souls for Sale
19. Robert McWade Robert McWade Actor, Grand Hotel General-purpose actor, with stage experience, in US films of the 30's.
20. Roy Horniman Roy Horniman Writer, Kind Hearts and Coronets
21. Learned Hand Learned Hand Self, Justice
22. Sydney Fairbrother Sydney Fairbrother Actress, Dora
23. Albert Steinrück Albert Steinrück Actor, The Golem
24. G.W. Bitzer G.W. Bitzer Cinematographer, The Birth of a Nation
25. Kate Price Kate Price Actress, Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
26. 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...
27. 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.
28. Walter Soderling Walter Soderling Actor, Penny Serenade
29. Winter Hall Winter Hall Actor, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
30. Harry Holman Harry Holman Actor, Meet John Doe
31. Sam Harris Sam Harris Miscellaneous Crew, Of Mice and Men Sam Harris was an extremely prolific and successful Broadway theatrical producer (active from 1904 until his death in 1941) and theater owner, first in partnership with the legendary George M. Cohan. He bitterly broke with Cohan over the issue of signing the Actors Equity contract (there are several seemingly deliberate gross factual inaccuracies in the characterization of him in Yankee Doodle Dandy...
32. Salvador Toscano Salvador Toscano Director, Historia completa de la revolución mexicana (1900-1927) Director and Producer, who was born in 1872 and became one of the first Filmakers in Mexican cinema, he began studying to become an engineer, but eventually he became attracted to filmaking and in 1897, he opened the first movie theatre in Mexico city, a year later he began to produce and direct his own movies which were mostly documentaries...
33. J.S. Zamecnik J.S. Zamecnik Soundtrack, The Wedding March Composer, conductor and violinist. He studied for five years with Anton Dvorak in Prague, then returned to America as violinist and concertmaster with Victor Herbert in the Pittsburgh Symphony. He became the musical director at the Hippodrome Theater in Cleveland, a vaudeville house that became a movie palace...
34. Sidney Ainsworth Sidney Ainsworth Actor, Eyes That See Not
35. Margaret Seddon Margaret Seddon Actress, Smilin' Through
36. Ulysses Davis Ulysses Davis Director, The Kiss
37. 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...
38. Hans Junkermann Hans Junkermann Actor, Anna Christie
39. 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...
40. Margaret McWade Margaret McWade Actress, The Lost World 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...
41. James Young James Young Director, The Bells
42. 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...
43. Pyotr Chardynin Pyotr Chardynin Director, Boyarin Orsha 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...
44. Anna Held Anna Held Self, Elevating an Elephant
45. W.G. Fay W.G. Fay Actor, Odd Man Out
46. 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"...
47. Julius Fucík Julius Fucík Soundtrack, Big Fish
48. Marta Belfort Marta Belfort Actress, The Gold Rush
49. Paul Rehkopf Paul Rehkopf Actor, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
50. Wilhelm Henie Wilhelm Henie Uncategorised
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