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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 who seem to fade as the years go on. However, at her prime she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 8...
2. 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...
3. 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...
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. 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.
6. Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis Actor, The Birth of a Nation
7. Sol Horowitz Sol Horowitz Actor, Disorder in the Court
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. 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...
10. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
11. Robert McWade Robert McWade Actor, Grand Hotel General-purpose actor, with stage experience, in US films of the 30's.
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Learned Hand Learned Hand Self, Justice
16. Will Walling Will Walling Actor, The Iron Horse
17. 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...
18. Arthur Byron Arthur Byron Actor, The Mummy
19. 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...
20. Anna Held Anna Held Self, Elevating an Elephant
21. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
22. Rupert Hughes Rupert Hughes Writer, Souls for Sale
23. 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...
24. Walter Soderling Walter Soderling Actor, Penny Serenade
25. 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...
26. Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell Self, Bertrand Russell
27. Winter Hall Winter Hall Actor, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
28. 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...
29. Kate Price Kate Price Actress, Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
30. Walter Cameron Walter Cameron Actor, The Varsity Race
31. 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...
32. G.W. Bitzer G.W. Bitzer Cinematographer, The Birth of a Nation
33. Mary Foy Mary Foy Actress, A House Divided
34. 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...
35. Mabel Terry-Lewis Mabel Terry-Lewis Actress, Jamaica Inn
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. James Young James Young Director, The Bells
39. Albert Steinrück Albert Steinrück Actor, The Golem
40. Margaret Seddon Margaret Seddon Actress, Smilin' Through
41. Max Beerbohm Max Beerbohm Writer, Nobody Said Anything
42. Félix Mayol Félix Mayol Self, Questions indiscrètes
43. 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...
44. 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....
45. Arthur Hammerstein Arthur Hammerstein Soundtrack, Tough Guys
46. Hans Junkermann Hans Junkermann Actor, Anna Christie
47. Thomas N. Heffron Thomas N. Heffron Director, Gretna Green
48. Irene Vanbrugh Irene Vanbrugh Actress, Knight Without Armor
49. Robert Garrison Robert Garrison Actor, Michael
50. Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen Self, Roald Amundsen
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