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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. 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. Zane Grey Zane Grey Writer, Riders of the Purple Sage 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. G.W. Bitzer G.W. Bitzer Cinematographer, The Birth of a Nation
5. 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...
6. Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis Actor, The Birth of a Nation
7. 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.
8. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
9. 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...
10. Sol Horowitz Sol Horowitz Actor, Disorder in the Court
11. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
12. Learned Hand Learned Hand Self, Justice
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Margaret Seddon Margaret Seddon Actress, Smilin' Through
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Winter Hall Winter Hall Actor, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
20. Anna Held Anna Held Self, Elevating an Elephant
21. 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...
22. Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell Self, Bertrand Russell
23. Arthur Byron Arthur Byron Actor, The Mummy
24. Robert McWade Robert McWade Actor, Grand Hotel General-purpose actor, with stage experience, in US films of the 30's.
25. Rupert Hughes Rupert Hughes Writer, Souls for Sale
26. 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...
27. W.G. Fay W.G. Fay Actor, Odd Man Out
28. 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....
29. Kate Price Kate Price Actress, Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
30. Vangie Beilby Vangie Beilby Actress, Fugitive Road
31. Roy Horniman Roy Horniman Writer, Kind Hearts and Coronets
32. James Young James Young Director, The Bells
33. 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...
34. Albert Steinrück Albert Steinrück Actor, The Golem
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. Milton Ross Milton Ross Actor, The Penalty
37. Irene Vanbrugh Irene Vanbrugh Actress, Knight Without Armor
38. Mary Foy Mary Foy Actress, A House Divided
39. Piet Mondrian Piet Mondrian Actor, Piet Mondrian
40. Walter Soderling Walter Soderling Actor, Penny Serenade
41. Will Walling Will Walling Actor, The Iron Horse
42. Paul Rehkopf Paul Rehkopf Actor, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
43. Frank Lanning Frank Lanning Actor, The Unknown
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. Rob Wagner Rob Wagner Writer, Smudge Rob Wagner moved to Santa Barbara from Detroit in 1906. He settled in Los Angeles about 1909. His first scenario for a film, "The Artist's Sons," was produced by Selig Studios in 1911. Between 1915 and 1918 he wrote a series of articles on the film industry for the Saturday Evening Post. Wagner was Charlie Chaplin's publicity man and confidant for many years...
46. 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...
47. 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...
48. Dora Gregory Dora Gregory Actress, The Skin Game
49. Mae Hotely Mae Hotely Actress, Matilda's Legacy
50. 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...
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