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1. Fred Stone Fred Stone Actor, The Westerner Hardly remembered today, if at all, Fred Stone was once one of the most multi-faceted circus performers to hit turn-of-the century America. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do--tightrope walking, acrobatics, clowning . . . you name it. This initial celebrity eventually led to his stellar headlining in vaudeville houses, stardom on the Broadway musical stage and character lead work in films...
2. Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff Soundtrack, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He was born Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov on April 2...
3. Robert Wiene Robert Wiene Director, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
4. Enrico Caruso Enrico Caruso Soundtrack, Match Point Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades. Caruso made his operatic debut on March 15...
5. Alice Guy Alice Guy Director, La fée aux choux Generally considered to be the world's first female director, French-born Alice Guy entered the film business as a secretary at Gaumont-Paris in 1896. The next year Gaumont changed from manufacturing cameras to producing movies, and Guy became one of its first film directors. She impressed the the company...
6. Louis Feuillade Louis Feuillade Director, Les vampires A prolific director--over 700 films, most of them short- or medium-length--Louis Feuillade began his career with Gaumont where, as well as directing his own features, he was appointed artistic director in charge of production in 1907. His work was largely comprised of film series; his first series, begun in 1910 and numbering 15 episodes...
7. Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Self, You Bet Your Life
8. Jean Adair Jean Adair Actress, Arsenic and Old Lace Slight, birdlike Jean Adair came to the screen after playing a succession of crotchety or maternal roles on the stage. She was born Violet McNaughton in Ontario, Canada, and absolved her acting studies in Chicago. After extensive touring with local stock companies and a few seasons on the vaudeville Orpheum Circuit performing in one-act plays...
9. Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in Matzleinsdorf...
10. Vera Lewis Vera Lewis Actress, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages Born NY city. Stage actress. Entered films 1914. Appeared in 25+ silents, 60+ talkies. Appears in Birth of a Nation and Intolerance multi-line-biography
11. Adolph Zukor Adolph Zukor Miscellaneous Crew, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Adolph Zukor was a poor Hungarian immigrant when he arrived in the United States in 1889. He tried his hand in the fur trade (starting as a sweeper for $2 a week pay) and proved his entrepreneurial acumen by steady advancement, eventually setting up successful businesses in New York and Chicago. By the time he reached thirty...
12. Wilbur Mack Wilbur Mack Actor, Mr. Wong, Detective
13. Madame Sul-Te-Wan Madame Sul-Te-Wan Actress, King of the Zombies
14. Theodore Lorch Theodore Lorch Actor, Flash Gordon
15. Karin Swanström Karin Swanström Actress, Giftasvuxna döttrar
16. Guy Standing Guy Standing Actor, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
17. Tom McGuire Tom McGuire Actor, Steamboat Bill, Jr.
18. Colette Colette Writer, Gigi
19. Arthur Hoyt Arthur Hoyt Actor, It Happened One Night Extremely prolific actor/director of the silent screen, on Broadway from 1905. Hoyt joined the acting fraternity through the recommendations of an uncle, who worked as dramatic editor for a Cleveland tabloid. Signed by theatrical producer George C. Tyler (1868-1946), he began on stage (earning $10 per week)...
20. Minnie Dupree Minnie Dupree Actress, The Young in Heart
21. Lee Kohlmar Lee Kohlmar Actor, Orphans of the Storm
22. Gerald du Maurier Gerald du Maurier Actor, Lord Camber's Ladies Sir Gerald Du Maurier was one of the top thespians on the English stage in the first third of the 20th Century, and his distinguished career as an actor-manager led to his being knighted by King George V in 1922. Born in Hampstead, London on March 26, 1873, he was the son anglo-French writer and cartoonist 'George du Maurier'...
23. Leo White Leo White Actor, Blood and Sand Leo White started in comedy on the boards of English music hall in the late 1890's. He accompanied theatrical producer Daniel Frohman (later a partner of Adolph Zukor in Famous Players Lasky) to Hollywood in 1910. From 1914, he appeared in Essanay comedies and filmed the 'Sweedie' series with Wallace Beery...
24. Feodor Chaliapin Sr. Feodor Chaliapin Sr. Actor, Don Quixote Feodor Chaliapin Sr. was born on February 13, 1873, in Omet Tawi, near Kazan, Russia. His childhood was full of suffering, hunger, and humiliation. From the age of 10-16, he was working jobs at river ports, restaurants, and tried acting on stage with various Russian provincial troupes. In 1890, Chaliapin was hired to sing in a choir at the Semenov-Samarsky private theatre in Ufa...
25. William Vedder William Vedder Actor, The Wild One
26. John St. Polis John St. Polis Actor, The Phantom of the Opera Making his screen debut in 1914, St. Polis was well established as a character during the 1920s. He made a successful transition to sound films in "Coquette" starring as Mary Pickford's father.
27. Otto A. Harbach Otto A. Harbach Soundtrack, Ray Otto Harbach was a songwriter ("I Won't Dance", "Yesterdays", "The Touch of Your Hand") and author, educated at Knox College (BA, MA, DHL, and an honorary member of the Board of Trustees) and Columbia University. At Whitman College he was a professor of English between 1895 and 1901, then a newspaper writer in New York between 1902 and 1903 and an advertising-agency employee into 1910...
28. Sidney Olcott Sidney Olcott Director, From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth Prolific silent film director, the son of Irish immigrants. He started as an actor on the New York stage, and then appeared in films for Mutoscope in 1904, eventually working his way up to general manager of Biograph. Lured away to a rival company, he began to direct features for Kalem by 1907. That year...
29. Bert Lindley Bert Lindley Actor, $50,000 Reward
30. James Harcourt James Harcourt Actor, Night Train to Munich
31. Cecil M. Hepworth Cecil M. Hepworth Cinematographer, Alice in Wonderland Born in London, England, in 1874, Cecil Hepworth was one of the founders of the British film industry, directing and producing many films from 1898 into the late 1920s. Developing an early interest in films from following his father on lecture tours about the magic-lantern, he patented several photographic inventions and wrote possibly the earliest handbook on the film medium...
32. George MacQuarrie George MacQuarrie Actor, Uncle Sam of Freedom Ridge
33. Frank Hall Crane Frank Hall Crane Actor, Love's Victory
34. Séverin-Mars Séverin-Mars Actor, La roue
35. Arthur Hotaling Arthur Hotaling Director, Percival's Awakening
36. Leo Slezak Leo Slezak Actor, Zirkus Saran
37. Frida Richard Frida Richard Actress, Faust
38. John Philliber John Philliber Actor, Double Indemnity
39. Willard Mack Willard Mack Writer, Caught Short
40. W.C. Handy W.C. Handy Soundtrack, The Aviator
41. Cissy Fitzgerald Cissy Fitzgerald Actress, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
42. Zelda Sears Zelda Sears Writer, The Divorcee
43. Paul Gilmore Paul Gilmore Actor, The House of Mystery Paul Gilmore (1873-1962) was once one of America's most popular stage actors who also appeared in no fewer than 10 silent films. Additionally, he owned and managed for many years the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City, giving work to such future stars as Robert Walker Sr., Jennifer Jones and Carl Reiner...
44. Nona Cooper Nona Cooper Actress, The Wizard of Oz
45. Carl Barcklind Carl Barcklind Actor, Ett brott
46. Clifford Brooke Clifford Brooke Actor, The Sea Hawk
47. Harry Solter Harry Solter Director, The Closed Door
48. Lucy Beaumont Lucy Beaumont Actress, The Crowd
49. Gertrud Arnold Gertrud Arnold Actress, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
50. Sydney Fairbrother Sydney Fairbrother Actress, Faith
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