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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. Robert Wiene Robert Wiene Director, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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
8. 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...
9. Theodore Lorch Theodore Lorch Actor, Flash Gordon
10. 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...
11. Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Self, You Bet Your Life
12. 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...
13. 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)...
14. Tom McGuire Tom McGuire Actor, Steamboat Bill, Jr.
15. Wilbur Mack Wilbur Mack Actor, An Everyday Occurence
16. Guy Standing Guy Standing Actor, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
17. Colette Colette Writer, Gigi
18. Aubrey Mallalieu Aubrey Mallalieu Actor, The Face at the Window
19. Madame Sul-Te-Wan Madame Sul-Te-Wan Actress, King of the Zombies
20. 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.
21. Sam Livesey Sam Livesey Actor, The Private Life of Henry VIII.
22. Billy Quirk Billy Quirk Actor, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
23. Bert Lindley Bert Lindley Actor, $50,000 Reward
24. Minnie Dupree Minnie Dupree Actress, The Young in Heart
25. Feodor Chaliapin Sr. Feodor Chaliapin Sr. Actor, Hardcore Henry 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...
26. Willa Cather Willa Cather Writer, O Pioneers! Willa Cather was born in 1875 on a small farm close to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Cather, a deputy Sheriff and struggling entrepreneur, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. The family's Irish ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania in the 1750s...
27. Miriam Nesbitt Miriam Nesbitt Actress, The Ambassador's Daughter
28. Ford Madox Ford Ford Madox Ford Writer, The Good Soldier
29. 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...
30. Annie Esmond Annie Esmond Actress, Bindle Introduced
31. William Vedder William Vedder Actor, The Wild One
32. Gerald du Maurier Gerald du Maurier Actor, The Rise of Catherine the Great 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'...
33. Valentine Petit Valentine Petit Actress, The Matrimonial Express
34. Sailor Sharkey Sailor Sharkey Actor, The Grey Vulture
35. 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...
36. James Harcourt James Harcourt Actor, Night Train to Munich
37. George MacQuarrie George MacQuarrie Actor, Uncle Sam of Freedom Ridge
38. Rudolf Blümner Rudolf Blümner Actor, M
39. Charles Clary Charles Clary Actor, The Penalty
40. Lee De Forest Lee De Forest Producer, Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake Sing Snappy Songs
41. Charles Avery Charles Avery Actor, Across the Alley
42. W.C. Handy W.C. Handy Soundtrack, The Aviator
43. Cissy Fitzgerald Cissy Fitzgerald Actress, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
44. Lee Kohlmar Lee Kohlmar Actor, Orphans of the Storm
45. Leo Slezak Leo Slezak Actor, Zirkus Saran
46. Oscar Stribolt Oscar Stribolt Actor, Film, flirt og forlovelse
47. Frida Richard Frida Richard Actress, Faust
48. Lilian Braithwaite Lilian Braithwaite Actress, The World's Desire
49. Harry Humphrey Harry Humphrey Actor, Dick Tracy's G-Men
50. Francisco I. Madero Francisco I. Madero Self, Triunfal arribo del jefe de la revolución Don Francisco I. Madero
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