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1. Clara Blandick Clara Blandick Actress, The Wizard of Oz Clara Blandick was a character actress who was born aboard an American ship off the coast of Hong Kong on June 4, 1880. Little is known about her early life until she became an actress. Although she appeared in 118 films, she was primarily a stage actress. Clara actually began her film career at a late age...
2. Maria Ouspenskaya Maria Ouspenskaya Actress, The Wolf Man The daughter of a lawyer, Ouspenskaya studied singing at the Warsaw Conservatory and acting at Adasheff's School of the Drama in Moscow. She received her practical training as an actress touring in the Russian provinces. She later joined the Moscow Art Theatre. It was here that she first worked under the direction of the great Konstantin Stanislavski...
3. Tex Cooper Tex Cooper Actor, Trouble in Texas Tex Cooper was born as Judge Thomas Cooper in Denton, Texas, the son of Wilford Cooper and Lemon Pair. Tex had siblings Walter and George Cooper. His parents were farmers and hailed from Bradley County, Tennessee. Tex's trademark in the movies was his Buffalo Bill lookalike appearance. His grandfather...
4. Charles Halton Charles Halton Actor, The Best Years of Our Lives A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or weaselly attorney...
5. Jack London Jack London Writer, White Fang Jack London was the best-selling, highest paid and most popular American author of his time. He was born John Griffith Chaney, on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco. He was raised by his mother Flora Wellman and his stepfather John London (he didn't know who his father was until his adulthood). After graduation from a grammar school he worked 12 to 18 hours a day at a cannery...
6. Victor Moore Victor Moore Actor, Swing Time
7. Beryl Mercer Beryl Mercer Actress, All Quiet on the Western Front Too short to be a leading lady, Beryl Mercer had a very active and productive career playing motherly characters. She had played opposite of great leading men like Colin Clive, Robert Montgomery, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Leslie Howard, Spencer Tracy, and Randolph Scott. Beryl played Queen Victoria in The Little Princess and The Story of Alexander Graham Bell...
8. Georgia Caine Georgia Caine Actress, Hail the Conquering Hero
9. Grayce Hampton Grayce Hampton Actress, The Snake Pit
10. Si Jenks Si Jenks Actor, Topper
11. Mack Swain Mack Swain Actor, The Gold Rush Mack Swain was born in 1876 and soon became a talented vaudevillian. In 1913 he was hired by Mack Sennett and appeared in a few Mabel Normand pictures until a year later he became even bigger when 'Charlie Chaplin' arrived at the Keystone Studio. Swain later created a character by the name of Ambrose whom he appeared with Mr...
12. Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper Actor, The Ox-Bow Incident Leigh Whipper was an consummate actor who led an impressive life. Born in South Carolina in 1876, at the end of the Reconstruction Era in which his parents had participated, he was educated in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University, before turning permanently to a life in the theater. At a time when work for black actors was limited...
13. Maurice Tourneur Maurice Tourneur Director, The Last of the Mohicans Screenwriter and director Maurice Tourneur was born Maurice Thomas in the Parisian suburb of Belleville on February 2, 1873, the son of a jewelry merchant. He was trained and employed as a graphic designer and a magazine illustrator as a young man. After serving in a French artillery unit in northern Africa...
14. May Hallatt May Hallatt Actress, Black Narcissus
15. Arthur V. Johnson Arthur V. Johnson Actor, The Sealed Room
16. James Kirkwood James Kirkwood Actor, A Corner in Wheat A veteran stage actor, James Kirkwood entered films in 1909 as an actor and was soon playing leads in many of D.W. Griffith's early pictures. He turned to directing in 1912, and by 1914 was the favorite director of Mary Pickford, with whom he made nine films; he also co-starred in three of them...
17. Rose Plumer Rose Plumer Actress, Bullets and Saddles
18. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
19. Berton Churchill Berton Churchill Actor, Stagecoach
20. William Farnum William Farnum Actor, The Painted Desert William Farnum was born the son of G.D. Farnum and Adela Le Gros, actors who trained their William and his two brothers, Dustin Farnum and Marshall Farnum, in their profession. William made his stage debut at the age of 10 in Richmond, Virginia, in a production of "Julius Caesar" starring Edwin Booth...
21. Hallene Hill Hallene Hill Actress, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp!
22. Rosa Valetti Rosa Valetti Actress, M Rosa Valetti was born the daughter of industrialist Felix Vallentin, and was the sister of Hermann Vallentin. She first appeared on the Berlin stage and later also in Paris, Bruxelles and Vienna. During the first WW she worked for Ludwig Roth, her first husband, at the Residenz-Theater in Berlin. She also worked as a director and acted in most theaters...
23. Amy Veness Amy Veness Actress, This Happy Breed
24. Henry Hall Henry Hall Actor, Sagebrush Trail
25. John Elliott John Elliott Actor, Vengeance of Rannah John Hugh Elliott was born July 5th 1876 to Sarah E. Norris (07/04/1845-02/21/1897) and Jehue S. Elliott (9/21/1845-8/18/1916) in Keosauqua. He had three sisters, Elizabeth (3/7/1869-01/18/1916), Fanny (10/31/1871-02/24/1897), and Nina (03/15/1887-05/26/1958). In Febuary 1897, Typhoid Fever hit the Elliott family...
26. Frank Darien Frank Darien Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
27. Mary Gish Mary Gish Actress, Letters Entangled
28. Ben F. Wilson Ben F. Wilson Actor, Officer '444' Ben F. Wilson, the prolific actor and director of the silent era, was born on July 7, 1876, in Corning, NY. His career as an actor began as most other thespians did in that era--as a member of a theatrical stock company. The stock companies that employed Wilson worked the East Coast circuits. The original "Hollywood" was Fort Lee...
29. Rube Waddell Rube Waddell Self, Rube Waddell and the Champions Playing Ball with the Boston Team
30. Joseph M. Schenck Joseph M. Schenck Miscellaneous Crew, The General People liked Joseph M. Schenck. Anyone who knew both him and his brother Nicholas Schenck would comment on how different they were. He came to New York in 1893 and, with his younger brother, built a drugstore business. They risked some profits and made more money in amusement parks. Marcus Loew bought one of their parks in 1907...
31. Larry Wheat Larry Wheat Actor, Nevada
32. Frank Ball Frank Ball Actor, Rainbow Valley
33. Cecilia Loftus Cecilia Loftus Actress, The Old Maid
34. George Sidney George Sidney Actor, Manhattan Melodrama
35. Mata Hari Mata Hari Born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle on August 7 1876, the only daughter of a Dutch hat-maker, she seemed unlikely to later become the Mata Hari, the most infamous double agent in spy history. She answered an advertisement in the local paper placed by Rudolph MacLeod, a career military man in need of a wife...
36. Jean Hathaway Jean Hathaway Actress, The Tornado
37. Ernest Cossart Ernest Cossart Actor, The Great Ziegfeld Ernest Cossart. Born Emil Gottfried Adolph von Holst in Cheltenham 24 September 1876. Died in New York 21 January 1951. He was the younger brother (by two years) of the famous English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934). His 56-year acting career spanned 1894-1950 and included: well over 50 Broadway stage productions and stock company stage productions touring all over America...
38. Irvin S. Cobb Irvin S. Cobb Writer, Judge Priest Novelist and dramatist who acted in occasional US films of both silent and sound eras.
39. John Beck John Beck Actor, Custer of Big Horn
40. R. Henderson Bland R. Henderson Bland Actor, From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth
41. Walter C. Hackett Walter C. Hackett Writer, The White Sister
42. Morten Korch Morten Korch Writer, Fruen på Hamre
43. Charlotte Walker Charlotte Walker Actress, Kindling Texan-born actress Charlotte Walker was the daughter of a wealthy cotton broker, who died when she was eleven. With her siblings she went on to live at a ranch owned by her mother's even more affluent family. In her mid-teens, Charlotte studied drama at Fort Edwards Collegiate Institute. She performed on the Broadway stage from 1901 and in silent pictures with the Lasky Organisation from 1915...
44. Jane Keckley Jane Keckley Actress, As Told by Princess Bess
45. Aggie Herring Aggie Herring Actress, Oliver Twist
46. Leon Quartermaine Leon Quartermaine Actor, As You Like It
47. Mohammad Ali Jinnah Mohammad Ali Jinnah Self, Congress Session in Bombay
48. Oscar Beregi Sr. Oscar Beregi Sr. Actor, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
49. James Young Deer James Young Deer Director, A Sioux Lover's Strategy
50. Ilka Grüning Ilka Grüning Actress, Kings Row
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