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1. Maria Ouspenskaya Maria Ouspenskaya Actress, Love Affair 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...
2. 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...
3. Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper Actor, Of Mice and Men 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...
4. Victor Moore Victor Moore Actor, Swing Time
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Berton Churchill Berton Churchill Actor, Stagecoach
8. 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.
9. Aggie Herring Aggie Herring Actress, Oliver Twist
10. Ernest Cossart Ernest Cossart Actor, The Great Ziegfeld Ernest Cossart came to Hollywood to play a succession of butlers, valets and man-servants with names like Binns, Jeepers or Brassett. In fact, if you saw Angel or Letter of Introduction, you may have assumed that he simply stepped from one movie set to another. Always at home donning bat-wing collars...
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. Hallene Hill Hallene Hill Actress, Barney's First Car
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. 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...
15. Mary Gish Mary Gish Actress, Letters Entangled
16. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
17. Saratchandra Chatterjee Saratchandra Chatterjee Writer, Devdas
18. May Hallatt May Hallatt Actress, Black Narcissus
19. 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...
20. Lyn Harding Lyn Harding Actor, Goodbye, Mr. Chips Born in St Brides Wentlooge (now in Gwent), Wales, UK, where he was brought up as a strict Congregationalist and a Welsh speaker. He started his working life as an apprentice draper in Newport, Wales, and was drawn to an acting career after seeing "It's Never Too Late to Mend" at the Old Victoria Hall...
21. Henry Hall Henry Hall Actor, Sagebrush Trail
22. Mary Roberts Rinehart Mary Roberts Rinehart Writer, Dangerous Days
23. Arthur V. Johnson Arthur V. Johnson Actor, The Sealed Room
24. Georgia Caine Georgia Caine Actress, Hail the Conquering Hero Broadway musical star from the 1890's who played character roles in 30's and 40's US films.
25. 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...
26. Frank Darien Frank Darien Actor, The Grapes of Wrath US character player, often as societal outcast.
27. Ilka Grüning Ilka Grüning Actress, Kings Row
28. Frank Benson Frank Benson Actor, Holiday
29. Tex Cooper Tex Cooper Actor, Trouble in Texas
30. Si Jenks Si Jenks Actor, Topper
31. Irvin S. Cobb Irvin S. Cobb Writer, Judge Priest Novelist and dramatist who acted in occasional US films of both silent and sound eras.
32. Clyde Fillmore Clyde Fillmore Actor, The More the Merrier
33. Oscar Beregi Sr. Oscar Beregi Sr. Actor, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
34. Mohammad Ali Jinnah Mohammad Ali Jinnah Self, Congress Session in Bombay
35. Mata Hari Mata Hari Uncategorised 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. Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XII Self, The Immortal City
37. Grayce Hampton Grayce Hampton Actress, The Snake Pit
38. Amy Veness Amy Veness Actress, This Happy Breed
39. Rose Plumer Rose Plumer Actress, Dark Mountain
40. Henri Desfontaines Henri Desfontaines Director, Jésus de Nazareth
41. George Sidney George Sidney Actor, Manhattan Melodrama
42. Lucille Browne Lucille Browne Actress, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
43. Larry Wheat Larry Wheat Actor, Nevada
44. E.L. Park E.L. Park Actor, Behind That Curtain
45. John Beck John Beck Actor, The Shock
46. Monroe Salisbury Monroe Salisbury Actor, The Squaw Man Monroe Salisbury was born Orange Salisbury Cash, the son of David Cash and Ellen Louise Salisbury Cash, and grandson of Aaron Cash and Ann Roat Cash of Evans, Erie County, New York. He grew up with two sisters, Adelaide Mary Cash and Anna Louise Cash. By 1900, he was a working actor supporting his widowed mother and living in Providence...
47. Ian Hay Ian Hay Writer, The 39 Steps
48. Pau Casals Pau Casals Soundtrack, Spy Sorge Composer, conductor, cellist and teacher, educated at the Barcelona School of Music with Tomas Breton and Jesus de Monasterio. He also studied music with his father, and with Jose Garcia and Jose Rodoreda. He taught at the Paris Conservatory in 1897, and led a string quartet there. He was a cellist in Madrid...
49. Edward Martindel Edward Martindel Actor, Lady Windermere's Fan
50. Wilson Mizner Wilson Mizner Writer, One Way Passage
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