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1. Edmund Gwenn Edmund Gwenn Actor, The Trouble with Harry There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to mind, but there aren't many others. However, one who made it was Edmund Gwenn...
2. Charles Coburn Charles Coburn Actor, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.
3. Josephine Hull Josephine Hull Actress, Harvey Josephine Sherwood changed her name after marrying stage actor Shelly Hull in 1910. She studied drama at Radcliffe College, much to the dismay of her parents and first worked on the stage in a stock company in Boston. Her husband died in 1919, aged 35, of Spanish influenza. Josephine left the stage for three years and never re-married...
4. Russell Simpson Russell Simpson Actor, The Grapes of Wrath His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...
5. Gibson Gowland Gibson Gowland Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
6. Chief John Big Tree Chief John Big Tree Actor, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
7. Sam Harris Sam Harris Actor, The Spirit of Gallipoli
8. François Lallement François Lallement Actor, A Trip to the Moon
9. Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan Writer, Isadora Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan...
10. Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse Writer, Siddhartha
11. Maurice Costello Maurice Costello Actor, Fellow Voyagers
12. Halliwell Hobbes Halliwell Hobbes Actor, Gaslight Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite Mrs...
13. Nigel De Brulier Nigel De Brulier Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Character actor in Hollywood silents and talkies.
14. O.P. Heggie O.P. Heggie Actor, Bride of Frankenstein Hollywood character actor of the late 20s and earlier 30s remembered for his role as the blind hermit who befriends the Creature, portrayed so memorably by Boris Karloff, with wine and tobacco in 'Bride of Frankenstein' (1935).
15. Claire McDowell Claire McDowell Actress, The Big Parade
16. Eugen Illés Eugen Illés Director, The Yellow Ticket German director of Hungarian origin, cameraman, author and mechanical engineer. He got a degree in Liberal Arts in Budapest, then in Mechanical Engineering in Berlin. From 1905 to 1939, he lived and worked in Berlin. He published several novels. In 1906, he was the contributor of the Berliner Tageblatt; in 1908...
17. Lionel Pape Lionel Pape Actor, The Philadelphia Story
18. Robert Homans Robert Homans Actor, The Grapes of Wrath Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.
19. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman Supporting player in US films from 1920 until his death.
20. Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena Actor, Drácula
21. Bruno Eichgrün Bruno Eichgrün Actor, Erzgauner
22. René Navarre René Navarre Actor, Fantomas
23. George Melford George Melford Director, Drácula Hollywood director from the early 1910's through late 1930's, he was thereafter a character actor through the 1940's and 50's.
24. Basil Gill Basil Gill Actor, High Treason
25. Olga Roderick Olga Roderick Actress, Freaks Olga Roderick, Madame Olga, was born Jane Barnell in Wilmington, NC on January 3, 1871 (or February 28, 1877, depending on the source). Her father was a Russian Jew and her mother Catawba Indian. According to historians, she was growing hair by the age of two and was bearded at four. Her deformity caused her mother to believe that Jane was bewitched...
26. Frank Austin Frank Austin Actor, Almost Human
27. Barlowe Borland Barlowe Borland Actor, The Hound of the Baskervilles
28. Charles R. Bowers Charles R. Bowers Director, Now You Tell One Charley Bowers led an extraordinary life even prior to getting involved with motion pictures. Supposedly kidnapped by circus performers at age six, he became an accomplished tightrope walker before returning home two years later. He did all types of work over the years, including circus jobs, theatrical work...
29. Lloyd C. Douglas Lloyd C. Douglas Writer, The Robe
30. Billy Platt Billy Platt Actor, The Terror of Tiny Town
31. Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold Actress, The Queen of Spades British actress played mainly sweet old ladies
32. May Wallace May Wallace Actress, County Hospital
33. Sam Winston Sam Winston Editor, The Blue Angel
34. Myra Keaton Myra Keaton Actress, Love Nest on Wheels
35. John Larkin John Larkin Actor, Hearts Divided
36. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
37. Fanny Schreck Fanny Schreck Actress, Der Herr im Haus
38. Leander De Cordova Leander De Cordova Actor, Zorro's Fighting Legion
39. Norman Macowan Norman Macowan Actor, The City of the Dead
40. Charles E. Whittaker Charles E. Whittaker Writer, His People
41. Hayden Stevenson Hayden Stevenson Actor, Blake of Scotland Yard
42. James Montgomery Flagg James Montgomery Flagg Writer, The Good Sport James Montgomery Flagg created the original Uncle Sam "I WANT YOU". Although most researches will refer to JMF as the model of the original Uncle Sam, nothing could be farther from the truth. In 1916, JMF reluctantly accepted a 4th of July project by Leslie Magazine, and eventually found his Uncle Sam one rainy night on a train bound for Parris Island...
43. J. Searle Dawley J. Searle Dawley Director, Frankenstein J. Searle Dawley, the man who considered himself "the first motion picture director", was born James Searle Dawley on May 13, 1877, in Del Norte, Colorado. He was educated in Denver, and after graduating in 1895, became an actor with Louis Morrison's stock theatrical company. The tour he was hired for was canceled...
44. Helen Ware Helen Ware Actress, Morning Glory
45. Charlotte Shelby Charlotte Shelby Actress, Dimples
46. Maude Nugent Maude Nugent Soundtrack, The Time Machine Songwriter ("Sweet Rosie O'Grady"), composer, actress and author. After high school, she appeared in vaudeville and acted in the Broadway productions of "The Thoroughbred", "The Empire Show", and "Town Topics". She was the wife of William Jerome. Joining ASCAP in 1944, her other popular-song compositions include "Mamie Reilly"...
47. Paul Irving Paul Irving Actor, The Great Ziegfeld
48. Otto Gebühr Otto Gebühr Actor, The Golem
49. Karl Von Cosel Karl Von Cosel Uncategorised Born Karl Tanzler in Dresden, Germany he abandoned his wife and children in 1927 to move to Key West, Florida, where he changed his name to Carl Von Cosel and added "Count" to his title. He also claimed to have had 19 different degrees though none were substantiated. Von Cosel worked for several years...
50. Jules Cowles Jules Cowles Actor, Seven Chances
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