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1. Edmund Gwenn Edmund Gwenn Actor, Miracle on 34th Street 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. Bothwell Browne Bothwell Browne Actor, Yankee Doodle in Berlin
4. 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...
5. Chief John Big Tree Chief John Big Tree Actor, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Claire McDowell Claire McDowell Actress, The Big Parade
10. Maurice Costello Maurice Costello Actor, Fellow Voyagers
11. Gibson Gowland Gibson Gowland Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
12. Sam Harris Sam Harris Actor, The Spirit of Gallipoli
13. John Larkin John Larkin Actor, Hearts Divided
14. 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...
15. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman Supporting player in US films from 1920 until his death.
16. O.P. Heggie O.P. Heggie Actor, The 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).
17. Robert Homans Robert Homans Actor, The Grapes of Wrath Homans was born 8 November 1877 in Malden, Essex, Massachusetts. His father was Walter Homans who was born 1850 in Massachusetts and his mother was Laura Lampsen born 1853 in Massachusetts. He married Agnes Mary Josephine Mellon who was born in Kingston, Canada. They had a daughter Roberta Eleanor Homans born 20 February 1910 in New York City...
18. Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse Writer, Siddhartha
19. 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...
20. 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.
21. Bruno Eichgrün Bruno Eichgrün Actor, Erzgauner
22. 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...
23. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
24. Nigel De Brulier Nigel De Brulier Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Character actor in Hollywood silents and talkies.
25. Myra Keaton Myra Keaton Actress, Love Nest on Wheels
26. May Wallace May Wallace Actress, County Hospital
27. Lionel Pape Lionel Pape Actor, The Philadelphia Story
28. Barlowe Borland Barlowe Borland Actor, The Hound of the Baskervilles
29. Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena Actor, Drácula
30. Giuseppe Becce Giuseppe Becce Composer, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
31. Frank Austin Frank Austin Actor, Almost Human
32. Helen Ware Helen Ware Actress, Morning Glory
33. Jules Cowles Jules Cowles Actor, Seven Chances
34. Fanny Schreck Fanny Schreck Actress, Der Herr im Haus
35. Henry Otto Henry Otto Director, The Man Across the Street
36. Lawrence Grossmith Lawrence Grossmith Actor, Gaslight
37. Heinz Salfner Heinz Salfner Actor, Peer Gynt
38. Morris Harvey Morris Harvey Actor, Scrooge
39. Karl Platen Karl Platen Actor, M
40. Billy Platt Billy Platt Actor, The Terror of Tiny Town
41. Landers Stevens Landers Stevens Actor, The Question of Today
42. Charlotte Shelby Charlotte Shelby Actress, Dimples
43. René Navarre René Navarre Actor, Fantomas
44. Lloyd C. Douglas Lloyd C. Douglas Writer, The Robe
45. Harold M. Shaw Harold M. Shaw Director, The Land Beyond the Sunset
46. J.A. Campbell J.A. Campbell Writer, The Queen Mother
47. Buddy Bolden Buddy Bolden Uncategorised
48. Fritz Alberti Fritz Alberti Actor, The Man Who Cheated Life
49. Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold Actress, The Queen of Spades British actress played mainly sweet old ladies
50. Floyd Buckley Floyd Buckley Actor, The Perils of Pauline
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