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1. 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.
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. Josephine Hull Josephine Hull Actress, Arsenic and Old Lace 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...
5. Chief John Big Tree Chief John Big Tree Actor, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
6. Sam Harris Sam Harris Actor, The Spirit of Gallipoli
7. Gibson Gowland Gibson Gowland Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
8. 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...
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. O.P. Heggie O.P. Heggie Actor, Bride of Frankenstein
11. Maurice Costello Maurice Costello Actor, Fellow Voyagers
12. Norman Macowan Norman Macowan Actor, The City of the Dead
13. Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse Writer, Siddhartha
14. Claire McDowell Claire McDowell Actress, The Big Parade
15. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman
16. 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...
17. George Melford George Melford Director, Drácula
18. Nigel De Brulier Nigel De Brulier Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often played (he portrayed Cardinal Richelieu four times: in The Three Musketeers...
19. Fanny Schreck Fanny Schreck Actress, Der Herr im Haus
20. 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...
21. Bruno Eichgrün Bruno Eichgrün Actor, Erzgauner
22. Rose Dione Rose Dione Actress, Freaks Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 films from 1910 until 1932...
23. Sydney Booth Sydney Booth Actor, The Three Musketeers: Part 1
24. Landers Stevens Landers Stevens Actor, Shadows of Conscience
25. May Wallace May Wallace Actress, County Hospital
26. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
27. Eduardo Arozamena Eduardo Arozamena Actor, Drácula
28. 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...
29. Frank Austin Frank Austin Actor, Almost Human
30. Lloyd C. Douglas Lloyd C. Douglas Writer, The Robe
31. 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...
32. Barlowe Borland Barlowe Borland Actor, The Hound of the Baskervilles
33. Norman Trevor Norman Trevor Actor, Dancing Mothers
34. Lawrence Grossmith Lawrence Grossmith Actor, Gaslight
35. Karl Platen Karl Platen Actor, M
36. Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold Actress, The Queen of Spades British actress played mainly sweet old ladies
37. Lawrence Chenault Lawrence Chenault Actor, Ten Minutes to Live
38. Otto Gebühr Otto Gebühr Actor, The Golem
39. Stanner E.V. Taylor Stanner E.V. Taylor Writer, The Girl Who Stayed at Home Stanner Edward Varley Taylor (1874-1948) was a newspaper man who borrowed a typewriter at the New York Herald to write plays, while the rest of the city slept. His plays impressed the owner of the American Mutoscope & Biography Co. and in 1908 he was hired to write stories for the new moving pictures...
40. René Navarre René Navarre Actor, Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine
41. Florence Gill Florence Gill Actress, The Reluctant Dragon
42. Lionel Pape Lionel Pape Actor, The Philadelphia Story
43. Myra Keaton Myra Keaton Actress, Love Nest on Wheels
44. Helen Ware Helen Ware Actress, Morning Glory
45. Charles Quatermaine Charles Quatermaine Actor, Westward Ho!
46. Archibald Selwyn Archibald Selwyn Producer, The Jungle Archibald "Arch" Selwyn, the theater impresario who was one of the founders of the Goldwyn Studios, was born Archibald Simon in 1877. As a child he and his family, including older brother Edgar Selwyn, lived in Toronto, Ontario, before moving to Selma, Alabama, where his parents died. Arch followed his brother to New York in the 1890s, where Edgar was establishing himself as an actor...
47. Harold M. Shaw Harold M. Shaw Director, The Land Beyond the Sunset
48. William Hope Hodgson William Hope Hodgson Writer, Matango
49. Giuseppe Becce Giuseppe Becce Composer, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
50. George Field George Field Actor, Blood and Sand
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