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1. Mary Boland Mary Boland Actress, The Women Lively, buxom character actress Mary Boland made a name for herself playing vacuous or pixillated motherly types during the 1930's. One of her most memorable performances was as the addle-brained Mrs. Rimplegar of Three Cornered Moon, who gives away her family fortune to a swindler because he seemed like 'such a nice young man'...
2. W.C. Fields W.C. Fields Actor, The Bank Dick William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father (who hit him on the head with a shovel)...
3. Tom Mix Tom Mix Actor, Local Color on the A-1 Ranch The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903 he was drum major with the Oklahoma Cavalry Band...
4. Tod Browning Tod Browning Director, Dracula Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages...
5. Una O'Connor Una O'Connor Actress, Witness for the Prosecution Delightful character actress who held her own against such acting heavyweights as Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Sydney Greenstreet. Often cast by studio heads as comic relief thanks to her thick Irish accent and rubber-faced expressions, most notably in Universal's horror classics...
6. Mack Sennett Mack Sennett Producer, Tillie's Punctured Romance Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, Massachusetts...
7. Helen Keller Helen Keller Writer, The Miracle Worker Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the family...
8. Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson Director, Alkali Ike's Auto American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother was the daughter of Russian Jewish parents...
9. Montagu Love Montagu Love Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but he was bound for a different career...
10. Louis Wolheim Louis Wolheim Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as an extra in the Wharton studio but never received much attention...
11. Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur Self, Universal Newsreel
12. Howard C. Hickman Howard C. Hickman Actor, Gone with the Wind
13. Scotty Mattraw Scotty Mattraw Actor, In Old Chicago
14. Thomas H. Ince Thomas H. Ince Producer, The Coward Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and worked with a number of stock companies, making his Broadway debut at 15. Vaudeville work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure but by 1910 he joined Biograph...
15. Mitchell Lewis Mitchell Lewis Actor, Meet John Doe
16. Frank Orth Frank Orth Actor, Boston Blackie Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a long career of small parts...
17. Clarence G. Badger Clarence G. Badger Director, It A graduate of the Boston Polytechnic Institute, Clarence Badger had a varied early career as an artist, stage actor, editor and journalist with several newspapers and magazines (including "The Youth's Companion"), before entering the film business with Mack Sennett in 1915. At Sennett's Triangle-Keystone...
18. Alexander Grin Alexander Grin Writer, Gospodin oformitel
19. Jack Curtis Jack Curtis Actor, Harvey Jack was born in San Francisco in 1880 in to the well-known Curtis family. Chris Curtis was himself well-known in the financial circles. His uncle William was a lawyer in New York City in the early 1900s. Jack and Lil met on a ship heading to Hong Kong in 1904 and were married sometime in 1904. Both had toured with Vaudeville companies...
20. Tom Wilson Tom Wilson Actor, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
21. Eric Campbell Eric Campbell Actor, The Immigrant Campbell was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th April 1880 and began acting as a boy. He married fellow music hall performer Fanny Gertrude Robotham on March 30, 1901 and was later hired by English music hall impresario Fred Karno for his "Fun Factory" comedy troupes that featured other comics like a young Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel...
22. Robert McKenzie Robert McKenzie Actor, The Sign of the Cucumber A small man with a big belly, McKenzie entered films in 1915 and spent most of his career in B-Westerns, usually as a gold-watch-chained banker.
23. Munshi Premchand Munshi Premchand Writer, Shatranj Ke Khilari He is one of the greatest Hindi writers. His stories gives the correct picture of village realities. He used his stories to great effect for social reforms. He married a child widow Shivarani Devi when widow marriages were considered as a sin in Indian society. He also wrote varios novels voicing for these social reforms...
24. Vladimir Maksimov Vladimir Maksimov Actor, Katsi katsistvis mgelia
25. Richard Oswald Richard Oswald Director, Anders als die Andern Director and producer of many German as well as a few American, British and French films, Richard Oswald started making films in 1914 and shortly formed his own production company. After making many successful films and discovering several important performers, he fled his homeland after the Nazi takeover and eventually settled in the US...
26. George Humbert George Humbert Actor, Heidi
27. Wyndham Standing Wyndham Standing Actor, Imitation of Life
28. Jobyna Howland Jobyna Howland Actress, Topaze
29. Wallace Bosco Wallace Bosco Writer, Love Is a Woman
30. George C. Marshall George C. Marshall Self, George Marshall & the American Century
31. Harry Baur Harry Baur Actor, Les misérables
32. Hans Moser Hans Moser Actor, Hallo Dienstmann
33. Joe May Joe May Director, The Invisible Man Returns A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After the Nazi takeover...
34. Lajos Biró Lajos Biró Writer, The Thief of Bagdad
35. Jesse L. Lasky Jesse L. Lasky Miscellaneous Crew, Wings Lasky, one of the first pioneers of the Hollywood film industry and its first genuine 'mogul', was not only a consummate showman and entrepreneur, but a jack-of-all-trades. Born in San Francisco in September 1880, the son of a shoe salesman, he attended high school in San Jose and held down his first job at seventeen as a reporter for the San Francisco Post...
36. Edie Martin Edie Martin Actress, The Lavender Hill Mob
37. Viggo Larsen Viggo Larsen Director, Die Pulvermühle
38. Andrzej Marek Andrzej Marek Director, Chasydka i odstepca
39. J.P. McGowan J.P. McGowan Director, The Hurricane Express
40. Rosalind Ivan Rosalind Ivan Actress, Scarlet Street Character actress in some 14 US films from 1944 to 1954.
41. Robert Stolz Robert Stolz Composer, 13 Sins
42. May Beatty May Beatty Actress, Pride and Prejudice
43. Emile de Ruelle Emile de Ruelle Editor, Blackmail
44. Ted Billings Ted Billings Actor, Bride of Frankenstein
45. Egon Brecher Egon Brecher Actor, The Black Cat Brecher was a 1900 graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany and then toured Austria and Germany acting on the stage. He also served as the chief director of the Stadts Theatre in Vienna before going to the U.S. in 1921. He became a naturalized American citizen on 9 May, 1927, along with his wife Essie and 8-year-old daughter Suse...
46. Damon Runyon Damon Runyon Writer, Guys and Dolls Born out of wedlock in Manhattan, Kansas, but grew up in Denver. A close friend of fellow New York sportswriter--and former western gunfighter--William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, who knew the Runyan family in Denver. In the late teens and early 1920s both Ed Sullivan and Walter Winchell worked as Runyon's leg men. Buried in New York's Woodlawn Cemetery.
47. Jack Clifford Jack Clifford Actor, A Wife from the Country
48. Ethyle Cooke Ethyle Cooke Actress, The Game
49. Manuel Noriega Manuel Noriega Actor, Mexican Bus Ride
50. Mabel Paige Mabel Paige Actress, Johnny Belinda Rubbery-lipped, silver-haired character actress in dozens of Hollywood films of the 40's and 50's.
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