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1. Cecil B. DeMille Cecil B. DeMille Producer, The Ten Commandments His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts...
2. Louella Parsons Louella Parsons Self, Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary
3. Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Art Department, Le mystère Picasso Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of the 20th century art who co-created such styles as Cubism and Surrealism, was also among most innovative, influential, and prolific artists of all time. He was born Pablo Ruiz Picasso on October 6, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Jose Ruiz y Blasco and Maria Picasso y Lopez...
4. Francis Ford Francis Ford Actor, The Quiet Man Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of authority - men sometimes ruthless if not downright unsavory...
5. Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo Actor, The Cisco Kid
6. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
7. Dora Altmann Dora Altmann Actress, Endkampf
8. Noble Johnson Noble Johnson Actor, King Kong African-American movie actor and producer Noble Johnson was born on April 18, 1881, in Marshall, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Noble was very young, and it was there that he met Lon Chaney at school. They became friends as children, and later got re-acquainted when both were making movies in Hollywood and became friends all over again (surprisingly...
9. Margaret Wycherly Margaret Wycherly Actress, White Heat Margaret Wycherly was born in London, England on October 26, 1881. She was predominately a stage actress, continuing stage work even after performing in films. Her first film role came when she appeared in The Fight at 34 years old. It was not until 1929 that audiences got another glimpse of her in The Thirteenth Chair...
10. Morgan Wallace Morgan Wallace Actor, Grand Hotel
11. P.G. Wodehouse P.G. Wodehouse Writer, A Damsel in Distress Master of comedy novelist Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881, in Guilford, Surrey, England. He died in hospital in Southampton, New York, on Valentine's day (February 14) 1975, from a heart attack after a long illness at age 93. In that time he managed to write close to 200 novels, short stories, plays, song lyrics and so on...
12. Asta Nielsen Asta Nielsen Actress, The Joyless Street Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of the...
13. Mary Servoss Mary Servoss Actress, So Proudly We Hail!
14. Paul E. Burns Paul E. Burns Actor, The Ox-Bow Incident
15. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Actor, The Silent Witness
16. Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards Actress, It's a Wonderful Life
17. Frederick Lonsdale Frederick Lonsdale Writer, The Private Life of Don Juan
18. Pedro de Cordoba Pedro de Cordoba Actor, Saboteur Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into talkies...
19. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, Anna Karenina
20. Leon Errol Leon Errol Actor, The Invisible Man's Revenge Bald-pated, Hollywood comedy star best remembered for his two-reelers for two decades from 1933, and for his appearances opposite Lupe Velez in the 'Mexican Spitfire' features of the early 40's.
21. Walter Kingsford Walter Kingsford Actor, Captains Courageous
22. Blanche Payson Blanche Payson Actress, Wife and Auto Trouble
23. Nicholas Hannen Nicholas Hannen Actor, Richard III
24. Branch Rickey Branch Rickey Self, Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
25. Béla Bartók Béla Bartók Soundtrack, The Shining Born in Hungary in 1881, Bartok began his musical studies on the piano at age five. His mother was his first teacher; after his father died in 1888, the Bartok family moved to Nagyszolos, where Bela continued his piano studies and took up composition. At age eleven, he made his first public appearance...
26. Eliot Makeham Eliot Makeham Actor, A Christmas Carol
27. Stanley Houghton Stanley Houghton Writer, Fanny Hawthorne
28. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
29. William Nigh William Nigh Director, Mr. Wong, Detective
30. Gloria Gordon Gloria Gordon Actress, My Friend Irma
31. Milton Rosmer Milton Rosmer Actor, Goodbye, Mr. Chips Miton Rosmer made his name on the British stage, debuting in 1889. He easily made the transition to silent pictures, appearing in such films as The Passionate Friends. Talkies proved to be no obstacle to him, as it did to many silent actors, and Rosmer had roles in such classics as Goodbye, Mr. Chips and The Stars Look Down...
32. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, The Lodger
33. Harry M. Warner Harry M. Warner Producer, My Four Years in Germany
34. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
35. Kenneth Alford Kenneth Alford Soundtrack, Lawrence of Arabia
36. Robert Strange Robert Strange Actor, High Sierra
37. Adele Bloch-Bauer Adele Bloch-Bauer
38. John G. Adolfi John G. Adolfi Director, The Man Who Played God Entering films as an actor in 1910, John G. Adolfi soon switched careers and became a director. He turned out numerous, mostly low-budget films for minor companies, but every so often got a chance to work at a big studio like Fox. His big break came in the sound era, when he formed a partnership with actor George Arliss and directed several of Arliss' most successful films.
39. Lou Tellegen Lou Tellegen Actor, 3 Bad Men Born in the Netherlands of Greek/Dutch descent, Lou Tellegen (born Isidor Van Dameler) was a marvelously handsome man whose life was temptestuous. Having something of a wandering pair of feet, he journeyed through Europe during his youth, doing odd jobs like prize fighting, driving a cab in Brussels...
40. Anna Pavlova Anna Pavlova Actress, The Dumb Girl of Portici Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents with Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman, named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, named Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. Her mother's husband...
41. Dot Farley Dot Farley Actress, Bangville Police
42. Hugh Sothern Hugh Sothern Actor, The Oklahoma Kid
43. John Gottowt John Gottowt Actor, Nosferatu
44. Al Christie Al Christie Producer, Know Thy Wife Born the second son to George Wiseman Christie and Mary Ann Jarvis Christie (George's second wife, his first wife was named Mary Reynolds Christie, and died prematurely) Al and his older brother Charles grew up in the household of a single mother and a half-sister, Anne, as George, a longtime military man turned police constable...
45. Oscar O'Shea Oscar O'Shea Actor, Captains Courageous
46. Fay Holderness Fay Holderness Actress, Lonesome Fay Holderness started her career in films with D. W. Griffith and then gravitated to making films with 'The Hal Roach Film Studios'. She acted in films for 23 years and retired in 1940.
47. Marc McDermott Marc McDermott Actor, A Christmas Carol Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott (also misspelled as MacDermott after 1916), in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland. His only sibling, younger sister May, was also born in Australia. He received his education at the Jesuit College in Sydney...
48. Robb Wilton Robb Wilton Actor, Mother, Don't Rush Me
49. Lillian Albertson Lillian Albertson Actress, The Greatest Show on Earth
50. Marion Leonard Marion Leonard Actress, The Sealed Room
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