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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. 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...
3. Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo Actor, Viva Villa!
4. 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.
5. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Self, 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Walter Kingsford Walter Kingsford Actor, Captains Courageous
11. Louella Parsons Louella Parsons Self, Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary Smarmy-tongued Hollywood gossip columnist of the 40s and 50s who was often in imbroglios with not only her subjects but her professional rivals as well.
12. 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...
13. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, Anna Karenina
14. William Dyer William Dyer Actor, The Martyr Sex
15. 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...
16. Paul E. Burns Paul E. Burns Actor, Son of Paleface
17. Dora Altmann Dora Altmann Actress, Endkampf
18. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Actor, Little Miss No-Account
19. Gus McNaughton Gus McNaughton Actor, The 39 Steps
20. Henrik Galeen Henrik Galeen Writer, Nosferatu
21. Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards Actress, It's a Wonderful Life
22. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, The Lodger
23. 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.
24. 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...
25. Wilhelm von Brincken Wilhelm von Brincken Actor, Condemned
26. Béla Bartók Béla Bartók Soundtrack, The Shining Composer, pianist and author, educated at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Budapest. He was professor of music at the Royal Academy from 1907 to 1940, and made a 12-volume collection of traditional Hungarian, Rumanian and Arabian melodies, also writing articles on research into folklore and folk songs...
27. Branch Rickey Branch Rickey Self, Baseball's Changing Profile
28. 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...
29. Gloria Gordon Gloria Gordon Actress, My Friend Irma
30. 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...
31. Adele Bloch-Bauer Adele Bloch-Bauer Uncategorised
32. Jan Duggan Jan Duggan Actress, A Damsel in Distress
33. Félix Oudart Félix Oudart Actor, Utopia
34. William Nigh William Nigh Director, Mr. Wong, Detective
35. Harry M. Warner Harry M. Warner Producer, My Four Years in Germany
36. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
37. Henry Sedley Henry Sedley Actor, The Racket
38. Blanche Payson Blanche Payson Actress, Wife and Auto Trouble
39. John Gottowt John Gottowt Actor, Nosferatu
40. Stanley Houghton Stanley Houghton Writer, Fanny Hawthorne
41. Marion Leonard Marion Leonard Actress, The Sealed Room
42. Norman Ainsley Norman Ainsley Actor, The Shadow Strikes
43. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita: Queen of Mars
44. Crauford Kent Crauford Kent Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
45. Morgan Wallace Morgan Wallace Actor, Grand Hotel
46. Norman Field Norman Field Actor, The Twonky
47. Alfred Drayton Alfred Drayton Actor, Things Happen at Night Stocky, bald and rather cold-eyed English character actor, who made a career of playing choleric, hectoring or exasperated authority figures. A former brewery worker, he first appeared in amateur dramatics and over the years built up a reputation as an incisive theatrical performer, both in stage farces and in dramatic roles...
48. Elsa Wagner Elsa Wagner Actress, The Haunted Castle
49. Helga Brofeldt Helga Brofeldt Actress, Åsa-Nisse i full fart
50. Oscar O'Shea Oscar O'Shea Actor, Captains Courageous
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