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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, The Cisco Kid
4. 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...
5. Paul E. Burns Paul E. Burns Actor, The Ox-Bow Incident
6. Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Art Department, Le mystère Picasso Pablo Picasso, one of the most recognized figures of 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. 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...
8. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
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. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, Anna Karenina
11. Dora Altmann Dora Altmann Actress, Endkampf
12. Hugh Buckler Hugh Buckler Actor, The Last of the Mohicans Hugh C. Buckler, born in Southgate in 1870, some sources say 1881. Highly well-known classical stage actor, often performed with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree at the 'His Majesty's Theatre in London from 1890, such plays as 'A Lady of Lyons', 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'The Tempest'. Smart handsome gentleman...
13. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Actor, The Silent Witness
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Louella Parsons Louella Parsons Self, Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary
17. Arthur Aylesworth Arthur Aylesworth Actor, Dames
18. Enrique Muiño Enrique Muiño Actor, Su mejor alumno
19. Walter Kingsford Walter Kingsford Actor, Captains Courageous
20. Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards Actress, It's a Wonderful Life
21. Morgan Wallace Morgan Wallace Actor, Grand Hotel
22. 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...
23. Blanche Payson Blanche Payson Actress, Wife and Auto Trouble
24. Leon Errol Leon Errol Actor, The Invisible Man's Revenge
25. Robert Strange Robert Strange Actor, High Sierra
26. Wilhelm von Brincken Wilhelm von Brincken Actor, Man Hunt
27. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, The Lodger
28. Evelyn Beresford Evelyn Beresford Actress, The Twonky
29. Harry M. Warner Harry M. Warner Producer, My Four Years in Germany
30. Constantine Romanoff Constantine Romanoff Actor, The Kid Brother
31. Crauford Kent Crauford Kent Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
32. Duke R. Lee Duke R. Lee Actor, Straight Shooting
33. Marion Morgan Marion Morgan Writer, Goin' to Town
34. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
35. 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...
36. William Nigh William Nigh Director, Mr. Wong, Detective
37. Matthew Betz Matthew Betz Actor, The Wedding March
38. Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood Actor, The Strawberry Blonde
39. Henrik Galeen Henrik Galeen Writer, Nosferatu
40. Eliot Makeham Eliot Makeham Actor, A Christmas Carol
41. 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...
42. Stanley Houghton Stanley Houghton Writer, Fanny Hawthorne
43. Oscar O'Shea Oscar O'Shea Actor, Captains Courageous
44. Corbet Morris Corbet Morris Actor, Tarzan's Revenge
45. Elsa Maxwell Elsa Maxwell Self, The Jack Paar Tonight Show
46. Adele Bloch-Bauer Adele Bloch-Bauer
47. Marc McDermott Marc McDermott Actor, A Christmas Carol Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland, and Marc later became an English citizen when he moved to London. His older brother Patrick was born in Ireland, and his younger sister May...
48. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
49. 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...
50. 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...
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