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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. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo Actor, Viva Villa!
4. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, Anna Karenina
5. 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...
6. Margaret Wycherly Margaret Wycherly Actress, White Heat This British actress, born in 1881, is probably best remembered as the mother in her two best-known roles, Sergeant York opposite 'Gary Cooper' and White Heat (1949) opposite James Cagney who closes out the film screaming "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" as he goes to a fiery death. Margaret spent her early acting days on stage touring across England...
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. Oscar O'Shea Oscar O'Shea Actor, Captains Courageous
9. Walter Kingsford Walter Kingsford Actor, Captains Courageous
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Paul E. Burns Paul E. Burns Actor, Son of Paleface
13. 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.
14. 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...
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. Frederick Lonsdale Frederick Lonsdale Writer, The Private Life of Don Juan
17. Harry Arras Harry Arras Actor, Blind Circumstances
18. Dora Altmann Dora Altmann Actress, Endkampf
19. Morgan Wallace Morgan Wallace Actor, Grand Hotel
20. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
21. Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards Actress, It's a Wonderful Life
22. 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...
23. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Actor, Little Miss No-Account
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. Davison Clark Davison Clark Actor, The Scarlet Empress
27. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita: Queen of Mars
28. Gloria Gordon Gloria Gordon Actress, My Friend Irma
29. 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...
30. Dick Sutherland Dick Sutherland Actor, Grandma's Boy
31. William Nigh William Nigh Director, Mr. Wong, Detective
32. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, The Lodger
33. Branch Rickey Branch Rickey Self, Baseball's Changing Profile
34. Lillian Albertson Lillian Albertson Actress, The Greatest Show on Earth
35. Harry M. Warner Harry M. Warner Producer, My Four Years in Germany
36. Rose Tapley Rose Tapley Actress, Sex Madness Rose Tapley was born on June 30, 1881 in Salem, Massachusetts. She was primarily a stage actress when, in 1912, she was picked to play Queen Victoria in The Victoria Cross. She was 31, an age that some producers would have bypassed an actress, but she was a seasoned performer so she made it rather easily...
37. 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...
38. Art Berry Sr. Art Berry Sr. Actor, Mrs. Miniver
39. Norman Ainsley Norman Ainsley Actor, The Shadow Strikes
40. Julian Eltinge Julian Eltinge Actor, An Adventuress One of the greatest drag performers in the history of the American Theatre. First performed in drag at the age of 10 in an annual revue of the Boston Cadets. Subsequently appeared on Broadway in 1904 in a drag role in Mr. Wix of Wickham. Performed in the legitimate theatre and also in a number of films.
41. Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood Actor, The Strawberry Blonde
42. George Hassell George Hassell Actor, Captain Blood
43. Henrik Galeen Henrik Galeen Writer, Nosferatu
44. Marion Leonard Marion Leonard Actress, The Sealed Room
45. Gwendolyn Logan Gwendolyn Logan Actress, We Live Again
46. Herbert T. Kalmus Herbert T. Kalmus Producer, The Viking Herbert Kalmus was born on November 9, 1881, in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He graduated from M.I.T. and then got his PhD. from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He formed his company, "Technicolor Company", in 1912, when he was still a professor at the Canadian school. He incorporated in 1915 and in 1917 made the first color film [the two-color process]...
47. Dora Weissman Dora Weissman Actress, The Panic in Needle Park
48. Mariska Aldrich Mariska Aldrich Actress, Lady by Choice
49. 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...
50. Blanche Payson Blanche Payson Actress, Wife and Auto Trouble
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