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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. 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...
3. 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...
4. Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo Actor, The Cisco Kid
5. Dick Sutherland Dick Sutherland Actor, Grandma's Boy
6. 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...
7. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. 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...
9. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, Anna Karenina
10. Louella Parsons Louella Parsons Self, Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary
11. 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...
12. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Actor, The Silent Witness
13. Paul E. Burns Paul E. Burns Actor, The Ox-Bow Incident
14. Robert Wildhack Robert Wildhack Actor, Broadway Melody of 1936
15. Gerald Ames Gerald Ames Actor, Mr. Justice Raffles Now completely forgotten, the name of Gerald Ames had a very special feel back in the silent era. The man who bore this name was indeed a heart breaker. Six feet tall, burly, athletic, mustached, dark-eyed and dark-haired, Ames had all it took to get top billing and he did grace about seventy films (many of which directed by pioneers George Loane Tucker and Cecil M...
16. 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...
17. Walter Kingsford Walter Kingsford Actor, Captains Courageous
18. Leon Errol Leon Errol Actor, The Invisible Man's Revenge
19. Oscar O'Shea Oscar O'Shea Actor, Captains Courageous
20. George Moran George Moran Actor, The Bank Dick
21. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, The Lodger
22. 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...
23. Morgan Wallace Morgan Wallace Actor, Grand Hotel
24. Arthur Aylesworth Arthur Aylesworth Actor, Dames
25. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
26. Johnny Burke Johnny Burke Actor, Matchmaking Mamma
27. Lillian Albertson Lillian Albertson Actress, The Greatest Show on Earth
28. Dora Altmann Dora Altmann Actress, Endkampf
29. 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...
30. Wilhelm von Brincken Wilhelm von Brincken Actor, Man Hunt
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Harry M. Warner Harry M. Warner Producer, My Four Years in Germany
34. Dot Farley Dot Farley Actress, Bangville Police
35. William Nigh William Nigh Director, Mr. Wong, Detective
36. Blanche Payson Blanche Payson Actress, Wife and Auto Trouble
37. Evelyn Beresford Evelyn Beresford Actress, The Twonky
38. Hugh Sothern Hugh Sothern Actor, The Oklahoma Kid
39. Robert Strange Robert Strange Actor, High Sierra
40. Eliot Makeham Eliot Makeham Actor, A Christmas Carol
41. John Gottowt John Gottowt Actor, Nosferatu
42. Crauford Kent Crauford Kent Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
43. Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards Actress, It's a Wonderful Life
44. Julian Eltinge Julian Eltinge Actor, Madame Behave 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.
45. Gus McNaughton Gus McNaughton Actor, The 39 Steps
46. Branch Rickey Branch Rickey Self, Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
47. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
48. Norman Ainsley Norman Ainsley Actor, The Shadow Strikes
49. Jan Duggan Jan Duggan Actress, A Damsel in Distress
50. 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...
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