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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. Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo Actor, The Cisco Kid
3. 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...
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. 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...
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. 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...
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. Paul E. Burns Paul E. Burns Actor, The Ox-Bow Incident
10. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
11. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Actor, The Silent Witness
12. Charles Dale Charles Dale Self, The Belle of 14th Street
13. Louella Parsons Louella Parsons Self, Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 1: 25th Anniversary
14. Dick Sutherland Dick Sutherland Actor, Grandma's Boy
15. Mary Servoss Mary Servoss Actress, In This Our Life
16. Walter Kingsford Walter Kingsford Actor, Captains Courageous
17. Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards Actress, It's a Wonderful Life
18. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, Anna Karenina
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
22. Crauford Kent Crauford Kent Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
23. 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...
24. Leon Errol Leon Errol Actor, The Invisible Man's Revenge
25. William Nigh William Nigh Director, Mr. Wong, Detective
26. Constantine Romanoff Constantine Romanoff Actor, The Kid Brother
27. Blanche Payson Blanche Payson Actress, Wife and Auto Trouble
28. Dora Altmann Dora Altmann Actress, Endkampf
29. Arthur Aylesworth Arthur Aylesworth Actor, Dames
30. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, The Lodger
31. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
32. Robert Strange Robert Strange Actor, High Sierra
33. 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...
34. 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.
35. Joseph R. Tozer Joseph R. Tozer Actor, Anna Karenina
36. Lillian Albertson Lillian Albertson Actress, The Greatest Show on Earth
37. Jan Duggan Jan Duggan Actress, A Damsel in Distress
38. Henrik Galeen Henrik Galeen Writer, Nosferatu
39. Jirô Yoshino Jirô Yoshino Director, Sanke sanyûshi
40. Matthew Betz Matthew Betz Actor, The Wedding March
41. George Reehm George Reehm Actor, A Dark Deception
42. 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...
43. Morgan Wallace Morgan Wallace Actor, Grand Hotel
44. 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...
45. Dot Farley Dot Farley Actress, Bangville Police
46. Harry M. Warner Harry M. Warner Producer, My Four Years in Germany
47. Elsa Maxwell Elsa Maxwell Self, The Jack Paar Tonight Show
48. Stanley Houghton Stanley Houghton Writer, Fanny Hawthorne
49. Gus McNaughton Gus McNaughton Actor, The 39 Steps
50. Achille Majeroni Achille Majeroni Actor, I Vitelloni
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