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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. 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...
4. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, A Woman's Face
5. Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo Actor, 20 Mule Team
6. Francis Ford Francis Ford Actor, Crimson Shoals 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...
7. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Louella Parsons Louella Parsons Actress, Hollywood Hotel
9. Leon Errol Leon Errol Actor, Higher and Higher
10. Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards Actress, It's a Wonderful Life
11. Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Art Department, Something's Gotta Give 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. Eliot Makeham Eliot Makeham Actor, Dark Journey
13. Frank O'Connor Frank O'Connor Director, Religious Racketeers
14. Pedro de Cordoba Pedro de Cordoba Actor, My Favorite Wife 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. Asta Nielsen Asta Nielsen Actress, Hamlet 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, Mathias Kneissl
18. Walter Kingsford Walter Kingsford Actor, The Story of Louis Pasteur
19. 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...
20. Arthur Aylesworth Arthur Aylesworth Actor, I Cover the War!
21. Marc McDermott Marc McDermott Actor, He Who Gets Slapped 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...
22. Dot Farley Dot Farley Actress, So Big
23. Constantine Romanoff Constantine Romanoff Actor, The Long Voyage Home
24. Blanche Payson Blanche Payson Actress, All Over Town
25. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, Fanny Hawthorne
26. Marion Leonard Marion Leonard Actress, What Avails the Crown
27. Morgan Wallace Morgan Wallace Actor, It's a Gift
28. William Nigh William Nigh Director, Born Rich
29. Achille Majeroni Achille Majeroni Actor, I Vitelloni
30. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
31. Lillian Albertson Lillian Albertson Actress, The Greatest Show on Earth
32. Hugh Sothern Hugh Sothern Actor, Captain America
33. Wilhelm von Brincken Wilhelm von Brincken Actor, The Prisoner of Zenda
34. Dick Sutherland Dick Sutherland Actor, The Beloved Rogue
35. 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...
36. 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]...
37. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, The Bull's Eye
38. Robert Strange Robert Strange Actor, High Sierra
39. Florence Oakley Florence Oakley Actress, A Most Immoral Lady
40. Lou Tellegen Lou Tellegen Actor, To oneiron tou glyptou 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...
41. Marion Morgan Marion Morgan Writer, Goin' to Town
42. Milton Rosmer Milton Rosmer Actor, Hour of Glory 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...
43. Crauford Kent Crauford Kent Actor, Shadows of the Sea
44. Elsa Maxwell Elsa Maxwell Actress, Hotel for Women
45. 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...
46. Gus McNaughton Gus McNaughton Actor, The 39 Steps
47. Jacques de Baroncelli Jacques de Baroncelli Director, Pêcheur d'Islande
48. Jan Duggan Jan Duggan Actress, Wagon Wheels
49. Nicholas Hannen Nicholas Hannen Actor, Quo Vadis
50. Roger Gray Roger Gray Actor, Hit the Deck
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