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1. Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy Writer, Tess
2. George Siegmann George Siegmann Actor, The Birth of a Nation
3. Larry Semon Larry Semon Director, The Wizard of Oz American silent film comedian whose hugely successful career disappeared virtually overnight. The son of a traveling vaudeville magician, Zera the Great, Larry Semon grew up in show business and was trained in stage comedy and acrobatics. A talent for drawing and cartooning led to art school and then work as a cartoonist for various New York City newspapers...
4. Mauritz Stiller Mauritz Stiller Director, Gösta Berlings saga
5. Ellen Terry Ellen Terry Actress, Potter's Clay Legendary British stage actress who made a few silent film appearances. The daughter of strolling players, she was born in Coventry into an almost exclusively theatrical family. Her grandparents were actors, as were all six of her siblings. But only her son, Edward Gordon Craig, would in any way approach her fame in the theatre...
6. Theodore Roberts Theodore Roberts Actor, The Ten Commandments The son of a sea captain, Theodore Roberts was a veteran stage actor, making his first appearance in 1880. Often referred to as the "Grand Duke of Hollywood," Roberts was a regular on the Cecil B. DeMille team and appeared in 23 of DeMille's films. He is best remembered for his role as Moses in DeMille's The Ten Commandments...
7. Gertrude Claire Gertrude Claire Actress, The Coward Claire made her stage debut at 16 and later played on the stage in New York with John Drew, Edwin Booth and Richard Mansfield. At one time, she managed her own stock company in Boston.
8. Eddie Foy Eddie Foy Actor, A Favorite Fool American stage actor, musical comedy star, and vaudevillian who was a legendary figure of his time and who fathered a family of performers who went on to notable careers in motion pictures. Born Edward Fitzgerald at 23 8th Avenue in New York City, March 9, 1856, to an Irish-immigrant tailor, Richard Fitzgerald...
9. Anita Berber Anita Berber Actress, Eerie Tales
10. Walt Whitman Walt Whitman Actor, The Mark of Zorro
11. George Barr McCutcheon George Barr McCutcheon Writer, Brewster's Millions
12. George Beban George Beban Actor, His Sweetheart American actor-director-writer-producer of silent pictures, formerly a singer and vaudevillian. A native of San Francisco's Telegraph Hill, he was one of four sons born to Rocco Beban, a Dalmatian immigrant, and Johanna Dugan, from County Cork, Ireland. He exhibited singing talent at an early age and was known in San Francisco theater circles as "The Boy Baritone." By age 8...
13. Ward Crane Ward Crane Actor, Sherlock Jr. American actor of silent films. A native of Albany, New York, the son of a railroad engineer, he began a career in government, serving as confidential stenographer and then secretary to Governor William Sulzer of New York. Sulzer's impeachment and removal from office left Crane without a job, and he obtained a commission in the U.S...
14. Clara Williams Clara Williams Actress, Hell's Hinges
15. Helen Wright Helen Wright Actress, When the Call Came
16. Arnold Kent Arnold Kent Actor, Hula Italian actor who was brought to America as a young leading man, but died before living up to his promise. Born Lido Manetti, he studied civil engineering in his native Italy, but entered the theatre and then films subsequent to his schooling. After a number of Italian films, he was noticed by a Universal studio talent scout and brought to Hollywood...
17. Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Writer, Blood and Sand
18. Fred Thomson Fred Thomson Actor, Thundering Hoofs All but forgotten today, Fred Thomson was a silent movie westerner who at one time rivaled 1920s heroes Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson in popularity. Unlike the early, myth-inducing demise of a Rudolph Valentino or Jean Harlow, Fred's untimely death of tetanus prevented the actor, who was at one time billed "The World's Greatest Western Star," from creating a durable Hollywood legacy...
19. Wallace McCutcheon Jr. Wallace McCutcheon Jr. Actor, The Fight for Freedom
20. Edward Connelly Edward Connelly Actor, The Saphead American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The Belle...
21. Arnold Rothstein Arnold Rothstein Self, American Justice: Target - Mafia
22. Holbrook Blinn Holbrook Blinn Actor, Zander the Great American stage actor and director who made numerous silent film appearances. Blinn was born and raised in San Francisco and attended nearby Stanford University. But his stage career had begun years before, when he made his acting debut at age six. Following his education, he resumed acting, eventually becoming a prominent figure on Broadway...
23. Frankie Yale Frankie Yale Self, American Justice: Target - Mafia
24. Rex Cherryman Rex Cherryman Actor, Camille
25. Sidney Smith Sidney Smith Actor, Out Bound
26. Dorothy Donnelly Dorothy Donnelly Soundtrack, The Student Prince Dorothy Donnelly, was noted as a songwriter and playwright, but she was a highly successful stage and screen actress appearing in many stage productions, a sophisticated brunette lady who starred in three silent film dramas, making her movie debut with 'The Thief' for the Fox Film Company in 1914, followed...
27. H.H. Asquith H.H. Asquith Uncategorised H.H. Asquith, considered the founder of the British welfare state, was the prime minister of the United Kingdom who led the British Empire into the monumental debacle that was World War I. The son of a cloth merchant, Henry Herbert Asquith was born in Morley, Yorkshire and attended Balliol College, Oxford...
28. Ralph Sipperly Ralph Sipperly Actor, Sunrise
29. Charlotte Smith Charlotte Smith Actress, A Victim of Jealousy
30. Jaime Del Rio Jaime Del Rio Writer, The Woman from Hell
31. Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen Self, Roald Amundsen
32. Paul Doucet Paul Doucet Actor, The Devil's Daughter
33. Scott Sidney Scott Sidney Director, Tarzan of the Apes American director and erstwhile actor. Originally a performer on the stock and vaudeville circuits, especially the Mittenthal Bros. circuit, he appeared with his wife Josephine Foy in a vaudeville show entitled "The Inspector." Noticed in this show by producer Thomas H. Ince, Sidney entered films in approximately 1913 as a performer and quickly was promoted to directing pictures...
34. Leos Janácek Leos Janácek Music Department, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
35. Avery Hopwood Avery Hopwood Writer, Gold Diggers of 1933 American playwright, many of whose plays were filmed. The leading light of early twentieth-century light comedy and farce and one of the most commercially successful playwrights of his era, Hopwood, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from the University of Michigan, which would later be the beneficiary of much of his substantial estate...
36. Frank Urson Frank Urson Director, Almost Human American director, cinematographer, and assistant director of silent films. A native of Chicago, Urson was the nephew of E.J. Hite of the Thanhauser Film Company. With his uncle's help, Urson was trained as a cameraman and eventually relocated to California as a camera operator for Fine Arts productions...
37. Jeanne Bérangère Jeanne Bérangère Actress, La fille de Jephté
38. Poppy Wyndham Poppy Wyndham Actress, The Tidal Wave
39. Lidia Quaranta Lidia Quaranta Actress, Cabiria
40. Maria Fyodorova Maria Fyodorova Art Department, The Tempest
41. J.H. Lewis J.H. Lewis Actor, Snatched from a Burning Death American stage actor who appeared in some films. As a boy, he traveled with circuses as an elephant tender, before embarking on an acting career at 17. He appeared on Broadway and in touring companies in such plays as "Graustark," "A Cure for Curables," and "Tiger Rose." His son, James Lewis Jr., was also an actor...
42. Robert B. Mantell Robert B. Mantell Actor, Under the Red Robe Scots stage actor who late in life appeared in a number of silent films. Educated in Belfast, Ireland, Mantell traveled to America at 24 and played in "Romeo and Juliet" and "East Lynne" with Helena Modjeska. He worked constantly in America and Great Britain and established himself as a great success in Shakespearean works...
43. Loie Fuller Loie Fuller Self, Loie Fuller
44. Allen Dale Allen Dale Director, The Princess from Hoboken
45. Árpád Tóth Árpád Tóth Writer, A bor lelke
46. Louis R. Grisel Louis R. Grisel Actor, The Holy City
47. Jack Boyle Jack Boyle Writer, Meet Boston Blackie
48. William A. Carroll William A. Carroll Actor, The Conscience of Hassan Bey
49. Frank Currier Frank Currier Actor, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Frank Currier was born in Norwich, Connecticut on 4 September 1857 and died on 22 April 1928 in Hollywood, California (blood poisoning).He was once anointed "the dean of cinema actors" by Photoplay magazine. He was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 133 films between 1912 and 1928...
50. Gerald C. Duffy Gerald C. Duffy Writer, Her Wild Oat American journalist, short-story writer, and film scenarist. Duffy was editor of Redbook magazine and a most prolific contributor of short stories to it and other serial magazines. He had written over 200 stories by the age of 23. His popularity as a writer led to employment by First National Studios as a scenario and title writer in 1919...
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