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1. Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy Writer, Far from the Madding Crowd
2. Larry Semon Larry Semon Director, The Wizard of Oz American silent film comedian whose hugely successful career disappeared virtually overnight, Larry Semon was the son of a traveling vaudeville magician, Zera the Great. He 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...
3. George Siegmann George Siegmann Actor, The Birth of a Nation
4. Mauritz Stiller Mauritz Stiller Director, The Saga of Gösta Berling Moshe "Mauritz" Stiller, born July 17, 1883, in Helsinki, Finland, was a director, writer and actor. He began his artistic activity in the theatre, as an actor at 16. Mauritz Stiller portrayed 87 roles from 1899-1916 and directed 16 productions 1911-28. Together with Viktor Sjöström ( director, actor...
5. 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...
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. 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...
8. 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...
9. Charlotte Smith Charlotte Smith Actress, A Victim of Jealousy
10. Clara Williams Clara Williams Actress, Hell's Hinges
11. George Barr McCutcheon George Barr McCutcheon Writer, Brewster's Millions
12. 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...
13. Walt Whitman Walt Whitman Actor, The Mark of Zorro
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Robert Reinert Robert Reinert Writer, Nerven Born near Vienna in 1872, Reinert's early life is shrouded in mystery. He apparently became a successful novelist, publishing "Der Weg zur Sonne" (1906) and "Krieg" (1907). After 1900 he moved to Munich, where he joined Frank Wedekind's cabaret, "Die Elf Scharfrichter". His first film script was for director William Wauer at Projektions-Union A.G....
17. 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...
18. Martinius Nielsen Martinius Nielsen Director, Den grønne Bille
19. Anita Berber Anita Berber Actress, Eerie Tales
20. J. Hartley Manners J. Hartley Manners Writer, Happiness British-born playwright J. Hartley Manners, of Irish extraction, spent many years in the United States. In his twenties, in Australia, he began a relatively successful acting career and made his debut in London's West End in 1898. Joining the company of famed actor-manager Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson...
21. 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...
22. José Eustasio Rivera José Eustasio Rivera Writer, La vorágine
23. Rex Cherryman Rex Cherryman Actor, Camille
24. Loie Fuller Loie Fuller Self, Loie Fuller
25. 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...
26. 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.
27. Joseph J. Dowling Joseph J. Dowling Actor, Dollar Devils
28. 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...
29. Poppy Wyndham Poppy Wyndham Actress, The Tidal Wave
30. Álvaro Obregón Álvaro Obregón Self, La última semana del general Alvaro Obregon entre nosotros Alvaro Obregon was born near Alamos, in the Mexican state of Sonora, to a family of poor farmers (one story is that his grandfather was an Irish immigrant railroad worker named O'Brien, which would account for Obregon's pale complexion and reddish hair, traits uncommon in Mexicans; supposedly, his father "Mexicanized" the family name from O'Brien to Obregon)...
31. Dorothy Donnelly Dorothy Donnelly Writer, 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...
32. Jack Boyle Jack Boyle Writer, Meet Boston Blackie
33. Leo Ditrichstein Leo Ditrichstein Writer, The Great Lover Austro-Hungarian actor and playwright, long in America. The son of an Austrian nobleman and grandson of novelist Joseph Von Eltoos, Ditrichstein was born in Hungary but spent his early years in Berlin, where he made his stage debut. His reputation in Europe grew and he was coaxed into appearing in the United States...
34. Colin Campbell Colin Campbell Director, Monte Cristo
35. Ralph Sipperly Ralph Sipperly Actor, Sunrise
36. Suzanne Le Bret Suzanne Le Bret Actress, Fantômas: The False Magistrate
37. Lidia Quaranta Lidia Quaranta Actress, Cabiria
38. 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...
39. Basil Macdonald Hastings Basil Macdonald Hastings Writer, That Sort British author, journalist, and playwright. Before serving as drama critic for the London Daily Express, Hastings clerked in the British War Office and wrote stories and sketches for various newspapers and magazines including "The Bystander," for which he was assistant editor. He wrote a number of plays...
40. Henry Murdock Henry Murdock Actor, Cook, Papa, Cook
41. Sidney Smith Sidney Smith Actor, Out Bound
42. Frankie Yale Frankie Yale Self, American Justice: Target - Mafia
43. Keble Howard Keble Howard Writer, The Fast Lady
44. Leos Janácek Leos Janácek Music Department, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
45. H.H. Asquith H.H. Asquith 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...
46. Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne Writer, Wings of the Morning
47. Wallace McCutcheon Jr. Wallace McCutcheon Jr. Actor, The Fight for Freedom
48. Rudolph J. Bergquist Rudolph J. Bergquist Cinematographer, Camille
49. Jacques Robert Jacques Robert Actor, La course du flambeau
50. Pomeroy Cannon Pomeroy Cannon Actor, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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