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1. Lon Chaney Lon Chaney Actor, The Phantom of the Opera Although his parents were deaf-mutes, Leonidas Chaney became an actor and also owner of a theatre company (together with his brother John). He made his debut at the movies in 1912, and his filmography is vast. Lon Chaney was especially famous for his horror parts in movies like e.g. Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame...
2. Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle Writer, Sherlock Holmes
3. Mabel Normand Mabel Normand Actress, Tillie's Punctured Romance Mabel Normand was barely in her teens when her family moved to New York. The daughter of a vaudeville musician, she began modeling for artists and photographers including James Montgomery Flagg and Charles Dana Gibson. From modeling, she went into films where her first picture was Over the Garden Wall. After she left Vitagraph...
4. D.H. Lawrence D.H. Lawrence Writer, Women in Love David Herbert Lawrence was born in Nottinghamshire, England, 11 September 1885. His father was a coal miner, his mother a genteel woman who sought education and refinement for her son. Lawrence earned a university degree and taught school for a short time. While still a student he began to publish his poems and short stories...
5. Clare Eames Clare Eames Actress, The New Commandment
6. Kenneth Hawks Kenneth Hawks Director, Big Time
7. Milton Sills Milton Sills Actor, The Sea Hawk Son of stock broker and mineral dealer William Henry and banking heiress Josephine Antoinette Troost Sills, Milton Sills started out as a philosophy professor before joining Donald Robertson's stock company in 1906. By 1908, he was starring on Broadway. His film career commenced in 1914, and he became a steady box office draw until his sudden death in 1930.
8. Vladimir Mayakovsky Vladimir Mayakovsky Writer, The Young Lady and the Holligan Vladimir Mayakovsky was the leading Russian Futurist poet of the 20th century who created an entirely new form of Russian poetry loosely resembling such modern day rappers as Eminem and Snoop Dogg. He was born Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky on July 19, 1893, in the town of Bagdadi...
9. William Howard Taft William Howard Taft Self, The Latest Addition to the U.S. Navy
10. Armitage Trail Armitage Trail Writer, Scarface
11. Horst Wessel Horst Wessel Soundtrack, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
12. Anders Randolf Anders Randolf Actor, The Black Pirate Anders Randolf was born Anders Randrup in Denmark 1870. His parents were Matthius Randrup and Kristine Jensen. He had a number of siblings - two of which were sisters Kirstine Randrup born in 1884 and Jensine Marie Randrup born 1880. He grew up on Old Rybjergaard farm, living with an Aunt rather than his parents. Her name was Marie (Randrup) and she was married to Anders Kristian Jensen...
13. Georgette Méliès Georgette Méliès Actress, Une partie de cartes
14. Harry Watson Harry Watson Actor, Zander the Great
15. Beverly Parrish Beverly Parrish Actress, A Tough Winter
16. F. Richard Jones F. Richard Jones Director, Bulldog Drummond One of the moving forces of early American silent comedy, F. Richard Jones made dozens of hilarious two-reel comedies for Mack Sennett in the mid-teens and early 1920s, featuring such stars as Louise Fazenda, Slim Summerville, Edgar Kennedy and Ben Turpin. He then graduated to feature films...
17. Manfred Noa Manfred Noa Director, Nathan der Weise
18. Robert Garrison Robert Garrison Actor, Michael
19. Charles Gilpin Charles Gilpin Actor, Ten Nights in a Barroom
20. Ben F. Wilson Ben F. Wilson Actor, Officer '444' Ben F. Wilson, the prolific movie actor and director of the silent era, was born on July 7, 1876, in Corning, New York. His career as an actor began as most other thespians did in that era: as a member of a theatrical stock company. The stock companies that employed Wilson worked the East Coast circuits...
21. Dorothy Seastrom Dorothy Seastrom Actress, Crushed
22. Rudolph Schildkraut Rudolph Schildkraut Actor, A Ship Comes In
23. Riccardo Drigo Riccardo Drigo Soundtrack, Pappa ante Portas
24. Joe Schenck Joe Schenck Soundtrack, Gus Van and Joe Schenck
25. Alice Nolan Alice Nolan Actress, Winning His Wife
26. William J. Locke William J. Locke Writer, Ladies in Lavender
27. Charles Harris Charles Harris Soundtrack, Driving Miss Daisy Songwriter ("After The Ball", "Hello Central, Give Me Heaven", "Break the News to Mother"), composer, author and publisher who began his career as a songwriter and banjo player for vaudeville acts. He became a music publisher in Chicago, Illinois and also wrote silent film scripts and plays. Joining ASCAP in 1914 as a charter member...
28. Maria Orska Maria Orska Actress, Dämon und Mensch
29. Paula Blackton Paula Blackton Actress, The Littlest Scout
30. Max Maximilian Max Maximilian Actor, Refuge
31. Edward José Edward José Director, The Iron Claw Belgian-born Edward José began his film career as an actor, starring opposite Theda Bara in one of her most famous films, A Fool There Was. Turning to directing shortly afterwards, he handled several Pearl White serials, and piloted many features in the late 1910s and early 1920s. His most ambitious film was The Beloved Vagabond...
32. William Bechtel William Bechtel Actor, Spite Marriage
33. Eugene Silvain Eugene Silvain Actor, The Passion of Joan of Arc
34. Beth Slater Whitson Beth Slater Whitson Soundtrack, Out of Sight American songwriter who composed hundreds of songs, many of them now standards. The daughter of a journalist, Whitson was born in Hickman County, Tennessee, where she collaborated with her sister Alice on lyrics. She also wrote poetry and was widely published as a poet and fiction writer. In 1909, she...
35. Emilio Ghione Emilio Ghione Actor, Il triangolo giallo
36. Allyn King Allyn King Actress, The Fighting Blade
37. St. Elmo Boyce St. Elmo Boyce Cinematographer, Run, Girl, Run
38. Edward Stratemeyer Edward Stratemeyer Writer, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
39. Sunshine Hart Sunshine Hart Actress, My Best Girl
40. Jeanne de Balzac Jeanne de Balzac Actress, Salammbô
41. Fuller Mellish Jr. Fuller Mellish Jr. Actor, Applause
42. William Courtleigh William Courtleigh Actor, Ashes
43. George Eastman George Eastman Cinematographer, Such Men Are Dangerous
44. Vladimir Arsenev Vladimir Arsenev Writer, Dersu Uzala
45. Will D. Cobb Will D. Cobb Soundtrack, Forget Paris Songwriter ("Sunbonnet Sue", "School Days", "Waltz Me Around Again Willie"), and author, educated at Girard College. He was a department-store salesman before becoming a songwriter. Joining ASCAP in 1927, his chief musical collaborator was Gus Edwards. His other popular-song compositions include "Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay"...
46. Edmund Meisel Edmund Meisel Composer, Battleship Potemkin
47. Stina Berg Stina Berg Actress, Säg det i toner
48. William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield Uncategorised
49. Julia Crawford Ivers Julia Crawford Ivers Writer, The Heart of Paula
50. Lorna Moon Lorna Moon Writer, Min and Bill
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