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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. Mabel Normand Mabel Normand Actress, Tillie's Punctured Romance Mabel Normand was one of the comedy greats of early film. In an era when women are deemed 'not funny enough' it seems film history has forgotten her contributions. Her films debuted the Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin's tramp and the pie in the face gag. She co-starred with both Chaplin and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in a series of shorts...
3. Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle Writer, Sherlock Holmes
4. Armitage Trail Armitage Trail Writer, Scarface
5. Kenneth Hawks Kenneth Hawks Director, Big Time
6. 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...
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. Diane Ellis Diane Ellis Actress, Laughter
9. Ben F. Wilson Ben F. Wilson Actor, Officer '444' Ben F. Wilson, the prolific actor and director of the silent era, was born on July 7, 1876, in Corning, NY. 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. The original "Hollywood" was Fort Lee...
10. Vladimir Mayakovsky Vladimir Mayakovsky Writer, Baryshnya i khuligan 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...
11. George Tulley George Tulley Actor, Jimmy
12. Clare Eames Clare Eames Actress, The New Commandment
13. 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...
14. Horst Wessel Horst Wessel Soundtrack, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
15. William Bechtel William Bechtel Actor, Spite Marriage
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. Rudolph Schildkraut Rudolph Schildkraut Actor, A Ship Comes In
18. William T. Carleton William T. Carleton Actor, The Beloved Blackmailer
19. Dorothy Seastrom Dorothy Seastrom Actress, Crushed
20. Georgette Méliès Georgette Méliès Actress, Une partie de cartes
21. Lorna Moon Lorna Moon Writer, Min and Bill
22. Charles Gilpin Charles Gilpin Actor, Ten Nights in a Barroom
23. William Howard Taft William Howard Taft Self, Taft and His Cabinet
24. Henry Creamer Henry Creamer Soundtrack, The Aviator Songwriter ("After You've Gone"), composer, author, publisher and singer, educated in New York public schools. He co-founded the Clef Club, and joined the Gotham-Attucks Music Company. He joined ASCAP in 1924 and toured the US and Europe in vaudeville with his chief musical collaborator, Turner Layton...
25. William H. Post William H. Post Writer, Never Say Die
26. Julia Crawford Ivers Julia Crawford Ivers Writer, The Heart of Paula
27. 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...
28. Isabel Vernon Isabel Vernon Actress, Cinderella
29. Carroll Fleming Carroll Fleming Director, A Madonna of the Poor
30. Fuller Mellish Jr. Fuller Mellish Jr. Actor, Applause
31. Allyn King Allyn King Actress, The Fighting Blade
32. Walter Doyle Walter Doyle Soundtrack, Bring on the Girls
33. David Smith David Smith Director, Captain Blood
34. Robert Garrison Robert Garrison Actor, Michael
35. Oscar Eagle Oscar Eagle Director, The Girl at the Cupola
36. Harry Watson Harry Watson Actor, Showing Some Speed
37. Beverly Parrish Beverly Parrish Actress, A Tough Winter
38. Manfred Noa Manfred Noa Director, Nathan der Weise
39. Ilija Stanojevic-Cica Ilija Stanojevic-Cica Director, Ulrih Celjski i Vladislav Hunjadi
40. 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...
41. Edward Stratemeyer Edward Stratemeyer Writer, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
42. Horace Vinton Horace Vinton Writer, Reformed by Strategy
43. Glenn Curtiss Glenn Curtiss Self, Our Mutual Girl, No. 29
44. Edmund Meisel Edmund Meisel Composer, Battleship Potemkin
45. Eugene Silvain Eugene Silvain Actor, The Passion of Joan of Arc
46. Elisa Severi Elisa Severi Actress, Amleto e il suo clown
47. 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"...
48. Joe Schenck Joe Schenck Self, Gus Van and Joe Schenck
49. Paula Blackton Paula Blackton Actress, The Littlest Scout
50. Josiah Zuro Josiah Zuro Music Department, The King of Kings
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