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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. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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.
7. 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...
8. Armitage Trail Armitage Trail Writer, Scarface
9. Kenneth Hawks Kenneth Hawks Director, Big Time
10. Clare Eames Clare Eames Actress, The New Commandment
11. 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...
12. Georgette Méliès Georgette Méliès Actress, Une partie de cartes
13. Horst Wessel Horst Wessel Soundtrack, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
14. William Howard Taft William Howard Taft Self, The Latest Addition to the U.S. Navy
15. Manfred Noa Manfred Noa Director, Nathan der Weise
16. Joe Schenck Joe Schenck Soundtrack, Gus Van and Joe Schenck
17. Fuller Mellish Jr. Fuller Mellish Jr. Actor, Applause
18. 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...
19. A.E. Coleby A.E. Coleby Director, Long Odds
20. Edward Warren Edward Warren Director, Algie, the Miner
21. George LeMaire George LeMaire Director, Barbers' College
22. Harry Watson Harry Watson Actor, Zander the Great
23. Beverly Parrish Beverly Parrish Actress, A Tough Winter
24. 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...
25. Diane Ellis Diane Ellis Actress, Laughter
26. Edmund Meisel Edmund Meisel Composer, Battleship Potemkin
27. Dorothy Seastrom Dorothy Seastrom Actress, Crushed
28. Allyn King Allyn King Actress, The Fighting Blade
29. Michael Vavitch Michael Vavitch Actor, Two Arabian Knights
30. 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...
31. Stina Berg Stina Berg Actress, Säg det i toner
32. William Colvin William Colvin Actor, The Ranger
33. Eugene Silvain Eugene Silvain Actor, The Passion of Joan of Arc
34. Robert Garrison Robert Garrison Actor, Michael
35. 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...
36. Paula Blackton Paula Blackton Actress, The Littlest Scout
37. Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Nansen Self, Vår egen tid
38. William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield Uncategorised
39. Edward Stratemeyer Edward Stratemeyer Writer, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
40. Beulah Bains Beulah Bains Actress, The Charm School
41. Theodore Babcock Theodore Babcock Actor, The Girl Who Can Cook
42. Arthur J. Balfour Arthur J. Balfour Self, A.J. Balfour at Bristol
43. Lorna Moon Lorna Moon Writer, Min and Bill
44. Vladimir Arsenev Vladimir Arsenev Writer, Dersu Uzala
45. Mason Mitchell Mason Mitchell Producer, Battle of Mafeking
46. William J. Ferguson William J. Ferguson Actor, John Smith
47. Ida Kramer Ida Kramer Actress, Abie's Irish Rose
48. William J. Locke William J. Locke Writer, Ladies in Lavender
49. Dore Davidson Dore Davidson Actor, Welcome Stranger
50. Glenn Curtiss Glenn Curtiss Self, Our Mutual Girl
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