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1. F.W. Murnau F.W. Murnau Director, Nosferatu He studied art and literature history at the University of Heidelberg. During World War I, he was a combat pilot.
2. Thomas A. Edison Thomas A. Edison Producer, The Patchwork Girl of Oz Invented the phonograph, the incandescent electric lightbulb, the alkaline storage battery among other things. He held more than 900 patents and laid the foundation for the modern electric age.
3. Louis Wolheim Louis Wolheim Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as an extra in the Wharton studio but never received much attention...
4. Tyrone Power Sr. Tyrone Power Sr. Actor, Where Are My Children? Frederick Tyrone Power was born in London, England, the son of concert pianist Harold Littledale Power and stage actress Ethel Lavenu, and the grandson of famed Irish actor Tyrone Power (1795-1841). He was educated at Dulwich College. His family emigrated to the U.S. and he was sent to Florida to work as a citrus farmer...
5. Robert Williams Robert Williams Actor, Platinum Blonde It's fair to say that if 'Frank Capra (I)' hadn't cast Robert "Bobby" Williams in his 1931 film Platinum Blonde the actor would be entirely forgotten today. When the movie was made available on video in the 1980s the promotional copy on the video box emphasized the names most buffs would recognize: actresses Jean Harlow and Loretta Young...
6. Alma Rubens Alma Rubens Actress, The Rejected Woman American actress of the silent period. Born in San Francisco, she studied and performed from her youth, and at the age of nineteen became a star. She appeared in a score of films within the next four years, then began to work on the theatrical stage as well, in musical comedy and drama. A beautiful and popular actress...
7. Arthur Schnitzler Arthur Schnitzler Writer, Eyes Wide Shut
8. Lya De Putti Lya De Putti Actress, The Informer The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Jealousy, before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America she starred in several movies, mostly in vamp roles.
9. Kahlil Gibran Kahlil Gibran Writer, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Khalil Gibran (Full Arabic name : Gibran Khalil Gibran) is a Lebanese poet, painter, writer, philosopher, theologian and visual artist, born in Bsharri, Lebanon. He left Lebanon with his mother on June 25, 1895. Where he died after a successful writing career. Gibran was honored in Lebanon, among other countries, like the Khalil Gebran park in Bucharest, Romania..
10. Bix Beiderbecke Bix Beiderbecke Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Bix Beiderbecke was the first talented white jazz cornet player. He also played the piano, but he had more success playing the cornet with a very personal style. His first recordings were with "The Wolverines" in 1924. After this he played in the Charlie Straight orchestra in 1925, with Jean Goldkette in 1926-27 and in the middle of that year he signed a contract with the famous Paul Whiteman...
11. Anna Pavlova Anna Pavlova Actress, The Dumb Girl of Portici Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was born on February 12, 1881, in Ligovo, near St. Petersburg, Russia. She was an illegitimate daughter to parents with Russian-Jewish background. Her real father was a wealthy businessman, named Lazar Polyakov. Her mother, named Lyubov Fedorovna Pavlova, was a poor peasant. Her mother's husband...
12. Lupu Pick Lupu Pick Actor, Scherben
13. David Belasco David Belasco Writer, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
14. Linda Loredo Linda Loredo Actress, Come Clean
15. Albert Capellani Albert Capellani Director, Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp
16. Tom Santschi Tom Santschi Actor, The Abyss American leading man and character actor of the silent period. Born in Crystal City, Missouri(though a number of popular reference works list Switzerland and Kokomo, Indiana). He is listed in the 1880 census as living in Kokomo at the age of two years. This means his date of birth must have been 1878...
17. Ethel Grey Terry Ethel Grey Terry Actress, The Penalty A graduate of the Notre Dame academy at Roxbury, Massachusetts, Ethel began her career as a classical dancer working under the direction of Belasco and the Shuberts. She began her career on the stage at two years of age, later being going to New York to pursue a career on the stage. On Broadway she appeared in "The Lily" with Julia Dean...
18. Regina Doyle Regina Doyle Actress, The Danger Line
19. Art Acord Art Acord Actor, Lazy Lightning
20. George Kuwa George Kuwa Actor, Moran of the Lady Letty
21. Gloria Greer Gloria Greer Actress, Moonlight and Monkey Business
22. Charles Clary Charles Clary Actor, The Penalty
23. Robert Ames Robert Ames Actor, The Trespasser
24. James Neill James Neill Actor, The Cheat
25. Robert Edeson Robert Edeson Actor, The King of Kings A noted stage actor at the turn of the 20th century, Robert Edeson began his film career working with Cecil B. DeMille on The Call of the North, then moved on to Vitagraph where he remained for the rest of the teens. In the 1920s he returned to work for De Mille, playing the man-of-the-world type roles. Married to actress Mary Newcomb, Edeson died of heart failure.
26. George Westmore George Westmore Make-Up Department, The Nut A former Hairdresser (Winston Churchill was said to have thought of him highly as a barber), George Westmore emigrated with his family from England to the US in the early 20th century. Determined to make himself and his family a good living in his adopted country, Westmore also took up wig-making before gradually moving into Make-up...
27. Varick Frissell Varick Frissell Director, The Viking
28. Erwin Connelly Erwin Connelly Actor, Sherlock Jr.
29. Bobby Dean Bobby Dean Actor, Barnum & Ringling, Inc.
30. Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt Actor, Morocco
31. Arnold Bennett Arnold Bennett Writer, The Promoter
32. William Blaisdell William Blaisdell Actor, Crazy Like a Fox
33. Mina Gleason Mina Gleason Actress, The Price Woman Pays Mother of actor James Gleason, Mina started playing in stock as a child with her brothers and sisters. She married stage actor William Gleason and they played together with the Charles Frohman Company as well as playing stock in Oakland, California.
34. Nellie Melba Nellie Melba Soundtrack, The Last Rites of Joe May
35. Joseph Farnham Joseph Farnham Writer, The Cameraman
36. 'Legs' Diamond 'Legs' Diamond Uncategorised
37. Janie Marèse Janie Marèse Actress, La Chienne
38. Ruth Fuller Golden Ruth Fuller Golden Actress, Pegeen
39. Macklyn Arbuckle Macklyn Arbuckle Actor, Janice Meredith
40. Frank Harris Frank Harris Writer, Cowboy Born in Ireland in 1856 of Welsh parents, Harris became a noted writer as well as a friend and confidante of the elite literati of his day including fellow Irishmen Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw in addition to Guy de Maupassant, Matthew Arnold, Aleister Cowley, and James Thurber...
41. Salvatore Maranzano Salvatore Maranzano Self, America and the Mob: Wartime Friends
42. Ralph Barton Ralph Barton Camera and Electrical Department, City Lights
43. Hall Caine Hall Caine Writer, The Manxman Novelist and dramatist Hall Caine, though largely forgotten now, was a hugely popular writer in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Born Thomas Henry Hall Caine on May 14, 1853, in Runcorn, Cheshire, England, his father was a Manx Man who moved to Liverpool, where he apprenticed as a ship's smith...
44. Gertrud Arnold Gertrud Arnold Actress, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
45. Ugo Falena Ugo Falena Director, Il re fantasma
46. Will Evans Will Evans Writer, Building a Chicken House
47. Claude Anet Claude Anet Writer, Love in the Afternoon
48. Knute Rockne Knute Rockne Writer, Various Shifts
49. Brinsley Shaw Brinsley Shaw Actor, A Stranger in Camp
50. Franklyn Hanna Franklyn Hanna Actor, The American Way
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