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1. 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...
2. F.W. Murnau F.W. Murnau Director, Nosferatu Director. First was assistant to Max Reinhardt. Began making movies in Germany in 1919. Went to the USA in 1926.
3. 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.
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. 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...
6. Alma Rubens Alma Rubens Actress, The Rejected Woman Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. Like most young girls, she enjoyed fantasy play acting and by the time she was 19 had become a full-fledged star. She didn't have to wait long like some of the starlets who haunted casting offices continually...
7. Arthur Schnitzler Arthur Schnitzler Writer, Eyes Wide Shut
8. 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..
9. 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.
10. 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...
11. Joseph Bennett Joseph Bennett Actor, Youth's Desire
12. 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...
13. Tom Santschi Tom Santschi Actor, The Abyss The pioneer film actor, director and writer was born Paul William Santschi. At an early age, William (or Bill as he was called) exhibited a keen interest in the performing arts. His love of acting manifested itself in his compulsion to entertain his relatives with improvisations and songs. At age ten or so after moving with his parents and sisters Florence and Minnie to Kokomo...
14. David Belasco David Belasco Writer, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
15. Art Acord Art Acord Actor, Lazy Lightning
16. 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...
17. Robert Ames Robert Ames Actor, The Trespasser
18. 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...
19. Ruth Fuller Golden Ruth Fuller Golden Actress, Pegeen
20. Lupu Pick Lupu Pick Actor, Aus den Erinnerungen eines Frauenarztes - 2. Lüge und Wahrheit
21. Joseph Farnham Joseph Farnham Writer, The Cameraman
22. Nellie Melba Nellie Melba Soundtrack, The Last Rites of Joe May
23. Bobby Dean Bobby Dean Actor, Barnum & Ringling, Inc.
24. Gertrud Arnold Gertrud Arnold Actress, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
25. Gloria Greer Gloria Greer Actress, Moonlight and Monkey Business
26. Albert Capellani Albert Capellani Director, Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp
27. George Kuwa George Kuwa Actor, Moran of the Lady Letty
28. Charles Clary Charles Clary Actor, The Penalty
29. 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.
30. James Neill James Neill Actor, The Cheat
31. Knute Rockne Knute Rockne Writer, Various Shifts
32. Hubert Druce Hubert Druce Actor, Life
33. 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...
34. Janie Marèse Janie Marèse Actress, La Chienne
35. 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.
36. Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt Actor, Morocco
37. Erwin Connelly Erwin Connelly Actor, Sherlock Jr.
38. 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...
39. Tony Schumacher Tony Schumacher Writer, Das Turm-Engele Youngest of 7 children of General Fidel von Baur-Breitenfeld, who at the time of her birth was Governor of the city Ludwigsburg in the Kingdom of Württemberg and later became deputy Minister of War of Württemberg from 1870 to 1871. Her mother Karoline Friederike, born Freiin von Kerner was a niece of the author Justinus Kerner...
40. Harry F. Millarde Harry F. Millarde Actor, The Money Gulf
41. Alfred Hickman Alfred Hickman Actor, The Enchanted Cottage
42. Olaf Storm Olaf Storm Actor, The Last Laugh
43. Otis M. Gove Otis M. Gove Cinematographer, Civilization Otis M. Gove was born in Seabrook, New Hampshire May 3rd, 1851. He was a State Senator in Massachusetts and part of the Waltham savings and bank corporation, serving on committees of railroads and banks. He also was a cinematographer and partnered in 1905 with Archibald H. Van Guysling to open the pacific coast branch of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Co....
44. Henri Desfontaines Henri Desfontaines Director, Jésus de Nazareth
45. Grant Clarke Grant Clarke Soundtrack, Public Enemies Songwriter ("Ragtime Cowboy Joe", "Second Hand Rose", "Am I Blue?"), author and publisher, educated in Akron (OH) High School, then an actor in stock companies, and later a staff writer for New York music publishing firms. He wrote special material for Bert Williams, Fanny Brice, Eva Tanguay, Nora Bayes...
46. Buddy Bolden Buddy Bolden Uncategorised
47. Arnold Bennett Arnold Bennett Writer, The Promoter
48. Hjalmar Bergman Hjalmar Bergman Writer, Herr von Hancken
49. Harry Mainhall Harry Mainhall Actor, When the Lightning Struck
50. Edgar Adams Edgar Adams Editor, All Quiet on the Western Front
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