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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. 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...
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. 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..
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. Arthur Schnitzler Arthur Schnitzler Writer, Eyes Wide Shut
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. Robert Ames Robert Ames Actor, The Trespasser
12. 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...
13. David Belasco David Belasco Writer, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
14. 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...
15. Albert Capellani Albert Capellani Director, Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp
16. Janie Marèse Janie Marèse Actress, La Chienne
17. Gloria Greer Gloria Greer Actress, Moonlight and Monkey Business
18. Lupu Pick Lupu Pick Actor, Aus den Erinnerungen eines Frauenarztes - 2. Lüge und Wahrheit
19. Bobby Dean Bobby Dean Actor, Barnum & Ringling, Inc.
20. 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...
21. Art Acord Art Acord Actor, Lazy Lightning
22. 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...
23. Knute Rockne Knute Rockne Writer, Various Shifts
24. 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.
25. Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt Actor, Morocco
26. Erwin Connelly Erwin Connelly Actor, Sherlock Jr.
27. Thomas Lipton Thomas Lipton Self, Sir Thomas Lipton Out West
28. Charles Clary Charles Clary Actor, The Penalty
29. Ruth Fuller Golden Ruth Fuller Golden Actress, Pegeen
30. Gertrud Arnold Gertrud Arnold Actress, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
31. Nellie Stewart Nellie Stewart Actress, Nell Gwynne
32. Macklyn Arbuckle Macklyn Arbuckle Actor, Janice Meredith
33. George Kuwa George Kuwa Actor, Moran of the Lady Letty
34. Henri Desfontaines Henri Desfontaines Director, Jésus de Nazareth
35. 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.
36. 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...
37. Buddy Bolden Buddy Bolden Uncategorised
38. Rae Berger Rae Berger Actor, Curing Father
39. Harry F. Millarde Harry F. Millarde Actor, The Money Gulf
40. Norma Phillips Norma Phillips Actress, Runaway June
41. Olaf Storm Olaf Storm Actor, The Last Laugh
42. 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...
43. Ressel Orla Ressel Orla Actress, Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See Hardly remembered today, the dark-haired, wide-eyed Ressel Orla came to stardom quickly in the 1910s in Germany after her first major role in The Perfect Thirty-Six (released in America as The Perfect Thirty-Six). With no offers coming in for stage work, her original vocational pursuit, she continued film work with much success...
44. Bertha Lewis Bertha Lewis Actress, The Mikado
45. James Neill James Neill Actor, The Cheat
46. Carl Nielsen Carl Nielsen Soundtrack, At kende sandheden
47. Lewis Sealy Lewis Sealy Actor, The Primitive Call
48. 'Legs' Diamond 'Legs' Diamond Uncategorised
49. Aurélio da Paz dos Reis Aurélio da Paz dos Reis Director, Saída do Pessoal Operário da Fábrica Confiança
50. Ernest Shipman Ernest Shipman Producer, The Grub Stake
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