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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. 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...
3. Thomas A. Edison Thomas A. Edison Producer, Frankenstein 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, The Big Trail 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. Alma Rubens Alma Rubens Actress, Humoresque 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...
6. 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...
7. Tom Santschi Tom Santschi Actor, 3 Bad Men 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...
8. Arthur Schnitzler Arthur Schnitzler Writer, Eyes Wide Shut
9. Kahlil Gibran Kahlil Gibran Writer, 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. Janie Marèse Janie Marèse Actress, La Chienne
11. Robert Ames Robert Ames Actor, The Trespasser
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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.
15. Linda Loredo Linda Loredo Actress, Come Clean
16. Lillian Clark Lillian Clark Actress, Orphans of the Wild
17. David Belasco David Belasco Writer, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
18. 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.
19. George Westmore George Westmore Makeup 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...
20. Joseph Farnham Joseph Farnham Writer, The Cameraman
21. Norma Phillips Norma Phillips Actress, Our Mutual Girl, No. 8
22. Lupu Pick Lupu Pick Actor, Mr. Wu
23. Art Acord Art Acord Actor, Lazy Lightning
24. Claude Anet Claude Anet Writer, Love in the Afternoon
25. A.P. Younger A.P. Younger Writer, In Old Kentucky
26. 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...
27. Charles Clary Charles Clary Actor, The Penalty
28. Henry Belmar Henry Belmar Actor, The Runner
29. Ruth Fuller Golden Ruth Fuller Golden Actress, Pegeen
30. Henri Desfontaines Henri Desfontaines Director, An Eye for an Eye; or, The Last Days of King Henry III of France
31. Gertrud Arnold Gertrud Arnold Actress, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
32. 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.
33. C.W. Ritchie C.W. Ritchie Actor, They Looked Alike
34. Harry F. Millarde Harry F. Millarde Actor, The Man in Hiding
35. Alfred Hickman Alfred Hickman Actor, The Enchanted Cottage
36. Albert Capellani Albert Capellani Director, Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp
37. Macklyn Arbuckle Macklyn Arbuckle Actor, Janice Meredith
38. 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...
39. William Blaisdell William Blaisdell Actor, Crazy Like a Fox
40. Louis Mann Louis Mann Actor, The Sins of the Children
41. Olaf Storm Olaf Storm Actor, The Last Laugh
42. James Neill James Neill Actor, The Cheat
43. 'Legs' Diamond 'Legs' Diamond
44. María Dalbaicín María Dalbaicín Actress, Valencia
45. Will Evans Will Evans Writer, The Jockey
46. Arnold Bennett Arnold Bennett Writer, Clayhanger
47. Fred Huntley Fred Huntley Actor, Johanna Enlists
48. Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt Actor, Morocco
49. Bobby Dean Bobby Dean Actor, Spook Spoofing
50. 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...
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