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1. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Actor, The Bell Boy Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock Company...
2. King Kong King Kong Actor, King Kong
3. Renée Adorée Renée Adorée Actress, The Big Parade Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in acting surfaced during her teen years with minor stage productions in France...
4. Jack Pickford Jack Pickford Actor, Brown of Harvard Nepotism certainly has had its advantages in Hollywood, none more so than in the film career of Jack Pickford, whose famous older sis, "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford, saw to it that Jack had all the advantages her star weight could muster. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1896, Jack was prompted by his actress/mother...
5. Balto Balto Actor, Smith's Catalina Rowboat Race Siberian Husky who rose to fame as the lead sled dog in Gunnar Kaasen's team that arrived in Nome, Alaska, in early February of 1925, delivering vials of serum to the city, then stricken with a diphtheria epidemic. The call went out for the serum in January 1925 from Nome, where children were dying of diphtheria, and at the time, the only way to deliver the serum was by dog sled...
6. Ernest Torrence Ernest Torrence Actor, Steamboat Bill, Jr. He was the man you loved to hiss. This towering (6' 4"), highly imposing character star with cold, hollow, beady eyes and a huge, protruding snout would go on to become one of the silent screen's finest arch villains. Born Ernest Thayson Torrence-Thompson on June 26, 1878, in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was...
7. Frederick Kerr Frederick Kerr Actor, Frankenstein Forceful, authoritative character actor of the 1920s and 1930s. Entered films in 1916. Even by then, close to 60, Kerr was very effectively cast in powerful, dynamic supporting roles, usually most often as a cultured, dignified old man. Probably most memorable as the old Baron Frankenstein in Frankenstein...
8. Texas Guinan Texas Guinan Actress, The Gun Woman It's hard to be very specific about any dates or events early in the life of Texas Guinan. She loved publicity and frequently improvised facts about herself when she felt they made better stories than the truth. She was born in Waco, Texas, but likely not on a ranch as she often claimed. She was active in vaudeville and theater...
9. Alan Roscoe Alan Roscoe Actor, The Last of the Mohicans Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1886 (some sources say 1887 or 1888, but U.S. Census records confirm 1886), he taught school. He became active in the theatre and was eventually signed by William Fox. Appearing in films for Fox as well as Samuel Goldwyn, Roscoe became best known as leading man opposite Theda Bara...
10. Lillian Hall-Davis Lillian Hall-Davis Actress, The Ring Lilian Hall Davis was born June 23, 1898, in Mile End, London, England, the daughter of a London cab driver. For publicity purposes, she changed the spelling of her name to to the tonier Lillian Hall-Davis and reported her birthplace as the more fashionable Hampstead, London. She began acting in films in 1917 and by the early 1920s...
11. Spottiswoode Aitken Spottiswoode Aitken Actor, The Birth of a Nation
12. Florence Lee Florence Lee Actress, City Lights
13. Louise Closser Hale Louise Closser Hale Actress, Shanghai Express Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on Broadway...
14. Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge Self, Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners Though three U.S. Presidents have died on the Fourth of July, John Calvin Coolidge was the first and only one to have been born on that date, in 1874. He is also the only President to have had the oath of office administered by his father, a justice of the peace, who swore him in when the Coolidges received word of President Warren G. Harding's death...
15. Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Actor, Sparrows Tall in the saddle, and dark and handsome to boot, he may be little remembered today when compared to a William S. Hart, Tom Mix or Hoot Gibson, but cowboy hero Roy Stewart was arguably one of the best known of the silent screen back then. While touring with the famous Floradora Girls, Stewart...
16. Blanche Friderici Blanche Friderici Actress, It Happened One Night
17. John Galsworthy John Galsworthy Writer, The Forsyte Saga
18. Earl Derr Biggers Earl Derr Biggers Writer, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan
19. Robin Irvine Robin Irvine Actor, Easy Virtue Handsome stage and screen actor Robin Irvine born in London in 1901. Educated at Aldenham School and Mill Hill School. His first appearance on stage as Captain D'Arcy in 'My Lady Frayle' in Ipswich on Boxing Day in 1918 made his London stage debut in 1923, most notable stage role was in 'Beau Geste' at His Majesty's Theatre...
20. Julia Swayne Gordon Julia Swayne Gordon Actress, Wings
21. Martha Mattox Martha Mattox Actress, The Cat and the Canary
22. Mike Donlin Mike Donlin Actor, The General A famous, yet controversial major league baseball player, "Turkey Mike," as Donlin was known because of his unique strut, played on seven teams in a 12-year career, mostly in the National League, from 1899-1914. His career reached its peak in 1905-06, when he was the star outfielder for the champion New York Giants...
23. Percy Heath Percy Heath Writer, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
24. Annie Besant Annie Besant Self, Congress Session in Bombay Annie Besant, English writer, socialist and feminist activist, was born in 1847, the only daughter of William B. P. Wood, a non-practicing physician, and the former Emily Morris. Both were Anglo-Irish Protestants. Annie was raised a devout Anglican, and religion remained an important factor throughout her life...
25. Edward Dillon Edward Dillon Actor, Casey's Vendetta
26. Louis Evan Shipman Louis Evan Shipman Writer, John Ermine of Yellowstone
27. Helen Dunbar Helen Dunbar Actress, Fine Manners
28. Ring Lardner Ring Lardner Writer, Champion
29. James J. Corbett James J. Corbett Writer, James J. Corbett; or, How Championships Are Won and Lost Considered the originator of modern boxing, Corbett became world heavyweight champ in one of the biggest upsets ever when he embarrassed the 30 pound heavier legend John L. Sullivan (1892). The handsome San Francisco bank clerk immediately had a play written for him ("Gentleman Jack"), and crossed the U.S...
30. Yossele Rosenblatt Yossele Rosenblatt Actor, The Jazz Singer
31. Jimmie Rodgers Jimmie Rodgers Soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Jimmie Rodgers considered by many to be the father of Country Music began his career with the railroad at the age of fourteen following in his father, Aaron's footsteps. In 1911, he went to work as a brakeman but had to cut his railroading career short because of contracting consumption in 1924. The following year he entered show business as a black face singer & banjo player...
32. John G. Adolfi John G. Adolfi Director, The Man Who Played God Entering films as an actor in 1910, John G. Adolfi soon switched careers and became a director. He turned out numerous, mostly low-budget films for minor companies, but every so often got a chance to work at a big studio like Fox. His big break came in the sound era, when he formed a partnership with actor George Arliss and directed several of Arliss' most successful films.
33. Walter Hiers Walter Hiers Actor, Hot Doggie
34. Anthony Hope Anthony Hope Writer, The Prisoner of Zenda British novelist and playwright Anthony Hope was born Anthony Hope Hawkins on Feb. 9, 1863, in London. His father was the headmaster of the St. Johns Foundation School for the Sons of Poor Clergy. He was educated at Marlborough School and Baliol College, Oxford, obtaining an M.A. with honors in 1885...
35. David Horsley David Horsley Producer, The Girl Ranchers David Horsley was born on March 11, 1873, in a small coal mine village called West Stanley, County of Durham, England. This village was owned and operated by the West Stanley Coal Co., which operated three coal mines with an average output of 1,500 tons of coal per day. The miners' houses comprising the village were all owned by the coal company...
36. James Williamson James Williamson Director, A Photographic Contortion
37. William Courtright William Courtright Actor, Charley My Boy!
38. Lewis J. Selznick Lewis J. Selznick Miscellaneous Crew, A Pair of Silk Stockings Lewis J. Selznick, one of the pioneers of studio film production and the father of Oscar-winning Gone with the Wind producer David O. Selznick, was born Lewis Zeleznik in Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire, into a poor Jewish family with 18 children. Selznick migrated to London at the age of 12, and then to the US, eventually winding up as a small-time jeweler in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
39. Jean Malin Jean Malin Actor, Dancing Lady
40. Mildred Washington Mildred Washington Actress, Tenderfeet The name Mildred Washington isn't remembered but she appeared in under 15 films in small parts but her presence, finesse, beauty and vivacious personality wasn't small. Mildred was a beautiful, curvaceous, popular Black actress and dancer in the 1920s and 1930s. She started on the stage appearing in...
41. Jean Angelo Jean Angelo Actor, Missing Husbands
42. Patrick Kearney Patrick Kearney Writer, A Place in the Sun
43. Marie Cahill Marie Cahill Actress, When Betty Bets
44. Wilson Mizner Wilson Mizner Writer, One Way Passage
45. William Dyer William Dyer Actor, Isn't It Warm?
46. Clay M. Greene Clay M. Greene Writer, Belle of Barnegat
47. Clarence Burton Clarence Burton Actor, The Werewolf
48. Charles Tait Charles Tait Director, The Story of the Kelly Gang
49. Adele Watson Adele Watson Actress, Pack Up Your Troubles
50. Sam Marx Sam Marx Actor, Monkey Business
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