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1. Thelma Todd Thelma Todd Actress, Horse Feathers A one-time teacher and beauty queen, Thelma went to Hollywood in the late 1920s and soon became one of the premier comediennes of her day, with many appearances in comedy shorts (with Zasu Pitts, Patsy Kelly, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and others) and also feature-length movies. In the 1930s...
2. Will Rogers Will Rogers Actor, Judge Priest World-famous, widely popular American humorist of the vaudeville stage and of silent and sound films, Will Rogers graduated from military school, but his first real job was in the livestock business in Argentina, of all places. He transported pack animals across the South Atlantic from Buenos Aires to South Africa for use in the Boer War (1899-1902)...
3. Mack Swain Mack Swain Actor, The Gold Rush Mack Swain was born in 1876 and soon became a talented vaudevillian. In 1913 he was hired by Mack Sennett and appeared in a few Mabel Normand pictures until a year later he became even bigger when 'Charlie Chaplin' arrived at the Keystone Studio. Swain later created a character by the name of Ambrose whom he appeared with Mr...
4. Marjorie White Marjorie White Actress, Woman Haters Canadian comedienne, a former vaudevillian, Majorie White appeared in a few films but died before making a real mark. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1904 (according to her birth certificate), she was the daughter of a railroad worker. She entered show business at the age of 4 as one of the Winnipeg Kiddies...
5. David Landau David Landau Actor, Horse Feathers Very busy Hollywood character actor who didn't hit his stride on screen until he was in his 50s but who nonetheless appeared in 33 films between 1931 and 1934. Many of his performances were somewhat wooden, although that suited the characters he portrayed. Landau was best known for his deep, sonorous speaking voice.
6. T.E. Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Writer, Lawrence of Arabia
7. DeWolf Hopper Sr. DeWolf Hopper Sr. Actor, Don Quixote Best-known for performing the most popular baseball poem, "Casey at the Bat." Filmed as one of the first talkies, 5 years before The Jazz Singer, Casey at the Bat, was included in Ken Burns' Baseball. Hopper, a fervent New York Giant fan, first performed the then-unknown poem to the Giants and Chicago Cubs...
8. William K.L. Dickson William K.L. Dickson Cinematographer, Newark Athlete Born in France to British parents, William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson stayed in that country until age 19, when he, his mother and sisters (their father had died sometime before) returned to Great Britain. Once there, Dickson--in an early indication of his lifelong fascination with science and mechanics--began a correspondence with Thomas A. Edison in the US...
9. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
10. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
11. Carlos Gardel Carlos Gardel Soundtrack, Frida Known as El Zorzal Criollo, the songbird of Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel is a legendary figure in Uruguay and Argentina. He was born on December 11st, 1890, in Toulouse (France). His place of birth have been claimed by the Uruguayans and Argentinians, however, his Birth Certificate and his Will proves...
12. Junior Durkin Junior Durkin Actor, Hell's House Quiet, benign, blue-eyed, rangy-framed child/teen actor Junior Durkin, who was an absolute natural on film and possessed major "down home" appeal, showed strong promise in just the few 1930s films he appeared in. A fatal roadster accident quickly ended the dreams of this young "Henry Fonda" type just as he was about to transition into grownup-roles...
13. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
14. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, At Cross Purposes
15. Gordon Westcott Gordon Westcott Actor, Footlight Parade
16. Lewis Grassic Gibbon Lewis Grassic Gibbon Writer, Sunset Song
17. Lloyd Hamilton Lloyd Hamilton Actor, The Movies Being one of numerous important comedians during the silent era whose popularity has turned into almost complete obscurity, Lloyd Hamilton has nevertheless earned a reputation as an original talent among film historians and enthusiasts. Born into a conservative middle-class family in California, presumably in 1891...
18. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
19. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, Shen nu
20. Edith Roberts Edith Roberts Actress, The Age of Innocence Edith Roberts was born in New York City on September 17, 1899. She was a starstruck 19-year-old when she made her debut in The Deciding Kiss. Although she didn't get the acclaim that her more successful counterparts did, she remained very busy throughout the decade and into the 1920s. After The Wagon Master...
21. Wiley Post Wiley Post Actor, Air Hawks Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was interested in aviation from his boyhood days in Texas, and became a parachute jumper with an aerial-exhibition team. After an oil-field accident in which he lost an eye, he purchased an airplane and learned to fly it in 1927. He than became a 'barnstormer." After becoming a pilot for an Oklahoma oil man...
22. Monroe Salisbury Monroe Salisbury Actor, The Squaw Man Monroe Salisbury was born Orange Salisbury Cash, the son of David Cash and Ellen Louise Salisbury Cash, and grandson of Aaron Cash and Ann Roat Cash of Evans, Erie County, New York. He grew up with two sisters, Adelaide Mary Cash and Anna Louise Cash. By 1900, he was a working actor supporting his widowed mother and living in Providence...
23. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
24. Herbert Bunston Herbert Bunston Actor, Dracula At age 23, the year 1897, Herbert began a long experience of his career towards acting on the British Theater. During that time the theater was still owned by the eminent Thomas Alva Edison. As a classically trained British actor he began by acting in small parts on screen and off. Fans will probably remember his most as the ineffectual Dr...
25. Alwin Neuß Alwin Neuß Actor, Die Spinne
26. Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz
27. Stanley G. Weinbaum Stanley G. Weinbaum Writer, She Devil
28. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination
29. Arthur Somers Roche Arthur Somers Roche Writer, Penthouse Mystery thriller writer Arthur Somers Roche was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. He was the son of James Jeffry Roche, a prominent Irish-American author, journalist and diplomat and Mary Frances Halloran, a native of Massachusetts who died of pneumonia in 1885, some months shy of her thirtieth birthday...
30. Eddie Boland Eddie Boland Actor, Sunrise
31. Spencer Bell Spencer Bell Actor, Tenderfeet
32. Paul Dukas Paul Dukas Soundtrack, The Sorcerer's Apprentice Paul Abraham Dukas was born on October 1, 1865 into a Jewish family in Paris, France. He studied music at the Paris Conservatoire, where his teachers were Theodore Dubois, César Franck, and 'Ernest Guiraud'. He met Claude Debussy while both were students at the Paris Conservatoire and they remained life-long friends...
33. Granville Redmond Granville Redmond Actor, You'd Be Surprised
34. Paul Nicholson Paul Nicholson Actor, The Smart Set
35. Paul Iribe Paul Iribe Costume Designer, The Night Club
36. Basil Moss Basil Moss Actor, Hobson's Choice
37. Ruby Lafayette Ruby Lafayette Actress, Sue of the South
38. Clarence Day Clarence Day Writer, Life with Father American author Clarence Day was born in New York City in 1874. He came from a wealthy family (his father had his own brokerage firm on Wall Street and was a member of the New York Stock Exchange, and his grandfather founded the "New York Sun" newspaper), and he graduated from Yale University--where he was the editor of the school's humor magazine...
39. Fernando Pessoa Fernando Pessoa Writer, Filme do Desassossego
40. Frank Daniels Frank Daniels Actor, Mr. Jack Inspects Paris
41. Anna Katharine Green Anna Katharine Green Writer, The Leavenworth Case
42. Alexander Moissi Alexander Moissi Actor, Kean
43. Templar Saxe Templar Saxe Actor, A Disciple of Plato
44. Kate Barker Kate Barker American gangster, bank robber and kidnapper, Kate Barker (aka Ma Barker) was the leader of a notorious gang known as the Bloody Barkers. She and her husband George Barker and their four sons Herman (b. 1894), Lloyd (b. 1896), Arthur (b. 1899, known as 'Doc') and Fred (b. 1902) roamed through the American Midwest...
45. Robert Ellis Robert Ellis Art Director, The Return of Chandu Robert James Jago was born in 1888 in California to Richard Benjamin Jago, and mother Dora S. (maiden name unknown). His father is recorded as having been born in Massachusetts, or possibly in Europe, and his mother either in Kansas or Massachusetts. Richard and Dora were divorced in Sacramento on June 28...
46. Wilfrid North Wilfrid North Director, Mrs. Dane's Danger London-born Wilfrid North had a long and distinguished career on the stage as an actor, director and manager before joining Vitagraph Pictures in 1913 as a director. Vitagraph placed him at the helm of the films of its reigning comedy star, the portly John Bunny. North acquitted himself well in that position...
47. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
48. James Wang James Wang Actor, The Yellow Handkerchief
49. Zequinha De Abreu Zequinha De Abreu Soundtrack, Behind the Candelabra José Gomes de Abreu (nickname "Zequinha"), popular piano player and composer, was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, a small town in the Sao Paulo State, in September 19 of 1880. He started his piano studies at age of 6. José de Abreu was owner of a drugstore, mayor of Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, piano teacher...
50. Zelda Sears Zelda Sears Writer, The Divorcee
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