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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. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, At Cross Purposes
3. 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)...
4. 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...
5. T.E. Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Writer, Lawrence of Arabia
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Paul Nicholson Paul Nicholson Actor, The Smart Set
11. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
12. Marjorie White Marjorie White Actress, Woman Haters Pretty-as-a-picture Marjorie White was a charming comedienne, and although she was never the star, she stole many scenes from stars. She co-starred with some of the leading comediennes of the day, such as Wheeler and Woolsey, the Three Stooges, and Joe E. Brown, and brought smiles to the faces of moviegoers and theatergoers alike. It's easy to tell she was a favorite in the 1930s...
13. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
14. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination
15. 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.
16. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
17. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
18. Spencer Bell Spencer Bell Actor, Tenderfeet
19. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, Shen nu
20. 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...
21. Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz
22. Gordon Westcott Gordon Westcott Actor, Footlight Parade
23. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
24. Alfredo Le Pera Alfredo Le Pera Soundtrack, True Lies Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, son of Italian emigrants established in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alfredo Le Pera is one of the greatest lyricists of Tango. Some of his biggest lyrics songs are: "Volver", "El dia que me quieras", "Sus ojos se cerraron", "Por una cabeza", "Lejana tierra mia", "Cuesta abajo"...
25. 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...
26. Oliver Herford Oliver Herford Writer, The Devil Poet and illustrator Oliver Herford was born in 1863 in Sheffield, England. When Oliver was six his father, a Unitarian minister, was offered a job in the US and moved the family there, first to Boston and later to Chicago. Oliver was educated in England (Lancaster College) and the US (Antioch College in Ohio)...
27. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
28. Charles Mackay Charles Mackay Actor, The Steel King
29. 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...
30. Phil Whitman Phil Whitman Writer, The Mystery Train
31. John Cossar John Cossar Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
32. 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...
33. Alfred Dreyfus Alfred Dreyfus Self, Captain Dreyfus Alfred Dreyfuss is known, and earned his place in history, for being unwillingly at the center of a scandal that rocked France from 1894 until 1906. Dreyfuss, a captain on the General Staff, had been accused of passing sensitive artillery information to Germany (it was soon discovered that another officer had actually been the spy...
34. Lewis Grassic Gibbon Lewis Grassic Gibbon Writer, Sunset Song
35. 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...
36. Billie Latimer Billie Latimer Actress, The Spieler
37. Léonce Perret Léonce Perret Director, L'enfant de Paris
38. Julia Graham Julia Graham Actress, Love in Bloom
39. Ferenc Vecsey Ferenc Vecsey Composer, Das Hofkonzert
40. Alwin Neuß Alwin Neuß Actor, Die Spinne
41. Armand Dranem Armand Dranem Actor, The Clever Baker
42. Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Composer, Dreams
43. Winifred Holtby Winifred Holtby Writer, South Riding English writer Winifred Holtby was born in Rudstone, Yorkshire, in 1898. She was educated at Queen Margaret's School and Somerville College in Oxford, although her education was interrupted by a year's service in the Womens Signal Unit of the Womens Auxiliary Army Corps during World War I. After graduating from Oxford in 1921 she headed to London...
44. Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer Actress, The Cardboard Lover
45. Ruby Lafayette Ruby Lafayette Actress, Sue of the South
46. Huey Long Huey Long Soundtrack, All the King's Men
47. Alexander Moissi Alexander Moissi Actor, Kean
48. Eddie Boland Eddie Boland Actor, Sunrise
49. Panait Istrati Panait Istrati Writer, Codine Panait Istrate was born in the Danube port Braila in Romania, on 11 August 1884 to Joita Istrate, an unmarried house cleaner. It seams that a Greek smuggler named Valsamis, partner to Joita's father, was his father. At age of 12 leaves home, drifts and works in Braila port, living with his grandmother in Lacul Sarat (Salt Lake)...
50. 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...
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