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1. Thelma Todd Thelma Todd Actress, Horse Feathers Thelma Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, an industrial city near the New Hampshire state line. She was a lovely child with good academic tendencies, so much so that she decided early on to become a schoolteacher. After high school she went on to college but at her mother's insistence entered several beauty contests (apparently her mother wanted her to be more than just a "schoolmarm")...
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. T.E. Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Writer, Lawrence of Arabia
4. David Landau David Landau Actor, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Hollywood character actor who, having screen-debuted when already into his 50's, appeared in 32 (!) films between 1931 and 1934. His performances were more or less wooden, but his speaking voice - that bassissimo voice - could easily have crumbled the Walls of Jericho.
5. 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...
6. Marjorie White Marjorie White Actress, Happy Days 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...
7. 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...
8. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, The Goddess
9. 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...
10. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
11. Gordon Westcott Gordon Westcott Actor, Heroes for Sale Handsome, virile supporting player of varying roles in US films whose promising career ended with his early death.
12. 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...
13. Spencer Bell Spencer Bell Actor, Tenderfeet
14. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
15. 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 U.S....
16. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
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. Kate Barker Kate Barker Uncategorised 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...
19. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
20. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
21. Eddie Boland Eddie Boland Actor, Sunrise
22. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, Weapons of Love
23. 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...
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. Léonce Perret Léonce Perret Director, L'enfant de Paris
26. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Warning Shadows
27. Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer Actress, The Cardboard Lover
28. 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...
29. Arthur Somers Roche Arthur Somers Roche Writer, Star of Midnight 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. 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...
31. Lady Duff Gordon Lady Duff Gordon Costume Designer, The Perils of Pauline Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, famous as "Lucile", was a top fashion designer with a clientele of royalties, socialites and entertainment celebrities. Her firm, "Lucile, Ltd," flourished from the turn of the century into the early 1920s. Lady Duff Gordon is best remembered for her work in the performing arts...
32. 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"...
33. Alban Berg Alban Berg Soundtrack, Natural Born Killers Alban Maria Johannes Berg was born on February 9, 1885, in Vienna, Austria. He was the third of four children in the upper-class family of Conrad Berg and his wife Johanna, nee Braun. He was trained for a career in accounting, but his father died in 1900, causing him a depression and the onset of asthma...
34. Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz Uncategorised
35. 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...
36. George Grossmith George Grossmith Soundtrack, The Time Machine
37. Henry Krauss Henry Krauss Actor, Poil de carotte
38. Beni Führer Beni Führer Actor, The Blue Light
39. Paul Nicholson Paul Nicholson Actor, The Smart Set
40. 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)...
41. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
42. Rene Boucicault Rene Boucicault Actress, His Picture in the Papers
43. Al Cooke Al Cooke Actor, After the Squall
44. John Cossar John Cossar Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
45. Huey Long Huey Long Soundtrack, All the King's Men
46. Templar Saxe Templar Saxe Actor, A Disciple of Plato
47. Evelyn Hoey Evelyn Hoey Actress, Leave It to Lester Evelyn Hoey started her career on stage at age 10 in Minneapolis, MN. The height of her prominence on the stage was achieved when she appeared with Leon Errol in "Yours Truly" in 1928. She went to London to appear in "Good News" and in 1929 was singing Cole Porter's songs in a Paris nightclub...
48. 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...
49. Phil Whitman Phil Whitman Writer, The Mystery Train
50. Fernando Pessoa Fernando Pessoa Writer, Disquiet
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