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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. 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...
5. 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....
6. Zelda Sears Zelda Sears Writer, The Divorcee
7. Marjorie White Marjorie White Actress, Sunnyside Up 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
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. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, The Goddess
14. 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.
15. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
16. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
17. 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...
18. 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.
19. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
20. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Drama of Fate
21. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, Weapons of Love
22. Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer Actress, The Cardboard Lover
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Warning Shadows
27. 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...
28. James Wang James Wang Actor, Singed
29. Clarence Wertz Clarence Wertz Actor, The Three Must-Get-Theres
30. Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz Uncategorised
31. Otis Thayer Otis Thayer Director, Murray the Masher
32. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
33. Kathleen Noisette Kathleen Noisette Actress, A Daughter of the Congo Catherine Noisette was one of Oscar Micheaux's beautiful and most glamorous actress. She was one of Oscar Micheaux's leading ladies in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Catherine starred in "Wages of Sin," "The Daughter of Congo," and "The Exile." She usually played the femme fatale, the vamp, the snooty gossip queen...
34. Huey Long Huey Long Soundtrack, All the King's Men
35. Eddie Boland Eddie Boland Actor, Sunrise
36. Alexander Moissi Alexander Moissi Actor, Kean
37. Julia Graham Julia Graham Actress, Love in Bloom
38. 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"...
39. Herbert G. Ponting Herbert G. Ponting Self, 90° South
40. Charles Sutton Charles Sutton Actor, A Foolish Agreement
41. Harry Schultz Harry Schultz Actor, Beau Hunks
42. Henry Krauss Henry Krauss Actor, Poil de carotte
43. 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)...
44. Charles Mackay Charles Mackay Actor, Without Fear
45. Vera Baranovskaya Vera Baranovskaya Actress, Mother
46. Granville Redmond Granville Redmond Actor, You'd Be Surprised
47. Magnus Hirschfeld Magnus Hirschfeld Actor, Different from the Others
48. Beni Führer Beni Führer Actor, The Blue Light
49. Edith Méra Edith Méra Actress, Dream Castle
50. Léonce Perret Léonce Perret Director, L'enfant de Paris
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