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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. 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...
4. T.E. Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Writer, Lawrence of Arabia
5. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
6. 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....
7. 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...
8. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, The Goddess
9. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
10. David Landau David Landau Actor, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 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.
11. 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...
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. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
14. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
15. 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.
16. Marjorie White Marjorie White Actress, Sunnyside Up 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
20. 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...
21. Spencer Bell Spencer Bell Actor, Tenderfeet
22. John Cossar John Cossar Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
23. Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz Uncategorised
24. Léonce Perret Léonce Perret Director, L'enfant de Paris
25. James Wang James Wang Actor, Singed
26. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, Weapons of Love
27. 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...
28. Eddie Boland Eddie Boland Actor, Sunrise
29. 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...
30. Alexander Moissi Alexander Moissi Actor, Kean
31. Huey Long Huey Long Soundtrack, All the King's Men
32. Wiley Post Wiley Post Actor, Air Hawks One-eyed, pioneer US aviator and holder of many records, including the first round-the-world solo flight (1933). Two years later he would die in a plane crash along with his passenger, the US humorist Will Rogers.
33. Millard Webb Millard Webb Director, Glorifying the American Girl
34. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
35. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Warning Shadows
36. Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer Actress, The Cardboard Lover
37. 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...
38. Paul Iribe Paul Iribe Costume Designer, The Night Club
39. 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...
40. Henry Krauss Henry Krauss Actor, Poil de carotte
41. 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...
42. George Grossmith George Grossmith Soundtrack, The Time Machine
43. Magnus Hirschfeld Magnus Hirschfeld Actor, Different from the Others
44. Vera Baranovskaya Vera Baranovskaya Actress, Mother
45. Granville Redmond Granville Redmond Actor, You'd Be Surprised
46. 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...
47. Sam Godfrey Sam Godfrey Actor, Torch Singer
48. Achille Vitti Achille Vitti Actor, Giovanni Episcopo
49. Fernando Pessoa Fernando Pessoa Writer, Disquiet
50. Lewis Grassic Gibbon Lewis Grassic Gibbon Writer, Stone Circle
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