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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. 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...
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. 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...
6. 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...
7. T.E. Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Writer, Lawrence of Arabia
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. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
13. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
14. 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.
15. 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...
16. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
17. Gordon Westcott Gordon Westcott Actor, Footlight Parade
18. James Greene James Greene Sound Department, The Music Box
19. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, At Cross Purposes
20. Huey Long Huey Long Soundtrack, All the King's Men
21. Léonce Perret Léonce Perret Director, L'enfant de Paris
22. Jack E. Hazzard Jack E. Hazzard Writer, Turn to the Right
23. Anna Müller-Lincke Anna Müller-Lincke Actress, Hampels Abenteuer
24. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
25. Nikolai Brechling Nikolai Brechling Actor, The Two Convicts
26. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
27. John Kelt John Kelt Actor, Bucket of Blood
28. William Conklin William Conklin Actor, The Divine Lady
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. George De Carlton George De Carlton Actor, Tony's Sacrifice
32. Nathan Zarkhi Nathan Zarkhi Writer, Konets Sankt-Peterburga
33. Reinhart Steinbicker Reinhart Steinbicker Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Der verlorene Sohn
34. Nancy Mann Waddel Woodrow Nancy Mann Waddel Woodrow Writer, Hornet's Nest
35. Kaitaro Hasegawa Kaitaro Hasegawa Writer, Nanatsu no umi: Zenpen - Shojo-hen
36. André Dubosc André Dubosc Actor, L'argent des pauvres
37. Lewis Grassic Gibbon Lewis Grassic Gibbon Writer, Sunset Song
38. Henry S. Koser Henry S. Koser Actor, The Grafters
39. Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer Actress, The Cardboard Lover
40. 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...
41. 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...
42. Hermann Böttcher Hermann Böttcher Actor, Vier um die Frau
43. Spencer Bell Spencer Bell Actor, Tenderfeet
44. Hayden Coffin Hayden Coffin Actor, Queen of My Heart
45. 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...
46. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination
47. Holman Francis Day Holman Francis Day Writer, The Rider of the King Log
48. Herbert G. Ponting Herbert G. Ponting Director, The Great White Silence
49. Vincent Serrano Vincent Serrano Actor, A Modern Monte Cristo
50. H.O. Martinek H.O. Martinek Director, Her Lover's Honour H. Oceano Martinek born in 1877. became popular in the circus from childhood and later music hall. Handsome man who starred and directed many early silent adventure, crime, drama and comedy films, often appearing opposite his sister Ivy Martinek for the British & Colonial Film Company from 1909, his first film was a smash-hit 'Her Lover's Honour'...
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