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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. 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...
4. T.E. Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Writer, Lawrence of Arabia
5. 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...
6. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
7. 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...
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. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, At Cross Purposes
10. Gordon Westcott Gordon Westcott Actor, Footlight Parade
11. 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...
12. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
13. 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.
14. 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...
15. Marjorie White Marjorie White Actress, Woman Haters 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...
16. 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...
17. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
18. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, Shen nu
19. 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...
20. Henry Krauss Henry Krauss Actor, Poil de carotte
21. Monroe Salisbury Monroe Salisbury Actor, The Squaw Man Monroe Salisbury was born Orange Salisbury Cash, the son of David Cash and Ellen Louise Salisbury Cash, and grandson of Aaron Cash and Ann Roat Cash of Evans, Erie County, New York. He grew up with two sisters, Adelaide Mary Cash and Anna Louise Cash. By 1900, he was a working actor supporting his widowed mother and living in Providence...
22. Léonce Perret Léonce Perret Director, L'enfant de Paris
23. 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...
24. Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz
25. Alexander Moissi Alexander Moissi Actor, Kean
26. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
27. Carl Erickson Carl Erickson Writer, Mystery of the Wax Museum The body of twenty-eight year old screenwriter Carl Erickson was found in the Hollywood Hills along Mulholland Drive in an area commonly called "Lovers Lane". The Los Angeles Police Department later determined he died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound after receiving a letter from his estranged wife asking for a divorce...
28. Vera Baranovskaya Vera Baranovskaya Actress, Mother
29. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination
30. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
31. Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer Actress, The Cardboard Lover
32. Eddie Boland Eddie Boland Actor, Sunrise
33. Frank Daniels Frank Daniels Actor, Mr. Jack Inspects Paris
34. Charles De Briac Charles De Briac Actor, High Heels
35. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
36. Charles Mackay Charles Mackay Actor, The Steel King
37. Glenn Strong Glenn Strong Camera and Electrical Department, Mutiny on the Bounty
38. Kathleen Noisette Kathleen Noisette Actress, When Men Betray 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...
39. Kate Barker Kate Barker 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. 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...
41. Spencer Bell Spencer Bell Actor, Tenderfeet
42. Lewis Grassic Gibbon Lewis Grassic Gibbon Writer, Sunset Song
43. Millard Webb Millard Webb Director, Glorifying the American Girl
44. Frederick Warde Frederick Warde Actor, Richard III Frederick Warde was born in England in 1851, and became a popular Shakespearean actor in the 1870s in New York. By the 1910s his general popularity was in decline, though he was still considered a leading authority on Shakespearean acting. He appeared in The Life and Death of King Richard III at age 61 and often performed live in the theater where the film was being shown...
45. Otis Thayer Otis Thayer Director, Murray the Masher
46. George Grossmith George Grossmith Actor, Wedding Rehearsal
47. Barney Hellum Barney Hellum Actor, Horsefeathers
48. Tommy Lorne Tommy Lorne Music Department, The Lard Song
49. Billy Sunday Billy Sunday Self, Billy Sunday, the Evangelist
50. Fernando Pessoa Fernando Pessoa Writer, Filme do Desassossego
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