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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. 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...
3. Sam Hardy Sam Hardy Actor, King Kong
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. 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)...
6. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
7. Tom Murray Tom Murray Actor, The Gold Rush
8. T.E. Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Writer, Lawrence of Arabia
9. Clarence Geldart Clarence Geldart Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
10. 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...
11. Robin Williamson Robin Williamson Director, Scorching Sands The first director of the Laurel and Hardy comedies, Williamson went to Hollywood in 1917 and directed screen comics Ben Turpin and Mack Sennett.
12. Léonce Perret Léonce Perret Director, L'enfant de Paris
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Lingyu Ruan Lingyu Ruan Actress, The Goddess
16. 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...
17. 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....
18. Stanislawa Przybyszewska Stanislawa Przybyszewska Writer, Danton
19. 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.
20. William 'Stage' Boyd William 'Stage' Boyd Actor, The Lost City Theatre actor who appeared in a few films.
21. Louise Emmons Louise Emmons Actress, Weapons of Love
22. Harry Todd Harry Todd Actor, Alkali Ike's Auto
23. Granville Redmond Granville Redmond Actor, You'd Be Surprised
24. Huey Long Huey Long Soundtrack, All the King's Men
25. Pepi Lederer Pepi Lederer Actress, The Cardboard Lover
26. 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...
27. Beni Führer Beni Führer Actor, The Blue Light
28. Millard Webb Millard Webb Director, Glorifying the American Girl
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. Arthur Robison Arthur Robison Director, Warning Shadows
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Sam Godfrey Sam Godfrey Actor, Torch Singer
34. Spencer Bell Spencer Bell Actor, Tenderfeet
35. Robert Ellis Robert Ellis Art Director, The Return of Chandu Robert James Jago was born in 1888 in California to Richard Benjamin Jago, and mother Dora S. (maiden name unknown). His father is recorded as having been born in Massachusetts, or possibly in Europe, and his mother either in Kansas or Massachusetts. Richard and Dora were divorced in Sacramento on June 28...
36. 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...
37. Paul Iribe Paul Iribe Costume Designer, Changing Husbands
38. 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...
39. Zelda Sears Zelda Sears Writer, The Divorcee
40. 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...
41. 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...
42. Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz Uncategorised
43. 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...
44. 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)...
45. Alexander Moissi Alexander Moissi Actor, The Magnificent Rogue
46. Richard Travers Richard Travers Actor, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
47. J.S. Fletcher J.S. Fletcher Writer, The Root of All Evil
48. Henry Krauss Henry Krauss Actor, Poil de carotte
49. Frederick Warde Frederick Warde Actor, The Life and Death of King 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...
50. 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...
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