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1. Max Schreck Max Schreck Actor, Nosferatu Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly out of the norm characters...
2. John Gilbert John Gilbert Actor, The Big Parade John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 he was being noticed in films and getting better roles...
3. Norman 'Chubby' Chaney Norman 'Chubby' Chaney Actor, Pups Is Pups
4. Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling Writer, The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, a museum director and author and illustrator. This was at the height of the "British Raj", so he was brought up by Indian nurses ("ayahs"), who taught him something of the beliefs and tongues of India. He was sent "home" to England at the age of six to live with a foster mother...
5. Irving Thalberg Irving Thalberg Producer, Laugh, Clown, Laugh Thalberg was born in New York City of German immigrant parents. He had a bad heart, having contracted rheumatic fever as a teenager and was plagued with other ailments all of his life. He was quite intelligent with a thirst for knowledge but, convinced that he would never see thirty, he skipped college and became...
6. Henry B. Walthall Henry B. Walthall Actor, The Birth of a Nation Henry B. Walthall was a respected stage actor who became a favorite of pioneering film director D.W. Griffith. Born in 1878 in Alabama, Walthall embarked on a law career but quit law school in 1898 to enlist in the US Army in order to fight in the Spanish-American War. Returning from the war he decided to take up an acting career instead of the law...
7. Robert E. Howard Robert E. Howard Writer, Conan the Barbarian Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in a series of short stories and novels in the 1930's. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. His fiction was carried in pulp magazines of the time such as Weird Tales, and H.P. Lovecraft was a friend and admirer of his. He committed suicide after holding vigil by his mother's deathbed in 1936.
8. O.P. Heggie O.P. Heggie Actor, Bride of Frankenstein
9. Irene Fenwick Irene Fenwick Actress, The Green Cloak Irene Fenwick was born Irene Frizzel in Chicago, Illinois on September 5, 1887. She was predominately a stage actress and a fine one at that. Her first film was THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR in 1915. She was to make three more that year, but one in 1916 called A CONEY ISLAND PRINCESS. Her services were, unfortunately...
10. Thomas Meighan Thomas Meighan Actor, Why Change Your Wife? Sadly, this once-popular silent screen star and older matinée idol for Paramount Studios, is all but forgotten today. Thomas "Tommy" Meighan was one of the rulers of the Hollywood roost, between the years 1915 and 1928. He was born in Pittsburgh, his father a president of a major manufacturing company...
11. Federico García Lorca Federico García Lorca Writer, La novia Federíco Garcia Lorca was born in the south of Spain (Andalusia) in 1898 and soon became the region's most famous artist. A poet, playwright, artist, musician and lecturer, he wrote groundbreaking plays such as 'Blood Wedding' and 'Yerma'. His support of the Spanish Republic in the 1930s led to his execution in 1936.
12. Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts Director, The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
13. Marilyn Miller Marilyn Miller Actress, Sally "Look for the Silver Lining" became the appropriate signature song for one of Broadways's most popular musical stage stars of the 1920s, Marilyn Miller, for she embodied a vibrant, child-like optimism in her very best "happily ever after" showcases. Such happiness, however, did not extend into her personal life...
14. Frank Rice Frank Rice Actor, Dynamite Dan
15. John Bowers John Bowers Actor, The Ace of Hearts Began working in films from 1916, becoming a a star within five years of his debut. His frequent co-star was was Marguerite de la Motte, whom he later married. The advent of sound effectively ended his career. Shortly after attending a party, the distraught 50-year-old Bowers committed suicide by rowing into the Pacific Ocean and drowning himself...
16. M.R. James M.R. James Writer, Curse of the Demon Born in 1862, Montague Rhodes James developed a reading habit at an early age, preferring to stay in the library than with friends. He took this with him when he went to study at Eton and then at the King's College, Cambridge, where he became assistant in classical archaeology at the Fitzwilliam museum...
17. Munshi Premchand Munshi Premchand Writer, Shatranj Ke Khilari He is one of the greatest Hindi writers. His stories gives the correct picture of village realities. He used his stories to great effect for social reforms. He married a child widow Shivarani Devi when widow marriages were considered as a sin in Indian society. He also wrote varios novels voicing for these social reforms...
18. King George V King George V Self, Incidents of the Durbar at Delhi
19. James Murray James Murray Actor, The Crowd Sometimes the early tragic death of a Hollywood actor can lead to immortality, as in the cases of icons James Dean and Marilyn Monroe--and, to a somewhat lesser extent, little Bobby Driscoll, who died a Skid Row bum in the streets, a victim of drug addiction. Not so for actor James Murray, whose death occurred in a similar fashion to Driscoll...
20. Maxim Gorky Maxim Gorky Writer, The Lower Depths Maksim Gorky is a pseudonym of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, who was born into a poor Russian family in Nizhnii Novgorod on Volga river. Gorky lost his father at an early age, he was beaten by his stepfather and became an orphan at age 9, when his mother died. He was brought up by his grandmother, who helped his development as a storyteller...
21. Edmund Breese Edmund Breese Actor, Duck Soup
22. Luigi Pirandello Luigi Pirandello Writer, Kaos
23. Milla Davenport Milla Davenport Actress, Daddy-Long-Legs
24. Jobyna Howland Jobyna Howland Actress, Topaze
25. Glenn DeVol Glenn DeVol Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Hoboken to Hollywood
26. David Higgins David Higgins Actor, His Last Dollar
27. Lottie Pickford Lottie Pickford Actress, The Affair of an Egg
28. Alan Crosland Alan Crosland Director, The Jazz Singer Born in New York City on August 10, 1894 into an upper-middle class family, the Crosland family soon moved to East Orange, New Jersey where Alan was reared. His family's finances allowed for him to spend part of his elementary education in England, where he acquired a curious Anglo-American accent that he would affect for the rest of his life...
29. Vladimir Barsky Vladimir Barsky Director, Tqvi ristvis
30. William Morris William Morris Actor, Monsieur Lecoq
31. Holworthy Hall Holworthy Hall Writer, The Valiant Harold Everett Porter, who often wrote under the pen name Holworthy Hall, was a once popular author of light fiction. He was, at the height of his popularity, a frequent contributor of short stories and serials to The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Harper's, American Magazine and Colliers. Porter was the son of New York publisher...
32. G.K. Chesterton G.K. Chesterton Writer, Father Brown Prolific English poet, novelist, essayist G (ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton was born in London on 29 May 1874. He was traditional, extolling the virtues of the 'little man', and the romantic, pre-modern past. He rejected the experimental in art as well as life, and distrusted the state and the modern world...
33. Alexander Ikonnikov Alexander Ikonnikov Actor, Into Her Kingdom
34. Rose Dione Rose Dione Actress, Freaks Rose Dione was born October 22, 1875 in Paris, France. Also known as Rosa Dione, Madame Dione and Madamoiselle Dion, there is very little information about her life, but her first appearance in films was in the 1910 French short subject Fleur des Maquis (Flower of the Maquis). She appeared in 68 films from 1910 until 1932...
35. Harley Knoles Harley Knoles Director, The Bohemian Girl
36. Anders Van Haden Anders Van Haden Actor, Cousin Clara's Cookbook
37. Ernst Reicher Ernst Reicher Actor, George Bully
38. Hermann Picha Hermann Picha Actor, Tartuffe
39. Theo. A. Metz Theo. A. Metz Soundtrack, Batman Composer of the rousing ragtime classic "A Hot Time in the Old Town", which became the theme song of the Spanish-American War in 1898. (Theodore Roosevelt once conducted the tune and commented that he was "proud to shake the hand of the man who wrote the song that stirred a nation.") Metz maintained a desk at the Marks Music Corporation offices in New York and...
40. Charles 'Chic' Sale Charles 'Chic' Sale Actor, Rocky Mountain Mystery Charles "Chic" Sale was primarily a stage comedian who, although he infrequently appeared on Broadway from 1902-30 and appeared in a handful of silent films, spent the majority of his career treading the boards of vaudeville as a comedian, usually in the persona of "Lem Putt," a carpenter from Urbana...
41. Luigi Sapelli Luigi Sapelli Director, Le mogli e le arance
42. István Lázár István Lázár Writer, Mária növér
43. Bernard 'Bunny' Granville Bernard 'Bunny' Granville Actor, Love a la Mode
44. Fred Ott Fred Ott Self, The Kiss
45. Alice Davenport Alice Davenport Actress, Caught in the Rain Alice was a silent screen comedic actress. She worked in a number of Keystone films and also appeared in the early films that Chaplin did. Other actors that Alice worked with who went on to become big stars were Mabel Normand and Marie Dressler. Alice was married and divorced from Broadway actor Harry Davenport...
46. Emil Artur Longen Emil Artur Longen Writer, Pokusení paní Antonie
47. André Berley André Berley Actor, The Passion of Joan of Arc
48. Helen Gilmore Helen Gilmore Actress, Bumping Into Broadway
49. Suzanne Bianchetti Suzanne Bianchetti Actress, Napoleon
50. Harry T. Morey Harry T. Morey Actor, Beyond the Rainbow
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