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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. 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...
4. 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...
5. Norman 'Chubby' Chaney Norman 'Chubby' Chaney Actor, Pups Is Pups
6. 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.
7. 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...
8. Munshi Premchand Munshi Premchand Writer, The Chess Players 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...
9. M.R. James M.R. James Writer, Whistle and I'll Come to You 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...
10. G.K. Chesterton G.K. Chesterton Writer, The Detective Gilbert Keith Chesterton was asked to write an article on art criticism in 1900 and, within 30 years, became a prolific author, playwright, poet and essayist with more than 4,000 total newspaper essays. His works were highly influential on the ideas of men such as C.S. Lewis, Michael Collins and Mohandas K. Gandhi...
11. 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...
12. King George V King George V Self, Cambridgeshire Race Meet
13. Maxim Gorky Maxim Gorky Writer, Donzoko 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...
14. 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...
15. Marilyn Miller Marilyn Miller Soundtrack, Sally Renowned musical star of 1920's Broadway who appeared in three early talkies.
16. 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...
17. Thomas Meighan Thomas Meighan Actor, Male and Female 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...
18. Federico García Lorca Federico García Lorca Writer, Blood Wedding 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.
19. Albert Fish Albert Fish Uncategorised
20. Jack McGurn Jack McGurn Uncategorised Jack McGurn was one of gangster Al Capone's most feared and ruthless killers. He picked up the nickname "Machine Gun" because of his proficiency with the new Thompson sub-machine gun - aka Tommy Gun - favored by Chicago gangsters. McGurn - born Vincenzo DeMora -didn't seem bound for a life of crime as a youngster...
21. Luigi Pirandello Luigi Pirandello Writer, Kaos
22. O.P. Heggie O.P. Heggie Actor, The Bride of Frankenstein Hollywood character actor of the late 20s and earlier 30s remembered for his role as the blind hermit who befriends the Creature, portrayed so memorably by Boris Karloff, with wine and tobacco in 'Bride of Frankenstein' (1935).
23. Irene Fenwick Irene Fenwick Actress, The Sin Woman 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...
24. A.E. Housman A.E. Housman Writer, Titanic English poet and scholar. He was the eldest of seven children born to Edward Housman, a solicitor, and Sarah Jane Housman (née Williams). Housman was brought up and educated in Worcestershire, winning a scholarship to Bromsgrove School in 1870. In 1877 he won another scholarship, to St. John's College...
25. 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...
26. Frank Rice Frank Rice Actor, Dynamite Dan
27. John Buckler John Buckler Actor, Tarzan Escapes John Buckler, aged 30, and his father, a well known British actor 'Hugh Buckler', aged 55, were drowned together on the night of Oct. 30, 1936 when their car skidded off the road during a rainstorm and overturned in the waters of Malibu Lake in California. The two men were trapped inside the car and...
28. 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...
29. Sam Livesey Sam Livesey Actor, The Private Life of Henry VIII.
30. Tammany Young Tammany Young Actor, It's a Gift
31. John Larkin John Larkin Actor, Hearts Divided
32. Edmund Breese Edmund Breese Actor, Duck Soup
33. 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...
34. Jobyna Howland Jobyna Howland Actress, Topaze
35. Hermann Picha Hermann Picha Actor, Tartuffe
36. Lottie Pickford Lottie Pickford Actress, The Affair of an Egg
37. Madeleine Guitty Madeleine Guitty Actress, Bric à Brac et compagnie
38. William Morris William Morris Actor, Monsieur Lecoq
39. Erich von Ritzau Erich von Ritzau Actor, The Ceremonial Turquoise
40. André Berley André Berley Actor, The Passion of Joan of Arc
41. Hugh Buckler Hugh Buckler Actor, The Place of Honour Hugh C. Buckler, born in Southgate in 1870, some sources say 1881. Highly well-known classical stage actor, often performed with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree at the 'His Majesty's Theatre in London from 1890, such plays as 'A Lady of Lyons', 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'The Tempest'. Smart handsome gentleman...
42. Anne Sullivan Anne Sullivan Self, Deliverance
43. Marie Walcamp Marie Walcamp Actress, Where Are My Children? Marie Walcamp was born on July 27, 1894 in Dennison, Ohio. Dennison had a small population and was miles from Canton and Youngstown, the two nearest big cities in the state. Because of its size, the town didn't afford the type of opportunity of fame that Marie wanted. She began to dream of stardom early...
44. Paul McCullough Paul McCullough Actor, All Steamed Up
45. Edwards Davis Edwards Davis Actor, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
46. Lennox Pawle Lennox Pawle Actor, David Copperfield Beaming, rotund Lennox Pawle is chiefly remembered for his delightful, albeit brief, performance as the 'pixillated' Mr. Dick in MGM's classic version of David Copperfield. A former newspaperman and owner of a racing publication, Pawle had been on stage in his native England from the 1890's as a comic actor and member of the Maude Adams Playhouse Company...
47. Henry West Henry West Actor, The Crackerjack
48. Suzanne Bianchetti Suzanne Bianchetti Actress, Napoleon
49. Carmen Phillips Carmen Phillips Actress, Shackles
50. Jack Freulich Jack Freulich Cinematographer, The Silk-Lined Burglar
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