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1. Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Actress, The Public Enemy Harlean Carpenter, who later became Jean Harlow, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. She was the daughter of a successful dentist and his wife. In 1927, at the age of 16, she ran away from home to marry a young businessman named Charles McGrew, who was 23. The couple pulled up stakes and moved to Los Angeles...
2. Ross Alexander Ross Alexander Actor, Captain Blood The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition from Broadway teen player to young adult Warner Bros...
3. H.P. Lovecraft H.P. Lovecraft Writer, Re-Animator Born in Providence, Lovecraft was a sickly child whose parents died insane. When he was 16, he wrote the astronomy column in the Providence Tribune. Between 1908 and 1923, he wrote short stories for Weird Tales magazine, among others. He died in Providence, in poverty, on March 15, 1937. His most famous novel is considered to be "At the Mountains of Madness," about an expedition to the South Pole...
4. Colin Clive Colin Clive Actor, Frankenstein Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein. Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor Colin Clive - he died at 37 years of age...
5. George Gershwin George Gershwin Soundtrack, L.A. Confidential He was born Jacob Gershowitz, 26 September 1898, in Brooklyn, New York, of Russian-Jewish immigrants. As a boy he could play popular and classical works on his brother Ira's piano by ear. In 1913 he quit school to study music and began composing for Tin Pan Alley; by 1919 he had his first hit "Swanee" and his first Broadway show "La...
6. J.M. Barrie J.M. Barrie Writer, Hook
7. Alfred Abel Alfred Abel Actor, Metropolis This elegant actor of the golden age of German cinema appeared in several masterpieces, before the cameras of such inspired geniuses as Lang, Lubitsch and Murnau. Vocation had come rather late in his life, though. Abel was indeed already 33 when he made his first film. Beforehand, he had been a forester...
8. Ted Healy Ted Healy Actor, San Francisco Ted Healy was was born Charles Lee Nash and grew up a very good friend with Moses "Moe" and Samuel "Shemp" Horwitz (later Moe and Shemp Howard). In the twenties he changed his name to Ted Healy and got Moe, Shemp, and a violinist Larry Feinberg (later Larry Fine) to do vaudeville acts with him as his stooges...
9. Marie Prevost Marie Prevost Actress, The Marriage Circle Marie Prevost was born Mary Bickford Dunn in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, on November 8, 1898. She broke into films when she was 18 years old in Unto Those Who Sin. Finding work in films was difficult in the early days, just as it is today. Marie found herself doing odd jobs until 1917, when she made another film...
10. Osgood Perkins Osgood Perkins Actor, Scarface Mostly remembered today as the father of Anthony Perkins, Osgood Perkins enjoyed a successful career on Broadway, appearing in 22 major productions from 1924-36, often produced by Brock Pemberton. The highlight of his stage career was starring in the hit "The Front Page" as Walter Burns at the Times Square Theatre in 1928...
11. Nikolai Nademsky Nikolai Nademsky Actor, Zemlya
12. Richard Smith Richard Smith Director, The Crowned Prince
13. Harry McCoy Harry McCoy Writer, Hot Paprika
14. Ralph Ince Ralph Ince Director, Lincoln, the Lover The youngest of three filmmaking brothers (the others were John Ince and Thomas H. Ince), Ralph Ince's career mirrored that of his brother John: he went from acting in silents to directing, and with the advent of sound he turned character actor. Unlike John, however, he would eventually resume directing and was successful in UK productions from 1934 until his death.
15. Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel Soundtrack, The Dark Knight Rises
16. Vladimir Maksimov Vladimir Maksimov Actor, Katsi katsistvis mgelia
17. Joseph M. LaCalle Joseph M. LaCalle Soundtrack, Frida
18. Koichi Kishi Koichi Kishi Director, Im Frühling - Ein Film von japanischen Frühlingsfesten
19. Edith Wharton Edith Wharton Writer, The Age of Innocence
20. Yevgeni Zamyatin Yevgeni Zamyatin Writer, The Lower Depths Yevgeni Ivanovich Zamyatin was born on February 1, 1884, in Lebedyan, Tambov Province, Russia. His father, named Ivan Dmitrievich Zamyatin, was a Russian Orthodox priest and a schoolmaster. His mother, named Maria Aleksandrovna (nee Platonova), was a pianist. Young Zamyatin grew up at the family estate, where he read voraciously, and his mother played his favorite music of Frédéric Chopin...
21. Ruth Roland Ruth Roland Actress, Reno Ruth Roland was, along with Pearl White, the queen of the early movie serials. She came from a show-business family, her father being a San Francisco theater manager and her mother a professional singer. Ruth made her acting debut at age 3-1/2, and soon became a professional actress and singer. Her parents divorced...
22. William Gillette William Gillette Writer, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Handsome American actor, playwright and stage director/producer William Gillette was born in Hartford, CT, in 1853. His father Francis was a former United States Senator and crusader for women's suffrage and the abolition of slavery; his mother Elisabeth Daggett Hooker is a descendant of Rev. Thomas Hooker...
23. J. Gunnis Davis J. Gunnis Davis Actor, The Hazards of Helen
24. David Selman David Selman Director, Texas Trail
25. Guy Standing Guy Standing Actor, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
26. Arthur Edmund Carewe Arthur Edmund Carewe Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
27. Vincent Bryan Vincent Bryan Writer, The Vagabond
28. George Daly George Daly Actor, Excuse My Glove
29. Ramsay MacDonald Ramsay MacDonald Self, BBC: The Voice of Britain
30. Bessie Smith Bessie Smith Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
31. Colin Chase Colin Chase Actor, The Range War
32. Richard Boleslawski Richard Boleslawski Director, Les Misérables Inventing a stage name "Boleslawski" (later spelled also "Boleslavsky"), young Pole Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki left his second home (Odessa, Russian Empire) to study theatre and train as an actor at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre before and during WW I. He also acted in a few early Russian films...
33. Philo Goodfriend Philo Goodfriend Actor, What Did He Whisper?
34. Attila József Attila József Writer, Minden kezdet nehéz
35. Alexander Christian Alexander Christian Director, The Four Daredevils
36. Fritz Stahlberg Fritz Stahlberg Composer, Anna Boleyn
37. Floyd Du Pont Floyd Du Pont Actor, Aventure à Paris
38. Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis Actor, The Birth of a Nation
39. John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller Self, Freakonomics
40. Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart
41. Bruno Eichgrün Bruno Eichgrün Actor, Erzgauner
42. Monroe Owsley Monroe Owsley Actor, Indiscreet Largely forgotten today, actor Monroe Owsley was born in Atlanta around the turn of the century and raised by his mother, stage actress Gertrude Owsley. His own theater career started up as a teen and he eventually hit Broadway in the mid 1920s, migrating to films around the advent of sound. His first movie role was as a young suitor in The First Kiss starring Fay Wray...
43. Frank Vosper Frank Vosper Actor, The Man Who Knew Too Much
44. Katherine Grant Katherine Grant Actress, Oranges and Lemons Katherine Grant was born on May 1, 1904 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents divorced and her father passed away in 1921. At the age of eighteen she won the Miss Los Angeles beauty contest and competed in the Miss America pageant. Katherine worked as a professional dancer and to make extra money she posed nude for an art study project...
45. Charles Sellon Charles Sellon Actor, Bright Eyes
46. Renate Müller Renate Müller Actress, Viktor and Viktoria Highly popular German star Renate Muller was the toast of late 20s Berlin along with the legendary Marlene Dietrich. Unlike Dietrich, however, she suffered at the hands of the Nazis and died under mysterious circumstances. Renate was born in Munich on April 26, 1906, the daughter of a newspaper editor-in-chief and a painter...
47. Bruce Weyman Bruce Weyman Actor, The Face at the Window
48. Adele Sandrock Adele Sandrock Actress, Kirschen in Nachbars Garten
49. T. Roy Barnes T. Roy Barnes Actor, Seven Chances
50. Clifford Smith Clifford Smith Director, Ace Drummond
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