1-50 of 363 names.

Sort by: STARmeter▲ | A-Z | Height | Birth Date | Death Date
1. Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks Actor, The Thief of Bagdad Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (Marsh) and H. Charles Ullman, an attorney. His paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, while his mother was from an Anglo from family from the South. He was raised by his mother, who had separated from his father when he was five...
2. Alice Brady Alice Brady Actress, My Man Godfrey Alice Brady was born in New York City on November 2, 1892. She was interested in the stage from childhood, as her father was famed Broadway producer William A. Brady. After a few stage productions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York, since this was the film capital at the time. Her first film was at the age of 22 when she starred in As Ye Sow...
3. Helen Ware Helen Ware Actress, Morning Glory
4. James Parrott James Parrott Director, The Music Box
5. Morton Selten Morton Selten Actor, The Thief of Bagdad
6. John Harron John Harron Actor, White Zombie Actor John (Johnnie) Harron was born in New York City on March 31, 1903, a younger brother of silent screen star Robert Harron. John got his first taste of the movie business with an unbilled bit in one of his brother's many classic films, Hearts of the World. After all the tabloid hoopla of his brother's...
7. Herbert Mundin Herbert Mundin Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty Short, blubbery-jowled Hollywood character actor of the 1930's, with prior experience in UK theatre and cinema.
8. Carl Laemmle Carl Laemmle Miscellaneous Crew, Frankenstein The roots of Universal Pictures can rightfully be traced back to 1906 when Carl Laemmle returned home to Chicago after a stint as a bookkeeper in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and opened up a chain of nickelodeons. This in turn led to the ambitious 39-year-old organizing a film exchange network he boldly called the Laemmle Film Service...
9. Ford Sterling Ford Sterling Actor, Tango Tangle
10. Zane Grey Zane Grey Writer, Fighting Caravans Born Pearl Zane Gray on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio--a town founded by his mother's family--famed western novelist Zane Grey was an athlete and outdoorsman from an early age, with his main interests being fishing and baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship...
11. Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud Miscellaneous Crew, Conspirators of Pleasure Austrian neurologist and 'father of psychoanalysis'. Freud was born to Jacob Freud, a Jewish wool merchant, and Amalia (neé Nathansohn). The family settled in Vienna when Freud was young. In 1873 he started medicine at the University of Vienna, at which time he adopted the shortened form of his name...
12. Lois Weber Lois Weber Director, Suspense Lois Weber, who had been a street-corner evangelist before entering motion pictures in 1905, became the first American woman movie director of note, and a major one at that. Herbert Blaché, the husband of Frenchwoman Alice Guy, the first woman to direct a motion picture (and arguably, the first director of either gender to helm a fictional narrative film)...
13. Sidney Howard Sidney Howard Writer, Gone with the Wind
14. Jameson Thomas Jameson Thomas Actor, It Happened One Night On the British stage from his teens, he first appeared as a half-breed boy in "The Squaw Man." His screen debut was in 1923 in the film "Chu Chin Chow." Dissatisfied with the British film industry, he moved to Hollywood and played a number of minor roles up to the time of his death. On the English stage he appeared with such greats as Anna May Wong, Alice Joyce and Gilda Grey.
15. Beryl Mercer Beryl Mercer Actress, All Quiet on the Western Front Too short to be a leading lady, Beryl Mercer had a very active and productive career playing motherly characters. She had played opposite of great leading men like Colin Clive, Robert Montgomery, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Leslie Howard, Spencer Tracy, and Randolph Scott. Beryl played Queen Victoria in The Little Princess and The Story of Alexander Graham Bell.
16. Tom Ricketts Tom Ricketts Director, Life's Blind Alley Born in London, England, in 1853, prolific actor/director (300+ credits) Tom Ricketts is mostly forgotten today, but his chief claim to fame is that he directed the first motion picture shot in Hollywood. Ricketts began his show-business career as an actor on the London stage, and gained a reputation as one of the best Shakespearean actors of his day...
17. Owen Moore Owen Moore Actor, A Star Is Born Born in 1886, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at age 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's early productions...
18. Marie Hemingway Marie Hemingway Actress, A Master of Men
19. Clare Greet Clare Greet Actress, Jamaica Inn
20. Richard Daniels Richard Daniels Actor, Girl Shy
21. Ivan Mozzhukhin Ivan Mozzhukhin Actor, A Narrow Escape Ivan Mozzhukhin was a legendary actor of Russian silent films, who escaped from execution by the Soviet Red Army and made a stellar career in Europe. He was born Ivan Ilyich Mozzhukhin on September 26, 1889, in the village of Kondol, Saratov province, Russia (now Penza province, Russia). His father was general manager of the large estate of Prince Obolensky...
22. Ford Madox Ford Ford Madox Ford Writer, Episode #1.1
23. Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot Actor, Twentieth Century Diminutive character actor in Hollywood films through the 1930's, often portraying pestering types.
24. Claude Gillingwater Claude Gillingwater Actor, The Prisoner of Shark Island Tall, balding character actor in US films from 1921 until the year he died, usually portraying obstinate or irascible types.
25. William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats Writer, Dancing at Lughnasa
26. S.S. Van Dine S.S. Van Dine Writer, The Kennel Murder Case Willard Huntington Wright was born to Archibald Davenport Wright and Annie Van Vranken Wright on October 15, 1887, in Charlottesville. He attended St. Vincent College, Pomona College, and Harvard University. He also studied art in Munich and Paris, an apprenticeship that led to a job as literary and art critic for the Los Angeles Times...
27. Aileen Marson Aileen Marson Actress, Someone at the Door
28. George Fawcett George Fawcett Actor, The Son of the Sheik A grand, stoic presence of the silent screen, George Fawcett was an immensely popular stage thespian both here and in London at the turn of the century. During his heyday his eloquence rivaled that of both Lionel Barrymore and John Barrymore. A graduate of Virginia University, he was a formidable fixture under the Broadway lights...
29. Aggie Herring Aggie Herring Actress, Oliver Twist
30. Caryll Ann Ekelund Caryll Ann Ekelund Actress, The Blue Bird
31. Agostino Borgato Agostino Borgato Actor, The Magic Flame
32. Anton Makarenko Anton Makarenko Writer, Road to Life
33. Gus Leonard Gus Leonard Actor, His Royal Slyness
34. Hugo Riesenfeld Hugo Riesenfeld Music Department, Hell's Angels From 1917-1925 Hugo Riesenfeld was the manager of the Rivoli, Rialto and Criterion Theatres in New York City. A conductor and violinist, Riesenfeld was educated at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna and the University of Vienna. He then conducted with the Imperial Opera House in Vienna. In 1907 he...
35. Phillips Smalley Phillips Smalley Director, Hand That Rocks the Cradle
36. Ricardo de Baños Ricardo de Baños Director, Secreto de confesión A pioneer of Spanish cinema, Ricardo de Baños was involved in the film industry almost from its beginnings. He directed his first film in 1904. He also photographed many of his own productions. Although he directed a fair number of films, he is generally regarded as more of an exceptionally notable cameraman than a director.
37. Pauline Polaire Pauline Polaire Actress, Le friquet
38. Frank McGlynn Jr. Frank McGlynn Jr. Actor, Lawless Range
39. James P. Burtis James P. Burtis Actor, The Hurricane Express
40. George Backus George Backus Actor, The Warrens of Virginia
41. Jack Duffy Jack Duffy Actor, Neighbors
42. Bernard Merivale Bernard Merivale Writer, Footsteps in the Dark
43. Robert Neppach Robert Neppach Art Director, From Morn to Midnight
44. Max Skladanowsky Max Skladanowsky Director, Das boxende Känguruh
45. Carlos De Valdez Carlos De Valdez Actor, Blockade A Peruvian stage actor, De Valdez looked considerably older than he actually was and therefore played an old man in his first Hollywood film. Married to actress Greta Meyer.
46. Bobby Vernon Bobby Vernon Actor, Teddy at the Throttle Bobby Vernon was born in the U.S. in 1897, was trained in Vaudeville and became a talented comic in the silent era. He began working in 1913, appearing in Lon Chaney's Almost an Actress and later worked for Mack Sennett, who teamed him up with young Gloria Swanson in 9 comedies between 1916 and 1917...
47. Margaret Shelby Margaret Shelby Actress, Billie
48. H. Cooper Cliffe H. Cooper Cliffe Actor, A Parisian Romance
49. Kempton Greene Kempton Greene Actor, Oh, You Uncle!
50. Raymond Brown Raymond Brown Actor, The Story of Louis Pasteur
1-50 of 363 names.