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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 Hezekiah Charles Ullman, an attorney. His paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, while his mother was from an Anglo 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. 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...
4. 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.
5. Ford Sterling Ford Sterling Actor, Tango Tangle
6. Charles Mintz Charles Mintz Producer, The Little Match Girl
7. Carl Laemmle Carl Laemmle Miscellaneous Crew, Frankenstein Laemmle, the father of Universal Pictures, was reputedly the most good-natured and least neurotic of the studio bosses. After immigrating to America in 1884, he spent the next decade at a series of dead-end jobs, mostly in Chicago, then worked for another 12 years at a dry-goods store in Oshkosh, Wisconsin...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Sidney Howard Sidney Howard Writer, Gone with the Wind
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. 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...
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. 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...
16. James Parrott James Parrott Director, The Music Box
17. Floyd Gibbons Floyd Gibbons Actor, Attic of Terror
18. Marie Hemingway Marie Hemingway Actress, A Master of Men
19. Ivan Mozzhukhin Ivan Mozzhukhin Actor, A Narrow Escape Ivan Mozzhukhin was a legendary actor of Russian silent films, who escaped execution by the Soviet Red Army and had 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...
20. Frank McGlynn Jr. Frank McGlynn Jr. Actor, Lawless Range
21. Caryll Ann Ekelund Caryll Ann Ekelund Actress, The Blue Bird
22. Claude Gillingwater Claude Gillingwater Actor, The Prisoner of Shark Island A man so disagreeable on celluloid, Claude Gillingwater's characters seemed to subsist on a steady diet of persimmons. Fondly recalled as the cranky old skinflint whose seemingly cold heart could only be warmed by the actions of a cute little tyke, the tall and rangy Gillingwater invariably played much older than he was...
23. Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot Actor, Twentieth Century
24. William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats Writer, Dancing at Lughnasa
25. Marion Ballou Marion Ballou Actress, Little Women
26. Tom Ricketts Tom Ricketts Director, Lillo of the Sulu Seas 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...
27. Laura La Varnie Laura La Varnie Actress, Mickey
28. Gus Leonard Gus Leonard Actor, His Royal Slyness
29. Phillips Smalley Phillips Smalley Director, Suspense
30. Alice Belcher Alice Belcher Actress, Broke in China
31. Gladys Frazin Gladys Frazin Actress, Inspiration
32. Chick Webb Chick Webb Soundtrack, Bridesmaids
33. Nelson Keys Nelson Keys Actor, Knights for a Day
34. Clare Greet Clare Greet Actress, Jamaica Inn
35. Roger Williams Roger Williams Actor, Heroes of the Alamo "Roger Williams" was a veteran of World War I. He became a 2 Lt. Quartermaster on August 15th, 1917. He became 1st Lt. on March 4th, 1918 and Captain on October 7th, 1918. He was stationed at Fort Harrison, Indiana. He was involved with the "American Expetionary Force on September 30th, 1918. He was honorably discharged on July 17th...
36. Joseph Roth Joseph Roth Writer, La leggenda del santo bevitore
37. Morton Selten Morton Selten Actor, The Thief of Bagdad
38. Silas Miracle Silas Miracle Actor, Stark Love
39. Sirkka Sari Sirkka Sari Actress, Rikas tyttö
40. Joseph Belmont Joseph Belmont Actor, The Love Comet
41. Ford Madox Ford Ford Madox Ford Writer, The Good Soldier
42. Helen Ware Helen Ware Actress, Morning Glory
43. Anton Makarenko Anton Makarenko Writer, Road to Life
44. Maurice Renard Maurice Renard Writer, Mad Love
45. Robert Gleckler Robert Gleckler Actor, Great Guy
46. 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...
47. Boris Thomashefsky Boris Thomashefsky Actor, Bar-Mitzvah
48. Marbeth Wright Marbeth Wright Actress, Happy Days
49. Harry Leon Wilson Harry Leon Wilson Writer, Ruggles of Red Gap
50. Richard Daniels Richard Daniels Actor, Girl Shy
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