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1. Ben Turpin Ben Turpin Actor, Saps at Sea First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value and make him a top name...
2. Tom Mix Tom Mix Actor, Local Color on the A-1 Ranch The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903 he was drum major with the Oklahoma Cavalry Band...
3. Walter Connolly Walter Connolly Actor, It Happened One Night The name may have been forgotten, especially today (seven decades later), but the portly, apoplectic, exasperated figure on the 1930s screen wasn't. While his film career, save a couple of silents, lasted a paltry seven years (1932-1939), character actor Walter Connolly certainly ran the distance. While some film historians complain that a number of his performances were annoying or overbaked...
4. F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald Writer, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "There are no second acts in American lives," wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald, who himself went from being the high priest of the Jazz Age to a down-and-out alcoholic within the space of 20 years, but not before giving the world several literary masterpieces, the most famous of which is "The Great Gatsby" (1924)...
5. Charley Chase Charley Chase Actor, On the Wrong Trek While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he's highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of silent comedy. Chase (real name Charles Parrott) was born in Maryland, USA, in 1893. After a brief career in vaudeville...
6. Berton Churchill Berton Churchill Actor, Stagecoach
7. Otis Harlan Otis Harlan Actor, A Midsummer Night's Dream
8. Eddie Collins Eddie Collins Actor, Drums Along the Mohawk
9. Robert Wadlow Robert Wadlow Robert Pershing Wadlow was born on February 22, 1918 in Alton, Illinois. His height of 8' 11.1" qualifies him as the tallest person in history, as recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. Robert was the first born of Addie and Harold Wadlow. He had two sisters, Helen and Betty, and two brothers, Eugene and Harold Jr....
10. James Hall James Hall Actor, Hell's Angels
11. John Wray John Wray Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front
12. Granville Bates Granville Bates Actor, My Favorite Wife Balding, worried-looking character actor of the 1930's with a strong line in lawyers, judges, sheriffs, mayors and storekeepers. Could play choleric or obtuse. Had a career in dramatic plays on Broadway from 1925 to 1935. In films from 1929. Well-received performance in The Great Man Votes as a corrupt...
13. E.E. Clive E.E. Clive Actor, Bride of Frankenstein Edward E. Clive was a Welsh-born actor/manager, initially, it seemed, slated for a medical career. After four years, he suddenly elected to abandon his studies at the University of Wales. For the next ten years, he trod the boards in diverse theatrical productions across Britain, becoming adept at a variety of regional dialects...
14. C. Henry Gordon C. Henry Gordon Actor, Scarface Although he occasionally played honest police officials or army officers, New York-born C. Henry Gordon excelled at playing oily, duplicitous villains, whether gangsters, businessmen or evil rulers. Among the many evildoers he portrayed, his most memorable would have to be the murderous Surat Khan, who massacred prisoners...
15. George Periolat George Periolat Actor, The Mark of Zorro
16. Agnes Ayres Agnes Ayres Actress, The Sheik Extremely popular silent star of the 1920s. Her popularity was enhanced when she co-starred with Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik and The Son of the Sheik. She made her screen debut at Essanay Studios in 1915. While she was popular in the 1920s (thanks to the patronage of her lover, Jess Lasky), her popularity had slipped by the time she briefly retired from the screen in 1927...
17. Edward LeSaint Edward LeSaint Actor, Modern Times LeSaint started his stage career while still a child in Philadelphia. He moved to Hollywood in 1912 to work in the movies. Edward often played judges or college professors in films.
18. Wilfred Lucas Wilfred Lucas Actor, Modern Times
19. Marguerite Clark Marguerite Clark Actress, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Marguerite Clark was born in Avondale, Ohio on February 22, 1883. Growing up on an Ohio farm didn't afford a lot of opportunities for a young lady. When she was still a youngster of 12, Marguerite was sent to a Catholic school in Cincinnati, Ohio to complete her education. It also gave her the chance to get off the farm and try her artistic talents...
20. Charles Ogle Charles Ogle Actor, A Christmas Carol The son of a minister from Ohio, Charles Stanton Ogle became a prolific character actor from stage and screen. Mostly cast in commanding roles in silents. Per haps most memorable as the screen's very first Frankenstein monster in Thomas Alva Edison's silent version Frankenstein (1910).
21. Mikhail A. Bulgakov Mikhail A. Bulgakov Writer, Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future Mikhail A. Bulgakov was a Russian writer and medical doctor known for big screen adaptations of his books, such as Beg and Master i Margarita. He was born Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov on May 15, 1891, in Kiev, Russia (now Kiev, Ukraine). He was the first of six children in the family of a theology professor...
22. George Regas George Regas Actor, The Mark of Zorro Brother of actor Pedro Regas, George was a stage actor in Athens before coming to the U.S. as "Romeo" in a Grecian version of "Romeo and Juliet", which he performed in New York. Regas played character parts in numerous films, many of them uncredited. Regas often played Latinos, Native Americans or Italians.
23. Walter Hasenclever Walter Hasenclever Writer, Anna Christie
24. Earl Dwire Earl Dwire Actor, Blue Steel
25. E. Alyn Warren E. Alyn Warren Actor, The Mysterious Mr. Wong
26. Edwin Carewe Edwin Carewe Director, Evangeline Married petite actress Mary Akin when she was just 17 and he was 38. He was already married once - in 1905 but the records of that union are lost - and divorced. Carewe and Akin had two children during their first marriage, daughter Sally Ann (b. 1925) and son William (b. 1927). A third child with Mary, Carol Lee (b. 1932), happened during their second marriage.
27. María Fernanda Ibáñez María Fernanda Ibáñez Actress, La madrina del diablo
28. Flora Finch Flora Finch Actress, A Cure for Pokeritis Flora Finch was born in London, England, on June 17, 1867. After spending time on the legitimate stage, she began to make films, and was one of the early comedy stars of the silent-film era. Her first film was Mrs. Jones Entertains. After making nine more films she began appearing with rotund comic John Bunny...
29. Gudrun Houlberg Gudrun Houlberg Actress, Dødsridtet
30. William V. Mong William V. Mong Actor, The Grudge
31. Earl Askam Earl Askam Actor, Flash Gordon
32. Donald Calthrop Donald Calthrop Actor, Scrooge
33. Billy Franey Billy Franey Actor, The Star Packer William 'Billy' Franey was a leading comic character actor of dishevelled appearance and fuzzy moustache, usually in a suit a couple of sizes too big. His screen career began around 1913, with leads in the 'Joker' comedy series released by Universal. He was co-starred with Louise Fazenda (until her departure for Keystone in 1915) and...
34. John Buchan John Buchan Writer, The 39 Steps
35. Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky Self, The Assassination of Trotsky Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein near Elisavetgrad in the Ukraine in 1879, Leon Trotsky became a revolutionary while a student in Nikolayev and was sent to a prison camp in Siberia in 1897 for joining a Marxist labor union. After five years he escaped, and under the alias of Leon Trotsky (which he borrowed from one of his jailers) he joined the exiled V.I. Lenin in London...
36. Harry Bernard Harry Bernard Actor, Saps at Sea
37. Geoffrey Malins Geoffrey Malins Director, London Melody
38. Gene Morgan Gene Morgan Actor, Blonde Venus
39. Christian Schrøder Christian Schrøder Actor, Loppen
40. John Monk Saunders John Monk Saunders Writer, Wings
41. Joe De Stefani Joe De Stefani Actor, The Man They Could Not Hang
42. Smedley Butler Smedley Butler Miscellaneous Crew, American Secrets
43. James Kilgannon James Kilgannon Actor, I Take This Woman
44. Josef Swickard Josef Swickard Actor, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse A veteran stage and screen actor, Swickard was the brother of actor Charles Swickard. He entered films in 1912 and was playing supporting roles for Mack Sennett by 1914. He remained with Sennett until 1917 when he started numerous aristocratic roles in films. His career in sound films was somewhat limited and he played in low-budget and action serial type films...
45. Effie I. Canning Effie I. Canning Soundtrack, Hatch Up Your Troubles
46. Philip Yale Drew Philip Yale Drew Actor, The Law of the Border
47. William Royle William Royle Actor, Drums of Fu Manchu
48. Nathanael West Nathanael West Writer, The Day of the Locust Born as Nathan Weinstein, the only son of a wealthy Manhattan real estate developer, West grew up as an overly spoiled child, largely burdened by the belief that he shouldn't be expected to work or show up on time or in any other way trouble himself to get by in the world. The Depression did a lot to revise this attitude...
49. Luca Comerio Luca Comerio Producer, La presa di Zuara
50. Carlton Griffin Carlton Griffin Actor, Girl Shy
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