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1. 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...
2. 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)...
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. 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...
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. John Wray John Wray Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front
7. 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...
8. Dorothy Mackaye Dorothy Mackaye Writer, Ladies They Talk About
9. Robert Wadlow Robert Wadlow Uncategorised 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. Eddie Collins Eddie Collins Actor, Drums Along the Mohawk Vaudeville-veteran comic who appeared in US films only from 1938.
11. Berton Churchill Berton Churchill Actor, Stagecoach
12. Otis Harlan Otis Harlan Actor, A Midsummer Night's Dream Hollywood character actor of silents and talkies through the year he died.
13. 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...
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. Agnes Ayres Agnes Ayres Actress, The Sheik Born in Carbondale, Illinois, Agnes Ayres got into films in Chicago, where she was studying at school, by playing extra and bit parts in films being shot there. She achieved fame as "Lady Mayo" opposite Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik, which was such a monster hit it spawned a sequel in which she also appeared...
16. Earl Askam Earl Askam Actor, Flash Gordon
17. Earl Dwire Earl Dwire Actor, Blue Steel
18. Walter Miller Walter Miller Actor, The Mothering Heart
19. María Fernanda Ibáñez María Fernanda Ibáñez Actress, La madrina del diablo
20. Marguerite Clark Marguerite Clark Actress, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch In the 1910s, waifs and child-women like Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish and Mary Miles Minter were dominant forces at America's box offices. Audiences welcomed Marguerite Clark into this group, especially those who preferred her dark brown hair and large brown eyes to the blonde-haired, blue-eyed looks of Pickford...
21. John Buchan John Buchan Writer, The 39 Steps
22. 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.
23. E. Alyn Warren E. Alyn Warren Actor, The Mysterious Mr. Wong
24. 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...
25. Wilfred Lucas Wilfred Lucas Actor, Modern Times
26. 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).
27. 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...
28. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Winston Churchill: The Darkest Hours
29. William V. Mong William V. Mong Actor, The Grudge
30. James Hall James Hall Actor, Hell's Angels
31. André Deed André Deed Actor, An Extraordinary Dislocation Starting his show-business career as a singer and acrobat in French music halls, Deed got in almost at the ground floor of the French film industry, making his debut in 1905. It didn't take him long to become one of France's first major comic film stars, and he soon became internationally famous. Unfortunately...
32. Charles Mintz Charles Mintz Producer, The Little Match Girl
33. 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.
34. Florence Roberts Florence Roberts Actress, Babes in Toyland
35. John Hyams John Hyams Actor, Give Me Action
36. Maurice Moscovitch Maurice Moscovitch Actor, The Great Dictator Veteran of New York's Yiddish theatre, this putty-faced character actor enjoyed four years in Hollywood, where he appeared in 14 films from 1936 through the year of his death.
37. Harry Bernard Harry Bernard Actor, Saps at Sea
38. Donald Calthrop Donald Calthrop Actor, Scrooge
39. 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...
40. Vsevolod Meyerhold Vsevolod Meyerhold Actor, The Picture of Dorian Grey Vsevolod Meyerhold was born Karl Theodor Kazimir Emil Meyerhold in 1874, in Penza, Russia, into the Russian-German family of Emil Meyerhold. He converted to Orthodox Christianity on his 21st birthday and took the name of Vsevolod in memory of the Russian writer Vsevolod Garshin. After conversion Meyerhold married Olga Mikhailovna (nee Munt) and the couple had three daughters...
41. 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...
42. Selma Lagerlöf Selma Lagerlöf Writer, The Phantom Carriage Lagerlöf made her debut in 1891 with The Gösta Berling saga, a story about her own region, Värmland and her home, the country manor Mårbacka. With her novel she starts the wave of romantic nationalist literature in Sweden of the 1890s. Her novel Jerusalem (1901-02) is about religious emigrants from Sweden to Palestine...
43. Gus Meins Gus Meins Director, Babes in Toyland
44. Gene Morgan Gene Morgan Actor, Blonde Venus
45. George Fitzmaurice George Fitzmaurice Director, The Son of the Sheik American director of French-Dutch ancestry, born in Paris. He studied the fine arts in Paris before resettling in America. As a set designer for stage productions, he was able to break into films in 1908 doing the same work. He dabbled in screen writing and then began directing, at first sporadically...
46. Ivan Linow Ivan Linow Actor, The River
47. Landers Stevens Landers Stevens Actor, The Question of Today
48. Sylvia Ashton Sylvia Ashton Actress, Greed
49. Joseph De Grasse Joseph De Grasse Director, Heart o' the Hills Joseph Louis DeGrasse (May 4, 1873 - May 25, 1940) was born into a French Canadian family. He is the son of Lange DeGrasse and Ellen Comeaux of Bathurst, New Brunswick. Joseph is the older brother of actor Samuel DeGrasse. There were 11 siblings. Joe immigrated to the USA around 1880 as a young child...
50. J.G. Hawks J.G. Hawks Writer, 'Blue Blazes' Rawden
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