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1. 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)...
2. 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...
3. 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...
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. E. Alyn Warren E. Alyn Warren Actor, The Mysterious Mr. Wong
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. 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...
9. 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...
10. John Monk Saunders John Monk Saunders Writer, Wings
11. Otis Harlan Otis Harlan Actor, A Midsummer Night's Dream
12. Walter Miller Walter Miller Actor, The Mothering Heart
13. Berton Churchill Berton Churchill Actor, Stagecoach
14. Wilfred Lucas Wilfred Lucas Actor, Modern Times
15. Eddie Collins Eddie Collins Actor, Drums Along the Mohawk
16. John Wray John Wray Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front
17. Landers Stevens Landers Stevens Actor, Shadows of Conscience
18. James Hall James Hall Actor, Hell's Angels
19. Gene Morgan Gene Morgan Actor, Blonde Venus
20. Donald Calthrop Donald Calthrop Actor, Scrooge
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. 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. 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.
24. Earl Dwire Earl Dwire Actor, Blue Steel
25. 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....
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 who had a strong line in lawyers, judges, sheriffs, mayors and storekeepers. He was especially effective at playing choleric or obtuse. Bates had a career in dramatic plays on Broadway spanning the years from 1925 to 1935. He began in films with Essanay in 1917...
28. 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.
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. La Jana La Jana Actress, Truxa La Jana was the stage name of the brunette Viennese-born actress and exotic dancer Henriette 'Henny' Hiebel. She was trained as a ballerina for ten years and first performed at the Frankfurt Kinderoper at the age of eight. Of boyishly slim build, she appeared on stage in cabaret in 1921. Soon after...
32. 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...
33. Dorothy Mackaye Dorothy Mackaye Writer, Ladies They Talk About
34. 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...
35. Harry Bernard Harry Bernard Actor, Saps at Sea
36. Bernard Siegel Bernard Siegel Actor, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
37. 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...
38. William V. Mong William V. Mong Actor, The Grudge
39. María Fernanda Ibáñez María Fernanda Ibáñez Actress, La madrina del diablo
40. John Buchan John Buchan Writer, The 39 Steps
41. Burgess Beall Burgess Beall Set Decorator, The Iron Mask
42. Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky Self, The Assassination of Trotsky Communist leader. He was chief theorist, a leader in both the 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolutions alongside V.I. Lenin. As commissar for foreign affairs, Trotsky arranged the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. He next became head of the Red Army, killing over a million of White Army officers and Cossacks...
43. Arthur Stone Arthur Stone Actor, Fury
44. Earl Askam Earl Askam Actor, Flash Gordon
45. Maurice Moscovitch Maurice Moscovitch Actor, The Great Dictator
46. Maxine Elliott Maxine Elliott Actress, A Doll for the Baby Quit acting career during World War I, to outfit & staff a barge as a floating hospital, to nurse wounded soldiers in France. Boyfriends as a young actress included Baseball Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward & heavyweight champ/actor Gentleman James J. Corbett. Elliott was named as co-respondent in Ward's divorce from famed actress Helen Dauvray...
47. Neville Chamberlain Neville Chamberlain Self, Biography
48. Philip Wood Philip Wood Actor, Our Town
49. Florence Roberts Florence Roberts Actress, Babes in Toyland
50. Adrienne Morrison Adrienne Morrison Actress, The Valley of Decision
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