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1. Lou Gehrig Lou Gehrig Actor, Rawhide Lou Gehrig is remembered as baseball's "Iron Horse" and used to own the major league record for the 2,130 consecutive games that he played for the New York Yankees between 1925 and 1939, where he had a .340 career batting average, making him one of the greatest hitters of all time. Henry Louis Gehrig was born in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...
2. Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Writer, Orlando London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a well-respected editor and author and the former son-in-law of William Makepeace Thackeray...
3. Claude King Claude King Actor, Arrowsmith
4. Helen Morgan Helen Morgan Actress, Applause Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more. She started her life fittingly enough on August 2...
5. James Stephenson James Stephenson Actor, The Letter British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut quite late in life, at the age of 49, in 1937, making four pictures that year. Warner Bros. got a glimpse of this distinguished gent and signed him to a contract where he indulged himself in urbane villainy. Proving a reliable support in such films as Boy Meets Girl...
6. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
7. Edwin S. Porter Edwin S. Porter Director, The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery...
8. Pen Tennyson Pen Tennyson Director, The Proud Valley
9. James Joyce James Joyce Writer, The Dead Joyce was born at 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, on 2 February 1882. His father invested unwisely, and the family's fortunes declined steadily. Joyce graduated from University College, Dublin, in 1902; he briefly studied medicine in Paris, but his mother's impending death brought him back to Dublin...
10. Auriol Lee Auriol Lee Actress, Suspicion
11. Barnett Parker Barnett Parker Actor, Marie Antoinette Within the British colony of expatriate actors in Hollywood during the 1930's, Barnett Parker was among the most stereotypical. Harrowgate College-educated, straight-backed, balding and well-intoned, Parker caricatured a multitude of unctuous, stiff-upper-lip butlers, man-servants or waiters, though his performances could...
12. Purnell Pratt Purnell Pratt Actor, Scarface
13. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, The Love Parade
14. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka
15. Georg John Georg John Actor, M
16. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
17. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Music Department, Charulata
18. Peggy Shannon Peggy Shannon Actress, Deluge Peggy Shannon was born Winona Sammon on January 10, 1907, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She attended Catholic school where she became friends with child actress Madge Evans. While visiting her aunt in New York sixteen year old Peggy was discovered by producer Florenz Ziegfeld. He hired her as a chorus girl in The Ziegfeld Follies...
19. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
20. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
21. J. Stuart Blackton J. Stuart Blackton Director, Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics In the US from the age of 10, he first worked as a journalist-illustrator for the New York World. Interviewing Thomas A. Edison, he so impressed the inventor with his drawings that Edison suggested he allow some of them to be photographed by the Kinetograph camera. The result was a short film, Edison Drawn by 'World' Artist...
22. Kaiser Wilhelm II Kaiser Wilhelm II Self, Kejser Wilhelms ankomst til København 1905 Kaiser William II was born on January 27, 1859 to a Prince and Princess of Prussia. His mother was the daughter of Queen Victoria. He grew up like any Prussian Prince, except for an arm that was deformed from birth. He admired his grandparents who became Kaiser and Empress when he was small. He also admired his English Grandmother Queen Victoria as well as Otto von Bismarck...
23. Victor Schertzinger Victor Schertzinger Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street American-born Victor Schertzinger trained as a violinist and toured internationally, then became a symphonic conductor. His first film credit was for composing the orchestral accompaniment for Civilization. He directed the Charles Ray films, among others, during the silent era. He went back to composing when talkies came in...
24. Adrian Morris Adrian Morris Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
25. Jenny Dolly Jenny Dolly Self, The Million Dollar Dollies The Great Ziegfeld discovered the Dolly Sisters - identical twins Jenny and Rosie - dancing in the middle rung of the vaudeville circuit and hired them for his 1911 Follies. With their dark olive complexions and diminutive statures, they exuded an elusive exotic allure, but in reality they were anything but...
26. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
27. Sidney De Gray Sidney De Gray Actor, The Mark of Zorro
28. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
29. Aribert Mog Aribert Mog Actor, Ecstasy
30. Harry Bowen Harry Bowen Actor, Pure and Simple
31. Armand Kaliz Armand Kaliz Actor, Little Caesar
32. Mary Lawson Mary Lawson Actress, Scrooge
33. Elliott Dexter Elliott Dexter Actor, Don't Change Your Husband
34. Eddie Conrad Eddie Conrad Actor, Foreign Correspondent Former vaudeville comic, Conrad appeared in many Shubert stage shows. Married to stage actress Marian Eddy.
35. William Clifford William Clifford Actor, The Kiss of Mary Jane
36. James Ashmore Creelman James Ashmore Creelman Writer, King Kong
37. Cissy Fitzgerald Cissy Fitzgerald Actress, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
38. Ruth Stonehouse Ruth Stonehouse Actress, Dorothy Dares Ruth Stonehouse started her show-business career early: she was a dancer in shows in Douglas, Arizona, at the age of eight. She grew up to be more than just an entertainer, however; she was an astute businesswoman and, with Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson and George K. Spoor, started Essanay Studios, for which she made more than 100 films...
39. Lee Millar Lee Millar Actor, Farmyard Symphony
40. James Gordon James Gordon Actor, The Last of the Mohicans One of the founders of the acting group known as "The Troupers," Gordon was a leading man for Julia Marlowe on Broadway, appearing in Shakespearean plays that toured the country a number of times.
41. Ernst Udet Ernst Udet Actor, White Hell of Pitz Palu
42. Elias Disney Elias Disney
43. Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy Actress, The Musketeers of Pig Alley Bracy started her career on the London stage in 1891. Married to concert tenor Henry Bracy, she produced operettas in Australia before going to the U.S. in 1910 to work under Charles Frohman. Bracy is known as one of the earliest film actresses and worked with Biograph and Kinemacolor Pictures.
44. Hugh Walpole Hugh Walpole Writer, David Copperfield
45. Joe Penner Joe Penner Actor, New Faces of 1937 Mostly forgotten today, radio comic Joe Penner was a major craze back in Depression-era 1933 and 1934. There was no heavy social significance to his work and certainly no subtlety -- just alot of slapstick silliness that helped audiences forget their troubles and get happy. People today equate Penner's zany...
46. Gus Kahn Gus Kahn Soundtrack, Goodfellas
47. John Oxenham John Oxenham Writer, Hearts in Exile English novelist and poet John Oxenham was born William Arthur Dunkerley in Manchester, England, in 1852. His entry into the literary world was not as a writer but as a publisher; with several partners he started the publication "The Idler", and later on the weekly "To-Day". He traveled extensively in Europe...
48. William Worthington William Worthington Actor, The Grail Handsome smart gentleman William Worthington born in Troy, New York in 1872. Well-known Broadway star of opera theatre, drama theatre and vaudeville from the late 1890's. He arrived in Hollywood in 1913 as a leading film performer making his movie debut in 'The Restless Spirit' co-starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Jessalyn Van Trump at the Victor Film Co...
49. Fred Karno Fred Karno Writer, Early Birds
50. Julian Eltinge Julian Eltinge Actor, An Adventuress One of the greatest drag performers in the history of the American Theatre. First performed in drag at the age of 10 in an annual revue of the Boston Cadets. Subsequently appeared on Broadway in 1904 in a drag role in Mr. Wix of Wickham. Performed in the legitimate theatre and also in a number of films.
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