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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. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
3. 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...
4. Helen Morgan Helen Morgan Soundtrack, 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. 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...
6. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It With You
7. 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...
8. J. Stuart Blackton J. Stuart Blackton Director, Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics J. Stuart Blackton came to the US with his family from Sheffield, England, in 1885 at age 10, settling in New York. He became friends with Albert E. Smith - who later became his business partner and headed Vitagraph Studios - in 1894 and they started a short-lived vaudeville act together. Blackton went to work as a reporter for the "New York Evening World" newspaper...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Elias Disney Elias Disney Uncategorised
12. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
13. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
14. 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.
15. Gus Kahn Gus Kahn Soundtrack, Goodfellas
16. Gyula Kabos Gyula Kabos Actor, Hyppolit, the Butler
17. 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...
18. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka Hollywood character actor of silents and talkies.
19. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, The Crimson Wing
20. Joe Penner Joe Penner Actor, The Life of the Party 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...
21. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
22. Claude King Claude King Actor, Arrowsmith
23. Adrian Morris Adrian Morris Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
24. 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...
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. Ignacy Jan Paderewski Ignacy Jan Paderewski Soundtrack, Higher and Higher
27. Kaarlo Oksanen Kaarlo Oksanen Actor, The Song of the Scarlet Flower
28. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
29. Fred Karno Fred Karno Writer, Early Birds
30. Veda Buckland Veda Buckland Actress, The Right to Love
31. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Music Department, Charulata
32. Karen Caspersen Karen Caspersen Actress, The Mysterious X
33. Pen Tennyson Pen Tennyson Director, The Proud Valley
34. 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...
35. Wilson Collison Wilson Collison Writer, Mogambo
36. Purnell Pratt Purnell Pratt Actor, Scarface
37. 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...
38. Harry Bowen Harry Bowen Actor, Grandma's Buoys
39. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton Soundtrack, The Great Gatsby
40. Robert Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell Self, Boys of the Otter Patrol
41. Allan Cavan Allan Cavan Actor, The New Frontier
42. Ernst Udet Ernst Udet Actor, White Hell of Pitz Palu
43. Elizabeth von Arnim Elizabeth von Arnim Writer, Enchanted April
44. Auriol Lee Auriol Lee Actress, Suspicion
45. Henry Carvill Henry Carvill Actor, Guilty of Love
46. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
47. Al Bowlly Al Bowlly Soundtrack, The King's Speech
48. Allan Forrest Allan Forrest Actor, The Things in the Bottom Drawer
49. Oliver T. Marsh Oliver T. Marsh Cinematographer, The Great Ziegfeld
50. Lee Millar Lee Millar Actor, Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip
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