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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. Auriol Lee Auriol Lee Actress, Suspicion
3. Purnell Pratt Purnell Pratt Actor, Scarface
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Adrian Morris Adrian Morris Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
7. 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...
8. 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...
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. Elias Disney Elias Disney Uncategorised
11. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Way Out West Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
12. Gus Kahn Gus Kahn Soundtrack, Goodfellas
13. 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...
14. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
15. 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...
16. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
17. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
18. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka Hollywood character actor of silents and talkies.
19. 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...
20. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, Beyond the Law
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Hollywood Kid
24. Allan Forrest Allan Forrest Actor, The Man Between
25. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Music Department, Charulata
26. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
27. Lorimer Johnston Lorimer Johnston Director, The Envoy Extraordinary
28. 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...
29. Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton Soundtrack, The Great Gatsby
30. James Ashmore Creelman James Ashmore Creelman Writer, King Kong
31. Gyula Kabos Gyula Kabos Actor, Hyppolit, the Butler
32. Jack Budlong Jack Budlong Actor, They Died with Their Boots On
33. Joe Penner Joe Penner Actor, The Life of the Party US radio comedian who appeared in a handful of films.
34. Rudi Godden Rudi Godden Actor, Robert and Bertram
35. Ernst Udet Ernst Udet Actor, White Hell of Pitz Palu
36. Eddie Conrad Eddie Conrad Actor, Foreign Correspondent Former vaudeville comic, Conrad appeared in many Shubert stage shows. Married to stage actress Marian Eddy.
37. James Gordon James Gordon Actor, The Mystery of the Poison Pool 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.
38. Lee Millar Lee Millar Actor, Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip
39. Al Bowlly Al Bowlly Soundtrack, Amélie
40. Allan Cavan Allan Cavan Actor, The New Frontier
41. William Clifford William Clifford Actor, The Kiss of Mary Jane
42. Elizabeth von Arnim Elizabeth von Arnim Writer, Enchanted April
43. Stuart Walker Stuart Walker Director, Werewolf of London
44. Fred Karno Fred Karno Writer, Early Birds
45. 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...
46. Maurice Leblanc Maurice Leblanc Writer, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro Maurice Leblanc was a prolific French author born in Rouen on November 11, 1864. He had studied law, but abandoned that for a career in writing. He initially wrote for various periodicals, with "Une Femme" being his first published work in 1887. He gained fame in France and abroad after starting his Arsène Lupin series of novels...
47. Elliott Dexter Elliott Dexter Actor, Don't Change Your Husband
48. 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.
49. Robert Henderson-Bland Robert Henderson-Bland Actor, From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth
50. Claude King Claude King Actor, Arrowsmith
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