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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. Lee Millar Lee Millar Actor, Farmyard Symphony
3. 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...
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. Adrian Morris Adrian Morris Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
6. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
7. Eddie Conrad Eddie Conrad Actor, Foreign Correspondent Former vaudeville comic, Conrad appeared in many Shubert stage shows. Married to stage actress Marian Eddy.
8. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
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. 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...
11. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
12. Auriol Lee Auriol Lee Actress, Suspicion
13. 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...
14. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka
15. 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...
16. Purnell Pratt Purnell Pratt Actor, Scarface
17. Harry Bowen Harry Bowen Actor, Pure and Simple
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Victor Schertzinger Victor Schertzinger Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street Pennsylvania-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 Charles Ray films, among others, during the silent era. He went back to composing when talkies came in...
21. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Music Department, Charulata
22. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
23. 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...
24. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
25. 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...
26. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
27. 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.
28. 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...
29. Elias Disney Elias Disney
30. Julian Eltinge Julian Eltinge Actor, Madame Behave 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.
31. Oliver T. Marsh Oliver T. Marsh Cinematographer, The Great Ziegfeld
32. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, The Love Parade
33. 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...
34. Claude King Claude King Actor, Arrowsmith
35. Irene Franklin Irene Franklin Actress, Irene Franklin, the American Comedienne
36. Virginia Howell Virginia Howell Actress, The Scarlet Letter
37. Gus Kahn Gus Kahn Soundtrack, Goodfellas
38. Thomas Carrigan Thomas Carrigan Actor, The Price of the Free
39. Allan Cavan Allan Cavan Actor, The New Frontier
40. Jack Budlong Jack Budlong Actor, They Died with Their Boots On
41. Al Bowlly Al Bowlly Soundtrack, Amélie
42. Georg John Georg John Actor, M
43. Milton Ross Milton Ross Actor, The Penalty
44. James Ashmore Creelman James Ashmore Creelman Writer, King Kong
45. Aribert Mog Aribert Mog Actor, Ecstasy
46. Elliott Dexter Elliott Dexter Actor, Don't Change Your Husband
47. Paul Dullac Paul Dullac Actor, Marius
48. A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson Soundtrack, Australia
49. 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...
50. Sam Harris Sam Harris Miscellaneous Crew, The Cocoanuts Sam Harris was an extremely prolific and successful Broadway theatrical producer (active from 1904 until his death in 1941) and theater owner, first in partnership with the legendary George M. Cohan. He bitterly broke with Cohan over the issue of signing the Actors Equity contract (there are several seemingly deliberate gross factual inaccuracies in the characterization of him in Yankee Doodle Dandy...
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