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1. 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...
2. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
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. Marieluise Claudius Marieluise Claudius Actress, Two Merry Adventurers
5. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
6. 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...
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. 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Adrian Morris Adrian Morris Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
12. Eddie Conrad Eddie Conrad Actor, Foreign Correspondent Former vaudeville comic, Conrad appeared in many Shubert stage shows. Married to stage actress Marian Eddy.
13. 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...
14. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Music Department, Charulata
15. Harry Bowen Harry Bowen Actor, Pure and Simple
16. 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...
17. 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.
18. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
19. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
20. 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...
21. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
22. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, The Love Parade
23. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka
24. 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...
25. Elias Disney Elias Disney
26. 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...
27. Gyula Kabos Gyula Kabos Actor, Hyppolit a lakáj
28. C. Norman Hammond C. Norman Hammond Actor, Dr. Jack
29. Irene Franklin Irene Franklin Actress, Irene Franklin, the American Comedienne
30. Aribert Mog Aribert Mog Actor, Ecstasy
31. Jack Budlong Jack Budlong Actor, They Died with Their Boots On
32. Mary Lawson Mary Lawson Actress, Scrooge
33. Thomas Carrigan Thomas Carrigan Actor, The Price of the Free
34. Lee Millar Lee Millar Actor, Farmyard Symphony
35. Virginia Howell Virginia Howell Actress, The Scarlet Letter
36. Gus Kahn Gus Kahn Soundtrack, Goodfellas
37. Bodil Rosing Bodil Rosing Actress, Sunrise
38. 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.
39. Cissy Fitzgerald Cissy Fitzgerald Actress, Laugh, Clown, Laugh
40. Purnell Pratt Purnell Pratt Actor, Scarface
41. Allan Cavan Allan Cavan Actor, The New Frontier
42. Paul Dullac Paul Dullac Actor, Marius
43. Robert Gaillard Robert Gaillard Actor, The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
44. Auriol Lee Auriol Lee Actress, Suspicion
45. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
46. Maurice Leblanc Maurice Leblanc Writer, Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro 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. Fred Karno Fred Karno Writer, My Old Duchess
48. Elliott Dexter Elliott Dexter Actor, Don't Change Your Husband
49. 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...
50. S.J. Warmington S.J. Warmington Actor, Sabotage
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