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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
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. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
6. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
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. 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. 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...
11. Irene Franklin Irene Franklin Actress, Irene Franklin, the American Comedienne
12. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
13. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
14. Purnell Pratt Purnell Pratt Actor, Scarface
15. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, The Love Parade
16. Harry Bowen Harry Bowen Actor, Pure and Simple
17. 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...
18. Jack Budlong Jack Budlong Actor, They Died with Their Boots On
19. Adrian Morris Adrian Morris Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
20. 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...
21. Elias Disney Elias Disney
22. 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...
23. 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.
24. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka
25. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Music Department, Charulata
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. Gus Kahn Gus Kahn Soundtrack, Goodfellas
28. Lee Millar Lee Millar Actor, Farmyard Symphony
29. 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...
30. Georg John Georg John Actor, M
31. R. Henderson Bland R. Henderson Bland Actor, From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth
32. Herschel Mayall Herschel Mayall Actor, Love vs Duty
33. Hugh Walpole Hugh Walpole Writer, David Copperfield
34. 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.
35. 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...
36. Al Bowlly Al Bowlly Soundtrack, Amélie
37. 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...
38. Lew Fields Lew Fields Actor, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
39. James Ashmore Creelman James Ashmore Creelman Writer, King Kong
40. Claude King Claude King Actor, Arrowsmith
41. Auriol Lee Auriol Lee Actress, Suspicion
42. Eddie Conrad Eddie Conrad Actor, Foreign Correspondent Former vaudeville comic, Conrad appeared in many Shubert stage shows. Married to stage actress Marian Eddy.
43. Jack McDonald Jack McDonald Actor, Don Q Son of Zorro
44. Wilson Collison Wilson Collison Writer, Mogambo
45. Henry Carvill Henry Carvill Actor, Guilty of Love
46. William Clifford William Clifford Actor, The Kiss of Mary Jane
47. Elizabeth von Arnim Elizabeth von Arnim Writer, Enchanted April
48. Virginia Howell Virginia Howell Actress, The Scarlet Letter
49. Mary McIvor Mary McIvor Actress, The Square Deal Man Mary McIvor born Mary Ellsworth McIvor in Barnesville, Ohio in 1904. Vaudeville performer, beautiful, lovely young brunette star who appeared mainly in westerns from 1917 at the age of 13, first starring role as Lady Maryska in 'Paddy O'Hara' directed by Walter Edwards and starring her future husband action cowboy hero William Desmond whom she married on March 22nd 1919 when she was only 14...
50. Stuart Walker Stuart Walker Director, Werewolf of London
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