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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. 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...
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. 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...
5. 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...
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. 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. Eddie Conrad Eddie Conrad Actor, Foreign Correspondent Former vaudeville comic, Conrad appeared in many Shubert stage shows. Married to stage actress Marian Eddy.
9. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It With You
10. Adrian Morris Adrian Morris Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
14. 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...
15. Louis Stern Louis Stern Actor, Where East Is East
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. Richard Carle Richard Carle Actor, Ninotchka Hollywood character actor of silents and talkies.
18. 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...
19. Walter Ruttmann Walter Ruttmann Director, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City
20. Pen Tennyson Pen Tennyson Director, The Proud Valley
21. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, His Moral Code
22. Purnell Pratt Purnell Pratt Actor, Scarface
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. Gus Kahn Gus Kahn Soundtrack, Goodfellas
25. Claude King Claude King Actor, Arrowsmith
26. A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson Soundtrack, Australia
27. James Ashmore Creelman James Ashmore Creelman Writer, King Kong
28. Maurice Leblanc Maurice Leblanc Writer, Lupin III: 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...
29. Joachim Gottschalk Joachim Gottschalk Actor, Ein Leben lang
30. Aribert Mog Aribert Mog Actor, Ecstasy
31. Joe Penner Joe Penner Actor, The Life of the Party US radio comedian who appeared in a handful of films.
32. Auriol Lee Auriol Lee Actress, Suspicion
33. Sherwood Anderson Sherwood Anderson Writer, I'm a Fool Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, into the family of a house-painter in Camden, Ohio. He worked as a newsboy, a house-painter, and a stable groom until he moved to Chicago at the age of 17. There he attended business classes at night, while having a day job as a warehouse laborer. After his military service in Cuba during the Spanish-American war...
34. Minnie Rayner Minnie Rayner Actress, Gaslight
35. Paul Dullac Paul Dullac Actor, Marius
36. Lew Fields Lew Fields Actor, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Vaudeville comedy partner of Joe Weber, he appeared sometimes with, sometimes without his partner in silents and talkies through 1940.
37. Elias Disney Elias Disney Uncategorised
38. Margaret Mann Margaret Mann Actress, Four Sons
39. Irene Franklin Irene Franklin Actress, Those Were the Days
40. Mary Lawson Mary Lawson Actress, Scrooge
41. Allan Cavan Allan Cavan Actor, The New Frontier
42. 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...
43. Fred Karno Fred Karno Writer, Early Birds
44. Wilson Collison Wilson Collison Writer, Mogambo
45. Oliver T. Marsh Oliver T. Marsh Cinematographer, The Great Ziegfeld
46. Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Music Department, Charulata
47. Teddy Joyce Teddy Joyce Actor, Business Is a Pleasure
48. Ignacy Jan Paderewski Ignacy Jan Paderewski Soundtrack, Higher and Higher
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. Gyula Kabos Gyula Kabos Actor, Hyppolit, the Butler
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