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1. Carole Lombard Carole Lombard Actress, To Be or Not to Be Born in Indiana, she was eight years old when her parents divorced, and her mother took her and her two older brothers to L.A. to start a new life. At age twelve she was spotted playing baseball in the street by director Allan Dwan who cast her as a tom-boy in "A Perfect Crime". Bitten by the movie bug...
2. May Robson May Robson Actress, Bringing Up Baby Born Mary Jeanette Robison. She was the youngest daughter of Henry Robison of Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schelesinger of Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Her father died in 1860 and her mother remarried. In 1866/67 they were living in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and moved back to London...
3. John Barrymore John Barrymore Actor, Grand Hotel American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical family in America, he was also its most acclaimed star. His father was Maurice Blyth (or Blythe; family spellings vary)...
4. Edna May Oliver Edna May Oliver Actress, David Copperfield She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. Miss Oliver took an early interest in the stage, and she would quit school at the age of 14 to pursue her ambitions in the theater...
5. Laura Hope Crews Laura Hope Crews Actress, Gone with the Wind
6. Phillips Holmes Phillips Holmes Actor, The Criminal Code A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the film adaptation of Theodore Dreiser 's novel An American Tragedy...
7. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Helen Westley Helen Westley Actress, Heidi Although she could on a rare occasion display a bit of kindness, or at least some kind of grouchy benevolence, Helen Westley had few peers on stage or film when it came to outright unpleasantness. A stern, indomitable presence, her characters offered unsolicited advice to anyone and everyone within arm's reach...
9. Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery Writer, Green Gables Fables Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author with roots in Scotland. She lost her mother at an early age, and was raised by her maternal grandparents. She began to keep a diary and discovered at the age of 10 that she could write poetry. After college she became a teacher but kept writing. In 1908 her first novel...
10. Sidney Fox Sidney Fox Actress, Murders in the Rue Morgue This tiny (4' 11"), appealing, coquettish-looking Hollywood actress had only a few active years in early talkies before her career took a bad hit. A few years after that she joined other shattered 1930s hopefuls (Peg Entwistle, Gwili Andre, Peggy Shannon) as tragic symbols of unrequited stardom...
11. Buck Jones Buck Jones Actor, The Gunman from Bodie Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He...
12. George M. Cohan George M. Cohan Soundtrack, Little Miss Sunshine Composer, librettist, actor, dancer, dramatist, author, director, and producer born in Providence, Rhode Island. He began in vaudeville as a child in his family's act, the Four Cohans, and was writing for the act by the age of 15. As an actor he is remembered in such roles as the father in O'Neill's Ah...
13. Reinhard Heydrich Reinhard Heydrich Self, Triumph of the Will Reinhard Heydrich began his career as an officer in the post-World War I German navy. He was dishonorably discharged after becoming involved in an illicit love affair. The young woman became pregnant, but instead of marrying her, Heydrich met and soon got engaged to Lina von Osten. In 1930 Heydrich...
14. Richard Tucker Richard Tucker Actor, Wings
15. Stanley Lupino Stanley Lupino Actor, Happy
16. Germaine Dulac Germaine Dulac Director, La souriante Madame Beudet The daughter of a cavalry captain, she was raised by a grandmother in Paris, where she studied various forms of art with an emphasis on music and the opera. In 1905 she married engineer-novelist Marie-Louis Albert-Dulac and under his influence veered toward journalism. As one of the leading radical feminists of her day...
17. Charles Urban Charles Urban Producer, Combatting the Elements
18. Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Soundtrack, Enchanted Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come"), and pianist, educated at the University of California. He was a pianist in film theatres, and then came to Hollywood under contract to Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1938, his chief musical collaborators included Ann Ronell and Larry Morey...
19. Arthur Housman Arthur Housman Actor, Sunrise
20. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman
21. Jeanette Loff Jeanette Loff Actress, King of Jazz Jeanette Loff was born Janette Lov in Orofino, Idaho, on October 9, 1906. Her father Maurice was a successful violinist who moved their family to Canada when Jeanette was a child. She loved to sing and she studied music at the Ellison and White Conservatory. At age sixteen she had a starring role in the operetta Treasure Hunters...
22. Ed Brady Ed Brady Actor, The Son of Kong
23. Ormi Hawley Ormi Hawley Actress, Betty and the Roses
24. James Cruze James Cruze Actor, The Covered Wagon Coming from a Mormon family in Utah, James Cruze was reportedly part Ute Indian. He worked as a fisherman to pay his way through drama school. Among his former wives were actresses Betty Compson (also from Utah) and Marguerite Snow. He was also married to Alberta McCoy (died on July 7, 1960), who is interred in the Columbarium at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (unmarked)...
25. Rafaela Ottiano Rafaela Ottiano Actress, Grand Hotel
26. Joseph Schmidt Joseph Schmidt Actor, Ein Lied geht um die Welt Educated in Czernowitz. Musical education in Synagogue choir. 1924 moves to Berlin to continue his musical studies. Opera debut Berlin 1929. Film career starts 1931: "Liebesexpress". Most famous movie 1933 "Ein Lied geht um die Welt." Lives in Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Nice. Dies 1942 in a Swiss internment camp for illegal refugees.
27. William Humphrey William Humphrey Actor, Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds William Humphrey was born William Jonathan Humphrey on January 2nd, 1875 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, in 1910 as a director, and in 1917 as a screenwriter. He directed films and wrote screenplays until 1922. As an actor, he appeared in 124 films from 1909 until 1937. He died of coronary thrombosis on October 4th, 1942.
28. Herbert Selpin Herbert Selpin Director, Titanic Dissatisfied with the scenario of the film Titanic, Selpin openly critised its writer Walter Zerlett-Olfenius and the whole German Navy. Goebbels had him arrested by the Gestapo. Selpin was found hung in his cell the following day. Suicide or murder?
29. James C. Morton James C. Morton Actor, The Devil's Brother
30. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
31. Kate Blancke Kate Blancke Actress, The Whirl of Life
32. Murdock MacQuarrie Murdock MacQuarrie Actor, Modern Times
33. Anne Sutherland Anne Sutherland Actress, My Sin
34. Ashton Dearholt Ashton Dearholt Actor, The New Adventures of Tarzan Ashton Dearholt worked with Universal on a number of melodramas during the 1910s but usually worked outside the studio system, producing a series of "Pinto Pete" westerns during the 1920s in which he starred himself. He occasionally acted under the name Richard Holt. Dearholt is best known to contemporary popular culture...
35. Virginia Lee Corbin Virginia Lee Corbin Actress, Hands Up!
36. Robert J. Horner Robert J. Horner Director, Trails of Treachery Robert J. Horner was a prolific, if spectacularly untalented, producer/director in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He had only one eye and no legs (accounts differ as to whether he was born that way or lost them in a traffic accident in his youth), but that didn't stop him from producing quite a few low-budget--very...
37. John J. Richardson John J. Richardson Actor, Easy Pickin'
38. Emma Tansey Emma Tansey Actress, Young Oldfield
39. Hale Hamilton Hale Hamilton Actor, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
40. Jack Barty Jack Barty Actor, Oliver the Eighth
41. Tina Modotti Tina Modotti Actress, The Tiger's Coat
42. Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky Writer, Suite Française She was born in 1903 into a Ukrainian Jewish family, and emigrated to Paris as a young woman. She wrote nine books between 1929 and 1937, one of which was made into a movie ("David Golder", 1930). She became well-known in France, but did not become a French citizen. She converted to Catholicism in 1939...
43. Carl Alstrup Carl Alstrup Actor, The Apache Girl's Revenge
44. Allan Sears Allan Sears Actor, The Mystery of the Leaping Fish
45. Mikhail Fokin Mikhail Fokin Miscellaneous Crew, The Turning Point Mikhail Fokin (Michel Fokine) was a Russian-American choreographer and dancer. He was born Mikhail Mikhailovich Fokin on April 23, 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was the seventeenth of eighteen children, only 5 of whom grew to adulthood. His father, Mikhail Fokin, was a wealthy Russian merchant in St...
46. Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding Actor, Ulbo Garvema Began his career as a singer and actor in Germany, returned to the Netherlands in 1915, and left for the USA in 1920.
47. Carmen Laroux Carmen Laroux Actress, The Desert Trail
48. Margaret Moffat Margaret Moffat Actress, The Spy in Black
49. Frederick Culley Frederick Culley Actor, The Four Feathers
50. Paul Gregory Paul Gregory Soundtrack, Magic in the Moonlight
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