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1. Carole Lombard Carole Lombard Actress, To Be or Not to Be Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. Her parents divorced in 1916 and her mother took the family on a trip out West. While there they decided to settle down in the Los Angeles area. After being spotted playing baseball in the street with the neighborhood boys by a film director...
2. 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)...
3. 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...
4. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Laura Hope Crews Laura Hope Crews Actress, Gone with the Wind
6. May Robson May Robson Actress, Bringing Up Baby Born Mary Jeanette Robison. In her late teens she moved to the U.S. from Australia with no intention of becoming an actress; a few years later she became a widow, and in 1884 she took up acting to support her three children (only her son Edward Gore survived childhood). She played both leads and supporting roles on the road and on Broadway...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman Supporting player in US films from 1920 until his death.
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Germaine Dulac Germaine Dulac Director, The Smiling 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...
13. Arthur Housman Arthur Housman Actor, Sunrise
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Rafaela Ottiano Rafaela Ottiano Actress, Grand Hotel
17. Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery Writer, Anne of Avonlea 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...
18. Alexandre Volkoff Alexandre Volkoff Director, Father Sergius
19. Karin Swanström Karin Swanström Actress, Giftasvuxna döttrar
20. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
21. Richard Tucker Richard Tucker Actor, Wings
22. Hale Hamilton Hale Hamilton Actor, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
23. James C. Morton James C. Morton Actor, The Devil's Brother
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. 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?
26. Murdock MacQuarrie Murdock MacQuarrie Actor, Modern Times
27. Walter Lynch Walter Lynch Actor, The Border Raiders
28. 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...
29. 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...
30. Irène Némirovsky Irène Némirovsky Writer, David Golder 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...
31. 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...
32. Stanley Lupino Stanley Lupino Actor, Happy
33. J. Walter Ruben J. Walter Ruben Writer, Bachelor Apartment
34. Frederick Vroom Frederick Vroom Actor, The General
35. André Heuzé André Heuzé Writer, The Diary of a Chambermaid
36. Louis Natheaux Louis Natheaux Actor, Weary River
37. Helen Troy Helen Troy Actress, Everybody Sing
38. Ed Brady Ed Brady Actor, The Son of Kong
39. Eva Thatcher Eva Thatcher Actress, Dumb -- And How
40. Albert Bras Albert Bras Actor, Vampyr
41. W.C. Robinson W.C. Robinson Actor, The Musketeers of Pig Alley
42. Ralph Rainger Ralph Rainger Soundtrack, Forrest Gump He was one of the era's great composers and songwriters. Ralph Rainger penned numerous popular standards, often working in collaboration with lyricist Leo Robin. These include solid commercial hits like "Moanin Low", "Love in Bloom" (used by Jack Benny to introduce his TV and radio shows)...
43. Will James Will James Writer, Shoot Out
44. Irving Kahal Irving Kahal Soundtrack, Forrest Gump
45. Tina Modotti Tina Modotti Actress, The Tiger's Coat
46. David Hawthorne David Hawthorne Actor, Rob Roy
47. 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.
48. Hans Erdmann Hans Erdmann Composer, Nosferatu
49. Rolf Wenkhaus Rolf Wenkhaus Actor, Emil und die Detektive
50. Brenda Fowler Brenda Fowler Actress, Judge Priest
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