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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. Effie Palmer Effie Palmer Actress, Way Back Home
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. 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...
8. 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...
9. Laura Hope Crews Laura Hope Crews Actress, Gone with the Wind
10. George M. Cohan George M. Cohan Soundtrack, Little Miss Sunshine American composer, librettist, actor, dancer, author, director, and producer on the stage. Started his career in his family vaudeville shows, came to Broadway at the beginning of the 20th century. Was the composer of the American battle hymn of World War 1, 'Over There' Received the Congressional Gold Medal for his lifetime achievement 1936.
11. Arthur Housman Arthur Housman Actor, Sunrise
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. Alexandre Volkoff Alexandre Volkoff Director, Father Sergius
15. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman Supporting player in US films from 1920 until his death.
16. Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Soundtrack, Saving Mr. Banks 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...
17. Frederick Culley Frederick Culley Actor, The Four Feathers
18. 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)...
19. 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...
20. 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)...
21. Hale Hamilton Hale Hamilton Actor, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
22. Rafaela Ottiano Rafaela Ottiano Actress, Grand Hotel
23. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
24. James C. Morton James C. Morton Actor, The Devil's Brother
25. John Gottowt John Gottowt Actor, Nosferatu
26. 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...
27. Richard Tucker Richard Tucker Actor, Wings
28. Albin Grau Albin Grau Costume Designer, Nosferatu
29. Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery Writer, Anne of Green Gables 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...
30. Tony Sarg Tony Sarg Writer, Why They Love Cave Men The only son of German Consul Francis Charles Sarg (also an artist), and his English wife, Mary Elizabeth Parker. Tony Sarg's grandfather taught him woodcarving. His grandmother, who painted, was also an inspiration. After his grandmother's death, Sarg inherited her beautiful collection of animals, dolls...
31. Will James Will James Writer, Shoot Out
32. Albert Bras Albert Bras Actor, Vampyr
33. Tina Modotti Tina Modotti Actress, The Tiger's Coat
34. 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...
35. Ed Brady Ed Brady Actor, The Son of Kong
36. Murdock MacQuarrie Murdock MacQuarrie Actor, Modern Times
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Otis Skinner Otis Skinner Actor, An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee
40. Virginia Lee Corbin Virginia Lee Corbin Actress, Hands Up!
41. Margaret Moffatt Margaret Moffatt Actress, Till the Bells Ring
42. Stanley Lupino Stanley Lupino Actor, Happy
43. John Willard John Willard Writer, The Cat and the Canary
44. Carmen Laroux Carmen Laroux Actress, The Desert Trail
45. John J. Richardson John J. Richardson Actor, Married Bachelors
46. Charlotte Granville Charlotte Granville Actress, Werewolf of London
47. 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?
48. J. Walter Ruben J. Walter Ruben Writer, Bachelor Apartment
49. Carlos López Carlos López Actor, Los millones de Chaflán
50. Monte Brewer Monte Brewer Actor, Mr. Dynamite
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