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1. Carole Lombard Carole Lombard Actress, To Be or Not to Be Carole Lombard, the 5' 2" beauty was a comedy hit during the 30s and 40s. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 6, 1908 under the name of Jane Alice Peters. Young Jane Alice loved the Friday night movie night with her family and would perform the night before's show in the morning. Her mother and her father divorced in October of 1914...
2. 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...
3. John Barrymore John Barrymore Actor, Grand Hotel John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Rafaela Ottiano Rafaela Ottiano Actress, Grand Hotel
7. Stefan Zweig Stefan Zweig Writer, The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Laura Hope Crews Laura Hope Crews Actress, Gone with the Wind
11. 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.
12. Sidney Bracey Sidney Bracey Actor, The Cameraman
13. Ed Brady Ed Brady Actor, The Son of Kong
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Richard Tucker Richard Tucker Actor, Wings
18. Arthur Housman Arthur Housman Actor, Sunrise
19. Hugh Hoffman Hugh Hoffman Writer, The Untameable
20. Charles Urban Charles Urban Producer, Combatting the Elements
21. Frederick Vroom Frederick Vroom Actor, The General
22. 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...
23. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
24. 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...
25. Charlotte Granville Charlotte Granville Actress, Werewolf of London
26. 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)...
27. Stanley Lupino Stanley Lupino Actor, Happy
28. Murdock MacQuarrie Murdock MacQuarrie Actor, Modern Times
29. Louis Natheaux Louis Natheaux Actor, Weary River
30. J. Walter Ruben J. Walter Ruben Writer, The Roadhouse Murder
31. James C. Morton James C. Morton Actor, The Devil's Brother
32. Hale Hamilton Hale Hamilton Actor, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
33. Bud McClure Bud McClure Actor, Heroes of the Range
34. Walter Cameron Walter Cameron Actor, The Varsity Race
35. Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding Actor, Ulbo Garvema First a cabaret artist in his native country (Holland), Frederick Vogeling made a few silent films in Germany first, then back in Holland before moving to the USA in 1920. In the States he made few films during the silent era but was active in the theater, including on Broadway. His real breakthrough in Hollywood was "Below the Sea" (1933)...
36. Janusz Korczak Janusz Korczak Writer, Król Macius I
37. 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?
38. Charles Henry Smith Charles Henry Smith Writer, The General
39. 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...
40. Carmen Laroux Carmen Laroux Actress, The Desert Trail
41. 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...
42. Virginia Lee Corbin Virginia Lee Corbin Actress, Hands Up!
43. 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.
44. Burr McIntosh Burr McIntosh Actor, Way Down East Burr McIntosh born William Burr McIntosh in Ohio in 1862. Son of the President of public utility and Cleveland Gas Coal Company William Ambrose. Burr was educated at Lafayette College in Princeton where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity in 1884. became a star on Broadway stage, perhaps his best known stage role was in 'Trilby' in 1905...
45. Rob Wagner Rob Wagner Writer, Smudge Rob Wagner, who helped pioneer film criticism and coverage of the industry with his influential magazine, Rob Wagner's Script, began his career not as a journalist and filmmaker but as an artist. Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1872, Wagner was the second of four children born to Robert Wagner and Mary Leicester Hornibrook Wagner...
46. 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...
47. Marion Lord Marion Lord Actress, Broadway
48. Carola Neher Carola Neher Actress, The 3 Penny Opera An ardent supporter of the KPD, the German communist party, Neher left Germany shortly after the Nazi took over and emigrated to Prague, then to Moscow where she appeared on the stage as a cabaret artiste. In the spring of 1936, Anatol Becker, Neher's husband -also an ardent communist, was arrested and imprisoned on charges of "Terrorist Activities"...
49. Allan Sears Allan Sears Actor, The Mystery of the Leaping Fish
50. 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.
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