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1. Conrad Veidt Conrad Veidt Actor, Casablanca Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, flying...
2. Leslie Howard Leslie Howard Actor, Gone with the Wind Leslie Howard Stainer was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the outbreak of World War I...
3. Dwight Frye Dwight Frye Actor, Dracula An extremely versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre, Dwight Frye had a notable theatrical career in the 1920s, moving from juvenile parts to leads before entering film. A favorite actor of Broadway theatrical producer-director Brock Pemberton...
4. W.S. Van Dyke W.S. Van Dyke Director, The Thin Man For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not only...
5. Montagu Love Montagu Love Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but he was bound for a different career...
6. Tully Marshall Tully Marshall Actor, Ball of Fire Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the role of the High Priest of Babylon in the D.W. Griffith classic...
7. Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff Soundtrack, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He was born Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov on April 2...
8. Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in Matzleinsdorf...
9. Spencer Charters Spencer Charters Actor, High Sierra Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, clerks...
10. Donald Haines Donald Haines Actor, No Greater Glory
11. Lynne Overman Lynne Overman Actor, Reap the Wild Wind
12. Arthur Byron Arthur Byron Actor, The Mummy
13. Hugh O'Connell Hugh O'Connell Actor, My Favorite Wife
14. Wade Boteler Wade Boteler Actor, The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
15. Frank Nitti Frank Nitti Although Frank Nitti has gotten the reputation over the years as the right-hand man of gangster Al Capone and a feared killer in his own right, this has actually proven not to be the case. Although Nitti and Capone were as youths in New York City both members of the Five Points Gang--one of the...
16. Gustav von Seyffertitz Gustav von Seyffertitz Actor, Shanghai Express
17. Jeanne Olsen Jeanne Olsen Actress, Hollywood on Parade No. B-9
18. Hobart Bosworth Hobart Bosworth Actor, The Big Parade Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers to land in the New World, on his mother's side. Bosworth was always proud of his lineage...
19. Kate Price Kate Price Actress, Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
20. Joseph McCarthy Joseph McCarthy Soundtrack, The Theory of Everything
21. Lorenz Hart Lorenz Hart Soundtrack, L.A. Confidential
22. Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla
23. Fats Waller Fats Waller Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s as a composer...
24. David Bacon David Bacon Actor, The Masked Marvel
25. Sol Horwitz Sol Horwitz Actor, Disorder in the Court
26. Hooper Atchley Hooper Atchley Actor, Mr. Wong, Detective
27. Harry Baur Harry Baur Actor, Les misérables
28. Charles Ray Charles Ray Actor, The Busher Ray portrayed simple unaffected country bumpkins in silent rural melodramas. Unfortunately, Ray let Hollywood turn him into a headstrong egotist. Alienating most producers, he put up his own money to finance a major feature called The Courtship of Myles Standish. The film was a miserable failure that wiped out Ray's fortune. Comeback attempts were hampered by the advent of the sound picture.
29. Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke Actor, The Divorcee
30. George Guhl George Guhl Actor, Murder by Invitation
31. Rupert Julian Rupert Julian Director, The Phantom of the Opera As a teenager, Percy Hayes became known for his singing voice and ability to do impressions. But it was after his return from the Boer War in 1902 that stage manager Leo du Chateau convinced him to join a touring theatre company from Sydney; he made his professional stage debut at the Auckland Opera House in 1902...
32. Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham Actor, Tom, Dick and Harry
33. Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter Writer, Tales of Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Potter was born in Kensington, London. Her family was quite rich. She was educated by governesses. She did not have many friends...
34. W.W. Jacobs W.W. Jacobs Writer, Our Relations
35. William Irving William Irving Actor, Nero
36. Henry Roquemore Henry Roquemore Actor, Texas Terror
37. Alexander Woollcott Alexander Woollcott Writer, Five Times Five
38. Eugeniusz Bodo Eugeniusz Bodo Actor, Pietro wyzej
39. Elinor Glyn Elinor Glyn Writer, It
40. Robert W. Paul Robert W. Paul Producer, The '?' Motorist Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be noted that all the early Thomas A. Edison films were made for these machines--they were not projected...
41. Charles Bennett Charles Bennett Actor, Tillie's Punctured Romance
42. Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson Actor, Grandma's Boy
43. Stephen Vincent Benet Stephen Vincent Benet Writer, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers American poet and writer, several of whose short stories were filmed. The son of a U.S. Army officer who inculcated in Benet and his brother, famed poet William Rose Benet, an appreciation for excellence in literature, Benet was raised around military posts. He attended Yale University, then traveled to Paris...
44. Mrs. Harry Houdini Mrs. Harry Houdini Actress, Religious Racketeers
45. Bayard Veiller Bayard Veiller Writer, Guilty Hands
46. Edward McWade Edward McWade Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
47. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
48. Sophie Scholl Sophie Scholl
49. James P. Hogan James P. Hogan Director, Bulldog Drummond Escapes
50. Frank Campeau Frank Campeau Actor, When the Clouds Roll by
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