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1. Lupe Velez Lupe Velez Actress, The Girl from Mexico Together with Dolores del Rio, Ramon Novarro, Lupe Velez and José Mojica as among the few Mexican people who made history in the early years of Hollywood. Vélez career began in Mexico City, where she lived with her mother and sisters. In 1925, while working in a clothes store, Vélez caught the attention of three theatrical managers who were impressed by her beauty and grace...
2. Laird Cregar Laird Cregar Actor, This Gun for Hire Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar in a well-to-do section of Philadelphia...
3. Jessie Ralph Jessie Ralph Actress, Camille Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The Kreutzer Sonata"...
4. Dick Purcell Dick Purcell Actor, King of the Zombies
5. Harry Langdon Harry Langdon Writer, The Flying Deuces Langdon was 12 years old when he ran away to join the circus. Soon he was involved in medicine shows, circuses and Vaudeville where he spent the next 20 years developing an act called "Harry's New Car". With Vaudeville, he would play and perfect the act in town after tank town, year after year. By 1923...
6. Mildred Harris Mildred Harris Actress, The Magic Cloak
7. Glenn Miller Glenn Miller Soundtrack, The Aviator Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the University of Colorado...
8. Merna Kennedy Merna Kennedy Actress, The Circus
9. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Writer, The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The next year...
10. George Houston George Houston Actor, Wallaby Jim of the Islands This movie cowboy was actually born in New Jersey just before the turn of the 20th century, the son of a Protestant minister. He sang in his father's church choir, and after graduating high school he attended the private Blair Academy and then continued his musical training at New York's famous Julliard School (then known as the Institute of Musical Arts)...
11. Bud Jamison Bud Jamison Actor, Three Little Beers
12. Richard Fiske Richard Fiske Actor, The Devil Commands
13. Otto Hoffman Otto Hoffman Actor, Abraham Lincoln Gangly and rugged stage and screen character star Otto Hoffman was born in New York in 1879. Began as a stage performer in the 1890's. Made his movie debut under the direction of Stuart Paton in 1915's 'The White Terror' starring Hobart Henley for the IMP Film Company. Otto directed only one film 'Secret of Black Mountain' made in 1917 starring Vola Vale...
14. Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins (born July 19, 1868 in Pennsylvania, U.S.; died November 26, 1944) was an American soprano who became famous because she was considered to be a poor singer. She sang somewhat out of tune, had a poor sense of rhythm and she was considered quite unmusical. She was born in Wilkes-Barre...
15. Alan Dinehart Alan Dinehart Actor, Baby Take a Bow Tall, heavy-set character actor Alan Dinehart dropped out of school to join a repertory company. He had extensive stage experience (including some 27 appearances on Broadway) and, by the time he was signed by Fox in 1931, he had worked not only as an actor but as a stage manager and writer. On screen he appeared for the most part in "B" pictures...
16. Charles King Charles King Actor, The Broadway Melody
17. Mary Lou Cook Mary Lou Cook Actress, Fits and Benefits
18. John Dilson John Dilson Actor, Dick Tracy
19. Richard Bennett Richard Bennett Actor, The Magnificent Ambersons
20. Kurt Gerron Kurt Gerron Actor, The Blue Angel Kurt Gerron born in 1897 to Jewish parents in Germany, studied at first medicine, before he decided to become a stage actor in 1920. He came to the movies in 1926. On stage he starred in the original version of Bert Brecht's and Kurt Weill's "Dreigroschen Oper" as Tiger Brown, introducing the "Haifisch" song...
21. Robert Frazer Robert Frazer Actor, White Zombie
22. Aimee Semple McPherson Aimee Semple McPherson Actress, The Voice of Hollywood No. 9
23. Pat West Pat West Actor, His Girl Friday
24. Marion Harris Marion Harris Self, Marion Harris: Songbird of Jazz Marion Harris was a vaudeville and revue headliner, famed for her renditions of jazz songs. She began her recording career in 1916 performing such standards as "Look for the Silver Lining", "I Ain't Got Nobody Much", "After You've Gone" and "The Man I Love". In 1929 she turned down an offer from Universal to substitute her voice for a film player...
25. Henrietta Crosman Henrietta Crosman Actress, Pilgrimage
26. Guy Usher Guy Usher Actor, The Devil Bat
27. Douglas McPhail Douglas McPhail Actor, Babes in Arms Although his career was short-lived, McPhail was fortunate enough to have appeared in some of the finest musicals and operettas of the late 30s. Jeanette MacDonald took an early interest in this handsome baritone, when he performed in the chorus of San Francisco and other of her pictures. The studio signed him on at nineteen as the back-up for Nelson Eddy in The Girl of the Golden West (1938)...
28. Roy Emerton Roy Emerton Actor, The Thief of Bagdad Roy Emerton was a big, brawny character actor whose scarred face and resounding deep voice made him a natural for menacing roles. One of his best and most typical was as the evil Boss McGinty in The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes.
29. Lew Kelly Lew Kelly Actor, Winds of the Wasteland
30. Harry Beresford Harry Beresford Actor, David Copperfield
31. Ferdinand Gottschalk Ferdinand Gottschalk Actor, Grand Hotel
32. Jill Furse Jill Furse Actress, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
33. G.W. Bitzer G.W. Bitzer Cinematographer, The Birth of a Nation
34. Erwin Rommel Erwin Rommel Self, Deutsche Soldaten in Afrika Erwin Rommel, aka "The Desert Fox", was one of Adolf Hitler's most able generals during WWII. He joined the German army in 1910 and won awards for bravery in WW I. He was in the 7th Tank Division at the outbreak of WW II and headed the push to the English Channel. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant general...
35. Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky Art Department, Aale Tynni tarinain lähteellä Wassily Kandinsky, a lawyer turned artist, belongs in the Pantheon of the 20th century artists alongside Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. He was born Wassily (Vasili Vasilevich) Kandinsky on December 16, 1866, in Moscow, Russia. His father, Vasili Silvesterovich Kandinsky, was a successful Russian businessman...
36. Irvin S. Cobb Irvin S. Cobb Writer, Judge Priest Novelist and dramatist who acted in occasional US films of both silent and sound eras.
37. A.W. Sweatt A.W. Sweatt Actor, Angels with Dirty Faces
38. Nat Carr Nat Carr Actor, The Talk of Hollywood
39. George B. Seitz George B. Seitz Director, Love Finds Andy Hardy Former playwright George B. Seitz left the theater for Hollywood in 1913, and before long he was turning out screenplays for action serials such as The Perils of Pauline, The Exploits of Elaine, and The Iron Claw. In addition to writing and sometimes starring in these productions, he began to direct them as well...
40. Carl Mayer Carl Mayer Writer, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Carl Meyer was the son of a stock speculator who committed suicide. He had to leave school at 15 to work as a secretary. Mayer moved away from Graz to Innsbruck and then Vienna, where he worked as a dramatist. Meanwhile, the events of the First World War turned him into a pacifist. In 1917 he went to Berlin...
41. Walter C. Hackett Walter C. Hackett Writer, The White Sister
42. Wendell Willkie Wendell Willkie Self, Manchester Took It, Too
43. Wallace Worsley Wallace Worsley Director, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
44. Kent Rogers Kent Rogers Actor, All-American Co-Ed
45. Lucha Reyes Lucha Reyes Actress, El Zorro de Jalisco
46. Jess Lee Brooks Jess Lee Brooks Actor, Dark Manhattan Jess Lee Brooks a.k.a Jesse Brooks was an exceptional actor. He appeared in many of the top Black Cinema movies of the time, always playing the role of the caring policemen trying to warn the gangsters before it's too late, a father who would die for his kids. Whatever he played he was always a guardian angel over ones he cared for...
47. Herbie Kaye Herbie Kaye Self, I'm Looking Out the Window
48. Felix Basch Felix Basch Actor, Patience
49. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg A charismatic German resistance member and would-be assassin of Adolf Hitler, Claus Phillip Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was born 15 November 1907, 1:00 a.m. CET, in the family's castle in the small Bavarian town of Jettingen (today known as Jettingen-Scheppach). He was born one of a set of twins (his other twin...
50. Edmund Mortimer Edmund Mortimer Actor, The Devil Bat
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