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1. 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...
2. 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...
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. Mildred Harris Mildred Harris Actress, The Magic Cloak
5. Dick Purcell Dick Purcell Actor, King of the Zombies
6. Harry Langdon Harry Langdon Writer, The Flying Deuces Langdon first performed when he ran away from home at the age of 12-13 to join a travelling medicine show. In 1903 he scored a lasting success in vaudeville with an act called "Johnny's New Car" which he performed for twenty years. In 1923, he signed with Principal Pictures as a series star, but transferred to Keystone when Mack Sennett bought the contract...
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. Bud Jamison Bud Jamison Actor, Three Little Beers
9. Merna Kennedy Merna Kennedy Actress, The Circus
10. 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...
11. Robert Frazer Robert Frazer Actor, White Zombie
12. Harry Beresford Harry Beresford Actor, David Copperfield
13. 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...
14. Mary Lou Cook Mary Lou Cook Actress, Fits and Benefits
15. Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins Self, 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 Narcissa Florence Foster in Wilkes-Barre...
16. 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...
17. Walter C. Hackett Walter C. Hackett Writer, The White Sister
18. Wallace Worsley Wallace Worsley Director, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
19. Guy Usher Guy Usher Actor, The Devil Bat
20. Robert Fiske Robert Fiske Actor, Religious Racketeers
21. Henrietta Crosman Henrietta Crosman Actress, Pilgrimage
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. Richard Bennett Richard Bennett Actor, The Magnificent Ambersons
25. Richard Fiske Richard Fiske Actor, The Devil Commands
26. Charles King Charles King Actor, The Broadway Melody
27. Edward McNamara Edward McNamara Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
28. Fernand Charpin Fernand Charpin Actor, Pépé le Moko
29. Asmahan Asmahan Actress, Gharam wa intiqam A very talented singer with a beautiful voice. She starred in two films, the first, Victory of Youth, was with her older brother 'Farid Al Atrach' and the second Passion and Revenge. Asmahane died in a car accident while filming 'Gharam wa intiqam', it is rumoured, through the war between the secret services in Cairo during World War II.
30. 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)...
31. John Dilson John Dilson Actor, Dick Tracy
32. Ferdinand Gottschalk Ferdinand Gottschalk Actor, Grand Hotel
33. Lew Kelly Lew Kelly Actor, Winds of the Wasteland
34. 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)...
35. G.W. Bitzer G.W. Bitzer Cinematographer, The Birth of a Nation
36. William Collier Sr. William Collier Sr. Actor, Wife and Auto Trouble
37. Edwin Stanley Edwin Stanley Actor, The Phantom Creeps Edwin Stanley was a bespectacled, white haired, distinguished-looking actor who was trained in live theater and who, except a few silent pictures, stayed in that medium until he reached the age of 51. In 1932, he made his screen debut in talking pictures in "Virtue". Thereafter, Stanley appeared in over 200 movies...
38. 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...
39. 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...
40. Edouard Trebaol Edouard Trebaol Actor, Oliver Twist
41. Aimee Semple McPherson Aimee Semple McPherson Actress, The Voice of Hollywood No. 9
42. Kent Rogers Kent Rogers Actor, All-American Co-Ed
43. Roy Coulson Roy Coulson Actor, Robin Hood
44. Betty Compton Betty Compton Actress, Too Many Millions
45. Irvin S. Cobb Irvin S. Cobb Writer, Judge Priest Novelist and dramatist who acted in occasional US films of both silent and sound eras.
46. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke Dhundiraj Govind Phalke Director, Raja Harishchandra Dadasaaheb Phalke was born in 1870 in Trymbakeshwar in Nasik. He was born to a Sanskrit scholar, he studied at J.J. college of Art in Bombay and at Kala Bhavan, Baroda. He then studied architecture and became landscape painter of academic nature studies. He worked in a photographic studio and at Ratlam learned three-colour block making and ceramics...
47. Max Brand Max Brand Writer, Destry Rides Again
48. 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...
49. 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...
50. Myron Selznick Myron Selznick Miscellaneous Crew, Gone with the Wind The motion picture producer Myron Selznick, who was the head of his father's Lewis J. Selznick Pictures in the early 1920s, is most famous for being the first great talent agent in Hollywood and the brother of David O. Selznick. Movie stars for which Selznick received his ten percent included Constance Bennett...
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