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1. Harry Carey Harry Carey Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J...
2. Ernst Lubitsch Ernst Lubitsch Director, To Be or Not to Be From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at night...
3. Sidney Toler Sidney Toler Actor, Charlie Chan in the Secret Service The son of Colonel H.G. Toler, breeder of trotting horses, Sidney Toler acted on stage by the time he was seven years old. He was an established star of the theater by the 1890's, long before his career in motion pictures. He was also active as a playwright and had a good enough voice to be cast as a lead baritone with an operatic stock company at the Orpheum Theatre in New York...
4. Al Capone Al Capone Infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone was born in the tough Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn, NY, the fourth of nine children of Italian immigrants from Naples. Capone was a born sociopath. In the sixth grade he beat up a teacher and promptly quit school. He picked up his education from the streets, "making his bones" when he joined the notorious James Street gang...
5. Elizabeth Short Elizabeth Short Elizabeth Short was born July 29th, 1924, in Medford, Massachusetts, to Phoebe and Cleo Short. When she was five her father disappeared. His car was later found near a lake later, apparently abandoned, which led to the belief that he had committed suicide. However, he later appeared at home and apologized to his wife for leaving the family like that...
6. Adrienne Ames Adrienne Ames Actress, The Death Kiss Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1907, Adrienne Ames hit Hollywood in the late 1920s. Although her career only lasted about 10 years, she crammed a lot of living into it, with high-profile marriages (and divorces) and her reputation as a clothes horse and glamor queen par excellence far outshone her reputation as an actress...
7. Ernie Adams Ernie Adams Actor, The Pride of the Yankees
8. William B. Davidson William B. Davidson Actor, The Most Dangerous Game
9. John Halliday John Halliday Actor, The Philadelphia Story Fought with the British Army during the Boer War, then dug for gold nuggets in Nevada. Switched to acting, first in Gilbert & Sullivan plays, then on Broadway from 1912 to 1936 (last in 'Tovarich' as Prince Alexandrovitch). Though Brooklyn-born, he usually sported an upper-crust British accent. Incisive and dapper actor with a penchant for sophisticated comedy...
10. Herman Bing Herman Bing Actor, The Great Ziegfeld Character actor in 30's and 40's Hollywood who was not unknown to burlesque his own Deutsch accent.
11. Lucile Gleason Lucile Gleason Actress, The Clock
12. J. Warren Kerrigan J. Warren Kerrigan Actor, The Covered Wagon Very popular American star of silent films who left the business at the height of his career. While barely in his teens, he worked as a warehouse clerk until a chance arrived to appear in a vaudeville production. He continued to act in traveling stock productions, though he took a brief time away from the stage to attend the University of Illinois...
13. William Moulton Marston William Moulton Marston Writer, Justice League Dr. William Moulton Marston was a man who managed to combine intersts several dissimilar fields into an idea that has lasted for decades. Marston was born and raised in Massachusetts. He earned a law degree in 1918 and got a Ph.D in Psychology from Harvard University in 1921. Long interested in finding a scientific way to prove a person's innocence...
14. Jim Farley Jim Farley Actor, The General
15. Bugsy Siegel Bugsy Siegel Bugsy Siegel (born Benjamin Siegelbaum) came out of the tough Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn, and was involved in criminal activities from an early age. As a teenager he struck up a friendship with another local gangster, Meyer Lansky, that would last the rest of their lives, and in fact one of...
16. Ferdinand Zecca Ferdinand Zecca Director, History of a Crime Was a cafe concert entertainer before Charles Pathe noticed him during the Universal Exhibition, where Zecca had been assigned to Pathe's stand. After a few daysPathe asked Zecca if he would like to work in cinematography. Zecca immediately accepted the offer and rapidly became Pathe's right hand man and head of production.
17. Henry Kolker Henry Kolker Actor, Holiday Stalwart character actor Henry Kolker appeared on the Broadway stage from 1904, comedy being his forte early on. Later, as a leading man in romantic dramas, he partnered famous stars like Alla Nazimova. Moving on to films in 1914 as actor/director, he became noted in particular for directing Disraeli...
18. Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley Writer, The Rite of Sol, a Rock Opera
19. Grace Moore Grace Moore Actress, One Night of Love Grace Moore, the internationally famous star of the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, motion pictures, radio and recordings, was born December 5, 1898, in Del Río near Newport, Tennessee. Her family moved to Jellico when she was a young girl. She attended Jellico High School where she was captain of the girls basketball team in 19l6...
20. Nelson McDowell Nelson McDowell Actor, The Dawn Rider
21. Aldrich Bowker Aldrich Bowker Actor, Ball of Fire
22. Victor Potel Victor Potel Actor, Sullivan's Travels Victor Potel was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1889. His first film was in 1910, for Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. Potel worked for Essanay in most of the Broncho Billy series, as well as playing a character called "Slippery Sam" in almost 80 movies as well as Universal Pictures' "Snakeville" series...
23. Mark Hellinger Mark Hellinger Producer, The Roaring Twenties Mark Hellinger made his name as a New York theater critic and as one of the first of the nationally known "Broadway columnists", a craft which his friend Walter Winchell was the most famous practitioner. Born on March 21, 1903, Hellinger was the embodiment of the hard-boiled, hard-living, hard-drinking journalist that became a stereotype of the early talkies...
24. Dudley Digges Dudley Digges Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
25. Olive Borden Olive Borden Actress, 3 Bad Men Olive Borden was beautiful and talented but she became one of Hollywood's most tragic tales. She came to Hollywood in 1922 with her widowed mother. Olive started her career as a Mack Sennett bathing beauty and was named a Wampas baby star in 1925. She made eleven films at Fox studios where she earned $1,500 a week...
26. Robert Homans Robert Homans Actor, The Grapes of Wrath Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.
27. Jack 'Tiny' Lipson Jack 'Tiny' Lipson Actor, Flash Gordon
28. Henry Ford Henry Ford Self, Til Vesterheimen
29. J.C. Nugent J.C. Nugent Actor, Wise Girls
30. LeRoy Mason LeRoy Mason Actor, Texas Terror
31. Buck Connors Buck Connors Actor, The Burning Lariat
32. John Ince John Ince Actor, Hour of Reckoning
33. Theodore Lorch Theodore Lorch Actor, Flash Gordon
34. Ted Billings Ted Billings Actor, Bride of Frankenstein
35. Harry C. Bradley Harry C. Bradley Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
36. Brandon Hurst Brandon Hurst Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
37. Charles R. Moore Charles R. Moore Actor, Sullivan's Travels
38. Eric Mayne Eric Mayne Actor, Dr. Jack Dublin-born Eric Mayne was educated at Westminster and Durham in England and spent almost thirty years on the stage in both London and his native Ireland. He had a penchant for Shakespearean roles and in later years lectured in Shakespeare at the Los Angeles University College. Mayne, with his imposing six-foot frame and beard...
39. George Lessey George Lessey Actor, The $1,000,000 Reward
40. Ossi Oswalda Ossi Oswalda Actress, Ich möchte kein Mann sein Ossi Oswalda was born Oswalda Staglich on February 2, 1899 in Berlin, Germany. She trained to be a ballerina and worked in chorus lines when she was a teenager. Director Ernst Lubitsch discovered her and cast her in his 1916 film The Shoe Palace. Over the next five years she appeared in many of Lubitsch's comedies including The Doll...
41. Betty Ross Clarke Betty Ross Clarke Actress, Murders in the Rue Morgue This brown-haired, grey-eyed ingénue of the early 20's made her way to the screen via touring stock companies immediately upon completing her education. She was a vaudeville dancer, then had a small role on Broadway in 1917. Eventually, she would come to greater prominence on the London stage. During Betty's seven-year long absence from Hollywood (1924-31)...
42. Seabiscuit Seabiscuit Self, Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary
43. John Kelly John Kelly Actor, Bringing Up Baby
44. Arthur Loft Arthur Loft Actor, Scarlet Street
45. Warren Ashe Warren Ashe Actor, Destroyer
46. John Arledge John Arledge Actor, The Grapes of Wrath Hollywood supporting player in dozens of 30's and 40's films.
47. Frank Wead Frank Wead Writer, Dive Bomber Frank Wilber "Spig" Wead was a US Navy aviator turned screenwriter who helped promote United States Naval aviation from its inception through World War II. Before and after World War I he was an early proponent of pushing the Navy into air racing and speed competitions. This competition, mainly against the United States Army (and their leader James Doolittle...
48. Vera West Vera West Costume Designer, Shadow of a Doubt
49. Bothwell Browne Bothwell Browne Actor, Yankee Doodle in Berlin
50. Fiorello LaGuardia Fiorello LaGuardia Self, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report
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