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1. Frank Morgan Frank Morgan Actor, The Wizard of Oz Jovial, somewhat flamboyant Frank Morgan (born Francis Wuppermann) will forever be remembered as the title character in The Wizard of Oz, but he was a veteran and respected actor long before he played that part, and turned in outstanding performances both before and after that film. One of 11 children of a wealthy manufacturer...
2. Wallace Beery Wallace Beery Actor, Grand Hotel In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on Broadway and in traveling stock companies...
3. Harry Davenport Harry Davenport Actor, Gone with the Wind Character fame on film came quite late for long-time stage actor Harry Davenport at age 70, but he made up for lost time in very quick fashion with well over a hundred film roles registered from the advent of sound to the time of his death in 1949. Beloved for his twinkle-eyed avuncular and/or grandfatherly types in both comedy and drama...
4. Victor Fleming Victor Fleming Director, The Wizard of Oz Victor Fleming entered the film business as a stuntman in 1910, mainly doing stunt driving - which came easy to him, as he had been a mechanic and professional race-car driver. He became interested in working on the other side of the camera, and eventually got a job as a cameraman on many of the films of Douglas Fairbanks...
5. Charles Middleton Charles Middleton Actor, Duck Soup Charles Middleton was born on October 3, 1874 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He was the son of a millionaire and did not have to work, but apparently went into acting because he needed to find a way to express himself. He worked in a traveling circus, in vaudeville, and acted in live theatre before he turned to motion pictures in 1920...
6. Richard Dix Richard Dix Actor, Cimarron Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays...
7. Maria Ouspenskaya Maria Ouspenskaya Actress, The Wolf Man The daughter of a lawyer, Ouspenskaya studied singing at the Warsaw Conservatory and acting at Adasheff's School of the Drama in Moscow. She received her practical training as an actress touring in the Russian provinces. She later joined the Moscow Art Theatre. It was here that she first worked under the direction of the great Konstantin Stanislavski...
8. Sam Wood Sam Wood Director, A Night at the Opera After a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid, between 1919 and 1920; and Gloria Swanson, from 1921 to 1923. By the time his seven-year contract with Paramount expired...
9. Bill Robinson Bill Robinson Actor, Stormy Weather According to one jazz dance source, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was the chief instigator for getting tap dance "up on its toes." Early forms of tap, including the familiar "buck and wing", contained a flat-footed style, while Robinson performed on the balls of his feet with a shuffle-tap style that allowed him more improvisation. It obviously got him noticed and it certainly made him a legend...
10. Will Hay Will Hay Actor, Oh, Mr. Porter! William Thompson Hay was probably one of the most versatile of entertainers. He was not only a character comedian of the first rank, but was also an astronomer of high repute - he discovered the spot on the planet Saturn in 1933 - and a fully qualified air pilot; he was once an engineer. Born at Stockton on Tees in 1888...
11. Felix Bressart Felix Bressart Actor, To Be or Not to Be With his lanky frame, big nose, toothbrush moustache and horn-rimmed glasses, he looked like someone had decided to cross Groucho Marx with Albert Einstein. The perennial scene-stealer Felix Bressart had two distinct careers as a comic actor: an earlier one, on stage and screen in his native Germany; and a later...
12. Fritz Leiber Fritz Leiber Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
13. Oscar Polk Oscar Polk Actor, Gone with the Wind
14. Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell Writer, Gone with the Wind
15. Wheeler Oakman Wheeler Oakman Actor, Outside the Law Born in Washington, DC, in 1890, screen villain "par excellance" Wheeler Oakman got into films in 1912. He specialized in playing villains, but he wasn't just a one-note, mustache-twirling "bad guy"--a tall, solidly-built, distinguished-looking, almost patrician man, he could effectively play cold-blooded mob bosses...
16. Howard C. Hickman Howard C. Hickman Actor, Gone with the Wind
17. Richard Strauss Richard Strauss Music Department, 2001: A Space Odyssey Richard Strauss was a German composer best known for symphonic poem 'Also sprach Zarathustra' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1896) used as the music score in 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrik. He was born Richard Georg Strauss on June 11, 1864, in Munich, Bavaria (now Germany). His father, named Franz Strauss...
18. Craig Reynolds Craig Reynolds Actor, The Footloose Heiress
19. Moore Marriott Moore Marriott Actor, Oh, Mr. Porter! Largely forgotten today, comic actor Moore Marriott reigned supreme for a time in the 1930s alongside Will Hay and Graham Moffatt in British film farce. The trio came about by happenstance, but it was their audiences who insisted they reappear together again and again. Born in 1885, Marriott started off on the stage as a youngster with his theatrical family...
20. Roman Bohnen Roman Bohnen Actor, The Best Years of Our Lives Hollywood character player of the 40's.
21. Kenneth Morgan Kenneth Morgan Actor, The Young Idea
22. Kiki Palmer Kiki Palmer Actress, La luce del mondo
23. Nora Gregor Nora Gregor Actress, The Rules of the Game Nora Gregor was an operetta diva, stage and film actress. She made her debut in Graz, Austria, and from there went to the Volksbühne an das Raimund-Theater in Vienna. She also worked at the Reinhardt Bühne in Berlin. From 1930 to 1933 she lived in Hollywood and also in Berlin. She made her first silent movie in 1921 and her first talkie in 1930 (Olympia)...
24. Don Stannard Don Stannard Actor, Dick Barton Strikes Back
25. Jean Gillie Jean Gillie Actress, Decoy Great Britain's killer answer to Hollywood's femme fatale Ann Savage, sultry-eyed, long-maned beauty Jean Gillie had a modest, lightweight career in her homeland before coming to the States and impressing American audiences in one classic film noir. Had the film been released by a major studio...
26. Herbert Stothart Herbert Stothart Music Department, The Wizard of Oz Of Scottish and German ancestry, Herbert Stothart was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1885. At first, he was slated for a career as a teacher of history. However, he became enamored with music while singing in a school choir, and again, later, while attending the University of Wisconsin. There, he...
27. Adrienne Kroell Adrienne Kroell Actress, The Adventuress
28. John Tyrrell John Tyrrell Actor, Loco Boy Makes Good John Tyrrell entered show business at the age of 16 as half of the vaudeville dance team of Tyrrell and Mack. The act became very successful, and for the next ten years they played engagements all over the country and secured billing as featured players in the famous revue "George White's Scandals." As vaudeville began to wane...
29. William Desmond William Desmond Actor, Society for Sale Raised in New York City, Dublin-born William Desmond began his show business career in vaudeville and on the stage. He had his own theatrical company by the time he made his film debut in Kilmeny. Starting out in dramatic parts, Desmond soon switched to westerns and action serials, and became a major western star...
30. Leon Schlesinger Leon Schlesinger Producer, Porky in Wackyland Leon Schlesinger occupies an odd niche in Hollywood history. He was every bit a studio mogul but occupied a narrow, if extremely lucrative corner of the industry, an animation company. He might have shared this corner with Walt Disney but the two men couldn't have been more different in their professional outlook...
31. Tom Walls Tom Walls Actor, A Cuckoo in the Nest Comedy farceur Tom Walls is indelibly associated with the popular Aldwych Theatre farces of the 1920s and 1930s. Born in 1883, this English gent was a former constable and jockey before making his stage debut in 1905. As the star and producer of a succession of witty spoofs typically denigrating society's uppercrust...
32. Leadbelly Leadbelly Soundtrack, The Aviator
33. Jack Overman Jack Overman Actor, Brute Force
34. Elliott Mason Elliott Mason Actress, Vacation from Marriage
35. Robert McKenzie Robert McKenzie Actor, The Sign of the Cucumber A small man with a big belly, McKenzie entered films in 1915 and spent most of his career in B-Westerns, usually as a gold-watch-chained banker.
36. Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart Actor, Flying Tigers
37. Leyland Hodgson Leyland Hodgson Actor, Dressed to Kill
38. Frederick Lloyd Frederick Lloyd Actor, Oliver Twist
39. Robert N. Bradbury Robert N. Bradbury Director, Blue Steel
40. Al Shean Al Shean Actor, San Francisco
41. Philip Barry Philip Barry Writer, The Philadelphia Story
42. Blanca Estela Pavón Blanca Estela Pavón Actress, Los tres huastecos
43. Arthur Chesney Arthur Chesney Actor, The Lodger
44. Linda Arvidson Linda Arvidson Actress, A Corner in Wheat
45. Seymour Hicks Seymour Hicks Actor, Scrooge Seymour Hicks was an extremely successful actor and theatrical impresario who flourished from the late 19th century into the 1930s. He was best remembered for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Born on January 30, 1871 on the Isle of Jersey, he first trod the boards as a professional at the age of sixteen...
46. Elmer Clifton Elmer Clifton Director, Assassin of Youth He acted on the stage from 1907 and worked with D.W. Griffith in various capacities between 1913 and 1922, including appearances in The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages. He became a director in 1917, with his best-known production probably being the big-budget whaling epic Down to the Sea in Ships, which brought Clara Bow to the attention of audiences...
47. Geneva Mitchell Geneva Mitchell Actress, Morning Glory
48. Ivie Anderson Ivie Anderson Soundtrack, Corrina, Corrina
49. Richard Connell Richard Connell Writer, Meet John Doe Richard Connell was born In Dutchess County, New York in 1893. He began covering baseball games for his father's newspaper at age ten and was editing the paper at age sixteen. He served in World War I, and then lived in various European countries. After settling in Beverly Hills, California, Connell began writing short stories. Connell passed away in 1949.
50. Fyodor Otsep Fyodor Otsep Director, Miss Mend
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