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1. Hattie McDaniel Hattie McDaniel Actress, Gone with the Wind After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West. Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams. In this one, directed by George Stevens and aided and abetted by star Katharine Hepburn...
2. Curly Howard Curly Howard Actor, Disorder in the Court Jerome "Curly" Howard, the rotund, bald Stooge with the high voice was the most popular member of The Three Stooges. His first stage experience was as a comedic conductor for the Orville Knapp Band in 1928. Curly joined The Three Stooges in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard. He made more than...
3. John Garfield John Garfield Actor, Gentleman's Agreement John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on the Lower East Side of New York City, to Hannah Basia (Margolis) and David Garfinkle, who were Jewish immigrants from Zhytomyr (now in Ukraine). Jules was raised by his father, a clothes presser and part-time cantor, after his mother's death in 1920, when he was 7...
4. Leslie Banks Leslie Banks Actor, The Man Who Knew Too Much
5. Basil Radford Basil Radford Actor, The Lady Vanishes Though thoroughly British, actor Basil Radford actually began his film career in a couple of US films. Born in Chester, England, he made his stage debut in 1922 and continued to focus on the theatre until director Alfred Hitchcock memorably teamed Radford with actor Naunton Wayne in one of his early cinematic masterpieces - The Lady Vanishes...
6. Elmo Lincoln Elmo Lincoln Actor, Tarzan of the Apes Elmo Lincoln, the original "Tarzan" of the movies, was born Otto Elmo Linkenhelt in Rochester, Indiana on February 6, 1889, into a middle-class family of seven. The largest child in his class at Lincoln School, Elmo developed a reputation as a prankster, hopping trains as a teen. He headed to California after he turned 18...
7. Susan Peters Susan Peters Actress, Random Harvest War-era MGM had a lovely, luminous star in the making with Susan Peters. She possessed a creative talent and innate sensitivity that would surely have reigned as a leading Hollywood player for years to come had not a tragic and cruel twist of fate taken everything away from her. She was born Suzanne Carnahan in Spokane...
8. Gertrude Lawrence Gertrude Lawrence Actress, Rembrandt Eminent London and Broadway musical star who appeared in nine films from 1929 through 1950.
9. Dixie Lee Dixie Lee Actress, Manhattan Love Song American singer and actress in occasional films.
10. Eva Perón Eva Perón Actress, La pródiga María Eva Ibarguren was born in Los Toldos, Argentina, on May 7, 1919. The youngest of five born to Juana Ibarguren and her married employer, Eva was subject from a very young age to unjust discrimination simply because she was an illegitimate child. According to popular legend, she left Los Toldos at the age of 15 with the help of tango singer Agustín Magaldi...
11. Dick Curtis Dick Curtis Actor, Yes, We Have No Bonanza Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in the studio's two-reelers and could do a double-take...
12. J. Farrell MacDonald J. Farrell MacDonald Actor, Sunrise
13. Jack Conway Jack Conway Director, Libeled Lady Born Hugh Ryan Conway of Irish ancestry, Jack was one of a team of MGM contract directors (others included Sam Wood and Robert Z. Leonard), who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favour of working within the strictures set forth by studio management -- as embodied by Irving Thalberg and his production supervisors...
14. Polly Moran Polly Moran Actress, Adam's Rib She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up...
15. Hugh Herbert Hugh Herbert Actor, The Great Waltz Shy, stammering and widely popular US screen comedian of the 30's and 40's whose trademark gesture could be seen in all his fingers fluttering together, usually accompanied by his other trademark - that "woo-woo!" exclamation.
16. Duke York Duke York Actor, Flash Gordon Duke York Jr. has a long resume as one of Hollywood's best stunt men. He is still often seen on TV today although audiences may not recognize him. He is most often seen today as the various "monsters" that confronted The Three Stooges during the 1940s, and as King Kala (wearing a bald cap) in the first Flash Gordon serial.
17. King George VI King George VI Self, The Coronation of King George VI Albert Fredrick Arthur George was born on December 14, 1895 to the future King George V and Queen Mary who was born a Princess of Teck. It was the anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria's husband Albert the Prince Consort, his great-grandfather, so it was obvious that his name would start with Albert...
18. Canada Lee Canada Lee Actor, Lifeboat Lee played Danny (opposite of Hilda Simms, who played Anna) in Anna Lucasta on Broadway in 1944. Anna Lucasta was the first non-black written play performed by an all black cast on Broadway. He became an actor after careers as a jockey, boxer and musician. Lee was a civil rights activist, following in the footsteps of Paul Robeson.
19. Roland West Roland West Director, Alibi Roland West was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and became an actor in the theater and on the vaudeville stage. He got his start in the film industry in New York City around 1915, forming several production companies to shoot films there. He later worked as general manager of production for producer Joseph M. Schenck...
20. Ralph Byrd Ralph Byrd Actor, Dick Tracy Ralph Byrd had an 18 year career in Hollywood both as a leading man and as a character actor, though he is best remembered for his role as Chester Gould's comic strip detective, Dick Tracy, in several movie serials and on television (first for ABC and then in a syndicated series). During his film career he was a contract player for RKO and 20th- Fox...
21. Gregory La Cava Gregory La Cava Director, My Man Godfrey A former cartoonist, Gregory La Cava entered films during WWI as an animator for Walter Lantz on such animated films as "The Katzenjammer Kids" series. Hired by the Hearst Corp. as the editor-in-chief for its International Comic Films division, La Cava switched to live-action films in the 1920s and began directing two-reel shorts...
22. Walter Long Walter Long Actor, The Birth of a Nation Early in his career Walter Long was married to Luray Huntley, an actress for D.W. Griffith's stock company. Huntley and Long performed together in several of Griffith's films including Traffic in Souls, Let Katie Do It, and Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages. They remained married until her death in 1918 at age 28 due to the Spanish influenza epidemic.
23. Richard Rober Richard Rober Actor, Father's Little Dividend
24. Lawrence Grant Lawrence Grant Actor, Shanghai Express As a young boy in England, Lawrence Grant became a great admirer of the Native American peoples. He devoured every book or article he could get his hands on relating to their culture and history. Years later Grant got the opportunity to spend some months living with several Native American tribes in Wyoming and Montana...
25. Alison Skipworth Alison Skipworth Actress, The Devil Is a Woman Born in London on July 25, 1863. Originally a Broadway actress with extensive experience portraying grand dames. Skipworth shifted to Hollywood as character actress of the 30's, specializing in playing aristocratic types. She is better remembered, however, in association with her antagonist in three screen comedies - none other than W.C. Fields.
26. Hugh Prosser Hugh Prosser Actor, The Adventures of Sir Galahad
27. Ray Taylor Ray Taylor Director, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe One of the more prolific American directors, Ray Taylor was a Midwesterner who began his show-business career as an actor and stage manager in regional theater, a career that was interrupted by army service in World War I. After his discharge he ventured to Hollywood, where he got a job with Fox Films and worked as an assistant director...
28. Eddie Laughton Eddie Laughton Actor, She's Oil Mine
29. Ezra Paulette Ezra Paulette Actor, Boss of Lonely Valley
30. Philip G. Epstein Philip G. Epstein Writer, Casablanca
31. Tiny Jones Tiny Jones Actress, Drums Along the Mohawk
32. Lamar Trotti Lamar Trotti Writer, The Ox-Bow Incident Author and screenwriter, often preoccupied with American history as viewed from a Southern perspective. Born in Atlanta, Trotti studied writing at Columbia University and was also the first person to graduate from the University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism. In 1923, he became the youngest editor employed by a newspaper owned by the Hearst Press...
33. Ferenc Molnár Ferenc Molnár Writer, One, Two, Three
34. William H. Lynn William H. Lynn Actor, Harvey
35. Edward Ellis Edward Ellis Actor, Fury Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in 1952.
36. Albert Bassermann Albert Bassermann Actor, Foreign Correspondent Classically-trained actor, former chemist, whose formative years on the stage were spent in Bern (Switzerland) and, from 1909, the Deutsches Theater Berlin under Max Reinhardt's direction. Specialised in Shakespearean roles ('Richard III', 'Hamlet') and was a famous interpreter of the plays of Henrik Ibsen...
37. George Reed George Reed Actor, The Green Pastures
38. Lyn Harding Lyn Harding Actor, Goodbye, Mr. Chips Born in St Brides Wentlooge (now in Gwent), Wales, UK, where he was brought up as a strict Congregationalist and a Welsh speaker. He started his working life as an apprentice draper in Newport, Wales, and was drawn to an acting career after seeing "It's Never Too Late to Mend" at the Old Victoria Hall...
39. Sam Lufkin Sam Lufkin Actor, Liberty
40. William Fox William Fox Miscellaneous Crew, Sunrise Starting at the age 8 he had a series of jobs before starting his own business in 1900, which was sold to buy a Brooklyn nickelodeon in 1904. As the new owner with an empty house, Fox hired a coin manipulator and a barker to attract patrons into the dark 146-seat theatre. Once audiences adequately understood what moving pictures were...
41. Pierre Renoir Pierre Renoir Actor, Children of Paradise
42. Harlan Briggs Harlan Briggs Actor, Dodsworth
43. Malcolm St. Clair Malcolm St. Clair Director, The Goat The son of a famous architect, California-born and -educated Mal St.Clair worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Express before his first movie job as an extra and gagman at Keystone in 1915. After service in World War I, he returned to the film business, this time as a director alternating between Fox and Mack Sennett...
44. Fannie Ward Fannie Ward Actress, The Cheat Fannie Ward was a star of light comedies on Broadway and in vaudeville. Internationally famous, she was at the height of her career in the first decade of the 20th century. She debuted on Broadway at 19 in "Pippino" (1890). She went on to starring roles in "The Marriage of William Ashe", "Madam President" and "The Shop Girl"...
45. Herbert Evans Herbert Evans Actor, The Hot Scots
46. Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill Actress, The Shame of Mary Boyle
47. J.P. McGowan J.P. McGowan Director, The Hurricane Express
48. George Magrill George Magrill Actor, The Lone Prairie
49. Mala Mala Actor, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island Ray Mala hailed from Alaska, and portrayed Inuits and also Hawaiian characters in films. He appeared in more than 25 movies, such as Eskimo, Last of the Pagans--based on the book "Typee" by Herman Melville-- The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, from which a 29-cent postal stamp was put out in the US, Honolulu Lu, Red Snow and many more.
50. Robert Strange Robert Strange Actor, High Sierra
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