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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. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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.
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Leslie Banks Leslie Banks Actor, The Man Who Knew Too Much
8. J. Farrell MacDonald J. Farrell MacDonald Actor, Sunrise
9. Eva Perón Eva Perón Actress, La pródiga Eva María Duarte was born into a small poor village, Los Toldos. When she was still a child she always knew she wanted to break out and get more than the others from her life. She wanted to become an actress. At the age of 15, she seduced the singer Agustín Magaldi to take her with him on his journey to Buenos Aires...
10. 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.
11. Dixie Lee Dixie Lee Actress, Manhattan Love Song
12. Hugh Herbert Hugh Herbert Actor, The Great Waltz Former stage actor and playwright - he wrote over 150 plays and vaudeville sketches - Hugh Herbert went in the early 30s to Hollywood as comedian. In the 30s he worked mostly for Warner, impersonating often eccentric millionaires, tycoons and dimwitted professors, in a few movies he collaborated on the screenplays, e.g. on "Hit Parade of 1941".
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. 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.
21. Gertrude Lawrence Gertrude Lawrence Actress, Rembrandt Eminent London and Broadway musical star who appeared in nine films from 1929 through 1950.
22. 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.
23. Richard Rober Richard Rober Actor, Father's Little Dividend
24. 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.
25. Harlan Briggs Harlan Briggs Actor, Dodsworth
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Eulalie Jensen Eulalie Jensen Actress, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
29. 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...
30. Hugh Prosser Hugh Prosser Actor, The Adventures of Sir Galahad
31. George Magrill George Magrill Actor, The Lone Prairie
32. George Reed George Reed Actor, The Green Pastures
33. 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.
34. Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill Actress, The Shame of Mary Boyle
35. Molly Malone Molly Malone Actress, The Garage Molly Malone was an actress who began during the early days of silent film. She was born in Wisconsin. She didn't get her first role in motion pictures until 1917, in The Pulse of Life, making her a late bloomer in the film industry. By then she was 29, several years older than most actresses just starting out...
36. Vesta Tilley Vesta Tilley Actress, The Girl Who Loves a Soldier
37. 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"...
38. William H. Lynn William H. Lynn Actor, Harvey
39. Philip G. Epstein Philip G. Epstein Writer, Casablanca
40. Edward Biby Edward Biby Actor, Racketeer Round-up
41. Edna Phillips Edna Phillips Actress, A Regular Fellow
42. John Sheehan John Sheehan Actor, Little Miss Marker
43. Lillian Worth Lillian Worth Actress, A Shattered Romance
44. Herbert Evans Herbert Evans Actor, The Hot Scots
45. Malcolm St. Clair Malcolm St. Clair Director, The Blacksmith 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...
46. Harry Sherman Harry Sherman Producer, Buffalo Bill American producer of 1930s and 1940s Westerns whose chief claim to fame is introduction of the character Hopalong Cassidy to the screen. Sherman was originally an exhibitor. In 1914, he distributed the film The Birth of a Nation in the western United States and parlayed the connections he made into a position as a studio producer...
47. Beulah Hall Jones Beulah Hall Jones Actress, Drums Along the Mohawk
48. 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...
49. Tom Chatterton Tom Chatterton Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
50. Pierre Renoir Pierre Renoir Actor, Children of Paradise
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