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1. Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore Actor, It's a Wonderful Life Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon"...
2. Sydney Greenstreet Sydney Greenstreet Actor, Casablanca Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a murderer in a 1902 production of "Sherlock Holmes"...
3. Eugene Pallette Eugene Pallette Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Gargantuan-bellied, frog-voiced character actor who was a staple in forties movies. After World War II his ultra-right-wing political views fuelled his 'bomb' paranoia and he bought a property in Oregon which he turned into a well-stocked compound in case the Russians attacked. Many of his old Hollywood friends...
4. Gladys George Gladys George Actress, The Maltese Falcon Hollywood character actress probably best known for her role as Miles Archer's wife in 'The Maltese Falcon'.
5. Florence Bates Florence Bates Actress, Rebecca The American character actress, Florence Rabe, was the daughter of an antique store owner. She gained a degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas in 1906 and went on to a career in teaching and social work. She changed course after being persuaded by a friend to study law, and, passing her bar exam in 1914...
6. Irving Pichel Irving Pichel Director, The Most Dangerous Game
7. Tom Tyler Tom Tyler Actor, Stagecoach Popular American star of silent and early sound Westerns and serials. Raised in Michigan, he went through a number of strenuous jobs (sailor, boxer lumberjack, coal miner, etc.) before landing in Los Angeles and getting work as a movie extra and stuntman. His good looks and athletic physique (he was a champion weight-lifter) led to an offer to play the lead in a series of silent Westerns...
8. Dziga Vertov Dziga Vertov Director, Man with a Movie Camera Born in Bialystok, Poland, studied music and enrolled in St. Petersburg Neurological Institute in 1916. Worked on first Soviet newsreel, Kinonedelia (1918-1919), then on subsequent newsreel series (inc. Kinopravda, 1922-1925).
9. Moroni Olsen Moroni Olsen Actor, Notorious Even his more courteous, somewhat friendlier types gave one pause for concern. The tall, beefy, balding, icy-eyed character actor Moroni Olsen was one of Hollywood's more popular and imposing performers of film during the late 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. The versatile player was born Moroni Olsen and raised in Utah to Mormon parents (Edward Arenholt Olsen and Marsha Holverholst)...
10. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
11. Harry Cording Harry Cording Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood Burly bit part actor often seen in the Sherlock Holmes movies of the '40's as a menacing chauffer, sailor or Cockney. His speaking parts were always well done and added considerably to the B grade movies of the period .
12. Reinhold Schünzel Reinhold Schünzel Actor, Notorious The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, Reinhold Schuenzel was born in St. Pauli, the best known, but also the poorest, part of Hamburg. His father started off as an actor, but economic circumstances forced him to turn towards commerce. For a while, Reinhold followed in his footsteps, undertook business studies and then began his professional career in the publishing business...
13. Harry C. Browne Harry C. Browne Actor, Closed Doors
14. James Cardwell James Cardwell Actor, He Walked by Night Eager young James (aka Jimmy) Cardwell had an auspicious beginning and showed great promise in 1940s films. Dark-haired and thick-browed with an earnest, boyish look and set-jawed handsomeness that could remind someone of a John Garfield type, he couldn't have started off much better than by playing a young...
15. Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo Uncategorised Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico, the seventh daughter of a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico, and a Mexican-Indian mother. Her father encouraged her interest in art, photography and archaeology; her mother was not so well educated, and also very religious...
16. Siegfried Breuer Siegfried Breuer Actor, The Third Man Viennese character actor, an earlier incarnation of Peter Bowles, who specialized in elegant, charming rogues and, on occasion, sinister types. Breuer, the son of a Wagnerian singer, was trained as an actor in Vienna (from 1924) where he studied alongside Paula Wessely and 'Kathe Gold'. He performed on the stage in Berlin under the direction of Max Reinhardt in 'The Prince of Homburg'...
17. Leona Roberts Leona Roberts Actress, Gone with the Wind
18. Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman Actor, Road to Zanzibar
19. Christopher Joy Christopher Joy Actor, Up in Smoke
20. Theodor Loos Theodor Loos Actor, Metropolis
21. James Hilton James Hilton Writer, Mrs. Miniver
22. Henry Hall Henry Hall Actor, Sagebrush Trail
23. Murray Kinnell Murray Kinnell Actor, The Public Enemy
24. Al Hill Al Hill Actor, The Bank Dick
25. Auguste Lumière Auguste Lumière Producer, Bataille de neige Although it is his brother Louis Lumière who is generally acclaimed as the "father of the cinema", Auguste Lumiere also made a major contribution towards the development of the medium, first by helping with the invention and construction of the cinematographe (the world's first camera and projection mechanism)...
26. Steve Clark Steve Clark Actor, Under California Stars
27. Kitty McHugh Kitty McHugh Actress, The Grapes of Wrath
28. Simone Mareuil Simone Mareuil Actress, Un Chien Andalou
29. Robert Capa Robert Capa Cinematographer, The 400 Million
30. Joe May Joe May Director, The Invisible Man Returns A businessman and operetta director, Joe May, one of the founders of the German cinema, started directing films in 1911 and started his own production company a few years later. He gave famous German director Fritz Lang his start in films, employing him as a screenwriter in his early films. After the Nazi takeover...
31. Charles Rooner Charles Rooner Actor, La perla
32. Mabel Paige Mabel Paige Actress, Johnny Belinda Rubbery-lipped, silver-haired character actress in dozens of Hollywood films of the 40's and 50's.
33. Adia Kuznetzoff Adia Kuznetzoff Actor, For Whom the Bell Tolls
34. Robert Walker Robert Walker Actor, Midnight Menace
35. Edward Clark Edward Clark Actor, The Iron Hand Prolific actor, songwriter ("Heart of My Heart"), composer, author, director and producer. He came to the USA in 1891, and was a vaudeville comedian. He composed the Broadway stage score and libretto for "Little Miss Charity", and directed "You're in Love" and "Oh, What a Girl". He wrote the librettos for "Honey Girl" and "Paradise Alley"...
36. Daisy Belmore Daisy Belmore Actress, Seven Days Leave
37. Vitaliano Brancati Vitaliano Brancati Writer, Journey to Italy
38. Colette Colette Writer, Gigi
39. Arthur Lucan Arthur Lucan Actor, Vampire Over London Arthur Towle was in show business from 1900 when he left school until his dying day. He started as an "Irish" character comedian in British music halls; touring Ireland with this act in 1913, he met and married Kitty McShane (she was 15, he 26). They gradually evolved the act of "Old Mother Riley and her Daughter" (Arthur...
40. Phyllis Barry Phyllis Barry Actress, The Moonstone
41. John L. Balderston John L. Balderston Writer, The Last of the Mohicans
42. Joan Dowling Joan Dowling Actress, The Magic Box Joan Dowling had a passion for acting and as an aspiring young actress she would take roles in plays, pantomimes and other works simply to be on the stage. Her first recognised role was at the tender age of 14 and she signed her first film contract at 17. She had natural talent and did not have any coaching...
43. Henri Matisse Henri Matisse Actor, Henri Matisse Henri Emile Benoit Matisse was born on December 31, 1869, in Le Cateau-Cambresis, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. His father, named Emile Hippolyte Matisse, was a merchant, whose family were weavers. His mother, named Anna Heloise Matisse (nee Gerard), was a daughter of a tanner; she made hats and painted china...
44. Lillian Rich Lillian Rich Actress, On the Front Page
45. Maurice Cass Maurice Cass Actor, Blood and Sand Maurice Cass was born on October 12, 1884, in Vilnius, Lithuania (then Vilno, Russian Empire). He emigrated to the USA, and in his pursuit of an acting career, he began as announcer and comedian in New York. Cass had a pleasant face, a small body and a big voice. With his nearsightedness and his inevitable pince-nez adding weight to his intelligent face...
46. Omar Kiam Omar Kiam Costume Designer, Wuthering Heights According to Margaret J. Bailey's biography for Omar Kiam in her book "Those Glorious Glamour Years: The Great Hollywood Costume Designs of the the 1930's": Educated at Poughkeepsie Military Academy in New York. First designing job was in the baby cap department of a large Houston, Texas department store...
47. Sôjin Kamiyama Sôjin Kamiyama Actor, Seven Samurai
48. Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto Actor, Let's Go with Pancho Villa
49. Frank Austin Frank Austin Actor, Almost Human
50. Kate Davenport Kate Davenport Actress, Sentimental Tommy
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