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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. Gladys George Gladys George Actress, The Maltese Falcon One of the fine if relatively short-lived character actresses of Hollywood heydays of the 1930s and 1940s, Gladys George came into an acting family while literally on the road. Her parents were actually English and touring with a Shakespearean theater company in Patten, Maine when she was born (although usually noted as 1900...
4. 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...
5. 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)...
6. 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...
7. 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 .
8. 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...
9. Roy Bucko Roy Bucko Actor, Young Blood
10. 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).
11. Alan Turing Alan Turing
12. Irving Pichel Irving Pichel Director, The Most Dangerous Game
13. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
14. Al Hill Al Hill Actor, The Bank Dick
15. Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico. She was the seventh daughter of Guillermo Kahlo (born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo), a successful German photographer who emigrated to Mexico from Pforzheim, and of a Mexican-Indian mother, Matilde Calderón y González. Her father encouraged her interest in art...
16. 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...
17. Leona Roberts Leona Roberts Actress, Gone with the Wind
18. Robert Milasch Robert Milasch Actor, Timothy Dobbs, That's Me
19. Murray Kinnell Murray Kinnell Actor, The Public Enemy
20. Joan Dowling Joan Dowling Actress, The Magic Box Joan Dowling was born on January 6, 1928 in London, England. Her mother was unmarried and Joan never knew her father. She was primarily raised by her grandmother. Joan dreamed of becoming an actress but she was too poor to afford acting lessons. Despite her lack of training she began auditioning and made her stage debut when she was just fourteen years old...
21. John L. Balderston John L. Balderston Writer, The Last of the Mohicans
22. 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)...
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. Steve Clark Steve Clark Actor, Under California Stars
26. Henry Hall Henry Hall Actor, Sagebrush Trail
27. Lee Bennett Lee Bennett Actor, Scared to Death
28. Simone Mareuil Simone Mareuil Actress, Un Chien Andalou
29. Kathleen Key Kathleen Key Actress, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
30. Kitty McHugh Kitty McHugh Actress, The Grapes of Wrath
31. Louise Hampton Louise Hampton Actress, Goodbye, Mr. Chips
32. Tommy Coats Tommy Coats Actor, Grand Canyon Trail
33. Robert Adair Robert Adair Actor, The Face at the Window
34. Bert Moorhouse Bert Moorhouse Actor, Rough Ridin' Red
35. Frank Austin Frank Austin Actor, Almost Human
36. Robert Capa Robert Capa Cinematographer, The 400 Million
37. Maurice Tillet Maurice Tillet Actor, Les bateliers de la Volga Maurice Tillet, better known by his Professional wrestling name, "The French Angel". Maurice was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 23, 1903 of French parents. His father was an engineer involved in the construction of the Trans-Siberian railroad and his mother was a teacher of languages. By age 8 Maurice had lost his father...
38. Edward Coxen Edward Coxen Actor, The Trail of the Thief Albert Edward Coxen was born at 18 Darwin Street, Southwark, London, England on 8th August 1880, the first child of Joseph Coxen of Wandsworth, London and Sarah Jane Coxen née Parfitt of Bedminster, Bristol. At the time of Albert Edward's birth Joseph and Sarah ran the Carpenter Arms public house, St. Marylebone, London...
39. Wilfried Seyferth Wilfried Seyferth Actor, Decision Before Dawn
40. Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman Actor, Road to Zanzibar
41. James Hilton James Hilton Writer, Mrs. Miniver
42. George Robey George Robey Actor, Henry V
43. Frederick Lonsdale Frederick Lonsdale Writer, The Private Life of Don Juan
44. Frank McCarroll Frank McCarroll Actor, His Brother's Ghost
45. Edward Clark Edward Clark Actor, The Iron Hand Edward Clark AKA E.A. Clarke was a prolific actor of the silent and sound era, but NOT the same person as the similarly named songwriter ("Heart of My Heart"), composer, author, director and producer, who came to the USA in 1891, was a vaudeville comedian, composed the Broadway stage score and libretto for "Little Miss Charity"...
46. 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.
47. 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'...
48. Paul Scardon Paul Scardon Actor, The Cabby and the Demon Born in Melbourne, Australia, Paul Scardon had extensive experience on the stage in his home country before coming to the US in 1905. He made films for Majestic and Reliance, among other studios, before joining Vitagraph in 1914. He appeared in several films there as an actor, but soon turned to directing...
49. Theodor Loos Theodor Loos Actor, Metropolis
50. Colette Colette Writer, Gigi
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