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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. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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"...
5. 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...
6. 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)...
7. 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'.
8. Reinhold Schünzel Reinhold Schünzel Actor, Notorious The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, Schünzel 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, the son followed in his footsteps. He undertook business studies and then began his professional career in the publishing business...
9. 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 .
10. Irving Pichel Irving Pichel Director, The Most Dangerous Game
11. Phyllis Barry Phyllis Barry Actress, The Moonstone Phyllis Barry was born Gertrude Hillyard on December 7, 1908, in Leeds, England. She was a gifted dancer and at the age of fourteen she joined an Australian cabaret troupe. Phyllis starred in many stage musicals including No No Nannette and Lady Be Good. She made her film debut in the 1925 Australian film Painted Daughters...
12. 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).
13. 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...
14. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
15. 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...
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. 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...
18. Alan Turing Alan Turing
19. Bert Moorhouse Bert Moorhouse Actor, Rough Ridin' Red
20. Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo Self, Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray 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...
21. Bert Lytell Bert Lytell Self, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse Popular silent-screen star.
22. Mabel Paige Mabel Paige Actress, Johnny Belinda
23. James Hilton James Hilton Writer, Mrs. Miniver British novelist James Hilton was born in Leigh, Lancashire, England, in 1900. His father was a schoolmaster. Hilton graduated from Cambridge University in 1921, having already written his first novel, "Catherine Herself" (written in 1918, it wasn't published until 1920). After graduation he wrote a twice-weekly column for "The Dublin Irish Independent"...
24. Leona Roberts Leona Roberts Actress, Gone with the Wind
25. Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman Actor, Road to Zanzibar
26. Roy Bucko Roy Bucko Actor, Young Blood
27. Henry Hall Henry Hall Actor, Sagebrush Trail
28. Robert Walker Robert Walker Actor, Midnight Menace
29. Murray Kinnell Murray Kinnell Actor, The Public Enemy
30. Kitty McHugh Kitty McHugh Actress, The Grapes of Wrath
31. Theodor Loos Theodor Loos Actor, Metropolis
32. Auguste Lumière Auguste Lumière Producer, Départ de Jérusalem en chemin de fer 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)...
33. Robert Capa Robert Capa Cinematographer, The 400 Million
34. Al Hill Al Hill Actor, The Bank Dick
35. Blackjack Ward Blackjack Ward Actor, The Ghost Rider
36. Julien Mitchell Julien Mitchell Actor, The Sea Hawk
37. John L. Balderston John L. Balderston Writer, The Last of the Mohicans
38. Simone Mareuil Simone Mareuil Actress, Un Chien Andalou
39. Maurice Cass Maurice Cass Actor, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger 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...
40. Robert Milasch Robert Milasch Actor, Timothy Dobbs, That's Me
41. Steve Clark Steve Clark Actor, Under California Stars
42. Ruth Selwyn Ruth Selwyn Actress, Speak Easily She was born Ruth Wilcox, the sister of director Fred McLeod Wilcox, who directed "Lassie, Come Home" (1943) and "Forbidden Planet" (1956), and former showgirl Pansy Wilcox, who was married to Loew's Inc. President Nicholas M. Schenck, one of the pioneers of the film industry. Ruth and her siblings were the children of James Wilcox...
43. Colette Colette Writer, Gigi
44. 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"...
45. 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...
46. Steven Clark Steven Clark Actor, Phantom from Space
47. Ann Dere Ann Dere Actress, A Streetcar Named Desire
48. Lillian Rich Lillian Rich Actress, On the Front Page English silent screen siren Lillian Rich was 19 when she arrived in New York, courtesy of her Canadian husband Lionel Edward Nicholson. The couple had met while "Leo" was on active duty as a fighter pilot with the Royal Naval Air Service during World War I. He came from a well-to-do middle-class family and was both able and keen to bankroll Lillian's entry into Hollywood with a stake of $1000...
49. Gabriel Pascal Gabriel Pascal Producer, Caesar and Cleopatra
50. Frank Austin Frank Austin Actor, Almost Human
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