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1. Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore Actor, Key Largo 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, The Adventures of Robin Hood 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. Sydney Greenstreet Sydney Greenstreet Actor, The Maltese Falcon 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"...
4. Michael Dolan Michael Dolan Actor, A Christmas Carol
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. 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...
7. Mary Glynne Mary Glynne Actress, The Good Companions
8. Gladys George Gladys George Actress, The Roaring Twenties 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...
9. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
10. 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)...
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, 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...
13. Alan Turing Alan Turing Thanks, La Drôle de guerre d'Alan Turing
14. 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...
15. 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).
16. Irving Pichel Irving Pichel Actor, Destination Moon
17. Louise Hampton Louise Hampton Actress, Haunted Honeymoon
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Leona Roberts Leona Roberts Actress, Gone with the Wind
21. Henry Hall Henry Hall Actor, The Ape Man
22. Ruth Selwyn Ruth Selwyn Actress, Men Must Fight 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...
23. Al Hill Al Hill Actor, A Man's World
24. 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...
25. Murray Kinnell Murray Kinnell Actor, The Public Enemy
26. Theodor Loos Theodor Loos Actor, M
27. Steve Clark Steve Clark Actor, Durango Valley Raiders
28. Bert Moorhouse Bert Moorhouse Actor, The Girl from Woolworth's
29. Frank Austin Frank Austin Actor, The Monster
30. Robert Capa Robert Capa Actor, Temptation
31. Herbert Prior Herbert Prior Actor, Why Girls Go Back Home A member of the early Edison Stock Company and of D.W. Griffith's stock company, he later joined the Biograph Company. He appeared a number of times with his wife Mabel, and played in several films during the 1920s, retiring in 1934.
32. Mabel Paige Mabel Paige Actress, Johnny Belinda
33. 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'...
34. 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...
35. Bert Lytell Bert Lytell Actor, Alias the Lone Wolf Popular silent-screen star.
36. Lillian Rich Lillian Rich Actress, The Golden Bed 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...
37. Joan Dowling Joan Dowling Actress, Hue and Cry 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...
38. Colette Colette Writer, Gigi
39. Steven Clark Steven Clark Actor, Security Risk
40. Kitty McHugh Kitty McHugh Actress, The Grapes of Wrath
41. 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"...
42. Simone Mareuil Simone Mareuil Actress, Polish Jew
43. Roy Bucko Roy Bucko Actor, Young Blood
44. John L. Balderston John L. Balderston Writer, Bride of Frankenstein
45. Tom McGuire Tom McGuire Actor, City Girl
46. Edward Clark Edward Clark Writer, Broken Hearts of Hollywood 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"...
47. Auguste Lumière Auguste Lumière Producer, La Palestina en 1896 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)...
48. Emily Fitzroy Emily Fitzroy Actress, The Bat British born actress in American films. She made her film debut in 1915 with Dustin Farnum. She appeared in scores of silent films as a character actress, but reached her greatest prominence with the coming of sound. Fitzroy specialized in motherly and society women characters.
49. Hugh Hennesy Hugh Hennesy Animation Department, Lady and the Tramp
50. Sandra Ravel Sandra Ravel Actress, Those Three French Girls
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