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1. Françoise Dorléac Françoise Dorléac Actress, That Man from Rio The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a theatrical family in 1942 (her father was actor Maurice Dorléac)...
2. Roman Toporow Roman Toporow Actor, Berlin Express
3. W. Somerset Maugham W. Somerset Maugham Writer, Quartet Popular British novelist, playwright, short-story writer and the highest-paid author in the world in the 1930s, Somerset Maugham graduated in 1897 from St. Thomas' Medical School and qualified as a doctor, but abandoned medicine after the success of his first novels and plays. During World War I he worked as a secret agent and in 1928 settled in Cap Ferrat in France...
4. Syd Chaplin Syd Chaplin Actor, The Better 'Ole
5. Gaston Leroux Gaston Leroux Writer, The Phantom of the Opera A native of Paris, France, a poet, journalist and novelist, Gaston Leroux is known for his many creative horror stories, including "Rouilable", "The Haunted Chair" and "The Wax Mask", but is probably best known for his work "The Phantom of the Opera", which became Leroux's prize possession. He wrote...
6. Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan Writer, Isadora Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan...
7. Edmond T. Gréville Edmond T. Gréville Director, Veertig jaren
8. Louis Feuillade Louis Feuillade Director, Les vampires A prolific director--over 700 films, most of them short- or medium-length--Louis Feuillade began his career with Gaumont where, as well as directing his own features, he was appointed artistic director in charge of production in 1907. His work was largely comprised of film series; his first series, begun in 1910 and numbering 15 episodes...
9. André Hunebelle André Hunebelle Director, Captain Blood André Hunebelle (b. 1896) was an odd-job man ,always seeing which way the wind would blow when he made his movies;hence his eclecticism ,so to speak:comedies,swashbucklers (genre in which his gave his most pleasant works ),spy thrillers ,spoofs .... His comedies (his dominant genre in the fifties)...
10. Viviane Romance Viviane Romance Actress, Sirocco Strikingly beautiful French leading lady (Miss Paris of 1930) who first appeared on stage at the age of 13 at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt, then did some modelling work and a year later joined the chorus line of the Moulin Rouge. She also performed the 'can-can' at the legendary Parisian nightclub Bal Tabarin...
11. Severin Wunderman Severin Wunderman Actor, Minority Report
12. Gaby Morlay Gaby Morlay Actress, Gigi
13. Fernand Rivers Fernand Rivers Director, La dame aux camélias
14. Niccolò Paganini Niccolò Paganini Soundtrack, Only Lovers Left Alive Paganini's musical talent was recognized at an early age, and his ambitious father drove him hard to succeed, even withholding food if his son did not perform to his satisfaction on the violin. Escaping his father's domineering influence in his late teens by fleeing to Lucca, Paganini came to the attention of Princess Elisa Baciocchi...
15. René Lefèvre René Lefèvre Actor, Opéra-musette
16. Henri Matisse Henri Matisse Actor, Ten Modern Artists 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...
17. Philippe Nicaud Philippe Nicaud Actor, The Mysterious Island
18. Thomas Narcejac Thomas Narcejac Writer, Vertigo
19. Loni Nest Loni Nest Actress, The Golem
20. Georges Moustaki Georges Moustaki Soundtrack, The Bucket List
21. Julien Bertheau Julien Bertheau Actor, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
22. Noël-Noël Noël-Noël Writer, The Chorus Warmly popular French character player and screenwriter in his heyday, Noel-Noel was born Lucien Noel and developed his celebrity in music halls and the cabaret venue, where he created his Ademai comic character, a blundering French soldier. He eventually took this character successfully to film in...
23. Maximilienne Maximilienne Actress, Feu Mathias Pascal In his sketches, popular French comedian'Fernand Raynaud' was often bullied by a self-righteous sharp-tongued spinster called Mademoiselle Lelongbec, the parish organist. Tall, lean and unattractive, Maximilenne (born Henriette Genty in 1884) seemed born to play the part and she WAS the obvious choice for director Robert Darène when...
24. Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet Actor, Breathless
25. Charles Spaak Charles Spaak Writer, Before the Deluge
26. Jacques Gallo Jacques Gallo Actor, The Magic Sword
27. Nino Bellini Nino Bellini Actor, Casablanca
28. Magnus Hirschfeld Magnus Hirschfeld Actor, Anders als die Andern
29. Gérard Landry Gérard Landry Actor, Rigoletto e la sua tragedia
30. Madeleine Aile Madeleine Aile Actress, Il était deux petits enfants
31. Anne-Marie Jelinek Anne-Marie Jelinek Actress, Black Girl
32. Jean-Jacques Delbo Jean-Jacques Delbo Actor, Royal Affairs in Versailles
33. Maurice Maeterlinck Maurice Maeterlinck Writer, Monna Vanna Maeterlinck was a revolutionary symbolist playwright from Belgium. His influence on modern drama is vast and he was one of the best known figures in Europe in the early twentieth century, both for his plays and his philosophical writings. Best known today for his fantasy play "The Blue Bird", which has been adapted into a number of films...
34. Bruce Chatwin Bruce Chatwin Writer, Cobra Verde
35. Edward José Edward José Director, Mothers of Men Belgian-born Edward José began his film career as an actor, starring opposite Theda Bara in one of her most famous films, A Fool There Was. Turning to directing shortly afterwards, he handled several Pearl White serials, and piloted many features in the late 1910s and early 1920s. His most ambitious film was The Beloved Vagabond...
36. André Valmy André Valmy Actor, Une si jolie petite plage
37. Alfred Machin Alfred Machin Director, Les héritiers de l'oncle James Alfred Machin started his film work as camera man for Pathe at the beginning of 20 Century. During 1907 and 1909 he was in Africa, shooting documentary shorts. In 1910 he worked at the Pathe studio in Nizza, in 1911 he was one of the founding directors of the Pathe-filiale in Amsterdam, in 1913 he was the same in Brussel...
38. Yvan Noé Yvan Noé Writer, Dominique Yvan Noemann aka Yvan Noé (1895-1963) was a journalist ,a novelist and a playwright ,as well as a director.His masterpiece ,"La Cavalcade Des Heures "(1943) ,influenced by Fritz Lang 's "Der Mûde Tod" , is an impressive work made up of sketches depicting an already lost fight against the only thing man will not never be able to master:Time...
39. Beverley Brooks Beverley Brooks Actress, Reach for the Sky
40. Jacques Henri Lartigue Jacques Henri Lartigue Actor, Ginger and Fred
41. Eugene Deslaw Eugene Deslaw Director, Vision fantastique
42. Fred Pressburger Fred Pressburger Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, The Shanghai Gesture
43. Jules Bianchi Jules Bianchi Self, Formula 1
44. Rita Jolivet Rita Jolivet Actress, Roger la Honte Rita Jolivet was a silent film actress whose career spanned from 1914 when she made FATA MORGANA to 1926 when she filmed PHI-PHI. Afterwards, Rita dropped out of films. She made only 20 films in her brief career.
45. Christian Gérard Christian Gérard Actor, Indiscretions
46. Hassard Short Hassard Short Actor, The Turn of the Wheel He was one of the giants of the American Theatre in the first half of the 20th Century. Born in England, Hubert Hassard Short began his theatrical career there in 1895 and ventured to America six years later. He initially found work touring as a member and choreographer of John Drew's company, working his way onto Broadway as an actor up until the 1919-20 season...
47. Claude Mérelle Claude Mérelle Actress, Les aventures de Robinson Crusoë
48. Henri Christiné Henri Christiné Music Department, Beauty Cult
49. Lucien Callamand Lucien Callamand Actor, Agénor enfant trouvé
50. Rachel Devirys Rachel Devirys Actress, Le berceau de dieu
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