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1. May Robson

Actress | Bringing Up Baby

Born Mary Jeanette Robison. She was the youngest daughter of Henry Robison of Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schelesinger of Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Her father died in 1860 and her mother remarried. In 1866/67 they were living in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and moved ...

2. Mrs. Sidney Drew

Writer | Thou Art the Man

Gladys Rankin was born on October 8, 1870 in New York City. Her father was actor Arthur McKee Rankin and her mother was actress Kitty Blanchard. She began acting on the stage when she was a child. One of her first starring roles was in The Runaway Wife. At the age of eighteen she married actor ...

3. Anna Held

Actress | Madame la Presidente

Anna Held was born Helene Anna Held on March 8, 1872 (some sources say 1873) in Warsaw, Poland. She was the youngest of eleven children. Her Jewish family fled to Paris, France. Sadly her father died from alcoholism when she was twelve. She started her career singing in Europe. Her signature song ...

4. Dan Russell

Actor | Two Gun Trixie

Dan Russell was born James Charles Dunn in England in 1875. His family moved to the United States when he was a child. He started his career in vaudeville with his wife Blanche O'Neill, He left her in for seventeen year old actress Marjorie Ray. They were married in 1909 and had a son, James E Dunn...

5. Bothwell Browne

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

Bothwell Browne was born Walter Bothwell Bruhn on March 7, 1877 in Copenhagen, Denmark. When he was a child his family moved to San Francisco. Bothwell went to New York City and began working as a dancer and female impersonator. In 1911 he made his Broadway debut in Miss Jack. He quickly became one...

6. Annabelle Moore

Actress | A Mermaid Dance

Annabelle Moore was born Annabelle Theresa Whitford on July 6, 1878 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father passed away shortly after she was born and her mother remarried. At the age of fifteen Annabelle made her dancing debut at the World's Columbian Expedition in Chicago. Then she moved to New York ...

7. Elfie Fay

Actress | Trouble Chaser

Elfie Virginia Fay was born on January 11, 1879 in New York City. Her father was vaudeville star Hugh Faye. She began performing on stage at the age of fifteen. Elfie made her Broadway debut in February of 1900 starring in Mamselle 'Awkins. Over the next few years she appeared in the hit shows The ...

8. Emma Carus

Self | Actors' Fund Field Day

Emma Carus a beautiful and highly well-known contralto singing star who was in the cast of the original Ziegfeld Follies, frequently sang in vaudeville and Broadway theatre's in many musical dramas, appearing in 'Rally Round the Flag' at the Union Square Theatre in 1897. She appeared in only one ...

9. Jobyna Howland

Actress | The Cuckoos

Jobyna Howland was born on March 31, 1880 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her father was a civil war veteran. Jobyna's family moved to Denver, Colorado where she studied acting. When she was a teenager she went to New York City and started modeling. The six foot tall redhead posed for Charles Dana ...

10. Gaby Deslys

Actress | Bouclette

Gaby Deslys was born Marie-Elise-Gabrielle Caire on November 4, 1881 in Marseille, France. Gaby was one of five children but sadly three of her siblings died when they were young. Although her mother encouraged her love of dancing her strict father did not. He sent her to a religious school called ...

11. Valli Valli

Actress | The Turmoil

Valli Valli was born Marguerite Alice Knust on February 11, 1889 (some sources say 1882) in Berlin, Germany. Valli came from a prominent British family and she was educated in Paris, France and London, England. At the age of twelve she made her theater debut in a London production of Gentle Ivy. ...

12. Marie Empress

Actress | Behind Closed Doors

Marie Empress was born Mary Ann Louisa Taylor on March 26, 1884 in Birmingham, England. Her father was a contractor who died in 1901. At the age of eighteen Marie married William Horton, a store clerk. Four years later she left him so she could pursue her acting career. She became a popular ...

13. Bessie McCoy

Actress | What's Your Hurry?

Bessie McCoy was born Elizabeth Genevieve McEvoy on May 17, 1884 in New York City. Her mother and stepfather were both successful vaudeville entertainers. During her childhood Bessie and her younger sister Helen performed as the McCoy Sisters. She appeared in numerous Broadway shows including The ...

14. Adele Blood

Actress | The Devil's Toy

Adele Blood was was born Adele Mary Blood on April 23, 1886 in San Francisco, California. When she was a child she became an accomplished equestrian and loved the theater. She briefly worked at the San Francisco Examiner. Then she started acting in stock companies. In 1906 she married Edward Davis,...

15. Sunshine Hart

Actress | My Best Girl

Sunshine Hart was born Lucia Adams on July 6, 1886, in Vevay, Indiana. She would later claim that her father was a minister on an Indian reservation and that an Indian nurse gave her the nickname "Sunshine". After high school she started acting in stock companies and spent many years working in ...

16. Marguerite Marsh

Actress | Runaway June

Marguerite Marsh was born Marguerite Clarice Marsh on April 18, 1888 in Lawrence, Kansas. Marguerite was the oldest of seven children, After her father died her mother moved the family to Los Angeles, California. She briefly worked as a nurse before deciding to pursue a career on the stage. In 1907...

17. Lillian Peacock

Actress | Hiram's Inheritance

While filming a comedy in 1918, Lillian fell while leaping from one running automobile to another. She suffered severe internal injuries but was able to appear before the cameras again later on. However, during a later filming, the injuries sustained in the previous accident, caused her to become ...

18. Charlotte Greenwood

Actress | Oklahoma!

Charlotte Greenwood was born Frances Charlotte Greenwood on June 25, 1890, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a sickly child and her father left the family when she was very young. Charlotte grew into a healthy, six foot tall woman. She started her career dancing in vaudeville where she became ...

19. Kay Laurel

Actress | The Brand

Kay Laurel was born Ruth M. Leslie on June 28, 1890 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Sadly her father George died when she was eight. She briefly worked as a telephone operator. Then she moved to New York City and became an artist's model. Kay started dating George Messinger, a merchant from San Francisco. ...

20. Marjorie Ray

Actress | The Battle of 'Let's Go'

Marjorie Ray was born in July of 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri. Her father, George Ray, was a farmer and she was one of eight children. When she was a teenager she went to New York City to become an actress. Marjorie joined comedian Dan Russell's popular show The Matinee Girls. She quickly fell in ...

21. Cecile Arnold

Actress | That Springtime Feeling

Cecile Arnold was born Cecile Laval Arnoux on July 9, 1891 in Louisville, Kentucky (some sources say New York). Her parents divorced when she was a child. After her mother remarried the family lived in Missouri and Texas. She started her career as a chorus girl and joined the Ziegfeld Follies. ...

22. Vera Sisson

Actress | The Married Virgin

Vera Sisson was born on July 31, 1891 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was educated at the Brownlee Collegiate school for girls in Denver, Colorado. When she was twenty-one she applied to Universal Studios for extra work. She made her film debut in the 1913 drama The Helping Hand. Vera costarred with J...

23. Florence Barker

Actress | Choosing a Husband

Florence Barker was born on November 22, 1891 in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Norman Barker, was a farmer and she had four siblings. When she was a teenager she began acting with stock companies. Florence fell in love with actor Joe De Grasse, who was eighteen years older than her. They ...

24. Lillian Lorraine

Actress | Should a Wife Forgive?

Lillian Lorraine was born Lillian Muriel Jaques on January 1, 1892 in San Francisco, California. Her father walked out when she was just six. Lillian and her mother lived in Leadville, Colorado before moving to New York City. She began her career on stage when she was a teenager. At the age of ...

25. Bob Reeves

Actor | The Lonesome Trail

Robert "Bob" Jasper Reeves was born on January 28, 1892 in Marlin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and served in the US Army during World War I. In 1921 he was cast in a series of Western shorts that were called "Cactus Features". He and his leading lady Maryon Aye would make 18 Cactus ...

26. Edna Maison

Actress | Richelieu

Edna Maison was born Carmen Edna Maisonave on August 17, 1892 (some sources say 1886) in San Francisco, California. Her father, Peter Maisonave, was a grocer who had immigrated from France. When she was a child her family moved to Los Angeles. Edna was educated the Immaculate Heart Academy. At the ...

27. Kit Guard

Actor | Corruption

Kit Guard was born Christen Klitgaard May 5, 1894 in Hals, Denmark. His parents, Jens and Thyra Klitgaard, were farmers and he had four bothers. The family immigrated to Canada in 1901 and later moved to San Francisco, California. He became an American citizen and went to New York City where he ...

28. Peggy O'Neil

Actress | The Non-Stop Flight

Peggy O'Neil was born Margaret O'Neil on June 16, 1894 (some sources say 1898) in County Kerry, Ireland. Soon after her family moved to Buffalo, New York. Tragically both of her parents died when she was a child. Peggy was educated at a convent in Niagara Falls and started acting in local stage ...

29. Gladys Tennyson

Actress | Broadway Love

Gladys Tennyson was born Gladys Elizabeth Borum on November 2, 1894 in Texas. Her parents divorced when she was fifteen. Soon after she moved to California and married James Charles Tenison. In 1916 Gladys made her film debut in the short Cold Hearts and Hot Flames. Over the next two years she ...

30. Marietta Millner

Actress | The City Gone Wild

Marietta Milner was born Maria Anna Paul Bieberhofer on December 8, 1894 in Linz, Austria. She grew up in Vienna where her father was a wealthy hotel owner. Sadly her family lost their entire fortune during World War One. She began her career performing on stage as Marietta Muller. At the age of ...

31. Mary Thurman

Actress | A Bride for a Knight

Mary Thurman was born Mary Christiansen on April 27, 1895, in Richfield, Utah. She was one of seven children raised in the Mormon faith. Sadly her father passed away when she was nine. Mary attended the University of Utah and got a job as a teacher. In 1915 she took a trip to Hollywood. A talent ...

32. Claire Anderson

Actress | His Baby Doll

Claire Anderson was born Claire Mathes on May 8, 1895 in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to Hollywood and became one of Mack Sennett's first bathing beauties. Claire was five feet, five inches tall and 132 pounds. She started making movies with Keystone in 1914 (she also used the screen name Cora ...

33. Lucille Carlisle

Actress | Passing the Buck

Lucille Carlisle was born Ida Lucille White in Galesburg, Illinois. After her father abandoned the family her mother opened a boarding house in Spokane, Washington. At the age of sixteen Lucille was briefly married. Soon after she she won a beauty contest organized by Photoplay Magazine. She moved ...

34. June Caprice

Actress | A Modern Cinderella

June Caprice was born Helen Elizabeth Lawson on November 19, 1895 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Her parents, Peter and Anna Lawson, were both born in Norway. June was educated at the Boston Conservatory of Music and began her acting career on the stage. At the age of sixteen she won a Mary Pickford ...

35. Alice Jorgens

Actress | Safety First Ambrose

Alice Caroline Jorgens was born on March 28, 1896 in Anaconda, Montana. Her mother, Carrie Jorgens, was from Denmark and her father, Hans Jorgens, was from Germany. The family moved to Kettle Falls, Washington when she was a child. In 1916 she signed a contract with producer Thomas Ince and made ...

36. Blanche Sweet

Actress | Judith of Bethulia

Born into a family of show people, Blanche Sweet first appeared on the stage when she was 18 months old. She was a dancer by the time she was four and a talented actress by 1909 when she started work at the Biograph with D.W. Griffith. By 1910, aged 14, she was four years younger than Mary Pickford...

37. Claire Alexander

Actress | A Girl of Yesterday

Claire Alexander was born Clara Cecilia Alexander on January 6, 1897 in New York City. Her family moved to California when she was a teenager. Claire's father, Thomas Alexander, became a Technical director at MGM studios. In 1915 she won Hollywood's first bathing beauty contest and made her film ...

38. Ossi Oswalda

Actress | Amor am Steuer

Ossi Oswalda was born Oswalda Staglich on February 2, 1899 in Berlin, Germany. She trained to be a ballerina and worked in chorus lines when she was a teenager. Director Ernst Lubitsch discovered her and cast her in his 1916 film The Shoe Palace. Over the next five years she appeared in many of ...

39. Betty Compson

Actress | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

A mining engineer's daughter, blond, blue-eyed Betty Compson began in show business playing violin in a Salt Lake City vaudeville establishment for $15 a week. Following that, she went on tour, accompanied by her mother, with an act called 'the Vagabond Violinist'. Aged eighteen, she appeared on ...

40. Dorothy Dorr

Actress | Legend of Hollywood

Dorothy Alita Dorr (sometimes spelled Dore) was born on October 12, 1897 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the only child of Mary and Charles Dorr, a contractor. When she was nineteen she married Charles Judge Wilkinson and had a son named Walter. Soon after the family moved to Los Angeles, ...

41. Madeline Hurlock

Actress | Don Juan's 3 Nights

Sophisticated, dark-haired star of silent screen comedy. Of English and Italian ancestry, Madeline was educated in Philadelphia and first appeared on stage with the Little Theatre. Moving on to New York, she acted and danced in musical comedy at the Century Roof Garden and made her Broadway debut ...

42. Leonora Summers

Actress | Flirty Four-Flushers

Leonora Summers was born Lillian Hill on December 12, 1897 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended P.S. 76 and Newton High School where she became the first girl to win a prize for carpentry. Leonora appeared in several plays including Very Good Eddie and The Gingham Girl. She married entertainer Jack ...

43. Lillian Biron

Actress | Below the Deadline

Lillian Biron was born Lillian Marie Biorn on September 2, 1898 in Independence, Kansas. Her father, Martin Biorn, was born in Demark and she had two sisters. The family moved to Arkansas when she was a child. Lillian started her career performing in vaudeville. In 1917 she was signed by Triangle ...

44. Myrtle Lind

Actress | Pills of Peril

Myrtle Lind was born Margaret Victoria Anderson in Mankato, Minnesota in 1898 (Lind was a family name). She attended dramatic school and appeared in some plays before moving to Hollywood with her parents. In 1916 she started her film career at the Mack Sennett studios. Myrtle appeared in numerous ...

45. Adele Windsor

Actress | True to the Navy

Adele Windsor was born Adele Wormser September 22, 1898 in Manhattan, New York. Her German father, Oscar Wormser, was a salesman. She started her career acting with a stock company in Washington D.C. Adele appeared in the shows Smilin' Thru, The Cat And The Canary, and Madeline Of The Movies. On ...

46. Ross Forrester

The Big Street

Ross Wilson Forrester was born in Detroit, Michigan. His parents Charles Forrester and Jane Courthope were popular vaudeville performers. Ross's grandmother, singer Fanny Marston, was known as the "California nightingale". At the age of three Ross began appearing on stage with his parents. He ...

47. Clarine Seymour

Actress | Scarlet Days

Clarine Seymour born to Albert and Florence Seymour in Brooklyn, New York in 1898. Her father ran a ribbon manufacturing business, in 1917 her father became so ill that he had no choice but to close his successful business and so Clarine secured work through the Thanhouser Film Company, which was ...

48. Valentina Zimina

Actress | La Bohème

Valentina Zimina was born on January 1, 1899 in Moscow, Russia. She was the daughter of a famous opera singer and claimed she was a countess. Valentina started performing on the stage when she was a child. Tragically her entire family was killed in 1917 during the Russian revolution. She married ...

49. Phyllis Haver

Actress | The Midnight Express

Phyllis Haver was born Phyllis O'Haver on January 6, 1899, in Douglas, KS. When she was a child her family moved to California. Young Phyllis got a job playing piano at a local movie theater. Producer Mack Sennett saw her and hired her to be one of his "Sennett Bathing Beauties". Between 1916-20 ...

50. Corliss Palmer

Actress | George Washington Cohen

Corliss Palmer was born Helen Caroline Palmer on July 25, 1899 in Edison, Georgia. Corliss was one of six siblings and sadly her father died when she was ten. After high school she worked at a grocery store and a movie theater in Macon. In 1920 she won a contest sponsored by Motion Picture Magazine...


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