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1. A. Bromley Davenport

Actor | The Flight Commander

The great English character star A. Bromley Davenport born Arthur Henry Bromley-Davenport in Baginton, Warwickshire in 1867, his father was a well-known conservative politician William Bromley Davenport. Arthur was educated at Eton College, Berkshire. He began his acting career on the London stage ...

2. A.V. Bramble

Actor | The Laughing Cavalier

Albert Victor Bramble was born in Portsmouth, England, in 1880. He became a well-known classical stage performer, beginning in 1900. In addition, he appeared in quite a few films, first for the B&C Film Company in 1914, where he stayed until the late 1920s. He was also a producer and director, and ...

3. Alf Scotty

Actor | A Pair of Dummies

Comedian Alf Scotty born Alfred Scott or Scotty in the mod 1880's in England. began working in pantomimes and music hall. Starred in at least 20 short comedy films in just one year starring opposite his wife Lily Ward, first in a series of short 'Alf' comedies under the direction of Cecil Birch. ...

4. Alice De Winton

Actress | Lady Windermere's Fan

Alice De Winton born Alice Wilson in Dorchester in 1864, highly well-known on stage, perhaps her best known 'The Man from Blankley's at the Criterion Theatre in 1903. she also worked on Broadway. Beautiful sophisticated lady who starred and supported in many drama films, first with the Cecil ...

5. Alice Hollister

Actress | Don Caesar de Bazan

Alice Hollister born in Massachusetts in 1886. Convent educated. Became a popular figure in more than 90 silent melodrama and crime films, a dark-haired beauty, perhaps the screen's first 'vamp', joined the Kalem Film Company along with her husband pioneering cinematographer George K. Hollister, ...

6. André Heuzé

Actor | Poil de carotte

Andre Heuze born in 1913 in France. Fresh-face, rustic youngster who starred in his first film role as Carrots in 'Poil de Carrotte' directed by Duvivier from the novel by Jules Renard in 1925, Andre was offered only smaller roles in movies afterwards such as in 'Devil in the Heart' (1926) 'The Big...

7. Anita Bush

Actress | The Crimson Skull

Anita Bush born in Washington, District of Columbia in 1883. began in Vaudeville theatre as part of the comedy team 'William and Walker' in the early 1900's, and later became well-known on the drama theatre's on Broadway. beautiful black performer who starred in only two movies, the first was a ...

8. Anita Hendrie

Actress | A Baby's Shoe

American actress Anita Hendrie was born in Philadelphia in 1864 to physician William Scott Hendrie and M. Louise Morton. She began working in the theatre from the 1880's. Anita was a wonderful dark haired lady who appeared in at least 70 silent drama films often playing maids, mothers or wives ...

9. Anna Fougez

Actress | Fiore selvaggio

Anna Fougez born Maria Annia Pappacena in Taranto, Apulia, Italy in 1894, became a gorgeous dark haired star of Italian cinema, first appeared in a drama 'Le Awenture Di Colette' under the direction of R. Savaresa at the Cine Film Company in 1916 later followed with the Filmgraf Film Company and ...

10. Arthur Donaldson

Director | The Salamander

Swedish born classical stage star Arthur Donaldson born in Norsholm, Sweden in 1869. A well-known stage actor and a light opera baritone singer. Moved to the United States in 1883 and began his stage career in the 1890's, he originated the role of 'The Prince of Pilsen' in 1903. Handsome performer ...

11. Arthur Evers

Actor | Four Feathers

Arthur Evers born in Paducah, Kentucky in 1879, became a well-known stage performer from the 1890's, smart, handsome dark-haired character and supporting star in few film roles, first he was under the direction of Jay Hunt in 'Camille' starring Gertrude Shipman at Champion Film Company in 1912, ...

12. Arthur Guy Empey

Writer | Troopers Three

Real life Hero in World War I, Arthur Guy Empey was born in Utah in 1883. Actor/writer who starred in his first film role as a soldier in 'over the Top' which he also directed from his best-selling book, about his own experiences as an American soldier in the British Army during World War 1. made ...

13. Arthur M. Cullin

Actor | The Sign of Four

Arthur M.Cullin born in Kensington, London in the 1870's, began on stage probably in the mid 1890's, appeared as smart gentleman in many drama and crime films often with the London (Jury) Film Company from 1914, later with the Stoll Film Company and British Gaumont until the mid 1920's, he played ...

14. Arthur Riscoe

Actor | Kipps

A one time rubber-faced star of comedy theatre from the mid 1910s, starred in a series of four short 'Will O' Wisp' comedy films directed by Cecil Mannering for the British Gaumont Film Company in 1920 the first of which was 'Horatio's Deception'. later appeared in mostly support roles in talkies ...

15. Augusta Burmeister

Actress | The Dancer's Peril

Augusta Burmaster born Auguste Murmeister in Hamberg, Germany in 1850. well-known on stage in Germany and America from the 1870's. Popular character star in many drama and comedy films, often played Mothers or Landladies first she was under contract with the Lubin Film Company from 1912, making her...

16. B. Reeves Eason Jr.

Actor | The Big Adventure

Master Breezy Reeves Jr born Reeves Barnes Easton also billed as Breezy Eason Jr was born in California in 1914, son of actor/film director B. (William)Reeves Eason and actress Jimsy Mayo. Handsome, cute blonde boy who starred in mostly westerns from the age of two, known as 'Universal's Littlest ...

17. Baby Early Gorman

Actress | Snow White

Early Gorman better known as 'Baby Early' was born in New Jersey in 1906. Pretty blonde child star who made her film debut at the age of 5 appearing in nearly 50 short silent comedy and drama films, first under the direction of Harry C. Mathews in 'When First We Met' at the Powers Picture Plays ...

18. Barbara Hoffe

Actress | The Marriage Lines

English stage and screen actress Barbara Hoffe born in England in around 1897. She became a well-known drama and comedy stage actress from the early 1910's. She starred in at least 6 movies under her real name Barbara Conrad under the direction of Wilfred Noy at the Clarendon Film Co between 1915-...

19. Beatrice Beckley

Actress | The Prisoner of Zenda

Beautiful English brunette Beatrice Beckley born Beatrice Mary Beckley in Brighton in 1885. Highly distinguished stage actress on the London stage and Broadway stage from the early 1900's, most notable in 'The Freedom of Suzanne' in 1905, 'John Glayde's Honour' in 1908, 'Caliban of the Yellow Sands...

20. Beatrice Dominguez

Actress | The White Horseman

Beatrice Dominguez born in San Bernardino in California in 1896. A exotic dancer, first working in vaudeville under the name of 'La Bella Sevilla'. dark-haired genuine beauty who appeared in a handful of melodrama and western movies, making her film debut in 1914 under the direction of Burton L. ...

21. Benoît Duval

Actor | L'arroseur arrosé

Benoit Duval probably the first child film performer who was a apprentice from the Lumiere factory in Lyon, France, was asked by the pioneering film director Louis Lumiere to star in 'Table Turned on the Gardener' Benoit played the gardener's son who slyly puts his foot on the hosepipe, the flow of...

22. Benoît-Constant Coquelin

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

One of the greatest theatrical performers of the time Benoit Constant Coquelin born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France in 1841. Made his professional stage debut at 19 as the comic valet in Moliere's 'Le Depit amoureux' at the Comedie-Francaise in 1860, his first great success was as Figaro...

23. Berta Nelson

Actress | Vittoria o morte!

Berta Nelson, born in the mid 1890's, beautiful sincere Italian starlet who appeared in many silent drama and comedy films, first working under the direction of Vincenzo Denizot in 'Like a Sister' at the Itala Film Company in 1912, perhaps she will be best remembered for playing the role of Elena ...

24. Bessie Eyton

Actress | The Girl of Gold

Born Bessie Harrison in Santa Barbara in 1890. Her father Edgar Thomas Harrison was a musician. Bessie starred in at least 200 melodrama, action westerns and crime films. In the 1910 she was visiting the Selig Film studios with a party of friends, when a director saw and liked her red hair because ...

25. Betty Faire

Actress | A Romance of Mayfair

Betty Faire born in England in the early 1900's, began in the theatre. Beatiful star in many melodrama and crime drama films, she played the lead role in her debut film 'The Door That Has No Key' directed by Frank Hall Crane and co-starring George Relph at the Allance Film Company in 1921, most ...

26. Billie Billings

Actress | The Girl Philippa

Beautiful brunette of the early American silent films Billie Billings born in the late 1880's. Began working in the theatre from around the mid 1900's. She appeared in mostly support and character roles and just few leading roles in at least 25 drama and comedy movies for the Vitagraph Film Company...

27. Billy Merson

Director | Patriotic Mrs. Brown

Billy Merson born William Henry Thompson in Nottingham in 1881, he began his career while working in a lace-making factory and performing shows as an acrobat and comedian in the evening at the Nottingham Theatre Royal. It took some time until he could make a good living from his stage work; he also...

28. Blanche Forsythe

Actress | East Lynne

Blanche Forsythe born in the mid 1880's. She starred in many early melodrama and historical drama with the Barker Films Company from 1912, she's perhaps best remembered in 'East Lynne' in 1913, 'Jack Tar' in 1915, the title role in 'Jane Shore' in 1915 and also the title role in 'She' in 1916, ...

29. Blanche Mehaffey

Actress | Soul of the Slums

Blanche Mehaffey born in Cincinnati in 1907 began as a dancer with the Ziegfeld Follies before coming to Hollywood, star of many comedies, westerns and drama films from 1923, first starring in many short comedies for the Hal Roach Film Company often playing opposite Charley Chase and later Glenn ...

30. Bliss Milford

Actress | Eugene Wrayburn

Bliss Milford born in South Dakota in the late 1880's, spent her youth in Chicago, beautiful and delightful curly brunette who starred and supported in many dramas, crime, comedy and cowboy films, first with the Edison Film Company from 1911, followed with briefly Thanhouser Film Company, she ...

31. Bonnie Hill

Actress | 3 Gold Coins

The Beautiful actress Bonnie Hill was born in Indiana in 1891. Began working as a model in the early 1910's. Bonnie arrived in Hollywood in 1919 appearing in small roles, making her film debut in Henry Otto's comedy 'The Amateur Adventuress' starring Emmy Wehlen at Metro Film Co in 1919, afterwards...

32. Bruce McRae

Actor | Beatrice Fairfax

Bruce McRae born in India in 1867 of Scot and English Parents. Stage performer of British and American Theatre. He went to New Zealand at the age of 16 where he worked in cattle ranching, moved to Australia for five years and became a surveyor. In 1890, he moved to the United States where he became...

33. Burr McIntosh

Actor | Way Down East

Burr McIntosh born William Burr McIntosh in Ohio in 1862. Son of the President of public utility and Cleveland Gas Coal Company William Ambrose. Burr was educated at Lafayette College in Princeton where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity in 1884. became a star on Broadway stage, perhaps...

34. Charles Austin

Writer | School for Stars

Charles Austin born in London, England in 1878 was an highly well-known comic performer on the Music Hall theatre from the 1890s, became best remembered playing the role of 'P.C. Parker' on stage and in two silent comedy short films 'Parker's Weekend' in 1916 and 'The Exploits of Parker' in 1918 ...

35. Charles Belcher

Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Charles Belcher born in San Francisco in 1872. A graduate of San Francisco's Lincoln Grammar School. Became popular in drama and comedy theatre from 1907. White-haired gentleman who appeared in many action adventure and drama films, first starring with Ruth Roland in a adventure serial 'The ...

36. Charles Brandt

Actor | The College Widow

Charles Brandt born in Philadelphia in 1862. well-known stage performer from the 1880s. cheerful, white-haired gentleman who starred and supported in more than 60 movies for the Lubin Film Company from 1911, often seen as professionals or fathers in dramas and comedies, first appeared in 'His ...

37. Charles Edward Bull

Actor | The Iron Horse

Charles Edward Bull born in Texas in 1881, tall, handsome man was a real life Judge working for the Justice of the Peace in Reno, Nevada, became better known for his impersonation of Abraham Lincoln in two films, first a western starring O'Brien and Madge Bellamy in 'The Iron Horse' at the Fox Film...

38. Charles Eldridge

Actor | As You Like It

Brilliant stage and screen actor Charles Eldridge was born in New York in 1854. Starred on the drama and comedy theatre from the 1870's. Occasionally known as Mr. Eldridge became a white haired gentleman who starred and supported in more than 160 melodrama, comedy and crime movies, with the ...

39. Charles J. Stine

Actor | The Misleading Lady

Charles J. Stine born Charles Jacob Stine in 1864. well-known on the Vaudeville theatre from the 1880's, later on Broadway stage, he appeared in the original Broadway production of 'The Young Turk' in 1910 and 'Ginger' in 1923. Stout white haired comedian who appeared in many films for the Essanay ...

40. Charles Judels

Actor | God's Gift to Women

Charles Judels or Charles Judel was born in Amsterdam in 1882. Starred on vaudeville in the early 1900s, and made his Broadway stage debut in 'The Ziegfeld Follies of 1912'. Highly talented chubby man who appeared in more than 130 American comedy and drama movies, his expertise with dialects served...

41. Charles S. Abbe

Actor | Cappy Ricks

Charles Abbe born in Connecticut, USA in 1860, became a highly regarded stage performer on the Broadway comedy and drama theatre's from 1895, often appeared as socialite fathers, first starred in a couple of well-known drama films at the Famous Players Film Company and the World Film Company in ...

42. Charlotte Merriam

Actress | Night Nurse

Charlotte Merriam born in Illinois in 1906. Her father was a Colonel in the Army. She began her film career in 1919 when she was 13 in 'The Flip of a Coin', while visiting the Universal studios she was offered a part in a comedy series starring Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran she accepted, afterwards she...

43. Christine Silver

Actress | Mystery Junction

Christine Silver was born in London in 1884, became highly popular in the theatre from the late 1890's, her best known stage performance was in George Bernard Shaw's 'Fanny's First Play' in 1911, was a pretty brunette star in few silent movie dramas, first under the direction of Albert Ward in a ...

44. Clarence Blakiston

Actor | Rogues of the Turf

Clarence Blakiston born in Biggleswick in 1864, highly well-known classical, melodrama and comedy theatre star from the 1880's. later appeared as a aristocratic gentleman in few silent film roles first in a short drama from the 'Tense Moment from Great Plays' film series starring Sybil Thorndike ...

45. 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 ...

46. Claude Hulbert

Actor | A Cup of Kindness

Popular stage and film comedian Claude Noel Hulbert was born in Fulham, London in 1901, younger brother of the highly well-known comedian, singer and comic dancer Jack Hulbert. Like his brother he was educated at Cambridge and was a member of the Footlights comedy club as an undergraduate. He began...

47. Clifford Bruce

Actor | The Royal Box

Clifford Bruce born in Toronto, Canada in 1885, a well-built touch performer who supported in many American silent drama, westerns and action-serial's, first with the Selig Film Company in 1913, followed by Fox studios and later the Metro Film Company in the late 1910's, he's perhaps best ...

48. Clifton Boyne

Actor | Women and Diamonds

Clifton Boyne born in 1874, well-known English drama and comedy stage performer from the 1890's including Porter Emerson Brown's play 'The Bad Man' with Matheson Lang in 1923. often appeared well-dress in few crime thrillers and melodrama film roles, first played the role of 'Brunton' in a mystery ...

49. Daisy Campbell

Actress | Irish Destiny

Daisy Campbell, English actress born around the mid 1850s. popular on the London theatre from the 1880s. often appeared in films as a aristocratic white-haired matron, lady or dutches, a great forgotten character star in more than 20 British silent movies, making her film debut as Mrs. Waltham in ...

50. Daisy Cordell

Actress | Disraeli

Beautiful English brunette star Daisy Cordell born in the mid 1880's. Became a well-known classical theatre performer from 1901. Exquisitley gorgeous English lady who starred in many romantic, adventure and crime movies, often working under the direction of Percy Nash at the Neptune Film Co from ...


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