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1. Conrad Veidt Conrad Veidt Actor, Casablanca Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, flying...
2. Leslie Howard Leslie Howard Actor, Gone with the Wind Leslie Howard Stainer was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the outbreak of World War I...
3. Dwight Frye Dwight Frye Actor, Dracula An extremely versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre, Dwight Frye had a notable theatrical career in the 1920s, moving from juvenile parts to leads before entering film. A favorite actor of Broadway theatrical producer-director Brock Pemberton...
4. Arthur Byron Arthur Byron Actor, The Mummy
5. Tully Marshall Tully Marshall Actor, Ball of Fire Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the role of the High Priest of Babylon in the D.W. Griffith classic...
6. Montagu Love Montagu Love Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood Montague Love - certainly an intriguing name - but his own - started his working life as a newspaper man in London. His primary expertise centered on being a field illustrator and cartoonist who covered the Boer War (1899-1902). His realistic battle sketches gained him popularity among readers, but he was bound for a different career...
7. Lynne Overman Lynne Overman Actor, Reap the Wild Wind
8. W.S. Van Dyke W.S. Van Dyke Director, The Thin Man For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not only...
9. Wade Boteler Wade Boteler Actor, The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
10. Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff Soundtrack, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He was born Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov on April 2...
11. Spencer Charters Spencer Charters Actor, High Sierra Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, clerks...
12. Fats Waller Fats Waller Soundtrack, Eraserhead Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s as a composer...
13. Hobart Bosworth Hobart Bosworth Actor, The Big Parade Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers to land in the New World, on his mother's side. Bosworth was always proud of his lineage...
14. Harry Baur Harry Baur Actor, Les misérables
15. Gustav von Seyffertitz Gustav von Seyffertitz Actor, Shanghai Express
16. Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in Matzleinsdorf...
17. Donald Haines Donald Haines Actor, No Greater Glory
18. Rupert Julian Rupert Julian Director, The Phantom of the Opera Coming to the US at the age of 34, New Zealand-born Rupert Julian started his career as a stage and screen actor touring Australia and New Zealand. Having made his name (and a cool million for Universal) as a dead ringer for Kaiser Wilhelm II in the 1918 film The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin, he turned director. His output...
19. Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter Writer, Tales of Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. She is famous for writing children's books with animal characters such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Potter was born in Kensington, London. Her family was quite rich. She was educated by governesses. She did not have many friends...
20. Frank Nitti Frank Nitti Soundtrack, American Dictators Although Frank Nitti has gotten the reputation over the years as the right-hand man of gangster Al Capone and a feared killer in his own right, this has actually proven not to be the case. Although Nitti and Capone were as youths in New York City both members of the Five Points Gang--one of the...
21. Reginald Barlow Reginald Barlow Actor, Bride of Frankenstein
22. Kate Price Kate Price Actress, Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
23. Hooper Atchley Hooper Atchley Actor, Mr. Wong, Detective
24. Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla
25. Eugeniusz Bodo Eugeniusz Bodo Actor, Pietro wyzej
26. Jeanne Olsen Jeanne Olsen Actress, Hollywood on Parade No. B-9
27. Mrs. Harry Houdini Mrs. Harry Houdini Actress, Religious Racketeers
28. Walter Rogers Walter Rogers Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front
29. George Cooper George Cooper Actor, The Cross Roads
30. David Bacon David Bacon Actor, The Masked Marvel
31. Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke Actor, Madam Satan
32. William Irving William Irving Actor, Nero
33. Ben Bernie Ben Bernie Soundtrack, Little Nicky A composer ("Sweet Georgia Brown"), author, violinist and conductor, he was educated at the NY College of Music, City College of New York, and the Columbia School of Mines. Beginning his vaudeville act while selling violins in a New York department store, he organized his own orchestra in 1922, playing a long engagement at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York...
34. Lorenz Hart Lorenz Hart Soundtrack, L.A. Confidential
35. Robert W. Paul Robert W. Paul Producer, The '?' Motorist Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be noted that all the early Thomas A. Edison films were made for these machines--they were not projected...
36. Gaylord Lloyd Gaylord Lloyd Actor, Dodge Your Debts
37. Sol Horwitz Sol Horwitz Actor, Disorder in the Court
38. Alphonse Ethier Alphonse Ethier Actor, Baby Face
39. Stephen Vincent Benet Stephen Vincent Benet Writer, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers American poet and writer, several of whose short stories were filmed. The son of a U.S. Army officer who inculcated in Benet and his brother, famed poet William Rose Benet, an appreciation for excellence in literature, Benet was raised around military posts. He attended Yale University, then traveled to Paris...
40. Charles Stevenson Charles Stevenson Actor, Grandma's Boy
41. Hugh O'Connell Hugh O'Connell Actor, My Favorite Wife
42. Charles Ray Charles Ray Actor, The Busher Boyish American leading man who shot to fame but could not sustain his career. The son of a Scots-Irish railroad worker and a mother of French descent, Ray was raised peripatetically in towns in Illinois and then California. Half-hearted attempts at a business career were waylaid by a growing love for the theatre...
43. Jules Cowles Jules Cowles Actor, Seven Chances
44. Elinor Glyn Elinor Glyn Writer, It
45. Henry Roquemore Henry Roquemore Actor, Texas Terror
46. W.W. Jacobs W.W. Jacobs Writer, Our Relations
47. Trixie Smith Trixie Smith Actress, Blue Jasmine
48. Charles Bennett Charles Bennett Actor, Tillie's Punctured Romance
49. Fritzi Brunette Fritzi Brunette Actress, Unto Those Who Sin Fritzi Brunette was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 27, 1890. With the birth name of Florence Brunet. She was mostly a character actress whose career spanned mostly the silent era, although she made a successful transition to the sound period. Fritzi's debut came in 1913 when she was 23 years old. She was in two productions that year...
50. Frank Sheridan Frank Sheridan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola
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