Catholic Motion Picture Guild of America board members (1929)by cts-6 | created - 10 Mar 2015 | updated - 10 Mar 2015 | Public
A list to show that not all silent film stars and studio personnel were complete hedonists. From the 1929 Motion Picture Almanac, page 165.
Names listed with no matching IMDb page: James F. Cooney, Executive Secretary; Ina Mae Merrill, Corresponding Secretary; James J. Dunn [may be James Dunne (I)], Executive Committee; John J. Gain, Executive Committee; Edward Mannix, Executive Committee; Eddie Albright, Entertainment Committee; Ben Piazza [may be Ben Piazza (II)], Entertainment Committee; Frederic Schader, Publicity Committee, Chairman; Francis J. Murray, Publicity Committee; Jack Bolan, Membership Committee; William Low, Membership Committee; and Jack Wiggins, Membership Committee.
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Producer | Puttin' on the Ritz
2. Johnny Hines
Actor | Whistling in the Dark
Johnny Hines was born on July 25, 1895 in Golden, Colorado, USA as John F. Hines. He was an actor and director, known for Whistling in the Dark (1933), Little Johnny Jones (1923) and Stepping Along (1926). He was married to Irma Warner. He died on October 24, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
3. Tom Gallery
Actor | The Limited Mail
Tom Gallery was born on November 27, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Thomas Patrick Sarsfield Gallery. He was an actor, known for The Limited Mail (1925), One-Round Hogan (1927) and Wrongs Righted (1924). He was married to Zasu Pitts and Lillian Fette. He died on August 25, 1993 in Encino, ...
Actress | Lilac Time
Colleen Moore was born Kathleen Morrison in Port Huron, Michigan. Her father was an irrigation engineer and his job was good enough to provide the family a middle-class environment. She was educated in parochial schools and studied at the famed Detroit Conservatory. Colleen's family moved to ...
5. James Ryan
Writer | A Daughter of the Confederacy
Actor | Babbitt
Charles McHugh was born on July 20, 1870 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Patrick McHugh. He was an actor, known for Babbitt (1924), The Girl of the Golden West (1923) and Cupid's Fireman (1923). He died on October 21, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
7. May McAvoy
Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Silent-screen star May McAvoy was born in an upscale area of New York City. Her well-to-do family owned and operated a large livery stable situated where the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel now stands. She initially wanted to be a teacher but became intrigued with show business after watching a friend ...
8. June Collyer
Actress | Murder by Television
June Collyer was born Dorothea Heermance in New York City on August 19, 1906. She began her career in the film East Side, West Side (1927). After making the successful change to the sound era, June continued to work, something some of her counterparts couldn't do. She appeared on the silver screen ...
Actor | Broken Chains
Malcolm McGregor was born on October 13, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Broken Chains (1922), All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923) and The Whispering Shadow (1933). He died on April 29, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.
10. Jack Coogan Sr.
Writer | Daddy
Jack Coogan Sr. was born on January 21, 1887 in Syracuse, New York, USA as John Henry Coogan. He is known for his work on Daddy (1923), Trouble (1922) and The Rag Man (1925). He was married to Lillian Coogan. He died on May 4, 1935 in San Diego, California, USA.
Executive Committee, Chairman
11. C.C. Burr
Producer | Burn 'Em Up Barnes
C.C. Burr was born on January 30, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1921), Kentucky Blue Streak (1935) and Special Agent K-7 (1936). He was married to Clemence Amy. He died on June 4, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.
12. Warren Doane
Producer | Demi-Tasse
Warren Doane was born on October 30, 1890 in Valley City, North Dakota, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Demi-Tasse (1934), Mister Mugg (1933) and Tid-Bits (1934). He was married to Aileen Duncan. He died on May 12, 1964 in San Bernardino, California, USA.
Patriarch of a famous political family, Kennedy had a brief Hollywood career: He was one of the first financiers to play a leading role in the movie industry. Although he grew up in modest East Boston, where his father was a barkeeper and politician, Kennedy was educated with the Establishment's ...
14. Rod La Rocque
Actor | The Locked Door
Rod La Rocque was born Roderick Ross LaRocque on November 29, 1898 in Chicago to a French father and an Irish mother. Stage-struck in his early teen years, he spent his summers with local stock companies, playing juvenile roles for $1.00 per performance. By the time he was 16, while he was ...
15. Pat Powers
Producer | The Galloping Cowboy
Pat Powers was born on October 8, 1869 in Waterford, Ireland as Patrick A. Powers. He is known for his work on The Galloping Cowboy (1926), For the Good of All (1912) and A Frozen Ape (1910). He worked on Steamboat Willie (1928), starring Mickey Mouse as the lead role. He died on July 30, 1948 in ...
18. Ruth Clifford
Actress | The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln
American actress, originally of leading roles, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. A native of Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary's Seminary in Narragansett, Rhode Island, then, following her mother's death in 1911, came to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with her ...
19. Bebe Daniels
Actress | The Maltese Falcon
Bebe Daniels already had toured as an actor by the age of four in a stage production of "Richard III". She had her first leading role at the age of seven and started her film career shortly after this in movies for Imperial, Pathe and others. At 14 she was already a film veteran, and was enlisted ...
20. John Harron
Actor | White Zombie
Actor John (Johnnie) Harron was born in New York City on March 31, 1903, a younger brother of silent screen star Robert Harron. John got his first taste of the movie business with an unbilled bit in one of his brother's many classic films, Hearts of the World (1918). After all the tabloid hoopla of...
Director | Frontier Justice
Robert F. McGowan started life in Denver, CO, intent on becoming the next Thomas A. Edison, but when inventing failed to bring fortune and/or fame, he became a fireman. He worked for the Denver Fire Department until he suffered a serious on-the-job injury at age 30 that nearly cost him a leg. ...
22. Thomas Meighan
Actor | The Racket
Sadly, this once-popular silent screen star and older matinee idol for Paramount Studios, is all but forgotten today. Thomas "Tommy" Meighan was one of the rulers of the Hollywood roost, between the years 1915 and 1928. He was born in Pittsburgh, his father a president of a major manufacturing ...
23. Antonio Moreno
Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon
A serious rival to Rudolph Valentino as the smouldering 'Latin Lover' type was black-haired Spanish-born Antonio Moreno. One of the most prominent screen stars of the 1920's, he was equally adept at romance, melodrama or comedy and appeared opposite most of the legendary movie queens of the era, ...
24. Dorothy Phillips
Actress | Broadway Love
A former stage actress, Dorothy Phillips was married to actor/director/producer Allen Holubar. They were known as two of the screen's most prominent players--her the star, he the director/producer. Dorothy was well known in Hollywood as one of the most warm-hearted, approachable stars in the ...
25. Sam Taylor
Writer | Safety Last!
New York-born writer and director with a penchant for comedy. He graduated from Fordham University, and, from 1916, worked at Kalem on the 'Ham and Bud' series (Lloyd Hamilton & Bud Duncan). When Kalem was taken over by Vitagraph, Taylor became feature continuity writer. Sometime after 1920, he ...
26. Walter Wills
Actor | Songs and Saddles
Walter Wills was born on August 22, 1881 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Songs and Saddles (1938), Santa Fe Stampede (1938) and Honor of the West (1939). He died on January 18, 1967 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Entertainment Committee, Chairman
27. Trixie Friganza
Actress | If I Had My Way
Trixie Friganza was born on November 29, 1870 in Grenola, Kansas, USA as Delia O'Callahan. She was an actress, known for If I Had My Way (1940), Free and Easy (1930) and Silks and Saddles (1936). She was married to Charles A. Goettler and William J.M. Barry. She died on February 27, 1955 in ...
28. Natalie Kingston
Actress | Tarzan the Tiger
She traced her lineage back to the first Spanish governor of California. Her great-grandfather on her mother's side was Hungarian-born Agoston Haraszthy, dubbed the father of Californian viticulture. Leggy, olive-complexioned Natalia Ringstrom grew up and was educated in the San Francisco Bay area....
29. Andy Clark
Actor | Hit the Deck
Andy Clark was born on March 12, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Hit the Deck (1929), The Great Bradley Mystery (1917) and The Apple-Tree Girl (1917). He died on November 16, 1960 in New Rochelle, New York.
30. Leo McCarey
Director | An Affair to Remember
Leo McCarey was born on October 3, 1896 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Leo McCarey. He was a director and writer, known for An Affair to Remember (1957), Going My Way (1944) and Love Affair (1939). He was married to Stella Martin. He died on July 5, 1969 in Santa Monica, California.
31. Eddie Quillan
Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1907, Eddie Quillan was seven years old and already performing in vaudeville with his sister and three brothers in an act called "The Rising Generation." His parents, Joseph Quillan and Sarah Quillan, were well-known performers with Joseph himself ...
32. Bert Ennis
Writer | Inside Information
His parents were Richard J.and and Emma Ennis of Brooklyn. Three of his grandparents were Irish immigrants. Bert had two brothers, neither of whom, like Bert, used the original forms of their names: Frank Leslie, known as Leslie or F. Leslie, a banker, and Richard, known as Harry, whom Bert ...
33. Mary H. O'Connor
Writer | The Lure of the Mask
Mary H. O'Connor was born on September 1, 1872 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She was a writer and actress, known for The Lure of the Mask (1915), Souls Triumphant (1917) and A Yankee from the West (1915). She died on September 3, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. Frank Dolan
Actor | Too Much Turkey
Frank Dolan was born on March 14, 1894 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Too Much Turkey (1915), The Night That Sophie Graduated (1915) and Hard Cider (1914). He died on October 12, 1945 in Los Angeles, California.
Membership Committee, Chairman
Actress | Every Girl's Dream
Margaret Fielding was born on June 22, 1895 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Every Girl's Dream (1917), If Winter Comes (1923) and The Isle of Lost Ships (1929). She died on November 25, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress | The Great Gatsby
The daughter of screenwriter Tom Geraghty and sister of writers Maurice Geraghty and Gerald Geraghty, Carmelita Geraghty was a graduate of Hollywood High School, where she was in charge of the school calendar. Voted a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1924, she spent most of her career as a leading lady, playing ...
37. Molly O'Day
Actress | The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come
Molly O'Day was born on October 16, 1911 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA as Suzanne Dobson Noonan. She was an actress, known for The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928), The Patent Leather Kid (1927) and Bars of Hate (1935). She was married to James Kenaston and Jack Durant. She died on October 22, ...