max reinhardt (actor)

Max Reinhardt (September 9, 1873 – October 30, 1943) was an Austrian-born American stage and film actor and director.

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gypsy chaplin

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frank grandetta (boxer)

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gus arnheim (musician)

Gus Arnheim (September 4, 1897 – January 19, 1955) was an American pianist and an early popular band leader. He is noted for writing several songs with his first hit being "I Cried for You" from 19...

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martin johnson

Martin Elmer Johnson (October 9, 1884 – January 13, 1937) and his wife Osa Helen Johnson (née Leighty, March 14, 1894 – January 7, 1953) were American adventurers and documentary filmmakers.

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fernandel (actor)

Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (8 May 1903 – 26 February 1971), better known as Fernandel, was a French actor and singer. Born in Marseille, France, he was a comedy star who first gained popularit...

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jim tully (author)

Jim Tully (June 3, 1886 - June 22, 1947) was a vagabond, pugilist, and American writer. His critical and commercial success in the 1920s and 30s may qualify him as the greatest long shot in America...

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osa johnson

Martin Elmer Johnson (October 9, 1884 – January 13, 1937) and his wife Osa Helen Johnson (née Leighty, March 14, 1894 – January 7, 1953) were American adventurers and documentary filmmakers.

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primo carnera (boxer)

Primo Carnera (October 26, 1906 – June 29, 1967) was an Italian boxer, nicknamed the Ambling Alp, who became the world heavyweight champion. His career was controversial. Some believe Carnera was "...

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lillian spicer (Lita Grey's mother)

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fred goodwins

Fred Goodwins (26 February 1891 – April 1923) was an English actor, film director and screenwriter of the silent era. He appeared in 24 films between 1915 and 1921. He was an actor and press agent...

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Vivi Crespi (Countess)

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aurélia thierrée

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virginia kirtley (actress)

Virginia Kirtley (November 11, 1888 – August 19, 1956) was an American film actress during the silent era. She appeared in 55 films in the 1910s and 1920s.

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george bernard shaw (author)

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary critici...

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constance collier

Constance Collier (22 January 1878 – 25 April 1955) was an English stage and film actress and acting coach.

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caryl frink

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henry lehrman (actor, screenwriter, director and producer)

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pola negri (actress)

Pola Negri (née Apolonia Chalupova, 3 January 1897 – 1 August 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film ...

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arnold schoenberg (musician)

Arnold Schoenberg (13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese Sch...

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roscoe arbuckle (actor)

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Starting at the Selig Polyscope Company he eventually move...

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Melanie Griffith (actress)

Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. She is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the 1988 film Working Girl. She is the daughter of actr...

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charles m. schwab

For the founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation brokerage firm, see Charles R. Schwab Charles Michael Schwab (February 18, 1862 – September 18, 1939) was an American steel magnate. U...

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paul whiteman (bandleader)

Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director and violinist. Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States...

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lloyd bacon

Lloyd Francis Bacon (December 4, 1889 – November 15, 1955) was an American screen, stage and vaudeville actor and film director. As a director he made films in virtually all genres—westerns, musica...

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Phoebe Holcroft Watson (tennisman)

Phoebe Catherine Holcroft Watson (née Holcroft; 7 October 1898 – 20 October 1980) was a tennis player from the United Kingdom whose best result in singles was reaching the final of the U.S. Champio...

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anna pavlova (dancer)

Anna Pavlova (Russian: А́нна Па́влова; February 12  1881 – January 23, 1931) was a Russian Empire ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She is widely regarded as one of the fines...

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william morris jr.

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anna schwartz

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jimmy gillespie

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mai wells

Little boy's mother in The Pilgrim

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douglas fairbanks jr. (actor)

Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr., KBE, DSC, (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor and a decorated naval officer of World War II.

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charlie murray

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vincent p. bryan

Vincent Patrick Bryan (June 22, 1878 – April 27, 1937) was an American composer and lyricist. Vincent P Bryan Down Where The Wurzburger Flows In the 1903-1909 production of The Wizard of Oz ...

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mack sennett (director)

Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-born American director and actor and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film. During his lifetime he was known at ti...

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frederick neilson ("nice and friendly" actor)

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james thiérrée

James Spencer Henry Edmond Marcel Thierrée (born 2 May 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is a Swiss circus performer, violinist, actor and director who is best known for his theatre performances which...

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george mcmanus (cartoonist)

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prince axel christian georg of denmark

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raymond rasch

Ray Rasch (March 1, 1917 – December 23, 1964) was a pianist and arranger on the Hollywood scene in 1950s and 1960s.Rasch was born in Toledo, Ohio. He won a posthumous Academy Award in 1972 for "Be...

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