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Tom Gallon (5 December 1866 – 4 November 1914) was a British playwright and novelist. He was the brother of author and publicist Nellie Tom-Gallon, who founded the Tom-Gallon Trust Awardfor beginning writers in memory of her brother.
Thomas Henry Gallon was born in Bermondsey, London, the son of John P. Gallon (an engineer, fitter and turner) and his wife Martha K. Gallon.
Several of Tom Gallon's novels were adapted as films including The Princess of Happy Chance (1916), Meg the Lady (1916), The Cruise of the Make-Believes (1918), The Lackey and the Lady (1919), A Rogue in Love (1922), Boden's Boy (1923), Off the Highway (1925, based on Tatterley), The Great Gay Road (1920, silent) and The Great Gay Road (1931, sound).
Alice Joyce Brown was an American actress, who appeared in more than 200 films during the 1910s and 1920s. She is known for her roles in the 1923 film The Green Goddess and its 1930 remake of the same name.
Clara Kimball Young was an American film actress, who was highly regarded and publicly popular in the early silent film era.
Carlyle Blackwell was an American silent film actor, director and producer.
L. T. Meade was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith (1844–1914), a prolific writer of girls' stories. She was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, daughter of Rev. R. T. Meade, of Nohoval, County Cork. She later moved to London, where she married Alfred Toulmin Smith in September 1879.
Harry Benham was an American silent film actor.
Lucius Junius Henderson was an American silent film director and actor of the early silent period involved in more than 70 film productions.
George Periolat was an American actor.
Eugenie Besserer was an American actress who starred in silent films and features of the early sound motion-picture era, beginning in 1910. Her most prominent role is that of the title character's mother in the first talkie film, The Jazz Singer.
George Hernandez I was an American silent film actor.
William Russell was an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He appeared in over two hundred silent era motion pictures between 1910 and 1929, directing five of them in 1916 and producing two through his own production company in 1918 and 1925.
Frank Currier was an American film and stage actor and director of the silent era.
Fred Merrick White (1859–1935) wrote a number of novels and short stories under the name "Fred M. White" including the six "Doom of London" science-fiction stories, in which various catastrophes beset London. These include The Four Days' Night (1903), in which London is beset by a massive killer smog; The Dust of Death (1903), in which diphtheria infects the city, spreading from refuse tips and sewers; and The Four White Days (1903), in which a sudden and deep winter paralyses the city under snow and ice. These six stories all first appeared in Pearson's Magazine, and were illustrated by Warwick Goble. He was also a pioneer of the spy story, and in 2003, his series The Romance of the Secret Service Fund was edited by Douglas G. Greene and published by Battered Silicon Dispatch Box.
Elisabeth Risdon was an English film actress. She appeared in over 140 films between 1913 and 1952. A beauty in her youth, she usually played in society parts. In later years in films she switched to playing character parts.
George Nichols, sometimes credited in films as George O. Nicholls, was an American actor and film director. He is perhaps best remembered for his work at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios.
Lillian Walker, born Lillian Wolke, was an American film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 171 films, most of them shorts, between 1909 and 1934.
Charles West was an American film actor of the silent film era. He appeared in more than 300 films between 1908 and 1937. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and died in Los Angeles, California.
Effie Adelaide Maria Henderson was a British novelist, better known under the pen names Effie Adelaide Rowlands, E. Maria Albanesi and Madame Albanesi. She was the author of more than 250 romance novels and short-stories for magazines and newspapers.
Herbert Standing was a British stage and screen actor and the patriarch of the Standing family of actors. He was the father of numerous children, many who had careers in theatre and cinema. Toward the end of his life, he appeared in many Hollywood silent films.
Rollin Summers Sturgeon was an American film director of silent films active from 1910 to 1924. He directed 101 films during this period.