Actors of the 1920s Bella Huynh Annie Lin    US History II Pd. 3   
Al Jolson (1886-1950) <ul><li>1 st  openly Jewish actor </li></ul><ul><li>“ world’s greatest entertainer” </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>performed in  “blackface” </li></ul><ul><li>used fame to defy racism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>promoted 1 st  Broadway...
Joseph “Buster” Keaton (1895-1966) <ul><li>nicknamed “Buster” by  Harry Houdini  </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Michelangelo of S...
His trademark: The Great Stone Face <ul><li>also known for wearing trendy porkpie hats    </li></ul>
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) <ul><li>won an  Oscar   for Best Music in Original Score </li></ul><ul><li>received  longest  ...
Clark Gable (1901-1960) <ul><li>named  7th Greatest Male Star  of All Time by American Film Institute </li></ul><ul><li>pl...
Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) <ul><li>started own production company </li></ul><ul><li>1 st  president of the Motion Pictu...
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000)  <ul><li>son of Douglas Fairbanks </li></ul><ul><li>cast in  The  Three Musketeers  with...
Emil Jannings (1884-1950) <ul><li>Swiss actor </li></ul><ul><li>1 st  winner of an Academy Award for best actor </li></ul>...
Frank “Gary” Cooper (1901-1961) <ul><li>2 time winner  of Academy Award for  Best Actor </li></ul><ul><li>5 time nominee <...
Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) <ul><li>nearly 200 films in 30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Award for being &quot;a master com...
John Gilbert (1899-1936) <ul><li>Cast in  The Count of Monte Cristo , Singin’ in the Rain </li></ul><ul><li>One star on th...
John Barrymore (1882-1942) <ul><li>Related to  Drew Barrymore </li></ul><ul><li>Cast in  Hamlet ,  Romeo and Juliet ,  Mar...
Ramon Navarro (1899-1968) <ul><li>Cast in The Barbarian, The Little American, Red Lily </li></ul><ul><li>One of few  openl...
Richard Dix (1893-1949) <ul><li>Cast in  The Ten Commandments  and The Thirteenth Hour </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Award  Be...
Jackie Coogan (1914-1984) <ul><li>Began acting as a child </li></ul><ul><li>California Child Actor’s Bill  created due to ...
Tom Mix (1880-1940) <ul><li>Born in Mix Run,  PA </li></ul><ul><li>Hollywood’s  1 st   Western Star </li></ul><ul><li>One ...
Wallace Reid (1981-1923) <ul><li>Cast in The Phoenix and The Birth of a Nation </li></ul><ul><li>Injured in a train wreck ...
Warner Baxter (1889-1951) <ul><li>Cast in  The Great Gatsby  </li></ul><ul><li>Won  Best Actor  in the second Academy Awar...
Will Rogers (1879-1935) <ul><li>“ Oklahoma’s  </li></ul><ul><li>favorite son” </li></ul><ul><li>Guinness World Record  for...
<ul><li>Cast in Young as You Feel, Life begins at 40 </li></ul><ul><li>The star of Fox Films (now 20 th  Century Fox) </li...
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  1. 1. Actors of the 1920s Bella Huynh Annie Lin  US History II Pd. 3 
  2. 2. Al Jolson (1886-1950) <ul><li>1 st openly Jewish actor </li></ul><ul><li>“ world’s greatest entertainer” </li></ul><ul><li>starred in the world’s first talking film </li></ul><ul><li>more than 80 hit records </li></ul><ul><li>16 national and international tours </li></ul><ul><li>3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>performed in “blackface” </li></ul><ul><li>used fame to defy racism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>promoted 1 st Broadway production with an all-black cast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>helped introduce African American music to white audiences (jazz, ragtime, blues) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>defended two black songwriters kicked out of a restaurant </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Joseph “Buster” Keaton (1895-1966) <ul><li>nicknamed “Buster” by Harry Houdini </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Michelangelo of Silent Comedy” </li></ul><ul><li>named 7 th greatest director or all time by Entertainment Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul>
  5. 5. His trademark: The Great Stone Face <ul><li>also known for wearing trendy porkpie hats  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) <ul><li>won an Oscar for Best Music in Original Score </li></ul><ul><li>received longest Academy Award standing ovation (5min) </li></ul><ul><li>knighted by Queen Elizabeth II </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Academy Honorary Awards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>died in Swit zer land </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Clark Gable (1901-1960) <ul><li>named 7th Greatest Male Star of All Time by American Film Institute </li></ul><ul><li>played Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind </li></ul><ul><li>three nominations for Best Actor </li></ul><ul><li>died after 3 successive heart attacks </li></ul>
  8. 8. Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) <ul><li>started own production company </li></ul><ul><li>1 st president of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>hosted the first Academy Awards </li></ul><ul><li>cast in Robin Hood , The Three Musketeers and The Mark of Zorro </li></ul><ul><li>One star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul>
  9. 9. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000) <ul><li>son of Douglas Fairbanks </li></ul><ul><li>cast in The Three Musketeers with his father </li></ul><ul><li>part of Operation Husky in WW2 (invasion of Sicily) </li></ul><ul><li>received 6 military awards </li></ul><ul><li>made an Honorary Knight Commander of the British empire </li></ul>
  10. 10. Emil Jannings (1884-1950) <ul><li>Swiss actor </li></ul><ul><li>1 st winner of an Academy Award for best actor </li></ul><ul><li>Oscar winner </li></ul><ul><li>end of career due to his thick German accent in talking films </li></ul>
  11. 11. Frank “Gary” Cooper (1901-1961) <ul><li>2 time winner of Academy Award for Best Actor </li></ul><ul><li>5 time nominee </li></ul><ul><li>1961 winner of Academy Honorary Award </li></ul><ul><li>roles in over 110 movies and 11 TV programs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) <ul><li>nearly 200 films in 30 years </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Award for being &quot;a master comedian and good citizen“ </li></ul><ul><li>two stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>4th person to leave prints, autograph and outline of his signature glasses </li></ul><ul><li>on a US postage stamp in 1994 </li></ul>
  13. 13. John Gilbert (1899-1936) <ul><li>Cast in The Count of Monte Cristo , Singin’ in the Rain </li></ul><ul><li>One star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Image on a postage stamp </li></ul><ul><li>Married 4 times </li></ul>
  14. 14. John Barrymore (1882-1942) <ul><li>Related to Drew Barrymore </li></ul><ul><li>Cast in Hamlet , Romeo and Juliet , Marie Antoinette </li></ul><ul><li>One star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Married 4 times </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ramon Navarro (1899-1968) <ul><li>Cast in The Barbarian, The Little American, Red Lily </li></ul><ul><li>One of few openly homosexual actors </li></ul><ul><li>Murdered by brothers trying to find money </li></ul><ul><li>One star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul>
  16. 16. Richard Dix (1893-1949) <ul><li>Cast in The Ten Commandments and The Thirteenth Hour </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Award Best Actor nominee </li></ul><ul><li>One star on Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Died of a heart attack </li></ul>
  17. 17. Jackie Coogan (1914-1984) <ul><li>Began acting as a child </li></ul><ul><li>California Child Actor’s Bill created due to his case </li></ul><ul><li>Sole survivor of a deadly car crash </li></ul><ul><li>Remembered as Charlie Chaplin’s sidekick </li></ul><ul><li>Cast in Oliver Twist and Huckleberry Finn </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tom Mix (1880-1940) <ul><li>Born in Mix Run, PA </li></ul><ul><li>Hollywood’s 1 st Western Star </li></ul><ul><li>One star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>Starred in 336 films </li></ul>
  19. 19. Wallace Reid (1981-1923) <ul><li>Cast in The Phoenix and The Birth of a Nation </li></ul><ul><li>Injured in a train wreck and became addicted to morphine </li></ul><ul><li>Died in a coma </li></ul><ul><li>One star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul>
  20. 20. Warner Baxter (1889-1951) <ul><li>Cast in The Great Gatsby </li></ul><ul><li>Won Best Actor in the second Academy Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Highest paid actor by 1936 </li></ul><ul><li>One star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame </li></ul>
  21. 21. Will Rogers (1879-1935) <ul><li>“ Oklahoma’s </li></ul><ul><li>favorite son” </li></ul><ul><li>Guinness World Record for throwing 3 ropes at once </li></ul><ul><li>Traveled the world in a c i r c u s before acting </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote over 4000 national newspaper columns </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Cast in Young as You Feel, Life begins at 40 </li></ul><ul><li>The star of Fox Films (now 20 th Century Fox) </li></ul><ul><li>Made over 70 movies </li></ul><ul><li>Ran for president in 1928 </li></ul><ul><li>Died in an airplane crash </li></ul>
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