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