#29 Sergei Eisenstein / Randolph Scott – 23 January 1898

Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн Sergej Mihajlovič Ejzenštejn; January 23, 1898 – February 11, 1948) was a pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the “Father of Montage.” He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1924), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1927), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan The Terrible (1944, 1958). His work profoundly influenced early filmmakers owing to his innovative use of and writings about montage.

Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero.
Films: 7th Cavalry , The Texans , Hangman’s Knot , Follow The Fleet


Also born on this day:
Wallace Lupino was a British-born film actor.
Ulrich Neckel was a World War I fighter ace credited with 30 victories.
Kunio Nakagawa was the commander of Japanese forces which defended the island of Peleliu in the Battle of Peleliu.
Édouard Corniglion-Molinier was an aviator and member of the French Resistance.
Laurens J. Bol was an art historian specialized in 17th century Dutch Golden Age painters.
Georg Kulenkampff was a concert violinist, one of the best-known German virtuosi of the 1930s and 1940s.
Ora Washington was an American athlete from the Germantown section of Northwest Philadelphia.
Speed Walker was a Major League Baseball player.

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