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1. Chloë Sevigny Chloë Sevigny Actress, Boys Don't Cry Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloë Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes...
2. Kurt Russell Kurt Russell Actor, The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters...
3. Paige Turco Paige Turco Actress, The 100 Paige Turco was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet Theatre Company and the Western Massachusetts Ballet Company, but her dreams were shattered when an ankle injury terminated her career as a dancer at the age of 14...
4. John Ashton John Ashton Actor, Beverly Hills Cop
5. Ruth E. Carter Ruth E. Carter Costume Designer, Selma
6. June Foray June Foray Actress, Mulan June Foray was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 18. Various years of birth have been given for her--1917, 1919, 1920 and 1925--but 1917 seems to be the most plausible, since it was attributed to her in an interview that she did in 2000 when The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle was released. The 1920 US Federal Census shows June Lucille Forer (Foray) living with her family in Massachusetts...
7. Kristen Wilson Kristen Wilson Actress, Dr. Dolittle 2 Kristen Wilson was born and raised in Massachusetts where she trained as a dancer and performed with the Boston Ballet for four years. She received her BFA degree in musical theatre from Syracuse University. Taking time out in her junior year to take part in a national tour of "West Side Story", Wilson was well on her way to a successful acting career...
8. Eleanor Powell Eleanor Powell Actress, Born to Dance Eleanor Powell was born in 1912 in Springfield, Massachussetts, and got her professional start in Atlantic City clubs, from where she moved into in revue in New York at the Ritz Grill and Casino de Paris at the age of sixteen. She started her career on Broadway in 1929, where her machine-gun foot work gained her the title of world champion in tapping...
9. Linda Perry Linda Perry Soundtrack, Mean Girls
10. Billy Curtis Billy Curtis Actor, High Plains Drifter Diminutive American actor Billy Curtis avoided the usual onus of freak-show employment as a youth, opting for a mainstream job as a shoe clerk. Encouraged by stock company actress Shirley Booth to take a little person role in a stage production, Curtis soon became a professional actor, with numerous Broadway musical productions to his credit...
11. David Starzyk David Starzyk Actor, Criminal Minds Born and raised in Springfield, MA, he began acting while in college, at first as an exercise to overcome stammering, which, he discovered, magically disappeared while on stage. He spent the next several years starring in his collegiate productions, then moving back and forth from Boston to London to NYC...
12. Maura West Maura West Actress, As the World Turns
13. Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Writer, Horton Hears a Who! Acclaimed writer, Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines...
14. Megan Duffy Megan Duffy Actress, Maniac
15. Timothy Leary Timothy Leary Self, Walden His mother was a teacher and his father a dentist. He attended West Point, joined the Army, and earned an undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Alabama while in service. Next he earned a master's degree from Washington State University and a doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley...
16. Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker Writer, Appaloosa
17. Jake Robbins Jake Robbins Actor, Actors Anonymous Jake Robbins was born in Springfield Massachusetts. He received a degree in writing and acting in NY and later studied at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory. Jake starred in the adaption of James Franco's Best Selling Grammy nominated novel, Actors Anonymous alongside Scott Haze (Child of God). Jake currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
18. Leonard Penn Leonard Penn Actor, Bachelor Mother
19. Babs Chula Babs Chula Actress, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Babz Chula grew up in a working-class Jewish neighborhood in Jamaica, N.Y. Her father Larry was a mechanic and stock-car driver who was killed in a race when he was just 27, leaving his wife, Abby, a 24-year-old widow, to raise Babz and her brother. Abby was a booking agent for Leonard Berstein. The family settled in Los Angeles where Babz won a scholarship to the California Institute of the Arts...
20. John Krokidas John Krokidas Director, Kill Your Darlings John received his B.A. in Theater and American Studies from Yale University, where he studied acting and graduated with a Distinction in the Major before attending New York University's Graduate Film Program. He wrote and directed two short films while at NYU. His first, "Shame No More" played at over 70 film festivals and sold to over ten countries in North America and Europe...
21. George S. Irving George S. Irving Actor, Underdog
22. Frances Morris Frances Morris Actress, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
23. Ralph Sanford Ralph Sanford Actor, Champion Born on May 21, 1899 in Springfield, Massachusetts, veteran character actor Ralph Sanford came from a theatrical family. His parents were in the business, although not as actors. An actor and stage manager on the Broadway stage in the early years of his career, Sanford appeared in such productions as "Half a Widow" (1927)...
24. Michael Shapiro Michael Shapiro Actor, Half-Life Michael Shapiro was born in Springfield, Mass, in 1966. Of Jewish ancestry, Mike first got the taste of theatre when he played God in a school production. In 1987 he helped launch the Annex Theatre and participated in many productions. Voice acting soon snared his attention. For years, Mike voiced various characters from many different and diverse games...
25. Steve Susskind Steve Susskind Actor, Monsters, Inc.
26. Mike Scully Mike Scully Producer, The Simpsons
27. Sarah Mitchell Sarah Mitchell Actress, La La Land
28. Paul Leder Paul Leder Producer, Ape
29. Tommy Tallarico Tommy Tallarico Sound Department, Aladdin Tommy Tallarico is a veritable video game industry icon. As one of the most successful video game composers in history, he has helped revolutionize the gaming world, creating unique audio landscapes that enhance the video gaming experience. He is considered the person most instrumental in changing the game industry from bleeps & bloops to real music now appreciated worldwide by millions of fans...
30. Nina Blackwood Nina Blackwood Actress, 120 Minutes She was one of the original V.J.s on MTV when it debuted August 1, 1981. Her colleagues were Martha Quinn, Mark J. Goodman, Alan Hunter and J.J. Jackson. The first video to air was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. Blackwood's MTV tenure lasted 1981-1986.
31. Elizabeth Green Elizabeth Green Actress, Freaks Elizabeth Green (aka Betty Green) was an American sideshow performer who was presented to audiences as "The Human Stork" during the early 1900's. Elizabeth was actually the first "Koo Koo the Bird Girl" (predating Minnie Woolsey), and toured with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus in the 1920s and '30s...
32. Peter Robinson Peter Robinson Actor, Freaks Peter Robinson was born the son of Norwegian immigrants. He stated that during his childhood, he had a normal appearance until his early teens when his weight began to drop rapidly. He first went on exhibition in 1895, working at Coney Island and later Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Robinson was married twice...
33. Leo Durocher Leo Durocher Self, Brooklyn, I Love You American professional baseball player and manager.
34. Seth Kozak Seth Kozak Actor, Dying of the Light Seth is a formally-educated filmmaker with wide-ranging production experience. He is the recipient of several renowned industry awards, including an American Movie Award for screenwriting. He is best known for his film and television roles in Dying of the Light Evil Stepmothers and Who Killed Jane Doe? Seth is the oldest of four...
35. Cheryl Boone Isaacs Cheryl Boone Isaacs Miscellaneous Crew, Tupac: Resurrection
36. Jeff Winkless Jeff Winkless Actor, Castle in the Sky
37. Sophie Altman Sophie Altman Producer, It's Academic
38. JoAnna Rhinehart JoAnna Rhinehart Actress, As the World Turns Growing up in the steel mill city of Springfield, Massachusetts, living with her parents, and four brothers, being the youngest child and the only girl, her imagination became her best friend. During her teen years, She studied music and dance, ran track, played tennis and watched lots of movies. At the age of 11...
39. Lee Kheel Lee Kheel Actress, Jersey Guy
40. Jennifer Rainville Jennifer Rainville Actress, Little Children
41. Brian Scully Brian Scully Producer, Family Guy
42. Eddie Fontaine Eddie Fontaine Actor, The Gallant Men
43. William Branden Blinn William Branden Blinn Director, Thirteen or So Minutes In January, 2008, Branden Blinn's short film "Confidences" was picked up for distribution by Hollywood Independents to be included in their short film compilation titled "Str8 Men and The Men Who Love Them 2." As Str8 Men neared release, Hollywood Independents found they were short ten minutes of screen time and approached Mr...
44. Laivan Greene Laivan Greene Actress, Jump In!
45. Saul David Saul David Producer, Logan's Run
46. Nino Del Padre Nino Del Padre Editor, Aimee Allen Calling the Maker Music Video and Commercial Director Nino Del Padre launched his videography business in 1991, shooting video of weddings and corporate events, basing his operations in a closet in his apartment where he was born in Springfield, MA. That was just a few years before the Internet and advances in computers opened up a world of opportunities for visually and technologically inclined entrepreneurs...
47. Chuck Niles Chuck Niles Actor, Nightmare Circus Has been a Jazz disc jockey for the past fifty years. The only Jazz disc jockey that has his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Has been a Jazz DJ at KKJZ Long Beach and all over southern California for over twenty years.
48. George Tomasini George Tomasini Editor, Psycho George Tomasini has been something of an unsung hero in the editing business. He was for several years under contract to Paramount, before joining Alfred Hitchcock to collaborate on nine projects, beginning with Rear Window. This partnership was to span a ten-year period, ending in Tomasini's premature death from a massive heart attack at the age of 55...
49. Christopher Landry Christopher Landry Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Mirrors
50. Joshua Leary Joshua Leary Actor, Before the Border Joshua Leary was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to David Winot and Tammy Leary. After spending several formative years in Naples, FL with his paternal grandmother he began to find deeper inspiration and work on his craft, and eventually realized he needed to be in Los Angeles. Similar to many undiscovered actors he arrived to Los Angeles with little money...
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