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1. Kurt Russell Kurt Russell Actor, The Thing Kurt Russell was born 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. Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair, when he was 10 years old. In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed Russell to a 10-year contract...
2. Chloë Sevigny Chloë Sevigny Actress, American Psycho 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, Chloe Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes...
3. Paige Turco Paige Turco Actress, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze 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. 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...
6. Linda Perry Linda Perry Soundtrack, Mean Girls
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. David Starzyk David Starzyk Actor, Prison Break: The Final Break 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...
9. Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Writer, Horton Hears a Who! Acclaimed writer Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 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. Dr...
10. 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...
11. Eleanor Powell Eleanor Powell Soundtrack, 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...
12. Billy Curtis Billy Curtis Actor, High Plains Drifter American midget 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...
13. Maura West Maura West Actress, Episode #1.9502
14. Megan Duffy Megan Duffy Actress, Maniac
15. Sarah Mitchell Sarah Mitchell Actress, Music and Lyrics
16. 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...
17. Jake Robbins Jake Robbins Actor, Home From the Gym Attended Pace University, majoring in BA Acting and Creative Writing. He also studied at the Stella Adler Acting Studio. Played Adam in an award winning short film titled, 'Teens Like Phil.' Worked with Travis Mathews on 'Interior. Leather Bar.' which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013...
18. Ralph Sanford Ralph Sanford Actor, Champion Born in 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, he appeared in such productions as "Half a Widow" (1927)...
19. Mike Scully Mike Scully Producer, The Simpsons Movie
20. Steve Susskind Steve Susskind Actor, Monsters, Inc.
21. 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...
22. Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker Writer, Appaloosa
23. Babs Chula Babs Chula Actress, Cheats 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...
24. Peter Robinson Peter Robinson Actor, Freaks Peter Robinson was born in April 6, 1874 in Springfield, Massachusetts, 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...
25. Max Ehrlich Max Ehrlich Writer, The Apple
26. George S. Irving George S. Irving Actor, The Year Without a Santa Claus
27. JoAnna Rhinehart JoAnna Rhinehart Actress, As the World Turns
28. Joshua Leary Joshua Leary Actor, Why Can't James Franco Win an Oscar As a kid growing up in western Massachusetts, Joshua Leary was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to David Winot and Tammy Leary. He also lived for two years in Naples, Florida where his paternal grandmother lived. Determined and hardworking even as a kid, Josh studied years in Uechi-ryu Karate. At the young age of 12...
29. Leo Durocher Leo Durocher Self, Episode #1.3 American professional baseball player and manager.
30. Laivan Greene Laivan Greene Actress, Jump In!
31. Frances Morris Frances Morris Actress, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
32. Lee Kheel Lee Kheel Actress, Jersey Guy
33. Louise Closser Hale Louise Closser Hale Actress, Shanghai Express Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1872, character actress Louise Closser Hale (nee Louise Closser) began her acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. On stage from 1894, her first hit show was in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" in 1903 on Broadway...
34. Nina Blackwood Nina Blackwood Self, 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.
35. 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...
36. 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...
37. Edith Leslie Edith Leslie Actress, Green Dolphin Street
38. Eddie Fontaine Eddie Fontaine Actor, Counter Gambit
39. Paul Leder Paul Leder Producer, Ape
40. 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...
41. Christopher Landry Christopher Landry Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Mirrors
42. Leonard Penn Leonard Penn Actor, Bachelor Mother
43. Saul David Saul David Producer, Logan's Run
44. Jeff Winkless Jeff Winkless Actor, Castle in the Sky
45. Shawn Thomas Shawn Thomas Actor, Slew Hampshire Born in Massachusetts, Shawn grew up between the suburbs of Boston and small towns of Cape Cod. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he earned his BA. He also played varsity football and became heavily involved in theater and film during his four years at Wesleyan. Shawn resides in Los Angeles, CA.
46. Mike Hoagland Mike Hoagland Actor, Tropic Thunder A native of Southern California, Mike Hoagland recently graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English and American Literature and Language. An actor of stage and screen, Mike performed with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club while at Harvard, and has studied acting with professionals from The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego...
47. Seth Kozak Seth Kozak Actor, Rosie's Miracle He earned a B.A. in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University to pursue his penchant for filmmaking. Since initiating this journey in 1996, his interests and pursuits in motion picture arts have continued to develop. Seth is the oldest of four children, in an Air Force family that lived in Europe for most of his childhood...
48. Jennifer Rainville Jennifer Rainville Actress, Little Children
49. Sandy Frank Sandy Frank Writer, Episode #1.9
50. Joe Arpaio Joe Arpaio Self, Operation Spa Promotion
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