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1. Kurt Russell Kurt Russell Actor, The Hateful Eight Kurt Russell is an American actor. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s...
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, 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, Uncle John
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
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. Maura West Maura West Actress, As the World Turns
10. Linda Perry Linda Perry Soundtrack, Mean Girls
11. 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...
12. Megan Duffy Megan Duffy Actress, Maniac
13. 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...
14. 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...
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. 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...
17. Sarah Mitchell Sarah Mitchell Actress, Burlesque
18. George S. Irving George S. Irving Actor, Underdog
19. 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...
20. Mike Scully Mike Scully Producer, The Simpsons
21. 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.
22. 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...
23. Eddie Fontaine Eddie Fontaine Actor, The Gallant Men
24. 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.
25. 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...
26. Tim Daggett Tim Daggett Self, Stick It
27. Shawn Thomas Shawn Thomas Actor, American Backwoods: 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.
28. Steve Susskind Steve Susskind Actor, Monsters, Inc.
29. Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker Writer, Appaloosa
30. Leo Durocher Leo Durocher Self, Brooklyn, I Love You American professional baseball player and manager.
31. Leonard Penn Leonard Penn Actor, Bachelor Mother
32. 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)...
33. Helen Mayon Helen Mayon Actress, Hilda Crane
34. 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...
35. Frances Morris Frances Morris Actress, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
36. 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...
37. Paul Leder Paul Leder Producer, Ape
38. Lee Kheel Lee Kheel Actress, Jersey Guy
39. 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...
40. Jennifer Rainville Jennifer Rainville Actress, Little Children
41. 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...
42. 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...
43. Laivan Greene Laivan Greene Actress, Jump In!
44. Jeff Winkless Jeff Winkless Actor, Castle in the Sky
45. Max Ehrlich Max Ehrlich Writer, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud
46. 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...
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. 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...
49. Geno McGahee Geno McGahee Producer, Sickle Geno McGahee is a Massachusetts filmmaker responsible for Evil Awakening (2001), Rise of the Scarecrows (2003), Family Secret(2009), Scary Tales (2014), Lone Gunman (2013) Sickle and Scary Tales: Last Stop. McGahee has been behind the camera since the age of 12, filming skits with friends before making his first feature film "Evil Awakening," released by Tempe Entertainment in 2008...
50. 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.
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