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1. Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Actress, The Sound of Music Julie Andrews made her debut on Broadway in 1954 at age 19. Later, she worked in television until 1964 when her first successful movie as a protagonist was released: it was Mary Poppins by Robert Stevenson, for which she won an Oscar. In the following years, she worked with different directors in various genres (e.g....
2. Woody Allen Woody Allen Writer, Annie Hall Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. As a young boy he became intrigued with magic tricks and playing the clarinet, two hobbies that he continues today. He broke into show business at 15 years when he started writing jokes for a local paper, receiving $200 a week. He later moved on to write jokes for talk shows but felt that his jokes were being wasted...
3. Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland Actor, The Italian Job The towering presence of this Canadian character actor is not often noticed, but his contributions are legendary. He has been in almost a 150 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland. Born in New Brunswick, Sutherland worked several different jobs - he was a radio DJ in his youth...
4. Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Soundtrack, Love Me Tender Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi.He had a twin brother that was a still born. In September 1948 when Elvis was 13, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes Highschool. In 1953 Elvis attended the senior prom with the current girl he was courting...
5. Julian Glover Julian Glover Actor, Troy Julian Wyatt Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England. Primarily a classical stage actor, Glover trained at the National Youth Theatre, performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and became a familiar face to British television viewers by appearing in many popular series during the 1960s and 1970s...
6. Kenneth Mars Kenneth Mars Actor, The Little Mermaid
7. John Cazale John Cazale Actor, The Godfather: Part II John Cazale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish-American mother, Cecilia (Holland), and an Italian-American father, John Cazale. Cazale only made five feature films in his career, all which many fans and critics alike call classics. But before his film debut, the short The American Way, he won numerous Obie Awards for his stage performances in "The Indian Wants the Bronx" and "The Line"...
8. Bob Denver Bob Denver Actor, Rescue from Gilligan's Island Bob Denver was attending college at Loyola-Marymount University, in Los Angeles, when he got into acting. At first, Denver wasn't sure he wanted to be an actor, but gradually gave in, deciding that's what he was going to do for a career. Before he became established, he worked as a mailman and teacher...
9. Peter Boyle Peter Boyle Actor, Taxi Driver A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades. He was born on October 18, 1935...
10. Dudley Moore Dudley Moore Actor, Arthur Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. Moore -- born in Dagenham, Essex, England to working class parents in 1935 -- won a music scholarship to Magdalen College...
11. Jerry Orbach Jerry Orbach Actor, Beauty and the Beast Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to become "a chameleon" to blend in his new settings...
12. Lee Meriwether Lee Meriwether Actress, Batman: The Movie
13. William Friedkin William Friedkin Director, The Exorcist Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane...
14. Charles Grodin Charles Grodin Actor, Beethoven
15. Lee Remick Lee Remick Actress, The Omen She was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV before making her film debut as a sexy Southern majorette in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd. Her next role was also southern: Eula Varner in The Long, Hot Summer. She emerged as a real star in the role of an apparent rape victim in Anatomy of a Murder...
16. Robert Downey Sr. Robert Downey Sr. Director, Putney Swope Robert Downey Sr. served in the army, played minor-league baseball, was a Golden Gloves champion and off-off Broadway playwright, all before he was 22 years old. In 1960 he began writing and directing basement-budgeted, absurdist films that gained an underground following: Balls Bluff, Babo 73...
17. Alain Delon Alain Delon Actor, Le Samouraï The product of a broken home, Alain Delon had a stormy childhood. He was frequently expelled from school. During the early 1950s he was a paratrooper with French Marines in Indochina. In the mid-'50s he worked at various odd jobs including waiter, salesman and porter in Les Halles market. He decided to try an acting career and in 1957 made his film debut in Yves Allégret's Quand la femme s'en mêle...
18. Topol Topol Actor, Fiddler on the Roof
19. David Prowse David Prowse Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back David "Dave" Prowse was born into a working class family on July 1, 1935 in Bristol, England, UK. He was raised by his mother and never knew his father. As a child, David was disadvantaged and a poor student, he found a passion for bodybuilding and weight training in his early teens, as a young adult...
20. M. Emmet Walsh M. Emmet Walsh Actor, Blade Runner Wonderfully talented, heavyset character actor (from New York, but regularly playing Southerners) M. Emmet Walsh has made a solid career of playing corrupt cops, deadly crooks, and zany comedic roles since the early 1970s. First appeared in a few fairly forgettable roles both on TV and onscreen before cropping up in several well remembered films...
21. John Saxon John Saxon Actor, A Nightmare on Elm Street John Saxon has appeared in nearly 200 roles in the movies and on television in a more-than half-century-long career that has stretched over seven decades since he made his big screen debut in 1954 in uncredited bit parts in It Should Happen to You and George Cukor's A Star Is Born. Born Carmine Orrico on August 5...
22. Doug McClure Doug McClure Actor, Shenandoah Douglas Osborne McClure was born on May 11, 1935 in Glendale, California. Educated at UCLA, this blond leading man long made a career of apparent agelessness. He played one young sidekick after another through numerous movies and one television series after another, playing 20ish roles into his late 40s...
23. Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch Actor, Independence Day
24. Robert Conrad Robert Conrad Actor, Jingle All the Way Robert Conrad was a graduate of Northwestern University, spending his first few years out of school supporting himself and his family by driving a milk truck and singing in a Chicago cabaret. Conrad befriended up-and-coming actor Nick Adams during this period, and it was Adams who helped Conrad get his first Hollywood work in 1957...
25. Wanda Ventham Wanda Ventham Actress, Asylum
26. Geoffrey Lewis Geoffrey Lewis Actor, Maverick Talented and highly capable character actor Geoffrey Lewis, with rustic (sometimes sour-faced) looks, grew up in Rhode Island but was moved out to California at the age of ten. Lewis was very keen on the dramatic arts at high school, but often preferred to put on his own one-man shows rather than participate in larger school productions...
27. Diahann Carroll Diahann Carroll Actress, Claudine One of television's premiere African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child...
28. Henry Gibson Henry Gibson Actor, Wedding Crashers Henry Gibson was born on 21 September 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvnia. Before appearing in films and television series, he was a child star on the stage during the 1940s and during the late 1950s he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. His screen debut came in 1963 when he was cast in the Jerry Lewis film The Nutty Professor...
29. Jim Dale Jim Dale Actor, Pete's Dragon Jim Dale began his career as a stand-up comic. He sharpened his comedy skills during a stint in the army, where he organized and performed in camp shows. After his discharge he pursued a comedy career, and landed a job as the warm-up comic on a musical variety show. He did so well that the producers gave him a spot on the show as a singer...
30. Ruta Lee Ruta Lee Actress, Witness for the Prosecution
31. Judy Parfitt Judy Parfitt Actress, Girl with a Pearl Earring Of regal bearing and imposing stance, British classical actress Judy Parfitt is the possessor of the chilliest blue orbs in all of London and has used them to her advantage over the years with her portrayals of haughty, bossy, scheming and deliciously malevolent patricians. Born in Yorkshire, she was...
32. Christina Pickles Christina Pickles Actress, Guiding Light
33. Seymour Cassel Seymour Cassel Actor, Rushmore Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes' Faces, studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows, on which he also served as associate producer...
34. Dorothy Provine Dorothy Provine Actress, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Flashy, leggy, bouffant blonde Dorothy Provine was a solid screen representation of the Kennedyesque era -- when life seemed so full of fun, so innocent and so optimistic. This sparkling beauty also gave TV audiences a double dose blast to the past via her popular co-starring roles on late 50s/early 60s series TV...
35. Bob Uecker Bob Uecker Actor, Major League Bob Uecker's first career was professional baseball. He played six seasons in the majors (1962-1967), playing catcher for three different National League teams: Braves (Milwaukee, WI, and Atlanta, GA), Cardinals (St. Louis, MO), and Phillies (Philadelphia, PA). His batting, never stellar, declined steadily over his career: he finished with a .200 lifetime average...
36. Derren Nesbitt Derren Nesbitt Actor, Where Eagles Dare Rather intriguing British actor who first appeared on UK cinema & TV screens in the late 1950s, and quickly found steady work as a rather unpleasant or untrustworthy individual. His cold, yet cunning features had him appearing in guest roles on many UK TV series including The Adventures of Sir Lancelot and William Tell...
37. Sonny Bono Sonny Bono Soundtrack, The Great Gatsby Singer-entertainer who left show business and found himself in politics. He became mayor of Palm Springs, California and was eventually elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as Congressman from the State of California, a position he held until his death.
38. Brian Bedford Brian Bedford Actor, Robin Hood
39. Lyle Waggoner Lyle Waggoner Actor, Wizards of the Demon Sword This 60s and 70s TV heartthrob was the proverbial tall, dark and classically handsome actor. Completing the solid package was a great, muscular build, smooth charm, a perfect set of teeth and a marvelously resonant voice. Born in 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Lyle Waggoner...
40. Pippa Scott Pippa Scott Actress, The Searchers Pippa Scott is the daughter of screenwriter Allan Scott, responsible for the Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire films and is an actress-producer in her own right. She was educated at Radcliffe in Cambridge, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in California and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London...
41. John G. Avildsen John G. Avildsen Director, Rocky
42. Paul Sand Paul Sand Actor, The Main Event
43. Donald P. Bellisario Donald P. Bellisario Writer, NCIS Donald P. Bellisario was born in North Charleroi in Pennsylvania. His father ran the tavern, where he grew up listening to the war stories of vets returning from WWII. He had a fifteen-year career in advertising before moving to Hollywood. He broke into television as the story editor for Black Sheep Squadron...
44. Madlyn Rhue Madlyn Rhue Actress, Operation Petticoat American character actress Madlyn Rhue was one of television's most prolific actresses and has starred in everything from sitcoms to soap operas to drama series and films for nearly 40 years. Her beautiful looks, black/dark brown hair and hazel eyes got her the attention of television producers and she found herself guest starring on such series as Rawhide...
45. Barbara Harris Barbara Harris Actress, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in America...
46. Anne Reid Anne Reid Actress, A Close Shave After several small roles in the classic 1950s British TV shows 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' and 'Hancock's Half Hour' she found fame as Ken Barlow's wife Valerie in the #1 UK TV show 'Coronation Street' she remained with the show for a decade before leaving to give birth and bring up her son. Her character was accidentally electrocuted while trying to plug in a hairdryer...
47. Alex Karras Alex Karras Actor, Blazing Saddles
48. Nancy Kovack Nancy Kovack Actress, Jason and the Argonauts A native of Flint, Michigan, Nancy Kovack was a student at the University of Michigan at 15, a radio deejay at 16, a college graduate at 19 and the holder of eight beauty titles by 20. Her professional acting career began on television in New York, first as one of Jackie Gleason's "Glea Girls" and then...
49. Sigrid Valdis Sigrid Valdis Actress, Our Man Flint A native Californian of Swedish descent, Sigrid Valdis (the professional stage name of Patricia Olson) was raised in the Westwood/Brentwood suburbs of Los Angeles, and attended many exclusive private schools, including Marymount High School. Upon graduation she moved to Europe, then to New York City to continue the modeling career she had begun as a teenager...
50. Ken Kercheval Ken Kercheval Actor, Network
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