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1. Harrison Ford Harrison Ford Actor, Star Wars Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. His father had Irish and German ancestry, and his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. He was a lackluster student at Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge Illinois (no athletic star, never above a C average)...
2. Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Director, Goodfellas After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock)...
3. Roger Ebert Roger Ebert Self, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Roger Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 years before another film critic...
4. Ian McShane Ian McShane Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England to parents Irene and Harry McShane, a soccer player for Manchester United, Ian originally planned to follow in his father's 'footballer' steps, until his high school teacher encouraged him to be an actor. McShane landed a spot at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where...
5. Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Soundtrack, A Star Is Born Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942, from a middle class Jewish family, she grew up dreaming to become an actress (or even an actress / conductor, as she happily describes her teenager years in one of her concerts)...
6. Stefanie Powers Stefanie Powers Actress, McLintock! Stefanie Powers, a graduate of Hollywood High, is a veteran of over 200 television appearances as well as the star of ABC's '80s hit Hart to Hart. At the early age of 15, Stefanie was signed to a movie deal with Columbia Pictures and labeled as one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in America...
7. Billy Connolly Billy Connolly Actor, Brave Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards becoming a welder and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty (later of Baker Street fame)...
8. David Bradley David Bradley Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
9. Geneviève Bujold Geneviève Bujold Actress, Dead Ringers Genevieve Bujold spent her first twelve school years in Montreal's oppressive Hochelaga Convent where opportunities for self-expression were limited to making welcoming speeches for visiting clerics. As a child she felt 'as if I were in a long dark tunnel trying to convince myself that if I could ever get out there was light ahead'...
10. Scott Wilson Scott Wilson Actor, Monster One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for the past five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern Tech University to study architecture...
11. Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn Actress, Young Frankenstein Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. She began her acting career in high school and went on to university where she trained as an opera singer and starred in several campus productions, ultimately earning a doctorate in her chosen field. Her finest years came in Paper Moon with Ryan O'Neal...
12. Chris Sarandon Chris Sarandon Actor, The Princess Bride The handsome, versatile, worldly-looking Chris Sarandon has played everything from vampires to Jesus Christ in magnetic performances that have not only been controversial but hard to miss. He was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. His mother, Cliffie (Cardullias), was born in Norfolk, Virginia...
13. Werner Herzog Werner Herzog Self, Grizzly Man Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
14. Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins Actor, Who Framed Roger Rabbit Bob Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as a bookkeeper...
15. Susan Sullivan Susan Sullivan Actress, My Best Friend's Wedding Originally groomed for the theater, Sullivan worked at the National Repertory Theatre in Washington D.C. before landing a role in Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine". Sullivan continued appearing in theater while working on Falcon Crest in the 1980s. In the 1960s, Susan played "Lenore Curtin" on Another World for four years...
16. Tobin Bell Tobin Bell Actor, Saw II Tobin Bell is an American film and television actor who was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Bell often plays the role of a villain and serial killer; he was cast as Unabomber Theodore John Kaczynski in the made-for-TV movie Unabomber: The True Story, and most recently...
17. Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien Actor, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Born in Cheltenham, England, Richard Smith's family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1951 when his father, an accountant, decided to become a sheep farmer. Watching horror and science-fiction double features in nearby Hamilton, Smith added an interest in acting to his love of rock and roll. He moved back to England in 1964...
18. Britt Ekland Britt Ekland Actress, The Man with the Golden Gun Britt Ekland was born in Sweden and grew up to be the poster girl for beautiful, big-eyed Scandinavian blondes. She attended a drama school and then joined a traveling theater group. With her looks as her passport, Britt entered films and became a star in Italy. When Peter Sellers met her in a hotel...
19. David Ogden Stiers David Ogden Stiers Actor, Beauty and the Beast David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon during high school and began his acting career in Northern California, acting in the Actor's Workshop and California Shakespeare Festival. He later moved to New York, where he studied drama at Julliard, and joined the Houseman Acting Company at its outset...
20. Michael York Michael York Actor, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Michael York was born in Fulmer, England, 27 March 1942. He performed on stage with the National Youth Theatre in London's East End and on international tour. Other early acting experience came through the Oxford University Dramatic Society (he graduated Oxford 1964), the Dundee Repertory, and Laurence Olivier's National Theater Company - where he worked with Franco Zeffirelli...
21. Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan Actor, The Great Gatsby The trademark deep baritone voice, the tall, brooding persona, and intense eyes, made Amitabh Bachchan the ideal "Angry Young Man" in the 1975-84. The son of the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan, he was born in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. After completing his education from Sherwood College...
22. Linda Evans Linda Evans Actress, Tom Horn
23. Ben Murphy Ben Murphy Actor, Time Walker
24. Sandra Dee Sandra Dee Actress, Imitation of Life Sandra Dee was born Alexandria Zuck on April 23, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Her mother envisioned a show business career for her daughter and would often lie about her age in order to get Sandy where she wanted to go. For example, her mother enrolled her in school early so she could have a head start...
25. Terry Jones Terry Jones Actor, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. His father was a bank clerk, mother - mistress of the house. He has an older brother, Nigel Jones (1940-). He studied at St. Edmund Hall College, Oxford University. In 1965, with his friend Michael Palin, he made The Late Show for television, which was his first success...
26. Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Soundtrack, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," largest paid audience for a solo concert (350,000+ people...
27. Tony Sirico Tony Sirico Actor, Goodfellas
28. Fred Ward Fred Ward Actor, Tremors A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Fred Ward has nearly 70 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and studied at New York's Herbert Berghof Studio...
29. Michael Haneke Michael Haneke Director, The White Ribbon
30. Kent McCord Kent McCord Actor, Predator 2 The son of Bert and Laura McWhirter, Kent Franklin McWhirter was born in Los Angeles on September 26, 1942. Planning to become a physical education instructor and football coach, he transferred from Citrus Junior College to the University of Southern California in 1961. There he met Ricky Nelson during a football game and they became good friends...
31. Annette Funicello Annette Funicello Actress, Babes in Toyland Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October, 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ballet...
32. Sherry Jackson Sherry Jackson Actress, What Are Little Girls Made Of? Gorgeous, mouth-watering, chestnut-maned Sherry Jackson began her promising career as a pleasant-looking child actress. She and brother Robert were the stepchildren of TV writer/director/actor Montgomery Pittman, who died of cancer in 1962. Rumor has it that Idaho-born Sherry was "discovered" by a talent agent while she and her mother were waiting for a bus...
33. John Thaw John Thaw Actor, Chaplin He was the working class boy from Manchester whose intensity and natural honesty made him British television's most bankable actor. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His first starring role on TV was as Sgt John Mann in Redcap. His first great success, though, was as Detective Inspector Regan in The Sweeney...
34. Barry Levinson Barry Levinson Producer, Sleepers Barry Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles. In LA, Levinson worked for the Oxford Company, studying acting, improvisation, and production; worked in comedy clubs, where he learned how to write; and began dating Valerie Curtin...
35. Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Self, A Brief History of Time
36. Charmian Carr Charmian Carr Soundtrack, The Sound of Music Charmian Carr was born Charmian Farnon on December 27, 1942. She got her name because, supposedly, her father liked the name after reading William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". Charmian was the name of one of Cleopatra's maids. She was the second of three daughters. Her mother, Rita Oehmen, had been a vaudeville actress with her brother Eddy...
37. Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school teachers to get his diploma...
38. Earl Hindman Earl Hindman Actor, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
39. Marsha Mason Marsha Mason Actress, Heartbreak Ridge She has a wonderful, extremely engaging "feel good" quality about her, an innate warmth that makes you root for her whether she's playing a stubborn single mom, brittle prostitute, or strung-out alcoholic. Marsha Mason was a resoundingly respected and popular film actress of the 1970s and 1980s whose career skyrocketed in the bittersweet comedies/dramas of award-winning Neil Simon...
40. Yvette Mimieux Yvette Mimieux Actress, The Time Machine Yvette Mimieux was born on January 8, 1942 in Hollywood, California, USA as Yvette Carmen Mimieux. She is an actress and writer, known for The Time Machine (1960), Where The Boys Are (1960), The Black Hole (1979) and Dark of the Sun (1968). She has been married to Howard Ruby since December 20, 1986. She was previously married to Stanley Donen.
41. Walter Hill Walter Hill Producer, Aliens Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has produced and directed films since 1975.
42. Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson Actor, Hellraiser Andrew Jordt Robinson was born in New York City and attended the University of New Hampshire, later receiving his B.A. in English from the New School for Social Research in NYC. After graduation, he spent a year in England at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts on a Fulbright Scholarship...
43. Karen Grassle Karen Grassle Actress, Wyatt Earp
44. Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Soundtrack, Almost Famous Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, on November 27, 1942. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from alcoholism, Hendrix was sent to live with relatives in Berkeley, California...
45. Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Self, When We Were Kings Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated light-heavyweight champs Archie Moore and Bob Foster...
46. Barbara Parkins Barbara Parkins Actress, Valley of the Dolls Barbara Parkins is best remembered as an icon of the Sixties who had starring roles in two of the era's more notorious productions, Peyton Place and Valley of the Dolls. After arriving in Hollywood as a teenager, Parkins soon began appearing on episodic television programs such as Wagon Train and Perry Mason...
47. Wayne Newton Wayne Newton Self, Smokin' Aces
48. Giancarlo Giannini Giancarlo Giannini Actor, Casino Royale Giancarlo Giannini is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects. He was born August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. For ten years young Giannini lived and studied in Naples...
49. Gemma Jones Gemma Jones Actress, Bridget Jones's Diary
50. Judy Sheindlin Judy Sheindlin Self, Judge Judy: Justice Served
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