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1. Heather O'Rourke Heather O'Rourke Actress, Poltergeist Born Heather Michele O'Rourke on 27 December 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before she entered first grade. She was sitting alone in the MGM Commissary waiting for her mother when a stranger approached her asking her name. "My name is Heather O'Rourke," she said...
2. Anne Ramsey Anne Ramsey Actress, The Goonies American character actress Anne Ramsey was quite busy in the 1980s despite being in her later years at the time. It wasn't until quite late in her life that Ramsey pursued an acting career in motion pictures. Ramsey was born Anne Mobley in Omaha, Nebraska, to Eleanor (Smith), a national treasurer of the Girl Scouts...
3. John Carradine John Carradine Actor, The Grapes of Wrath John Carradine, the son of a reporter/artist and a surgeon, grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Christ Church School and Graphic Art School, studying sculpture, and afterward roamed the South selling sketches. He made his acting debut in "Camille" in a New Orleans theatre in 1925. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1927...
4. Divine Divine Actor, Pink Flamingos Originally born Harris Glen Milstead just after the end of WWII, Baltimore's most outrageous resident eventually became the international icon of bad taste cinema, as the always shocking and highly entertaining transvestite performer, Divine. Milstead met maverick film director & good friend, John Waters...
5. Judith Barsi Judith Barsi Actress, The Land Before Time The only child of Jozsef Barsi and Maria Benko, Judith Eva Barsi beat 10,000 to 1 odds when she was discovered at a San Fernando Valley skating rink at 5 1/2 years old in 1983. She was mistaken for a three year old child. Her first commercial was for Donald Duck Orange Juice and she went on to appear in anywhere between 50-100 commercials...
6. Alan Napier Alan Napier Actor, The Sword in the Stone Alan Napier was born on January 7, 1903 in King Norton, Worcestershire, England. Tall, distinguished-looking English character actor with aristocratic bearing and precisely modulated voice. A cousin of the former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and spent his formative years as an actor with Oxford Repertory and...
7. Roy Kinnear Roy Kinnear Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the original members of the television series That Was the Week That Was...
8. Ralph Meeker Ralph Meeker Actor, Paths of Glory Burly American character actor Ralph Meeker first acted on stage at his Alma mater, Northwestern University, alongside other budding performers Charlton Heston and Patricia Neal. He graduated as a music major, because his dean had discouraged him from pursuing a theatrical career. Ignoring that advice...
9. John Holmes John Holmes Actor, World of Sexual Fantasy Born John Curtis Estes on August 8, 1944, in rural Pickaway County, Ohio, the youngest of four children, porn legend John Holmes was raised by a religious fanatic mother named Mary and an abusive alcoholic stepfather named Harold Bowman. He was a bible student, but at the age of 16 dropped out of school...
10. Richard S. Castellano Richard S. Castellano Actor, The Godfather Bronx born, stocky Italian-American actor who only appeared in a handful of films, yet earned some degree of immortality for his role as the loyal Corleone capo "Peter Clemenza" teaching Al Pacino how to shoot a crooked police captain in the iconic gangster film The Godfather. He was originally a construction company manager...
11. Trevor Howard Trevor Howard Actor, Gandhi The son of an insurance underwriter, who represented Lloyd's of London in Ceylon, Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith was born in Margate, Kent. He spent his early childhood globetrotting with his mother, frequently left in the care of strangers. After attending private school, he subsequently trained at RADA (due to his mother's insistence)...
12. Gert Fröbe Gert Fröbe Actor, Goldfinger Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the vast US gold reserves within Fort Knox in the spectacular "James Bond" film Goldfinger...
13. Hal Ashby Hal Ashby Director, Being There Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household in Ogden, Utah, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of high school, getting married and divorced all before he was 19...
14. John Houseman John Houseman Actor, The Fog Academy Award-winning actor John Houseman's main contribution to American culture was not his own performances on film but rather, his role as a midwife to one of the greatest actor-directors-cinematic geniuses his adopted country ever produced (Orson Welles) and as a midwife to a whole generation of actors as head of the drama division of the Juilliard School...
15. Kenneth Williams Kenneth Williams Self, An Audience with Kenneth Williams The British comic actor Kenneth Williams was born in 1926 in a working class section of London, England, where he and his older sister Pat were raised by their parents Louisa and Charlie, who ran a hairdressing shop. At the age of 14, Williams began training as a lithographic draftsman and was later apprenticed to a cartographer...
16. Duane Jones Duane Jones Actor, Night of the Living Dead Cult figure who will forever be remembered as Ben, the resourceful yet ill-fated hero of George A. Romero's low-budget zombie film Night of the Living Dead. Jones was a former English professor who directed at the Maguire Theater at the Old Westbury campus of New York State University, and he additionally served as artistic director at the Richard Allen Center in New York City...
17. Bonita Granville Bonita Granville Actress, Now, Voyager After her marriage to oil millionaire Jack Wrather in 1947, she appeared in only three more movies. She became an executive in the Wrather Corp., and first associate producer, then executive producer of the LassieTV series. After Wrather's death in 1984, she took over as chairman of the board...
18. Charles Hawtrey Charles Hawtrey Actor, Carry on Camping Coming from a theatrical family (although not related to the famous Edwardian actor Sir Charles Hawtrey, he did "borrow" his last name), Charles Hawtrey made his stage debut at age 11 after having spent several years in a prestigious acting school. A string of stage roles followed, and by 1929 his success led him to move into radio...
19. Andrew Duggan Andrew Duggan Actor, Seven Days in May Actor. Born in Franklin, Indiana on December 28, 1923, he was raised in Texas and went to college at Indiana University. There, on a speech and drama scholarship, he began to act and perform however this was interrupted by being called into the service. In World War II where he saw action overseas, he was befriended by actor Melvyn Douglas who led his division...
20. Bob Steele Bob Steele Actor, The Big Sleep Started working with his father on stage when he was two. Later he toured in a comedy act for Fanchon and Marco. His first screen experience was at age 14, in a Pathe production of "Adventures of Bill and Bob".
21. Olive Carey Olive Carey Actress, The Searchers Olive Carey was born Olive Fuller Golden on January 31, 1896. Olive was 18 when she appeared in her first motion picture, a silent entitled, Tess of the Storm Country. After she made A Knight of the Range, she retired from films. In 1916, she married actor Harry Carey who was eighteen years older. They had two children...
22. Raj Kapoor Raj Kapoor Actor, Sangam Raj Kapoor was the son of well-known Indian actor Prithviraj Kapoor, who acted both in film and on stage. After apprenticing in the Bollywood production studios of the 1940's, at 24 years of age Raj Kapoor produced, directed and acted in Aag, with his new company, RK Films. His next production...
23. Leonard Frey Leonard Frey Actor, Fiddler on the Roof Leonard Frey originally wanted to become an artist, but in college he became interested in acting. He made his stage debut in an off-Broadway production of "Little Mary Sunshine" and his film debut as a celebrant in Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, but he first rose to prominence in the role of Harold, the self-proclaimed "Jew fairy"...
24. Ella Raines Ella Raines Actress, Hail the Conquering Hero Ella Raines was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, in 1920. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Washington as a drama student and participated in many plays. Following graduation, she traveled to New York and the lights of Broadway. She was eventually signed by Howard Hawks and played in Corvette K-225 as the love interest of Randolph Scott...
25. Christopher Connelly Christopher Connelly Actor, Manhattan Baby
26. Lois Wilson Lois Wilson Actress, Guiding Light A schoolteacher who became a stage actress (briefly), Lois WIlson entered films in 1916 at Paramount (her sisters, 'Diane Kane (I)' and 'Connie Lewis' (qav), also worked as actresses). Wilson played leading roles well into the sound era, and after she retired from the screen she worked sporadically in television and again appeared on stage.
27. Timothy Patrick Murphy Timothy Patrick Murphy Actor, Search for Tomorrow
28. Abraham Sofaer Abraham Sofaer Actor, Quo Vadis Born on October 1, 1896, in Rangoon, Burma, to Burmese-Jewish parents, distinguished veteran character actor Abraham Sofaer was a one-time schoolteacher in both Rangoon and London. He switched gears to acting after a short time and made his stage debut as a walk-on in William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" in 1921...
29. Daws Butler Daws Butler Actor, The Cat in the Hat Daws Butler spent the greater part of his career as one of the premier voice-over actors in Hollywood- providing the voices for such well- known characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick-Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Jinks the cat, Dixie the mouse, Augie Doggie, Peter Potamus, Wally Gator, Hokey Wolf...
30. Karen Steele Karen Steele Actress, Marty Karen Steele was born on March 20, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii. A former cover girl and model, she was one of the most strikingly beautiful actresses to ever work in film and television. She went to the University of Hawaii and to Rollins College in Florida before gracing our film screens with her first film in 1952...
31. Angela Aames Angela Aames Actress, Scarface Beautiful, buxom blond Angela Aames made her mark in Hollywood during the late 1970s and 1980s while appearing in a string of silly T & A comedies and exploitation movies. Additionally, she appeared on numerous TV shows in sexy bit parts that sadly amounted to little more than window dressing. While she aspired to be a comedienne...
32. Roy Orbison Roy Orbison Soundtrack, Dumb & Dumber
33. John Sylvester White John Sylvester White Actor, Welcome Back (Pilot)
34. Ballard Berkeley Ballard Berkeley Actor, In Which We Serve Ballard Berkeley made his professional stage debut in 1928, and performed for many years in London's West End and in New York theatres. He is best remembered as Major Gowen in the British television series "Fawlty Towers" (1975).
35. Anne Seymour Anne Seymour Actress, General Hospital The daughter of a copper expert (William Stanley Eckert) and an actress and museum curator (May Davenport), character actress Anne Seymour was born on September 11, 1909 in New York City. She was the seventh generation of a theatrical family that could be tracked back to Ireland in 1740. Her great-uncle...
36. Tucker Smith Tucker Smith Actor, West Side Story
37. Trinidad Silva Trinidad Silva Actor, UHF
38. 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...
39. Andy Gibb Andy Gibb Self, Olivia A blessing or a curse? Every silver lining has a cloud, yet sadly Andrew Roy Gibb had to find that out the hard way. Born the fifth and final child to parents Barbara (Born 2 November 1920) and Hugh Gibb (Born 15 January 1916) Andy grew up with his three older siblings dominating the music charts, collectively known as The Bee Gees...
40. Don Haggerty Don Haggerty Actor, The Killers
41. Gabriel Dell Gabriel Dell Actor, Angels with Dirty Faces The son of an Italian immigrant doctor, Gabriel "Gabe" Dell began his career singing in a boys church choir and then on a children's radio show. He made his stage debut in the play "Dead End" and, with the other juvenile members of the cast, was called to Hollywood for the film version. Dell was one...
42. Dorothy Adams Dorothy Adams Actress, The Killing
43. Charles Addams Charles Addams Writer, The Addams Family Charles Samuel Addams, or Chill as his friends called him, was born on January 7, 1912, in Westfield, New Jersey. Records show at the time of his birth the Addams' lived on Summit Avenue. They moved several times before taking up permanent residence in 1920 on Elm Street and stayed there until 1947...
44. Colleen Moore Colleen Moore Actress, Ella Cinders Colleen Moore was born Kathleen Morrison on August 19, 1900, in Port Huron, Michigan. Her father was an irrigation engineer and his job was good enough to provide the family a middle-class environment. She was educated in parochial schools and studied at the famed Detroit Conservatory. Colleen's family moved to Atlanta...
45. Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Writer, Starship Troopers At the age of 17, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He spent one year at the University of Missouri before he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from which he graduated as the 20th best among the 243 cadets. He spent five years in the Pacific Ocean until he had to retire because of tuberculosis in 1934...
46. Colin Higgins Colin Higgins Writer, Harold and Maude
47. Alice Nunn Alice Nunn Actress, Pee-wee's Big Adventure Very little is known about Alice Nunn with the exception that she appeared in one of the 1980s most famous films, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, as the infamous truck driver, 'Large Marge'. Alice E. Nunn was born on October 10, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida to parents N.G. Nunn and Alice Bush. She eventually made her way westward...
48. Nico Nico Soundtrack, The Royal Tenenbaums Model and singer Nicol was born in Cologne, Germany in 1938. She was a part of the Andy Warhol "scene" in the 1960s. A member of The Velvet Underground experimental rock band (with John Cale), circa 1967, she made several solo albums during the 1970s. A heroin addict for the latter part of her life...
49. Joe Besser Joe Besser Actor, Africa Screams Joe Besser was born on August 12, 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. Short, chubby, balding, childish character actor who began his career on the vaudeville circuit before breaking into films in the early 1930s. He was a frequent foil of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in their films and played Stinky on their 1950s situation comedy...
50. Joshua Logan Joshua Logan Writer, Mister Roberts Joshua Logan started directing plays while he was still at Princeton and among the first actors he directed were Henry Fonda and James Stewart. His graduation from Princeton was delayed to accompany a classmate to Russia to study with Konstantin Stanislavski, inventor of "method acting". Stanislavsko told him...
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