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1. Anne Francis Anne Francis Actress, Forbidden Planet Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Ann Marvak on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Marvak, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Francis. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers model at age 6(!) and swiftly moved into radio soap work and television in New York...
2. Pete Postlethwaite Pete Postlethwaite Actor, Inception Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in theatre...
3. Dick Powell Dick Powell Self, Zane Grey Theater In the 1930s , Dick Powell was the juvenile lead in the Warner backstage musicals opposite such rising stars as Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell. After his career in musicals, he was cast in private-eye roles and became a producer and director for both TV and movies.
4. Alan Hale Jr. Alan Hale Jr. Actor, Gilligan's Island The son of the great character actor (and Errol Flynn sidekick) Alan Hale, Alan Hale Jr. (he dropped the Jr. after his father passed away) was literally born into the movies. Hale did his first movie as a baby and continued to act until his death. Unlike other child actors, Hale made a smooth transition in the movies and starred in several classics like Up Periscope...
5. Osa Massen Osa Massen Actress, Rocketship X-M Luck and timing can be everything in a career and in glamorous, sultry-eyed Osa Massen's case, it afforded her the opportunity of a brief but enjoyable 1940s film career during WWII Hollywood. She was born Aase Madsen Iversen on January 13, 1914 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and received early training as a news photographer with special emphasis on becoming a film editor...
6. Una Merkel Una Merkel Actress, The Parent Trap Una Merkel began her movie career as stand-in for Lillian Gish in the movie The Wind. After that, she performed on Broadway before she returned to movies for the D.W. Griffith film Abraham Lincoln. In her early years, before gaining a few pounds, she looked like Lillian Gish, but after Abraham Lincoln her comic potential was discovered...
7. Ross Alexander Ross Alexander Actor, Captain Blood The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition from Broadway teen player to young adult Warner Bros...
8. Nancy Kelly Nancy Kelly Actress, The Bad Seed Coached by her show-business mother, a former actress, brunette Nancy Kelly started her career as a one-year-old model for James Montgomery Flagg. While receiving her education at the Bentley School for Girls she also trained as an actress. From 1926, the precociously talented Nancy became one of the most...
9. Jack Carson Jack Carson Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace When Jack Carson arrived in Hollywood in 1937, he found work at RKO as an extra. His first major acting role came alongside Humphrey Bogart in the romantic comedy Stand-In. After a few years, he developed into a popular character actor who would be seen in a large number of comedies, musicals and a few westerns...
10. Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Soundtrack, High Noon
11. Emil Jannings Emil Jannings Actor, The Blue Angel His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry and Quo Vadis?, followed by The Last Laugh(aka The Last Laugh) in 1924 and Jealousy (aka Variety) in 1925...
12. Ned Wertimer Ned Wertimer Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
13. Lynn Cartwright Lynn Cartwright Actress, A League of Their Own Frequently appearing for or alongside her actor/writer husband of 50 years, noted stage, screen and TV heavy and writer Leo Gordon, actress Lynn Cartwright is probably best remembered for one of her early screen roles as the brusque, Brooklyn-accented switchboard operator in the cult horror The Wasp Woman...
14. Steven Gilborn Steven Gilborn Actor, Doctor Dolittle
15. Patricia Smith Patricia Smith Actress, The Spirit of St. Louis
16. Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo Actress, Death Wish II
17. Jett Travolta Jett Travolta
18. Virginia Field Virginia Field Actress, Waterloo Bridge London-born actress, daughter of the King's Counsel, St. John Field, educated in Paris and Vienna. Her mother, a cousin of famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, chose the name "Virginia" as homage to Lee's beloved home state. Virginia also had an actress aunt, Auriol Lee, who paved the way for her debut on the stage...
19. Peter Hobbs Peter Hobbs Actor, Sleeper
20. Roger Kitter Roger Kitter Actor, Suzie Gold
21. Richard D. Winters Richard D. Winters Miscellaneous Crew, We Stand Alone Together
22. Bill Hart Bill Hart Actor, The Wild Bunch
23. Etta Moten Etta Moten Actress, Flying Down to Rio In addition to her vocal dubbing and on-screen film credits, Etta Moten played the role of Bess in the 1943 revival of "Porgy and Bess" at the personal request of Ira Gershwin (not George, who had died in 1937). Etta and husband Claude Barnett, founder of the Negro Associated Press, served as US representatives to the independence celebrations of Ghana and several other African countries...
24. Maria Besendahl Maria Besendahl Actress, Claudia
25. Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Writer, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
26. Margot Stevenson Margot Stevenson Actress, Calling Philo Vance
27. David Gerber David Gerber Producer, Police Woman
28. Barbara Pilavin Barbara Pilavin Actress, Constantine
29. Brice Mack Brice Mack Animation Department, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
30. Jo Ann Marlowe Jo Ann Marlowe Actress, Mildred Pierce Jo Ann Marlowe was born Jo Ann Mares in Schuyler, NE in 1936 to Edward and Theora Mares. Jo Ann was discovered on a family vacation in Hollywood at age 4 by a Warner Brothers director in a restaurant. The family relocated to California and Jo Ann took the stage name, Jo Ann Marlowe. Jo Ann acted for...
31. Dan Foster Dan Foster Actor, Scaramouche
32. Sergio Jiménez Sergio Jiménez Actor, Mexicano ¡Tú puedes!
33. Dick Emery Dick Emery Actor, The Dick Emery Show In the 1960s and 1970s, Dick Emery was one of the most successful comics on the box. He was voted BBC TV Personality of the Year, thanks to creations such as his toothy vicar, sex-starved spinster Hettie, crusty old Lampwick, outrageously camp Clarence, who coined the phrase: "Hallo honky tonks". Perhaps the most memorable of all was Mandy...
34. Shepard Menken Shepard Menken Actor, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
35. Lucienne Camille Lucienne Camille Actress, La mazurka del barone, della santa e del fico fiorone
36. Ping Qiu Ping Qiu Actress, San xiao
37. Raikin Ben-Ari Raikin Ben-Ari Actor, Gangster Story Russian-born actor, stage director, and teacher, mostly in America. Ben-Ari, whose family name was Raikin, was born near Kiev (now in Ukraine). He took his father's last name as his first name and called himself Raikin Ben-Ari, or "Raikin, son of a lion." After training at a polytechnic school in the sciences...
38. Bibi Osterwald Bibi Osterwald Actress, As Good as It Gets
39. Jim Boyd Jim Boyd Actor, The Electric Company
40. Vasiliy Dashenko Vasiliy Dashenko Actor, Istrebiteli
41. Anwar Hussain Anwar Hussain Actor, Guide
42. Robert Magruder Robert Magruder Self, Cheaters
43. Little Jimmy Dickens Little Jimmy Dickens Soundtrack, More American Graffiti
44. Wally High Wally High Actor, Blues Brothers 2000
45. Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams Actress, The Jerk
46. John Woodnutt John Woodnutt Actor, Dragonheart: A New Beginning John Woodnutt was a serious, gaunt-faced character actor with extensive stage experience. He made his professional acting debut at the Oxford Playhouse at the age of 18. He also performed Shakespearean roles at the Open Air Theatre at London's Regent's Park. He had a long string of television credits to his name...
47. Frances Cress Welsing Frances Cress Welsing Self, 500 Years Later
48. Hiroshi Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka Actor, Onibaba
49. Olive Mercer Olive Mercer Actress, A Clockwork Orange
50. Cindy Garner Cindy Garner Actress, Red Ball Express
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