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1. Jean Willes Jean Willes Actress, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jean Willes is best known for her roles in a number of B movies in the 1950s and 1960s as well as on the small screen. Lovely and curvaceous, she often played hard-boiled gold-diggers, party girls, gun molls, and saloon girls. She came off as a wily, smarter version of Barbara Nichols or Iris Adrian...
2. Pat Hingle Pat Hingle Actor, Batman Pat Hingle (real name: Martin Patterson Hingle) was born in Miami, Florida, the son of a building contractor. His parents divorced when Hingle was still in his infancy (he never knew his father) and his mother supported the family by teaching school in Denver. She then began to travel (with her son in tow) in search of more lucrative work; by age 13 Hingle had lived in a dozen cities...
3. Howard McNear Howard McNear Actor, The Andy Griffith Show Although Los Angeles native Howard McNear had a long career on radio and in films, he will forever be remembered for his memorable - and scene-stealing - portrayal of Floyd the Barber in the long-running The Andy Griffith Show (actor Don Knotts once said that playing Floyd wasn't much of a stretch for McNear...
4. Judith Anderson Judith Anderson Actress, Rebecca Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway throughout the 1930s...
5. Jill Haworth Jill Haworth Actress, In Harm's Way A slim, stunning, stylish-looking actress, British Jill Haworth (born Valerie Jill Haworth on August 15, 1945 in Sussex) was a free-spirited product of the 1960s. Her father was a textile magnate and sometime race car driver and mother an aspiring ballerina. Trained in dance herself, she attended the Corona Stage School and appeared...
6. Victor Sjöström Victor Sjöström Director, Körkarlen Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of directors whom he himself influenced...
7. Doye O'Dell Doye O'Dell Actor, Tight Spot
8. Warren J. Kemmerling Warren J. Kemmerling Actor, Close Encounters of the Third Kind After graduating from St. Louis University in 1947 and serving a hitch in the Marines, Warren Kemmerling began his acting career in the theater. A fine singer, Kemmerling debuted on Broadway in 1953 "Me and Juliet". After six years in musicals which included Rogers and Hammerstein's "Anchors Aweigh," Kemmerling decided to try his hand in Hollywood...
9. Phil Everly Phil Everly Actor, Every Which Way But Loose
10. Joaquín Martínez Joaquín Martínez Actor, Die Another Day Joaquin Martinez considers himself the luckiest man alive. A painfully shy medical student at Mexico City's University, he was forced by a teacher to join the school's drama group to get rid of his "inadequacy". There he not only discovered a new world but was rewarded with a scholarship to legendary Seki Sano's Drama Studio...
11. Saul Zaentz Saul Zaentz Producer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Saul Zaentz learned gambling as a youth in Passaic, New Jersey, playing a card game called briscola. Later, in his twenties, he earned a full-time living as a gambler. Saul settled in San Francisco after WWII, at first working for a local record distributor and eventually joining the jazz record label Fantasy Records...
12. Sergiu Nicolaescu Sergiu Nicolaescu Director, Michael the Brave Sergiu Nicolaescu was born on the 13th of April 1930, in Targu Jiu, Gorj County, Romania. Nicolaescu, the 'Steven Spielberg of the Romanian cinema', was a brilliant, self-taught technician and a master of popular entertainment who approached during his long career various genres with great success. In his childhood...
13. Julius Tannen Julius Tannen Actor, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Julius Tannen was one of the first vaudeville stand-up comedians. He never used props, sets, costumes or stooges. He just put on his hat, walked on stage, took it off, and did his monologue, then put his hat on again and walked off. This was rather revolutionary in his day and Tannen paved the way for many stand-ups to come...
14. Bodil Joensen Bodil Joensen Self, Sex en gros
15. Jack Pickford Jack Pickford Actor, Brown of Harvard Nepotism certainly has had its advantages in Hollywood, none more so than in the film career of Jack Pickford, whose famous older sis, "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford, saw to it that Jack had all the advantages her star weight could muster. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1896, Jack was prompted by his actress/mother...
16. Bernhard Wicki Bernhard Wicki Actor, Paris, Texas
17. Heather Sears Heather Sears Actress, Room at the Top
18. Tom Gries Tom Gries Director, Will Penny Georgetown University-educated Thomas Stephen Gries was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruth Marie (Gluck), an advertising copywriter and actress, and Joseph Charles Gries. He returned from service with the US Marines in WW II and worked as a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Traveling to Hollywood in 1947...
19. Jenny Tomasin Jenny Tomasin Actress, Upstairs, Downstairs Jenny Tomasin shot to fame in the UK in the early 1970's when she joined the cast of Upstairs Downstairs playing the scullery maid Ruby. She stayed with the series right until the end, appearing in forty one episodes. When the series ended in 1975, plans were drawn up for a spin-off series following the further adventures of Ruby with Hudson and Mrs Bridges...
20. Jerry Quarry Jerry Quarry Self, Heavyweight Elimination Fight: Jerry Quarry vs. Ken Norton "Irish" Jerry Quarry said it himself, "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride". Quarry had the "bad" luck that his professional boxing career occurred during the 1960s and 1970s, when the division was "packed" with some of the greatest heavyweights in history. Trained by his father, Jack Quarry, to be a boxer as a child...
21. Ivan Triesault Ivan Triesault Actor, Notorious
22. Franziska Liebing Franziska Liebing Actress, Die seltsamen Methoden des Franz Josef Wanninger
23. Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde Actress, Dangerous Minds
24. Patty Shepard Patty Shepard Actress, Watch Out, We're Mad Strikingly comely brunette Patty Shepard was born in 1945 in Greenville, South Carolina. The daughter of a U.S. Air Force official, Patty moved to Spain when she was only 18 years old. After becoming popular as a model in a series of TV commercials, the lovely Ms. Shepard embarked on an acting career...
25. Dick Curtis Dick Curtis Actor, Yes, We Have No Bonanza Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in the studio's two-reelers and could do a double-take...
26. Alicia Rhett Alicia Rhett Actress, Gone with the Wind
27. Rex Lease Rex Lease Actor, The Monster Walks Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into silent films as an extra and bit player...
28. Gino Cervi Gino Cervi Actor, Becket Cervi was born in Bologna. His father was the theatre critic Antonio Cervi. In 1928, he married Nini Gordini (one of his partners) and they had a son, Tonino Cervi. Gino Cervi later became the grandfather of actress Valentina Cervi and producer Antonio Levesi Cervi. Cervi was best known for his role of Giuseppe Bottazzi ("Peppone")...
29. Edward J. Nugent Edward J. Nugent Actor, 42nd Street
30. William Cagney William Cagney Producer, Yankee Doodle Dandy William (Bill) Cagney (producer brother of star James Cagney) was almost a dead ringer for his, in front of the camera, more famous brother. When first wife Boots' younger sister Viola "Bodie" (Mallory) Avinger gave birth to identical twin boys Cleveland (Cleve) and Steven (Steve) Lewis on February 19...
31. Joseph Shiloach Joseph Shiloach Actor, Rambo III
32. Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Actor, Time After Time
33. Olga San Juan Olga San Juan Actress, Blue Skies She possessed the same tiny frame and fervid Latin temperament as her Brazilian counterpart, Carmen Miranda, and, for most her career, Puerto Rican singer/dancer Olga San Juan, like Miranda, was a welcome distraction by American audiences. A flavorful, scene-stealing personality who delightfully mangled the English language...
34. Nell O'Day Nell O'Day Actress, The Road to Ruin Born in Prairie Hill, Texas, in 1909, lovely Nell O'Day had the obvious breeding credentials to become a leading lady of westerns. She began as a child dancer in the early 1920s, later performing with the Tommy Atkins Sextet. This led to a part in the early musical King of Jazz and the stage play "Fine and Dandy" with dancer Eleanor Powell...
35. Isabel Cooley Isabel Cooley Actress, Cleopatra
36. Mickey Dora Mickey Dora Stunts, Beach Party
37. George H. Brown George H. Brown Producer, Hotel Sahara
38. Conrad Hilton Conrad Hilton Self, What's My Line? Hotel magnate Conrad Nicholson Hilton was born on Christmas Day of 1887 in San Antonio, New Mexico. He was the son of Mary Genevive (Laufersweiler), who was of German descent, and August Halvorsen Hilton, a Norwegian immigrant, born in Hilton, Ullensaker, Akershus, Norway. His father ran a string of businesses...
39. Roland Harrah III Roland Harrah III Actor, Braddock: Missing in Action III
40. Charles Williams Charles Williams Actor, It's a Wonderful Life
41. Aleksandr Abdulov Aleksandr Abdulov Actor, Ubit drakona Aleksandr Abdulov, one of Russian cinema's best known sex symbols and was one of the most celebrated Russian film stars. He was born Aleksandr Gavrilovich Abdulov on May 29, 1953, in Tobolsk, Siberian Russia, into the family of a theatre director from Fergana, Uzbekistan. His father, named Gavriil...
42. David Maysles David Maysles Director, Grey Gardens
43. Joie Chitwood Joie Chitwood Actor, Live and Let Die
44. Will Eisner Will Eisner Writer, The Spirit
45. Jack Ruby Jack Ruby
46. Martín Adjemián Martín Adjemián Actor, La Ciénaga
47. Dorothy Donnelly Dorothy Donnelly Writer, The Student Prince Songwriter ("Silver Moon", "Deep In My Heart, Dear", "Mother"), author and actress, Dorothy Donnelly was educated in a convent and later became a member of the Henry Donnelly Stock Company. She created the role of Candida in the US, and also appeared in "Madame X". She wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Blossom Time"...
48. Franz Muxeneder Franz Muxeneder Actor, The Good Soldier Schweik
49. James Carlisle James Carlisle Actor, The Phantom of the West
50. Robert Herrman Robert Herrman Actor, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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