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1. Mae Questel Mae Questel Actress, Christmas Vacation Her Orthodox Jewish family were totally adverse to her having an entertainment career. Her parents and grandparents forced her to leave the Theatre Guild school (New York) while still a teenager and had their wills drawn up accordingly so as to discourage this career choice. Studied drama at Columbia University, and belonged to the American Theatre Wing...
2. Conrad L. Hall Conrad L. Hall Cinematographer, American Beauty Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV commercials...
3. Harry Fowler Harry Fowler Actor, Hue and Cry
4. Daisy Hilton Daisy Hilton Actress, Freaks Born to a barmaid, Daisy and her conjoined twin sister Violet Hilton were raised by the midwife who delivered them. This woman, Mary Hilton, saw her meal ticket in the curly-haired babies and trained them to perform. The girls were ill-treated and kept in a state of poverty until they arranged a private meeting with a lawyer at the age of 23...
5. Iron Eyes Cody Iron Eyes Cody Actor, Ernest Goes to Camp Iron Eyes Cody was born Espera or "Oscar" DeCorti, the son of two first-generation immigrants from Italy. In 1924 he moved to California, changed his name from "DeCorti" to "Corti" to Cody, and started working as an actor, presenting himself as a Native American. He married an Indian woman, Bertha Parker...
6. Violet Hilton Violet Hilton Actress, Freaks Born to a barmaid, Violet and her conjoined twin sister Daisy Hilton were raised by the midwife who delivered them. This woman, Mary Hilton, saw her meal ticket in the curly-haired babies and trained them to perform. The girls were ill-treated and kept in a state of poverty until they arranged a private meeting with a lawyer at the age of 23...
7. James Edwards James Edwards Actor, Patton Pioneering actor who was among Hollywood's first - years ahead of Sidney Poitier - to crush the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of black males as shiftless illiterates. Although in some pictures Edwards would portray subservient characters (e.g. "General" George C. Scott's valet in Patton), he delivered true dignity in his performances...
8. Phyllis Gates Phyllis Gates Uncategorised
9. Bill Lancaster Bill Lancaster Writer, The Thing Bill was known by his friends as "Billy", when he was a youth. He attended "public" school, as many actor's sons and daughters did in the 1960s. He was never athletic since he was stricken with a childhood disease. He was well liked at Emerson Junior High School in West Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Emerson in June 1962...
10. Donal Donnelly Donal Donnelly Actor, The Godfather: Part III Donal Donnelly was an Anglo-Irish actor best known in the cinema for roles in The Knack... and How to Get It and The Godfather: Part III and on stage for his work in the plays of Brian Friel. He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, on July 6, 1931, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin, he went to a Christian Brothers School where he acted in school plays with classmates Jack MacGowran and Milo O'Shea...
11. Casey Johnson Casey Johnson Self, Trust Fund Babies
12. Brian Gibson Brian Gibson Director, What's Love Got to Do with It
13. Anneka Di Lorenzo Anneka Di Lorenzo Actress, Dressed to Kill Stunningly gorgeous, shapely, and enticing brunette knockout Anneka Di Lorenzo was born Marjorie Lee Thoreson in September 6, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Anneka dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles, California after her parents divorced in 1967. Di Lorenzo worked as a receptionist, a cocktail waitress...
14. Berry Kroeger Berry Kroeger Actor, Gun Crazy Born and educated in the well-to-do Alamo Heights area of San Antonio, Texas, Berry Kroeger first acted in local theatrical productions at the San Pedro Playhouse. His silky voice seemed tailor-made for a lengthy career on radio. By 1931, he was active both as announcer and purveyor of dramatic exploits and crime detection on network serials...
15. Steve Raines Steve Raines Actor, River Passage
16. Tony Lip Tony Lip Actor, Donnie Brasco Tony Lip (born Frank Anthony Vallelonga) originates from the Bronx, New York. He worked for twelve years at the world-famous Copacabana Nightclub in New York City. At the Copa, he played host to the most famous personalities of the era, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin. Lip then went on to a career in acting...
17. Kerry McGregor Kerry McGregor Actress, You Must Change Your Life Born in Pumpherston, West Lothian, Scotland, Kerry McGregor had an extra ordinary life of triumph over tragedy with so many people describing her attitude as an inspiration to us all. Kerry's first set back was the loss of her father George, who died in a road traffic accident when she was just 5 years old...
18. Rahul Dev Burman Rahul Dev Burman Soundtrack, Life of Pi
19. Gerry Rafferty Gerry Rafferty Soundtrack, Good Will Hunting Singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was born on April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland. He was the third son of Irish miner and lorry driver Joseph Rafferty and Rafferty's Scottish wife Mary Skeffington. His abusive alcoholic father died when Gerry was only sixteen. Rafferty grew up in a council house on the town's Glenburn estate and attended St...
20. Richard Maibaum Richard Maibaum Writer, Goldfinger The name is "Maibaum, Richard Maibaum".....the brilliant screenwriter who adapted the Ian Fleming 007 novels into the highly entertaining screenplays of nearly every James Bond film from Dr. No through to Licence to Kill. Maibaum attended New York University, then studied acting at the University of Iowa...
21. Oscar Polk Oscar Polk Actor, Gone with the Wind
22. Christopher Isherwood Christopher Isherwood Writer, A Single Man
23. T.S. Eliot T.S. Eliot Writer, Cats T.S. Eliot ranks with William Butler Yeats as the greatest English language poet of the 20th Century and was certainly the most influential. He was born Thomas Stearns Eliot into the bosom of a respectable middle class family on September 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. The family had roots in New England...
24. Albert Camus Albert Camus Writer, Fate Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, Algeria. His parents were Spanish-French-Algerian (pied noir) colonists. His father, named Lucien Camus died in the Battle of Marne (1914) during WWI. His mother, named Catherine Helene Sintes was of Spanish origin, she was a mute deaf, due to a stroke...
25. Clyde Bruckman Clyde Bruckman Writer, The General Had been out of work and was pretty much broke when he killed himself. He borrowed Buster Keaton's gun and after eating a meal that he could not pay for, shot himself. There are two stories; One says it was in the restroom of the cafe on Santa Monica Blvd, and the other story states he did it in the phone booth...
26. Robert Anderson Robert Anderson Actor, The Left Handed Gun
27. Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke Actor, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
28. Dorothy Granger Dorothy Granger Actress, Punch Drunks Dorothy Granger was one of the first members of SAG when Screen Actors Guild was founded over 65 years ago. A Texas beauty contest winner, at the age of thirteen, Dorothy's career ran from a long-running two-reeler series, as the wife of Leon Errol for RKO to the long-running television series Death Valley Days with Ronald Reagan...
29. Zvonko Lepetic Zvonko Lepetic Actor, Balkan Spy
30. Dudley Nichols Dudley Nichols Writer, Stagecoach
31. David De Simone David De Simone Actor, The Gymnast
32. John Gary John Gary Self, Episode dated 30 March 1968 Composer and singer; started as vocalist with Don McNeill's 'Breakfast Club' for two years. He was a salvage diver, and later a New Orleans radio singer, featured also in night clubs. He has made many records. He joined ASCAP in 1960 and composed: "Life of My Life"; "Forget It"; "Where Did You Go Last Night?"; and "Possom Song"...
33. Phil Lynott Phil Lynott Soundtrack, Rush
34. Billy Gray Billy Gray Actor, Some Like It Hot
35. Sophie Heathcote Sophie Heathcote Actress, Three Chords and a Wardrobe
36. Herbert B. Swope Jr. Herbert B. Swope Jr. Producer, The Bravados
37. Jeff Nuttall Jeff Nuttall Actor, The World Is Not Enough
38. Topsy Jane Topsy Jane Actress, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
39. Leonard Kibrick Leonard Kibrick Actor, It's a Wonderful World
40. Les Brown Les Brown Soundtrack, Forrest Gump Famed band leader, composer, author, arranger and conductor, educated at Ithaca College, the New York Military Academy, and Duke University (where he led the dance orchestra). He worked as a freelance arranger, and formed the Band of Renown in 1938, touring until 1947. He joined ASCAP in 1952, collaborating with Ben Homer and Bud Green...
41. Charles Mintz Charles Mintz Producer, The Little Match Girl
42. Mort Garson Mort Garson Composer, Beware! The Blob Composer, songwriter ("Our Day Will Come") and arranger, educated at Juilliard and NYU. He served in the Special Services during World War II, and then was a pianist and arranger for dance orchestras, and composer, conductor and accompanist to Doris Day, Patti Page, and Arthur Prysock. Joining ASCAP in 1956...
43. Vincent Korda Vincent Korda Art Department, The Third Man Hungarian born Vincent Korda came to Britain in the 1930s with his brothers Alexander Korda and Zoltan Korda. Vincent became a distinguished Art Director and Production Designer. Among his best works are Things to Come, The Thief of Bagdad and The Longest Day.
44. Mal Evans Mal Evans Self, The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit
45. Arthur Hoyt Arthur Hoyt Actor, It Happened One Night Extremely prolific actor/director of the silent screen, on Broadway from 1905. Hoyt joined the acting fraternity through the recommendations of an uncle, who worked as dramatic editor for a Cleveland tabloid. Signed by theatrical producer George C. Tyler (1868-1946), he began on stage (earning $10 per week)...
46. Lilia del Valle Lilia del Valle Actress, El gran autor
47. Diether Krebs Diether Krebs Actor, Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding
48. John Hahn-Petersen John Hahn-Petersen Actor, You Are Not Alone
49. Allen H. Miner Allen H. Miner Director, The Ride Back
50. Robert B. Sinclair Robert B. Sinclair Director, That Wonderful Urge
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