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1. Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Actor, The Dark Knight When a hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. Heath Ledger was born on the fourth of April 1979...
2. Jean Simmons Jean Simmons Actress, Spartacus Demure British beauty Jean Simmons was born January 31, 1929 in Crouch End, London. As a 14-year-old dance student, she was plucked from her school to play Margaret Lockwood's precocious sister in Give Us the Moon, and she went on to make a name for herself in such major British productions as Caesar and Cleopatra...
3. Telly Savalas Telly Savalas Actor, On Her Majesty's Secret Service Son of Greek immigrants. Soldier during World War II. Studied psychology. Worked as journalist for ABC News. The bald-headed actor played character roles, often as sadistic or psychotic types. He became a TV favorite in the 1970s when his role as Det. Theo Kojak in the TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders was expanded into the gritty Kojak TV series, lasting from 1973-78.
4. Alan Hale Alan Hale Actor, It Happened One Night Alan Hale decided on a film career after his attempt at becoming an opera singer didn't pan out. He quickly became much in demand as a supporting actor, starred in several films for Cecil B. DeMille and directed others for him. With the advent of sound Hale played leads in a few films, but soon settled down into a career as one of the busiest character actors in the business...
5. Ann Miller Ann Miller Actress, Mulholland Dr. Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier on April 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas. She lived there until she was nine, when her mother left her philandering father and moved with Ann to Los Angeles, California. Even at that young age, she had to support her mother, who was hearing-impaired and unable to hold a job...
6. Herbert Marshall Herbert Marshall Actor, Foreign Correspondent Herbert Marshall had trained to become a certified accountant, but his interest turned to the stage. He lost a leg while serving in World War I, he was rehabilitated with a wooden leg. This did not stop him from making good his decision to make the stage as his vocation. He used a very deliberate square-shouldered and guided walk - largely unnoticeable - to cover up his disability...
7. Luis Avalos Luis Avalos Actor, The Ringer
8. James Mitchell James Mitchell Actor, The Band Wagon
9. Dick Tufeld Dick Tufeld Actor, Lost in Space The first words heard in the Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea tv series belonged to Dick Tufeld: "This is the Seaview, the most extraordinary submarine in all the seven seas". The first words heard in the Irwin Allen's Lost In Space tv series belonged to Dick Tufeld: "This is the beginning, this is the day, you are watching the unfolding of one of history's great adventures...
10. Jean-Louis Barrault Jean-Louis Barrault Actor, The Longest Day Celebrated French stage actor/director/producer Jean-Louis Barrault was born on September 8, 1910. A superlative tragedian and mime, his dedication to both avant-garde and classical plays helped revive the French theatre after World War II, while presenting world premières of works by such playwrights as Samuel Beckett...
11. Liz Renay Liz Renay Actress, Desperate Living Liz Renay's extraordinary life could almost be a movie script. Raised by fanatically religious parents, she ran away from home to win a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest, and become a showgirl during World War II. She eventually became a "moll" to Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen, and when he was...
12. Patsy Rowlands Patsy Rowlands Actress, Tom Jones Born in 1934, she attended a succession of Convent Schools without any sense of direction until a new elocution teacher recognised her potential, and encouraged her to apply for a Guildhall School of Speech and Drama scholarship. She won it when she was just 15, coming top in the whole of England. ...
13. Jobyna Ralston Jobyna Ralston Actress, Wings Curly-locked, cherubic knockabout comedienne of the silent cinema. Her mother, portrait photographer Mrs. Kemp Raulston, named her after her favorite actress, Jobyna Howland. She harbored ambitions for her daughter to achieve similar fame and trained her to that end. After a failed teenage marriage to a local farmer...
14. Pierre Jalbert Pierre Jalbert Actor, Survival The son of a newspaperman, Canadian-born Pierre Jalbert graduated from Ouellet College and attended Laval University. A champion skier, he went to study art appreciation at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1949 he visited Hollywood and later that year returned to Paris and joined a French film company as a production assistant...
15. Ticky Holgado Ticky Holgado Actor, Amélie
16. Linda Pugach Linda Pugach Self, Crazy Love
17. Anna Cropper Anna Cropper Actress, Cromwell
18. Austin Trevor Austin Trevor Actor, The Red Shoes
19. Johnny Seven Johnny Seven Actor, The Apartment Prolific American character actor Johnny Seven was born John Anthony Fetto in the Italian section of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, to Marie and John Fetto. He was the only boy in a family of six children, with sisters Lillian, Terry, Connie, Dolores and Jean. Considering that much of his future acting work consisted of playing tough gangsters and criminals...
20. Alma Rubens Alma Rubens Actress, The Rejected Woman American actress of the silent period. Born in San Francisco, she studied and performed from her youth, and at the age of nineteen became a star. She appeared in a score of films within the next four years, then began to work on the theatrical stage as well, in musical comedy and drama. A beautiful and popular actress...
21. Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Johnson Self, The Presidential Tour
22. George Selk George Selk Actor, Narcotics
23. Queen Victoria Queen Victoria Self, Her Majesty, Queen Victoria Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Victoria as she was called was the granddaughter of King George III. When she was less than a year old her father died leaving her mother broke and at the mercy of her brother Leopold, the King of Belgium. Victoria lead a sheltered life in Kensington Palace while growing up...
24. Frances Gifford Frances Gifford Actress, The Reluctant Dragon Frances Gifford had a somewhat unorthodox introduction to the movie business. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, she had no ambition to be an actress, and in fact had applied to UCLA when, at age 16, she and a friend got to visit the Samuel Goldwyn Studios, where they watched a movie being shot...
25. Donald Madden Donald Madden Actor, One Life to Live
26. Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman Actor, Hud
27. Akkineni Nageshwara Rao Akkineni Nageshwara Rao Actor, Manam
28. Ray Hyke Ray Hyke Actor, Red River
29. Billy May Billy May Music Department, The Green Hornet Distinguished multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter, arranger, conductor and songwriter whose instantly-recognizable style remains a longtime trademark. The son of a roofer and a youthful asthmatic, his physician advised therapy through playing the tuba. In his school band, he developed an appreciation of the other instruments and became a self-taught trumpeter and trombonist...
30. Alec Coppel Alec Coppel Writer, Vertigo
31. Cornelio Reyna Cornelio Reyna Soundtrack, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
32. Ed Hookstratten Ed Hookstratten Producer, Up Close & Personal
33. Rose Kennedy Rose Kennedy Self, JACK: The Last Kennedy Film Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was born Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald on July 22, 1890 to Josie Hannon and the future mayor of Boston, John Francis Fitzgerald. She grew up with several brothers and sisters and thanks to her father, the family was very well off. Rose went to a series of Catholic Schools in Boston...
34. Parker Fennelly Parker Fennelly Actor, The Trouble with Harry Longtime member of the "Allen's Alley" troupe on Fred Allen's radio show, portraying the whimsical Titus Moody. His cohorts were Peter Donald as Ajax Cassidy, Kenny Delmar as Senator Claghorn, and Minerva Pious as Mrs. Nussbaum. He was known for affecting a strong "down East" New England accent.
35. R. Budd Dwyer R. Budd Dwyer Self, Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer
36. Carl Miller Carl Miller Actor, The Kid
37. Milenko Zablacanski Milenko Zablacanski Actor, Groznica subotnje veceri
38. Leon Lontoc Leon Lontoc Actor, The Ugly American
39. Bill Mauldin Bill Mauldin Actor, The Red Badge of Courage Bill Mauldin was born in Mountain Park, New Mexico, in 1921, and started drawing young. He took a few courses at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and, in 1940 entered the Army and was assigned as an illustrator for the military's newspaper, The Stars & Stripes. He created two characters for which he will always be remembered: a pair of plain...
40. Kôbô Abe Kôbô Abe Writer, Woman in the Dunes Kôbô Abe set off to medical school to please his parents. While still a student, he became interested in writing, and managed to sell a short story to a magazine. He failed his medical exam twice, and asked to be spared dishonor and allowed to pass the third time, under the agreement that he would never practice medicine...
41. Lucyna Winnicka Lucyna Winnicka Actress, Night Train
42. Carlo Mazzacurati Carlo Mazzacurati Writer, The Right Distance
43. Duke Kahanamoku Duke Kahanamoku Actor, Mister Roberts Duke Kahanamoku was one of the great Olympic heroes of all time. Born in Hawaii, Duke grew up swimming and entered the 1912 Stockholm Olympics for the United States (Hawaii was not yet a state, but a U.S. possession)and became an international star by winning the Men's 100-Meter Freestyle, something...
44. Orhan Aksoy Orhan Aksoy Director, Happy Days
45. Karl Renar Karl Renar Actor, Stahlschrank SG III
46. Hazel Sewell Hazel Sewell Art Director, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
47. Martin Bergmann Martin Bergmann Actor, Schindler's List
48. Penelope Dudley-Ward Penelope Dudley-Ward Actress, The Citadel
49. Audrey Metcalf Audrey Metcalf Actress, The Blob
50. Consuelo Velázquez Consuelo Velázquez Soundtrack, Juno Gave her first piano concerto at 6 years-old, and her nickname Consuelito stuck during her formal education years in music. Gained the title of music teacher at 17 years old, and became soloist of the National Symphonic Orchestra, Mexico. Besides "Besame Mucho", she was cherished for several other popular songs: "No Me Pidas Nunca", "Pasional", and "Dejame Quererte"...
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