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1. Ava Gardner Ava Gardner Actress, The Killers Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio brought her to the attention of MGM...
2. John Smith John Smith Actor, Friendly Persuasion Actor John Smith was born Robert Errol Van Orden in Los Angeles. He began his career singing with The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, a group which appeared in two Bing Crosby films, Going My Way and The Bells of St. Mary's. His agent Henry Willson, who also gave Tab Hunter and Rock Hudson their names, changed Van Orden's name to "John Smith"...
3. Kim Manners Kim Manners Producer, Mystery Spot
4. William Sylvester William Sylvester Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Christopher Allport Christopher Allport Actor, Another World
6. William Fawcett William Fawcett Actor, Batman and Robin "Doc T". as he was known, was a Ph.D., and Professor of Theatre at Michigan State University in the early 1940's, just before World War II. He often spoke about leaving academia and actually trying his hand at the craft he taught. After the war, he got his chance and never looked back.
7. Colleen Moore Colleen Moore Actress, Ella Cinders Her father was an irrigation engineer. She was convent-educated and studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory. D.W. Griffith brought her to Hollywood in 1917, returning a favor to her uncle, 'Walter C. Howey , the Chicago Examiner editor who helped him clear The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages through the censors...
8. Al Capone Al Capone Uncategorised Infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone was born in the tough Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn, NY, the fourth of nine children of Italian immigrants from Naples. Capone was a born sociopath. In the sixth grade he beat up a teacher and promptly quit school. He picked up his education from the streets, "making his bones" when he joined the notorious James Street gang...
9. Herman Wedemeyer Herman Wedemeyer Actor, The Year of the Horse
10. Anna Malle Anna Malle Actress, Jenna Loves Rocco One of the more fiery and uninhibited performers in the adult-film business, Iowa-born Anna Malle's exotic look (part Cherokee and part Irish) and terrific body contributed to her becoming an almost instant fan favorite, and the tremendous energy she puts into each of her performances didn't hurt, either...
11. Stanley Brock Stanley Brock Actor, UHF Stanley Brock lived in the lower east side of Manhattan on E.14th St. In his earlier days he was doing a comedy routine with a girl. The name of the act was called Stan and Nan. They would perform one nighters in the Upstate NY area - the Catskills' - or, as the area was more commonly known; The Botscht Belt (in reference to the many holiday camps...
12. Diana Barrymore Diana Barrymore Actress, Nightmare "Too Much, Too Soon" was the story of Diana's life, and the title of her autobiography. Her father was stage and screen legend John Barrymore; and her mother was Blanche Oelrichs (who wrote under the masculine pseudonym Michael Strange), who had just divorced Mr. Thomas and had 2 children (Leonard and Robin) from that marriage...
13. Cliff Norton Cliff Norton Actor, General Hospital
14. Eiji Tsuburaya Eiji Tsuburaya Special Effects, Godzilla Eiji Tsuburaya ranks alongside Willis H. O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen as one of the great visionary SFX masters of twentieth century fantasy cinema. Best remembered as the amazing special effects genius behind the "Godzilla" series of monster films commencing in 1954, he also contributed effects to a host...
15. Jonathan Larson Jonathan Larson Soundtrack, Rent Jonathan Larson was born in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County to a Jewish family. Since he was little he was exposed to the performing arts as music and theater. He played the trumpet and tuba in his high school band, was involved in his school's choir and took formal piano lessons. His early musical influences were rock musicians such as Elton John and Billy Joel...
16. Lloyd Phillips Lloyd Phillips Producer, Inglourious Basterds
17. Cal Jammer Cal Jammer Actor, Carjack
18. Leopoldo Trieste Leopoldo Trieste Actor, The Godfather: Part II
19. Adele Astaire Adele Astaire Self, The Fred Astaire Songbook
20. Dick Crockett Dick Crockett Stunts, The Pink Panther Strikes Again
21. Olive Brasno Olive Brasno Actress, Charlie Chan at the Circus
22. Robert Rockwell Robert Rockwell Actor, Search for Tomorrow As heartthrob "Mr. Boynton" on "Our Miss Brooks", Robert Rockwell was so identified with the role that other, dramatic roles were often denied him. Still, after beginning his career as a contract player for Republic Studios he appeared in over 350 television shows over fifty years, and on stage opposite Jose Ferrer in the 1946 Broadway production of "Cyrano de Bergerac"...
23. Queenie Watts Queenie Watts Actress, Poor Cow
24. Fred Aldrich Fred Aldrich Actor, The French Revue
25. Dale Van Sickel Dale Van Sickel Actor, Duel
26. Virginia Maskell Virginia Maskell Actress, Only Two Can Play This ill-fated British actress was born in the Shepherd's Bush area of London, England, on February 27, 1936. After the outbreak of World War II, young Virginia and her family were evacuated to South Africa. She eventually returned to London and entered a convent school where the pretty, grey-eyed brunette developed an interest in acting...
27. Lilian Bond Lilian Bond Actress, The Old Dark House An attractive, wavy-haired brunette Londoner, Lilian Bond graduated from Brompton Oratory School and began her show business career in pantomimes and revues as a teenager. She travelled to America in 1926 to appear on Broadway in the 'Ziegfeld Follies' and for Earl Carroll's 'Vanities', as well as playing Rosamanda in 'Fioretta' with Fanny Brice...
28. Paul J. Smith Paul J. Smith Composer, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Paul was the son of J.J. Smith, who was a professor at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho in the early 1900's. It was a very musical family. Father J J composed a number of songs for the College. Paul became music director for Disney. His brother Arthur also became a studio musician and played on films and TV shows.
29. Donald Kerr Donald Kerr Actor, The Devil Bat
30. Jack Mather Jack Mather Actor, Billy Madison
31. Jean Rougerie Jean Rougerie Actor, A View to a Kill
32. Demis Roussos Demis Roussos Self, Demis Roussos
33. Richard Talmadge Richard Talmadge Actor, The Prince of Pep He first came to the USA as a boy member of the famed acrobats, the Mazetti Troupe, that had been engaged by Barnum & Bailey Circus. Richard began in films, supposedly, as a stunt double for Doug Fairbanks, Sr., then graduated to films under his own name.
34. Sidney Cole Sidney Cole Producer, Dead of Night
35. Vicki LaMotta Vicki LaMotta Uncategorised
36. Sheldon Reynolds Sheldon Reynolds Producer, Foreign Intrigue
37. Demetrio González Demetrio González Actor, Dos corazones y un cielo
38. Normand Corbeil Normand Corbeil Composer, Double Jeopardy
39. Spencer Charters Spencer Charters Actor, High Sierra Spencer Charters was a burly, moon faced man who got his start in the theater where he basically stayed until 1930. Thereafter, he quickly launched a career as a character actor in movies. His specialty was a lower-to-middle-class worker, and he portrayed many types, including judges, doctors, clerks...
40. Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood Actor, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
41. Irene Castle Irene Castle Actress, No Trespassing Irene Castle and her husband Vernon Castle (born Vernon Blyth) were the best known ballroom dancers of the early 20th C. Beginning about 1914 they operated several clubs and studios in the NYC area, toured the country dancing, and were able to charge as much as a thousand dollars an hour for lessons...
42. Nick Santino Nick Santino Actor, Steel Crossings Nick Santino was born in Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 5 months he was put in St. Joseph's orphanage home. For the next 16 years, he bounced around several foster homes for a total of 9. At age 16/17 he decided to make his own life. He managed to get a small apartment and started several neighborhood businesses in addition to construction and garbage hauling...
43. William Tubbs William Tubbs Actor, The Wages of Fear
44. Gladys Hurlbut Gladys Hurlbut Actress, The Long, Long Trailer
45. Polly Moran Polly Moran Actress, Adam's Rib She was one rowdy, no-holds-barred entertainer. Comedienne Polly Moran was considered second only to perhaps Louise Fazenda as Mack Sennett's funniest lady during her silent-era heyday. Born in 1883, Polly was made for vaudeville, touring all over the world, notably Europe. Sennett snapped her up...
46. Robertson Hare Robertson Hare Actor, One Wild Oat
47. Tanny McDonald Tanny McDonald Actress, Hercules in New York
48. Buck Black Buck Black Actor, Empty Hearts
49. Lewis J. Selznick Lewis J. Selznick Miscellaneous Crew, A Pair of Silk Stockings Lewis J. Selznick, one of the pioneers of studio film production and the father of Oscar-winning Gone with the Wind producer David O. Selznick, was born Lewis Zeleznik in Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire, into a poor Jewish family with 18 children. Selznick migrated to London at the age of 12, and then to the US, eventually winding up as a small-time jeweler in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
50. Moss Mabry Moss Mabry Costume Designer, Rebel Without a Cause
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