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1. André the Giant André the Giant Actor, The Princess Bride André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the Giant grew up (very quickly...
2. Marcheline Bertrand Marcheline Bertrand Actress, Lookin' to Get Out
3. Louis de Funès Louis de Funès Actor, The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born on July 31, 1914, in Courbevoie, France. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter. His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction. Young Louis de Funès was fond of drawing and piano playing...
4. Claude Akins Claude Akins Actor, Battle for the Planet of the Apes Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes in a career spanning over 40 years...
5. Zelda Rubinstein Zelda Rubinstein Actress, Poltergeist Marvelously quirky, distinctive, and diminutive 4' 3" character actress Zelda Rubinstein was born on May 28, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the youngest of three children and the only little person in her family. Zelda received a scholarship to attend the University of Pittsburgh. After earning a degree in bacteriology...
6. Tige Andrews Tige Andrews Actor, Mister Roberts
7. Lilli Palmer Lilli Palmer Actress, The Boys from Brazil A charming, elegant and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born on May 24, 1914, as Lillie Marie Peiser, the daughter of a German-Jewish surgeon and Austrian-Jewish actress. In addition to her native German, she grew up becoming fluent in French and English as well...
8. H.B. Haggerty H.B. Haggerty Actor, The Muppet Movie Fearsome looking, bald headed and usually mustachioed character actor, born Donald J. Stansauk on 2nd April 1925, in Los Angeles, California. However, after playing pro football with the Detroit Lions & Green Pay Packers, Stansauk became a professional wrestler and changed his name to H.B Haggerty (the H.B...
9. Charlie Callas Charlie Callas Actor, High Anxiety Born Charles Callias in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1927, he served in the US Army in Germany during World War 2. Originally a drummer, he played with Tommy Dorsey, Claude Thornhill and Buddy Rich. He was always clowning around and would drive the band members crazy on the bus as they traveled. So much so...
10. Loretta Agar Loretta Agar Actress, Citizen Kane
11. J.D. Salinger J.D. Salinger Writer, My Foolish Heart U.S. writer whose novel "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) won critical acclaim and devoted admirers, especially among the post-World War II generation of college students. His entire corpus of published works consists of that one novel and 13 short stories, all originally written in the period 1948-59...
12. Paul Valentine Paul Valentine Actor, Out of the Past
13. Walter Baldwin Walter Baldwin Actor, The Best Years of Our Lives
14. Richard X. Slattery Richard X. Slattery Actor, The Boston Strangler
15. Ann Carter Ann Carter Actress, The Curse of the Cat People
16. Betty Lou Keim Betty Lou Keim Actress, Some Came Running Betty Lou Keim was born, in 1938, in Malden, Massachusetts. She made her debut as Peggy Allison in the television series, My Son Jeep. She later appeared on The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse and The Alcoa Hour. Two movie roles followed in 1956, those being These Wilder Years and Teenage Rebel. Betty's best performance was in Some Came Running...
17. Jack Paar Jack Paar Self, Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...' Became host of the Tonight Show in 1957 and quickly view very popular with viewers. So popular, in fact, that the show was renamed "The Jack Paar Show" after only one year of hosting. Paar's trademark was his great ability to engage in conversation with guests that went above and beyond the generic "chat" that other hosts never rose above...
18. Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson Soundtrack, Precious
19. Bill Walker Bill Walker Actor, The Long, Hot Summer
20. Bill Kennedy Bill Kennedy Actor, Mr. Skeffington "...And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!" Remember that familiar voice on TV's Adventures of Superman? That belonged to Bill Kennedy. Kennedy's moneymaker was in his rich, resonant voice...
21. Charles Winninger Charles Winninger Actor, Nothing Sacred Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to join and tour with his parent's vaudeville family act which was called Winninger Family Concert Co...
22. Norman Z. McLeod Norman Z. McLeod Director, Horse Feathers Norman Z. McLeod was one of Hollywood's leading early comedy directors. Born in Grayling, Michigan, he came from a family that had no connections to show business (his father was a clergyman). He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the US Army in France during World War I...
23. Helen Jerome Eddy Helen Jerome Eddy Actress, Quality Street A gentle-mannered, somewhat mournful-looking actress, brown-haired Helen Jerome Eddy enjoyed a substantial career in the silents, often in genteel, well-bred roles which required a certain amount of pathos. After acting on the stage at the Pasadena Playhouse, she began in films with the Lubin company in 1915...
24. Bill Walsh Bill Walsh Producer, Mary Poppins Bill Walsh was born in New York to immigrant parents (father from Canada, mother from Ireland). In his teen years he lived with relatives in Cincinnati, OH, and later attended the University of Cincinnati. In 1933 he joined the stock touring company of husband / wife team Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Fay as a writer...
25. Pete Seeger Pete Seeger Self, Alice's Restaurant Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader." During the 1930s he attended Harvard...
26. Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Verdi Soundtrack, Django Unchained Giuseppe Verdi was born Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi on October 10, 1813, in Le Roncole di Busseto, Parma, Italy. His parents were landowners and innkeepers. Young Verdi received his first organ lessons at the age of 7. He studied composition privately with Ferdinando Provesi in Busseto. At age 20 he moved to Milan to continue his studies...
27. Robert Christian Robert Christian Actor, All My Children
28. Peppino De Filippo Peppino De Filippo Actor, Variety Lights Born in Naples in 1903, Peppino De Filippo debuted at the age of 6 in Scarpetta's 'Miseria e Nobilta' in Rome. He studied the piano and went away to college for two years. During WWI, back in Naples, he joined Scarpetta's company 'Molinari', and it was here that he met Totò. At 22, he joined the company of Salvatore De Muto...
29. Ted Thin Elk Ted Thin Elk Actor, Thunderheart A Sicangu Lakota (Sioux) who spent most of his life on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Ted Thin Elk saw very few movies in his lifetime, and was 72 when he got his first role as "Grandpa Samuel Reaches" in the film Thunderheart. Contrary to his bad boy reputation, Val Kilmer...
30. David McMahon David McMahon Actor, The Creature Walks Among Us
31. John Updike John Updike Writer, The Witches of Eastwick John Updike is among the leading novelists of the late 20th century, having twice won the Pulitzer Prize. Updike graduated Harvard College in 1954 to the staff of the New Yorker, with whom he has worked ever since as a contributor and reviewer. Updike has published 15 novels and lives in Massachusetts
32. Howard Zinn Howard Zinn Self, An Unreasonable Man Howard Zinn, the author of the best seller "A People's History of the United States", is a historian, political scientist and social activist well-known for his involvement in progressive causes. Zinn was born on August 24, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of immigrant Jewish parents. During the early years of World War Two...
33. Norman McLaren Norman McLaren Producer, Neighbours Norman McClaren is one of the most awarded filmmakers in the history of Canadian cinema, and a pioneer in both animation and filmmaking. Born in Scotland, he entered the Glasgow School of Fine Arts in 1932 to study set design. His early experiments in animation included actually scratching and painting the film stock itself...
34. Boyd Kirkland Boyd Kirkland Art Department, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
35. Laura Ernst Laura Ernst Writer, Hugo Pool
36. Douglas Camfield Douglas Camfield Director, Ivanhoe
37. Rikki Fulton Rikki Fulton Actor, Local Hero
38. Robert Totten Robert Totten Director, The Red Pony
39. Mladen Crnobrnja Mladen Crnobrnja Actor, Ne daj se, Floki!
40. Mary O'Connor Mary O'Connor Self, Meet the Girls
41. David Buck David Buck Actor, The Lord of the Rings
42. Ed Morgan Ed Morgan Actor, Wag the Dog
43. Bob Carroll Jr. Bob Carroll Jr. Writer, Yours, Mine & Ours Bob Carroll Jr. was born August 12, 1918, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. At the age of three, Carroll and his family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. His interest in writing was sparked when as a teenager he entered a radio contest, submitting a script he had written while laid up in bed recovering from a hip ailment; his submission won first prize...
44. Martin Grace Martin Grace Stunts, Raiders of the Lost Ark
45. Norman Willis Norman Willis Actor, Out West
46. Robert Darnell Robert Darnell Actor, Christine
47. Gus Grissom Gus Grissom Thanks, For All Mankind
48. Robert Kino Robert Kino Actor, The Ugly Dachshund
49. Gretchen Hartman Gretchen Hartman Actress, A Heart's Revenge
50. Robert F. McGowan Robert F. McGowan Director, The Little Rascals Robert F. McGowan started life in Denver, Colorado, intent on becoming the next Thomas A. Edison, but when inventing failed to bring fortune and/or fame, he became a fireman. He worked for the Denver Fire Department until he suffered a serious on-the-job injury at age 30 that nearly cost him a leg. During the first decade of the century in Denver...
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