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1. Alan Ladd Alan Ladd Actor, Shane Alan Ladd's mother emigrated from England age 19. His accountant father died when he was four. At age five he burned his apartment playing with matches, and his mother moved them to Oklahoma City. He was malnourished, undersized and nicknamed Tiny. His mother married a house painter who moved them to California--a la "The Grapes of Wrath"--when he was eight...
2. Jimmy Durante Jimmy Durante Soundtrack, The Notebook First wife Jeanne died in 1943. Wed second wife, Marjorie Little after 16 year courtship when she was 39 and he 67 Marjorie Little had been the hatcheck girl at the Copacabana. Durante and his second wife adopted a baby girl, Cecelia Alicia on Christmas day 1961. Durante doted on "CeCe" until his death.
3. Freddie Prinze Freddie Prinze Actor, The Million Dollar Rip-Off Freddie Prinze was born Frederick Karl Pruetzel in New York City, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother, Aurea Elena Ruiz, and a German immigrant father, Edward Karl Pruetzel. Freddie grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. As a chubby child, he was often bullied, but was quite creative and bright in his extracurricular activities (he was known to have handmade a ham radio...
4. Leif Erickson Leif Erickson Actor, On the Waterfront
5. Manuel Padilla Jr. Manuel Padilla Jr. Actor, American Graffiti
6. Harold Russell Harold Russell Actor, The Best Years of Our Lives Harold John Russell was born in Nova Scotia in 1914. His family moved to Cambridge Massachusetts when his father died in 1919. He was training paratroopers at Camp MacKall NC on June 6, 1944 when some TNT he was using exploded in his hands. He lost both hands. After receiving hooks, and training on them...
7. Tim McCoy Tim McCoy Actor, Texas Cyclone One of the great stars of early American Westerns. McCoy was the son of an Irish soldier who later became police chief of Saginaw, Michigan, where McCoy was born. He attended St. Ignatius College in Chicago and after seeing a Wild West show there, left school and found work on a Wyoming ranch. He became...
8. Pablo P. Vitar Pablo P. Vitar Actor, The Sandlot
9. Robert Frost Robert Frost Writer, Fireflies in the Garden Robert Lee Frost, arguably the greatest American poet of the 20th century, was born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874. His father, William Prescott Frost Jr., was from a Lawrence, Massachusetts, family of Republicans, and his mother, Isabelle Moodie Frost, was an immigrant from Scotland...
10. Nick Cravat Nick Cravat Actor, The Crimson Pirate Long-time circus acrobatic partner of Burt Lancaster (performing as "Lang & Cravat") may have been short on stature, but he was big on athletic prowess and highly enjoyable to watch on-screen. According to reports, Cravat was as strong as a bull. When he lost his cool, it took several men to hold him back...
11. Jamie Uys Jamie Uys Director, The Gods Must Be Crazy Mr. Uys was an internationally acclaimed film director who completed 24 films. Prizes for his work included the 1981 Grand Prix at the Festival International du Film de Comedy Vevey for 'The Gods Must be Crazy' and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association award for best documentary in 1974 for 'Beautiful People'...
12. Joan Tompkins Joan Tompkins Actress, General Hospital Early in her career, in 1938, Joan Tompkins played opposite Henry Fonda in a run of plays in White Plains, New York. She later became well known on radio in the role of Nora Drake. During her long years in radio, she also acted on Broadway in "Pride and Prejudice", "My Sister Eileen" and many other plays...
13. Ron Feinberg Ron Feinberg Actor, A Boy and His Dog
14. Michael Gwynn Michael Gwynn Actor, Jason and the Argonauts
15. Louis Jean Heydt Louis Jean Heydt Actor, Gone with the Wind An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but developed...
16. Lili St. Cyr Lili St. Cyr Self, Varietease Busty, highly painted blonde Lili St. Cyr was a notorious striptease artist of the 1940s and 1950s who replaced Gypsy Rose Lee and Ann Corio on the burlesque queen pedestal. Lili actually took the stripper out of burlesque and put her squarely on the Las Vegas stage. She was also noted for her pin-up photography...
17. John Larkin John Larkin Actor, The Edge of Night
18. Kipp Hamilton Kipp Hamilton Actress, Bigger Than Life
19. Stratford Johns Stratford Johns Actor, Dance with a Stranger South African-born Stratford Johns was forever associated with the role of tough, abrasive Superintendant Charlie Barlow on TV's Z Cars and its sequels Softly Softly: Task Force and Barlow at Large. In between, he also played Barlow in the miniseries Jack the Ripper (which, in turn, led to a 'cold case' investigation series called Second Verdict)...
20. Evgeniy Leonov Evgeniy Leonov Actor, Kin-dza-dza! Evegeni Leonov was a Russian actor best known for leading roles in comedies, such as Kin-dza-dza! and Gentlemen of Fortune. He was born Evgeni Pavlovich Leonov on September 2, 1926, in Moscow, Russia, USSR (now Moscow, Russia). He was the second son in the family. His father, Pavel Vasilevich Leonov...
21. John Rich John Rich Director, Roustabout
22. Gustav Hasford Gustav Hasford Writer, Full Metal Jacket Gustav Hasford was born in 1947, in Russellville, Alabama. He joined the Marines right out of school in 1967 and used his experiences as a Combat Correspondent in Vietnam to write his first novel, The Short-Timers, which Stanley Kubrick turned into Full Metal Jacket. Hasford's second novel, published in 1990...
23. Frances Goodrich Frances Goodrich Writer, It's a Wonderful Life
24. O.W. Fischer O.W. Fischer Actor, Helden
25. Jim Bohan Jim Bohan Actor, American Graffiti
26. Barbara Townsend Barbara Townsend Actress, Hard to Kill
27. Peter Shaw Peter Shaw Actor, Sons of the Sea
28. Hugh McDermott Hugh McDermott Actor, Devil Girl from Mars
29. Morton DaCosta Morton DaCosta Director, The Music Man Philadelphia-born Morton DaCosta started his career as a stage actor in 1942, and by 1950 had become a respected stage director, both in stock theater and on Broadway. His short film career consisted of a pair of successful adaptations of Broadway successes, ("The Music Man" and "Auntie Mame") and one less successful film ("Island of Love"), after which he returned to his first love, the stage.
30. Darryl Armstrong Darryl Armstrong Actor, Episode #2.14
31. Ludwig Stössel Ludwig Stössel Actor, The Pride of the Yankees Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into sound pictures...
32. Leona Roberts Leona Roberts Actress, Gone with the Wind
33. Hugo Stanger Hugo Stanger Actor, Beetlejuice
34. Daniel P. Mannix Daniel P. Mannix Writer, The Fox and the Hound
35. Rose Dione Rose Dione Actress, Freaks
36. Hartley Power Hartley Power Actor, Roman Holiday
37. Humphrey Lestocq Humphrey Lestocq Actor, Angels One Five
38. Herbert Disney Herbert Disney Uncategorised
39. Willie Dixon Willie Dixon Soundtrack, Daredevil Blues legend Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1915. His mother was a devoutly religious person who spent much of her time writing religious poems, which gave the young Willie exposure to rhyming and meter. At a young age he sang with a gospel group called the Union Jubilee Singers...
40. Sally Anne Golden Sally Anne Golden Actress, Friday the 13th
41. Nam June Paik Nam June Paik Soundtrack, Shutter Island Nam June Paik was the first video artist who experimented with electronic media and made a profound impact on the art of video and television. He coined the phrase "Information Superhighway" in 1974, and has been called the "father of video art." He was born Nam June Paik on July 20, 1932 in Seoul...
42. Donna Jean Young Donna Jean Young Actress, Pioneer Spirit
43. Lars Andreas Larssen Lars Andreas Larssen Actor, Secondløitnanten
44. Pandharibai Pandharibai Actress, Chelisuva Modagalu
45. Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic Director, Mars na Drinu Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1921. He belongs to the first generation of post-WW2 directors, and began directing in 1946. His first film was a documentary about the National Army rally named Nove pobede. After this feature, he made a series of shorts (The First Lights, The Soil Was Waiting for a Tractor, Images of Prizren and Pozari u gradu)...
46. Garrett Lewis Garrett Lewis Set Decorator, Face/Off Garrett Lewis, four time Academy Award nominated set decorator, dancer and actor, died January 29, 2013 at the age of 77. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1935 and died at his home in Woodland Hills, California of natural causes. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Garrett Lewis had a long and storied career as a dancer...
47. Phil McCall Phil McCall Actor, Breaking the Waves
48. Thelma Converse Thelma Converse Actress, A Society Scandal
49. Chic Murray Chic Murray Actor, Saigon: Year of the Cat
50. Mercedes Shirley Mercedes Shirley Actress, Human Experiments
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