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1. Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman Actor, The Master Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry...
2. Gene Kelly Gene Kelly Actor, Singin' in the Rain Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941...
3. Boris Karloff Boris Karloff Actor, Bride of Frankenstein Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William Henry Pratt was born on November 23...
4. Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence Actor, Halloween II Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the obsessed...
5. Anna May Wong Anna May Wong Actress, Chu Chin Chow Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star, was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California, to laundryman Wong Sam Sing and his wife, Lee Gon Toy. A third-generation American, she managed to have a substantial acting career during a deeply racist time when the taboo...
6. Jessie Royce Landis Jessie Royce Landis Actress, North by Northwest Jessie Royce Landis was called "an international star" in her New York Times obituary. She was 20 when she made her stage debut at the Playhouse in Chicago as the young countess in "The Highwayman". Soon she was on Broadway. In 1950 she went to London for "Larger Than Life", a dramatization of W. Somerset Maugham's novel...
7. Charley Grapewin Charley Grapewin Actor, The Wizard of Oz This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). When acting sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays that he himself could star in...
8. John Kerr John Kerr Actor, Tea and Sympathy His father Geoffrey Kerr (b. 25 Jan 1895, London; d. 1971) and mother June Walker (b. 14 June 1904, New York City; d. 1966) were successful Broadway and, occasionally, film actors. He went into theatre as soon as he graduated from Harvard. He had an important role in the stage play "Bernadine" in 1952...
9. Barry Morse Barry Morse Actor, Space: 1999 Born in London's East End, Barry's career began when he won a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 15. Upon graduation, he followed with successful stage runs in London's West End and in theatrical productions throughout the United Kingdom, and appeared on the BBC's earliest live television broadcasts in the late 1930s...
10. Margaret John Margaret John Actress, Run, Fatboy, Run
11. Sid Vicious Sid Vicious Soundtrack, The Astronaut's Wife Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen Matlock dropped out after personality clashes with lead singer Rotten...
12. Rondo Hatton Rondo Hatton Actor, The Brute Man An only child, Rondo Hatton was born to Stewart and Emily Hatton in Hagerstown, Maryland. The family moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1912, when he was a high-school senior, and his father joined a family-owned business there. Rondo was apparently popular and a good athlete, especially in football. After leaving high school...
13. Bob Elliott Bob Elliott Actor, Cabin Boy
14. Wendy Barrie Wendy Barrie Actress, The Gay Falcon Wendy Barrie was born in Hong Kong of English-Irish parentage, the daughter of King's Counsel F.C. Jenkins. She received her education at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland. After working in a beauty parlour, she made her first foray into acting on the London stage in "Wonder Bar" (1930)...
15. Chris Kyle Chris Kyle Writer, American Sniper
16. Bob Burns Bob Burns Actor, Radio City Revels After growing up in a small Arkansas town, Bob Burns qualified as a civil engineer, but also worked as a salesman, farmed peanuts, and in World War I was a Marine sergeant and champion rifleman. His great interest from boyhood was music, and from 1911 his main career was in entertainment. He played musical instruments including his trademark "bazooka"...
17. Alan Curtis Alan Curtis Actor, Phantom Lady Attractive Hollywood leading man (and sometime villain) from the late 30s until his death following surgery, Alan Curtis (Harry Ueberroth) was born 24 July 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in that area and in the early 1930s became a model, appearing in many magazine and newspaper advertisements...
18. Aline Towne Aline Towne Actress, Radar Men from the Moon She spent the last 25 years of her life doing what she loved most: travelling the world. Before her death in 1996, she travelled extensively to Asia, Africa, India, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Central America, Russia, Scandinavia, Middle East. Aline Towne was not only an accomplished actress...
19. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
20. Marcel Bozzuffi Marcel Bozzuffi Actor, The French Connection
21. Willard Waterman Willard Waterman Actor, Auntie Mame
22. Jean Martin Jean Martin Actor, The Battle of Algiers
23. Cathie Merchant Cathie Merchant Actress, The Haunted Palace
24. Charles de Rochefort Charles de Rochefort Director, Parada Paramount
25. Zon Murray Zon Murray Actor, Captain China
26. Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen Actor, Porgy and Bess
27. Phillip Borsos Phillip Borsos Director, The Grey Fox A leading Canadian filmmaker, Phillip Borsos has enjoyed considerable success in international markets. One of the "Vancouver School", he began his career as a director (and sometime producer and writer) with several short subjects, beginning with Cooperage (1976). Nails (1979), which Borsos also produced...
28. Sanford Meisner Sanford Meisner Actor, Tender Is the Night Sanford Meisner is one of the most respected and influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Meisner, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg are generally regarded as America's three greatest acting teachers. Founding member of The Group Theatre, 1931-1941. Began teaching at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1935; head of the acting program 1936-1958 & 1964-1990...
29. Julia DeVito Julia DeVito Actress, Taxi
30. Bert Parks Bert Parks Actor, The Freshman
31. Bud Osborne Bud Osborne Actor, Without Orders Bud Osborne's almost 50-year career in films began--as far as is known--in 1912 with, naturally, a western. Originally from Texas, Osborne worked for "Wild West" shows where he was noted for his astonishing prowess in handling six-horse wagons and stagecoaches, a talent that carried over into films...
32. Birgitte Federspiel Birgitte Federspiel Actress, Babette's Feast
33. J. Peverell Marley J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer, Winterset
34. Louise Lorraine Louise Lorraine Actress, Exit Smiling Louise Lorraine's small stature and delicate beauty seemed hardly the qualities to be desired in a serial heroine, but she starred in 11 of the physically demanding, action-filled cliffhangers, and showed as much spirit as, and in some cases more than, many of her colleagues in that genre. Louise's...
35. Bernard McEveety Bernard McEveety Director, Gunsmoke
36. Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho Director, Edifício Master
37. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
38. Edward Wilson Edward Wilson Actor, When the Boat Comes In Was Director of National Youth Theatre of Great Britain 1987-2004 and is now Director of Los Angeles Young Actors Company at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood.
39. Stewart Stern Stewart Stern Writer, Rachel, Rachel Stewart Stern was born into Hollywood royalty. His uncle was the ever powerful Adolph Zukor and his cousins were the Loews, who controlled MGM.
40. Natalie Kingston Natalie Kingston Actress, Tarzan the Tiger She traced her lineage back to the first Spanish governor of California. Her great-grandfather on her mother's side was Hungarian-born Agoston Haraszthy, dubbed the father of Californian viticulture. Leggy, olive-complexioned Natalia Ringstrom grew up and was educated in the San Francisco Bay area. Little is known of her early years...
41. Hans Schumm Hans Schumm Actor, All Through the Night Nazi swine "par excellance" Hans Schumm was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1896. He was an experienced stage actor in his native Germany when he emigrated to the US in 1927. He played small parts in American films--even showing up in a few musicals!--but he hit his stride in the late 1930s when America became aware of the NazI menace in Europe...
42. Travis Banton Travis Banton Costume Designer, Shanghai Express Travis Banton was the star costume designer at Paramount during the studio's heyday of glamour and sophistication in the 1930's. During his tenure (1924-38), he created imaginative, often daring designs for stars like Kay Francis, Carole Lombard, Mae West and, most famously, Marlene Dietrich...
43. Lawrence Gray Lawrence Gray Actor, Spring Is Here Gray was known in the film business as a dependable "player" and to the public as a dotting son. Throughout his Hollywood career he lived with his parents or his mother until his marriage in 1935. Built home he shared with parents, Henry and Mamie Gray. Henry died in 1932, Larry continued to share home...
44. Jack Carr Jack Carr Actor, M Squad
45. Cochin Hanifa Cochin Hanifa Director, Paasa Paravaigal
46. Yvonne Marsh Yvonne Marsh Actress, You Rang, M'Lord?
47. Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell Self, Five More
48. Donald Eccles Donald Eccles Actor, The Wicker Man
49. Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme Actor, The Man from Acapulco
50. François Reichenbach François Reichenbach Director, Un coeur gros comme ça
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