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1. Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman Actor, Capote 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, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 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 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. 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...
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. Anna May Wong Anna May Wong Actress, Shanghai Express 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...
8. 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). Acting having then sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays on the side that he himself could star in...
9. John Kerr John Kerr Actor, South Pacific 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...
10. Barry Morse Barry Morse Actor, The Changeling 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...
11. Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen Actor, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
12. Wendy Barrie Wendy Barrie Actress, The Hound of the Baskervilles 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)...
13. Bob Elliott Bob Elliott Actor, Quick Change
14. Margaret John Margaret John Actress, Run, Fatboy, Run
15. Chris Kyle Chris Kyle Writer, American Sniper
16. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
17. Alan Curtis Alan Curtis Actor, High Sierra 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. Sid Vicious Sid Vicious Soundtrack, Goodfellas 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...
19. Jean Martin Jean Martin Actor, The Battle of Algiers
20. Bert Parks Bert Parks Self, 58th Annual Miss America Pageant
21. Marcel Bozzuffi Marcel Bozzuffi Actor, The French Connection
22. Sanford Meisner Sanford Meisner Actor, Mikey and Nicky 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...
23. Willard Waterman Willard Waterman Actor, The Apartment Character actor in US radio, films, and TV. Memorable as the star of radio's "The Great Gildersleeve" from 1950 to 1955 (replacing the actor Harold Peary, who had originated the radio role of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve in 1941). As well, Waterman starred in the 1955 TV version.
24. Stewart Stern Stewart Stern Writer, Rebel Without a Cause Stewart Stern was born into Hollywood royalty. His uncle was the ever powerful Adolph Zukor and his cousins were the Loews, who controlled MGM.
25. 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...
26. Julia DeVito Julia DeVito Actress, Louie's Mother
27. Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho Director, Edifício Master
28. Bernard McEveety Bernard McEveety Director, Napoleon and Samantha
29. Birgitte Federspiel Birgitte Federspiel Actress, Babette's Feast
30. Phillip Borsos Phillip Borsos Director, One Magic Christmas 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...
31. Paul Herlinger Paul Herlinger Actor, Adventures in Odyssey: Go West Young Man
32. Bud Osborne Bud Osborne Actor, Bride of the Monster 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...
33. Zon Murray Zon Murray Actor, Blood on the Moon
34. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
35. Christl Ehlers Christl Ehlers Self, People on Sunday Christina Ehlers left Germany in 1933 when Hitler came to power. She was the daughter of well-known harpsichordist, Alice Ehlers. Her father, Alfred Ehlers was an artist, lithographer and architect. Christina followed him to Mallorca, Spain, where he had intended to build a safe haven for his Jewish family and friends...
36. Cathie Merchant Cathie Merchant Actress, The Haunted Palace
37. Edward Wilson Edward Wilson Actor, Gloria 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.
38. Groovin' Gary Groovin' Gary Soundtrack, The Beaver Trilogy Richard LeVon Griffiths, a.k.a. Groovin' Gary and the Beaver Kid, was born on October 29, 1958 in Cedar City, Utah. His parents were Louis LaVon and Wanda Jane Yardley Griffiths. Richard had three sisters: Vicki, Nancy and Laurie. He attended Minersville Elementary School through the 8th grade. Griffiths was active in track...
39. Duilio Del Prete Duilio Del Prete Actor, My Friends
40. J. Peverell Marley J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer, House of Wax
41. Lawrence Gray Lawrence Gray Actor, The Florodora Girl
42. Juan Carlos Serrán Juan Carlos Serrán Actor, Fast Food Nation
43. Giselle Pascal Giselle Pascal Actress, Endless Horizons
44. Cochin Hanifa Cochin Hanifa Actor, Enthiran
45. Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi Actor, Four Flies on Grey Velvet
46. Bernard Kates Bernard Kates Actor, Guiding Light
47. Travis Banton Travis Banton Costume Designer, The Mark of Zorro 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...
48. Natalie Kingston Natalie Kingston Actress, Street Angel 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...
49. Shamus Culhane Shamus Culhane Director, The Woody Woodpecker Show James "Shamus" Culhane was the only animator to work on all of the first four animated feature-length Walt Disney cartoons. In a career that spanned six decades, he worked for 18 cartoon studios, including his own. In the mid-'0s his early hand-drawn animation was combined with computer animation for Disney films, including Aladdin, The Lion King, and Pocahontas.
50. Bob Burns Bob Burns Actor, Waikiki Wedding 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"...
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