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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. 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...
3. 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...
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. 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...
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 was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents ran a laundry in the city's Chinatown section. Anna became a photographer's model when she was still attending Hollywood High School. She was fascinated with the movie industry at a young age, having observed several films being shot in and around her neighborhood...
8. Barry Morse Barry Morse Actor, The Fugitive 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Bob Elliott Bob Elliott Actor, Quick Change
13. Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen Actor, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
14. Margaret John Margaret John Actress, Run, Fatboy, Run
15. 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)...
16. Cathie Merchant Cathie Merchant Actress, The Haunted Palace
17. Chris Kyle Chris Kyle Writer, American Sniper
18. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
19. 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...
20. Marcel Bozzuffi Marcel Bozzuffi Actor, The French Connection
21. Willard Waterman Willard Waterman Actor, The Apartment
22. Jean Martin Jean Martin Actor, The Battle of Algiers
23. Bud Osborne Bud Osborne Actor, Bride of the Monster One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called upon to portray a seedy outlaw in any of those same westerns.
24. 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...
25. Aline Towne Aline Towne Actress, Radar Men from the Moon Played the lead female role in five Republic Pictures serials from 1950 to 1954. She continued to act sporadically in films and on television until 1979.
26. 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.
27. Zon Murray Zon Murray Actor, Blood on the Moon
28. Bert Parks Bert Parks Self, The Match Game
29. 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.
30. Birgitte Federspiel Birgitte Federspiel Actress, Babette's Feast
31. Bernard McEveety Bernard McEveety Director, Gunsmoke
32. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
33. Rex Nettleford Rex Nettleford Self, Los hijos de Baraguá
34. Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho Director, Edifício Master
35. Travis Banton Travis Banton Costume Designer, One Hour with You 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...
36. Bernard Kates Bernard Kates Actor, Guiding Light
37. Yvonne Marsh Yvonne Marsh Actress, The Little Ballerina
38. Julia DeVito Julia DeVito Actress, Taxi
39. María Corda María Corda Actress, The Private Life of Helen of Troy
40. 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...
41. Lawrence Gray Lawrence Gray Actor, The Florodora Girl 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...
42. J. Peverell Marley J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer, House of Wax
43. Cochin Hanifa Cochin Hanifa Actor, Enthiran
44. Duilio Del Prete Duilio Del Prete Actor, Amici miei
45. 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...
46. H.I.M. Damsyik H.I.M. Damsyik Actor, Kembalinya si janda kembang
47. Donald Eccles Donald Eccles Actor, The Wicker Man
48. Vsevolod Meyerhold Vsevolod Meyerhold Actor, Portret Doryana Greya Vsevolod Meyerhold was born Karl Theodor Kazimir Emil Meyerhold in 1874, in Penza, Russia, into the Russian-German family of Emil Meyerhold. He converted to Orthodox Christianity on his 21st birthday and took the name of Vsevolod in memory of the Russian writer Vsevolod Garshin. After conversion Meyerhold married Olga Mikhailovna (nee Munt) and the couple had three daughters...
49. 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"...
50. J.W. Cody J.W. Cody Actor, Bullwhip
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