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1. James Whitmore James Whitmore Actor, The Shawshank Redemption Born on October 1, 1921, in White Plains, New York, gruff veteran character actor James Whitmore earned early and widespread respect with his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. He would later conquer TV with the same trophy-winning results. The son of James Allen Whitmore and Florence Crane...
2. Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten Actor, Citizen Kane Joseph Cheshire Cotton, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia, into a well-to-do Southern family. He was the eldest of three sons born to Sally Whitworth (Willson) and Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Sr., an assistant postmaster. Jo (as he was known) and his brothers Whit and Sam spent their summers at their aunt and uncle's home at Virginia Beach...
3. Philip Carey Philip Carey Actor, One Life to Live Tall, blond and of rugged proportions, handsome actor Philip Carey started out as a standard 1950s film actor in westerns, war stories and crime yarns but didn't achieve full-fledged stardom until well past age 50 when he joined the daytime line-up as ornery Texas tycoon Asa Buchanan on the popular soap One Life to Live in 1979...
4. Danny Thomas Danny Thomas Writer, The Andy Griffith Show Known primarily as a TV actor, he starred as a nightclub singer on the popular Make Room for Daddy. He also served TV behind the cameras partnering with Sheldon Leonard and Aaron Spelling to create such shows as Dick Van Dyke's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show and Mod Squad. He was also dedicated to building the St...
5. Peter Breck Peter Breck Actor, General Hospital Primarily remembered as Barbara Stanwyck's rugged middle son, Nick Barkley, the handsome and strapping "loose cannon" on the popular action-driven TV western The Big Valley, actor Peter Breck is a survivor who has gone through the ups and downs of not only his own personal life, but this tough business they call acting...
6. Guy Madison Guy Madison Actor, 5 Against the House Guy Madison appeared in 85 films, on radio, and television, finding his niche in the 1940s and starring as James Butler Hickock in the television series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok. A radio version of the show aired on the Mutual network from 1951-1956.
7. Jack Kirby Jack Kirby Writer, Iron Man
8. Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez Actor, Rio Bravo Providing rather unrestrained Latin caricature comedy relief by typically mangling the English language and appearing slow to grasp in the 1950s, diminutive character comedian Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez had to endure some "politically incorrect" flak over the latter course of his career but, in retrospect...
9. Guy Stockwell Guy Stockwell Actor, Santa Sangre Although younger brother Dean Stockwell is perhaps the better known actor of the two, Guy Stockwell was a seriously handsome, reliable performer over the years, appearing in over 30 films and 200 television shows. The son of singing performer Harry Stockwell and Nina Olivette (she also went by the name Betty Veronica)...
10. Frankie Laine Frankie Laine Soundtrack, Raging Bull Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight children born to Sicilian immigrants John and Anna Lo Vecchio, who had come from Monreale, Sicily near Palermo...
11. Neil McCarthy Neil McCarthy Actor, Where Eagles Dare
12. Carl Wilson Carl Wilson Soundtrack, Almost Famous
13. Dandy Nichols Dandy Nichols Actress, The Fallen Idol
14. Martine Carol Martine Carol Actress, Lola Montès France's major sex siren of the early 50s, this lesser-remembered post-war French pastry pre-dated bombshell Brigitte Bardot by a few years but her brief reign did not compare and has not lived up to the Bardot era. The cult mystique is not there even after dying mysteriously and relatively young. Martine was born Marie-Louise Mourer on May 16...
15. Danny Dayton Danny Dayton Actor, Ed Wood
16. King George VI King George VI Self, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress Albert Fredrick Arthur George was born on December 14, 1895 to the future King George V and Queen Mary who was born a Princess of Teck. It was the anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria's husband Albert the Prince Consort, his great-grandfather, so it was obvious that his name would start with Albert...
17. Roscoe Karns Roscoe Karns Actor, It Happened One Night On stage since age 15, Roscoe Karns parlayed his machine-gun delivery and street-wise demeanor (although many thought of him as a New Yorker, he was actually from San Bernardino, California) into character roles in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1960s. His peak period, though, was in the 1930s...
18. Gwen Watford Gwen Watford Actress, Taste the Blood of Dracula
19. John Merivale John Merivale Actor, Arabesque
20. Ritwik Ghatak Ritwik Ghatak Director, The Golden Thread
21. Roy Atwell Roy Atwell Actor, Blamed for a Blonde Actor, comedian, and composer, educated at the Sargent School of Acting. His Broadway stage appearances included "The Little Missus", "The Mimic World", "The Firefly", and "How's Your Health?". He was a member of the Fortune Gallo Opera Company, and joined ASCAP in 1957. He composed the popular song "Some Little Bug is Going to Bite You".
22. Wayde Preston Wayde Preston Actor, Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! Born William Erksine Strange on September 10, 1929, in Denver, Colorado, Wayde Preston was raised in Laramie, Wyoming, with two younger sisters, Joan and Mary, by his schoolteacher parents John and Bernice Strange. He graduated in 1947 from Laramie High where he was active in football, track, ROTC and school band...
23. Ernie Anderson Ernie Anderson Self, America's Funniest Home Videos Ernie Anderson was born Ernest Earle Anderson on November 12, 1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He began working in radio at Burlington, Vermont's WSKI-AM in 1946. He met Tim Conway at WHK-AM in Cleveland and began writing with him. They were hired by Cleveland's WJW-TV in 1961 where they created "Ernie's Place"...
24. Falco Falco Soundtrack, Pineapple Express He was born as Johann Hölzel in Vienna, but was mostly called "Hans". Very young, he was considered as a new Mozart and decided to have a musical career. He started playing the bass guitar in local bands such as "Drahdiwaberl" or "The Hallucination Company". Around that time he changed his name to Falco...
25. Isabelle Corey Isabelle Corey Actress, Bob le Flambeur Born in 1939, Isabel Corey started modeling in Paris in her teens for such magazines as Jardin des Modes, Elle and Madame Figaro, until she was discovered in the Latin Quarter were she lived with her parents by Jean Pierre Melville and offered the lead in his classic film noir, Bob le Flambeur. Following...
26. Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe Self, Episode #1.2 Arthur Ashe grew up in segregated Richmond, Virgina where he decided to make a career out of tennis where he won his first U.S. Open in 1968, the first ever won by a black player. Ashe firmly established his stardom in 1975 after beating Jimmy Connors to take the Wimbledon title. As a tennis professional...
27. Patsy Smart Patsy Smart Actress, The Elephant Man
28. James Hadley Chase James Hadley Chase Writer, The Night of the Generals Chase was born in London and educated at King`s School, Rochester, Kent. He left home at the age of 18 and worked as children encyclopedia salesman and book wholesaler before devoting himself to writing. He wrote his first book NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH in the age of 33. During his career Chase published some 80 books...
29. Stephen Crane Stephen Crane Actor, Cry of the Werewolf Joseph Stephenson Crane was born on February 7, 1916, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, to William E. and Katheryn Stephenson Crane. The Cranes were well known in the community due to their family cigar store, the Stephenson Crane Cigar Store, located at 107 S. Washington Street in downtown Crawfordsville...
30. Edgar Norton Edgar Norton Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
31. Lauren Gilbert Lauren Gilbert Actor, The Fortune Cookie
32. Kathrine Windfeld Kathrine Windfeld Director, Hamilton: I nationens intresse
33. Vince Guaraldi Vince Guaraldi Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street Born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928, Vince Guaraldi graduated from Lincoln High School and then San Francisco State College. Guaraldi was already performing while in college in such venues as the Black Hawk and Jackson's Nook, sometimes with the Chubby Jackson/Bill Harris band, other times in combos with Sonny Criss and Bill Harris...
34. Hugo Montenegro Hugo Montenegro Composer, The Undefeated
35. Charlie Briggs Charlie Briggs Actor, The Beguiled
36. Shirley Jean Rickert Shirley Jean Rickert Actress, 'Neath the Arizona Skies Shirley Jean Rickert won a baby contest in Seattle when she was about 1-1/2 and her mother relocated the entire family to Hollywood, as she was sure she had a child star. Her first movie was How's My Baby? with Monte Collins and T. Roy Barnes. Shortly after that she went on an interview at the Hal Roach studio and became a part of the "Our Gang" series...
37. Jack Wagner Jack Wagner Actor, The Stunt
38. Johnny Jacobs Johnny Jacobs Self, The Newlywed Game
39. Jimmy Roberts Jimmy Roberts Self, Big Band Days
40. Titus Moede Titus Moede Actor, The Dirtiest Game Surprisingly little information is available regarding the underground/alternative cinema maverick, despite the fact that he was actively involved in the film industry for over three decades. Born Titus Moede in 1938, he would later often use the surname Titus Moody, allegedly taken from a recurring character on Fred Allen's radio program...
41. Donovan Winter Donovan Winter Writer, The Deadly Females
42. Gary Moore Gary Moore Soundtrack, Winter's Bone
43. André Cayatte André Cayatte Writer, The Mirror Has Two Faces
44. Gérard Herter Gérard Herter Actor, The Big Gundown
45. Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour Actor, Ninja Scroll
46. C. Montague Shaw C. Montague Shaw Actor, Zorro's Fighting Legion Distinguished-looking C. Montague Shaw came to personify the somewhat tweedy but intellectual British scholar or professorial type in many of his more than 150 films, but he was actually an Australian, born in Adelaide in 1884. He began his stage career in Australia with a repertory company, and after touring that country the company traveled to Great Britain...
47. Lorraine Miller Lorraine Miller Actress, The White Gorilla Lorraine Miller attended schools in Flint, MI, where she excelled in many areas including debate, singing, acting and numerous club activities. After graduating in May of 1940 from Flint Northern High, she worked as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell until she won a contest as "Rodeo Queen". The prize was a contract with MGM in Hollywood...
48. Susan Kingsley Susan Kingsley Actress, Coal Miner's Daughter
49. Harry Essex Harry Essex Writer, Creature from the Black Lagoon New York-born Harry Essex planned on a writing career throughout his young life. Among his first jobs were stints on the New York newspapers "The Daily Mirror" and "The Brooklyn Eagle", short stories for "Collier's" and "The Saturday Evening Post" and even a Broadway play titled "Something for Nothing" (which Essex later called "a resounding failure")...
50. Per Grundén Per Grundén Actor, The Apple War
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