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1. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Soundtrack, The Bodyguard Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin. She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark...
2. Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb Actor, 12 Angry Men Lee J. Cobb, one of the premier character actors in American film for three decades in the post-World War II period, was born Leo Jacoby in New York City's Lower East Side on December 8, 1911. The son of a Jewish newspaper editor, young Leo was a child prodigy in music, mastering the violin and the harmonica...
3. Sorrell Booke Sorrell Booke Actor, Guiding Light Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered five languages...
4. William Conrad William Conrad Actor, The Killers William Conrad became a television star relatively late in his career. In fact, the former Army Air Corps World War II fighter pilot began his screen career playing heavies. He was Max, one of The Killers hired to finish off Burt Lancaster in his dingy lodgings. He was the corrupt state inspector Turck working for the syndicate in The Racket...
5. Caroline McWilliams Caroline McWilliams Actress, Guiding Light
6. Roger Vadim Roger Vadim Writer, Barbarella Roger Vadim was born Roger Vladimir Igorevich Plemyannikov, on January 26, 1928, in Paris, France. Although his father gave him the first name Vladimir, the French law then required a French first name. His father, Igor Nikolaevich Plemyannikov, was a Russian-Ukrainian aristocrat who was born in Kiev...
7. Eleanor Powell Eleanor Powell Soundtrack, Lady Be Good Eleanor Powell was born in 1912 in Springfield, Massachussetts, and got her professional start in Atlantic City clubs, from where she moved into in revue in New York at the Ritz Grill and Casino de Paris at the age of sixteen. She started her career on Broadway in 1929, where her machine-gun foot work gained her the title of world champion in tapping...
8. Sergei M. Eisenstein Sergei M. Eisenstein Director, Battleship Potemkin The son of a affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director...
9. Takashi Shimura Takashi Shimura Actor, Seven Samurai Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded a theatre company...
10. Barry Foster Barry Foster Actor, Frenzy John Barry Foster's acting career began and ended on the stage. At the age of 20, he won a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama, where he befriended future playwright Harold Pinter. After two years training, Barry went on tour with Andrew McMaster and fellow actors Patrick Magee and Kenneth Haigh through the Republic of Ireland...
11. Ray Danton Ray Danton Actor, The Longest Day Handsome and smooth natured leading man who often played oily individuals, Ray Danton was born in New York and dramatically trained at Carnegie Tech. First debuted on-screen as a moody Native American in Chief Crazy Horse and regularly guest-starred in many 1950s TV shows including Playhouse 90, Wagon Train, and 77 Sunset Strip...
12. Henry Hathaway Henry Hathaway Director, True Grit Henry Hathaway, a son of a stage actress and manager, started his career as a child actor in westerns directed by Allan Dwan. His movie career was interrupted by World War I. After his discharge, he briefly tried a career in finance but then returned to Hollywood to work as an assistant director under such directors as Frank Lloyd...
13. Barry Evans Barry Evans Actor, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
14. Ona Munson Ona Munson Actress, Gone with the Wind A slim, pale blonde, Munson achieved film immortality as the tainted Belle Watling in "Gone With The Wind". Her other film roles were sporadic supporting roles in dramas and westerns.
15. Don Porter Don Porter Actor, The Candidate Veteran actor Don Porter started his career on stage and in "B" films in the 40s but would be better remembered for his buttoned-down executives and cheery dads on 50s and 60s TV. Universal Studios signed the handsome, articulate, deep-voiced actor to a contract in 1939 debuting in Mystery in the White Room (1939)...
16. Anna Q. Nilsson Anna Q. Nilsson Actress, Sunset Blvd. Anna Quirentia Nilsson, popularly known as "Anna Q", who was born on March 30th, 1888, in Ystad, Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1905. The 5'7" Nilsson used her blonde beauty to become a famous model for well-known fashion photographers and fine artists. In 1907 she was chosen the most beautiful girl in the US and in 1911 made her film debut in Molly Pitcher...
17. Peter Benchley Peter Benchley Writer, Jaws Grandson of famed humorist and actor Robert Benchley and the son of highly respected children's books author Nathaniel Benchley, novelist Peter Benchley's book were decidedly more dramatic in their content and style than his father's, and usually centered on the world's oceans as a backdrop to his vigorous plots...
18. George O'Hanlon George O'Hanlon Actor, Rocky
19. Kermit Murdock Kermit Murdock Actor, In the Heat of the Night
20. Buddy Buddy Actor, Air Bud
21. Michael Reeves Michael Reeves Director, Witchfinder General
22. Jonathan Hole Jonathan Hole Actor, The Mighty Casey
23. Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde Actor, A King in New York
24. Frank Herbert Frank Herbert Writer, Dune
25. Herbie Flynn Herbie Flynn Actor, There's Something About Mary
26. Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen Self, Sylvie Guillem: On the Edge
27. William F. Claxton William F. Claxton Director, Night of the Lepus
28. Mark Balelo Mark Balelo Self, Auctioning for Dummies
29. Karen Morton Karen Morton Actress, History of the World: Part I Slim and fetching blonde Karen Elaine Morton was born on October 3, 1958 in Palmdale, California. Morton was involved with jazz dancing for two years in high school (she was an avid fan of jazz and blues piano music). Her first job was modeling shoes at a shoe store. Karen was encouraged to start posing for magazines by her grandmother...
30. John Comer John Comer Actor, The Family Way
31. James Lanphier James Lanphier Actor, The Pink Panther
32. Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath Writer, The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to Otto and Aurelia Schoeber Plath, both professors. When Sylvia was eight, Otto died of complications from diabetes. Her mother struggled to give Sylvia and her younger brother every advantage of a superior education. Self-consciousness and anxiety...
33. Joy Garrett Joy Garrett Actress, The Young and the Restless
34. Dimitri Kirsanoff Dimitri Kirsanoff Director, Ménilmontant In France from 1923. Kirsanoff was at the forefront of Parisian avant-garde filmmaking thanks to works such as Ménilmontant (1926), which combined soviet style montage with hand-held camerawork and lyrically composed static shots. Kirsanoff's early silent films, many starring his first wife Nadia Sibirskaia...
35. Myrna Dell Myrna Dell Actress, The Lost Tribe Marilyn Adele Dunlap was born on March 5, 1924 (for her stage name she took her nickname, Myrna, and shortened her middle name, Adele, to "Dell", which she used as her last name). She started her career as a showgirl in the famous Earl Carroll Revue in New York, and made her film debut in A Night at Earl Carroll's...
36. Yunus Parvez Yunus Parvez Actor, Gol Maal
37. Margaret Wheeler Margaret Wheeler Actress, Mystery Men
38. Nick Nicholson Nick Nicholson Actor, Clarabell's Big Surprise
39. Tony Pope Tony Pope Actor, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
40. Howard Lindsay Howard Lindsay Writer, The Sound of Music Playwright and producer who teamed with Russel Crouse to create widely popular musicals and plays.
41. Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Music Department, Maya Bazaar The legend in telugu music, Ghantasala was born in 1922. His father Surayya was also a famous singer. During his childhood, Ghantasala used to dance to his father's Tarangams. After his father's death, his maternal Uncle Ryali Pitchi Ramaiah brought up Ghantasala. As he wished to learn classical music...
42. Kamal Amrohi Kamal Amrohi Writer, Mughal-E-Azam
43. John Buchan John Buchan Writer, The 39 Steps
44. Robert E. Thompson Robert E. Thompson Writer, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
45. Stan Richards Stan Richards Actor, Episode #1.1996
46. Hugh Cecil Hugh Cecil Actor, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
47. Albert Barillé Albert Barillé Writer, Il était une fois... notre terre
48. Neil Bonnett Neil Bonnett Self, Days of Thunder A popular NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and TV commentator/host, Neil Bonnett was one of NASCAR racing's famed "Alabama Gang." During his career, he logged 18 Winston Cup wins for car owners Jim Stacy, Junior Johnson, Bob Rahilly & Butch Mock, and the famed Wood Brothers (for whom he scored half of his wins)...
49. William J. Hole Jr. William J. Hole Jr. Director, The Bionic Woman
50. Heinz Roemheld Heinz Roemheld Music Department, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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