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1. Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy Actor, Star Trek Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit part in Queen for a Day and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb...
2. J.T. Walsh J.T. Walsh Actor, Sling Blade
3. Lillian Gish Lillian Gish Actress, The Night of the Hunter Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio. Her father James Lee Gish was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less to fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother Mary Gish a.k.a...
4. J. Pat O'Malley J. Pat O'Malley Actor, 101 Dalmatians J. Pat had a warm smile, twinkling eyes, and an Irish name. He was born in Burnley, England, and began his acting career in British musical halls. J. Pat came to the USA at the outbreak of World War II, and his film debut was Lassie Come Home. He also worked on the Broadway stage during the 1940s and 1950s...
5. Dale Robertson Dale Robertson Actor, Tales of Wells Fargo Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career while still on active duty in the U.S...
6. Fred Rogers Fred Rogers Actor, Bowling for Columbine Fred Rogers was the host of the popular long-running public television children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show debuted in Pittsburgh in 1967 and was picked up by PBS the next year, becoming a staple of public TV stations around the United States. Rogers' mild manner, cardigan sweaters and soft speaking voice made him both widely beloved and widely parodied...
7. Richard Bakalyan Richard Bakalyan Actor, Chinatown
8. Paul Hurst Paul Hurst Actor, Gone with the Wind American character actor of prodigious output who also directed and wrote silent films, Paul Hurst spent much of his early work in low-budget western. A native of Traver, California (in the San Joaquin Valley), Hurst had a first-hand knowledge of Western lore, growing up surrounded by the multi-million-acre Lux & Miller ranches that ran cattle throughout the state...
9. George Tobias George Tobias Actor, Bewitched American character actor who specialized in none-too-bright pals of the lead, though his range included villains and ethnic types. A native of New York City, he began acting at 15. He studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and played on Broadway with the Theatre Guild, and with the Provincetown Players...
10. Allison Hayes Allison Hayes Actress, General Hospital Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the familiar first name of Allison...
11. Pat Brady Pat Brady Actor, The Roy Rogers Show
12. Spike Milligan Spike Milligan Actor, Q5 Spike was born an 'Army Brat', the son of an Irish Captain in the British Raj in India. Educated in a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and at Lewisham Polytechnic in England, he spent his formative years playing the fool and playing the trumpet in local jazz bands. He joined the British Army himself (under protest if you believe his auto-biogs) as a conscript at the outbreak of WWII...
13. Willie Best Willie Best Actor, High Sierra One of the hard-working, unappreciated African-American actors of Hollywood's "Golden Era" who produced good work with what he was given. He starred alongside some of film's great comedians including the Marx Brothers, Bob Hope, Laurel and Hardy and three films with Shirley Temple. In addition to being a talented comedian and character actor...
14. Gary Winick Gary Winick Director, 13 Going on 30
15. Orry-Kelly Orry-Kelly Costume Designer, Casablanca Studied art in Australia, then sailed to New York to become an actor. A job painting murals in a nightclub lead to work designing titles for Fox East Coast studios. Went to Hollywood in 1932 and worked at Warner Brothers First National Studios before moving on to Universal, RKO, Fox, and MGM. Designed costumes for all the great actresses...
16. John Boles John Boles Actor, Frankenstein
17. Tony Fields Tony Fields Actor, Trick or Treat Tony took the last name of Fields from his stepfather Max. Tony's parents divorced when he was four. Although he was born in Stafford, Kansas, he moved to Davis, California, where his career began in gymnastics. He switched to dance training when he won scholarships to the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (studying drama and voice), and also at Roland Dupree Academy of Dance...
18. John Alvin John Alvin Actor, Somewhere in Time
19. David Huffman David Huffman Actor, Firefox Talented American leading and supporting actor, though often underrated, David Huffman was a familiar face in films and on television in the 1970s and 80s. The great success he had achieved, was cut short after he was tragically murdered in 1985. He had been appearing on Broadway for a number of years and often seen in supporting parts in television films and shows...
20. William F. Buckley William F. Buckley Self, Firing Line
21. Joe Silver Joe Silver Actor, Shivers Broadway, motion picture, television, and voice actor from the 1950s to the 1980s, distinguished by a deep, resonant voice. He started his acting career on stage at age 20 in "Tobacco Road," and on CBS TV's "Mr. I. Magination." He was a character actor and puppeteer for "Space Funnies" (in the role of Captain Jett) from 1955 to 1960...
22. Wallace Earl Laven Wallace Earl Laven Actress, The Monster That Challenged the World
23. Harry Cohn Harry Cohn Producer, It Happened One Night He was crude, uneducated, foul and, even on his best behavior, abrasive. No major studio executive of the so-called "Golden Age" was more loathed (although at times the dictatorial Samuel Goldwyn and the hard-nosed Jack L. Warner came close) than Harry Cohn. Born in the middle of 5 children to Joseph Cohn...
24. Jean Sullivan Jean Sullivan Actress, Squirm
25. Mauricio Garcés Mauricio Garcés Actor, Modisto de señoras
26. Byron Fox Byron Fox Actor, Lizzie McGuire Byron Fox (Foxy B.) was born in Kensington, England. His father, an Oxford Professor, Berry Fox and his mother, Sheri, moved to Los Angeles where Bryon landed a part on _"Lizzy McGuire" (2001)_. After deciding he liked being behind the camera, he contacted Max Speilberg and together they worked on Snap Shot, in which he starred.
27. Shelley Hull Shelley Hull Producer, 7th Heaven
28. Victoria Medlin Victoria Medlin Actress, Vanishing Point
29. Rajesh Pillai Rajesh Pillai Director, Traffic Rajesh Raman Pillai was an Indian film director working in Malayalam cinema. He is credited with setting a new trend in Malayalam cinema with his thriller, Traffic (2011). He began his film career in 2005 by directing Hridayathil Sookshikkan. His second film Traffic, written by brothers Bobby and Sanjay was released in 2011...
30. Meryl O'Loughlin Meryl O'Loughlin Casting Director, ALF
31. Sheila Darcy Sheila Darcy Actress, Zorro's Fighting Legion
32. Van Cliburn Van Cliburn Self, Carnegie Hall Salutes Jack Benny Van Cliburn was born Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr. on July 12, 1934, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His mother, named Rildia Bee O'Bryan, had been taught piano by Arthur Friedheim, a pupil of Franz Liszt. Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three from his mother, who was strict and demanded perfection...
33. Amparo Muñoz Amparo Muñoz Actress, Familia
34. George Duning George Duning Music Department, The Big Valley George Duning was educated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and during his early 20s played trumpet and piano for the Kay Kyser band, later arranging most of the music for Kyser's popular "Kollege of Musical Knowledge" radio program. It was during the Kyser band's appearance in Carolina Moon that Duning's work was noticed, leading to a contract with Columbia Pictures.
35. Boyd Coddington Boyd Coddington Self, American Hot Rod
36. Artie Mitchell Artie Mitchell Director, The Grafenberg Spot Artie Mitchell and his brother Jim Mitchell were pioneers in the production of pornographic films and "adult entertainment" in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They also founded the O'Farrell Theater on San Francisco's O'Farrell Street. Hunter S. Thompson, a regular customer who once was employed as the night manager of the porno palace...
37. Florence Gilbert Florence Gilbert Actress, The Lucky Dog Born and mostly raised in Chicago. Mother took her and brother Eddie to Los Angeles when she was 14 (c. 1918) but reportedly looked a few years older, and got her into movies. Worked for Christy and Fox Studios. Around 1926, married entrepreneur Ashton Dearholt and bore him two children, son Lee and daughter Caryl Lee...
38. Roy Cooper Roy Cooper Actor, The Exorcist
39. Ralf D. Bode Ralf D. Bode Cinematographer, Saturday Night Fever American cinematographer, originally from Germany. At fourteen, Bode came to the United States, where he was schooled at the University of Vermont. An avid photographer, he taught combat photography and made training films while serving with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Following his military service...
40. Robert Feero Robert Feero Actor, THX 1138
41. Bill Everett Bill Everett Writer, Daredevil
42. Tbone Wolk Tbone Wolk Music Department, Across the Universe
43. John L. Bennett John L. Bennett Stunts, The Replacements
44. Ann Ayars Ann Ayars Actress, The Tales of Hoffmann
45. Justin Smith Justin Smith Actor, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
46. Johnny Carpenter Johnny Carpenter Actor, The Lawless Rider
47. Herbert Bunston Herbert Bunston Actor, Dracula At age 23, the year 1897, Herbert began a long experience of his career towards acting on the British Theater. During that time the theater was still owned by the eminent Thomas Alva Edison. As a classically trained British actor he began by acting in small parts on screen and off. Fans will probably remember his most as the ineffectual Dr...
48. John F. Seitz John F. Seitz Cinematographer, Sunset Blvd. Distinguished veteran cinematographer John F. Seitz had eighteen patents for various photographic processes to his name. These included illuminating devices, processes for making dissolves and the matte shot, which he perfected during filming of Rex Ingram's Trifling Women. Seitz started with Essanay in Chicago...
49. Michael Visaroff Michael Visaroff Actor, The Last Command A graduate of the Principal Dramatic School in Russia, Visaroff began his career on the stage and made the transition to movies in 1925. He played a number of 'noble' people in films - counts, etc. At the time of his death from pneumonia, he was in the midst of rehearsals for a play.
50. Ralph Neff Ralph Neff Actor, The Power of the Resurrection
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