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1. Jane Russell Jane Russell Actress, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in Canada...
2. Ruby Keeler Ruby Keeler Soundtrack, 42nd Street Ruby Keeler started as a dancer on Broadway. After her marriage to Al Jolson she moved to Hollywood and become a star in Warners musicals opposite Dick Powell. After her divorce from Jolson she retired for almost 30 years, until she appeared in "No No Nanette" on Broadway in 1971 under the direction of Busby Berkeley.
3. Joan Greenwood Joan Greenwood Actress, Kind Hearts and Coronets Joan Greenwood, of the plummy feline voice, was born in the well-to-do London section of Chelsea, the daughter of renowned portrait painter Sidney H. Greenwood (1887-1949). Dancing from the age of eight, she took ballet lessons and later enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Graduating at age 18...
4. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Actor, Gone with the Wind The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He eventually moved his way up to the Roxy and Apollo theaters in New York...
5. Dermot Morgan Dermot Morgan Actor, The First Snow of Winter Dermot went to University College Dublin, where he studied English and Philosopy. In 1974 he took up a teaching post, but left 2 years later to persue the comedy career that he had started at university. In 1979 his first introduction to TV came with an appearance on "Live Mike" on RTE television as Fr...
6. Annie Girardot Annie Girardot Actress, The Piano Teacher Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film Festival for Three Rooms in Manhattan...
7. Cecil Kellaway Cecil Kellaway Actor, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Cecil Kellaway was nominated for two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for The Luck of the Irish and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Cecil was originally offered the role of Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street, but he turned it down, telling his son, "Americans don't go for whimsy." His works also include some television. He played Santa Claus on an episode of Bewitched and also appeared in Twilight Zone.
8. Zara Cully Zara Cully Actress, The Jeffersons
9. Philip Ahn Philip Ahn Actor, Thoroughly Modern Millie Born in America of Korean ancestry, Philip Ahn was just one member of the tiny fraternity of Oriental actors who livened the Hollywood screen during the 1930's and later. (Others of note were Keye Luke, Victor Sen Yung, Richard Loo and Benson Fong.) As often as not, Philip Ahn portrayed villainous Japanese or else "inscrutable, " proverb-spouting stereotypes.
10. Ishirô Honda Ishirô Honda Director, Godzilla Influential Japanese film director born May 7th, 1911, often credited as being the father of Godzilla. His name is a combination of "I" (or Ino), meaning "boar" and "shirô," meaning fourth boy in the family. Originally, the young Honda had aspirations of becoming an artist. However, as he moved into his teens, it was cinema that became his number-one interest...
11. Anny Ondra Anny Ondra Actress, Blackmail Anny Ondra was a Polish-Czech-Austrian-German-French singer, film and stage actress. As a child she lived in Prague. Her father was an Austro-Hungarian Army Colonel. After the convent school that she visited in Prague she studied to be an actress with Professor Bor. Already as a child and teenager she had big parts throughout the stages of Czechoslovakia, where she was discovered at the age of 16...
12. Jonathan Hale Jonathan Hale Actor, Strangers on a Train Canadian-born Jonathan Hale had a long film career, appearing in over 200 pictures. He was a member of the diplomatic service prior to his film career, and his stately bearing stood him in good stead for the variety of corporate executives, military officers and high-level politicians he often played...
13. Martin Benson Martin Benson Actor, Goldfinger
14. Theodore Newton Theodore Newton Actor, Friendly Persuasion
15. Henry James Henry James Writer, The Wings of the Dove Henry James was born 15 April 1843, to a wealthy family. He was born in New York, New York USA. His parents were Henry James Sr. and Mary Robertson Walsh; He had one brother William James (January 11 1842-August 26 1910) and one sister Alice James. When Henry James was a young boy he would enjoy reading the classics of English...
16. Enrico Maria Salerno Enrico Maria Salerno Actor, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
17. Juanita Hall Juanita Hall Soundtrack, South Pacific American singer and actress, best remembered as Bloody Mary in Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'South Pacific', their Broadway musical version of James A. Michener's novel. She reprised that role in the 1958 film adaptation of the Broadway hit, but alas in the movie her singing was dubbed.
18. Virginia Huston Virginia Huston Actress, Out of the Past
19. Fabia Drake Fabia Drake Actress, A Room with a View
20. Joyce Carey Joyce Carey Actress, Brief Encounter Genteel London-born actress Joyce Carey came from a distinguished theatrical family. Her own lengthy career on the stage began in 1916, when she played Princess Katherine in an all-female ensemble of "Henry V". She made her debut on the legitimate stage in a small part in the West End production of the exotic melodrama "Mr.Wu"...
21. Ann Corcoran Ann Corcoran Actress, In the Meantime, Darling
22. Pepe Hern Pepe Hern Actor, The Magnificent Seven
23. Frankie Lymon Frankie Lymon Soundtrack, American Graffiti
24. Russell Harlan Russell Harlan Cinematographer, To Kill a Mockingbird Born Russell September 16, 1903 in Los Angeles, California to Frank and Bertha Harlan, who hailed from Iowa and Missouri. Russell was raised in Los Angeles along with his younger brother Richard (b. 1911). His paternal grandmother Sarah J. Harlan also lived with the family. Harlan started in the film industry as an actor and stuntman...
25. Maxwell Anderson Maxwell Anderson Writer, Meet Joe Black Author, playwright, reporter and lyricist ("The September Song", "Lost in the Stars"), he was educated at the University of North Dakota (BA) and Stanford University (MA). He taught school in N. Dakota and California, then reported news for the Grand Forks (ND) 'Herald' and the San Francisco (CA) 'Chronicle'...
26. Nick LaTour Nick LaTour Actor, Don Juan DeMarco
27. Betty Jardine Betty Jardine Actress, A Canterbury Tale
28. Wladyslaw Starewicz Wladyslaw Starewicz Director, The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman Wladyslaw Starewicz, a grand master of animation, was one of the directors of Lovno Museum of Natural History and graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. He began making puppet films about 1911 (see 'Mest finematograficheskogo operatou'), emigrated to France in 1920 and continued to develop there his technique for plastic animation with the help of his two daughters...
29. Armando Trovajoli Armando Trovajoli Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
30. Jane Hylton Jane Hylton Actress, Passport to Pimlico
31. John Bliss John Bliss Actor, Intolerable Cruelty
32. Mary Stuart Mary Stuart Actress, One Life to Live She reigned on Search for Tomorrow for nearly four decades and became one of TV's most popular daytime ladies. As the ever-noble Joanne Gardner Barron Tate Vincente Tourneur, she remained on board for its entire run, and when that four-times-married role was in the can, she was ready for more. Born Mary Houchins on Independence Day...
33. Asakazu Nakai Asakazu Nakai Cinematographer, Seven Samurai
34. Franco Brusati Franco Brusati Writer, Romeo and Juliet
35. Dinos Dimopoulos Dinos Dimopoulos Director, The Little Dolphins In his childhood he used to climb to the lighthouse of the nowadays ghost-town of Koprena, where he was raised, and daydream he was in a ship, sailing for distant places. His family, though, forbade a sailor's career. As things turned out, he became one of the two or three greatest film makers of the so-called golden era of the Greek cinema...
36. Eugene Greytak Eugene Greytak Actor, Hot Shots!
37. Denis Shaw Denis Shaw Actor, The Mummy
38. Tex Hill Tex Hill Actor, Law of the Sixgun
39. Ninì Grassia Ninì Grassia Director, First Action Hero
40. Wallace Reid Jr. Wallace Reid Jr. Actor, The Racing Strain
41. Talbot Rothwell Talbot Rothwell Writer, Carry On... Up the Khyber A former police officer and pilot, Talbot Rothwell had an unorthodox entry into show business: as a prisoner of war in a German POW camp during WW II, Rothwell, out of boredom (and also to cover the noise of prisoners digging escape tunnels), got involved in camp entertainment shows, writing comedy sketches with fellow prisoner Peter Butterworth (who later worked with him in the "Carry On" series)...
42. Anthea Askey Anthea Askey Actress, Bill Goes on the Stage
43. Carole Lesley Carole Lesley Actress, Woman in a Dressing Gown Shapely, scintillating, peroxide British blonde Carole Lesley wound up another sexy statistic alongside other vibrant and promising, photogenic stars and starlets who pervaded the film industry with their undeniable photogenic assets only to be left achingly unfulfilled and die unhappily by their own hand...
44. Jing Bai Jing Bai Actress, Kung Fu Wing Chun
45. Robert L. Wolfe Robert L. Wolfe Editor, All the President's Men
46. Charita Bauer Charita Bauer Actress, The Cradle Will Fall
47. Laurence Stallings Laurence Stallings Writer, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Stallings was a Marine Captain who lost his leg fighting in WWI, and wrote "What Price Glory" about his deep anti-war feelings. The spirit of the play is subverted in the film adaptations.
48. Jack Dusick Jack Dusick Make-Up Department, House on Haunted Hill
49. Mack Gordon Mack Gordon Soundtrack, The Green Mile
50. Olof Palme Olof Palme Self, Gäst hos Hagge Palme came from an upper class family in Stockholm. While studying at the college of Stockholm he got involved in student politics and got the opportunity to travel through post-war Europe in 1949. He became president of Sweden's United Student Unions in 1952. When prime minister Tage Erlander needed a secretary in 1953 he appointed Palme...
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