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1. William Frawley William Frawley Actor, Miracle on 34th Street William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to San Francisco in 1910...
2. Danny Kaye Danny Kaye Self, EPCOT Center: The Opening Celebration Danny Kaye left school at the age of 13 to work in the so-called Borscht Belt of Jewish resorts in the Catskill Mountains. It was there he learned the basics of show biz. From there he went through a series of jobs in and out of the business. In 1939, he made his Broadway debut in "Straw Hat Revue,"...
3. Horst Buchholz Horst Buchholz Actor, Life Is Beautiful On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven, you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst Buchholz,...
4. Barbara Ruick Barbara Ruick Actress, Carousel A bundle of bright sunshine and unabashed energy, lovely musical actress Barbara Ruick delighted audiences for over two decades. The brown-eyed singer/actress who admittedly came up short in the dancing department nevertheless toyed with top musical stardom in mid-1950s films and almost nabbed it. A vivacious beauty whose sparkling...
5. Lou Costello Lou Costello Actor, Africa Screams Lou Costello was born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, New Jersey, to Helen (Rege) and Sebastiano Cristillo. His father was from Calabria, Italy, and his mother was an American of Italian, French, and Irish ancestry. Raised in Paterson, Costello dropped out of high school and headed west to break into the movies...
6. Leonardo Cimino Leonardo Cimino Actor, Dune Veteran little old man Italian character actor Leonardo Anthony Cimino steadily worked in both movies and TV shows alike from the late 50s up until 2007. Cimino was born on November 4, 1917 in New York City. He was the son of tailor Andrea Cimino and his wife Leonilda. Leonardo played violin as a child and studied at Juilliard as a teenager...
7. Cecily Adams Cecily Adams Casting Director, Adventures in Wonderland American actress, casting director, teacher, and theatrical director. The daughter of nightclub singer Adelaide Adams and Get Smart star Don Adams, she was born in Queens, New York, several months after her parents' divorce. Raised in peripatetic fashion by her mother, she survived a particularly Dickensian Catholic boarding school as a toddler...
8. Alice Pearce Alice Pearce Actress, On the Town Making a career out of a post-nasal drip, this scene-stealing character comedienne was one of the best Broadway and Hollywood had to offer. It's too bad, then, that she wasn't utilized in films more often for this slight, chinless, parrot-faced, squawky-voiced bundle of (kill)joy could draw laughs from a well with a mere sniffle, gulp, or stare...
9. Lynn Borden Lynn Borden Actress, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Most famous for her role in the 1972 low-budget shocker Frogs, this talented actress has rarely received any large roles. She was originally going to play the lead in 1964's Roustabout. She had a memorable role in the action film Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, though small, and has starred sporadically in feature films and TV movies.
10. Sydney Chaplin Sydney Chaplin Actor, Limelight In choosing a professional acting career for himself, bon vivant Sydney Chaplin had to deal with the powerful and pervasive shadow of his famous father, the legendary Charles Chaplin, hovering over him every step of the way. While his older brother, actor Charles Chaplin Jr., buckled under the pressure and died of an alcohol-related illness at age 43...
11. Robert Beatty Robert Beatty Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey Robert Beatty graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto and started in amateur dramatics with the Hamilton Player's Guild. For a while, he made a living as a cashier for a gas and fuel company. In order to further hone his acting skills, he made his way to London in 1936 (on the advice of Leslie Howard) to train for acting at RADA...
12. Frank Wilcox Frank Wilcox Actor, The Greatest Show on Earth Following a year at the University of Kansas, Wilcox returned to Atchison where he worked for Lockwood-Hazel Printing Co. He attended St. Benedict's College in Atchison for a year and a half and graduated in the class of 1933. Wilcox received the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict, given for the first time ever in 1969...
13. Lee Philips Lee Philips Director, Mae West
14. Louis Edmonds Louis Edmonds Actor, One Life to Live Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he studied at Louisiana State University and the Carnegie Institute Of Technology. During WWII, he served in the Navy. His career was started in New York, acting in regional and Off-Broadway Theatre until his Broadway debut in the musical, "Candide" in 1956. Edmonds stage...
15. Connie Gilchrist Connie Gilchrist Actress, Long John Silver With more than two decades of stage experience in France, England and on Broadway behind her, this moon-faced, heavy-set character actress first entered films in 1940. But no matter a film's genre - contemporary drama, historical costumer or shoot 'em up western - her Brooklyn roots always sounded through.
16. Marguerite Duras Marguerite Duras Writer, Hiroshima Mon Amour Ms. Duras was born in southern Vietnam and lost her father at age 4. The family savings of 20 years bought the family a small plot in Cambodia, but everything was lost in a single season's flooding. The disaster killed her mother as a result. After high school in Saigon, Ms. Duras left Indochina to study law in Paris...
17. Hergé Hergé Writer, The Adventures of Tintin Born under the name Georges Remi on May 22, 1907 in Brussels, Belgium. As a child, Herge had a gift for drawing but never had any formal training in the visual arts. He attended both school and the boy scouts during the World War 1 and post-World War 1 Era. After he finished school Herge published his first ever cartoon: "The Adventures of Totor" for Le Boy-Scout Belge (a scouting magazine)...
18. Lois Wilson Lois Wilson Actress, Guiding Light A schoolteacher who became a stage actress (briefly), Lois WIlson entered films in 1916 at Paramount (her sisters, Diana Kane and Connie Lewis, also worked as actresses). Wilson played leading roles well into the sound era, and after she retired from the screen she worked sporadically in television and again appeared on stage.
19. Paul Smith Paul Smith Actor, Loving You
20. Curtis McClarin Curtis McClarin Actor, The Happening
21. Steve Bridges Steve Bridges Actor, Merry F#%$in' Christmas
22. Herb Armstrong Herb Armstrong Actor, Cape Fear
23. Noel Purcell Noel Purcell Actor, Moby Dick
24. Robert Carricart Robert Carricart Actor, Robin and the 7 Hoods
25. Drake Sather Drake Sather Writer, Zoolander
26. Guylaine St-Onge Guylaine St-Onge Actress, Angel Eyes
27. Billye Ree Wallace Billye Ree Wallace Actress, Mother
28. Johann Pachelbel Johann Pachelbel Soundtrack, Wedding Crashers
29. Vance Colvig Jr. Vance Colvig Jr. Actor, UHF
30. Ralph McQuarrie Ralph McQuarrie Art Department, Star Wars
31. Goga Kapoor Goga Kapoor Actor, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
32. Hedley Mattingly Hedley Mattingly Actor, All of Me
33. Peter Capell Peter Capell Actor, Paths of Glory
34. William Holden William Holden Actor, Weary River Character actor in late silent and early sound films. Not to be confused with the leading man 'William Holden'.
35. Ezra Stone Ezra Stone Director, The Midnight Ride of Herman Munster An an actor, producer, director, writer, teacher and lecturer who covered all of the important mediums in one way or another during his lifetime, Ezra Stone will still be forever known for introducing quintessential late 30s and 40s teen Henry Aldrich to both radio and the stage. Stone's pitchy, cracking voice would become a familiar sound in living rooms for well over a decade...
36. José Sancho José Sancho Actor, Live Flesh
37. Kyril Bonfiglioli Kyril Bonfiglioli Writer, Mortdecai
38. Coby Ruskin Coby Ruskin Director, Fun Girls
39. António Silva António Silva Actor, O Leão da Estrela
40. Åke Lindman Åke Lindman Actor, The Unknown Soldier Åke Lindman had a promising career as a football player before he chose to quit and focus on acting. He made his film debut in 1949 in Hornankoski, directed by a legendary Finnish film maker Teuvo Tulio. Several years later, Lindman had another role in a Tulio film, now in Olet mennyt minun vereeni. With the looks of a rough...
41. Tommy Thompson Tommy Thompson Producer, Dr. T and the Women Worked extensively on the Lucy Show with Lucille Ball. Best friend of Robert Altman. Worked with him on "Tennessee", "McCabe and Mrs. Miller", "Cookie's Fortune", "Dr. T and the Women", and others. Split with Altman after differences on the set of "Popeye" Noted in 'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls', a work recapturing the early days of modern filmmakers...
42. Paquito Diaz Paquito Diaz Actor, Joe Pring: Homicide Manila Police
43. Christine Buchegger Christine Buchegger Actress, From the Life of the Marionettes
44. Carlyle Moore Jr. Carlyle Moore Jr. Actor, Give Me Liberty
45. Zoe Leader Zoe Leader Actress, The Lion King Zoe Leader has only appeared in The Lion King and its sequel, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride. She has exactly one line in each movie. Ms. Leader was born in 1949 and is married to Steve Leader. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
46. Gloria Cromwell Gloria Cromwell Actress, One Life to Live
47. Sutton Roley Sutton Roley Director, Garrison's Gorillas
48. Eugene Sledge Eugene Sledge Writer, Peleliu Landing
49. Edward H. Griffith Edward H. Griffith Director, The Sky's the Limit Born in Virginia and educated in Europe, Edward H. Griffith started out as a newspaper reporter, then switched to magazine writing. He took to the Broadway stage, and entered films as an actor/writer for the Edison Co. in 1915. He soon began directing two-reelers, graduating to features in 1917. Though the majority of his output was routine...
50. Sammy White Sammy White Actor, Pat and Mike
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