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1. John Belushi John Belushi Actor, The Blues Brothers John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six...
2. William Powell William Powell Actor, The Thin Man William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did finally attract attention with The Last Command as Leo...
3. Jay Silverheels Jay Silverheels Actor, The Lone Ranger Jay Silverheels was born on Canada's Six Nation's Reserve and was one of 10 children. He was a star lacrosse player and a boxer before he entered films as a stuntman in 1938. He worked in a number of films through the 1940s before gaining notice as the Osceola brother in a Humphrey Bogart film Key Largo...
4. Richard Kiley Richard Kiley Actor, Jurassic Park Although Richard Kiley's rich baritone and strong vocal talent was much in evidence and received due respect with his award of a Tony for "Man of La Mancha", it was little used in his television and movie appearances. Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical): in 1959 for "Redhead" and in 1966 for his signature role...
5. Albert Maysles Albert Maysles Cinematographer, Grey Gardens
6. Whit Bissell Whit Bissell Actor, The Magnificent Seven Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Bissell specialized in playing doctors...
7. Mischa Auer Mischa Auer Actor, You Can't Take It With You Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a professional actor in the U.S...
8. Donald Woods Donald Woods Actor, True Grit Donald Woods, a prolific cinema and television character actor whose career spanned 75 films and 150 TV programs over 40 years, was born Ralph L. Zink on December 2, 1906, in Brandon, Manitoba. (He legally changed his name to Donald Woods in 1945.) His family eventually departed Canada for California...
9. Gary Merrill Gary Merrill Actor, All About Eve Gary Merrill was born August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career acting in summer stock plays. He married Barbara Leeds, an actress, and then served a brief stint in the army. After the army, he landed in New York, where he was chosen to join the already popular play "Born Yesterday"...
10. Patsy Cline Patsy Cline Soundtrack, The Departed Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia. Her brush with show business came at age four when she won a prize in an amateur tap dancing contest. By the time she entered grade school, her family was fully aware of her musical talent. On her eighth birthday...
11. Charles B. Pierce Charles B. Pierce Director, Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues Charles Bryant Pierce was an independent filmmaker from Arkansas whose movies have become cult classics. Films that he wrote, directed, and/or produced were not only made in Arkansas with local actors but also drew their inspiration from Arkansas themes. He is believed to be the source of one of the most famous lines in American film history: "Go ahead...
12. Brenda de Banzie Brenda de Banzie Actress, The Man Who Knew Too Much The daughter of a musical conductor, fair-haired, slightly plump Brenda de Banzie appeared in just a handful of films. As the result of two outstanding performances, she became an unexpected star when well into her middle age. Brenda first came to public notice as a sixteen year old chorine on the London stage in "Du Barry Was a Lady"...
13. Lolo Ferrari Lolo Ferrari Actress, Camping Cosmos Lolo Ferrari, born Eve Valois, was famous - or infamous - as having undergone more plastic surgery than any other porn star. She had her face lifted, her eyes reshaped, her lips thickened and, most famously, a series of silicone injections ballooned her breasts out to 71 inches, and a record-setting (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) weight of 26 pounds...
14. Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Prokofiev Soundtrack, Children of Men Prokofiev was a multitalented man and an innovative composer. He learned piano from his mother and chess from his father. He always had a chess set on his piano, and was able to play against the chess champions of his time. He studied music with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, graduated with highest marks from the St...
15. Herman J. Mankiewicz Herman J. Mankiewicz Writer, Citizen Kane Herman J. Mankiewicz, now known primarily as the man who co-wrote Citizen Kane with Hollywood's greatest wunderkind, Orson Welles, was one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood and the head of Paramount's screen-writing department in the late 1920s and early '30s. He reached the pinnacle of his craft soon after arriving in Hollywood...
16. Billy De Wolfe Billy De Wolfe Actor, Frosty the Snowman Most certainly egged on by the dandified antics of an Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore and/or Franklin Pangborn, burlesque clown Billy DeWolfe in turn gave obvious inspiration to such effete cutups as Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly. Billy's life was one hundred percent show business from start to finish in a career that lasted five decades...
17. Scott Kalvert Scott Kalvert Director, The Basketball Diaries
18. Hans Christian Blech Hans Christian Blech Actor, The Longest Day
19. Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Self, Universal Newsreel Joseph Stalin (a code name meaning "Man of Steel") was born Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1879 in Gori, Georgia, the Transcaucasian part of the Russian Empire. His father was a cobbler named Vissarion Dzhugashvili, a drunkard who beat him badly and frequently and left the family when Joseph was young...
20. Jerry Grayson Jerry Grayson Actor, Inside Llewyn Davis
21. Philip Madoc Philip Madoc Actor, The Bourne Identity Philip Madoc was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and attended Twyn School. He became interested in acting when he was a teenager. He studied at the University of Vienna and pursued a theatrical career by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the 1960s, he became a familiar face on British television...
22. Charles Lederer Charles Lederer Writer, Ocean's Eleven
23. Herbert Mundin Herbert Mundin Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty Short, blubbery-jowled Hollywood character actor of the 1930's, with prior experience in UK theatre and cinema.
24. William Cameron Menzies William Cameron Menzies Director, Invaders from Mars William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as assistant to Anton Grot at Famous Players-Lasky...
25. Steve Oliver Steve Oliver Actor, Werewolves on Wheels Muscular and ruggedly handsome tough guy actor Steve Oliver was born as Stephen Oliver Welzig on November 29, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was a garage mechanic. Steve had three brothers and one sister. He grew up in Riverside, California. Steve not only worked various jobs as a cab driver...
26. Walt Gorney Walt Gorney Actor, Friday the 13th Character actor Walt Gorney was born on April 12, 1912 in Vienna, Austria. He came to the United States when he was ten years old and lived with his family in Massachusetts. He had at least three younger sisters. In 1946, Gorney moved to an apartment in Greenwich Village in New York City. Walt appeared...
27. Alan Manson Alan Manson Actor, Devil's Advocate Alan Manson was one of a group of World War II soldiers selected to appear in Irving Berlin's 1942 musical This Is the Army. He appeared in the Broadway production as well as in the film. After the war, he continued to perform on Broadway. In 1955, he was called before the House committee investigating communists in New York theater...
28. George Miller George Miller Self, Episode dated 7 April 1987
29. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
30. Rupert Crosse Rupert Crosse Actor, Shadows
31. John Harkins John Harkins Actor, Birdy
32. Richard Kuklinski Richard Kuklinski Self, The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer
33. Margaret Irving Margaret Irving Actress, San Francisco
34. Robert C. O'Brien Robert C. O'Brien Writer, The Secret of NIMH Robert Lesley Conly aka Robert C. O'Brien was an American author best known for his 1975 novel 'Z for Zachariah', a post-apocalyptic story set in the wake of World War III. It follows sixteen-year-old central protagonist Ann Burden, who has survived a nuclear war having found a remote section of valley that is protected from nuclear fallout...
35. Dirk Shafer Dirk Shafer Writer, Circuit Born in Carbondale, Illinois, (but raised in Oklahoma), Dirk first came to public attention when he appeared at age 27, in a photo-spread in Playgirl Magazine's "Holiday 1990" issue. This handsome, hairy-chested blond proved unusually popular with readers and when given a chance to select 1992's "Man of the Year"...
36. Cyril Collard Cyril Collard Writer, Savage Nights He made only three films in his relatively brief life but Cyril Collard certainly extended his "15 minutes of fame" to near cult status with the release of his last, the bold and unflinching Savage Nights. The notorious French filmmaker, actor, writer, musician and poet was born in 1957 of libertine Parisians who gave him a standard Catholic education in Versailles...
37. Geoff Edwards Geoff Edwards Self, Jackpot
38. Hugo Chávez Hugo Chávez Self, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
39. Richard Wyler Richard Wyler Actor, The Ugly Ones Richard Stapley, aka Richard Wyler, not only enjoyed great success as an actor and writer on both sides of the Atlantic, but managed to do it under two names as well. A descendant of Sir Richard Stapley, noted in history for signing the death warrant of King Charles I, Stapley was born in Westcliffe...
40. Don Oreck Don Oreck Actor, Diving for the Moon
41. Alberto Olmedo Alberto Olmedo Actor, El manosanta está cargado Alberto Olmedo was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, on August 24, 1933. He began to work from 6 years old (at a greengrocer's shop); he had a very hard childhood. Olmedo or "El negro" - this way his family and friends were saying to him, not have time to dream of being an actor. He had to study and help his single mother...
42. Ernest Anderson Ernest Anderson Actor, The Well
43. Amy Douglass Amy Douglass Actress, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
44. Gordon Kent Gordon Kent Animation Department, Batman: Under the Red Hood
45. Mary Elliott Mary Elliott Actress, Heavenly Music Mary Elliot had a life in entertainment. Singing, dancing and beauty contests in her early youth, later on, she sang in nightclubs and worked as a model (she publicized the first rubber swimsuit for Goodyear Tire Co.). In the 1940's, she acted in a few movies, entertained the troops in WWII and, in 1945...
46. Vivian Stanshall Vivian Stanshall Actor, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Lead singer of underground art school comedy/jazz band (with Neil Innes), The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Viv soon became known as one of Britain's foremost eccentrics. A Cockney by birth, Viv was characterised by his almost aristocratic English accent which he would punctuate with very out-of-place belches and obscenities...
47. Kay Stewart Kay Stewart Actress, The Case of Mr. Pelham
48. Ian McLellan Hunter Ian McLellan Hunter Writer, Roman Holiday
49. William Roberts William Roberts Writer, The Magnificent Seven
50. Jalal Agha Jalal Agha Actor, Gandhi
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