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1. Betty Hutton Betty Hutton Actress, Annie Get Your Gun Betty Hutton was born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Two years later Betty's father decided that the family way of life wasn't for him, so he left (he committed suicide 16 years later). Having to fend for themselves, Mrs. Thornburg moved the family to Detroit to find work in the numerous auto factories there...
2. Merlin Olsen Merlin Olsen Actor, The Undefeated
3. F.W. Murnau F.W. Murnau Director, Nosferatu Director. First was assistant to Max Reinhardt. Began making movies in Germany in 1919. Went to the USA in 1926.
4. Vince Edwards Vince Edwards Actor, The Killing Vince Edwards aspired to the arts and theater at an early age. He also found time to become a swimming champion in New York State, and he won scholarship to the Ohio State University. He was on its national championship swimming team, but a budding stint in the Summer Olympic Gamnes was cut short by an appendectomy...
5. Richard Brooks Richard Brooks Writer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Richard Brooks was an Academy Award-winning film writer who also earned six Oscar nominations and achieved success as a film director and producer. He was born Ruben Sax on May 18, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. He graduated from West Philadelphia HS...
6. Shawn Elliott Shawn Elliott Actor, Do the Right Thing Shawn Elliott (born Eliezer Santiago) grew up in New York performing as both an actor and singer. He has two sons, Roland and Russell Santiago from his first marriage to Gloria Fernandez. He also has an adopted daughter and possibly two more children. His current wife and fellow actor is Donna Murphy, to whom he has been married since 1990.
7. Dragan Nikolic Dragan Nikolic Actor, Who's Singin' Over There? Dragan Nikolic's movie debut was in 1964 (Pravo stanje stvari), but he started his career with role Dzimi Barka in movie When I Am Dead and Gone, directed by Zivojin Pavlovic and for this role, he was awarded with Diploma at Pula Film Festival in 1968. He appeared in more than 80 feature films. In 1985 he received the "October award" of Belgrade. He is married to Milena Dravic...
8. Ralph Taeger Ralph Taeger Actor, From Agnes - with Love The name may not be familiar but for one brief shining moment in the 1960s, this handsome, firm-jawed, sober-looking actor had his "15 minutes--plus" on TV and film. Ralph Taeger was born of German-speaking parents on July 30, 1936 in Richmond Hill, New York. Very shy as a youngster, he took public speaking to try and overcome his social handicap...
9. William Challee William Challee Actor, Five Easy Pieces
10. Nicole Maurey Nicole Maurey Actress, The Day of the Triffids Glamorous French beauty who studied dancing in her early career but switched to films in 1944, where she was cast in various heroine roles. She flirted with Hollywood stardom in the 50s, co-starring with Bing Crosby in Little Boy Lost and Danny Kaye in Me and the Colonel. She settled in England in the next decade and appeared pleasantly in a variety of films but without much fanfare...
11. Esperanza Baur Esperanza Baur Actress, Jalisco nunca pierde
12. Richard Collier Richard Collier Actor, Blazing Saddles
13. Joe Gladwin Joe Gladwin Actor, No Hard Feelings
14. Ruth Terry Ruth Terry Actress, Alexander's Ragtime Band Ruth Terry was born Ruth McMahon in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1920. She got her start in show business as a child when she would sing with the band in a dance hall where her father worked as a bouncer. She began entering amateur talent contests in the local area, and her beautiful singing voice resulted in her winning many of them...
15. Victor Kilian Victor Kilian Actor, The Ox-Bow Incident American character actor of gruff demeanor who played in dozens of films through the Thirties and Forties. A native of New Jersey, he was a wagon driver for his father's laundry business before joining a vaudeville company. He played in stock and touring companies, then was cast in the Walter Huston production of 'Desire Under the Elms' on Broadway...
16. Faith Brook Faith Brook Actress, To Sir, with Love
17. Stefan Schnabel Stefan Schnabel Actor, Guiding Light
18. Erle Stanley Gardner Erle Stanley Gardner Writer, Perry Mason Erle Stanley Gardner, the prolific pulp fiction writer best known for creating the fictional lawyer Perry Mason; Della Street, Mason's secretary; private detective Paul Drake, Mason's favorite investigator; and Hamilton Burger, the district attorney with the worst won-lost record in the history of fictional jurisprudence...
19. John Wyndham John Wyndham Writer, Village of the Damned John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born in 1903. After trying many jobs including farming and law, he started writing short stories for publication in 1925. He did well in America in the 1930s, writing under various pen names and graduated to churning out the staple written diet of every red blooded American male - the detective story...
20. Tony Carroll Tony Carroll Actor, Masters of the Universe
21. Laslo Benedek Laslo Benedek Director, The Wild One Laslo Benedek was brought to Hollywood from Hungary--where he had been a writer, editor and photographer--by MGM, and his first few films were undistinguished programmers. His third, however, was quite a bit better: Death of a Salesman, the screen version of Arthur Miller's classic play. Although trashed by critics at the time for...
22. Lili Valenty Lili Valenty Actress, Wild Is the Wind The multi-faceted Polish-born performer Lili Valenty appeared in a dozen or so Broadway plays in the 30s, 40s and 50s, then went on to enliven a number of routine on-camera projects in her twilight years. Born at the turn of the century, she received her start on the German stage where she became a star...
23. Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten Actor, The Good Earth
24. François-Eudes Chanfrault François-Eudes Chanfrault Composer, High Tension
25. Myfanwy Talog Myfanwy Talog Actress, Girls Night Out
26. Mikhail Kaufman Mikhail Kaufman Cinematographer, Man with a Movie Camera
27. Kelly Troup Kelly Troup Costume Designer, Cutting Class
28. Joyce Vanderveen Joyce Vanderveen Actress, The Ten Commandments
29. Kip Gowans Kip Gowans Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Sleuth
30. Pierre Renoir Pierre Renoir Actor, Children of Paradise
31. Lindsay Shonteff Lindsay Shonteff Director, Devil Doll
32. Akemi Negishi Akemi Negishi Actress, Red Beard Akemi Negishi might never have become an actress but for Josef von Sternberg. The legendary director was in Japan looking for a woman to play the seductress who leads a bunch of soldiers astray in his upcoming (and as it turned out, last) movie _Anatahan (1954)_. But Sternberg spotted Negishi one night...
33. Margarita Fischer Margarita Fischer Actress, Uncle Tom's Cabin
34. Geraldine Farrar Geraldine Farrar Actress, Carmen Famed singer and author Geraldine Farrar was educated in public schools and then became a music student of Mrs. J.H. Long, Trabadello, Emma Thursby, Lilli Lehman and Graziani. Her 1901 debut was at the Royal Opera House in Berlin, in the role of Marguerite in "Faust". From 1906-22 she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York...
35. Ian Turpie Ian Turpie Self, Press Your Luck
36. Thelma Lee Thelma Lee Actress, They Live
37. Richard Kinon Richard Kinon Director, The Joker Is Mild/Take My Granddaughter, Please/First Time Out
38. Irene Ware Irene Ware Actress, The Raven One of the many "also rans" or "might-have-beens" in 1930's Hollywood was a blonde beauty queen of Swedish/Austrian ancestry, named Irene Ware. She was actually born Irene Ahlberg in Pelham, New York and first plied her trade as a stenographer before other endeavours piqued her interest. Aged eighteen...
39. Frank P. Costanza Frank P. Costanza Actor, Dances with Wolves
40. Frances Feist Frances Feist Actress, Carnival of Souls
41. Joseph Forte Joseph Forte Actor, Reefer Madness
42. Joanne De Bergh Joanne De Bergh Actress, Call Northside 777
43. Mary Alice Moore Mary Alice Moore Actress, The Edge of Night
44. Alex Dreier Alex Dreier Actor, Sweet, Sweet Rachel
45. Nick Borgani Nick Borgani Actor, Death Scene
46. Claude François Claude François Soundtrack, Goodfellas
47. Ed Crowley Ed Crowley Actor, Network
48. Judd Holdren Judd Holdren Actor, Zombies of the Stratosphere In the role of Commando Cody, Judd Holdren patrolled America's threatened skies after actors Tristram Coffin and George Wallace hung up their flying suits. (Coffin was Rocket Man in "King of the Rocket Man" and Wallace was Commando Cody in "Radar Men from the Moon.") Holdren played the airborne hero in "Zombies of the Stratosphere" and also in "Commando Cody...
49. Adolf Klein Adolf Klein Actor, Phantom
50. Péter Bacsó Péter Bacsó Writer, The Witness
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