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1. Billy Wilder Billy Wilder Writer, Some Like It Hot Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many German films until Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933...
2. Dudley Moore Dudley Moore Actor, Arthur Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, and John Havlin Moore...
3. Farley Granger Farley Granger Actor, Strangers on a Train Farley Earle Granger was born in 1925 in San Jose, California, to Eva (Hopkins) and Farley Earle Granger, who owned an automobile dealership. Right out of high school, he was brought to the attention of movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, who cast him in a small role in The North Star. He followed it up with a much bigger part in The Purple Heart and then joined the army...
4. Milton Berle Milton Berle Self, The Milton Berle Show Milton Berle was born Milton Berlinger on July 12, 1908, in New York City. He was educated at New York Professional Children's School and began performing at age 5. His first stage appearance was in "Florodora" in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He appeared at the Palace Theater in New York in 1931, then in nightclubs and theaters...
5. Aldo Ray Aldo Ray Actor, The Green Berets Aldo DaRe was born in the borough of Pen Argyl, in Northampton County, Pennsylvania on 25 September 1926. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, served as a US Navy frogman during WWII and saw action on Iwo Jima. While constable of Crockett, California, he drove his brother Guido to an audition for the film Saturday's Hero...
6. Warren Stevens Warren Stevens Actor, Forbidden Planet Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck and Kenneth Tobey, later arranged interviews for Stevens at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City...
7. Diana Hyland Diana Hyland Actress, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Diana Hyland, a striking, knowing beauty with a confident air about her, was born Diane Gentner on January 25, 1936, in Ohio and appeared on stage in summer stock, as a teen, before graduating from Cleveland Heights High School. Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced,...
8. Jack Starrett Jack Starrett Actor, First Blood Jack Starrett was a superbly talented and versatile actor and director who specialized in making hugely enjoyable down-'n'-dirty low-budget drive-in exploitation pictures. Starrett was born on November 2, 1936, in Refugio, TX. He attended San Marcos Academy in the 1940s and the 1950s. He made his acting...
9. Paul Brinegar Paul Brinegar Actor, Rawhide
10. Garry Walberg Garry Walberg Actor, Quincy M.E.
11. Kate Reid Kate Reid Actress, Atlantic City Esteemed London-born stage, radio and TV actress Kate Reid was actually born Daphne Katherine Reid in 1930 of Canadian parents. The family moved back to Ontario before she was a year old. An introverted child of delicate health, Kate sought refuge in books and role-playing and began studying drama in her mid-teens...
12. Ralph Bates Ralph Bates Actor, The Horror of Frankenstein The great, great nephew of the renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur developed into a strangely handsome dark haired, pale complexioned English actor. Ralph Bates was born in 1940 in Bristol, England and attended the University of Dublin and studied at the Yale Drama School. His dramatic talents first...
13. Peter Diamond Peter Diamond Stunts, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Peter Diamond was one of the finest British stuntmen, with a career spanning over fifty years worth of television and film work. He originally trained as an actor at RADA and went on to become a stuntman, fight arranger and director. He is best known internationally for his work on the Star Wars films...
14. Dan Curtis Dan Curtis Producer, Dark Shadows
15. Chelsea Brown Chelsea Brown Actress, The Thing with Two Heads Chelsea Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lois Brown. She passed away from pneumonia March 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. She was an actress, comedienne, singer and dancer perhaps best known for being the first African-American series regular in the iconic, ground-breaking American TV series Laugh-In...
16. James Hayter James Hayter Actor, Oliver! The son of a police superintendent in India, the character actor James Hayter was educated in Scotland, where he was urged into acting by his headmaster. After one year (1924-5) at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London, he performed in repertory theater, eventually appearing in The West End...
17. Mikhail Kalatozov Mikhail Kalatozov Director, The Cranes Are Flying
18. Grant Withers Grant Withers Actor, Rio Grande Appeared in over 200 films. He had worked as a salesman and newspaper reporter before breaking into movies near the end of the silent era. Tall and tough, his starring roles in major pictures soon gave way to supporting parts, mainly as a villain, in B movies and serials. His elopement to Yuma, Arizona...
19. Ronnie Letham Ronnie Letham Actor, The Saint
20. Renato Salvatori Renato Salvatori Actor, Rocco and His Brothers
21. May Allison May Allison Actress, A Fool There Was Born in Rising Fawn, GA (youngest of 5 children) Parents: Dr. John S. Allison and Nannie Virginia Wise Sisters: Maude, Verda, Zetta Brother: Herschel Mother Lived with her in California until her death. After Quirk's death, she met C. N. Osborne in NYC, they were married for over 40 years until his death in '82 and lived in Cleveland Ohio...
22. Anthony Dexter Anthony Dexter Actor, Thoroughly Modern Millie Sporting the name Walter Craig when out of the limelight and the stage name Anthony Dexter when in it, he rounded out his years teaching high school English, Speech, and Drama classes at Eagle Rock High School (circa 1968-78) in the Los Angeles area. His best-known role as an actor, however, occurred when he landed the part of Rudolph Valentino in the actor's biopic Valentino...
23. Stanislaw Lem Stanislaw Lem Writer, Solaris Stanislaw Lem was a visionary Polish author known for Solaris. He was born on September 12, 1921, in Lwów, Poland. His father, Samuel Lem, was a wealthy laryngologist who served in the Austrian army. His mother, Sabina Woller, was a homemaker. Although he was born into a Polish-Jewish family...
24. Colin Drake Colin Drake Actor, Cast a Deadly Spell
25. Ian Dury Ian Dury Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street Ian Dury had to face polio at the age of 7, and consequently a string of institutions over the next few years. He joined The Walthamstow College of Art at 17, and from 1966-73 he worked as an art teacher in different schools. It was in the middle of this period he started his musical career with a band called Kilburn & The High Roads...
26. Ahmed Zaki Ahmed Zaki Actor, Iskanderija... lih?
27. Helen Menken Helen Menken Actress, Stage Door Canteen Helen Menken was born in New York to deaf parents. Her original name was Meinken, her New York-born father Frederick being of French/German extraction. Her mother, Mary Madden, was Irish-born. She married Humphrey Bogart at the Gramercy Park Hotel on May 20, 1926, four years after taking out a marriage license in New York City...
28. Derek Francis Derek Francis Actor, Scrooge
29. Rik Battaglia Rik Battaglia Actor, Duck, You Sucker
30. Eve Meyer Eve Meyer Producer, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Sultry, buxom and shapely blonde looker Eve Meyer was born Evelyn Eugene Turner on December 13, 1928 in Griffin, Georgia. Eve was a popular high profile pin-up model throughout the 50s who was the Playmate of the Month in the June, 1955 issue of "Playboy." Other men's magazines Meyer did pictorials...
31. Francine Beers Francine Beers Actress, 3 Men and a Baby Francine Beers was born on November 26, 1924 in New York City and has lived there for her entire life. She is an actress, appearing in multiple films, television programs, Broadway shows, and radio and television commercials. She is perhaps best known as Mrs. Lefkowitz in "In Her Shoes", as Archie and Edith's neighbor Sybil Gooley on "All In the Family"...
32. Joseph Rigano Joseph Rigano Actor, Analyze This
33. Daniel Ceccaldi Daniel Ceccaldi Actor, The Soft Skin
34. Wilfred Pickles Wilfred Pickles Actor, Billy Liar
35. William Bowers William Bowers Writer, The Gunfighter
36. Julian Burton Julian Burton Actor, A Bucket of Blood
37. Dervis Ward Dervis Ward Actor, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
38. Günther Hüttmann Günther Hüttmann Actor, Främlingen från skyn
39. Rosemarie Ace Rosemarie Ace Actress, Death Valley Days
40. Jack Donohue Jack Donohue Director, The Lucy Show Jack Donohue started as a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies, continued as a dancer, dance director and dance teacher for tap dance (most prominent pupil: Eleanor Powell) in New York and in London (he starred in the British film Rhythm in the Air with his wife Tutta Rolf). He began working in Hollywood in 1933 as a choreographer and dance director...
41. Joe Benson Joe Benson Actor, The Rifleman
42. Anita Colby Anita Colby Actress, Cover Girl
43. Hélène Surgère Hélène Surgère Actress, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
44. Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin Self, A Man Has Returned from Space Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first man to enter deep space on April 12, 1961, when the Soviet cosmonaut made a flight that orbited Earth lasting one hour and 48 minutes in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. This accomplishment made the smiling Soviet pilot internationally famous as the first man to venture into space...
45. John Lester Johnson John Lester Johnson Actor, Tarzan's Revenge John Lester Johnson was born in Suffolk, Virginia (his death certificate states South Carolina) on August 13, 1893. His middle name was Leslie, according to an "Ebony" magazine article about Johnson (January 1960), but he changed it to to Lester when he left Virginia in 1910 for New York City, hoping to make a career in boxing...
46. Fay Kanin Fay Kanin Writer, Teacher's Pet This screenwriter and playwright began working in Hollywood in the early 1940s, usually in collaboration with her husband, Michael Kanin, and blossomed after his retirement as a writer and producer of some of the small screen's most distinguished TV-movies. Statuesque, articulate, with the air of a socialite...
47. Richard Beale Richard Beale Actor, A Handful of Dust
48. Gus Leonard Gus Leonard Actor, His Royal Slyness
49. Dusan Pekic Dusan Pekic Actor, Rane
50. Gertrude Niesen Gertrude Niesen Actress, This Is the Army
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