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1. Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits...
2. Peter Ustinov Peter Ustinov Actor, Robin Hood Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions. He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, London...
3. Patrick Troughton Patrick Troughton Actor, The Omen Patrick Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London and was educated at Mill Hill School. He trained as an actor at the Embassy School of Acting in the UK and at Leighton Rollin's Studio for for Actors at Long Island, New York in the USA. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy and after the war ended he joined the Old Vic and became a Shakespearean actor...
4. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, Grow Old Along with Me Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his father's show...
5. Robert J. Wilke Robert J. Wilke Actor, Days of Heaven Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He was able to obtain work as a stuntman and continued as such until the mid-'40s...
6. June Havoc June Havoc Actress, General Hospital Musical theater devotees will undoubtedly know that the song "Let Me Entertain You" was from the classic musical "Gypsy", the born-in-a-trunk story of resilient kid troopers Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc who were mercilessly pushed into vaudeville careers by an unbearably headstrong mother. While the lesser-talented Gypsy...
7. Bek Nelson Bek Nelson Actress, Bell Book and Candle
8. Gene Saks Gene Saks Actor, Nobody's Fool
9. Dick Haymes Dick Haymes Actor, State Fair Dick Haymes' birth in Argentina meant he was not legally an American citizen. In order to get out of the draft in 1944, he registered as a "resident alien" and was able to avoid service in the Armed Forces. There was little publicity at the time, but when he went to Hawaii in 1953 to pursue Rita Hayworth (who was on location for Miss Sadie Thompson)...
10. Richard Arlen Richard Arlen Actor, Wings During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount Pictures and suffered a broken leg...
11. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Writer, Papillon
12. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Self, Nazi Concentration Camps Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover. Both parents were of German descent. Eisenhower studied at the West Point Military Academy from 1911-1915. He served with the infantry, became the #3 leader of the tank corps...
13. Emmett Kelly Emmett Kelly Self, The Greatest Show on Earth Clown of renown (usually in sad-faced hobo's makeup although on some occasions he sported classic whiteface) with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, who acted in a handful of films.
14. Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff Soundtrack, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He was born Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov on April 2...
15. Maria von Trapp Maria von Trapp Writer, The Sound of Music Singer Maria Trapp was born on January 26, 1905, aboard a train, as her mother hurried from their village in the Tyrol to the hospital in Vienna, Austria. Her mother, Augusta (nee Rainer), died shortly after Maria was born, and her father, Karl Kutschera, died when she was 6 years old. As a guardian to Maria...
16. Virginia Gilmore Virginia Gilmore Actress, The Pride of the Yankees While probably better recalled as Yul Brynner's former wife, stunningly beautiful, stage-trained Virginia Gilmore made close to a dozen or so "B" level films during the early 1940s and should definitely be accorded more credit in the Hollywood annals than merely her one-time wifely status to a big star...
17. Claire Griswold Claire Griswold Actress, A Home Away from Home
18. Lisa Peake Lisa Peake Actress, Bunny Lake Is Missing
19. Richard L. Bare Richard L. Bare Director, To Serve Man
20. Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs Actor, Paths of Glory
21. Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Writer, Orlando London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a well-respected editor and author and the former son-in-law of William Makepeace Thackeray...
22. Carlos Montalbán Carlos Montalbán Actor, Bananas
23. Helene Reynolds Helene Reynolds Actress, Heaven Can Wait
24. Gil Perkins Gil Perkins Actor, Batman: The Movie A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, part-talkie movies...
25. Miroslav Ondrícek Miroslav Ondrícek Cinematographer, Amadeus
26. Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe Actor, Wagon Master Renowned Native American athlete who excelled in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm but was later stripped of his Olympic medals for having previously received monetary compensation for engaging in professional sport. He later showed up on movie screens as a bit player in westerns. He was portrayed by Burt Lancaster in the film Jim Thorpe -- All-American.
27. Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner Actor, The Seventh Scroll
28. Esben Storm Esben Storm Writer, In Search of Anna
29. Lockwood West Lockwood West Actor, The Dresser
30. Judith Rawlins Judith Rawlins Actress, The Lady Plays Her Hand
31. Jason Beck Jason Beck Actor, Impostor
32. Modest Mussorgsky Modest Mussorgsky Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born on March 21, 1839, in his ancestral estate of Karevo, Pskov province, Russia. He was the 30th generation from Rurik the Great, the first King of ancient Kiev Rus. Mussorgsky's family were wealthy landowners and belonged to Russian landed gentry. Young Mussorgsky studied piano from the age of six under the tutelage of his mother...
33. Marc Chagall Marc Chagall Self, Chagall Marc Chagall was a Russian-Jewish artist and writer in Yiddish who moved to France and developed his highly original style by blending elements of traditional Jewish culture with cutting-edge innovations in modern art. He was born Moishe Segal (Russified: Marc Zakharovich Shagalov) on July 7, 1887...
34. J. Víctor López J. Víctor López Actor, 10
35. Franco Gasparri Franco Gasparri Actor, Blood, Sweat and Fear Famous in Italy and abroad for his handsome look, Gasparri started acting at age 12, appearing as a child actor in some "peplum" flicks. After serving in the Italian "Folgore" paratroopers, he found the way of success through the "fotoromanzi", comic books made with pictures that sold widely in the 1950s and 1960s...
36. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs
37. Keith Kjornes Keith Kjornes Writer, The Devil's Tomb
38. Jean-Paul Bonnaire Jean-Paul Bonnaire Actor, The Chorus
39. Françoise Rosay Françoise Rosay Actress, Carnival in Flanders
40. Dorothy Fields Dorothy Fields Soundtrack, The Green Mile Prolific Tony/Grammy-winning ("Redhead", 1959) and Academy Award-winning ("The Way You Look Tonight", 1936) lyricist and songwriter, educated at the Benjamin School for Girls. She wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Blackbirds of 1928", "Hello, Daddy", "International Revue", "Stars in Your Eyes", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"...
41. Brymer Brymer Costume Designer, Dracula's Daughter
42. Wendell Niles Wendell Niles Actor, The Hitch-Hiker
43. John McCurry John McCurry Actor, Fritz the Cat
44. Cynthia Semon Cynthia Semon Producer, Audioslave: Live in Cuba Cynthia Semon was one of the few PR Professionals to establish media relations with the international press center in Havana in over 40 years. Cynthia was initially hired to handle all the media for "Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters," but because of her vast and sensitive communications skills she...
45. Jeff Daley Jeff Daley Actor, Accentuate the Negative
46. Wendell Mayes Wendell Mayes Writer, Anatomy of a Murder
47. Neil Travis Neil Travis Editor, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Herbert Neil Travis was born on 12th October 1936 and studied Advertising and Theatre Arts at the University of California in his native Los Angeles. He began his career as an assistant editor at Paramount studios in his early twenties,becoming second editor on a series of television shows for Fox and in 1970 received his first credit as a film cutter for 'The Travelling Executioner'...
48. Rashel Novikoff Rashel Novikoff Actress, Annie Hall
49. Rudy Germane Rudy Germane Actor, Have I Got a Fellow for You!
50. Robert F. Slatzer Robert F. Slatzer Director, The Hellcats
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