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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, Doctor Who 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. 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...
5. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, In the Heat of the Night 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...
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. James Noble James Noble Actor, Benson The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at Southern Methodist University...
8. Gene Saks Gene Saks Director, The Odd Couple
9. Virginia Gilmore Virginia Gilmore Actress, The Pride of the Yankees Virginia Gilmore's father was a British army officer who retired to California. Educated at a convent in Hollywood, she made her stage debut at 15 with a San Francisco theater company and at 20 made her first movie for Samuel Goldwyn. Although her career started out well, she was soon relegated to leading and supporting parts in B pictures...
10. 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)...
11. 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...
12. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Writer, Crusade in Europe Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on Tuesday, October 14, 1890, as Dwight David Eisenhower, 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...
13. Jeff Daley Jeff Daley Actor, Outlaw's Son
14. Claire Griswold Claire Griswold Actress, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
15. Igor Khait Igor Khait Producer, Sing
16. Emmett Kelly Emmett Kelly Self, Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Writer, Papillon
20. Bek Nelson Bek Nelson Actress, Bell Book and Candle
21. 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.
22. 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...
23. Françoise Rosay Françoise Rosay Actress, Carnival in Flanders
24. Miroslav Ondrícek Miroslav Ondrícek Cinematographer, Amadeus
25. Richard L. Bare Richard L. Bare Director, Green Acres
26. Carlos Montalbán Carlos Montalbán Actor, Bananas
27. Martin Fried Martin Fried Music Department, The Jolson Story Composer, songwriter ("Broadway Rose") and longtime accompanist and arranger for Al Jolson. He conducted many Jolson musicals. Joining ASCAP in 1923, his other popular-song compositions include "Honeymoon Bay", "Strawberries", "Hindoo Moon", "Dolly", "Nobody's Rose", "Days", "Who and Where", and "In Our House".
28. 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...
29. Modest Mussorgsky Modest Mussorgsky Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski In 1856 Moussorgsky joined the Russian army where he met the piano player and composer 'Balakirev' who taught him composition. As he could not finish his studies in music, Moussorgsky did not know all stylistic means of composition perfectly and thus had to follow his instinct in his works becoming...
30. Helene Reynolds Helene Reynolds Actress, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Helene Whitney was born in 1914 as Kenyon Fortescue and was the grandniece of Alexander Graham Bell and cousin once removed of President Theodore Roosevelt. She married Julian Louis Reynolds, heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune in 1936. But they divorced in 1939 and she started her acting work using stage names of Joyce Gardner...
31. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, The Beverly Hillbillies
32. Pat Bishop Pat Bishop Actress, Don's Party
33. Judith Rawlins Judith Rawlins Actress, 20,000 Eyes
34. Ana Mariscal Ana Mariscal Actress, Segundo López, aventurero urbano
35. Wendell Mayes Wendell Mayes Writer, Anatomy of a Murder
36. Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs Actor, Paths of Glory
37. James Warren James Warren Actor, Code of the West The minor Ohio-born star of a few late 40s second-string westerns, James Warren is hardly remembered at all except maybe to trivia enthusiasts. Tall, taciturn, lean and durably handsome, he certainly had what it took. Jim worked as an illustrator in New York with his art at one time appearing in Life...
38. Keith Kjornes Keith Kjornes Writer, The Devil's Tomb
39. Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner Actor, Das Erbe der Guldenburgs
40. Dorothy Fields Dorothy Fields Soundtrack, The Green Mile Dorothy Fields, daughter of vaudeville star Lew Fields (of Weber & Fields) started writing songs for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway in the 1920s, in spite of the fact, that her first Broadway show was a flop. From the 30s on she also worked for Hollywood with her partner, composer Jimmy McHugh. She won an Oscar for the song "The Way You Look Tonight" from Swing Time...
41. George J. Morgan George J. Morgan Producer, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?
42. Lockwood West Lockwood West Actor, The Dresser
43. 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...
44. 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...
45. Stephen Leacock Stephen Leacock Writer, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town A man of seemingly inexhaustible talents, Stephen Butler Leacock (born December 30, 1869) easily juggled being a humorist, essayist, teacher, political economist, lecturer, and historian. He received many awards and honorary degrees, among them the Lorne Pierce Medal; the Leacock Medal for Humour was...
46. Carmen Dragon Carmen Dragon Composer, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Composer, conductor and arranger, educated at San Jose College (MA degree). He made many records as conductor of the Hollywood Bowl (which he conducted for ten years) and Capitol Symphony orchestras, and he composed, conducted and arranged for a number of American radio and television programs (including the Standard School Broadcast in 1949)...
47. Jean-Paul Bonnaire Jean-Paul Bonnaire Actor, The Chorus
48. Walter Reisch Walter Reisch Writer, Gaslight After completing studies in literature at the University of Vienna, Walter Reisch began his screen career as an extra and title writer in 1918. He eventually made the acquaintance of Stephan Lorant, a refuge from the Horty regime in Hungary, who, within a single year, had made a name for himself in Austrian films as a film maker and cinematographer...
49. Neil Travis Neil Travis Editor, Dances with Wolves 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'...
50. Art James Art James Self, The Match Game
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