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1. Walter Slezak Walter Slezak Actor, One Life to Live Tall, portly Viennese character actor Walter Slezak simultaneously pursued two different careers after his arrival in America in 1930: one, as a star of musical comedy on the stage, and another, as a portrayer of villains, impish rogues or pompous buffoons on screen. Born of a musical family in May 1902...
2. Charles 'Buddy' Rogers Charles 'Buddy' Rogers Actor, Wings Born to Maude and Bert Henry Rogers. Attended Olathe high school and Univ. of Kansas. He trained at the Paramount Picture School.
3. Luigi Pistilli Luigi Pistilli Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Luisi Pistilli's most notable stage successes were roles in "The Threepenny Opera", "St. Joan of the Stockyards" and a 1972 production, "Lulu". In 1991 he reprised his role in "Lulu" in the first professional collaboration with actress-singer Milva, his partner in previous plays as well as in a four-year offstage relationship...
4. Mark Twain Mark Twain Writer, Tom and Huck Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri in 1835, grew up in Hannibal. He was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Throughout his career, Twain served as a writer, lecturer, reporter, editor, printer, and prospector. Twain took his pen name from an alert cry used on his steamboat - "by the mark, twain".
5. Craig Hill Craig Hill Actor, All About Eve
6. Nina Simone Nina Simone Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski
7. Jack Haley Jr. Jack Haley Jr. Producer, That's Entertainment!
8. Irene Vernon Irene Vernon Actress, The Sound of Fury
9. Joe Sawyer Joe Sawyer Actor, The Killing Joe Sawyer's familiar mug appeared everywhere during the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as a stock player for Warner Bros. in its more standard college musicals, comedies and crime yarns. He could play both sides of the fence, street cops and mob gunmen, with equal ease. He was born Joseph Sauers in Guelph...
10. Merian C. Cooper Merian C. Cooper Writer, King Kong In 1920, Merian C. Cooper was a member of volunteer of the American Kosciuszko Squadron that supported the Polish army in the war with Soviet Russia, where he met best friend and producing partner Ernest B. Schoedsack. On 26 July 1920, his plane was shot down, and he spent nearly nine months in the Soviet prisoner-of-war camp...
11. John Welsh John Welsh Actor, Krull
12. Edmund Lowe Edmund Lowe Actor, Dillinger Tall, athletic leading man, the son of a judge. Lowe was initially slated for the priesthood but switched career paths on several occasions, at one time studying law, then teaching English and elocution. The latter led to his involvement in the acting profession. After briefly appearing in vaudeville...
13. I.A.L. Diamond I.A.L. Diamond Writer, Some Like It Hot
14. Skye Bassett Skye Bassett Actress, Sister Act
15. Doreen Lang Doreen Lang Actress, The Birds
16. Gummo Marx Gummo Marx Self, America After Dark
17. Leslie Banks Leslie Banks Actor, The Man Who Knew Too Much
18. Marjorie Eaton Marjorie Eaton Actress, Mary Poppins
19. Mary Selway Mary Selway Casting Director, Raiders of the Lost Ark
20. Charles MacArthur Charles MacArthur Writer, His Girl Friday "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers out there are starving!" When Patrick Dennis's fictional Auntie Mame uttered this pithy observation, she could have been speaking of Charles MacArthur. Charlie never shied away from the feast, and he certainly never went hungry. Arriving in November 1895 in Scranton...
21. Tessie O'Shea Tessie O'Shea Self, The Way Ahead She was aptly and affectionately dubbed "Two Ton Tessie" not only for her plentiful girth but for the tons of talent she possessed as one of the British Isle's most beloved, unabashed music hall entertainers. Welsh star Tessie O'Shea was born Teresa O'Shea and was already showing off as a youngster capturing prizes for the talent contests she entered with her singing and dancing...
22. Arlene McQuade Arlene McQuade Actress, Fight for the Title
23. Bob Jellison Bob Jellison Actor, Hollywood at Last
24. Ursula Jeans Ursula Jeans Actress, The Dam Busters Fair-haired, blue-eyed British actress with a long career on the London stage. She was born Ursula Jean McMinn in India, schooled in London and trained for acting at RADA. Ursula made her theatrical debut at the Criterion Theatre in 1922. From the 1930's, she specialised in classical plays by Shakespeare and Shaw...
25. Patty Ann Gerrity Patty Ann Gerrity Actress, The Trouble with Angels
26. Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder Self, Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder
27. Peter Lind Hayes Peter Lind Hayes Actor, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Actor, entertainer, songwriter and author, educated in high school and a vaudeville trouper with his mother, Grace Hayes. During World War II, he served with valor in the United States Army Air Corps. With his wife Mary Healy he appeared in films, night clubs, theaters, and on radio and television. Joining ASCAP in 1951...
28. Terry Walsh Terry Walsh Stunts, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
29. Christina Amphlett Christina Amphlett Soundtrack, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
30. Lydia Brazzi Lydia Brazzi Actress, The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
31. Giovanna Galletti Giovanna Galletti Actress, Last Tango in Paris
32. Anna Mae Bilson Anna Mae Bilson Actress, Now or Never
33. James Kirkwood Jr. James Kirkwood Jr. Writer, A Chorus Line
34. Manfred von Richthofen Manfred von Richthofen Uncategorised Born in 1892 in Breslau, Silesia (now Wroclaw, Poland) Richthofen was the son of a hereditary baron. A daredevil for life, he was an avid hunter and mountain climber. With Germany's entrance into WW1 in 1914, Richthofen mobilized in a Silesian cavalry unit, and survived the first battle of Verdun in 1915...
35. Valeriano Andrés Valeriano Andrés Actor, Story of a Kiss
36. Leo C. Richmond Leo C. Richmond Actor, The Pit of Silence
37. Eleonora Duse Eleonora Duse Actress, Cenere
38. Léonide Moguy Léonide Moguy Director, Tomorrow Is Too Late
39. Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson Actor, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
40. Gunther Gerszo Gunther Gerszo Production Designer, Under the Volcano
41. Sepp Dietrich Sepp Dietrich Self, Triumph of the Will Born in 1892 in Bavaria, Joseph "Sepp" Dietrich came of age during Imperial Germany's height of power in the early 20th century. After leaving primary school, he became an apprentice butcher. In 1911 he joined a Bavarian artillery regiment, but left the army some months later when he was invalided out due to injuries received in a fall from a horse...
42. Cliff Montgomery Cliff Montgomery Self, Hollywood Newsreel
43. Boscoe Holder Boscoe Holder Actor, The Intruder
44. George Khoury George Khoury Actor, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
45. James Melton James Melton Self, The James Melton Show James Melton was a popular singer, a Met lyric tenor, a recording artist for Victor and Columbia records and a producer and actor. He was raised in Citra, Florida, where he worked on a farm raising pigs and loading watermelons. He made his first public appearance as soloist in a local choir. A high school teacher noticed his talents and encouraged him to further his vocal studies...
46. Ruth Hiatt Ruth Hiatt Actress, Family Life Pert, curly-haired Ruth Hiatt was born Ruth Redfern, a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1924, former child actress, dancer and comedienne. She had moved with her family from San Diego and made her screen bow at age eleven. Ruth was briefly under contract with the Lubin company in 1915, later moving on to Educational and then to Mack Sennett's Keystone...
47. Alva Garbo Alva Garbo Actress, En lyckoriddare
48. Yoshiko Tanaka Yoshiko Tanaka Actress, Black Rain
49. Tony Johnson Tony Johnson Actress, The Screaming Skull
50. Irving Mills Irving Mills Soundtrack, The Shawshank Redemption Irving Mills was a composer, song publisher and band and orchestra manager in the 1920s and 1930s and also manager for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1920s and early 1930s he would put together bands for recordings. One of his bands that recorded for Brunswick Records...
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