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1. Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard Actress, Modern Times Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in pictures for a number of studios...
2. Kent Smith Kent Smith Actor, Cat People He was one of Hollywood's more interesting curiosities. Kent Smith, by most standards, had the makings of a topflight 40s and 50s film star -- handsome; virile; personable; highly dedicated; equipped with a rich stage background; no slouch in the talent department. For some reason all these fine qualities...
3. Sawyer Sweeten Sawyer Sweeten Actor, Everybody Loves Raymond
4. John Mills John Mills Actor, Gandhi Sir John Mills, one of the most popular and beloved English actors, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on February 22, 1908, at the Watts Naval Training College in North Elmham, Norfolk, England. The young Mills grew up in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where his father was a mathematics teacher and his mother was a theater box-office manager...
5. Otto Preminger Otto Preminger Director, Anatomy of a Murder Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater and became a stage director. He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in 1936 to direct on the Broadway stage...
6. Buster Crabbe Buster Crabbe Actor, Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but clearly a copy of the Tarzan stories)...
7. Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray Writer, Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Late Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
8. William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer, Romeo + Juliet William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an unknown financial setback...
9. William Hartnell William Hartnell Actor, Doctor Who William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states. At age 16 he was adopted by Hugh Blaker...
10. John Sullivan John Sullivan Writer, Only Fools and Horses....
11. Madeleine Sherwood Madeleine Sherwood Actress, The Flying Nun
12. Kathleen Crowley Kathleen Crowley Actress, Downhill Racer Kathleen Crowley represented her home state of New Jersey in the Miss America pageant in 1949, placed sixth and (with the scholarship money she won) enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York. She played the plum title roles in prestigious TV productions of A Star Is Born and Jane Eyre...
13. Howard Cosell Howard Cosell Self, NFL Monday Night Football When you think of the words honesty, straight from the shoulder, and tell it like it is, you think of one man: Howard Cosell. Howard is best remembered as the greatest sportscaster in the history of sports. His way with words and ability of telling like it was, brought him fame not only in America...
14. William Dozier William Dozier Writer, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders William Dozier was an American TV and movie producer who made it to the top of the TV heap briefly in the mid-1960s with his show Batman: The Movie. Born on February 13, 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska, Dozier was also known for his wives. After divorcing his first wife, he was married to Oscar-winner Joan Fontaine from 1946 to 1951 and to movie star Ann Rutherford from 1953 to his death on April 23...
15. Jennifer Jayne Jennifer Jayne Actress, They Came from Beyond Space
16. Don C. Harvey Don C. Harvey Actor, Batman and Robin Prolific character actor Don Harvey started his career playing in tent shows, repertory companies and radio with his wife Jean Harvey. While in Hollywood he starred on a radio show with Hedda Hopper. Harvey signed a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1949 and played in a several serials of the era: Atom Man vs. Superman...
17. James Flavin James Flavin Actor, King Kong Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of films during his career and was often cast as a big-city homicide detective...
18. Rudy Solari Rudy Solari Actor, Garrison's Gorillas
19. Norman Jones Norman Jones Actor, You Only Live Twice
20. David Ashrow David Ashrow Actor, A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun
21. Jean-Daniel Cadinot Jean-Daniel Cadinot Director, Le désir en ballade
22. P.L. Travers P.L. Travers Writer, Mary Poppins
23. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
24. Selena Royle Selena Royle Actress, As the World Turns The name may be unfamiliar, but MGM stock player Selena Royle was a lovely character actress who exuded warmth, kindness, sincerity, dedication and radiance throughout most of her 1940s Hollywood career. These inspiring traits extended into her outside life as well, where she contributed much of herself on behalf of the war effort...
25. Shay Duffin Shay Duffin Actor, The Departed
26. Marc Daniels Marc Daniels Director, Alice
27. Terence Longdon Terence Longdon Actor, Ben-Hur
28. Michael Glawogger Michael Glawogger Writer, Whores' Glory
29. Sammy Smith Sammy Smith Actor, The Changeling
30. Gail Jensen Gail Jensen Music Department, The Fall Guy
31. Austin Wright Austin Wright Writer, Nocturnal Animals
32. Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Writer, Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes' baptism occurred on October 9, 1547, at Alcala de Henares, Spain, so it is reasonable to assume he was born around that time, and Alcala de Henares has long claimed itself as his birthplace. The son of Rodrigo de Cervantes, an itinerant and not-too-successful surgeon, Miguel was educated by monks as he and his family wandered from city to city...
33. Susan Browning Susan Browning Actress, Sister Act
34. Eiji Kusuhara Eiji Kusuhara Actor, Eyes Wide Shut
35. Krzysztof Komeda Krzysztof Komeda Composer, Rosemary's Baby
36. Ronald Radd Ronald Radd Actor, The Offence
37. Thomas Carr Thomas Carr Director, Adventures of Superman
38. Dave Atkins Dave Atkins Actor, Hellraiser
39. Will J. White Will J. White Actor, Westworld
40. Gabor Vernon Gabor Vernon Actor, Octopussy
41. Harold Arlen Harold Arlen Soundtrack, Catch Me If You Can Composer, author, pianist, singer and prolific songwriter, educated in public schools, and a professional pianist at 15 in night clubs and aboard lake steamers. He organized the Snappy Trio, which became the Southbound Shufflers. In New York, he sang, played and arranged for dance bands, and joined Arnold Johnson's pit orchestra for the Broadway revue "George White's Scandals of 1928"...
42. Dan Priest Dan Priest Actor, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
43. Arthur Whybrow Arthur Whybrow Actor, Spider
44. Richard Lang Richard Lang Director, A Change of Seasons
45. David Halberstam David Halberstam Writer, The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship
46. Shimen Ruskin Shimen Ruskin Actor, The Producers
47. Carole Kean Carole Kean Actress, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
48. Peter Ellis Peter Ellis Actor, Lord Jeff
49. Naima Akef Naima Akef Actress, Aziza
50. Basil Gill Basil Gill Actor, High Treason
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