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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. William Hartnell William Hartnell Actor, This Sporting Life 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
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. P.L. Travers P.L. Travers Writer, Mary Poppins
7. Buster Crabbe Buster Crabbe Actor, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 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)...
8. Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray Writer, The Stranger Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on 2nd May 1921. His father, 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...
9. Eric Hill Eric Hill Self, Episode #10.2
10. William Dozier William Dozier Producer, Batman: The Movie 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...
11. 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...
12. Rudy Solari Rudy Solari Actor, The Paradise Syndrome
13. Michael Glawogger Michael Glawogger Director, Whores' Glory
14. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Way Out West Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
15. Howard Cosell Howard Cosell Self, Bananas 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...
16. Shay Duffin Shay Duffin Actor, The Departed
17. John Sullivan John Sullivan Writer, Only Fools and Horses....
18. Shimen Ruskin Shimen Ruskin Actor, Fiddler on the Roof
19. Marc Daniels Marc Daniels Director, Space Seed
20. James Flavin James Flavin Actor, King Kong Jut-jawed and jaunty-looking Irish-American character actor appeared in countless Hollywood films of the 1930s and '40s in which he almost always portrayed a keeper of order: e.g., a ship's second mate or a US Marine platoon sergeant or a big-city police investigator. The only exception to his good-guy rule was his brief appearance as a thug in the comedy _Brother Orchid (1940)_.
21. Jean-Daniel Cadinot Jean-Daniel Cadinot Director, Travelling Journeymen
22. Don C. Harvey Don C. Harvey Actor, Forbidden Jungle 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...
23. Jennifer Jayne Jennifer Jayne Actress, They Came from Beyond Space
24. Gail Jensen Gail Jensen Music Department, The Fall Guy
25. Norman Jones Norman Jones Actor, You Only Live Twice
26. Dave Atkins Dave Atkins Actor, Hellraiser
27. David Ashrow David Ashrow Actor, A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun
28. Terence Longdon Terence Longdon Actor, Ben-Hur
29. 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...
30. Richard Lang Richard Lang Director, A Change of Seasons
31. Harold Arlen Harold Arlen Soundtrack, L.A. Confidential No American has written more first-rate songs than Arlen. He grew up in a musical family (his father was a cantor), and disappointed but didn't surprise his parents by dropping out of high school to become a musician. A stint as pianist and singer with a dance band, the Buffalodians, allowed him to escape Buffalo for New York City...
32. William Orlamond William Orlamond Actor, Flesh and the Devil Born into a family of touring actors, Orlamond went to America at the end of the 19th century and started playing comedy roles onscreen for the Lubin Company in Philadelphia in 1912. Toward the end of the decade he joined with Metro and stayed with the company for many years. With the advent of sound...
33. 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...
34. David E. Peckinpah David E. Peckinpah Producer, Dark Heart
35. Harvey Bullock Harvey Bullock Writer, Girl Happy
36. Eiji Kusuhara Eiji Kusuhara Actor, Eyes Wide Shut
37. Johnny Thunders Johnny Thunders Soundtrack, Bringing Out the Dead
38. Sammy Smith Sammy Smith Actor, The Changeling
39. Joseph Jefferson Joseph Jefferson Writer, Rip Van Winkle
40. Cesar Chavez Cesar Chavez Self, The Fight in the Fields
41. Pál Fejös Pál Fejös Director, Lonesome Budapest-born director Paul Fejos first called attention to himself in Kecskemét, Hungary, as a student actor. During World War I he was a soldier in the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and after the war he became a student of chemistry. His artistic inclination, however, drew him to the scenery workshop of the local opera house...
42. Ronald Radd Ronald Radd Actor, The Offence
43. Thomas Carr Thomas Carr Director, Superman
44. Susan Browning Susan Browning Actress, Sister Act
45. Jules Berry Jules Berry Actor, Daybreak
46. Edgar Neville Edgar Neville Writer, El baile
47. Krzysztof Komeda Krzysztof Komeda Composer, Rosemary's Baby
48. Shamshad Begum Shamshad Begum Music Department, Mughal-E-Azam
49. Michael Maitland Michael Maitland Actor, Search for Tomorrow
50. Blue Iris Blue Iris Self, Blue Iris: A Life
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