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1. Pat Conway Pat Conway Actor, Tombstone Territory Born on January 9, 1931, in Los Angeles, California, Patrick (Pat) Douglas Conway was the son of Hollywood "royalty"-film actor/director/producer Hugh ("Jack") Ryan Conway and his second wife, Virginia C. Bushman Conway, daughter of famous silent screen star Francis X. Bushman. Pat was a real cowboy...
2. Frank Overton Frank Overton Actor, To Kill a Mockingbird Perpetually serious-looking New York-born character actor, who showed up to good effect in many TV shows of the 50's and 60's. His quietly authoritarian demeanor lent itself ideally to portraying characters with badges or uniforms: Sheriff Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird, General Bogan of Strategic Air Command in Fail-Safe and Major Harvey Stovall of Bomber Group 918 in 12 O'Clock High...
3. Bud Abbott Bud Abbott Actor, The Abbott and Costello Show Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott was born William Alexander Abbott in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, who had both worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. He himself worked in carnivals while still a child and dropped out of school in 1909...
4. Roy Jenson Roy Jenson Actor, Chinatown
5. Marie-France Pisier Marie-France Pisier Actress, Love on the Run Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a casting director...
6. Tommy Noonan Tommy Noonan Actor, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Slim, often bespectacled, comedy performer Tommy Noonan (nee Thomas Patrick Noone) started off in experimental theater, alongside his half-brother, actor John Ireland, who went on to have an enviable career of his own. The Delaware-born actor then launched his own repertory theatre back in his home state in the early 1940s...
7. John Carroll John Carroll Actor, Flying Tigers
8. Hope Emerson Hope Emerson Actress, Adam's Rib Although there may have been "bigger" actresses in Hollywood's history, there were few "larger" than Hope Emerson. At 6' 2" and 230 pounds, she towered over many of her male co-stars, and her size, brusque voice and stern demeanor typed her for a career in villainous roles, such as her star turn as the sadistic prison matron in Caged...
9. Peter Ellis Peter Ellis Director, Pensacola: Wings of Gold
10. Mickey Finn Mickey Finn Actor, Taras Bulba
11. Henry Stephenson Henry Stephenson Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty Stephenson was a firm, dignified, worldly presence in Hollywood's classic history-based films of the 30s and 40s. The tall British character actor Henry Stephenson could be both imposing and benevolent in his patrician portrayals, usually expounding words of wisdom or offering gentlemanly aid. He was born Henry S...
12. Pat Paulsen Pat Paulsen Self, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Pat Paulsen was a comedian specializing in satire who thrived on television in the late 1960s. The highlight of his career came in the watershed year 1968 when - emulating Gracie Allen''s quixotic 1940 Presidential bid as the Surprise Party candidate - he launched his own campaign for the U.S. presidency on the STAG (Straight Talking American Government) ticket...
13. Margot Trooger Margot Trooger Actress, Pippi Longstocking
14. Leslie Stevens Leslie Stevens Writer, Return to the Blue Lagoon Leslie Stevens III was a Navy brat. The son of Adm. Leslie Stevens made his mark first on Broadway, where his play, "The Marriage Go-Round", was a hit. He eventually wrote the screenplay for a movie version in 1960. After adapting Gore Vidal's "The Left-Handed Gun" to the screen in 1959, Stevens produced a low-budget melodrama...
15. Donald Cammell Donald Cammell Director, Performance British director Donald Cammell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, came from a wealthy shipbuilding family. He began his career as a painter and by the mid-'60s was celebrated among the "Swinging London" crowd. He made his foray into the film industry when he wrote the script for The Touchables...
16. Susan Stephen Susan Stephen Actress, Cocktails in the Kitchen Born 1931 in London, 50s film actress Susan Stephen made her film debut with His Excellency. Her demure, slightly elfin loveliness seemed to coincide with the duteous daughters and/or faithful wives she played. Although mainly confined to "B" level films, Susan's more noticeable co-star roles occurred with Cocktails in the Kitchen and Value for Money...
17. Clyde Geronimi Clyde Geronimi Director, Cinderella
18. Lennie Hayton Lennie Hayton Composer, Singin' in the Rain Composer, MGM music director (1940-1953), conductor, arranger and pianist in the jazz groups of 'Frankie Trumbauer', Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and others. He was also with the Paul Whiteman orchestra. He also was music director for Lena Horne, his wife. Joining ASCAP in 1953...
19. Louise Dresser Louise Dresser Actress, The Scarlet Empress This knowing, plump-framed, strong-willed actress went on to play the gamut of emotions, from downtrodden, drunken ex-stars to self-controlled dowager empresses, in both silent pictures and early talkies. Grandly supporting the huge stars of her day (including Rudolph Valentino and Will Rogers), she...
20. C. Lindsay Workman C. Lindsay Workman Actor, Westworld
21. Kenneth Keith Kallenbach Kenneth Keith Kallenbach Self, Horror Kung-Fu Theatre
22. Duchess of Windsor Duchess of Windsor Self, A King's Story Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson Windsor was born in 1896 to a distinguished family. In 1916 she married Lt. Earl Winfield ("Win") Spencer, a pilot for the U.S. Navy. After World War I, Win began to drink heavily and became abusive. Wallis left Win and eventually divorced him in December 1927. Just six months later...
23. Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery Writer, Green Gables Fables Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author with roots in Scotland. She lost her mother at an early age, and was raised by her maternal grandparents. She began to keep a diary and discovered at the age of 10 that she could write poetry. After college she became a teacher but kept writing. In 1908 her first novel...
24. Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen Actress, Altid ballade
25. Gustl Bayrhammer Gustl Bayrhammer Actor, Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl
26. George Relph George Relph Actor, Ben-Hur
27. Robert McQueeney Robert McQueeney Actor, The Gallant Men After leaving acting, Bob McQueeney became a golf pro. After he and his wife separated, he studied to be a Catholic priest. He was ordained and for the last twenty years of his life served as the director of the Padre Pio Foundation in Cromwell, Connecticut. His wife Patricia became one of Hollywood's most popular agents.
28. William Moore William Moore Actor, Sorry!
29. Preston Lockwood Preston Lockwood Actor, Time Bandits
30. Robert McBain Robert McBain Actor, A Fish Called Wanda
31. Richard LaMarr Richard LaMarr Actor, The Fatal Ring Richard LaMarr is another forgotten name of the past who had a long and varied career as a silent screen actor, stand-in, stunt double, and character actor. Little is known about Richard LaMarr's early career because many of the films of that era are lost and/or undocumented, but his acting credits go as far back as 1911...
32. Owney Madden Owney Madden Self, American Justice: Target - Mafia Gangster Owney Madden was born to an Irish family in Leeds, England, in 1892 (his parents were dockworkers there), and they emigrated to the US in 1903. Growing up in the tough New York ghetto called Hell's Kitchen, the young Madden joined a group of local thugs called the Gopher Gang. He became known as a fierce and relentless fighter...
33. Bonnie Owens Bonnie Owens Soundtrack, The Sapphires
34. Lee Roberts Lee Roberts Actor, Blazing the Overland Trail
35. José Giovanni José Giovanni Writer, Le Trou Joseph Damiani, a.k.a José Giovanni, was born on June 22th, 1923, to a Corsican family. He did many little jobs when he was a teenager. Washing dishes in a train-restaurant, lumberjack, coal miner, waiter in a hotel restaurant of Chamonix. He was arrested for fraud and condemned to one year in jail in 1932...
36. Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe Writer, Robinson Crusoe Born the eldest son and third child of James and Mary Defoe, Defoe received a very good education, as his father intended him to become a Presbyterian minister, but he chose to become a merchant instead. In 1684 he joined the army of the rebel Duke of Monmouth, but when the rebellion failed, Defoe was forced into semi-exile...
37. Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell Actor, Double Jeopardy
38. Danny Stone Danny Stone Actor, Ghostbusters Danny began his career in entertainment by performing standup comedy at the Comedy Store in both Los Angeles and New York City locations; specializing in Archie Bunker and Rodney Dangerfield impersonations. He then was hired by the Miller Brewing Company for several years where he worked as a voice-over and impersonation for various commercials...
39. Fred C. Newmeyer Fred C. Newmeyer Actor, Safety Last! Fred C. Newmeyer was a professional baseball player from 1909-13 before beginning his career as an extra at Universal Pictures. He worked his way up the ladder to become a prop man, then assistant director and, finally, director. Notable among his films are Seven Keys to Baldpate with Douglas MacLean and The Potters...
40. Frederic Downs Frederic Downs Actor, Days of Our Lives
41. Carl Sklover Carl Sklover Actor, Meet Danny Wilson
42. Christopher Lance Christopher Lance Actor, The Young & the Hung
43. Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius Actor, A Day in the Country
44. Billy Paul Billy Paul Soundtrack, Beautiful Girls
45. Boris Andreyev Boris Andreyev Actor, The Sword and the Dragon
46. Dee Green Dee Green Actress, Brideless Groom
47. Pat Goldin Pat Goldin Actor, The Half Pint
48. Jeanne Martel Jeanne Martel Actress, Santa Fe Bound
49. Joe Ferrante Joe Ferrante Actor, The Rare Breed
50. Mel Pape Mel Pape Actor, Caddyshack
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