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1. Bea Arthur Bea Arthur Actress, The Golden Girls Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in show business...
2. Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers Actress, Top Hat Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court...
3. George Sanders George Sanders Actor, All About Eve George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in 1936...
4. Dorothy Provine Dorothy Provine Actress, The Roaring 20's Flashy, leggy, bouffant blonde Dorothy Provine was a solid screen representation of the Kennedyesque era when life seemed so full of fun, so innocent and so optimistic. This sparkling beauty also gave TV audiences a double dose blast to the past via her popular co-starring roles on late 50s/early 60s series TV...
5. Richard Haydn Richard Haydn Actor, The Sound of Music Inimitable London-born character actor, noted for his put-on nasal delivery and pompous, fussy manner. Richard Haydn had a laborious start to his show business career, selling tickets in the box office of London's Daly Theatre. This was followed by an unsuccessful stint with a comedy act in musical revue...
6. Carol Reed Carol Reed Director, The Third Man Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in a well-mannered...
7. Paul L. Smith Paul L. Smith Actor, Midnight Express
8. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Music Department, All That Controversial, flamboyant, and spontaneous are probably the best words to describe Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Born in Philadelphia, and raised throughout the world as the daughter of a U.S. Army serviceman, Lisa Lopes became one of the most important trendsetters in the 1990s music scene. After relocating to Atlanta during her young adult years...
9. Anita Louise Anita Louise Actress, The Little Princess An actress from the age of 6, Anita appeared with Walter Hampden in the Broadway production of Peter Ibbetson. As a juvenile actor, Anita used the name Louise Fremault and made her film debut at 9 in the film The Sixth Commandment. She continued to make films as a child actor, and in 1929, Anita dropped her "Fremault" surname...
10. Saul Bass Saul Bass Miscellaneous Crew, Psycho Saul Bass was born in New York City in 1920 and is a widely acclaimed graphic designer with a career spanning over 40 years. Among his most famous works are the title sequences for such classic films as The Man with the Golden Arm, North by Northwest, and Psycho. Bass used his innovative ideas and unique perspective of the world to influence his art...
11. George Coulouris George Coulouris Actor, Citizen Kane The son of a Greek immigrant father (merchant) and an English mother, George Coulouris was educated at England's Manchester Grammar School. As an actor he was quite adept at playing villains, particularly wealthy businessmen, but he was just as suitable at playing nobler roles. A member of Orson Welles' famed Mercury Theater players...
12. David Langton David Langton Actor, The Whistle Blower His father, a wine importer loved the theatre and encouraged his acting ambitions and got him his first job at 16 touring with a Shakespearean company painting scenery and doing walk on parts. His mother disapproved thinking it wasn't a job for a respectable middle class young man. By 1939 he'd graduated to leading roles but then the war came...
13. Murray Matheson Murray Matheson Actor, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Urbane, grey-eyed, silver-haired Australian-born character actor, notable for his smooth manner and clipped upper-class English diction. A grazier's son, Matheson first worked as a clerk in a bank in Geelong, Victoria. However, his overriding ambition to become an actor caused him to abscond to Melbourne...
14. Alexander Knox Alexander Knox Actor, Wilson A Presbyterian minister's son, softly-spoken, intellectual-looking Alexander Knox received his education from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied English literature. An excellent elocutionist, member of the university's Hesperian Club, he had his first fling with dramatic acting playing the lead in "Hamlet"...
15. George Melford George Melford Director, Drácula
16. Constance Collier Constance Collier Actress, Rope In a career that covered six decades, Constance Collier evolved into one of Broadway and London's finest tragediennes during the first half of the 1900s. While the regal, dark-featured beauty who bore classic Romanesque features enjoyed a transcontinental career like a number of her contemporaries, her theatre success did not encourage an enviable film career...
17. Richard Benedict Richard Benedict Actor, Ace in the Hole Actor/director Richard Benedict was born Joseph Sciurba in Sicily. He came to the US with his family when he was seven. He was a prizefighter before journeying to Hollywood to break into the movies. His stocky, somewhat menacing appearance got him tough-guy and henchman roles, although he did get the occasional second lead...
18. Pam Courson Pam Courson Self, Feast of Friends Pamela Susan Courson was born December 22, 1946 in Weed California. She was daughter of Columbus "Corky" Brimer Courson and Pearl "Penny" Courson. She had an elder sister, Judy. In the book "Angels Dance and Angels die" by Patricia Butler it says: "Kindergarten, the first day of school at Cambridge Elementary in Orange, California. [...
19. Virginia Gibson Virginia Gibson Actress, Funny Face
20. Michael Bryant Michael Bryant Actor, Gandhi
21. Albert Paulsen Albert Paulsen Actor, General Hospital Albert Paulsen's pronounced accent and clipped manner may have marked him as German, Austrian or some East European nationality--roles he played often--but he was actually born in Guyaquil, Ecuador, in 1925. Although he did appear in some films and on stage, he was mainly a television actor, with numerous appearances in dramas and action shows...
22. Don Wilson Don Wilson Actor, The Jack Benny Program Don Wilson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Not much is known about his early life but what is known is that he played football for the University of Colorado in the 1920's. Wilson began his radio career as a singer in Denver's radio station, KFEL, in 1923. In 1929, he started working at radio station KFI in Los Angeles, California...
23. Brian May Brian May Composer, The Road Warrior Brian May rates highly as one of the best film music composers in the history of Australian cinema. May's scores are distinguished by their full, rich and supremely melodic orchestration. Brian was born on July 28, 1934 in Adelaide, South Australia. He studied as a pianist, violinist and conductor at the Adelaide Elder Conservatorium...
24. Robert Nadir Robert Nadir Actor, Mad Love He married his wife, former The Love Boat star Lauren Tewes in 1996. Seemingly healthy, in 1997, he suddenly became fatigued while acting in a play. Then while auditioning for a radio commercial, he tripped over a word so badly that the producer thought he was drunk. In January 1998, Bob was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
25. María Isbert María Isbert Actress, Viridiana
26. Dick Wesson Dick Wesson Writer, The Beverly Hillbillies One of the most recognisable character actors of the 1950s, Boston Massachusetts-born Dick Wesson began his career with his older brother, Gene Wesson, in a comedy act that made the rounds of the nightclub circuit. He made his film debut in the sci-fi classic Destination Moon, and spent his career specializing in playing the rambunctious...
27. Jesse Nilsson Jesse Nilsson Actor, The Skulls Despite being an asthmatic, Jesse Nilsson was active in the dramatic arts from a very young age, and amassed an impressive list of both feature film and television credits. Jesse was cast in a six-episode guest star role on the CBC series Our Hero where he portrayed Rollins, an animal rescue technician and starred as A.J., the series lead, in University...
28. Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Soundtrack, The Age of Adaline Dexter Gordon was considered one of the greatest jazz saxophonists ever, During his heyday, namely `45-`80, he played tenor sax with many of the all-time jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Billy Eckstine and many others. In the 60s, he left his vices behind and created some wonderful music...
29. Art Fleming Art Fleming Actor, International Detective
30. Joe Wright Joe Wright Actor, Silver Bullet
31. René Cardona René Cardona Director, Santa Claus
32. Jake Teague Jake Teague Actor, Debbie Does Dallas
33. Cleto Augusto Cleto Augusto Actor, The Artist
34. Rosita Moreno Rosita Moreno Actress, El día que me quieras
35. Jane Jacobs Jane Jacobs Thanks, Powers of Towers
36. W.R. Burnett W.R. Burnett Writer, The Great Escape One of the most influential writers in screen history, W. R. Burnett has contributed countless classic moments in cinema. Born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1899. By the time he left in 1927, he'd written over a hundred short stories and five novels, all unpublished. At 28, he left a civil service job he'd held for years and moved to Chicago where he found a job as a night-clerk in a seedy hotel...
37. David Rowlands David Rowlands Actor, Faces
38. Jay Overholts Jay Overholts Actor, The Twilight Zone
39. Geraldine Dvorak Geraldine Dvorak Actress, Nothing Ever Happens
40. Jack Chaplain Jack Chaplain Actor, Git!
41. Lyric Marie Benson Lyric Marie Benson Actress, Chappelle's Show
42. Carolyn Franklin Carolyn Franklin Soundtrack, The Last King of Scotland Carolyn Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1944. Her father was the famous Rev. C. L. Franklin. She had two brothers, Cecil and Vaughan, and two sisters, Emma and Aretha. Carolyn recorded for RCA Victor Records and wrote songs for both Erma Franklin ("Don't Catch The Dog's Bone") and Aretha Franklin ("Ain't No Way" "Angel")...
43. Ahmed Salah Sayed Ahmed Ahmed Salah Sayed Ahmed Actor, The Ten Commandments
44. Bobby Pickett Bobby Pickett Soundtrack, Silver Linings Playbook
45. Rudolf Wessely Rudolf Wessely Actor, Der Nachbar
46. John Lees John Lees Actor, Aliens Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. To Mary and Arthur Lees, has one brother Anthony, 2 nieces, Sarah and Alice and 2 nephews, Oliver and Arron. No children of his own, never married. Lived on a farm in Elland, West Yorkshire with horses, dogs and cats...loved spending his free time there when not on set.
47. Alfred J. Goulding Alfred J. Goulding Director, A Chump at Oxford Australian-born Alf Goulding was a former vaudevillian who became a director specializing in comedy shorts. He directed Harold Lloyd comedies for Hal Roach, and in the early 1920s joined Mack Sennett, then turned out two-reelers at RKO and Columbia, sometimes featuring Edgar Kennedy. In England after World War II...
48. Honor Shepherd Honor Shepherd Actress, The Hiding Place
49. Poly Styrene Poly Styrene Soundtrack, Sid and Nancy
50. Robert Hamner Robert Hamner Writer, S.W.A.T.
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