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1. 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...
2. Bea Arthur Bea Arthur Actress, Lovers and Other Strangers 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. By the time she was 12 years old, she grew to be 5'9" and was the tallest girl in her school. She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, but Bea's family was not in show-business and she did not think her family would support her dream...
3. 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...
4. Paul L. Smith Paul L. Smith Actor, Midnight Express
5. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes Soundtrack, We're the Millers 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...
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. 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...
8. Dorothy Provine Dorothy Provine Actress, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 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...
9. Dick Wesson Dick Wesson Writer, Dennis Becomes a Baby Sitter 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Virginia Gibson Virginia Gibson Actress, Funny Face
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. 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...
15. David Langton David Langton Actor, Magic Casements 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...
16. 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"...
17. 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...
18. 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.
19. Don Wilson Don Wilson Actor, Ferdinand the Bull 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...
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Jay Overholts Jay Overholts Actor, One for the Angels
23. Joe Wright Joe Wright Actor, Silver Bullet
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. Brian May Brian May Composer, Mad Max 2: 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...
27. René Cardona René Cardona Director, Santa Claus
28. Michael Bryant Michael Bryant Actor, Gandhi
29. Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon Actor, 'Round Midnight 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...
30. David Rowlands David Rowlands Actor, Faces
31. Art Fleming Art Fleming Actor, MacArthur
32. Lorraine Randall Lorraine Randall Actress, Doomed at Sundown
33. Anna Proclemer Anna Proclemer Actress, Journey to Italy
34. Bobby Pickett Bobby Pickett Soundtrack, Silver Linings Playbook
35. Robert Hamner Robert Hamner Writer, S.W.A.T.
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. Poly Styrene Poly Styrene Soundtrack, Sid and Nancy
38. Jake Teague Jake Teague Actor, Debbie Does Dallas
39. Sean Caffrey Sean Caffrey Actor, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
40. Fernando Hilbeck Fernando Hilbeck Actor, Flesh+Blood Thin and gaunt-faced character actor Fernando Jose Hilbeck Gavalda was born on July 7, 1933 in Madrid, Spain. His father was English. Hilbeck studied in Peru, where he earned a degree in Humanities from the University of Lima. He started acting on stage and was a member of the Prandello y De Servi theatre for two years...
41. Nancy Claster Nancy Claster Soundtrack, Memories of Matsuko
42. Urylee Leonardos Urylee Leonardos Actress, No Sad Songs for Me
43. George Melford George Melford Director, Drácula Hollywood director from the early 1910's through late 1930's, he was thereafter a character actor through the 1940's and 50's.
44. Gino Pernice Gino Pernice Actor, Django
45. Gerry Scott Gerry Scott Production Designer, Middlemarch
46. In-mun Kim In-mun Kim Actor, My Sassy Girl
47. Carl Ekberg Carl Ekberg Actor, Citizen Kane
48. Valerie Solanas Valerie Solanas Actress, I, a Man Valerie Solanas, born in 1936, had a childhood of abuse. While taking Biology at the University of Maryland in 1957, she studied human chromosomes (there are 23 pairs). She noticed the male sex chromosomes are XY, and the female are XX. Since the Y chromosome is like the X, but with a part missing, males are more susceptible to deficiencies like baldness...
49. Lyric Marie Benson Lyric Marie Benson Actress, Episode #1.3
50. María Isbert María Isbert Actress, Viridiana
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