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1. Grace Lee Whitney Grace Lee Whitney Actress, Star Trek: The Motion Picture Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana"...
2. Steve Reeves Steve Reeves Actor, Hercules Though he did not possess a Herculean acting talent by any stretch, handsome bodybuilder Steve Reeves certainly had an enviable Herculean physique, and made plenty good use of it in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s portraying some of filmdom's most famous bronzed gods. Reeves was originally a Montana boy born on a cattle ranch in 1926...
3. Jim Hager Jim Hager Self, Episode #1.1
4. Luana Patten Luana Patten Actress, Song of the South One of the first two contract players for Walt Disney Studios, she made her debut in Song of the South as a poor white child fascinated by the stories told by Uncle Remus. She made three more films as a child star, then left film for over 10 years. She returned as an ingénue in Rock, Pretty Baby, and followed that by several teen films...
5. Grant Mitchell Grant Mitchell Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington You would think stage and film veteran Grant Mitchell was born to play stern authoritarians; his father after all was General John Grant Mitchell. But Mitchell would actually be better known for his portrayals of harangued husbands, bemused dads and bilious executives in 30s and 40s films. Born in Columbus...
6. Glenda Farrell Glenda Farrell Actress, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang After gaining acting experience on the stage, Glenda Farrell became a Warner contract actor in the early 1930s. In spite of her later casting as a hard-boiled reporter in Mystery of the Wax Museum or successful gold digger Gold Diggers of 1935, one of her first roles was the romantic interest of Edward G. Robinson's former partner in Little Caesar...
7. Danny Aiello III Danny Aiello III Stunts, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Danny Aiello was an accomplished producer and director with twenty-five years experience in the industry, receiving considerable notice as one of New York's finest up-and-coming filmmakers. He most recently produced and directed: 18 Shades of Dust, a feature film nominated at the London Film Festival;...
8. Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna Self, Roda Viva Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a wealthy family. When he was four years old his father Milton bought him a go-kart, and by age eight Ayrton was regularly competing in karting events. His career progressed quickly, and in 1982 he moved to England to pursue his racing. In 1984 he came to the attention of the whole world by racing in Formula One...
9. Marc Rocco Marc Rocco Producer, The Jacket
10. Gene Sheldon Gene Sheldon Actor, Babes in Toyland Baggy-trousered, banjo-strumming comedian who played small parts in US films and performed in pantomime in TV guest appearances.
11. Bernard Archard Bernard Archard Actor, Krull Tall, incisive, aquiline-featured British character actor. Born in Fulham, London, Archard won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1938. The following year, he made his stage debut opposite Jessica Tandy in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Regent's Park Theatre. A conscientious objector during the war...
12. Florence MacMichael Florence MacMichael Actress, Mr. Bevis
13. Bo Widerberg Bo Widerberg Director, All Things Fair
14. Terry Duggan Terry Duggan Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey
15. Elizabeth Hulette Elizabeth Hulette Actress, WrestleMania IV Pro wrestling's Miss Elizabeth was born in Frankfort, KY in 1960, and grew up in Kentucky. According to the WWF's Spotlight magazine, Elizabeth enjoyed walks through the meadows and horses during her childhood. She earned a degree in communications from the University of Kentucky. She rose to national...
16. Helen Wagner Helen Wagner Actress, Guiding Light
17. Antonín Dvorák Antonín Dvorák Soundtrack, The Departed Antonin Dvorak was a son of butcher, but he did not follow his father's trade. While assisting his father part-time, he studied music, and graduated from the Prague Organ School in 1859. He also was an accomplished violinist and violist, and joined the Bohemian Theatre Orchestra, which was under the baton of Bedrich Smetana in 1860s...
18. Hylda Baker Hylda Baker Actress, Oliver! This dark-haired barrel-shaped comedienne and character actress was the daughter of a Lancashire comedian. She made her professional stage debut in 1915 aged 10 and toured for decades in variety and second rank revues, several of which she produced herself. She had a reputation for being difficult to work with...
19. Joseph Goebbels Joseph Goebbels Self, Triumph of the Will Josef Goebbels, the man who almost single-handedly developed the field of propaganda into an art form, would, for a day, be the leader of World War II Germany. Goebbels was born in the German Rhineland to strict Catholic parents. He was short, standing at just under 5' 6", of small stature and skinny...
20. Margaret Sheridan Margaret Sheridan Actress, The Thing from Another World
21. Marion Mack Marion Mack Actress, The General Many recognise Marion Mack as the beautiful but brainless heroine Annabelle Lee, of Buster Keaton's classic 'The General'. However, few realise that Marion was also a talented screenwriter who, with her husband, formed a successful production team. Born Joey Marion McReery, she began her career as a Mack Sennet Bathing Girl...
22. Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland Actress, Creature from the Haunted Sea Betsy Jones-Moreland once said that she never decided to be an actress, it just happened, one step after the other, and that she resisted all the way. She started out doing office work in New York, working for the organization that owned TV shows like Gabby Hayes and Howdy Doody. To overcome shyness...
23. Richard Thorpe Richard Thorpe Director, Jailhouse Rock After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in his directors...
24. Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa Actor, Once Upon a Time in the West
25. Spike Jones Spike Jones Actor, Fireman Save My Child
26. Assi Dayan Assi Dayan Actor, My Father My Lord
27. Danny Gans Danny Gans Actor, Bull Durham Danny's childhood dream was to play third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After high school, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. The Chicago White Sox drafted Danny after college, where he was an All-American at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His professional baseball player until an injury ended his career. Many years later, he played a third baseman in the film Bull Durham...
28. Henry Levin Henry Levin Director, Journey to the Center of the Earth A former stage actor and director, Henry Levin had a long and prolific career in films. Entering the business in 1943 as a dialogue director, he graduated to directing features the next year, and turned out films in just about every genre over the next 36 years. His heyday was in the 1960s, when he turned out several bright and frothy sex comedies...
29. Douglass Watson Douglass Watson Actor, Another World
30. Sunset Carson Sunset Carson Actor, Battling Marshal An American cowboy star of "B" westerns who had a brief career in the 1940s, Sunset Carson was born with the decidedly unheroic name of Winifred Maurice Harrison (although he was generally known to his family as Michael or Mick) in Gracemore, Oklahoma. He moved to Plainview, Texas, as a boy and became a successful rodeo rider...
31. Barry Jones Barry Jones Actor, Brigadoon
32. María Elena Velasco María Elena Velasco Actress, Okey, Mister Pancho María Elena Velasco Fragoso, known to the Mexican cinema as "La India María", was born on December 17, 1940 in Puebla, Mexico. Velasco's first film role was in the film, Ruletero a toda marcha, as a nurse. She also appeared in another uncredited role in the film El rey del tomate, which also starred Eulalio González...
33. Rex O'Malley Rex O'Malley Actor, Camille
34. Aram Khachaturyan Aram Khachaturyan Soundtrack, 2001: A Space Odyssey Aram Khachaturyan was born in 1903, in Tiflis, Russian Empire (now Tbilisi, Georgia). He was the fourth son in a modest Armenian family. His father was a book-binder and a craftsman; he noticed the son's musical talent and got him a used piano, but he did not have money for a music teacher. Khachaturyan was self-taught until the age of 19...
35. Skelton Knaggs Skelton Knaggs Actor, Terror by Night The movie character actor Skelton Knaggs, who was possessed of one of the most unusual visages ever to grace motion pictures, was born Skelton Barnaby Knaggs in the Hillsborough district of Sheffield, England on June 27, 1911. Before he became known for his unusual physical appearance that was put to good use in many horror films and thrillers...
36. Margaret Bert Margaret Bert Actress, Every Man Has Two Wives
37. Stephen Milburn Anderson Stephen Milburn Anderson Producer, South Central
38. Gene Markey Gene Markey Writer, The Florodora Girl
39. Joseph Ruttenberg Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer, The Philadelphia Story Four-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1893, at the age of four, his family moved to the United States, eventually settling in Boston. After schooling, he got his first job in 1907 working as a newsboy and personal runner for William Randolph Hearst's 'Boston American'...
40. Yvonne White Yvonne White Actress, Bye Bye Birdie
41. Jay Presson Allen Jay Presson Allen Writer, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jay Presson Allen was born Jacqueline Presson in San Angelo, Texas on March 3, 1922, the daughter of a department store manager. Educated at Miss Hockaday's School for Young Ladies in Dallas, Presson in her own words received no education at all. At the age of 18, she decided to become an actress in New York City...
42. Chris Kelly Chris Kelly Self, The 56th Annual Grammy Awards
43. Sergio Franchi Sergio Franchi Self, Episode #4.13 Born in Italy, Franchi made his singing debut at age 10 as a hunchback in a school play. He sang with jazz groups in Italy, but immigrated to South Africa in 1947, after he completed his compulsory military service. He worked as a draftsman and designed commercial interiors working for his father's furniture business...
44. Snitz Edwards Snitz Edwards Actor, The Thief of Bagdad Snitz Edwards was born Edward Neumann in Hungary. Married first wife in 1889 and was divorced some time later. Although he was almost 20 years older than his wife, Edwards married Eleanor Taylor, an actress from Boston, in 1906. They had three children, Cricket (b. 1906), Evelyn (b. 1914) and Marian (b...
45. Nora Swinburne Nora Swinburne Actress, The River Known for her genteel ways and stately beauty in tea service drama, British actress Nora Swinburne was born Elinore Johnson on July 24, 1902, in Bath, England. Performing on stage as both actress and dancer from the age of 10, her father, Henry Swinburne Johnson, manufactured toys for a living. She was a member of Clive Currie's Young Players in 1914 and appeared in shows during that year...
46. Charles Sherlock Charles Sherlock Actor, Shakedown
47. José Canalejas José Canalejas Actor, Django
48. John Nathan-Turner John Nathan-Turner Miscellaneous Crew, The Five Doctors John Nathan-Turner was born and brought up in the Midlands. As a boy he acted in numerous school plays and revues and appeared as an extra in several TV series, including "The Newcomers" and "United!" for the BBC and "Crossroads" for ATV. By the time he reached the sixth form his interests had widened to encompass producing...
49. Al Quinn Al Quinn Actor, Holy Man Al Quinn was born in New York City. He studied drama at Ben Bard's School of Drama in California in 1951. Al's professional debut was "Desire Under The Elms". Another play included an old time melodrama "The Drunkard's Daughter". His breakthrough, as a principal actor, was in the feature film "Smokin' Stogies"...
50. Nelson Gidding Nelson Gidding Writer, The Haunting Born in New York and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard, Nelson Gidding said that he had been interested in writing ever since he was a child and had a poem published in the Boy Scouts magazine ("That was as recently as the mid-'20s!" he laughed). A POW during World War II, Gidding began writing his first (and only) book "End Over End" while in prison camp; after the war's end...
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