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1. Jack Weston Jack Weston Actor, Dirty Dancing Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a shoe repairman, Jack Weston began acting at the age of ten. Encouraged by his father and a perceptive teacher in his public school, he was brought to the Cleveland Playhouse, where he joined their children's theater. He stayed with the company until he was drafted into the army at the age of 19...
2. Jackie Cooper Jackie Cooper Actor, The Champ Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II...
3. Bruce Cabot Bruce Cabot Actor, King Kong Hollywood stalwart Bruce Cabot's main claim to fame, other than rescuing Fay Wray from King Kong, is that he tested for the lead role of The Ringo Kid in John Ford's Western masterpiece Stagecoach. John Wayne got the role and became the most durable star in Hollywood history...
4. Gene Raymond Gene Raymond Actor, Flying Down to Rio Gene Raymond was born on August 13th, 1908 in New York City, as Raymond Guion. He was a child performer and a Broadway veteran by the age of 12. Gene a blond, husky, handsome actor had his greatest popularity in the 30s and early 40s. His big break came in Personal Maid. He was soon cast in classic...
5. Suzy Parker Suzy Parker Actress, Funny Face
6. Robert Alda Robert Alda Actor, Imitation of Life Robert Alda's career began in vaudeville, as a singer-dancer. Graduating to performing on radio and in burlesque, he made a splashy film debut as George Gershwin in Rhapsody in Blue. His film career faltered somewhat after that, but he had much greater success on the Broadway stage in such productions as "Guys and Dolls" and "What Makes Sammy Run." Settling in Rome in the early 1960s...
7. Tom Tyler Tom Tyler Actor, Stagecoach Popular American star of silent and early sound Westerns and serials. Raised in Michigan, he went through a number of strenuous jobs (sailor, boxer lumberjack, coal miner, etc.) before landing in Los Angeles and getting work as a movie extra and stuntman. His good looks and athletic physique (he was a champion weight-lifter) led to an offer to play the lead in a series of silent Westerns...
8. George Murphy George Murphy Actor, This Is the Army After giving up college, George Murphy decided to become a dancer. Starting in 1927, he worked with his wife and partner Julie Johnson on Broadway. In 1934, after his wife retired from show business, he worked with Shirley Temple, in Hollywood, as well as Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, and Ronald Reagan...
9. Robert De Niro Sr. Robert De Niro Sr.
10. Max M. Gilford Max M. Gilford Actor, Mustang!
11. William Squire William Squire Actor, The Lord of the Rings
12. Wylie Watson Wylie Watson Actor, The 39 Steps Diminutive Scottish character player with trademark neatly-trimmed moustache, upturned at the ends, who began as a juvenile soprano vocalist in the late 1890's with a family variety act. At one time he performed 15 times daily at a waxworks ! Watson didn't start in films until 1929, when 'discovered' in Hollywood while on an American vacation...
13. Zulu Zulu Actor, Hawaii Five-O Gilbert Francis Lani Damian Kauhi was born on October 17, 1937 on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was better known by the nickname his classmates gave him in high school, "Zulu". His most famous role was that of "Detective Kono Kalakaua" on the hit TV series, Hawaii Five-O. The show helped launch a successful nightclub career...
14. Abel Fernandez Abel Fernandez Actor, The Untouchables
15. David Bruce David Bruce Actor, Sergeant York
16. Anthony Ainley Anthony Ainley Actor, Doctor Who Anthony Ainley was a notable British actor and a member of a distinguished British acting family. His brother was Richard Ainley (1910-1967) and his father Henry Ainley (1879-1945). He worked in the theatre for many years and eventually found work in various historical film dramas in the 1970s. However...
17. Dalida Dalida Soundtrack, Mary and Max
18. Nina Mae McKinney Nina Mae McKinney Actress, Hallelujah Nina Mae McKinney is known as the seductress "Chick" from Hallelujah, the first all-black, all-sound musical. Even though she was acknowledged as a great actress, singer and dancer by audiences in the U.S. and Europe, today she is mostly forgotten. She certainly had the looks, enthusiasm, and acting talent to succeed...
19. Nargis Nargis Actress, Mother India She was born on June 1, 1929 as Fatima Rashid in Rawalpindi, British India, daughter to Jaddanbai and Uttamchand Mohanchand, a Hindu Mohyal Brahmin. Her mother was a well-known dancer, singer, actor, composer, and director. This is what paved the way for Fatima to become a child artiste (Baby Rani) as early as 1935. She is the sister of Bollywood actor, Anwar Hussain and Akhtar Hussain...
20. Raimund Harmstorf Raimund Harmstorf Actor, Lo chiamavano Bulldozer A tall, athletic bear of a man, Raimund Harmstorf rose to stardom on the strength of a single role: the amoral, brutal, self-righteous captain Wolf Larsen (a Nietzschean 'superman', if there ever was one) in Jack London's The Seawolf. Harmstorf's was a genuinely chilling, mesmerizing performance...
21. Hsiang Tang Chi Hsiang Tang Chi Composer, Ching nu yu hun
22. Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
23. Karl Freund Karl Freund Cinematographer, I Love Lucy Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech Republic)...
24. Patsy Montana Patsy Montana Soundtrack, Lone Star A pioneer in country music, Patsy the yodeling cowgirl, grew up in Hope, Arkansas. In 1930 she moved to California with an older brother, won a talent contest, and began performing on radio. She joined a group called the Montana Cowgirls, and that groups leader, 'Stuart Hamblin' renamed her Patsy. Moving on to Chicago in 1933...
25. Arthur Adams Arthur Adams Actor, Coming to America
26. Yanyan Chen Yanyan Chen Actress, Dalu
27. Patricia Stillman Patricia Stillman Actress, Eternally Yours
28. Jerzy Kosinski Jerzy Kosinski Writer, Being There
29. Hughie Green Hughie Green Miscellaneous Crew, Opportunity Knocks
30. Anne Loos Anne Loos Actress, All My Darling Daughters
31. Lewis Allen Lewis Allen Director, Suddenly Born in England on Christmas Day, 1905, Lewis Allen first came on the show-biz scene when he was appointed executive in charge of West End and Broadway stage productions for famed impresario Gilbert Miller. Allen also co-directed some of the productions (including the celebrated "Victoria Regina" with...
32. Ignasi Abadal Ignasi Abadal Actor, Nine Queens
33. Leslie Carlson Leslie Carlson Actor, The Fly Excellent, prolific, and versatile character actor Leslie Carlson was born on February 24, 1933 in Mitchell, South Dakota. Leslie earned both a BFA and an MA from the University of South Dakota, which he attended in the 1950's. Carlson began his acting career performing in several stage plays in both America and England...
34. Marianne Gaba Marianne Gaba Actress, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Cute and sexy blonde Marianne Gaba was born Mary Ann Gaba on November 13, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father Frank Gaba was a mailman while her mother Marie was a factory worker. Gaba was crowned Miss Illinois in a local beauty pageant in 1957 and was one of fifteen finalists in the Miss Universe contest held in Long Beach...
35. June Mack June Mack Actress, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
36. Dovima Dovima Actress, Funny Face
37. Betty Miller Betty Miller Actress, Léon: The Professional
38. Harry Holman Harry Holman Actor, Meet John Doe
39. Thanasis Vengos Thanasis Vengos Actor, To vlemma tou Odyssea Thanasis Vengos was born in 1927 in Neo Faliro, Piraeus, Greece. He made his movie debut in 1952 and played many supporting parts in films of the 1950s, often working as a technician, too. His first really major part was in the anti-war comedy Psila ta heria Hitler; he followed that with a long series of comedies...
40. Wally Schirra Wally Schirra Thanks, In Search of Liberty Bell 7
41. Margaret Tallichet Margaret Tallichet Actress, Stranger on the Third Floor
42. Jayne Valseca Jayne Valseca Writer, We Have Your Husband
43. Adolphe Adam Adolphe Adam Soundtrack, Home Alone Adolphe Charles Adam was born on July 24, 1803 in Paris, France. His father was Jean Louis Adam, the acclaimed concert pianist and professor of piano at the Paris Conservatory. Adolph Adam enrolled in the Paris Conservatory against his father's will in 1817. There he studied piano, and from 1821 also studied composition under Francois Boieldieu...
44. Harry Hines Harry Hines Actor, Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell
45. Michelle Skalnik Michelle Skalnik Actress, Disturbing Behavior
46. Dick McDonough Dick McDonough Director, The George Gobel Show
47. Frank Worth Frank Worth Composer, The Roy Rogers Show
48. Artur Tumasyan Artur Tumasyan Writer, Samyy luchshiy film
49. Christine Jorgensen Christine Jorgensen Writer, The Christine Jorgensen Story George William Jorgensen, a Danish-American army veteran, wiped the news about the successful testing of the H-Bomb off of the front page of newspapers when - after a two-year hiatus in Denmark - he returned to the United States in late 1952 as Christine Jorgensen. George-Christine was not the first male-to-female sex reassignment - that had happened in Germany in 1930...
50. Rezo Chkheidze Rezo Chkheidze Director, Jariskatsis mama
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