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1. Jack Weston Jack Weston Actor, Dirty Dancing Born in Cleveland, he was a Machine Gunner and USO performer in World War II before arriving in New York to start his theater career.
2. Jackie Cooper Jackie Cooper Actor, The Champ Served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II. Then, quietly and without publicity or fanfare, compiled one of the most distinguished peacetime military careers of anyone in his profession. In 1961, as his weekly TV series Hennesey was enhancing naval recruiting efforts...
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. George Murphy George Murphy Actor, This Is the Army After giving up college, George Murphy decided to become a dancer. Since 1927 was he with his wife and partner Julie Johnson on Broadway, since 1934, after his wife retired from show business, in Hollywood, where he worked with Shirley Temple, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, and Ronald Reagan. A Republican since 1939...
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. Anthony Ainley Anthony Ainley Actor, The Land That Time Forgot 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Zulu Zulu Actor, Cocoon: Part 1 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...
11. 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...
12. Arthur Adams Arthur Adams Actor, Coming to America
13. Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
14. William Squire William Squire Actor, The Lord of the Rings
15. Max M. Gilford Max M. Gilford Actor, Mustang!
16. Dovima Dovima Actress, Funny Face
17. Robert De Niro Sr. Robert De Niro Sr. Thanks, A Bronx Tale
18. Karl Freund Karl Freund Cinematographer, Metropolis 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)...
19. 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...
20. Raimund Harmstorf Raimund Harmstorf Actor, Uppercut 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. Patricia Stillman Patricia Stillman Actress, Eternally Yours
22. Dalida Dalida Self, Spécial Dalida
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. Jerzy Kosinski Jerzy Kosinski Writer, Being There
26. David Bruce David Bruce Actor, Sergeant York
27. Thanasis Vengos Thanasis Vengos Actor, Ulysses' Gaze 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...
28. June Mack June Mack Actress, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
29. Margaret Tallichet Margaret Tallichet Actress, Stranger on the Third Floor
30. Erin O'Brien-Moore Erin O'Brien-Moore Actress, The Life of Emile Zola This fetching beauty started to attract notice on the Broadway stage before Warner Bros. signed her to a contract in the mid-30s. She played 'second leads' opposite many of the top stars on the lot, including Donald Cook in Ring Around the Moon (1936), Humphrey Bogart in Black Legion (1937) and Paul Muni in The Life of Emile Zola" in which Erin portrayed Nana...
31. 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...
32. Hughie Green Hughie Green Self, Episode dated 19 February 1973
33. Ann Loos Ann Loos Actress, The Gun
34. 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...
35. Peter Bruni Peter Bruni Actor, Assault on Precinct 13
36. Frederick Kerr Frederick Kerr Actor, Frankenstein Forceful, authoritative character actor of the 1920s and 1930s. Entered films in 1916. Even by then, close to 60, Kerr was very effectively cast in powerful, dynamic supporting roles, usually most often as a cultured, dignified old man. Probably most memorable as the old Baron Frankenstein in Frankenstein...
37. Hal Le Sueur Hal Le Sueur Actor, No Fancy Cowboys
38. Harry Holman Harry Holman Actor, Meet John Doe
39. Betty Miller Betty Miller Actress, Léon: The Professional
40. Eunice Murray Eunice Murray Self, The Legend of Marilyn Monroe
41. Jon Vincent Jon Vincent Actor, The Switch Is On
42. David Garth David Garth Actor, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
43. Vilma Degischer Vilma Degischer Actress, Sissi: The Young Empress Vilma Degischer was, first of all, a famous and a very good theatre actress. She was born in Vienna on November, the 17th 1911. After attending school, she wanted to be a dancer and was taught ballet by Grete Gross, Gertrude Bodenwieser and Ellinor Tordis. However, after some time, she found the acting talent in herself...
44. Carl Mathews Carl Mathews Actor, Law of the Lash
45. Sidney Skolsky Sidney Skolsky Writer, The Eddie Cantor Story The famous columnist Sidney Skolsky, who perhaps has the best claim to having invented the term "Oscar" for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Award of Merit (the official name of the Academy Award, which bore the inscription "First Award for Merit" up until the 1950s), was born in New York City in 1903...
46. John Bott John Bott Actor, Orlando
47. Ignasi Abadal Ignasi Abadal Actor, Nine Queens
48. Earl Woods Earl Woods Self, Betting on a Fall/Tiger
49. Ernest Ball Ernest Ball Soundtrack, Flyboys Composer of familiar Irish songs ("When Irish Eyes are Smiling", "Mother Machree", "A Little Bit of Heaven") and pianist, educated at the Cleveland Conservatory. He was a staff composer for a music publishing company from 1907 to 1927, and a vaudeville pianist throughout the USA. He joined ASCAP as a charter member in 1914...
50. Alan Schneider Alan Schneider Director, Film Born in Russia, stage director Alan Schneider worked primarily in the U.S., and was best known for interpreting the plays of Samuel Beckett. Schneider made very infrequent ventures into cinema, the best-known being Film, an experimental silent movie written by Beckett, made in 1964 with Buster Keaton...
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