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1. Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth Actress, Gilda Margarita Carmen Cansino was born on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, into a family of dancers. Her father, Eduardo was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913. Rita's mother met Eduardo in 1916 and were married the following year. Rita, herself, studied as a dancer in order to follow in her family's footsteps...
2. Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Actor, From Here to Eternity Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants Natalina Della (Garaventa), from Northern Italy, and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra, a Sicilian boxer, fireman, and bar owner. Growing up on the gritty streets of Hoboken made Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. Starting out as a saloon singer in musty little dives (he carried his own P.A...
3. Hugh Griffith Hugh Griffith Actor, Ben-Hur Enjoyably larger-than-life character actor Hugh Emrys Griffith was born in Marianglas, Anglesey, North Wales, to Mary (Williams) and William Griffith. Griffith left the world of banking (having been employed as a teller) after winning a scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art...
4. Anna Lee Anna Lee Actress, General Hospital The daughter of a clergyman, Anna Lee was born Joan Boniface Winnifrith and encouraged to pursue an acting career by her father. After training at London's Royal Albert Hall, she took to the boards and later began appearing in English films, first as an extra, then working her way up to featured parts and finally earning the unofficial title "Queen of the Quota Quickies." Lee and her husband...
5. Robert Stack Robert Stack Self, Unsolved Mysteries "Straight Shooting" - whether skeet shooting, or portraying Eliot Ness, Robert Stack always tells it like it is, and shoots straight. Robert was the 2nd child of Elizabeth Modini Wood (who named him Charles after his grandfather) and James Langford Stack (who changed his name to Robert, after no one in particular)...
6. Billie Burke Billie Burke Actress, The Wizard of Oz Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was the internationally famous clown, Billy Burke, and she would spend most of her early years touring Europe before the family settled in London. In 1903, she appeared on the stage as an actress and came to America in 1907 to star opposite John Drew in "My Wife"...
7. Hugh Beaumont Hugh Beaumont Actor, The Blue Dahlia Beaumont began his career in show business by perfoming in theatres, nightclubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga, but left when his position on the football team was changed. He later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1946...
8. Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller Actress, The Elephant Man Cheshire-born actress Wendy Hiller soared to Cinderella-like stardom in her West End theatre debut of "Love on the Dole" (1934). The critical applause she received for this stellar performance led to an expressed introduction to legendary playwright George Bernard Shaw. She went on to give life to a number of his greatest creations (Joan of Arc...
9. Ray Stricklyn Ray Stricklyn Actor, Days of Our Lives Born in Houston, Texas just prior to the beginning of the Great Depression, Ray Stricklyn felt the urge to perform from his earliest years. From stage roles in his hometown, to parts in regional theater and Broadway, Ray made the jump from the stage to acting on both the large and small screens with some of the biggest names in the business...
10. B.B. King B.B. King Self, When We Were Kings
11. Tom D'Andrea Tom D'Andrea Actor, Dark Passage Three sons: Thomas, Jim D'Andrea & Mick D'Andrea. Grandchildren include: Tom's - Rick D'Andrea, Elise (Lisa) D'Andrea, Elizabeth D'Andrea-Smith & Jim's- April , Justin & Allison D'Andrea & great grandson Michael. Mick D'Andrea passed away in 1996 of cancer. Tom is most remembered for his movie roles at Warner Brothers Studio from 1943 to 1948 & regular 7-year role as neighbor & sidekick...
12. Brian Roper Brian Roper Actor, The Secret Garden
13. Peter Griffith Peter Griffith Actor, Halloween
14. Lyle Alzado Lyle Alzado Actor, Ernest Goes to Camp Former NFL defensive linesman who played with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos from 1971 through to 1991. Alzado amassed a string of prestigious achievements in his NFL career including being named ABC's 1977 Defensive Player of The Year and Defensive Linesman of the Year, plus...
15. Franklyn Seales Franklyn Seales Actor, Silver Spoons Franklyn Seales was a stage and television actor best remembered for playing the finicky business manager Dexter Stuffins on the NBC sit-com "Silver Spoons." He also appeared in films, most notably as the real-life cop killer in "The Onion Field." One of eight children, Seales was born in 1952 on the Caribbean island of St...
16. Philip Jones Philip Jones Producer, As Time Goes By
17. Alyce Andrece Alyce Andrece Actress, Hell's Bloody Devils
18. Lu Leonard Lu Leonard Actress, Annie Singer/comedy actress Lu Leonard was a plus-sized talent who came in an equally plus-sized package. Born May Lou Price in Long Beach, California on June 5, 1926, to vaudevillian parents, Lu (as she was called almost from birth) was on the road with her mom and dad as an infant. She was named after her father's sister Lulu...
19. Pepper LaBeija Pepper LaBeija Self, Paris Is Burning
20. Mauro Bolognini Mauro Bolognini Director, Metello
21. Enid Bennett Enid Bennett Actress, Robin Hood Australian-born Enid Bennett (her sisters, Catherine Bennett and Marjorie Bennett, were also actresses) started her career on stage in Sydney. She became a well-regarded stage actress there, and eventually made her way to New York to conquer Broadway. Broadway, however, wasn't particularly interested in being conquered by Miss Bennett...
22. Susan Willis Susan Willis Actress, All My Children
23. Artus de Penguern Artus de Penguern Actor, Amélie
24. Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks Actor, Tender Is the Night
25. Thelma Carpenter Thelma Carpenter Actress, The Wiz Thelma Carpenter was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan. 15,1922, the only child of Fred and Mary Carpenter, and her career spanned seven decades. She was performing on radio programs like Jack Darrell's "Kiddies hour" and the "Horn and Hardart Children's Hour" at age five and had her own show on WNYC by the time she was 11...
26. Valerie Lush Valerie Lush Actress, And Mother Makes Three
27. Crauford Kent Crauford Kent Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
28. H. Rider Haggard H. Rider Haggard Writer, King Solomon's Mines
29. Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Soundtrack, Enchanted Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come"), and pianist, educated at the University of California. He was a pianist in film theatres, and then came to Hollywood under contract to Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1938, his chief musical collaborators included Ann Ronell and Larry Morey...
30. August Strindberg August Strindberg Writer, Miss Julie He started to study at the Uppsala University but dropped out to pursue an economically unstable career as a journalist. In 1872 he published the first of his many masterpieces, 'Mäster Olof'. In 1874 he got a position at the Royal Library in Stockholm, which enabled him to marry 'Siri von Essen'. He published his novel 'Röda rummet' in 1879...
31. Leonard Teale Leonard Teale Actor, Homicide
32. Betty Ann Davies Betty Ann Davies Actress, The Passionate Friends
33. Seamus O'Brien Seamus O'Brien Actor, Bloodsucking Freaks Born in London in 1936, Seamus O'Brien seemed destined to be in the horror movie business, since in early childhood he expressed a bizarre infatuation with the unknown and the occult. After a short stint of doing movies (his last being "Bloodsucking Freaks"), O'Brien was stabbed to death when trying to hold a burglar at his apartment on May 14th, 1977. He was 41 years old.
34. Paul Marco Paul Marco Actor, Plan 9 from Outer Space Born and raised in Los Angeles, Paul Marco planned on being an actor his whole life, taking dancing, singing and drama lessons in high school and later appearing in little theater productions. His work was brought to the attention of TV prognosticator Criswell, who predicted on his TV show that Marco would go far in the picture business...
35. Anwar Wagdi Anwar Wagdi Actor, The Flirtation of Girls
36. Søren Strømberg Søren Strømberg Actor, Bedside Highway
37. Lew Anderson Lew Anderson Actor, The Howdy Doody Show
38. Harry Blackstone Jr. Harry Blackstone Jr. Self, Miss America Pageant
39. Jerry Ayres Jerry Ayres Actor, General Hospital
40. Warren Cowan Warren Cowan Thanks, The Making of 'Casino Royale'
41. John Forbes-Robertson John Forbes-Robertson Actor, Lifeforce
42. Buck Houghton Buck Houghton Producer, The Twilight Zone Archible Ernest "Buck" Houghton Jr. is chiefly remembered as producer of The Twilight Zone during its first three seasons (more than a hundred episodes in total), his influence palpable in all facets of production, from script selection to renting production facilities, to casting, scoring and editing...
43. Frank Westmore Frank Westmore Makeup Department, Hart to Hart
44. Wayne Jarratt Wayne Jarratt Actor, Prisoner
45. Florence Auer Florence Auer Actress, The Bishop's Wife
46. Armando Nannuzzi Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer, Jesus of Nazareth
47. Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Soundtrack, Midnight in Paris
48. Dick Randall Dick Randall Producer, Pieces Dick Randall was a jolly and colorful film producer who specialized in blithely trashy low-budget exploitation pictures. Randall was born as Irving Reuben on March 3, 1926, in the Catskill Mountains, New York. He started his show-business career as a writer: he penned gags for Milton Berle and contributed to various 1950s television quiz shows...
49. Mitchell Guist Mitchell Guist Self, Swamp People
50. William Lindsay William Lindsay Actor, Lifeforce
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