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1. Claude Rains Claude Rains Actor, Casablanca William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Growing up in the world of theater, he saw not only acting up close but the down-to-earth business end as well...
2. Dooley Wilson Dooley Wilson Actor, Casablanca "You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh; the fundamental things apply, as time goes by...". Anyone unfamiliar with this legendary movie lyric must either live in a well-insulated modern world or perhaps on Mars. The gentleman who crooned this tune for the morose Humphrey Bogart...
3. Ella Raines Ella Raines Actress, Hail the Conquering Hero Ella Raines was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, in 1920. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Washington as a drama student and participated in many plays. Following graduation, she traveled to New York and the lights of Broadway. She was eventually signed by Howard Hawks and played in Corvette K-225 as the love interest of Randolph Scott...
4. Robert Sterling Robert Sterling Actor, Show Boat Born William Sterling Hart in 1917, the Pennsylvania-born actor was the son of a professional ballplayer. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, then worked as a clothing salesman before deciding to give acting a try. He certainly had the requisite dreamboat looks as Columbia signed this blue-eyed...
5. Doris Hare Doris Hare Actress, Nuns on the Run
6. Shôhei Imamura Shôhei Imamura Director, The Eel Shohei Imamura's films dig beneath the surface of Japanese society to reveal a wellspring of sensual, often irrational, energy that lies beneath. Along with his colleagues Nagisa Ôshima and Masahiro Shinoda, Imamura began his serious directorial career as a member of the New Wave movement in Japan...
7. Clarice Taylor Clarice Taylor Actress, Play Misty for Me
8. Jean-Claude Brialy Jean-Claude Brialy Actor, A Woman Is a Woman One of the most popular and respected actors to come from the French "New Wave" film movement, Jean-Claude Brialy was born to a military family, which included one brother, in French colonial Algeria on March 30, 1933. Residing in various places while his father, a colonel with the French Army, went through the paces of his career...
9. Michel Simon Michel Simon Actor, L'Atalante The son of a sausage-maker, Michel Simon was conscripted into the Swiss Army at the start of World War I, but was thrown out through a combination of tuberculosis and general insubordination. He was variously a boxer, photographer, general handyman and right-wing anarchist, finally becoming a stage actor in Geneva in 1920...
10. Rituparno Ghosh Rituparno Ghosh Writer, Chitrangada Rituparno Ghosh is a Bengali film director. He has won 12 National Film Awards in India and several awards at international film festivals abroad. He began directing in advertising. In 1992, he made a low-key film debut with a children's feature titled Hirer Angti (The Diamond Ring). His second movie Unishe April (19 April)...
11. Jessie Ralph Jessie Ralph Actress, San Francisco Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The Kreutzer Sonata"...
12. Dean R. Brooks Dean R. Brooks Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Dr. Dean Kent Brooks, M.D., was born in Everett, Washington, in 1916. He was the head of the Oregon State Hospital in 1975 when the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed there. He starred, surprising enough, as the head of the psychiatric hospital in the film, "Dr. John Spivey, M.D." He attended the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City...
13. Don Edmonds Don Edmonds Actor, Home Sweet Home Don Edmonds was born on September 1, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri. Edmonds came to Hollywood, California in the mid to late 50s. He studied acting with noted acting coach Estelle Harmon and began performing in various California stage productions. Don's initial forays into television acting include such live TV shows as Playhouse 90...
14. Jon Blake Jon Blake Actor, Freedom Jon Blake was driving home late on December 1, 1986, after the final day's filming of The Lighthorsemen when his station wagon, swerving to avoid a car stopped on the wrong side of the road with its lights off, struck another vehicle. He sustained permanent brain damage and existed in a locked-in state until his death...
15. Natividad Vacío Natividad Vacío Actor, The Magnificent Seven Born in El Paso, Texas, Natividad Vacio grew up in Pasadena, California. In high school he became friends with future actor George Reeves, who encouraged Vacio to join him at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. Vacio appeared in several plays there as an actor and musician. After military service in World War II he worked as a teacher...
16. Joan Lorring Joan Lorring Actress, The Older Sister Joan Lorring was born Madeline Ellis in Hong Kong on April 17, 1926. She and her mother left Hong Kong after the outbreak of WWII to pursue an acting career, settling in California in the late 1930's. After finding radio work in Los Angeles, the Anglo-Russian actress worked her way into films making...
17. Helen Hanft Helen Hanft Actress, Manhattan Helen Hanft was known in the 1960s and 1970s as "the Ethel Merman of Off-Off Broadway." The greatest star of underground drama, she was the favorite leading lady of playwright Tom Eyen (who later wrote the Broadway smash "Dreamgirls"). Eyen created a play for her called, "Why Hanna's Skirt Won't Stay Down" which was revived more than any other play at the Caffe Cino and La Mama E.T.C....
18. Daniel Ades Daniel Ades Actor, Aguirre, the Wrath of God
19. Burnett Guffey Burnett Guffey Cinematographer, Bonnie and Clyde Entering films in 1923 as an assistant cameraman, Burnett Guffey was picked by John Ford to handle second-unit photography on The Iron Horse. After that film, however, Guffey returned to his assistant cameraman position, a job he held until 1928, when he became a camera operator. In that capacity he photographed such major productions as Ford's The Informer...
20. Nick Ramus Nick Ramus Actor, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
21. George Barnes George Barnes Cinematographer, Rebecca Veteran cinematographer George S. Barnes had a well-earned reputation for reliability and a knack for combining artistry with economic efficiency. As a result, he was seldom out of work. Having started as a still photographer for Thomas H. Ince in 1918, Barnes quickly rose through the ranks to director of photography...
22. Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell Actor, Silent Movie
23. Jack Raine Jack Raine Actor, Julius Caesar
24. Rodd Redwing Rodd Redwing Actor, The Ten Commandments Roderic (Rodd) Redwing was a full-blooded Chickasaw Indian. He was born on August 24, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Ulysses Redwing, was a stage actor. He traveled with his family to England and attended London's Westminster Grammar School while they toured with a circus. His mother left the Chickasaw reservation in Oklahoma to study hair styling in New York City...
25. Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak Writer, Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow on February 10, 1890 into an artistic family of Russian-Jewish heritage. His father was an acclaimed artist named Leonid Pasternak, who converted to Christianity, and his mother was a renown concert pianist named Rosa Kaufman. Their home was open to family friends such as composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin as well as writers Rilke and Leo Tolstoy...
26. Henning Carlsen Henning Carlsen Director, Hunger
27. Pat Evison Pat Evison Actress, Tim Larger than life leading lady on stage and television, latterly familiar on television in serials such as The Flying Doctors and Close to Home. Born Patricia Blamires in 1924, she delighted audiences for more than five decades in her native country and Australia. Active on stage until failing eyesight in her early seventies forced her to retire from the profession.
28. Ali Woodson Ali Woodson Actor, Little Richard Ali Woodson is best known as a former lead singer of The Temptations. Yep, that was Ali that wrote and sang lead vocals on "Treat Her Like A Lady." Since leaving The Temptations, Ali has been visible not only in a multitude of films, but has been seen internationally in a string of Gospel musical productions and in pursuing his own solo career.
29. Max Delys Max Delys Actor, Bread and Chocolate Besides acting in movies, from the early 1970s till 1983, Max Delys worked on Fotoromanzi at Lancio (Italian publication). The photo-novel was a popular reading material not only in Italy, but in most Spanish speaking countries, as well as Portugal and Brazil. Max Delys, along with many other actors of the 1960s...
30. Giorgio Tozzi Giorgio Tozzi Actor, South Pacific
31. Antonio Flores Antonio Flores Soundtrack, Colegas
32. Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe Writer, Lesson Faust Born the son of a shoe-maker two months before the birth of another famous playwright, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe achieved fame as an Elizabethan dramatist as well as an atheist. He was killed in a tavern brawl by a former friend, allegedly over a bill. There is now some evidence that suggests his death was in fact an assassination.
33. Tex Beneke Tex Beneke Soundtrack, Babe: Pig in the City The popular singer and saxophone player began with the Ben Young Orchestra (1935-1937), and joined the Miller band in 1938, becoming one of the bands's most popular personalities and soloists (though he was not seen or even referred to in The Glenn Miller Story). His personality and talents led him to the top of the Downbeat and Metronome magazine polls...
34. Heather Canning Heather Canning Actress, A Village Affair
35. Rafael Trujillo Rafael Trujillo Actor, Casablanca The longtime dictator of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo got his start in politics as a teenager when he joined the Dominican National Guard. The Guard had been created as an internal police force by the US government, which was occupying the country at the time. Trujillo joined it in 1918 and...
36. Boy Gobert Boy Gobert Actor, Kamikaze 89
37. Talbot Jennings Talbot Jennings Writer, Mutiny on the Bounty Talbot Jennings was born in Shoshone, Idaho, August 25, 1894, and graduated from Nampa, Idaho High School. After serving in the Army in World War I, he attended the University of Idaho where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1924 and served as student body president and editor of both the university's yearbook and the university's literary publication...
38. Günter Pfitzmann Günter Pfitzmann Actor, The Bridge
39. Roberto Rey Roberto Rey Actor, The Dancer and the Worker
40. Peggy Ann Wood Peggy Ann Wood Actress, Those for, and Those Against
41. Manolo Gómez Bur Manolo Gómez Bur Actor, Lola, espejo oscuro He begins working in musicals in 1939 in humourous roles. He debuts in cinema in 1944 and forms with Tony Leblanc and José María Ozores a comic trio in several comedies.
42. Ricky Bruch Ricky Bruch Actor, Ronja Robbersdaughter
43. Voltaire Voltaire Writer, Candide Future proponent for victims of injustice and tyranny during the years prior to the French Revolution, Voltaire (born François Marie Arouet on November 21, 1694 in Paris) was educated in Paris by the Jesuits. For a time he studied law, then decided to become a writer. Witty, thought-provoking and socially critical...
44. Bill Thomas Bill Thomas Costume Designer, Touch of Evil
45. Hanna Maron Hanna Maron Actress, Yom Yom
46. Alejandro Ciangherotti Alejandro Ciangherotti Actor, El niño y la niebla
47. Billy Butts Billy Butts Actor, Happy Days A tow-headed, delicate-looking child actor of the 1920s, Billy Butts (born William Charles Allen Butts) enjoyed some popularity as a young sidekick of western stars Fred Thomson and Rex Bell. He later took over from Jack Morgan in the popular "Gumps" two-reel comedies, but his waif-like qualities didn't survive puberty and he retired at the ripe old age of 17.
48. Werner R. Heymann Werner R. Heymann Soundtrack, Chocolat Werner Richard Heyman was active as a classical composer in Berlin from 1912. By the end of the decade, he also wrote songs for cabaret and served as musical director for Max Reinhardt from 1918 to 1919. In films with Ufa from 1923, he initially worked as assistant to the head of the music department Erno Rapee...
49. Michael Elliott Michael Elliott Director, King Lear
50. Robert Kern Robert Kern Editor, The Thin Man
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