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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. Robert Sterling Robert Sterling Actor, Topper 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...
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. 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...
5. Clarice Taylor Clarice Taylor Actress, Play Misty for Me
6. 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...
7. Shôhei Imamura Shôhei Imamura Director, The Eel Imamura's father was a doctor. During the war, his father could not be drafted but his two brothers were. As a result, his eldest brother got killed in action. Imamura spent his youth in the middle of small-time hoods and prostitutes at a time when black market was rampant. He later enrolled in a technical school in Tokyo which he left for the Waseda university where...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Jim Bailey Jim Bailey Actor, The Surrogate Jim Bailey has acted in TV, movies and theater and has headlined at most of the major concert venues throughout the world, including several appearances at New York's Carnegie Hall--which was recorded and released--several runs at London's Palladium, Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Shubert and Wiltern theaters...
11. Doris Hare Doris Hare Actress, On the Buses
12. Joan Lorring Joan Lorring Actress, The Verdict Joan Lorring was born Madeline Ellis on April 17, 1926, in Hong Kong. She and her mother, Ania Fred, a Russian Jewish immigrant, left Hong Kong after the outbreak of WWII to pursue an acting career, settling in California in the late 1930s. After finding radio work in Los Angeles, Lorring worked her...
13. 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...
14. Rodd Redwing Rodd Redwing Actor, The Ten Commandments Roderic (Rodd) Redwing claimed to be a Chickasaw Indian, although recent data raises questions about his heritage. 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...
15. 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"...
16. Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy Actor, Gregory's Girl
17. Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell Actor, Silent Movie
18. 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)...
19. Jimmy Borges Jimmy Borges Actor, Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die
20. 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...
21. Helen Hanft Helen Hanft Actress, Manhattan Helen Hanft was born in The Bronx in New York City in 1934. She began her career on the stage in the late 1950's in theatre productions after studying drama at The Performing Arts High School. She transferred to Off-Off-Broadway productions, starring in a series of plays written by Tom Eyen. One of the plays was to make Hanft a star of both Off-Off-Broadway and the avant-garde underground...
22. 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...
23. Don Edmonds Don Edmonds Actor, Home Sweet Home Don Edmonds was born on September 1, 1937, in Kansas City, MO. He came to Hollywood in the mid to late 1850s. He studied acting with noted acting coach Estelle Harmon and began performing in various California stage productions. His initial forays into television acting included such live TV shows as Playhouse 90...
24. Pat Evison Pat Evison Actress, The Flying Doctors 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.
25. Nick Ramus Nick Ramus Actor, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
26. Daniel Ades Daniel Ades Actor, Aguirre, the Wrath of God
27. Henning Carlsen Henning Carlsen Director, Hunger
28. Werner R. Heymann Werner R. Heymann Composer, 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...
29. 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...
30. Christopher Marlowe Christopher Marlowe Writer, 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.
31. 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...
32. Sammy Cohen Sammy Cohen Actor, Homesick
33. 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...
34. Heather Canning Heather Canning Actress, Crossroads
35. 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.
36. George K. Arthur George K. Arthur Actor, The Salvation Hunters The son of a travelling salesman and a department store merchandise demonstrator, Arthur was obliged to fend for himself from an early age, selling newspapers and working at starvation wages for a condiment manufacturer. Although underage, he escaped from this life by joining the Bugle Corps at the outset of World War One...
37. Carl Radle Carl Radle Self, Mad Dogs & Englishmen
38. Vesey O'Davoren Vesey O'Davoren Actor, Winds of the Pampas
39. Jack Raine Jack Raine Actor, Julius Caesar
40. Giorgio Tozzi Giorgio Tozzi Actor, South Pacific
41. Roberto Rey Roberto Rey Actor, La princesa de los ursinos
42. Anita Mally Anita Mally Writer, Die Versuchung - Der Priester und das Mädchen
43. 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...
44. 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.
45. Michael Elliott Michael Elliott Director, King Lear
46. George Riley George Riley Actor, The Day Mars Invaded Earth
47. Sun Ra Sun Ra Soundtrack, Deceiver
48. William Spier William Spier Writer, The Devil's Widow
49. Voltaire Voltaire Writer, Prostodushnyy 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...
50. Hilde Weissner Hilde Weissner Actress, Traumulus
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