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1. David Carradine David Carradine Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and Kansas Carradine, and nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton...
2. Rue McClanahan Rue McClanahan Actress, The Golden Girls A veteran television actress and Broadway star of the 50s, Rue McClanahan was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, Oklahoma, to Dreda Rheua-Nell (Medaris), a beautician, and William Edwin McClanahan, a building contractor. She was noticed by television executive Norman Lear. Lear cast her in a number of television shows...
3. Anthony Quinn Anthony Quinn Actor, Lawrence of Arabia Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at an LA film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life in extremely modest circumstances in Mexico...
4. James Arness James Arness Actor, The Thing from Another World American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke. Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman of medical supplies and his mother later became a newspaper columnist...
5. Will Sampson Will Sampson Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest A Native American actor of the Creek Nation, Sampson's "big break" came from his memorable role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opposite Jack Nicholson. He was also starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the western The Outlaw Josey Wales. He had supporting roles in Orca, The White Buffalo and Fish Hawk. In 1986...
6. Roberto Rossellini Roberto Rossellini Writer, Roma città aperta The master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, as one of the creators of neo-realism, is one of the most influential directors of all time. His neo-realist films influenced France's nouvelle vague movement in the 1950s and '60s that changed the face of international cinema. He also influenced American directors, including Martin Scorsese...
7. Leon Askin Leon Askin Actor, Hogan's Heroes As a nine year-old boy, Leon Askin recited a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Franz Josef in front of the city hall in Vienna's 9th District. Little did the son of a salesman know then that he would one day be the student of Max Reinhardt and Louise Dumont, and discover Jura Soyfer while directing the political cabaret "ABC"...
8. Robert Morley Robert Morley Actor, The African Queen English character actor Robert Morley was educated in England, Germany, France and Italy. His family planned for him to go into the diplomatic service but he liked the idea of acting more. After studying at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London he appeared on the London stage in 1929 and in 1938 he first appeared on Broadway as the lead in Oscar Wilde...
9. Fred Beir Fred Beir Actor, Another World He made guest appearances on TV series like Bonanza, Perry Mason, Maverick, The Andy Griffith Show, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone (the 1963 episode "Death Ship"), Ben Casey, The Outer Limits, The Munsters, The Time Tunnel, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Honey West, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, The FBI...
10. Jiah Khan Jiah Khan Actress, Ghajini
11. Lyn Edgington Lyn Edgington Actress, Dirty Harry
12. Ozzie Nelson Ozzie Nelson Actor, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet This preeminent sitcom dad of the 50s had already started things off studying law when he decided to put together a dance band in the 20s on the sly. The band was so successful that he never looked back -- his love for entertaining completely took over. The New Jersey-born performer made a living for a time playing hotels and casinos on the East coast...
13. Kien Shih Kien Shih Actor, Enter the Dragon
14. Sam Whipple Sam Whipple Actor, The Rock
15. Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin Actress, A Clockwork Orange
16. Michael Billington Michael Billington Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me
17. Anna Neagle Anna Neagle Actress, Odette Dame Anna Neagle, the endearingly popular British star during WWII, was born Florence Marjorie Robertson and began dancing as a professional in chorus lines at age 14. She starred with actor Jack Buchanan in the musical "Stand Up and Sing" in the West End and earned her big break when producer/director Herbert Wilcox...
18. Tom Brown Tom Brown Actor, General Hospital
19. Franz Kafka Franz Kafka Writer, The Trial Franz Kafka was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Austrian Empire, in 1883. His father, Hermann Kafka, was a business owner and a domestic tyrant, frequently abusing his son. Kafka later admitted to his father, "My writing was all about you...". He believed that his father broke his will and caused insecurity and guilt...
20. Andy Milligan Andy Milligan Director, The Ghastly Ones Andy Milligan was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 12, 1929. He was a self-taught film maker, playwright, script writer and costume designer. He grew up mostly in Minnesota, but he and his family moved around the country a lot. His father, Andrew Jackson Milligan Sr. (1895-1985) was a colonel in the U.S...
21. Harry Hickox Harry Hickox Actor, The Music Man
22. Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard Actor, Olsen-bandens sidste bedrifter
23. Robert La Tourneaux Robert La Tourneaux Actor, The Boys in the Band
24. Harold Goodwin Harold Goodwin Actor, The Bridge on the River Kwai
25. Jack Kevorkian Jack Kevorkian Self, The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Controversial pathologist, writer and inventor, Jack Kevorkian was the only son of Levon Kevorkian a former auto-factory worker who owned an excavating company and his homemaker wife. He had 2 sisters. Kevorkian's parents were Armenian refugees, whose relatives were among the 1.5 millon victims of Turkish atrocities in World War I...
26. Johann Strauss Johann Strauss Soundtrack, The Grand Budapest Hotel Johann Strauss (or Johann Strauss son), one of Austrian music's most famous names who studied music secretly against his father's will, later became the leader of his father's band and the indisputable "waltz king"; his waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube', is the main theme in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey...
27. Curt McDowell Curt McDowell Director, Taboo: The Single and the LP
28. Sean Sullivan Sean Sullivan Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey
29. Peter Glenville Peter Glenville Director, Becket A talented actor and distinguished stage director, Peter Glenville was the son of Shaun Glenville, the British music hall artist and noted pantomime dame. Born in London Glenville was educated at the Jesuit's Stonyhurst College where he appeared in a production of Hamlet in the 1930s where he was singled out by critics for his matinee idol looks...
30. Enrique Lizalde Enrique Lizalde Actor, Corazón salvaje
31. Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow Actor, The Scarlet Pimpernel
32. Georges Bizet Georges Bizet Soundtrack, Trainspotting Georges Bizet was a child prodigy. Entering the Paris Conservatory at the age of nine, he counted among his teachers Antoine Marmontel, François Benoist and Jacques Halévy. At nineteen Bizet won a Prix de Rome. That same year he wrote his first opera, 'Le Docteur Miracle', a one-act comedy. After his studies in Italy he returned to Paris with the intention of writing music for the stage...
33. Eva Le Gallienne Eva Le Gallienne Actress, Resurrection Legendary stage actress Eva Le Gallienne's life began just as grandly as the daughter of poet Richard Le Gallienne. Sarah Bernhardt was her idol growing up and, at age 18, was brought to New York by her mother. Making her London debut with "Monna Vanna" in 1914, she proved a star in every sense of the word...
34. KoKo Taylor KoKo Taylor Soundtrack, While You Were Sleeping
35. Lew Wasserman Lew Wasserman Self, Citizen Steve
36. Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard Actor, Le dernier métro
37. Andrew Gold Andrew Gold Soundtrack, Boogie Nights
38. Nevena Kokanova Nevena Kokanova Actress, The Peach Thief Nevena, born in Dupnitsa on December 12, 1938, is keenly aware of the inequities of the world from a very young age. Her father Bogdan is a military officer in the Kingdom of Bulgaria. When the Communist-led Fatherland Front government takes power in the 40's, it consolidates its victory by persecuting the government and military elite of wartime Bulgaria as "enemies of the people"...
39. Paul Maxey Paul Maxey Actor, The Narrow Margin
40. Peter Carter Peter Carter Director, Klondike Fever
41. Pat Jackson Pat Jackson Director, White Corridors Pat Jackson began as an editor and co-director of documentaries with the famed GPO Film Unit in the mid-1930s. He worked with such icons of the documentary field as John Grierson and Harry Watt, but it was his World War II semi-documentary Western Approaches that put him on the map. Praised as a skillful blend of real footage and studio-shot model work...
42. Lucien Prival Lucien Prival Actor, Bride of Frankenstein
43. Billy Burden Billy Burden Actor, Are You Being Served? Again!
44. Jean-Patrick Manchette Jean-Patrick Manchette Writer, The Gunman
45. Ruth Brady Ruth Brady Actress, Caught Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ruthe Brady was discovered when she accompanied a candidate to Atlantic City for a bathing beauty pageant. She signed for a singing and dancing part in the floor show of the Copacabana Club in New York City. She later appeared on Broadway in such shows as "The Boys from Syracuse" and "By Jupiter". An MGM motion picture contract soon followed.
46. Dennis James Dennis James Self, The Price Is Right
47. Edmund Trzcinski Edmund Trzcinski Actor, Stalag 17
48. Deacon Jones Deacon Jones Self, Black Gunn Defensive left end for the L.A. Rams. Member of the "Fearsome Foursome" [Jones, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Roosevelt Grier]. Specialized in 'sacking' the quarterback. Has been given credit for originating that term. Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Has guest-starred on several TV series during the 1970s.
49. Rick Riccardo Rick Riccardo Actor, The Man Who Fell to Earth
50. Dusan Bulajic Dusan Bulajic Actor, Operacija Beograd
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