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1. 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...
2. David Carradine David Carradine Actor, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 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...
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. Rue McClanahan Rue McClanahan Actress, Starship Troopers A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family and later Maude. For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden Girls. She hit her comedic stride as a sharp tongued oversexed Southern belle on The Golden Girls.
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, Rome, Open City 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. Robert Morley Robert Morley Actor, The African Queen Bushy-browed, triple-chinned and plummy-voiced English actor and raconteur of wide girth and larger-than-life personality. The son of a career army officer, Morley was expected to join the diplomatic corps. As a 'compromise', he tried his hand as a beer salesman. However, bitten by the acting bug since first performing in a kindergarten play...
8. Leon Askin Leon Askin Actor, One, Two, Three 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"...
9. Jiah Khan Jiah Khan Actress, Ghajini
10. Ozzie Nelson Ozzie Nelson Actor, Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream 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...
11. Sam Whipple Sam Whipple Actor, The Rock
12. Michael Billington Michael Billington Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me
13. 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...
14. Kien Shih Kien Shih Actor, Enter the Dragon
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Tom Brown Tom Brown Actor, General Hospital
18. Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin Actress, A Clockwork Orange
19. Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard Actor, The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang
20. Robert La Tourneaux Robert La Tourneaux Actor, The Boys in the Band
21. 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...
22. Lyn Edgington Lyn Edgington Actress, Dirty Harry
23. Harry Hickox Harry Hickox Actor, The Music Man
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. Sean Sullivan Sean Sullivan Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey
27. Johann Strauß Johann Strauß Soundtrack, Amélie 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...
28. Paul Maxey Paul Maxey Actor, The Narrow Margin
29. 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...
30. Harold Goodwin Harold Goodwin Actor, The Bridge on the River Kwai
31. Jean-Patrick Manchette Jean-Patrick Manchette Writer, The Nada Gang
32. 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...
33. Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard Actor, The Last Metro
34. Lew Wasserman Lew Wasserman Self, Citizen Steve
35. Deacon Jones Deacon Jones Self, The Deadly Sting 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.
36. Billy Burden Billy Burden Actor, Episode #1.5
37. Harold G. Schrier Harold G. Schrier Actor, Sands of Iwo Jima
38. Andrew Gold Andrew Gold Soundtrack, Boogie Nights
39. Leslie Kimmell Leslie Kimmell Actor, House by the River
40. Enrique Lizalde Enrique Lizalde Actor, Corazón salvaje
41. KoKo Taylor KoKo Taylor Soundtrack, While You Were Sleeping
42. Curt McDowell Curt McDowell Director, Taboo: The Single and the LP
43. William M. Gaines William M. Gaines Writer, Bordello of Blood Willim Gaines became one of the most important figures in comic book and humor history by accident. Gaines' father, M.C. (Max) Gaines, was the publisher of Educational Comics (EC). When the elder Gaines died in 1947 as a result of freak boating accident, the younger Gaines found himself publisher. At the time...
44. 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.
45. Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow Actor, The Scarlet Pimpernel
46. Dennis James Dennis James Self, The Price Is Right
47. Lucien Prival Lucien Prival Actor, The Bride of Frankenstein
48. Brian Mills Brian Mills Director, The Hound of the Baskervilles
49. Nevena Kokanova Nevena Kokanova Actress, The Peach Thief
50. Maryesther Denver Maryesther Denver Actress, The Fortune Cookie
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