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1. Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
2. Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Actress, The Public Enemy Harlean Carpenter, who later became Jean Harlow, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. She was the daughter of a successful dentist and his wife. In 1927, at the age of 16, she ran away from home to marry a young businessman named Charles McGrew, who was 23. The couple pulled up stakes and moved to Los Angeles...
3. Trevor Goddard Trevor Goddard Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Trevor Goddard was born in Croydon, Surrey, England on October 14, 1962. His parents, Eric and Clara, and baby Trevor moved to Bromley, Kent, where he grew up. As a natural athlete, Trevor was highly interested in sports. As a youngster, he played football (soccer) and cricket and enjoyed running as well as many other recreational activities...
4. Judy Holliday Judy Holliday Actress, Born Yesterday Judy Holliday was born Judith Tuvim in New York City on June 21, 1921. Her mother, a piano teacher, was attending a play when she went into labor and made it to the hospital just in time. Judy was an only child. By the age of four, her mother had her enrolled in ballet school which fostered a life-long interest in show business...
5. Dan Duryea Dan Duryea Actor, Scarlet Street Dan Duryea was definitely the man you went to the movies for and loved to hate. His sniveling, deliberately taunting demeanor and snarling flat, nasal tones set the actor apart from other similar slimeballs of the 1940s and 1950s. From his very first picture, the highly acclaimed The Little Foxes, in which he portrayed the snotty...
6. Zasu Pitts Zasu Pitts Actress, The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna Classic comedienne Zasu Pitts, of the timid, forlorn blue eyes and trademark woebegone vocal pattern and fidgety hands, was born to Rulandus and Nellie (Shay) Pitts, the third of four children on January 3, 1894. Her aged New York-native father, who lost a leg back in the Civil War era, had settled the family in Kansas by the time ZaSu was born but relocated to Santa Cruz...
7. Lane Bradford Lane Bradford Actor, Zombies of the Stratosphere
8. Barbara Baxley Barbara Baxley Actress, Nashville Barbara Angie Rose Baxley was born on New Year's Day 1923 to Emma A. & C. Bert Baxley in Porterville, CA. She was the youngest of their two daughters and was named after her grandmothers; Angie Sibley-Tyler and Iva Matilda Rose-Baxley. Barbara attended and graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific in Stockton where she was raised...
9. James Luisi James Luisi Actor, Another World A native New Yorker, James Luisi attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights on a basketball scholarship. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He then played one season (1953-54) with the Baltimore Bullets in the National Basketball Association. His acting career began on the stage with early parts coming in the Broadway musicals "Sweet Charity" and "Zorba"...
10. Signe Hasso Signe Hasso Actress, A Double Life Young Signe Larsson was only 12 when she started to work as a child extra at The Royal Dramatic Theater and was the youngest ever enrolled for acting studies there at 16. She quickly got leading roles in movies and always received very good reviews. In 1940 she went to Hollywood and signed a contract with RKO...
11. Bill Clark Bill Clark Actor, Bonanza
12. Jobyna Howland Jobyna Howland Actress, Topaze
13. Bob Sweeney Bob Sweeney Director, The Andy Griffith Show
14. Dino Risi Dino Risi Writer, Scent of a Woman Dino Risi became a movie director by chance. In 1940 he met Alberto Lattuada at a friend's boutique. Lattuada told him they needed an assistant director for the movie Piccolo mondo antico. Risi accepted just for fun, not for work. Later, he became a psychiatrist and wrote some articles for a local newspaper in his spare time...
15. Leonard Stern Leonard Stern Writer, Get Smart, Again!
16. Eric Mason Eric Mason Actor, Hot Fuzz
17. Norris Goff Norris Goff Actor, So This Is Washington
18. Alan Turing Alan Turing
19. Dennis Potter Dennis Potter Writer, The Singing Detective Dennis Christopher George Potter was born 17 May 1935 in Berry Hill, a small village in the Forest of Dean, where his grandfather and father were coal miners. Through books, the young Potter found that "words were chariots". He attended school in London and spent two years in the Army. During his three years at Oxford...
20. Vernon Washington Vernon Washington Actor, The Last Starfighter Samuel "Vernon" Washington was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the 8th child of Benjamin and Olive Evans of Dinwiddie County, Virginia and Fredrick, Maryland, respectively. On checking a perpetual Calendar, we learned that Vernon was born on Friday, and according to the nursery rhyme, Friday's child is loving and giving...
21. E.M. Forster E.M. Forster Writer, A Passage to India
22. George Givot George Givot Actor, Lady and the Tramp Dapper American character actor and radio personality, born in Omaha, Nebraska. After attending Chicago University, Givot entered show business as a comedian with the Ziegfeld Follies. His particular forte was mimicking a variety of ethnic dialects. Performing in vaudeville and in nightclubs, he scored an immediate hit with his comic creation...
23. Lippy Espinda Lippy Espinda Actor, Hawaii Five-O
24. Jacques Herlin Jacques Herlin Actor, Des hommes et des dieux
25. Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Writer, A Star Is Born Dorothy Rothschild was born on August 22, 1893 into a family of comfortable financial means. Raised by her father and Stepmother after her mother's death, she was given an excellent education for the times. Highly intelligent, she pursued a career after her formal education and proved herself to be one of the early feminists...
26. J. Michael Riva J. Michael Riva Production Designer, Django Unchained
27. Georgia Hale Georgia Hale Actress, The Gold Rush In 1922, Georgia won a beauty contest and went to New York to get a job in the theater. Unsuccessful, she left New York for Hollywood where she worked as a bit player in a few movies. Georgia's first break came when she was hired for the film The Salvation Hunters. It was from this picture that Charlie Chaplin hired her to play the Georgia...
28. Jack Gaud Jack Gaud Actor, Koyla
29. Tony Wright Tony Wright Actor, The House in Marsh Road
30. James Hall James Hall Actor, Hell's Angels
31. Bill Borzage Bill Borzage Actor, Way Down East
32. David Lyon David Lyon Actor, Greenfingers
33. Marjorie Gross Marjorie Gross Writer, Newhart
34. Richard Ramirez Richard Ramirez Actor, Anna's Eve Richard Ramirez was a drifter from Texas who ended up in Los Angeles (the serial killer capital of the world) in the early 1980s when 5 serial killers where committing crimes independent of each other. Ramirez worked as a car mechanic and did odd jobs while in Los Angeles. He was fascinated with "satanism"...
35. Rut Hawn Rut Hawn Actor, Pure Goldie
36. Gordon Rollings Gordon Rollings Actor, Superman III Born in Batley, Yorkshire, Gordon Rollings began his career in radio in Israel, then progressed into the circus in Paris and trained as a clown. His first television appearance was in Play School (this was the very first broadcast on BBC2). He then went onto appear as Charlie Moffit in Coronation Street...
37. Mary MacLeod Mary MacLeod Actress, Orlando
38. Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty Actor, Moby Dick The distinctively white-haired, bushy-browed Northern Irish novelist, playwright and character actor, Joseph Tomelty was born the eldest of seven children in the small fishing village of Portaferry, County Down. He initially followed in his father's footsteps as a house painter. Early on, life on the stage might have seemed inconceivable because of a noticeable stutter...
39. Marie Hemingway Marie Hemingway Actress, A Master of Men
40. Orwin C. Harvey Orwin C. Harvey Stunts, Glory
41. Simon Franco Simon Franco Production Designer, Alien: Isolation Simon Franco started as a programmer at Activision in 2001. His first credited work was programming for the PS2 version of Weakest Link (2001). In January 2004 he joined the UK development studio The Creative Assembly. Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation (2014) is dedicated to him when he passed in June 2014...
42. Ingo Preminger Ingo Preminger Producer, MASH
43. Michael A. Andrews Michael A. Andrews Actor, Hard Ticket to Hawaii
44. Spencer Prokop Spencer Prokop Writer, School Rumble
45. Henry Miller Henry Miller Writer, Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules
46. Alan Hockey Alan Hockey Actor, Get Carter
47. Doris Carey Doris Carey Actress, The World's Greatest Sinner Doris Carey was born Doris Erica Radlinger on May 17, 1940. Doris met her character actor husband Timothy Carey in 1957 in Germany while Carey was acting in Paths of Glory for Stanley Kubrick. She had acting roles in the movies The World's Greatest Sinner and Tweet's Ladies of Pasadena, both of which were directed by her husband...
48. Sonali Senroy DasGupta Sonali Senroy DasGupta Writer, India: Matri Bhumi
49. Rudy Fernandez Rudy Fernandez Actor, Diskarte
50. Peter Fontaine Peter Fontaine Actor, The Strange Case of Dr. Manning
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