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1. 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...
2. Zasu Pitts Zasu Pitts Actress, Greed 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...
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. Alan Turing Alan Turing Thanks, Stark Electric Jesus
5. Judy Holliday Judy Holliday Actress, Born Yesterday Rejected by the Yale Drama School, Judy began in the theater as a backstage operator for Orson Welles' Mercury Theater. She made her stage debut when she joined Betty Comden and Adolph Green in a cabaret group called the Revuers. Working their way up through the circuit, the group was hired by 20th Century Fox to appear in the film Greenwich Village...
6. Dan Duryea Dan Duryea Actor, Scarlet Street Dan Duryea was educated at Cornell University and worked in the advertising business before pursuing his career as an actor. Duryea made his Broadway debut in the play "Dead End." The critical acclaim he won for his performance as Leo Hubbard in the Broadway production of "The Little Foxes" led to his appearance in the film version, in the same role.
7. 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"...
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. 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...
10. 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...
11. Lane Bradford Lane Bradford Actor, Zombies of the Stratosphere
12. J. Michael Riva J. Michael Riva Production Designer, Django Unchained
13. 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...
14. Bob Sweeney Bob Sweeney Director, Starman
15. Richard Ramirez Richard Ramirez Uncategorised 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"...
16. Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Writer, A Star Is Born Dorothy Rothschild was born on August 22, l893 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...
17. David Lyon David Lyon Actor, D-Day 6.6.1944
18. Bill Clark Bill Clark Actor, The Underdog
19. 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...
20. Orwin C. Harvey Orwin C. Harvey Stunts, Glory
21. Forrest Carter Forrest Carter Writer, The Outlaw Josey Wales Forrest Carter, the author of the controversial memoir (now recognized as a work of fiction) "The Education of Little Tree," was the pen-name of Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925-June 7, 1979), a rabid segregationist who was an infamous racist propagandist in the 1960s. A leader of the White Citizens...
22. E.M. Forster E.M. Forster Writer, A Passage to India
23. 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...
24. Leonard Stern Leonard Stern Writer, Get Smart, Again!
25. Ronnie Dukes Ronnie Dukes Self, Episode #2.10
26. Rut Hawn Rut Hawn Actor, The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox
27. Marjorie Gross Marjorie Gross Miscellaneous Crew, The Fusilli Jerry
28. 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...
29. Jacques Herlin Jacques Herlin Actor, Of Gods and Men
30. Sheila Rogers Sheila Rogers Actress, The Kentucky Fried Movie
31. 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...
32. Rudy Fernandez Rudy Fernandez Actor, Diskarte
33. Uncle Jimmy Mack Uncle Jimmy Mack Self, Episode #1.2
34. Monroe Owsley Monroe Owsley Actor, Indiscreet Largely forgotten today, actor Monroe Owsley was born in Atlanta around the turn of the century and raised by his mother, stage actress Gertrude Owsley. His own theater career started up as a teen and he eventually hit Broadway in the mid 1920s, migrating to films around the advent of sound. His first movie role was as a young suitor in The First Kiss starring Fay Wray...
35. Sonali Senroy DasGupta Sonali Senroy DasGupta Writer, India: Matri Bhumi
36. Kevin Elyot Kevin Elyot Writer, Christopher and His Kind
37. Henry Miller Henry Miller Writer, Quiet Days in Clichy
38. Ingo Preminger Ingo Preminger Producer, MASH
39. Tony Wright Tony Wright Actor, The House in Marsh Road
40. Elizabeth Logue Elizabeth Logue Self, New Faces
41. 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...
42. Max Factor Max Factor Make-Up Department, The Wizard of Oz Max Factor Jr. was the second son of Max Factor, who opened his first wig shop in Razan, Russia in the 1890s. In April 1904 he emigrated to the United States and opened a perfume, make-up, and wig concession at the St. Louis World's Fair. Frank was born in St. Louis. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1908 and Frank joined the family business on Hill St...
43. James Hall James Hall Actor, Hell's Angels
44. Zeljko Bozic Zeljko Bozic Stunts, The Professional Born in Belgrade, 1974. His father was a Martial ars instructor, and he started to learn at the early age of 3 years. He finished the Faculty of Psychical culture, and is also a Martial arts master 3.dan. of Aikido. His debut in theatre came in 1992 ("Majka Hrabrost"), and in a movie in 1994 - Treca sreca.
45. Daniele Amfitheatrof Daniele Amfitheatrof Composer, Lassie Come Home A well-respected conductor and composer, who arrived in the US in 1937 and became a citizen in 1944. His education included studies with Wladimir Tscherbachev, Otto Respighi, and Jaroslav Krichka in the Conservatory and Pontifical Academy of Sacred Music of Vatican in Rome. He was assistant conductor...
46. Jack Gaud Jack Gaud Actor, Vaastav: The Reality
47. John Tenta John Tenta Actor, Summerslam
48. Percy Edwards Percy Edwards Actor, Labyrinth As a young lad Percy was fascinated by the wild creatures of his native Suffolk and found his ability to imitate them made an interesting "party piece" from the age of 12. His first broadcast experience came in the BBC radio series "Vaudeville" in 1930. He made hundreds of broadcasts until his "official" retirement in 1989...
49. Lippy Espinda Lippy Espinda Actor, The Waterfront Steal
50. Spencer Prokop Spencer Prokop Writer, Kodomo no Omocha
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