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1. Adam West Adam West Actor, Batman Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer. At age 10, Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man (a la Count Dracula) and part world's greatest detective (a la Charlie Chan and Sherlock Holmes)...
2. Rik Mayall Rik Mayall Actor, The Young Ones Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. He met his comedy partner and best friend Adrian "Ade" Edmondson at Manchester University in 1975...
3. Joe Hamilton Joe Hamilton Producer, The Carol Burnett Show
4. Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Writer, Scrooged Charles Dickens' father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office, and because of this the family had to move from place to place: Plymouth, London, Chatham. It was a large family and despite hard work, his father couldn't earn enough money. In 1823 he was arrested for debt and Charles had to start working in a factory...
5. Alexis Smith Alexis Smith Actress, The Age of Innocence Statuesque, smart Canadian-born Alexis Smith, with her blue/green eyes and a seductively husky voice, lent a touch of class to her leading ladies of the 1940s and 1950s. After her family moved to California, Alexis grew into a precocious talent, performing ballet in public by the age of thirteen, dancing to 'Carmen' at the Hollywood Bowl...
6. Robert Donat Robert Donat Actor, Goodbye, Mr. Chips Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His other handicap...
7. Beverly Michaels Beverly Michaels Actress, The Girl on the Bridge
8. Allen Ludden Allen Ludden Self, Password All-Stars
9. Mayo Methot Mayo Methot Actress, Virtue
10. Michael Roof Michael Roof Actor, xXx
11. Alma Beltran Alma Beltran Actress, Ghost Beltran started her film career in Hollywood in the uncredited role of Miss Guatemala in the film Pan-Americana (1945). From 1945 to 2002, in addition to her film roles, Beltran played over 80 roles in film and television, often in smaller roles, always as Mexican women, and then later in her career...
12. Grandon Rhodes Grandon Rhodes Actor, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
13. Patty Regan Patty Regan Actress, Get Smart
14. Peter Coe Peter Coe Actor, Vigilante Force
15. Ousmane Sembene Ousmane Sembene Director, Moolaadé The first film director from an African country to achieve international recognition, Ousmane Sembene remains the major figure in the rise of an independent post-colonial African cinema. Sembene's roots were not, as might be expected, in the educated élite. After working as a mechanic and bricklayer...
16. Tomoko Kawakami Tomoko Kawakami Actress, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie
17. Madge Kennedy Madge Kennedy Actress, Marathon Man In 1906, Madge went to New York City to study at the Art Students League where she hoped to become an illustrator. This lasted until she appeared in a student musical, which led to a full time job in a traveling stock company. By 1912, Madge was a Broadway Star with the bedroom farce "Little Miss Brown"...
18. Owen Moore Owen Moore Actor, Betty in Search of a Thrill Born in 1886, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at age 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's early productions...
19. Karl Michael Vogler Karl Michael Vogler Actor, Patton Tall, dark-haired German leading actor, the son of a blacksmith. Vogler was educated in Innsbruck and Vienna, where he studied psychology and art history, in addition to taking acting classes on the side. He made his theatrical debut in Innsbruck in 1950, then acted in classical roles on stage in Germany...
20. James Wheaton James Wheaton Actor, THX 1138 The eldest son of the Reverend James D. Wheaton, a Methodist minister and Jessie O. Holmes, the daughter of a Methodist minister, James Lorenzo Wheaton was born on 11 January 1924 in Meridian, Mississippi. As an infant the family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He attended public schools in Hattiesburg...
21. Sybil Thorndike Sybil Thorndike Actress, The Prince and the Showgirl This distinguished theatrical tragedienne will be remembered forever if only for the fact George Bernard Shaw wrote his classic "Saint Joan" work specifically for her. Her over six-decade career allowed for a gallery of sterling, masterful portrayals, both classic and contemporary, performing all over the world including Australia...
22. Clifford Evans Clifford Evans Actor, The Kiss of the Vampire
23. Ronald Bunt Ronald Bunt Art Department, RED
24. Phil Tead Phil Tead Actor, The Lost Paradise
25. Russell Hayden Russell Hayden Actor, Three Men from Texas Russell "Lucky" Hayden was born as Hayden Michael Lucid, the son of Francis Lucid and Minnie Harvey Lucid on June 12, 1912 in Chico, California. In his early Hollywood career, he worked primarily behind the scenes as a film cutter, assistant cameraman, and sound recorder. In 1937, he began his acting career...
26. Rudy Sooter Rudy Sooter Actor, Trouble in Texas Rudy Sooter was born on June 17, 1904 in Canada as Roby Cecil Sooter. His parents were John Franklin Sooter and Hattie Blanch Tussing Sooter. Rudy first became known for his country and western music, both as a writer and performer. Bob Nolan and Roy Rogers were in his band before they formed the Sons of the Pioneers...
27. Vaughn Paul Vaughn Paul Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Black Diamonds
28. Christina Kokubo Christina Kokubo Actress, Midway
29. Raj Khosla Raj Khosla Director, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
30. John Creasey John Creasey Writer, Gideon C.I.D. John Creasey was the seventh of nine children born to Joseph Creasey, a coachmaker, and Ruth Creasey. They were very poor, and John suffered a bout of polio, resulting in his not learning to walk until he was six. He was ten when a schoolmaster suggested he had a gift for writing. John left school at the age of fourteen...
31. Harry Lewis Harry Lewis Actor, Key Largo
32. Iain Banks Iain Banks Writer, Complicity
33. Andrew L. Stone Andrew L. Stone Director, Julie American writer-director-producer Andrew L. Stone Stone attended the University of California and then joined the San Francisco Film Exchange. He began in Hollywood with Universal in 1918, serving his initial apprenticeship in a film laboratory. After several more years of toil in Universal's prop department...
34. Henry Kendall Henry Kendall Actor, East of Shanghai Henry Kendall, born in London on 28 May 1897 was an English stage and film actor, theatre director and an immaculately stylish revue artiste. Kendall was educated at the City of London School, and made his first appearance on the stage in September 1914 at the Lyceum Theatre, playing a 'super' in Tommy Atkins...
35. David Reynoso David Reynoso Actor, La trenza
36. Barbara Whiting Barbara Whiting Actress, Home, Sweet Homicide
37. Chester Hayes Chester Hayes Actor, The Veils of Bagdad
38. Sonnie Hale Sonnie Hale Actor, The Phantom Strikes
39. James Almanzar James Almanzar Actor, Here Come the Brides
40. Harold Lloyd Jr. Harold Lloyd Jr. Actor, Frankenstein's Daughter
41. Harriet Hoctor Harriet Hoctor Actress, Shall We Dance
42. Damien Cashmere Damien Cashmere Actor, Walk on the Wild Side
43. J. Warren Kerrigan J. Warren Kerrigan Actor, Captain Blood Very popular American star of silent films who left the business at the height of his career. While barely in his teens, he worked as a warehouse clerk until a chance arrived to appear in a vaudeville production. He continued to act in traveling stock productions, though he took a brief time away from the stage to attend the University of Illinois...
44. Rafaela Aparicio Rafaela Aparicio Actress, El mar y el tiempo Rafaela Aparicio was born in 1906, the daughter of a merchant ship pilot. She began her career on stage in 1931 at age 23 in the play "El conflicto de Mercedes" after having worked for a few years as a teacher. She is a symbol for the Andalusian woman, smart and happy. With The Sea and the Weather she won the Goya award as Best Actress. In total she has made more than 100 movies.
45. Gordon Polk Gordon Polk Actor, Inherit the Wind
46. Aladdin Aladdin Actor, Garrison's Gorillas
47. Nuno Melo Nuno Melo Actor, O Barão
48. Branko Plesa Branko Plesa Actor, Lilika
49. Elías Querejeta Elías Querejeta Producer, Barrio
50. George Bruggeman George Bruggeman Actor, You Hit the Spot
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