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1. John Wayne John Wayne Actor, The Searchers John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert...
2. DeForest Kelley DeForest Kelley Actor, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia, to Clora (Casey) and Ernest David Kelley. He graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to sing at the Baptist church where his father was a minister. At age 17, he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle in Long Beach...
3. Ruby Dee Ruby Dee Actress, American Gangster
4. Brigitte Helm Brigitte Helm Actress, Metropolis After her role in Metropolis she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was Ein idealer Gatte (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.
5. Ron Moody Ron Moody Actor, Oliver! Equipped with a crooked, leering smirk and devilish gleam in his eye, the homely, yet beautifully expressive mug of actor Ron Moody will be most assuredly remembered for one signature role, despite the fact that the talented comedian had much, much more to offer. Carol Channing may have had her Dolly Levi and Yul Brynner his King of Siam...
6. Ann Rutherford Ann Rutherford Actress, Gone with the Wind Ann Rutherford was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The daughter of a former Metropolitan Opera singer, John Rutherford, and her actress mother, Lillian Mansfield, was destined for show business. Not long after her birth, her family moved to California, where she made her stage debut in 1925...
7. William Marshall William Marshall Actor, Blacula Dynamic African American leading man and characters actor William Marshall trained in Grand Opera, Broadway and Shakespeare. In films from the 50s and 60s including: Lydia Bailey, Something of Value, To Trap a Spy and finally known for being in The Boston Strangler with Tony Curtis. Marshall really didn't hit it big until the "blaxplotation" era of the 70s...
8. Wallace Ford Wallace Ford Actor, Freaks A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England and his childhood rivaled the brutality that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the orphanage...
9. Mala Powers Mala Powers Actress, Cyrano de Bergerac The daughter of a United Press executive, Mala Powers attended the Max Reinhardt Junior Workshop as a kid and fell in love with acting the first time she set foot on a stage. She made her film debut in Universal's 1942 Tough As They Come before actress Helene Thimig (Max Reinhardt's wife) convinced her to continue studying rather than become a child actress...
10. Herbert Anderson Herbert Anderson Actor, Battleground
11. Ray Sharkey Ray Sharkey Actor, The Idolmaker
12. Bernard Bresslaw Bernard Bresslaw Actor, Krull A RADA scholar who was spotted by Laurence Olivier, Bernard Bresslaw got professional security from the "Carry On" films but was typecast (as TV's The Army Game had done earlier). He was beginning to extend himself through stage work when, in 1993, just before a performance in "The Taming Of The Shrew" in Regent's Park, London, he had a heart attack and died at the age of 59.
13. Frank Silvera Frank Silvera Actor, Killer's Kiss He was a highly successful black actor/director in the 1950s and 1960s who - because of his light-skinned appearance - transcended race and ethnicity in his performances. In motion pictures, Frank Silvera was cast as black, Latino, Polynesian and "white"/racially indeterminate (due to black + white film stock's lack of discernment when rendering light-skinned African-Americans)...
14. Anatoliy Solonitsyn Anatoliy Solonitsyn Actor, Stalker The famous russian actor was actually discovered by Andrei Tarkovsky. He was looking for Andrei Rublov for his second full-lengh fiim and acccidentaly found absolutely unkown by the public Solonitsyn in Chelyabinsk. He worked there as unprofessional actor. After the Rublov role he played main parts in tens of russian best movies.
15. Mitsunobu Kaneko Mitsunobu Kaneko Actor, Voyage Into Space
16. Robert Clarke Robert Clarke Actor, General Hospital A movie-crazy kid in his native Oklahoma City, Robert Clarke decided at an early age that he wanted to be an actor, but nevertheless suffered from stage fright in his first school productions. He acted in University of Oklahoma radio plays and on stage at the University of Wisconsin before hitching a ride to California to try to break into the picture business...
17. Elizabeth Lawrence Elizabeth Lawrence Actress, All My Children
18. Lon McCallister Lon McCallister Actor, The Red House He started his career as a teenage bit actor in such wholesome, folksy tales as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Judge Hardy's Children. As an adult, he found the strength of his career riding on that same homespun sentiment. Lon McCallister was born Herbert Alonzo McCallister, Jr. in Los Angeles, on April 17, 1923, but was almost immediately called "Buddy" to those closest to him...
19. Catherine Cookson Catherine Cookson Writer, The Black Velvet Gown
20. Patricia Donahue Patricia Donahue Actress, General Hospital
21. Ron Randell Ron Randell Actor, Whity Sydney-born Ron Randell began his six-decade-long career in his teens on radio in his native Australia for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. He promptly moved to the stage, where he acted with the Minerva Theatre Group from 1937 to 1946, while intermittently appearing in Australian films. Well-received reviews for his title role in the movie...
22. Jane Griffiths Jane Griffiths Actress, The Durant Affair
23. Dan Vadis Dan Vadis Actor, Every Which Way But Loose
24. Ralph Morgan Ralph Morgan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola Hollywood character actor, often as smooth villain, for two decades from 1931.
25. Robert E. Howard Robert E. Howard Writer, Conan the Barbarian Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in a series of short stories and novels in the 1930's. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. His fiction was carried in pulp magazines of the time such as Weird Tales, and H.P. Lovecraft was a friend and admirer of his. He committed suicide after holding vigil by his mother's deathbed in 1936.
26. Joe the Dog Joe the Dog Actor, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
27. Lew Gallo Lew Gallo Actor, Ocean's 11
28. Nathan Cook Nathan Cook Actor, National Lampoon's Vacation
29. Walter Hampden Walter Hampden Actor, Sabrina Walter Hampden was one of the great American stage actors and the only performer, aside from Maurice Evans, to play Hamlet three times on Broadway in the post-World War I-era. Born Walter Hampden Dougherty on June 30, 1879, in Brooklyn, New York, he learned his craft in London, where he made his debut as a professional actor in 1901 with the Frank Benson Stock Company...
30. Dusty Rhodes Dusty Rhodes Writer, WrestleMania 22 "The American Dream" has been one of the most popular and colorful professional wrestlers in history. Rhodes began wrestling in the 1960s and gained a reputation as a fast-talking, hard-rocking wrestler. He teamed early in his career with fellow Texan, the late Dick Murdoch, and, for more than 20 years...
31. Bruce Watson Bruce Watson Actor, The Man Trap
32. Thomas Cullinan Thomas Cullinan Writer, The Beguiled
33. David Brinkley David Brinkley Self, This Week with David Brinkley Brinkley hosted This Week with David Brinkley from 1982 until his retirement in 1997. In 1992, he won a Peabody Award for his report on the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As a news analyst, Brinkley was known for his terse, biting comments and his dry wit.
34. Ethel Clayton Ethel Clayton Actress, Crooked Streets Silent-screen actress Ethel Clayton was a convent-educated girl from Champaign, IL, who sought work as a stage actress after finishing her education. She secured small parts here and there, but hit the big time when she went to work for the Frawley Organization, which had several touring stock companies...
35. György Ligeti György Ligeti Soundtrack, Shutter Island 1941-43 he began his study of composition under Ferenc Farkas; 1945-49 he continued at the Budapest Music Academy under the same teacher and Sándor Veress. 1950-56 he was lecturer in Harmony and Counterpoint at the Academy at Budapest. Left Hungary toward the end of 1956. 1957-59 freelance work at the Studio for electronic music of the West German Radio (WDR) in Cologne...
36. Timothy McVeigh Timothy McVeigh Self, The Execution of Timothy McVeigh/The Memorial
37. Lightning Bear Lightning Bear Stunts, Star Wars Lightning Bear was born in Houston, Texas in 1947 and from there moved to California. He has always had an interest in the entertainment Industry. It all started in his childhood in the first grade singing in a choir with a solo for Christmas. In Junior High School there was a talent show in which he...
38. Ami Jordan Ami Jordan Actress, Breast Worship 2
39. Joan Gale Joan Gale Actress, The Miracle Rider
40. Chesley Bonestell Chesley Bonestell Art Department, The War of the Worlds Bonestell was trained as an architect. In the 1930s he worked on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, doing engineering drawings. He then moved to Hollywood where he became a matte artist, doing background and special effects paintings. Within a few years he was earning $1500 per month at this. In 1944 he did a series of astronomical paintings for Life magazine...
41. Rita Rogers Rita Rogers Actress, The Hired Hand A talented and beautiful actress, best known for her performance in Sunset Strip. Rita got her start in the Naval town of Annapolis Maryland. She was originally encouraged by her parents to attend the Naval Academy as her father had done. However, in high school she became interested in putting on plays with her friends...
42. Robert Wilcox Robert Wilcox Actor, Little Tough Guy His father was a physician in Rochester, New York, who died when Wilcox was 16. He attended the University of Southern California but soon dropped out. A talent scout spotted him in a summer-stock production of "The Petrified Forest" and a series of "B" movies followed. In 1937 he married Florence Rice...
43. George Pembroke George Pembroke Actor, Black Dragons
44. Jim Ed Brown Jim Ed Brown Soundtrack, Temple Grandin
45. Gunnar Fischer Gunnar Fischer Cinematographer, The Seventh Seal
46. Marie Hemingway Marie Hemingway Actress, A Master of Men
47. Chhabi Biswas Chhabi Biswas Actor, The Music Room
48. Arthur R. Dubs Arthur R. Dubs Producer, The Adventures of the Wilderness Family
49. Peggy Connelly Peggy Connelly Actress, Houseboat
50. Patrick Whyte Patrick Whyte Actor, The After Hours His parents were a well known Balbriggan couple from George's Hill. Pat, the second son, left home to join the military and served in India as an officer, before deciding on a career in films, that ultimately bringing him to Hollywood. Patrick Whyte had dreamed of being in films and was not going to let the chance pass...
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