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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 had English and Scots-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. 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...
5. 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.
6. 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...
7. 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.
8. Ray Sharkey Ray Sharkey Actor, The Idolmaker
9. Wallace Ford Wallace Ford Actor, Freaks Wallace Ford's career as a character actor in over 200 films from 1932 to 1965 can be divided into two parts. In his early movies his freckled and friendly face and wavy hair lent itself to light, wise-cracking leads in a string of B pictures. By 1950 he had morphed into a stocky, grizzled old-timer in an impressive group of Westerns...
10. Herbert Anderson Herbert Anderson Actor, Battleground
11. 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)...
12. 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...
13. Catherine Cookson Catherine Cookson Writer, The Black Velvet Gown
14. Dan Vadis Dan Vadis Actor, Bronco Billy
15. Joe the Dog Joe the Dog Actor, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
16. Patricia Donahue Patricia Donahue Actress, General Hospital
17. Elizabeth Lawrence Elizabeth Lawrence Actress, All My Children
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. Ralph Morgan Ralph Morgan Actor, The Life of Emile Zola Hollywood character actor, often as smooth villain, for two decades from 1931.
23. Lon McCallister Lon McCallister Actor, The Red House Hollywood juvenile lead, popular in films during the later 40's, the growth of whose adult career was stunted on account of his own diminutive stature. He retired from the screen at the age of 30.
24. Nathan Cook Nathan Cook Actor, National Lampoon's Vacation
25. 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...
26. Lew Gallo Lew Gallo Producer, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
27. Egon von Fürstenberg Egon von Fürstenberg Costume and Wardrobe Department, La piovra 7 - Indagine sulla morte del commissario Cattani
28. Bruce Watson Bruce Watson Actor, The Swinging Barmaids
29. Ethel Clayton Ethel Clayton Actress, Beyond 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...
30. Mitsunobu Kaneko Mitsunobu Kaneko Actor, Dracolon: The Great Sea Monster
31. Marie Hemingway Marie Hemingway Actress, A Master of Men
32. George Douglas George Douglas Actor, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
33. 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...
34. Al Rinker Al Rinker Soundtrack, The AristoCats
35. 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...
36. Gunnar Fischer Gunnar Fischer Cinematographer, The Seventh Seal
37. 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...
38. Jack Hannah Jack Hannah Director, The Woody Woodpecker Show
39. Ami Jordan Ami Jordan Actress, Breast Worship 2
40. Jane Griffiths Jane Griffiths Actress, The Durant Affair
41. Arthur R. Dubs Arthur R. Dubs Producer, The Adventures of the Wilderness Family
42. 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...
43. Timothy McVeigh Timothy McVeigh Self, Timothy McVeigh/The Bodyguard's Story
44. 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.
45. José Bolaños José Bolaños Writer, Dead Aim Jose Bolaños was born in Mexico City in 1935, and died there on June 11, 1994. He was known as something of a playboy, but was also a screenwriter and director. He married Italian actress Venetia Vianello, but his biggest claim to fame is his relationship with Marilyn Monroe.
46. Gilles Ségal Gilles Ségal Actor, Topkapi
47. Leopoldo Salcedo Leopoldo Salcedo Actor, The Moises Padilla Story
48. Lou Fant Lou Fant Actor, Looking for Mr. Goodbar
49. Alf Nordvang Alf Nordvang Actor, Reisen til julestjernen
50. Sigge Fürst Sigge Fürst Actor, Shame As a youth, Sigge Fürst wanted to be a police officer. By coincidence, he got into acting, and so began a long and successful career. He had many talents: he could play revue as well as drama, act as well as sing. He started off as a revue actor, and then moved on to play musicals, theatre, and become a popular radio host with the show "Frukostklubben"...
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