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1. Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn Actress, Bringing Up Baby Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead...
2. Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield Self, The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to Vera J. and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney in Phillipburg, New Jersey, where Jayne began her girlhood...
3. Lana Turner Lana Turner Actress, Imitation of Life Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments. Lana Turner was born Julia Jean Mildred Francis Turner in Wallace...
4. Bob Crane Bob Crane Actor, The Informer Bob Crane was born Robert Edward Crane, in Waterbury, Connecticut, July 13th 1928. In 1942, at the age of 14, Bob began drumming for the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. He was dismissed a year later because he was not considered "serious enough". Shortly thereafter Bob began a radio career which eventually took him west to Los Angeles and landed him in the morning drive slot at CBS powerhouse KNX...
5. William Hickey William Hickey Actor, The Nightmare Before Christmas Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor, Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 production, starring Uta Hagen)...
6. Don S. Davis Don S. Davis Actor, Cliffhanger
7. Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney Self, 'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney She was the daughter of Andrew and Frances Clooney and grew up in Maysville, Kentucky, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used to sing in her grandfather's mayoral election campaigns, which he won three times. She made her singing debut on Cincinnati radio station WLW in 1941 at 13. On WLW she worked with band leader Barney Rapp...
8. Jim Kelly Jim Kelly Actor, Enter the Dragon With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's Island in Enter the Dragon...
9. Vittorio Gassman Vittorio Gassman Actor, Sleepers Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitter Rice. This fixed him to his main parts: The ambigous gentleman inflicting pain and pleasure at the same time...
10. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Actor, The Bell Boy Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock Company...
11. Kitty Kelly Kitty Kelly Actress, So Proudly We Hail!
12. Jan Rubes Jan Rubes Actor, Witness Born in Czechoslovakia. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, Jan Rubes went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early years. By 1948, he was chosen to represent Czechoslovakia at the International Music Festival held in Geneva and won first prize in his category...
13. Robert Drivas Robert Drivas Actor, Cool Hand Luke Actor-turned-director Robert Drivas showed dark, brooding power and strong potential on the 60s stage, film and TV but, in the long run, did not achieve the kind of success he deserved. Born on November 21, 1938, the Chicago native initially studied his craft at the Universities of Chicago and Miami...
14. Henry King Henry King Director, Twelve O'Clock High For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell for Adano...
15. Jessica Dee Jessica Dee Actress, The 8th Sin
16. Edward Yang Edward Yang Writer, Yi Yi Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. Growing up in Taipei...
17. Karen Lamm Karen Lamm Actress, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
18. Don Matheson Don Matheson Actor, General Hospital
19. Rod Amateau Rod Amateau Producer, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Starting out as a radio writer, Rodney Amateau began his film career as a second-unit director before getting a chance to direct his own features in the early 1950s. Not meeting with much success, he soon turned to directing TV series, which he did for many years before returning to film directing in the 1970s...
20. Bruce Malmuth Bruce Malmuth Director, Hard to Kill Bruce Malmuth has enjoyed a distinguished career in film, television and theater as a writer, director and actor. Soon after achieving success with his commercials (Excedrin Headache #1 and Fresca Snowstorms campaigns, and other Clio winners) Mr. Malmuth made his film directorial debut with Sylvester Stallone in the classic thriller Nighthawks...
21. François Périer François Périer Actor, The Nights of Cabiria Francois Perier was one of France's most prolific character leads. Born in Paris, his father managed a wine shop. At age 14, he wrote to legendary actor Louis Jouvet who subsequently helped him enter the Cours Simon and Le Conservatoire dramatic institutions. A stage star by 1938, he then apprenticed in bit film parts...
22. Pamela Mason Pamela Mason Actress, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
23. Billy Beck Billy Beck Actor, Just Like Heaven
24. John Abineri John Abineri Actor, The Godfather: Part III
25. Allan Carr Allan Carr Producer, Grease
26. Tony D'Amario Tony D'Amario Actor, District B13
27. Victor Lundin Victor Lundin Actor, Robinson Crusoe on Mars
28. Michael Brennan Michael Brennan Actor, Thunderball
29. Jane Rose Jane Rose Actress, Summertime
30. Roy Rowland Roy Rowland Director, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Roy Rowland studied law at the University of Southern California, then joined MGM as a script clerk. As if getting that job wasn't enough good luck in the middle of the Depression, he also married the niece of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer. He sharpened his directing chops at MGM with a series of shorts starting in the 1930s...
31. Ron Gans Ron Gans Actor, Hell Night While many people may not know Ron Gans' face, any self-respecting fan of 70s drive-in exploitation cinema should be highly familiar with his extremely distinctive and unmistakable deep'n'dulcet velvet smooth golden throat voice. Gans lent his deliciously plummy tones to numerous theatrical trailers...
32. Declan Mulholland Declan Mulholland Actor, Time Bandits
33. Primo Carnera Primo Carnera Actor, Ercole e la regina di Lidia
34. Kaisa Hämäläinen Kaisa Hämäläinen Actress, Journey to Heaven This young actress astounded everyone with her profound performance in the acclaimed short film Taivasmatka (2001). Being only thirteen years old by the time of the filming, Kaisa faced a difficult task debuting in the leading role playing a young girl going through an emotional journey. Despite of the demanding requirements...
35. Jess Hahn Jess Hahn Actor, Topkapi Indiana-born Jess Hahn never played in an American movie, at least shot on American soil. On the other hand, this friendly giant with a nice sense of humor was a fixture in French movies where he often landed roles as a tough gangster or a Yankee (whether an army officer, a C.I.A./F.B.I. agent or an expatriated John Doe)...
36. James W. Horne James W. Horne Director, Way Out West
37. Phil Tully Phil Tully Actor, Against All Flags
38. Bert Glennon Bert Glennon Cinematographer, Stagecoach While attending Stanford University in 1912, Bert Glennon was hired as an assistant cameraman, and, upon graduation, went into the film business full-time. Becoming a director of photography in 1916, Glennon became one of the industry's most respected craftsmen and worked often for such perfectionist directors as John Ford and Cecil B. DeMille...
39. Steve Clark Steve Clark Actor, Under California Stars
40. Noel Dyson Noel Dyson Actress, Waifs and Strays
41. Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Soundtrack, Just Go with It
42. Antonio Badú Antonio Badú Actor, Cantaclaro
43. Jessie Lee Fulton Jessie Lee Fulton Actress, Paper Moon
44. Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner Actor, Aunt Clara
45. Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan Actor, Gun City
46. Ida Mae McKenzie Ida Mae McKenzie Actress, Beat It
47. Pietro Taricone Pietro Taricone Actor, Remember Me, My Love
48. Joel Siegel Joel Siegel Self, Deathtrap
49. Chester Gan Chester Gan Actor, Flying Tigers
50. Irving Wallace Irving Wallace Writer, The West Point Story U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and screenwriter Irving Wallace excelled at writing popular fiction based on current events. He began writing for various magazines at age 15. He wrote screenplays for a variety of studios from 1950 to 1959, when he turned solely to writing books. His first major bestseller was "The Chapman Report" (1960)...
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