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1. Marlon Brando Marlon Brando Actor, The Godfather Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949...
2. Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum Actor, The Night of the Hunter Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a train accident when he was two...
3. Michael Landon Michael Landon Actor, The Lord Is My Shepherd: Part 1 Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey. When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, and his athletic skills earned him a scholarship to USC...
4. Walter Matthau Walter Matthau Actor, The Odd Couple Matthau was born Walter Matthow on October 1, 1920 in New York City, to a Lithuanian Jewish mother, Rose (Berolsky), who worked in a garment sweatshop, and a Russian Jewish father, Milton Matthow, a peddler and electrician from Kiev. Matthau grew up in poverty on the Lower East Side. He started out selling soft drinks and playing bit parts at a Yiddish theater troupe at age 11...
5. Karl Malden Karl Malden Actor, Patton Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when he left to attend the Arkansas State Teacher's College...
6. Sylvia Sidney Sylvia Sidney Actress, Sabotage Sylvia Sidney was born in New York City, in the Bronx borough, on August 8, 1910 with the birth name of Sophia Kosow. Her father was Russian born and her mother was born in Romania. They divorced not long after her birth. Her mother subsequently remarried and Sylvia was adopted by her stepfather, Sigmund Sidney...
7. Virginia Weidler Virginia Weidler Actress, The Philadelphia Story Delightful child/juvenile actress Virginia Weidler (her friends called her "Ginny") had that knowing gleam in her eye that usually spelled trouble in one form or another for anyone at arm's reach. Born in Eagle Rock, California in 1926, she was one of six children born to Alfred Weidler, an architect...
8. Margaux Hemingway Margaux Hemingway Actress, Lipstick The surname alone connoted fortune, wealth and creativity, but Portland-born Margaux Hemingway worked hard throughout her career to carve her own niche in the Hemingway saga. Raised in Ketchum, Idaho, Margaux worked various jobs in the Sun Valley area before traveling to New York City in the mid 1970's...
9. Mollie Sugden Mollie Sugden Actress, Are You Being Served? Best remembered as 'Mrs. Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her first television role came in 1962 with the series "Hugh and I," which ran for four seasons. In 1972, she won the role of the head of the ladies department at Grace Brothers Department Store...
10. Ilene Woods Ilene Woods Actress, Cinderella Ilene Woods was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of "a backstage mom" who was responsible for Ilene getting her show biz start on the stage--at age two! At 14, during a vacation in New York City, she received an offer to top-line her own radio show once she became available at the end of that school year...
11. Wolfman Jack Wolfman Jack Actor, American Graffiti
12. Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Soundtrack, The Goonies He was the heartbeat of R&B during the 1980s and 1990s, yet led a productive singing and songwriting life prior to this preeminence. The soul balladeer's strong commitment to the art of music continued on its Grammy-winning course, even after an acute stroke in 2003 left him severely incapacitated and unable to continue public appearances...
13. George Voskovec George Voskovec Actor, 12 Angry Men From the theatre, distinguished Czech actor/producer/director/author George Voskovec was born Jirí Wachsmann on June 19, 1905, the son of Vilém Wachsmann and his wife Jirina (néé Pinkas). Prior to George's birth, the spelling of the family name was Vaksman (Russian). By the time he was born, which was...
14. Leslie Brooks Leslie Brooks Actress, Cover Girl
15. Alice Nunn Alice Nunn Actress, Pee-wee's Big Adventure Very little is known about Alice Nunn with the exception that she appeared in one of the 1980s most famous films, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, as the infamous truck driver, 'Large Marge'. Alice E. Nunn was born on October 10, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida to parents N.G. Nunn and Alice Bush. She eventually made her way westward...
16. Edward Dmytryk Edward Dmytryk Director, The Caine Mutiny Edward Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. After his mother died when he was 6, his strict disciplinarian father beat the boy frequently, and the child began running away while in his early teens. Eventually, juvenile authorities allowed him to live alone at the age of 15 and helped him find part-time work as a film studio messenger...
17. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
18. Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings Actor, Topsy-Turvy
19. Dominic Lucero Dominic Lucero Actor, Newsies Dominic Lucero was born August 28th, 1967 in the state of California. From the time he was small, Dominic wanted to be an actor and his mother knew that it was destined to happen. He sang and danced to the radio as a kid, and showed a natural talent for it. Dominic participated in Drama Club and plays throughout Elementary...
20. Richard Ward Richard Ward Actor, The Jerk At the age of eleven, Richard Ward started in showbiz, accompanying his two sisters in a vaudeville song and dance act called 'Dot, Flo and Dick'. From a tap-dancing kid, Richard grew into a burly, raspy-voiced young adult, whose physique became a major asset in his first career as a prize-fighter. After some 30 wins...
21. Sergio Sollima Sergio Sollima Writer, Face to Face
22. Benjamin Hendrickson Benjamin Hendrickson Actor, Guiding Light
23. Steve Tesich Steve Tesich Writer, Breaking Away Born in Yugoslavia, Tesich was 14 when he came to America and settled in East Chicago, Indiana. His father, a machinist, died in 1962. He graduated from Indiana University in 1965 and did graduate work at Columbia University where he began to write plays. 'Breaking Away (1979)' won Tesich an Oscar and a Golden Globe nomination...
24. Ben Turpin Ben Turpin Actor, Saps at Sea First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value and make him a top name...
25. Burt Douglas Burt Douglas Actor, All My Children
26. Claire Kelly Claire Kelly Actress, A Guide for the Married Man
27. Roy Poole Roy Poole Actor, Another World
28. Paul Jenkins Paul Jenkins Actor, Network
29. Harry Whittaker Harry Whittaker Actor, Emmerdale: Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In
30. Jeffrey Grant Rice Jeffrey Grant Rice Writer, The Night Stalker
31. Nicholas Winton Nicholas Winton Self, Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
32. Guy Mitchell Guy Mitchell Soundtrack, Walk the Line He was signed by Warner Brothers as a child for his possible future potential but became known as a singer on the San Francisco radio. After U.S. Navy service, he sang with Carmen Cavallaro's band from 1946-1947. In 1950, he joined Columbia records and, accompanied by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra...
33. Val Doonican Val Doonican Self, Christmas Eve with Val Doonican
34. William Ching William Ching Actor, D.O.A. 6'2" blond, Ivy-League-handsome William Ching was just as skilled in the vocal as he was in the acting department but he purposely shied away from the musical film genre in fear of harming his career as a dramatic actor. Had he thought otherwise, the actor might have enjoyed the musical baritone career of a Nelson Eddy...
35. Joan Cooper Joan Cooper Actress, The Ruling Class
36. Alfred Marks Alfred Marks Actor, The Yeomen of the Guard
37. Franco Cristaldi Franco Cristaldi Producer, Cinema Paradiso
38. Anna Palk Anna Palk Actress, Horror on Snape Island Anna was educated at Rise Hall Convent in Yorkshire and trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She followed this with rep at Bristol, Leatherhead and Leeds before embarking on a successful film and television career. Her stage appearances included productions of 'Smith By Any Other Name'...
39. Ezzel Dine Zulficar Ezzel Dine Zulficar Writer, Stronger Than Love
40. Michael Perry Michael Perry Self, Into the Abyss
41. Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico Actor, Zorro
42. Betty Jane Graham Betty Jane Graham Actress, Cover Girl
43. Victor Helou Victor Helou Actor, Thwarted
44. David Fredericks David Fredericks Actor, Fear
45. Anton Leader Anton Leader Director, Children of the Damned
46. Anna Karen Anna Karen Actress, All Our Yesterdays
47. Stig Järrel Stig Järrel Actor, Torment Once one of Sweden's hardest working actors, he has descibed himself as a workaholic during the 1940s. He has played all kinds of roles, both comedy as in Fram för lilla Märta eller På livets ödesvägar as well as the psychotic teacher Caligula in Alf Sjöberg's Torment. And although he only did smaller roles in a lot of films...
48. Eddie Borden Eddie Borden Actor, A Chump at Oxford
49. Melba Bruce Melba Bruce Actress, Surfer Girls
50. Peter Barnes Peter Barnes Writer, The Ruling Class
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