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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. 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...
3. Walter Matthau Walter Matthau Actor, The Odd Couple Born Walter Matthow on October 1, 1920 in New York City, to a Russian Jewish father and a Lithuanian Jewish mother, 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. He was paid 50 cents for each of his occasional on-stage appearances...
4. Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum Actor, The Night of the Hunter Underrated American leading man of enormous ability who sublimates his talents beneath an air of disinterest. Born to a railroad worker who died in a train accident when he was two, Robert Mitchum and his siblings (including brother John Mitchum, later also an actor) were raised by his mother and stepfather (a British army major) in Connecticut...
5. Karl Malden Karl Malden Actor, Patton Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden didn't learn how to communicate a single word of English until he was in kindergarten. Raised in Gary, IN, a medium-sized steel town, Malden--like many other young men in Gary--got a job in a steel factory when he finished school...
6. Sylvia Sidney Sylvia Sidney Actress, Beetlejuice 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. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Margaux Hemingway Margaux Hemingway Actress, Lipstick Born in Portland, Oregon, she grew up in on a farm in Ketchum, Idaho. But dad was Jack Hemingway, son of the Nobel prize winning author Ernest Hemingway and, with that heritage, fame was almost foreordained. By the time she was 21, after the lead in the rape melodrama Lipstick, she had a budding movie career...
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 Founded Czech avantgarde theatre and film group 'Osvobozene divadlo' with actor Jan Werich in 1927. Affiliated with the Poetist movement (Karel Teige). Made succesfull comedy shows with political themes. Voskovec left Czechoslovakia after the German invasion, 1938/39 and emigrated to the US.
14. 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...
15. Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings Actor, Topsy-Turvy
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Alfred Marks Alfred Marks Actor, The Yeomen of the Guard
21. Robert Roark Robert Roark Actor, Mister Roberts
22. 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...
23. Benjamin Hendrickson Benjamin Hendrickson Actor, Guiding Light
24. Claire Kelly Claire Kelly Actress, A Guide for the Married Man
25. Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou Writer, Metropolis
26. Leslie Brooks Leslie Brooks Actress, Cover Girl
27. Paul Jenkins Paul Jenkins Actor, Network
28. Michael Perry Michael Perry Self, Into the Abyss
29. Roy Poole Roy Poole Actor, Another World
30. Franco Cristaldi Franco Cristaldi Producer, Cinema Paradiso
31. Clay Felker Clay Felker Producer, What's Going on Here?
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. Ronnel Victor Ronnel Victor Actor, Takbo, bilis... takboooo!
34. Peter Barnes Peter Barnes Writer, The Ruling Class
35. Tenen Holtz Tenen Holtz Actor, Show People Elihu "Elye" Tenenholtz was born in the Russian hamlet of Azran, near the city of Rovne, in 1887 and came to the US at the age of ten. His first appearance in amateur Yiddish theatricals occurred in 1903, in staged readings of the works of Yiddish author Sholom Aleichem, the first person to do that...
36. Anna Karen Anna Karen Actress, All Our Yesterdays
37. 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...
38. Jay Fenichel Jay Fenichel Actor, FM
39. Keith Charles Keith Charles Actor, One Life to Live
40. Melba Bruce Melba Bruce Actress, Surfer Girls
41. 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'...
42. Burt Douglas Burt Douglas Actor, All My Children
43. Anton Leader Anton Leader Director, Children of the Damned
44. Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico Actor, Zorro
45. Carl Mayer Carl Mayer Writer, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Carl Meyer was the son of a stock speculator who committed suicide. He had to leave school at 15 to work as a secretary. Mayer moved away from Graz to Innsbruck and then Vienna, where he worked as a dramatist. Meanwhile, the events of the First World War turned him into a pacifist. In 1917 he went to Berlin...
46. Carrie Daumery Carrie Daumery Actress, Lady Windermere's Fan
47. Joan Cooper Joan Cooper Actress, The Ruling Class
48. Lou Capra Lou Capra Self, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra
49. Betty Jane Graham Betty Jane Graham Actress, An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee
50. Karl-Heinz Hess Karl-Heinz Hess Actor, Auf Freiersfüßen
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