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1. Dave Legeno Dave Legeno Actor, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince A twin fisted existentialist, whose post-Nietzschian sensibilities reject the lantern of the cynic in a quest for a sun that leaves no shadow. He attended Dr Challoners Grammar School where he achieved 8 'o' levels, he then elected to work on demolition sites rather than continue his education to University level...
2. Buddy Ebsen Buddy Ebsen Actor, Breakfast at Tiffany's Buddy Ebsen began his career as a dancer in the late 1920s in a Broadway chorus. He later formed a vaudeville act with his sister Vilma Ebsen, which also appeared on Broadway. In 1935 he and his sister went to Hollywood, where they were signed for the first of MGM's Eleanor Powell movies, Broadway Melody of 1936...
3. Cameron Mitchell Cameron Mitchell Actor, Blood and Black Lace Cameron Mitchell was the son of a minister, but chose a different path from his father. Prior to World War II, in which he served as an Air Force bombardier, Mitchell appeared on Broadway, and, in 1940, an experimental television broadcast, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back". He made his film debut in What Next, Corporal Hargrove?...
4. John Frankenheimer John Frankenheimer Director, Ronin Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera...
5. Brandon De Wilde Brandon De Wilde Actor, Shane Born into a theatrical family, he made a much-acclaimed Broadway debut at the age of nine in "The Member of the Wedding." He was the first child actor to win the Donaldson Award and went on to repeat his role in the film version directed by Fred Zinnemann in 1952. As the blonde, blue-eyed Joey who idolizes the strange gunman (Alan Ladd) in Shane...
6. Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Actor, Melody Time Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that group he was known as Leonard Slye...
7. Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band...
8. Joe E. Brown Joe E. Brown Actor, Some Like It Hot Joe E. Brown happily claimed that he was the only youngster in show business who ran way from home to join the circus with the blessings of his parents. In 1902, the ten-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvellous Ashtons, which toured various circuses and vaudeville theaters...
9. Kasey Rogers Kasey Rogers Actress, Strangers on a Train Hailing from Morehouse, Missouri, she was born Imogene Rogers and moved with her family to California at age 2 1/2. She got the nickname Casey when her neighborhood playmates discovered how well she handled a baseball bat ("I could hit a baseball farther than anybody in grammar school except Robert Lewis...
10. William Faulkner William Faulkner Writer, The Big Sleep William Faulkner, one of the 20th century's most gifted novelists, wrote for the movies in part because he could not make enough money from his novels and short stories to support his growing number of dependants. The author of such acclaimed novels as "The Sound and the Fury" and "Absalom, Absalom!"...
11. Gail Patrick Gail Patrick Actress, My Man Godfrey Cold, calculating and hard-as-nails is probably the best definition of Gail Patrick's femmes on the 30s and 40s silver screen, and the actress herself was no softie in real life. The tall, slender, patrician beauty was born with the equally stately-sounding name Margaret LaVelle Fitzpatrick in Birmingham...
12. Eric Douglas Eric Douglas Actor, The Golden Child
13. Alma Reville Alma Reville Writer, Shadow of a Doubt
14. Judy Star Judy Star Actress, Space Invaderz
15. Chief John Big Tree Chief John Big Tree Actor, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
16. Marjorie Rambeau Marjorie Rambeau Actress, A Man Called Peter Born July 15, 1889 in San Francisco, unappreciated character player Marjorie Rambeau worked on the stage from the age of 12. In the 1910s and 1920s, she became a prominent Broadway lead, noted for her serene beauty, elegant poise and touching theatrics. Around the same time she made a few silent films that went nowhere...
17. Russell Thorson Russell Thorson Actor, Hang 'Em High
18. Wladyslaw Szpilman Wladyslaw Szpilman Music Department, The Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman was born in 1911 in Sosnowiec. On leaving school, he went to Warsaw to study music (piano) in the Chopin School of Music, under Professor Jozef Smidowicz, and later, under Professor Aleksander Michalowski (both scholars of Franz List). In 1931 he went to Berlin to the Academy of Music...
19. Jimmie F. Skaggs Jimmie F. Skaggs Actor, Catch Me If You Can Jimmie lived in Valley City, Ohio as a very young boy, and then moved to Elyria, Ohio, as an adolescent. He got his start in acting performing in the All School play, "The Great Sabastions". He graduated from Elyria High School in 1963.
20. Thorley Walters Thorley Walters Actor, Vampire Circus Son of a clergyman, the British character actor Thorley Walters was born in 1913 in Teigngrace, Devonshire, England. After stage experience, in which he played Shakespearean and light leading roles, he made his film debut in The Love Test and continued his early film career with numerous quota quickies...
21. Patrick McVey Patrick McVey Actor, North by Northwest
22. Bert Rumsey Bert Rumsey Actor, The Girl in Lovers Lane Burtis Harwood Rumsey was born in Butte, Montana on 15 Oct 1892 to Burtis Harwood Rumsey and Hannah Cummins who both died between 1904 and 1910. Burtis married Dona Grace (Douglas) Benneche. He preceded her in death on 6 July 1968 at the Motion Picture Home, Woodland Hills, California and was buried in the Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery, Lodi, California...
23. Mary Hignett Mary Hignett Actress, Horse Sense
24. Dorothy Chandler Dorothy Chandler Self, Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times
25. Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli Actor, Thief
26. John Indrisano John Indrisano Actor, Fight Game Born in East Boston, Johnny Indrisano was from a poverty stricken family. As a youth he vowed to "have money" some day. He boxed 155 amateur fights. He turned professional and went on to fight 83 main events in which he won 80. He defeated 5 world champions. His career lasted from 1924 to 1934. He defeated among others...
27. Anne Nagel Anne Nagel Actress, Black Friday Anne Nagel's life could be summed up in two words: pretty miserable. Born to devoutly religious Bostonian parents who had long encouraged her to become a nun, she had been enrolled in a preparatory school for just that purpose. As a young teenager, she worked part time as a photographer's model, and...
28. Evan Hunter Evan Hunter Writer, The Birds
29. Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant Writer, Masculin Féminin
30. Robert McNamara Robert McNamara Self, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara Robert S. McNamara was born in San Francisco, California on June 9, 1916. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1937 with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He went on to earn a Masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1939 and had a job of teacher here from 1940 to 1943...
31. Ray Young Ray Young Actor, Bagdad Cafe
32. Alec B. Francis Alec B. Francis Actor, Beyond the Rocks
33. John Durren John Durren Actor, The Gumball Rally
34. Mani Kaul Mani Kaul Director, Idiot
35. Jean Bouise Jean Bouise Actor, The Big Blue
36. Armando Calvo Armando Calvo Actor, Bel Ami Armando Calvo's mother was Minerva Lespier De Calvo, the wife of Juan Calvo, Armando's father. Hence, Armando's surnames in Spanish are "Calvo Lespier." Juan Calvo met Minerva Lespier in Puerto Rico, where he performed as a baritone in Spanish operettas (zarzuelas). Minerva, who was about 16 when they married, gave birth to Armando in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at midnight on December 24, 1919...
37. Joaquín Rodrigo Joaquín Rodrigo Soundtrack, School of Rock Joaquin Rodrigo was born on November 22, 1901, in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. He was blinded by complications from diphtheria when he was three years old. His condition did not improve after a surgery and then glaucoma blinded him completely. Rodrigo confessed without regret, that his blindness predisposed him to music...
38. Víctor Junco Víctor Junco Actor, Doña Diabla
39. Harvey Fuqua Harvey Fuqua Soundtrack, Brooklyn's Finest Singer / songwriter / record producer Harvey Fuqua was born in Louisville, KY, on July 27, 1929. His uncle was Charles Fuqua, a member of The Ink Spots, and Harvey spent much of his childhood singing on street corners with relatives and friends, including Bobby Lester. After a stint in the army...
40. Syreeta Syreeta Soundtrack, The Holiday After growing up in Pittsburgh, Syreeta Wright moved to Detroit, where she joined Motown Records. Berry Gordy simplified her name, and as Rita Wright she released "I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel For You," written by Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson and Brian Holland. It did OK, and Gordy thought...
41. Gerald Hamer Gerald Hamer Actor, The Scarlet Claw Gerald Hamer (born Geoffrey Earl Watton) the Anglo-American movie and television character actor, was born in Llandudno , Wales in November 1886 to parents John Watton and Evelyn Clara Earl. Hamer learned his craft on stage in the United Kingdom, appearing as a professional from 1916 in Shakespeare and such venerable theatrical warhorses as "The Admirable Chrichton"...
42. Otto Klemperer Otto Klemperer Soundtrack, The Darjeeling Limited
43. Cathy Cahn Cathy Cahn Actress, Doctor Hackenstein
44. Francis Blanche Francis Blanche Actor, Belle de Jour
45. Jean Carroll Jean Carroll Self, Dream Follies Jean Carroll came from a show business family. Her parents were actors. Her mother, Fern Lacey, was the original "Buster Brown" in vaudeville. Jean, with her sister JoAnn (Miss Hollywood of 1932), did extra and bit parts at M.G.M. and Hal Roach Studios from 1931 to 1933. They were in vaudeville and later were headliners in burlesque from 1933 on...
46. Van McCoy Van McCoy Soundtrack, The Lorax Singer, songwriter and music producer Van Allen Clinton McCoy was born on January 6, 1940, in Washington, DC. He sang with the Metropolitan Baptist Church choir when he was a kid. At age 12 he began writing his own songs and performing in local amateur shows along with his older brother, Norman Jr. He was the lead singer of the doo-wop group The Starlighters...
47. John Lehne John Lehne Actor, Bound for Glory
48. Nat Carr Nat Carr Actor, The Talk of Hollywood
49. Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame Writer, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 and was orphaned by the time he was five years old. He went to live with his grandmother in Cookham Dene, Berkshire. He attended St. Edward's School there, and at the age of 17 began working as a clerk for the Bank of England. He stayed on, was promoted several times...
50. Reginald Barlow Reginald Barlow Actor, The Bride of Frankenstein
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