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1. Nelsan Ellis Nelsan Ellis Actor, True Blood Nelsan Ellis was an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright, perhaps best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood. Ellis was born on November 30, 1977, in Harvey, Illinois. Following his parents' divorce, Ellis and his mother moved to Alabama. He moved back to Illinois as a teenager...
2. Vivien Leigh Vivien Leigh Actress, Gone with the Wind Vivian Mary Hartley was born on November 5, 1913, in Darjeeling, India. She was to live in this beautiful country for the next six years. Her parents wanted to go home to England but because of World War I they opted to stay in India. At the end of the war the Hartleys headed back to their home country...
3. Michael Wilding Michael Wilding Actor, Stage Fright Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England on July 23, 1912, Wilding became a commercial artist after leaving school. He gained employment in the art department of a film studio in London in 1933, and he was soon approached by producers to become a movie star-in-training due to his dashing good looks. After debuting at age 21 in Bitter Sweet...
4. Ernest Borgnine Ernest Borgnine Actor, McHale's Navy Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...
5. Elsa Martinelli Elsa Martinelli Actress, Hatari! Elsa Martinelli was born in the central Tuscan city of Grosseto into a struggling family, one of eight siblings. She had to earn her keep from the age of twelve, delivering groceries in Rome. Looking older than her years suggested, she then did some part time work as a bar maid. Aged sixteen and ambitious...
6. James Franciscus James Franciscus Actor, Beneath the Planet of the Apes James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is best known for his work in television...
7. June Allyson June Allyson Self, The DuPont Show with June Allyson American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace...
8. Roberts Blossom Roberts Blossom Actor, Home Alone Roberts Blossom was a marvelously quirky, talented, and versatile character actor who was especially adept at portraying cantankerous old oddballs. Born in 1924 in New Haven, Connecticutt, Blossom graduated from the prestigious Asheville School in 1941 and attended Harvard. Roberts initially planned on being a therapist...
9. Dick Sargent Dick Sargent Actor, Bewitched Congenial, mild-mannered Dick Sargent was a reliably bemused foil on film and TV for nearly four decades. He was born Richard Cox on April 19, 1930 in Carmel, California. His mother, Ruth McNaughton, was a minor actress who went by the stage name of "Ruth Powell"; his father, Colonel Elmer Cox, served...
10. Randy Schell Randy Schell Actor, Judge Alex
11. Howard Duff Howard Duff Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer Tough, virile, wavy-haired and ruggedly handsome with trademark forlorn-looking brows that added an intriguing touch of vulnerability to his hard outer core, actor Howard Duff and his wife-at-the-time, actress Ida Lupino, were one of Hollywood's premiere film couples during the 1950s "Golden Age"...
12. Irwin Keyes Irwin Keyes Actor, The Flintstones Large (6'1"), affable, and commanding character actor Irwin Keyes was born on March 16, 1952 in New York City. Keyes grew up in Amityville, New York and graduated from Amityville Memorial High School in 1970. He acted in his first play "The Lower Depths" by Maxim Grody while attending college. Frequently cast as likable lugs...
13. William Lucas William Lucas Actor, The Adventures of Black Beauty
14. Enid Jaynes Enid Jaynes Actress, Geronimo
15. Christine McIntyre Christine McIntyre Actress, Brideless Groom One of five children, Christine Cecilia McIntyre was born in Nogales, Arizona, on April 26, 1911, to John and Edna (nee Barnaby) McIntyre. In the early 1930s, Christine received a Bachelor of Music degree at Chicago Musical College, where she honed her operatic soprano voice (which can be heard in a handful of her movies); she also began her radio career in Chicago...
16. Gene Lyons Gene Lyons Actor, Ironside
17. Isa Miranda Isa Miranda Actress, Summertime Isa Miranda was one of the most significant actresses in Europe from the 1930s-'50s. Her remarkable talent expressed itself both in cinema and theater. She reached international popularity in the 1930s, especially in France, Germany and Austria, and became the only international movie star produced by the fascist cinema...
18. Victor Rendina Victor Rendina Actor, The Godfather
19. Phil Foster Phil Foster Actor, Laverne & Shirley
20. Vanna Bonta Vanna Bonta Actress, Beauty and the Beast Vanna Bonta is an American writer and actress known for her cameo as the superhero's mother (Zed's queen) in the fantasy classic The Beastmaster, and for her work on Beauty and the Beast, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, and The Universe. She grew up in Bangkok, Thailand, Florence, Italy and the USA. She was born in the South and speaks fluent Italian...
21. Thomas Meighan Thomas Meighan Actor, Why Change Your Wife? Sadly, this once-popular silent screen star and older matinée idol for Paramount Studios, is all but forgotten today. Thomas "Tommy" Meighan was one of the rulers of the Hollywood roost, between the years 1915 and 1928. He was born in Pittsburgh, his father a president of a major manufacturing company...
22. Ward Kimball Ward Kimball Animation Department, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Ward Kimball joined Disney Studios in 1934 as an animator. He eventually became involved in all aspects of animation production, most notably as the designer of Jiminy Cricket for the film "Pinocchio." He was also responsible for the redesign of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney recognized Kimball's achievements by making him one of the "Nine Old Men"...
23. Rocky Collins Rocky Collins Director, Lockhart: Unleashing the Talisman
24. Gene L. Coon Gene L. Coon Writer, Star Trek Often referred to as 'the forgotten Gene' (a reference to Gene Roddenberry), Gene Lee Coon was one of the most important creative minds behind Star Trek. He is credited with inventing the Klingons and the 'Prime Directive', and with developing the interpersonal dynamics between Spock and McCoy (in particular...
25. Loring Smith Loring Smith Actor, The Cardinal
26. Peter Hawkins Peter Hawkins Actor, Rainbow
27. Christian-Jaque Christian-Jaque Director, Fan-Fan the Tulip
28. Betty Ford Betty Ford Self, All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan
29. Rolando Tinio Rolando Tinio Actor, Baby Tsina
30. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, General Hospital
31. Donn Gift Donn Gift Actor, The Yearling
32. Frank Lackteen Frank Lackteen Actor, Malice in the Palace
33. Richard Fire Richard Fire Writer, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
34. Kris Moe Kris Moe Actor, American Graffiti
35. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
36. Robert McKenzie Robert McKenzie Actor, The Sign of the Cucumber
37. Kenny Stabler Kenny Stabler Self, Rebels of Oakland: The A's, the Raiders, the '70s Ken "The Snake" Stabler was born in Christmas Day in 1945 in Foley, Alabama, and played football, basketball, and baseball at Foley High School. He set many records there as a quarterback and basketball player that still stand today. He was offered minor league contracts by the New York Yankees and Houston Astros...
38. Sam Denoff Sam Denoff Writer, The Dick Van Dyke Show Composer ("Bupkis"), author and actor, educated at Adelphi College, and later on the staff at WNEW in New York. He was a television script writer and also wrote much special material for night clubs and a number of singing commercials. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his chief musical collaborators include Gene Klavan, Bill Persky and James Haines.
39. Granville Bates Granville Bates Actor, My Favorite Wife Balding, worried-looking character actor of the 1930's with a strong line in lawyers, judges, sheriffs, mayors and storekeepers. Could play choleric or obtuse. Had a career in dramatic plays on Broadway from 1925 to 1935. In films from 1929. Well-received performance in The Great Man Votes as a corrupt...
40. Percy Bysshe Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley Writer, Gothic
41. Helen Holmes Helen Holmes Actress, The Hazards of Helen Though the circumstances of Helen Holmes' birth are somewhat hazy (sources place it in either Chicago or Louisville, KY, in mid-June or early July of 1893), what isn't hazy is that she was, with Pearl White, the queen of the railroad serials of the mid-teens and early '20s. Holmes always played a strong-willed...
42. Peggy Campbell Peggy Campbell Actress, Big Calibre
43. Seiji Yokoyama Seiji Yokoyama Composer, Majikaru Tarurûto-kun
44. Samuel Berkowitz Samuel Berkowitz Self, Faces of Death
45. Luis Saguar Luis Saguar Actor, 8MM
46. Abe Dinovitch Abe Dinovitch Actor, The Wizard of Oz
47. Anthony Hope Anthony Hope Writer, The Prisoner of Zenda British novelist and playwright Anthony Hope was born Anthony Hope Hawkins on Feb. 9, 1863, in London. His father was the headmaster of the St. Johns Foundation School for the Sons of Poor Clergy. He was educated at Marlborough School and Baliol College, Oxford, obtaining an M.A. with honors in 1885...
48. Paul Mantz Paul Mantz Stunts, Only Angels Have Wings American aviator who became the most renowned stunt flyer in movies of the mid-twentieth century. The son of a school principal, he grew up Redwood City, California and developed a fascination with flying as a boy. He joined the Air Corps as a cadet and was a brilliant student pilot, but he was discharged after buzzing a train full of high-level officers...
49. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, Music Within
50. Paul Cristo Paul Cristo Actor, Some Like It Hot
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