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1. Vivien Leigh Vivien Leigh Actress, Gone with the Wind If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time her parents take her to England...
2. Ernest Borgnine Ernest Borgnine Actor, The Wild Bunch Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Charles who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy and Anna who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, but took no real interest in acting...
3. 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...
4. June Allyson June Allyson Actress, Till the Clouds Roll By 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...
5. Dick Sargent Dick Sargent Actor, Operation Petticoat Sargent was a trim, handsome man with a longish chin. He played a variety of gawky businessmen roles in feature films before finding a niche in tv history as the second Darrin on "Bewitched". Shortly before his death, Sargent publicly proclaimed he was gay, and became what he called "a retroactive role model" in the battle for gay rights.
6. Michael Wilding Michael Wilding Actor, In Which We Serve 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...
7. 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...
8. 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"...
9. Phil Foster Phil Foster Actor, Bang the Drum Slowly
10. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
11. Victor Rendina Victor Rendina Actor, The Godfather
12. 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...
13. Sonny Miller Sonny Miller Camera and Electrical Department, Die Another Day
14. Christian-Jaque Christian-Jaque Director, Fan-Fan the Tulip
15. Gene Lyons Gene Lyons Actor, A Taste of Armageddon
16. Isa Miranda Isa Miranda Actress, Summertime Isa Miranda was one of the most significant actresses in Europe during the 1930s-'50s. Her remarkable talent expressed itself both in cinema and theatre. 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...
17. Charlotte Granville Charlotte Granville Actress, Werewolf of London
18. 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...
19. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, General Hospital
20. Frank Lackteen Frank Lackteen Actor, Malice in the Palace Shifty-eyed, high-cheekboned character player who, stealthy and scowling, portrayed exotic villains in US films for five decades from 1916.
21. Gene L. Coon Gene L. Coon Writer, The Killers 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...
22. 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...
23. 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 "Pinnochio." 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"...
24. Peter Hawkins Peter Hawkins Actor, The Adventures of Spot
25. Betty Ford Betty Ford Self, The Seminar
26. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, Music Within
27. Luis Saguar Luis Saguar Actor, 8MM
28. Samuel Berkowitz Samuel Berkowitz Self, Faces of Death
29. Lotte Palfi Andor Lotte Palfi Andor Actress, Marathon Man Was an aspiring Jewish stage actress in Germany and had to flee in 1934 with her first husband, the cutter (film editor) Victor Palfi, after the Nazis came to power. She played only bit parts in Hollywood, many of them uncredited. Her most memorable roles were in Casablanca, where she was "the woman who has to sell her diamonds" in order to escape the Nazis and in Marathon Man...
30. Donn Gift Donn Gift Actor, The Yearling
31. Abe Dinovitch Abe Dinovitch Actor, The Wizard of Oz
32. Kris Moe Kris Moe Actor, American Graffiti
33. Loring Smith Loring Smith Actor, The Cardinal
34. Silvio Oddi Silvio Oddi Actor, Death of the Virgin
35. Thomas Meighan Thomas Meighan Actor, Male and Female 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...
36. Harry Spalding Harry Spalding Writer, The Watcher in the Woods Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and brought to the US when he was six, Harry Spalding credits his interest in writing to his mother, who read the classics aloud to him when he was a child. Early on, Spalding did some short story and newspaper writing, then went into the theater business as a film booker/buyer in San Francisco...
37. Robert McKenzie Robert McKenzie Actor, The Sign of the Cucumber A small man with a big belly, McKenzie entered films in 1915 and spent most of his career in B-Westerns, usually as a gold-watch-chained banker.
38. Sam Denoff Sam Denoff Writer, That Girl 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. George B. Seitz George B. Seitz Director, Love Finds Andy Hardy Former playwright George B. Seitz left the theater for Hollywood in 1913, and before long he was turning out screenplays for action serials such as The Perils of Pauline, The Exploits of Elaine, and The Iron Claw. In addition to writing and sometimes starring in these productions, he began to direct them as well...
40. Margaret Furse Margaret Furse Costume Designer, The Lion in Winter Born to well known Punch Magazine illustrator Arthur G. Watts and Phyllis Watts (nee Gordon) in 1911, Margaret married Roger Furse and became involved in the world of the theater - specializing in costume design - beginning at the end of World War Two. Furse's connection to Sir Laurence Olivier undoubtedly opened many doors...
41. Jean-Paul Le Chanois Jean-Paul Le Chanois Writer, Papa, Mama, the Maid and I
42. Robert B. Hauser Robert B. Hauser Cinematographer, The Odd Couple
43. Isabela Corona Isabela Corona Actress, A Man of Principle
44. Irene Prador Irene Prador Actress, Treacle
45. Jack B. Sowards Jack B. Sowards Writer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
46. Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee Writer, Inherit the Wind
47. Nick Condos Nick Condos Actor, The Broadway Buckaroo
48. 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...
49. Percy Bysshe Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley Writer, Gothic
50. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, House of Dark Shadows
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