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1. Vivien Leigh Vivien Leigh Actress, Gone with the Wind Vivian Mary Hartley was born on November 5, 1913, in Darjeeling, India, a strange place for one of the world's most celebrated actresses to be born. 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...
2. June Allyson June Allyson Self, That's Entertainment! III 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...
3. 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 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...
4. Dick Sargent Dick Sargent Actor, Operation Petticoat 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...
5. 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...
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. 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...
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. 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...
10. Victor Rendina Victor Rendina Actor, The Godfather
11. Phil Foster Phil Foster Actor, Bang the Drum Slowly
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. 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...
14. Gene Lyons Gene Lyons Actor, A Taste of Armageddon
15. Betty Ford Betty Ford Self, The Seminar
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Peter Hawkins Peter Hawkins Actor, The Adventures of Spot
19. 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"...
20. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
21. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, General Hospital
22. Christian-Jaque Christian-Jaque Director, Fan-Fan the Tulip
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. Abe Dinovitch Abe Dinovitch Actor, The Wizard of Oz
26. 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.
27. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, Music Within
28. 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...
29. Sonny Miller Sonny Miller Camera and Electrical Department, Die Another Day
30. 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.
31. Ginny Golden Ginny Golden Actress, Forgive and Forget
32. Luis Saguar Luis Saguar Actor, 8MM
33. Jack B. Sowards Jack B. Sowards Writer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
34. Dusan Vukotic Dusan Vukotic Director, Igra
35. Irene Prador Irene Prador Actress, Treacle
36. Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee Writer, Inherit the Wind
37. Samuel Berkowitz Samuel Berkowitz Self, Faces of Death
38. Donn Gift Donn Gift Actor, The Yearling
39. 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.
40. Richard Cowsill Richard Cowsill Self, Family Band: The Cowsills Story
41. Kim Il-Sung Kim Il-Sung Writer, The Flower Girl
42. Joseph F. Robertson Joseph F. Robertson Director, Auntie Lee's Meat Pies Joseph F. Robertson was with the US Marines during World War II and was later a major in international banking and finance at New York University. While working in Europe as a manufacturer's representative he became interested in moviemaking, and upon his return to the US went to Hollywood and became...
43. Paul Bonneau Paul Bonneau Soundtrack, Stonehearst Asylum Born in Moret-sur-Loing in 1918, Paul Bonneau studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris. He won the premier prix d'harmonie (1937) in the class of Jean Gallon, the premier prix de fugue (1942) in the class of Noël Gallon and the premier prix de composition (1945) in the class of Henri Büsser. In 1939...
44. Jean-Paul Le Chanois Jean-Paul Le Chanois Writer, Papa, Mama, the Maid and I
45. Maurice Baquet Maurice Baquet Actor, Z Maurice Baquet is a multi-talented man: gifted cellist (1st prize at the Conservatoire de Paris), Skier (member of the 1936 French Olympic Team), mountain climber(this talent used in several movies, including 'Premier de Cordée'). He attracted poet 'Jacques Prevet''s attention when riding on his bicycle...
46. Loring Smith Loring Smith Actor, The Cardinal
47. 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...
48. Robert Opel Robert Opel Self, Uncle Bob
49. Isabela Corona Isabela Corona Actress, A Man of Principle
50. 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...
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