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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 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...
3. 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...
4. 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.
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. 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. 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"...
8. Phil Foster Phil Foster Actor, Bang the Drum Slowly
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Gene Lyons Gene Lyons Actor, A Taste of Armageddon
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. 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...
14. 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...
15. Betty Ford Betty Ford Self, The Seminar
16. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
17. 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"...
18. Victor Rendina Victor Rendina Actor, The Godfather
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. Peter Hawkins Peter Hawkins Actor, The Adventures of Spot
22. Isabela Corona Isabela Corona Actress, A Man of Principle
23. Christian-Jaque Christian-Jaque Director, Fan-Fan the Tulip
24. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, General Hospital
25. Irene Prador Irene Prador Actress, Treacle
26. Luis Saguar Luis Saguar Actor, 8MM
27. 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...
28. 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.
29. Samuel Berkowitz Samuel Berkowitz Self, Faces of Death
30. 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.
31. Abe Dinovitch Abe Dinovitch Actor, The Wizard of Oz
32. 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...
33. Kim Il-Sung Kim Il-Sung Writer, The Flower Girl
34. Donn Gift Donn Gift Actor, The Yearling
35. 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.
36. Loring Smith Loring Smith Actor, The Cardinal
37. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, Music Within
38. Sonny Miller Sonny Miller Camera and Electrical Department, Die Another Day
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. Robert Opel Robert Opel Self, Uncle Bob
41. Kris Moe Kris Moe Actor, American Graffiti
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. 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...
44. Dusan Vukotic Dusan Vukotic Director, Igra
45. Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee Writer, Inherit the Wind
46. Jack B. Sowards Jack B. Sowards Writer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
47. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, House of Dark Shadows
48. Jean-Paul Le Chanois Jean-Paul Le Chanois Writer, Papa, Mama, the Maid and I
49. Gertie Green Gertie Green Actress, Three Little Pigskins
50. 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...
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