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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. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
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. 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...
9. 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...
10. Gene Lyons Gene Lyons Actor, Ironside
11. Enid Jaynes Enid Jaynes Actress, Geronimo
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. Phil Foster Phil Foster Actor, Laverne & Shirley
15. 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...
16. William Lucas William Lucas Actor, The Adventures of Black Beauty
17. Betty Ford Betty Ford Self, All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan
18. Peter Hawkins Peter Hawkins Actor, Rainbow
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 "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"...
20. Frank Lackteen Frank Lackteen Actor, Malice in the Palace
21. Richard Fire Richard Fire Writer, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
22. Christian-Jaque Christian-Jaque Director, Fan-Fan the Tulip
23. 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...
24. Donn Gift Donn Gift Actor, The Yearling
25. 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...
26. 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...
27. Rocky Collins Rocky Collins Director, Lockhart: Unleashing the Talisman
28. Victor Rendina Victor Rendina Actor, The Godfather
29. Robert McKenzie Robert McKenzie Actor, The Sign of the Cucumber
30. Robert Freitag Robert Freitag Actor, The Great Escape
31. Paul Michael Paul Michael Actor, General Hospital
32. 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...
33. 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...
34. Irene Prador Irene Prador Actress, To the Devil a Daughter
35. Gertie Green Gertie Green Actress, Three Little Pigskins
36. 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...
37. Jean-Paul Le Chanois Jean-Paul Le Chanois Writer, Papa, Mama, the Maid and I
38. Jacques Rouffio Jacques Rouffio Writer, 7 morts sur ordonnance
39. Samuel Berkowitz Samuel Berkowitz Self, Faces of Death
40. Dusan Vukotic Dusan Vukotic Director, Igra
41. Kim Il-Sung Kim Il-Sung Writer, Kotpanum chonio
42. Percy Bysshe Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley Writer, Gothic
43. Loring Smith Loring Smith Actor, The Cardinal
44. Flora Carosello Flora Carosello Actress, Tomb of Torture
45. Abe Dinovitch Abe Dinovitch Actor, The Wizard of Oz
46. Luis Saguar Luis Saguar Actor, 8MM
47. Robert B. Hauser Robert B. Hauser Cinematographer, Peyton Place Veteran American cinematographer, mainly active in television from 1958 to the mid-60s. He worked on such series as "Peyton Place" and "Man With a Camera". He was nominated twice for Primetime Emmy awards: once in 1963 for the TV series "Combat" and again in 1978 for "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry". Though he mostly worked for the small screen...
48. 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.
49. John Robert Garrett John Robert Garrett Actor, Grease
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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