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1. Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Soundtrack, Love Me Tender Elvis Presley began his career as first performer of rockabilly, an up-tempo fusion of country music and rhythm and blues with a strong backbeat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing 'black' and 'white' sounds, made him popular - and controversial - as did his uninhibited stage and television performances...
2. Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi Actor, Dracula It's ironic that Martin Landau won an Oscar for impersonating Bela Lugosi (in Ed Wood) when Lugosi himself never came within a mile of one, but that's just the latest of many sad ironies surrounding Lugosi's career. Bela Lugosi was born Be'la Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882, Lugos...
3. Amanda Blake Amanda Blake Actress, A Star Is Born Amanda was born in Buffalo , N.Y. of English and Scottish descent. After attending school in Buffalo, she and her parents moved to Claremont, California. She graduated from high school at Claremont High. She enrolled at Pomona college but due to her avid participation with community and theater productions...
4. William Windom William Windom Actor, To Kill a Mockingbird A man of all mediums, this veteran, Manhattan-born character actor was named after his great-grandfather, Lincolnesque Congressman William Windom. Born in 1923, the son of Paul Windom, an architect, and the former Isobel Wells Peckham, Bill attended Williams College and the University of Kentucky, among others...
5. Stewart Granger Stewart Granger Actor, Scaramouche Stewart Granger was born James Leblanche Stewart in London, the grandson of the actor "Luigi Lablache". He attended Epsom College but left after deciding not to pursue a medical degree. He decided to try acting and attended Webber-Douglas School of Dramatic Art, London. By 1935, he made his stage debut in "The Cardinal" at the Little Theatre Hull ...
6. Joe Ranft Joe Ranft Actor, Cars
7. Jeff Corey Jeff Corey Actor, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Born on August 10, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, Jeff Corey was a film and television character actor as well as one of the top acting teachers in America. He was an indifferent student, but after taking a drama class in high school, young Corey became hooked. His talent earned him a scholarship to the Feagin School of Dramatic Arts...
8. John Doucette John Doucette Actor, Patton Stocky, balding American character actor with a rich, deep voice, equally adept at Western bad guys and Shakespeare. He began his career in films in minor roles, primarily as gangland henchmen, and progressed to become widely familiar as a figure in a variety of dramas and occasional comedies. Although a stalwart and reliable supporting player...
9. Phil Leeds Phil Leeds Actor, Ghost Phil Leeds is one of those for whom the phrase "character actor" was invented. A slight, wizened man with a rubbery face, bulging eyes and a Jimmy Durante-like nose, he excelled at playing weaselly little snitches, con artists, or just a neighborhood eccentric who always had something up his sleeve...
10. Paul Lukas Paul Lukas Actor, The Lady Vanishes Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 he began making in Budapest and in the 1920s he began appearing in films in Austria as well...
11. Veda Ann Borg Veda Ann Borg Actress, Mildred Pierce Born in Boston, Veda Ann Borg was a New York model in 1936 when a screen test brought her a short-lived contract at Paramount, where she made her debut film, Three Cheers for Love. She fit better at Warner Brothers, where she played at least 15 roles (some of them bits) in 1937-38; but in 1939 a severe auto crash...
12. Babe Ruth Babe Ruth Actor, The Pride of the Yankees Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61*, but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher 'Whitey Ford' broke The Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in a World Series when the Yankees dispatched the Reds that year in the post-season...
13. Malcolm Atterbury Malcolm Atterbury Actor, The Birds Philadelphia native Malcolm Atterbury was born into a wealthy family - his father was president of the Pennsylvania Railroad - but he himself had no desire to go into the family business. He had always wanted to be an actor, and to that end got himself a job managing a radio station. From there he went into vaudeville...
14. Jean Acker Jean Acker Actress, Checkers Jean Acker was born in 1893 on a New Jersey farm and was named Harriet. Her father was part Cherokee and her mother was Irish. Her parents had separated when she was young. She attended school at St. Mary's Seminary in Springfield, New Jersey. Her acting career began in vaudeville and stock-company drama before she moved in front of the cameras...
15. Jack Pennick Jack Pennick Actor, Fort Apache Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin Legation Guard...
16. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Soundtrack, Blood Diamond
17. Miles Goodman Miles Goodman Composer, The Muppet Christmas Carol Goodman attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. (There is now a scholarship there bearing his name.) At Antioch, he was an English major. Goodman studied Shakespeare in London and originally desired to be a director. He studied with private music teachers including Albert Harris and instead became involved in composing music and producing albums.
18. Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell Writer, Gone with the Wind
19. Roberta Collins Roberta Collins Actress, Death Race 2000 Brassy'n'beautiful blonde Roberta Collins was a terrific, dynamic and scene-stealing delight who greatly enlivened a bunch of choice down'n'dirty 1970s drive-in exploitation pictures with her earthy good humor, boundless vitality, superior acting ability, strong, forceful personality and smoldering sex appeal...
20. Idi Amin Idi Amin Self, General Idi Amin Dada Idi Amin Dada Oumee was born in the rural village of Koboko, Uganda, in 1923, a member of the Kakwa tribe. Raised in the isolated farming country of northwestern Uganda, Amin received a scant education which left him functionally illiterate. During the Second World War, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the British Army in the East African Rifles and fought in Burma against the Japanese...
21. Alan Vint Alan Vint Actor, Badlands
22. Eva Renzi Eva Renzi Actress, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
23. Acquanetta Acquanetta Actress, Jungle Woman Aquanetta was a B-rated movie actress (born as Mildred Davenport) in Ozone, Wyoming in 1921. She was nicknamed the "Venezualan Volcano" by Universal Studios. She starred in Tarzan and the Leopard Woman. Acquanetta also had small parts in Arabian Nights, Jungle Woman, Dead Man's Eyes, Lost Continent and The Legend of Grizzly Adams...
24. David Allen David Allen Visual Effects, Ghostbusters II
25. Joe Belcher Joe Belcher Actor, An American Werewolf in London
26. Tonino Delli Colli Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
27. Clive Exton Clive Exton Writer, Red Sonja
28. Dave Barry Dave Barry Actor, Some Like It Hot
29. Louis Jouvet Louis Jouvet Actor, Quai des Orfèvres Louis Jouvet was a living glory of the French theatre where he debuted in 1910. In his life he has worked as pharmacist, manager of a theatre, actor and theatre teacher. He debuted at the movies in 1932 and his best films were of the Golden Age of French cinema called the "poetical realism", e.g. "Hotel du Nord (1938)" or "La La fin du jour (1939)"...
30. Russ Bender Russ Bender Actor, The Hitch-Hiker
31. Andrey Mironov Andrey Mironov Actor, The Diamond Arm Andrei Mironov was a Soviet comedian known for The Diamond Arm He was born Andrei Aleksandrovich Menaker on March 8, 1941, in Moscow. His father, Aleksandr Semenovich Menaker, and his mother, Mariya Mironova, were famous actors in the Soviet Union. From 1958-1962 he studied acting at the Moscow Shchukin School...
32. Robert Krasker Robert Krasker Cinematographer, The Third Man A somewhat underrated figure in cinematographic history, Australian-born Robert Krasker handled some of the most memorable films made in Britain after the Second World War. In his youth, he attended art classes in Paris and studied photography at the Photohaendler Schule in Dresden. He briefly worked for Paramount in Paris...
33. Nancy Guild Nancy Guild Actress, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Movie and television actress Nancy Guild was a contract player at 20th Century-Fox, which reminded the public that her surname "rhymes with wild" after she was signed to a seven-year contract in 1946. The studio bosses must have changed their mind how they would position her as she typically played demure, ladylike roles...
34. Richard Moore Richard Moore Cinematographer, Annie After graduating from U.S.C. in Cinema, Moore spent several years shooting documentaries and travelogues, in addition to being Western U.S. rep (with Conrad Hall) of Arriflex cameras. He then joined Robert Gottschalk as co-founder and Exec. V.P. of Panavision Inc., in charge of design and development...
35. John Hawker John Hawker Actor, 10
36. Frank Ryan Frank Ryan Self, Family Business Ryan was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Mary Kate Ryan (nee Manion), a registered nurse, and Frank Harry Ryan, a bookkeeper, who died when Ryan was three. He was raised Catholic. He attended art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Ryan graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1978, where he was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper the guitarist/bassist in the jazz band...
37. Paul Panzer Paul Panzer Actor, Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill, with the real Buffalo Bill--aka William F. Cody)--for a small independent company...
38. Beulah Bains Beulah Bains Actress, The Charm School
39. Frances Robinson Frances Robinson Actress, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
40. John Brent John Brent Actor, American Graffiti
41. Bruno Nicolai Bruno Nicolai Music Department, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
42. Eric Cullen Eric Cullen Actor, Touch
43. Luigi Zampa Luigi Zampa Writer, To Live in Peace Abandoning earlier studies in architecture and engineering, Luigi Zampa learned screenwriting and directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, between 1932 and 1937. He went on to make military training films for the Italian army during World War II, as well as collaborating on film scripts...
44. John Peyser John Peyser Director, Masquerade
45. Eça de Queirós Eça de Queirós Writer, The Crime of Father Amaro Novelist committed to social reform who introduced Naturalism and Realism to Portugal. He is often considered to be the greatest Portuguese novelist, certainly the leading 19th-century Portuguese novelist whose fame was international. The son of a prominent magistrate, Eça de Queiroz spent his early years with relatives and was sent to boarding school at the age of five...
46. Tom Fuccello Tom Fuccello Actor, One Life to Live
47. Huw Ceredig Huw Ceredig Actor, The Edge of Love
48. Dominique Davray Dominique Davray Actress, Cleo from 5 to 7
49. Edwin Reimers Edwin Reimers Actor, The Trouble with Tribbles
50. Tina Pica Tina Pica Actress, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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