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1. Michael Clarke Duncan Michael Clarke Duncan Actor, The Green Mile Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let him, afraid that he would get hurt. He then turned to acting, dreaming of becoming a famous actor...
2. Judy Carne Judy Carne Self, The Hollywood Squares Trained in music and dance, tiny-framed, pixie-like Judy Carne was born Joyce Botterill in Northampton, England in 1939, the daughter of a grocer. Trained in dance, she appeared in music revues as a teenager and changed her name at the advice of a dance teacher. Slowly building up a career on British TV...
3. Frank Capra Frank Capra Director, It's a Wonderful Life One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you could ever be," Capra said about his Atlantic passage...
4. Thuy Trang Thuy Trang Actress, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind. In 1979, Thuy and her family boarded a cargo ship with other refugees to travel to America...
5. Ted Ross Ted Ross Actor, The Fisher King He moved to Dayton, Ohio, with his family when he was 7. He was working as an MC at at club there during the 1950s when he entered the US Air Force. After his discharge, he continued to pursue his show business career. In films, he portrayed Bitterman in Arthur and its sequel Arthur 2: On the Rocks...
6. Barbara O'Neil Barbara O'Neil Actress, Gone with the Wind
7. Duncan Renaldo Duncan Renaldo Actor, The Cisco Kid To most audiences, Duncan Renaldo will always be identified as film and TV's "The Cisco Kid." However, this role occurred late in his career, which consisted of much more than just this western character. Not much is known about Renaldo's early life. In fact, his date and place of birth is still questioned...
8. Eugene Pallette Eugene Pallette Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Gargantuan-bellied, frog-voiced character actor who was a staple in forties movies. After World War II his ultra-right-wing political views fuelled his 'bomb' paranoia and he bought a property in Oregon which he turned into a well-stocked compound in case the Russians attacked. Many of his old Hollywood friends...
9. Steve Ryan Steve Ryan Actor, Crime Story
10. Dirch Passer Dirch Passer Actor, Sommer i Tyrol Dirch Hartvig Passer was born on May 18, 1926, on Østerbro, Copenhagen, to Ragnhild Fich and Capt. Vilhelm Passer (seaman). He never did well in school, being the class clown, which had a negative effect on his grades. He did especially badly in mathematics, which came to follow him the rest of his life...
11. e.e. cummings e.e. cummings Writer, You and Me Edward Estlin Cummings had an idyllic childhood in a spacious Cambridge home amid an affluent, extended family. His father, Edward Cummings, was a Unitarian minister and former Harvard professor who devoted much time to Estlin with spontaneous children's games and rituals. Estlin often went to the circus...
12. Jean Jennings Jean Jennings Actress, There Is No 13 Tall, slim, and leggy blonde looker Jean Jennings was born Cynthia Jean Jackson on February 13, 1957 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was the daughter of Charles Lamar Jackson and Jean Denovan Jennings (she used her mother's maiden name for her porn pseudonym). Jean was a cheerleader in grade school...
13. Robert Schimmel Robert Schimmel Writer, In Living Color
14. Leslie H. Martinson Leslie H. Martinson Director, Batman: The Movie
15. Richard L. Cox Sr. Richard L. Cox Sr.
16. Nicholas Musuraca Nicholas Musuraca Cinematographer, Out of the Past Italian-born Nicholas Musuraca's first job in the film business was as a chauffeur to early pioneering producer/director J. Stuart Blackton. Having a knack for photography, he worked behind the cameras in a variety of jobs before finally becoming a cinematographer (or, as they were called in those days...
17. Fern Emmett Fern Emmett Actress, Texas Terror
18. Eddie Garr Eddie Garr Actor, Vaudeville Days
19. Roy Heather Roy Heather Actor, Time Gentlemen Please
20. Sam Vlahos Sam Vlahos Actor, American History X Soteron "Sam" Vlahos was born in San Diego, California, on August 10, 1935 to Theodore Vlahos of Kakouri, Greece and Juanita Romero of Baja, Mexico. After serving the U.S. Air Force he pursued his acting career. Although he worked in television, movies and theater his greatest love was theater because of the challenge of one-take delivery and the spontaneity of audience feedback...
21. José Ramón Larraz José Ramón Larraz Director, Symptoms
22. William Joyce William Joyce Actor, The Parallax View Handsome William Joyce was born on October 21, 1930, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and raised in New Rochelle, New York. His childhood dream was to become a major-league baseball pitcher (he even worked out with the New York Yankees in 1947). However, Joyce was introduced to acting after he entered the army and became the star...
23. David Street David Street Actor, Moonrise Tall, dark and handsome singer David Street seemed to have all the necessary credentials for musical film stardom in the 1940s but his career fell drastically short and today is better remembered, if at all, for his tabloid-exposed private life. He was born Patrick Devlin in Los Angeles, California...
24. Johnny Vyvyan Johnny Vyvyan Actor, Hancock's Half Hour
25. Kitty McHugh Kitty McHugh Actress, The Grapes of Wrath
26. Alma Platt Alma Platt Actress, Johnny Holiday
27. Michael Thoma Michael Thoma Actor, Winter Kills
28. Dante DiPaolo Dante DiPaolo Actor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
29. Ivan Turgenev Ivan Turgenev Writer, Lover's Prayer Ivan Turgenev was born into a wealthy landowning family with many serfs, in the city of Oryol in Southern Russia. His father, a cavalry colonel, died when he was 15, and he was raised by his abusive mother, who ruled her 5000 serfs ruthlessly with a whip. He never married, but fathered a daughter with one of their family serfs...
30. Edward Anhalt Edward Anhalt Writer, Jeremiah Johnson A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, Edward Anhalt started his career in early television before turning to writing and producing films, often in collaboration with his wife Edna Anhalt. A prolific screenwriter, Anhalt and his wife won an Academy Award for Panic in the Streets. He got his second Oscar for Becket.
31. Griselda Blanco Griselda Blanco
32. C. Bakaleinikoff C. Bakaleinikoff Music Department, Notorious Constantin Bakaleinikoff was born in Moscow in 1896 and studied music at the Moscow Conservatory. Trained as a violoncellist and conductor, he formed a trio with fellow young conservatory graduates and toured Russia, until enlistment in the infantry during World War I forced a temporary stop to his career...
33. Pauline Kael Pauline Kael Self, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
34. Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt Actor, Atom Man vs. Superman
35. Ewing Mitchell Ewing Mitchell Actor, Sky King
36. James T. Aubrey James T. Aubrey Producer, Futureworld
37. Lorraine 'Frenchy' Allen Lorraine 'Frenchy' Allen Self, This Is Your Life
38. Sue Hamilton Sue Hamilton Actress, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Lovely, petite, and adorable blonde Sue Hamilton was born Karen Susan Hamilton on November 14, 1945 in Glendale, California. Hamilton originally planned on being a farmer. Although her parents wanted her to enroll at USC, Sue decided instead to forgo college and embarked on a successful modeling career...
39. John T. Chapman John T. Chapman Writer, Hugh and I
40. Espartaco Santoni Espartaco Santoni Actor, The Castilian
41. Irving Klaw Irving Klaw Director, Teaserama Irving Klaw was a true pioneer in the world of bondage fetish photography whose pictures and movies of the legendary Bettie Page played a principal role in establishing Page as a major pin-up icon. Klaw was born on November 9, 1910, in Brooklyn, New York City. After working four unsuccessful years as a furrier...
42. Otto Lederer Otto Lederer Actor, The Jazz Singer
43. Justine Johnstone Justine Johnstone Actress, Blackbirds
44. William Paterson William Paterson Actor, Dirty Harry A graduate of Brown University, he appeared for at least part of every season for 20 years at The Cleveland Play House, taking time out for live television, films, and four national tours with his own one-man shows. He joined the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (where Annette Bening...
45. Tony Cristino Tony Cristino Actor, The Zebra Force
46. Lynne Allen Lynne Allen Actress, Mike Hammer
47. Ellie Lambeti Ellie Lambeti Actress, To koritsi me ta mavra She studied theatre at Marika Kotopouli's drama school. She worked with Karolos Koun Art Theatre. She played at "Blood Wedding" (Federico García Lorca) and "The glass Menagerie" (Tennessee Williams) in the late forties. She also worked with Mrs Katerina (famous Greek actress at that time) and with Costas Moussouris's group in the early fifties...
48. Ted Moult Ted Moult Self, Calendar Countdown
49. Pierre van Dormael Pierre van Dormael Composer, Mr. Nobody
50. Alan Wilson Alan Wilson Soundtrack, Into the Wild Alan Wilson grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts, where he attended Arlington High School and where his love for blues grew, along with his blues record collection. He went out to Los Angeles to attend school, where he met Bob Hite, who shared a similar love for blues music. They formed the band...
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