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1. Ruth Roman Ruth Roman Actress, Strangers on a Train Ruth Roman was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, the youngest of three daughters of Lithuanian-Jewish parents, Mary Pauline (Gold) and Abraham Roman. Her father, a carnival barker, died when she was a small child, forcing her mother to support the family by working as a waitress and cleaning woman. Ruth grew up in the poor tenement district of Boston...
2. Burgess Meredith Burgess Meredith Actor, Rocky One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1907 and educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company in New York City in 1933. He became a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson...
3. Denny Miller Denny Miller Actor, Wagon Train Denny Miller was born in Bloomington, Indiana, where his father, Ben Miller, was a physical education instructor at Indiana University. He and his brother, Kent, began playing basketball almost from the day they were born. The Miller family left Bloomington when Denny was in the fourth grade. He and his brother played basketball in Silver Spring...
4. James Stacy James Stacy Actor, Lancer Born Maurice William Elias in Los Angeles, James Stacy is the son of a Lebanese immigrant father and an American-born mother of Irish-Scottish descent. As a teen, Stacy first aspired to play professional football but settled on a career in the movies after a friend coaxed him into taking some acting classes...
5. Patricia Blair Patricia Blair Actress, Daniel Boone Actress Patricia Blair was born in Fort Worth, Texas but grew up in Dallas. She first entered the world of entertainment as a young teenage model, eventually represented by the Conover Agency. She apprenticed in summer stock before Warner Bros. discovered her for films after catching some alluring cheesecake shots of her...
6. Patrick O'Neal Patrick O'Neal Actor, Under Siege Dark, dashing and coldly handsome with intense, penetrating eyes, Patrick O'Neal was known for walking that fine line between elegant heroics and elegant villainy during his five-decade career. Born in 1927 in Ocala, Florida, and of Irish descent, he served toward the end of WWII with the United States Army Air Corp and...
7. Caitlin Clarke Caitlin Clarke Actress, Dragonslayer
8. Larry Hovis Larry Hovis Actor, Hogan's Heroes Larry Hovis was born February 20, 1936, in Wapato, Washington. He grew up in Houston, Texas. He started out as a vocalist, singing with his sister Joan Hovis, then joined a quartet called "The Mascots", and they appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. While Larry was earning his degree in philosophy at the University of Houston...
9. John McGiver John McGiver Actor, Midnight Cowboy John Irwin McGiver came to acting relatively late in life. He held a B.A. and Masters degrees in English from Fordham, Columbia and Catholic Universities and spent his early years teaching drama and speech at Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx. He had an early flirt with the acting profession...
10. Jack L. Warner Jack L. Warner Producer, Casablanca With his brothers Harry M. Warner, Albert Warner, and Sam Warner, he founded Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. in 1923. They released the first motion picture with synchronized sound, The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson. In the 1930s they gave employment to a parade of stars, including Bette Davis...
11. Nestor Paiva Nestor Paiva Actor, Creature from the Black Lagoon Veteran character actor Nestor Paiva had one of those nondescript ethnic mugs and a natural gift for dialects that allowed him to play practically any type of foreigner. Born in Fresno, California, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and developed an interest in performing while hooking up with college theatrics...
12. Ethel Griffies Ethel Griffies Actress, The Birds The daughter of actor-manager Samuel Rupert Woods and actress Lillie Roberts, Ethel Griffies began her own stage career at the age of 3. She was 21 when she finally made her London debut in 1899, and 46 when she made her first Broadway appearance in "Havoc" (1924). Discounting a tentative stab at filmmaking in 1917...
13. Yilmaz Güney Yilmaz Güney Writer, Yol Güney and his work were almost entirely unknown outside of his homeland Turkey until his 1981 escape from imprisonment in Turkey and his "discovery" the following year at the Cannes Film Festival for his autobiographical screenplay for Yol, the festival's grand prize winner. Born in 1937 in a village near the southern city of Adana...
14. Margaret Phillips Margaret Phillips Actress, The Nun's Story
15. Helen Brown Helen Brown Actress, Shane
16. Douglas Morrow Douglas Morrow Writer, The Stratton Story
17. Herbert Rudley Herbert Rudley Actor, The Mothers-In-Law A former Philadelphian, Herbert Rudley left Temple University at the end of his second year, journeyed to New York and won a scholarship with Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre. He made his first stage appearance in 1928 and went on to appear in many more plays, including the Judith Anderson-Maurice Evans "Macbeth" (with Rudley as Macduff)...
18. Reuben Singer Reuben Singer Actor, Author! Author!
19. Stan Sandler Stan Sandler Actor, Eight Crazy Nights
20. Dedra London Dedra London Actress, In Broad Daylight
21. Bunny Summers Bunny Summers Actress, Re-Animator
22. Ted Mapes Ted Mapes Stunts, Rear Window Ted Mapes was born on a Nebraska wheat ranch. His father, John H. Mapes, also had cattle, horses, and mules. When Ted was in his 20s, he traveled west to California, where he worked driving a truck in the Signal Hills oil fields near Long Beach, then a moving van for a Los Angeles company. While moving John Barrymore's baggage and equipment from the United Artists studios to Barrymore's home...
23. Virginia Rappe Virginia Rappe Actress, His Musical Sneeze An actress best known for her death, her controversial demise occurred the day after being discovered in a hotel bedroom during a party that involved a large amount of alcohol consumption. Actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was the last person seen with Rappe before she was found seriously injured. After her death...
24. Keith Wayne Keith Wayne Actor, Night of the Living Dead
25. Tim Hovey Tim Hovey Actor, The Private War of Major Benson
26. Helen O'Connell Helen O'Connell Self, Here's Hollywood Big-band vocalist of the 1940's who, duetting with singer Bob Eberly for the bandleader Jimmy Dorsey, was responsible for such million-selling recordings as "Green Eyes" and "Tangerine" as well as hit solo performances for Dorsey like "Six Lessons from Madame LaZonga." This vivacious blonde appeared with Dorsey and his orchestra in a few early-40's films and later became a TV personality.
27. Howell Evans Howell Evans Actor, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
28. Zedong Mao Zedong Mao Self, The People Between Tse-tung Mao, along with Yat-sen Sun and Kai-Shek Chiang, was one of the most important figures to modern Chinese history. Born to a peasant family--his father was a farmer--in Shaoshan, China, on December 26, 1893, Mao was raised in the grinding poverty of rural Hunan province, where he developed a hatred of the Imperial Chinese government while still a boy...
29. Gibson Gowland Gibson Gowland Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
30. Minta Durfee Minta Durfee Actress, Cruel, Cruel Love Early silent screen comedienne Araminta Durfee, started out as a chorus girl. In 1908, she began on stage in musical revue and in August that year married comedian Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. In 1914, both players entered the fledgling film industry with Mack Sennett and were soon paired as a comedy double...
31. Tommy Hollis Tommy Hollis Actor, Léon: The Professional
32. Charles Thomas Murphy Charles Thomas Murphy Actor, History of the World: Part I
33. Gérard Brach Gérard Brach Writer, The Name of the Rose
34. Predrag Lakovic Predrag Lakovic Actor, Black Cat, White Cat
35. Larry Noble Larry Noble Actor, The Meaning of Life
36. John Sebastian John Sebastian Actor, The Pom Pom Girls
37. Dorrell McGowan Dorrell McGowan Producer, Death Valley Days Dorrell McGowan the movie producer was not the son of the actor J.P. McGowan as stated in the current IMDb biography Dorrell McGowan was the son of Dorrell McGowan, Sr. and Roxana Buckbee McGowan. Proof of this is the Federal Census for 1900 & 1910 in Illinois and the Federal Census 1920 & 1930 in California.
38. Johnnie Schofield Johnnie Schofield Actor, In Which We Serve
39. Kelly G. Crawford Kelly G. Crawford Visual Effects, From Hell
40. Jean-Daniel Pollet Jean-Daniel Pollet Director, Paris vu par...
41. Michael Galasso Michael Galasso Composer, In the Mood for Love
42. Ken Kerman Ken Kerman Actor, House of Sand and Fog
43. Norrie Paramor Norrie Paramor Music Department, Expresso Bongo
44. André Pousse André Pousse Actor, Un Flic
45. S.N. Behrman S.N. Behrman Writer, Quo Vadis Playwright, screenwriter, essayist, raconteur and consummate wit, Samuel Nathaniel Behrman became known as Broadway's pre-eminent author of sophisticated high comedy. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of a devout Jewish grocer, he grew up in fairly impoverished circumstances. He attended Clark College from 1912...
46. Roberto Silva Roberto Silva Actor, El criollo
47. Alberto Bevilacqua Alberto Bevilacqua Writer, La califfa
48. Fred Nurney Fred Nurney Actor, Magnificent Obsession
49. Robert Henderson Robert Henderson Actor, Superman
50. John Howard Griffin John Howard Griffin Writer, Black Like Me
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