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1. Polly Bergen Polly Bergen Self, To Tell the Truth In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well known for her film and Emmy-winning dramatic performances as she is for her wry comedic gifts...
2. Roy Kinnear Roy Kinnear Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the original members of the television series That Was the Week That Was...
3. Richard Dix Richard Dix Actor, Cimarron Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays...
4. James Westerfield James Westerfield Actor, On the Waterfront
5. John Hart John Hart Actor, The Lone Ranger Tall and athletic, and possessed of "movie star" good looks, John Hart acted on the stage of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse as a young man, before making his screen debut in a supporting role in director Cecil B. DeMille's big-budget The Buccaneer. With these physical assets and early acting credentials...
6. Jack Larson Jack Larson Actor, Adventures of Superman Jack Edward Larson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Anita (Calicoff) and George E. Larson. He was raised in Pasadena, and attended Pasadena Junior College (by coincidence, exactly like his Adventures of Superman co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. Typecast as Jimmy Olsen...
7. Glenn Strange Glenn Strange Actor, Gunsmoke At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen...
8. George Sluizer George Sluizer Director, Spoorloos
9. Gordon Mitchell Gordon Mitchell Actor, Reflections in a Golden Eye Gordon Mitchell was one of those perfectly developed bodybuilders who jumped on the Steve Reeves bandwagon and hightailed it to Italy to seek movie stardom as a Herculean strongman. Born in Denver, Colorado, but raised in Inglewood, California, Mitchell served in WWII and at one point became a prisoner of war...
10. Sven Nykvist Sven Nykvist Cinematographer, Sleepless in Seattle Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and most natural look imaginable...
11. Jim Croce Jim Croce Soundtrack, X-Men: Days of Future Past Jim Croce was born on Sunday, January 10th, 1943 in a working-class section of Philadelphia, in an Italian-American family. While a teenager, he began playing the accordion, and then learning to play an acoustic guitar when he was 18. After a short stint in the U.S. Army, where he supposedly met...
12. Dick Patterson Dick Patterson Actor, Grease Comedian and song and dance man of Broadway musicals, film and television. After making his Broadway debut in David Merrick's "Vintage '60", Patterson appeared in "The Billy Barnes People", the national touring company of "Bye Bye Birdie" and opposite Carol Burnett in "Fade Out, Fade in". His last musical was "Smile"...
13. Olin Howland Olin Howland Actor, Gone with the Wind Olin Howland had a career in movies that stretched from the 20s through the 50s. After a few attempts at films in the silent era, Olin began appearing regularly in the sound pictures of the 30s. His roles were usually in mysteries and dramas, and he became a Western character actor in the 40s with Republic. He also worked in television from 1956-58 in the adventure Circus Boy.
14. Eric Lynch Eric Lynch Self, Howard Stern on Demand
15. Zita Johann Zita Johann Actress, The Mummy
16. Patricia Place Patricia Place Actress, Wedding Crashers
17. Sergey Bodrov Jr. Sergey Bodrov Jr. Actor, Brother Sergei Bodrov Jr. was born on December 27th, 1971 to producer and director Sergei Bodrov. He made his film debut in his father's Prisoner of the Mountains (Prisoner of the mountains) for which he won a Nika. From then on Sergei's career began. In 1997 he played a lead role in Brother which turned him into a star and made him one of the most known and beloved Russian actors...
18. Jackie Moran Jackie Moran Actor, Gone with the Wind One of the lesser remembered but quite active child actors during the 30s and 40s was Jackie Moran. Born in 1923, he was a tyke model placed into films as a teen, often cast as a feisty street orphan. David O. Selznick took an interest in the gangly, fair-haired lad and cast him as Huckleberry Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and in Since You Went Away...
19. Pierre Galante Pierre Galante Writer, Freedom Fighter
20. Ken Steadman Ken Steadman Actor, I Like to Play Games
21. Benny Baker Benny Baker Actor, Paint Your Wagon
22. David Landau David Landau Actor, Horse Feathers Very busy Hollywood character actor who didn't hit his stride on screen until he was in his 50s but who nonetheless appeared in 33 films between 1931 and 1934. Many of his performances were somewhat wooden, although that suited the characters he portrayed. Landau was best known for his deep, sonorous speaking voice.
23. Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie Actress, Stolen Face Mary Mackenzie (3 May 1922 - 20 September 1966) was born in Burnley, Lancashire, where she spent her early years. Although by 1954 she had performed in ten feature films and two BBC Sunday-Night Theatre episodes, she was known as a radio star. At this time and to publicize her upcoming radio program, "Spanner...
24. Paul Dubov Paul Dubov Actor, Irma la Douce
25. Catherine Lacey Catherine Lacey Actress, The Lady Vanishes
26. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Tangled
27. Robert Riskin Robert Riskin Writer, Mr. Deeds
28. Raimu Raimu Actor, The Baker's Wife Orson Welles once called beloved, down-to-earth French character star Raimu (born Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire) "the greatest actor who ever lived." It is hard to argue the compliment of one genius to another. Raimu was born in Toulon, France on December 17, 1883 of very humble means. He began his career at age 16 as a music hall extra by imitating famous French comic idols...
29. Leo White Leo White Actor, Blood and Sand Leo White started in comedy on the boards of English music hall in the late 1890's. He accompanied theatrical producer Daniel Frohman (later a partner of Adolph Zukor in Famous Players Lasky) to Hollywood in 1910. From 1914, he appeared in Essanay comedies and filmed the 'Sweedie' series with Wallace Beery...
30. Tom Busby Tom Busby Actor, The Dirty Dozen
31. Paul Draper Paul Draper Actor, The Time of Your Life American tap dancer who was an international star in the 1930's and 1940's. His forte was to tap-dance to any kind of music - jazz, samba, Classical, Baroque - and to adapt his every movement to the character of the music at hand. His career effectively succumbed to the anti- Communist hysteria that existed in the U.S...
32. S.F. Brownrigg S.F. Brownrigg Director, The Forgotten Do-It-Yourself Texas regional independent filmmaker S.F. Brownrigg might have only made a handful of highly distinctive and peculiar low-budget horror exploitation pictures, but he nonetheless carved out his own singular little niche with his small, yet unique and impressive body of cinematic work. His films are distinguished by a bleak...
33. Jeanne Arnold Jeanne Arnold Actress, Guiding Light Jeanne Arnold was born on July 30, 1921 in Berkeley, California and raised in San Francisco, the daughter of George and Agnes Kirkman Arnold. She graduated from Lowell High School and from the University of California, Berkeley. Jeanne had a long and varied career principally as a TV and stage actress in New York...
34. Mario Caiano Mario Caiano Director, Nightmare Castle Mario Caiano was born in Rome, Italy, on February 13, 1933. After grade school he registered in college under the alias of Mariano Cajano. He alternated his university studies in philology with his apprenticeship in the film business, working as an assistant director and occasionally a scriptwriter for famous directors such as Sergio Grieco...
35. Brian Clough Brian Clough Self, Soccer's Hard Men Brian's professional football career began when aged 16 he signed for hometown club, Middlesbrough. Working his way up through the ranks, he made his full first-team debut in a league match against Barnsley in September 1955. Over the following six seasons he scored 197 goals in 213 league appearances...
36. Audrey Caire Audrey Caire Actress, The Madmen of Mandoras
37. John C. Becher John C. Becher Actor, Gremlins
38. Gordon Carroll Gordon Carroll Producer, Alien
39. Jack Marshall Jack Marshall Composer, The Munsters
40. Jule Styne Jule Styne Soundtrack, American Beauty
41. John Tyrrell John Tyrrell Actor, Loco Boy Makes Good John Tyrrell entered show business at the age of 16 as half of the vaudeville dance team of Tyrrell and Mack. The act became very successful, and for the next ten years they played engagements all over the country and secured billing as featured players in the famous revue "George White's Scandals." As vaudeville began to wane...
42. Andrzej Munk Andrzej Munk Director, Passenger
43. Fanny Carby Fanny Carby Actress, The Elephant Man
44. Lionel Lindon Lionel Lindon Cinematographer, The Manchurian Candidate
45. Dennis Spooner Dennis Spooner Writer, The Champions
46. José Mojica José Mojica Actor, One Mad Kiss Mexican actor and tenor, briefly slated to become a Ramon Novarro -style latin lover in early Hollywood sound films. Mojica initially planned for a career in engineering, but changed his mind and studied singing at the National Conservatory of Music. Funded by his mother, he went to New York with $500 in his pocket...
47. Taheya Cariocca Taheya Cariocca Actress, Shabab emraa Although her parents did not approve of her becoming a belly dancer, she became world renowned. Although Islam frowned upon belly dancing, she was the only one recognized with a public funeral procession. She performed in over 300 movies and television shows. She gave up dancing in 1963 but as late as the mid-1980's ran her own theater in Cairo...
48. Jeremy Tarcher Jeremy Tarcher Writer, The Shari Show
49. Joe 'Flash' Riley Joe 'Flash' Riley Actor, She Beast
50. Arthur Wild Arthur Wild Actor, Z Cars
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