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1. Curtis Hanson Curtis Hanson Director, L.A. Confidential After small films like The Bedroom Window and Sweet Kill, Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The River Wild and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential. Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was critically acclaimed for directing Eminem in Universal Pictures' 8 Mile...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
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. James Westerfield James Westerfield Actor, On the Waterfront
7. Greg Antonacci Greg Antonacci Director, The John Larroquette Show
8. 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 as did his Adventures of Superman co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. Typecast as Jimmy Olsen...
9. Sven Nykvist Sven Nykvist Cinematographer, What's Eating Gilbert Grape 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...
10. Zita Johann Zita Johann Actress, The Mummy
11. George Sluizer George Sluizer Director, The Vanishing
12. 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.
13. Benny Baker Benny Baker Actor, Paint Your Wagon
14. Sergey Bodrov Sergey Bodrov 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Shakila Shakila Actress, C.I.D. Shakila's was born as Badshah Begum on January 1, 1935 in the Middle East. Her younger sisters are Noorjahan (nicknamed Noor) and Nasreen. Their ancestors belonged to the royal families of Afghanistan and Iran. Their paternal grandparents and mother were killed during family feuds over the throne...
19. 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...
20. Eric Lynch Eric Lynch Self, Howard Stern on Demand
21. 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"...
22. Catherine Lacey Catherine Lacey Actress, The Lady Vanishes
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. Robert Riskin Robert Riskin Writer, Mr. Deeds
26. Paul Dubov Paul Dubov Actor, Irma la Douce
27. 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...
28. Ken Steadman Ken Steadman Actor, I Like to Play Games
29. Fanny Carby Fanny Carby Actress, The Elephant Man
30. 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.
31. Tom Busby Tom Busby Actor, The Dirty Dozen
32. Patricia Place Patricia Place Actress, Wedding Crashers
33. Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes Actor, 'Pimpernel' Smith
34. Jule Styne Jule Styne Soundtrack, American Beauty
35. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Tangled
36. Pierre Galante Pierre Galante Writer, Freedom Fighter
37. Dick Gordon Dick Gordon Actor, X Marks the Spot
38. Gaby Stenberg Gaby Stenberg Actress, Rederiet
39. Tad Alexander Tad Alexander Actor, Rasputin and the Empress Over a five-year-period (1930-1934), John Alexander, a cute little boy, was known as Tad Alexander and acted in a dozen films, alongside big stars (Will Rogers, Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Bette Davis and in important roles (the young King of Sylvania in Ambassador Bill...
40. Brian Clough Brian Clough Self, Soccer's Hard Men Brian Howard Clough's professional football career began when aged 16 he signed for hometown club, Middlesbrough F.C.. 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...
41. Celeste Edwards Celeste Edwards Actress, Do Your Stuff
42. 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...
43. Andrzej Munk Andrzej Munk Director, Passenger
44. Ricky Starr Ricky Starr Actor, The Touchables
45. John C. Becher John C. Becher Actor, Gremlins
46. William Fox William Fox Actor, The Lavender Hill Mob
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. George Nichols George Nichols Actor, In the Clutches of the Gang
49. Karl Farr Karl Farr Actor, Sons of the Pioneers
50. 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...
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