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1. Alan Rickman Alan Rickman Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years old...
2. Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart Actor, Casablanca Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover...
3. Shelley Winters Shelley Winters Actress, Lolita Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose (Winter), was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. Her father moved the family to Brooklyn when she was still young so that he...
4. Ricardo Montalban Ricardo Montalban Actor, Fantasy Island Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority actors of his time...
5. Donna Reed Donna Reed Actress, The Donna Reed Show Donna Reed was born in the midwestern town of Denison, Iowa, on January 27, 1921, as Donna Belle Mullenger. A small town - a population of less than 3,000 people - Denison was located by the Boyer River, and was the county seat of Crawford County. Donna grew up as a farm girl, much like many young girls in western Iowa...
6. Peter Finch Peter Finch Actor, Network Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he worked in a series of dead-end jobs before taking up acting...
7. Darren Shahlavi Darren Shahlavi Actor, Ip Man 2 Darren Shahlavi was seven years old when he started training in martial arts in an old drama theatre in Manchester, England. Inspired by Bruce Lees films and other action movies such as Star Wars, he dreamed of being a movie actor and would show up to his Judo class at the drama hall early to watch the actors rehearsing and performing plays...
8. Ernest Thesiger Ernest Thesiger Actor, Bride of Frankenstein Although he made nearly 60 films in a 50-year acting career, it is for the two he made with director James Whale that Ernest Thesiger will be best remembered. Born Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger in London on January 15, 1879, he was the grandson of the first Baron of Chelmsford. Educated at Marlbrough college and the Slade...
9. Conrad Bain Conrad Bain Actor, Diff'rent Strokes Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford Harrison Bain...
10. Douglas Sirk Douglas Sirk Director, Imitation of Life Film director Douglas Sirk, whose reputation blossomed in the generation after his 1959 retirement from Hollywood filmmaking, was born Hans Detlef Sierck on April 26, 1897, in Hamburg, Germany, to a journalist. Both of his parents were Danish, and the future director would make movies in German, Danish and English...
11. Jeanette MacDonald Jeanette MacDonald Actress, San Francisco Jeanette MacDonald began her career at age 6, where she had small roles in theaters and operas. By age 13, she was winning singing contests along the eastern United States. Jeanette was a very talented operatic singer/lyrical soprano, with a wide vocal range, E above high C, close to 3 octaves. Her talent soon was spotted by Ernst Lubitsch...
12. Ron O'Neal Ron O'Neal Actor, Red Dawn Tall, lean, handsome veteran stage and classically trained actor, best known for his iconic role as Youngblood Priest - the long haired, stylishly dressed cocaine dealer who wants to make one last big score so he can retire from the cocaine business, in the seminal 1972 crime drama Super Fly. Son of a jazz musician who worked as a factory worker to support his family...
13. René Angelil René Angelil Self, Celine: Through the Eyes of the World
14. Barry Fitzgerald Barry Fitzgerald Actor, The Quiet Man One of Hollywood's finest character actors and most accomplished scene stealers, Barry Fitzgerald was born William Joseph Shields in 1888 in Dublin, Ireland. Educated to enter the banking business, the diminutive Irishman with the irresistible brogue was bitten by the acting bug in the 1920s and joined Dublin's world-famous Abbey Players...
15. Marie Blake Marie Blake Actress, The Addams Family Edith MacDonald was the second daughter of Daniel and Anne MacDonald; her father was a contractor and politician. Early on, her older sister Elsie, younger sister Jeanette MacDonald, and she were given theatrical training. Blossom and Jeanette played Philadelphia vaudeville houses while still youngsters...
16. Darlene Conley Darlene Conley Actress, The Bold and the Beautiful Darlene Conley has received two Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful, a role she has played since December of 1988. She was also nominated for two Soap Opera awards from Soap Opera Digest as Outstanding Comic Performer in a Daytime Drama...
17. David Arkin David Arkin Actor, Nashville
18. Franco Citti Franco Citti Actor, The Godfather
19. Ray Kroc Ray Kroc Self, The Mike Douglas Show
20. Esther Ralston Esther Ralston Actress, Peter Pan Projected as wholesome but fun-loving, Maine-born leading lady Esther Ralston enjoyed a prime silent age career and, at her peak, was packaged and publicized as "The American Venus" by none other than that of showman Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. after appearing as a dazzling beauty queen in the film of the same name (The American Venus). A decade later, the blonde beauty's career, however, had tapered off...
21. Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll Writer, Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, author of the children's classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass." Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Charles Dodgson wrote and created games as a child. At age 20 he received a studentship at Christ Church and was appointed a lecturer in mathematics...
22. Tim Graham Tim Graham Actor, The Brain from Planet Arous
23. Catherine Craig Catherine Craig Actress, Doomed to Die There was a time when Catherine Craig was known in Hollywood as a promising and talented "B"-level actress as opposed to being simply Mrs. Robert Preston. All in all, she handled it with grace, poise and wifely dedication. Born Catherine Jewel Feltus on January 18, 1915, in Bloomington, Indiana, she...
24. King Hu King Hu Director, Xia nü He was educated in art school in Beijing, left China for Hong Kong in 1949 and entered the film industry in 1951 in the art department. In the 1950s he began acting and in 1958 joined Shaw Brothers as an actor and writer, and later a director. In 1967 he left to start his own studio in Taiwan, returned to Hong Kong in 1970s, working in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China before his death.
25. Rajesh Vivek Rajesh Vivek Actor, Swades Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay was an acclaimed Indian stage and film actor who had appeared in over 70 films acting in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi cinema since the late 1970s. He was perhaps best known for his roles in the multi-award-winning Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, Swades, and Jodhaa Akbar. All three movies were directed by Ashutosh Gowariker...
26. Robin Bailey Robin Bailey Actor, I Didn't Know You Cared
27. Barry Cassin Barry Cassin Actor, Byzantium
28. Carl Möhner Carl Möhner Actor, Rififi
29. J.R. Horne J.R. Horne Actor, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
30. Pat Sheehan Pat Sheehan Actress, Gigi Patricia Ann Sheehan was born in San Francisco, California on September 7, 1931, the daughter of Arthur Edmond Sheehan and Gladys Anna Larson. She grew into one of the most beautiful women in the world. She was one of the first Playmate centerfolds for Playboy (Miss October 1958). If you ever saw Clint Eastwood's Space Cowboys, you saw her centerfold photo in the opening scene...
31. Mila Parély Mila Parély Actress, Beauty and the Beast
32. Shelly Hull Shelly Hull Actor, Sapho
33. Angela Morley Angela Morley Composer, Watership Down
34. Tom Harvey Tom Harvey Actor, Away from Her
35. Anaïs Nin Anaïs Nin Writer, Henry & June Anaïs Nin was born February 21, 1903 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France. She moved to the United States in 1914 with her mother, singer Rosa Culmell and two brothers, Thorvald and Joaquin. Her father was Joaquin Nin, a Spanish pianist and composer, who abandoned the family after leaving his family at various intervals in his career to tour Europe and Cuba...
36. Richard Warner Richard Warner Actor, Crown Court
37. Mark Jones Mark Jones Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
38. George Offerman Jr. George Offerman Jr. Actor, A Walk in the Sun
39. Fred Myrow Fred Myrow Composer, Soylent Green Composer Fred Myrow was born on July 16, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. His grandfather was music publishing giant, producer and manager Irving Mills and his father was noted composer Josef Myrow (he wrote the popular hit song "You Make Me Feel So Young"). He moved to Hollywood, California at age six....
40. Brett King Brett King Actor, Battleground
41. Mel Bourne Mel Bourne Production Designer, Manhattan
42. Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones Actor, The Masque of the Red Death Going through old copies of the Radio Times and scanning the cast lists of vintage television productions, some names keep turning up, over and over again. Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence, prior to their horror stardom; Yvonne Mitchell, Andre Morell, Roger Delgado, Barry Letts, Patrick Troughton...
43. Eliott Keener Eliott Keener Actor, Angel Heart Trained for the theater at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (BA) and University of New Orleans (MFA). He studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Royal Shakespear Company in England, UK. He studied Juggling and Clown Makeup at Ringlilng Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He owned The Rose Dinner Theater in Gretna...
44. Paul Monash Paul Monash Writer, George Wallace Scriptwriter Paul Monash, the son of silent film actress Rhoda Melrose, was born in New York on June 14, 1917. Although he was more interested in writing the Great American Novel, he wrote scripts for the early days of television, including the pilot for 'The Untouchables', which he also produced, and the hit soap Peyton Place, which starred Ryan O'Neal and Mia Farrow...
45. Sten-Åke Cederhök Sten-Åke Cederhök Actor, Albert & Herberts julkalender
46. Johnny Aladdin Johnny Aladdin Actor, New Orleans After Dark
47. Mart McChesney Mart McChesney Actor, Girls Nite Out
48. Rosy Varte Rosy Varte Actress, Maguy
49. Nubar Terziyan Nubar Terziyan Actor, Keriz
50. Jetta Goudal Jetta Goudal Actress, The Cardboard Lover Although Dutch-born silent screen femme fatale Jetta Goudal (pronounced Zhett-eh Goo-doll) may be pretty much forgotten today, she was, in her glorious Hollywood heyday, a star rivaling that of Gloria Swanson and fellow vamps Barbara La Marr and Nita Naldi. The daughter of a Jewish orthodox diamond cutter in Amsterdam...
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