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1. Pete Postlethwaite Pete Postlethwaite Actor, Inception Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in theatre...
2. Anne Francis Anne Francis Actress, Forbidden Planet Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Ann Marvak on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Marvak, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Francis. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers model at age 6(!) and swiftly moved into radio soap work and television in New York...
3. Dick Powell Dick Powell Self, Zane Grey Theater In the 1930s , Dick Powell was the juvenile lead in the Warner backstage musicals opposite such rising stars as Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell. After his career in musicals, he was cast in private-eye roles and became a producer and director for both TV and movies.
4. Una Merkel Una Merkel Actress, The Parent Trap Una Merkel began her movie career as stand-in for Lillian Gish in the movie The Wind. After that, she performed on Broadway before she returned to movies for the D.W. Griffith film Abraham Lincoln. In her early years, before gaining a few pounds, she looked like Lillian Gish, but after Abraham Lincoln her comic potential was discovered...
5. Alan Hale Jr. Alan Hale Jr. Actor, Gilligan's Island The son of the great character actor (and Errol Flynn sidekick) Alan Hale, Alan Hale Jr. (he dropped the Jr. after his father passed away) was literally born into the movies. Hale did his first movie as a baby and continued to act until his death. Unlike other child actors, Hale made a smooth transition in the movies and starred in several classics like Up Periscope...
6. Jack Carson Jack Carson Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace When Jack Carson arrived in Hollywood in 1937, he found work at RKO as an extra. His first major acting role came alongside Humphrey Bogart in the romantic comedy Stand-In. After a few years, he developed into a popular character actor who would be seen in a large number of comedies, musicals and a few westerns...
7. Ross Alexander Ross Alexander Actor, Captain Blood The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition from Broadway teen player to young adult Warner Bros...
8. Steven Gilborn Steven Gilborn Actor, Doctor Dolittle
9. Tex Ritter Tex Ritter Soundtrack, High Noon
10. Virginia Field Virginia Field Actress, Waterloo Bridge London-born actress, daughter of the King's Counsel, St. John Field, educated in Paris and Vienna. Her mother, a cousin of famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, chose the name "Virginia" as homage to Lee's beloved home state. Virginia also had an actress aunt, Auriol Lee, who paved the way for her debut on the stage...
11. Nancy Kelly Nancy Kelly Actress, The Bad Seed Coached by her show-business mother, a former actress, brunette Nancy Kelly started her career as a one-year-old model for James Montgomery Flagg. While receiving her education at the Bentley School for Girls she also trained as an actress. From 1926, the precociously talented Nancy became one of the most...
12. Emil Jannings Emil Jannings Actor, The Blue Angel His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry and Quo Vadis?, followed by The Last Laugh(aka The Last Laugh) in 1924 and Variety (aka Variety) in 1925...
13. Ned Wertimer Ned Wertimer Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
14. Bibi Osterwald Bibi Osterwald Actress, As Good as It Gets
15. Lynn Cartwright Lynn Cartwright Actress, A League of Their Own Frequently appearing for or alongside her actor/writer husband of 50 years, noted stage, screen and TV heavy and writer Leo Gordon, actress Lynn Cartwright is probably best remembered for one of her early screen roles as the brusque, Brooklyn-accented switchboard operator in the cult horror The Wasp Woman...
16. Lynda Gibson Lynda Gibson Actress, Let the Blood Run Free
17. Osa Massen Osa Massen Actress, Rocketship X-M Luck and timing can be everything in a career and in glamorous, sultry-eyed Osa Massen's case, it afforded her the opportunity of a brief but enjoyable 1940s film career during WWII Hollywood. She was born Aase Madsen Iversen on January 13, 1914 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and received early training as a news photographer with special emphasis on becoming a film editor...
18. Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo Actress, Death Wish II
19. Patricia Smith Patricia Smith Actress, The Spirit of St. Louis
20. Peter Hobbs Peter Hobbs Actor, Sleeper
21. Ben Forster Ben Forster Actor, The French Lieutenant's Woman
22. Jett Travolta Jett Travolta
23. Richard Machowicz Richard Machowicz Self, Mankind the Story of All of Us Richard "Mack" Machowicz is best known as the host/producer of Discovery Channel's FutureWeapons and Weapons that Changed the World. He was also the host of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior and History Channel's Ultimate Soldier Challenge. Mack offered his military and weapons expertise as a key contributor to two of History's mega-hit miniseries...
24. Richard D. Winters Richard D. Winters Miscellaneous Crew, We Stand Alone Together
25. Etta Moten Etta Moten Actress, Flying Down to Rio In addition to her vocal dubbing and on-screen film credits, Etta Moten played the role of Bess in the 1943 revival of "Porgy and Bess" at the personal request of Ira Gershwin (not George, who had died in 1937). Etta and husband Claude Barnett, founder of the Negro Associated Press, served as US representatives to the independence celebrations of Ghana and several other African countries...
26. Patrick O'Brian Patrick O'Brian Writer, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
27. Ginette Leclerc Ginette Leclerc Actress, Le Corbeau
28. Sandy Sanders Sandy Sanders Actor, Phantom from Space
29. Bill Hart Bill Hart Actor, The Wild Bunch
30. Roger Kitter Roger Kitter Actor, Suzie Gold
31. Jim Boyd Jim Boyd Actor, The Electric Company
32. Jo Ann Marlowe Jo Ann Marlowe Actress, Mildred Pierce Jo Ann Marlowe was born Jo Ann Mares in Schuyler, NE in 1936 to Edward and Theora Mares. Jo Ann was discovered on a family vacation in Hollywood at age 4 by a Warner Brothers director in a restaurant. The family relocated to California and Jo Ann took the stage name, Jo Ann Marlowe. Jo Ann acted for...
33. Frances E. Williams Frances E. Williams Actress, The Jerk
34. Dick Emery Dick Emery Actor, The Dick Emery Show In the 1960s and 1970s, Dick Emery was one of the most successful comics on the box. He was voted BBC TV Personality of the Year, thanks to creations such as his toothy vicar, sex-starved spinster Hettie, crusty old Lampwick, outrageously camp Clarence, who coined the phrase: "Hallo honky tonks". Perhaps the most memorable of all was Mandy...
35. John Woodnutt John Woodnutt Actor, Dragonheart: A New Beginning John Woodnutt was a serious, gaunt-faced character actor with extensive stage experience. He made his professional acting debut at the Oxford Playhouse at the age of 18. He also performed Shakespearean roles at the Open Air Theatre at London's Regent's Park. He had a long string of television credits to his name...
36. Shepard Menken Shepard Menken Actor, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
37. Derek Dziak Derek Dziak Actor, Chicago Fire
38. Little Jimmy Dickens Little Jimmy Dickens Soundtrack, More American Graffiti
39. John Berger John Berger Writer, The Salamander
40. Barbara Pilavin Barbara Pilavin Actress, Constantine
41. Richard Hart Richard Hart Actor, Green Dolphin Street While he had a short life and very short film career, sleekly handsome actor Richard Hart, with his dark and virile looks, demonstrated much promise in those few years, especially on Broadway and in TV's "Golden Age." It all ended quickly, however, with his sudden demise at age 35. Born Richard Comstock Hart...
42. Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter Actor, Bedknobs and Broomsticks
43. John Wojtowicz John Wojtowicz Thanks, The Dog
44. Margot Stevenson Margot Stevenson Actress, Calling Philo Vance
45. Teri Diver Teri Diver Actress, Zena: Mistress of the Universe Tiny (under five feet), sexy, and attractive Irish redhead Teri Diver was born Bonnie Jean Clarke (married surname Bergendahl) on September 6, 1965. Teri became an emancipated youth at age 13 and graduated from high school ahead of her class. Diver attended college early and majored in behavior modification...
46. Georges Renavent Georges Renavent Actor, Queen Christina
47. Miroslav Citakovic Miroslav Citakovic Actor, Karadjordjeva smrt
48. David Gerber David Gerber Producer, Police Woman
49. George MacDonald Fraser George MacDonald Fraser Writer, Octopussy George McDonald Fraser was an expert storyteller and master of the comic novel. His most widely read books chronicle the adult exploits of Harry Flashman (the original cowardly school bully of "Tom Brown's Schooldays"). Though fictionalised, these bawdy adventures are invariably set against an impeccably well-researched and annotated historical background...
50. Miguel M. Delgado Miguel M. Delgado Director, El padrecito
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