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1. Peggy Lee Peggy Lee Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Peggy Lee was Born Norma Dolores Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, on May 26, 1920. At age four her mother died. Peggy's father, a railroad station agent, remarried but later left home, leaving Peggy's care entrusted to a stepmother who physically abused her. Peggy later memorialized this in the calypso number "One Beating a Day"...
2. Jack Lord Jack Lord Actor, Dr. No Jack Lord will probably be best remembered as Steve McGarrett in the long running television series Hawaii Five-O, but he was much more than that however. He starred in several movies, directed several episodes of his show, was in several Broadway productions, and was an accomplished artist. Two of...
3. Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer Actor, The Defiant Ones
4. Ann Sheridan Ann Sheridan Actress, Another World Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to Warner Brothers...
5. Cecil B. DeMille Cecil B. DeMille Producer, The Ten Commandments His parents Henry C. DeMille and Beatrice DeMille were playwrights. His father died when he was 12, and his mother supported the family by opening a school for girls and a theatrical company. Too young to enlist in the Spanish-American War, Cecil followed his brother William C. de Mille to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts...
6. Georges Méliès Georges Méliès Director, An Impossible Voyage Georges Melies, a professional magician by training, first saw the new "moving pictures" in 1895. Little over a year later, Melies was filming and projecting his own creations. By accident, he discovered that he could use stop-motion photography to render trick visual effects. Melies was also the first to use techniques such as the fade-in...
7. Susan Strasberg Susan Strasberg Actress, Picnic Susan Strasberg was born in New York City on May 22, 1938. From the time of her birth, she was destined to be an actress. Her father was Lee Strasberg, acting coach at the famed Actors Studio in New York. In 1953, Susan made her acting debut in the episode, Catch a Falling Star, of the Goodyear Playhouse...
8. Joseph Schildkraut Joseph Schildkraut Actor, The Diary of Anne Frank An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in The Life of Emile Zola...
9. Abraham Sofaer Abraham Sofaer Actor, Quo Vadis Born on October 1, 1896, in Rangoon, Burma, to Burmese-Jewish parents, distinguished veteran character actor Abraham Sofaer was a one-time schoolteacher in both Rangoon and London. He switched gears to acting after a short time and made his stage debut as a walk-on in William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" in 1921...
10. Michael Winner Michael Winner Director, Death Wish Michael Winner was interested in film at an early age, especially writing, which brought him briefly to television. He then moved into directing at age 25, and after a few comedies and vehicles for pop stars, quickly switched to more dramatic films, attaining something of a trade mark for violence - frequently working with Charles Bronson...
11. Eiko Ishioka Eiko Ishioka Costume Designer, Dracula
12. George Orwell George Orwell Writer, 1984 Born the son of an Opium Agent in Bengal, Eric Blair was educated in England (Eton 1921). The joined the British Imperial Police in Burma, serving until 1927. He then travelled around England and Europe, doing various odd jobs to support his writing. By 1935 he had adopted the 'pen-name' of 'George Orwell' and had written his first novels...
13. Scott Holden Scott Holden Actor, Breezy
14. Gwyn Savage Gwyn Savage Casting Department, Fanboys
15. Sandy Baron Sandy Baron Self, Broadway Danny Rose Sandy Baron was born Sanford Beresofsky in Brooklyn, New York on May 5, 1937. Raised in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood, the young Sandy attended public schools and participated in accelerated classes. A graduate of Brooklyn College, he spent his early years working summers in the Catskill Mountain resorts that were the breeding grounds of many Jewish comedians...
16. Allyn Joslyn Allyn Joslyn Actor, Only Angels Have Wings Allyn Joslyn, the son of a Pennsylvania mining engineer, made his stage debut at 17. He was soon appearing regularly in Broadway productions, and headed for Hollywood in 1936, making his debut in They Won't Forget. His nervous, at times dyspeptic demeanor and somewhat aristocratic looks fit in with the pompous...
17. Yoshifumi Kondô Yoshifumi Kondô Animation Department, Grave of the Fireflies
18. Pauline Yates Pauline Yates Actress, Warriors Born in St. Helens, Merseyside, Pauline Yates knew she wanted to be an actress from an early age. After leaving school, she went straight into Oldham Rep., making her stage debut aged 17 as Grace Poole in Jane Eyre In the late 1960s she landed her first TV role and was starting to become a familiar face on programmes such as Crown Court and Armchair Theatre...
19. Rita Lynn Rita Lynn Actress, The Campaign of Billy Banjo
20. Joseph O'Conor Joseph O'Conor Actor, Oliver!
21. Steve Susskind Steve Susskind Actor, Monsters, Inc.
22. Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson Soundtrack, Sweet November Jackie "Sonny" Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Highland Park, the only son of Jack and Eliza Mae Wilson from Columbus, Mississippi. His father was an alcoholic and constantly unemployed, and his mother, who had lost two earlier children, doted on Jackie and became a powerful influence in his life...
23. Al St. John Al St. John Actor, Riders of Destiny Silent-film comic who appeared in dozens of Mack Sennett's early Keystone comedies and would eventually create and star in his own vehicles for other studios. With the advent of sound, he became a character actor in westerns and later the bewhiskered sidekick of B-western heroes like Buster Crabbe, Robert Livingston and Lash La Rue.
24. Polly Ann Young Polly Ann Young Actress, The Man from Utah
25. Jordan Christopher Jordan Christopher Actor, Brainstorm
26. Otis Harlan Otis Harlan Actor, A Midsummer Night's Dream Hollywood character actor of silents and talkies through the year he died.
27. Ernest Cossart Ernest Cossart Actor, The Great Ziegfeld Ernest Cossart. Born Emil Gottfried Adolph von Holst in Cheltenham 24 September 1876. Died in New York 21 January 1951. He was the younger brother (by two years) of the famous English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934). His 56-year acting career spanned 1894-1950 and included: well over 50 Broadway stage productions and stock company stage productions touring all over America...
28. Tom Parker Tom Parker Miscellaneous Crew, Jailhouse Rock
29. Marie Lohr Marie Lohr Actress, Pygmalion
30. William Girdler William Girdler Director, 'Sheba, Baby' Born October 22, 1947 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, William Brent Girdler launched his filmmaking career with the 1972 release of Asylum of Satan. He made a total of nine films in six years and provided the music for the Pat Patterson quickie Dr. Gore. Girdler died in a helicopter accident in the Philippines after completing his final movie The Manitou...
31. V.I. Lenin V.I. Lenin Writer, The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
32. Gene Coogan Gene Coogan Actor, The Fighter
33. Bambi Allen Bambi Allen Actress, Affair in the Air
34. Geeta Bali Geeta Bali Actress, Baaz
35. Harold Gary Harold Gary Actor, The French Connection
36. Sandy Balson Sandy Balson Actress, Last of the Red Hot Lovers
37. Frances Dade Frances Dade Actress, Dracula
38. Ralph Reed Ralph Reed Actor, Young Gun Ralph Reed "Freeto", worked as an actor from 1938 to 1958. Attended UCLA in 1953. Korean War Veteran, discharged in 1955. Moved to Orange County, California in 1962 and had been in Real Estate for the past 35 years. Burial at El Toro Memorial Park, El Toro, California.
39. John Halas John Halas Producer, Animal Farm
40. Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Designer, Ghostbusters
41. John Grieve John Grieve Actor, Eye of the Needle
42. Satyanarayana E.V.V. Satyanarayana E.V.V. Director, Sooryavansham
43. Stan Irwin Stan Irwin Actor, Abbott & Costello
44. Jay Garner Jay Garner Actor, Pennies from Heaven A veteran character actor of stage and screen, James H. Garner, Jr. arrived on Broadway in 1969 only to find another James Garner already working. He changed his name to Jay Garner and in 1971 replaced Howard Da Silva in the Broadway production of "1776." He played in regional theaters around the country until the late 1990s...
45. Dana Medrická Dana Medrická Actress, Who Wants to Kill Jessie?
46. Tom Amundsen Tom Amundsen Miscellaneous Crew, Shrek
47. John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones Actor, The Adventures of Hal 5
48. Jack Montgomery Jack Montgomery Actor, Pursued
49. Stephen Coit Stephen Coit Actor, The Long Goodbye
50. Rolando Barral Rolando Barral Actor, Guaguasi
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