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1. Ann Sheridan Ann Sheridan Actress, Another World Clara Lou Sheridan was born February 21, 1915, in Denton, Texas, to an automobile mechanic and his homemaker wife. The youngest of five children, she grew up in a normal childhood environment. She was a self-described tomboy and was very athletic, and played on the girls basketball team for North Texas State Teacher's College...
2. Jack Lord Jack Lord Actor, Dr. No Jack Lord was the son of William Lawrence Ryan, steamship company executive. He learned his equestrian skills at his mother's fruit farm in the Hudson River Valley. At age 15 he started spending summers at sea in the Merchant Marine, and from the deck of ships, painted and sketched the landscapes he encountered; Africa...
3. Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer Actor, The Defiant Ones
4. 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...
5. 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"...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
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. 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...
11. 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...
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. 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.
14. Gwyn Savage Gwyn Savage Casting Department, Fanboys
15. Eiko Ishioka Eiko Ishioka Costume Designer, Dracula
16. Scott Holden Scott Holden Actor, Breezy
17. 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...
18. Rita Lynn Rita Lynn Actress, The Campaign of Billy Banjo
19. Yoshifumi Kondô Yoshifumi Kondô Animation Department, Grave of the Fireflies
20. Joseph O'Conor Joseph O'Conor Actor, Oliver!
21. Bambi Allen Bambi Allen Actress, Affair in the Air
22. Steve Susskind Steve Susskind Actor, Monsters, Inc.
23. 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...
24. Polly Ann Young Polly Ann Young Actress, The Man from Utah
25. Frances Dade Frances Dade Actress, Dracula
26. Otis Harlan Otis Harlan Actor, A Midsummer Night's Dream Hollywood character actor of silents and talkies through the year he died.
27. 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...
28. Jordan Christopher Jordan Christopher Actor, Brainstorm
29. Geeta Bali Geeta Bali Actress, Baaz
30. Tom Parker Tom Parker Miscellaneous Crew, Jailhouse Rock
31. V.I. Lenin V.I. Lenin Writer, The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
32. Marie Lohr Marie Lohr Actress, Pygmalion
33. Gene Coogan Gene Coogan Actor, The Fighter
34. Ernest Cossart Ernest Cossart Actor, The Great Ziegfeld Ernest Cossart came to Hollywood to play a succession of butlers, valets and manservants with names like Binns, Jeepers or Brassett. In fact, if you saw Angel or Letter of Introduction, you may have assumed that he simply stepped from one movie set to another. Always at home donning batwing collars...
35. 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.
36. Stephen Coit Stephen Coit Actor, The Long Goodbye
37. Aldo Canti Aldo Canti Actor, Sabata Aldo Canti, aka Nick Jordan, was a Roman stuntman at Cinecittà who gradually became a minor leading man in a few Italian B-movies. He was reportedly linked to the Italian underworld, and was found murdered in the early nineties at Rome's Villa Borghese park.
38. Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Designer, Ghostbusters
39. Leslie French Leslie French Actor, Death in Venice
40. Blaise Cendrars Blaise Cendrars Writer, Sutter's Gold
41. Charles H. Schneer Charles H. Schneer Producer, Clash of the Titans The son of a jeweller, Charles H. Schneer was chiefly famous for his collaborations with animator and special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. Together, they created some of the best-loved fantasy and science fiction films to grace the silver screen between 1956 and 1981. Importantly, Schneer encouraged Harryhausen's imaginative flights even to the point of exceeding his budget...
42. Rolando Barral Rolando Barral Actor, Guaguasi
43. John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones Actor, The Adventures of Hal 5
44. Alfonso Corona Blake Alfonso Corona Blake Director, The Road of Life
45. 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...
46. Tony Geiss Tony Geiss Writer, An American Tail
47. Myrtle Devenish Myrtle Devenish Actress, Brazil
48. Robert Knudson Robert Knudson Sound Department, Scarface
49. Harold Gary Harold Gary Actor, The French Connection
50. Frank Mitchell Frank Mitchell Actor, Coal Miner's Daughter
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