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1. Alan Ladd Alan Ladd Actor, Shane Alan Ladd's mother emigrated from England age 19. His accountant father died when he was four. At age five he burned his apartment playing with matches, and his mother moved them to Oklahoma City. He was malnourished, undersized and nicknamed Tiny. His mother married a house painter who moved them to California--a la "The Grapes of Wrath"--when he was eight...
2. Freddie Prinze Freddie Prinze Actor, The Million Dollar Rip-Off Comedian Freddie Prinze seemed to have everything going for him by 1977. He was the star of a hit network series. Beautiful women were drawn to his good looks and natural charm. He was the father of a baby boy named after him. But there were a lot of things Freddie Prinze had against him: a failed marriage...
3. Leif Erickson Leif Erickson Actor, On the Waterfront
4. Jimmy Durante Jimmy Durante Soundtrack, The Notebook Comedian, composer, actor, singer and songwriter ("Inka Dinka Doo") Jimmy Durante was educated in New York public schools. He began his career as a Coney Island pianist, and organized a five-piece band in 1916. He opened the Club Durant with Eddie Jackson and Lou Clayton, with whom he later formed a comedy trio for vaudeville and on television...
5. Manuel Padilla Jr. Manuel Padilla Jr. Actor, American Graffiti
6. Harold Russell Harold Russell Actor, The Best Years of Our Lives A Cambridge, Massachusetts native, Russell was working on an army film in 1944 when an explosive he was holding detonated accidentally, injuring his hands so severely that they had to be amputated. Russell was fitted with artificial hands and enrolled at Boston University's College of Business Administration (from which he graduated in 1949)...
7. Kipp Hamilton Kipp Hamilton Actress, Bigger Than Life
8. Pablo P. Vitar Pablo P. Vitar Actor, The Sandlot
9. Peter Shaw Peter Shaw Actor, Sons of the Sea
10. Nick Cravat Nick Cravat Actor, The Crimson Pirate Long-time circus acrobatic partner of Burt Lancaster (performing as "Lang & Cravat") may have been short on stature, but he was big on athletic prowess and highly enjoyable to watch on-screen. According to reports, Cravat was as strong as a bull. When he lost his cool, it took several men to hold him back...
11. Louis Jean Heydt Louis Jean Heydt Actor, Gone with the Wind An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but developed...
12. Michael Gwynn Michael Gwynn Actor, Jason and the Argonauts
13. Jamie Uys Jamie Uys Director, The Gods Must Be Crazy Mr. Uys was an internationally acclaimed film director who completed 24 films. Prizes for his work included the 1981 Grand Prix at the Festival International du Film de Comedy Vevey for 'The Gods Must be Crazy' and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association award for best documentary in 1974 for 'Beautiful People'...
14. Robert Frost Robert Frost Writer, Fireflies in the Garden Robert Lee Frost, arguably the greatest American poet of the 20th century, was born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874. His father, William Prescott Frost Jr., was from a Lawrence, Massachusetts, family of Republicans, and his mother, Isabelle Moodie Frost, was an immigrant from Scotland...
15. Ludwig Stössel Ludwig Stössel Actor, The Pride of the Yankees Born in Austria in 1883, Ludwig Stossel was an established theater presence (from age 17) in both his homeland and in Germany for decades, performing at one time or another for both Max Reinhardt and Otto Preminger. He made a handful of German silents beginning in 1926 and had moved with ease into sound pictures...
16. John Larkin John Larkin Actor, The Edge of Night
17. Lili St. Cyr Lili St. Cyr Self, Varietease Ecdysiast of the 1940's who appeared in a non-blue film or two.
18. Joan Tompkins Joan Tompkins Actress, General Hospital Early in her career, in 1938, Joan Tompkins played opposite Henry Fonda in a run of plays in White Plains, New York. She later became well known on radio in the role of Nora Drake. During her long years in radio, she also acted on Broadway in "Pride and Prejudice", "My Sister Eileen" and many other plays...
19. Stratford Johns Stratford Johns Actor, Dance with a Stranger South African-born Stratford Johns was forever associated with the role of tough, abrasive Superintendant Charlie Barlow on TV's Z Cars and its sequels Softly Softly: Task Force and Barlow at Large. In between, he also played Barlow in the miniseries Jack the Ripper (which, in turn, led to a 'cold case' investigation series called Second Verdict)...
20. Tim McCoy Tim McCoy Actor, Texas Cyclone One of the great stars of early American Westerns. McCoy was the son of an Irish soldier who later became police chief of Saginaw, Michigan, where McCoy was born. He attended St. Ignatius College in Chicago and after seeing a Wild West show there, left school and found work on a Wyoming ranch. He became...
21. Jim Bohan Jim Bohan Actor, American Graffiti
22. Ron Feinberg Ron Feinberg Actor, A Boy and His Dog
23. John Rich John Rich Director, Roustabout
24. Gustav Hasford Gustav Hasford Writer, Full Metal Jacket Gustav Hasford was born in 1947, in Russellville, Alabama. He joined the Marines right out of school in 1967 and used his experiences as a Combat Correspondent in Vietnam to write his first novel, The Short-Timers, which Stanley Kubrick turned into Full Metal Jacket. Hasford's second novel, published in 1990...
25. Darryl Armstrong Darryl Armstrong Actor, Episode #2.14
26. Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic Director, Mars na Drinu Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1921. He belongs to the first generation of post-WW2 directors, and began directing in 1946. His first film was a documentary about the National Army rally named Nove pobede. After this feature, he made a series of shorts (The First Lights, The Soil Was Waiting for a Tractor, Images of Prizren and Pozari u gradu)...
27. Hugo Stanger Hugo Stanger Actor, Beetlejuice
28. Leona Roberts Leona Roberts Actress, Gone with the Wind
29. Morton DaCosta Morton DaCosta Director, The Music Man Philadelphia-born Morton DaCosta started his career as a stage actor in 1942, and by 1950 had become a respected stage director, both in stock theater and on Broadway. His short film career consisted of a pair of successful adaptations of Broadway successes, ("The Music Man" and "Auntie Mame") and one less successful film ("Island of Love"), after which he returned to his first love, the stage.
30. Barbara Townsend Barbara Townsend Actress, Hard to Kill
31. Mandel Kramer Mandel Kramer Actor, Guiding Light
32. Frances Goodrich Frances Goodrich Writer, It's a Wonderful Life
33. Rose Dione Rose Dione Actress, Freaks
34. Donna Jean Young Donna Jean Young Actress, Pioneer Spirit
35. Jack Stoney Jack Stoney Actor, Lilac Time
36. Peggy Aitchison Peggy Aitchison Actress, The Great Muppet Caper
37. Evgeniy Leonov Evgeniy Leonov Actor, Kin-dza-dza! Evegeni Leonov was a Russian actor best known for leading roles in comedies, such as Kin-dza-dza! and Gentlemen of Fortune. He was born Evgeni Pavlovich Leonov on September 2, 1926, in Moscow, Russia, USSR (now Moscow, Russia). He was the second son in the family. His father, Pavel Vasilevich Leonov...
38. Hugh McDermott Hugh McDermott Actor, Devil Girl from Mars
39. O.W. Fischer O.W. Fischer Actor, Helden
40. Sally Anne Golden Sally Anne Golden Actress, Friday the 13th
41. Ugo Bologna Ugo Bologna Actor, High Rollers
42. Hartley Power Hartley Power Actor, Roman Holiday
43. Nam June Paik Nam June Paik Soundtrack, Shutter Island Nam June Paik was the first video artist who experimented with electronic media and made a profound impact on the art of video and television. He coined the phrase "Information Superhighway" in 1974, and has been called the "father of video art." He was born Nam June Paik on July 20, 1932 in Seoul...
44. Antonio R. Frausto Antonio R. Frausto Actor, Let's Go with Pancho Villa
45. Pandharibai Pandharibai Actress, Chelisuva Modagalu
46. Willie Dixon Willie Dixon Soundtrack, Daredevil Blues legend Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1915. His mother was a devoutly religious person who spent much of her time writing religious poems, which gave the young Willie exposure to rhyming and meter. At a young age he sang with a gospel group called the Union Jubilee Singers...
47. James Adamson James Adamson Actor, A Bullet for Baldwin
48. Mary-Ellis Bunim Mary-Ellis Bunim Writer, The Real World
49. Philippe Khorsand Philippe Khorsand Actor, Les Misérables
50. James Duggan James Duggan Actor, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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