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1. Geraldine McEwan Geraldine McEwan Actress, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Geraldine McEwan was born in Old Windsor, England and made her theatre debut at the age of 14 at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. By the age of 18 she was starring in London's West End in several long-running popular productions. During the 1950s she acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961...
2. John McIntire John McIntire Actor, Wagon Train John McIntire possessed the requisite grit, craggy features and crusty, steely-eyed countenance to make for one of television and film's most durable supporting players of western settings. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1907 and the son of a lawyer, he grew up in Montana where he learned to raise and ride broncos on the family homestead...
3. Frank Finlay Frank Finlay Actor, The Pianist One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. Gregory...
4. Jack MacGowran Jack MacGowran Actor, The Exorcist Jack MacGowran, the great Irish character actor known for his roles in the plays of Samuel Beckett, was born on October 13, 1918, in Ireland. He established his professional reputation as a member of the Abbey Players in Dublin, but he won his greatest fame for essaying Beckett's characters onstage...
5. John Barry John Barry Music Department, Juke Box Jury John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment...
6. Stanley Holloway Stanley Holloway Actor, My Fair Lady
7. Than Wyenn Than Wyenn Actor, Being There Than Wyenn was an actor born on May 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He had a long career and was especially known for Being There (1979), Splash (1984), and Imitation of Life (1959). He died on January 29, 2015 in Woodland Hills, Los Angles, CA, USA at the age of 95.
8. Ferdy Mayne Ferdy Mayne Actor, Conan the Destroyer His father was the Judge of Mayence (Mainz) and his mother, who was half-English, was a singing teacher. Since the family was Jewish, the teenage Ferdinand was sent to England to stay with his aunt Lee Hutchinson, a noted photographer and sculptress. His parents were briefly interned in Buchenwald, but his mother's English connections enabled them also to get to England before war broke out.
9. Huntz Hall Huntz Hall Actor, Angels with Dirty Faces The 14th of 16 children born to an air conditioning repairman, Henry Richard Hall (he got the name "Huntz" from a brother who said his large nose made him look German) was anything but the tough street kid he played in the East Side Kids/Bowery Boys films. He made his stage debut at the age of 1 in a play called "Thunder on the Left"; after graduating from a Catholic grammar school...
10. Pierre Boulle Pierre Boulle Writer, Rise of the Planet of the Apes Pierre Boulle was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963), that were both made into award-winning films. He was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captured and subjected to two years' forced labor...
11. Guy Doleman Guy Doleman Actor, General Hospital Tough-looking New Zealander, with a long string of credits as an actor in Australian films and theatre. He was also prolific on radio as actor, announcer and compère. In August 1952, Doleman won a £300 prize for his performance in an Actor's Choice half-hourly play, entitled "The Coward". He used this...
12. Sidney Sheldon Sidney Sheldon Writer, I Dream of Jeannie Sheldon was born in Chicago on February 17, 1917. He began writing as a youngster and at the age of ten he made his first sale of a poem for $10. During the Depression, he worked at a variety of jobs and while attending Northwestern University he contributed short plays to drama groups. At seventeen...
13. Barbara La Marr Barbara La Marr Actress, The White Moth Reatha Watson (Barbara La Marr) is most famous as one of the first drug-related deaths in Hollywood, but she is notable for many other reasons. Born in Yakima, Washington, her parents moved to the Imperial Valley in California, where Reatha began her explorations of Los Angeles as a teenager. After...
14. Jean-Pierre Aumont Jean-Pierre Aumont Actor, Day for Night Another in the long line of dramatically handsome foreign imports who made an immediate impact on WWII Hollywood was debonair French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont. The epitome of grace and sophistication, the stylish leading man went on to have a long and respectful career on stage, film and TV, both here and abroad...
15. Frederick Treves Frederick Treves Actor, The Elephant Man
16. Ken Mayer Ken Mayer Actor, Space Patrol
17. Gerald Durrell Gerald Durrell Writer, My Family and Other Animals
18. Griffith Jones Griffith Jones Actor, Henry V
19. Lionel Belmore Lionel Belmore Actor, Frankenstein
20. Mohandas K. Gandhi Mohandas K. Gandhi Self, Mahatma Gandhi Talks Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born on October 2, 1869, into a Hindu Modh family in Porbanadar, Gujarat, India. His father, named Karamchand Gandhi, was the Chief Minister (diwan) of the city of Porbanadar. His mother, named Putlibai, was the fourth wife; the previous three wives died in childbirth...
21. Russ Vincent Russ Vincent Actor, Blonde Ice
22. Patty Andrews Patty Andrews Actress, Buck Privates She was born in Mound, Minnesota on 16 February 1918, the daughter of Peter Andreos (changed to 'Andrews' upon arriving in the US) and Olga Sollie. Her real name was Patricia Marie (Patty nickname). Her father was a Greek Catholic immigrant and her mother a Lutheran from Norway who ran the pure food café...
23. Campbell Lane Campbell Lane Actor, Cool Runnings
24. Laura Oakley Laura Oakley Actress, A Darktown Wooing
25. Arthur Rankin Jr. Arthur Rankin Jr. Producer, Thundercats
26. Joan Valerie Joan Valerie Actress, Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Helen Vlahikis, later known as Joan Valerie soon settles down in Hollywood, where she studied drama at the famous Pasadena Playhouse. Darryl F. Zanuck discovered her there but gave her parts only in B movies, although in pleasant ones. By way of example, she was the charming blonde in office in John Ford's "Submarine Patrol" (1938)...
27. Jeremy Beadle Jeremy Beadle Self, Game for a Laugh
28. Arthur Julian Arthur Julian Writer, Gimme a Break!
29. Mary Ellis Mary Ellis Actress, All the King's Horses A promising star first with the Metropolitan Opera than on the Broadway and London stages, soprano Mary Ellis had little chance to prove herself as either a musical or dramatic film star with only a few creaky vehicles left for audiences to ponder. Her versatility on stage, however, was extensive, ranging...
30. Noelle Middleton Noelle Middleton Actress, Court Martial
31. Nigel De Brulier Nigel De Brulier Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often played (he portrayed Cardinal Richelieu four times: in The Three Musketeers...
32. Victor Platt Victor Platt Actor, The Drayton Case
33. Ken Drake Ken Drake Actor, Sea Hunt Ken Drake was born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1921. He served in the Navy in World War 2 and Korea as a Medic. He studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and met his wife Sylvie there. He appeared in over 60 television shows and was a gifted character actor who often disappeared into multiple roles in the same TV series...
34. Aaron Ruben Aaron Ruben Writer, The Andy Griffith Show
35. Malcolm Keen Malcolm Keen Actor, The Lodger
36. Ed Herlihy Ed Herlihy Actor, The King of Comedy Herlihy was a (non-buffoon) equivalent of Ed McMahon on "The Tonight Show" before Johnny Carson came along in 1962, bringing McMahon with him. Before there was Carson, Herlihy was the announcer during 'Jack Paar's tenure as Tonight Show host, having replaced Hugh Downs when the latter went over to host NBC's "Today" A handsome man...
37. Lee Morgan Lee Morgan Actor, Border Fence
38. Wendy Wasserstein Wendy Wasserstein Writer, The Object of My Affection
39. Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King Self, 4 Little Girls
40. Greg Hudgens Greg Hudgens
41. Billie Brockwell Billie Brockwell Actress, His Luckless Love
42. Inge Morath Inge Morath Self, Copyright by Inge Morath
43. Ingemar Johansson Ingemar Johansson Self, World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson Heavyweight Champion of the World versus Ingemar Johansson Heavyweight Champion of Europe Handsome and charming, Ingemar Johansson was one of Heavyweight Boxing's most exciting and colorful champions. Born in Sweden on September 22, 1932, Johannsson discovered at a young age that he had "thunder" in his hands, and entered amateur boxing. As a member of the European Amateur Boxing Team, he competed in Chicago against the American Team in 1951...
44. Bruce Howard Bruce Howard Writer, King Kong vs. Godzilla
45. Tamara Wilcox-Smith Tamara Wilcox-Smith Actress, MASH
46. Claude Faraldo Claude Faraldo Writer, La veuve de Saint-Pierre
47. Frances O'Connor Frances O'Connor Actress, Freaks Frances Belle O'Connor was born on September 8, 1914 in Granite Falls, Reville County, Minnesota. She was born without arms, but learned to use her feet in incredibly dexterous ways. Combining her physical beauty and an outgoing personality, it made her a natural for the sideshow circuit. Billed as "The Living Venus de Milo," and with her mother as manager...
48. Coley Wallace Coley Wallace Actor, Raging Bull
49. Rik Colitti Rik Colitti Actor, Crocodile Dundee
50. Nikos Kourkoulos Nikos Kourkoulos Actor, Blood on the Land Nikos Kourkoulos was born in 1934, in Athens, Greece. He studied acting at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made his stage debut in a 1958 Athens production of Alexandre Dumas fils's "La dame aux camélias", opposite Ellie Lambeti and Dimitris Horn. He was one of the founders of the prestigious stage group Proskinio and appeared in the 1967 Broadway musical "Ilya Darling"...
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