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1. Graham Chapman Graham Chapman Writer, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a Germain air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he practiced medicine for only a few years...
2. Norman Wisdom Norman Wisdom Actor, Trouble in Store Norman Wisdom has become the great British clown very much in the mould of Charles Chaplin with his "little man" in the ill fitting suit and cloth cap. His character is "everyman", much put upon but struggling through to a (usually) happy ending. He was brought up in an orphanage after his mother died and his father disowned him...
3. Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Soundtrack, Watchmen Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta...
4. Tom Bell Tom Bell Actor, The Krays Tom Bell was one of the UK's finest actors but he never achieved the star billing or recognition he so richly deserved. His career spanned some 50 years. Time and time again, Bell gave memorable performances. From the able seaman ordered to be flogged by a sadistic officer, played by Dirk Bogarde, in the film...
5. Masaki Kobayashi Masaki Kobayashi Director, Harakiri
6. Doris Belack Doris Belack Actress, One Life to Live A New York native, Doris Belack began her acting career as an audio reader and lent her voice to the 1955 album "Poetry of the Negro" with Sidney Poitier. She later was active in television; she was best known for her roles as Anna Wolek on the television soap opera One Life to Live and Judge Margaret Barry on television crime and court drama Law & Order...
7. Buddy Lester Buddy Lester Actor, Ocean's Eleven Buddy Lester, stand-up comedian and character actor on television and in motion pictures was born in Chicago and became a fixture on the international nightclub circuit for seven decades. In Las Vegas, he opened for Frank Sinatra several times and appeared in the Rat Pack films Ocean's Eleven and Sergeants 3 ...
8. Jill Bennett Jill Bennett Actress, For Your Eyes Only
9. Colin Gordon Colin Gordon Actor, The Pink Panther Sri Lankan-born Colin Gordon began acting on the West End stage as the hind legs of a horse in 'Toad of Toad Hall' in 1934. After wartime service, he returned to the stage, appearing in such plays as 'The White Carnation' and 'The Little Hut' (both 1953), 'Misery Me!' (1955) and 'The Touch of Fear' (1956)...
10. Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie Soundtrack, The Departed Charley and Nora Guthrie named their son after the Democrat elected president that year. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie knew hard times as a youngster (his house burned down, his sister Clara burned to death, his father's small-town business and political careers never went anywhere, his mother suffered from undiagnosed Huntington's Disease and was declared insane)...
11. Criswell Criswell Self, Criswell Predicts "87% of Criswell's predictions have come true!" -- The ones he reminds you of. Whereas it is true Criswell made an amazing forecast on The Jack Paar Program on March 10, 1963: "I predict that President Kennedy will not run for reelection in 1964, because of something that will happen to him in November 1963." Criswell also predicted the destruction of Denver...
12. Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage Actress, Gandhi Avis attended Manley Park Municipal School and Chorlton Central School in Manchester. She formerly worked as a secretary and nursery teacher before deciding to switch careers and become an actress. She gained stage experience in rep and made her first professional appearance at Chorlton Rep Theatre in Manchester in 1947...
13. Richard Zobel Richard Zobel Actor, Once Upon a Time in America
14. Diane Linkletter Diane Linkletter Self, The Linkletter Show
15. Dan Steele Dan Steele Actor, No Motive
16. Dan Gordon-Levitt Dan Gordon-Levitt Producer, Moon Shot
17. Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci Actor, Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes
18. Glenn Gould Glenn Gould Soundtrack, Unbreakable Glenn Herbert Gould was born Glen Gold on September 25, 1932, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His mother was a great-grand niece of Edvard Grieg. Young Gould was playing with piano from the age of 3, and started regular lessons with his mother from the age of 4. At the age of 10 Gould was admitted to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto...
19. André Delvaux André Delvaux Director, L'oeuvre au noir After having studied German philology, law, piano and composition Andre Delvaux filmed some TV documenturies. In 1965 he debuted at the movies with a film adapted from a novel of 'Johan Daisne'. His films always played in a set between reality and fantasy. Writing his own scripts he filmed e.g. "Femme...
20. Betsy King Ross Betsy King Ross Actress, The Phantom Empire Her father, J. King Ross was a superb horse trainer, a dapper gentleman who was with numerous traveling circuses and shows. Betsy was born on 14 March 1921 (not 1922 which is the date most often given for her birth). She appeared in a few motion pictures but when she was about 13 she decided she did not want to be an actress and her parents honored her wish...
21. Jacques Offenbach Jacques Offenbach Soundtrack, Full Metal Jacket Jacques Offenbach, the son of a synagogue cantor, was born in Cologne, Germany, June 20, 1819. So strong were his musical talents that the Paris Conservatory waived the rule forbidding foreigners and enrolled him. At the completion of his studies he began playing the cello in the orchestra of the prestigious Opera-Comique...
22. Robin Short Robin Short Actor, The Baron of Arizona
23. Ray Stephens Ray Stephens Actor, Episode #1.1
24. Milt Banta Milt Banta Writer, Maleficent
25. Albert J. Cohen Albert J. Cohen Producer, The Fighting Seabees
26. Geoffrey Household Geoffrey Household Writer, Man Hunt Educated at Clifton and Magdalen College, Oxford, novelist Geoffrey Household spent four years as a merchant banker in Romania. Bored, he left for Spain to sell bananas, and then arrived in the US in time for the Depression. After writing children's plays for US radio, he returned to the UK, but shortly afterward was traveling again...
27. Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey Actress, Diamonds Are Forever
28. Larry Gene Bell Larry Gene Bell Uncategorised
29. Phil Warren Phil Warren Actor, Superman and the Mole-Men
30. John L. Greene John L. Greene Writer, My Favorite Martian Author, screenwriter and songwriter ("St. Francis of Assisi"), educated at Duke University, Ohio State University, and State University of Iowa (Bachelor of Arts). He joined ASCAP in 1964, and his chief musical collaborator was Bonnie Lake.
31. Lou Marcelle Lou Marcelle Actor, Stars on Horseback
32. Jack King Jack King Director, Donald's Crime
33. William Humphrey William Humphrey Actor, Husks William Humphrey was born William Jonathan Humphrey on January 2nd, 1875 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, in 1910 as a director, and in 1917 as a screenwriter. He directed films and wrote screenplays until 1922. As an actor, he appeared in 124 films from 1909 until 1937. He died of coronary thrombosis on October 4th, 1942.
34. Bob Fleming Bob Fleming Actor, Trumpin' Trouble Bob Fleming was born in Picton, Ontario, Canada to Robert J. Fleming and Janet Ruthven Fleming. He had a least one sister, "Doll" and a nephew, Roderick Fleming. The family moved to a Cattle Ranch in Iliad, Montana (near Big Sandy) when he was a young man. He was never in the military because he had been shot in the foot early in life and had a slight limp...
35. Secretariat Secretariat Self, The Triple Crown of Racing
36. Daphne Slater Daphne Slater Actress, Virtue
37. Neely Plumb Neely Plumb Music Department, The Sound of Music
38. Barney Oldfield Barney Oldfield Self, Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life
39. André Deed André Deed Actor, Too Much Beauty Starting his show-business career as a singer and acrobat in French music halls, Deed got in almost at the ground floor of the French film industry, making his debut in 1905. It didn't take him long to become one of France's first major comic film stars, and he soon became internationally famous. Unfortunately...
40. Noboru Tanaka Noboru Tanaka Director, Edogawa Ranpo ryôki-kan: Yaneura no sanposha
41. Joe Sweet Joe Sweet Writer, Star
42. Lester Prendergast Lester Prendergast Actor, Dr. No
43. Rio Diaz Rio Diaz Actress, Sisingilin ko ng dugo
44. Frederic Kimball Frederic Kimball Actor, Looking for Richard
45. Gordon Cooper Gordon Cooper Self, The Real Men with 'The Right Stuff'
46. Mercedes Sosa Mercedes Sosa Soundtrack, Che: Part Two
47. Austin Wai Austin Wai Actor, Kill Zone - S.P.L.
48. Sheila McGibbon Sheila McGibbon Actress, The Last of a Dyin' Race
49. Dorothy Dare Dorothy Dare Actress, Gold Diggers of 1935 Dorothy Dare was an actress and singer. She appeared in quite a few 20-minute Vitaphone shorts and full feature films with bigger stars such as Dick Powell and Irene Dunne. Most of her films are shown periodically on Turner Classic Movies. Some have said Dorothy didn't get a chance in Hollywood. Also, many even claimed the shorts Dorothy appeared in were better than her parts in Hollywood films...
50. Gene Janson Gene Janson Actor, While You Were Sleeping
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