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1. Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield Actor, Back to School Rodney Dangerfield was born in Deer Park, New York in 1921. His birth name was Jacob Cohen. Jacob Cohen began writing jokes at the age of 15, and started performing before he was 20. He took his act to the road for ten years, his stage name was "Jack Roy". While working as a struggling comedian, Rodney Dangerfield worked as a singing waiter...
2. Charles Napier Charles Napier Actor, Rambo: First Blood Part II Lively character actor who usually plays hard-ass military types and menacing bad guys. Charles Napier's roles have changed little since his debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel!. Napier went on appearing in other Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens and also became a regular playing smaller roles for Jonathan Demme...
3. Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Thanks, WALL·E Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955 in San Francisco, California, to students Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble who were unmarried at the time and gave him up for adoption. He was taken in by a working class couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, and grew up with them in Mountain View, California...
4. Gloria Grahame Gloria Grahame Actress, It's a Wonderful Life Gloria Hallward was born in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Michael Hallward, an architect, and Jean MacDougall, an actress whose stage name was Jean Grahame. Her mother later became her acting coach. Descended from royalty--King Edward III through her father's side--she was bred for acting at an early age...
5. Barbara Nichols Barbara Nichols Actress, Sweet Smell of Success She was the archetypal brassy, bosomy, Brooklynesque bimbo with a highly distinctive scratchy voice. Barbara Nichols started life as Barbara Marie Nickerauer in Queens, New York on December 10, 1928, and grew up on Long Island. Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, the dame with the shapely frame...
6. Kim Chan Kim Chan Actor, The Fifth Element Born in China, Kim Chan fled China in 1928 with his father Lem and two older sisters. Settling first in Rhode Island, then in New York, Kim left his family after his father caught him lying about an afternoon spent at the cinema. Faced with an ultimatum, Kim left for years as a day laborer, occasionally homeless, frequently sleeping on vermin-infested ironing boards...
7. Leonard Rossiter Leonard Rossiter Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey Leonard Rossiter was born on October 21st, 1926 in Liverpool. Unable to afford to go to university, he worked in an insurance office until he was 27, when he joined Preston repertory company and made his professional stage debut in "The Gay Dog". After Preston, he starred in productions at Wolverhampton...
8. Andrew Keir Andrew Keir Actor, Rob Roy The character actor Andrew Keir (originally Andrew Buggy) was born in 1926 in the coal-mining town of Shotts in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and raised there with his five brothers John, Tom, Michael, Patrick, and Hugh and his sister Maggie. The son of a coal miner, Keir worked in the coal mines from age 14 to 20...
9. Morag Hood Morag Hood Actress, More Than a Game Born in Cardonald, in 1942, she was the daughter of a master of works for Glasgow theatres, whose roots were in Shetland, and the much younger sister of Eila and of Scottish Television's Head of entertainment, the late Liam Hood. She was a versatile Scottish actress best known internationally as a star of "War and Peace" on the BBC in the 1970s...
10. Hal B. Wallis Hal B. Wallis Producer, Casablanca Legendary producer Hal B. Wallis was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles when he was in his early 20s. He got a job managing a theater owned by Warner Bros., and his success at the job caught the eye of studio head Jack L. Warner, who gave him a job in the studio's publicity department. Within a few months Wallis had worked his way up to head of the department...
11. Jean Vigo Jean Vigo Writer, L'Atalante Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people involved in the movies...
12. Roy Ward Baker Roy Ward Baker Director, A Night to Remember Roy Ward Baker's first job in films was as a teaboy at the Gainsborough Studios in London, England, but within three years he was working as an assistant director. During World War II, he worked in the Army Kinematograph Unit under Eric Ambler, a writer and film producer, who, after the war, gave Baker his first opportunity to direct a film...
13. Linda Gary Linda Gary Actress, The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
14. Renée Adorée Renée Adorée Actress, The Big Parade Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France on 30 September 1898. Renee had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in acting surfaced during her teen years with minor stage productions in France...
15. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
16. Denis Quilley Denis Quilley Actor, Murder on the Orient Express Noted British classical theatre actor Denis Quilley distinguished himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, among others. His sturdy handsomeness was slightly offset by a relatively prominent proboscis. As in the case of Jeremy Northam and Liam Neeson, it only accentuated his looks and added to the uniqueness of his characters...
17. Megs Jenkins Megs Jenkins Actress, The Innocents An engineer's daughter, she had first planned on becoming a ballerina, using her original Christian name Muguette, but abandoned those plans by the age of 17 when she realized that her physique was more in keeping with her other first name, Megs. She trained in Liverpool at the School of Dancing and...
18. Carlo Lizzani Carlo Lizzani Director, The Violent Four
19. Charles Meshack Charles Meshack Actor, Commando
20. Ken Ogata Ken Ogata Actor, Vengeance is Mine
21. Debbie Linden Debbie Linden Actress, Bloodbath at the House of Death
22. Jerry Oddo Jerry Oddo Actor, The Kid Dropper Story
23. Hal Lynch Hal Lynch Actor, Tomorrow Is Yesterday Hal Lynch was born on November 13, 1927 to Arnett Tiltn Lynch and Kattie Bell Jacobs in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as James Harold Tilton Lynch. He was an actor, known for The Way West (1967), Spoon River (1969) and Wild Rovers (1971). His first television appearance was in a 1964 Gunsmoke episode. Hal also had western show roles on Daniel Boone...
24. Jane Nigh Jane Nigh Actress, State Fair
25. Brian Pillman Brian Pillman Self, Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows Brian Pillman makes the list of a long line of tragic deaths in wrestling. He had endured 36 throat operations as a child. Pillman played football in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1984 and in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders. It was in Calgary where he met Owen Hart (who also died at a relatively early age) and started his wrestling career for Stampede Wrestling...
26. Joanne Medley Joanne Medley Actress, Games
27. Judith Allen Judith Allen Actress, Bright Eyes
28. Bernard 'Bunny' Granville Bernard 'Bunny' Granville Actor, Love a la Mode
29. Hanno Brühl Hanno Brühl Director, Herzrasen
30. Tony Carbajal Tony Carbajal Actor, El crisol
31. Bob Hopkins Bob Hopkins Actor, The Kid from Left Field
32. Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks Self, Live Aid
33. Lloyd Thaxton Lloyd Thaxton Self, Fight Back with David Horowitz
34. Claude Pinoteau Claude Pinoteau Writer, The Party
35. Alissa Ann Smego Alissa Ann Smego Actress, Star Kid
36. Francis Corby Francis Corby Cinematographer, Babes in Toyland
37. Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith Actor, Love My Dog Jay R. Smith was the second freckled-faced youngster to be featured in producer Hal Roach's successful film series, "Our Gang" (later known on television as "The Little Rascals".) His first "Our Gang" film was _Boys Will be Joys(1925)_ in a small role. Smith was put into the series as a sort-of replacement for Mickey Daniels...
38. Hans Richter Hans Richter Actor, The Punch Bowl
39. Jud Strunk Jud Strunk Self, Episode #4.8 The country music performer Jud Strunk was born Justin Roderick Strunk, Jr. on June 11, 1936, in Jamestown, New York. He was a singer-songwriter akin to Jimmy Buffett (except Strunk sang about his adopted state of Maine rather than Key West and the tropics) who played the tenor banjo and piano. He also was an actor specializing in comedy...
40. Jackie Rae Jackie Rae Self, Episode #1.14 After National Service in RCAF, Rae became a familiar face on British TV in early 1960s as host of "Name That Tune". Former husband of actress Janette Scott.
41. François Simon François Simon Actor, The Invitation
42. Sam Warner Sam Warner Writer, A Dangerous Adventure Sam Warner could rightly be called "The Father of Talking Pictures". Of the four Warner brothers, Sam was the most in favor of using synchronized sound with movies. He was the driving force behind the studio's partnership with Western Electric to create Vitaphone. At first, he only wanted to use Vitaphone to provide music and sound effects...
43. Jan Lenica Jan Lenica Director, Labyrinth
44. América Barrio América Barrio Actress, The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon
45. Leona Gage Leona Gage Actress, Tales of Terror
46. Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee Actor, Unlawful Entry
47. May Warden May Warden Actress, Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One
48. Robin Christopher Robin Christopher Actress, Equinox Robin Ann Snider spent most of her early years in Northern California, where her family (including her mother, brother and his family still live. She went to Arcadia High School where she met Stevie Nicks. Stevie and Robin became life long friends. Robin studied speech in college and acted as vocal coach for Nicks while she was on tour with Fleetwood Mac...
49. William Searby William Searby Actor, Daddy Boy
50. Fred F. Finklehoffe Fred F. Finklehoffe Writer, Meet Me in St. Louis After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1932, Finklehoffe and fellow graduate, John Monks Jr., decided to re-write their college thesis on cadet life at VMI as a play. The noted director and playwright George Abbott liked the piece and produced it on Broadway in December 1936. Entitled 'Brother Rat'...
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