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1. Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Thanks, Up 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
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. Linda Gary Linda Gary Actress, The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Judith Allen Judith Allen Actress, Bright Eyes
12. 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...
13. Carlo Lizzani Carlo Lizzani Director, Il gobbo
14. 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...
15. 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...
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. Bob Hopkins Bob Hopkins Actor, The Kid from Left Field
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks Self, Live Aid
21. Brian Pillman Brian Pillman Self, Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows Brian Pillman was born in 1962 in Norwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. He was raised mainly by his mother. He was born with throat cancer and had over 30 operations before the age of 3. He was a high school star and later a college football star at Miami University of Ohio. Later he played briefly for his hometown Cincinnati Bengals in 1984...
22. Jerry Oddo Jerry Oddo Actor, The Kid Dropper Story
23. Debbie Linden Debbie Linden Actress, Bloodbath at the House of Death
24. Francis Corby Francis Corby Director, Aeronutics
25. Percy Waram Percy Waram Actor, A Face in the Crowd
26. Hal Lynch Hal Lynch Actor, Tomorrow Is Yesterday
27. Ken Ogata Ken Ogata Actor, Vengeance is Mine
28. Hanno Brühl Hanno Brühl Director, Herzrasen
29. Charles Meshack Charles Meshack Actor, Commando
30. Claude Pinoteau Claude Pinoteau Writer, The Party
31. May Warden May Warden Actress, Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One
32. Leona Gage Leona Gage Actress, Tales of Terror
33. Hans Richter Hans Richter Actor, The Punch Bowl
34. Jane Nigh Jane Nigh Actress, State Fair
35. Servando González Servando González Director, Las grandes aguas
36. Alissa Ann Smego Alissa Ann Smego Actress, Star Kid
37. Dennis Vero Dennis Vero Actor, Sixteen Candles
38. 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...
39. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, Beyond the Law
40. 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...
41. Tony Carbajal Tony Carbajal Actor, El crisol
42. 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...
43. Noël-Noël Noël-Noël Writer, The Chorus Warmly popular French character player and screenwriter in his heyday, Noel-Noel was born Lucien Noel and developed his celebrity in music halls and the cabaret venue, where he created his Ademai comic character, a blundering French soldier. He eventually took this character successfully to film in...
44. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
45. 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.
46. Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee Actor, Unlawful Entry
47. Fred Otash Fred Otash Actor, The Executioner
48. Lloyd Thaxton Lloyd Thaxton Self, Fight Back with David Horowitz
49. Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith Actor, Rainy Days 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...
50. Arabella Arbenz Arabella Arbenz Actress, Un alma pura
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