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1. Redd Foxx Redd Foxx Actor, Harlem Nights Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his records became available...
2. Paul Shenar Paul Shenar Actor, Scarface Attractive, dark-featured character actor with a voice like thunder, and eyes like a wolf, who was featured in less than sympathetic roles throughout his career. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Albert Paul Shenar attended the University of Wisconsin. Soon after graduation, he relocated to New York City...
3. Bonita Granville Bonita Granville Actress, Now, Voyager Daughter of Bernard 'Bunny' Granville, Bonita Granville was born into an acting family. It's not surprising that she herself became a child actor, first on the stage and, at the age of 9, debuting in movies in Westward Passage. She was regularly cast as a naughty little girl, as in These Three where she played Mary...
4. Robert Tessier Robert Tessier Actor, The Deep Actor and stuntman Robert Tessier was born of Algonquian Indian descent on June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He specialized in tough, menacing villains throughout American cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. Tessier had served time in the United States Armed Forces seeing action in Korea as a paratrooper and earning both a Silver Star and a Purple Heart...
5. Chico Marx Chico Marx Actor, A Night at the Opera As a kid trying to negotiate his way through various gang territories to a floating crap game or a new pool hall where he was not yet known as a hustler, Leonard (Chico) Marx learned to fake several accents. Because he later employed an Italian accent in the Marx Brothers' act, people assumed his name was pronounced "Cheeko." Instead...
6. Édith Piaf Édith Piaf Soundtrack, Saving Private Ryan When one thinks of Edith Piaf, one thinks of love, sorrow and music. One did not breathe without the other two. Born in Paris practically on the streets on December 19, 1915, she struggled from day one, the daughter of street performers. The mother, a singer, eventually abandoned both Edith and her father for a solo career...
7. Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau Writer, Beauty and the Beast Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei Diaghilev...
8. Richard Denning Richard Denning Actor, An Affair to Remember Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Louis Albert Denninger Jr. was the son of a garment manufacturer who relocated and set up shop in Los Angeles when Louis Jr. was 18 months old. After finishing school, Denninger enrolled at Woodbury Business College and majored in business and accounting, graduating cum laude with a master's in business administration...
9. Gil Stratton Gil Stratton Actor, Stalag 17 Gil Stratton was originally billed as Gil Stratton, Jr. He had a young, wholesome juvenile look when, at the age of 19, he debuted on Broadway creating the role of Bud Hooper in the 1941 Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward", in which he sang and danced. Stratton continued working in New York on stage and in radio...
10. Janet MacLachlan Janet MacLachlan Actress, The Thirteenth Floor
11. Jack Conway Jack Conway Director, Libeled Lady Born Hugh Ryan Conway of Irish ancestry, Jack was one of a team of MGM contract directors (others included Sam Wood and Robert Z. Leonard), who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favour of working within the strictures set forth by studio management -- as embodied by Irving Thalberg and his production supervisors...
12. Jeff York Jeff York Actor, Old Yeller Born in Los Angeles, Jeff was the eldest child and had a brother named John. While still a baby he and his family moved to San Jose. Jeff graduated from grammar school and high school there as well as San Jose State Teachers College. In college Jeff studied to be a writer. He was also an amateur boxer and was runner up in the Pacific Coast Golden Gloves competition...
13. Terry Rhoads Terry Rhoads Actor, Liar Liar
14. Chad Douglas Chad Douglas Actor, Big Guns
15. Otis Young Otis Young Actor, The Last Detail
16. Alexandra Hay Alexandra Hay Actress, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
17. Chester Conklin Chester Conklin Actor, Modern Times Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never approve of his desire to become a comedian...
18. Richard Cromwell Richard Cromwell Actor, Jezebel With smooth, boyish good looks, Richard Cromwell had the makings of a Hollywood star while talking movies were in their infancy. Falling far short of that goal, some of which was his own doing, he is hardly remembered today. The equivalent back then in fresh-faced, fair-haired appeal to 60s Dr. Kildare star Richard Chamberlain...
19. Wayland Flowers Wayland Flowers Actor, Episode #1.7
20. George White George White Writer, George White's 1935 Scandals George White started in a burlesque dance team and later became a solo act. In the 1910s he came to Broadway, where he produced, directed, wrote and sometimes even appeared in shows. He is best remembered for his annual revue "Scandals" from the late 1910s to 1939. Frances Williams, Alice Faye, Rudy Vallee...
21. LeJean Eldridge LeJean Eldridge Actress, The Alamo
22. Richard Peel Richard Peel Actor, The Notorious Landlady
23. Sonji Roi Sonji Roi Self, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story
24. Connee Boswell Connee Boswell Actress, Swing Parade of 1946 Singer, songwriter, composer, arranger and actress, Connee Boswell studied with Otto Finck. With her sisters Vet Boswell and Martha Boswell she formed The Boswell Sisters, appearing on records, radio, in theaters and films, but later continuing her career as a single. In World War II she entertained...
25. Grover Asmus Grover Asmus Self, Donna Reed
26. Dina Pathak Dina Pathak Actress, Devdas
27. Sam O'Steen Sam O'Steen Editor, Chinatown
28. John English John English Director, Zorro's Fighting Legion
29. Jan Holden Jan Holden Actress, The Primitives Jan Holden was a stage actress with a reputation for light comedy, who also appeared in several popular television series during the 1950s and 1960s. She was elegant and pretty, with pale blue eyes. She grew up in Cawnpore in India and was educated at a school in the hills near Simla. On the outbreak of the Second World War...
30. Morgan Farley Morgan Farley Actor, High Noon
31. Neal Hefti Neal Hefti Music Department, Batman: The Movie Composer ("'Batman' Theme), conductor, arrager and trumpeter, educated in high school and through private music study. He was a trumpeter and arranger with dance orchestras including those of Harry James, Woody Herman, and Charlie Spivak between 1941 and 1951. He was a staff arranger and arranger for the "Arthur Godfrey Show" and the "Kate Smith Show" over ABC...
32. H. Bruce Humberstone H. Bruce Humberstone Director, Wonder Man A juvenile actor, Bruce Humberstone started his career as a script clerk, later serving as assistant director for the likes of King Vidor, Edmund Goulding and Allan Dwan. One of the 28 founders of the Directors Guild of America, Humberstone worked in a number of capacities on several silent films...
33. Carlos East Carlos East Actor, Isle of the Snake People
34. Ed McNamara Ed McNamara Actor, The Black Stallion
35. Sergio Citti Sergio Citti Writer, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
36. Joey Trent Joey Trent Actor, Peter Pan
37. David Hand David Hand Director, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
38. Charles Ogle Charles Ogle Actor, A Christmas Carol The son of a minister from Ohio, Charles Stanton Ogle became a prolific character actor from stage and screen. Mostly cast in commanding roles in silents. Per haps most memorable as the screen's very first Frankenstein monster in Thomas Alva Edison's silent version Frankenstein (1910).
39. MacKinlay Kantor MacKinlay Kantor Writer, The Best Years of Our Lives
40. Daniel Keyes Daniel Keyes Actor, Texas
41. Ron Sauvé Ron Sauvé Actor, Reindeer Games
42. Joshua Marks Joshua Marks Self, Top 8
43. Rob Buckman Rob Buckman Self, What You Really Need to Know About... Ulcers: Gastric and Duodenal Peptic Ulcers
44. Omero Capanna Omero Capanna Stunts, The Passion of the Christ
45. Elwood Ullman Elwood Ullman Writer, No Census, No Feeling Memphis-born Elwood Ullman decided against going into the family business - a whiskey distillery - and pursued his dream of becoming a writer. He submitted humorous stories to such publications as "Captain Billy's Whiz Bang", "Life" magazine and newspapers in New York and St. Louis, and did so well at it that he decided to break into writing for films...
46. Tommy Hanlon Jr. Tommy Hanlon Jr. Self, Blankety Blanks Born to vaudeville performers, Tommy Hanlon Jr. was taken into his mother and father's act at age 4 and kept performing for the rest of his life. After two years with the Orson Welles Mercury Theatre in Los Angeles in the 1940s, and appearing on stage alongside W.C. Fields, he came to Australia in the...
47. Consuelo Guerrero de Luna Consuelo Guerrero de Luna Actress, In the Palm of Your Hand
48. Dariusz Siatkowski Dariusz Siatkowski Actor, 1-1
49. Vija Artmane Vija Artmane Actress, Teatris Vija Artmane has been called the legend of Latvian theatre and cinema. She was born Alida Fritsevna Artmane, on July 21, 1929, in a village near Tukums, Latvia. Her father, Fritsis Artmane, was of Batic German ancestry, and he died four months before she was born. Her Polish mother, Anna Zaborska, survived by doing seasonal agricultural jobs...
50. Gertrud Fridh Gertrud Fridh Actress, Wild Strawberries
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