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1. Joan Leslie Joan Leslie Actress, Yankee Doodle Dandy Joan Leslie was born in Detroit and began acting as a child performer. She was never able to escape the good girl role in her early work. She married Dr. William Caldwell in 1950. She quit her acting career to raise her identical twin daughters Patrice and Ellen. Both daughters are now Doctors teaching at universities.
2. Leon Ames Leon Ames Actor, Meet Me in St. Louis Leon Ames was born Harry Wycoff in Portland, Indiana, to Cora Alice (DeMoss) and Charles Elmer Wycoff. He had always wanted to be an actor and he did it the hard way, serving a long apprenticeship in touring amateur theatre companies, even selling shoes for a while on 42nd Street in the 1920's. It took him until 1933 to make his debut on Broadway...
3. Sidney W. Pink Sidney W. Pink Producer, Reptilicus
4. John Denver John Denver Soundtrack, Final Destination His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other students at the many new schools in which he was placed...
5. Thomas Mikal Ford Thomas Mikal Ford Actor, Martin Thomas Mikal Ford was born on September 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Martin (1992), Harlem Nights (1989) and Across the Tracks (1990). He recently completed four seasons on TV One's hit show, Who's Got jokes hosted by Bill Bellamy, as the hilarious Pope of Comedy...
6. Celia Lovsky Celia Lovsky Actress, Soylent Green Daughter of Bretislav Lvovsky (1857-1910), a minor Czech opera composer, Celia was born in Vienna where she trained at the Royal Academy of Arts and Music. She was a rising stage star in Vienna and Berlin in 1929, when she met future husband Peter Lorre. Celia accompanied the Jewish Lorre when he fled Hitler's Berlin to Vienna in 1933...
7. Tom Mix Tom Mix Actor, Local Color on the A-1 Ranch The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903 he was drum major with the Oklahoma Cavalry Band...
8. Sonja Henie Sonja Henie Actress, Sun Valley Serenade Sonja Henie was born on April 8, 1912 in Oslo, Norway. She grew up in a very wealthy family and was encouraged to play sports. Sonja loved playing tennis and she excelled at ice-skating. At the age of ten she won her first ice-skating competition. She competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics and came in eighth place...
9. Patricia Breslin Patricia Breslin Actress, Homicidal Pat made her TV debut as "Juliet" in the NBC-TV production, Romeo and Juliet, in 1952. After graduating from a convent school in New Rochelle, New York, she enrolled in the College of New Rochelle, where she played leading roles in plays. She graduated with a B.A. in psychology. During the next few years...
10. Regis Toomey Regis Toomey Actor, The Big Sleep Pittsburgh-born and -raised character actor Regis Toomey, of Irish descent, took an early interest in the performing arts and initially studied drama at the university of his home town. One of four children of Francis X. and Mary Ellen Toomey, John Regis Toomey initially pondered a law career, but acting won out and he gradually established himself as a musical stage performer...
11. Aline MacMahon Aline MacMahon Actress, The Search Aline MacMahon was born of Irish/Russian ancestry on May 3 1899, the daughter of William Marcus MacMahon and Jennie Simon MacMahon. Her father went on to become editor-in-chief of Munsey's Magazine, while her mother pursued a theatrical acting career from middle-age and lived to the ripe old age of 107...
12. Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Writer, Wilt Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a growth spurt which would eventually stop when he reached 7-1...
13. John Hancock John Hancock Actor, The Bonfire of the Vanities
14. Johnny Olson Johnny Olson Self, The Match Game
15. Lonny Chapman Lonny Chapman Actor, The Birds Utilitarian actor Lonny Chapman remains one of those highly familiar character faces to which you can't quite place the name. While he appeared in over 30 films and well over 300 TV programs over a five-decade career, the theater remained his first and foremost passion and for which he is best remembered...
16. Nat Pendleton Nat Pendleton Actor, The Thin Man Brawn won out over brain as well when it came to wrestler athlete Nat Pendleton's professional movie career. For two decades, this massively-built, dark-haired, good-looking lug played a number of kind-hearted lunkheads, goons, henchmen and Joe Palooka-like buffoons. Nathaniel Greene Pendleton was born on August 9...
17. Gary Bond Gary Bond Actor, Zulu Gary James Bond was an English actor and singer, born in Liss, Hampshire. Although his family were in industrial and military occupations, from an early age he wanted to be an actor. His father's death in December 1955 freed him to make his own decisions and, following schooling at Churcher's College, Petersfield, he won a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama...
18. Jacqueline Malouf Jacqueline Malouf Actress, Donovan's Reef
19. Ken Murray Ken Murray Actor, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance He wasn't a natural, instinctive talent but entertainer Ken Murray had solid breeding to rely on. Born in 1903 in New York City, his father was a vaudeville comic and Ken taught himself to dance, sing, tell jokes, and even perform rope tricks to try and get ahead. It paid off. Touring in an act with his first wife...
20. Gillo Pontecorvo Gillo Pontecorvo Director, The Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He is best known for his 1966 masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers, widely viewed as one of the finest films of its genre: realistic though fictionalized documentary. Its portrayal of the Algerian resistance during the Algerian War uses the neorealist style pioneered by fellow Italian film directors de Santis and Rossellini...
21. David McLean David McLean Actor, Kingdom of the Spiders Mr. McLean appeared for years on television commercials as the Marlboro Man. After he learned he had cancer, he became an anti-smoking crusader. At a meeting of stockholders of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro, Mr. McLean asked them to limit their advertising. In addition to his movie credits, Mr. McLean also appeared on the television programs 'Tate'...
22. Patrick Holt Patrick Holt Actor, Ivanhoe Patrick Holt's real name was Patrick G. Parsons. Some of his childhood was spent in India with his Uncle. Patrick was sent to Christ's Hospital, a famous charity school in England, UK. He formed a close friendship with a boy in the same boarding house, the future film star Michael Wilding. There were those who thought Holt the better actor...
23. Heinz Bennent Heinz Bennent Actor, Possession
24. Joan B. Kroc Joan B. Kroc Producer, Mass Appeal
25. Nancy Spungen Nancy Spungen Self, D.O.A. Nancy was born to a well to do Jewish family in Philadelphia. She was a hyperactive child, reportedly throwing suicidal cursing fits at the age of eight and abusing heroin by 15. At 19 she became a groupie, following such bands as Aerosmith, Bad Company, and The Ramones. She moved with a friend to London...
26. John Brahm John Brahm Director, The Twilight Zone The son of comedian and theatre director Ludwig Brahm, Hans followed in his father's footsteps and began his career on the stages of Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Again, like his father, he graduated to directing and had his first fling with the film business as a dialogue director for a Franco/German co-production...
27. Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti Actor, The Godfather
28. Jay Ward Jay Ward Writer, Mr. Peabody & Sherman
29. Ed Hinton Ed Hinton Actor, While the City Sleeps Character actor, Edgar Latimer Hinton, Jr. was one of three persons killed when a single engine amphibious plane hit a cliff and plunged into Toyon Bay, Santa Catalina Island. The plane took off from the bay, circled once, and hit a 40-foot cliff in front of the exclusive Toyon Bay Boat Club. Hinton was a guest at the club with his wife...
30. Sheila Florance Sheila Florance Actress, Prisoner
31. Kate Charleson Kate Charleson Actress, Terms of Endearment
32. Norman Grabowski Norman Grabowski Actor, The Towering Inferno Norman Grabowski was born on February 5, 1933 to Anthony & Mary Grabowski in Irvington, New Jersey, as Norman David Grabowski. He was an actor, best known for his roles in Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), The Towering Inferno (1974), Hooper (1978) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He died on October 12, 2012 in Cassville, Missouri.
33. Dorothy Davenport Dorothy Davenport Actress, Mothers of Men The Davenport family was well known in theatrical circles. Her aunt, Fanny Davenport was considered one of the greatest stage actresses of her time and her father, Harry Davenport, was a Broadway star before later venturing into movies. Her mother, Alice Davenport, was a respected Broadway and film actress...
34. Peter Hammond Peter Hammond Director, The Sign of Four
35. John Vulich John Vulich Makeup Department, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vulich was an immensely talented sculptor and make-up effects wizard whose fertile imagination gave rise to numerous monsters and aliens for creature features and episodic television. He drew much of his early inspiration from Tom Savini with whose crew he initially worked on monster effects for George A. Romero's Day of the Dead...
36. Arkadiy Strugatskiy Arkadiy Strugatskiy Writer, Stalker
37. Noel Coleman Noel Coleman Actor, Edge of Sanity
38. Leon Errol Leon Errol Actor, The Invisible Man's Revenge
39. Travis Davis Travis Davis Actor, Friday the 13th Davis is enjoying his 9th year in L.A. as a full-time actor, doing everything from film, TV, theater, & commercials, to stand-up comedy, to hosting, and even voice-overs through the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles. It's in the accumulation of this work that Davis finds himself in that odd but respectable place where many people recognize him from something, but they're just not sure what...
40. Gordon Griffith Gordon Griffith Actor, Little Annie Rooney Who was the first screen Tarzan? The standard answer is Elmo Lincoln star of the first Tarzan movie (1918). But the first third of that movie shows Tarzan as a boy, frolicking in the nude with with real chimps (unlike the grown-up Lincoln who cavorted clothed with athletes wearing monkey suits). The earliest movie Tarzan was actually Gordon Griffith...
41. Carmen Cavallaro Carmen Cavallaro Soundtrack, Mighty Aphrodite Pianist, conductor and composer, he started as a pianist in dance orchestras, including that of Rudy Vallee, then he formed his own orchestra and was a soloist in night clubs and films, and on radio and television, and made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "While the Nightwind Sings" and "Masquerade Waltz".
42. John Quinn John Quinn Writer, Beach Movie
43. Manuel Alexandre Manuel Alexandre Actor, Los ladrones van a la oficina He began the studies of law. But after his participation in the universitary theater he left the university and entered the school of dramatic arts in Madrid. In 1945 he debuted in the proffesional theater, and in the cinema in 1947.
44. Carl-Axel Heiknert Carl-Axel Heiknert Actor, Man on the Roof
45. Ian Wallace Ian Wallace Self, My Music
46. Matthew Shepard Matthew Shepard Self, Dear Jesse
47. Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane Actress, Three Little Pigskins
48. Shannon Christie Shannon Christie Actress, Big Bad Mama
49. Jimmy Little Jimmy Little Actor, The Phil Silvers Show
50. Diana Herrera Diana Herrera Actress, Sangre indomable
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