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1. 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...
2. Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Self, The Wicked Flee Wilton Norman Chamberlain, born in Philadelphia, 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. That height made him legendary in sports history as arguably the greatest basketball player ever...
3. 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...
4. John Denver John Denver Soundtrack, Final Destination 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. 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...
6. Jacqueline Malouf Jacqueline Malouf Actress, Donovan's Reef
7. 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...
8. Patricia Breslin Patricia Breslin Actress, General Hospital 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Leon Errol Leon Errol Actor, The Invisible Man's Revenge Bald-pated, Hollywood comedy star best remembered for his two-reelers for two decades from 1933, and for his appearances opposite Lupe Velez in the 'Mexican Spitfire' features of the early 40's.
12. 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...
13. Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti Actor, The Godfather
14. Gillo Pontecorvo Gillo Pontecorvo Director, The Battle of Algiers
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. Jay Ward Jay Ward Writer, George of the Jungle
17. Johnny Olson Johnny Olson Self, Family Feud
18. 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 this movie credits, Mr. McLean also appeared on the television programmes 'Tate'...
19. John Hancock John Hancock Actor, The Bonfire of the Vanities
20. Nat Pendleton Nat Pendleton Actor, The Thin Man
21. 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...
22. Sheila Florance Sheila Florance Actress, Mad Max
23. 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.
24. John Quinn John Quinn Producer, To the Extreme
25. Ambrosine Phillpotts Ambrosine Phillpotts Actress, Room at the Top
26. John Brahm John Brahm Director, Time Enough at Last 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. Ed Hinton Ed Hinton Actor, Julie
28. Heinz Bennent Heinz Bennent Actor, Possession
29. Matthew Shepard Matthew Shepard Self, Dear Jesse
30. 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...
31. Roy Gordon Roy Gordon Actor, Foreign Correspondent
32. Deborah Duke Deborah Duke Actress, Sweet Home Alabama
33. 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...
34. Gene Vincent Gene Vincent Soundtrack, Pleasantville Rock 'n' roll pioneer Gene Vincent was born Eugene Vincent Craddock (Vincent Eugene according to some biographers) on February 11, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia. He quit school at the age of 17 to join the Navy. His naval career was ended following a motorcycle accident while on shore leave in 1955. Shortly...
35. Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane Actress, Three Little Pigskins
36. Rene A. Gagnon Rene A. Gagnon Self, Sands of Iwo Jima
37. Jimmy Little Jimmy Little Actor, New Recruits
38. Peter Hammond Peter Hammond Director, The Master Blackmailer
39. Ricky Wilson Ricky Wilson Soundtrack, Knocked Up
40. Kate Charleson Kate Charleson Actress, Terms of Endearment
41. Manuel Alexandre Manuel Alexandre Actor, Elsa & Fred The perfect traveling buddy to Spanish cinema and television, Alexandre accompanied their evolution for six decades. For better or worse. During a very long life (born in 1917, he died in 2010 at age 92) and a very long career (Alexandre debuted on the boards in 1945, in the cinema in 1947 and on TV in 1963)...
42. Howard Sackler Howard Sackler Writer, Jaws 2
43. Edward Keane Edward Keane Actor, It's a Wonderful Life
44. Jack Livesey Jack Livesey Actor, That Touch of Mink
45. Dorothy Davenport Dorothy Davenport Actress, Human Wreckage 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. With a background on the stage, Dorothy was in her early teens when she started playing bit parts in films...
46. 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...
47. Sidney W. Pink Sidney W. Pink Producer, Reptilicus
48. Jim Farley Jim Farley Actor, The General
49. Arkadiy Strugatskiy Arkadiy Strugatskiy Writer, Stalker
50. Noel Coleman Noel Coleman Actor, Waiting for God
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