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1. 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...
2. 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.
3. 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...
4. 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.
5. 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...
6. Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain Self, Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr. 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...
7. Regis Toomey Regis Toomey Actor, Burke's Law 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Johnny Olson Johnny Olson Self, The Price Is Right
13. John Hancock John Hancock Actor, The Bonfire of the Vanities
14. Jacqueline Malouf Jacqueline Malouf Actress, Donovan's Reef
15. Gillo Pontecorvo Gillo Pontecorvo Director, The Battle of Algiers
16. 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...
17. Sheila Florance Sheila Florance Actress, Prisoner
18. 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...
19. Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane Actress, Three Little Pigskins
20. 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...
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 this movie credits, Mr. McLean also appeared on the television programmes 'Tate'...
22. Sonja Henie Sonja Henie Actress, Sun Valley Serenade The daughter of a fur wholesaler in Norway, Sonja Henie received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. At 14 she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15 she would win the Olympic gold medal in Skating, a feat she would repeat in 1932 and 1936. In 1936 she would turn professional and tour with her own ice show...
23. 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...
24. Ed Hinton Ed Hinton Actor, Julie 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...
25. 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.
26. Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti Actor, The Godfather
27. 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...
28. John Quinn John Quinn Writer, Beach Movie
29. Heinz Bennent Heinz Bennent Actor, Possession
30. 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...
31. Guillermo de Alvarado Guillermo de Alvarado Actor, Los aboneros del amor
32. Peter Hammond Peter Hammond Director, The Avengers
33. Kate Charleson Kate Charleson Actress, Terms of Endearment
34. Arkadiy Strugatskiy Arkadiy Strugatskiy Writer, Stalker
35. Matthew Shepard Matthew Shepard Self, Dear Jesse
36. 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...
37. 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...
38. Jay Ward Jay Ward Writer, Mr. Peabody & Sherman
39. Jimmy Little Jimmy Little Actor, The Phil Silvers Show
40. 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. Her mother, Alice Davenport, was a respected Broadway and film actress...
41. 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...
42. Noel Coleman Noel Coleman Actor, Edge of Sanity
43. Marten Lamont Marten Lamont Actor, Pride and Prejudice
44. Howard Sackler Howard Sackler Writer, Jaws 2
45. Ivan F. Simpson Ivan F. Simpson Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood
46. Manuel Alexandre Manuel Alexandre Actor, Los ladrones van a la oficina 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)...
47. Lucie Englisch Lucie Englisch Actress, Mother Holly
48. Adam Ray Adam Ray Actor, Grange Hill
49. Diana Gibson Diana Gibson Actress, Behind the Headlines
50. Deborah Duke Deborah Duke Actress, Sweet Home Alabama
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