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1. Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña Actress, The Incredibles Elizabeth's love for the arts came naturally, as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so its not hard to understand that by the time she was 8, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in New Jersey, raised in New York, Elizabeth's...
2. Sigrid Valdis Sigrid Valdis Actress, Hogan's Heroes A native Californian of Swedish descent, Sigrid Valdis (the professional stage name of Patricia Olson) was raised in the Westwood/Brentwood suburbs of Los Angeles, and attended many exclusive private schools, including Marymount High School. Upon graduation she moved to Europe, then to New York City to continue the modeling career she had begun as a teenager...
3. Errol Flynn Errol Flynn Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set out to find gold...
4. Keenan Wynn Keenan Wynn Actor, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Character actor Keenan Wynn was born into a famous show-business family. One in particular is his father, Ed Wynn. Keenan was the one to help to push his father to also become a well-known character actor. They appeared together in Son of Flubber, The Absent Minded Professor, The Great Man, The Patsy.
5. Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Actor, Going My Way Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in playing the drums and singing with a local band...
6. Paul Fix Paul Fix Actor, The Rifleman Paul Fix, the well-known movie and TV character actor who played "Marshal Micah Torrance" on the TV series The Rifleman, was born Peter Paul Fix on March 13, 1901 in Dobbs Ferry, New York to brew-master Wilhelm Fix and his wife, the former Louise C. Walz. His mother and father were German immigrants who had left their Black Forest home and arrived in New York City in the 1870s...
7. Simon MacCorkindale Simon MacCorkindale Actor, Casualty Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, the light-haired, aristocratically handsome Simon MacCorkindale's first career choice was to follow in his Air Force pilot father Peter's bootsteps by joining the Air Training Corps., but his deteriorating eyesight forced him to choose an alternative vocation. Taking drama classes following high school graduation...
8. Collin Wilcox Paxton Collin Wilcox Paxton Actress, To Kill a Mockingbird Actress Collin Wilcox extended her given name twice over the duration of her professional acting career -- billing herself as Collin Wilcox-Horne and Collin Wilcox Paxton, to be exact. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Highlands, North Carolina, and her interest in theater was sparked by her parents...
9. Michael Carmine Michael Carmine Actor, *batteries not included Carmine's stage credits included productions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Henry Street Settlement and La Mama ETC theaters, but he was best known for his work in Reinaldo Povad's "La Puta" and "Cuba and His Teddy Bear," the last successful New York Shakespeare Festival production whose cast included Robert Deniro and Ralph Macchio...
10. Richard B. Shull Richard B. Shull Actor, Splash Veteran character actor Richard B. Shull was born on February 24, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois and raised in the Midwest. He attended the University of Iowa, then served with the U.S. Army in 1953. Finding work as a stage manager following his release, he finally made his Broadway debut in the Marx Brothers musical bio "Minnie's Boys" starring Shelley Winters on Broadway in 1970...
11. Hy Averback Hy Averback Director, The Real McCoys
12. Lou Albano Lou Albano Actor, Wise Guys
13. Edith Evans Edith Evans Actress, The Nun's Story Edith Evans was the greatest actress on the English stage in the 20th century, treading the boards for over half-a-century. She made her professional stage debut in 1912 and excelled in both classic and modern roles in the West End of London and on Broadway, as well as the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Old Vic...
14. Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Soundtrack, Moonrise Kingdom Renowned composer ("West Side Story", "Candide", "On The Town"), conductor, arranger, pianist, educator, author, TV/radio host, educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard University (BA) with Walter Piston. Edward Burlingame Hill and A. Tillman Merritt. He studied piano with Helen Coates, Heinrich Gebhard and Isabelle Vengerova...
15. Dale Fuller Dale Fuller Actress, Greed
16. Laura La Plante Laura La Plante Actress, The Cat and the Canary Laura La Plante was 15 years old when she entered films as a Christie Comedy Bathing Beauty. By 1921, she had played a number of roles including a Tom Mix Western called The Big Town Round-Up for Fox and The Old Swimmin' Hole for First National. Laura, now 17, next signed with Universal, where she appeared in shorts...
17. Yvette Duguay Yvette Duguay Actress, Francis Covers the Big Town
18. John Clive John Clive Actor, A Clockwork Orange Tall, versatile, brown-haired (now balding) supporting actor, John Clive has been in a number of famous movies throughout his career. His first film was Smashing Time, which was followed by a role in The Beatles' movie, Yellow Submarine, when he was called upon to dub John Lennon's voice. Appearing in the The Italian Job was also something of an achievement for this versatile actor...
19. Everett Brown Everett Brown Actor, Gone with the Wind
20. Freddy Fender Freddy Fender Soundtrack, Boyhood
21. Walter Newman Walter Newman Writer, Ace in the Hole
22. Natalie Core Natalie Core Actress, My Neighbor Totoro
23. Aleksandr Khvylya Aleksandr Khvylya Actor, Frosty
24. Barbara Slater Barbara Slater Actress, Monsieur Verdoux
25. William T. Hurtz William T. Hurtz Director, Bionic Six
26. Raymond Pellegrin Raymond Pellegrin Actor, Châteauvallon
27. Martyn Sanderson Martyn Sanderson Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
28. Norbert Schultze Norbert Schultze Composer, Underground Composer and pianist, famed for his song "Lili Marleen". He was educated in music theory at Cologne and Munich, then was a theatrical music director in Heidelberg. In 1938, he set to music a poem, written by Hans Leip, about a soldier's sweetheart who waited for him in the lamplight, but it was not a success...
29. Mary Morris Mary Morris Actress, The Thief of Bagdad Mary first appeared on stage aged just 10. She received her formal training at the royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and went on to a long and distinguished career in film, television and the theatre. She toured Britain with her own theatrical touring company.
30. Harold Robbins Harold Robbins Writer, Nevada Smith Harold Robbins summed up his career best in a 1971 ITV documentary: "I'm the world's best writer--there's nothing more to say". This phenomenally successful author--over 750,000,000 copies of his books were sold worldwide, and most were adapted successfully for the screen--started life as a foundling in a Roman Catholic orphanage before being shuttled between foster homes...
31. Ellis Dale Ellis Dale Actor, Pink Floyd: The Wall
32. David R. Schwartz David R. Schwartz Writer, The Amos 'n Andy Show
33. Benoît B. Mandelbrot Benoît B. Mandelbrot Self, The Genius and the Boys American mathematician and scientist who was born in Poland. He is a leader in the development of fractal theory and in the potential application of fractals to nature and design. Dr. Mandelbrot discovered the Mandelbrot Set on 1 March 1980 while working as an IBM Fellow at the Watson Research Center...
34. Fritz Leiber Fritz Leiber Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
35. Hank Rolike Hank Rolike Actor, Rocky
36. Virginia Fox Virginia Fox Actress, Neighbors
37. Vasili Sofronov Vasili Sofronov Actor, Vragi Vasili Sofronov was a Russian actor of the Bolshoi Drama Teatre in Petrograd - Leningrad - St. Petersburg. He was born Vasili Yakovlevich Sofronov on January 30, 1884, in Russia. In 1910 he made his stage acting debut in St. Petersburg. In 1918 he was among the founding members of the Bolshoi Drama Theatre (BDT) in Petrograd (now St...
38. Jack Rube Clifford Jack Rube Clifford Actor, 45 Minutes from Hollywood Jack Clifford (born John Clifford Cooley in 1888) had what one might call a "challenged childhood." He was in two orphanages, and seven foster homes from New York to Texas. Despite the early obstacles he became an American "headliner" (Orpheum Circuit) vaudeville performer, who was evidently pretty good...
39. Charles Rosher Jr. Charles Rosher Jr. Cinematographer, 3 Women
40. Carla Del Poggio Carla Del Poggio Actress, Variety Lights At 15, while she was studying foreign languages and modern dance, she started attending the Italian school for performing arts, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Rome. The director Vittorio De Sica chose her for her debut role in "Maddalena, zero in condotta". At 19, she met her future husband...
41. Sheila Keith Sheila Keith Actress, Cover Up
42. William Hardy William Hardy Actor, The Tree of Life
43. Harry Fleer Harry Fleer Actor, Little Giants
44. Aroon Seeboonruang Aroon Seeboonruang Actor, The Hangover Part II
45. Arlen Specter Arlen Specter Self, The Men Who Killed Kennedy
46. Earl W. Huntoon Jr. Earl W. Huntoon Jr. Art Department, Matlock
47. Robin Wentworth Robin Wentworth Actor, United!
48. Leslie Sketchley Leslie Sketchley Actor, Tiger Rose
49. Thomas Fuchsberger Thomas Fuchsberger Composer, Ein Leben wie im Flug
50. W. Ray Johnston W. Ray Johnston Producer, The Snob Buster W. Ray Johnston had years of silent film production experience (at Florida's Thanhouser Company and Syndicate Pictures) behind him when he became an independent producer, founding Big Productions Corp. in 1924 and, later, Rayart. These companies paved the way for his entry into sound pictures at the dawn of the Great Depression...
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