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1. Pete Burns Pete Burns Soundtrack, The Hangover Pete Burns was born on August 5, 1959 in Port Sunlight, near Liverpool, to Francis and Eva Burns. His father is British and his mother was a refugee from Germany. According to Pete, he felt a need to be different and began experimenting with his hair and looks at age 12. However, he looked so "freakish" that he was endlessly taunted by teachers and peers...
2. Robert Lansing Robert Lansing Actor, 12 O'Clock High Robert Lansing was an actor whose tall stature, tough looks and commanding manner belied an often thoughtful and introspective screen personality. Not that acting had necessarily been his only choice - there was jazz. As a youngster, he played drums with various dance bands and was bitten by the acting bug after performing in and directing high school plays...
3. Oskar Werner Oskar Werner Actor, Jules and Jim Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young. While growing up, Oskar found performing in school plays helped draw out a deep yearning to act...
4. William Hootkins William Hootkins Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s and lived there up until 2002. Hootkins was an actor at Theatre Intime while attending Princeton University where he learned how to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. He also trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts...
5. Susan Peters Susan Peters Actress, Random Harvest War-era MGM had a lovely, luminous star in the making with Susan Peters. She possessed a creative talent and innate sensitivity that would surely have reigned as a leading Hollywood player for years to come had not a tragic and cruel twist of fate taken everything away from her. She was born Suzanne Carnahan in Spokane...
6. Al Jolson Al Jolson Soundtrack, The Aviator Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an inspiration...
7. Lou Jacobi Lou Jacobi Actor, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
8. Tom Hayden Tom Hayden Self, This Brave Nation: Tom Hayden and Naomi Klein Tom Hayden was one of the most important radicals of the 1960s, who as a college student at the University of Michigan helped found Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the seminal leftist student activist group. The SDS was the vanguard of the student unrest that characterized the decade of the 1960s...
9. Barboura Morris Barboura Morris Actress, A Bucket of Blood "The girl with the lovely smile", Barboura Morris was born in L.A., and went on to appear in many low-budget movies. She graduated from UCLA. Barboura started her acting career at the Stumptown stock company, where her acting coach was Jeff Corey, and Roger Corman was a classmate. Corman gave Barboura a leading role in Sorority Girl...
10. Elizabeth W. Alexander Elizabeth W. Alexander Producer, Big Night
11. Tony Capstick Tony Capstick Actor, Last of the Summer Wine
12. David Gorcey David Gorcey Actor, Pride of the Bowery Leo Gorcey's younger brother, David Gorcey is not usually thought of as one of the "original" Dead End Kids, but he did have a small role in the 1935 Broadway production of Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" - and he is the person responsible for getting his brother Leo a part in the play. Ultimately this led to Leo's becoming a movie star while David played supporting roles and bit parts...
13. Tamara Shayne Tamara Shayne Actress, The Jolson Story
14. Adolph Green Adolph Green Soundtrack, Léon: The Professional Songwriter ("New York, New York", "The Party's Over", "Just in Time", "Make Someone Happy"), author and actor, educated at City College of New York. While he was a student, he acted with the Washington Square Players and had a part in the road company of "Having a Wonderful Time". A member of The Revuers...
15. Colin Male Colin Male Actor, The Kentucky Fried Movie
16. Armida Armida Actress, Border Romance Tiny, emotive Latino beauty who was 'discovered' singing and dancing in an act with her two sisters at the Los Angeles Hidalgo theatre. Vaudeville impressario Gus Edwards recognised her talent and took her under his wing. She soon appeared on the circuit in novelty numbers and vaudeville skits, while at the same time being groomed for Hollywood...
17. Ronald Long Ronald Long Actor, Love of Life
18. Christopher Gable Christopher Gable Actor, The Boy Friend
19. Don Leifert Don Leifert Actor, Fiend Big, beefy, and often mustached actor, teacher, and film historian Donald L. Leifert Jr. was born in February 27, 1951 in Maryland. He was the son of Donald L. Leifert Sr. and Dolores L. Leifert and the brother of sister Cheryl. Don was a soldier in the army during the Vietnam War and studied for two years at the Douglas-Webber Academy of Dramatic Art in London...
20. Helen Gilbert Helen Gilbert Actress, Isle of Missing Men
21. Gage Clarke Gage Clarke Actor, The Bad Seed
22. Whip Wilson Whip Wilson Actor, Canyon Raiders He was obviously handed one of those unique stage names, like Lash La Rue, in order for audiences (especially the kiddies) to immediately associate him with western heroics and the trademark he would be remembered for in films. Not one of the better remembered sagebrush heroes in today's world,...
23. Nathan Juran Nathan Juran Director, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Austrian-born Nathan Juran was a professional architect before entering the film industry as an art director in 1937. He won an Academy Award for art direction on How Green Was My Valley. World War II interrupted his film career, and he spent his war years with the OSS. Returning to Hollywood, he turned to directing films in the 1950s...
24. Linda Day Linda Day Director, Married with Children
25. Claire McDowell Claire McDowell Actress, The Big Parade
26. Linden Travers Linden Travers Actress, The Lady Vanishes
27. Zane Grey Zane Grey Writer, Fighting Caravans Born Pearl Zane Gray on January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio--a town founded by his mother's family--famed western novelist Zane Grey was an athlete and outdoorsman from an early age, with his main interests being fishing and baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania on a baseball scholarship...
28. Irene Labhart Irene Labhart Actress, The Nun's Story
29. Naima Wifstrand Naima Wifstrand Actress, Wild Strawberries Raised by a single mother, she grew up in a poor home at Fleminggatan in Stockholm. She was working extra in a small shop for sewing materials and the owner encouraged her acting dreams. In 1905 she was accepted to accompany the Anna Lundberg travelling theatre company around Sweden. This led to small roles at theatres both in Helsinki and Stockholm...
30. Robert Merrill Robert Merrill Self, Anger Management One of the Metropolitan Opera's most enduring and acclaimed baritones, Brooklyn-born Robert Merrill was born Moishe Miller on June 4, 1919 (some sources list 1917), the son of Polish émigrés. His father, Abraham, was a shoe salesman and mother Lillian was an operatic soprano who performed in concert before her marriage...
31. Christian Dior Christian Dior Costume Designer, Les Enfants Terribles
32. Sterling Franck Sterling Franck Actor, Revolt at Fort Laramie
33. John H. Collins John H. Collins Director, Children of Eve
34. Jessica Savitch Jessica Savitch Self, Frontline Jessica Savitch was born on February 1, 1947 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Her father suddenly died when she was just 12 years old. It was he that encouraged her for a career in broadcast journalism. Jessica first considered a career in broadcasting while in high school. A friend then got her a job part-time reading the local news on the radio...
35. Marianne Hoppe Marianne Hoppe Actress, The Treasure of the Silver Lake
36. Beulah Quo Beulah Quo Actress, General Hospital
37. Claire Windsor Claire Windsor Actress, The Blot Silent-era star Claire Windsor was born Clara Viola Cronk in Cawker City, Kansas, the daughter of Ella and G.E. Cronk. She was educated at Broadway High School in Seattle, Washington, and Washburn Preperatory Academy in Topeka, Kansas. She studied voice and piano at Cohn's Conservatory of Music in Seattle...
38. Bert Haanstra Bert Haanstra Director, National Geographic Specials
39. Dolph Zimmer Dolph Zimmer Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Leave It to Beaver
40. Brad Bartlett Brad Bartlett Art Department, Square Claire
41. Mikijirô Hira Mikijirô Hira Actor, Tanin no kao
42. Lewis Alexander Lewis Alexander Actor, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
43. Jimmy Perry Jimmy Perry Writer, It Ain't Half Hot Mum
44. Bill Borsella Bill Borsella Actor, Lookin' to Get Out
45. Jean Lenauer Jean Lenauer Actor, My Dinner with Andre
46. John Price John Price Actor, Sam
47. Ellis W. Carter Ellis W. Carter Cinematographer, The Incredible Shrinking Man
48. Mother Maybelle Carter Mother Maybelle Carter Soundtrack, Walk the Line Maybelle married Ezra Carter when she was 16. The following year, in 1927, her brother-in-law, A.P. Carter, convinced his wife Sara and Maybelle (pregnant at the time) to make the journey from Virginia to Tennessee to audition for record producer Ralph Peer, who was seeking talent for the new recording industry...
49. Barré Lyndon Barré Lyndon Writer, The War of the Worlds
50. Wilson Wood Wilson Wood Actor, The Barkleys of Broadway
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