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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. Robert Lansing Robert Lansing Actor, Empire of the Ants 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...
4. Oskar Werner Oskar Werner Actor, Jules and Jim This remote, rather morose and, as a result, intriguing Viennese talent 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 in school, performing in plays aroused a deep desire to act...
5. David Gorcey David Gorcey Actor, High Society 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...
6. 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...
7. Lou Jacobi Lou Jacobi Actor, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
8. Colin Male Colin Male Actor, The Kentucky Fried Movie
9. Ronald Long Ronald Long Actor, Love of Life
10. Christopher Gable Christopher Gable Actor, The Boy Friend
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. Linda Day Linda Day Director, The Single Guy
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. Linden Travers Linden Travers Actress, The Lady Vanishes
16. Gage Clarke Gage Clarke Actor, The Bad Seed
17. 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...
18. Marianne Hoppe Marianne Hoppe Actress, The Treasure of the Silver Lake
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. Beulah Quo Beulah Quo Actress, General Hospital
22. Elizabeth W. Alexander Elizabeth W. Alexander Producer, Big Night
23. Christian Dior Christian Dior Costume Designer, Les Enfants Terribles
24. Claire McDowell Claire McDowell Actress, The Big Parade
25. Jo Swerling Jo Swerling Writer, It's a Wonderful Life Oscar-nominated Hollywood screenwriter Jo Swerling, who also was a Tony Award-winning Broadway writer and lyricist, was born in Berdichev, Ukraine in what was then the Russian Empire. His family emigrated from Czarist Russia and he grew up on the Lower East Side in New York City. From a youthful job peddling newspapers...
26. Tamara Shayne Tamara Shayne Actress, The Jolson Story
27. Bobby Willis Bobby Willis Producer, Who's Your Friend?
28. Irene Labhart Irene Labhart Actress, The Nun's Story
29. Janice Logan Janice Logan Actress, Dr. Cyclops
30. Theodore Flynn Theodore Flynn Self, Cruise of the Zaca
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Frank Mankiewicz Frank Mankiewicz Self, A Ripple of Hope
34. Alvin Stardust Alvin Stardust Self, Episode dated 9 May 1974
35. Brad Bartlett Brad Bartlett Art Department, Square Claire
36. Bert Haanstra Bert Haanstra Director, National Geographic Specials
37. Helen Gilbert Helen Gilbert Actress, Isle of Missing Men
38. Tony Capstick Tony Capstick Actor, In Whom We Trust
39. Jim Barringer Jim Barringer Actor, Beyond the Sea of Death
40. Wilson Wood Wilson Wood Actor, The Barkleys of Broadway
41. Frederick Burton Frederick Burton Actor, The Big Trail
42. Jean Lenauer Jean Lenauer Actor, My Dinner with Andre
43. Milton R. Corey Sr. Milton R. Corey Sr. Actor, Rawhide
44. Whip Wilson Whip Wilson Actor, Gunslingers 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,...
45. Dolores Lambasa Dolores Lambasa Actress, I Believe in Angels
46. Mervin Good Eagle Mervin Good Eagle Actor, The Trial
47. Donald F. Taylor Donald F. Taylor Producer, Promises! Promises!
48. William Bonner William Bonner Actor, Hells Chosen Few
49. John Price John Price Actor, Credit
50. Helmut Simon Helmut Simon Self, Death of the Iceman
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