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1. William Hootkins William Hootkins Actor, Star Wars 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...
2. 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...
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. Linden Travers Linden Travers Actress, The Lady Vanishes
5. 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...
6. Lou Jacobi Lou Jacobi Actor, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Elizabeth W. Alexander Elizabeth W. Alexander Producer, Big Night
10. Ronald Long Ronald Long Actor, Love of Life
11. Linda Day Linda Day Director, The Single Guy
12. 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...
13. Gage Clarke Gage Clarke Actor, The Bad Seed
14. Christopher Gable Christopher Gable Actor, The Boy Friend
15. 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...
16. Colin Male Colin Male Actor, The Kentucky Fried Movie
17. Zane Grey Zane Grey Writer, Riders of the Purple Sage 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...
18. 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...
19. Beulah Quo Beulah Quo Actress, General Hospital
20. Helen Gilbert Helen Gilbert Actress, Isle of Missing Men
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Christian Dior Christian Dior Costume Designer, Les Enfants Terribles
24. Claire McDowell Claire McDowell Actress, The Big Parade
25. Brad Bartlett Brad Bartlett Art Department, Square Claire
26. Bert Haanstra Bert Haanstra Director, National Geographic Specials
27. Tony Capstick Tony Capstick Actor, In Whom We Trust
28. Marianne Hoppe Marianne Hoppe Actress, The Treasure of the Silver Lake
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. Irene Labhart Irene Labhart Actress, The Nun's Story
32. John Price John Price Actor, Credit
33. Janice Logan Janice Logan Actress, Dr. Cyclops
34. Tamara Shayne Tamara Shayne Actress, The Jolson Story
35. Frank Mankiewicz Frank Mankiewicz Self, A Ripple of Hope
36. 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...
37. Alvin Stardust Alvin Stardust Self, Episode dated 9 May 1974
38. 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...
39. John Beach John Beach Actor, Borderland
40. 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,...
41. Wilson Wood Wilson Wood Actor, The Barkleys of Broadway
42. Barré Lyndon Barré Lyndon Writer, The War of the Worlds
43. Theodore Flynn Theodore Flynn Self, Cruise of the Zaca
44. Bobby Willis Bobby Willis Producer, Who's Your Friend?
45. Mervin Good Eagle Mervin Good Eagle Actor, The Trial
46. Dolores Lambasa Dolores Lambasa Actress, I Believe in Angels
47. Ralph Rainger Ralph Rainger Soundtrack, Forrest Gump He was one of the era's great composers and songwriters. Ralph Rainger penned numerous popular standards, often working in collaboration with lyricist Leo Robin. These include solid commercial hits like "Moanin Low", "Love in Bloom" (used by Jack Benny to introduce his TV and radio shows)...
48. Steve Fox Steve Fox Actor, Flashpoint
49. Robert F. O'Neill Robert F. O'Neill Producer, Murder by the Book
50. Jack Sahakian Jack Sahakian Actor, Irma la Douce
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