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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. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. Lou Jacobi Lou Jacobi Actor, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
6. Ronald Long Ronald Long Actor, Love of Life
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. 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...
9. Colin Male Colin Male Actor, The Kentucky Fried Movie
10. Elizabeth W. Alexander Elizabeth W. Alexander Producer, Big Night
11. Claire McDowell Claire McDowell Actress, The Big Parade
12. 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...
13. Gage Clarke Gage Clarke Actor, The Bad Seed
14. Linda Day Linda Day Director, The Single Guy
15. Christopher Gable Christopher Gable Actor, The Boy Friend
16. Linden Travers Linden Travers Actress, The Lady Vanishes
17. Helen Gilbert Helen Gilbert Actress, Isle of Missing Men
18. 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...
19. Beulah Quo Beulah Quo Actress, General Hospital
20. Claire Windsor Claire Windsor Actress, The Blot Born Clara Viola Cronk in Cawker City, Kansas, her parents were 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, Washington. She started her film career as an extra on the Lasky lot...
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. Irene Labhart Irene Labhart Actress, The Nun's Story
24. Bert Haanstra Bert Haanstra Director, National Geographic Specials
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. Christian Dior Christian Dior Costume Designer, Les Enfants Terribles
27. 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...
28. Marianne Hoppe Marianne Hoppe Actress, Bei Thea
29. 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...
30. Richard Robbins Richard Robbins Actor, The Wrong Man
31. Tony Capstick Tony Capstick Actor, In Whom We Trust
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. Barré Lyndon Barré Lyndon Writer, The War of the Worlds
34. John Price John Price Actor, Credit
35. Tamara Shayne Tamara Shayne Actress, The Jolson Story
36. 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,...
37. Wilson Wood Wilson Wood Actor, The Barkleys of Broadway
38. Dieter Franke Dieter Franke Actor, Gevatter Tod
39. Colette Régis Colette Régis Actress, La Bête Humaine
40. Frederick Burton Frederick Burton Actor, The Big Trail
41. Theodore Flynn Theodore Flynn Self, Cruise of the Zaca
42. Mervin Good Eagle Mervin Good Eagle Actor, The Trial
43. Janice Logan Janice Logan Actress, Dr. Cyclops
44. 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...
45. Dolph Zimmer Dolph Zimmer Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Munster, Go Home!
46. Jean Lenauer Jean Lenauer Actor, My Dinner with Andre
47. Madame Chiang Madame Chiang Actress, Beijing Holiday Mei-ling was the fourth of six children born to Charlie Soong, a Methodist minister who acquired a fortune in commercial publishing. She attended college in the United States, earning a degree in English Literature in 1917. Following in her well-wed sisters' footsteps (Ai-ling Soong married wealthy banker H.H...
48. George Barr McCutcheon George Barr McCutcheon Writer, Brewster's Millions
49. Guido Zurli Guido Zurli Writer, The Last of the Vikings
50. Barry Levinson Barry Levinson Producer, The Internecine Project
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