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1. River Phoenix River Phoenix Actor, Stand by Me River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally Catholic...
2. John Houseman John Houseman Actor, The Paper Chase Academy Award-winning actor John Houseman's main contribution to American culture was not his own performances on film but rather, his role as a midwife to one of the greatest actor-directors-cinematic geniuses his adopted country ever produced (Orson Welles) and as a midwife to a whole generation of actors as head of the drama division of the Juilliard School...
3. Federico Fellini Federico Fellini Writer, The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the devil herself said the priests who ran his school)...
4. Joseph Calleia Joseph Calleia Actor, Touch of Evil His full name was Joseph Alexander Caesar Herstall Vincent Calleja - but he was better known as Joseph or Joe Calleia, one of Hollywood's most recognized bad guys. But Calleia's roots and talents ran much deeper than character actor. He was Maltese, born on that barren but historically important island of Malta between Italy and Africa in the Mediterranean...
5. Rosalind Cash Rosalind Cash Actress, General Hospital Spunky and intelligent African-American actress who played strong female characters in a career that was arguably under appreciated by Hollywood, possibly for her refusal to play stereotypical Negro characters on screen. Cash's first film appearance was a minor role in the thriller Klute,...
6. Raf Vallone Raf Vallone Actor, The Godfather: Part III Raf Vallone was an internationally acclaimed Italian movie star known for his rugged good looks. The athletic Vallone, a former soccer player who often was compared to Burt Lancaster, was born Raffaele Vallone in 1916 in Tropea in Calabria, Italy, the son of a prominent lawyer and his aristocratic wife...
7. Charles Herbert Charles Herbert Actor, 13 Ghosts Charles Herbert was a mildly popular 1950s child actor with a trademark sulky puss and thick, furrowed eyebrows, who was known for playing inquisitive kids besieged by alien beings, including a robot, as well as by a human fly and several house-haunting ghosts. He racked up over 20 films, 50 TV shows and a number of commercials during his youthful reign...
8. Gregg Palmer Gregg Palmer Actor, The Shootist Norwegian by heritage and a San Franciscan by birth, brown-haired, brown-eyed Gregg Palmer (born Palmer Lee) broke into show biz as a radio announcer. After an early '50s stint as a contract player at Universal, he turned to freelancing, closing out the decade by starring and co-starring in a number of detective...
9. Henry Daniell Henry Daniell Actor, The Great Dictator London-born Henry Daniell began his career on the British stage, and continued it on the Broadway stage when he emigrated to the US. He entered films in 1929, and excelled at playing the suave, well-bred villain who could kill an enemy or start a war with a certain air of upper-class disdain, as if all of this effort was beneath him...
10. Arthur Peterson Arthur Peterson Actor, Soap
11. Harry Houdini Harry Houdini Actor, Haldane of the Secret Service The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five brothers and one daughter born to rabbi Samuel Weiss and his wife Cecilia...
12. Linda Watkins Linda Watkins Actress, One Life to Live
13. Chubby Johnson Chubby Johnson Actor, Calamity Jane Chubby Johnson was born Charles Rutledge Johnson on August 13, 1903, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He made a living as a journalist and did not become a movie actor until he was in his 40s, making his debut in the Randolph Scott oater Abilene Town in support of Scott, Ann Dvorak and Edgar Buchanan...
14. Mary Wimbush Mary Wimbush Actress, Oh! What a Lovely War Mary Wimbush was a stalwart actress of repertory and West End theatre, who played three separate roles in the long-running BBC Radio serial "The Archers". She was born in Kenton, Middlesex in 1924. Her father was a schoolmaster and her mother trained at RADA, but did not pursue a career on the stage...
15. Marcel Carné Marcel Carné Director, Children of Paradise Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny. Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean Gabin...
16. Mari Aldon Mari Aldon Actress, Summertime A former ballet dancer, graceful Mari Aldon married Hollywood director Tay Garnett, who encouraged her to become an actress. She did, but did not leave a deep imprint on film history, with one exception, the role of Judy Beckett, a prisoner of the Seminoles and Gary Cooper's charming romantic interest in Distant Drums(1951)...
17. Gilbert Cates Gilbert Cates Producer, I Never Sang for My Father
18. Maxwell Reed Maxwell Reed Actor, Captain David Grief After a short time working as a merchant seaman, followed by a few appearances on stage, Maxwell Reed moved to London and was signed by the Rank Organisation. He made many British films during the 40s and 50s, rotating between leads in B movies and supporting roles in major productions. He also appeared in a few Hollywood swashbucklers and TV series before succumbing to cancer in the 70s...
19. Grant Woods Grant Woods Actor, The Silencers Grant Woods arrived in Hollywood after a stint in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a stuntman, occasionally using the name Grant Lockwood. Most notability he is know to Star Trek (1966) fans as Lieutenant Kelowitz in three episodes, This Side of Paradise (1967), Arena (1967), and The Galileo Seven (1967)...
20. Robert Woolsey Robert Woolsey Actor, The Nitwits At the age of 7, his father died, leaving his mother and her six children in poverty, of the children, 4 died in early years. To earn some money to support the family, Robert took odd jobs, before becoming a jockey. This career ended when the horse, Pink Star, the future Kentucky Derby winner of 1907...
21. Rita Johnson Rita Johnson Actress, Here Comes Mr. Jordan Rita Johnson was born on 8/13/13 in Worcester Ma. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music, did summer stock, then moved on to Broadway in 1935. She was an extremely versatile actress, who played virtually every type of role. Unfortunately, her career came to a halt in 1948 when a hair dryer fell on her head causing brain damage...
22. Max Linder Max Linder Actor, Be My Wife Although all too frequently neglected by fans of silent comedy, Max Linder is in many ways as important a figure as Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd, not least because he predated (and influenced) them all by several years and was largely responsible for the creation of the classic style of silent slapstick comedy...
23. Robert Gray Robert Gray Actor, Elvis
24. William Franklyn William Franklyn Actor, Top Secret Debonair British actor at home on stage (since the age of 15), screen and TV. Initially, his roles tended to be dramatic but, by his 40s, he was increasingly playing tongue-in-cheek comedy parts. His smooth lounge-lizard voice has frequently been used for voice-overs on television advertisements (most famously a long-running campaign for Schweppes drinks) and TV trailers.
25. Ring Lardner Jr. Ring Lardner Jr. Writer, MASH The Oscar-winning screenwriter, Ring Lardner, Jr., will always be known for one of two things: that he was the son of one of the greatest humorists American literature has produced, and he was one of the Hollywood 10, the ten film-makers who refused to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) investigating subversion in Hollywood and were fined and jailed for the defiance...
26. Max Reinhardt Max Reinhardt Director, A Midsummer Night's Dream Max Reinhardt was from an Austrian merchant family (surname officially changed from the family name Goldmann to Reinhardt in 1904), and even as a boy, after his family moved to Vienna, he haunted the "Hofburg Theater" and tried to see every play. In 1890 he studied at the Sulkowsky Theater in Matzleinsdorf...
27. Mary Nolan Mary Nolan Actress, Desert Nights Blonde and utterly beautiful, Mary Nolan had the requisite figure and prettiness to rise up fast in the Hollywood ranks. Her downfall, however, would be just as fast and not at all pretty. She was born Mary Imogene Robertson in 1905 and began her show-business career as a teenage model. Showman Florenz Ziegfeld Jr....
28. Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster Actress, The Railway Children
29. Irene Kane Irene Kane Actress, Killer's Kiss
30. Poul Reichhardt Poul Reichhardt Actor, Huset på Christianshavn
31. John Daly John Daly Producer, The Terminator
32. Tom Pittman Tom Pittman Actor, High School Big Shot
33. Joan Tetzel Joan Tetzel Actress, The Paradine Case Aside from her movie career, Joan Tetzel was well known as a Broadway and London stage actress. She played nurse Ratchett in the Broadway edition of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest." During the early seventies, she appeared in the London play, "How The Other Half Loves." During this period, she had a running part in the TV series "Policewoman." As a noted stage actress...
34. Studs Terkel Studs Terkel Self, Anthem
35. Roger Price Roger Price Self, The Name's the Same
36. Don Briscoe Don Briscoe Actor, Dark Shadows
37. Carl M. Craig Carl M. Craig Actor, Seabiscuit
38. Eduardo De Filippo Eduardo De Filippo Writer, Ieri, oggi, domani Coming from a show-business family (his father Eduardo Scarpetta was a famous stage actor), Eduardo de Filippo made his stage debut at age 5 playing the role of "Peppiniello" in his father's comedy "Miseria e Nobiltà". At 32 he formed his own stage company with his brother Peppino de Filippo and sister Tina de Filippo...
39. Ian Fraser Ian Fraser Music Department, Scrooge
40. Gilman Rankin Gilman Rankin Actor, Midnight Cowboy
41. Henry O'Brien Henry O'Brien Actor, The Car William Henry O'Brien, also known as Kunu Hank, was a member of the Ho-Chunk-gra (formerly Winnebago) Native American tribe. He and Rifleman star Chuck Conners played pro and semi-pro baseball with some California teams in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of his film credits include "One-Eyed Jacks," "The...
42. Denise Vernac Denise Vernac Actress, La danse de mort
43. Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell Self, Mythos
44. Teri Shields Teri Shields Actress, Endless Love
45. Charles Eggleston Charles Eggleston Actor, The World on a Wire
46. Alvin Hammer Alvin Hammer Actor, Scrooged
47. Peter Bork Peter Bork Actor, I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now
48. Howard Attfield Howard Attfield Actor, Ever After: A Cinderella Story
49. Jonathan Segal Jonathan Segal Actor, The Paper Chase
50. Leo J. McMahon Leo J. McMahon Actor, Heart of Arizona
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