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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. 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)...
3. 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...
4. 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,...
5. Henry Daniell Henry Daniell Actor, The Great Dictator One of Hollywood's greatest screen villains, Charles Henry Daniell had the profound misfortune to make his professional theatrical debut on the eve of World War I. His life thus interrupted, he served in the trenches on the Western Front with the 2nd Battalion of the British Army's Norfolk Regiment...
6. 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...
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. 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...
9. Linda Watkins Linda Watkins Actress, One Life to Live
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. Tom Pittman Tom Pittman Actor, High School Big Shot
14. 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...
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. Arthur Peterson Arthur Peterson Actor, Soap
18. 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)...
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. Max Linder Max Linder Actor, Seven Years Bad Luck 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...
22. Poul Reichhardt Poul Reichhardt Actor, Huset på Christianshavn
23. 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....
24. Marcella Martin Marcella Martin Actress, Gone with the Wind
25. 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.
26. 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...
27. Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster Actress, The Railway Children
28. Teri Shields Teri Shields Actress, Endless Love
29. 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...
30. Frances Farwell Frances Farwell Actress, Friendly Persuasion
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Gilbert Cates Gilbert Cates Producer, I Never Sang for My Father
34. 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...
35. Gilman Rankin Gilman Rankin Actor, Midnight Cowboy
36. Jan Werich Jan Werich Actor, The Emperor and the Golem
37. Patricia Belmondo Patricia Belmondo Miscellaneous Crew, Cookies
38. Robert Gray Robert Gray Actor, Elvis
39. Jenny Laird Jenny Laird Actress, Black Narcissus
40. Henrietta Crosman Henrietta Crosman Actress, Pilgrimage
41. Studs Terkel Studs Terkel Self, Anthem
42. Roger Price Roger Price Self, The Name's the Same
43. John Daly John Daly Producer, The Terminator
44. Don Briscoe Don Briscoe Actor, Dark Shadows
45. David Aylott David Aylott Director, Pirates of 1920
46. Radha Radha Actress, The River
47. Denise Vernac Denise Vernac Actress, La danse de mort
48. Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell Self, Mythos
49. Howard Attfield Howard Attfield Actor, Ever After: A Cinderella Story
50. Eduardo De Filippo Eduardo De Filippo Writer, Ieri oggi domani De Filippo was born in Naples to playwright Eduardo Scarpetta and theatre seamstress and costumier Luisa De Filippo. He began acting at the age of five and in 1932 formed a theater company with his brother Peppino and sister Titina, called "Compagnia del Teatro Umoristico I De Filippo". Peppino left the troupe in 1944 and Titina departed by the early 1950s...
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