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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), was a secretary from the Bronx, and his father, John Bottom, had been a carpenter. They met in California in 1968, where 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. Rosalind Cash Rosalind Cash Actress, General Hospital Rosalind Cash was an actress whose career endured and flourished on stage, screen, and television, despite her staunch refusal to portray stereotypical Black roles. Ms. Cash was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Public Broadcasting Service production of Go Tell It on the Mountain. She was popular in other highly rated television productions...
4. John Houseman John Houseman Actor, The Fog 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Joseph Calleia Joseph Calleia Actor, Touch of Evil His full name was Giuseppe Maria Spurrin-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...
10. Arthur Peterson Arthur Peterson Actor, Targets
11. Linda Watkins Linda Watkins Actress, One Life to Live
12. 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...
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. 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Maxwell Reed Maxwell Reed Actor, The Notorious Landlady 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...
18. Teri Shields Teri Shields Actress, Endless Love
19. Grant Woods Grant Woods Actor, This Side of Paradise 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. 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)...
21. Tom Pittman Tom Pittman Actor, High School Big Shot
22. 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...
23. Studs Terkel Studs Terkel Self, Working
24. 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....
25. Gilbert Cates Gilbert Cates Producer, I Never Sang for My Father
26. Gilman Rankin Gilman Rankin Actor, Midnight Cowboy
27. Howard Attfield Howard Attfield Actor, Ever After: A Cinderella Story
28. 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...
29. Poul Reichhardt Poul Reichhardt Actor, Cafe Paradise
30. Alvin Hammer Alvin Hammer Actor, Scrooged
31. 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...
32. Sachin Dev Burman Sachin Dev Burman Soundtrack, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
33. Eduardo De Filippo Eduardo De Filippo Writer, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 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...
34. 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...
35. Irene Kane Irene Kane Actress, Killer's Kiss
36. John Daly John Daly Producer, The Terminator
37. Robert Gray Robert Gray Actor, Elvis
38. William Franklyn William Franklyn Actor, The Satanic Rites of Dracula 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.
39. Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster Actress, The Railway Children
40. Jenny Laird Jenny Laird Actress, Black Narcissus
41. Helen Howard Helen Howard Writer, Hoi Polloi
42. Don Briscoe Don Briscoe Actor, Guiding Light
43. Marcella Martin Marcella Martin Actress, Gone with the Wind
44. Edvin Adolphson Edvin Adolphson Actor, One Summer of Happiness Adolphson grew up in Norrköping, where his father was smith. To his father's disapproval, he began acting in small parts in the local theaters, particularly Arbis, the worker's theater. He started an education to become an engineer in Västerås, but the theater was the only thing he was interested in and eventually left school...
45. Walter Brown Walter Brown Actor, Dracula: Prince of Darkness
46. Joseph Campbell Joseph Campbell Self, Mythos
47. Charles Alvin Bell Charles Alvin Bell Actor, Dennis' Documentary Film
48. Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi Self, Lord Mountbatten: A Man for the Century
49. Charles Eggleston Charles Eggleston Actor, Abraham Lincoln
50. Radha Radha Actress, The River
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