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1. Geoffrey Holder Geoffrey Holder Actor, Live and Let Die Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined when he was seven years old...
2. Charles Napier Charles Napier Actor, Rambo: First Blood Part II Lively character actor who usually plays bodybuilding military types and menacing bad guys. Charles Napier's roles have changed little since his debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel!. Napier went on appearing in other Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens and also became a regular playing smaller roles for Jonathan Demme...
3. Gloria Grahame Gloria Grahame Actress, It's a Wonderful Life Gloria Hallward was born in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Michael Hallward, an architect, and Jean MacDougall, an actress whose stage name was Jean Grahame. Her mother later became her acting coach. Descended from royalty--King Edward III through her father's side--she was bred for acting at an early age...
4. Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield Actor, Back to School Rodney Dangerfield was born Jacob Cohen on November 22, 1921 in Deer Park, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He was the son of Dorothy "Dotty" (Teitelbaum) and Phillip Cohen, who performed in vaudeville under the name Phil Roy. His father was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, and his mother was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant...
5. Barbara Nichols Barbara Nichols Actress, Sweet Smell of Success She was the archetypal brassy, bosomy, Brooklynesque bimbo with a highly distinctive scratchy voice. Barbara Nichols started life as Barbara Marie Nickerauer in Queens, New York on December 10, 1928, and grew up on Long Island. Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, the dame with the shapely frame...
6. Steve Jobs Steve Jobs Self, Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955 in San Francisco, California, to students Abdul Fattah Jandali and Joanne Carole Schieble who were unmarried at the time and gave him up for adoption. He was taken in by a working class couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, and grew up with them in Mountain View, California...
7. Misty Upham Misty Upham Actress, Frozen River Misty Anne Upham, born in Kallispell, Montana, grew up in south Seattle, the fourth of five children. She began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined a community theater group, Red Eagle Soaring. What began as a summer workshop soon turned into a full-time job. By the age of fourteen she was writing and directing short skits and performing on tours throughout the northwest...
8. Leonard Rossiter Leonard Rossiter Actor, 2001: A Space Odyssey Leonard Rossiter was born on October 21st, 1926 in Liverpool. Unable to afford to go to university, he worked in an insurance office until he was 27, when he joined Preston repertory company and made his professional stage debut in "The Gay Dog". After Preston, he starred in productions at Wolverhampton...
9. Chantal Akerman Chantal Akerman Director, Un divan à New York
10. Kim Chan Kim Chan Actor, The Fifth Element Born in China, Kim Chan fled China in 1928 with his father Lem and two older sisters. Settling first in Rhode Island, then in New York, Kim left his family after his father caught him lying about an afternoon spent at the cinema. Faced with an ultimatum, Kim left for years as a day laborer, occasionally homeless, frequently sleeping on vermin-infested ironing boards...
11. Andrew Keir Andrew Keir Actor, Rob Roy The character actor Andrew Keir (originally Andrew Buggy) was born in 1926 in the coal-mining town of Shotts in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and raised there with his five brothers John, Tom, Michael, Patrick, and Hugh and his sister Maggie. The son of a coal miner, Keir worked in the coal mines from age 14 to 20...
12. Andrew Rubin Andrew Rubin Actor, Police Academy Andrew Harold Rubin was born in the seaport town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. His father, Simon, owned a furniture and bedding factory and his mother, Leona (nee Greenstone) was an artist and international travel writer. Andy, as he was called then, began performing and acting at the age of 10. He wrote and starred in skits and plays at the Jewish Community Center...
13. Hal B. Wallis Hal B. Wallis Producer, Casablanca Legendary producer Hal B. Wallis was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles when he was in his early 20s. He got a job managing a theater owned by Warner Bros., and his success at the job caught the eye of studio head Jack L. Warner, who gave him a job in the studio's publicity department. Within a few months Wallis had worked his way up to head of the department...
14. Jean Vigo Jean Vigo Writer, L'Atalante Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people involved in the movies...
15. Megs Jenkins Megs Jenkins Actress, The Innocents An engineer's daughter, she had first planned on becoming a ballerina, using her original Christian name Muguette, but abandoned those plans by the age of 17 when she realized that her physique was more in keeping with her other first name, Megs. She trained in Liverpool at the School of Dancing and...
16. Ike Jones Ike Jones Actor, The Joe Louis Story Ike Jones was a producer, actor, screenwriter and second-unit director best known as being the "secret" husband of movie star Inger Stevens, whom he claimed he had married in Mexico in 1961 after Stevens' apparent suicide in 1970. The marriage supposedly was kept secret in order not to damage Stevens career, as she was white and he was black...
17. Linda Gary Linda Gary Actress, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
18. Hal Lynch Hal Lynch Actor, The Way West Hal Lynch was born on November 13, 1927 to Arnett Tilton Lynch and Kattie Bell Jacobs in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as James Harold Tilton Lynch. He was an actor, known for The Way West (1967), Spoon River (1969) and Wild Rovers (1971). His first television appearance was in a 1964 Gunsmoke episode. Hal also had western show roles on Daniel Boone...
19. Roy Ward Baker Roy Ward Baker Director, A Night to Remember Roy Ward Baker's first job in films was as a teaboy at the Gainsborough Studios in London, England, but within three years he was working as an assistant director. During World War II, he worked in the Army Kinematograph Unit under Eric Ambler, a writer and film producer, who, after the war, gave Baker his first opportunity to direct a film...
20. Denis Quilley Denis Quilley Actor, Murder on the Orient Express Noted British classical theatre actor Denis Quilley distinguished himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, among others. His sturdy handsomeness was slightly offset by a relatively prominent proboscis. As in the case of Jeremy Northam and Liam Neeson, it only accentuated his looks and added to the uniqueness of his characters...
21. Renée Adorée Renée Adorée Actress, The Big Parade Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in acting surfaced during her teen years with minor stage productions in France...
22. Judith Allen Judith Allen Actress, Bright Eyes The very pretty Judith Allen certainly had the makings of a great actress but her career fell far short, to the point that she came to be more sensational in the tabloid news than she was in the "B" films she graced. She was born Marie Elliot in New York City on February 8, 1911, of Scottish parentage...
23. Morag Hood Morag Hood Actress, War & Peace Born in Cardonald, in 1942, she was the daughter of a master of works for Glasgow theatres, whose roots were in Shetland, and the much younger sister of Eila and of Scottish Television's Head of entertainment, the late Liam Hood. She was a versatile Scottish actress best known internationally as a star of "War and Peace" on the BBC in the 1970s...
24. Frank Albanese Frank Albanese Actor, Goodfellas
25. Jane Nigh Jane Nigh Actress, Big Town
26. Collette Lyons Collette Lyons Actress, The Lone Wolf and His Lady
27. Carlo Lizzani Carlo Lizzani Director, Banditi a Milano
28. Debbie Linden Debbie Linden Actress, Bloodbath at the House of Death
29. Henning Mankell Henning Mankell Writer, Wallander
30. David Watson David Watson Actor, Beneath the Planet of the Apes
31. Charles Meshack Charles Meshack Actor, Commando
32. Jud Strunk Jud Strunk Self, The Jud Strunk Show The country music performer Jud Strunk was born Justin Roderick Strunk, Jr. on June 11, 1936, in Jamestown, New York. He was a singer-songwriter akin to Jimmy Buffett (except Strunk sang about his adopted state of Maine rather than Key West and the tropics) who played the tenor banjo and piano. He also was an actor specializing in comedy...
33. Leona Gage Leona Gage Actress, Tales of Terror
34. Hanno Brühl Hanno Brühl Director, Herzrasen
35. Ken Ogata Ken Ogata Actor, Vengeance Is Mine
36. Sarah Hunley Sarah Hunley Actress, Waitress
37. Brock Yates Brock Yates Writer, The Cannonball Run
38. Bob Hopkins Bob Hopkins Actor, Autumn Leaves
39. Clarence Wilson Clarence Wilson Actor, You Can't Take It with You
40. Tomris Incer Tomris Incer Actress, Binbir Gece
41. Jackie Rae Jackie Rae Self, The Golden Shot After National Service in RCAF, Rae became a familiar face on British TV in early 1960s as host of "Name That Tune". Former husband of actress Janette Scott.
42. Noël-Noël Noël-Noël Writer, The Chorus Warmly popular French character player and screenwriter in his heyday, Noel-Noel was born Lucien Noel and developed his celebrity in music halls and the cabaret venue, where he created his Ademai comic character, a blundering French soldier. He eventually took this character successfully to film in...
43. Anna Przybylska Anna Przybylska Actress, Kariera Nikosia Dyzmy
44. E.H. Calvert E.H. Calvert Actor, The Love Parade
45. Sam Warner Sam Warner Director, A Dangerous Adventure Benjamin and Pearl Warner were both born in the Polish town of Krasnashiltz, Poland in 1857. Being Jewish meant suffering at the hands of an oppressive government that denied them both a chance at a formal education and guaranteed second-class status. Benjamin, a cobbler by trade, sought out a better life and left his wife and 2 children...
46. Alissa Ann Smego Alissa Ann Smego Actress, Star Kid
47. Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks Self, TCB
48. Ted Pearson Ted Pearson Actor, Test Pilot
49. Fred F. Finklehoffe Fred F. Finklehoffe Writer, Meet Me in St. Louis After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1932, Finklehoffe and fellow graduate, John Monks Jr., decided to re-write their college thesis on cadet life at VMI as a play. The noted director and playwright George Abbott liked the piece and produced it on Broadway in December 1936. Entitled 'Brother Rat'...
50. Myrtle Anderson Myrtle Anderson Actress, The Green Pastures
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