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1. Pier Paolo Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini Writer, Accattone Pier Paolo Pasolini achieved fame and notoriety long before he entered the film industry. A published poet at 19, he had already written numerous novels and essays before his first screenplay in 1954. His first film Accattone was based on his own novel and its violent depiction of the life of a pimp in the slums of Rome caused a sensation...
2. Leonard Stone Leonard Stone Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
3. Paul Frees Paul Frees Actor, The Millionaire Actor, composer, songwriter, voiceover artist and author. He joined ASCAP in 1956, and his chief musical collaborators included Tony Romano, Ruby Raksin, Walter Gross, and Ed Brandt. His popular-song compositions include "Hollywood Soliloquy", "The Clown", "Drowning My Sorrow", and "Voice in the Wind".
4. Martha Vickers Martha Vickers Actress, The Big Sleep Lovely, auburn-haired Martha Vickers (nee Martha MacVicar) was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on May 28, 1925, the daughter of James S. and Frances MacVicar. After attending schools in various states - Florida, Texas and California - she and her family settled on the West Coast. A raving beauty, she broke into the entertainment field as a model for still photographer William Mortenson...
5. Jean Carson Jean Carson Actress, The Party All this shapely character "broad" had to do was open her mouth to induce laughter--and so she did, primarily on TV during the '50s and '60s. And although she milked that unmistakable rasp for all its worth, she also showed great comedy sense. Born Jean Leete on February 23, 1923, in Charleston, West Virginia...
6. Irwin Allen Irwin Allen Writer, Lost in Space Irwin Allen started in journalism before thrilling two generations as, firstly, the king of 1960s science fiction tv, then secondly, as "The Master Of 1970s Disaster" movies. His tv work is less talked about so this Biography will centre more on his tv work. Irwin Allen's 1960s material and 1970s material both fit under the headings of disaster or style over substance...
7. Hannes Messemer Hannes Messemer Actor, The Great Escape
8. Hal Roach Hal Roach Producer, The Little Rascals Hal Roach was born in 1892 in Elmira, New York. After working as a mule skinner, wrangler and gold prospector, among other things, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd in 1913 in San Diego. By all accounts, including his own...
9. Henry Cele Henry Cele Actor, The Ghost and the Darkness
10. Lieh Lo Lieh Lo Actor, Shao Lin san shi liu fang Born in Indonesia to Cantonese parents, Lo migrated to Hong Kong in his teens, where he attended acting school and in 1962 joined the Shaw Bros. film company. By 1969 he had become the first kungfu superstar, preceding the legendary Bruce Lee. He acted in more than 100 films, usually cast as villains...
11. George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw Writer, My Fair Lady The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. Warren's Profession" in 1893 to "The Apple Cart" in 1929...
12. Colin Welland Colin Welland Actor, Kes In a career of over 30 years this Lancashire-born former art teacher has achieved great success in acting, both in television and film and writing, for television, film and stage. His first film appearance is perhaps still his best-loved, the sympathetic Mr Farthing in Kes, for which he won a BAFTA...
13. Eva Cassidy Eva Cassidy Soundtrack, Love Actually Eva Marie Cassidy was born on 2nd February, 1963 in Washington Hospital Center in the United States to Barbara and Hugh Cassidy. Eva grew up with her siblings, Anette, Margaret and Dan, in Bowie, Maryland. The Cassidy family was very musical. From an early age, Eva could master harmonies and first learned the auto-harp but later went on to learn the acoustic guitar...
14. Theo van Gogh Theo van Gogh Director, 06/05
15. José Luis López Vázquez José Luis López Vázquez Actor, Los ladrones van a la oficina Spanish actor. He started his career in theatre in 1939, when he was only 17, with the support of the director Modesto Higueras and the painter José Caballero. His first works were as actor, set decorator and costume designer in non-commercial amateur theatre plays, basically at the 'Teatro de las Organizaciones Juveniles (TOI)' and at the TEU...
16. Saro Urzì Saro Urzì Actor, The Godfather
17. Milly Vitale Milly Vitale Actress, The Seven Little Foys
18. Robert Trow Robert Trow Actor, Hungry Wives
19. Max Alexander Max Alexander Actor, Forgetting Sarah Marshall Born Michael Drelich on the East Coast, Max Alexander (sometimes credited as Maxwell Alexander) is a big-sized American stand-up comedian who also works for television (Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992), "Hollywood Squares" (2004)) and played a few supporting or bit roles in a couple of interesting feature films such as Sidney Lumet's Garbo Talks...
20. James Thurber James Thurber Writer, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty James Grover Thurber was born in 1894 in Columbus, Ohio. He began his career as a reporter for the Columbus Evening Dispatch. He became known for his work on The New Yorker, where he was a writer and a cartonist. His most famous story is "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".
21. Lukas Heller Lukas Heller Writer, The Dirty Dozen
22. Mary Ainslee Mary Ainslee Actress, Mad Youth
23. Lee Morris Lee Morris Self, Tattletales
24. Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill Actress, The Shame of Mary Boyle
25. Antonio Molino Rojo Antonio Molino Rojo Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
26. Travilla Travilla Costume Designer, The Day the Earth Stood Still The man who draped a fringed Idaho potato sack on Marilyn Monroe for a famous snapshot - proving that she looked good in anything - was born on Catalina Island off the California coast on March 22 1920. He studied at the Chouinard School of Art in L.A., showing a precocious talent for drawing fashion design from an early age...
27. Robert Cormier Robert Cormier Writer, Tenderness
28. Harry Brown Harry Brown Writer, Ocean's Eleven
29. Fernand Gravey Fernand Gravey Actor, How to Steal a Million One of director Alfred Machin's favorite actresses was Fernande Dépernay of the Théâtre des Galeries. Dépernay was married to Georges Mertens, another of Machin's regular actors. Their son, Fernand Mertens, born in 1904. He made his acting debut in 'Saïda Makes Off with Manneken Pis' and in 1914 played the role of little Kef in 'A Tragedy in the Clouds' alongside his parents...
30. Vincent Winter Vincent Winter Production Manager, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
31. Lou Fillipo Lou Fillipo Actor, Rocky
32. Gil Lamb Gil Lamb Actor, The Love Bug Lean and lanky Gil Lamb should have been a professional contortionist. Every part of him seemed to be elastic. He could bend at the hip and jackknife to the floor, his head almost touching the ground, face turned sideways. That face was also peculiarly long and lugubrious. His 'fish-eyed' double-take became one of his trademarks...
33. Claude Gillingwater Claude Gillingwater Actor, The Prisoner of Shark Island A man so disagreeable on celluloid, Claude Gillingwater's characters seemed to subsist on a steady diet of persimmons. Fondly recalled as the cranky old skinflint whose seemingly cold heart could only be warmed by the actions of a cute little tyke, the tall and rangy Gillingwater invariably played much older than he was...
34. Joseph Mangine Joseph Mangine Cinematographer, Alligator
35. Olivia Hamnett Olivia Hamnett Actress, The Last Wave Olivia Hamnett began her acting career in repertory theatre throughout England before moving onto TV. After moving to Australia, Olivia established an elegant screen presence in the TV series "Rush" as well as playing screen wife to Richard Chamberlain in the film "The Last Wave" and screen mother to young Ricky Schroeder in "The Earthling"...
36. Harold E. Stine Harold E. Stine Cinematographer, MASH
37. Henry Willson Henry Willson Producer, Come September Henry Willson started out in Hollywood in the early 1930s as a journalist, writing articles about young actors for movie magazines. He discovered Lana Turner in the late 1930s, and later represented her as a talent agent. In the 1940s, he worked for the producer David O. Selznick before returning to agenting full-time...
38. Bernie Hern Bernie Hern Actor, When Harry Met Sally...
39. Ghislain Cloquet Ghislain Cloquet Cinematographer, Love and Death
40. Christiane Minazzoli Christiane Minazzoli Actress, Madame Bovary
41. Hal Hopper Hal Hopper Music Department, Colt .45 Composer, songwriter and author. He joined ASCAP in 1949, and his popular-song compositions include "Colt .45", "Mind If I love You?", "There's No You", "The Riddle Song", and "With All My Heart".
42. Leonard Schrader Leonard Schrader Writer, Kiss of the Spider Woman He and his brother, Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader, were born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their family, of the Dutch Calvinist religious sect, forbade them to see any movies in their youth. Paul was quoted as saying, "That was a church edict. What they called worldly amusements were prohibited." It wasn't until he was in college in the 1960s that Schrader saw his first movie...
43. Clyde Ventura Clyde Ventura Actor, Obsession Noted American stage director and acting teacher who appeared in a few films. A provocative and illuminating director whose special province was the works of Tennessee Williams, Ventura served as artistic director of Theatre West in Los Angeles and, for the last few years of his life, as the principal teacher at the Actors Studio's West Coast workshop...
44. Tom Mennard Tom Mennard Actor, Coronation Street
45. Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan Actor, The Omen
46. Richard Pottier Richard Pottier Director, David and Goliath
47. Rijk de Gooyer Rijk de Gooyer Actor, In voor- en tegenspoed
48. Henry Edwards Henry Edwards Director, Scrooge
49. Acker Bilk Acker Bilk Soundtrack, There's Something About Mary
50. Ray Storey Ray Storey Production Designer, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
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