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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. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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".
6. Irwin Allen Irwin Allen Writer, Lost in Space A graduate of New York's Columbia School of Journalism, Irwin Allen was a magazine editor, the producer/director of a radio show and the owner of an advertising agency before entering film production in the 1950s. His documentary, The Sea Around Us, won an Academy Award. A successful TV series producer (The Time Tunnel...
7. 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...
8. Hannes Messemer Hannes Messemer Actor, The Great Escape
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Lee Morris Lee Morris Self, Tattletales
12. Henry Cele Henry Cele Actor, The Ghost and the Darkness
13. 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...
14. Saro Urzì Saro Urzì Actor, The Godfather
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. 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".
17. 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...
18. Maire O'Neill Maire O'Neill Actress, The Shame of Mary Boyle
19. Milly Vitale Milly Vitale Actress, The Seven Little Foys
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. Tom Mennard Tom Mennard Actor, Coronation Street
23. 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...
24. Mary Ainslee Mary Ainslee Actress, Mad Youth
25. Lou Fillipo Lou Fillipo Actor, Rocky
26. 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".
27. 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...
28. Vincent Winter Vincent Winter Production Manager, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
29. Theo van Gogh Theo van Gogh Director, 06/05
30. June Brewster June Brewster Actress, The Undie-World
31. Mort Shuman Mort Shuman Soundtrack, Snatch
32. Harry Brown Harry Brown Writer, Ocean's Eleven
33. 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...
34. Rijk de Gooyer Rijk de Gooyer Actor, In voor- en tegenspoed
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. Joseph Mangine Joseph Mangine Cinematographer, Alligator
37. Lukas Heller Lukas Heller Writer, The Dirty Dozen
38. Sickan Carlsson Sickan Carlsson Actress, Sjunde himlen Her first public performance was on radio at the age of 10, together with her friend Birgit Tengroth. She debuted in a revue held at her father's place of work when she was 15. This led to more work at the theatre, a screen test for Svensk Filmindustri and a small role in Kära släkten. More roles followed and she made movies in the daytime and theatre in the evenings...
39. Ghislain Cloquet Ghislain Cloquet Cinematographer, Love and Death
40. Antonio Molino Rojo Antonio Molino Rojo Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
41. Regis Survinski Regis Survinski Special Effects, Night of the Living Dead
42. 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...
43. 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...
44. Henry Edwards Henry Edwards Director, Scrooge
45. Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan Actor, The Omen
46. 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...
47. Robert Trow Robert Trow Actor, Season of the Witch
48. Andy Irons Andy Irons Self, Blue Horizon
49. Jud Kinberg Jud Kinberg Producer, To Catch a Killer
50. Acker Bilk Acker Bilk Soundtrack, There's Something About Mary
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