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1. Pier Paolo Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini Writer, Teorema 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. Paul Frees Paul Frees Actor, The War of the Worlds 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".
3. Leonard Stone Leonard Stone Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
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. Theo van Gogh Theo van Gogh Director, 06/05
10. Saro Urzì Saro Urzì Actor, The Godfather
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. Henry Cele Henry Cele Actor, The Ghost and the Darkness
13. Hannes Messemer Hannes Messemer Actor, The Great Escape
14. 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".
15. Lieh Lo Lieh Lo Actor, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin 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...
16. 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...
17. Vincent Winter Vincent Winter Production Manager, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
18. José Luis López Vázquez José Luis López Vázquez Actor, The Phone Box 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...
19. Tommy Duggan Tommy Duggan Actor, The Omen
20. Antonio Molino Rojo Antonio Molino Rojo Actor, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
21. Robert Cormier Robert Cormier Writer, Tenderness
22. Milly Vitale Milly Vitale Actress, The Seven Little Foys
23. Acker Bilk Acker Bilk Soundtrack, There's Something About Mary
24. Lou Fillipo Lou Fillipo Actor, Rocky
25. Lukas Heller Lukas Heller Writer, The Dirty Dozen
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Bernie Hern Bernie Hern Actor, When Harry Met Sally...
29. Tom Mennard Tom Mennard Actor, If Wishes Were Horses
30. Rijk de Gooyer Rijk de Gooyer Actor, Nosferatu the Vampyre
31. Harry Brown Harry Brown Writer, Ocean's Eleven
32. Leonard Schrader Leonard Schrader Writer, The Man Who Stole the Sun 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...
33. Evelyn Baldwin Evelyn Baldwin Actress, The Struggle Evelyn Baldwin, 2nd wife of Director D.W. Griffith, was born "Evelyn Marjorie Baldwin", on Feb. 24, 1910, in College Point, Queens County, New York, just in time be included in the US 1910 Census. Her parents were Captain Robert Albert & Sarah (Cottrell) Baldwin, and was the 3rd of 4 children. Her father Robert was Captain of an oyster harvesting boat...
34. Ghislain Cloquet Ghislain Cloquet Cinematographer, Love and Death
35. Hertha Feiler Hertha Feiler Actress, Punktchen and Anton
36. Robert Trow Robert Trow Actor, Hungry Wives
37. Hal Hopper Hal Hopper Actor, Mudhoney 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".
38. 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...
39. Alfred Shaughnessy Alfred Shaughnessy Writer, Just My Luck Alfred Shaughnessy was the chief writer and script editor of Upstairs Downstairs, the ITV drama series about the lives of an Edwardian London family and their loyal servants. Much praised and fondly remembered, the series which ran from 1971-5 was widely acclaimed for its shrewd social comment. The brainchild of one of the stars of the series Jean Marsh and fellow actress Eileen Atkins...
40. Robert Tripe Robert Tripe Actor, 3 Mile Limit
41. Gianni Amico Gianni Amico Writer, Tropici
42. Henry Edwards Henry Edwards Director, Scrooge
43. Harold E. Stine Harold E. Stine Cinematographer, MASH
44. Hans Lindgren Hans Lindgren Actor, Barnen från Frostmofjället
45. Christiane Minazzoli Christiane Minazzoli Actress, Madame Bovary
46. Donald A. Wollheim Donald A. Wollheim Writer, Mimic
47. 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...
48. Lillian Ellison Lillian Ellison Self, Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling
49. Sickan Carlsson Sickan Carlsson Actress, Seventh Heaven 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...
50. Joseph Mangine Joseph Mangine Cinematographer, Alligator
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