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1. Michael Crichton Michael Crichton Writer, Jurassic Park Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Roslyn, New York. His father was a journalist and encouraged him to write and to type. Michael gave up studying English at Harvard University, having become disillusioned with the teaching standards--the final straw came when he submitted...
2. Sheree North Sheree North Actress, The Shootist
3. Dominique Dunne Dominique Dunne Actress, Poltergeist Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in Beverly Hills...
4. Melissa Mathison Melissa Mathison Writer, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
5. Jacques Tati Jacques Tati Writer, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who conducted his business in the fashionable Rue de Castellane and had taken a Dutch-Italian woman...
6. Michelle Nicastro Michelle Nicastro Actress, Santa Barbara
7. Richard Schaal Richard Schaal Actor, Slaughterhouse-Five
8. Paul Eddington Paul Eddington Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood Paul Eddington always shunned personal publicity. He began acting in 1941 as part of ENSA (the British Forces USO). However the Quaker principles to which he always adhered led to him being asked to leave when they realised he was a pacifist and a conscientious objector. He started in the repertory stage in Sheffield and broke into television in the 1950s...
9. Eddie Egan Eddie Egan Actor, The French Connection Mr. Egan was the tough-talking New York City police officer whose exploits inspired the Academy Award winning film The French Connection. With partner Sonny Grosso, he managed a 112-pound heroin bust in 1962, one of the biggest in New York's history. Mr. Egan was nicknamed 'Popeye' and was played in The French Connection by Gene Hackman...
10. Cynthia Myers Cynthia Myers Actress, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Gorgeous and voluptuous 5'3" brunette knockout Cynthia Jeanette Myers was born on September 12, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio. She was raised by her mother Mary, her grandparents and various aunts and uncles after her father was killed in a car accident when she was four years old. She had two siblings, sister Tana and brother Lance...
11. Peter Viertel Peter Viertel Writer, White Hunter Black Heart Peter Viertel, a WWII veteran whose first novel was published to glowing reviews when he was only 18, was born of parents of the European intelligentsia, refugees from Adolf Hitler's Europe. Brought up in Hollywood, in a household where Greta Garbo (his mother's closest friend), Bertolt Brecht Thomas Mann...
12. Sheila Ryan Sheila Ryan Actress, Railroaded!
13. Antonio Margheriti Antonio Margheriti Director, Yor, the Hunter from the Future
14. June Thorburn June Thorburn Actress, Tom Thumb
15. Carol Sobieski Carol Sobieski Writer, Fried Green Tomatoes
16. Regina Carrol Regina Carrol Actress, Dracula vs. Frankenstein Buxom, lively and attractive blonde bombshell Regina Carrol was a dancer, singer and actress who achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity by appearing in a handful of entertainingly trashy drive-in exploitation features directed by her filmmaker husband Al Adamson. She was born as Regina Gelfan on May 2...
17. Sam Zimbalist Sam Zimbalist Producer, Ben-Hur
18. Graham Payn Graham Payn Actor, The Italian Job
19. Audrey Williams Audrey Williams Composer, Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
20. Merie Earle Merie Earle Actress, Fatso
21. Andrew Rooney Andrew Rooney Writer, 60 Minutes Andy Rooney grew up in Albany and attended The Albany University and Colgate Academy. In 1941, at the age of 22 he was drafted into the Army and was posted to London. There he began writing for Stars and Stripes, the US armed forces newspaper and later in the war he became one of the first US journalists to report on the Nazi concentration camps...
22. Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Fauré Soundtrack, Captain America: Civil War Gabriel-Urbian Faure was born May 12, 1845, in Pamires, Mid-Pyrenees, France. He was the youngest of 6 children born to Toussaint and Marie Faure. From the age of 9 he studied piano and organ with Camille Saint-Saëns at the Ecole Niedermeyer. Saint-Saene encouraged young Faure to play piano music by Franz Liszt...
23. Gustav Gustafson Gustav Gustafson Art Department, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
24. Talfryn Thomas Talfryn Thomas Actor, The Battle of Billy's Pond
25. Yvonne Horner Yvonne Horner Actress, One Million Years B.C.
26. Catherine Kilzer Catherine Kilzer Actress, Look Up and Live
27. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Soundtrack, American Gangster
28. Maureen Crombie Maureen Crombie Actress, The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery Maureen Crombie was born on the 6th January 1943 as Maureen Blott. She graduated from RADA in 1962 and went straight into the play 'Believe it or Not' at a theatre in Coventry. Then into films where on the set of 'Joey Boy' she met 'Steptoe and Son' actor Harry H Corbett whom she later married. They had two children together...
29. Ralph Marrero Ralph Marrero Actor, Day of the Dead
30. Ken Gampu Ken Gampu Actor, The Gods Must Be Crazy Ken Gampu was one of the first black South Africans to be featured in Hollywood films, working alongside such stars as Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. A former schoolteacher, law clerk and interpreter, he spoke seven native dialects in addition to English and Afrikaans. Discovered by playwright Athol Fugard...
31. Marti Caine Marti Caine Writer, The Marti Caine Show Britain's clown queen of comedy during the 1980s, Marti Caine's brand of humour combined an appealing dizziness with an endearing vunerability. Often compared to America's Phyllis Diller, she paved the way for women working in British light entertainment, both in nightclubs and in television. Born Lynn Shepherd in Sheffield...
32. Richard Hooker Richard Hooker Writer, MASH Received a partial scholarship to prep school, graduating from the prestigious Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey (class of 1941). Was not all that interested in selling the M*A*S*H rights to make the movie or the TV series, but a fellow Peddie School alumnus (movie producer Howard W. Koch, class of 1933...
33. Rufus Collins Rufus Collins Actor, The Hunger
34. Julien Mitchell Julien Mitchell Actor, The Sea Hawk
35. Hans von Borsody Hans von Borsody Actor, A Bridge Too Far
36. Belle Bennett Belle Bennett Actress, The Iron Mask
37. Sulo Williams Sulo Williams Actor, Convincing Clooney
38. Fred 'Sonic' Smith Fred 'Sonic' Smith Soundtrack, Almost Famous
39. Betty Balfour Betty Balfour Actress, Champagne
40. Theadora Van Runkle Theadora Van Runkle Costume Designer, The Godfather: Part II
41. David Tree David Tree Actor, Don't Look Now British actor David Tree was a promising talent who came from prime theatre stock as the son of drama critic Alan Leonard Romaine Parsons and stage actress Viola Tree. His mother, in turn, was the daughter of one of England's most heralded classical stage actors of the late 19th century and early 20th century...
42. Ann Pennington Ann Pennington Actress, The Mad Dancer
43. Norman Ferguson Norman Ferguson Animation Department, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
44. David Shaber David Shaber Writer, The Warriors David Shaber taught advanced screenwriting at Columbia University's School of the Arts during the nineties. He had the rare gift of being able to translate his professional experience into a coherent university course - most of the other professors at Columbia at the time were either too academic, or were simply telling stories from their field experience...
45. Skip Martin Skip Martin Actor, The Masque of the Red Death Skip Martin was an excellent and underrated British actor who only acted in a handful of movies and TV shows throughout his regrettably sporadic career. He was born as Derek George Horowitz on March 28, 1928 in Sydenham, London, England. Martin made his film debut in Otto Preminger's historical drama "Saint Joan." He was frequently cast in horror pictures...
46. Leigh Chapman Leigh Chapman Writer, The Octagon Leigh Chapman was born Rosa Lee Chapman on March 29, 1939 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Following graduation from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Chapman moved to Los Angeles, California in the early 1960's. Her first job was working as a secretary at the William Morris Agency. Leigh acted in a few TV shows...
47. Noel Langley Noel Langley Writer, The Wizard of Oz
48. Elsie Van Name Elsie Van Name Writer, Berlin Via America
49. Leon Sinden Leon Sinden Actor, Rough Justice
50. Davison Clark Davison Clark Actor, The Scarlet Empress
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