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1. Jill Clayburgh Jill Clayburgh Actress, Bridesmaids It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh to its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For nearly 30 years, she has delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles. Born into wealth in 1944 in New York City, Jill Clayburgh was educated at the finest schools including the Brearley School and Sarah Lawrence College...
2. Fred MacMurray Fred MacMurray Actor, Double Indemnity Fred MacMurray is likely the most underrated actor of his generation. True, his earliest work is mostly dismissed as pedestrian, but no other actor working in the 1940s and 50s was able to score so supremely whenever cast against type. He was born in Kankakee, Illinois to Frederick MacMurray and Maleta Martin...
3. Ward Bond Ward Bond Actor, It's a Wonderful Life Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as an...
4. Stafford Repp Stafford Repp Actor, Batman: The Movie
5. Reginald Owen Reginald Owen Actor, Mary Poppins Born August 5th, 1887 in England, Reginald Owen was probably Hollywood's busiest character actor - making more than 80 films. He was educated in England at Sir Herbert Tree's Academy of Dramatic Arts. Owen excelled and made his professional debut also in England at the age of 18. He came to New York in the early 1920s and started working on Broadway by 1924...
6. Lloyd Corrigan Lloyd Corrigan Actor, The Manchurian Candidate
7. Vinnette Carroll Vinnette Carroll Actress, Up the Down Staircase
8. Mack Sennett Mack Sennett Producer, Tillie's Punctured Romance His parents were Irish immigrants. At 17, his parents moved to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, Massachusetts. He happened to meet the actress Marie Dressler in 1902 and through her, went to New York to try for a career on the stage...
9. William Watson William Watson Actor, In the Heat of the Night
10. Dorothy Fay Dorothy Fay Actress, The Stranger from Arizona
11. Roy Boulting Roy Boulting Director, Man in a Cocked Hat
12. Georges Franju Georges Franju Director, Eyes Without a Face Georges Franju is a figure of immense importance in the history of French cinema, not primarily for his films (exceptional though many of these are) but for being the co-founder, with Henri Langlois, of the Cinematheque Française in 1937--France's most famous and important film archive. He worked primarily as a film archivist until 1949...
13. Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer Anna Henkel-Grönemeyer Actress, 1900
14. Michael Higgins Michael Higgins Actor, State and Main
15. Denis O'Dea Denis O'Dea Actor, The Fallen Idol
16. Michael Bilton Michael Bilton Actor, The Fourth Protocol
17. John Gallaudet John Gallaudet Actor, In Cold Blood
18. Vernon Dent Vernon Dent Actor, Malice in the Palace Familiar to many as the frustrated cop, businessman or landlord in countless two-reel comedies by The Three Stooges, Vernon Dent got his start in show business as a member of a singing troupe traveling in Southern California in the early 1920s. He was befriended by comedian Hank Mann, a member of the famed Keystone Kops...
19. B.R. Chopra B.R. Chopra Producer, Mahabharat One of India's most respected film personalities, Baldev Raj Chopra (better known as B.R. Chopra) has been an architect of what is now known as the golden era of the Bollywood industry. Having converted offbeat stories into immortal classics like Waqt and Naya Daur, he commands high regard in the world film fraternity...
20. Johnny Horton Johnny Horton Soundtrack, North to Alaska Johnny Horton was born in Los Angeles, but at an early age he moved with his sharecropping parents to Tyler, Texas, where he grew up. Fishing was an early interest in life and he traveled to Alaska to seek employment in this capacity, but after returning to Texas he took up singing. His singing career began in 1950 in Pasadena...
21. George M. Cohan George M. Cohan Soundtrack, Little Miss Sunshine Composer, librettist, actor, dancer, dramatist, author, director, and producer born in Providence, Rhode Island. He began in vaudeville as a child in his family's act, the Four Cohans, and was writing for the act by the age of 15. As an actor he is remembered in such roles as the father in O'Neill's Ah...
22. Claude Jutra Claude Jutra Director, Mon oncle Antoine He finished his medical studies at the age of 22 to please his parents, but he was already developing an attraction to the visual arts and to cinema. As a teenager, he had made two shorts with Michel Brault. In 1953, he wrote a television script. He joined the Office national du film du Canada (National Film Board) in 1954...
23. Annette Kellerman Annette Kellerman Actress, A Daughter of the Gods
24. Rehman Rehman Actor, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Rehman Khan was born in Lahore, British India on June 23, 1923 in a Pathan family believed to be the descendants of Afghanistan's King Amanuallah. His family subsequently re-located to Jabalpur where he attended the Robinson College. After completing college he joined the Indian Air Force as a Pilot...
25. Estelle Hemsley Estelle Hemsley Actress, America America
26. Eamonn Andrews Eamonn Andrews Self, Episode #2.31
27. Amedeo Nazzari Amedeo Nazzari Actor, The Nights of Cabiria
28. James Goldstone James Goldstone Director, Where No Man Has Gone Before
29. Momoko Kôchi Momoko Kôchi Actress, Godzilla Discovered, along with actors Akira Takarada and Yu Fujiki, in Toho's sixth annual New Face Contest in 1953, Momoko Kochi was immediately cast in her first film, A WOMAN'S HEART RELEASED. Two pictures with Toho's veteran director Kajiro Yamamoto followed the next year. It was probably in his mentor...
30. John Breckinridge John Breckinridge Actor, Plan 9 from Outer Space John Breckinridge was born August 6, 1903 into a wealthy family and descended from former U.S. Vice President John C. Breckinridge. He got the role of the Ruler in Plan 9 from Outer Space because he was a house guest of Paul Marco at the time the film was shooting, as was David De Mering, who played copilot Danny...
31. Guy Lombardo Guy Lombardo Soundtrack, The Green Mile
32. René Goscinny René Goscinny Writer, The Twelve Tasks of Asterix
33. Choderlos de Laclos Choderlos de Laclos Writer, Cruel Intentions
34. Blanche Oelrichs Blanche Oelrichs Writer, Clair de lune Blanche Oelrichs (pen name: Michael Strange), was born Blanche Marie Louise Oelrichs on October 1, 1890, in New York, N.Y., to a socially prominent family. Blanche was the reigning débutante of Newport society. In 1910, she married Leonard M. Thomas, a rising young diplomat. She soon became a devoted suffragist...
35. Barry Sadler Barry Sadler Soundtrack, Showtime Barry Sadler achieved national fame for his 1960s hit song, The Ballad of The Green Berets. The song was used as the theme song for the John Way film, The Green Berets. Sadler was a real-life war hero. He joined the U.S. Army and went through the grueling training to become a Green Beret. A member of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)...
36. Leonardo Favio Leonardo Favio Writer, Aniceto
37. Bobby Hatfield Bobby Hatfield Self, Shindig! Presents the Righteous Brothers: Unchained Melody
38. Andrew Bagby Andrew Bagby Thanks, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
39. Herbert Berghof Herbert Berghof Actor, Harry and Tonto
40. Gordon Ramsey Gordon Ramsey Actor, O Youth and Beauty!
41. John Fowles John Fowles Writer, The French Lieutenant's Woman
42. Andre Tayir Andre Tayir Miscellaneous Crew, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
43. Link Wray Link Wray Soundtrack, Pulp Fiction Rock'n'roll musician Link Wray reigns supreme as one of the best, most important, influential, and innovative guitarists to emerge from the 1950's. Wray was the creator of the power-chord and was one of the first musicians to experiment with both distortion and the burning fuzz-tone guitar sound in his instrumental recordings; his harsh and raw...
44. Sid McCoy Sid McCoy Actor, Medium Cool
45. Vladimir Horowitz Vladimir Horowitz Self, Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was born on October 1, 1903, in Berdichev (near Kiev), Ukraine (then Russian Empire). His father, named Simeon Horowitz, was an electrical engineer. His mother, named Sophie Horowitz, was a professional pianist and teacher at the Kiev Conservatory. Young Vladimir Horowitz took his first piano lessons from his mother...
46. Evan Chandler Evan Chandler Writer, Robin Hood: Men in Tights
47. Brian McDermott Brian McDermott Actor, Komodo
48. Olympe Bradna Olympe Bradna Actress, Souls at Sea Brunette leading lady, signed by Paramount in 1936. She was introduced with a famous publicity campaign, which instructed prospective American audiences to pronounce her first name 'O-lamp'. She was born backstage, in between a matinée and evening performance to vaudevillians Joseph and Jeanne Bradna...
49. Jimmie Davis Jimmie Davis Soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou? American politician and songwriter who appeared in a number of films. Davis was born in the now-nonexistent town of Beech Springs, Louisiana, the son of sharecroppers. He and his ten siblings lived in dire poverty, but Davis paid his way through Louisiana College and Louisiana State University as a street musician...
50. Nicolette Roeg Nicolette Roeg Actress, Home Sweet Home
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