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1. Merlin Santana Merlin Santana Actor, The Steve Harvey Show Originally from New York, both of Merlin's parents were from the Dominican Republic. His mother pushed for a career in show business to keep him out of trouble and off the mean streets. He began as an advertising model for a fast-food chain at the age of 3. He first began getting noticed as Stanley...
2. Art Carney Art Carney Actor, Harry and Tonto
3. Gerald Mohr Gerald Mohr Actor, Funny Girl Bearing a strong resemblance to Humphrey Bogart certainly helped in typecasting the handsome Gerald Mohr into "B" film noir. Born in New York City in 1914, he was the son of Sigmond Mohr and Henrietta Noustadt, a Viennese singer. In 1920 his father was killed in a tragic accident while at work when Mohr was five years old...
4. Yves Montand Yves Montand Actor, The Wages of Fear
5. Charles Bickford Charles Bickford Actor, The Virginian American character actor of gruff voice and appearance who was a fixture in Hollywood pictures from the earliest days of the talkies. The fifth of seven children, he was born in the first minute of 1891. He was a boisterous child, and at nine was tried and acquitted for attempted murder in the shooting of a motorman who had run over his dog...
6. Billy Curtis Billy Curtis Actor, High Plains Drifter Diminutive American actor Billy Curtis avoided the usual onus of freak-show employment as a youth, opting for a mainstream job as a shoe clerk. Encouraged by stock company actress Shirley Booth to take a little person role in a stage production, Curtis soon became a professional actor, with numerous Broadway musical productions to his credit...
7. Mabel King Mabel King Actress, The Jerk Actress who is best known for the role of Mama on the 1970's sitcom What's Happening!!! She also appeared in the movie The Jerk, with Steve Martin, and The Wiz, with Michael Jackson. Before What's Happening, she starred in the Broadway version of The Wiz, as the Wicked Witch of the West.
8. Billy Halop Billy Halop Actor, Angels with Dirty Faces Billy Halop's show business career started on radio in the 1920s and carried over to stage work on Broadway. There, in 1937, he and other teenage cast members of the stage hit "Dead End" were brought to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn for the film version of the play, which was a tremendous hit. Halop...
9. Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
10. Florence Marly Florence Marly Actress, Tokyo Joe Highly alluring Czech-born actress Florence Marly, born on June 2, 1919, initially expressed intentions of being an opera singer. At the age of 18, however, she was discovered by the 33-year-old renown French director Pierre Chenal while a student of art and literature at the Sorbonne. Chenal put her immediately into his film The Alibi and an acting career was ignited instead...
11. Edna May Oliver Edna May Oliver Actress, David Copperfield She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. Miss Oliver took an early interest in the stage, and she would quit school at the age of 14 to pursue her ambitions in the theater...
12. Priscilla Morrill Priscilla Morrill Actress, Right of Way
13. Marian Marsh Marian Marsh Actress, Svengali One of the early sound era's most attractive young leading ladies, doll-faced Marian Marsh enjoyed a short yet significant film career as the star of several memorable 1930s melodramas opposite some of the cinema's best, most charismatic lead actors. Her youthful, wide-eyed innocence combined with an...
14. Richard Rust Richard Rust Actor, Walk on the Wild Side His mother died when he was five, his father was a naval officer, so he lived with his aunt. Studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, 340 East 54th Street. He was a replacement in the play "Long Day's Journey into Night" on Broadway in the late 1950s, with Fredric March and Florence Eldridge (March's wife) in the Helen Hayes Theatre...
15. Richard Morant Richard Morant Actor, The Company of Wolves
16. Gertrude Astor Gertrude Astor Actress, The Strong Man The first actress to sign a contract with Universal in 1915, Gertrude Astor (born in Ohio as Gertrude Irene Astor) began her career playing trombone and saxophone on a riverboat. Towering over most of her leading men at 5'11", she often played golddiggers, rich socialites or a leading lady's best friend in such one-reeled films and feature length silents as Polly Redhead...
17. Lewis Charles Lewis Charles Actor, Topaz
18. Edgar Kennedy Edgar Kennedy Actor, Duck Soup Edgar Kennedy, who was born on April 26, 1890, near Monterey, California, hit the road as a young man and traveled across the country, working in a succession of jobs. He became a professional boxer, claiming to have gone 14 rounds against The Manassas Mauler, Jack Dempsey. In addition to his knowledge of the "Sweet Science"...
19. Tom Powers Tom Powers Actor, Double Indemnity After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kentucky-born Tom Powers signed with Vitagraph Pictures at 21 years of age, in 1911. He stayed there for two years, then shortly thereafter traveled to England, appearing there in both stage productions and films. When he returned to the US he made a few more pictures...
20. Ursula Reit Ursula Reit Actress, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
21. Gerald Thomas Gerald Thomas Director, Carry On... Up the Khyber Gerald Thomas started his movie career as an editor. He then worked his way up to become a director and producer and, with his friend Peter Rogers went on to make the 'Carry On' series of British comedies.
22. Victor Adamson Victor Adamson Actor, The Lone Rider Someday a clever producer will tell the story of Hollywood's "Poverty Row" of the 1920s-'40s (although Hearts of the West was a valiant effort, it left a lot to be desired), which was centered on Gower Street. So many fly-by-night production companies--which cranked out mostly westerns, because they were...
23. Ralph Michael Ralph Michael Actor, Empire of the Sun
24. Ed Kemmer Ed Kemmer Actor, Space Patrol
25. William Tarmey William Tarmey Actor, Coronation Street
26. Linda Sobek Linda Sobek
27. Helen Rose Helen Rose Costume Designer, The Last Time I Saw Paris
28. Carmel Myers Carmel Myers Actress, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Though she is little remembered today, silent screen star Carmel Myers had a high-flying career in her heyday and was ranked among the screen's most glamorous and enticing vamps. She was born at the turn of the century in San Francisco, the daughter of immigrant parents. Her father, a rabbi, emigrated from Australia and her mother from Austria...
29. Maude Fealy Maude Fealy Actress, The Ten Commandments Actress/dramatic teacher Maude Fealy, the daughter of actress Margaret Fealy, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3, 1881. Maude made her acting debut at three years of age in one of her mother's productions, "Faust". She was quite successful over the next few years, appearing in productions all over the US and Canada...
30. John J. Fox John J. Fox Actor, Assault on Precinct 13
31. Pat Renella Pat Renella Actor, General Hospital
32. Nikola Simic Nikola Simic Actor, Agencija za SiS Nikola Simic was born on May 18, 1934 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is best known for his leading role in Serbian sequeled smash hit A Tight Spot as a low-level clerk Dimitrije-Mita Pantic, as well as the voice of Bugs Bunny cartoons dubbed in Serbian. He died of cancer on November 9, 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia.
33. Stanley Myers Stanley Myers Composer, The Deer Hunter
34. Marjorie Wood Marjorie Wood Actress, Pride and Prejudice
35. Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas Writer, Chelsea Walls Dylan Thomas was born at the start of the First World War in the "ugly, lovely town" of Swansea, an industrial, coastal town on the South Wales Coast. He published his first volume of poetry, "Eighteen poems" in 1934 and went on to write many more volumes of poetry as well as many short stories, filmscripts...
36. Wolf Ruvinskis Wolf Ruvinskis Actor, Nocaut Of Jewish origins, Wolf Ruvinskis Manevics was born in 1921 in Riga (Latvia), but fearing persecution during World War II his family relocated to Argentina, where they lived in extreme poverty. In spite of his deprived childhood, Wolf excelled in sports and became interested in wrestling. When he was 19 years old he started his professional career and toured South America...
37. Hugh Paddick Hugh Paddick Actor, The Killing of Sister George Hugh Paddick is best known for his work on 'Round the Horne', one of the most successful British radio shows of the sixties and still one of the most loved. His characters included 'Brad Smallpiece', 'Binky Huckerback' and, of course, Julian, one half of the ever camp 'Julian and Sandy'. When 'Round...
38. Mary MacLaren Mary MacLaren Actress, The Three Musketeers
39. Jack Foley Jack Foley Writer, The Great Alaskan Mystery
40. Carol Doda Carol Doda Actress, Head Lovely, busty, and curvaceous blonde bombshell Carol Ann Doda was born on August 29, 1937 in Solano County, California. Carol grew up in San Francisco. Her parents divorced when she was only three years old. Doda dropped out of school and got a job as a cocktail waitress at age fourteen. She attended...
41. Ed Bradley Ed Bradley Self, 60 Minutes A graduate of Thomas More Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and Cheyney State Teachers College (now Cheyney University), Ed Bradley was teaching sixth grade in the Philadelphia public school system when he accepted a dare to report the news on a local radio station; he fell in love with it...
42. James V. Kern James V. Kern Director, My Three Sons A former attorney and professional singer, James V. Kern started out as a screenwriter and eventually turned to directing. His directorial output consisted of mostly routine "B" pictures, but he found his niche in television, where he directed hundreds of series episodes; he was one of the house directors on I Love Lucy and My Three Sons.
43. Mireille Balin Mireille Balin Actress, L'assedio dell'Alcazar Mireille Balin was one the most glamorous and best loved actresses of pre-war French cinema. She appeared in two of the best remembered French films of the 1930s: Pépé le Moko and Lady Killer, both opposite Jean Gabin. After the German occupation of France and her separation from her long-time fiancé...
44. Adrienne Marden Adrienne Marden Actress, Kisses for My President
45. Geula Nuni Geula Nuni Actress, Sallah
46. Apostol Karamitev Apostol Karamitev Actor, Ritzar bez bronya Apostol Milev Karamitev (1923-1973) was a Bulgarian actor, popular throughout the 50-s,60-s and 70-s. He graduated the Italian elementary and the Italian high school "Alfredo Oriani" in his native town Burgas. Very young he was fluent in Italian, French and German languages. He graduated from The National Theater's School in 1948 under the guidance of Boyan Danovski...
47. Rolf von Goth Rolf von Goth Actor, Once There Was a Waltz
48. Scotty Mattraw Scotty Mattraw Actor, In Old Chicago
49. Charles de Gaulle Charles de Gaulle Self, La visite du général de Gaulle au Québec
50. Knox Laing Knox Laing Production Manager, The Seventh Veil
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