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1. Chuck Connors Chuck Connors Actor, The Rifleman Chuck Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York, to Marcella (Londrigan) and Alban Francis "Allan" Connors. His parents were immigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland (now part of Canada), and were of Irish descent. Chuck and his two-years-younger sister, Gloria, grew up in a working-class section of the west side of Brooklyn...
2. Jack Palance Jack Palance Actor, Batman Jack Palance exemplified evil incarnate on film -- portraying some of the most intensely despised villains witnessed in 50s westerns and melodrama. He received two Best Supporting Actor nominations early in his career, but it would take a grizzled, eccentric comic performance 40 years later for him to finally grab the coveted statuette...
3. Mary Millar Mary Millar Actress, Keeping Up Appearances Mary Millar had a very successful stage career in the West End. She began singing arias at the age of fourteen. Her London stage debut was in the 1962 production "Lock Up Your Daughters". She was in the original cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, "The Phantom of the Opera", and can be heard on the cast recording performing the role of "Madame Giry"...
4. Dino De Laurentiis Dino De Laurentiis Producer, Hannibal Dino De Laurentiis was born in Torre Annunziata, a province of Naples. As a teenager, he worked as a sales representative for his father, who owned a small pasta factory. But while food would be one of his great loves, his first grand passion was for the cinema. With the fearlessness and the indefatigable energy that he would be known for his entire life and career...
5. Laraine Day Laraine Day Actress, Foreign Correspondent Born into a prominent Mormon family in Utah, Laraine Day's acting career began after her parents moved to Long Beach, California, where she joined the Long Beach Players. She appeared in her first film in 1937 in a bit part, then did leads in several George O'Brien westerns. Signing a contract with MGM...
6. Ken Takakura Ken Takakura Actor, Black Rain Ken Takakura was a Japanese actor best known for his brooding style and the stoic, honorable presence he brought to his roles. Known as the "Clint Eastwood" of Japan, Takakura gained his streetwise swagger and tough guy persona watching yakuza turf battles over the lucrative black market and racketeering in postwar Fukuoka...
7. Jimmie Dodd Jimmie Dodd Actor, Flying Tigers Composer, songwriter ("Mickey Mouse March"), actor, singer, guitarist and conductor, Jimmie Dodd was educated at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Conservatory and Vanderbilt University. He began his career in 1933 as a guitarist and singer on radio, coming to Hollywood in 1937 to play in the Louis Prima orchestra and later become an actor...
8. Sarah Branch Sarah Branch Actress, Sword of Sherwood Forest
9. Stringbean Stringbean Self, Hee Haw David Akeman, the country musician known as "Stringbean," was a legend at the Grand Ole Opry and one of the stars of television's Hee Haw. Along with his long-time partner and Hee Haw co-star Grandpa Jones, he was one of the premier traditional-style banjo players in country music...
10. Norman Mailer Norman Mailer Self, When We Were Kings Norman Mailer, the Brooklyn-born and -bred writer who fought for what he characterized as the "heavyweight championship" of American letters after the 1961 death of Ernest Hemingway, never came close to his dream of writing the Great American novel, but he was a colossus of American culture and literature in the 1960s...
11. Jackie Vernon Jackie Vernon Self, Amazon Women on the Moon Mr. Vernon, who was born in New York as Ralph Verrone and attended City College, began his comedy career in the early 1950's after a stint in the Air Force. After many years of performing in small nightclubs around the country, the comedian Steve Allen discovered Mr. Vernon in a club in Windsor, Ontario...
12. Elio Petri Elio Petri Writer, Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
13. Tutte Lemkow Tutte Lemkow Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark
14. Sudie Bond Sudie Bond Actress, Guiding Light
15. Anicée Alvina Anicée Alvina Actress, Friends
16. Donda West Donda West Self, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
17. Gerald Levert Gerald Levert Soundtrack, Coming to America
18. Ria De Simone Ria De Simone Actress, Touch of Death
19. Diana Coupland Diana Coupland Actress, Bless This House
20. Ken Kesey Ken Kesey Writer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Kesey burst into the literary scene with the "Cuckoo's Nest" in 1962 which he wrote from his experiences working at a veterans hospital. During this period, he volunteered for the testing on the drug LSD. After writing his second novel, "Sometimes A Great Notion," he bought an old school bus dubbed "Further." With Neal Cassidy at the wheel and pitchers of LSD-laced-Kool-Laid in the cooler...
21. Abel Gance Abel Gance Writer, Napoleon Born an illegitimate son of a wealthy physician, Abel Flamant, and a working class mother, Francoise Perethon. He was raised by his mother and her boyfriend, who later became her husband, Adolphe Gance. Pressured by his parents, he began his working career as a lawyer's clerk in hopes of achieving a prosperous career in law...
22. Nancy O'Connor Nancy O'Connor Actress, A Whale of a Tale
23. Victor Young Victor Young Music Department, Casino Violinist and conductor Victor Young was a prolific composer and arranger, who worked on more than 300 film scores over a period of twenty years. He came from an impoverished, but musical background and was trained on the violin at the Warsaw Imperial Conservatory, later studying piano in Paris under the French master Isidor Philipp...
24. Cookie Mueller Cookie Mueller Actress, Pink Flamingos
25. David Lloyd David Lloyd Writer, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
26. Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot Actor, Twentieth Century
27. Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey Actor, Oliver! Between 1961 and 1976, Mr. Pithey periodically appeared in German advertising as "der Tchibo Kaffee-Experte", a fake coffee expert, the testimonial for Tchibo coffee company. He appeared in black suit and homburg, even in the company of Massai and Indios, and in is still well-known in Germany in this role to this day.
28. Josephine Dillon Josephine Dillon Actress, The Lady and the Monster
29. Gheorghe Dinica Gheorghe Dinica Actor, Filantropica Gheorghe Dinica is one of the greatest Romanian actors of all time. As a child he was passionate to go to movie theaters where he saw famous movie legends as Stan & Bran, Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Bette Davis, Bill Crosby and Chaplin. From the age of 17 until 23 he was a part of different amateur theater troupes and in 1957...
30. Joanne Pankow Joanne Pankow Actress, Big Fish
31. Carmen McRae Carmen McRae Self, The Subterraneans
32. Jack Rockwell Jack Rockwell Actor, The Lawless Frontier John Rockwell was the brother of film character actor Charles Trowbridge. He was a film actor for Columbia Studios and acted in film "westerns", predominately, but also worked for 'Republic Pictures Studios' for many years. He died at Glendale Sanitarium Hospital from 'hyperstatic shock' and 'enforced bed rest'...
33. Maura McGiveney Maura McGiveney Actress, Do Not Disturb Maura McGiveney was born Mary Alish McGiveney on February 28, 1939 in Stockport, England, the daughter of "quick change" actor Owen McGiveney and Elizabeth Hughes. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and first came to Hollywood to work in film, appearing in an uncredited role as an attendant in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959)...
34. Theo Lingen Theo Lingen Actor, M
35. Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba Soundtrack, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
36. Richard Hervey Richard Hervey Actor, It! The Terror from Beyond Space
37. Tommy Tedesco Tommy Tedesco Music Department, California Suite
38. Ron Castro Ron Castro Actor, Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns
39. Robert Kramer Robert Kramer Director, Route One USA
40. Sam Newfield Sam Newfield Director, Dead Men Walk Legendary "B" picture director Sam Newfield was born Samuel Neufeld in New York City. His brother was Sigmund Neufeld, later the head of PRC Pictures, where Sam made so many of his films (so many, in fact, that he had to use the pseudonyms "Peter Stewart" and "Sherman Scott" so audiences wouldn't notice that only one man directed so much of the studio's output)...
41. Allen Toussaint Allen Toussaint Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street New Orleans-based R&B singer/songwriter Allen Toussaint was born on January 14, 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The son of Naomi and Clarence Toussaint, Allen grew up in a shotgun house in the New Orleans neighborhood of Gert Town. Toussaint started learning piano at age seven and began his music business career as a teenager playing piano for such artists as Fats Domino and Earl King...
42. Everett Creach Everett Creach Stunts, Time After Time
43. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
44. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa was born in 1881 in Salonica, then an Ottoman Turkish city, in modern day Greece. His father, Ali Riza, a customs official-turned-lumber merchant, died when Mustafa was still a boy. His mother, Zubeyde, a devout and strong-willed woman, raised him and his younger sister by herself. First enrolled in a traditional Islamic religious school...
45. Petar Kralj Petar Kralj Actor, Bela ladja
46. Simple Kapadia Simple Kapadia Costume Designer, Darr
47. Arthur M. Loew Jr. Arthur M. Loew Jr. Producer, Arena Mr. Loew's maternal grandfather, Adolph Zukor founded Paramount Pictures. His paternal grandfather, Marcus Loew, founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios and Loew's Theaters. His father, Arthur Loew, Sr., later became president of MGM.
48. Dragomir Cumic Dragomir Cumic Actor, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju
49. Michel Boisrond Michel Boisrond Director, Naughty Girl
50. Rosemary Theby Rosemary Theby Actress, The Fatal Glass of Beer Rosemary Theby was born Rose Masing in St. Louis, MO, on April 8, 1892. She began her career at age 27 in 1912, with a part in The Godmother, and went on to appear in more than 90 films. She was much in demand and was one of the most sought-after character actresses, and survived the transition from the silent era into the "talkie" stage...
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