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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. 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"...
5. Dino De Laurentiis Dino De Laurentiis Producer, Red Dragon Dino De Laurentiis left home at age 17 to enrol in film school, supporting himself as an actor, extra, propman, or any other job he could get in the film industry. His persistence paid off, and by the time he reached his 20th birthday he already had one produced film under his belt. After serving in the Italian army during World War II...
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. 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...
8. 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...
9. Jackie Vernon Jackie Vernon Self, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Tutte Lemkow Tutte Lemkow Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Anicée Alvina Anicée Alvina Actress, Friends
14. Elio Petri Elio Petri Writer, Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
15. Abel Gance Abel Gance Writer, Napoleon Despite parental pressure to pursue a 'respectable' career, Abel Gance was addicted to the theatre, and made his acting debut at the age of 19. He started acting in films in 1909 because he needed the money - he was deeply unimpressed with the film medium at that point. But he continued acting...
16. Diana Coupland Diana Coupland Actress, Bless This House
17. David Lloyd David Lloyd Writer, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
18. Ferdinand Gottschalk Ferdinand Gottschalk Actor, Grand Hotel
19. 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...
20. Nancy O'Connor Nancy O'Connor Actress, A Whale of a Tale
21. 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)...
22. Josephine Dillon Josephine Dillon Actress, The Lady and the Monster
23. Sudie Bond Sudie Bond Actress, Guiding Light
24. 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...
25. Donda West Donda West Self, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
26. Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba Soundtrack, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
27. Cookie Mueller Cookie Mueller Actress, Pink Flamingos
28. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
29. Theo Lingen Theo Lingen Actor, M
30. Joanne Pankow Joanne Pankow Actress, Big Fish
31. 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...
32. Ria De Simone Ria De Simone Actress, Touch of Death
33. Gerald Levert Gerald Levert Soundtrack, Coming to America
34. Tommy Tedesco Tommy Tedesco Music Department, California Suite
35. Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia Actor, The Mountain of the Cannibal God
36. Simple Kapadia Simple Kapadia Costume Designer, Darr
37. Carmen McRae Carmen McRae Self, Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday
38. Lupino Lane Lupino Lane Actor, Only Me
39. Everett Creach Everett Creach Stunts, Time After Time
40. Robert Kramer Robert Kramer Director, Route One USA
41. Petar Kralj Petar Kralj Actor, Bela ladja
42. Erdman Penner Erdman Penner Writer, Peter Pan
43. Arthur Shawcross Arthur Shawcross Self, The Serial Killers
44. Dragomir Cumic Dragomir Cumic Actor, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju
45. 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...
46. Dennis Wheatley Dennis Wheatley Writer, The Devil Rides Out
47. John Roche John Roche Actor, Don Juan
48. Ron Castro Ron Castro Actor, Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns
49. Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey Actor, Oliver! Character actor who started performing on stage at the age of 12 in his native South Africa. He moved to England in 1947 and continued to appear on stage, screen and TV often as portly authority figures. A notable portrayer of Sir Winston Churchill. He was married 3 times and had 1 son.
50. Sam Newfield Sam Newfield Director, The Terror of Tiny Town 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)...
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