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1. Jack Palance Jack Palance Actor, Batman He exemplified evil incarnate on film -- portraying some of the most intensely despised villains witnessed in 50s westerns and melodrama -- and Jack Palance went on to win "Best Supporting Actor" nominations for two of them early in his career. It would take a grizzled, eccentric comic performance 40 years later, however, for him to finally grab the coveted statuette...
2. Chuck Connors Chuck Connors Actor, Soylent Green Born to immigrant parents from the Dominion of Newfoundland (now part of Canada) Chuck Connors and his two-years-younger sister, Gloria, grew up in a working-class section of the west side of Brooklyn, New York, where their father worked the local docks as a longshoreman. Chuck's natural athletic prowess earned him a scholarship to Adelphi Academy...
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. Dino De Laurentiis Dino De Laurentiis Producer, Red Dragon Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis was born on August 8, 1919 in Torre Annunziata, Campania, Italy. He spent his childhood selling spaghetti that his father made. But he caught his interest on one big thing: making movies. De Laurentiis left his home at the age of 17 to enroll for film studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia...
5. Stringbean Stringbean Self, Episode #5.21 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...
6. Mary Millar Mary Millar Actress, The Birthday 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"...
7. 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...
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. Jimmie Dodd Jimmie Dodd Self, The Fourth Anniversary Show 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...
10. Elio Petri Elio Petri Writer, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
11. Tommy Tedesco Tommy Tedesco Music Department, Rich Man, Poor Man
12. David Lloyd David Lloyd Writer, Brothers
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Tutte Lemkow Tutte Lemkow Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Anicée Alvina Anicée Alvina Actress, Friends
17. Victor Young Victor Young Soundtrack, 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...
18. Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba Self, When We Were Kings
19. Gheorghe Dinica Gheorghe Dinica Actor, Philanthropy 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...
20. Gerald Levert Gerald Levert Soundtrack, Coming to America
21. Josephine Dillon Josephine Dillon Actress, The Lady and the Monster
22. Nancy O'Connor Nancy O'Connor Self, Carroll O'Connor: All in a Lifetime
23. Sudie Bond Sudie Bond Actress, Guiding Light
24. Diana Coupland Diana Coupland Actress, The Twelve Chairs
25. Sam Newfield Sam Newfield Director, I Accuse My Parents 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)...
26. Jackie Vernon Jackie Vernon Self, ...And All That Brass 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...
27. Chery Archibald Chery Archibald Actress, Cover Girl
28. Joanne Pankow Joanne Pankow Actress, Big Fish
29. Theo Lingen Theo Lingen Actor, M
30. Donda West Donda West Self, Kanye West
31. Cookie Mueller Cookie Mueller Actress, Pink Flamingos
32. Carmen McRae Carmen McRae Self, Episode #1.14
33. 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.
34. 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)...
35. Simple Kapadia Simple Kapadia Costume Designer, Darr
36. Dragomir Cumic Dragomir Cumic Actor, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju
37. Erdman Penner Erdman Penner Writer, Maleficent
38. Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot Actor, Twentieth Century Diminutive character actor in Hollywood films through the 1930's, often portraying pestering types.
39. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
40. Ferdinand Gottschalk Ferdinand Gottschalk Actor, Grand Hotel
41. 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...
42. Robert Kramer Robert Kramer Director, Route One USA
43. Jovian Jovian Actor, The Nose Knows
44. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Uncategorised 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, Underground
46. Ernest Kinoy Ernest Kinoy Writer, Buck and the Preacher
47. Anita Berber Anita Berber Actress, Eerie Tales
48. Ron Castro Ron Castro Actor, Dead Weight
49. Dennis Wheatley Dennis Wheatley Writer, The Devil Rides Out
50. Leonid Brezhnev Leonid Brezhnev Writer, Brezhnev Leonid Brezhnev was a communist leader of the Soviet Union who restored Stalinist-type dictatorship thus causing economic stagnation and disproportionate military growth that exhausted the Soviet economy and eventually led to collapse of the Soviet Union. Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was born on December 19...
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