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1. 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...
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. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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)...
7. 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"...
8. 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...
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. 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...
11. 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...
12. Diana Coupland Diana Coupland Actress, Bless This House
13. Anicée Alvina Anicée Alvina Actress, Friends
14. Elio Petri Elio Petri Writer, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
15. Sudie Bond Sudie Bond Actress, Guiding Light
16. Tutte Lemkow Tutte Lemkow Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark
17. Victor Young Victor Young Music Department, Logan 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. 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...
19. 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...
20. Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba Self, When We Were Kings
21. Theo Lingen Theo Lingen Actor, M
22. Nancy O'Connor Nancy O'Connor Actress, A Whale of a Tale
23. Cookie Mueller Cookie Mueller Actress, Pink Flamingos
24. David Lloyd David Lloyd Writer, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
25. Tommy Tedesco Tommy Tedesco Music Department, California Suite
26. Trudy Wroe Trudy Wroe Actress, Big Town
27. Carmen McRae Carmen McRae Self, Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday
28. Donda West Donda West Self, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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 Joanne Field was born in St. Louis, Missouri to John L. Field and Eunice Stearns Field. Her parents were both native North Carolinians and they returned to NC when she was a baby. She grew up in Marion, NC. She attended Queens College in Charlotte, NC, and was graduated from Salem College in Winston-Salem...
31. Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot Actor, Twentieth Century
32. 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...
33. Josephine Dillon Josephine Dillon Actress, The Lady and the Monster
34. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
35. Gerald Levert Gerald Levert Soundtrack, Coming to America
36. 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...
37. 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)...
38. 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...
39. Jack Rockwell Jack Rockwell Actor, The Lawless Frontier Granite-jawed, glowering Jack Rockwell--brother of another veteran character actor, Charles Trowbridge--played more lawmen than probably any other actor in westerns. A sheriff, a marshal, a Texas Ranger . . . if you were watching any western from the 1920s to the 1940s--especially from Columbia or Republic--and somebody wearing a badge and a gun showed up on onscreen...
40. Ria De Simone Ria De Simone Actress, Touch of Death
41. Ferdinand Gottschalk Ferdinand Gottschalk Actor, Grand Hotel
42. Simple Kapadia Simple Kapadia Costume Designer, Darr
43. 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.
44. 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...
45. Adam Keefe Adam Keefe Self, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
46. Margaret Armen Margaret Armen Writer, The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe
47. Michel Boisrond Michel Boisrond Director, Naughty Girl
48. Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia Actor, La montagna del dio cannibale
49. Ron Castro Ron Castro Actor, Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns
50. Robert Kramer Robert Kramer Director, Route One USA
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