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1. 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...
2. Jack Palance Jack Palance Actor, Batman He exemplified evil incarnate on film -- portraying some of the most intense and gripping villains witnessed in 50s westerns and melodrama -- and Jack Palance went on to win Oscar "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" nominations for two of them. It would take a grizzled, eccentric comic performance 40 years later...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
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. 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...
8. 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...
9. Elio Petri Elio Petri Writer, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
10. 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...
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. Anicée Alvina Anicée Alvina Actress, Friends
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. David Lloyd David Lloyd Writer, Brothers
17. Donda West Donda West Self, Kanye West
18. Marion Morgan Marion Morgan Writer, Goin' to Town
19. Tutte Lemkow Tutte Lemkow Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark
20. Sudie Bond Sudie Bond Actress, Guiding Light
21. Erdman Penner Erdman Penner Writer, Maleficent
22. Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba Self, When We Were Kings
23. Diana Coupland Diana Coupland Actress, The Twelve Chairs
24. Brian McGrath Brian McGrath Actor, P.S. I Love You
25. Tommy Tedesco Tommy Tedesco Music Department, California Suite
26. Josephine Dillon Josephine Dillon Actress, The Lady and the Monster
27. Cookie Mueller Cookie Mueller Actress, Pink Flamingos
28. Nancy O'Connor Nancy O'Connor Self, Carroll O'Connor: All in a Lifetime
29. 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...
30. Joanne Pankow Joanne Pankow Actress, Big Fish
31. Ferdinand Gottschalk Ferdinand Gottschalk Actor, Grand Hotel
32. Etienne Girardot Etienne Girardot Actor, Twentieth Century Diminutive character actor in Hollywood films through the 1930's, often portraying pestering types.
33. 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...
34. Carmen McRae Carmen McRae Self, Episode #1.14
35. Gerald Levert Gerald Levert Soundtrack, Coming to America
36. 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'...
37. 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)...
38. Theo Lingen Theo Lingen Actor, M
39. Robert Kramer Robert Kramer Director, Route One USA
40. Brian McClellen Brian McClellen Self, Zygote Party vs Tea Party
41. Ria De Simone Ria De Simone Actress, Touch of Death
42. Petar Kralj Petar Kralj Actor, Underground
43. Dragomir Cumic Dragomir Cumic Actor, Radio Vihor zove Andjeliju
44. 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)...
45. Simple Kapadia Simple Kapadia Costume Designer, Darr
46. Ernest Kinoy Ernest Kinoy Writer, Buck and the Preacher
47. Steve Dodd Steve Dodd Actor, The Matrix
48. Lupino Lane Lupino Lane Actor, Only Me
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. 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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