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1. Klaus Kinski Klaus Kinski Actor, Aguirre, the Wrath of God Klaus Kinski was born Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began acting on the stage...
2. Larry Hagman Larry Hagman Actor, Dallas The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his mother's place...
3. Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Writer, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916. He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. He made a forced landing in the Libyan Desert and was severely injured. As a result, he spent five months in a Royal Navy hospital in Alexandria. Dahl is known for how he relates suspenseful events in a simple tone.
4. Merle Oberon Merle Oberon Actress, Wuthering Heights Merle Oberon was born in Bombay, of mixed Welsh-Indian parentage, as Estelle "Queenie" Thompson. According to Michael Korda, she "became a feature of Bombay nightlife while still in her early teens and eventually made her way to England as the girlfriend of a wealthy young Englishman." In London she...
5. Louis Malle Louis Malle Director, Au Revoir Les Enfants Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies in Paris...
6. Ingrid Pitt Ingrid Pitt Actress, The Wicker Man Best known as Hammer Films' most seductive female vampire of the early 1970s, the Polish-born Pitt possessed dark, alluring features and a sexy figure that made her just right for Gothic horror! Ingrid Pitt (born Ingoushka Petrov) survived World War II and became a well-known actress on the East Berlin stage...
7. Philippe Noiret Philippe Noiret Actor, Il Postino: The Postman Philippe Noiret was one of French cinema's most familiar faces who appeared in more than 140 films in a career that spanned more than half a century. He was born on October 1, 1930, in Lille, Nord, France, into a middle class family of shopkeepers. His father was fond of literature. Young Noiret attended the College Janson-of-Sally in the 16th arrondissement in Paris...
8. Sessue Hayakawa Sessue Hayakawa Actor, The Bridge on the River Kwai Sessue Hayakawa was born in Chiba, Japan. His father was the provincial governor and his mother a member of an aristocratic family of the "samurai" class. The young Hayakawa wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a career officer in the Japanese navy, but he was turned down due to problems with his hearing...
9. Beverly Tyler Beverly Tyler Actress, The Green Years This relatively obscure, sweet-faced "B" level ingénue of the post-war 40s and 50s was born Beverly Jean Saul of modest beginnings in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on July 5, 1927. Her mother was a secretary who secured piano and music lessons for her young daughter. Her father was employed with a typewriter company...
10. Marie Wilson Marie Wilson Actress, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Lovely, innocent-looking, well-endowed comedienne Marie Wilson was a featherbrained delight instantly reminiscent of the zany Gracie Allen. Unlike Allen, however, Marie was a knockout--with high cheekbones, a wide slash of a mouth and a figure that wouldn't quit. She was born Katherine Elizabeth Wilson on August 19...
11. Haunani Minn Haunani Minn Actress, Mulan
12. Jay Leggett Jay Leggett Actor, Employee of the Month
13. William Putch William Putch Actor, Family
14. Marcia Henderson Marcia Henderson Actress, All I Desire
15. Constance Cummings Constance Cummings Actress, Blithe Spirit Coming from a musical family - her mother was a concert soprano - Constance Cummings made her show business debut in 1926 in regional stock theater, and by 1928 had appeared in her first Broadway play. Her success in the theater resulted in an invitation to Hollywood, where she went 1931. Although she played in more than 20 films...
16. Lin McCarthy Lin McCarthy Actor, The Day After
17. Robert Ellis Robert Ellis Actor, Meet Corliss Archer
18. Stanley Lebor Stanley Lebor Actor, Flash Gordon
19. Tommy Boyce Tommy Boyce Music Department, Days of Our Lives It's estimated that Tommy Boyce's solo compositions and collaborative efforts have produced record sales over and above 85 million. Tommy and his partner Bobby Hart wrote the theme to Days of Our Lives and hits for guys like Andy Williams, Dean Martin, The Animals and Del Shannon in addition to scores and songs for television and films...
20. Constance Talmadge Constance Talmadge Actress, A Pair of Silk Stockings She was blonde; star sister Norma Talmadge was brunette. She was buoyant and a comedienne; Norma was introspective and a tragedienne. Nicknamed "Dutch" by her stage mother Peg as she looked like a cherubic Little Dutch Boy, silver screen star Constance Talmadge was one of silent pictures' most popular and enduring stars of romantic comedy...
21. Vanessa Howard Vanessa Howard Actress, What Became of Jack and Jill?
22. Marcia Ralston Marcia Ralston Actress, A Day at Santa Anita
23. Betty Comden Betty Comden Soundtrack, Léon: The Professional Songwriter ("New York, New York", "Lonely Town", "The Party's Over", "Just in Time"), author and actress. educated at New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree. While a student, she acted with the Washington Square Players. She was a member of the Revuers, a night club act which also included Judy Holliday and Adolph Green...
24. Yasuzô Masumura Yasuzô Masumura Director, Sonezaki shinju
25. Rita Corday Rita Corday Actress, The Body Snatcher
26. Jackie Gayle Jackie Gayle Actor, Broadway Danny Rose
27. Nina Quartero Nina Quartero Actress, The Devil's Brother Nina Quartero was born Gladys Quartararo on March 17, 1908 in New York Ciy. She came from a close family and was the youngest of seven children. Nina was signed by D.W. Griffith when she was a teenager. She appeared in a number of silent films billed as "Gladys Quartero" and in April 1924 she was on the cover of Movie Weekly...
28. Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson Actor, The Onedin Line
29. Paul Newlan Paul Newlan Actor, M Squad
30. Roy Acuff Roy Acuff Soundtrack, Surf's Up
31. Claire Dodd Claire Dodd Actress, Roberta She was born Dorothy Anne Dodd on December 29, 1908, in Des Moines, Iowa while her mother was on a trip. This did not appeal to her Southern pride so she said she was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was actually raised. Her father was a doctor who abandoned her and her mother before she was ten years old...
32. Irwin Kostal Irwin Kostal Music Department, The Sound of Music
33. Gene Blakely Gene Blakely Actor, The Prisoner of Second Avenue
34. Charles Ray Charles Ray Actor, The Busher Boyish American leading man who shot to fame but could not sustain his career. The son of a Scots-Irish railroad worker and a mother of French descent, Ray was raised peripatetically in towns in Illinois and then California. Half-hearted attempts at a business career were waylaid by a growing love for the theatre...
35. Bernard Nedell Bernard Nedell Actor, Monsieur Verdoux
36. Grady Nutt Grady Nutt Self, Hee Haw
37. José Alfredo Jiménez José Alfredo Jiménez Soundtrack, Machete
38. Ninetta Sunderland Ninetta Sunderland Actress, The Carnival Man
39. Salvador Quiroz Salvador Quiroz Actor, Los tres huastecos
40. Lee Kolima Lee Kolima Actor, Cannonball Run II
41. Frances Chaney Frances Chaney Actress, When Harry Met Sally...
42. Dick Stilwell Dick Stilwell Actor, Forrest Gump
43. José Luis Borau José Luis Borau Writer, Furtivos Born in Zaragoza (Spain). 1949. He began to study law in Zaragoza. 1952. He began to publish articles about cinema in the newspaper "El Heraldo de Aragon". April 1954-January 1956. Critic of cinema in the same newspaper. 1957. Enters the spanish Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematograficas in Madrid (Official Cinema School) where he later become a teacher...
44. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
45. Robert Lewis Robert Lewis Actor, Monsieur Verdoux Robert Lewis was one of the original members of the Group Theatre in the 1930s and co-founder of the Actors Studio in 1947. He was active as a character actor in Hollywood for only a brief period, under contract first to Fox Studios and then MGM. Though he went on to appear in and direct Hollywood musicals...
46. Patricia Burke Patricia Burke Actress, Lisbon Story
47. André Malraux André Malraux Writer, L'espoir
48. Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Self, Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
49. Junior Walker Junior Walker Soundtrack, Misery
50. Bernard Vorhaus Bernard Vorhaus Director, The Amazing Mr. X Born in New York, director Bernard Vorhaus made his name in England during the 1930s and later became a victim of the Hollywood blacklist. His most well-known film was The Last Journey, but his quirky thriller about phony spiritualists, The Amazing Mr. X, has a loyal following. A graduate of Harvard University...
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