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1. Larry Hagman Larry Hagman Actor, Primary Colors 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...
2. Klaus Kinski Klaus Kinski Actor, Aguirre, the Wrath of God Klaus Kinski 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, quickly gaining a reputation for his ferocious talent and equally ferocious temper. He started acting in films shortly afterwards, showing an...
3. 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...
4. Merle Oberon Merle Oberon Actress, Wuthering Heights Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson was born in India on February 19, 1911. She was educated in that country until the age of 17, when she left for London. Merle began her career in British films with mostly forgettable roles or bit parts. She appeared in an uncredited role in Alf's Button, a pattern that would unfortunately repeat itself regularly over the next three years...
5. 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.
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. 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...
8. 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...
9. Jay Leggett Jay Leggett Actor, Employee of the Month
10. Lin McCarthy Lin McCarthy Actor, The Day After
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. Marcia Henderson Marcia Henderson Actress, All I Desire
14. 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...
15. Robert Ellis Robert Ellis Actor, Gidget
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Stanley Lebor Stanley Lebor Actor, Flash Gordon
20. Tommy Boyce Tommy Boyce Soundtrack, 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" (1956)_ (av) and hits for guys like Andy Williams, Dean Martin, The Animals and Del Shannon in addition to scores and songs for television and films...
21. William Putch William Putch Actor, The Cradle Will Fall
22. Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson Actor, Far from the Madding Crowd
23. Joyce Howard Joyce Howard Actress, They Met in the Dark Born in London, England on February 28, 1922, the very lovely and light-haired British actress Joyce Howard left school at age 17 and initially studied at the RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts). One of her first professional starring roles was in the play "Temporary Residence" at the Embassy Theatre in London...
24. Irwin Kostal Irwin Kostal Music Department, The Sound of Music
25. Gene Blakely Gene Blakely Actor, The Prisoner of Second Avenue
26. Yasuzô Masumura Yasuzô Masumura Director, Double Suicide of Sonezaki
27. Paul Newlan Paul Newlan Actor, The Americanization of Emily
28. Vanessa Howard Vanessa Howard Actress, What Became of Jack and Jill?
29. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
30. Charles Ray Charles Ray Actor, The Busher Ray portrayed simple unaffected country bumpkins in silent rural melodramas. Unfortunately, Ray let Hollywood turn him into a headstrong egotist. Alienating most producers, he put up his own money to finance a major feature called The Courtship of Myles Standish. The film was a miserable failure that wiped out Ray's fortune. Comeback attempts were hampered by the advent of the sound picture.
31. Jackie Gayle Jackie Gayle Self, Broadway Danny Rose
32. Roy Acuff Roy Acuff Soundtrack, Surf's Up
33. 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...
34. Rita Corday Rita Corday Actress, The Body Snatcher
35. Bernard Nedell Bernard Nedell Actor, Monsieur Verdoux
36. Cornelius Ryan Cornelius Ryan Writer, The Longest Day
37. Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Self, Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
38. Grady Nutt Grady Nutt Self, Episode #14.10
39. Junior Walker Junior Walker Soundtrack, Misery
40. Johnston McCulley Johnston McCulley Writer, The Mask of Zorro
41. José Luis Borau José Luis Borau Writer, Poachers 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...
42. Salvador Quiroz Salvador Quiroz Actor, Los tres huastecos
43. George Mann George Mann Actor, Neptune's Daughter
44. Maurice Murphy Maurice Murphy Actor, Tailspin Tommy
45. Willie Pep Willie Pep Self, Pound for Pound September 19, 1922- November 23, 2006 was an Italian-American boxer who was better known as Willie Pep. Pep boxed a total of 1956 rounds in the 241 bouts during his 26 year career,Won 229 a considerable number of rounds and fights even for a fighter of his era. His final record was 229-11-1 with 65 knockouts...
46. Leslie Mitchell Leslie Mitchell Self, Genevieve
47. Spade Cooley Spade Cooley Soundtrack, The Killer Inside Me Violinist and cellist, singer, actor, composer and songwriter ("Shame On You"), conductor, arranger and inventor who popularized western swing music on film and recordings, in person and on radio and television. When Spade was four, he and his parents John and Emma Cooley moved to Oregon where he studied classical violin and cello...
48. Ken Uehara Ken Uehara Actor, Meshi
49. Bo Belinsky Bo Belinsky Actor, Play It to the Bone
50. Arthur Wing Pinero Arthur Wing Pinero Writer, The Enchanted Cottage
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