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1. 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...
2. Klaus Kinski Klaus Kinski Actor, Aguirre, the Wrath of God Klaus Kinski was born Nikolaus Günther 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...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Writer, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl was a famous short story writer who became one of the most successful and beloved children's writers of all time. He also wrote several screenplays. Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, he attended British schools, but never went to university, opting to go work for the Shell Oil Company instead...
6. Andrew Sachs Andrew Sachs Actor, Quartet
7. 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...
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. 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...
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. 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...
12. Marcia Henderson Marcia Henderson Actress, All I Desire
13. Jay Leggett Jay Leggett Actor, Employee of the Month
14. 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...
15. Haunani Minn Haunani Minn Actress, Mulan
16. Stanley Lebor Stanley Lebor Actor, Flash Gordon
17. 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...
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. Jerry Tucker Jerry Tucker Actor, Captain January
20. Paul Newlan Paul Newlan Actor, M Squad
21. Tommy Boyce Tommy Boyce Music Department, Three's a Crowd 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...
22. Alana Ladd Alana Ladd Actress, Young Guns of Texas
23. 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...
24. William Putch William Putch Actor, Family
25. Rita Corday Rita Corday Actress, The Body Snatcher
26. Irwin Kostal Irwin Kostal Music Department, The Sound of Music
27. Joe Esposito Joe Esposito Producer, Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers Joe Esposito was born in 1938. He first met singer Elvis Presley while they both were in the military in 1958. They both went through basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, but they didn't meet face to face until a year later when they were stationed in West Germany, where they became fast friends. Esposito...
28. Lin McCarthy Lin McCarthy Actor, The Day After
29. Robert Ellis Robert Ellis Actor, Meet Corliss Archer
30. Yasuzô Masumura Yasuzô Masumura Director, Sonezaki shinju
31. Roy Acuff Roy Acuff Soundtrack, Surf's Up
32. Gene Blakely Gene Blakely Actor, The Prisoner of Second Avenue
33. George Mann George Mann Actor, Neptune's Daughter
34. Spade Cooley Spade Cooley Actor, 42 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...
35. 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...
36. Grady Nutt Grady Nutt Self, Hee Haw
37. Vanessa Howard Vanessa Howard Actress, What Became of Jack and Jill?
38. Marcia Ralston Marcia Ralston Actress, A Day at Santa Anita
39. Renato Lopez Renato Lopez Actor, El cielo en tu mirada
40. Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson Actor, The Onedin Line
41. Jackie Gayle Jackie Gayle Actor, Broadway Danny Rose
42. Bernard Nedell Bernard Nedell Actor, Monsieur Verdoux
43. Frances Chaney Frances Chaney Actress, When Harry Met Sally...
44. Waheed Murad Waheed Murad Actor, Armaan
45. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
46. 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...
47. Maurice Murphy Maurice Murphy Actor, Tailspin Tommy
48. Yvon Marciano Yvon Marciano Director, Emilie Muller
49. 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...
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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