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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. 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 parents of Norwegian descent, he attended British schools, but never went to university, opting to go work for the Shell Oil Company instead...
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. 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
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. Jay Leggett Jay Leggett Actor, Employee of the Month
12. 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...
13. William Putch William Putch Actor, Monday Is Forever
14. Lin McCarthy Lin McCarthy Actor, The Day After
15. Yasuzô Masumura Yasuzô Masumura Director, Double Suicide of Sonezaki
16. 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...
17. Robert Ellis Robert Ellis Actor, Gidget
18. Grady Nutt Grady Nutt Self, Episode #14.10
19. Irwin Kostal Irwin Kostal Music Department, The Sound of Music
20. 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...
21. Marcia Ralston Marcia Ralston Actress, A Day at Santa Anita
22. Jackie Gayle Jackie Gayle Self, Broadway Danny Rose
23. 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...
24. 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...
25. Paul Newlan Paul Newlan Actor, The Americanization of Emily
26. Marcia Henderson Marcia Henderson Actress, All I Desire
27. Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson Actor, Far from the Madding Crowd
28. Rita Corday Rita Corday Actress, The Body Snatcher
29. Bernard Nedell Bernard Nedell Actor, Monsieur Verdoux
30. Vanessa Howard Vanessa Howard Actress, What Became of Jack and Jill?
31. 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...
32. Sarah Long Sarah Long Actress, Village of the Damned
33. Roy Acuff Roy Acuff Soundtrack, Surf's Up
34. Lars-Magnus Lindgren Lars-Magnus Lindgren Director, Dear John
35. Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Self, Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
36. Gene Blakely Gene Blakely Actor, The Prisoner of Second Avenue
37. Patricia Burke Patricia Burke Actress, Lisbon Story
38. José Alfredo Jiménez José Alfredo Jiménez Soundtrack, Machete
39. 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...
40. Vaughan Glaser Vaughan Glaser Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace
41. Frances Chaney Frances Chaney Actress, When Harry Met Sally...
42. 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...
43. Christine Silver Christine Silver Actress, The Little Welsh Girl Christine Silver was born in London in 1884, became highly popular in the theatre from the late 1890's, her best known stage performance was in George Bernard Shaw's 'Fanny's First Play' in 1911, was a pretty brunette star in few silent movie dramas, first under the direction of Albert Ward in a crime drama 'The Playdell Mystery' in 1916 for the British Empire Film Company...
44. Cornelius Ryan Cornelius Ryan Writer, The Longest Day
45. Dick Stilwell Dick Stilwell Actor, Forrest Gump
46. Johnston McCulley Johnston McCulley Writer, The Mask of Zorro
47. Marion Barry Jr. Marion Barry Jr. Self, Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene
48. Lee Kolima Lee Kolima Actor, Cannonball Run II
49. Aurelio Malfa Aurelio Malfa Actor, In aller Freundschaft
50. Waheed Murad Waheed Murad Actor, Armaan
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