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1. Cary Grant Cary Grant Actor, North by Northwest Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant," Grant is said to have replied, "So would I." His early years in Bristol, England, would have been an ordinary lower-middle-class childhood except for one extraordinary event. At age nine, he came home from school one day and was told his mother had gone off to a seaside resort...
2. Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Actress, West Side Story Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilova) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens...
3. Ralph Bellamy Ralph Bellamy Actor, Pretty Woman Ralph Bellamy, the veteran actor who was so well-liked and respected by his peers that he was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 1987 for his contributions to the acting profession, was born on June 17, 1904, in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a player right out of high school in 1922, joining a traveling company that put on Shakespearean plays...
4. Wendie Jo Sperber Wendie Jo Sperber Actress, Back to the Future Though she was known best for drawing laughs as whiny, excitable characters throughout her raucous film and TV career, actress/comedienne Wendie Jo Sperber showed a brave, compassionate and humane side in the last years of her life. The Los Angeles-born performer developed a driving passion for acting in her teen years...
5. George Harrison George Harrison Soundtrack, George Harrison: Living in the Material World A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold and Louise Harrison. Like his future band mates...
6. Patrice O'Neal Patrice O'Neal Actor, 25th Hour O'Neal was born in New York in 1969, but moved to Boston when he was just 1 year old. He was educated at West Roxbury High School and went on to attend Northeastern University, both in Boston. After this, various jobs followed including a sausage cart vendor at a train station, flower seller and popcorn seller at the Boston Garden Arena...
7. John Drew Barrymore John Drew Barrymore Actor, The Big Night American actor with a sporadic career, the son of stage and screen legend John Barrymore. His father and mother, actress Dolores Costello divorced in his infancy and he claimed to remember seeing his father only once. His mother attempted to keep him from the acting life, sending him to St. John's Military Academy and intending that he attend college...
8. Robert Shayne Robert Shayne Actor, Mr. Skeffington Born in turn-of-the-century Yonkers, New York, Robert Shayne (born Robert Shaen Dawe) worked at a variety of jobs before his interests ultimately turned toward acting. He appeared in a succession of legit theater productions throughout the 1930s and even appeared in a few films, making a comedy short in New York in 1929...
9. John Mitchum John Mitchum Actor, Dirty Harry John Newman Mitchum was the September child of a Norwegian mother and an Irish/Blackfoot father whom he never knew, as he was killed in a tragic train yard accident in 1919. His two-years-older brother Robert filled the role as best as he could, while their older sister Annette studied the lively arts and eventually joined a traveling vaudeville team...
10. Gene Rayburn Gene Rayburn Self, Episode #1.1 Gene Rayburn was born on December 22, 1917, in Christopher, Illinois. After his father died at a very young age, his mother moved to Chicago and married Milan Rubessa, and Gene adopted his stepfather's name. As Gene Rubessa, he acted in high school plays and hoped to follow an acting career. He moved to New York City in the 1930s where he was a page for NBC...
11. Macon McCalman Macon McCalman Actor, Falling Down
12. Robert F. Simon Robert F. Simon Actor, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance A prolific character actor of tall, imposing presence, Robert F. Simon drifted into acting via the Cleveland Playhouse, hoping that this would cure his natural propensity for shyness. After training at the Actor's Studio in New York, he had a ten year run on Broadway (1942-52), in which he cut his teeth...
13. Godfrey Cambridge Godfrey Cambridge Actor, Cotton Comes to Harlem Cambridge won a four-year scholarship to study medicine but decided, instead, to become an actor, leaving college in his third year. He acted in many off-Broadway productions, winning the Village Voice's Obie Award in Jean Genet's "The Blacks"; and, on Broadway, he gained a Tony Award Nomination in "Purlie's Victorious"...
14. Budd Boetticher Budd Boetticher Director, Seven Men from Now Brilliant, distinguished American director, particularly of Westerns, whose simple, bleak style disguises a complex artistic temperament. The son of a wealthy hardware retailer, Boetticher attended Culver Military Academy and Ohio State University, where he excelled in football and boxing. Following his schooling...
15. Jordan Cronenweth Jordan Cronenweth Cinematographer, Blade Runner
16. Mario Monicelli Mario Monicelli Writer, For Love and Gold
17. Irene Handl Irene Handl Actress, The Italian Job English character actress best known for her many portrayals of feisty cockney types, ranging from barmaids to landladies, charwomen to cooks. Unlike her working class screen personae, Irene's parentage was quite cosmopolitan, her father a Viennese banker, her mother a French aristocrat - affluent enough to enable her to travel extensively in her youth...
18. Norman Burton Norman Burton Actor, Planet of the Apes Norman Burton is reportedly a graduate of The Actor's Studio in New York. He appeared in professional stage productions of "Sound of Hunting", "Anna Christie" and José Quintero's production of Brendan Behan's "The Quare Fellow" in New York City. His film and TV career ran hot and cold, varying from good roles in major films to supporting roles in grade-B outings...
19. Herb Vigran Herb Vigran Actor, Charlotte's Web A well known character actor, Vigran was originally a law school graduate. He later chose to pursue acting, and performed in hundreds of radio shows with the likes of Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante. He appeared frequently as various villains on the TV Series Adventures of Superman, and made several guest appearances on television series like The Brady Bunch and I Love Lucy.
20. Susan Luckey Susan Luckey Actress, The Music Man
21. Charles Cooper Charles Cooper Actor, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
22. Theodore Marcuse Theodore Marcuse Actor, The Cincinnati Kid One of the memorable purveyors of screen villainy during the 1960's, Theo graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in classical literature from Stamford University and was at one time artist-in-residence. The son of fur designer Theodore Meyer Marcuse (1893-1983), he served with a distinction as a lieutenant aboard the U.S...
23. Tim Loock Tim Loock Camera and Electrical Department, Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate of the Year Anna Nicole Smith
24. Judith Lowry Judith Lowry Actress, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
25. Daniel Gélin Daniel Gélin Actor, The Man Who Knew Too Much Gallic lead and character actor Daniel Gelin did not have an easy life but was warmly embraced as a talented star who appeared to fine advantage for such legendary directors as Max Ophüls, Louis Malle, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, and Claude Lelouch. He left home at age 16 to take dramatic arts classes under the guidance of Louis Jouvet...
26. Frank Latimore Frank Latimore Actor, Patton Hollywood romantic lead of the 40s who continued his career in Continental films after 1948.
27. John Justin John Justin Actor, The Thief of Bagdad British stage actor who has occasionally appeared in UK and US films since 1940.
28. Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini Soundtrack, Milk Italian composer, one of the greatest exponents of operatic realism, who virtually brought the history of Italian opera to an end. His mature operas include "La Bohème" (1896), "Tosca" (1900), "Madama Butterfly" (1904), and "Turandot" left incomplete.
29. Leon Niemczyk Leon Niemczyk Actor, Knife in the Water
30. Bill Scott Bill Scott Actor, The Bullwinkle Show
31. Edith Evanson Edith Evanson Actress, Rope During the Golden Age of Hollywood there were an array of character actors who came out and perfected their craft alongside some of the era's most popular stars. Within that category is one Edith Evanson. She was born on April 28, 1898 in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of a Protestant minister. In...
32. Erich Wolfgang Korngold Erich Wolfgang Korngold Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski Erich Wolfgang Korngold was the son of a well-known music critic. He was a child prodigy who composed his first orchestral piece at 14 and drew the attention of Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many other prominent composers and conductors. He had begun a promising career as a serious composer of...
33. Ken Sharrock Ken Sharrock Actor, The Living Daylights
34. John Berry John Berry Director, Boesman and Lena
35. Carl W. Stalling Carl W. Stalling Composer, The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour Carl Stalling is the most famous unknown composer of the 20th century, almost solely based on his work composing musical scores for animated cartoons. Stalling's first work in music was as house organist in Newman Theatre in Kansas City, where he would accompany the latest silent film with his organ playing...
36. Shirley Walker Shirley Walker Music Department, True Lies Shirley Walker was born in Napa, California in 1945. She was educated at Pleasant Hill High School; attended San Francisco State College on piano scholarship; studied composition with Dr. Roger Nixon; and piano with Harald Logan of Berkeley, California. She was soloist with San Francisco Symphony while in high school; performed with various hotel, jazz & art bands in San Francisco, 1964 - 1967...
37. Ouida Bergère Ouida Bergère Writer, The Hillcrest Mystery Diminutive red-headed actress, playwright and screenwriter. Her marriage to star actor Basil Rathbone was one of the most enduring in show business, lasting from 1926 until his death in 1967. The Rathbones were legendary in the 1930's for giving the most lavish Hollywood parties at their luxurious mansion in the Los Feliz Hills...
38. Joseph Fürst Joseph Fürst Actor, Diamonds Are Forever Lean, distinguished-looking Viennese character actor, latterly white-haired and with distinctive dark eyebrows. Though he initially studied law in Vienna, Fürst became interested in acting and was given his first opportunities on stage in Canada. He then moved to England in search of better job prospects...
39. Charles Schnee Charles Schnee Writer, Red River
40. Daniel K. Arredondo Daniel K. Arredondo Producer, Scream 2
41. Allen Carr Allen Carr Self, We Love Cigarettes
42. Akio Jissoji Akio Jissoji Director, Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis
43. David Jensen David Jensen Actor, Species
44. Jimmy Braddock Jimmy Braddock Self, Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee
45. Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell Actor, The Incredible Shrinking Man
46. Giant Haystacks Giant Haystacks Actor, WCW Uncensored
47. Murray Moston Murray Moston Actor, Taxi Driver
48. Margaret Early Margaret Early Actress, Jezebel An Alabama native she made a name for herself playing good girl roles in the 1940s. The middle of six children she was born in Birmingham, Alabama on Christmas Day 1919 to William and Gladys Early, both of whom had originally come from Montgomery. She was raised on the family chicken farm rooted in home-sprung tradition and religious faith...
49. Zivojin Pavlovic Zivojin Pavlovic Writer, Rdece klasje
50. Graham Hill Graham Hill Self, The Fast Lady Universally popular, Graham Hill was the epitome of the Grand Prix racing driver. Hill started out his racing career as a mechanic, trading in his services as a mechanic for a drive. He made his mark in sports cars before getting the call to the internationally famous Formula 1 Grand Prix series in 1958...
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