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1. Michael Crichton Michael Crichton Writer, Jurassic Park Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Roslyn, New York. His father was a journalist and encouraged him to write and to type. Michael gave up studying English at Harvard University, having become disillusioned with the teaching standards--the final straw came when he submitted...
2. Dominique Dunne Dominique Dunne Actress, Poltergeist Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in Beverly Hills. Upon graduation from high school, Dominique went to the University of Colorado to study acting, leaving after one year to pursue her career...
3. Jacques Tati Jacques Tati Actor, Mr. Hulot's Holiday The comic genius Jacques Tati was born Taticheff, descended from a noble Russian family. His grandfather, Count Dimitri, had been a general in the Imperial Army and had served as military attaché to the Russian Embassy in Paris. His father, Emmanuel Taticheff, was a well-to-do picture framer who conducted his business in the fashionable Rue de Castellane and had taken a Dutch-Italian woman...
4. Sheree North Sheree North Actress, The Shootist
5. Michelle Nicastro Michelle Nicastro Actress, When Harry Met Sally...
6. Paul Eddington Paul Eddington Actor, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage Paul Eddington always shunned personal publicity. He began acting in 1941 as part of ENSA (the British Forces USO). However the Quaker principles to which he always adhered led to him being asked to leave when they realised he was a pacifist and a conscientious objector. He started in the repertory stage in Sheffield and broke into television in the 1950s...
7. Cynthia Myers Cynthia Myers Actress, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Gorgeous and voluptuous 5'3" brunette knockout Cynthia Jeanette Myers was born on September 12, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio. Cynthia was raised by her mother Mary, her grandparents, and various aunts and uncles after her father was killed in a car accident when she was four years old. She had two siblings: sister Tana and brother Lance...
8. Antonio Margheriti Antonio Margheriti Director, Yor, the Hunter from the Future
9. Sheila Ryan Sheila Ryan Actress, Railroaded!
10. Andrew Rooney Andrew Rooney Self, 60 Minutes Andy Rooney grew up in Albany and attended The Albany University and Colgate Academy. In 1941, at the age of 22 he was drafted into the Army and was posted to London. There he began writing for Stars and Stripes, the US armed forces newspaper and later in the war he became one of the first US journalists to report on the Nazi concentration camps...
11. Peter Viertel Peter Viertel Writer, White Hunter Black Heart Peter Viertel, a WWII veteran whose first novel was published to glowing reviews when he was only 18, was born of parents of the European intelligentsia, refugees from Adolf Hitler's Europe. Brought up in Hollywood, in a household where Greta Garbo (his mother's closest friend), Bertolt Brecht Thomas Mann...
12. Talfryn Thomas Talfryn Thomas Actor, Spearhead from Space: Episode 1
13. Merie Earle Merie Earle Actress, Fatso
14. Eddie Egan Eddie Egan Actor, The French Connection Mr. Egan was the tough-talking New York City police officer whose exploits inspired the Academy Award winning film The French Connection. With partner Sonny Grosso, he managed a 112-pound heroin bust in 1962, one of the biggest in New York's history. Mr. Egan was nicknamed 'Popeye' and was played in The French Connection by Gene Hackman...
15. Theadora Van Runkle Theadora Van Runkle Costume Designer, The Godfather: Part II
16. Sarah Watt Sarah Watt Director, Look Both Ways
17. Tristram Jellinek Tristram Jellinek Actor, Top Secret!
18. Skip Martin Skip Martin Actor, The Masque of the Red Death Skip Martin was an excellent and underrated British actor who only acted in a handful of movies and TV shows throughout his regrettably sporadic career. He was born as Derek George Horowitz on March 28, 1928 in London, England. Martin made his film debut in Otto Preminger's historical drama "Saint Joan." He was frequently cast in horror pictures...
19. Gustav Gustafson Gustav Gustafson Art Department, Cabin Boy
20. Harry Bernard Harry Bernard Actor, Saps at Sea
21. Carol Sobieski Carol Sobieski Writer, Fried Green Tomatoes
22. Belle Bennett Belle Bennett Actress, The Iron Mask
23. Ken Gampu Ken Gampu Actor, The Gods Must Be Crazy Ken Gampu was one of the first black South Africans to be featured in Hollywood films, working alongside such stars as Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. A former schoolteacher, law clerk and interpreter, he spoke seven native dialects in addition to English and Afrikaans. Discovered by playwright Athol Fugard...
24. June Thorburn June Thorburn Actress, tom thumb
25. Richard Hooker Richard Hooker Writer, MASH U.S. Army physician who recounted his experiences during the Korean War in his 1968 novel "M*A*S*H", and two sequels.
26. David Tree David Tree Actor, Don't Look Now British actor David Tree was a promising talent who came from prime theatre stock as the son of drama critic Alan Leonard Romaine Parsons and stage actress Viola Tree. His mother, in turn, was the daughter of one of England's most heralded classical stage actors of the late 19th century and early 20th century...
27. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Soundtrack, American Gangster
28. Sam Zimbalist Sam Zimbalist Producer, Ben-Hur
29. Marti Caine Marti Caine Self, Episode #5.5 Britain's clown queen of comedy during the 1980s, Marti Caine's brand of humour combined an appealing dizziness with an endearing vunerability. Often compared to America's Phyllis Diller, she paved the way for women working in British light entertainment, both in nightclubs and in television. Born Lynn Shepherd in Sheffield...
30. Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Fauré Soundtrack, 28 Days Later... Gabriel-Urbian Faure was born May 12, 1845, in Pamires, Mid-Pyrenees, France. He was the youngest of 6 children born to Toussaint and Marie Faure. From the age of 9 he studied piano and organ with Camille Saint-Saëns at the Ecole Niedermeyer. Saint-Saene encouraged young Faure to play piano music by Franz Liszt...
31. Noel Langley Noel Langley Writer, The Wizard of Oz
32. Walter Szurovy Walter Szurovy Actor, To Have and Have Not Austrian-born Walter Szurovy began his acting career on the Vienna stage, and played in Karlsbad, Iglau, Maehrisch Ostrau and in 1937 at the Theater in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He appeared in various European films: Not a Word About Love (Czech; German title "Kein Wort von Liebe"), Life's Mirror (German; US title "Life's Mirror")...
33. Regina Carrol Regina Carrol Actress, Dracula vs. Frankenstein Buxom, lively and attractive blonde bombshell Regina Carrol was a dancer, singer and actress who achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity by appearing in a handful of entertainingly trashy drive-in exploitation features directed by her filmmaker husband Al Adamson. She was born as Regina Gelfan on May 2...
34. Fred 'Sonic' Smith Fred 'Sonic' Smith Soundtrack, Almost Famous
35. Carol Rubin Carol Rubin Producer, The Old Curiosity Shop
36. Hans von Borsody Hans von Borsody Actor, A Bridge Too Far
37. Norman Ferguson Norman Ferguson Animation Department, Fantasia
38. Johannes Meyer Johannes Meyer Actor, Master of the House Handsome smart tall blonde Danish performer Johannes Meyer born in 1884. After graduating grom Gymnasium, Mayer applied twice to the Royal Theatre School and was twice rejected. He made his stage debut at the Dagmarteatret in Copenhagen in 1905 and went on to perform at nearly every theatre in Copenhagen...
39. Stephanie Lawrence Stephanie Lawrence Actress, Buster Best known for her work on stage, Stephanie Lawrence was one of West End's stars. She played Marilyn Monroe in the musical, "Marilyn the Legend", and was the title role in "Evita", after Elaine Paige and Marti Webb. She is perhaps the best-loved "Pearl" in the recordings of "Starlight Express"...
40. David Shaber David Shaber Writer, The Warriors David Shaber taught advanced screenwriting at Columbia University's School of the Arts during the nineties. He had the rare gift of being able to translate his professional experience into a coherent university course - most of the other professors at Columbia at the time were either too academic, or were simply telling stories from their field experience...
41. José Luis Sáenz de Heredia José Luis Sáenz de Heredia Writer, Historias de la radio
42. Betty Balfour Betty Balfour Actress, Champagne
43. Jerry Sohl Jerry Sohl Writer, The Corbomite Maneuver
44. Byron Lee Byron Lee Soundtrack, Clubbed
45. Sparky Anderson Sparky Anderson Self, Game 4 Manager of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds from 1972 to 1978. Team was known as the Big Red Machine and included such superstar players as Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, and Joe Morgan. Anderson guided the Reds to four World Series appearances in his tenure, winning the world championship in 1975 and 1976...
46. Scott Elliott Scott Elliott Actor, The Newlyweds Take a Chance
47. Ray Myers Ray Myers Actor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
48. Ray Huffine Ray Huffine Animation Department, Cinderella
49. James P. Hogan James P. Hogan Director, Bulldog Drummond Escapes
50. Graham Payn Graham Payn Actor, The Italian Job
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