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1. Bert Lahr Bert Lahr Actor, The Wizard of Oz Fittingly known to be a "Leo" for his horoscope, Bert Lahr is always remembered as the Cowardly Lion in (and the farmer "Zeke") The Wizard of Oz. But during his acting career, he has been known for being in burlesque, vaudeville, and Broadway. Dropped out of high school at the age of fifteen for a juvenile vaudeville act...
2. Edward Binns Edward Binns Actor, 12 Angry Men Gravel-voiced, authoritative American character actor, a reliable presence on screen for more than four decades. The son of Pennsylvania Quakers, he was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and first learned his trade as an apprentice at the Cleveland Playhouse. Binns was among the first to join the newly established Actors Studio in 1947...
3. Adam Williams Adam Williams Actor, North by Northwest
4. Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Soundtrack, Y Tu Mamá También Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an orchestral composer...
5. Richard Vernon Richard Vernon Actor, Goldfinger One of the most memorable of actors, distinguished-looking Richard Vernon completed his training at the Central School of Speech and Drama. From the early 1950's, he enjoyed a very successful career on the stage in London in productions ranging from 'Peter Pan' (as Mr.Darling) to Noel Coward's 'Hay Fever' (as Richard Greatham)...
6. Michael O'Shea Michael O'Shea Actor, Lady of Burlesque His five brothers all became policemen, encouraged on by their father, but Hartford-born Irish-American Michael O'Shea defied family tradition and turned to acting. Born on March 17, 1906, Michael dropped out of school at age 12 and went the vaudeville route, touring with his boxing idol Jack Johnson's show...
7. Tiny Wells Tiny Wells Actor, American Anthem
8. Leila Hyams Leila Hyams Actress, Freaks Leila Hyams was one of the top leading ladies of the early talkie pre-code years. She was a likable, pleasing actress with a charming presence. She had much spark, personality and charisma, and a touch of down-to-earthiness and naturalness that won over movie fans; they could relate to her. A versatile...
9. Pamela Jean Bryant Pamela Jean Bryant Actress, H.O.T.S. Lovely, buxom and shapely blonde knockout Pamela Jean Bryant was born on February 8, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bryant attended Indiana University as a telecommunications major. Pamela was the Playmate of the Month in the April, 1978 issue of "Playboy". She had previously appeared in the September...
10. Willard Parker Willard Parker Actor, The Earth Dies Screaming As New York-born Worster Von Eps, he was a meter reader who turned professional tennis player but, in 1937, at the age of 25, he parlayed his fair-haired good looks and obvious athleticism into an acting career and changed his name to an easier-sounding marquee moniker, Willard Parker. After a number...
11. Rouben Mamoulian Rouben Mamoulian Director, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
12. Robert Karnes Robert Karnes Actor, Road House
13. Crahan Denton Crahan Denton Actor, To Kill a Mockingbird
14. Pina Pellicer Pina Pellicer Actress, Macario Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks with Marlon Brando. She is greatly missed...
15. Eddie Fatu Eddie Fatu Actor, Episode #9.41 Born on March 28th, 1973, Eddie Fatu, more widely known as WWE Wrestling Superstar "Umaga" came from a long line of Samoans wrestlers with a rich history. Also known as "The Samoan Bulldozer," the 6' 4", 350-lb. wrestler earned a reputation for executing moves with more ease than one might expect from someone his size...
16. Gregg Hoffman Gregg Hoffman Producer, Saw
17. Marion Dougherty Marion Dougherty Casting Department, Full Metal Jacket
18. Hank Brandt Hank Brandt Actor, Dumb & Dumber
19. Lee Kinsolving Lee Kinsolving Actor, Black Leather Jackets Gifted, poetic actor who never fulfilled his potential. The son of an Episcopal minister and the eldest of four, Kinsolving began acting after his first year of college. A Method actor, Kinsolving studied under Mary Welch of the famed Actors Studio in New York. After a short turn on Broadway, he was signed by agent Richard Clayton...
20. Maureen Kelly Maureen Kelly Actress, Hell Squad
21. Hal Hackett Hal Hackett Actor, Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
22. Syd Heylen Syd Heylen Actor, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior At 16, he joined the Army, eventually serving on the Kokoda Trail in the 39th Infantry during WW2. He later joined the Army entertainment troupe.
23. Doug Cronin Doug Cronin Producer, The Black Room
24. Jack Mercer Jack Mercer Actor, Mr. Bug Goes to Town His parents were actors, but Jack decided to pursue his love of art. He got a job as an inbetweener (rookie animator) at the Fleischer studio. Dave Fleischer happened to hear him singing the Popeye theme song in a funny voice, and asked Jack to try voicing one cartoon. He later became a writer at the Fleischer studio.
25. Michelle Risi Michelle Risi Actress, Teacher's Pet Michelle Risi died at age 16 of meningitis. She was on her way to a promising acting career. Michelle had worked with actors such as Neve Campbell, Harland Williams, Katey Sagal and Salma Hayek. Her parents divorced when she was very young and her mother remarried and changed Michelle's last name to Risi. Michelle's only sibling was born 6 months after her death.
26. Archie Mayo Archie Mayo Director, The Petrified Forest A stage actor, Mayo went to Hollywood in 1915 and worked until his retirement in 1946. He began directing slapstick 2-reelers, later making features at Warner Bros. just about the time sound was being introduced into films. Mayo worked for Warners, Goldwyn, and 20th Century Fox films as a director. During the 1940s...
27. Forrest J Ackerman Forrest J Ackerman Self, To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill
28. Robert Parrish Robert Parrish Director, Casino Royale Robert Parrish was an Academy Award-winning film editor who also directed and acted in movies. As a child he appeared in films during the early 1930s, such as City Lights by Charles Chaplin and Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front. As an editor he won an Academy Award for Body and Soul, the 1947 Robert Rossen film that starred John Garfield as a money-grubbing...
29. Robert Hamer Robert Hamer Director, Kind Hearts and Coronets Robert James Hamer was born in 1911 along with his twin sister Barbara, the son of Owen Dyke Hamer, a bank clerk, and his wife, Annie Grace Brickell. He was educated at Cambridge University where he wrote some poetry and was published in a collection 'Contemporaries and Their Maker', along with the spy Donald Maclean...
30. Bryan O'Byrne Bryan O'Byrne Actor, Spaceballs
31. Pat McCaffrie Pat McCaffrie Actor, The Trouble with Angels
32. Slobodan Dimitrijevic Slobodan Dimitrijevic Actor, The Peacemaker
33. Suzanne Jerome Suzanne Jerome Actress, Octopussy
34. Alicia Bond Alicia Bond Actress, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
35. Barry Mahon Barry Mahon Director, Santa and the Three Bears Jackson Barrett Mahon, a.k.a. Barry Mahon, born in Santa Barbara, California on 5 February 1921, learned to fly while in high school. In 1941 he joined the Royal Air Force and by the winter was flying combat with No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron, composed of American volunteers. Pilot Officer Mahon damaged three German fighters...
36. Carl Esmond Carl Esmond Actor, Ministry of Fear Born Willy Eichberger in Vienna, Austria, he changed his name to the ethnically nondescript Carl Esmond and went on to become a well-regarded actor both here and in Europe, a career that sustained itself for nearly 50 years. He initially studied drama in Vienna at the State Academy of Dramatic Arts and started things off with the German film The Emperor's Waltz [The Emperor's Waltz]...
37. Renate Ewert Renate Ewert Actress, The Red Circle Born in Königsberg in 1935, Renate Ewert and her family had to leave their home and relocate to Hamburg during WWII. As she was determined to become an actress, she applied for the "Hamburger Kammerspiele" but was rejected. By doing synchronising jobs for foreign movies she finally got her first role in the third part of 08/15 at Home...
38. Vyacheslav Tikhonov Vyacheslav Tikhonov Actor, Burnt by the Sun Vyacheslav Tikhonov was one of Russian cinema's best known faces, he survived hardship during the Second World War, and became renown for his portrayal of Russian aristocrats and intellectuals in several award-winning films, such as War and Peace and Belyy Bim Chernoe ukho. He was born Vyacheslav Vasilevich Tikhonov on February 8...
39. Lorraine Bridges Lorraine Bridges Actress, Wagon Wheels
40. Ralph Lewis Ralph Lewis Actor, The Birth of a Nation
41. Alec Ross Alec Ross Actor, The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 1
42. Sarah Padden Sarah Padden Actress, Anna Karenina
43. Danny Daniels Danny Daniels Actor, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
44. Jack Bean Jack Bean Producer, Mitzi... Roarin' in the 20's
45. Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten Soundtrack, Moonrise Kingdom
46. Maurice Dorléac Maurice Dorléac Actor, The Big Feast
47. Al Ferguson Al Ferguson Actor, The Desert Trail
48. Harry Allen Harry Allen Actor, The Little Princess
49. Kelly Piper Kelly Piper Actress, Maniac
50. Ivy Close Ivy Close Actress, The Wheel Ivy Close began a dynasty that has now covered four generations of the history of Cinema and Television. She married the photographer Elwin Neame (1885-1923) and reared two sons Ronald Neame (1911-2010), a successful cinematographer, screenwriter, producer and director and Derek Neame (1915-1979), an author who scripted several films...
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