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1. Peter Boyle Peter Boyle Actor, Taxi Driver A bold, blunt instrument of hatred and violence at the onset of his film career, Peter Boyle recoiled from that repugnant, politically incorrect "working class" image to eventually play gruff, gentler bears and even comedy monsters in a career that lasted four decades. He was born on October 18, 1935...
2. Anne Baxter Anne Baxter Actress, All About Eve Anne Baxter was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on May 7, 1923. She was the daughter of a salesman and his wife, Catherine, who herself was the daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright, the world-renowned architect. Anne was a young girl of 11 when her parents moved to New York City, which at that time was still the hub of the entertainment industry even though the film colony was moving west...
3. Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead Actress, Lifeboat Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama. Her father was a mover and shaker in the Democratic Party who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from June 4, 1936, to September 16, 1940. Tallulah had been interested in acting and, at age 15...
4. Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Fairbanks Actor, The Thief of Bagdad Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman in Denver, Colorado, to Ella Adelaide (Marsh) and H. Charles Ullman, an attorney. His paternal grandparents were German Jewish immigrants, while his mother was from an Anglo from family from the South. He was raised by his mother, who had separated from his father when he was five...
5. Van Johnson Van Johnson Actor, The Caine Mutiny He was the well-mannered nice guy on screen you wanted your daughter to marry. This fair, freckled and invariably friendly-looking MGM song-and-dance star of the 40s emerged a box office favorite (1944-1946) and second only to heartthrob Frank Sinatra during what gossipmonger Hedda Hopper dubbed the "Bobby-Soxer Blitz" era...
6. Jack Cassidy Jack Cassidy Actor, The Eiger Sanction
7. Yasujirô Ozu Yasujirô Ozu Director, Tokyo Story Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year...
8. Val Avery Val Avery Actor, Donnie Brasco
9. Brad Dexter Brad Dexter Actor, The Magnificent Seven American supporting player specializing in tough guys. Of Serbian extraction, he was born in Nevada in 1917. As a young man, he boxed in amateur bouts and had early training in theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. He joined the Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the troupe performing the Moss Hart Broadway tribute to the Corps...
10. Tom Laughlin Tom Laughlin Actor, Billy Jack
11. George Montgomery George Montgomery Actor, Battle of the Bulge George Montgomery was boxing champion at the University of Montana, where he majored in architecture and interior design. Dropping out a year later, he decided to take up boxing more seriously, and moved to California, where he was coached by ex-heavyweight world champion James J. Jeffries. While in Hollywood...
12. Audrey Totter Audrey Totter Actress, The Set-Up One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ladies. She always managed to set herself apart even in the most standard of programming...
13. Helen Westley Helen Westley Actress, Heidi Although she could on a rare occasion display a bit of kindness, or at least some kind of grouchy benevolence, Helen Westley had few peers on stage or film when it came to outright unpleasantness. A stern, indomitable presence, her characters offered unsolicited advice to anyone and everyone within arm's reach...
14. Maria Falconetti Maria Falconetti Actress, The Passion of Joan of Arc
15. Shana Dowdeswell Shana Dowdeswell Actress, The Big Wedding Shana Elizabeth Dowdeswell (died December 12, 2012) was born on April 1, 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe. She then moved to New York City where she attended City and Country School, PS 3, and finally PPAS High School. She also began a career as an actress, beginning at age eight. Over the years, she accumulated many credits...
16. Fay Compton Fay Compton Actress, The Haunting
17. Russell Simpson Russell Simpson Actor, The Grapes of Wrath His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...
18. Carolyn Craig Carolyn Craig Actress, House on Haunted Hill
19. Larry Gates Larry Gates Actor, Guiding Light Larry Gates spent much of his early career waiting for that "big break." That Big break finally came when he was cast in the 1956 broadway comedy Bell Book and Candle opposite Rex Harrison and Lili Palmer.Already middle aged the role was the first in a long line of character roles that Larry would make famous on both stage and screen...
20. Keiko Keiko Actor, Episode #1.2 Keiko, a Genus Orca whale, was born in 1976 and captured off the coast of Iceland in 1979. He was sold to the marine park industry, and in 1985 he arrived to Reino Aventura in Mexico City where and lived a normal life for a captive whale until 1993. In that year, he was cast as "Willy" in the movie "Free Willy," capturing the hearts of millions of children and adults worldwide...
21. Alfred Abel Alfred Abel Actor, Metropolis This elegant actor of the golden age of German cinema appeared in several masterpieces, before the cameras of such inspired geniuses as Lang, Lubitsch and Murnau. Vocation had come rather late in his life, though. Abel was indeed already 33 when he made his first film. Beforehand, he had been a forester...
22. Ranald MacDougall Ranald MacDougall Writer, Cleopatra
23. Edmund Lane Edmund Lane Actor, McKeever Meets Munroe
24. Eleanor Boardman Eleanor Boardman Actress, The Crowd Philadelphia-born Eleanor Boardman had always wanted to be an actress, and as soon as she graduated high school she headed for New York to conquer Broadway. When Broadway proved not quite ready to be conquered yet, she took whatever jobs she could find, including one as an artist's model. In that capacity she heard that the Selwyn Organization...
25. Frank Wolff Frank Wolff Actor, Once Upon a Time in the West Frank Wolff started his career by acting in several Roger Corman films. However, Wolff had to travel to Europe to be successful. He was finally able to become a well known actor in Italy and Europe with his performance in Salvatore Giuliano and had roles in many European film productions. Moreover, Wolff became a major star in Spaghetti Westerns...
26. Ike Turner Ike Turner Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
27. Phil Karlson Phil Karlson Director, Kansas City Confidential Phil Karlson entered the film industry while a law student at Loyola Marymount University in California. He got a job at Universal Pictures as a prop man, then worked pretty much any job they threw at him, from being an assistant director on several Bud Abbott and Lou Costello films to directing short subjects...
28. Johnny Lee Johnny Lee Actor, Song of the South
29. Libertad Lamarque Libertad Lamarque Actress, Otra primavera Libertad Lamarque was born November 24, 1908 in Rosario, Argentina, the youngest of ten children of Gaudencio Lamarque, an Uruguayan tinsmith who was worked as a contortionist in her youth, and Josefa Bouza, a Spanish immigrant. Since her childhood, Libertad Lamarque demonstrated a great talent for the performance and also for the song...
30. Rudolf Schündler Rudolf Schündler Actor, The Exorcist
31. Alberto de Mendoza Alberto de Mendoza Actor, Horror Express
32. Howard Lang Howard Lang Actor, The Firemaker
33. Annette Stroyberg Annette Stroyberg Actress, Les liaisons dangereuses Pouty-lipped, kittenish Annette (Susanne) Stroyberg was best known, and briefly known, as the sexy young nubile blonde who replaced bombshell Brigitte Bardot in the late 1950s as the wife and object of exploitation of Svengali-like French director Roger Vadim. Possessing Bardot's similar erotic balance of melancholy and fragility within her Lolita-like stunning looks...
34. Nolan Leary Nolan Leary Actor, Pollyanna
35. Ivor Barry Ivor Barry Actor, Weird Science
36. Ben Carter Ben Carter Actor, The Scarlet Clue
37. Don Medford Don Medford Director, The Organization
38. Dita Parlo Dita Parlo Actress, La Grande Illusion
39. Eleazar Garcia Jr. Eleazar Garcia Jr. Actor, Under the Volcano
40. Kitty Bradbury Kitty Bradbury Actress, Our Hospitality Kitty Bradbury born in Illinois in 1875, became a character performers in drama and comedy movies, she was often cast as white-haired middle aged mothers in films from the mid 1910's, first appeared in D.W. Griffith dramas, including 'Intolerance' in 1916, best remembered playing the role of Edna Purviance's...
41. David Sarnoff David Sarnoff Self, Mid Century: Half Way to Where? David Sarnoff was one of the giants of 20th Century mass media as the head of Radio Corp. of America (RCA) and the National Broadcasting System (MBC). Sarnoff, who was of Jewish descent, was born on February 27, 1891 in Belarus in the old Russian Empire and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1900...
42. Amza Pellea Amza Pellea Actor, Michael the Brave
43. Ramanand Sagar Ramanand Sagar Producer, Arzoo Dr. Ramanand Sagar was born on December 29, 1917 at Asal Guru Ke, near the city of Lahore, Pakistan (then part of Hindustan). During the British Rule itself, Ramanand began his film career with a silent movie called "Raiders of the Railroad" (1936). Subsequently, he went on to make, what is now known as a masterpiece, "Aur Insaan Mar Gaya"...
44. Raymond Bernard Raymond Bernard Director, Les Misérables
45. Hilo Hattie Hilo Hattie Actress, Blue Hawaii Clarissa Haili was born on October 28, 1901 in Honolulu. Everyone however called her Clara. Clara first sang in her church choir and loved to dance the hula despite her mother's objections. In 1930, she married Theodore Inter. In 1940, she met Harry Owens, who got her into the movies. Clara legally...
46. Barry MacKay Barry MacKay Actor, A Christmas Carol
47. Antonio Cifariello Antonio Cifariello Actor, Roman Tales
48. Bert Schneider Bert Schneider Producer, Easy Rider
49. Barry Lowe Barry Lowe Actor, Silver Blaze
50. Jean Richard Jean Richard Actor, War of the Buttons
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