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1. Walt Disney Walt Disney Producer, Peter Pan Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved with his parents to Kansas City at age 7 where he spent the majority of his childhood. At age 16, during World War I, he faked his age to join the American Red Cross. He soon returned home, where he won a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute...
2. Joan Fontaine Joan Fontaine Actress, Rebecca Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to California in the hopes of improving their health...
3. Blake Edwards Blake Edwards Writer, The Party Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point and wrote a number of others, beginning with Panhandle and including six for director Richard Quine...
4. Charles Laughton Charles Laughton Actor, Spartacus Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent. He was educated at Stonyhurst, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). His first appearance on stage was in 1926. Laughton formed own film company...
5. Chill Wills Chill Wills Actor, Giant Colorful character actor of American Westerns. Named "Chill" as an ironic comment on his birth date being the hottest day of 1903. A musician from his youth, he performed from the age of 12 with tent shows, in vaudeville, and with stock companies. While performing in vaudeville in Kansas City, he married ballet dancer Betty Chappelle...
6. Jean Rollin Jean Rollin Director, The Nude Vampire
7. Arnold Moss Arnold Moss Actor, Viva Zapata! Given Arnold Moss' aristocratic bearing, perfect diction and resounding bass voice, it's not hard to believe that he was an experienced Shakespearean stage actor. It's quite a bit harder to believe that he was born in Brooklyn, not London, but that's where he's from. An extremely well educated man--Phi Beta Kappa...
8. Lennard Pearce Lennard Pearce Actor, Face of Darkness
9. Véra Clouzot Véra Clouzot Actress, Diabolique Married to the film-maker Henri-Georges Clouzot, Vera was directed by her husband in her first film the 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear, in which she appeared alongside Charles Vanel and Yves Montand. In a short film career Clouzot only performed in films directed by Henri-Georges, the most famous of which was undoubtedly the 1955 thriller Diabolique...
10. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya Actor, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Mexican character actor who achieved his greatest success in U.S. films. He was born in a tiny village in Mexico and he had a nomadic upbringing, living in numerous places throughout the country including, for a time, Mexico City. He received a private education in Houston, Texas as a teenager, but dropped out and roamed about doing an assortment of jobs...
11. Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens Self, Hell's Angel Christopher Eric Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) was a British-American author, journalist, and literary critic. He was a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate, and Free Inquiry. Hitchens is known for his atheism and anti-theism and was a firm believer in the Enlightenment values of secularism...
12. Anatole Litvak Anatole Litvak Director, The Snake Pit The distinguished film director Anatole Litvak was born in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, the son of Jewish parents. His very first job was as a stage hand, and in 1915 he became an actor, performing at a little-known experimental theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teenager he witnessed the 1917 Russian Revolution and the consequent nationalization of all theaters and drama schools...
13. Glenn Miller Glenn Miller Soundtrack, The Aviator Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the University of Colorado...
14. Dorothy Abbott Dorothy Abbott Actress, A Virgin in Hollywood Perennial starlet Dorothy Abbott was a sexy, vivacious, wide-smiling model, showgirl and actress who could brighten up a room. Unfortunately, her cinematic offerings wound up being pretty minimal and her last years were marred by depression and, ultimately, a tragic end. She was born Dorothy E. Abbott on December 16...
15. W. Somerset Maugham W. Somerset Maugham Writer, The Painted Veil Popular British novelist, playwright, short-story writer and the highest-paid author in the world in the 1930s, Somerset Maugham graduated in 1897 from St. Thomas' Medical School and qualified as a doctor, but abandoned medicine after the success of his first novels and plays. During World War I he worked as a secret agent and in 1928 settled in Cap Ferrat in France...
16. Bern Hoffman Bern Hoffman Actor, Li'l Abner
17. John Zaremba John Zaremba Actor, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
18. Booth Colman Booth Colman Actor, General Hospital Born in Portland, Oregon, and educated at the Universities of Washington and Michigan, Colman served in the Japanese Language Division of U.S. Military Intelligence during World War II. After his discharge, he began acting on the New York stage; in 1951, he headed to Hollywood to make his film debut in The Big Sky...
19. Casey King Casey King Actor, Dracula: Dead and Loving It
20. Edward Underdown Edward Underdown Actor, Thunderball A London-born stage and film veteran, actor Edward Underdown was educated at Eton College and began in theatre roles in 1932 with "Words and Music". A former jockey and steeplechase rider, he quickly forged ahead in films making his debut in The Warren Case and appearing in secondary roles. A tall, officious and good looking gent...
21. Ed Parker Ed Parker Actor, Curse of the Pink Panther
22. Jose Gonzales-Gonzales Jose Gonzales-Gonzales Actor, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
23. Ray Smith Ray Smith Actor, Rogue Male Ray Smith was also a political activist and a member of Plaid Cymru, the national party of Wales. In the 1950s he worked as the party's southern organizer. He lived in the village of Dinas Powys in the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and later at Abercwmboi, Mountain Ash in Rhondda Cynon Taff.
24. Barbara Mills Barbara Mills Actress, Gabriella, Gabriella Lovely long-haired brunette Barbara Mills was born on February 23, 1951. She hailed from Oxford, Massachusetts. Mills left home and moved to the bohemian artistic community of Venice Beach, California shortly after turning seventeen. Barbara established permanent roots in Venice Beach in the late 1960's...
25. James Whitworth James Whitworth Actor, The Hills Have Eyes Big, brawny and burly, with a rough face, thick, dark curly hair, a furry mustache, a deep, growly voice, and a strong, stocky build, the redoubtable James Whitworth certainly made his aggressive and intimidating presence felt in several choice down'n'dirty 1970's drive-in exploitation pictures in which he often portrayed brutish...
26. Armand Hammer Armand Hammer Actor, The Visit
27. Oral Roberts Oral Roberts Self, Love Is
28. Eden Hartford Eden Hartford Actress, Invisible Invaders
29. Sándor Técsy Sándor Técsy Actor, Burn After Reading Tirgu Mures (Romanian); Marosvásárhely (Hungarian) is the seat of Mures County in the north-central part of Romania. As of 2011 the city had a population of 127,849 inhabitants, being the 16th largest city in Romania. At the time he was born the county (so the city itself as well) was belonging to Hungary. After VVII the city got into Romanian supervision.
30. Enrique Rambal Enrique Rambal Actor, The Exterminating Angel
31. Giuseppe Patroni Griffi Giuseppe Patroni Griffi Writer, Metti, una sera a cena
32. Trevor Adams Trevor Adams Actor, The Wedding Party
33. Fats Waller Fats Waller Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s as a composer...
34. Jim Holliday Jim Holliday Director, High Desert Pirates
35. Edward Walsh Edward Walsh Actor, Another 48 Hrs.
36. Frank Behrens Frank Behrens Actor, Cavender Is Coming
37. Ali Sen Ali Sen Actor, The Foster Brothers
38. J.W. King J.W. King Actor, These Bases Are Loaded
39. David Markham David Markham Actor, Gandhi
40. Gabriel Trupin Gabriel Trupin Self, Madonna: Truth or Dare
41. Jonathan Kidd Jonathan Kidd Actor, The 7th Commandment Veteran character actor Kurt Richards was known in Hollywood as Jonathan Kidd after a producer suggested he change his name. Under the name Richards, he appeared in 16 Broadway productions, including ''Anastasia,'' ''Come Back Little Sheba,'' ''My Sister Eileen,'' ''King Lear,'' ''A Streetcar Named Desire,'' ''Hamlet,'' ''Julius Caesar'' and ''Burlesque.'' When he came to Hollywood...
42. Michael Dan Wagner Michael Dan Wagner Actor, Tremors
43. Leopold Borkowski Leopold Borkowski Actor, The Search
44. Edgar Lustgarten Edgar Lustgarten Actor, The Blazing Caravan
45. Rebecca Brooks Rebecca Brooks Actress, Stigma
46. John Berg John Berg Actor, Star Trek: Nemesis John was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on April 5, 1949 to parents Dr. Owen C. Berg and Evelyn van Emden Berg. John graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1967. John attended the University of Chicago, Tulane University and the school of life. During his life, John had a diverse career path - holding many jobs including restaurant manager...
47. Bob Mosher Bob Mosher Writer, Major Payne
48. Rufus Thomas Rufus Thomas Soundtrack, Mystery Train Born on March 26, 1917, in Cayce, Mississippi, R&B and blues legend Rufus Thomas began his career in the 1930s as a comedian with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. In the 1940s he was a DJ on Memphis' WDIA radio, one of the few black-owned stations of that time. His talent shows influenced the careers of such R&B greats as Ike Turner...
49. Domini Blythe Domini Blythe Actress, The Trotsky
50. Jack Griffin Jack Griffin Actor, Requiem for a Falling Star Jack Griffin was born John Joseph Griffin in Jersey City NJ August 25, 1928, he started his acting career in 1968 after meeting Jackie Coogan, who suggested that Jack was a natural. He first co-stared in the long running play The Odd Couple, along with Hal March and Jackie Coogan, Jack played Murry the cop...
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