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1. Christine Cavanaugh Christine Cavanaugh Actress, Babe
2. Michelle Thomas Michelle Thomas Actress, Hangin' with the Homeboys Michelle Thomas was born in Boston but raised in New York and New Jersey. She attended the Montclair School of Arts and the Broadway Dance Center. She is survived by her parents, Phynjuar Thomas (a stage actress and acting coach) and Dennis J.T. Thomas (a founder and current member of the 1970s funk band Kool & the Gang); her brother...
3. Bolaji Badejo Bolaji Badejo Actor, Alien
4. Kenneth Tobey Kenneth Tobey Actor, The Thing from Another World Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and Tony Randall...
5. Joe Cocker Joe Cocker Soundtrack, Family Guy
6. Butterfly McQueen Butterfly McQueen Actress, Gone with the Wind Thelma McQueen attended public school in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from high school in Long Island, New York. She studied dance with Katherine Dunham, Geoffrey Holder, and Janet Collins. She danced with the Venezuela Jones Negro Youth Group. The "Butterfly" stage name, which does describe her constantly moving arms...
7. Don DeFore Don DeFore Actor, It Happened on Fifth Avenue Don Defore played Mr. Thornberry ("Thorny") on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, a role that came came easy for him as in real life he was pretty much like his "Thorny" character. He married his wife Marion in 1942 and they lived in a farmhouse in the Mandeville Canyon area outside Los Angeles, which was then farm country...
8. Josef von Sternberg Josef von Sternberg Director, The Blue Angel Josef von Sternberg split his childhood between Vienna and New York City. His father, a former soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army, could not support his family in either city; Sternberg remembered him only as "an enormously strong man who often used his strength on me." Forced by poverty to drop out of high school...
9. Cliff Osmond Cliff Osmond Actor, The Fortune Cookie
10. Rose Hill Rose Hill Actress, A Shot in the Dark British character actress, best known as Fanny La Fan in the long-running sit-com 'Allo 'Allo. She continued to act until her eighties before spending her final years living at Denville Hall, the actors retirement home in Middlesex.
11. Robert Keith Robert Keith Actor, Guys and Dolls Robert Keith was an American character actor who appeared in a number of prominent films and was the father of actor Brian Keith. A native of Indiana, Keith joined a stock company as a teenager and developed skills as a writer and actor. He appeared in dozens of plays around the country and on Broadway...
12. Tucker Smith Tucker Smith Actor, West Side Story
13. Joseph Sargent Joseph Sargent Director, Something the Lord Made
14. Darryl F. Zanuck Darryl F. Zanuck Producer, All About Eve Darryl F. Zanuck was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable men ever to become a Hollywood mogul. He rose through the ranks of the studio hierarchy on sheer will, overcoming every obstacle that confronted him. He had a near total lack of a formal education, no inherited fortune, shared no religious background with his employers and had no inside family connections to open any special doors...
15. Gustav Fröhlich Gustav Fröhlich Actor, Metropolis
16. William Duell William Duell Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
17. Joe Strummer Joe Strummer Soundtrack, Black Hawk Down Although best known as the outspoken front man for legendary punk rock group The Clash, Joe Strummer also carved out an interesting niche as an actor once the band broke up. The Clash formed in 1976, and along with the Sex Pistols spearheaded the British punk rock scene. By 1979, The Clash had broadened their musical horizons at a time when most punk bands were painting themselves into a corner...
18. Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett Writer, Waiting for Godot One of the twentieth century's most original and important writers, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, Samuel Beckett was the author of 'Waiting for Godot' (1952), one of the few plays in theatrical history to redefine the possibilities of the medium. Long fascinated by the cinema (especially silent comedies...
19. Phillip Pine Phillip Pine Actor, The Four of Us Are Dying
20. Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim Actor, Uncommon Valor
21. Dick Elliott Dick Elliott Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington In the thirties, forties, and especially the 1950's, if a director wanted a short, fat actor to play a windy storekeeper or a raucous conventioneer, he might well cast Dick Elliott. He was one of those actors who, whenever he appeared on screen, often for less than a minute, the audience would think, "Oh, it's that guy." Yet few would ever know his name...
22. Alexander Mackendrick Alexander Mackendrick Writer, The Man in the White Suit One of the most distinguished (if frequently overlooked) directors ever to emerge from the British film industry, Alexander Mackendrick, was in fact born in the US (to Scottish parents), but grew up in his native Scotland, where he studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He started out as a commercial illustrator...
23. Ma Rainey Ma Rainey Soundtrack, The Graduate Blues musician, with such songs as "Slave to the Blues," "Jelly Bean Blues," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" , and "Bo Weevil Blues." She was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
24. Lee Krieger Lee Krieger Actor, The Bank Job
25. Harvey Stephens Harvey Stephens Actor, Sergeant York At age 30, actor Harvey Stephens had a sophisticated charm and staid, long-jawed handsomeness that seemed ideal for the big screen, particularly in elegant or period settings. A veteran of a handful of Broadway shows by the time he made his sudden move to film, he was handed on a silver platter a debut starring role...
26. Harry Langdon Harry Langdon Writer, The Flying Deuces Langdon was 12 years old when he ran away to join the circus. Soon he was involved in medicine shows, circuses and Vaudeville where he spent the next 20 years developing an act called "Harry's New Car". With Vaudeville, he would play and perfect the act in town after tank town, year after year. By 1923...
27. Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack Actor, Horror of Dracula Charles Lloyd Pack was a noted British character actor. He invariably played Church of England vicars, a role which seems to have started with 'ITV's Play of the Week' in the 1950s, through 1960s films such as "Bedazzled" and continued down to the early 1980s, e.g. "The Mirror Crack'd". When not playing a vicar...
28. Lance Fuller Lance Fuller Actor, This Island Earth
29. Alice Terry Alice Terry Actress, The Conquering Power Alice started as an extra in films at age 15. She worked in "Inceville" and would appear as several characters in 'Civilization (1916)'. In 1917, she would meet director Rex Ingram and they would marry in 1921. It was also in 1921 that Alice would gain acclaim as Marguerite in 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)'...
30. Michael Currie Michael Currie Actor, The Dead Pool Character actor Michael Currie was born Herman Christian Schwenk Jr. on July 24, 1928 in Kingston, New York. His parents were Herman C. Schwenk and Mabel Lockwood. Currie was the youngest of three children. He attended Kingston High School, where he sang in the a cappella choir and played football. Michael worked in his family business Schwenk's Bakery during the summer and on weekends...
31. Stuart Lancaster Stuart Lancaster Actor, Edward Scissorhands
32. Warren Finnerty Warren Finnerty Actor, Easy Rider
33. Leonard Jackson Leonard Jackson Actor, The Color Purple
34. George Pollock George Pollock Director, Murder at the Gallop
35. Gilda Gray Gilda Gray Actress, Piccadilly The creator of 'the Shimmy' was a voluptuous blonde dancer with mischievous eyes, born Marianna Michalska in Kracow, Poland. Her parents died tragically and she was eventually adopted from an orphanage. Her foster-parents took her to the U.S. in 1909, where she commenced her career singing in her father-in-law's Chicago saloon...
36. William Cottrell William Cottrell Writer, Alice in Wonderland
37. Susan Fleming Susan Fleming Actress, The Range Feud
38. Stewart Bradley Stewart Bradley Actor, The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife
39. Massimo Serato Massimo Serato Actor, Don't Look Now
40. Clay Tanner Clay Tanner Actor, The Outlaw Josey Wales
41. Richard Ryen Richard Ryen Actor, Paris Underground Richard Revy studied in Vienna philosophy and was trained as stage actor in Munich, Vienna and Zurich. He later became a well respected senior director at Stadttheater Zurich and Munich Kammerspiele. Revy furthermore directed plays in Bohemia, Berlin, Breslaw, Dresden and Frankfurt/Main. In the early 30s he became busy as an actor in a couple of German movies...
42. Milo Sperber Milo Sperber Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me
43. Lawrence Hauben Lawrence Hauben Writer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
44. Duke Fishman Duke Fishman Actor, Billy's First Date
45. Nalini Jaywant Nalini Jaywant Actress, Kalapani
46. Eithne Dunne Eithne Dunne Actress, Dementia 13
47. Aurora Miranda Aurora Miranda Actress, The Three Caballeros Aurora Miranda had a successful career in Brazil and the US, although somewhat overshadowed by her sister Carmen Mirandas larger-then-life persona. Aurora was six years younger than Carmen, not as brilliant but equally talented and vivacious. She made her recording debut on May 25 1933, at the age of 18...
48. Nobuko Otowa Nobuko Otowa Actress, Onibaba
49. Wilbur Hatch Wilbur Hatch Music Department, Lucy and Bob Hope
50. Peter Steiner Peter Steiner Actor, Drei Lederhosen in St. Tropez
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