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1. Bolaji Badejo Bolaji Badejo Actor, Alien
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. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. Tucker Smith Tucker Smith Actor, West Side Story
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Cliff Osmond Cliff Osmond Actor, The Fortune Cookie
10. 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...
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. 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...
13. Gustav Fröhlich Gustav Fröhlich Actor, Metropolis
14. William Duell William Duell Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
15. 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...
16. Harry Langdon Harry Langdon Actor, The Strong Man There was a fourth major silent movie comedian in the 1920s, who many feel ranks up there with Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, but who now is sadly forgotten. His name was Harry Langdon and he was born on June 15, 1884, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to a self-employed painter, William...
17. 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.
18. Kwan Hi Lim Kwan Hi Lim Actor, Uncommon Valor
19. 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...
20. 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...
21. Phillip Pine Phillip Pine Actor, Men in War
22. Susan Fleming Susan Fleming Actress, The Range Feud
23. 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...
24. Leonard Jackson Leonard Jackson Actor, The Color Purple
25. Lance Fuller Lance Fuller Actor, This Island Earth
26. 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)'...
27. William Janney William Janney Actor, Coquette
28. Lee Krieger Lee Krieger Actor, The Bank Job
29. Massimo Serato Massimo Serato Actor, Don't Look Now
30. Albert Lieven Albert Lieven Actor, The Guns of Navarone
31. Lawrence Hauben Lawrence Hauben Writer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
32. Clay Tanner Clay Tanner Actor, The Outlaw Josey Wales
33. Nobuko Otowa Nobuko Otowa Actress, Onibaba
34. Warren Finnerty Warren Finnerty Actor, Easy Rider
35. Milo Sperber Milo Sperber Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me
36. Nathanael West Nathanael West Writer, The Day of the Locust Born as Nathan Weinstein, the only son of a wealthy Manhattan real estate developer, West grew up as an overly spoiled child, largely burdened by the belief that he shouldn't be expected to work or show up on time or in any other way trouble himself to get by in the world. The Depression did a lot to revise this attitude...
37. 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...
38. William Cottrell William Cottrell Writer, Alice in Wonderland
39. Stuart Lancaster Stuart Lancaster Actor, Edward Scissorhands
40. Beatrix Potter Beatrix Potter Writer, Tales of Beatrix Potter
41. Harry Beaumont Harry Beaumont Director, The Broadway Melody
42. Lenore Shanewise Lenore Shanewise Actress, Kick the Can
43. Jeanne De Bard Jeanne De Bard Actress, The Very Idea
44. Mira Wanting Mira Wanting Actress, L'Auberge Espagnole
45. Michael Morrison Michael Morrison Actor, Crime Lords
46. George Eliot George Eliot Writer, Middlemarch Mary Anne Evans was born on 22 November 1819 at South Farm, Arbury Hall near Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Her parents were Robert Evans, the manager of Arbury Hall, and Christina Evans. She had four siblings: Robert, Fanny, Chrissy and Isaac. Mary was always considered a serious child and she always had free access to books...
47. Peter Steiner Peter Steiner Actor, Drei Lederhosen in St. Tropez
48. 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...
49. Stewart Bradley Stewart Bradley Actor, The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife
50. 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...
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