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1. Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin Writer, Modern Times Charlie Chaplin, considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood, lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular "Little Tramp" character; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk...
2. Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt Actress, The Emperor's New Groove An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent who became pregnant after being raped by a white plantation owner. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine...
3. Dean Martin Dean Martin Soundtrack, Goodfellas If there had to be an image for cool, the man to fit it would be Dean Martin. Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, to Angela (Barra) and Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, a barber. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother was of Italian descent. He spoke only Italian until age five...
4. Denver Pyle Denver Pyle Actor, Bonnie and Clyde A rather wanderlust fellow before he latched onto acting, Denver Pyle--who made a career of playing drawling, somewhat slow Southern types--was actually born in Colorado in 1920, to a farming family. He attended a university for a time but dropped out to become a drummer. When that didn't pan out he drifted from job to job...
5. James Brown James Brown Soundtrack, Django Unchained
6. Joan Blondell Joan Blondell Actress, Grease With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a stock company when she was 17...
7. W.C. Fields W.C. Fields Actor, The Bank Dick William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father (who hit him on the head with a shovel)...
8. David Ryall David Ryall Actor, City of Ember
9. Frankie Darro Frankie Darro Actor, Wild Boys of the Road Born into a show-business family - his parents were circus aerialists - Frankie Darro appeared in his first film at age six. Due to his small size and youthful appearance, he played teenagers well into his 20s. Always a physical performer, Darro often did his own stunts, many times out of necessity - his small stature made it difficult to find stunt doubles his size...
10. Richard Paul Richard Paul Actor, The People vs. Larry Flynt Is understanding human behavior important to being a good actor? If so, then it's no surprise that Richard Paul is eminently qualified for his successful acting career. A native Californian with a BA in public affairs from Claremont Men's College, now Claremont McKenna College, Richard earned an MA in psychology from California State University at Los Angeles...
11. Peter Jeffrey Peter Jeffrey Actor, Midnight Express Immensely talented and instantly recognizable, Peter Jeffrey was one of a great generation of British actors who were comfortable in everything from classical theatre to television comedy. He was born in Bristol, England in 1929 and went on to be educated at Harrow school. He studied at Pembroke College...
12. Bernard Kay Bernard Kay Actor, Doctor Zhivago
13. Jonbenet Ramsey Jonbenet Ramsey Uncategorised Born JonBenet Patricia Ramsey, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on August 6th, 1990 to John Bennett Ramsey and Patricia Paugh Ramsey. JonBenet moved to Colorado with her family when she was just a year old. Her first name is a combination of her father's first and middle names, John Bennett. Her middle name is that of her mother, Patricia...
14. Cheerio Meredith Cheerio Meredith Actress, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Cheerio Meredith was born as Edwina Lucille Hoffmann on July 12, 1890 in Missouri. She was originally a stage actress until breaking into films and TV. She was a regular as Emma Brand and Emma Watson on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960)" and appeared in "One Happy Family" (1961) as Lovey Hackett. She died in 1964 of undisclosed causes after a lengthy illness.
15. Friedrich von Ledebur Friedrich von Ledebur Actor, Ginger and Fred Tall, lean, austere-looking Austrian character actor, whose chiselled features appeared on screen in small parts from 1945. Friedrich was the younger brother of renowned Viennese stage and film actor and director Leopold von Ledebur, both descended from a distinguished aristocratic family (their forebears included several high-ranking luminaries among the clergy...
16. Betty Garde Betty Garde Actress, As the World Turns Betty Garde was a versatile actress, who began in show business after winning a playwriting competition at high school. Joining Actor's Equity in 1922, she became a noted performer on stage in Boston and Philadelphia, eventually making her debut on Broadway in 1925. Betty, at least early in her profession...
17. Ann Savage Ann Savage Actress, My Winnipeg For one tough cookie who achieved major cult stardom with her hard-bitten blonde looks and "Perfect Vixen" tag, Ann Savage in real life was a lovely, spirited, gentle-looking lady. She may have peaked only briefly in 1940s Hollywood low-budgeters, but she made the most of it during that fairly short tenure...
18. Lee Bowman Lee Bowman Actor, Cover Girl Lee Bowman made his reputation as a suave, polished leading man opposite glamorous stars like Rita Hayworth and Jean Arthur in the 1940's. The columnist Jack Sher (later a noted writer and director) referred to him in 1944 as 'a very hot commodity' in Hollywood. A graduate from the University of Cincinnati...
19. Agnes Ayres Agnes Ayres Actress, The Sheik Born in Carbondale, Illinois, Agnes Ayres got into films in Chicago, where she was studying at school, by playing extra and bit parts in films being shot there. She achieved fame as "Lady Mayo" opposite Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik, which was such a monster hit it spawned a sequel in which she also appeared...
20. Roy Stuart Roy Stuart Actor, General Hospital The Bronx-born veteran character actor, who launched his career in New York, performed in nightclubs, theater and films, and appeared in more than 100 commercials in the 1970s. He is best known for role as Cpl. Chuck Boyle, the eager-beaver aide to Frank Sutton's Sgt. Vince Carter, on the beloved 1960s sitcom "Gomer Pyle...
21. Joan Camden Joan Camden Actress, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
22. Curt Bois Curt Bois Actor, Casablanca
23. William T. Orr William T. Orr Producer, Sex and the Single Girl William Orr is known to fans of 1950s and 1960s TV shows by the abbreviated but imposing credit of Wm. T. Orr seen at the end of every Warner Bros. show including Maverick, Cheyenne, 77 Sunset Strip and F Troop. As the head of WB Television for nine years, he was executive producer of the studio's early forays into the medium...
24. Ann Power Ann Power Self, Ship of Fools World Premiere Party
25. Tito Guízar Tito Guízar Actor, Brazil Federico Arturo Guízar Tolentino was born on April 8, 1908, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Over the objections of his father, he trained early as a singer and, as such, was sent to New York in 1929 to record the songs of Agustín Lara. While there he had a radio show, "Tito Guízar y su Guitar", and studied opera...
26. Robert Pirosh Robert Pirosh Writer, A Day at the Races Robert Pirosh enjoyed a lengthy Hollywood career which began when he was signed by MGM, along with fellow newcomer George Seaton , as a contributing writer in 1934. His most notable success was garnering the Academy Award for his screenplay of Battleground, a motion picture based on the Second...
27. Katelyn Salmont Katelyn Salmont Actress, X-Mas
28. Marty Martyn Marty Martyn Actor, Night After Night Marty Martyn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1903. His birth name was Morris Kolinsky, and he was the son of Ukrainian-born parents, Philip and Rebecca Kolinsky. His father operated a clothes press in a tailor shop. Marty grew up in Philadelphia before moving with his younger sister, Florence...
29. Collier Young Collier Young Writer, The Hitch-Hiker
30. Harry Myers Harry Myers Actor, City Lights
31. Sandra Dorne Sandra Dorne Actress, Devil Doll British platinum blonde with leads in 1950s, later in supporting roles, but always with special 'presence'. Husky-voiced, "blonde bombshell" was a popular pinup early in her career. Appeared in some 35 films, many teleplays, specialized in mystery, suspense and horror titles.
32. Leon Schlesinger Leon Schlesinger Producer, Porky in Wackyland Leon Schlesinger occupies an odd niche in Hollywood history. He was every bit a studio mogul but occupied a narrow, if extremely lucrative corner of the industry, an animation company. He might have shared this corner with Walt Disney but the two men couldn't have been more different in their professional outlook...
33. Fred Emney Fred Emney Actor, The Italian Job
34. Karel Stepanek Karel Stepanek Actor, Sink the Bismarck! Though born in Czechoslovakia, actor Karel Stepanek was generally regarded as a German actor due to his extensive film work in Germany (as Karl Stepanek) in the years before World War II. Stepanek fled to England in 1940, where, like many European refugee actors, he specialized in portraying Teutonic villains...
35. Gustav von Seyffertitz Gustav von Seyffertitz Actor, Shanghai Express
36. Leona Anderson Leona Anderson Actress, House on Haunted Hill The twice-married singer and actress was the youngest of the seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Aronson of Arkansas and Missouri. Leona was the only one of the seven born away from Arkansas. "Bronco Billy,'' nee Gilbert Maxell Aronson, was her much older and bigger brother. She ran away from Denver and school to come to California where he was making movies...
37. Lex Gigeroff Lex Gigeroff Writer, ApocaLexx Now
38. Robert Elliott Robert Elliott Actor, Animal House
39. Zully Moreno Zully Moreno Actress, April in Portugal Zulema Esther Gonzalez Borbon was born in Buenos Aires on October 17, 1920. She began working as a model when she was in her teens and, at the same time, she became an extra in cheap movies. She was given more important roles in a modest studio called EFA-Establecimientos Filmadores Argentinos, but then...
40. Fred Thomson Fred Thomson Actor, Thundering Hoofs All but forgotten today, Fred Thomson was a silent movie westerner who at one time rivaled 1920s heroes Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson in popularity. Unlike the early, myth-inducing demise of a Rudolph Valentino or Jean Harlow, Fred's untimely death of tetanus prevented the actor, who was at one time billed "The World's Greatest Western Star," from creating a durable Hollywood legacy...
41. Vic Chesnutt Vic Chesnutt Soundtrack, This Must Be the Place
42. Alexander Campbell Alexander Campbell Actor, Anatomy of a Murder
43. Roger Duchesne Roger Duchesne Actor, Bob le Flambeur
44. Adrian Scott Adrian Scott Writer, Mr. Lucky Adrian Scott, the producer of progressive films who was blacklisted as one of the Hollywood 10, was born into a middle-class Irish Catholic family in Arlington, New Jersey, on February 6, 1912, to Mary (Redpath) and Allan Scott. He established his reputation as a writer on various magazines before finding employment in the movie industry...
45. Bobby Singh Bobby Singh Cinematographer, Queen
46. Marguerite Whitten Marguerite Whitten Actress, King of the Zombies Gorgeous, versatile Marguerite Whitten (aka Margaret Whitten) was a wonderful, natural actress of "the golden era" of Hollywood and of black cinema. She had a sweet, likable presence on screen and her performances were always enjoyable. Margaret was a fine actress, never having to overact to express herself. She always became her character, mind, heart and soul...
47. John Harvey John Harvey Actor, Pin Up Girl American stage actor John Harvey (1917-1970), whose credits should not be confused with those of British actor also named John Harvey (1911-1982), came from the stage and made a brief, if unexceptional, name for himself in films toward the end of WWII. He was born John Harvey Johnson, Jr. in New Rockford...
48. Pat Kirkwood Pat Kirkwood Actress, Come on George!
49. Orane Demazis Orane Demazis Actress, Harvest
50. Nicolae Ceausescu Nicolae Ceausescu Uncategorised
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