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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. 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...
3. Dean Martin Dean Martin Self, The Dean Martin Show 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. 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...
5. Denver Pyle Denver Pyle Actor, The Dukes of Hazzard 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...
6. 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)...
7. James Brown James Brown Soundtrack, Django Unchained
8. Jason Wingreen Jason Wingreen Actor, General Hospital Character actor Jason Wingreen was born on October 9, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City. The son of a Jewish tailor father, Wingreen grew up in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens. Jason attended John Adams High School and majored in English and Speech at Brooklyn College (he initially planned on...
9. David Ryall David Ryall Actor, City of Ember
10. Jonbenet Ramsey Jonbenet Ramsey 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...
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. George Clayton Johnson George Clayton Johnson Writer, Ocean's Eleven
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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.
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Harry Myers Harry Myers Actor, City Lights
21. Lee Bowman Lee Bowman Actor, Miami Undercover 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...
22. Bernard Kay Bernard Kay Actor, Doctor Zhivago
23. Bud Greenspan Bud Greenspan Director, Wilma
24. Curt Bois Curt Bois Actor, Casablanca
25. 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.
26. Billy Martin Billy Martin Self, One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Billy Martin will always be remembered for his fiery personality, both on and off the field. Cleveland General Manager Frank Lane once said, "He's the kind of guy you'd like to kill if he's playing on the other team, but you'd like 10 of him on your side." Martin won the Most Valuable Player Award in the 1953 World Series...
27. 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...
28. David Clark David Clark Makeup Department, Dream with the Fishes
29. Zully Moreno Zully Moreno Actress, God Bless You 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...
30. Gustav von Seyffertitz Gustav von Seyffertitz Actor, Shanghai Express
31. Collier Young Collier Young Writer, The Hitch-Hiker
32. William T. Orr William T. Orr Producer, 77 Sunset Strip 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...
33. Katelyn Salmont Katelyn Salmont Actress, 7th Heaven
34. Ghulam Ahmad Chishti Ghulam Ahmad Chishti Composer, Mitti Dian Murtaan
35. Alan Miller Alan Miller Actor, A Minor Miracle
36. Joan Camden Joan Camden Actress, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
37. 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 film based on the Second World War...
38. Irving Lerner Irving Lerner Director, Murder by Contract Editor/director Irving Lerner got his start in the film business at Columbia University, where he was a research editor on the school's Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and began making documentaries for the school's anthropology department in the early 1930s. He produced documentaries for the Office of War Information during World War II...
39. 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...
40. Charles Pathé Charles Pathé Producer, La roue
41. 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...
42. 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...
43. Ann Power Ann Power Self, Ship of Fools World Premiere Party
44. 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...
45. John Sarno John Sarno Actor, The Seven Minutes John Anthony Sarno, was born in New York City, New York. His family origin is Italian from Sarno, Italy. John worked for Revlon on Park Avenue and backstage at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts under Directors Arthur Miller and Elia Kazan. Elia asked him to audition and cast him to debut as a Spear Holder on stage...
46. Lex Gigeroff Lex Gigeroff Writer, Lexx
47. Vic Chesnutt Vic Chesnutt Soundtrack, This Must Be the Place
48. Robert Schuler Robert Schuler Actor, The Canterville Ghost
49. Billy Wells Billy Wells Actor, Bat Masterson Billy Wells was born on December 7, 1931 in Menominee, Michigan, the adopted son in a long-time lumber family by John and Dorothy (Tilly) Wells. He was briefly an actor on four television programs: on Colt .45 (1959), Bat Masterson (1961), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1961), and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)...
50. 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...
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