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1. Vincent Schiavelli Vincent Schiavelli Actor, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous articles on food for magazines and newspapers. In 2001, he received the James Beard Journalism Award.
2. Jason Robards Jason Robards Actor, Once Upon a Time in the West Powerful and highly respected American actor Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Hope Maxine (Glanville) and stage and film star Jason Robards Sr. He had Swedish, English, Welsh, German, and Irish ancestry. Robards was raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School...
3. Elsa Lanchester Elsa Lanchester Actress, Witness for the Prosecution Elsa Sullivan Lanchester was born into an unconventional a family at the turn of the 20th century. Her parents, James "Shamus" Sullivan and Edith "Biddy" Lanchester, were socialists - very active members of the Social Democratic Federation (SDF) in a rather broad sense and did not believe in the institution of marriage and being tied to any conventions of legality for that matter...
4. Howard Hawks Howard Hawks Director, The Big Sleep What do the classic films Scarface, Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Rio Bravo have in common? Aside from their displays of great craftsmanship, the answer is director Howard Hawks...
5. Sylva Koscina Sylva Koscina Actress, Le fatiche di Ercole
6. Nigel Hawthorne Nigel Hawthorne Actor, Amistad Born in Coventry, England on 5 April 1929. Raised in South Africa. Returned to the UK in the 1950s. Extensive theatre work in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His portrayal of "Sir Humphrey Appleby" in the BBC comedy Yes Minister won him international acclaim in the 1980s. In 1992, he was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for his "George III" in Alan Bennett's hit stage play...
7. Jack Benny Jack Benny Actor, The Jack Benny Program The son of a saloonkeeper, Jack Benny (born Benny Kubelsky) began to study the violin at the age six, and his "ineptness" at it later become his trademark (in reality, he was a very accomplished player). When given the opportunity to play in live theatre professionally, Benny quit school and joined vaudeville...
8. Leo Gordon Leo Gordon Writer, Attack of the Giant Leeches Big, burly, character actor, one of the toughest of screen heavies, Leo Gordon's powerful physique, combined with his deep, menacing voice, was guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of even the bravest screen hero. Director Don Siegel, who used Gordon in his prison film Riot in Cell Block 11, once said that "Leo Gordon was the scariest man I have ever met"...
9. Robert Lowery Robert Lowery Actor, Circus Boy Robert Lowery was born Robert Larkin Hanks in Kansas City, Missouri, the only living child of Roscoe Hanks, noted Kansas City attorney and oil investor; and Leah Thompson, concert pianist and organist. He attended local Kansas City schools and graduated from Paseo High School in 1931 with a record as an accomplished athlete...
10. Rhodes Reason Rhodes Reason Actor, White Hunter Rhodes Reason was born in Glendale, California on April 19, 1930. He is the younger brother of Rex Reason. Rhodes made his professional debut at the age of 18 in the play Romeo and Juliet under the direction of Charles Laughton. His career has spanned nearly 40 years and he has appeared in over 230 roles in television...
11. Hurd Hatfield Hurd Hatfield Actor, The Picture of Dorian Gray William Rukard Hurd Hatfield was an American leading man best known for his portrayal of the title character in the Oscar-winning 1945 film 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'. A native of New York, Hatfield came to England to study acting at the Chekhov Theatre Studio in Devonshire. He had lived in Ireland since the early 1970's...
12. William Haines William Haines Actor, Show People Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines ran off to live life on his own terms while still in his teens, moving to New York City and becoming friends with such later Hollywood luminaries as designer Orry-Kelly and Cary Grant. His film career started slowly, but by the end of the silent era he was regularly named as the #1 male box-office draw...
13. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Actor, La fuerza del destino
14. John Loder John Loder Actor, How Green Was My Valley A tall, debonair, immaculately-groomed British leading man best known for his pipe-smoking chaps, actor John Loder (ne John Muir Lowe), the son of a British general, first served in Gallipoli in WWI and was a German prisoner of war at one point. Upon his release he actually stayed there in order to run a pickle factory...
15. Robert Emhardt Robert Emhardt Actor, Another World Robert Emhardt looked and sounded as if he had intentionally been created by some perverse god to play villains. Though rotund, he had hooded, lizard like eyes and a drawling whine in his voice. The real Robert Emhardt, however, was a well-educated, cultured, generous man, not at all like the characters he often portrayed...
16. Jeff Morrow Jeff Morrow Actor, Union Pacific New York-born Morrow developed an interest in the theater as a result of his studies at art school. As "Irving Morrow," he was acting on stage (in Pennsylvania) as early as 1927; he later appeared in such plays as "Penal Law", "Once in a Lifetime", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Twelfth Night", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth"...
17. Teena Marie Teena Marie Soundtrack, The Goonies
18. Russell Gleason Russell Gleason Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front Juvenile actor in US films.
19. Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield Soundtrack, Superbad Rhythm and blues performer/songwriter credited with defining 1960's Chicago sound in hits like "It's All Right" and "Gypsy Woman." His style influenced other artists from pop to hip hop. Has been a quadriplegic ever since he was struck by lighting rig during outdoor concert in New York, 1990. Member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame whose 1968 hit "We're A Winner...
20. Gerry Anderson Gerry Anderson Writer, Thunderbirds
21. Benny Bartlett Benny Bartlett Actor, The Texas Rangers Bennie Bartlett was not only an actor but also an accomplished musician. In fact, he was such a child prodigy on the piano that, at eight years of age, he appeared in an RKO musical, Millions in the Air, playing the piano. The next year he appeared in a short for Paramount, performing a composition he had written (at the age of nine!)...
22. Gerald Ford Gerald Ford Self, The West Wing Documentary Special Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 until January 1977. Ford was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska as Leslie Lynch King, Jr., being the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King. His parents separated two weeks after his birth and his mother took him to Grand Rapids...
23. Robert McQuain Robert McQuain Actor, The Andy Griffith Show The only child of Jay David and Lena McQuain, "Bob" grew up in the Washington D.C. area, often visiting and spending summers at the McQuain homestead in Elkins, West Viriginia as well. For a while he attended military school as a teenager. Mr. McQuain's big break came when he appeared in an outdoor theatre production in North Carolina...
24. Steven Geray Steven Geray Actor, All About Eve Diminutive, gentle-featured character actor, who specialised in playing meek, reticent or kindly gentlemen, usually of Gallic, Germanic or Eastern European backgrounds. Istvan Gyergyay was born in the old Austro/Hungarian town of Ungvar (present-day Uzhgorod) and studied at Budapest University. His acting career began on stage with the Hungarian National Theatre in 1924...
25. Harold P. Warren Harold P. Warren Director, Manos: The Hands of Fate
26. Charles Smith Charles Smith Actor, The Shop Around the Corner
27. Cynthia Stone Cynthia Stone Actress, Dr. Kildare
28. Mártha Eggerth Mártha Eggerth Actress, For Me and My Gal Actress and singer in numerous German- and English-language films from the early 30's through mid-50's.
29. Holmes Herbert Holmes Herbert Actor, The Invisible Man Holmes Herbert was born Horace Edward Jenner in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in 1882. He was hooked on show business from an early age, joining a circus before turning to the theatre. He emigrated to America before the First World War and worked on Broadway. In 1918, he followed the trail to Hollywood where his good looks and intensity made the 6ft tall actor into something of a matinee idol...
30. Fred Draper Fred Draper Actor, A Woman Under the Influence
31. Savitri Savitri Actress, Maya Bazaar
32. Stu Nahan Stu Nahan Actor, Rocky IV
33. Inge Birkmann Inge Birkmann Actress, Der Kirschgarten
34. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Self, Universal Newsreel
35. Margarete Schön Margarete Schön Actress, Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache Born in 1895 in Magdeburg, Germany, Margarete Schön made her stage debut in 1912. She was a member of the Deutschen Theater in Hannover from 1915-18 and Berlin's Staatstheater from 1918-45. She had a few roles in silent films, notably as Kriemhild in Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge...
36. Farid Al Atrache Farid Al Atrache Actor, Little Miss Devil Farid Al Atrache was born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria in 1915. His parents were Prince Fahad Al Atrache and Princess Alia. In 1923, Prince Fahad and the Al Atrache clan were fighting against the French occupation of their land and as a result, Princess Alia had to flee to Egypt with her three young children Fouad...
37. Linda Leighton Linda Leighton Actress, Impact
38. Peggy Thorpe-Bates Peggy Thorpe-Bates Actress, Rumpole of the Bailey
39. Reggie White Reggie White Self, 4 Little Girls Reginald Howard White was born on December 19, 1961 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born to unmarried parents, Charles White and Thelma Dodd Collier. He was raised by his mother until age eight when he was placed with his grandmother, Mildred Dodd. At Howard High School, Reggie lettered in football...
40. Portland Hoffa Portland Hoffa Actress, Is Everybody Listening?
41. Harry Kullijian Harry Kullijian Self, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
42. Julanne Johnston Julanne Johnston Actress, The Thief of Bagdad From Indianapolis Julanne's family lived briefly in Pittsburg, Pa., and then settled in Los Angeles where she attended the Hollywood School for Girls. She also studied dancing, went on tour with the Ruth St. Denis dancers, which led to her first screen part as a dancer. In her post-screen life in Grosse Pointe and Detroit she was active as a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
43. Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon Actor, That Certain Summer
44. Helen Crothers Helen Crothers Self, This Is Your Life
45. Gorgeous George Gorgeous George Actor, Alias the Champ
46. Betty Jane Rhodes Betty Jane Rhodes Actress, Stage Door This swinging singer from WWII was born on April 14, 1921 in Rockford, Illionois to non-professionals. A gorgeous, fresh-faced, blue-eyed blonde doll blessed with a natural vocal talent, Betty Jane Rhodes was initially discovered on radio and was recording by age 8. Her promising contralto helped her...
47. Dian Fossey Dian Fossey Writer, Gorillas in the Mist
48. Myrna Ross Myrna Ross Actress, Beach Blanket Bingo
49. David Cadiente David Cadiente Stunts, Scarface
50. Eric Adjani Eric Adjani Actor, Don Giovanni
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