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1. Jason Robards Jason Robards Actor, Once Upon a Time in the West Powerful and highly respected American star character actor. Son of stage and film star Jason Robards Sr., he was born in Chicago, but raised mostly in Los Angeles. A star athlete at Hollywood High School, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, where he saw combat as a radioman (though he is not listed in official rolls of Navy Cross winners...
2. 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.
3. Elsa Lanchester Elsa Lanchester Actress, Mary Poppins 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. 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...
5. Howard Hawks Howard Hawks Director, The Big Sleep What do the classic and near-classic films I Was a Male War Bride, Scarface, Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sergeant York, Ball of Fire, Air Force, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River and Rio Bravo have in common with such first-rate entertainments as I Was a Male War Bride...
6. Jack Benny Jack Benny Actor, To Be or Not to Be 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...
7. Sylva Koscina Sylva Koscina Actress, Hercules
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. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Actor, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
10. 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...
11. Robert Lowery Robert Lowery Actor, Batman and Robin 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...
12. 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...
13. Jeff Morrow Jeff Morrow Actor, This Island Earth 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"...
14. 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...
15. Gerry Anderson Gerry Anderson Writer, Thunderbirds
16. Stu Nahan Stu Nahan Actor, Rocky IV
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Robert McQuain Robert McQuain Actor, The Big House 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...
20. Russell Gleason Russell Gleason Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front Juvenile actor in US films.
21. Cynthia Stone Cynthia Stone Actress, Pipeline to Danger
22. Teena Marie Teena Marie Soundtrack, The Goonies
23. 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...
24. Harold P. Warren Harold P. Warren Director, Manos: The Hands of Fate
25. 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...
26. Holmes Herbert Holmes Herbert Actor, The Invisible Man Holmes Herbert was a tall, intense English actor who made his first films after coming to America. He began in silent movies as a leading man but eventually was relegated to less important roles as a character actor when sound came in. He played in several of the Universal "Sherlock Holmes" movies, the title character of which was the initial inspiration for his stage name...
27. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Self, Universal Newsreel
28. Fred Draper Fred Draper Actor, A Woman Under the Influence
29. Peggy Thorpe-Bates Peggy Thorpe-Bates Actress, Georgy Girl
30. 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.
31. Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon Actor, That Certain Summer
32. Gorgeous George Gorgeous George Actor, Alias the Champ
33. 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!)...
34. 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.
35. Charles Smith Charles Smith Actor, The Shop Around the Corner
36. David Cadiente David Cadiente Stunts, Scarface
37. Eleanor Lynn Eleanor Lynn Actress, The Magician's Daughter
38. Myrna Ross Myrna Ross Actress, Appointment in Sahara
39. Margarete Schön Margarete Schön Actress, Kriemhild's Revenge
40. David Torrence David Torrence Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty David Torrence was the second child born out of eleven children to Henry Torrance Thomson and Janet Bryce. Davis given name was 'David Bryce Thomson." Born on Jan 17,1863 in Edinbough,Scotland. David's brother was character star 'Ernest Torrence' who was 15 years younger than David. Ernest was the first of the two to come to California and become actors...
41. Savitri Savitri Actress, Narthanasala
42. Helen Crothers Helen Crothers Self, Scatman Crothers
43. Violet Carson Violet Carson Actress, Episode #1.991
44. Linda Leighton Linda Leighton Actress, Impact
45. 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...
46. Harry Kullijian Harry Kullijian Self, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
47. Blanca de Castejón Blanca de Castejón Actress, School for Tramps
48. Dian Fossey Dian Fossey Writer, Gorillas in the Mist
49. Eric Adjani Eric Adjani Actor, Don Giovanni
50. Lyn Harding Lyn Harding Actor, Goodbye, Mr. Chips Born in St Brides Wentlooge (now in Gwent), Wales, UK, where he was brought up as a strict Congregationalist and a Welsh speaker. He started his working life as an apprentice draper in Newport, Wales, and was drawn to an acting career after seeing "It's Never Too Late to Mend" at the Old Victoria Hall...
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