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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. 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 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...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. Sylva Koscina Sylva Koscina Actress, Le fatiche di Ercole
9. 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...
10. Ricky Harris Ricky Harris Actor, Heat Ricky Harris was born October 5, 1965 in Long Beach, California as Richard George Harris II. He was an actor known for roles in Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009), Bones (2001), Moesha (1996-2001), Poetic Justice (1993), and Dope (2015). He gained fame after appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s...
11. 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"...
12. 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...
13. Harold P. Warren Harold P. Warren Director, Manos: The Hands of Fate
14. 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"...
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Actor, La fuerza del destino
18. Barbara Tarbuck Barbara Tarbuck Actress, Walking Tall Trained on a Fulbright Grant to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Barbara's New York theatre work includes "Landscape & Silence" by Harold Pinter, "Water Engine" by David Mamet, Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound", Joseph Chaikin's production of "America Hurrah!"...
19. Teena Marie Teena Marie Soundtrack, The Goonies
20. 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...
21. Gerry Anderson Gerry Anderson Writer, Thunderbirds
22. 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...
23. 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...
24. Cynthia Stone Cynthia Stone Actress, Dr. Kildare
25. George S. Irving George S. Irving Actor, Underdog
26. 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...
27. Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield Soundtrack, Taken 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...
28. Clarke Gordon Clarke Gordon Actor, That Certain Summer
29. Fred Draper Fred Draper Actor, A Woman Under the Influence
30. Linda Leighton Linda Leighton Actress, Impact
31. Charles Smith Charles Smith Actor, The Shop Around the Corner
32. 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.
33. Savitri Savitri Actress, Maya Bazaar
34. 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!)...
35. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Self, Universal Newsreel
36. 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...
37. Rajko Prodanovic Rajko Prodanovic Actor, Smeker
38. Mártha Eggerth Mártha Eggerth Actress, For Me and My Gal From the day she was born Martha lived in a world of music. For sure her father was a banker but he was also an amateur pianist. As for her mother, she was a housewife but also a very talented opera singer who had given up her career for the joys of matrimony and motherhood. It does not come as a surprise...
39. Stu Nahan Stu Nahan Actor, Rocky IV
40. 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...
41. Myrna Ross Myrna Ross Actress, Beach Blanket Bingo
42. Inge Birkmann Inge Birkmann Actress, Der Kirschgarten
43. Peggy Thorpe-Bates Peggy Thorpe-Bates Actress, Rumpole of the Bailey
44. Dian Fossey Dian Fossey Writer, Gorillas in the Mist
45. 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...
46. Portland Hoffa Portland Hoffa Actress, Is Everybody Listening?
47. Harry Littlewood Harry Littlewood Actor, The Final Conflict
48. Russell Gleason Russell Gleason Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front Juvenile actor in US films.
49. Helen Crothers Helen Crothers Self, This Is Your Life
50. Michael Wager Michael Wager Actor, Exodus
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