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1. Jerry Orbach Jerry Orbach Actor, Dirty Dancing Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor, and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to become "a chameleon" to blend in his new settings...
2. Sam Peckinpah Sam Peckinpah Writer, The Wild Bunch "If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael. That exploding bottle...
3. Clayton Moore Clayton Moore Actor, The Lone Ranger Clayton Moore grew up in Chicago, Illinois and although his father wanted him to become a doctor, he had visions of something a little more glamorous. Naturally athletic, he practiced gymnastics during family summer vacations in Canada, eventually joining the trapeze act The Flying Behrs at 19. During the 1934 Chicago World's Fair...
4. Jon Finch Jon Finch Actor, Frenzy Dark, broodingly handsome Jon Finch was the son of a merchant banker. His first stage role was in elementary school at age 13 playing a Roman noblewoman(!). After gaining experience in amateur theatre groups and following a short stint with a folk singing group, he suddenly left for military service at age 18...
5. Cassandra Harris Cassandra Harris Actress, For Your Eyes Only
6. Lemmy Lemmy Self, Anvil: The Story of Anvil
7. Patrick Cranshaw Patrick Cranshaw Actor, Best in Show
8. William Demarest William Demarest Actor, Sullivan's Travels Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, William Demarest was a prolific actor in movies and TV, making more than 140 films. Demarest started his acting career in vaudeville and made his way to Broadway. His most famous role was in My Three Sons, replacing a very sick William Frawley. Demarest was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role in the real-life biography...
9. Kiel Martin Kiel Martin Actor, The Panic in Needle Park
10. Jacques Aubuchon Jacques Aubuchon Actor, Thunder Road
11. Joseph Ruskin Joseph Ruskin Actor, Smokin' Aces
12. Tab Thacker Tab Thacker Actor, Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach
13. Howard Caine Howard Caine Actor, Judgment at Nuremberg At the age of 13 Howard Caine (family name Cohen) moved with his family from his hometown of Nashville, TN, to New York City, where he began studying acting. Learning to erase his Southern accent, he went on to became a master of 32 foreign and American dialects. After service in the Navy during WWII...
14. Dennis Wilson Dennis Wilson Soundtrack, Marley & Me Dennis Wilson was born Hawthorne, California in the fall of 1944 to Murry and Audree Wilson. The middle son of three brothers, Dennis was rebellious, argumentative and as he often acknowledged, the "black sheep" of the family. His integration into America's band, The Beach Boys came when his mother pushed his brothers to allow him to play with them...
15. Helen Kleeb Helen Kleeb Actress, Seven Days in May
16. Charlotte Greenwood Charlotte Greenwood Actress, Oklahoma! Charlotte Greenwood was born Frances Charlotte Greenwood on June 25, 1890, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a sickly child and her father left the family when she was very young. Charlotte grew into a healthy, six foot tall woman. She started her career dancing in vaudeville where she became known for her long legs...
17. Max Steiner Max Steiner Composer, Casablanca Austrian composer who achieved legendary status as the creator of hundreds of classic American film scores. As a child he was astonishingly musically gifted, composing complex works as a teenager and completing the course of study at Vienna's Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in only one year...
18. Susan Sontag Susan Sontag Director, Duet for Cannibals Born in New York City, raised in Arizona and California, educated at the University of Chicago, Harvard, Oxford and the Sorbonne, Susan Sontag constitutes a veritable challenge for any biographer. A novelist, philosopher, essayist, movie director and playwright, over the past thirty years she has been a controversial figure...
19. Florence Lawrence Florence Lawrence Actress, Lady Helen's Escapade Florence Lawrence was the first film player whose name was used to promote her films and the studio (Independent Moving Pictures Company [IMP]) for which she worked. Before her, actors and actresses worked anonymously, partly out of fear that stage managers would refuse to hire them if they were found...
20. William Garwood William Garwood Actor, The Evidence of the Film Silent-film star William Garwood was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. In his late teens he took to the stage. He worked at the Lakeside Theater in Denver, Colorado, both behind and in front of the curtains, and acted with stars of the caliber of Douglas Fairbanks, Maude Fealy and Olive Wyndham...
21. Sean Whitesell Sean Whitesell Producer, Oz
22. Sam Levene Sam Levene Actor, ...and justice for all. Sam Levene was the actor who originated "craps-shooter extraordinaire" Nathan Detroit in the seminal American musical "Guys and Dolls" on the Great White Way in the original 1950 production. Levene was not a good singer and had trouble staying in key, so his solo number "Sue Me" had to be written in one octave to compensate for his lack of pipes...
23. Richard DeAngelis Richard DeAngelis Actor, Chances Are Born in Boston, Richard De Angelis served in the Navy during the Korean conflict and worked as an accountant for 14 years. At 38, he quit smoking, became a vegetarian and enrolled in acting school. He received a master's degree in 1983 from the University of Maryland's theater arts program. He played Baltimore police Col...
24. Allan Dwan Allan Dwan Director, Sands of Iwo Jima
25. William Frankfather William Frankfather Actor, Death Becomes Her William Frankfather was not an albino, but played one in his first movie role in Foul Play. He was a long time Artistic Director for Theatre Forty, located in Beverly Hills, a graduate of New Mexico State University and got a M.F.A. from Stanford University. Bill was a talented actor, loving father and friend and is greatly missed.
26. Craig Stickland Craig Stickland Actor, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
27. Harry Woods Harry Woods Actor, Monkey Business
28. Paul Trinka Paul Trinka Actor, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
29. Edward Brayshaw Edward Brayshaw Actor, The Third Person
30. Warren Skaaren Warren Skaaren Writer, Batman
31. John D. MacDonald John D. MacDonald Writer, Cape Fear John Dann MacDonald was born on July 24, 1916, in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He served in the OSS in the far east during World War Two. While still in the military, he wrote a short story and mailed it home to his wife, simply for her entertainment. Unknown to him, she submitted it to the magazine "Story"...
32. Lowell Sherman Lowell Sherman Actor, Bachelor Apartment Lowell Sherman was one of the early cinema's first major stars who successfully made the transition from actor to director. Born in either 1885 or 1888, his parents were John Wm. Sherman, a theatrical producer (1855-1924), and Julia Gray Sherman, an actress and daughter of actress Kate Gray. In 1905...
33. April Kent April Kent Actress, The Incredible Shrinking Man
34. Jimmy Demaret Jimmy Demaret Self, Golfing with Demaret
35. Hollis Irving Hollis Irving Actress, The Facts of Life
36. Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel Soundtrack, The Dark Knight Rises
37. Robert Winkler Robert Winkler Actor, Sullivan's Travels Born in Chicago on February 12, 1927, Robert "Bobby" Winckler (often credited as "Winkler"), was one of the most prolific child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. Charles Chaplin's wife, Mildred Harris, got Robert into show business with a letter of introduction to producer Hal Roach. Between the ages of six and eighteen...
38. Ginger Gerlach Ginger Gerlach Actress, Episode #1.1853 Remembered for her coquettish voice and flame colored tresses, Virginia "Ginger" Gerlach left her quiet suburban life in Bala Cynwyd, PA and moved to New York upon turning eighteen. Becoming a professional actress had been a lifelong ambition for the fiercely determined and independent young woman,...
39. Charles Tannen Charles Tannen Actor, The Grapes of Wrath
40. Hideko Takamine Hideko Takamine Actress, Floating Clouds
41. Patricia DeCou Patricia DeCou Actress, The Blair Witch Project
42. Henry Oscar Henry Oscar Actor, The Brides of Dracula
43. Charles Becker Charles Becker Actor, The Terror of Tiny Town
44. Renato Castellani Renato Castellani Writer, Two Cents Worth of Hope
45. Stevo Zigon Stevo Zigon Actor, Rondo
46. Jared Nathan Jared Nathan Self, Zoom
47. Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser Writer, A Place in the Sun Theodore Dreiser was one of the great American writers, and a transitional figure between Victorian America and the "modern" age that was inaugurated after the cessation of hostilities after WWI and the publication of Sinclair Lewis' "Main Street" in 1920. A naturalist with a committed social conscience...
48. David Abraham David Abraham Actor, Gol Maal David Abraham, usually credited as simply David, was a popular character actor of Jewish and Indian descent. He starred in over one-hundred films, and often portrayed a friendly and helpful uncle-like character. He won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Boot Polish. Besides his acting roles...
49. Kitty de Hoyos Kitty de Hoyos Actress, Adventure at the Center of the Earth
50. Harry Monty Harry Monty Actor, The Lord of the Rings
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