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1. Ralph Waite Ralph Waite Actor, The Bodyguard Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for Harper & Row...
2. Andreas Katsulas Andreas Katsulas Actor, The Fugitive Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Andreas was a cross between apple pie and baklava, coming from a working-class Greek-American family. Attracted from early childhood to being on stage when at 4 his mother took him to see a community theater performance, he took theatre as an extra-curricular activity in high school...
3. Martin Balsam Martin Balsam Actor, 12 Angry Men Martin Henry Balsam was born on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, New York City, to Lillian (Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of women's sportswear. He was the first-born child. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his mother was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. Martin caught the acting bug in high school where he participated in the drama club...
4. David Janssen David Janssen Actor, The Green Berets David Janssen was born (in Nebraska in 1931) to be a TV star. The Janssen family settled in Hollywood when he was a teenager and he attended Fairfax High School, where he developed an interest in acting. His film debut was a bit part in It's a Pleasure, and at the age of 18 signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox...
5. Ken Lynch Ken Lynch Actor, North by Northwest If there was ever an actor born to play a tough Irish cop, it was Ken Lynch, and he played so many of them in his long career that he could probably do it in his sleep. His suspicious manner, aggressive attitude, steely eyes and snarling voice broke down many a quavering suspect. He also played military officers...
6. Waylon Jennings Waylon Jennings Actor, Maverick Jennings, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, recorded 60 albums and had 16 No. 1 country singles in a career that spanned five decades. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2001. With pal Willie Nelson, Jennings performed duets like "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"...
7. Johanna Sällström Johanna Sällström Actress, Beneath the Surface Johanna Sällström was born on December 30, 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1997 she won the award Guldbaggen for best female leading role in the movie Beneath the Surface, which became her big breakthrough. Getting tired off all the interest around herself she moved to Denmark where she worked at a café shop...
8. Mae Marsh Mae Marsh Actress, The Birth of a Nation Like much of early Hollywood history, much of Mae Marsh's biography is shrouded in mystery and the creation of studio publicity people. The story of the Marsh children being taken to Hollywood by their aunt is often told, but according to the 1910 U.S. Census, the Marsh children were all living with their parents in Los Angeles...
9. Stacy Keach Sr. Stacy Keach Sr. Actor, Pretty Woman
10. Willoughby Gray Willoughby Gray Actor, The Princess Bride
11. Larry Holden Larry Holden Actor, Batman Begins Delighted in providing misinformation about his life. According to published obituaries, his father was Command Sergeant Major Laurence E. Holden (deceased) and his mother was Friederike H. Holden. He had three siblings, Patrick L. Holden, Angela Holden and Deborah Holden-Baker. "Kinda retired" from acting in February 2002...
12. T.P. McKenna T.P. McKenna Actor, Straw Dogs Character actor Thomas Patrick McKenna was born in Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland, in 1929. A prolific theater actor throughout his career, he made his stage debut in "Summer and Smoke" by Tennessee Williams at the Pike Theatre in Dublin in 1954. He made his film debut in the IRA-Nazi drama The Night Fighters and from this uncredited beginning he moved up to tenth billing in The Siege of Sidney Street...
13. Kon Ichikawa Kon Ichikawa Director, The Makioka Sisters Kon Ichikawa has been influenced by artists as diverse as Walt Disney and Jean Renoir, and his films cover a wide spectrum of moods, from the comic to the overwhelmingly ironic and even the perverse. Ichikawa began his career as a cartoonist, and this influence is apparent in his skillful use of the widescreen...
14. David Bauer David Bauer Actor, Patton Born in Chicago in 1917, David Bauer found more success as an actor in Europe than he did in his home country. He was one of those caught up in the anti-Communist hysteria that swept the US, and especially Hollywood, in the 1950s. Bauer left the US and settled in Great Britain. He found a niche in British television...
15. Dilys Laye Dilys Laye Actress, Carry on Cruising Raven haired, sometimes blonde (particulary in the earlier years), pretty actress who was born in 1934. Dilys Laye is an actress who is capable of a wide range of roles, from straight drama to comedy. Starting in the 1950s; she started like most other British film actresses of her era in studio system style films...
16. Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Soundtrack, Apocalypse Now Richard Wagner was a German composer best known for his operas, primarily the monumental four-opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen". He was born Wilhelm Richard Wagner on May 22, 1813, in Leipzig, Germany. He was the ninth child in the family of Carl Wagner, a police clerk. Richard was only six months old when his father died...
17. Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
18. Ken Jones Ken Jones Actor, Jude
19. Iris Russell Iris Russell Actress, Episode #1.36
20. Fred 'Snowflake' Toones Fred 'Snowflake' Toones Actor, The Palm Beach Story Toones is one of the most "colorful" character faces in B-Westerns and cliffhangers. He appeared in over 200 films between 1928 and 1951; and during 1936 and 1947, Toones often worked under contract for Republic Pictures, appearing in about 40 of its films. Toones often played a bootblack or shoeshine man in at least six of his movies...
21. Donna Hardy Donna Hardy Actress, Superbad
22. Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert Actor, Cat Ballou
23. Helen Twelvetrees Helen Twelvetrees Actress, The Painted Desert Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward film when she headed to the West Coast in late 1928...
24. Carole Eastman Carole Eastman Writer, Five Easy Pieces
25. Scott Beach Scott Beach Actor, Stand by Me
26. Marie Pillet Marie Pillet Actress, Before Sunset
27. Pat Costello Pat Costello Producer, Jack and the Beanstalk Older brother of film comic Lou Costello. A stuntman and actor, he often doubled for Lou in many Abbott and Costello films. His biggest onscreen role came as a plain-clothes policeman in the Abbott and Costello film Mexican Hayride. Outlived his younger brother by over thirty years.
28. Gianna Maria Canale Gianna Maria Canale Actress, Lust of the Vampire
29. Hugh Walters Hugh Walters Actor, 1984
30. Harry Baird Harry Baird Actor, The Italian Job Cast in a number of racially-motivated British films during the 1950s and 1960s, actor Harry Baird was born in Georgetown, Guyana (then called British Guiana) on May 12, 1931 and received his education both in Canada and England. Famed director Carol Reed gave Harry his film break in 1954 at age 23 when he cast the actor in the smallish role of a black boxer named Jamaica in A Kid for Two Farthings...
31. Frank Braña Frank Braña Actor, Pieces
32. Abigail Adams Abigail Adams Actress, Colorado Serenade
33. Lori Shannon Lori Shannon Actor, Archie the Hero
34. Robert Ivers Robert Ivers Actor, G.I. Blues Robert Ivers attended one of the few high schools (Tucson High 1950-1953) that offered a wide range of theatre classes including Stagecraft, Make-Up, Lighting, History of the Theatre and Acting. After appearing in all the high school productions and some Tucson Little Theatre shows, Ivers was offered scholarships to Pasadena Playhouse and the University of Arizona...
35. Marian Nixon Marian Nixon Actress, Tango Marian Nixon was born on October 20, 1904, in Superior, Wisconsin. Her career started in 1923 when she played Agnes Evans in Cupid's Fireman. She was nineteen. Marian always gave a good account for herself when she appeared in films and was much in demand throughout the 1920s. Marian was one of those fortunate actresses who made the successful transition to the "talkie" era...
36. John Lounsbery John Lounsbery Animation Department, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
37. Ernestine Barrier Ernestine Barrier Actress, Project Moon Base
38. Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith Actor, Magnolia
39. Joe Connelly Joe Connelly Writer, Major Payne
40. Dorothy Tree Dorothy Tree Actress, The Asphalt Jungle After a long career on stage and film, in New York and Hollywood, Dorothy Tree, as Dorothy Uris, had a second career, as a speech and voice coach at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, privately, and teaching speech and acting at the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She was the author of "Everybody's Book of Better Speaking"...
41. Raymond Bond Raymond Bond Actor, A Foreign Affair
42. Gertrude Hoffman Gertrude Hoffman Actress, Foreign Correspondent German-born Gertrude Hoffman began her film career in Germany in 1918, but she didn't start her Hollywood career until she was past 60 years of age, making her American film debut in 1933. She worked steadily and made quite a few films over the next 20 years, though many of her parts were unbilled. She is probably best remembered as Mrs...
43. Russell Arms Russell Arms Actor, The Man Who Came to Dinner
44. Balu Mahendra Balu Mahendra Director, Moondram Pirai
45. Peter Packer Peter Packer Writer, The Monster's Web Known to some vintage television fans as the writer/producer of some famous and not so famous TV western hours, but known mostly as the writer of 25 Lost In Space episodes...and some of those 25 were the very best of the series. Little is known about the private life of Packer but it would seem he was partly interested in making Lost In Space a space western rather than a science fiction series...
46. Rajendra Nath Rajendra Nath Actor, Haré Raama Haré Krishna
47. Rafael Sabatini Rafael Sabatini Writer, Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini was born near the Adriatic seaport of Ancona, Italy to Anna Trafford, an Englishwoman, and Italian Vincenzo Sabatini, both of whom were well known opera singers. With their careers still in full swing and included much traveling, so baby Rafael was sent to her parents near Liverpool for a stable home life...
48. Forugh Farrokhzad Forugh Farrokhzad Self, The House Is Black Farugh Farrokhzad was primarily a poet. Indeed, she is regarded as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century in Iran, which has a millennium of poetic tradition behind it. Although she only made one film, the 22 minute so-called documentary "The House is Black", this work is generally seen as the crucial precursor of the Iranian New Wave.
49. Max Faulkner Max Faulkner Stunts, Doctor Who
50. Harold S. Bucquet Harold S. Bucquet Director, Dragon Seed After serving in the US Army during World War I, British-born Harold S. Bucquet entered the film business, first as an extra and then as a set designer. He became an assistant to director Allen Holubar, and later was hired as an assistant director at MGM--a studio where he was to spend the rest of his career--in the shorts department and directed screen tests...
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