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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. 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...
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. 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...
5. Willoughby Gray Willoughby Gray Actor, The Princess Bride
6. Mae Marsh Mae Marsh Actress, The Birth of a Nation Mae Marsh's father was an auditor for the railroad who died when she was four. Her family moved to San Francisco, where her stepfather was killed in the 1906 earthquake. Her great-aunt then took Mae and her sister to Los Angeles. With her show business background, Mae's aunt took them to the various movie studios for work as extras...
7. 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"...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Stacy Keach Sr. Stacy Keach Sr. Actor, Pretty Woman
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. Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert Actor, Cat Ballou
14. Carole Eastman Carole Eastman Writer, Five Easy Pieces
15. Richard Wagner Richard Wagner Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 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...
16. 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...
17. Russell Arms Russell Arms Actor, The Man Who Came to Dinner
18. 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...
19. Helen Twelvetrees Helen Twelvetrees Actress, The Painted Desert Born in New York, Helen was schooled at the Brooklyn Heights Seminary before heading to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1927, Helen Jurgens married Clark Twelvetrees and became Helen Twelvetrees. With some stage experience, Helen went to Hollywood with a number of other actors to replace the silent stars that could not or would not make the transition to talkies...
20. Ken Jones Ken Jones Actor, Jude
21. 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...
22. Scott Beach Scott Beach Actor, Stand by Me
23. Marian Nixon Marian Nixon Actress, Captain Calamity 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...
24. 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...
25. Gianna Maria Canale Gianna Maria Canale Actress, Lust of the Vampire
26. Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe Actor, Darby O'Gill and the Little People
27. Lori Shannon Lori Shannon Actor, Archie the Hero
28. Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith Actor, Magnolia
29. Donna Hardy Donna Hardy Actress, Superbad
30. Marie Pillet Marie Pillet Actress, Before Sunset
31. Lily Pons Lily Pons Soundtrack, Hitting a New High A principal Metropolitan Opera coloratura soprano, she appeared also on radio, in several films, and on TV.
32. Rajendra Nath Rajendra Nath Actor, Haré Raama Haré Krishna
33. John Cowley John Cowley Actor, The Field
34. 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...
35. 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"...
36. Frank Braña Frank Braña Actor, Pieces
37. Christine Larsen Christine Larsen Actress, Valley of Head Hunters Diminutive beauty Christine Larsen (also credited as 'Larson' in some of her early films) had a minor Hollywood career, spanning a mere seven years, from 1948 to 1955. On the rare occasions she was not cast as the perfunctory love interest in B-westerns, opposite the likes of Johnny Mack Brown, she co-starred...
38. 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.
39. Nina Varela Nina Varela Actress, Love with the Proper Stranger Born near St. Louis in 1902, and trained in Europe in opera as a mezzo-soprano, square-faced, lantern-jawed, full-figured Nina Varela came to the United States in the late 1930s and ended up in Hollywood. During the 40s, 50's, and 60's, she worked frequently at the Shubert Theater, accompanying plays that went on the road...
40. 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...
41. Josephine Tey Josephine Tey Writer, The Girl Was Young As Gordon Daviot, she was a famous well-known playwright during the 1930s, and, as Gordon Daviot, published her first mystery novel, "The Man In The Queue". For the second, "A Shilling For Candles", she took a family name, Josephine Tey, under which she published a further six.
42. John Lounsbery John Lounsbery Animation Department, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
43. William Axt William Axt Composer, The Thin Man Composer and conductor, educated at DeWitt Clinton High School, and in private music study in Berlin. He was the assistant conductor at the Hammerstein Grand Opera Company in New York, and conducted for Emma Trentini between 1914-1918. He was musical director at the Capitol Theatre in New York, and later headed the music department at MGM. He joined ASCAP in 1924.
44. Joe Connelly Joe Connelly Writer, Major Payne
45. 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...
46. Abigail Adams Abigail Adams Actress, Colorado Serenade
47. Gareth Wigan Gareth Wigan Thanks, Kick-Ass
48. 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.
49. Jack Gardner Jack Gardner Actor, Three Russian Girls
50. Balu Mahendra Balu Mahendra Director, Sadma
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