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1. Vanity Vanity Actress, The Last Dragon Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law. Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews...
2. McLean Stevenson McLean Stevenson Actor, M*A*S*H McLean Stevenson was born in Illinois, where his father was a cardiologist. After serving in the Navy, he attended Northwestern University, receiving a bachelor's degree in theater arts. Stevenson worked at a radio station, played a clown on a live television show in Dallas and sold insurance and medical equipment...
3. Eileen Essell Eileen Essell Actress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Eileen Essell has to be one of the oldest film débutantes of all time. She became a stage actress when she left university and spent thirteen years in theatrical productions in Britain. However, when she was in her early thirties she got married to a writer and abandoned her career to raise her son...
4. George Gaynes George Gaynes Actor, Punky Brewster George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two months prior to Gaynes' birth., and the Empire was in the process of splintering...
5. Ethel Merman Ethel Merman Self, A Special Sesame Street Christmas Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman surely is the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having debuted in 1930 in "Girl Crazy...
6. Lina Romay Lina Romay Actress, Female Vampire Stunningly comely and slinky brunette Lina Romay rates highly as one of the boldest, most sensuous, and enticing actresses to have appeared with tremendous frequency in a large volume of European horror and exploitation features made from the early 1970s to the early 21st century. Romay was born Rosa Maria Almirall on June 25...
7. Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Actor, Xena: Warrior Princess Kevin died in Beijing, China after suffering a severe head injury in a fall. He had just finished work on Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao at Beijing Film Studio. Kevin was eager to work on the film because of the opportunity to work with a stuntman from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (a.k.a. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"). Kevin was injured on February 6...
8. Tim Holt Tim Holt Actor, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre As they say, like father, like son. Cowboy hero Tim Holt avidly followed in the boots of his famous character-actor dad, the granite-jawed Jack Holt (b. Charles John Holt), who appeared in hundreds of silents and talkies (many of them westerns) over the years. The two actually appeared together as father and son in the western The Arizona Ranger...
9. Christopher Malcolm Christopher Malcolm Actor, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
10. Wally Cox Wally Cox Self, The Hollywood Squares Wally Cox was a beloved character actor who made his mark in television and ranks as one of the medium's most memorable performers. His ability to show his range likely was limited by his short stature, slight frame, and high-pitched voice, which along with his talent for being very funny, made him ideal for comedy parts such as his memorable turn as Professor P...
11. Mary Grace Canfield Mary Grace Canfield Actress, General Hospital
12. Henry Brandon Henry Brandon Actor, The Searchers German-born Henry Brandon was a character actor in American films, most often seen in villainous roles. His parents emigrated to the US shortly after his birth. His early interest in acting led him to study at the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. He landed the lead villain role in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy film Babes in Toyland...
13. Tommy Rettig Tommy Rettig Actor, Lassie Mr. Rettig was the first boy who tagged after Lassie during the famous collie's 20 years on the CBS television network. An already established child star, he was chosen from over 500 other boys to play the 11 year old midwestern farm boy, Jeff Miller, when Lassie premiered on September 12, 1954...
14. Dolores Faith Dolores Faith Actress, V.D.
15. Nat 'King' Cole Nat 'King' Cole Soundtrack, Catch Me If You Can Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles at Montgomery, Alabama. He received music lessons from his mother and his family moved to Chicago when he was only five, where his father Edward James Coles was a minister at the True Light Baptist Church and later Pastor of the First Baptist Church. At 12 he was playing the church organ and at 14 he formed a 14 piece band called the Royal Dukes...
16. Vladimir Sokoloff Vladimir Sokoloff Actor, The Magnificent Seven Familiar character actor of Russian heritage who played in scores of films, mostly in the U.S. He studied at the University of Moscow but left there to attend the Moscow Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined the world- renowned Moscow Art Theatre, where he worked for the next decade as an actor and assistant director...
17. Walker Edmiston Walker Edmiston Actor, The Great Mouse Detective Talented, prolific and versatile voice and character actor Walker Edmiston had a remarkable career in radio, movies and television that spanned over five decades. Walker was born on February 6, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. Edmiston discovered at an early age that he could perfectly mimic other people's voices; he used to entertain his family with his vocal impression of Lionel Barrymore...
18. Daniel McDonald Daniel McDonald Actor, The Ice Storm Daniel McDonald was born and raised in New York the youngest of seven children. A life member of the Actors Studio, he has also studied with Paul Curtis of the American Mime Company, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and with Sanford Meisner on the island of Bequia, BWI. Daniel has been active on the Broadway stage and was married to 'Mujah Mariani Malehi McDonald' in 1999.
19. Elyse Knox Elyse Knox Actress, The Mummy's Tomb Elyse Knox, the actress best known for starring in The Mummy's Tomb and for being Heisman Award-winner Tom Harmon s wife and actor Mark Harmon's mother, was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Austrian parents Hermine Sophie (Muck) and Frederick Kornbrath...
20. Antonio Moreno Antonio Moreno Actor, The Searchers A serious rival to Rudolph Valentino as the smouldering 'Latin Lover' type was black-haired Spanish-born Antonio Moreno. One of the most prominent screen stars of the 1920's, he was equally adept at romance, melodrama or comedy and appeared opposite most of the legendary movie queens of the era, from the Gish sisters to Greta Garbo, to Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford...
21. Michael Morgan Michael Morgan Actor, Homework
22. Mike Lally Mike Lally Actor, Coma
23. Burt Kennedy Burt Kennedy Director, The Train Robbers American screenwriter and director--particularly of westerns--Burt Kennedy was the son of performers. He was part of their act, "The Dancing Kennedys", from infancy. He served in World War II as a cavalry officer and was highly decorated. After the war he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, but was ousted after one play as an actor for missing rehearsal...
24. Philip Van Zandt Philip Van Zandt Actor, Citizen Kane
25. Lucille Lund Lucille Lund Actress, The Black Cat
26. Pat Close Pat Close Actor, Sunrise at Campobello
27. Avon Long Avon Long Actor, The Sting Avon Long was a featured singer and dancer in the Cotton Club in New York in 1934. Lena Horne credits him with bringing her out of the chorus line to a featured spot. In the 1940's, he won critical acclaim as "Sportin' Life" in the Broadway production of "Porgy and Bess". He also appeared in featured roles on Broadway in "Bubbling Brown Sugar"
28. Cliff Bole Cliff Bole Director, Star Trek: The Next Generation
29. Charles Irving Charles Irving Actor, A Face in the Crowd
30. Ilka Chase Ilka Chase Actress, Now, Voyager The daughter of Vogue's editor-in-chief for 40 years, Edna Woolman Chase, Ilka was named after a Hungarian friend of her mother's. She went to school in France and later acted in stock with Rube Miller in New York. Her first appearance on Broadway was as a maid in 'The Red Falcon' in 1924. After co-starring in her next play...
31. Sidney Berger Sidney Berger Actor, Carnival of Souls
32. Margaret Courtenay Margaret Courtenay Actress, The Mirror Crack'd Ebullient Welsh-born character actress Margaret Courtenay was born on November 14, 1923 in Cardiff, Wales. With resounding voice and dominant personality, she was known for The Mirror Crack'd, Duet for One and Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side. Courtenay was trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. A prolific performer at the London West End...
33. Quintin Sondergaard Quintin Sondergaard Actor, Tombstone Territory
34. Jack Fletcher Jack Fletcher Actor, Pennies from Heaven
35. Jim Begg Jim Begg Actor, Death Wish II
36. Christopher Templeton Christopher Templeton Actress, Ready, Willing & Able
37. Jan Miner Jan Miner Actress, Lenny
38. Hasse Ekman Hasse Ekman Writer, Gabrielle Being the son of actor / theatre director Gösta Ekman, it was natural for him to start a career in the movie business. He was first noticed for playing against his father in Intermezzo. He also showed a talent for writing, and his first script was filmed as Blixt och dunder. Producer Lorens Marmstedt...
39. Howard K. Smith Howard K. Smith Writer, Howard K. Smith
40. Jack Luden Jack Luden Actor, Rolling Caravans Jack Luden's story is one of the saddest in Hollywood. He was born as Jacob Benson Luden in Reading, Pennsylvania, with a silver spoon in his mouth; his uncle was the millionaire founder of Luden's Cough Drops and he attended the finest schools on the east coast. But he was restless, possessing an impulsive rebellious streak and opted for an acting career...
41. Richard Feynman Richard Feynman Writer, Infinity Richard Feynman is one of the twentieth century's greatest physicists. He worked on the atomic bomb project and won the Nobel Prize for his work in quantum electrodynamics. He was one of the chief investigators in the Challenger Shuttle disaster.
42. Dilip Dhawan Dilip Dhawan Actor, Virasat
43. Lew Wallace Lew Wallace Writer, Ben-Hur The son of the governor of Indiana, Lew Wallace lived in Indianapolis as a young boy. He served in the Mexican War, and afterwards became a lawyer and was elected to the state Senate. He served again in the Union army during the Civil War, reaching the rank of major general. He was noted for repulsing an attempted raid by Confederate Gen...
44. Franklin Dennis Jones Franklin Dennis Jones Actor, Nebraska
45. George Dunning George Dunning Director, Yellow Submarine
46. Manorama Manorama Actress, Water Manorama is a veteran Hindi actress acted in nearly 100 movies. Her real name was Erin Issac Daniels. She was half-Irish, with an Irish mother and an Indian Christian father.She started her career as a child artist in 1926 in Lahore, under the name Baby Iris. Thereafter she made her debut as in adult actress in 1941 to her final role in Water in 2005...
47. Lee Van Atta Lee Van Atta Actor, Dick Tracy
48. Mark Hammer Mark Hammer Actor, Meet the Parents
49. Mattie Shaw Mattie Shaw Actress, First Steps
50. Leonard Gaines Leonard Gaines Actor, Rocky II
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