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1. Lee Strasberg Lee Strasberg Actor, The Godfather: Part II Famed acting teacher Lee Strassberg was born in Budzanov, Austria-Hungary (now Budanov, Ukraine). Brought to America as a child, he had a brief acting career, before becoming one of the founders of the Group Theatre in 1931, directing a number of plays there. His greatest influence, however, was through the Actors Studio...
2. Shirley Stoler Shirley Stoler Actress, The Deer Hunter Her homely, pudding face was Laughtonesque in style, incapable of warmth much less a smile. It was held up by an immense frame that was both intimidating and foreboding at the same time. In return, it allowed her to play a couple of the most loathsome and terrifying women ever presented onscreen. Born to Polish-Jewish immigrants on March 30...
3. Dan O'Herlihy Dan O'Herlihy Actor, RoboCop Irish-born Dan O'Herlihy decided not to follow in his father's footsteps, forsaking the life of an architect in favour of the acting profession. The tall, distinguished-looking university graduate boasted a rich, resonant voice, which enabled him to easily find work in radio plays, as well on the stage...
4. Kathryn Grayson Kathryn Grayson Actress, Kiss Me Kate Kathryn Grayson was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, NC, on February 9, 1922. This pretty, petite brunette with a heart-shaped face was discovered by MGM talent scouts while singing on the radio. The studio quickly signed her to a contract, and she was given acting lessons along and had to pose for countless publicity photos...
5. Warren Frost Warren Frost Actor, Twin Peaks Born and raised in upstate Vermont, Warren Frost left home at age 17 to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his service, he worked mainly in theater. He has a doctorate in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and a published playwright with four plays to his credit and has writen a novel.
6. Richard Briers Richard Briers Actor, Much Ado About Nothing
7. Joseph Kearns Joseph Kearns Actor, Dennis the Menace
8. Andrzej Zulawski Andrzej Zulawski Writer, Possession Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night was an adaptation of his father's novel...
9. Paul Carr Paul Carr Actor, General Hospital
10. Paul Stewart Paul Stewart Actor, Citizen Kane Esteemed character actor Paul Stewart had a pair of the coldest orbs in town and made his living for decades playing dark, callous, shiftless villains, including a vast number of mobsters. Not a well-known name per se, he was nevertheless a reliable actor who seemed to have been born for the film noir and gangland crime drama genre with his premature silvery hair...
11. Donald Wolfit Donald Wolfit Actor, Lawrence of Arabia One of the great British stage actors of his era Donald Wolfit was noted for his magnificent portrayals of King Lear and Tamburlaine. Yet no actor of his generation was surrounded by more controversy. He was temperamental and difficult to deal with, enraged by criticism and tyrannical with the companies he led...
12. Nicole Bass Nicole Bass Self, Private Parts
13. Mindy McCready Mindy McCready Self, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
14. Peter Schrum Peter Schrum Actor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day Attending a catholic school, Peter "Pete" Schrum realized that he wanted to be an actor. Born in 1934, Peter started doing play acting and drama all over the place. He was enthused to work and loved doing stage. He and lifelong friends vowed to become actors one day. Peter was the only one to uphold the promise...
15. June Fairchild June Fairchild Actress, Up in Smoke
16. Jon Simanton Jon Simanton Actor, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
17. Lucille Benson Lucille Benson Actress, Duel Lucille Benson was a plump, distinctive, and marvelously quirky character actress with a heavy down-home Southern accent who portrayed an offbeat and enjoyable array of colorful supporting dotty old lady roles in both films and TV shows alike. Benson was born on July 17, 1914 in Scottsboro, Alabama...
18. Alfred Newman Alfred Newman Music Department, The King and I
19. Kathleen Lockhart Kathleen Lockhart Actress, A Christmas Carol
20. Sunshine Parker Sunshine Parker Actor, Tremors
21. Ron Brown Ron Brown Actor, Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar
22. George Marshall George Marshall Director, How the West Was Won George Marshall was a versatile American director who came to Hollywood to visit his mother and "have a bit of fun". Expelled from Chicago University in 1912, he was an unsettled young man, drifting from job to job, variously employed as a mechanic, newspaper reporter and lumberjack with a logging outfit in Washington state...
23. Tala Birell Tala Birell Actress, Bringing Up Baby Natalie Bierl (1907, Bucharest - Romania; 1958, Landsthul - Germany), nickname Talusha, was born to a German couple, the mother a Baroness of Polish descent, and the father a German businessman who was temporarily in Bucharest overseeing his company. During WWI she was in Berlin, and studying at a private school...
24. Verree Teasdale Verree Teasdale Actress, A Midsummer Night's Dream Teasdale trained for the stage at the New York School of Expression. Acting on the stage from 1924, and after appearing in the stage play "The Constant Wife" with Ethel Barrymore in 1927, Teasdale was offered a film contract. In films, she often played society wives, the 'other woman' and second leads in comedies...
25. Harold Hunter Harold Hunter Actor, Kids
26. Jean Servais Jean Servais Actor, Rififi
27. William Gargan William Gargan Actor, The Bells of St. Mary's
28. Patty Freedman Patty Freedman Actress, Ghostbusters
29. Jerry Fielding Jerry Fielding Composer, Hogan's Heroes A three-time Oscar nominee, Jerry Fielding was among the boldest and most experimental of all Hollywood film composers. His music typically utilized advanced compositional procedures, producing dense, often richly dissonant orchestral textures, sometimes flavored with jazz. Fielding's film music career was marked by enduring and rewarding collaborations with Sam Peckinpah...
30. Erik Rhodes Erik Rhodes Actor, Top Hat With his slicked back hair and thin moustache Erik Rhodes arrived in Hollywood to recreate his stage role of Rudolfo Tonetti (which he had performed first on Broadway and then in London, 1932-1933) for the filming of The Gay Divorcee, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Contrary to his screen image...
31. Nita Naldi Nita Naldi Actress, Blood and Sand Nonna Dooley, the future silent screen star, began her career as a showgirl in a Shubert revue in the Winter Garden, later went on to the famed Ziegfeld Follies. After a successful career on the stage with the Follies, Nita decided to try her hand with films in Hollywood. Her rise to fame was very quick...
32. Sheila Raynor Sheila Raynor Actress, A Clockwork Orange
33. Sonia Torgeson Sonia Torgeson Actress, Teenagers from Outer Space
34. Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson Actor, Libeled Lady
35. Louise Henry Louise Henry Actress, Charlie Chan on Broadway Louise Henry was born as Jessouise Heiman to Dr. Jesse Heiman and his wife, Louise Henry Heiman, who was a vaudeville star. Louise Henry Sr. as she was known, contracted tuberculosis while performing in vaudeville and was sent to a sanitarium in Saranac Lake, NY. While there she was treated by Dr. Heiman and the couple fell in love and got married...
36. Jack Cole Jack Cole Miscellaneous Crew, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
37. Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Soundtrack, Se7en
38. Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan Actor, Barry Lyndon
39. Evelyn Laye Evelyn Laye Actress, One Heavenly Night London-born Evelyn Laye, daughter of actor parents, was already treading the boards at the age of two. Her father managed the Palace Theatre in Brighton and this was where Evelyn first made a name for herself. A seasoned stage performer by the age of fifteen, she graduated to the London West End three years later in a small part in "The Beauty Spot"...
40. Dorothy Gibson Dorothy Gibson Actress, Saved from the Titanic Dorothy Gibson appeared on stage as a singer and dancer in several Broadway and vaudeville productions beginning in 1906, the most important being Charles Frohman's "The Dairymaids" (1907). In 1909 she started posing for commercial artist Harrison Fisher, becoming one of his favorite models. Her image appeared regularly on magazine covers...
41. Mary Nell Santacroce Mary Nell Santacroce Actress, Not Without My Daughter She was also the director and the motivating force behind DramaTech, the Georgia Tech drama society in the early 1960s. Due to Mary Nell's theatrical connections, the members of DramaTech were invited to be escorts for the celebrities at the re-release of "Gone with the Wind" at Lowe's Theater in Atlanta in 1961...
42. Burdick S. Trask Burdick S. Trask Sound Department, The Mechanic
43. Tony Maiden Tony Maiden Actor, Spaced Out
44. John Sutherland John Sutherland Producer, The Most Important Person
45. Florence Lee Florence Lee Actress, City Lights
46. Rufus Swart Rufus Swart Actor, Dust Devil
47. Rita La Roy Rita La Roy Actress, Blonde Venus
48. Bob Merrill Bob Merrill Soundtrack, American Beauty
49. William Hinnant William Hinnant Actor, The World of Henry Orient Bill Hinnant was born on August 28, 1935, on Chincoteague Island, Virginia. His younger brother is actor Skip Hinnant. He attended the Yale School of Drama, and left after his sophomore year to originate the role of the navigator in the play No Time for Sergeants and the teen exploitation film Four Boys and a Gun. He returned to Yale in 1957 and graduated in 1959...
50. Andrew Downer Andrew Downer Actor, Miss Marple: The Body in the Library
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