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1. Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman Actor, Capote Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry...
2. Gene Kelly Gene Kelly Actor, Singin' in the Rain Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941...
3. Boris Karloff Boris Karloff Actor, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William Henry Pratt was born on November 23...
4. Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence Actor, Halloween Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the obsessed...
5. John Kerr John Kerr Actor, South Pacific His father Geoffrey Kerr (b. 25 Jan 1895, London; d. 1971) and mother June Walker (b. 14 June 1904, New York City; d. 1966) were successful Broadway and, occasionally, film actors. He went into theatre as soon as he graduated from Harvard. He had an important role in the stage play "Bernadine" in 1952...
6. Charley Grapewin Charley Grapewin Actor, The Wizard of Oz This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). Acting having then sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays on the side that he himself could star in...
7. Chris Kyle Chris Kyle Writer, American Sniper
8. Barry Morse Barry Morse Actor, The Changeling Born in London's East End, Barry's career began when he won a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 15. Upon graduation, he followed with successful stage runs in London's West End and in theatrical productions throughout the United Kingdom, and appeared on the BBC's earliest live television broadcasts in the late 1930s...
9. Jessie Royce Landis Jessie Royce Landis Actress, North by Northwest Jessie Royce Landis was called "an international star" in her New York Times obituary. She was 20 when she made her stage debut at the Playhouse in Chicago as the young countess in "The Highwayman". Soon she was on Broadway. In 1950 she went to London for "Larger Than Life", a dramatization of W. Somerset Maugham's novel...
10. Anna May Wong Anna May Wong Actress, Shanghai Express Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star, was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California, to laundryman Wong Sam Sing and his wife, Lee Gon Toy. A third-generation American, she managed to have a substantial acting career during a deeply racist time when the taboo...
11. Sid Vicious Sid Vicious Soundtrack, Goodfellas Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen Matlock dropped out after personality clashes with lead singer Rotten...
12. Margaret John Margaret John Actress, Run, Fatboy, Run
13. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
14. Alan Curtis Alan Curtis Actor, High Sierra Attractive Hollywood leading man (and sometime villain) from the late 30s until his death following surgery. Alan Curtis (Harry Ueberroth was born 24 July 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in that area and in the early 1930s became a model, appearing in many magazine and newspaper advertisements...
15. Rondo Hatton Rondo Hatton Actor, The Brute Man An only child, Rondo Hatton was born to Stewart and Emily Hatton in Hagerstown, Maryland. The family moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1912, when he was a high-school senior, and his father joined a family-owned business there. Rondo was apparently popular and a good athlete, especially in football. After leaving high school...
16. Wendy Barrie Wendy Barrie Actress, The Hound of the Baskervilles Wendy Barrie was born in Hong Kong of English/Irish parentage, the daughter of King's Counsel F.C. Jenkins. Her education was spent at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland. After working in a beauty parlour, she made her first foray into acting on the London stage in "Wonder Bar" (1930)...
17. Bob Burns Bob Burns Actor, Waikiki Wedding After growing up in a small Arkansas town, Bob Burns qualified as a civil engineer, but also worked as a salesman, farmed peanuts, and in World War I was a Marine sergeant and champion rifleman. His great interest from boyhood was music, and from 1911 his main career was in entertainment. He played musical instruments including his trademark "bazooka"...
18. Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen Actor, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
19. Marcel Bozzuffi Marcel Bozzuffi Actor, The French Connection
20. Sanford Meisner Sanford Meisner Actor, Mikey and Nicky Sanford Meisner is one of the most respected and influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Meisner, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg are generally regarded as America's three greatest acting teachers. Founding member of The Group Theatre, 1931-1941. Began teaching at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1935; head of the acting program 1936-1958 & 1964-1990...
21. Jean Martin Jean Martin Actor, The Battle of Algiers
22. Helen Seamon Helen Seamon Actress, Sheriff's Sale Helen Seamon was born in Dermott, Ark, and brought up in Pine Bluff. Her father was a ticket railroad agent. She made a theatrical debut of sorts in a movie house in Pine Bluff; During children's matinees Helen sat on the organ console and sang. She also studied dancing. Her parents scraped up some money and sent her to Los Angeles for further training with Ernest Belcher...
23. Willard Waterman Willard Waterman Actor, The Apartment Character actor in US radio, films, and TV. Memorable as the star of radio's "The Great Gildersleeve" from 1950 to 1955 (replacing the actor Harold Peary, who had originated the radio role of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve in 1941). As well, Waterman starred in the 1955 TV version.
24. Aline Towne Aline Towne Actress, Radar Men from the Moon Played the lead female role in five Republic Pictures serials from 1950 to 1954. She continued to act sporadically in films and on television until 1979.
25. Bud Osborne Bud Osborne Actor, Bride of the Monster Bud Osborne's almost 50-year career in films began--as far as is known--in 1912 with, naturally, a western. Originally from Texas, Osborne worked for "Wild West" shows where he was noted for his astonishing prowess in handling six-horse wagons and stagecoaches, a talent that carried over into films...
26. Stewart Stern Stewart Stern Writer, Rebel Without a Cause Stewart Stern was born into Hollywood royalty. His uncle was the ever powerful Adolph Zukor and his cousins were the Loews, who controlled MGM.
27. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
28. Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho Director, Edifício Master
29. Julia DeVito Julia DeVito Actress, Louie's Mom Remarries
30. Duilio Del Prete Duilio Del Prete Actor, My Friends
31. Lawrence Gray Lawrence Gray Actor, The Florodora Girl
32. Bert Parks Bert Parks Self, Break the $250,000 Bank
33. Phillip Borsos Phillip Borsos Director, One Magic Christmas A leading Canadian filmmaker, Phillip Borsos has enjoyed considerable success in international markets. One of the "Vancouver School", he began his career as a director (and sometime producer and writer) with several short subjects, beginning with Cooperage (1976). Nails (1979), which Borsos also produced...
34. Edward Wilson Edward Wilson Actor, Gloria Was Director of National Youth Theatre of Great Britain 1987-2004 and is now Director of Los Angeles Young Actors Company at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood.
35. Zon Murray Zon Murray Actor, Blood on the Moon
36. Bernard McEveety Bernard McEveety Director, Napoleon and Samantha
37. Birgitte Federspiel Birgitte Federspiel Actress, Babette's Feast
38. Allene Simmons Allene Simmons Actress, Porky's
39. Nick Alexander Nick Alexander Sound Department, The Legend of 1900
40. Cochin Hanifa Cochin Hanifa Actor, Enthiran
41. Blanche Sewell Blanche Sewell Editor, The Wizard of Oz
42. Bernard Kates Bernard Kates Actor, Guiding Light
43. J. Peverell Marley J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer, House of Wax
44. Jaime Bravo Jaime Bravo Actor, Love Has Many Faces
45. Craig Lahiff Craig Lahiff Director, Swerve
46. Bernard Braden Bernard Braden Actor, The Day the Earth Caught Fire
47. Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme Actor, The Day of the Jackal
48. Caroline Rankin Caroline Rankin Actress, Be My Wife Her father was a temperance evangelist and republican campaign speaker, AC Rankin of Chicago. He was born in 1849 on a farm in rural Pennsylvania and died in May 1922 in San Marino. She had three sisters: Bertha Rankin Hummel, Lotta Rankin Jones, and Lois Rankin. For any other family information please contact me.
49. Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell Self, Bertrand Russell
50. Bill Foster Bill Foster Director, Luck Be a Lady: Part 2
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