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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 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in Hollywood when Gene Kelly arrived in town in 1941. He came direct from the hit 1940 original Broadway production of "Pal Joey" and planned to return to the Broadway stage after making the one film required by his contract. His first picture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was For Me and My Gal with Judy Garland...
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. Chris Kyle Chris Kyle Writer, American Sniper
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. John Kerr John Kerr Actor, South Pacific The son of Broadway actors Geoffrey Kerr and June Walker, John Kerr began his stage career after graduating from Harvard University. In 1951 he met Priscilla Smith while taking a class in Serbo-Croatian language and literature at Harvard. They were married on December 28, 1952, and divorced in 1972...
8. 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...
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. 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...
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. 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.
14. Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean Writer, Where Eagles Dare
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. 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.
17. Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen Actor, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
18. 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...
19. 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)...
20. Julia DeVito Julia DeVito Actress, Louie's Mom Remarries
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Marcel Bozzuffi Marcel Bozzuffi Actor, The French Connection
24. Jean Martin Jean Martin Actor, The Battle of Algiers
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. Bert Parks Bert Parks Self, Break the $250,000 Bank
27. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
28. Zon Murray Zon Murray Actor, Blood on the Moon
29. Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho Director, Edifício Master
30. 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"...
31. Deborah Makepeace Deborah Makepeace Actress, Seiden RG Veda
32. Tahir Hussain Tahir Hussain Producer, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
33. Bernard McEveety Bernard McEveety Director, Napoleon and Samantha
34. Vsevolod Meyerhold Vsevolod Meyerhold Actor, The Picture of Dorian Grey Vsevolod Meyerhold was born Karl Theodor Kazimir Emil Meyerhold in 1874, in Penza, Russia, into the Russian-German family of Emil Meyerhold. He converted to Orthodox Christianity on his 21st birthday and took the name of Vsevolod in memory of the Russian writer Vsevolod Garshin. After conversion Meyerhold married Olga Mikhailovna (nee Munt) and the couple had three daughters...
35. Birgitte Federspiel Birgitte Federspiel Actress, Babette's Feast
36. Cochin Hanifa Cochin Hanifa Actor, Enthiran
37. Louise Lorraine Louise Lorraine Actress, The Adventures of Tarzan Louise Lorraine's small stature and delicate beauty seemed hardly the qualities to be desired in a serial heroine, but she starred in 11 of the physically demanding, action-filled cliffhangers, and showed as much spirit as, and in some cases more than, many of her colleagues in that genre. Louise's...
38. Craig Lahiff Craig Lahiff Director, Swerve
39. Giselle Pascal Giselle Pascal Actress, Endless Horizons
40. Bernard Kates Bernard Kates Actor, Guiding Light
41. Edgar Bessen Edgar Bessen Actor, Verteufelte Zeiten
42. Natalie Kingston Natalie Kingston Actress, Street Angel She traced her lineage back to the first Spanish governor of California. Her great-grandfather on her mother's side was Hungarian-born Agoston Haraszthy, dubbed the father of Californian viticulture. Leggy, olive-complexioned Natalia Ringstrom grew up and was educated in the San Francisco Bay area. Little is known of her early years...
43. Charles de Rochefort Charles de Rochefort Actor, The Ten Commandments
44. J. Peverell Marley J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer, House of Wax
45. Bill Foster Bill Foster Director, Luck Be a Lady: Part 2
46. Bernard Braden Bernard Braden Actor, The Day the Earth Caught Fire
47. Allene Simmons Allene Simmons Actress, Porky's
48. Jeff Harris Jeff Harris Writer, Diff'rent Strokes
49. J.W. Cody J.W. Cody Actor, Totem Treasure
50. Travis Banton Travis Banton Costume Designer, The Mark of Zorro Travis Banton was the star costume designer at Paramount during the studio's heyday of glamour and sophistication in the 1930's. During his tenure (1924-38), he created imaginative, often daring designs for stars like Kay Francis, Carole Lombard, Mae West and, most famously, Marlene Dietrich...
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