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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. After becoming involved in high school theatrics, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989. He made his feature film debut in the indie production Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole as Phil Hoffman...
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. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
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. 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. 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...
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. Chris Kyle Chris Kyle Self, Amphibious Assault
12. Bert Parks Bert Parks Self, Break the $250,000 Bank
13. Margaret John Margaret John Actress, Run, Fatboy, Run
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. 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...
17. Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen Actor, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
18. 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)...
19. 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...
20. 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.
21. Marcel Bozzuffi Marcel Bozzuffi Actor, The French Connection
22. Jean Martin Jean Martin Actor, The Battle of Algiers
23. Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho Director, Edifício Master
24. 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...
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. Bernard McEveety Bernard McEveety Director, Napoleon and Samantha
28. Bud Osborne Bud Osborne Actor, Bride of the Monster One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called upon to portray a seedy outlaw in any of those same westerns.
29. Dragan Zaric Dragan Zaric Actor, Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
30. Zon Murray Zon Murray Actor, Blood on the Moon
31. Vijay Arora Vijay Arora Actor, Yaadon Ki Baaraat
32. Julia DeVito Julia DeVito Actress, Louie's Mom Remarries
33. Lawrence Gray Lawrence Gray Actor, The Florodora Girl
34. Cathie Merchant Cathie Merchant Actress, The Haunted Palace
35. 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...
36. Cochin Hanifa Cochin Hanifa Actor, Enthiran
37. Jack Carr Jack Carr Actor, Flipper's Monster
38. François Reichenbach François Reichenbach Director, America As Seen by a Frenchman
39. Bill Foster Bill Foster Director, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney
40. Paul Herlinger Paul Herlinger Actor, Adventures in Odyssey: Go West Young Man
41. Raúl de Anda Raúl de Anda Producer, Tres de presidio
42. Shamus Culhane Shamus Culhane Animation Department, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Mr. Culhane was the only animator to work on all of the first four animated feature-length Disney cartoons. In a career that spanned six decades, he worked for 18 cartoon studios, including his own. In the mid-1990s his early hand-drawn animation was combined with computer animation for Disney films including Aladdin, The Lion King, and Pocahontas.
43. Giselle Pascal Giselle Pascal Actress, Endless Horizons
44. J. Peverell Marley J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer, House of Wax
45. Craig Lahiff Craig Lahiff Director, Swerve
46. Madeleine Christie Madeleine Christie Actress, Electric Dreams
47. 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"...
48. Allene Simmons Allene Simmons Actress, Porky's
49. Tahir Hussain Tahir Hussain Producer, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
50. Birgitte Federspiel Birgitte Federspiel Actress, Babette's Feast
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