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1. John Thaw John Thaw Actor, Chaplin He was the working class boy from Manchester whose intensity and natural honesty made him British television's most bankable actor. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His first starring role on TV was as Sgt John Mann in Redcap. His first great success, though, was as Detective Inspector Regan in The Sweeney...
2. Louis Hayward Louis Hayward Actor, And Then There Were None From his birthplace in South Africa, Louis Charles Hayward was brought to England and was educated there and on the Continent. He spent a short time managing a London nightclub, displayed some acting talent and decided on acting, and was quickly tapped by playwright Noel Coward, who became his patron...
3. Nutan Nutan Actress, Sujata Nutan Samarth was born on June 4 1936 to poet Kumarsen Samarth and his actress wife 'Shobhana' as the eldest of their four children (a younger sister is the actress Tanuja). Her parents separated when she was a small child. 13-year-old Nutan made her debut in K. Asif's "Hamari Beti". She was a beauty queen as well...
4. Malcolm X Malcolm X Writer, Malcolm X Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, one of eight children. His father, Earl Little, was a Baptist preacher who supported Marcus Garvey's Back to Africa movement. When Malcolm was four, the family moved to Lansing, Michigan, where Earl tried opening a store while continuing his preaching...
5. Bob Verne Bob Verne Actor, The Immortalizer
6. Aleksey German Aleksey German Director, Khrustalyov, My Car!
7. Jacques Becker Jacques Becker Director, Le Trou His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured briefly into independent production...
8. Julie Mitchum Julie Mitchum Actress, House on Haunted Hill
9. Margot Fonteyn Margot Fonteyn Self, I Am a Dancer Peggy Hookham was always destined to be a dancer. Her Brazilian/Irish mother groomed her for stardom from almost as soon as she could walk. When she was aged 8 her father's work took the family to Shanghai. Peggy and her Mother returned to the UK when she was 14. Her father stayed in Shanghai and was interned by the Japanese for the duration of the war...
10. Dwayne McDuffie Dwayne McDuffie Writer, Justice League: Doom Dwayne McDuffie was an African American comic book and animation writer best known as one of the founders of Milestone Media, an imprint of DC Comics dedicated to promoting better stories and characterizations for minorities and for his contributions to Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, the final installment of what DC Comics fans refer to as "the DCAU"...
11. Harold Pruett Harold Pruett Actor, Embrace of the Vampire
12. Howard Zieff Howard Zieff Director, My Girl
13. Ben Chapman Ben Chapman Self, Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man Ben is the cousin of screen actor, Jon Hall. The role of the Gill Man in Creature from the Black Lagoon came after a meeting with Jonny Rennig (she worked with many cowboys, stuntmen, etc.) when he had dropped into the casting office. Ben also worked bartending roles between night club gigs and movies. He was...
14. Sherwood Keith Sherwood Keith Actor, The Three Witnesses
15. Charles Beaumont Charles Beaumont Writer, Brain Dead Charles Beaumont was the pseudonym for Charles Leroy Nutt, born on Chicago's North Side on January 2 1929. He also occasionally wrote under the names Charles McNutt and E.T. Beaumont (the latter apparently based on the name of a Texas town). Tragically short-lived, Beaumont was a dynamic and imaginative author and screenwriter of macabre...
16. Ina Claire Ina Claire Actress, Ninotchka Effervescent, blond star of sophisticated Broadway comedy in the 1920's. Born Ina Fagan, of Irish descent, she lost her father in a car accident four months before she was born. Without a breadwinner in the family, she was forced to live in a boarding house with her mother. From earliest childhood she displayed a precocious talent for impersonating other people...
17. Calder Willingham Calder Willingham Writer, The Graduate
18. Ron Grainer Ron Grainer Music Department, Blink Ron Grainer was one of the outstanding composers of music for British television. He was born in a small mining town called Atherton, Queensland, Australia on 11th August 1922, where his father owned the local milk bar. His mother played piano and Ron was on the keyboard from the age of two and considered a child genius...
19. Lewis Martin Lewis Martin Actor, The War of the Worlds
20. Makee K. Blaisdell Makee K. Blaisdell Actor, Space Seed
21. Del Tenney Del Tenney Producer, I Eat Your Skin Del Tenney was born in Mason City, Iowa, and moved to California with his parents when he was 12. Attending Los Angeles City and State college, he developed an interest in the theater, became an actor and made a living at it for most of his young adult life. He acted on stage, did extra work in films (Stalag 17...
22. John Nicolella John Nicolella Director, Kull the Conqueror
23. Harvey B. Dunn Harvey B. Dunn Actor, Bride of the Monster
24. William Newell William Newell Actor, Libeled Lady
25. Sam Williams Sam Williams Actor, King Solomon's Mines
26. Brian Salmon Brian Salmon Actor, Willis' Birthday
27. Wolf Albach-Retty Wolf Albach-Retty Actor, Alles Lüge Wolf Albach-Retty (1906-1967) was one of those actors full of charm, presence and wit the Ausrian and German cinema of yore knew the secret for. That he became an actor comes as no surprise considering that his mother, Rosa Albach-Retty, was a star of the Viennese stage. Of course, Magda Schneider, the woman he married in 1936...
28. Wojciech Wiszniewski Wojciech Wiszniewski Director, ABC Book Wojciech Wiszniewski was a son of a lawyer Wlodzimierz Wiszniewski, who died when the boy was only five. In order to make ends meet his mother Irena Czajkowska decided to rent rooms in their apartment to the students of the Film School in Lódz. Thanks to that her two sons got acquainted with a lot of future renowned film directors...
29. John Shay John Shay Actor, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
30. Zheng Cao Zheng Cao Director, Yang cheng qi yu ji
31. Laura Hippe Laura Hippe Actress, Logan's Run Slim, lovely and appealing brunette actress Laura Lorene Hippe was born on September 22, 1950, in Oklahoma. She was especially charming and memorable as the sweet Jenny in the entertainingly trashy drive-in exploitation romp The Swinging Barmaids. She had small parts in the mainstream studio pictures Stay Hungry and Logan's Run...
32. Armen Mirzaian Armen Mirzaian Art Department, Slumber Party Panic
33. Tim Horton Tim Horton Self, Episode #16.30
34. Gladys O'Connor Gladys O'Connor Actress, The Long Kiss Goodnight
35. John Hubley John Hubley Animation Department, Everybody Rides the Carousel
36. Helen Spring Helen Spring Actress, Willard
37. Robert Gibbons Robert Gibbons Actor, Blueprint for Murder
38. Warren Hsieh Warren Hsieh Actor, South Pacific
39. Guillermo Cabrera Infante Guillermo Cabrera Infante Writer, Vanishing Point
40. Maulana Azad Maulana Azad Self, Congress Session in Bombay Indian scholar, author, journalist and politician. Azad's father was Muhammad Khairuddin, a Sufi (mystic) saint. After the Revolt of 1857, his father went to Mecca where he married the daughter of Shaikh Mahomed Zahir Wetri. Maulana Azad was born in 1888 in Mecca. His early years were spent in Arabia...
41. Famie Kaufman Famie Kaufman Actress, The King of the Neighborhood Tall, thin comic actress born in Toronto, Canada, but raised in Cuba. She made her debut as a performer in Havana in 1937. In the 1940s she relocated in Mexico where she has worked since. Vitola frequently appeared with Tin Tan, in roles of varying importance, but was always a welcome, eccentric addition to the cast...
42. Lee Zahler Lee Zahler Music Department, I Accuse My Parents Tunesmith Lee (Leo) Zahler was the eldest of three sons and a daughter born to Joseph and Annie Zahler, Austro-Hungarian Jews who had immigrated to America a decade or so before the turn of twentieth century. His father may have come from an area in Hungary that is now part of the Slovak Republic. Lee Zahler was born in New York City, where his father worked as a pattern designer for a dressmaker...
43. Murray the 'K' Murray the 'K' Soundtrack, Air Bud Murray the K was born Murray Kaufman in New York, New York, on 14 February 1922. After an early career as a song-plugger, he moved into radio and in 1958 joined 1010 WINS. He remained there for seven years, becoming the most popular New York radio DJ. He was an early supporter of singer Bobby Darin...
44. Vladimir Motyl Vladimir Motyl Director, The White Sun of the Desert
45. Ray Whitley Ray Whitley Soundtrack, Sleepless in Seattle
46. Bob Godfrey Bob Godfrey Director, Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
47. Tom Glazer Tom Glazer Soundtrack, Austin Powers in Goldmember Composer, songwriter ("Melody of Love", "Skokiaan", "More", "A Worried Man", "On Top of Spaghetti"), author and singer, educated at City College of New York. He played tuba and string bass in military and jazz bands, and sang in choirs in New York and Philadelphia, eventually turning to folk-singing and making his Town Hall debut in New York in 1948...
48. Nestor de Villa Nestor de Villa Actor, Kung ako'y mahal mo
49. Mikhail Sholokhov Mikhail Sholokhov Writer, The Colt Mikhail Sholokhov was a Russian writer who received a Nobel prize for his epic novel 'Tikhiy Don'. He was born in 1905 into a Cossack family of farmers in Kruzhilin, Veshenskaya, Rostov province in Southern Russia. His high school studies were interrupted by the Russian revolution and the Civil War...
50. Victor Canning Victor Canning Writer, Family Plot
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