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1. Peter Graves Peter Graves Actor, Airplane! Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Arness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama at the University of Minnesota and then headed to Hollywood...
2. Susan Hayward Susan Hayward Actress, I Want to Live! The youngest of three children, Edythe Marrenner was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. Her father and mother, who were of Irish and Swedish descent respectively, endowed her with the milky complexion and ruby mane that would become her trademark. She grew up in poverty in the shadow of her older sister Florence who was her mother's favorite...
3. Fred Zinnemann Fred Zinnemann Director, High Noon Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to study film.
4. Howard Ashman Howard Ashman Music Department, Aladdin A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Howard Ashman moved to New York City in 1974 and began writing plays while working as an editor in a publishing house. His work attracted attention and he became WPA Theatre's artist director in 1977. In 1982, Ashman collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the musical "Little Shop of Horrors"...
5. Maurice Ronet Maurice Ronet Actor, Elevator to the Gallows
6. Kirk Alyn Kirk Alyn Actor, Superman Starting his show business career as a chorus boy on Broadway and an entertainer in vaudeville, Kirk Alyn played bit parts and minor supporting roles in several low-budget films before getting his big break playing the title role in the serial Superman. He wasn't able to sustain a film career after the serial ended, however, and after small parts in a few movies, retired to Arizona.
7. Busby Berkeley Busby Berkeley Miscellaneous Crew, Gold Diggers of 1935 Busby Berkeley was one of the greatest choreographers of the US movie musical. He started his career in the US Army in 1918, as a lieutenant in the artillery conducting and directing parades. After the World War I cease-fire he was ordered to stage camp shows for the soldiers. Back in the US he became a stage actor and assistant director in smaller acting troupes...
8. Gareth Hunt Gareth Hunt Actor, Fierce Creatures
9. René Laloux René Laloux Director, Fantastic Planet
10. Val Lewton Val Lewton Producer, The Body Snatcher Born in Russia in 1904, Lewton moved with his mother and sister to Berlin in 1906, then to USA in 1909. He wrote for newspapers, magazines, novels, pornography, etc.- often using pseudonyms to disguise their origin (the name Val Lewton was one such pseudonym, used first for some novels in the 1930's...
11. Thomas Malory Thomas Malory Writer, Excalibur Born around 1414-1420 into an English gentry family, Sir Thomas Malory spent his first couple of decades in quiet obscurity, aside from campaigning at the Siege of Calais in 1436. By 1441 he had been knighted, and had developed a growing interest in politics. In 1445 he became MP for his county and over the next few years developed a startling talent for lawlessness...
12. Ralph James Ralph James Actor, Pancho's Hideaway
13. Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite Actor, Glory
14. Edith Atwater Edith Atwater Actress, True Grit A respected stage actress, brunette Edith Atwater was another of those performers who never quite managed to break into films. She was trained at the American Laboratory Theatre and began her acting career at the age of eighteen. She was on Broadway from 1931, her carefully coiffed patrician looks and mature manner rather suited to playing well-bred socialites...
15. Altovise Davis Altovise Davis Self, Sammy Davis, Jr. Kidnap Caper
16. Jean Poiret Jean Poiret Writer, The Birdcage
17. Ivan Rassimov Ivan Rassimov Actor, Sacrifice! Ivan Rassimov and his younger sister, Rada, decided to pursue a career in acting. Ivan studied acting at the University at Trieste. After attending military service in Italy, he then settled in Rome to pursue his acting career. A series of small roles began his career, one of them being from the legendary director Mario Bava with Planet of Vampires...
18. Eleanor Perry Eleanor Perry Writer, David and Lisa
19. Ib Melchior Ib Melchior Writer, Death Race The son of the Wagnerian tenor and film star Lauritz Melchior, Ib Melchior was born and educated in Denmark. After graduating from the University of Copenhagen, he joined the English Players, a British theatrical company, and toured Europe with the troupe, first as an actor and later as stage manager and co-director...
20. Bob Maroff Bob Maroff Actor, Taxi Driver
21. John Broome John Broome Writer, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
22. Tommy Vine Tommy Vine Actor, Territory
23. Dada Kondke Dada Kondke Director, Andheri Raat Mein Diya Tere Haath Mein
24. Alexander Granach Alexander Granach Actor, Nosferatu Alexander Granach was born in the region of Galizia, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today Ukraine). Given the name Jessaja Szajko Gronish, he was one of a dozen children of a poor Jewish family eking out a living, first in a farming village, later in a series of small towns and cities...
25. Karl Marx Karl Marx Writer, American Torso Karl Heinrich Marx was born on May 5, 1818, into a wealthy family in Tier, Germany. His father, Hershel Mordechai, was the son of a rabbi. Karl converted to Lutheran Christianity because Jews were not allowed to practice law. He graduated from the Trier Gymnasium, then studied law at the University of Bonn...
26. Lisle Wilson Lisle Wilson Actor, Sisters
27. Pierre Schoendoerffer Pierre Schoendoerffer Writer, Le Crabe-Tambour
28. Kyle McKenna Kyle McKenna Actor, Link 2 Link Kyle had a terribly sad childhood and had been estranged from his family for many years. When the Salt Lake City coroner's office finally tracked down his mother, she refused to claim his body. Friends took Kyle's remains and had them cremated. His ashes were strewn over some mountains where Kyle enjoyed hiking. (Straube)
29. Manuel Medel Manuel Medel Actor, The Sign of Death
30. Helen Ferguson Helen Ferguson Actress, Just Pals Illinois-born Helen Ferguson is thought to have made her film debut at age 13 in 1914, although her first recorded credits are in 1917. She played opposite such action stars as Hoot Gibson and Harry Carey, and when she went to Fox in the early 1920s to star opposite Buck Jones, her career really took off...
31. Coy Watson Coy Watson Actor, The Smart Set
32. Terence Edmond Terence Edmond Actor, Eskimo Nell
33. Bob Burns Bob Burns Actor, Sagebrush Trail
34. Liezel Martinez Liezel Martinez Actress, Poor Little Rich Girl
35. Nicole Stéphane Nicole Stéphane Actress, Les Enfants Terribles
36. Nathan Roth Nathan Roth Actor, Witches' Brew
37. Huw Wheldon Huw Wheldon Self, Elgar Huw Wheldon was born in Prestatyn in North Wales in May 1916. After attending Friar's School, Bangor, he studied at the London School of Economics. In 1939, at the outbreak of war, he volunteered, eventually joining the Royal Ulster Rifles. He landed in Normandy by glider on D-Day and won the Military Cross on D Day + 1...
38. Jenie Jackson Jenie Jackson Actress, Ride the High Country
39. Balto Balto Actor, Smith's Catalina Rowboat Race Siberian Husky who rose to fame as the lead sled dog in Gunnar Kaasen's team that arrived in Nome, Alaska, in early February of 1925, delivering vials of serum to the city, then stricken with a diphtheria epidemic. The call went out for the serum in January 1925 from Nome, where children were dying of diphtheria, and at the time, the only way to deliver the serum was by dog sled...
40. Aubrey Wisberg Aubrey Wisberg Writer, Hercules in New York
41. Larry Reynolds Larry Reynolds Actor, Blown Away
42. Jack Evans Jack Evans Actor, Rawhide Romance
43. Betsy Ames Betsy Ames Actress, Wedding Crashers
44. Doc Pomus Doc Pomus Soundtrack, Snatch.
45. Jim Feazell Jim Feazell Director, Wheeler
46. Tony Benn Tony Benn Self, Sicko Tony Benn is the son, grandson and father of MPs, he retired from the House of Commons in May 2001, after fifty years in Parliament making him the longest serving Labour MP in the history of the party. His service in the House of Commons was not continuous: he lost his Bristol seat in 1983 and was re-elected for Chesterfield in 1984...
47. Joyce Barbour Joyce Barbour Actress, Sabotage
48. Alan Dinehart Alan Dinehart Writer, Mickey's Christmas Carol
49. Frances Chan Frances Chan Actress, Black Magic Frances was the daughter of Mary Chan. At age 14, she was named Miss China city, (now known as Miss Chinatown, Los Angeles). When she was 18 she finally was credited in "Black Magic" and was on the verge of possible future in the movies. She had been on the cover of Look Magazine. She had been selected...
50. Happy Humphrey Happy Humphrey Actor, Moonrunners Happy Humphrey was a professional wrestler who once tipped the scales at slightly 900 lbs. and once held the world's record for greatest weight loss. Born William Cobb on July 16, 1926 in Georgia, he billed himself as "The World's Largest Wrestler" in the 1950s and '60s. His most famous opponent was fellow fatman 'Haystacks Calhoun'...
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