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1. Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths Actor, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits...
2. Peter Ustinov Peter Ustinov Actor, Spartacus Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions. He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, London...
3. Patrick Troughton Patrick Troughton Actor, The Omen Patrick Troughton was born on 25 March 1920 and grew up in North London, where he was educated at Mill Hill Public School. In his teens he attended the Embassy School of Acting at Swiss Cottage, under Eileen Thorndike. From there he won a scholarship to the Leighton Rallius Studios at the John Drew Memorial Theatre on Long Island in New York...
4. June Havoc June Havoc Actress, General Hospital Musical theater devotees will undoubtedly know that the song "Let Me Entertain You" was from the classic musical "Gypsy", the born-in-a-trunk story of resilient kid troopers Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc who were mercilessly pushed into vaudeville careers by an unbearably headstrong mother. While the lesser-talented Gypsy...
5. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, Grow Old Along with Me Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his father's show...
6. Robert J. Wilke Robert J. Wilke Actor, Days of Heaven Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He was able to obtain work as a stuntman and continued as such until the mid-'40s...
7. Richard Arlen Richard Arlen Actor, Wings During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount Pictures and suffered a broken leg...
8. John McCurry John McCurry Actor, Fritz the Cat
9. Dick Haymes Dick Haymes Actor, State Fair Dick Haymes' birth in Argentina meant he was not legally an American citizen. In order to get out of the draft in 1944, he registered as a "resident alien" and was able to avoid service in the Armed Forces. There was little publicity at the time, but when he went to Hawaii in 1953 to pursue Rita Hayworth (who was on location for Miss Sadie Thompson)...
10. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Self, Universal Newsreel Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover. Both parents were of German descent. Eisenhower studied at the West Point Military Academy from 1911-1915. He served with the infantry, became the #3 leader of the tank corps...
11. Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Writer, Orlando London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a well-respected editor and author and the former son-in-law of William Makepeace Thackeray...
12. Maria von Trapp Maria von Trapp Writer, The Sound of Music Singer Maria Trapp was born on January 26, 1905, aboard a train, as her mother hurried from their village in the Tyrol to the hospital in Vienna, Austria. Her mother, Augusta (nee Rainer), died shortly after Maria was born, and her father, Karl Kutschera, died when she was 6 years old. As a guardian to Maria...
13. Virginia Gilmore Virginia Gilmore Actress, The Pride of the Yankees While probably better recalled as Yul Brynner's former wife, stunningly beautiful, stage-trained Virginia Gilmore made close to a dozen or so "B" level films during the early 1940s and should definitely be accorded more credit in the Hollywood annals than merely her one-time wifely status to a big star...
14. Claire Griswold Claire Griswold Actress, A Home Away from Home
15. Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff Soundtrack, Shine Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He was born Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov on April 2...
16. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Writer, Papillon
17. Carlos Montalbán Carlos Montalbán Actor, Bananas
18. Emmett Kelly Emmett Kelly Self, The Greatest Show on Earth Clown of renown (usually in sad-faced hobo's makeup although on some occasions he sported classic whiteface) with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, who acted in a handful of films.
19. Siiri Angerkoski Siiri Angerkoski Actress, Aliisa
20. Helene Whitney Helene Whitney Actress, The Hunchback of Notre Dame Helene Whitney was born in 1914 as Kenyon Fortescue and was the grandniece of Alexander Graham Bell and cousin once removed of President Theodore Roosevelt. She married Julian Louis Reynolds, heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune in 1936. But they divorced in 1939 and she started her acting work using stage names of Joyce Gardner...
21. Gil Perkins Gil Perkins Actor, Batman: The Movie A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, part-talkie movies...
22. Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe Actor, Wagon Master Renowned Native American athlete who excelled in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm but was later stripped of his Olympic medals for having previously received monetary compensation for engaging in professional sport. He later showed up on movie screens as a bit player in westerns. He was portrayed by Burt Lancaster in the film Jim Thorpe -- All-American.
23. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs
24. Lockwood West Lockwood West Actor, The Dresser
25. James Warren James Warren Actor, Code of the West The minor Ohio-born star of a few late 40s second-string westerns, James Warren is hardly remembered at all except maybe to trivia enthusiasts. Tall, taciturn, lean and durably handsome, he certainly had what it took. Jim worked as an illustrator in New York with his art at one time appearing in Life...
26. Marc Chagall Marc Chagall Self, Chagall Marc Chagall was a Russian-Jewish artist and writer in Yiddish who moved to France and developed his highly original style by blending elements of traditional Jewish culture with cutting-edge innovations in modern art. He was born Moishe Segal (Russified: Marc Zakharovich Shagalov) on July 7, 1887...
27. Françoise Rosay Françoise Rosay Actress, Carnival in Flanders
28. Modest Mussorgsky Modest Mussorgsky Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski In 1856 Moussorgsky joined the Russian army where he met the piano player and composer 'Balakirev' who taught him composition. As he could not finish his studies in music, Moussorgsky did not know all stylistic means of composition perfectly and thus had to follow his instinct in his works becoming...
29. Wendell Mayes Wendell Mayes Writer, Anatomy of a Murder
30. Carolyn Coates Carolyn Coates Actress, The Hustler Coates was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Santa Monica, Calif., where she acted in children's theater. She went on to major in acting at the University of California, Los Angeles, and worked in stock companies in the East. She met her future husband, James Noble - who played "Governor Gene Gatling" on the TV show Benson - in 1951 in Worcester...
31. Esben Storm Esben Storm Writer, In Search of Anna
32. Rigo Tovar Rigo Tovar Soundtrack, Innocent Voices
33. Jeff Daley Jeff Daley Actor, Accentuate the Negative
34. Robert F. Slatzer Robert F. Slatzer Director, The Hellcats
35. Dorothy Fields Dorothy Fields Soundtrack, The Green Mile Prolific Tony/Grammy-winning ("Redhead", 1959) and Academy Award-winning ("The Way You Look Tonight", 1936) lyricist and songwriter, educated at the Benjamin School for Girls. She wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Blackbirds of 1928", "Hello, Daddy", "International Revue", "Stars in Your Eyes", "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"...
36. Cynthia Semon Cynthia Semon Producer, Audioslave: Live in Cuba Cynthia Semon was one of the few PR Professionals to establish media relations with the international press center in Havana in over 40 years. Cynthia was initially hired to handle all the media for "Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters," but because of her vast and sensitive communications skills she...
37. Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs Actor, Paths of Glory
38. Carmen Dragon Carmen Dragon Composer, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Composer, conductor and arranger, educated at San Jose College (MA degree). He made many records as conductor of the Hollywood Bowl (which he conducted for ten years) and Capitol Symphony orchestras, and he composed, conducted and arranged for a number of American radio and television programs (including the Standard School Broadcast in 1949)...
39. Franco Gasparri Franco Gasparri Actor, Blood, Sweat and Fear Famous in Italy and abroad for his handsome look, Gasparri started acting at age 12, appearing as a child actor in some "peplum" flicks. After serving in the Italian "Folgore" paratroopers, he found the way of success through the "fotoromanzi", comic books made with pictures that sold widely in the 1950s and 1960s...
40. Judith Rawlins Judith Rawlins Actress, 20,000 Eyes
41. Ana Mariscal Ana Mariscal Actress, Con la vida hicieron fuego
42. Art James Art James Self, Concentration
43. Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner Actor, The Seventh Scroll
44. Neil Travis Neil Travis Editor, Dances with Wolves Herbert Neil Travis was born on 12th October 1936 and studied Advertising and Theatre Arts at the University of California in his native Los Angeles. He began his career as an assistant editor at Paramount studios in his early twenties,becoming second editor on a series of television shows for Fox and in 1970 received his first credit as a film cutter for 'The Travelling Executioner'...
45. Pat Bishop Pat Bishop Actress, Don's Party
46. Rashel Novikoff Rashel Novikoff Actress, Annie Hall
47. Clemence Dane Clemence Dane Writer, Vacation from Marriage British novelist and playwright Clemence Dane was born Winifred Ashton in Kent, England, in 1888. A gifted student, she was educated in a variety of private schools and, at age 16, was hired to teach French in Geneva, Switzerland. A year later she returned to England and studied art for three years in London...
48. Jason Beck Jason Beck Actor, Impostor
49. Keith Kjornes Keith Kjornes Writer, The Devil's Tomb
50. Wenche Foss Wenche Foss Actress, I Am Dina
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