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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, Robin Hood 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. 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...
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. Christine Kaufmann Christine Kaufmann Actress, Bagdad Cafe
6. Patrick Troughton Patrick Troughton Actor, Doctor Who Patrick Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London and was educated at Mill Hill School. He trained as an actor at the Embassy School of Acting in the UK and at Leighton Rollin's Studio for for Actors at Long Island, New York in the USA. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy and after the war ended he joined the Old Vic and became a Shakespearean actor...
7. Gene Saks Gene Saks Actor, Nobody's Fool
8. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, In the Heat of the Night 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...
9. James Noble James Noble Actor, Benson The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at Southern Methodist University...
10. 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)...
11. 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...
12. Virginia Gilmore Virginia Gilmore Actress, The Pride of the Yankees Virginia Gilmore's father was a British army officer who retired to California. Educated at a convent in Hollywood, she made her stage debut at 15 with a San Francisco theater company and at 20 made her first movie for Samuel Goldwyn. Although her career started out well, she was soon relegated to leading and supporting parts in B pictures...
13. Emmett Kelly Emmett Kelly Self, Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back
14. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Writer, Crusade in Europe Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on Tuesday, October 14, 1890, as Dwight David Eisenhower, 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...
15. 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...
16. Bek Nelson Bek Nelson Actress, Bell Book and Candle
17. 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...
18. 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.
19. Claire Griswold Claire Griswold Actress, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
20. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Writer, Papillon
21. Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff Soundtrack, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 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...
22. Judith Rawlins Judith Rawlins Actress, 20,000 Eyes
23. Carlos Montalbán Carlos Montalbán Actor, Bananas
24. Igor Khait Igor Khait Producer, Sing
25. Lisa Peake Lisa Peake Actress, Bunny Lake Is Missing
26. Miroslav Ondrícek Miroslav Ondrícek Cinematographer, Amadeus
27. 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...
28. Françoise Rosay Françoise Rosay Actress, Carnival in Flanders
29. Richard L. Bare Richard L. Bare Director, Green Acres
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. Helene Reynolds Helene Reynolds 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...
32. Henry Stenhouse Henry Stenhouse Self, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
33. Lockwood West Lockwood West Actor, The Dresser
34. Janine Sutto Janine Sutto Actress, Congorama Janine Sutto is one of Canada's most celebrated and respected actresses. In a career spanning over 70 years, she has played hundreds of roles on stage, radio and television. She has appeared at major theatres across Canada in productions ranging from classics by Molière and Shakespeare to works by modern Quebec playwrights...
35. Wendell Mayes Wendell Mayes Writer, Anatomy of a Murder
36. 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...
37. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, The Beverly Hillbillies
38. Robert W. Paul Robert W. Paul Producer, The '?' Motorist Robert Paul was an electrician and scientific instrument maker, with offices at Hatton Garden in London. He was approached by two Greek businessmen who had obtained an Edison kinetoscope (a slot machine that ran film in a continuous loop, that the customer viewed through an eyepiece). It should be noted that all the early Thomas A. Edison films were made for these machines--they were not projected...
39. Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs Actor, Paths of Glory
40. Modest Mussorgsky Modest Mussorgsky Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born on March 21, 1839, in his ancestral estate of Karevo, Pskov province, Russia. He was the 30th generation from Rurik the Great, the first King of ancient Kiev Rus. Mussorgsky's family were wealthy landowners and belonged to Russian landed gentry. Young Mussorgsky studied piano from the age of six under the tutelage of his mother...
41. 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...
42. Michael Petrovitch Michael Petrovitch Actor, Turkey Shoot
43. Keith Kjornes Keith Kjornes Writer, The Devil's Tomb
44. Dave Freeman Dave Freeman Writer, Carry on Behind
45. Jason Beck Jason Beck Actor, Impostor
46. 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...
47. Jeff Daley Jeff Daley Actor, Outlaw's Son
48. Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner Actor, Das Erbe der Guldenburgs
49. 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'...
50. Walter Reisch Walter Reisch Writer, Gaslight After completing studies in literature at the University of Vienna, Walter Reisch began his screen career as an extra and title writer in 1918. He eventually made the acquaintance of Stephan Lorant, a refuge from the Horty regime in Hungary, who, within a single year, had made a name for himself in Austrian films as a film maker and cinematographer...
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