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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 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...
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. 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.
8. 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...
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. 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...
11. Carlos Montalbán Carlos Montalbán Actor, Bananas
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs
15. 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...
16. Claire Griswold Claire Griswold Actress, A Home Away from Home
17. 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...
18. 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...
19. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Writer, Papillon
20. 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.
21. Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner Actor, The Seventh Scroll
22. Lockwood West Lockwood West Actor, The Dresser
23. Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs Actor, Paths of Glory
24. 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...
25. 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...
26. 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"...
27. Jean-Paul Bonnaire Jean-Paul Bonnaire Actor, The Chorus
28. Wendell Mayes Wendell Mayes Writer, Anatomy of a Murder
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. Esben Storm Esben Storm Writer, In Search of Anna
32. Stephen Leacock Stephen Leacock Writer, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town A man of seemingly inexhaustible talents, Stephen Butler Leacock (born December 30, 1869) easily juggled being a humorist, essayist, teacher, political economist, lecturer, and historian. He received many awards and honorary degrees, among them the Lorne Pierce Medal; the Leacock Medal for Humour was...
33. Joe Bonomo Joe Bonomo Actor, The Great Circus Mystery
34. Judith Rawlins Judith Rawlins Actress, 20,000 Eyes
35. Françoise Rosay Françoise Rosay Actress, Carnival in Flanders
36. Leigh Tanchel Leigh Tanchel Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, The Last House on the Left Leigh was born on 20th April in 1970. A natural athlete and a born leader, he excelled at swimming and athletics. He also played league soccer for Balfour Park and culminated his primary school career by being elected Head Boy. Leigh excelled in rugby during his high school career. He was the captain of the 1st Team and was chosen for the Craven Week Trials...
37. John McCurry John McCurry Actor, Fritz the Cat
38. Jeff Daley Jeff Daley Actor, Accentuate the Negative
39. Rigo Tovar Rigo Tovar Soundtrack, Innocent Voices
40. 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...
41. Helene Reynolds Helene Reynolds Actress, Heaven Can Wait
42. Wenche Foss Wenche Foss Actress, I Am Dina
43. 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...
44. Jason Beck Jason Beck Actor, Impostor
45. 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...
46. Jack Hoxie Jack Hoxie Actor, The White Outlaw American cowboy star of silent films, Jack Hoxie was raised in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and in Idaho, learning riding and roping at an early age. He became a popular and successful rodeo star, winning national championships. In 1914, after touring the U.S. in a Wild West show, he came to Hollywood and got work as a stuntman...
47. Barbara McLean Barbara McLean Editor, All About Eve Ms. McLean was a pioneering female film editor for 20th Century Fox. She began her Hollywood career in the 1930s and earned her first film credit for editing The Affairs of Cellini. She joined Fox in 1935 as one of only eight female film editors working in Hollywood in the 1930s. She became Fox' editing division chief in 1949 and retired from the studio in 1969.
48. Ab Abspoel Ab Abspoel Actor, Doctor Vlimmen
49. 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...
50. S.N. Tripathi S.N. Tripathi Composer, Lav-Kush
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