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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. 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...
5. 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...
6. Dick Haymes Dick Haymes Actor, State Fair Arguably one of the best singers of the twentieth century, Dick Haymes was born in Argentina to a Scots/Irish father and Irish mother, but brought to the U.S. as an infant. Dick inherited his vocal gift from his mother who made ends meet during the Depression as a singer and voice teacher. A music gig in 1931 caught the eye of a local band leader and soon Dick was moving up...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Claire Griswold Claire Griswold Actress, A Home Away from Home
11. 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...
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. 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...
15. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Writer, Papillon
16. Carlos Montalbán Carlos Montalbán Actor, Bananas
17. Lockwood West Lockwood West Actor, The Dresser
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. Esben Storm Esben Storm Writer, In Search of Anna
20. Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs Music Department, Flatt, Clampett, and Scruggs
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Robert F. Slatzer Robert F. Slatzer Director, The Hellcats
24. 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...
25. Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs Actor, Paths of Glory
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. 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.
28. Jeff Daley Jeff Daley Actor, Accentuate the Negative
29. Wendell Mayes Wendell Mayes Writer, Anatomy of a Murder
30. Tom Stebing Tom Stebing Actor, Log 45: Bright Boy
31. Siiri Angerkoski Siiri Angerkoski Actress, Aliisa
32. 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...
33. Judith Rawlins Judith Rawlins Actress, 20,000 Eyes
34. 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)...
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. Françoise Rosay Françoise Rosay Actress, Carnival in Flanders
37. John McCurry John McCurry Actor, Fritz the Cat
38. 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...
39. 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...
40. Art James Art James Self, Concentration
41. Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner Actor, The Seventh Scroll
42. 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...
43. Pat Bishop Pat Bishop Actress, Don's Party
44. Helene Reynolds Helene Reynolds Actress, Heaven Can Wait
45. 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'...
46. Keith Kjornes Keith Kjornes Writer, The Devil's Tomb
47. S.N. Tripathi S.N. Tripathi Composer, Lav-Kush
48. Hermann Lause Hermann Lause Actor, Head-On
49. 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...
50. Buddy Red Bow Buddy Red Bow Actor, Thunderheart
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