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1. John Belushi John Belushi Actor, The Blues Brothers The son of an Albanian immigrant restaurant owner, Adam Belushi, and his vivacious wife, Agnes, who was also of Albanian descent, John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six. Though a young hellion in grade school...
2. William Powell William Powell Actor, The Thin Man William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did finally attract attention with The Last Command as Leo...
3. Jay Silverheels Jay Silverheels Actor, The Lone Ranger Familiar Canadian Indian actor who shot to fame as Tonto, the faithful Indian companion of the masked man on the US television series The Lone Ranger. A member of the Mohawk tribe of Canada's Six Nations Reserve, Silverheels excelled at wrestling, horse racing, football, boxing, and hockey, and became a renowned lacrosse player...
4. Richard Kiley Richard Kiley Actor, Jurassic Park Although Richard Kiley's rich baritone and strong vocal talent was much in evidence and received due respect with his award of a Tony for "Man of La Mancha", it was little used in his television and movie appearances. Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical): in 1959 for "Redhead" and in 1966 for his signature role...
5. Whit Bissell Whit Bissell Actor, Hud Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Bissell specialized in playing doctors...
6. Gary Merrill Gary Merrill Actor, All About Eve Gary Merrill was born August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career acting in summer stock plays. He married Barbara Leeds, an actress, and then served a brief stint in the army. After the army, he landed in New York, where he was chosen to join the already popular play "Born Yesterday"...
7. Hans Christian Blech Hans Christian Blech Actor, The Longest Day
8. Scott Kalvert Scott Kalvert Director, The Basketball Diaries
9. Mischa Auer Mischa Auer Actor, You Can't Take It with You Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a professional actor in the U.S...
10. Philip Madoc Philip Madoc Actor, The Bourne Identity Philip Madoc was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and attended Twyn School. He became interested in acting when he was a teenager. He studied at the University of Vienna and pursued a theatrical career by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the 1960s, he became a familiar face on British television...
11. Patsy Cline Patsy Cline Soundtrack, The Departed Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia. Her brush with show business came at age four when she won a prize in an amateur tap dancing contest. By the time she entered grade school, her family was fully aware of her musical talent. On her eighth birthday...
12. Jerry Grayson Jerry Grayson Actor, Inside Llewyn Davis
13. Lolo Ferrari Lolo Ferrari Actress, Camping Cosmos Lolo Ferrari, born Eve Valois, was famous - or infamous - as having undergone more plastic surgery than any other porn star. She had her face lifted, her eyes reshaped, her lips thickened and, most famously, a series of silicone injections ballooned her breasts out to 71 inches, and a record-setting (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) weight of 26 pounds...
14. Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Self, Universal Newsreel Joseph Stalin (a code name meaning "Man of Steel") was born Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1879 in Gori, Georgia, the Transcaucasian part of the Russian Empire. His father was a cobbler named Vissarion Dzhugashvili, a drunkard who beat him badly and frequently and left the family when Joseph was young...
15. Donald Woods Donald Woods Actor, True Grit Donald Woods, a prolific cinema and television character actor whose career spanned 75 films and 150 TV programs over 40 years, was born Ralph L. Zink on December 2, 1906, in Brandon, Manitoba. (He legally changed his name to Donald Woods in 1945.) His family eventually departed Canada for California...
16. Brenda de Banzie Brenda de Banzie Actress, The Man Who Knew Too Much The daughter of a musical conductor, fair-haired, slightly plump Brenda de Banzie appeared in just a handful of films. As the result of two outstanding performances, she became an unexpected star when well into her middle age. Brenda first came to public notice as a sixteen year old chorine on the London stage in "Du Barry Was a Lady"...
17. Herman J. Mankiewicz Herman J. Mankiewicz Writer, Citizen Kane Herman J. Mankiewicz, now known primarily as the man who co-wrote Citizen Kane with Hollywood's greatest wunderkind, Orson Welles, was one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood and the head of Paramount's screen-writing department in the late 1920s and early '30s. He reached the pinnacle of his craft soon after arriving in Hollywood...
18. Rupert Crosse Rupert Crosse Actor, Shadows
19. Billy De Wolfe Billy De Wolfe Actor, Frosty the Snowman Most certainly egged on by the dandified antics of an Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore and/or Franklin Pangborn, burlesque clown Billy DeWolfe in turn gave obvious inspiration to such effete cutups as Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly. Billy's life was one hundred percent show business from start to finish in a career that lasted five decades...
20. Charles B. Pierce Charles B. Pierce Set Decorator, The Outlaw Josey Wales
21. Alan Manson Alan Manson Actor, The Devil's Advocate Alan Manson was one of a group of World War II soldiers selected to appear in Irving Berlin's 1942 musical This Is the Army. He appeared in the Broadway production as well as in the film. After the war, he continued to perform on Broadway. In 1955, he was called before the House committee investigating communists in New York theater...
22. Walt Gorney Walt Gorney Actor, Friday the 13th Character actor Walt Gorney was born on April 12, 1912 in Vienna, Austria. He came to the United States when he was ten years old and lived with his family in Massachusetts. He had at least three younger sisters. In 1946, Gorney moved to an apartment in Greenwich Village in New York City. Walt appeared...
23. Sid Grauman Sid Grauman Self, Week End in Hollywood
24. Steve Oliver Steve Oliver Actor, Werewolves on Wheels Muscular and ruggedly handsome tough guy actor Steve Oliver was born as Stephen Oliver Welzig on November 29, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was a garage mechanic. Steve had three brothers and one sister. He grew up in Riverside, California. Steve not only worked various jobs as a cab driver...
25. Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Prokofiev Soundtrack, Children of Men Prokofiev was a multitalented man and an innovative composer. He learned piano from his mother and chess from his father. He always had a chess set on his piano, and was able to play against the chess champions of his time. He studied music with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, graduated with highest marks from the St...
26. Richard Kuklinski Richard Kuklinski Self, The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer
27. Charles Lederer Charles Lederer Writer, Ocean's Eleven
28. John Harkins John Harkins Actor, Birdy
29. Geoff Edwards Geoff Edwards Self, Jackpot
30. William Roberts William Roberts Writer, The Magnificent Seven
31. William Cameron Menzies William Cameron Menzies Director, Invaders from Mars William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as assistant to Anton Grot at Famous Players-Lasky...
32. Cyril Collard Cyril Collard Writer, Savage Nights He made only three films in his relatively brief life but Cyril Collard certainly extended his "15 minutes of fame" to near cult status with the release of his last, the bold and unflinching Savage Nights. The notorious French filmmaker, actor, writer, musician and poet was born in 1957 of libertine Parisians who gave him a standard Catholic education in Versailles...
33. Herbert Mundin Herbert Mundin Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty Short, blubbery-jowled Hollywood character actor of the 1930's, with prior experience in UK theatre and cinema.
34. Amy Douglass Amy Douglass Actress, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
35. Mark LeBuse Mark LeBuse Actor, Ride the Wild Surf
36. Michael Sklar Michael Sklar Actor, Trash
37. William Moody William Moody Actor, Episode dated 3 December 2010 William Moody went to Mobile's Catholic School, and later graduated from the McGill Institute. After enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and completing basic training, he recieved his honorable discharge and went straight into a Funeral Director service job. Moody was a regular at Gulf Coast Wrestling events in Mobile...
38. Jalal Agha Jalal Agha Actor, Gandhi
39. Doris Karnes Doris Karnes Actress, What You Need
40. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
41. Kay Stewart Kay Stewart Actress, The Case of Mr. Pelham
42. Robert C. O'Brien Robert C. O'Brien Writer, The Secret of NIMH Robert Lesley Conly aka Robert C. O'Brien was an American author best known for his 1975 novel 'Z for Zachariah', a post-apocalyptic story set in the wake of World War III. It follows sixteen-year-old central protagonist Ann Burden, who has survived a nuclear war having found a remote section of valley that is protected from nuclear fallout...
43. Frances Bennett Frances Bennett Actress, Rise, Sir Albert
44. William C. de Mille William C. de Mille Director, One More American William Churchill de Mille, the older brother of Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille (W.C. retained the family spelling of his name) and father of Tony Award-winning choreographer Agnes de Mille, was born in Washington, North Carolina, on July 25, 1878. His father, Henry C. DeMille, was a playwright who had six plays produced on Broadway from 1887 to 1890...
45. Hugo Chávez Hugo Chávez Self, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
46. Cyril Smith Cyril Smith Actor, A Broken Contract
47. Totti Truman Taylor Totti Truman Taylor Actress, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
48. Alberto Granado Alberto Granado Self, The Motorcycle Diaries
49. Margaret Irving Margaret Irving Actress, San Francisco
50. Richard Wyler Richard Wyler Actor, The Ugly Ones Richard Stapley, aka Richard Wyler, not only enjoyed great success as an actor and writer on both sides of the Atlantic, but managed to do it under two names as well. A descendant of Sir Richard Stapley, noted in history for signing the death warrant of King Charles I, Stapley was born in Westcliffe...
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