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1. John Belushi John Belushi Actor, The Blues Brothers John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six...
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. Whit Bissell Whit Bissell Actor, The Magnificent Seven 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...
5. 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"...
6. 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...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Darlene Lucht Darlene Lucht Actress, The Haunted Palace
10. 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...
11. 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"...
12. Albert Maysles Albert Maysles Cinematographer, Grey Gardens
13. Hans Christian Blech Hans Christian Blech Actor, The Longest Day
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. Philip Madoc Philip Madoc Actor, A Mind to Kill 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...
16. 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...
17. James Douglas James Douglas Actor, Peyton Place
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Scott Kalvert Scott Kalvert Director, The Basketball Diaries
21. Ian McLellan Hunter Ian McLellan Hunter Writer, Roman Holiday
22. John Harkins John Harkins Actor, Birdy
23. Charles B. Pierce Charles B. Pierce Director, Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues Charles Bryant Pierce was an independent filmmaker from Arkansas whose movies have become cult classics. Films that he wrote, directed, and/or produced were not only made in Arkansas with local actors but also drew their inspiration from Arkansas themes. He is believed to be the source of one of the most famous lines in American film history: "Go ahead...
24. Sally Corner Sally Corner Actress, Once More, My Darling
25. Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Prokofiev Soundtrack, Avengers: Age of Ultron Prokofiev was a multi-talented 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. Jerry Grayson Jerry Grayson Actor, Inside Llewyn Davis
27. William Moody William Moody Actor, WWE Raw 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...
28. Charles Lederer Charles Lederer Writer, Ocean's Eleven
29. Rupert Crosse Rupert Crosse Actor, Shadows
30. Suzie Kaye Suzie Kaye Actress, West Side Story
31. William Cameron Menzies William Cameron Menzies Director, Things to Come 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. Geoff Edwards Geoff Edwards Self, Starcade
33. Herbert Mundin Herbert Mundin Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty
34. Alberto Olmedo Alberto Olmedo Actor, El manosanta está cargado Alberto Olmedo was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, on August 24, 1933. He began to work from 6 years old (at a greengrocer's shop); he had a very hard childhood. Olmedo or "El negro" - this way his family and friends were saying to him, not have time to dream of being an actor. He had to study and help his single mother...
35. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
36. Steve Oliver Steve Oliver Actor, Peyton Place 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...
37. William Roberts William Roberts Writer, The Magnificent Seven
38. 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...
39. Hugo Chávez Hugo Chávez Self, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
40. Mary Elliott Mary Elliott Actress, Heavenly Music Mary Elliot had a life in entertainment. Singing, dancing and beauty contests in her early youth, later on, she sang in nightclubs and worked as a model (she publicized the first rubber swimsuit for Goodyear Tire Co.). In the 1940's, she acted in a few movies, entertained the troops in WWII and, in 1945...
41. Richard Wyler Richard Wyler Actor, Man from Interpol 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 Westcliff-on-Sea...
42. Richard Kuklinski Richard Kuklinski Self, The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman
43. Cyril Smith Cyril Smith Actor, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot
44. Cyril Collard Cyril Collard Writer, Les nuits fauves 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...
45. 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...
46. Frances Bennett Frances Bennett Actress, Compact
47. John Madigan John Madigan Actor, Pollock
48. Gordon De Main Gordon De Main Actor, The Lucky Texan
49. Kay Stewart Kay Stewart Actress, 40 Guns to Apache Pass
50. E.Y. Harburg E.Y. Harburg Soundtrack, Forrest Gump One of the great lyricists of American song, Edgar Yipsel Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg) grew up in the working-class Jewish ghetto of Manhattan's Lower East Side. In high school, he befriended Ira Gershwin, later his collaborator on student literary ventures at City College of New York; both also contributed to F.P...
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