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1. Teresa Wright Teresa Wright Actress, Shadow of a Doubt A natural and lovely talent who was discovered for films by Samuel Goldwyn, the always likable Teresa Wright distinguished herself early on in high-caliber, Oscar-worthy form -- the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. Always true to herself, she was able to earn Hollywood stardom on her own unglamorized terms...
2. Dana Reeve Dana Reeve Actress, Everyone's Hero
3. Kim Walker Kim Walker Actress, Heathers Known for her supporting roles, Kim Walker was an up and coming young actress in Hollywood before retiring from the business in the late 1990s. As a teen she landed a few guest roles in series such as Matlock and Highway to Heaven before moving on to supporting roles in feature films such as Say Anything... and several made-for-television films...
4. Frances Dee Frances Dee Actress, I Walked with a Zombie Brunette Frances Dee was born in Los Angeles, where her Army officer father was stationed, and grew up in Chicago after her father was transferred there. In 1929, he was re-assigned to L.A., and, as a lark, Dee began working in motion pictures as an extra. Her debut was in Words and Music with Lois Moran...
5. William Hopper William Hopper Actor, Rebel Without a Cause
6. John Colicos John Colicos Actor, The Postman Always Rings Twice
7. Henry Wilcoxon Henry Wilcoxon Actor, Caddyshack Henry Wilcoxon was given the lead role of Marc Antony in Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra. It would prove to be the beginning of a long relationship with DeMille he would become a familiar DeMille character actor and DeMille's associate producer in the later years of DeMille's career. However, after DeMille died, he worked sporadically and accepted minor acting roles.
8. Adolph Caesar Adolph Caesar Actor, General Hospital Born in the Harlem section of New York City, joined the Navy, then studied drama at New York University; was an announcer for then joined the Negro Ensemble Co. in 1970 for such productions as "The River Niger", "Square Root of the Soul" and "The Brownsville Raid"; worked with repertory groups such as the Minnesota Theater Co....
9. Robert B. Sherman Robert B. Sherman Soundtrack, The Lion King Robert B. Sherman was born just before Christmas in 1925 in New York City. Parents, Rosa & Al Sherman didn't know how they would pay the doctor and delivery costs. Fortunately, upon their arrival home from the hospital, Al discovered a large royalty check in the mail. Ironically, it was Al's song...
10. Melina Mercouri Melina Mercouri Actress, Topkapi When she starred in her first film Stella, under the direction of Mihalis Kakogiannis, she was 35 years of age. Her real stardom came under the direction of her husband Jules Dassin and the film Never on Sunday (1960) (Never on Sunday)5 years later, when she was 40 years old. The most famous Greek producer Filopoimin Finos had never accepted her as a film star...
11. Harry Andrews Harry Andrews Actor, Battle of Britain British character actor Harry Andrews had the sort of massive granite face and square jaw that would stamp that career, but he set himself apart with brilliant stage and screen work. He had graduated from Wrekin College in Shropshire and then moved on to the stage, appearing with Liverpool Repertory in 1933 and focusing on Shakespearean roles...
12. Margaret Dumont Margaret Dumont Actress, Duck Soup Margaret Dumont would probably consider it a tragedy that she is best-known for her performances as the ultimate straight woman in seven of the Marx Brothers' films (including most of their best). By all accounts she never understood their jokes (offscreen and on), which is of course a major reason why she's so funny...
13. Ivor Novello Ivor Novello Soundtrack, Atonement While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera. Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known singing teacher mother...
14. Ayn Rand Ayn Rand Writer, The Fountainhead
15. Elvia Allman Elvia Allman Actress, Breakfast at Tiffany's
16. Nelson Eddy Nelson Eddy Soundtrack, Make Mine Music The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron foundry. He sold newspaper advertising and performed in amateur musicals...
17. Simon Cadell Simon Cadell Actor, Watership Down
18. Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim Actor, Foreign Correspondent Initially drawn to an acting career to counterbalance an acute case of shyness, diminutive character actor Charles Wagenheim's career comprised hundreds upon hundreds of minor but atmospheric parts on stage, film and TV. Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1896, he was the son of immigrant parents. Enlisting in the military during World War I...
19. Edward Van Sloan Edward Van Sloan Actor, Frankenstein US character actor; he of the close-cropped gray hair, thick spectacles and clipped, ominous tones who would serve most memorably as the nemesis of evil-doers and monsters in 30's and 40's horror movies and suspensers, antagonizing first the likes of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and then, years later, Erich von Stroheim.
20. Sandy Ward Sandy Ward Actor, The Perfect Storm
21. Robert Nevin Robert Nevin Actor, Jaws
22. Sheila MacRae Sheila MacRae Actress, General Hospital
23. Portia Nelson Portia Nelson Actress, All My Children
24. George Formby George Formby Soundtrack, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy George Formby was the archetype "cheeky chappie" Northern British comedian. Trained originally as a jockey, he often appeared on horseback in his films. Best known for his buck-toothed grin and his ukelele.
25. Barbara Lass Barbara Lass Actress, Ewa chce spac Barbara Kwiatkowska was a girl from the Polish countryside. One day, she took part in a competition called "Piekne dziewczyny na ekrany" ("Pretty Girls on to the Screens"). She won and landed the title role of "Ewa Bonecka" in the comedy Ewa chce spac as the main prize. During filming, she met Roman Polanski...
26. Edward Ansara Edward Ansara Actor, The Onion Movie
27. Tengiz Abuladze Tengiz Abuladze Director, Repentance 'Tengiz Abuladze' studied theatrical direction af the Chota Rustaveli Theatre Institute in Tbilisi, Georgia, and film- making at the VGIK Cinematography Institute, graduating in 1953, when he joined Georgia Film Studios as a director. He made documentaries before making his feature debut in 1958. His best-known work in the West is the trilogy The Plea (1968)...
28. Carol Marsh Carol Marsh Actress, Horror of Dracula
29. Eleanor Gehrig Eleanor Gehrig Writer, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
30. Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott Writer, Little Women
31. Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom Actor, Nothing Sacred Max Rosenbloom was 5'11" and weighed 165-170 lb. during the peak of his professional boxing years (which included 289 fights). In later years the larger-than-life "Slapsie Maxie" would parlay his sports fame into a Hollywood career playing a series of Runyonesque-type thugs and pugs. Born Max Everitt Rosenbloom in Connecticut...
32. Fred Stone Fred Stone Actor, The Westerner Hardly remembered today, if at all, Fred Stone was once one of the most multi-faceted circus performers to hit turn-of-the century America. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do--tightrope walking, acrobatics, clowning . . . you name it. This initial celebrity eventually led to his stellar headlining in vaudeville houses, stardom on the Broadway musical stage and character lead work in films...
33. Robin Klein Robin Klein Actress, Stripes
34. Louie Ramsay Louie Ramsay Actress, Road Rage: Part One
35. Tom McDermott Tom McDermott Actor, Ghostbusters Hardworking actor with a 64-year career on and off Broadway, in television and films. His characterization of Permes Lykos on "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" is considered to be a precursor to the Mr. Spock role as an alien on the later "Star Trek" television and film series. He had no formal training but began acting in a Chicago high school in "Doctor Jekyll and Mr...
36. Zoran Pokupec Zoran Pokupec Actor, Captain America
37. Arturo Castro 'Bigotón' Arturo Castro 'Bigotón' Actor, The Little Priest Arturo Castro was the nephew of Lupe Rivas Cacho (1984-1975), who the first actress to star in a Mexican silent film, "la muerte civil," 1918. Castro and his brothers, Javier Polivo, & Antonio, were part of a family of Mexican entertainers. Their children currently have become what is known as the Castro dynasty of entertainers...
38. Francis Magalona Francis Magalona Actor, Gumapang ka sa lusak
39. Ralph Volkie Ralph Volkie Actor, Lucy and John Wayne
40. Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia O'Keeffe Self, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye The artist Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on November 18, 1887. In 1905, O'Keeffe attended the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York City to study at the Art Students League in New York City in the period 1907-08. After working as a commercial artist in Chicago, she became interested in Oriental design...
41. Rosalyn Boulter Rosalyn Boulter Actress, Spitfire
42. Ray Hemphill Ray Hemphill Actor, This Property Is Condemned
43. Roger Watkins Roger Watkins Director, The Last House on Dead End Street
44. Carlo Battisti Carlo Battisti Actor, Umberto D.
45. Graham Armitage Graham Armitage Actor, The Devils
46. Maxwell Glanville Maxwell Glanville Actor, Cotton Comes to Harlem
47. Yvonne Fair Yvonne Fair Actress, Lady Sings the Blues
48. Kenneth Harlan Kenneth Harlan Actor, San Francisco On stage from ca. 1902, he became a leading man in US silent films and continued acting until the early 40's, when he retired from the screen.
49. David Alexander David Alexander Director, Plato's Stepchildren
50. Salvo Randone Salvo Randone Actor, Fellini Satyricon
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