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1. Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard Actress, Modern Times Paulette Goddard was a child model who debuted in "The Ziegfeld Follies" at the age of 13. She gained fame with the show as the girl on the crescent moon, and was married to a wealthy man by the time she was 16. After her divorce she went to Hollywood in 1931, where she appeared in small roles in pictures for a number of studios...
2. Sawyer Sweeten Sawyer Sweeten Actor, Everybody Loves Raymond
3. Otto Preminger Otto Preminger Director, Anatomy of a Murder Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in Wiznitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary. His father was a prosecutor, and Otto originally intended to follow his father into a law career; however, he fell in love with the theater and became a stage director. He directed his first film in 1931, and came to the US in 1936 to direct on the Broadway stage...
4. John Mills John Mills Actor, Gandhi Sir John Mills, one of the most popular and beloved English actors, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on February 22, 1908, at the Watts Naval Training College in North Elmham, Norfolk, England. The young Mills grew up in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where his father was a mathematics teacher and his mother was a theater box-office manager...
5. Buster Crabbe Buster Crabbe Actor, Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion Buster Crabbe graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1931, while working on That's My Boy for Columbia Pictures, he was tested by MGM for Tarzan and rejected. Paramount Pictures put him in King of the Jungle as Kaspa, the Lion Man (after a book of that title but clearly a copy of the Tarzan stories)...
6. Satyajit Ray Satyajit Ray Writer, Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray was born in Calcutta on May 2, 1921. His father, Sukumar Ray was an eminent poet and writer in the history of Bengali literature. In 1940, after receiving his degree in science and economics from Calcutta University, he attended Tagore's Viswa-Bharati University. His first movie Pather Panchali won several International Awards and set Ray as a world-class director...
7. William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer, Romeo + Juliet William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an unknown financial setback...
8. William Hartnell William Hartnell Actor, Doctor Who William Hartnell was born on 8 January 1908, just south of St. Pancras station in London. In press materials in the 1940s he claimed that his father was a farmer and later a stockbroker; it turns out that he had actually been born out of wedlock, as his biography "Who's There?" states. At age 16 he was adopted by Hugh Blaker...
9. Selena Royle Selena Royle Actress, As the World Turns The name may be unfamiliar, but MGM stock player Selena Royle was a lovely character actress who exuded warmth, kindness, sincerity, dedication and radiance throughout most of her 1940s Hollywood career. These inspiring traits extended into her outside life as well, where she contributed much of herself on behalf of the war effort...
10. Kent Smith Kent Smith Actor, Cat People He was one of Hollywood's more interesting curiosities. Kent Smith, by most standards, had the makings of a topflight 40s and 50s film star -- handsome; virile; personable; highly dedicated; equipped with a rich stage background; no slouch in the talent department. For some reason all these fine qualities...
11. James Flavin James Flavin Actor, King Kong Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of films during his career and was often cast as a big-city homicide detective...
12. Madeleine Sherwood Madeleine Sherwood Actress, The Flying Nun
13. Jennifer Jayne Jennifer Jayne Actress, They Came from Beyond Space
14. P.L. Travers P.L. Travers Writer, Mary Poppins
15. Don C. Harvey Don C. Harvey Actor, Forbidden Jungle Prolific character actor Don Harvey started his career playing in tent shows, repertory companies and radio with his wife Jean Harvey. While in Hollywood he starred on a radio show with Hedda Hopper. Harvey signed a contract with Columbia Pictures in 1949 and played in a several serials of the era: Atom Man vs. Superman...
16. Michael Glawogger Michael Glawogger Writer, Whores' Glory
17. William Dozier William Dozier Writer, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders William Dozier was an American TV and movie producer who made it to the top of the TV heap briefly in the mid-1960s with his show Batman: The Movie. Born on February 13, 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska, Dozier was also known for his wives. After divorcing his first wife, he was married to Oscar-winner Joan Fontaine from 1946 to 1951 and to movie star Ann Rutherford from 1953 to his death on April 23...
18. John Sullivan John Sullivan Writer, Only Fools and Horses....
19. Howard Cosell Howard Cosell Self, NFL Monday Night Football When you think of the words honesty, straight from the shoulder, and tell it like it is, you think of one man: Howard Cosell. Howard is best remembered as the greatest sportscaster in the history of sports. His way with words and ability of telling like it was, brought him fame not only in America...
20. Rudy Solari Rudy Solari Actor, Garrison's Gorillas
21. Terence Longdon Terence Longdon Actor, Ben-Hur
22. Shay Duffin Shay Duffin Actor, The Departed
23. Ronald Radd Ronald Radd Actor, The Offence
24. Norman Jones Norman Jones Actor, You Only Live Twice
25. Marc Daniels Marc Daniels Director, Alice
26. Harold Arlen Harold Arlen Soundtrack, Catch Me If You Can Composer, author, pianist, singer and prolific songwriter, educated in public schools, and a professional pianist at 15 in night clubs and aboard lake steamers. He organized the Snappy Trio, which became the Southbound Shufflers. In New York, he sang, played and arranged for dance bands, and joined Arnold Johnson's pit orchestra for the Broadway revue "George White's Scandals of 1928"...
27. Eiji Kusuhara Eiji Kusuhara Actor, Eyes Wide Shut
28. Gail Jensen Gail Jensen Music Department, The Fall Guy
29. Chris Ethridge Chris Ethridge Soundtrack, Jerry Maguire
30. Jean-Daniel Cadinot Jean-Daniel Cadinot Director, Le désir en ballade
31. Dave Atkins Dave Atkins Actor, Hellraiser
32. Will J. White Will J. White Actor, Westworld
33. David Ashrow David Ashrow Actor, A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun
34. Susan Browning Susan Browning Actress, Sister Act
35. Stanley Fields Stanley Fields Actor, Little Caesar Former boxer who worked in vaudeville, Fields found work as an American character actor.
36. Thomas Carr Thomas Carr Director, Adventures of Superman
37. Pál Fejös Pál Fejös Director, Lonesome Budapest-born director Paul Fejos first called attention to himself in Kecskemét, Hungary, as a student actor. During World War I he was a soldier in the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and after the war he became a student of chemistry. His artistic inclination, however, drew him to the scenery workshop of the local opera house...
38. Tod Griffin Tod Griffin Actor, She Demons Born and schooled in Birmingham, Alabama, Tod Griffin was a bomber pilot in World War II (40 missions) and unsuccessfully attempted to become an airline pilot after the war's end. For two years he attended New York's Theater School of Dramatic Arts and got his first paying acting jobs as a member of the resident cast of the Red Barn Theater...
39. Blue Iris Blue Iris Thanks, Howard Stern on Demand
40. Arthur Whybrow Arthur Whybrow Actor, Spider
41. Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Writer, Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes' baptism occurred on October 9, 1547, at Alcala de Henares, Spain, so it is reasonable to assume he was born around that time, and Alcala de Henares has long claimed itself as his birthplace. The son of Rodrigo de Cervantes, an itinerant and not-too-successful surgeon, Miguel was educated by monks as he and his family wandered from city to city...
42. David E. Peckinpah David E. Peckinpah Producer, Silk Stalkings
43. Philip L. Clarke Philip L. Clarke Actor, Aladdin
44. Joseph Jefferson Joseph Jefferson Writer, Rip Van Winkle
45. Richard Lang Richard Lang Director, A Change of Seasons
46. James Earl Ray James Earl Ray Self, Who Killed Martin Luther King?
47. Krzysztof Komeda Krzysztof Komeda Composer, Rosemary's Baby
48. Harvey Bullock Harvey Bullock Writer, The Andy Griffith Show
49. Dan Priest Dan Priest Actor, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
50. Sammy Smith Sammy Smith Actor, The Changeling
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