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1. Lucille Ball Lucille Ball Actress, I Love Lucy The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents...
2. Irene Ryan Irene Ryan Actress, The Beverly Hillbillies Before becoming known to millions as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies, Irene Ryan was already an established vaudeville, radio and movie actress, though not as famous prior to her television stint. She accompanied Bob Hope on his famous military tours and she was known as "the gal who makes Bob Hope laugh." After being cast as Granny...
3. Jonathan Demme Jonathan Demme Director, The Silence of the Lambs
4. Sidney James Sidney James Actor, Bless This House The star of the Carry On series of films, Sid James originally came to prominence as sidekick to the ground breaking British comedy actor Tony Hancock, on both radio and then television. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and named Solomon Joel Cohen, James arrived in England in 1946, second wife in tow...
5. Jim Davis Jim Davis Actor, Dallas Tall, rangy Jim Davis spent much of his early career in westerns, mainly at Republic Pictures. The Missouri-born and -raised Davis' relaxed, easygoing manner and Southern drawl easily fit most moviegoers' image of the cowboy, and Republic put him in a ton of them over the years (the fact that, unlike a lot of movie cowboys...
6. Madge Evans Madge Evans Actress, Army Girl Lovely Madge Evans was the perennial nice girl in films of the 1930's. By then, she had been in front of the camera for many years, starting with Fairy Soap commercials at the age of two (she sat on a bar of soap holding a bunch of violets with the tag line reading "have you a little fairy in your home?")...
7. Maria Schell Maria Schell Actress, Superman Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (Kammerspiel Theater)...
8. Celia Johnson Celia Johnson Actress, Brief Encounter
9. Gypsy Rose Lee Gypsy Rose Lee Self, The Hollywood Squares Born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, in 1911, but called Louise from early childhood, Gypsy Rose Lee was the daughter of a mild-mannered businessman and a restless, fiery young woman named Rose, who was determined to get out of Seattle and make a life for herself and her daughter in show business...
10. Jayne Meadows Jayne Meadows Self, I've Got a Secret One of four children born to American missionaries, Jayne Meadows (nee Cotter) and her family returned to America in the early 1930s wherein Jayne was forced to learn the English language, only then speaking Chinese and other foreign languages. She developed an early interest in acting and her quick...
11. Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford Actor, Highway Patrol Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles: his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in All the King's Men, and as Chief Dan Matthews on the syndicated TV series Highway Patrol. He was also memorable as Judy Holliday's boisterous boyfriend in Born Yesterday. He was born William Broderick Crawford on December 9...
12. Edward Arnold Edward Arnold Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Edward Arnold was born as Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider in 1890, on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of German immigrants, Elizabeth (Ohse) and Carl Schneider. Arnold began his acting career on the New York stage and became a film actor in 1916. A burly man with a commanding style and superb baritone voice...
13. Bessie Love Bessie Love Actress, The Lost World Bessie Love was born in Texas. Her cowboy father moved the family to Hollywood, where he became a chiropractor. As the family needed money, Bessie's mother sent her to Biograph Studios, hoping she would become an actress. D.W. Griffith saw she was pretty and had some acting talent, and put her in several of his films...
14. May McAvoy May McAvoy Actress, The Jazz Singer Silent-screen star May McAvoy was born in an upscale area of New York City. Her well-to-do family owned and operated a large livery stable situated where the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel now stands. She initially wanted to be a teacher but became intrigued with show business after watching a friend rehearse a show at a nearby vaudeville theater...
15. Vaughn Taylor Vaughn Taylor Actor, Psycho Reedy, balding, often bespectacled American character actor with pencil-thin moustache, once described as the man with TV's 'most deceptive face'. He looked like - and was - a certified public accountant, graduate from Northeastern University. A struggling actor in his youth, he worked in stock, tent shows and on radio...
16. Mason Adams Mason Adams Actor, Lou Grant Mason Adams was well known for playing Pepper Young on the popular radio soap opera series Pepper Young's Family throughout the 1940 and 1950s. He was also heard on most of the successful radio programs during radio's "Golden Age." In the 1970s, Adams was frequently heard on Himan Brown's CBS Mystery Theater radio series...
17. Herb Voland Herb Voland Actor, Airplane!
18. Emily McLaughlin Emily McLaughlin Actress, General Hospital Known to her generation as the "Queen of Daytime Soaps", Ms. McLaughlin's place in the history of the network soap opera cannot be overestimated. She was not only one of the founding cast members of General Hospital in 1963 (speaking the series' first line), but it was her negotiation with ABC-TV in the 1960s which won billing for actors on daytime serials for the first time...
19. Michael Coles Michael Coles Actor, The Satanic Rites of Dracula
20. Carmine Coppola Carmine Coppola Composer, The Godfather: Part III Composer, conductor, arranger and flautist, educated at the Manhattan School of Music (BA, MA) and Juilliard (on scholarship) (MM). He was first flautist for Radio City Music Hall from 1934 to 1936, the Detroit Symphony from 1936 to 1941, the NBC Toscanini Orchestra from 1942 to 1948 and staff arranger for Radio City Music Hall from 1948 to 1956...
21. Joseph W. Sarno Joseph W. Sarno Director, Confessions of a Young American Housewife Joseph W. Sarno is one of the pioneering directors of the sex-exploitation or "sexploitation" film genre. Known for a distinctly economic style and an abiding interest in tense, psycho-sexual character development, Sarno has also come to be recognized as one of the true geniuses to emerge from the sexploitation form...
22. John Beal John Beal Actor, The Firm John Beal was born James Andrew Bliedung on August 13, 1909, in Joplin, Missouri. The son of a department store owner and concert pianist, he began acting in school and church plays and decided to pursue it as a career following his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. The more...
23. Stirling Silliphant Stirling Silliphant Writer, In the Heat of the Night Detroit-born Stirling Silliphant (born Sterling Dale Silliphant) was the son of a Canadian immigrant. The family moved to California when he was about two. He grew up in Glendale and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1938. During World War II he was an army lieutenant, and after his discharge in 1946 he got a job with the Walt Disney Studios in the Publicity Department...
24. George Jones George Jones Soundtrack, Crazy Heart
25. Jacqueline Brookes Jacqueline Brookes Actress, Another World
26. Peter Stone Peter Stone Writer, Charade
27. Suzie Wilson Suzie Wilson Suzie Shapiro Wilson was born in 1953. Suzie and Mike Wilson got married in 1976. Together, they had five children: Daniel Ben Wilson, Jon Wilson, Joel Wilson, Mara Wilson, and Anna Wilson. One day, while she was in the shower, Suzie discovered a lump on her breast. On March 10, 1995, Suzie was diagnosed with breast cancer...
28. Hubert Selby Jr. Hubert Selby Jr. Actor, Requiem for a Dream American writer. He was born and brought up in New York City, the son of Hubert and Adalin Selby. His father was a merchant seaman and former coal-miner from Kentucky who had settled in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn. Hubert Sr. returned to the merchant marine after the outbreak of World War Two...
29. Count Basie Count Basie Soundtrack, Pearl Harbor The famed composer ("One O'Clock Jump", "Two O'Clock Jump", "Jumpin' at the Woodside"), pianist, songwriter and bandleader began as an accompanist to vaudeville acts. He joined the Bennie Moten orchestra in Kansas City, later organizing his own orchestra and performing on radio. In 1936 he came to New York...
30. Henry Rowland Henry Rowland Actor, Supervixens
31. Inday Ba Inday Ba Actress, Klassfesten
32. Roy Stewart Roy Stewart Actor, Sparrows Tall in the saddle, and dark and handsome to boot, he may be little remembered today when compared to a William S. Hart, Tom Mix or Hoot Gibson, but cowboy hero Roy Stewart was arguably one of the best known of the silent screen back then. While touring with the famous Floradora Girls, Stewart...
33. Albert Maltz Albert Maltz Writer, Two Mules for Sister Sara Oscar-nominated screenwriter Albert Maltz was born on October 28, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Columbia University in 1930, he attended the Yale School of Drama for two years as a tyro playwright. After striking out on his own as a dramatist, he developed sociopolitical plays which...
34. Cicely Courtneidge Cicely Courtneidge Actress, The L-Shaped Room
35. Neil McCallum Neil McCallum Actor, Vendetta Canadian actor who was long resident in the UK. He worked as a recreational therapist in a mental hospital in his native country, and claimed he gained more knowledge about acting in that role than he would do later. He arrived in England in 1949 and studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama...
36. Jack Valenti Jack Valenti Self, Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy Texas born, Harvard educated, Jack Valenti has led several lives; a wartime bomber pilot, advertising agency founder, political consultant, White House Special Assistant, movie industry leader. In his current role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Valenti has presided over a worldwide sea change in the industry...
37. Roland Pertwee Roland Pertwee Writer, The Grove Family Actor/writer Roland Pertwee was born in Brighton, England, in 1885. He began his career in the arts as a painter, and received a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy School of Art. His career as a painter didn't last long, however; after several individuals who commissioned him to paint their portraits were so unsatisfied with his work that they refused to pay for it...
38. Mark Farmer Mark Farmer Actor, Mister Corbett's Ghost After Mark's career in film and television he formed a band with school classmate Billy Hardwicke. They had been making music together for years so formed a band called Littlehouse. Mark played acoustic guitar, Billy Hardwicke played electric and both sang. Fellow friends Patrick Watson played bass and Steve Claridge on drums...
39. Bronislau Kaper Bronislau Kaper Music Department, A Day at the Races Born: February 5, 1902 in Warsaw, Poland Died: April 25, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA Kaper displayed musical talent as early as the age of seven when his family acquired a piano. His inclination to music led him to study both piano and composition, while also taking courses in law to satisfy his father...
40. Julio Bracho Julio Bracho Director, Crepúsculo
41. John Bunny John Bunny Actor, A Cure for Pokeritis When John Bunny died the New York Times stated, "The name John Bunny will always be linked to the movies." Little did movie fans of 1915 realize that he would be completely forgotten the next year and completely omitted from many books on silent movies 70-80 years later. Bunny was the ninth in a line of English sea captains and would be the first not to follow in that profession...
42. Sammy Jackson Sammy Jackson Actor, No Time for Sergeants
43. María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara Actress, El bosque del lobo
44. Alfred Drayton Alfred Drayton Actor, Things Happen at Night Stocky, bald and rather cold-eyed English character actor, who made a career of playing choleric, hectoring or exasperated authority figures. A former brewery worker, he first appeared in amateur dramatics and over the years built up a reputation as an incisive theatrical performer, both in stage farces and in dramatic roles...
45. Mike Tellegen Mike Tellegen Actor, Casablanca
46. Kevin Lindsay Kevin Lindsay Actor, Doctor Who
47. Elinor Fair Elinor Fair Actress, The Volga Boatman
48. Carmen Scarpitta Carmen Scarpitta Actress, Fellini's Casanova
49. Albert Stratton Albert Stratton Actor, Wedlock
50. Tammany Young Tammany Young Actor, It's a Gift
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