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1. Lucille Ball Lucille Ball Actress, The Ballet 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, My Dear Secretary 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. Jim Davis Jim Davis Actor, The Day Time Ended 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...
4. 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...
5. Sidney James Sidney James Actor, The Lavender Hill Mob 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 christened Solomon Joel Cohen, James arrived in England in 1946, second wife in tow...
6. Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford Actor, All the King's Men 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...
7. Gypsy Rose Lee Gypsy Rose Lee Self, Episode dated 15 March 1967 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...
8. 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)...
9. Herb Voland Herb Voland Actor, Airplane!
10. Edward Arnold Edward Arnold Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Born Gunther Schneider in New York City in 1890, Edward 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, he was a popular screen personality for decades, and was the star of such film classics as Diamond Jim...
11. Mason Adams Mason Adams Actor, Another World 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...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. George Jones George Jones Soundtrack, Crazy Heart
15. Carmine Coppola Carmine Coppola Soundtrack, 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...
16. Stirling Silliphant Stirling Silliphant Writer, In the Heat of the Night Advertising executive for Disney and Twentieth Century Fox before turning to screenwriting in the 1950s. Prolific writer who also published more than 50 books.
17. Celia Johnson Celia Johnson Actress, Brief Encounter Stage actress who appeared in a handful of UK films. She is best remembered for her screen performance in Noel Coward's and David Lean's Brief Encounter, opposite Trevor Howard. This film wasn't released in the United States until 1946, and her subsequent nomination for an Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role did not occur until 1947.
18. 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?")...
19. 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...
20. May McAvoy May McAvoy Actress, The Jazz Singer Silent screen star May McAvoy was born in an upper scale area of New York City. Her well-to-do family owned and operated a large livery stable situated where the Waldorf-Astoria 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...
21. Jacqueline Brookes Jacqueline Brookes Actress, Another World
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. Emily McLaughlin Emily McLaughlin Actress, The Jungle 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...
24. Peter Stone Peter Stone Writer, Charade
25. 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...
26. Inday Ba Inday Ba Actress, The Reunion
27. Cicely Courtneidge Cicely Courtneidge Actress, The L-Shaped Room
28. Tammany Young Tammany Young Actor, It's a Gift
29. Roland Pertwee Roland Pertwee Writer, Dinner at the Ritz 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...
30. Carmen Scarpitta Carmen Scarpitta Actress, La Cage aux Folles
31. Neil McCallum Neil McCallum Actor, Four Desperate Men 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...
32. Kevin Lindsay Kevin Lindsay Actor, The Time Warrior: Part Two
33. Henry Rowland Henry Rowland Actor, Supervixens
34. Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi Soundtrack, Gravity
35. Willie Mae Taylor Willie Mae Taylor Actress, Honky Donkey
36. Julio Bracho Julio Bracho Director, Twilight
37. Jack Valenti Jack Valenti Self, The Chip: Part 1 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...
38. Jill Dando Jill Dando Self, Episode dated 13 April 1993
39. Bronislau Kaper Bronislau Kaper Composer, Mutiny on the Bounty 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. Phoebe Snow Phoebe Snow Soundtrack, Running with Scissors
41. Michael Coles Michael Coles Actor, The Satanic Rites of Dracula
42. Joey Faye Joey Faye Actor, Once Upon a Time in America This multi-faceted comic appeared first in burlesque -- usually as "second banana" to a star comedian (ofttimes Phil Silvers) -- and then appeared successfully on the legitimate stage, in film, on television and in adverts. He claimed credit for two of vaudeville's more renowned pieces of business:...
43. Alberta Vaughn Alberta Vaughn Actress, Randy Rides Alone
44. Antonio Pica Antonio Pica Actor, Delusions of Grandeur
45. 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...
46. Helen Eileen Beardsley Helen Eileen Beardsley Writer, Yours, Mine and Ours Helen Beardsley was born Helen Eileen Brandmeir, the ninth in a family of ten children in Seattle, Washington on April 5, 1930. She grew up in Seattle where Helen trained to be a nurse at Providence Hospital. At age 19 Helen married Navy man Richard (Dick) Dale North on June 30, 1949. Helen and Dick lived at Oak Harbor...
47. Hans Holzer Hans Holzer Writer, Amityville II: The Possession 1920, An Austrian-Born Ghost Hunter was in the making. Professor Dr. Hans Holzer, best known for his plethora of hundreds of cases worldwide dealing with the paranormal and the occult, deeming him the given phrase of The Father of the Paranormal. In 1935, at the age of fifteen, Hans became an avid collector of antiques and coins and was an ardent bibliophile...
48. Mas Oyama Mas Oyama Self, Fighting Black Kings
49. Louis Peraino Louis Peraino Producer, Night of Evil
50. Estée Lauder Estée Lauder Self, Estee Lauder: The Sweet Smell of Success Estee Lauder was the daughter of immigrants, and lived above her father's hardware store in working-class Queens. Her family called her 'Esty', and when a public school official spelled it Estee, it stuck. In 1930, she married a garment center businessman named Joseph Lauter (later changed to Lauder)...
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