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1. Gloria Swanson Gloria Swanson Actress, Sunset Blvd. Gloria Swanson was born Gloria May Josephine Svensson in Chicago, Illinois. She was destined to be perhaps one of the biggest stars of the silent movie era. Her personality and antics in private definitely made her a favorite with America's movie-going public. Gloria certainly didn't intend on going into show business...
2. Bob Clark Bob Clark Director, A Christmas Story
3. Edgar Buchanan Edgar Buchanan Actor, Petticoat Junction At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Oregon. After studying at the University of Oregon, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1937, he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon. He then moved his practice to Altadena...
4. Roger Ebert Roger Ebert Self, Siskel & Ebert Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 years before another film critic...
5. Bob Peck Bob Peck Actor, Jurassic Park British actor Bob Peck was born in Leeds in north England on August 23, 1945. He attended Leeds Modern School and then graduated from Leeds College of Art before starting professional stage acting. Peck acted for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He also starred in more than 20 television dramas...
6. Anthony Caruso Anthony Caruso Actor, The Asphalt Jungle
7. Priscilla Lane Priscilla Lane Actress, Arsenic and Old Lace Priscilla Lane attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York before she began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Dance Band. She was a popular singer with her sisters and, after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers in 1937...
8. Faith Domergue Faith Domergue Actress, This Island Earth Sultry, brunette Faith Domergue was born in New Orleans, part Creole, but primarily of Irish and English extraction. She was adopted when she was six weeks old. In 1927 her adoptive parents took her to live in California, where she was educated at Catholic schools in Santa Monica. She had her first flirt with the acting profession while still at school...
9. Wayne Robson Wayne Robson Actor, Cube
10. Byron Foulger Byron Foulger Actor, Sullivan's Travels One of those wonderfully busy character actors whose face is familiar if not his name, mild-mannered actor Byron Foulger began performing with community theater, and stock and repertory companies after graduating from the University of Utah. He met his future wife, character actress Dorothy Adams, in one of these companies. The marriage lasted nearly five decades and ended only with his death...
11. Jason Robards Sr. Jason Robards Sr. Actor, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Famed American stage actor. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits. Consistently billed as Jason Robards, as his more famous son, Jason Robards, did not come into fame until the end of the elder Robards' career...
12. Jody McCrea Jody McCrea Actor, Cry Blood, Apache Just as strapping (6' 3") and amiably handsome as his actor/father, Joel McCrea, Jody was born Joel Dee McCrea on September 6, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, and bore a strong resemblance to his famous namesake. The oldest of three children, his mother was actress Frances Dee and his two younger brothers are David McCrea and Peter McCrea...
13. Martin Luther King Martin Luther King Thanks, Freedom Writers Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Martin Luther King Sr., was a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. His mother was a schoolteacher. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six years old. Two of his friends did not show up to play ball with him and Martin decided to go looking for them...
14. Lori Martin Lori Martin Actress, National Velvet Lori Martin was born Dawn Catherine Menzer in Glendale, California. She was born at 10am, four minutes before her twin sister, Doree, arrived. Having an elder sister, Jean, and a younger brother, Stephen, she had plenty of company at an early age. At the age of six, her mother took her to an agent who dealt with child actresses...
15. John Flynn John Flynn Director, Lock Up John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago...
16. Gary Gray Gary Gray Actor, The Painted Hills A child star in such classics as Randolph Scott's Return of the Bad Men and the Loretta Young / William Holden / Robert Mitchum film Rachel and the Stranger, was born in Los Angeles California on December 18, 1936, to Jeanie Ellen Dickson and John William Gray, aka Bill Gray. Bill Gray was a business manager for many celebrities in the motion picture industry...
17. Doug Kraner Doug Kraner Production Designer, Uncle Buck
18. Shirley Patterson Shirley Patterson Actress, It! The Terror from Beyond Space
19. Edward Mallory Edward Mallory Director, The Young and the Restless
20. Claude Miller Claude Miller Writer, La meilleure façon de marcher
21. Maxine Cooper Maxine Cooper Actress, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? This svelte, sultry-eyed brunette made a mark in one significant (some consider "ultimate") film noir classic helmed by Robert Aldrich in the mid-1950s -- and then, within a short time, she vanished. Another in the long line of pretty and promising actresses who traded in their career for marriage to a well-established Hollywood industry member...
22. Jacqueline Logan Jacqueline Logan Actress, Midnight Madness Beautiful auburn-haired, green-eyed leading lady of the silent screen, a "hand-picked" (by the great Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. himself) Ziegfeld Follies girl of 1920. "Jackie" was the daughter of architect Charles A. Logan and the Boston Conservatory opera singer and music teacher Marion Logan. She had a bit of a musical background...
23. Chus Lampreave Chus Lampreave Actress, Volver
24. Kay Hughes Kay Hughes Actress, Dick Tracy This "B"-level actress was one of the more wholesomely attractive serial queens of the late 30s to make the grade, albeit briefly. Born Catherine Mary Rhoads in Los Angeles in 1914, she lived part of her childhood in her father's native Ohio before returning to California with hopes of being a dancer...
25. Kenny Everett Kenny Everett Writer, The Kenny Everett Television Show
26. Vickery Turner Vickery Turner Actress, The Good Soldier
27. Lloyd Ingraham Lloyd Ingraham Actor, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
28. Helga Bullock Helga Bullock Soundtrack, All About Steve
29. Rita Cadillac Rita Cadillac Actress, Das Boot
30. Chick Sheridan Chick Sheridan Actor, Rolling Man
31. Ginny Simms Ginny Simms Actress, Night and Day War-era songstress Ginny Simms was born Virginia Simms on May 23, 1913, in Texas but was raised in California, which accounts for her lack of a Southern accent in her speaking/singing voice. Though she studied piano as a child, it was her vocal gifts that launched her career, which started when she formed a singing trio while studying at Fresno State Teachers College...
32. Brad Johnson Brad Johnson Actor, Annie Oakley Brad Johnson was one of many screen actors in the 1940's and 50's who found their calling on the range. With the decline in popularity of the western, his career has since gone down the dusty trail of near oblivion. He occasionally stepped out of character as guest in the odd detective episode, but Johnson's brief spell in the limelight ultimately came in the role of Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig...
33. George Pastell George Pastell Actor, From Russia with Love George Pastell was a Cypriot character actor in British films and television programs. His real name was Nino Pastellides. He made his film debut in Give Us This Day (1949), under his real name of Nino Pastellides, and went onto carve out a career as villains in film and television. Although Greek...
34. Besedka Johnson Besedka Johnson Actress, Starlet
35. Adalberto Martínez Adalberto Martínez Actor, El rey de México
36. Sy Kramer Sy Kramer Actor, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
37. Austin Willis Austin Willis Actor, Goldfinger
38. Harry O'Connor Harry O'Connor Stunts, The Perfect Storm
39. Frederick Lonsdale Frederick Lonsdale Writer, The Private Life of Don Juan
40. Le Tari Le Tari Actor, The Onion Field
41. Georgia Caine Georgia Caine Actress, Hail the Conquering Hero
42. Mario Fabrizi Mario Fabrizi Actor, The Mouse on the Moon
43. Haruko Sugimura Haruko Sugimura Actress, Tokyo Story
44. Aleksander Ford Aleksander Ford Director, Black Cross
45. Madeline Hurlock Madeline Hurlock Actress, Water Wagons Madeline Hurlock was born on December 12, 1899 in Federalsburg, Maryland (some sources say she was actually born in 1897). After attending college she moved to New York to be a dancer. In 1919 she made her Broadway debut The Rose of China. Her big break came when Mack Sennett offered her a contract and she became one his famous bathing beauties...
46. Stephen Wootton Stephen Wootton Actor, All Mine to Give
47. Stewart Harwood Stewart Harwood Actor, Gandhi
48. Haven Earle Haley Haven Earle Haley Actor, Casino
49. Ariel Clark Ariel Clark Actor, Baby Geniuses
50. Witta Pohl Witta Pohl Actress, Diese Drombuschs One of Germany's most popular actresses, Witta Pohl started to act on stage before she had major success in film and television. From 1983 to 1994, she starred in the leading role as the mother in the quite popular tv-series "Diese Drombuschs", her most memorable role. In the early Nienties she left...
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