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1. Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth Actress, Gilda Spanish dancer Eduardo Cansino's daughter Margarita studied dancing beginning in her girlhood. At age 12, the mature-looking Rita joined Eduardo's stage act, in which she was spotted three years later by Fox studio head Winfield R. Sheehan, leading to her first studio contract and film debut at age 16 in Dante's Inferno...
2. Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Soundtrack, Silver Linings Playbook Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants Natalina Della (Garaventa), from Northern Italy, and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra, a Sicilian boxer, fireman, and bar owner. Growing up on the gritty streets of Hoboken made Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. Starting out as a saloon singer in musty little dives (he carried his own P.A...
3. Robert Stack Robert Stack Actor, Airplane! "Straight Shooting" - whether skeet shooting, or portraying Eliot Ness, Robert Stack always tells it like it is, and shoots straight. Robert was the 2nd child of Elizabeth Modini Wood (who named him Charles after his grandfather) and James Langford Stack (who changed his name to Robert, after no one in particular)...
4. Billie Burke Billie Burke Actress, The Wizard of Oz Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the world)...
5. Anna Lee Anna Lee Actress, The Sound of Music The daughter of a clergyman, Anna Lee was born Joan Boniface Winnifrith and encouraged to pursue an acting career by her father. After training at London's Royal Albert Hall, she took to the boards and later began appearing in English films, first as an extra, then working her way up to featured parts and finally earning the unofficial title "Queen of the Quota Quickies." Lee and her husband...
6. Hugh Beaumont Hugh Beaumont Actor, The Blue Dahlia Beaumont began his career in show business by perfoming in theatres, nightclubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga, but left when his position on the football team was changed. He later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1946...
7. Hugh Griffith Hugh Griffith Actor, Ben-Hur Enjoyably larger-than-life character actor Hugh Emrys Griffith was born in Marianglas, Anglesey, North Wales, to Mary (Williams) and William Griffith. Griffith left the world of banking (having been employed as a teller) after winning a scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art...
8. Wendy Hiller Wendy Hiller Actress, The Elephant Man Wendy Hiller, daughter of Frank and Marie Hiller, was born on 15th August 1912 in Bramhall, near Stockport, Cheshire, England. She was educated at Winceby House School, Bexhill then moved on to Manchester Repertory Theatre. She appeared on stage in Sir John Barry's tour of Evensong, then as Sally Hardcastle in Love on the Dole...
9. Peter Griffith Peter Griffith Actor, Halloween
10. Ray Stricklyn Ray Stricklyn Actor, Days of Our Lives Born in Houston, Texas just prior to the beginning of the Great Depression, Ray Stricklyn felt the urge to perform from his earliest years. From stage roles in his hometown, to parts in regional theater and Broadway, Ray made the jump from the stage to acting on both the large and small screens with some of the biggest names in the business...
11. Thelma Carpenter Thelma Carpenter Actress, The Wiz Thelma Carpenter was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan. 15,1922, the only child of Fred and Mary Carpenter, and her career spanned seven decades. She was performing on radio programs like Jack Darrell's "Kiddies hour" and the "Horn and Hardart Children's Hour" at age five and had her own show on WNYC by the time she was 11...
12. Lyle Alzado Lyle Alzado Actor, Ernest Goes to Camp Former NFL defensive linesman who played with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos from 1971 through to 1991. Alzado amassed a string of prestigious achievements in his NFL career including being named ABC's 1977 Defensive Player of The Year and Defensive Linesman of the Year, plus...
13. Franklyn Seales Franklyn Seales Actor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture Franklyn Seales was a stage and television actor best remembered for playing the finicky business manager Dexter Stuffins on the NBC sit-com "Silver Spoons." He also appeared in films, most notably as the real-life cop killer in "The Onion Field." One of eight children, Seales was born in 1952 on the Caribbean island of St...
14. Susan Willis Susan Willis Actress, All My Children
15. Alyce Andrece Alyce Andrece Actress, I, Mudd
16. Mauro Bolognini Mauro Bolognini Director, Metello
17. Lu Leonard Lu Leonard Actress, Annie Singer/comedy actress Lu Leonard was a plus-sized talent who came in an equally plus-sized package. Born May Lou Price in Long Beach, California on June 5, 1926, to vaudevillian parents, Lu (as she was called almost from birth) was on the road with her mom and dad as an infant. She was named after her father's sister Lulu...
18. Tom D'Andrea Tom D'Andrea Actor, Dark Passage Three sons: Thomas, Jim D'Andrea & Mick D'Andrea. Grandchildren include: Tom's - Rick D'Andrea, Elise (Lisa) D'Andrea, Elizabeth D'Andrea-Smith & Jim's- April , Justin & Allison D'Andrea & great grandson Michael. Mick D'Andrea passed away in 1996 of cancer. Tom is most remembered for his movie roles at Warner Brothers Studio from 1943 to 1948 & regular 7-year role as neighbor & sidekick...
19. August Strindberg August Strindberg Writer, Miss Julie He started to study at the Uppsala University but dropped out to pursue an economically unstable career as a journalist. In 1872 he published the first of his many masterpieces, 'Mäster Olof'. In 1874 he got a position at the Royal Library in Stockholm, which enabled him to marry 'Siri von Essen'. He published his novel 'Röda rummet' in 1879...
20. Seamus O'Brien Seamus O'Brien Actor, Bloodsucking Freaks Born in London in 1936, Seamus O'Brien seemed destined to be in the horror movie business, since in early childhood he expressed a bizarre infatuation with the unknown and the occult. After a short stint of doing movies (his last being "Bloodsucking Freaks"), O'Brien was stabbed to death when trying to hold a burglar at his apartment on May 14th, 1977. He was 41 years old.
21. Enid Bennett Enid Bennett Actress, Robin Hood Australian-born Enid Bennett (her sisters, Catherine Bennett and Marjorie Bennett, were also actresses) started her career on stage in Sydney. She became a well-regarded stage actress there, and eventually made her way to New York to conquer Broadway. Broadway, however, wasn't particularly interested in being conquered by Miss Bennett...
22. Lew Anderson Lew Anderson Actor, The Howdy Doody Show
23. Artus de Penguern Artus de Penguern Actor, Amélie
24. Frank Churchill Frank Churchill Soundtrack, Enchanted Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come"), and pianist, educated at the University of California. He was a pianist in film theatres, and then came to Hollywood under contract to Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1938, his chief musical collaborators included Ann Ronell and Larry Morey...
25. Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks Actor, Tender Is the Night
26. Jerry Ayres Jerry Ayres Actor, General Hospital
27. Sidney Bechet Sidney Bechet Soundtrack, Midnight in Paris
28. H. Rider Haggard H. Rider Haggard Writer, King Solomon's Mines
29. Leonard Teale Leonard Teale Actor, The Sundowners
30. Dick Randall Dick Randall Producer, Pieces Dick Randall was a jolly and colorful film producer who specialized in blithely trashy low-budget exploitation pictures. Randall was born as Irving Reuben on March 3, 1926, in the Catskill Mountains, New York. He started his show-business career as a writer: he penned gags for Milton Berle and contributed to various 1950s television quiz shows...
31. Pepper LaBeija Pepper LaBeija Self, Paris Is Burning
32. Mitchell Guist Mitchell Guist Self, Two Captains, One Family
33. Paul Marco Paul Marco Actor, Plan 9 from Outer Space Born and raised in Los Angeles, Paul Marco planned on being an actor his whole life, taking dancing, singing and drama lessons in high school and later appearing in little theater productions. His work was brought to the attention of TV prognosticator Criswell, who predicted on his TV show that Marco would go far in the picture business...
34. Betty Ann Davies Betty Ann Davies Actress, The Passionate Friends
35. Shayne Kohout Shayne Kohout Actress, Life as We Know It
36. Warren Cowan Warren Cowan Miscellaneous Crew, Shade
37. Fred Santley Fred Santley Actor, Morning Glory
38. Eva Norvind Eva Norvind Actress, Juan Pistolas Former actress Eva Norvind was an independent film and video producer as well as a psychosexual counselor in New York City. She was born Eva Johanne Chegodayeva Sakonskaya in Trondheim, Norway, on May 7th, 1944, the daughter of Russian refugee Prince Paulovic Chegodayef Sakonsky and a Norwegian sculptress...
39. John Forbes-Robertson John Forbes-Robertson Actor, Lifeforce
40. Lee Kohlmar Lee Kohlmar Actor, Orphans of the Storm
41. Søren Strømberg Søren Strømberg Actor, Der må være en sengekant!
42. Wayne Jarratt Wayne Jarratt Actor, Episode #1.293
43. Harry Blackstone Jr. Harry Blackstone Jr. Actor, Santa Barbara
44. Laurie Lee Laurie Lee Writer, Cider with Rosie
45. Jean Rhys Jean Rhys Writer, Quartet Jean Rhys is one of the mayor female novelists of the 20th century. She was born in Dominica and moved to England. When she was around 30 years old she traveled around Europe as a Bohemian artist and became a lifetime alcoholic, but her career started as well. Her writing was often focused on women and she often used modernist techniques...
46. Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker Actor, Crazy House
47. Daniel Dassin Daniel Dassin Actor, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
48. Brian Roper Brian Roper Actor, The Secret Garden
49. Ernst Hinterberger Ernst Hinterberger Writer, Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga
50. Zlatko Madunic Zlatko Madunic Actor, Atomic War Bride
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