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1. Spencer Tracy Spencer Tracy Actor, Judgment at Nuremberg Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war...
2. Ray Charles Ray Charles Soundtrack, Ray A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was catapulted to legendary status by the time he died in Beverly Hills at age 73...
3. Jo Van Fleet Jo Van Fleet Actress, Cool Hand Luke Jo Van Fleet was born on December 30, 1914 in Oakland, California. She established herself as a notable dramatic actress on Broadway over several years, winning a Tony Award in 1954 for her skill in a difficult role, playing an unsympathetic, even abusive character, in Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" with Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint...
4. Rainer Werner Fassbinder Rainer Werner Fassbinder Writer, The Marriage of Maria Braun Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and even antigay...
5. Michael Rennie Michael Rennie Actor, The Day the Earth Stood Still The British actor Michael Rennie worked as a car salesman and factory manager before he turned to acting. A meeting with a Gaumont-British Studios casting director led to Rennie's first acting job - that of stand-in for Robert Young in Secret Agent directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He put his film career on hold for a few years to get some acting experience on the stage...
6. Elizabeth Hartman Elizabeth Hartman Actress, The Secret of NIMH Elizabeth Hartman was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. She was the middle of three children. She soon appeared in a play, "A Clearing in the Woods", in high school and, at that point, she knew she wanted to be an actress. After high school graduation, she was accepted at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh...
7. George Chandler George Chandler Actor, Every Which Way But Loose After military service during the First World War, Chandler studied at the University of Illinois, financing his studies by playing jazz violin in a band. During the early 1920's, he returned to the vaudeville circuit and began in films from 1928. Most of his early efforts were short one- and two-reel comedies...
8. Jenny Maxwell Jenny Maxwell Actress, Blue Hawaii
9. Richard Quine Richard Quine Director, Bell Book and Candle
10. Louis L'Amour Louis L'Amour Writer, Hondo
11. Richard Webb Richard Webb Actor, Out of the Past
12. Bruno Lawrence Bruno Lawrence Actor, The Quiet Earth His diverse talents made this New Zealander a cult icon in his relatively short life. Born in Brighton, England, Bruno Lawrence (real name David Lawrence) settled in New Zealand as a pre-schooler and developed an early interest in the drums. He formed a dixie-land band at age 15 and made the various school and church dance rounds where he picked up the nickname Bruno...
13. Valentin de Vargas Valentin de Vargas Actor, Touch of Evil
14. John Gotti John Gotti Self, American Justice: Target - Mafia
15. Tenniel Evans Tenniel Evans Actor, 10 Rillington Place
16. Jeevan Jeevan Actor, Amar Akbar Anthony
17. Melanie York Melanie York Actress, Queen for a Day
18. Furankî Sakai Furankî Sakai Actor, Shogun
19. Patricia Jessel Patricia Jessel Actress, The City of the Dead
20. Art Balinger Art Balinger Actor, The Towering Inferno
21. Adolph Zukor Adolph Zukor Miscellaneous Crew, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Queen Elizabeth, featuring French actress Sarah Bernhardt that ran for 40 minutes...
22. Mikki Jamison Mikki Jamison Actress, The Sea Gypsies
23. William Inge William Inge Writer, Splendor in the Grass William (Motter) Inge brought small-town life in the American Midwest to Broadway with four successive dramatic triumphs: "Come Back Little Sheba" (1950), "Picnic" (1953; Pulitzer Prize), "Bus Stop" (1955) and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1957). With the exception of his Academy Award-winning screenplay for Splendor in the Grass...
24. Jean Desailly Jean Desailly Actor, The Soft Skin
25. Jack Johnson Jack Johnson Self, As the World Rolls On Jack Johnson, one of the greatest professional boxers in history and the first African American to wear the world's heavyweight championship belt, is one of the seminal figures in sports and American social history as he was both a mirror on and lightning rod for racism. Many white Americans could not...
26. Vivienne Osborne Vivienne Osborne Actress, I Accuse My Parents
27. Stanley Lupino Stanley Lupino Actor, Happy
28. Chingiz Aitmatov Chingiz Aitmatov Writer, The Girl with the Red Scarf Chingiz Aitmatov was a Russian-Kyrgyz writer and statesman known for such films as Pervyy uchitel, The Girl with the Red Scarf and Jamila. He was born Chingiz Torekulovich Aitmatov on December 12, 1928, in Kirgizia, Soviet Union. His family was bilingual, Russian-Kyrgyz. His father, Torekul Aitmatov...
29. Peter von Zerneck Peter von Zerneck Actor, A Foreign Affair
30. Lew Kelly Lew Kelly Actor, Winds of the Wasteland
31. Les Dawson Les Dawson Self, Episode #1.4
32. Frank Lawton Frank Lawton Actor, A Night to Remember
33. Juan Bustillo Oro Juan Bustillo Oro Writer, Godfather Mendoza
34. Dean Santoro Dean Santoro Actor, Man from Atlantis
35. Helle Virkner Helle Virkner Actress, Flickering Lights
36. Roy Radin Roy Radin Uncategorised
37. Arnold Herzstein Arnold Herzstein Actor, Americana
38. Lewis R. Foster Lewis R. Foster Writer, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Prolific composer, songwriter, author and director, educated at the University of California. He began his directorial and film-writing career in 1920. He also worked as a newspaperman in San Francisco. He joined ASCAP in 1960.
39. David Ellison David Ellison Actor, Wild Oats
40. Mitzie Welch Mitzie Welch Music Department, Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments
41. Rômulo Arantes Rômulo Arantes Actor, Blame It on Rio
42. Tom Spratley Tom Spratley Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
43. Sjarel Branckaerts Sjarel Branckaerts Actor, Lijmen/Het been
44. Alan Blakley Alan Blakley Self, Big Beat '64
45. Judy Freudberg Judy Freudberg Writer, An American Tail
46. Yvonne D'Angers Yvonne D'Angers Actress, Sappho Darling
47. Tina Menard Tina Menard Actress, Straight Time
48. Bert Sotlar Bert Sotlar Actor, Kozara
49. David Brierly David Brierly Actor, Threads
50. Eliot Asinof Eliot Asinof Writer, Eight Men Out
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