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1. Nancy Marchand Nancy Marchand Actress, Lou Grant Nancy Marchand's mother, a pianist, sent her shy daughter to acting classes in hopes of breaking her out of her shell. As a student at Carnegie Tech (Carnegie Mellon University), she studied the works of William Shakespeare and the other great playwrights and, upon graduation, set off to New York City....
2. Curd Jürgens Curd Jürgens Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser Wilhelm II...
3. Pedro Armendáriz Pedro Armendáriz Actor, From Russia with Love Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' parents died...
4. George 'Buck' Flower George 'Buck' Flower Actor, Back to the Future There aren't many actors who can claim that they appeared in everything from innocuous family features to sexy soft-core smut to popular television programs to various horror, science fiction, and exploitation movies as well as worked behind-the-scenes on a slew of films in assorted production capacities throughout the course of their careers...
5. Doris Dowling Doris Dowling Actress, The Lost Weekend After some Broadway musical stage work as a chorine, Detroit-born actress Doris Dowling followed her older sister Constance Dowling (who died relatively young in 1969) to Hollywood and made about an equal representation. Doris started off auspiciously with the role of the barfly and drinking companion to fellow alcoholic Ray Milland in the sobering classic film The Lost Weekend...
6. Thomas Gomez Thomas Gomez Actor, Key Largo After graduating from high school in 1923, Thomas Sabino Gomez answered a help wanted ad, which resulted in his joining the Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne theater group. Prior to that time he had not considered acting as a career. He continued working as an actor with the Lunts, traveling across country and honing his acting skills...
7. Ethel Barrymore Ethel Barrymore Actress, Portrait of Jennie Ethel Barrymore was the second of three children seemingly destined for the actor's life of their parents Maurice and Georgiana. Maurice Barrymore had emigrated from England in 1875, and after graduating from Cambridge in law had shocked his family by becoming an actor. Georgiana Drew of Philadelphia acted in her parents' stage company...
8. Victor Spinetti Victor Spinetti Actor, A Hard Day's Night Comic eccentric and gifted raconteur, Victor Spinetti was born in Wales on September 2, 1929, the son of Giuseppe Spinetti and Lily (Watson) Spinetti. He was educated at Monmouth School. Initially interested in a teaching degree, he turned to acting instead and studied for the stage at the College of Music and Drama...
9. Joan Caulfield Joan Caulfield Actress, The Unsuspected Movie and Broadway actress and former fashion model, Joan Caulfield was discovered by Broadway producers, which helped her successful career on stage. This then led to movies at Paramont Pictures. One of her most memorable roles was in The Unsuspected, opposite Claude Rains and Audrey Totter, during her time at the Warner Brothers Studio. Caulfield died at the age 69 from lung cancer.
10. Clarence Clemons Clarence Clemons Actor, New York, New York
11. Terence Fisher Terence Fisher Director, Horror of Dracula Terence Fisher was born in Maida Vale, England, in 1904. Raised by his grandmother in a strict Christian Scientist environment, Fisher left school while still in his teens to join the Merchant Marine. By his own account he soon discovered that a life at sea was not for him, so he left the service and tried his hand at a succession of jobs ashore...
12. Valerie Allen Valerie Allen Actress, Pillow Talk Valerie Allen's mother was Valerie Raemier, once known as Broadway's highest salaried showgirl, and a veteran of the Ziegfield Follies. Her father was Edgar Allen, a talent booker for such venues as The Palace. It was he who suggested to Boston comedy juggler Fred Sullivan that his name was too long for theatre marquees...
13. Charles Korvin Charles Korvin Actor, Interpol Calling He was born in Piestany, Hungary, and came to the United States in 1940 after ten years studying at the Sorbonne where he worked in still and motion picture photography. After studying acting at the Barter Theater (Abingdon, VA), he made his 1943 debut on Broadway in "Dark Eyes" under the name Geza Korvin...
14. Richard Stahl Richard Stahl Actor, It's a Living
15. Roger Delgado Roger Delgado Actor, Doctor Who Born of a Spanish father and French mother in Whitechapel. Although most often called upon to play the villain (due to his dark good looks and sinister beard), he also had a career as a voice actor on BBC Radio appearing on such programs as the "Morning Story". He was a notable 'The Master' in many series of Doctor Who.
16. Ronald Allen Ronald Allen Actor, A Night to Remember
17. Barbara Cason Barbara Cason Actress, Carter Country
18. Frederick Jaeger Frederick Jaeger Actor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Frederick was educated in Germany and France. He came to England in 1939 and took up acting at the suggestion of his English headmaster. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London between 1946 and 1948 and started his stage career at preston Rep in 1949. Many rep seasons in provinces before West End appearances including 'The Comedy of Errors'...
19. José Saramago José Saramago Writer, Enemy
20. Peter Allen Peter Allen Soundtrack, All That Jazz
21. William Tracy William Tracy Actor, The Shop Around the Corner Pittsburgh-born actor William Tracy was born on December 1, 1917, and began performing professionally as a youth. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he appeared in musical and comedy roles until his big break arrived in 1937 at age 19 when he took over the role of fidgety military school...
22. Vincent Sherman Vincent Sherman Director, Mr. Skeffington
23. Libby Holman Libby Holman Actress, Dreams That Money Can Buy Libby Holman's life was one of early poverty, extraordinary talent, scandal, fabulous wealth and tragedy. She's the stuff books and movies are ripe for. Born into a once-prosperous Jewish family in Ohio, her family's stock brokerage business collapsed in 1904 when her uncle disappeared after embezzling nearly $1 million...
24. Paul Bradley Paul Bradley Actor, Jeep-Herders
25. Sabrina Wright-Gilliar Sabrina Wright-Gilliar Art Department, Sex and the City
26. Sally O'Neil Sally O'Neil Actress, Battling Butler Cute-as-a-button and diminutive in size, Sally O'Neil (sometimes billed as Sally O'Neill), was one of 11 children born to a judge in 1908 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Another sister would also become a well-known actress, Molly O'Day. Sally was educated in a convent and started in vaudeville where she was billed as "Chotsie Noonan" (her real name was Virginia Louise Concepta Noonan)...
27. Doris Davenport Doris Davenport Actress, The Westerner Doris Davenport was born in Moline, IL, but grew up in Hollywood. Samuel Goldwyn gave her the part of Eddie Cantor's sweetheart in his musical Kid Millions after seeing her work as a Goldwyn Girl. As Doris Jordan, she tested for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and was one of the finalists...
28. Michael Hastings Michael Hastings Writer, War Machine
29. Jean Delannoy Jean Delannoy Director, Inspector Maigret Jean Delannoy began his film career in the 1920s as an actor. By the 1930s he had switched careers and become an editor, then a short-subjects director. By the mid-'30s he was a full-fledged director, and soon garnered a reputation as a sensitive, understated craftsman with a thorough command of the medium...
30. Nancy Addison Nancy Addison Actress, Ryan's Hope
31. Derek Godfrey Derek Godfrey Actor, The Abominable Dr. Phibes
32. Aimée Delamain Aimée Delamain Actress, Santa Claus: The Movie
33. Bill Douglas Bill Douglas Writer, My Childhood
34. Paul Cox Paul Cox Director, Innocence
35. Arthur Howard Arthur Howard Actor, Moonraker Born as Arthur John Stainer, he was the younger son of Ferdinand (Frank) Steiner and Lilian Blumberg. His brother was the film actor Leslie Howard and his sister the casting director Irene Howard. His uncle was the film director Wilfrid Noy. He married the actress Jean Compton Mackenzie (a daughter of the actor Frank Compton) in 1936 and they had a son together, the stage actor Alan Howard...
36. Harold Fong Harold Fong Actor, Up in Smoke
37. Derek Sydney Derek Sydney Actor, Hand in Hand Derek Sydney was awarded an Alexander Korda Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He went on to perform in hundreds of theater, film and video dramas. He retired in 1990 from the British Actors Equity. Mr. Sydney was a part-time resident of San Marcos and part-time resident of London. He...
38. Louise Carver Louise Carver Actress, The Big Trail
39. Felix Knight Felix Knight Actor, Babes in Toyland
40. Jay Lawrence Jay Lawrence Actor, Stalag 17
41. Harriet Reynolds Harriet Reynolds Actress, Strike It Rich
42. Victoria Wells Victoria Wells Actress, Let's Do It!
43. Lynn McCrossin Lynn McCrossin Actress, Blood + Kisses
44. Bernard Manning Bernard Manning Self, The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club
45. Hubert Cornfield Hubert Cornfield Director, Poker d'As
46. Ruth Sobotka Ruth Sobotka Actress, Killer's Kiss
47. Robert Conway Robert Conway Actor, Down Argentine Way
48. John Cheever John Cheever Writer, The Swimmer
49. Cay Forester Cay Forester Actress, D.O.A.
50. Naseem Banu Naseem Banu Actress, Anokhi Ada Born into a wealthy family, Naseem was enchanted by movies as a young girl and became determined to be an actress. Her beauty attracted a myriad of film offers, but she had to resort to a hunger strike before her family would allow her to appear in movies. An overnight sensation, Naseem worked prolifically...
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