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1. Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield Actress, The Match Game One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, to Vera J. and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney in Phillipburg, New Jersey, where Jayne began her girlhood...
2. Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn Actress, Bringing Up Baby Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was devastated at age 14 to find him dead...
3. Lana Turner Lana Turner Actress, Imitation of Life Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional accomplishments. Lana Turner was born Julia Jean Mildred Francis Turner in Wallace...
4. Bob Crane Bob Crane Actor, Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane was born in Waterbury, CT, the youngest of two sons. In school he was known for being a class clown and an intense music lover. His favorites were jazz and big band. Bob's specialty was the drums. After graduating from Stamford High School in 1946 he turned his attention to his love for music...
5. William Hickey William Hickey Actor, The Nightmare Before Christmas Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor, Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 production, starring Uta Hagen)...
6. Don S. Davis Don S. Davis Actor, Stargate SG-1
7. Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney Self, The Lux Show Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, to Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Maysville, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used to sing in her grandfather's mayoral election campaigns...
8. Vittorio Gassman Vittorio Gassman Actor, Sleepers Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitter Rice. This fixed him to his main parts: The ambigous gentleman inflicting pain and pleasure at the same time...
9. Jim Kelly Jim Kelly Actor, Enter the Dragon With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's Island in Enter the Dragon...
10. Jan Rubes Jan Rubes Actor, Witness Born in Czechoslovakia. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, Jan Rubes went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early years. By 1948, he was chosen to represent Czechoslovakia at the International Music Festival held in Geneva and won first prize in his category...
11. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Actor, The Bell Boy Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock Company...
12. Don Matheson Don Matheson Actor, General Hospital
13. Edward Yang Edward Yang Writer, Yi Yi Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. Growing up in Taipei...
14. Victor Lundin Victor Lundin Actor, Robinson Crusoe on Mars
15. Ron Gans Ron Gans Actor, Hell Night While many people may not know Ron Gans' face, any self-respecting fan of 70s drive-in exploitation cinema should be highly familiar with his extremely distinctive and unmistakable deep'n'dulcet velvet smooth golden throat voice. Gans lent his deliciously plummy tones to numerous theatrical trailers...
16. Robert Drivas Robert Drivas Actor, Cool Hand Luke Actor-turned-director Robert Drivas showed dark, brooding power and strong potential on the 60s stage, film and TV but, in the long run, did not achieve the kind of success he deserved. Born on November 21, 1938, the Chicago native initially studied his craft at the Universities of Chicago and Miami...
17. Jessica Dee Jessica Dee Actress, The 8th Sin
18. Bruce Malmuth Bruce Malmuth Director, Hard to Kill Bruce Malmuth has enjoyed a distinguished career in film, television and theater as a writer, director and actor. Soon after achieving success with his commercials (Excedrin Headache #1 and Fresca Snowstorms campaigns, and other Clio winners) Mr. Malmuth made his film directorial debut with Sylvester Stallone in the classic thriller Nighthawks...
19. Pamela Mason Pamela Mason Actress, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
20. Henry King Henry King Director, Twelve O'Clock High For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell for Adano...
21. Karen Lamm Karen Lamm Actress, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
22. Rod Amateau Rod Amateau Producer, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Starting out as a radio writer, Rodney Amateau began his career as a dialogue coach and filmed screen tests for Fox Studios while working as a stunt dbl before directing 2nd Unit's, where he began his film career. He soon turned to directing TV series, which he did for many years before returning to film directing in the 1970s.
23. François Périer François Périer Actor, Nights of Cabiria Francois Perier was one of France's most prolific character leads. Born in Paris, his father managed a wine shop. At age 14, he wrote to legendary actor Louis Jouvet who subsequently helped him enter the Cours Simon and Le Conservatoire dramatic institutions. A stage star by 1938, he then apprenticed in bit film parts...
24. Kitty Kelly Kitty Kelly Actress, So Proudly We Hail!
25. Michael Brennan Michael Brennan Actor, Thunderball
26. John Abineri John Abineri Actor, The Godfather: Part III
27. Roy Rowland Roy Rowland Director, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Roy Rowland studied law at the University of Southern California, then joined MGM as a script clerk. As if getting that job wasn't enough good luck in the middle of the Depression, he also married the niece of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer. He sharpened his directing chops at MGM with a series of shorts starting in the 1930s...
28. Jane Rose Jane Rose Actress, Phyllis
29. Allan Carr Allan Carr Producer, Grease
30. Paul Sommer Paul Sommer Director, The Smurfs
31. Declan Mulholland Declan Mulholland Actor, Time Bandits
32. Ted Allan Ted Allan Writer, Love Streams
33. Chester Gan Chester Gan Actor, Flying Tigers
34. Louis Phillipi Louis Phillipi Makeup Department, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
35. Adam Hill Gilbert Adam Hill Gilbert Writer, The Goodwill Industries Telethon Adam Hill Gilbert, born William Dudley Gilbert in Culpeper, Virginia, in 1935, left Duke University at the end of his sophomore year to enroll with The Pasadena Playhouse to study playwriting and theatre. He had written 2 original plays for high school production and hosted his own local radio show prior to attending Duke where he originated the radio show...
36. Billy Beck Billy Beck Actor, Just Like Heaven
37. Antonio Badú Antonio Badú Actor, Cantaclaro
38. Dorothy Reynolds Dorothy Reynolds Actress, Oh! What a Lovely War
39. Hector Lavoe Hector Lavoe Soundtrack, Carlito's Way
40. Jessie Lee Fulton Jessie Lee Fulton Actress, Paper Moon
41. Jerry Verno Jerry Verno Actor, The 39 Steps Jerry Verno was one of those picturesque cockney actors that made British pictures irresistible. Michael Powell gave him leading parts in four of his first films before using him again in his classic The Red Shoes as George, the stage door keeper. But as of the mid-thirties Verno only got minor parts...
42. Lillie Hayward Lillie Hayward Writer, The Shaggy Dog A former musician, Hayward entered the film industry in 1919 as a script editor. She later worked her way up to screenwriter and spent a number of years under contract to Warner Bros., where she specialized in action films. Hayward also wrote a number of "B" movies for Paramount and RKO studios. Toward the end of her career, she wrote family films for Disney.
43. Irvin Berwick Irvin Berwick Director, The 7th Commandment Irving Berwick was a child prodigy, playing concert piano before the age of ten. Although he never gave up playing privately, his career was to be in films. His first job, in Hollywood, was as a dialogue coach, working under contract at Columbia Studios in the mid- to late 1940s and frequently with William Castle...
44. Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan Actor, Lawman
45. Pietro Taricone Pietro Taricone Actor, Remember Me, My Love
46. Jean St. Clair Jean St. Clair Actress, The Exchange Student
47. Antony Scott Antony Scott Actor, Superman
48. Larry Cross Larry Cross Actor, The Wind and the Lion
49. Arik Lavie Arik Lavie Actor, Hor B'Levana
50. Kazuo Mori Kazuo Mori Director, Zoku Zatôichi monogatari
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