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1. Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Actress, The Public Enemy The dentist's daughter eloped at age 16 with a young businessman and wound up in Los Angeles where she found work as an extra and bit player (examples: Moran of the Marines and Liberty) and somewhat more prominently in Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy shorts (Double Whoopee, Bacon Grabbers)...
2. Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it be Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film...
3. Trevor Goddard Trevor Goddard Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Trevor Goddard was born in Croydon, Surrey, England on October 14, 1962. His parents, Eric and Clara, and baby Trevor moved to Bromley, Kent, where he grew up. As a natural athlete, Trevor was highly interested in sports. As a youngster, he played football (soccer) and cricket and enjoyed running as well as many other recreational activities...
4. Dan Duryea Dan Duryea Actor, Scarlet Street Dan Duryea was educated at Cornell University and worked in the advertising business before pursuing his career as an actor. Duryea made his Broadway debut in the play "Dead End." The critical acclaim he won for his performance as Leo Hubbard in the Broadway production of "The Little Foxes" led to his appearance in the film version, in the same role.
5. Zasu Pitts Zasu Pitts Actress, The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna Classic comedienne Zasu Pitts, of the timid, forlorn blue eyes and trademark woebegone vocal pattern and fidgety hands, was born to Rulandus and Nellie (Shay) Pitts, the third of four children on January 3, 1894. Her aged New York-native father, who lost a leg back in the Civil War era, had settled the family in Kansas by the time ZaSu was born but relocated to Santa Cruz...
6. Judy Holliday Judy Holliday Actress, Born Yesterday Judy Holliday was born Judith Tuvim in New York City on June 21, 1921. Her mother, a piano teacher, was attending a play when she went into labor and made it to the hospital just in time. Judy was an only child. By the age of four, her mother had her enrolled in ballet school which fostered a life-long interest in show business...
7. Lane Bradford Lane Bradford Actor, Zombies of the Stratosphere
8. Barbara Baxley Barbara Baxley Actress, Nashville Barbara Angie Rose Baxley was born on New Year's Day 1923 to Emma A. & C. Bert Baxley in Porterville, CA. She was the youngest of their two daughters and was named after her grandmothers; Angie Sibley-Tyler and Iva Matilda Rose-Baxley. Barbara attended and graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific in Stockton where she was raised...
9. Jobyna Howland Jobyna Howland Actress, Topaze
10. Signe Hasso Signe Hasso Actress, A Double Life Young Signe Larsson was only 12 when she started to work as a child extra at The Royal Dramatic Theater and was the youngest ever enrolled for acting studies there at 16. She quickly got leading roles in movies and always received very good reviews. In 1940 she went to Hollywood and signed a contract with RKO...
11. Bill Clark Bill Clark Actor, Bonanza
12. Rut Hawn Rut Hawn Actor, Pure Goldie
13. James Luisi James Luisi Actor, Another World A native New Yorker, James Luisi attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights on a basketball scholarship. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He then played one season (1953-54) with the Baltimore Bullets in the National Basketball Association. His acting career began on the stage with early parts coming in the Broadway musicals "Sweet Charity" and "Zorba"...
14. Dino Risi Dino Risi Writer, Scent of a Woman Dino Risi became a movie director by chance. In 1940 he met Alberto Lattuada at a friend's boutique. Lattuada told him they needed an assistant director for the movie Piccolo mondo antico. Risi accepted just for fun, not for work. Later, he became a psychiatrist and wrote some articles for a local newspaper in his spare time...
15. Marjorie Gross Marjorie Gross Writer, Newhart
16. Gordon Rollings Gordon Rollings Actor, Superman III Born in Batley, Yorkshire, Gordon Rollings began his career in radio in Israel, then progressed into the circus in Paris and trained as a clown. His first television appearance was in Play School (this was the very first broadcast on BBC2). He then went onto appear as Charlie Moffit in Coronation Street...
17. Bob Sweeney Bob Sweeney Director, The Andy Griffith Show
18. Tony Wright Tony Wright Actor, The House in Marsh Road
19. Dennis Potter Dennis Potter Writer, The Singing Detective Dennis Christopher George Potter was born 17 May 1935 in Berry Hill, a small village in the Forest of Dean, where his grandfather and father were coal miners. Through books, the young Potter found that "words were chariots". He attended school in London and spent two years in the Army. During his three years at Oxford...
20. Eric Mason Eric Mason Actor, Hot Fuzz
21. Alan Turing Alan Turing
22. Leonard Stern Leonard Stern Writer, Get Smart, Again!
23. Richard Ramirez Richard Ramirez Actor, Anna's Eve Richard Ramirez was a drifter from Texas who ended up in Los Angeles (the serial killer capital of the world) in the early 1980s when 5 serial killers where committing crimes independent of each other. Ramirez worked as a car mechanic and did odd jobs while in Los Angeles. He was fascinated with "satanism"...
24. Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Writer, A Star Is Born Dorothy Rothschild was born on August 22, 1893 into a family of comfortable financial means. Raised by her father and Stepmother after her mother's death, she was given an excellent education for the times. Highly intelligent, she pursued a career after her formal education and proved herself to be one of the early feminists...
25. Vernon Washington Vernon Washington Actor, The Last Starfighter Samuel "Vernon" Washington was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the 8th child of Benjamin and Olive Evans of Dinwiddie County, Virginia and Fredrick, Maryland, respectively. On checking a perpetual Calendar, we learned that Vernon was born on Friday, and according to the nursery rhyme, Friday's child is loving and giving...
26. E.M. Forster E.M. Forster Writer, A Passage to India
27. Jack Gaud Jack Gaud Actor, Koyla
28. Uncle Jimmy Mack Uncle Jimmy Mack Self, Snaps
29. J. Michael Riva J. Michael Riva Production Designer, Django Unchained
30. George Givot George Givot Actor, Lady and the Tramp Dapper American character actor and radio personality, born in Omaha, Nebraska. After attending Chicago University, Givot entered show business as a comedian with the Ziegfeld Follies. His particular forte was mimicking a variety of ethnic dialects. Performing in vaudeville and in nightclubs, he scored an immediate hit with his comic creation...
31. Georgia Hale Georgia Hale Actress, The Gold Rush In 1922, Georgia won a beauty contest and went to New York to get a job in the theater. Unsuccessful, she left New York for Hollywood where she worked as a bit player in a few movies. Georgia's first break came when she was hired for the film The Salvation Hunters. It was from this picture that Charlie Chaplin hired her to play the Georgia...
32. Jacques Herlin Jacques Herlin Actor, Des hommes et des dieux
33. David Lyon David Lyon Actor, Greenfingers
34. Percy Edwards Percy Edwards Actor, Labyrinth As a young lad Percy was fascinated by the wild creatures of his native Suffolk and found his ability to imitate them made an interesting "party piece" from the age of 12. His first broadcast experience came in the BBC radio series "Vaudeville" in 1930. He made hundreds of broadcasts until his "official" retirement in 1989...
35. Orwin C. Harvey Orwin C. Harvey Stunts, Glory
36. James Hall James Hall Actor, Hell's Angels
37. Ben Pollack Ben Pollack Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
38. Mary MacLeod Mary MacLeod Actress, Orlando
39. Norris Goff Norris Goff Actor, So This Is Washington
40. Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty Actor, Moby Dick The distinctively white-haired, bushy-browed Northern Irish novelist, playwright and character actor, Joseph Tomelty was born the eldest of seven children in the small fishing village of Portaferry, County Down. He initially followed in his father's footsteps as a house painter. Early on, life on the stage might have seemed inconceivable because of a noticeable stutter...
41. Eric Francis Eric Francis Actor, The Meaning of Life
42. Henry Miller Henry Miller Writer, Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules
43. Bill Borzage Bill Borzage Actor, Way Down East
44. Simon Franco Simon Franco Production Designer, Alien: Isolation Simon Franco started as a programmer at Activision in 2001. His first credited work was programming for the PS2 version of Weakest Link (2001). In January 2004 he joined the UK development studio The Creative Assembly. Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation (2014) is dedicated to him when he passed in June 2014...
45. Forrest Carter Forrest Carter Writer, The Outlaw Josey Wales Forrest Carter, the author of the controversial memoir (now recognized as a work of fiction) "The Education of Little Tree," was the pen-name of Asa Earl Carter (September 4, 1925-June 7, 1979), a rabid segregationist who was an infamous racist propagandist in the 1960s. A leader of the White Citizens...
46. Wayne Cody Wayne Cody Self, Singles
47. Max Factor Max Factor Makeup Department, I Love Lucy Max Factor Jr., named Frank at birth, was the second son of Max Factor, who opened his first wig shop in Razan, Russia in the 1890s. In April 1904, Max emigrated to the United States and opened a perfume, makeup, and wig concession at the St. Louis World's Fair. Max's son Frank was born in St. Louis...
48. Rudy Fernandez Rudy Fernandez Actor, Diskarte
49. Monroe Owsley Monroe Owsley Actor, Indiscreet Largely forgotten today, actor Monroe Owsley was born in Atlanta around the turn of the century and raised by his mother, stage actress Gertrude Owsley. His own theater career started up as a teen and he eventually hit Broadway in the mid 1920s, migrating to films around the advent of sound. His first movie role was as a young suitor in The First Kiss starring Fay Wray...
50. Ronnie Dukes Ronnie Dukes Self, Stairway to Stardom
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