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1. Laurence Olivier Laurence Olivier Actor, Rebecca Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High Anglican priest. His surname came from a great-great-grandfather who was of French Huguenot origin...
2. Robert Ryan Robert Ryan Actor, The Wild Bunch Distinguished U.S. actor and longtime civil rights campaigner Robert Bushnell Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Mable Arbutus (Bushnell), a secretary, and Timothy Aloysius Ryan, whose wealthy family owned a real estate firm. His father was of Irish ancestry, and his mother was of English and Irish descent...
3. Ray Collins Ray Collins Actor, Perry Mason Ray Bidwell Collins was an American actor in film, stage, radio and television. One of his best remembered roles was that of Lt. Arthur Tragg in the long-running series Perry Mason. Collins was born in Sacramento, California, to Lillie Bidwell and William C. Collins, a newspaper drama editor. He started acting on stage at the age of 14...
4. Barnard Hughes Barnard Hughes Actor, The Lost Boys Emmy and Tony Award-winner Barnard Hughes forged a career as one of American's most successful character actors, equally at home and successful on stage, the silver screen, and television. Most of his success came after middle-age. He made his Broadway debut in 1939 in Mary McCarthy's "Please, Mrs...
5. George Gershwin George Gershwin Soundtrack, Catch Me If You Can He was born Jacob Gershowitz, 26 September 1898, in Brooklyn, New York, of Russian-Jewish immigrants. As a boy he could play popular and classical works on his brother Ira's piano by ear. In 1913 he quit school to study music and began composing for Tin Pan Alley; by 1919 he had his first hit "Swanee" and his first Broadway show "La...
6. Dorothy Hart Dorothy Hart Actress, The Naked City A former model, the luminously beautiful Dorothy Hart was signed to a contract by Universal Pictures after having made only one film, Columbia's Gunfighters. However, the studio system couldn't quite find a place for a woman with her carriage and elegance, and relegated her to westerns, costume dramas...
7. Peggy Knudsen Peggy Knudsen Actress, The Big Sleep A knockout curvaceous screen siren with a smart, confident air, Peggy Knudsen had the blonde pulchritude and the presence to make it in Hollywood. Somehow, stardom eluded her. The daughter of a Duluth fire chief, she had studied violin as a child and later showed some promise acting in school plays...
8. Richard Franklin Richard Franklin Director, Psycho II Writer, director and producer Richard Franklin was born on July 15, 1948 in Melbourne, Australia. Infatuated with cinema at an early age, Franklin first began making 8mm films at age 10. Franklin saw Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" two years later and was hooked on movies for life. Richard enrolled at Monash...
9. James McCallion James McCallion Actor, National Velvet
10. Frances Langford Frances Langford Actress, Yankee Doodle Dandy Frances Langford won fame on radio (primarily as Bob Hope's vocalist, later sparring comically with Don Ameche as "The Bickersons"), via recordings and in the movies. In spite of the fact that she played mostly in minor musicals (plus appearing occasionally in "A" productions, including Yankee Doodle Dandy...
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12. Josephine Joseph Josephine Joseph Actress, Freaks Josephine Joseph was born in Austria of Polish-Austrian descent in 1913, whose body was allegedly split down the middle, one side male and the other female. She/he claimed to be a true intersex, or "hermaphrodite,' but there is no evidence to confirm whether this was the case or not. Hermaphrodites generally share the genitals of both sexes...
13. Frank Stallone Frank Stallone Actor, Rocky
14. Ray Lonnen Ray Lonnen Actor, Budgie the Little Helicopter
15. Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin Actress, EastEnders Gretchen Franklin made her first screen appearance in the 1954 British suspense film Shadow of Fear, directed by Albert S. Rogell, in which she acted alongside Mona Freeman, Jean Kent and Maxwell Reed. During the 1960s and 70s she made her name through guest roles on various sit-coms, such as Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em which starred Michael Crawford...
16. Richard Travis Richard Travis Actor, Code 3 Richard Travis was born William Justice in Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1913. He started off unbilled in daredevil cliffhangers and proceeded to war-era Warner Bros. features. He changed his stage moniker from "William Justice" to "William Travis" before finally settling on "Richard (or Dick) Travis" for the remainder of his career...
17. Mickey Deans Mickey Deans Self, The Last Performance
18. Emma Cohen Emma Cohen Actress, La semana del asesino
19. John W. Campbell Jr. John W. Campbell Jr. Writer, The Thing John W. Campbell, Jr. was an American science fiction writer and editor, known predominantly for the sub-genre 'Hard Science Fiction', and further credited for his role in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He began writing science fiction in his teens and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
20. Fikret Hakan Fikret Hakan Actor, Birlesen Gönüller Born in Balikesir in 1934, Fikret Hakan began his artistic career in 1950 as an actor for the Ses Theatre and a regular contributor to literary magazines. He performed his first screen role in 1953 in the film Köprüalti Çocuklari (Kids Under the Bridge), and quickly progressed to become one of the most sought-after actors of the 1960s and 1970s...
21. Evelyn Varden Evelyn Varden Actress, The Night of the Hunter
22. James Murray James Murray Actor, The Crowd Sometimes the early tragic death of a Hollywood actor can lead to immortality, as in the cases of icons James Dean and Marilyn Monroe--and, to a somewhat lesser extent, little Bobby Driscoll, who died a Skid Row bum in the streets, a victim of drug addiction. Not so for actor James Murray, whose death occurred in a similar fashion to Driscoll...
23. Karen Mayo-Chandler Karen Mayo-Chandler Actress, Beverly Hills Cop Slim, lovely and sultry brunette British beauty Karen Mayo-Chandler brought a winning blend of sexiness and classiness to a handful of enjoyably lowbrow exploitation features made in the 80s and 90s. Karen was born on April 18, 1958 in Sutton, Surrey, England. Slender and elegant, with blue eyes and brown hair...
24. Peaches Jones Peaches Jones Stunts, Mod Squad
25. Savannah Savannah Actress, The Invisible Maniac Ranked #19 in AVN's Top 50 Porn Stars of All Time. Raised in Texas and throughout Southern California. Was porn star Jeanna Fine's girlfriend. She is one of the most notorious, controversial porn stars of all time.
26. Don Starr Don Starr Actor, Dallas
27. Rod Lauren Rod Lauren Actor, Terrified Rod Lauren was born Roger Lawrence Strunk in Fresno, California, on March 20, 1940. He moved with his parents to Tracy, California, when he was three. Father Larry Strunk was a schoolteacher who subsequently found work as a switchman for the Southern Pacific Railroad; his mother was also a teacher and a church organist...
28. Milton Krims Milton Krims Writer, The Range Feud
29. King Baggot King Baggot Actor, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde St. Louis-born King Baggot traveled to New York City with the express intent of crashing Broadway, but began his film career in nearby Fort Lee, NJ, in 1909. It didn't take long before he graduated from actor to writer and director--at times performing all three functions; in Shadows he not only directed but played ten different parts--and his efforts paid off...
30. Frances Hyland Frances Hyland Actress, The Changeling
31. Edward Lasker Edward Lasker Producer, The Thing from Another World
32. Bill Darrid Bill Darrid Actor, Mr. and Mrs. Freedom
33. Everett Greenbaum Everett Greenbaum Writer, The Andy Griffith Show With his writing partner, he wrote Wally Cox's "Mr. Peepers." Their teamwork produced 32 episodes of television's "The Real McCoys, " 24 episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" and 35 half-hours shows for "MASH."
34. Carleton G. Young Carleton G. Young Actor, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
35. John F. Hamilton John F. Hamilton Actor, On the Waterfront American character actor whose career in films began in the early 1920s. He appeared as rustic or loutish types most often, frequently in Westerns and outdoor adventures, though his last and most notable film, On the Waterfront, was an exception. He is often confused with the infinitely more prolific John Hamilton...
36. Hugh Morton Hugh Morton Actor, Five Million Years to Earth
37. Ross Macdonald Ross Macdonald Writer, Harper Crime novelist and creator of the private eye Lew Archer, Ross MacDonald is often linked to his predecessors Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler as a master of the "hard-boiled" school of detective fiction, but MacDonald added a psychological depth and a unity of theme which was unique. MacDonald was born Kenneth Millar in Los Gatos...
38. Atang Dela Rama Atang Dela Rama Actress, Dalagang bukid
39. Walter Wager Walter Wager Writer, Die Hard 2 Graduated from Harvard Law School. Was a Fullbright Fellow at the Sorbonne in Paris, and diplomatic advisor to Israel's Director of Civil Aviation, and editor of "Playbill" & "Show". Has written articles to magazines, written novles under a psuedonym and written documetaries for television and for the US Information Agency.
40. John Breslin John Breslin Actor, Shake Hands with the Devil
41. Lady Bird Johnson Lady Bird Johnson Self, The Presidential Tour Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, the wife of Lyndon Johnson, the 36th President of the U.S., was one of the most prominent First Ladies in American history. Though Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan Reagan and Hillary Clinton exercised more power, and Jacqueline Kennedy and Dolly Madison were more glamorous...
42. Steve Carlesi Steve Carlesi Actor, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Steve Carlesi began his career with the band "Foundry" in the mid 90s. From there, he went on to work at WNEW 102.7 in New York City, and by the late 90s was teamed up with Opie & Anthony on WNEW, where he helped out with show production and maintained their unofficial website. Steve continued to work with O&A until their firing in 2002...
43. Bill Flynn Bill Flynn Actor, Saturday Night at the Palace Bill Flynn is one of South Africa's most successful and versatile actors. Equally at home in comedy or drama. He has appeared in leading, supporting and featured roles in over 40 feature films, more than 100 stage plays and hundreds of TV shows. His debut movie was in the supporting role of Simeon in House of the Living Dead...
44. Dusan Vujisic Dusan Vujisic Actor, The Camp Followers
45. S. Marc Jordan S. Marc Jordan Actor, Days of Our Lives
46. Edward Dillon Edward Dillon Actor, Casey's Vendetta
47. Robert Courtin Robert Courtin Actor, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
48. Robert Redding Robert Redding Costume Designer, Elvira's Movie Macabre
49. Andreas Malandrinos Andreas Malandrinos Actor, The Fearless Vampire Killers
50. Helen Forrest Helen Forrest Soundtrack, The Rocketeer Brunette Helen Forrest was born Helen Fogel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She loved singing from early childhood and keenly listened to recordings by all the major female jazz and blues vocalists of the day. At the age of ten, Helen competed in a dance marathon and sang with her brother's band in Washington...
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