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1. David Niven David Niven Actor, The Pink Panther David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the army (Rifle Brigade)...
2. Luis Buñuel Luis Buñuel Writer, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
3. Raymond Massey Raymond Massey Actor, Arsenic and Old Lace Educated at the University of Toronto & Balliol College, Oxford, he joined the Canadian Field Artillery in World War I, served in France & was wounded. His first appearance was in a stage production in Siberia, during its occupation by American Forces in 1918. Raymond returned to Canada & the farm implement business after the war...
4. Harold Sakata Harold Sakata Actor, Goldfinger The most famous henchman of the entire James Bond series of spy thrillers, Harold Sakata will forever be remembered as the villainous "Odd Job" in the ultimate Bond film, Goldfinger, with his lethal martial arts and steel-brimmed bowler hat. He was born Toshiyuki Sakata in Hawaii, of Japanese descent...
5. Woodrow Parfrey Woodrow Parfrey Actor, Planet of the Apes One of the most interesting character actors to emerge on American film and television in the 1960s, Woodrow Parfrey brought a quirky charisma to every role he played, from shopkeepers to space-age simians. His noted turn as the unbalanced informer in Broadway's "Advise and Consent" (1961) set the standard for his offbeat...
6. Chris Marker Chris Marker Writer, Twelve Monkeys
7. Michael Stone Michael Stone Camera and Electrical Department, Transporter 2
8. Cass Elliot Cass Elliot Self, Monterey Pop Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the Washington D.C. environs and in her senior year of high school, performed in a summer stock production of "The Boyfriend" at the Owings Mills Playhouse, where she played the French nurse who sings "It's Nicer...
9. Pat McCormick Pat McCormick Writer, Under the Rainbow Veteran comic Pat McCormick was one of those second tier funnymen whose career enjoy great longevity on the stand-up and TV variety circuits, but fell just short of making it to the all-stars. As a gag writer, however, he reigned supreme. Pat was born on June 30, 1927, in Lakewood Ohio. Already a king-sized presence in high school...
10. James Stephenson James Stephenson Actor, The Letter British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut quite late in life, at the age of 49, in 1937, making four pictures that year. Warner Bros. got a glimpse of this distinguished gent and signed him to a contract where he indulged himself in urbane villainy. Proving a reliable support in such films as Boy Meets Girl...
11. Michel Serrault Michel Serrault Actor, La Cage aux Folles As accomplished and versatile the well-loved French actor Michel Serrault proved to be over the course of five decades, American audiences still remember this actor for one role only - that of the neurotic, outrageously flamboyant drag performer Albin (aka Zaza) in the side-splitting French gay farce La Cage aux Folles...
12. John Finnegan John Finnegan Actor, An American Tail John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo, which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 Don Bluth film...
13. Mike Reid Mike Reid Actor, Snatch.
14. Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Miscellaneous Crew, West Side Story
15. Rajendra Kumar Rajendra Kumar Actor, Mother India Rajendra was born in the Punjabi-speaking Tuli family on July 12, 1929, in Sialkot, British India (now located in Pakistan). After the turbulent years of partition, at the age of 21, Rajendra got his first break in 'Jogan' during 1950. He attained fame in 'Mother India' during 1957, playing the son of Nargis Dutt...
16. Lorene Yarnell Jansson Lorene Yarnell Jansson Actress, Spaceballs
17. David Lochary David Lochary Actor, Pink Flamingos Divine's former best friend, with dyed silver hair, met the future Waters star in beauty school in Baltimore, Maryland. Divine later claimed that he had "never even heard the word 'drag' before David," and that Lochary did his makeup and wigs at parties (prior to Van Smith). Divine introduced Lochary to Waters in the mid-1960s...
18. Vincent van Gogh Vincent van Gogh Writer, Van Gogh: Painted with Words Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Zundert, Netherlands. His father, named Theodorus van Gogh, was a Protestant minister. His mother, named Anna Cornelia Carbentus, was a daughter of the "book-binder to the King" Willem Carbentus; who had bound the first Consitution of Holland. Vincent Van Gogh was given the name of his elder brother...
19. Alex Nicol Alex Nicol Actor, The Screaming Skull A regular "good guy" and "bad guy" presence in sagebrush sagas and two-fisted film action during the early 1950s, brawny, blond-haired Alexander Livingston Nicol Jr. was born in 1916 in Ossining, New York, the son of a prison warden there at Sing Sing, and his wife, the matron of a detention center...
20. O.Z. Whitehead O.Z. Whitehead Actor, The Grapes of Wrath American character actor of rather bizarre range, a member of the so-called "John Ford Stock Company." Originally a New York stage actor of some repute, Whitehead entered films in the 1930s. He played a wide variety of character parts, often quite different from his own actual age and type. He is probably most familiar as Al Joad in 'John Ford (I)''s The Grapes of Wrath...
21. Robert Crosby Robert Crosby Sound Department, The Lost Boys
22. Johnny Walker Johnny Walker Actor, Chachi 420 One of the earliest and best-loved comedians of Indian Cinema, Johnny Walker brought smiles and amusement to all whenever he was on film. Christening himself after the famous Scotch whisky, Walker would drive audiences wild with laughter with his squeaky voice, pencil-thin moustache and his now-classic drunken antics...
23. Peter Bayliss Peter Bayliss Actor, From Russia with Love
24. Tom Snyder Tom Snyder Self, Episode #2.22
25. Jack Kandel Jack Kandel Actor, Chain Reaction Jack Kandel was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 15, 1952. His parents were Holocaust survivors, arriving in New York 1951 from Lodz, Poland. His father Leon (a house painter) and his mother Guta, raised Jack in Judaic European traditions. After graduating Niles East HS in Skokie, Ill he tried numerous professions including sales...
26. Henri Charrière Henri Charrière Writer, Papillon Henri Charrière was born in 1906. He grew up in the south of France where his father was the master of a village school. After completing his military service in the navy, Charrière moved to Paris. His acquired nickname "Papillon" soon became a respected one in the underworld. At the age of twenty-five Charrière was sentenced to imprisonment for life without a hope of remission...
27. Joel Oliansky Joel Oliansky Writer, The Competition
28. Virginia Chapman Virginia Chapman Actress, The Case of the Gallant Grafter
29. Hilary Pritchard Hilary Pritchard Actress, Passion Potion
30. Janet Banzet Janet Banzet Actress, A Thousand Pleasures
31. Jean Afrique Jean Afrique Self, Vanity Fair
32. James Nolan James Nolan Actor, Dirty Harry
33. Sean Roberge Sean Roberge Actor, In the Mouth of Madness Sean Roberge was born to father Rene and mother Brenda. Sean had a successful career as a young Canadian actor, and played electric guitar with the bands Willy Phosphorus, Days of Heaven, and Raunch. Among the talented people he admired were actors Christopher Walken and Eric Roberts, and musicians Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton...
34. Erich Kästner Erich Kästner Writer, The Parent Trap
35. Bernard West Bernard West Writer, A Man About the House
36. Robert Schumann Robert Schumann Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Schumann studied Law and at the same time attended piano lessons. He ignored all musical theory because in his mind the romantic music had only to be inspired by fantasy. Publishing the "Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik" he supported young composers of his time like Frédéric Chopin or Johannes Brahms. His own compositions where accepted when his wife 'Clara Wieck'...
37. Doris Nolan Doris Nolan Actress, Holiday Lovely blonde stage actress Doris Nolan, a former model raised in New York, appeared in school plays and summer stock before trying to make it in the big time. Following some Broadway work, she decorated films briefly in the late 30s after earning a contract from Fox -- most noticeably as Katharine Hepburn's chic...
38. Nafisa Joseph Nafisa Joseph Actress, C.A.T.S Nafisa Joseph was born March 28, 1978 Bangalore, Karnataka, India to Nirmal Joseph, a Keralite Syrian Christian and Usha Joseph, a Bengali, who was a descendant of Tagore and first cousin of Sharmila Tagore. Nafisa studied at Bishop Cotton Girls' School and St. Joseph's College, both at Bangalore. She was Catholic...
39. Mickey Cohen Mickey Cohen Self, Episode dated 19 May 1957
40. Charles Murray Charles Murray Actor, The Wizard of Oz
41. Mary Ford Mary Ford Uncategorised
42. Philippe De Lacy Philippe De Lacy Actor, Peter Pan Born in France during a World War I air raid in which his mother was killed, Philippe was adopted by Mrs. Edith DeLacy, who was associated with the Women's Overseas Hospital. After the war ended, Mrs. Lacy brought Philippe to America where his stunning looks soon made him a sought after model for advertisements and eventually brought him to the screen.
43. Eileen Percy Eileen Percy Actress, Wild and Woolly Eileen Percy was born in Belfast, Ireland on August 21, 1900. She got an early start in films when she landed the role of Ethel Forsythe in 1917's Down to Earth. She was barely 17 years old. Eileen was kept busy as the twenties rolled in with roles in The Third Eye, Why Trust Your Husband, Let's Go...
44. Claude Laydu Claude Laydu Actor, Diary of a Country Priest
45. Gene McDaniels Gene McDaniels Soundtrack, Casino Eugene McDaniels is respected by his peers, including such legends as Roberta Flack, Chick Corea, Phyllis Hyman, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Cannonball Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Ron Carter, Aretha Franklin and B.B. King. McDaniels has written for, and with, most of his peers...
46. Bharathan Bharathan Director, The Chieftain's Son
47. Mack Williams Mack Williams Actor, Cape Fear
48. Rudy Zamora Rudy Zamora Director, The Bullwinkle Show Rudy Zamora worked for a short time in the early 1950s with director Gene Deitch at the Detroit Jam Handy Organization's animation studio, where he animated the film, "Roger Windsock" for the US Air Force, and on an industrial information film for the Otis Elevator company. Deitch claimed that Rudy was easily the best animator the conservative Jam Handy Studio ever had!
49. Luther Henderson Luther Henderson Music Department, Ain't Misbehavin' He graduated from The Juilliard School of Music in New York City in 1942. He composed the orchestrations for the dance numbers for the original broadway production of "Flower Drum Song" which was composed by Jule Styne and Richard Rogers. He adapted the music of Fats Waller for the original broadway production of "Ain't Misbehavin'" and served as the music director.
50. Bill Todman Bill Todman Producer, The Price Is Right
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