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1. Andy Griffith Andy Griffith Actor, The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show. He was featured in the Broadway play "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he received a Tony nomination...
2. Amanda Peterson Amanda Peterson Actress, Can't Buy Me Love Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie, directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston...
3. James Daly James Daly Actor, Medical Center Distinguished character player James Firman Daly first appeared on stage in his home town of Wisconsin Rapids in 1928. He was set on acting from an early age, strongly encouraged by his parents, though neither were in the profession - his father was in the fuel business and his mother at one time a CIA employee...
4. Jim Backus Jim Backus Actor, Gilligan's Island Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ply his trade...
5. Noel Neill Noel Neill Actress, Adventures of Superman Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures...
6. Ross Martin Ross Martin Actor, The Wild Wild West Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire. Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and law...
7. Diana Douglas Diana Douglas Actress, Planes, Trains & Automobiles
8. Jim Morrison Jim Morrison Soundtrack, Cast Away Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his early years...
9. Kemal Sunal Kemal Sunal Actor, Hababam Sinifi Kemal Sunal was born in Kucukpazar, Istanbul on the 11th of November 1944. He was considered by many to be the greatest comedy actor ever in Turkey. He got famous with the role of "Inek Saban" in Hababam Sinifi (1975). He acted in many films. Mainly, he had the role of "Saban" who was a young and foolish boy...
10. Gabriel Dell Gabriel Dell Actor, Angels with Dirty Faces The son of an Italian immigrant doctor, Gabriel "Gabe" Dell began his career singing in a boys church choir and then on a children's radio show. He made his stage debut in the play "Dead End" and, with the other juvenile members of the cast, was called to Hollywood for the film version. Dell was one...
11. Harrison Young Harrison Young Actor, The Game
12. Judy Tyler Judy Tyler Actress, Jailhouse Rock Her father a trumpeter with bands such as Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman, and her mother was a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer. Judy studied ballet, music, and acting, won a "Miss Stardust" beauty contest in 1949, danced with the Copacabana chorus line. and was making bit appearances on television while still in high school...
13. Rudy Vallee Rudy Vallee Soundtrack, Bonnie and Clyde Rudy Vallee started his career as a saxophone player and singer and later became a band leader. In the 1920s and early 30s he had a hit radio program, The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour (where he was hated by his cast and crew due to his explosive ego-driven personality). In the early 1930's he was ranked with the likes of Bing Crosby and the tragic Russ Columbo in the Hit Parade...
14. Harold Nicholas Harold Nicholas Actor, The Five Heartbeats Harold Nicholas, the younger half of the world famous Nicholas Brothers dance team, is known as one of the world's greatest dancers. He and his brother Fayard Nicholas were established superstars at Twentieth Century Fox with their astounding dance numbers in the studios musicals features. Harold was known for "attributing spice to Fayard's grace," with his quick moves...
15. Antony Alda Antony Alda Actor, National Treasure
16. Sharon Hugueny Sharon Hugueny Actress, A Majority of One Sharon Elizabeth Hugueny was a leap-year baby, born on February 29, 1944, in Los Angeles, California. She was an intelligent, introspective, and sensitive child who preferred serious reading, writing, and music to the "more frivolous" interests of her peers. Sharon's parents - a World War II Navy veteran and his wife - were loving-but notoriously strict with their three children (Sharon...
17. Nelson Leigh Nelson Leigh Actor, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
18. Barry Crump Barry Crump Writer, Hunt for the Wilderpeople
19. Jacques Sernas Jacques Sernas Actor, La Dolce Vita With eye-catching good looks, blond Lithuanian-born actor Jacques Sernas (aka Jack Sernas) is best known for cutting a fine figure in European costumers and spectacles in the 1950s and 1960s. Born on July 30, 1925, his father died when he was a year old and the boy would be raised by his mother in Paris...
20. Trigger Trigger Actor, The Roy Rogers Show Trigger, Roy Rogers' beautiful Golden Palomino stallion, and co-star with Roy in many of his movies and Roy's TV show, was often billed as "the smartest horse in the movies". The two of them appeared in dozens of westerns in the 1930s and 40s, always chasing and thwarting the bad guys, and working to serve peace and justice...
21. Joe DeRita Joe DeRita Actor, The Outlaws Is Coming Born into a show business family, DeRita began performing at the age of 7. He played the Burlesque circuit until 1942 when he went to headline in California stage shows. He toured with Randolph Scott and Bing Crosby for the USO during World War II. Joe made his film debut in "The Doughgirls" (1944) and continued to perform in films...
22. Raaj Kumar Raaj Kumar Actor, Mother India
23. Brian Jones Brian Jones Self, Sympathy for the Devil Jones was born on 28 February, 1942, to Lewis and Louise Jones. He had two sisters, Pamela and Barbara. Pamela died when Brian was still a child. He fathered his first of several children in high school and was subsequently made to leave. In the early 1960s, Brian formed the legendary group, The Rolling Stones...
24. Renie Riano Renie Riano Actress, The Family Jewels As the daughter of British stage actress Irene Riano (1871-1940), character player Renie Riano had all the earmarks of a show biz career. She loved an audience, she loved singing, and she loved to make people laugh. She began things off toplining in vaudeville shows and music halls as "Baby Irene" in a mother/daughter act...
25. Viola Dana Viola Dana Actress, That Certain Thing Viola Dana (real name Virginia Flugrath) was born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 26, 1897. She was the middle sister of three sisters (the other two were Edna Flugrath and Shirley Mason). She made her film debut in 1914 in Molly the Drummer Boy. The following year she received top billing playing "Gladiola Bain" in Gladiola...
26. Jack Smith Jack Smith Actor, On Moonlight Bay Radio crooner "Smilin' Jack Smith" was a popular 40s and 50s personality. He was born Jack Ward Smith on Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington. His father, Walter Reed Smith, was the captain of the naval destroyer USS Dixie. Jack was named after the fort they were stationed at the time...
27. Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo Actor, Creepshow 2
28. Yôko Tani Yôko Tani Actress, First Spaceship on Venus Diminutive, graceful, porcelain pretty Japanese actress Yoko Tani was born and raised in France and was making a living as a Parisienne dancer when opportunities for film came her way in the mid-1950s. Appearing in a number of minor Eurasian parts in such French films as Marchandes d'illusions [Nights of Shame]...
29. Benjamin Hendrickson Benjamin Hendrickson Actor, Another World
30. Alberto Lattuada Alberto Lattuada Writer, Variety Lights
31. Sherril Lynn Rettino Sherril Lynn Rettino Actress, Dallas Sherril Lynn Rettino became world famous as Jackie, Cliff Barnes' secretary in the TV hit series Dallas. Sadly, she died at her home in Los Angeles in 1995 of breast cancer, she was only 39 years old.
32. John Barron John Barron Actor, Softly Softly John Barron was born on Christmas Eve, 1920. A kind godfather paid his training fees at RADA in 1938. During the war, he served in the Navy, then returned to acting after demob, mostly in rep. productions. He soon became a theatre director, and directed Leonard Rossiter in numerous productions throughout the 1950s...
33. Dustin Farnum Dustin Farnum Actor, The Squaw Man American leading man of silent pictures who specialized in Westerns. His mother and father were, respectively, a singer and an actor, and he and his younger brother William Farnum were introduced to the theatre at an early age. Raised in Maine, Dustin attended the East Maine Conference Seminary, but left school to go on the stage at the age of fifteen...
34. Ted French Ted French Actor, Law of the Lash
35. Deems Taylor Deems Taylor Music Department, Fantasia
36. William Wiard William Wiard Director, Daniel Boone
37. Don Drysdale Don Drysdale Self, 1979 World Series Video: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles
38. Lauren Brice Lauren Brice Actress, Bush Pilots
39. Clive Hornby Clive Hornby Actor, Emmerdale
40. Alan Roberts Alan Roberts Producer, Young Lady Chatterley
41. Dave Powers Dave Powers Director, The Carol Burnett Show
42. Wally Westmore Wally Westmore Makeup Department, Bonanza
43. Irving Reis Irving Reis Director, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
44. Stephen Largay Stephen Largay Actor, To Have & to Hold
45. Larry Harmon Larry Harmon Producer, Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown
46. Peggy Doyle Peggy Doyle Actress, General Hospital
47. Myra Jones Myra Jones Miscellaneous Crew, Psycho
48. Al De Caprio Al De Caprio Director, The Phil Silvers Show
49. Mordecai Richler Mordecai Richler Writer, Fun with Dick and Jane
50. Captain Haggerty Captain Haggerty Actor, Married to the Mob
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