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1. Carole Landis Carole Landis Actress, Topper Returns Carole Landis was born on New Year's Day in 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste. Her father, a railroad mechanic, was of Norwegian descent and her mother was Polish. Her father walked out, leaving Carole, her mother and an older brother and sister to fend for themselves. After graduating from high school...
2. Katy Jurado Katy Jurado Actress, High Noon Katy Jurado was born Maria Christina Jurado Garcia into a wealthy family on January 16, 1924, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her early years were spent amid luxury until her family's lands were confiscated by the federal government for redistribution to the landless peasantry. Despite the loss of property...
3. Gordon Tootoosis Gordon Tootoosis Actor, Legends of the Fall A Canadian actor of Cree and Stoney descent, Gordon Tootosis made his film debut in the western film Alien Thunder with Donald Sutherland and Chief Dan George. Tootoosis holds several acting roles in television and movies, including the role of 'One Stab' in Legends of the Fall, the role of 'Growling Bear'...
4. Rosemary Murphy Rosemary Murphy Actress, To Kill a Mockingbird
5. Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland Actress, Pretty Woman
6. N!xau N!xau Actor, The Gods Must Be Crazy N!xau, a San from the Kalahari Desert, was discovered by director Jamie Uys and cast in the lead role in the 1980 movie The Gods Must Be Crazy. He received only a few hundred dollars for his work in that film, but was astute enough to negotiate for over half a million for his appearance in the sequel...
7. Kerwin Mathews Kerwin Mathews Actor, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Before there was a George Lucas and Harrison Ford running around creating special-effects excitement, there was a virile, boyishly handsome actor named Kerwin Mathews who was entertaining audiences battling a variety of creatures courtesy of pioneer special effects guru Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen's...
8. Leo McCarey Leo McCarey Director, An Affair to Remember
9. Georgia Brown Georgia Brown Actress, Tales That Witness Madness Georgia Brown (then Lillian Klot) was sent to Wales with other youngsters to escape the German Blitzkrieg.
10. Ben Alexander Ben Alexander Actor, All Quiet on the Western Front Starting out as a child actor in 1915, Ben Alexander's first roles were in the films of such directors as Cecil B. DeMille and D.W. Griffith. He later graduated to juvenile leads and supporting parts in sound films, most notably in All Quiet on the Western Front. When his acting career slowed down in the mid-'30s...
11. Mildred Dunnock Mildred Dunnock Actress, The Trouble with Harry Petite American character actress who was celebrated for her definitive portrayal of long-suffering Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", a part she played opposite Lee J. Cobb at the Morosco Theatre for 742 consecutive performances between 1949 and 1950. Mildred recreated her...
12. Harry James Harry James Soundtrack, The Matrix Harry James was born in a rundown hotel next to the city jail in Albany, Georgia. His mother and father were members of a circus - she as a trapeze artist and he a band leader - with the Mighty Haag Circus. At seven, they settled in Beaumont, Texas where Harry learned to play drums. By twelve, he was playing trumpet in the Christy Brothers circus band...
13. Erik Satie Erik Satie Soundtrack, Hugo
14. Noel Black Noel Black Director, One Life to Live Director Noel Black was born on June 30, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois. He has a B.A. and Masters degree in Film from UCLA. His directing "debut" was with Skaterdater, an 18-minute short that used only music and sound effects to advance the plot. Initially winning the Grand Prix and the Golden Palm Awards at the Cannes Film Festival...
15. David Haubenstock David Haubenstock Thanks, La passante du Sans-Souci
16. Imogen Bain Imogen Bain Actress, The Phantom of the Opera
17. Ray Kellogg Ray Kellogg Visual Effects, The King and I
18. Alan Gibson Alan Gibson Director, The Satanic Rites of Dracula
19. Jüri Järvet Jüri Järvet Actor, Solaris Jüri Järvet (born as Georgi Kuznetsov) was a highly prolific and respected Estonian screen and stage actor. He was born in Tallinn. His mother moved to Moscow in 1920. Jüri stayed to live in family's friend who later gave him into an orphanage. At the age of five he was taken into a family with three children though his new parents didn't adopt him officially...
20. Lambert Hillyer Lambert Hillyer Director, Dracula's Daughter A former journalist who came from a show-business family--his mother was actress Lydia Knott--western specialist Lambert Hillyer entered films in 1917. After becoming a director, he soon teamed up with cowboy actor William S. Hart for a series of westerns that resulted in making Hart a star, for...
21. Roberta Sherwood Roberta Sherwood Self, Episode #5.29
22. Porfirio Rubirosa Porfirio Rubirosa Uncategorised
23. Sorrells Pickard Sorrells Pickard Soundtrack, Hardbodies Actor, singer and songwriter Sorrells Pickard was born James W. Bazzell, Jr. on September 20, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up on his family's peanut farm in Lovedale, Florida. Sorrells began his music career after graduating from high school; he fronted the rock'n'roll band Jimmy Bazzell and the Mardells in the late 1950's and early 1960's...
24. Barry Crane Barry Crane Director, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
25. Ted Williams Ted Williams Self, Lineup for Today: Ted Williams and Friend Theodore Samuel Williams was born in San Diego, California, on August 30, 1918. He signed a contract at the age of 18 in 1936 with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. He was assigned to their farm team in San Diego. In 1939 he made his Major League Baseball debut, where he set the record for most runs batted in by a rookie with 145...
26. Claude Woolman Claude Woolman Actor, The Zanti Misfits
27. Alison Skipworth Alison Skipworth Actress, The Devil Is a Woman In her younger days, auburn-haired Alison Skipworth had been a celebrated patrician beauty. She was the favorite model of English artist Frank Markham Skipworth (1854-1929) who would later become her husband. A physician's daughter, Alison did not make her professional acting debut until the age of thirty-one...
28. Jean-Pierre Darras Jean-Pierre Darras Actor, My Father's Glory
29. Johnny Speight Johnny Speight Writer, Till Death Us Do Part
30. Don Nicholl Don Nicholl Writer, Three's Company
31. Sayre Dearing Sayre Dearing Actor, Mystery Plane
32. John Berkes John Berkes Actor, Ace in the Hole
33. Peter Whitman Peter Whitman Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me
34. John Sweet John Sweet Actor, A Canterbury Tale John Sweet was a US Army sergeant serving in the UK in WWII. He wasn't a professional actor but was spotted by Michael Powell in a touring production of "Our Town" and was just what Powell was looking for to represent an American serviceman discovering the joys and hidden treasures of the English countryside...
35. Judson Laire Judson Laire Actor, The Ugly American
36. Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan Actor, Old Offenders
37. Frankie Reidy Frankie Reidy Self, Return to the Edge of the World
38. John P. Fulton John P. Fulton Visual Effects, Rear Window Born in Nebraska, John P. Fulton moved with his family to California in 1914. His father, adamant that John NOT become involved with the movie industry, insisted that he study electrical engineering; after graduating from high school, he worked as a surveyor, but frequently took time out to watch D...
39. Luis Sandrini Luis Sandrini Actor, La valija
40. Joseph Marzano Joseph Marzano Director, Venus in Furs
41. Milivoje Popovic-Mavid Milivoje Popovic-Mavid Actor, Winnetou
42. Marian Waldman Marian Waldman Actress, Black Christmas
43. Dusan Janicijevic Dusan Janicijevic Actor, Stojan Mutikasa
44. Kali Bannerjee Kali Bannerjee Actor, Paras-Pathar
45. Ted Billings Ted Billings Actor, The Bride of Frankenstein
46. Renato Baldini Renato Baldini Actor, Girl with a Suitcase
47. Harald Philipp Harald Philipp Director, The Oil Prince
48. Ben Ryan Ben Ryan Soundtrack, Donnie Brasco Ben Ryan was a vaudeville performer, skit and song writer who first appeared on stage at the age of twelve. He toured for many years on the vaudeville circuit with blues singer Harriet Lee. Ryan is remembered as the composer of Jimmy Durante's trademark song "Inka Dinka Doo" and such hit songs as "Heart of My Heart"...
49. Bob Probert Bob Probert Self, Episode #1.14
50. George Melly George Melly Self, St Albans
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