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1. Brandon De Wilde Brandon De Wilde Actor, Shane Born into a theatrical family, he made a much-acclaimed Broadway debut at the age of nine in "The Member of the Wedding." He was the first child actor to win the Donaldson Award and went on to repeat his role in the film version directed by Fred Zinnemann in 1952. As the blonde, blue-eyed Joey who idolizes the strange gunman (Alan Ladd) in Shane...
2. Buddy Ebsen Buddy Ebsen Actor, The Beverly Hillbillies Buddy Ebsen began his career as a dancer in the late 1920s in a Broadway chorus. He later formed a vaudeville act with his sister Vilma Ebsen, which also appeared on Broadway. In 1935 he and his sister went to Hollywood, where they were signed for the first of MGM's Eleanor Powell movies, Broadway Melody of 1936...
3. Cameron Mitchell Cameron Mitchell Actor, The High Chaparral Cameron Mitchell was the son of a minister, but chose a different path from his father. Prior to World War II, in which he served as an Air Force bombardier, Mitchell appeared on Broadway, and, in 1940, an experimental television broadcast, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back". He made his film debut in What Next, Corporal Hargrove?...
4. Marjorie Rambeau Marjorie Rambeau Actress, A Man Called Peter Born July 15, 1889 in San Francisco, unappreciated character player Marjorie Rambeau worked on the stage from the age of 12. In the 1910s and 1920s, she became a prominent Broadway lead, noted for her serene beauty, elegant poise and touching theatrics. Around the same time she made a few silent films that went nowhere...
5. John Frankenheimer John Frankenheimer Director, Ronin Born in New York and raised in Queens, John Frankenheimer wanted to become a professional tennis player. He loved movies and his favorite actor was Robert Mitchum. He decided he wanted to be an actor but then he applied for and was accepted in the Motion Picture Squadron of the Air Force where he realized his natural talent to handle a camera...
6. Dave Legeno Dave Legeno Actor, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince A twin fisted existentialist, whose post-Nietzschian sensibilities reject the lantern of the cynic in a quest for a sun that leaves no shadow. He attended Dr Challoners Grammar School where he achieved 8 'o' levels, he then elected to work on demolition sites rather than continue his education to University level...
7. Roy Rogers Roy Rogers Actor, Men in Black 3 Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that group he was known as Leonard Slye...
8. Joe E. Brown Joe E. Brown Actor, Some Like It Hot Joe E. Brown happily claimed that he was the only youngster in show business who ran way from home to join the circus with the blessings of his parents. In 1902, the ten-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvellous Ashtons, which toured various circuses and vaudeville theaters...
9. Jerry Weintraub Jerry Weintraub Producer, Ocean's Eleven
10. Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Soundtrack, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home's brass band...
11. John McMartin John McMartin Actor, All the President's Men
12. Kasey Rogers Kasey Rogers Actress, Strangers on a Train Kasey Rogers was born Josie Imogene Rogers in Morehouse, Missouri, to Ina Mae (Mocabee) and Eben Elijah Rogers. She moved with her family to California at age two and a half. She got the nickname "Casey" when her neighborhood playmates discovered how well she handled a baseball bat ("I could hit a baseball farther than anybody in grammar school except Robert Lewis...
13. Eric Douglas Eric Douglas Actor, The Golden Child
14. Gail Patrick Gail Patrick Producer, Perry Mason Cold, calculating and hard-as-nails is probably the best definition of Gail Patrick's femmes on the 30s and 40s silver screen, and the actress herself was no softie in real life. The tall, slender, patrician beauty was born with the equally stately-sounding name Margaret LaVelle Fitzpatrick in Birmingham...
15. Alma Reville Alma Reville Writer, Shadow of a Doubt
16. William Faulkner William Faulkner Writer, The Big Sleep William Faulkner, one of the 20th century's most gifted novelists, wrote for the movies in part because he could not make enough money from his novels and short stories to support his growing number of dependants. The author of such acclaimed novels as "The Sound and the Fury" and "Absalom, Absalom!"...
17. Thorley Walters Thorley Walters Actor, Vampire Circus Son of a clergyman, the British character actor Thorley Walters was born in 1913 in Teigngrace, Devonshire, England. After stage experience, in which he played Shakespearean and light leading roles, he made his film debut in The Love Test and continued his early film career with numerous quota quickies...
18. Patrick McVey Patrick McVey Actor, Big Town
19. Anne Nagel Anne Nagel Actress, Black Friday Anne Nagel's life could be summed up in two words: pretty miserable. Born to devoutly religious Bostonian parents who had long encouraged her to become a nun, she had been enrolled in a preparatory school for just that purpose. As a young teenager, she worked part time as a photographer's model, and...
20. Jimmie F. Skaggs Jimmie F. Skaggs Actor, Catch Me If You Can Jimmie lived in Valley City, Ohio as a very young boy, and then moved to Elyria, Ohio, as an adolescent. He got his start in acting performing in the All School play, "The Great Sabastions". He graduated from Elyria High School in 1963.
21. Anthony Milner Anthony Milner Actor, The Pianist
22. Dorothy Chandler Dorothy Chandler Self, Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times
23. Wladyslaw Szpilman Wladyslaw Szpilman Music Department, The Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman was born in 1911 in Sosnowiec. On leaving school, he went to Warsaw to study music (piano) in the Chopin School of Music, under Professor Jozef Smidowicz, and later, under Professor Aleksander Michalowski (both scholars of Franz List). In 1931 he went to Berlin to the Academy of Music...
24. Jean Bouise Jean Bouise Actor, The Big Blue
25. Judy Star Judy Star Actress, Space Invaderz
26. Russell Thorson Russell Thorson Actor, The Detectives
27. Mary Hignett Mary Hignett Actress, All Creatures Great and Small
28. Chief John Big Tree Chief John Big Tree Actor, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
29. Ray Young Ray Young Actor, Bagdad Cafe
30. John Durren John Durren Actor, The Gumball Rally
31. Evan Hunter Evan Hunter Writer, The Birds
32. Armando Calvo Armando Calvo Actor, Los últimos de Filipinas Armando Calvo's mother was Minerva Lespier De Calvo, the wife of Juan Calvo, Armando's father. Hence, Armando's surnames in Spanish are "Calvo Lespier." Juan Calvo met Minerva Lespier in Puerto Rico, where he performed as a baritone in Spanish operettas (zarzuelas). Minerva, who was about 16 when they married, gave birth to Armando in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at midnight on December 24, 1919...
33. Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli Actor, Thief
34. Dan Mason Dan Mason Actor, The Janitor's Flirtation
35. Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant Writer, Masculin Féminin
36. Shirley Ulmer Shirley Ulmer Miscellaneous Crew, CHiPs Shirley Ulmer acted as script supervisor on nearly all of her director-husband Edgar G. Ulmer's films from 1934 on. She also wrote screenplays and a novel, "Sinners in Sight" (Empire Publishing, 1934). Her book "Script Supervisor's Role in Film and TV" was published by Hastings House and is distributed by Eagle...
37. Robert McNamara Robert McNamara Self, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara Robert S. McNamara was born in San Francisco, California on June 9, 1916. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1937 with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He went on to earn a Masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1939 and had a job of teacher here from 1940 to 1943...
38. John Indrisano John Indrisano Actor, Callaway Went Thataway Born in East Boston, Johnny Indrisano was from a poverty stricken family. As a youth he vowed to "have money" some day. He boxed 155 amateur fights. He turned professional and went on to fight 83 main events in which he won 80. He defeated 5 world champions. His career lasted from 1924 to 1934. He defeated among others...
39. Francis Blanche Francis Blanche Actor, Monsieur Gangster
40. Alec B. Francis Alec B. Francis Actor, Beyond the Rocks
41. Mani Kaul Mani Kaul Director, Idiot
42. Bert Rumsey Bert Rumsey Actor, Gunsmoke Burtis Harwood Rumsey was born in Butte, Montana on 15 Oct 1892 to Burtis Harwood Rumsey and Hannah Cummins who both died between 1904 and 1910. Burtis married Dona Grace (Douglas) Benneche. He preceded her in death on 6 July 1968 at the Motion Picture Home, Woodland Hills, California and was buried in the Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery, Lodi, California...
43. Gerald Hamer Gerald Hamer Actor, The Scarlet Claw Gerald Hamer (born Geoffrey Earl Watton) the Anglo-American movie and television character actor, was born in Llandudno , Wales in November 1886 to parents John Watton and Evelyn Clara Earl. Hamer learned his craft on stage in the United Kingdom, appearing as a professional from 1916 in Shakespeare and such venerable theatrical warhorses as "The Admirable Chrichton"...
44. Víctor Junco Víctor Junco Actor, Doña Diabla
45. Roger Williams Roger Williams Actor, Heroes of the Alamo "Roger Williams" was a veteran of World War I. He became a 2 Lt. Quartermaster on August 15th, 1917. He became 1st Lt. on March 4th, 1918 and Captain on October 7th, 1918. He was stationed at Fort Harrison, Indiana. He was involved with the "American Expetionary Force on September 30th, 1918. He was honorably discharged on July 17th...
46. Alex Mann Alex Mann Actor, The Darkness Handsome and muscular actor, writer, and real life tough guy Alex Mann was born in the rough neighborhood of Brownsville in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a pool player nicknamed "Cue Stick" and his mother worked at the candy counter at Loew's Pitkin Theater. Mann was involved with criminals in his younger days and served hard time at Rikers Island...
47. Syreeta Syreeta Soundtrack, The Holiday After growing up in Pittsburgh, Syreeta Wright moved to Detroit, where she joined Motown Records. Berry Gordy simplified her name, and as Rita Wright she released "I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel For You," written by Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson and Brian Holland. It did OK, and Gordy thought...
48. Amadeus August Amadeus August Actor, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story
49. Kenneth Grahame Kenneth Grahame Writer, The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame was born on 8 March 1859 and was orphaned by the time he was five years old. He went to live with his grandmother in Cookham Dene, Berkshire. He attended St. Edward's School there, and at the age of 17 began working as a clerk for the Bank of England. He stayed on, was promoted several times...
50. John Lehne John Lehne Actor, Serpico
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