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1. Fritz Lang Fritz Lang Director, M Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914...
2. Jean-Pierre Melville Jean-Pierre Melville Writer, Le Samouraï The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its Ishmaels and its Claggarts a challenge to the European canon...
3. Bert Freed Bert Freed Actor, Paths of Glory During the '50s and '60s it seemed like every time you turned around, there was Bert Freed as a detective, gangster, sheriff or greedy small-town businessman, and sci-fi fans will remember him as the police chief taken over by the Martians in the classic Invaders from Mars. He played a lot of tough cops--sometimes crooked ones...
4. Cathleen Nesbitt Cathleen Nesbitt Actress, An Affair to Remember Diminutive, genteel Cathleen Nesbitt was a grand dame of the theatre on both sides of the Atlantic in a career spanning seven decades. Among almost 300 roles on stage, she excelled at comic portrayals of sophisticated socialites and elegant mothers. Hollywood used her, whenever a gentler, sweeter version of Gladys Cooper was needed...
5. Frank Faylen Frank Faylen Actor, It's a Wonderful Life American character actor who specialized in average-guy parts and who could be equally effective in sympathetic or unlikeable roles. His parents, the vaudeville team of Ruf and Cusik, took him onstage with them when he was a baby, and Faylen grew up in the theatre. He attended St. Joseph's Preparatory College in Kirkwood...
6. William S. Burroughs William S. Burroughs Writer, Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs, one of the three seminal writers of the Beat Generation (the other two being his friends Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg), was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 5, 1914, to the son of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. He grew up in patrician surroundings and attended private school in Los Alamos...
7. Shari Lewis Shari Lewis Self, A Picture of Us
8. Totie Fields Totie Fields Self, Totie Fields
9. Richard Pearson Richard Pearson Actor, The Wind in the Willows
10. Al Rosen Al Rosen Actor, Oh, God! Book II
11. Al Adamson Al Adamson Director, Dracula vs. Frankenstein Although it's very unlikely that his admittedly cheap-'n'-cheesy films will ever be acknowledged as true works of cinematic art, director/producer/screenwriter Al Adamson did nonetheless make a slew of entertainingly trashy low-budget exploitation features for the drive-in market throughout the 1960s and 1970s...
12. Raymond Carver Raymond Carver Writer, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
13. Gyearbuor Asante Gyearbuor Asante Actor, Local Hero
14. Don Estelle Don Estelle Actor, Santa Claus
15. Enrico Caruso Enrico Caruso Soundtrack, Match Point Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades. Caruso made his operatic debut on March 15...
16. Bob Holt Bob Holt Actor, Wizards Bob Holt started his career in front of the cameras with a film role in 1950, playing Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar followed by another role in 1959 in The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery. He moved on to primarily voice acting in 1968 providing all of the voices for a film short called Johnny Learns His Manners...
17. Mitch Jayne Mitch Jayne Actor, The Darling Baby Mitch Jayne lived in the south central Missouri Ozarks near Salem, Mo. It was there that he taught in a couple of one-room schools (before consolidation), and then worked as a disk jockey at KSMO Radio. In his later years he traveled throughout Missouri giving humorous talks about the Ozark language and its connection with Middle English...
18. Edwin Richfield Edwin Richfield Actor, Five Million Years to Earth
19. J. Farrell MacDonald J. Farrell MacDonald Actor, Sunrise Character player, usually stern of demeanor, who appeared in hundreds of films, many of them westerns, from 1915 to 1951. He was long associated with the director John Ford.
20. Lillian Bronson Lillian Bronson Actress, In the Good Old Summertime
21. Barbara Trentham Barbara Trentham Actress, Rollerball
22. Charles H. Gray Charles H. Gray Actor, The Young and the Restless
23. Ralph Bell Ralph Bell Actor, Guiding Light
24. Lou Walker Lou Walker Actor, My Cousin Vinny
25. Janet Ward Janet Ward Actress, Night Moves
26. Peter Watts Peter Watts Sound Department, Pink Floyd at Pompeii
27. Donald Ogden Stewart Donald Ogden Stewart Writer, The Philadelphia Story
28. Jean Yarbrough Jean Yarbrough Director, Jack and the Beanstalk
29. Jack Kirkwood Jack Kirkwood Actor, Fancy Pants
30. Kamal Kapoor Kamal Kapoor Actor, Don
31. Lesley Woods Lesley Woods Actress, All My Children
32. Juan López Moctezuma Juan López Moctezuma Actor, Alucarda
33. Kay Dotrice Kay Dotrice Actress, Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers
34. Norman Maclean Norman Maclean Writer, A River Runs Through It
35. Fela Kuti Fela Kuti Soundtrack, The Visitor
36. Boris Ingster Boris Ingster Writer, The Judge Steps Out
37. Tony McCoy Tony McCoy Actor, Bride of the Monster
38. Billie Letts Billie Letts Writer, Where the Heart Is
39. Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista Actor, Midnight Express
40. Roberto Cobo Roberto Cobo Actor, Los Olvidados
41. Muir Mathieson Muir Mathieson Music Department, Vertigo Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Muir first worked in the movies on the quota quickies of the 1930s. His big break came when Alexander Korda signed him as musical director on The Rise of Catherine the Great. He went on to conduct Sir William Walton's score for Henry V and Hamlet, as a part of a long...
42. Fred Pinkard Fred Pinkard Actor, Rocky II
43. Pietro Mascagni Pietro Mascagni Soundtrack, Raging Bull
44. Mapy Cortés Mapy Cortés Actress, Un beso en la noche
45. Loulie Jean Norman Loulie Jean Norman Actress, The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant
46. Warren G. Harding Warren G. Harding Self, Redskins Pay Tribute to Big Chief Harding
47. Tony Maffatone Tony Maffatone Miscellaneous Crew, Rambo: First Blood Part II Tony Maffatone was a police officer in New Jersey and retired to do security and bodyguard work for clients including Dolly Parton, Sylvester Stallone and the heir of the Johnson & Johnson Co. fortune. While working for Stallone he did weapons and fight consulting, showing Stallone how to fight with a knife for example...
48. Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson Self, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
49. Mae Costello Mae Costello Actress, The Joys of a Jealous Wife
50. Charles K. French Charles K. French Actor, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
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