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1. Phyllis Diller Phyllis Diller Actress, A Bug's Life The indefatigable nonagenarian finally put out an autobiography in 2005 and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless...
2. Melody Patterson Melody Patterson Actress, Blood and Lace Melody Patterson was born on April 16, 1949 in Inglewood, California. She started performing at the age of four, appearing in "Mrs. McThing" at the Downey Community Theatre in Downey, California. She attended the Hollywood Professional School and later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City...
3. Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard Writer, Jackie Brown
4. Kim Stanley Kim Stanley Actress, The Right Stuff Kim Stanley's movie roles were few and far between; she is perhaps best known for her stellar performances on stage, including successes on Broadway. But when she did step in front of the camera, nothing short of memorable resulted. Her repertoire in movies and on stage covered such diversity from the sensitive glamour-girl Rita Shawn character in the 1958 "Goddess" to the crusty...
5. Sid Silvers Sid Silvers Writer, Born to Dance
6. H.B. Halicki H.B. Halicki Writer, Gone in Sixty Seconds
7. Eddy Waller Eddy Waller Actor, The Grapes of Wrath Eddy Waller worked in vaudeville and the theater before he entered movies in 1936. Within a few years he was being cast in character parts. In the 1940s he would be a mainstay in the westerns of Republic Pictures and would work with just about every cowboy actor from Tim Holt to Rocky Lane...
8. Ulla Jacobsson Ulla Jacobsson Actress, Zulu Ulla Jacobsson was an International Swedish Actress and became world-famous with the film One Summer of Happiness (English title: "One Summer of Happiness", German title: "Sie tanzte nur einen Sommer") and Smiles of a Summer Night ("Smiles of a Summer Night"), which Zarah Leander made as a musical in Vienna and also the Swedish version in Stockholm...
9. Ted Post Ted Post Director, Magnum Force Ted Post first began thinking about a career in show business in 1938, when he was working as a weekend usher at the Loew's Pitkin Theater in Brooklyn, New York, and getting so caught up in the movies that he would sometimes forget to escort the patrons to their seats. He received some acting training at the workshop of Tamara Daykarhanova...
10. Reza Badiyi Reza Badiyi Director, Out of Mind, Out of Sight
11. Walter Brooke Walter Brooke Actor, The Graduate
12. Ilona Massey Ilona Massey Actress, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Sultry, opulent blonde Hungarian singer Ilona Massey survived an impoverished childhood in Budapest, Hungary to become a glamorous talent both here and abroad. As a dressmaker's apprentice she managed to scrape up money together for singing lessons and first danced in chorus lines, later earning roles at the Staats Opera...
13. Walter Reed Walter Reed Actor, Seven Men from Now The son of an Army officer, Walter Reed was born in Washington and grew up in Honolulu and Los Angeles, where he attended school with the children of movie stars. After his parents' divorce, and, during the darkest days of the Depression, 17-year-old Reed decided to try acting as a career and made a two-week trip to New York (via hitched rides on railroad freight cars...
14. Mickey Daniels Mickey Daniels Actor, Mama Loves Papa
15. Patricia Hardy Patricia Hardy Actress, The Case of the Haunted Husband
16. Andrew Ray Andrew Ray Actor, The Mudlark
17. Eric Longworth Eric Longworth Actor, Episode #1.668
18. Dorothy Burgess Dorothy Burgess Actress, In Old Arizona Leading lady in low-budget Hollywood films of the early 30's and supporting player in major films.
19. Aleksandar Petrovic Aleksandar Petrovic Director, I Even Met Happy Gypsies One of the most acclaimed and successful Yugoslav directors, born in 1929. in Paris. Studied film directing at the prestigious Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague (1947/48). His studies remained unfinished due to the political aggravation between Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia at the time and he was forced to return to homeland...
20. Joe Dassin Joe Dassin Soundtrack, The Darjeeling Limited Son of filmmaker Jules Dassin, Joseph Dassin played supporting roles in some movies in the first half of the 60's (two of them were directed by his father: The Law and Topkapi), but to people in France and Québec, he is better known as pop singer Joe Dassin. He recorded his first song "Bip-Bip" (pronounce "Beep-Beep")in 1965...
21. Lars Amble Lars Amble Actor, The Simple-Minded Murderer
22. Rags Ragland Rags Ragland Actor, Anchors Aweigh Rags Ragland was a boxer, then a burlesque comedian and then a Broadway performer before ending up in Hollywood to repeat his stage role as the boisterous sailor in Panama Hattie, in which Ann Sothern played on film the part that had been played on Broadway by Ethel Merman. Ragland, typecast as a good-natured oaf with a knack for fracturing the English language...
23. Joseph LaShelle Joseph LaShelle Cinematographer, The Apartment Trained as an electrical engineer, Joseph LaShelle entered the film industry as a lab assistant with Paramount in 1920 in order to finance entry to Stanford University. Having worked his way up to superintendent of the Paramount printing room after three years, he decided to stay on. By 1925, he was...
24. Gwen Lee Gwen Lee Actress, Laugh, Clown, Laugh She was one of the archetypal flappers of the Jazz Age. Blonde, blue-eyed and impeccably coiffured, we recall Gwen Lee as tall, blonde flibbertigibbets and gold-digging vamps in films of the late 1920's and early 30's. Gwen was born in Nebraska and attended school in Omaha. Having suitably shortened her name from 'Gwendolyn LePinski' to 'Gwen Lee'...
25. Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky Self, The Assassination of Trotsky Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein near Elisavetgrad in the Ukraine in 1879, Leon Trotsky became a revolutionary while a student in Nikolayev and was sent to a prison camp in Siberia in 1897 for joining a Marxist labor union. After five years he escaped, and under the alias of Leon Trotsky (which he borrowed from one of his jailers) he joined the exiled V.I. Lenin in London...
26. Tim Barrett Tim Barrett Actor, The Mummy's Shroud
27. Jean Dean Jean Dean Actress, The Pirate "Jean Dean" mostly acted in movie serials and films and in some television programs in the 1950's.
28. Edward Ludwig Edward Ludwig Director, The Fighting Seabees Russian-born Edward Ludwig came to the U.S. as a child and was educated in Canada and New York City. He entered the film business as an actor in silents, then became a scenarist and screenwriter, and in the early 1930s turned to directing. Although most of his films were routine second features, he showed a flair for action pictures...
29. María Antonieta Pons María Antonieta Pons Actress, La hija del penal
30. José Menéndez José Menéndez Production Manager, Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw Jose Menendez was born to a prosperous family in Havana, Cuba. His father was a well-known soccer player who owned his own accounting firm. His mother was a swimmer who had been elected to Cuba's sports hall of fame. Although the family was not among the elite, Jose's parents were celebrity athletes and he and his two sisters wanted for nothing...
31. George Adamson George Adamson Self, Christian the Lion
32. Ross Sturlin Ross Sturlin Actor, Night of the Blood Beast
33. Virginia Dwyer Virginia Dwyer Actress, As the World Turns
34. Edith Roberts Edith Roberts Actress, The Age of Innocence Edith Roberts was born in New York City on September 17, 1899. She was a starstruck 19-year-old when she made her debut in The Deciding Kiss. Although she didn't get the acclaim that her more successful counterparts did, she remained very busy throughout the decade and into the 1920s. After The Wagon Master...
35. Tiberio Murgia Tiberio Murgia Actor, Big Deal on Madonna Street
36. Lina Morgan Lina Morgan Actress, La tonta del bote
37. Bill Mitchell Bill Mitchell Actor, You Only Live Twice
38. Odessa Clay Odessa Clay Self, When We Were Kings
39. Ken Knox Ken Knox Actor, The Giant Gila Monster Ken Knox's primary job was that of disc jockey for several Dallas, Texas, radio stations. During his brief movie career, which was a result of radio boss Gordon McLendon's inclusion of on-staff talent in his movies, Knox broadcasted on McLendon's KLIF-AM, the undisputed top station in the area at the time...
40. Margaret Wright Margaret Wright Self, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
41. Leona Helmsley Leona Helmsley Self, 1989
42. Michael Tamburro Michael Tamburro Miscellaneous Crew, Die Hard 2
43. Kitty Menendez Kitty Menendez Uncategorised Kitty Menendez was born to a middle-class family in suburban Chicago, where her father owned an air-conditioning business. Her home life was very unhappy, with a cruel, abusive father and a despondent, battered mother. While Kitty was still a child her father abandoned the family to move in with a mistress...
44. Carmel Musgrove Carmel Musgrove Producer, Non-Stop
45. Giuseppe Moccia Giuseppe Moccia Writer, Il soldato di ventura
46. António Assunção António Assunção Actor, The House of the Spirits
47. John O'Brien John O'Brien Music Department, Iron Man
48. Hugo Pratt Hugo Pratt Writer, Corto Maltese in Siberia
49. Brianne Murphy Brianne Murphy Cinematographer, Square Pegs London-born of Irish parents, Brianne Murphy was educated in English and American schools before she set her sights on an acting career and attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. In order to become "more American," she worked as a trick rider with a rodeo for a season, and later "crashed" the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden on opening night...
50. Sydney Arnold Sydney Arnold Actor, The Crimson Permanent Assurance Sydney, (also sometimes credited as Sidney, was a comedy actor in the English theatre and on television. Although small in statue, (he was under 5'), he had an abundance of energy that saw him working well into his 90's. At the age of eighty he received rave notices for his performance as Estragon in Waiting for Godot for the Causes Theatre Company...
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