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1. Charles Bronson Charles Bronson Actor, Once Upon a Time in the West The archetypal screen tough guy with weatherbeaten features--one film critic described his rugged looks as "a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"--Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky, one of 15 children of struggling parents in Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary (Valinsky)...
2. Glenn Ford Glenn Ford Actor, Superman Legendary actor Glenn Ford was discovered in 1939 by Tom Moore, a talent scout for 20th Century Fox. He subsequently signed a contract with Columbia Pictures the same year. Ford's contract with Columbia marked a significant departure in that studio's successful business model. Columbia's boss, Harry Cohn...
3. Wes Craven Wes Craven Director, Scream Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left, which he wrote...
4. Jean Seberg Jean Seberg Actress, Breathless Jean Dorothy Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Dorothy Arline (Benson), a substitute teacher, and Edward Waldemar Seberg, a pharmacist. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of English and German ancestry. One month before her eighteenth birthday, Jean landed the title role in Otto Preminger's Saint Joan after a much-publicized contest involving some 18,000 hopefuls...
5. Vera-Ellen Vera-Ellen Soundtrack, White Christmas Vera-Ellen began dancing at the age of 10, and a few years later became one of the youngest Rockettes. She appeared in several Broadway musicals until she was spotted by film producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1945. She was only 24 years old when Goldwyn cast her opposite Danny Kaye in Wonder Man...
6. Richard Jordan Richard Jordan Actor, The Hunt for Red October Harvard-educated stage and screen actor Richard Jordan was born into a socially prominent family on July 19, 1937 in New York City, the grandson of Learned Hand, the greatest American jurist never to have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. Newbold Morris, his stepfather, was a member of the New York City Council during Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's administration...
7. William Talman William Talman Actor, The Hitch-Hiker William Talman is best known for his role as Hamilton Burger, the district attorney who perpetually lost to Perry Mason in the long-running series Perry Mason. Talman was an accomplished screenwriter and stage and screen actor, and appeared in numerous roles on television as a character actor from the mid-'50s until his death from lung cancer in August of 1968...
8. Charles Coburn Charles Coburn Actor, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes A cigar-smoking, monocled, swag-bellied character actor known for his Old South manners and charm. In 1918 he and his first wife formed the Coburn Players and appeared on Broadway in many plays. With her death in 1937, he accepted a Hollywood contract and began making films at the age of sixty.
9. Wesley Lau Wesley Lau Actor, I Want to Live!
10. J. Lee Thompson J. Lee Thompson Director, The Guns of Navarone
11. E.J. Mannix E.J. Mannix Self, The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention New Jersey-born Eddie Mannix was a long-time studio executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Known as "The Fixer", he had a reputation as someone who could take care of any problems caused by recalcitrant or wayward studio employees and major stars that might embarrass the company. Mannix had a rather unsavory past...
12. Lindsay Anderson Lindsay Anderson Director, If....
13. Andrew V. McLaglen Andrew V. McLaglen Director, McLintock!
14. Julie Bishop Julie Bishop Actress, Sands of Iwo Jima Colorado-born leading lady Julie Bishop, who also acted under her birth name of Jacqueline Wells and the stage name Diane Duval, started off as a silent movie child actress, working with such legends as Clara Bow and Mary Pickford. The daughter of a wealthy banker and oilman, she was raised in Texas and...
15. Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks Writer, Awakenings
16. Joe De Santis Joe De Santis Actor, The Professionals
17. Craig Kingsbury Craig Kingsbury Actor, Jaws
18. Paul Bryar Paul Bryar Actor, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
19. Toshiya Fujita Toshiya Fujita Director, Lady Snowblood
20. Joseph H. Lewis Joseph H. Lewis Director, Gun Crazy The term "style over content" fits director Joseph H. Lewis like a glove. His ability to elevate basically mundane and mediocre low-budget material to sublime cinematic art has gained him a substantial cult following among movie buffs. The Bonnie & Clyde look-alike Gun Crazy, shot in 30 days on a budget of $400,000...
21. David Haskell David Haskell Actor, Body Double
22. Del Moore Del Moore Actor, The Nutty Professor
23. Alain Corneau Alain Corneau Writer, Tous les matins du monde Alain Corneau was a Cesar Award-winning French writer-director best known for his multiple collaborations with French cinema superstars Yves Montand, Simone Signoret and Gérard Depardieu. Born on August 7, 1943 in Meung-sur-Loire, Loiret, Corneay trained as a musician but switched his interest to film, becoming an assistant director...
24. Alan Wheatley Alan Wheatley Actor, Brighton Rock Sharp-featured, incisive Surrey-born actor, whose trademark was a memorably mellifluous voice, which he used to great effect for impersonating a gallery of suave, urbane - often rather likeable - villains, rogues and assorted shady characters. Alan reinvented himself as an actor after abandoning his first profession as industrial psychologist...
25. Rita Webb Rita Webb Actress, To Sir, with Love
26. José Luis de Vilallonga José Luis de Vilallonga Actor, Breakfast at Tiffany's
27. Hideo Gosha Hideo Gosha Director, Goyokin
28. Richard 'Cactus' Pryor Richard 'Cactus' Pryor Actor, The Green Berets
29. J.J. Harris J.J. Harris Producer, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
30. Peggy Lloyd Peggy Lloyd Self, Who Is Norman Lloyd?
31. Bob Sherman Bob Sherman Actor, Hellboy
32. Christine Pascal Christine Pascal Actress, 'Round Midnight
33. Roef Ragas Roef Ragas Actor, Breaking the Waves Studied Dutch Modern Literature, Philosophy and Dramaturgy at the Amsterdam University [1990]. That same year he started to study at the Amsterdam Dramaschool, and finished it in 1994. From then on he has been working in both the theatre and film & television. After three years playing in one of Holland's most famous police-series "Grijpstra & de Gier"...
34. Chris Lighty Chris Lighty Self, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
35. Pauline Garon Pauline Garon Actress, The Love of Sunya Born in Montreal, the youngest of 11 children, Pauline Garon spent seven years at one of the most prestigious convent schools in Montreal, le Sacre-Coeur. She wasn't yet 20 when she ran away to New York to become an actress. After some success on Broadway in plays such as "Buddies" and "Sonny," she made her first movie...
36. Milos Zutic Milos Zutic Actor, The Battle of Kosovo
37. Victoria Longley Victoria Longley Actress, Celia
38. Vic Silayan Vic Silayan Actor, Of the Flesh
39. Axel Stordahl Axel Stordahl Music Department, Anchors Aweigh
40. Clyde Ware Clyde Ware Writer, The Spy with My Face
41. Tom Howard Tom Howard Visual Effects, 2001: A Space Odyssey Oscar winning Special Effects expert Thomas William Howard was born in England in 1910 and was to become one of the most influential and pioneering men in movie making, taking the development of special visual effects to a new level through the golden age of the 40's 50's and 60's. Tom began his career...
42. Indian Larry Indian Larry Self, Rockets Redglare!
43. Anthony Debaeck Anthony Debaeck Actor, The Queen
44. Urs Furrer Urs Furrer Cinematographer, Shaft
45. Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz Writer, Midaq Alley
46. Lyn Osborn Lyn Osborn Actor, Invasion of the Saucer Men
47. Taylor Caldwell Taylor Caldwell Writer, Testimony of Two Men
48. Dusan Tadic Dusan Tadic Actor, Frozen Stiff
49. Jose Andrews Jose Andrews Actor, Crocodile Dundee II
50. Victoria Mallory Victoria Mallory Actress, Santa Barbara
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