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1. Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze Actor, Dirty Dancing Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982...
2. Grace Kelly Grace Kelly Actress, Rear Window Grace Patricia Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to wealthy parents. She was the daughter of Margaret Katherine (Majer), a phys ed instructor, and John Brendan Kelly, Sr., a three-time Olympic Gold winner for rowing. Her uncle was playwright George Kelly. She was of half Irish and half German descent...
3. Henry Gibson Henry Gibson Actor, Wedding Crashers Henry Gibson was born on 21 September 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvnia. Before appearing in films and television series, he was a child star on the stage during the 1940s and during the late 1950s he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. His screen debut came in 1963 when he was cast in the Jerry Lewis film The Nutty Professor...
4. LaWanda Page LaWanda Page Actress, Friday Best known for her role as Aunt Esther Anderson on "Sanford And Son", she appeared in many films including "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood" (1996), "Friday" (1995), "The Legend of Dolemite" (1994), "West From North Goes South" (1993), "The Meteor Man" (1993)...
5. Mickey Hargitay Mickey Hargitay Actor, Bloody Pit of Horror
6. Robert Wise Robert Wise Director, The Sound of Music Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an odd job at RKO Radio Pictures...
7. Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor Actress, Sunrise After graduating from high school in San Francisco, Janet moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at a Hollywood secretarial college. Eager to get into movies, she started working as an extra in comedy shorts. In 1925, she was hired by Fox and was cast in The Johnstown Flood. In 1927 she appeared in 7th Heaven as Diane and Sunrise as the wife in danger...
8. Juliet Prowse Juliet Prowse Self, Juliet Prowse Born in India to South African parents, Juliet studied to be a dancer from the age of 4. Attending the Royal Academy of Dance, by the time Juliet was 14, she was deemed too tall at just under six feet to enter the world of ballet. She signed as a chorus dancer with the London Palladium and then pursued a career as a dancer in European nightclubs...
9. Jim Fuller Jim Fuller Thanks, Flowers for Charlie
10. Stephen Dunham Stephen Dunham Actor, The Mummy
11. Beah Richards Beah Richards Actress, In the Heat of the Night Beah Richards left her native Vicksburg, Mississippi, for New York City in 1950. She would not acquire a significant role on stage until 1955, when she appeared in the off-Broadway show "Take A Giant Step" convincingly portraying an 84-year-old grandmother without using theatrical makeup. In 1962 she...
12. Julian Beck Julian Beck Actor, Poltergeist II: The Other Side A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by long fringes of stringy hair along the side...
13. James Anderson James Anderson Actor, To Kill a Mockingbird A familiar face to movie audiences in the 1950s, James Anderson's rugged and somewhat sinister good looks made him a natural for westerns, and he appeared in many of them over the years, often as a gunman or hired killer but occasionally as a storekeeper or grizzled frontier scout. He turned in a very...
14. Wayne Morris Wayne Morris Actor, Paths of Glory American actor who had early success as a sunny juvenile, but whose career declined following World War II, in which he was a highly-decorated hero. A native of Los Angeles, Morris played football at Los Angeles Junior College, then worked as a forest ranger. Returning to school, he studied acting at Los Angeles Junior College and at the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse...
15. Julie Bovasso Julie Bovasso Actress, Saturday Night Fever
16. Angus Lennie Angus Lennie Actor, The Great Escape
17. Charles Crichton Charles Crichton Director, A Fish Called Wanda Director Charles Crichton's film career began as an editor in 1935 with Alexander Korda's London Films, and in that capacity he worked on such productions as Sanders of the River, Things to Come and Elephant Boy (which introduced Sabu to movie audiences). He soon left London Films for Ealing Studios...
18. Barbara Jo Allen Barbara Jo Allen Actress, Sleeping Beauty Comedienne/writer Barbara Jo Allen induced laughs nationwide after originating and literally becoming synonymous with the talky, shrill-voiced, man-hungry spinster "Vera Vague," a WWII creation in the late 1930s. She kept the name throughout much of her career and was often billed as such. The character, however, was to be both her fortune and her curse...
19. Lane Chandler Lane Chandler Actor, Sagebrush Trail Husky-voiced supporting player, mostly in 30s westerns, who appeared also in a few Hollywood costumers and modern-dress features through the 1950's.
20. Irving Thalberg Irving Thalberg Producer, Laugh, Clown, Laugh Thalberg was born in New York City of German immigrant parents. He had a bad heart, having contracted rheumatic fever as a teenager and was plagued with other ailments all of his life. He was quite intelligent with a thirst for knowledge but, convinced that he would never see thirty, he skipped college and became...
21. Winston Rekert Winston Rekert Actor, Agnes of God
22. Ove Sprogøe Ove Sprogøe Actor, The Last Exploits of the Olsen Gang Ove Sprogøe was one of Denmark's finest and most treasured actors. Born in 1919 in Odense, where he also grew up, his parents were Arthur and Inger Sprogøe. He married his wife Eva in 1945, the same year as his stage debut at Folketeatret in Copenhagen. Through a long career in film, television and theatre...
23. Eiji Okada Eiji Okada Actor, Woman in the Dunes
24. Johnny Sekka Johnny Sekka Actor, The Message
25. Gertrude Berg Gertrude Berg Actress, The First Day Gertrude was born in New York City and her father owned a summer resort hotel. While in her teens, she wrote dialogues about her father and grandfather and recited them to guests at the hotel. This was the beginning of her writing which eventually led her to write "The Goldbergs". She married British-born...
26. Caterina Boratto Caterina Boratto Actress,
27. Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan Writer, Isadora Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan...
28. Nikolai Cherkasov Nikolai Cherkasov Actor, Alexander Nevsky Nikolai Konstantinovich Cherkasov was born on July 27, 1903, in St. Petersburg, Russia. His birth was complicated and he had to be pulled by the head with forceps that left permanent marks and visible impressions on his head. His father, Konstantin Aleksandrovich Cherkasov, was an official at the Imperial Department of Railroads of Russia...
29. Lolita Torres Lolita Torres Actress, The Age of Love
30. Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri Writer, Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 into the lower nobility of Florence, to Alighiero di Bellincione d'Alighiero, a moneylender. A precocious student, Dante's education focused on rhetoric and grammar. He also became enamored with a young girl, Beatrice Portinari, whose death in 1290 threw a grieving Dante into intense religious studies...
31. James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper Writer, The Last of the Mohicans Favorite writer of generations of Americans, Cooper was born on Tuesday, September 15th, 1789, and grew up on his family's huge wooded settlement, in Cooperstown, New York, which his father, William Cooper, a prominent Federalist, had founded before this son's birth. His days as a Yale student were cut short when he was expelled for misbehavior...
32. Warren Hull Warren Hull Actor, The Green Hornet Strikes Again! While ultimately proving to Hollywood that he was an able fit for playing both the tall, dark and handsome romantic co-star in light comedies and movie musicals for Warner Bros. and stalwart, spade-jawed hero of multi-chaptered serials for Republic Studio, singer/actor Warren Hull was given only a fleeting opportunity to make it or break it into to "A" category of pictures in the mid-30s...
33. Tito Vuolo Tito Vuolo Actor, The Killing Short, squat, voluble and Italian-born, Tito Vuolo could not avoid being typecast as the jolly Italian in office. In the nineteen fifties and sixties, Tito Vuolo portrayed dozens of Italian barbers, pizza makers, vendors, grocers, waiters, hotel or restaurant proprietors. He played them well but he was at his best when he was not restricted to stereotypes...
34. Louis Quinn Louis Quinn Actor, All the President's Men
35. Michael Greer Michael Greer Actor, Messiah of Evil Michael Greer performed with a comedy troupe named 'Jack and the Jiants' in the early sixties. He moved to San Francisco in 1967 and headlined at The Purple Onion II on Broadway. He toured his one-man show in the 80s appearing regularly in Provincetown, the Russian River in California as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles.
36. Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby Actor, Macbeth
37. Lotus Long Lotus Long Actress, Phantom of Chinatown Lotus Long's father was Japanese and her mother was an ethnic Hawaiian. The family came to California in the 1920s and, because of her exotic beauty, Lotus didn't find it difficult to get into the movies and portrayed a succession of various Asian women. She took the stage name "Lotus Long", and was...
38. Keith Floyd Keith Floyd Self, Episode #1.6
39. Adrianne Allen Adrianne Allen Actress, Merrily We Go to Hell Adrianne Allen was married to Raymond Massey from 1929 to 1939. The Masseys were great friends with William and Dorothy Whitney, who were divorced in the late 1930s. William was an international lawyer, and Adrianne went to him for the divorce. Shortly after the divorce of Adrianne and Raymond, William and Adrianne married...
40. Henry Kaplan Henry Kaplan Director, Ryan's Hope
41. Lisa Michelson Lisa Michelson Actress, My Neighbor Totoro
42. Norman Brooks Norman Brooks Soundtrack, Zelig
43. Robert Demeger Robert Demeger Actor, Wuthering Heights
44. Jorge Lavat Jorge Lavat Actor, El Estudiante
45. Gordon McLendon Gordon McLendon Producer, Victory
46. Jerry Fleck Jerry Fleck Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Edward Scissorhands
47. Emilio Ruiz del Río Emilio Ruiz del Río Visual Effects, Pan's Labyrinth
48. Harry Tenbrook Harry Tenbrook Actor, They Were Expendable
49. William Hall William Hall Actor, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
50. William McKinley William McKinley Self, President McKinley Taking the Oath
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