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1. Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze Actor, Ghost Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Yvonne Helen (Karnes) and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother, choreographer Patsy Swayze, 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 In the summer of 1954, Grace Kelly and Cary Grant were on the French Riviera working on an Alfred Hitchcock movie, To Catch a Thief. It was probably the scene after she speeds along the Moyen Corniche to quickly get to the "picnic grounds", and away from a tailing police car, that she had time to look at the Mediterranean and the countryside along the coast...
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. 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...
5. 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)...
6. Mickey Hargitay Mickey Hargitay Actor, Bloody Pit of Horror
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. 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...
10. 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...
11. Julie Bovasso Julie Bovasso Actress, Saturday Night Fever
12. 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...
13. Jim Fuller Jim Fuller Thanks, Flowers for Charlie
14. Stephen Dunham Stephen Dunham Actor, The Mummy
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Angus Lennie Angus Lennie Actor, The Great Escape
19. 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...
20. Winston Rekert Winston Rekert Actor, Agnes of God
21. 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...
22. Lolita Torres Lolita Torres Actress, The Age of Love
23. Eiji Okada Eiji Okada Actor, Woman in the Dunes
24. Lane Chandler Lane Chandler Actor, Sagebrush Trail American actor who had a brief flirtation with stardom before settling into character roles and bit parts. Born in rural South Dakota (according to government records, though some sources say Walsh County, North Dakota) as Robert C. Oakes, the son of a horse rancher, he moved with his family to Culbertson...
25. Gertrude Berg Gertrude Berg Actress, The Goldbergs 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. 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...
27. 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.
28. Johnny Sekka Johnny Sekka Actor, The Message
29. 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...
30. Caterina Boratto Caterina Boratto Actress,
31. 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...
32. Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby Actor, Macbeth
33. Louis Quinn Louis Quinn Actor, All the President's Men
34. Robert Demeger Robert Demeger Actor, Wuthering Heights
35. 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...
36. James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper Writer, The Last of the Mohicans Favorite writer of generations of Americans, Cooper was born on 15 September 1789, and grew up on his family's huge wooded settlement, Cooperstown, New York, which his father, William Cooper, a prominent Federalist, had founded before the boy's birth. His days as a Yale student were cut short when he was expelled for misbehaviour...
37. Jerry Fleck Jerry Fleck Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Edward Scissorhands
38. Warren Hull Warren Hull Actor, The Green Hornet Strikes Again! He is the son of John Clarence & Laura H. (Shafer) Hull. He has two sisters, Laura Grace Hull; and Lina Southwick Hull. He is also said to be the 23rd great grandson of both Henry II, King of England; and Robert de Vere (Robin Hood).
39. 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...
40. Maxine Marx Maxine Marx Self, The Unknown Marx Brothers
41. Olga Ivanovic Olga Ivanovic Actress, Dobro dosla, draga Ana
42. Irit Levi Irit Levi Actress, Blue Jasmine
43. Harry Tenbrook Harry Tenbrook Actor, They Were Expendable
44. 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...
45. Dámaso Pérez Prado Dámaso Pérez Prado Soundtrack, Office Space Pop orchestra leader responsible for the mambo craze that swept America during the early 1950s. Numerous hit recordings included, among others, "Patricia", "Mambo Jambo" and "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White". Would often interject his musical numbers with his signature grunt of "Dilo!".
46. Jorge Lavat Jorge Lavat Actor, El Estudiante
47. William Hall William Hall Actor, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
48. Gordon McLendon Gordon McLendon Producer, Victory
49. Franco Solinas Franco Solinas Writer, The Battle of Algiers
50. William McKinley William McKinley Self, President McKinley Taking the Oath
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