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1. Russ Meyer Russ Meyer Director, Up! Russell Albion Meyer was born in San Leandro, California, to Lydia Lucinda (Hauck), a nurse, and William Arthur Meyer, a police officer, who divorced during his childhood. His parents were both of German descent. Meyer began winning prizes at 15 with his amateur films. He spent World War II in Europe as a combat cameraman...
2. Frank Morgan Frank Morgan Actor, The Wizard of Oz Jovial, somewhat flamboyant Frank Morgan (born Francis Wuppermann) will forever be remembered as the title character in The Wizard of Oz, but he was a veteran and respected actor long before he played that part, and turned in outstanding performances both before and after that film. One of 11 children of a wealthy manufacturer...
3. Franchot Tone Franchot Tone Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty Franchot Tone was born into a well-to-do upstate New York family. Tone traveled the world with his parents and attended various schools, including The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, from which he was dismissed "for being a subtle influence for disorder throughout the fall term." He entered Cornell University...
4. Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Soundtrack, Almost Famous Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from alcoholism...
5. Pamela Brown Pamela Brown Actress, Cleopatra Pamela Brown trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Her first appearance was as "Juliet" in "Romeo and Juliet" at Stratford-on-Avon in 1936. She followed this with a variety of roles for the Old Vic Company in London. She appeared on Broadway in the 1947 production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde...
6. Ken Norton Ken Norton Self, Facing Ali
7. Richard C. Sarafian Richard C. Sarafian Director, Vanishing Point
8. Annabella Annabella Actress, Le Million At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon. In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she attempted a comeback in France. She retired from show business in 1954.
9. Sheila Ryan Sheila Ryan Actress, Road House
10. Peg Entwistle Peg Entwistle Actress, Thirteen Women Peg Entwistle's name as her birth occurred, was Lillian Millicent Entwistle, on Wednesday, July 1st, 1908 in Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom. Growing up, she was interested in the stage and when she became older she worked primarily as a stage actress. Peg wanted to have a shot at Hollywood. She was enthralled with the lifestyle and wanted...
11. Aja Aja Actress, The Case of the Sensuous Sinners Although Florida-born Aja had a short (five-year) career in adult films, it was a memorable one. She only made 80 movies in those four years, but she was a star almost from the beginning of her career. Generally regarded as one of the most naturally beautiful women to have entered the business, her...
12. Francis McDonald Francis McDonald Actor, The Ten Commandments Francis J. McDonald - not a name to bring ready recognition-but a look at the face reminds one of many old movie roles indeed. His career as an actor literally spanned from early silent films and the great silver screen era of sound film to follow on through the golden age of television. His screen credits...
13. Peter Denyer Peter Denyer Actor, Never Too Young to Rock Peter Denyer was born on 20th August 1947 in Dartford, Kent, England. His first professional acting role at the age of 19, credited him as "3rd Workman" in "The Stirrings in Sheffield on Saturday Night" at The Playhouse in Sheffield in 1966. He is best remembered as the dim-witted but likeable "Dennis Dunstable" in the popular London Weekend Television comedy series Please Sir!...
14. James Gavin James Gavin Actor, Coogan's Bluff
15. Peter Kastner Peter Kastner Actor, You're a Big Boy Now Peter Kastner graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Modern European History. He studied also at UCLA for a Masters degree in that field but put those studies aside to pursue acting work. He was a lifelong learner, most recently teaching himself Yiddish in the original Hebrew script.
16. Edna Best Edna Best Actress, The Man Who Knew Too Much Genteel, lady-like British actress who was a much respected theatrical star in the 1920's and 30's, both in her own country and in the United States. Born in Hove, Sussex, in March 1900, she took to the stage at the age of seventeen, as Ela Delahay in 'Charley's Aunt'. She played Peter Pan three years later and married the first of her actor husbands...
17. John Bromfield John Bromfield Actor, Revenge of the Creature The name may be hard-pressed to anyone but the most devoted film buffs, but dark-haired actor John Bromfield was a "B"-level leading man during the late 1950s. Possessed with a fine build and square-faced handsomeness, he was somewhat of a blend between Steve Cochran and Rory Calhoun, both 1950s hunks...
18. Ernie Coombs Ernie Coombs Actor, Casey's Spaghetti Lunch Ernie Coombs was born in Lewiston, Maine on November 26, 1927. He studied commercial art but an interest in theatre led to painting scenary. In the earlier part of his career, he worked with Pittsburgh Miniature Theatre, a touring children's theatre, and at WQED-TV. In 1963, he met Fred Rogers and came with Fred to Canada to work as a puppeteer on Mr Rogers...
19. David Hugh Jones David Hugh Jones Director, A Christmas Carol
20. Marta Heflin Marta Heflin Actress, The King of Comedy
21. Ann Shoemaker Ann Shoemaker Actress, My Favorite Wife
22. Harvey Parry Harvey Parry Stunts, Escape from New York
23. Hazel Brooks Hazel Brooks Actress, Body and Soul
24. Pearl Hackney Pearl Hackney Actress, Yanks
25. Vitas Gerulaitis Vitas Gerulaitis Self, Musicourt
26. Rafael Corkidi Rafael Corkidi Cinematographer, The Holy Mountain
27. Asit Kumar Sen Asit Kumar Sen Actor, Anand
28. Cap Somers Cap Somers Actor, The Thing from Another World Cap Somers was a bit actor and stuntman. He came to be known as Cap after returning from France during WWI as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a child who grew up around the New Jersey fisheries, he was nicknamed "Fimp" for his lispy pronunciation of shrimp. Fredrick was a descendant of the Somers Family of Somers Point...
29. Zoe Miller Zoe Miller Actress, Prozac Nation
30. James Bacon James Bacon Actor, Escape from the Planet of the Apes
31. Gérard Landry Gérard Landry Actor, La Bête Humaine
32. Ulrich Beiger Ulrich Beiger Actor, The Great Escape
33. Jack Lester Jack Lester Actor, The Last Unicorn
34. Steve Sabol Steve Sabol Producer, Follies, Crunches and Highlights
35. Richard H. Landau Richard H. Landau Writer, The Black Hole
36. John Mansfield John Mansfield Actor, Embassy Born John Chacamaty in 1916. Graduated from Biddeford High School, Biddeford, Maine, class of 1935 and was known as an exceptional varsity athlete and a talented violinist. Attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he became involved in dramatics. Moved to Hollywood where found success as an actor until his untimely death at the age of 40 due to a heart attack.
37. Nora Nicholson Nora Nicholson Actress, A Town Like Alice
38. Herbert W. Spencer Herbert W. Spencer Music Department, Star Wars
39. Howard Mann Howard Mann Actor, Malibu's Most Wanted
40. Augusto Genina Augusto Genina Director, Bengasi
41. Kathleen Collins Kathleen Collins Director, Losing Ground
42. Stuart E. McGowan Stuart E. McGowan Director, The Billion Dollar Hobo
43. Florestano Vancini Florestano Vancini Director, It Happened in '43
44. Eugene Joseff Eugene Joseff Costume and Wardrobe Department, Casablanca
45. William R. Thompkins William R. Thompkins Actor, Incident at Deadhorse: Part II
46. Richard E. Cunha Richard E. Cunha Cinematographer, Giant from the Unknown Hawaiian-born Richard E. Cunha received his film training in the newsreel and motion picture units of the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He made his first step into the civilian film business by making industrial films and commercials, and then moved on to write, shoot and direct such early...
47. Benny Thomas Benny Thomas Actor, Toomorrow
48. Geraldine Hall Geraldine Hall Actress, Ace in the Hole
49. Jean-Claude Guiguet Jean-Claude Guiguet Writer, Fine Manners
50. Lona Andre Lona Andre Actress, Slaves in Bondage An attractive actress whose major feature was her cute dimples, Lona Andre played leads in minor films and supporting roles in major films for most of her career. Her four-day marriage to actor Edward Norris must have set some kind of record. After her screen career was over, she became a businesswoman, finding much more success there than she had in films.
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