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1. Bob Denver Bob Denver Actor, Rescue from Gilligan's Island Bob Denver was attending college at Loyola-Marymount University, in Los Angeles, when he got into acting. At first, Denver wasn't sure he wanted to be an actor, but gradually gave in, deciding that's what he was going to do for a career. Before he became established, he worked as a mailman and teacher...
2. Troy Donahue Troy Donahue Actor, The Godfather: Part II Troy Donahue was a journalism student at Columbia University when he began playing in stock productions. He made his film debut in Man Afraid and in 1959 signed as a contract player with Warner Bros., which promoted him to stardom with A Summer Place that year. He was soon a teenage heartthrob...
3. Jean Speegle Howard Jean Speegle Howard Actress, Apollo 13
4. J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien Writer, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. When his father died in 1896 his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands may have been...
5. Marcia Mae Jones Marcia Mae Jones Actress, The Way We Were Marcia Mae Jones was born on August 1, 1924, to an acting family. Her mother, Freda Jones, was an actress, and all three of her siblings - Margaret Jones, Macon Jones, and Marvin Jones - were child actors. But Marcia Mae had the most successful career, and she was the only one of her siblings to become a child star...
6. Jay Novello Jay Novello Actor, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Short, dapper Jay Novello specialized in playing ethnic types, sometimes Spanish, Greek or Mexican but usually Italian--not surprising, since his parents were Italian immigrants and he grew up speaking the language before he learned English. Born in Chicago in 1904, he came from a very diverse neighborhood and...
7. Morris Ankrum Morris Ankrum Actor, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, Morris Ankrum was an attorney and an economics professor before switching careers and joining the theater. He was a veteran stage actor by the time he entered the film industry in the 1930s, where he spent much time in westerns, playing everything from Indian chiefs to crooked town bankers...
8. Bill Melendez Bill Melendez Producer, A Charlie Brown Christmas
9. Michael Dennison Michael Dennison Costume and Wardrobe Department, Almost Famous
10. Felix Aylmer Felix Aylmer Actor, Henry V British character actor Felix Aylmer was educated at Oxford and later studied drama, making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1911. During World War I he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and resumed his stage career after the war ended. He entered films in 1930 and stayed in them for the next 40 years...
11. Eddie Collins Eddie Collins Actor, Drums Along the Mohawk Vaudeville-veteran comic who appeared in US films only from 1938.
12. Roy Castle Roy Castle Self, Episode #22.1
13. Curt Siodmak Curt Siodmak Writer, The Wolfman Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1902, Curt Siodmak worked as an engineer and a newspaper reporter before entering the literary and movie fields. It was as a reporter that he got his first break (of sorts) in films: in 1926 he and his reporter-wife hired on as extras on Fritz Lang's Metropolis in order to get a story on the director and his film...
14. Derek Seaton Derek Seaton Actor, The Deadly Assassin: Part Two
15. Russ Columbo Russ Columbo Soundtrack, Raging Bull
16. Valérie Benguigui Valérie Benguigui Actress, What's in a Name?
17. Charles F. Blair Charles F. Blair Writer, Beyond the Curtain
18. Edmund MacDonald Edmund MacDonald Actor, Detour
19. Toni Lanier Toni Lanier Actress, The Great Ziegfeld Toni Lanier was a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl whose lasting notoriety came not as a performer but as the wife of a high-level studio executive and the mistress of a famous television star. Lanier appeared in the film version of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s life, The Great Ziegfeld, met MGM studio manager E.J. Mannix...
20. Stephen Dunne Stephen Dunne Actor, Shock A minor "B" leading man of 1940s and early 1950s films who moved easily to 60s TV when film offers dried up, blue-eyed, brown-haired actor Stephen Dunne was born Francis Michael Dunne and raised in his hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts in 1918. His interest in acting occurred following high school and...
21. Fred Kelsey Fred Kelsey Actor, Hans Christian Andersen
22. F.X. Toole F.X. Toole Writer, Million Dollar Baby Jerry Boyd was the son of Irish immigrants. He worked odd jobs, including shoeshine boy, bartender, cement truck driver and vat cleaner. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's book "Death in the Afternoon", he moved to Mexico City and studied bullfighting. After his brief matador career, Boyd returned to Los Angeles and began frequenting boxing gyms to get in shape...
23. Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines Actor, Malcolm X
24. Olga Lowe Olga Lowe Actress, Hercule Poirot's Christmas
25. Pat Harrington Sr. Pat Harrington Sr. Actor, The Wonderful John Acton
26. Paul Leni Paul Leni Director, The Man Who Laughs
27. Felix E. Feist Felix E. Feist Director, The Big Trees
28. Graham Theakston Graham Theakston Director, The Politician's Wife
29. Tom Baker Tom Baker Actor, Love and Anger
30. Symona Boniface Symona Boniface Actress, Micro-Phonies An American actress most frequently seen in bit parts in comedy shorts, mostly at Columbia Pictures, particularly those of The Three Stooges, Symona Boniface entered the theatre as a playwright and actress, and produced plays as well. After the stock market crash of 1929 she began taking bit parts in films...
31. Willi Ninja Willi Ninja Self, Paris Is Burning Willi is a self-taught dancer and has been involved in the ball scene since the early 1980s. He is the founder of the Legendary House of Ninja and until his death was the "Mother" of the House. Willi has been instrumental in bringing vogue to the masses and was the inspiration of Madonna's 1990 "vogue" video...
32. David Jacobs David Jacobs Self, Big Beat '64
33. Bob Mathias Bob Mathias Actor, Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete
34. Ishaq Bux Ishaq Bux Actor, Raiders of the Lost Ark
35. Charles Lowe Charles Lowe Producer, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
36. Eduardo López Rojas Eduardo López Rojas Actor, La mujer de Benjamín
37. Elvera Davis Elvera Davis Actress, A Man Called Adam Tap dancer, began performing at age 16 in the chorus line at the Lafayette Theater in Harlem. She continued her career into the early 1940s, dancing for six years in the chorus line at the Apollo Theatre. She served as advisor to the New York Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day from 1989 until her death.
38. Iris Wong Iris Wong Actress, China This attractive Chinese actress appeared in two Charlie Chan movies, 1939 and 1941, as a Chinese maid to the murder victim. Her main role in these movies was to be the romance interest of Jimmy Chan as she helped him look for clues etc. Her short career perhaps due to the limited roles available to young female asians at the time but her performances were charmingly done.
39. Alvin C. York Alvin C. York Writer, Sergeant York Alvin Cullum York was born in rural Pall Mall, Tennessee. Raised in the mountains, he learned to shoot guns when he was just a boy, becoming an expert with both a pistol and rifle before his teens. Under the influence of his high school girlfriend--and his future wife--Gracie Williams, he also became a devout born-again Christian and gave up the drinking...
40. Howard J. Green Howard J. Green Writer, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
41. Jimmy Aubrey Jimmy Aubrey Actor, The Backyard Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Aubrey was the son of US born gymnast Robert Aubrey. Later a member of the Fred Karno variety troupe, he first traveled to New York in 1900, then settled permanently after emigrating from London, on August 29, 1908. An early understudy of Charlie Chaplin, he later achieved leading status during the silents era (Oliver Hardy once providing support)...
42. Christian Poveda Christian Poveda Director, La vida loca
43. Georgi Georgiev-Getz Georgi Georgiev-Getz Actor, A Peasant on a Bicycle
44. Feri Cansel Feri Cansel Actress, Bir çirkin adam
45. Frank Graham Frank Graham Actor, The Three Caballeros
46. John Marston John Marston Actor, The Son of Kong
47. Howard Curtis Howard Curtis Stunts, The Deer Hunter
48. Harry Thurston Harry Thurston Actor, And Then There Were None
49. Morgan White Morgan White Actor, ...And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin
50. William Roy William Roy Actor, Hangmen Also Die! Not a well remembered child film actor, William Roy is better remembered as a pianist, accompanist, songwriter, singer and musical director. During the last several decades Roy prepared renowned cabaret shows for nightclub stars, notably the luminous Julie Wilson. With Wilson he put together "songbook" shows that honored the American theatre in tribute to such composers as George Gershwin...
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