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1. Zita Johann Zita Johann Actress, The Mummy
2. Curtis Hanson Curtis Hanson Director, L.A. Confidential After small films like The Bedroom Window and Sweet Kill, Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The River Wild and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential. Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was critically acclaimed for directing Eminem in Universal Pictures' 8 Mile...
3. John Hart John Hart Actor, Jack Armstrong Tall and athletic, and possessed of "movie star" good looks, John Hart acted on the stage of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse as a young man, before making his screen debut in a supporting role in director Cecil B. DeMille's big-budget The Buccaneer. With these physical assets and early acting credentials...
4. Roy Kinnear Roy Kinnear Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the original members of the television series That Was the Week That Was...
5. Glenn Strange Glenn Strange Actor, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. Of Irish and Cherokee Indian descent, he taught himself (by ear) the fiddle and guitar at a young age and started performing at local functions as a teen...
6. Polly Bergen Polly Bergen Actress, Cry-Baby In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well known for her film and Emmy-winning dramatic performances as she is for her wry comedic gifts...
7. Sven Nykvist Sven Nykvist Cinematographer, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and most natural look imaginable...
8. Greg Antonacci Greg Antonacci Producer, Brothers
9. James Westerfield James Westerfield Actor, On the Waterfront
10. Jack Larson Jack Larson Actor, Superman Returns Jack Edward Larson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Anita (Calicoff) and George E. Larson. He was raised in Pasadena, and attended Pasadena Junior College (by coincidence, exactly as did his Adventures of Superman co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. Typecast as Jimmy Olsen...
11. Dick Patterson Dick Patterson Actor, Grease Comedian and song and dance man of Broadway musicals, film and television. After making his Broadway debut in David Merrick's "Vintage '60", Patterson appeared in "The Billy Barnes People", the national touring company of "Bye Bye Birdie" and opposite Carol Burnett in "Fade Out, Fade in". His last musical was "Smile"...
12. Sergey Bodrov Sergey Bodrov Actor, Brother Sergei Bodrov Jr. was born on December 27th, 1971 to producer and director Sergei Bodrov. He made his film debut in his father's Prisoner of the Mountains (Prisoner of the mountains) for which he won a Nika. From then on Sergei's career began. In 1997 he played a lead role in Brother which turned him into a star and made him one of the most known and beloved Russian actors...
13. Gordon Mitchell Gordon Mitchell Actor, Atlas Against the Cyclops Gordon Mitchell was one of those perfectly developed bodybuilders who jumped on the Steve Reeves bandwagon and hightailed it to Italy to seek movie stardom as a Herculean strongman. Born in Denver, Colorado, but raised in Inglewood, California, Mitchell served in WWII and at one point became a prisoner of war...
14. Richard Dix Richard Dix Actor, Cimarron Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays...
15. Olin Howland Olin Howland Actor, Them! Olin Howland had a career in movies that stretched from the 20s through the 50s. After a few attempts at films in the silent era, Olin began appearing regularly in the sound pictures of the 30s. His roles were usually in mysteries and dramas, and he became a Western character actor in the 40s with Republic. He also worked in television from 1956-58 in the adventure Circus Boy.
16. Benny Baker Benny Baker Actor, Paint Your Wagon
17. George Sluizer George Sluizer Director, The Vanishing
18. Tom Busby Tom Busby Actor, The Dirty Dozen
19. Jim Croce Jim Croce Soundtrack, Django Unchained Jim Croce was born on Sunday, January 10th, 1943 in a working-class section of Philadelphia, in an Italian-American family. While a teenager, he began playing the accordion, and then learning to play an acoustic guitar when he was 18. After a short stint in the U.S. Army, where he supposedly met...
20. Shakila Shakila Actress, Alibaba and 40 Thieves Shakila's was born as Badshah Begum on January 1, 1935 in the Middle East. Her younger sisters are Noorjahan (nicknamed Noor) and Nasreen. Their ancestors belonged to the royal families of Afghanistan and Iran. Their paternal grandparents and mother were killed during family feuds over the throne...
21. Audrey Caire Audrey Caire Actress, The Madmen of Mandoras
22. Catherine Lacey Catherine Lacey Actress, The Lady Vanishes
23. David Landau David Landau Actor, Horse Feathers Very busy Hollywood character actor who didn't hit his stride on screen until he was in his 50s but who nonetheless appeared in 33 films between 1931 and 1934. Many of his performances were somewhat wooden, although that suited the characters he portrayed. Landau was best known for his deep, sonorous speaking voice.
24. Leo White Leo White Actor, Blood and Sand Leo White started in comedy on the boards of English music hall in the late 1890's. He accompanied theatrical producer Daniel Frohman (later a partner of Adolph Zukor in Famous Players Lasky) to Hollywood in 1910. From 1914, he appeared in Essanay comedies and filmed the 'Sweedie' series with Wallace Beery...
25. Patricia Place Patricia Place Actress, Wedding Crashers
26. Fanny Carby Fanny Carby Actress, Lassiter
27. Robert Riskin Robert Riskin Writer, It Happened One Night
28. Eric Lynch Eric Lynch Actor, Fringe
29. Jackie Moran Jackie Moran Actor, Gone with the Wind One of the lesser remembered but quite active child actors during the 30s and 40s was Jackie Moran. Born in 1923, he was a tyke model placed into films as a teen, often cast as a feisty street orphan. David O. Selznick took an interest in the gangly, fair-haired lad and cast him as Huckleberry Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and in Since You Went Away...
30. Raimu Raimu Actor, The Baker's Wife Orson Welles once called beloved, down-to-earth French character star Raimu (born Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire) "the greatest actor who ever lived." It is hard to argue the compliment of one genius to another. Raimu was born in Toulon, France on December 17, 1883 of very humble means. He began his career at age 16 as a music hall extra by imitating famous French comic idols...
31. John Tyrrell John Tyrrell Actor, Legion of Terror John Tyrrell entered show business at the age of 16 as half of the vaudeville dance team of Tyrrell and Mack. The act became very successful, and for the next ten years they played engagements all over the country and secured billing as featured players in the famous revue "George White's Scandals." As vaudeville began to wane...
32. Jule Styne Jule Styne Music Department, Funny Girl
33. Paul Dubov Paul Dubov Writer, Backstairs at the White House
34. Jean Sibelius Jean Sibelius Soundtrack, Unelma karjamajalla
35. S.F. Brownrigg S.F. Brownrigg Director, The Forgotten Do-It-Yourself Texas regional independent filmmaker S.F. Brownrigg might have only made a handful of highly distinctive and peculiar low-budget horror exploitation pictures, but he nonetheless carved out his own singular little niche with his small, yet unique and impressive body of cinematic work. His films are distinguished by a bleak...
36. Ken Steadman Ken Steadman Actor, NYPD Blue
37. Pierre Galante Pierre Galante Writer, Le soleil a toujours raison
38. Gaby Stenberg Gaby Stenberg Actress, Rederiet
39. Jacob Grimm Jacob Grimm Writer, Snow White
40. Taheya Cariocca Taheya Cariocca Actress, Shati el gharam Although her parents did not approve of her becoming a belly dancer, she became world renowned. Although Islam frowned upon belly dancing, she was the only one recognized with a public funeral procession. She performed in over 300 movies and television shows. She gave up dancing in 1963 but as late as the mid-1980's ran her own theater in Cairo...
41. Pamela Collins Pamela Collins Actress, Sweet Sugar Pamela Ray Collins was a very comely, buxom and appealing blonde sprite actress who only popped up in a small handful of movies during her regrettably brief cinematic career. She was born on November 29, 1948 in Virginia. Pamela made her film debut as a dancer in Russ Meyer's "Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!"...
42. Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie Actress, The History of Mr. Polly Mary Mackenzie (3 May 1922 - 20 September 1966) was born in Burnley, Lancashire, where she spent her early years. Although by 1954 she had performed in ten feature films and two BBC Sunday-Night Theatre episodes, she was known as a radio star. At this time and to publicize her upcoming radio program, "Spanner...
43. Andrzej Munk Andrzej Munk Director, Passenger
44. Joe 'Flash' Riley Joe 'Flash' Riley Actor, She Beast
45. Barbara Heller Barbara Heller Actress, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
46. Ricky Starr Ricky Starr Actor, The Touchables
47. John C. Becher John C. Becher Actor, Gremlins
48. Kresimir Golik Kresimir Golik Director, Zivjeti od ljubavi After working few years as reporter and editor in Radio Zagreb, Kresimir Golik joined Jadran Film, newly formed production company, in 1947. After directing few documentaries he finally got chance to direct a feature film. The Blue 9, being one of the first comedies in rigid postwar years, brought attention of the public...
49. Arthur Wild Arthur Wild Actor, Z Cars
50. Brian Clough Brian Clough Self, The Big Match Brian Howard Clough's professional football career began when aged 16 he signed for hometown club, Middlesbrough F.C.. Working his way up through the ranks, he made his full first-team debut in a league match against Barnsley in September 1955. Over the following six seasons he scored 197 goals in 213 league appearances...
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