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1. Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Director, On the Waterfront Elia Kazan, known for his creative stage direction, was born "Elia Kazanjoglous" in Istanbul in 1909 to Greek parents. He directed such Broadway plays as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". He directed the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire and also films written for the screen...
2. Robert Helpmann Robert Helpmann Actor, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Son of James Murray Helpmann & Mary (nee Gardiner), he was educated at Prince Alfred's College, Adelaide, South Australia. He first danced solo at the Theatre Royal, Adelaide in The Ugly Duckling in 1922. He went on to become the pricipal dancer at Sadlers Wells ballet from 1933 to 1950. World renowned as a dancer and choreographer...
3. Harpo Marx Harpo Marx Actor, Duck Soup With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. Harpo...
4. Norma Crane Norma Crane Actress, Fiddler on the Roof
5. Whitney Blake Whitney Blake Writer, One Day at a Time
6. Eric Fleming Eric Fleming Actor, Queen of Outer Space At the age of eight, Fleming hopped on a freight train to Chicago to escape his abusive father. Following hospitalization for gang fight injuries, he returned to California where he lived with his mother and worked at Paramount as a laborer. Fleming joined the Merchant Marine, and then he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in WW II, where he was a Master Carpenter in the Seabees...
7. Arthur Penn Arthur Penn Director, Bonnie and Clyde
8. Miles Davis Miles Davis Soundtrack, Collateral Miles Davis, famous jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, was born 26 May 1926 in Alton, Illinois. He moved to New York in 1944 and studied at Juilliard. He left school and entered the jazz society of New York, meeting such famous musicians as Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus...
9. Mabel Albertson Mabel Albertson Actress, Barefoot in the Park When, at 50, Mabel Albertson was given the supporting role of Mrs. Carter, young actress Aileen Stanley Jr.'s mother in a Warner Bros. Technicolor musical romance, little did she know that she was starting out a movie and TV career in which she would shine as "the ultimate haughty judgmental (often wealthy) mother-in-law (or mother...
10. Michael O'Hare Michael O'Hare Actor, Midnight on the Firing Line
11. Catherine Hessling Catherine Hessling Actress, Nana
12. Harry Saltzman Harry Saltzman Producer, Goldfinger
13. Mantan Moreland Mantan Moreland Actor, King of the Zombies Although his brand of humor has been reviled for decades, black character actor Mantan Moreland parlayed his cocky but jittery character into a recognizable presence in the late 1930s and early 1940s, appearing in a long string of comedy thrillers . . . and was considered quite funny at the time! Born just after the turn of the century in Louisiana...
14. Cork Hubbert Cork Hubbert Actor, Legend
15. Ted Gehring Ted Gehring Actor, The Thomas Crown Affair
16. Émile Zola Émile Zola Writer, Thirst Émile Zola was born on April 2, 1840, in Paris, France. His father was an Italian engineer. Young Zola studied at the Collége Bourbon in Provence, where his schoolmate and friend was Paul Cezanne. In 1858 Zola returned to Paris and became a student at the Lycée Saint-Louis, from which he graduated in 1862...
17. Woody Long Woody Long Actor, Haunted Nights
18. Ted Rusoff Ted Rusoff Actor, The Passion of the Christ
19. Helga Sommerfeld Helga Sommerfeld Actress, Jungfrau aus zweiter Hand
20. Martin Garner Martin Garner Actor, Twilight Zone: The Movie
21. Ejner Johansson Ejner Johansson Self, En maler og hans by
22. Kenneth Howell Kenneth Howell Actor, Pride of the Bowery Married to Marguerite A. Thomson in 1942. Joined the US Navy as a Medical Corp Man. Marguerite gave birth to Stephanie Rye Howell on Sept. 9, 1943 after Kenneth had a leave from the navy. Divorced from Marguerite around 1945 after realising he was gay. No contact made with daughter after the age of five...
23. Charles B. Griffith Charles B. Griffith Writer, Death Race Legendary screenwriter Charles Byron Griffith was born in Chicago on September 23, 1930. His mother and grandmother starred in the famous radio show, "Myrt and Marge," which went on to New York and became a soap opera. After a hitch in the army, Griffith went to California to live with his grandmother...
24. William B. Davidson William B. Davidson Actor, The Most Dangerous Game Strapping leading man in US silent films, later a portrayer of men of authority in character roles until his death.
25. Hy Pyke Hy Pyke Actor, Blade Runner Hy Pyke is an American character actor born in Los Angeles, California, in 1935. He majored in theater at the UCLA in the 60s, appearing in numerous student films, including one for Ray Manzarek, keyboardist of The Doors. From the UCLA, Pyke continued to a career as a character actor in low-budget, independent...
26. Harmon Nelson Harmon Nelson Self, A Day at Santa Anita Harmon Oscar Nelson Jr. was a musician best known for being the legendary inspiration for Bette Davis' claimed nicknaming of the Academy Award statuette "Oscar," although the story likely is apocryphal as his nickname was "Ham." Davis' high school sweetheart, Ham (or "Oscar") Harmon married Bette on August 18, 1932. They divorced seven years later...
27. William K.L. Dickson William K.L. Dickson Cinematographer, Newark Athlete Born in France to British parents, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson stayed in that country until age 19, when he, his mother and sisters (their father had died sometime before) returned to Great Britain. Once there, Dickson - in an early indication of his lifelong fascination with science and mechanics - began a correspondence with Thomas A. Edison in the U.S....
28. Maple Batalia Maple Batalia Actress, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Born near Mumbai, 19-year-old Maple Batalia was an aspiring actress and attending Simon Fraser University in Surrey (B.C. Canada) when she was shot and killed as she walked to her car in the parkade at SFU Surrey Campus. She had previously graduated from Enver Creek Secondary and was hoping to be a doctor...
29. Eva Thatcher Eva Thatcher Actress, Dumb -- And How
30. Herman Melville Herman Melville Writer, Moby Dick American poet and novelist, whose best-known work, "Moby Dick" (1851), became basis for several films.
31. Sid Fields Sid Fields Actor, The Actors' Home Sid Fields is featured, along with Danielle Aubry and Ben Blue, his co-star in the 1968 Jack Benny TV special _ Carnival Nights_ , on the cover of Leo Guild's 1962 book on film star personalities, "Hollywood Screwballs", published by Holloway House. This cover photo was taken in Ben Blue's, the nightclub then located on Wiltshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
32. Arnold Fanck Arnold Fanck Director, White Hell of Pitz Palu Arnold Fanck was born March 6, 1889, in Frankenthal, Germany. A trained geologist, he began making documentary and action films after the end of World War I, and his love of geology inspired him to shoot his films in remote mountain locations. These pictures became immensely popular with the German audiences and led to what is known as the "mountain films"...
33. Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb Actor, Somebody Up There Likes Me
34. Daniel Martín Daniel Martín Actor, A Fistful of Dollars
35. Toke Townley Toke Townley Actor, The Chalk Garden
36. Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy Actor, The Monster That Challenged the World
37. Agnes Windeck Agnes Windeck Actress, Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard She started her long term acting career in 1904 as a young woman at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. She was a member of stage companies in Hannover and Berlin, but she retired after her marriage in 1915. Her husband died in 1937 so she started again as a stage actress in Berlin. In 1939, she made her film debut...
38. Ahmed Ramzy Ahmed Ramzy Actor, Hamidu's Son
39. Nacio Herb Brown Nacio Herb Brown Soundtrack, Léon: The Professional Songwriter ("Singin' in the Rain", "Temptation", "You Are My Lucky Star"), composer and publisher, educated at Musical Arts High School in Los Angeles, California. He operated a tailoring business, then became a realtor before becoming a composer. He joined ASCAP in 1927 and collaborated musically with Arthur Freed...
40. Larry Breeding Larry Breeding Actor, Street Music
41. Pierre Trudeau Pierre Trudeau Self, Le confort et l'indifférence
42. Elizabeth West Elizabeth West Miscellaneous Crew, The Inbetween Age
43. Althea Gibson Althea Gibson Self, The Player She was the first to break the color barrier of the American Lawn Tennis League in 1950 and played in the U.S. National Tennis Championship in Forest Hills. She became the first African-American player to play in Wimbledon in 1951. She won the French Championship in 1956. She won in Wimbledon in 1957...
44. Johnny Calkins Johnny Calkins Actor, Life with Father
45. Denis Carey Denis Carey Actor, The Day of the Jackal
46. Irene von Meyendorff Irene von Meyendorff Actress, Film Without a Name Born in 1916 as the eldest child of a German-Baltic aristocrat, Baroness Irene Isabella Margarete Pauline Caecila von Meyendorff actually never planned to become a movie star. When the Russian Revolution broke out, the family escaped to Germany, where Irene's mother Elisabeth left her conservative husband...
47. Michael Shepley Michael Shepley Actor, Mine Own Executioner
48. Kajirô Yamamoto Kajirô Yamamoto Writer, Enoken no chakkiri Kinta 'Zen' - Mamayo sandogasa - Ikiwa yoiyoi
49. L.B. Abbott L.B. Abbott Visual Effects, The Sound of Music
50. Raymond Largay Raymond Largay Actor, The Second Woman
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