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1. James Garner James Garner Actor, The Rockford Files Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
2. Bea Arthur Bea Arthur Actress, The Golden Girls Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in show business...
3. Harry Morgan Harry Morgan Actor, M*A*S*H Harry Morgan was a prolific character actor who starred in over 100 films and was a stage performer. Known to a younger generation of fans as "Col. Sherman T. Potter" on M*A*S*H. Also known for his commanding personality throughout his career, he tackled movies and television in a way no other actor would do it...
4. Karl Malden Karl Malden Actor, The Streets of San Francisco Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when he was frustrated with the drudgery of manual labor...
5. Phyllis Diller Phyllis Diller Actress, A Bug's Life The indefatigable nonagenarian finally put out an autobiography in 2005 and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless...
6. Harry Carey Harry Carey Actor, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J...
7. Gail Russell Gail Russell Actress, Angel and the Badman An angelically beautiful leading lady with a demure and melancholy screen persona which reflected a deeper sadness in her real life. She was born Elizabeth Russell in Chicago, Illinois, the second child of George and Gladys (Barnet) Russell. She was painfully, almost disabling shy as a child. When she was a teenager, her family moved to Los Angeles...
8. June Haver June Haver Actress, Look for the Silver Lining June Haver was born on June 10, 1926, in Rock Island, Illinois, with the birth name of June Stovenour. Her parents divorced at an early age and she was adopted by Bert Haver, her stepfather. Her mother and new father moved to Cincinnati, where she appeared on the stage for the first time at the age of six in a local theater production of "Midnight in a Toyshop"...
9. Joe E. Brown Joe E. Brown Actor, Some Like It Hot Joe E. Brown happily claimed that he was the only youngster in show business who ran way from home to join the circus with the blessings of his parents. In 1902, the ten-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvellous Ashtons, which toured various circuses and vaudeville theaters...
10. Allan Melvin Allan Melvin Actor, The Phil Silvers Show
11. Malachi Throne Malachi Throne Actor, Catch Me If You Can Malachi Throne, the character actor who became one of the more ubiquitous faces on television from the "Golden Age" of the 1950s through the 21st Century, was born in New York City on December 1, 1928, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Throne, who had immigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He began performing at an early age...
12. Anthony Caruso Anthony Caruso Actor, The Asphalt Jungle
13. Billy Halop Billy Halop Actor, Angels with Dirty Faces Billy Halop's show business career started on radio in the 1920s and carried over to stage work on Broadway. There, in 1937, he and other teenage cast members of the stage hit "Dead End" were brought to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn for the film version of the play, which was a tremendous hit. Halop...
14. Robert Sterling Robert Sterling Actor, Topper Born William Sterling Hart in 1917, the Pennsylvania-born actor was the son of a professional ballplayer. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, then worked as a clothing salesman before deciding to give acting a try. He certainly had the requisite dreamboat looks as Columbia signed this blue-eyed...
15. Peter Shaw Peter Shaw Actor, The Exile
16. Neva Patterson Neva Patterson Actress, An Affair to Remember Lean-framed, arch and edgy, somewhat hard-looking, dark-haired Neva Patterson, known by face perhaps as opposed to name, was a familiar presence in heavily-styled drama of the 1950s and 1960s radio, stage, film and TV. Christened Neva Louise Patterson in 1920 (some sources incorrectly state 1922) to a mailman father and seamstress mother...
17. Lee Philips Lee Philips Director, The Andy Griffith Show
18. Dan Curtis Dan Curtis Producer, Dark Shadows
19. Lee Bowman Lee Bowman Actor, Miami Undercover Lee Bowman made his reputation as a suave, polished leading man opposite glamorous stars like Rita Hayworth and Jean Arthur in the 1940s. The columnist Jack Sher, later a noted writer and director,,referred to him in 1944 as 'a very hot commodity' in Hollywood. A graduate from the University of Cincinnati...
20. Nicole Brown Simpson Nicole Brown Simpson Self, Absolutely 100% Guilty
21. Charles S. Dubin Charles S. Dubin Director, M*A*S*H
22. Patricia Hardy Patricia Hardy Actress, Don't Knock the Rock
23. George Ives George Ives Actor, Intolerable Cruelty
24. W.S. Van Dyke W.S. Van Dyke Director, The Thin Man For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not only...
25. Laverne Andrews Laverne Andrews Actress, Buck Privates Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Maxene, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930s when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the sisters scored their first big hit with 'Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen.' In addition to 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy'...
26. Lucile Gleason Lucile Gleason Actress, The Clock
27. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Lorenzo Semple Jr. Writer, Papillon
28. Carl Esmond Carl Esmond Actor, Ministry of Fear Born Willy Eichberger in Vienna, Austria, he changed his name to the ethnically nondescript Carl Esmond and went on to become a well-regarded actor both here and in Europe, a career that sustained itself for nearly 50 years. He initially studied drama in Vienna at the State Academy of Dramatic Arts and started things off with the German film The Emperor's Waltz [The Emperor's Waltz]...
29. Miles Goodman Miles Goodman Composer, Little Shop of Horrors Goodman attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. (There is now a scholarship there bearing his name.) At Antioch, he was an English major. Goodman studied Shakespeare in London and originally desired to be a director. He studied with private music teachers including Albert Harris and instead became involved in composing music and producing albums.
30. Martha Tilton Martha Tilton Actress, Swing Hostess She became a notable vocalist of the Big Band Era and known around the circuit as the "Liltin' Miss Martha Tilton." Born on November 14, 1915, this trim, Texas-born blonde was the fortunate product of a musical family, with her parents actively playing the piano and singing at home while she grew up...
31. Walter Scharf Walter Scharf Music Department, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner and ten-time Oscar-nominee Walter Scharf was born and raised in New York City, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants. He started playing music at an early age, helping his uncle play the piano in theaters for silent films. His mother Bessie Zwerling was a well-known comedian in New York's Yiddish theater...
32. Nat Hiken Nat Hiken Writer, Sgt. Bilko An author, producer and songwriter. His chief musical collaborators were George Bassman, Gordon Jenkins, and Dick Stutz. He composed "Close To Me"; "Irving"; and "Fugitive From Fifth Avenue".
33. Julia Cukier Siegler Julia Cukier Siegler
34. Della Barris Della Barris Self, The Gong Show
35. Peter Forster Peter Forster Actor, Escape from the Planet of the Apes
36. Sam Denoff Sam Denoff Writer, The Dick Van Dyke Show Composer ("Bupkis"), author and actor, educated at Adelphi College, and later on the staff at WNEW in New York. He was a television script writer and also wrote much special material for night clubs and a number of singing commercials. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his chief musical collaborators include Gene Klavan, Bill Persky and James Haines.
37. Anna Mae Bilson Anna Mae Bilson Actress, Our Gang
38. George Eckstein George Eckstein Producer, The Fugitive
39. Dorothy Coonan Wellman Dorothy Coonan Wellman Actress, Wild Boys of the Road
40. Molly Lamont Molly Lamont Actress, The Awful Truth
41. Noreen Fraser Noreen Fraser Self, Home & Family
42. Natalie Draper Natalie Draper Actress, Forever Amber
43. Jean Bartel Jean Bartel Actress, The Oscar
44. Stephen J. Friedman Stephen J. Friedman Producer, The Last Picture Show
45. Edwin H. Knopf Edwin H. Knopf Producer, Mr. Imperium Composer, director, songwriter, producer and director, Edwin H. Knopf was college-educated with a Bachelor of Arts degree before he began his career with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios as a producer and director. Although he is best known for his behind-the-camera work, he did write a number of songs. Joining ASCAP in 1952...
46. Beverly Lloyd Beverly Lloyd Actress, Utah
47. Gil Friesen Gil Friesen Producer, The Breakfast Club
48. Willard Mack Willard Mack Writer, Caught Short
49. Sy Gomberg Sy Gomberg Writer, The Law and Mr. Jones Sy Gomberg was an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, producer and activist who spoke out forcefully against what he called "gratuitous and unpunished violence" in movies and television. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1951 for best story in "When Willie Comes Marching Home", and again that same year for best screenplay for "Summer Stock" starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.
50. Ulpio Minucci Ulpio Minucci Composer, Robotech
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