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1. Harold Ramis Harold Ramis Writer, Groundhog Day Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi...
2. Chris Farley Chris Farley Actor, Tommy Boy Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette University...
3. Bernie Mac Bernie Mac Actor, The Bernie Mac Show Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in Chicago in 1957. He grew up in Chicago, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, and the situations surrounding them would be what dominated his comedy...
4. Roger Ebert Roger Ebert Self, Siskel & Ebert Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 years before another film critic...
5. Barbara Trentham Barbara Trentham Actress, Rollerball
6. Robin Harris Robin Harris Actor, Do the Right Thing Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. Spike Lee dedicated Mo'Better Blues to Harris after his untimely death.
7. Del Close Del Close Actor, Ferris Bueller's Day Off Del Close played "Polonious" once in "Hamlet", and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for it. But the role he really wanted to play was "Yorick". He had to die to do it, but now he may get his wish. Under the terms of his will, Close, who died March 4, 1999, has left his skull to the Goodman Theatre. Del Close was born and raised in Manhattan...
8. Alan Marshal Alan Marshal Actor, House on Haunted Hill
9. Davis Roberts Davis Roberts Actor, Westworld
10. Donal Donnelly Donal Donnelly Actor, The Godfather: Part III Donal Donnelly was an Anglo-Irish actor best known in the cinema for roles in The Knack... and How to Get It and The Godfather: Part III and on stage for his work in the plays of Brian Friel. He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, on July 6, 1931, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin, he went to a Christian Brothers School where he acted in school plays with classmates Jack MacGowran and Milo O'Shea...
11. Walter Sande Walter Sande Actor, To Have and Have Not Chances are you've seen his imposing character face scores of times but couldn't place the name. Colorado-born actor Walter Sande was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood everyone recognized but no one could identify. Born in Denver on July 9, 1906, Sande showed an early passion for music as a youth and by his college years managed to start his own band...
12. John Santucci John Santucci Actor, Thief
13. Nathan Davis Nathan Davis Actor, Risky Business
14. Rod Daniel Rod Daniel Director, Teen Wolf
15. James Spinks James Spinks Actor, Car Wash
16. Kathleen Burke Kathleen Burke Actress, Island of Lost Souls
17. Dermot Harris Dermot Harris Producer, Echoes of a Summer
18. Cyril Ritchard Cyril Ritchard Actor, The Hobbit Legendary for his preening, prancing, delightfully playful villain Captain Hook on the award-winning stage (as well as TV) opposite America's musical treasure Mary Martin, beloved musical star Cyril Ritchard had a vast career that would last six decades, but "Peter Pan" would become his prime legacy...
19. Helen Morgan Helen Morgan Actress, Applause Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more. She started her life fittingly enough on August 2...
20. Carl Wright Carl Wright Actor, Big Momma's House
21. Kim Milford Kim Milford Actor, Laserblast Richard Kim Milford was an actor-singer-songwriter-composer-dancer who first appeared in SummerStock Theatre in Chicago at age 10. At age 17 he was in the original staging of Hair (he played Woof and Claude). In 1970 he was awarded the Faith and Freedom Award by the Religious Heritage of America for his portrayal of the Prodigal Son in ABC Directories series "Round Trip"...
22. Laurel Cronin Laurel Cronin Actress, Hook
23. Mahavir Shah Mahavir Shah Actor, Yes Boss
24. Junior Wells Junior Wells Soundtrack, Idiocracy Born in Memphis in 1934, Junior Wells was one of the primary blues harmonica players in Chicago after World War II. Influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson and, especially, Walter Jacobs (aka "Little Walter"), Wells helped to define the sound of the harmonica in the 1950s, first with the Aces, a group fronted by him, and later with Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters.
25. KoKo Taylor KoKo Taylor Soundtrack, While You Were Sleeping
26. Sohrab Shahid Saless Sohrab Shahid Saless Director, Tabiate bijan
27. William Warfield William Warfield Self, Bernstein in London William Warfield was a concert baritone singer, who gave his recital debut in New York's Town Hall in 1950. He was then quickly invited by the Australian Broadcast Corporation to tour Australia for thirty-five concerts. As an actor, he appeared in only two motion pictures, one of them being his memorable performance as Joe in the 1951 version of Show Boat...
28. Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson Soundtrack, Precious
29. June Travis June Travis Actress, Monster a-Go Go Fetching secondary actress June Travis was signed by Warner Bros. in 1934 and made her film debut the following year, but would last only three years before leaving Hollywood forever and focusing on marriage. Born June Dorothea Grabiner on August 7, 1914, she was the daughter of Harry Grabiner who was team secretary and/or vice-president of both the Cleveland Indians and (later) Chicago White Sox...
30. John Dillinger John Dillinger Self, Dillinger: Public Enemy No. 1 One of the most famous bank robbers in history, he was born John Herbert Dillinger on June 22, 1903, to a grocery store owner named John Wilson Dillinger and his wife Mollie (the family also included an older sister, Audrey). By all accounts the Dillingers were a normal "all-American" family, but the...
31. Clara Peller Clara Peller Actress, Moving Violations Clara Peller was born on August 4, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois. Clara lived most of her early life in Chicago. She married a local jeweler at age twenty; the couple had two children prior to divorcing eight years later. Peller worked as a manicurist for thirty-five years at a local Chicago beauty salon...
32. Ted French Ted French Actor, Law of the Lash
33. Joey Kovar Joey Kovar Thanks, Real World Joseph Eugene Kovar, aka "Joey Kovar", is a very courageous, optimistic and positive man. Joey Kovar is a very well-known young talented Chicago actor, model and wrestler, who is extremely popular with today's youth. Joey made his first debut on MTV's Real World Hollywood and moved on to VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew...
34. Helen Ericson Helen Ericson Actress, The Blue Bird
35. Yale Wexler Yale Wexler Actor, Stakeout on Dope Street
36. John M. Watson Sr. John M. Watson Sr. Actor, Groundhog Day
37. Mildred J. Hill Mildred J. Hill Soundtrack, Batman Begins
38. Frank Nitti Frank Nitti Although Frank Nitti has gotten the reputation over the years as the right-hand man of gangster Al Capone and a feared killer in his own right, this has actually proven not to be the case. Although Nitti and Capone were as youths in New York City both members of the Five Points Gang--one of the...
39. James Deuter James Deuter Actor, Payback
40. Maurice Tillet Maurice Tillet Actor, Les bateliers de la Volga Maurice Tillet, better known by his Professional wrestling name, "The French Angel". Maurice was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 23, 1903 of French parents. His father was an engineer involved in the construction of the Trans-Siberian railroad and his mother was a teacher of languages. By age 8 Maurice had lost his father...
41. Alfred Lunt Alfred Lunt Actor, The Guardsman
42. Irv Kupcinet Irv Kupcinet Self, The Irv Kupcinet Show
43. Pat Billingsley Pat Billingsley Actor, The Untouchables He was a mathematician whose research was mainly devoted to Probability Theory. His book entitled "Probability and Measure" is considered as a classic reference in Probability. In 1958 he became a professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Chicago and retired in 1994. More details can be found at the Wikipedia.
44. Ann Landers Ann Landers Self, Dinah!
45. Tiger Joe Marsh Tiger Joe Marsh Actor, Escape to Witch Mountain Big, bald, and burly 6'1" professional wrestler and actor Tiger Joe Marsh was born Joseph Samuel Marusich to parents of Yugoslavian descent on August 25, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. Marsh was born in a South Chicago neighborhood and eventually moved to the area around 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue...
46. Studs Terkel Studs Terkel Self, Anthem
47. Les Podewell Les Podewell Actor, Groundhog Day Lester Burton Podewell was born on November 3, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the son of Edwin L. Podewell (1881-1964) and Anna B. Birkgit (1881-1961). He met actress Beverly Ruth Younger (1915-1999) in the Eugene O'Neill play, The Straw, in which they both had roles. They married later that year in 1937...
48. Johnny Torrio Johnny Torrio Prohibition-era gang boss Johnny Torrio was born Giovanni Torrio in Irsina, Italy. When Johnny was two years old his father died, and his mother left Italy for New York City. Torrio got his start in the criminal underworld at an early age, working as a bouncer in several Manhattan dives. He eventually joined a street gang and within a short time was the gang's leader...
49. Warren Casey Warren Casey Writer, Grease
50. Marge Kotlisky Marge Kotlisky Actress, Sixteen Candles
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