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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. Bernie Mac Bernie Mac Actor, Ocean's Eleven 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, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism 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. Robin Harris Robin Harris Self, Bébé's Kids 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.
6. Alan Marshal Alan Marshal Actor, House on Haunted Hill
7. Nathan Davis Nathan Davis Actor, Risky Business
8. Walter Sande Walter Sande Actor, Bad Day at Black Rock 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...
9. 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...
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. Davis Roberts Davis Roberts Actor, Westworld
12. Laurel Cronin Laurel Cronin Actress, Hook
13. Helen Morgan Helen Morgan Soundtrack, 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...
14. John Santucci John Santucci Actor, Thief
15. Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson Soundtrack, Precious
16. 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...
17. Carl Wright Carl Wright Actor, Big Momma's House
18. 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...
19. Peter Burnell Peter Burnell Actor, As the World Turns Peter Burnell is best known for his role as Mike Powers on the soap opera "The Doctors", a role Armand Assante took over when Burnell left the series. Burnell was an accomplished classical actor. During his career, he appeared as Shannon in Night of the Iguana, Jamie in Long Day's Journey into Night and the Gentleman Caller in Glass Menagerie...
20. James Spinks James Spinks Actor, Car Wash
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. Studs Terkel Studs Terkel Self, Working
23. James Andelin James Andelin Actor, Field of Dreams James Andelin voiceover artist and actor, Andelin landed one of his first radio roles at about age 12 for a show called Skippy, the part led to a long career in Chicago radio, including voiceover parts in Little Orphan Annie and Jack Armstrong. He died of congestive heart failure and emphysema in Chicago, Illinois on December 27, 2006.
24. Mildred J. Hill Mildred J. Hill Soundtrack, Batman Begins
25. Barbara Trentham Barbara Trentham Actress, Rollerball
26. James Deuter James Deuter Actor, Payback
27. KoKo Taylor KoKo Taylor Soundtrack, While You Were Sleeping
28. 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...
29. Sonji Roi Sonji Roi Self, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story
30. Frank Nitti Frank Nitti Uncategorised 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...
31. Dermot Harris Dermot Harris Producer, Echoes of a Summer
32. Rob Maxey Rob Maxey Actor, Road to Perdition
33. Les Podewell Les Podewell Actor, Groundhog Day
34. Jim Zulevic Jim Zulevic Actor, Matchstick Men
35. Ted French Ted French Actor, Law of the Lash
36. Kathleen Burke Kathleen Burke Actress, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
37. John M. Watson Sr. John M. Watson Sr. Actor, Groundhog Day
38. Ann Landers Ann Landers Self, Episode dated 8 January 1979
39. Warren Casey Warren Casey Soundtrack, Grease
40. Maria Tallchief Maria Tallchief Self, Episode #4.29
41. Sohrab Shahid Saless Sohrab Shahid Saless Director, Still Life
42. 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.
43. Joey Kovar Joey Kovar Self, Get It On 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 The Real World Hollywood and moved on to VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew...
44. Mircea Eliade Mircea Eliade Writer, Youth Without Youth Romanian philosopher Mircea Eliade was born in 1907 in Bucharest. He was a precocious child and published works for the first time at the age of 13. He studied in Cernavoda, Bucharest, finished Philosophy courses at the University of Bucharest at the age of 21, and went to Calcutta, India, to study Sanskrit and Yoga...
45. Norman Gibson Norman Gibson Actor, Cooley High
46. 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...
47. Norman Maclean Norman Maclean Writer, A River Runs Through It
48. Mahavir Shah Mahavir Shah Actor, Yes Boss
49. Harry Kleiner Harry Kleiner Writer, Bullitt
50. Tiger Joe Marsh Tiger Joe Marsh Actor, Escape to Witch Mountain
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