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1. Gilbert R. Hill Gilbert R. Hill Actor, Beverly Hills Cop
2. Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Soundtrack, Man of Steel Chris Cornell was a rock icon who thrived on contradictions. An innovator who resisted genre labels, he was nonetheless a chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he successfully maintained his own unique identity over decades as a multi-Grammy award-winning musician and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist...
3. Proof Proof Actor, The Longest Yard
4. Levi Stubbs Levi Stubbs Actor, Little Shop of Horrors
5. Rosa Parks Rosa Parks Self, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
6. Harry Houdini Harry Houdini Actor, Haldane of the Secret Service The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five brothers and one daughter born to rabbi Samuel Weiss and his wife Cecilia...
7. Bella Blaze Bella Blaze Actress, Kung Fu Beauty 2 Slim, tall (5'8"), and extremely buxom brunette knockout Bella Blaze was born Brittany Glysz on December 13, 1985 in Bay City, Michigan. She's of mixed French and Polish descent. Blaze was discovered by the adult website Big Naturals and began modeling for various porn websites in November, 2009. Bella did her first hardcore sex scene in December...
8. Robert Clampett Robert Clampett Director, Porky in Wackyland Born in San Diego, California, the young Robert Clampett was monumentally moved as a child by the film The Lost World, inspiring him to create a sea-serpent sock-puppet that he used in puppet shows to entertain the neighborhood kids. This led him to create a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy, which became a prototype for the first mass-produced Mickey Mouse doll...
9. Mukesh Mukesh Music Department, Deadpool A singer in a class of his own, Mukesh was ranked, along with Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar, as one of the greatest male playback singers in Bollywood history. However, his position was unique - while Rafi was perfection incarnate and Kumar was the astonishing yodeller, Mukesh was that man in a bar who would pour you a drink and would sing you a song for friendships' sake...
10. Dinah Washington Dinah Washington Soundtrack, Shutter Island Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former Ruth Lee Jones moved with her family to Chicago as a young girl. She considered the Windy City her true home. And it was there in early 1940s that a local nightclub owner provided her first gig - and a new name that she would make famous. By 1959 she had earned a Grammy for her version of the song "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes." In his 2001 biography Q...
11. Florence Ballard Florence Ballard Self, The Bing Crosby Show Florence "Flo" Ballard was born and grew up in Detroit in the Brewster-Douglas public housing project for minories, where Diana Ross and Mary Wilson also grew up. The three childhood friends began singing together as the group The Primettes in 1959. The group became known as The Supremes in 1964 when Motown Record president Berry Gordy signed them up...
12. Hank Rolike Hank Rolike Actor, Rocky
13. Fred 'Sonic' Smith Fred 'Sonic' Smith Soundtrack, Almost Famous
14. Roger B. Smith Roger B. Smith Thanks, Roger & Me Rodger B. Smith was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 12, 1925. He earned a bachelor degree in business administration at the University of Michigan in 1947, and his MBA at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in 1953. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. Smith began his career at GM (General Motors) in 1949 as an accounting clerk...
15. Carolyn Franklin Carolyn Franklin Soundtrack, The Last King of Scotland Carolyn Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1944. Her father was the famous Rev. C. L. Franklin. She had two brothers, Cecil and Vaughan, and two sisters, Emma and Aretha. Carolyn recorded for RCA Victor Records and wrote songs for both Erma Franklin ("Don't Catch The Dog's Bone") and Aretha Franklin ("Ain't No Way" "Angel")...
16. Emanuel Steward Emanuel Steward Self, Ocean's Eleven
17. Son House Son House Soundtrack, On the Road Legendary bluesman and one of the originators of the Mississippi Delta blues style, Son House was born Eddie Jones Jr. in 1902 in Riverton, MS, a small impoverished town in the Mississippi Delta. He sang in his local Baptist church as a youth and actually became a preacher at 20 years of age. His affinity for women and alcohol...
18. Donald Goines Donald Goines Writer, Never Die Alone Robert Goines, the African American writer who turned out 16 novels under his own name and his pseudonym "Al C. Clark" in his brief literary career, was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1937. He was sent to Catholic school by his family, who expected young Donald to get his education and eventually work in the family's laundry business...
19. Henry Ford II Henry Ford II Self, Universal Newsreel
20. Edsel Ford Edsel Ford
21. Yahee Yahee Actress, The Edge of Night
22. Paul Williams Paul Williams Self, TCB
23. David Hackney David Hackney Soundtrack, A Band Called Death
24. Herschel Mayall Herschel Mayall Actor, Love vs Duty
25. Joe Hunter Joe Hunter Music Department, Standing in the Shadows of Motown
26. Gracie Ridgeway Gracie Ridgeway Actress, Blues Brothers 2000
27. Harvey Fuqua Harvey Fuqua Soundtrack, Goodfellas Singer / songwriter / record producer Harvey Fuqua was born in Louisville, KY, on July 27, 1929. His uncle was Charles Fuqua, a member of The Ink Spots, and Harvey spent much of his childhood singing on street corners with relatives and friends, including Bobby Lester. After a stint in the army...
28. Esther Ridgeway Esther Ridgeway Actress, Blues Brothers 2000 Sister of Gracie Ridgeway and Gloria Ridgeway. The youngest of four children. Sang with her elementary school's music band. Her oldest brother, Tommie Ridgeway, Jr., was killed in drug dealing. She and sisters Gloria Ridgeway and Gracie Ridgeway formed a singing group called The Ridgeway Sisters at the age of four...
29. Seymour Simons Seymour Simons Soundtrack, Beginners
30. Erma Franklin Erma Franklin Soundtrack, Romance & Cigarettes
31. Tom Bret Tom Bret Writer, Sången om den eldröda blomman Tom Bret was born Thomas Aldrich Barrett in Bolivar, NY to Thomas Francis Barrett, an Irish immigrant and Mary Aldrich, the daughter of a Civil War veteran. In his early twenties, Thomas wrote several stage plays such as "The World Series" and "The Big Bugaboo.". In his early thirties, he moved his...
32. C.L. Franklin C.L. Franklin Self, American Masters
33. Ron Banks Ron Banks Self, Soul Train
34. Renaldo Benson Renaldo Benson Soundtrack, Jerry Maguire
35. Belita Woods Belita Woods Soundtrack, 54
36. Dave Dixon Dave Dixon Writer, Curious Alice Dave Dixon was known as the Culture Czar. His last job was broadcasting from the "Tesla Center in beautiful downtown Southfield." He was once the lead DJ of the legendary "Air Aces" on Detroit's rock station WABX. Dixon was a major influence on Detroit's FM revolution in the late 1960s. Dixon was a radio pioneer in Detroit who was among the first to play The Doors...
37. Mack Rice Mack Rice Soundtrack, The Expendables 2
38. James Lorimer James Lorimer Actor, A Foreign Affair
39. Ruby Elzy Ruby Elzy Actress, The Emperor Jones Ruby Elzy was a pioneer black opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film. A native of Mississippi, Elzy created the role of Serena in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" on Broadway in 1935. She made her film debut opposite Paul Robeson in 1933's "The Emperor Jones" while still a student at New York's Juilliard School...
40. James Jamerson Jr. James Jamerson Jr. Self, Standing in the Shadows of Motown
41. Coleman Young Coleman Young Self, Chameleon Street
42. P. Scott Makela P. Scott Makela Special Effects, Michael Jackson Feat. Janet Jackson: Scream
43. Johnny Griffith Johnny Griffith Music Department, Standing in the Shadows of Motown
44. Jessie Bonstelle Jessie Bonstelle Writer, The Madonna of the Slums
45. Benson Ford Benson Ford Self, The American Road
46. Norman Selby Norman Selby Actor, Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl
47. Grace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs Self, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
48. Allan Forrest Allan Forrest Actor, The Things in the Bottom Drawer
49. Joe Schenck Joe Schenck Self, Gus Van and Joe Schenck
50. Norman Hackett Norman Hackett Actor, The Crimson Dove
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