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1. John Fiedler John Fiedler Actor, 12 Angry Men Typical of busy character actors, Fiedler has made his face (and voice) recognizable to millions. Many would know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient "Mr. Peterson" on The Bob Newhart Show; others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie, The Odd Couple, and spin-off TV show, The Odd Couple, or perhaps even from the Broadway play that preceded them...
2. Patrice O'Neal Patrice O'Neal Actor, 25th Hour O'Neal was born in New York in 1969, but moved to Boston when he was just 1 year old. He was educated at West Roxbury High School and went on to attend Northeastern University, both in Boston. After this, various jobs followed including a sausage cart vendor at a train station, flower seller and popcorn seller at the Boston Garden Arena...
3. Clarice Taylor Clarice Taylor Actress, Sesame Street
4. Franklin Cover Franklin Cover Actor, Wall Street
5. Dody Goodman Dody Goodman Actress, One Life to Live Her quivery, high-pitched, Southern-cracked tones were once described as sounding like "a Tweetie Pie cartoon bird strangling on peanut butter." Just the absurdity of that description fits comedienne Dody Goodman to a tee. One did not know what to make of her, but she could certainly induce laughter with a mere perplexed look...
6. Sheila MacRae Sheila MacRae Actress, General Hospital
7. Robert Earl Jones Robert Earl Jones Actor, The Sting
8. Pamela Duncan Pamela Duncan Actress, The Undead Pert and pretty Brooklyn-born actress Pamela Duncan made brief movie news in the 1950s as a "B" level performer and would be best remembered for her damsel-in-distress participation in two of Roger Corman's cult turkeys -- Attack of the Crab Monsters and The Undead, both co-starring Richard Garland. She played a dual role in the latter...
9. Alfred Ryder Alfred Ryder Actor, True Grit Alfred Ryder, the veteran actor who appeared on radio and Broadway and in the movies and TV and who also was a renowned stage director, was born Alfred Jacob Corn on January 5, 1916, in New City. He made his professional debut as an actor at the age of eight and attended New York City's Professional Children's School...
10. Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting Self, Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon Margaret Whiting is the sister of actress/singer Barbara Whiting. Margaret was born on July 22nd 1924, in Detroit, Michigan. A popular vocalist in the 1940s and 1950s, recording dozens of hits for Capitol Records, she is the daughter of Richard A. Whiting, himself a successful songwriter and author of "On The Good Ship Lollipop"...
11. Claudia McNeil Claudia McNeil Actress, A Raisin in the Sun
12. Wendy Barrie Wendy Barrie Actress, The Hound of the Baskervilles Wendy Barrie was born in Hong Kong of English/Irish parentage, the daughter of King's Counsel F.C. Jenkins. Her education was spent at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland. After working in a beauty parlour, she made her first foray into acting on the London stage in "Wonder Bar" (1930)...
13. Roland Winters Roland Winters Actor, Blue Hawaii
14. Ted Sorel Ted Sorel Actor, Guiding Light
15. Jane Connell Jane Connell Actress, Mame
16. Moon Carroll Moon Carroll Actress, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
17. Dorothy Tree Dorothy Tree Actress, The Asphalt Jungle After a long career on stage and film, in New York and Hollywood, Dorothy Tree, as Dorothy Uris, had a second career, as a speech and voice coach at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, privately, and teaching speech and acting at the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She was the author of "Everybody's Book of Better Speaking"...
18. Martin Garner Martin Garner Actor, Twilight Zone: The Movie
19. Susanna Foster Susanna Foster Actress, Phantom of the Opera Singer and later leading lady in US films from 1939 to 1945, whereupon her film career completely vanished.
20. Russ Brown Russ Brown Actor, Anatomy of a Murder
21. Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Soundtrack, The Talented Mr. Ripley John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. He was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, and was the youngest of nine children. He began playing piano at the age of four and received a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina...
22. Suzanne Kaaren Suzanne Kaaren Actress, The Devil Bat
23. Wallace Rooney Wallace Rooney Actor, The Exorcist
24. Ann Corio Ann Corio Actress, Jungle Siren The beautiful Ann Corio appeared in a less than a handful of poverty row exotic films, but her real stardom was on the stage, over a period of twenty years. She was a hugely popular striptease artist, best known for her work at Minsky's Burlesk Theater in New York. In 1940, she was making around $1,000 a week for her work...
25. Glenn Anders Glenn Anders Actor, The Lady from Shanghai Glenn Anders was born September 1, 1889 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the Wallace dramatic school in California and began a career as a performer in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit. He arrived in New York in 1919 and attended Columbia University from 1919 until 1921. He made his Broadway debut in 1919 in a play entitled Just Around the Corner...
26. Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Soundtrack, Se7en
27. Herbert Nelson Herbert Nelson Actor, Guiding Light
28. Cliff Hall Cliff Hall Actor, At This Moment
29. Marilyn Cooper Marilyn Cooper Actress, Keeping the Faith
30. Reginald Denham Reginald Denham Writer, Ladies in Retirement
31. Joseph Bova Joseph Bova Actor, Serpico
32. Michael Lipton Michael Lipton Actor, As the World Turns
33. Bill Moor Bill Moor Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer
34. Leslie Barrett Leslie Barrett Actor, Another World
35. Regina Wallace Regina Wallace Actress, Rachel and the Stranger
36. Anne Sargent Anne Sargent Actress, The Naked City
37. Tom Mahoney Tom Mahoney Actor, Cannery Row
38. Emmett 'Babe' Wallace Emmett 'Babe' Wallace Actor, The Black Network Truly a Renaissance man, Emett Babe Wallace, born 1909 in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the epitome of a "show-biz" person. After becoming a bouncer for Harlem's Savoy Ballroom at age 19, he went on to eventually perform as a singer there. He also performed in the most noted venues worldwide; including Small's Paradise...
39. Hildy Parks Hildy Parks Writer, Night of 100 Stars Actress-cum-writer Hildy Parks was born in Washington, D.C. in 1926. She pursued acting following her graduation from the University of Virginia and made her New York stage debut in the role of Curley's wife in "Of Mice and Men" at the New School in the late 40s. From 1947 to 1957, she appeared in a number of productions on Broadway...
40. Joey Faye Joey Faye Actor, Once Upon a Time in America This multi-faceted comic appeared first in burlesque -- usually as "second banana" to a star comedian (ofttimes Phil Silvers) -- and then appeared successfully on the legitimate stage, in film, on television and in adverts. He claimed credit for two of vaudeville's more renowned pieces of business:...
41. Ray Heatherton Ray Heatherton Actor, Episode dated 28 February 1955 Born In Orange, New Jersey in 1909. Ray Heatherton's family moved to Floral Park, Long Island, New York, where he made his debut as a vocalist with a jazz band that performed at local functions. He won a radio talent contest sponsored by Atwater Kent Inc. But, he made his professional debut with 'Paul Whiteman''s jazz band on Mr...
42. May Clark May Clark Actress, Alice in Wonderland
43. Richard Woods Richard Woods Actor, Miller's Crossing
44. Van McCoy Van McCoy Soundtrack, The Lorax Singer, songwriter and music producer Van Allen Clinton McCoy was born on January 6, 1940, in Washington, DC. He sang with the Metropolitan Baptist Church choir when he was a kid. At age 12 he began writing his own songs and performing in local amateur shows along with his older brother, Norman Jr. He was the lead singer of the doo-wop group The Starlighters...
45. Vince Williams Vince Williams Actor, Guiding Light
46. Nance O'Neil Nance O'Neil Actress, Cimarron
47. Shirl Bernheim Shirl Bernheim Actress, Guiding Light
48. Louisa Horton Louisa Horton Actress, All My Sons She was born in China and raised in Haiti and the Washington, D.C., area. She lived in Manhattan for nearly 50 years. She met George Roy Hill while both were actors in a Shakespeare repertory company. They married in 1951 and remained close even after they divorced in the 1970s. She was described as...
49. Cecil Roy Cecil Roy Actress, Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil
50. Estelle Bennett Estelle Bennett Self, The Big T.N.T. Show
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