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1. Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen Actor, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before moving on to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse...
2. Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Self, Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed
3. Hedy Lamarr Hedy Lamarr Actress, Samson and Delilah Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler was born in Vienna, Austria, to a banker and his wife. Hedwig, who obviously became Hedy, had a rather calm childhood, but it was cinema that fascinated her. By the time she was a teenager she decided to drop out of school and seek fame as an actress. Her first role was a bit part in the German film Geld auf der Straße (aka "Money on the Street") in 1930...
4. Jackie Gleason Jackie Gleason Actor, The Hustler Comedian, actor, composer and conductor, educated in New York public schools. He was a master of ceremonies in amateur shows, a carnival barker, daredevil driver and a disc jockey., and later a comedian in night clubs. By the mid-1950s he had turned to writing original music and recording a series of popular and best-selling albums with his orchestra for Capitol Records...
5. James MacArthur James MacArthur Actor, Swiss Family Robinson In a career spanning more than four decades, James MacArthur developed a body of work which is wonderfully dynamic in both scope and range. Portraying everything from crazed killer to stalwart defender of law and order, frustrated teenager to cynical senior supervisor, he has appeared in numerous films...
6. Ossie Davis Ossie Davis Actor, Doctor Dolittle
7. José Ferrer José Ferrer Actor, Lawrence of Arabia
8. Richard Boone Richard Boone Actor, The Hobbit Richard Allen Boone was born in Los Angeles, California, to Cecile Lillian (Beckerman) and Kirk Etna Boone, a wealthy corporate lawyer. His maternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, while his father was descended from a brother of frontiersmen Daniel Boone and Squire Boone. Richard was a college student...
9. Robert Z'Dar Robert Z'Dar Actor, Tango & Cash Robert Z'Dar was born Robert James Zdarsky on June 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He caught the acting bug while attending Proviso West High School in Hillside. He received a BFA from Arizona State University. Prior to acting Z'Dar was a singer/keyboardist/guitar player for the Chicago-based rock band Nova Express...
10. Debralee Scott Debralee Scott Actress, Police Academy
11. Harry Earles Harry Earles Actor, Freaks Harry/Kurt (stage name/real name) came over to the U.S. from Germany around 1915 with his sister, Grace/Freida. Once they arrived, they worked for a man named Earles, at which time they adopted his last name. in the early 1920's, their sister Daisy/Hilda joined them and in the mid- to late- 1920's, their sister Tiny/Elly arrived...
12. Ron Palillo Ron Palillo Actor, One Life to Live At 14, Ron Palillo started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut. His parents,Gabriel and Carmel Palillo,were surprised when the summer theater actually made money. After graduating from high school, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he majored in drama. He appeared in many school plays in college...
13. Davy Jones Davy Jones Self, The Brady Bunch Movie Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street and The Pickwick Papers before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This job took him to America's Broadway...
14. Bob Marley Bob Marley Soundtrack, In the Name of the Father Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, seeing his son only once...
15. Anthony Newley Anthony Newley Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street Anthony Newley was born in Hackney, London, England, to Frances Grace Newley and George Kirby, a shipping clerk. He was attracted to acting after seeing an ad for a child actor in a Fleet Street window. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School from the age of 14 and two years later played the Artful Dodger in David Lean's film Oliver Twist...
16. Brooke McCarter Brooke McCarter Actor, The Lost Boys Brooke McCarter was born on April 22, 1963. He was named after his father and his mother's name is Maria. Brooke had a sister named Melissa and a brother named Robert. Brooke's family had been in entertainment for quite some time. His grandfather was an old Vaudeville actor and his father was a drummer...
17. Leif Erickson Leif Erickson Actor, On the Waterfront
18. Tom Towles Tom Towles Actor, Night of the Living Dead A character player, often playing scumbags or obnoxious men, who worked for more than a decade in Chicago theatre before establishing himself in films and TV beginning in the late 80s, often in lower-budget fare. Tom Towles drifted into acting after serving in the Marine Corps. Although he made an isolated appearance in a bit role in Dog Day Afternoon with Al Pacino...
19. Patricia Mattick Patricia Mattick Actress, The Beguiled
20. Randy Savage Randy Savage Actor, Spider-Man One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became larger-than-life pop icon along with other Superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, 'Superfly 'Jimmy Snuka', Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson. When signed to the WWE (Then WWF), Savage immediately became a top heel (bad guy)...
21. Donna Summer Donna Summer Soundtrack, American Hustle Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. Maintaining an unbroken string of hits throughout the 70s and 80s...
22. Christine Chubbuck Christine Chubbuck Uncategorised
23. Evel Knievel Evel Knievel Self, Viva Knievel!
24. Dennis Cole Dennis Cole Actor, The Young and the Restless A virile, beefcake blond of the late 1960s and 1970s small screen, Dennis Cole certainly had it all going for him, but tragic circumstances prevented an all-out successful career. A rugged TV version of Robert Redford, his tan, chiseled, surfer-fit looks were ideally suited for crime action and adventure stories and he gained ground by appearing everywhere -- daytime soaps...
25. Daisy Earles Daisy Earles Actress, Freaks Daisy Earles came to the U.S. from Germany in the early 1920s, joining her brother and sister Harry Earles and Gracie Doll. The three of them, soon joined by sister Tiny Doll, made a handful of appearances in films before retiring from the film business in 1930 in favor of working for the Ringling Brothers Circus...
26. Dave Madden Dave Madden Actor, Charlotte's Web
27. Frank Stallone Frank Stallone Actor, Rocky
28. Tom Aldredge Tom Aldredge Actor, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Tom Aldredge was born on February 28, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio. First appearing off-Broadway in 1957 in "Electra" and on Broadway in 1959 in "The Nervous Set," Aldredge has appeared in over 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Others include "On Golden Pond," "The Litte Foxes" (opposite Elizabeth Taylor)...
29. Brian Aherne Brian Aherne Actor, I Confess Brian Aherne was an Oscar-nominated Anglo-American stage and screen actor who was one of the top cinema character actors in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Born on May 2, 1902 in King's Norton, Worcestshire, England, Aherne performed as an actor as a child. At age 18 he made his debut as an adult with the company that would evolve into the world-famous Birmingham Repertory Theatre...
30. Murvyn Vye Murvyn Vye Actor, Road to Bali Born Marvin Wesley Vye, Jr., this Massachusetts-born, Yale-trained character actor was associated for a time with the Theatre Guild in the 1940s. Equipped with a tough-looking countenance and sturdy baritone, he was hired to originate the role of Jigger Craigin in the Guild's 1945 mounting of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel," which also starred John Raitt and Jan Clayton...
31. Margaret Hayes Margaret Hayes Actress, Blackboard Jungle Margaret was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father was Jack Lewis Ottenheimer, musician, theatrical man and one of the first "gag" men in the entertainment field. He prepared much of the stage material for Thurston, the Magician. After graduating from Forrest Park High School, Margaret went to work for the May Company in Baltimore as a window dresser...
32. Phyllis Thaxter Phyllis Thaxter Actress, Superman This warm and winning, very non-theatrical brunette was born Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter in Portland, Maine, on November 20, 1919. The daughter of Maine Supreme Court Justice Sidney Thaxter, her acting talent came from her mother's side, who was a one-time Shakespearean actress. Phyllis was educated for a time at St...
33. Sorrells Pickard Sorrells Pickard Soundtrack, Hardbodies Actor, singer and songwriter Sorrells Pickard was born James W. Bazzell, Jr. on September 20, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up on his family's peanut farm in Lovedale, Florida. Sorrells began his music career after graduating from high school; he fronted the rock'n'roll band Jimmy Bazzell and the Mardells in the late 1950's and early 1960's...
34. Bob Ross Bob Ross Self, Wilderness Day
35. Don Haggerty Don Haggerty Actor, The Killers
36. Freddie Bartholomew Freddie Bartholomew Actor, Captains Courageous One of the most popular child actors in film history, Freddie Bartholomew was born Frederick Cecil Bartholomew in London, England, in 1924. He was raised by his aunt, Millicent Bartholomew. Freddie had appeared on stage and in four minor British films when he was offered the title role in David Copperfield by MGM...
37. Lee Kinsolving Lee Kinsolving Actor, Black Leather Jackets Gifted, poetic actor who never fulfilled his potential. The son of an Episcopal minister and the eldest of four, Kinsolving began acting after his first year of college. A Method actor, Kinsolving studied under Mary Welch of the famed Actors Studio in New York. After a short turn on Broadway, he was signed by agent Richard Clayton...
38. Perry Como Perry Como Soundtrack, Ocean's Eleven In a singing (and sometimes acting) career that spanned over six decades, the name Perry Como has come to mean that warm, smooth, easy-listening, general-audience, slow-flame romance that characterized popular music in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. It has also come to represent an overall good feeling. Telling of the success of the appeal of that good feeling early on in his career...
39. Nelson Eddy Nelson Eddy Soundtrack, Make Mine Music The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron foundry. He sold newspaper advertising and performed in amateur musicals...
40. Tom Helmore Tom Helmore Actor, Vertigo Helmore served as an apprentice in his father's accounting firm while working as an extra in movies. He subsequently pursued acting as a career, working predominantly on the stage. The 1945 Broadway musical "The Day Before Spring" led to Helmore's Hollywood career. In British and American films, Helmore was employed as a dapper, comedic actor.
41. Joe DiMaggio Joe DiMaggio Self, The Joe DiMaggio Show Joe DiMaggio was simply the greatest all-around baseball player of his era, which was the last before integration changed the complexion of the game in the 1950s. As a New York baseball legend, "The Yankee Clipper" succeeded superstars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and preceded Mickey Mantle...
42. Al Capone Al Capone Uncategorised Infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone was born in the tough Williamsburgh section of Brooklyn, NY, the fourth of nine children of Italian immigrants from Naples. Capone was a born sociopath. In the sixth grade he beat up a teacher and promptly quit school. He picked up his education from the streets, "making his bones" when he joined the notorious James Street gang...
43. Lorena Rojas Lorena Rojas Actress, Broken Hearts
44. Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale Self, Grey Gardens
45. Mike Douglas Mike Douglas Self, The Incredible Shrinking Woman
46. Barrie Ingham Barrie Ingham Actor, The Great Mouse Detective
47. Steve Tracy Steve Tracy Actor, Steigler and Steigler
48. Dan Rowan Dan Rowan Self, Rowan & Martin at the Movies Dan Rowan was a comedian most famous as the straight man to Dick Martin, with whom he co-hosted the watershed TV program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968-1973. The comedian debuted into small-town life as Daniel Hale Rowan in Beggs, Oklahoma on July 22, 1922, the son of show people. As a child, Rowan toured the carnival circuit with his mother in father as part of a song and dance act...
49. Roger Bowen Roger Bowen Actor, MASH Roger Bowen considered writing his true vocation. He said he was writing theater reviews for the University of Chicago student newspaper when he was asked to pen material for an improvisational troupe that included Alan Arkin and Mike Nichols. The troupe, Compass Players, evolved into Chicago's famous Second City...
50. Jean Shepherd Jean Shepherd Actor, A Christmas Story Raised in Hammond, Indiana, Jean Shepherd went on to work in the steel mills and was a veteran of the Army Signal Corps before entering the arts. In the 1950s, he began a long career as a radio personality telling stories of his youth, commenting on current topics and performing silly songs. While at WOR-AM in New York...
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