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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. 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...
5. 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...
6. José Ferrer José Ferrer Actor, Lawrence of Arabia
7. 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...
8. Debralee Scott Debralee Scott Actress, Police Academy
9. Richard Boone Richard Boone Actor, The Hobbit Richard Boone was a college student, boxer, painter and oil-field laborer before ending up in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he used the G.I. Bill to study acting with the Actor's Studio in New York. Serious and methodical, Boone debuted on Broadway in the play "Medea". Other plays followed...
10. Davy Jones Davy Jones Actor, Head 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...
11. Anthony Newley Anthony Newley Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street Born in London's East End, Anthony 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. Newley was called up to the Army for his National Service and by the late _1950s had a hit song...
12. Ossie Davis Ossie Davis Actor, Doctor Dolittle
13. 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)...
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. 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...
16. Leif Erickson Leif Erickson Actor, On the Waterfront
17. 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...
18. Dave Madden Dave Madden Actor, Charlotte's Web
19. Tom Aldredge Tom Aldredge Actor, Taking Chance 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)...
20. 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...
21. 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...
22. 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...
23. Freddie Bartholomew Freddie Bartholomew Actor, Captains Courageous Child superstar Freddie Bartholomew was born Frederick Cecil Bartholomew in Harlesden, London, the son of Cecil Llewellyn Bartholomew and Lilian May Clarke Bartholomew. From age three he grew up in the town of Warminster under the care of his father's unmarried sister Millicent. A precocious lad, Freddie was reciting and performing on stage at three years of age...
24. 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...
25. Bill Kennedy Bill Kennedy Actor, Mr. Skeffington "...And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!" Remember that familiar voice on TV's Adventures of Superman? That belonged to Bill Kennedy. Kennedy's moneymaker was in his rich, resonant voice...
26. Roger Bowen Roger Bowen Actor, MASH Mr. Bowen was a comedic actor and novelist, best known for his portrayal of Colonel Henry Blake in the film version of MASH. He often portrayed roles as a stuffy defender of the upper class and had regular roles on a number of television series. His acting career aside, Mr. Bowen always considered...
27. Dan White Dan White Actor, Attack of the Giant Leeches Dan White was born to George & Orpha White about one mile from the Suwannee River in Falmouth, Florida. Falmouth was a small sleepy town then, as it is still today. He was one of 12 siblings who were moved to Lakeland sometime around WW I. Lakeland is where Dan was introduced into show business in 1922 at the age of 14...
28. Frank Stallone Frank Stallone Actor, Rocky
29. Clarence Clemons Clarence Clemons Actor, New York, New York
30. Maurice Gibb Maurice Gibb Soundtrack, The Adjustment Bureau
31. Robert Ludlum Robert Ludlum Writer, The Bourne Ultimatum
32. Barrie Ingham Barrie Ingham Actor, The Great Mouse Detective
33. 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...
34. Margaret Hayes Margaret Hayes Actress, Blackboard Jungle Auburn-haired Margaret 'Maggie' Hayes made her Broadway debut in 1940 and was signed by Paramount the following year. She generally played second leads, often as 'the other woman', but was never quite fulfilled in her profession. Instead, she pursued diverse other career paths outside of acting, both in between performing...
35. 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...
36. Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Soundtrack, The Wolf of Wall Street Ever heard "I Want Candy" or "Not Fade Away" or "Willie & The Hand Jive", Shirley & Company's "Shame, Shame, Shame" or U2's "Desire" or George Michael's "Faith"? If you have, then you've heard the "Bo Diddley beat", the most famous beat in the world! One of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll...
37. 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...
38. Mike Douglas Mike Douglas Self, The Incredible Shrinking Woman
39. Vinnette Carroll Vinnette Carroll Actress, Up the Down Staircase
40. Steve Tracy Steve Tracy Actor, Steigler and Steigler
41. Danny Murphy Danny Murphy Actor, There's Something About Mary Originally from Boston, Massachushetts, Danny was injured in a diving accident in Oaks Bluff, Martha's Vineyard on August 8, 1974 leaving him a quadriplegic at age 19. He graduated from Stonehill College in 1979 majoring in Criminal Justice and then enjoyed a successful corporate career in Boston working...
42. Eddie Egan Eddie Egan Actor, The French Connection Mr. Egan was the tough-talking New York City police officer whose exploits inspired the Academy Award winning film The French Connection. With partner Sonny Grosso, he managed a 112-pound heroin bust in 1962, one of the biggest in New York's history. Mr. Egan was nicknamed 'Popeye' and was played in The French Connection by Gene Hackman...
43. Don Haggerty Don Haggerty Actor, The Killers
44. Bob Ross Bob Ross Self, Wilderness Day
45. Emmett Kelly Emmett Kelly Self, The Greatest Show on Earth Clown of renown (usually in sad-faced hobo's makeup although on some occasions he sported classic whiteface) with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, who acted in a handful of films.
46. Tom D'Andrea Tom D'Andrea Actor, Dark Passage Three sons: Thomas, Jim D'Andrea & Mick D'Andrea. Grandchildren include: Tom's - Rick D'Andrea, Elise (Lisa) D'Andrea, Elizabeth D'Andrea-Smith & Jim's- April , Justin & Allison D'Andrea & great grandson Michael. Mick D'Andrea passed away in 1996 of cancer. Tom is most remembered for his movie roles at Warner Brothers Studio from 1943 to 1948 & regular 7-year role as neighbor & sidekick...
47. Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale Self, The Beales of Grey Gardens
48. Rik Van Nutter Rik Van Nutter Actor, Thunderball
49. 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...
50. George Murphy George Murphy Actor, This Is the Army After giving up college, George Murphy decided to become a dancer. Since 1927 was he with his wife and partner Julie Johnson on Broadway, since 1934, after his wife retired from show business, in Hollywood, where he worked with Shirley Temple, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, and Ronald Reagan. A Republican since 1939...
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