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1. James Avery James Avery Actor, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Although best known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, James Avery is a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon leaving the military...
2. Gloria Talbott Gloria Talbott Actress, All That Heaven Allows Gloria Talbott was born in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, a city co-founded by her grandfather. Growing up in the shadows of the Hollywood studios, her interests inevitably turned to acting, with the result that she participated in school plays and landed small parts in films such as "Maytime" (1937)...
3. Burt Mustin Burt Mustin Actor, Cat Ballou Burt Mustin was a salesman most of his life, but got his first taste of show business as the host of a weekly radio variety show on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1921. He appeared onstage in "Detective Story" at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix Arizona, and played the janitor in the movie version, (Detective Story)...
4. Billy Barty Billy Barty Actor, Willow Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and generally gives an added zest to any production he is associated with...
5. Vic Tayback Vic Tayback Actor, Alice
6. Mike Mazurki Mike Mazurki Actor, Some Like It Hot With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as a lowbrow muscle...
7. Al Molinaro Al Molinaro Actor, Happy Days Albert was born on June 24, 1919 to Raffaele Molinaro and Teresa Marrone. His father was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to the US when he was 15 years old and worked as a water boy with a railroad crew going west from New York. He ended up in Kenosha Wisconsin where he met and married Albert's mother Teresa on December 22...
8. James O'Hara James O'Hara Actor, The Quiet Man
9. Ray Combs Ray Combs Self, Family Challenge
10. Meg Wyllie Meg Wyllie Actress, General Hospital
11. Florence Marly Florence Marly Actress, Tokyo Joe Highly alluring Czech-born actress Florence Marly, born on June 2, 1919, initially expressed intentions of being an opera singer. At the age of 18, however, she was discovered by the 33-year-old renown French director Pierre Chenal while a student of art and literature at the Sorbonne. Chenal put her immediately into his film The Alibi and an acting career was ignited instead...
12. John Hamilton John Hamilton Actor, Adventures of Superman Burly, stentorian-voiced John Hamilton, worked on Broadway and in touring theatrical companies for many years prior to his 1930 film debut. He was in the original Broadway company of "Seventh Heaven" and would appear in the film remake (Seventh Heaven) in 1937. For Warner Bros, he starred with Donald Meek in a series of short mysteries based on S.S. Van Dine stories...
13. Betty Compson Betty Compson Actress, The Docks of New York Betty Compson was born Eleanor Luicime Compson on March 19, 1897, in Beaver, Utah. After her father's death she dropped out of school to help her family. She began her show business career as a violinist and toured with her mother in vaudeville. Betty was offered a contract with Al Christie in 1915...
14. Joe Maross Joe Maross Actor, Elmer Gantry
15. Stuart Nisbet Stuart Nisbet Actor, Casino Character actor Stuart Nisbet was born on January 17, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. The son of Emmet and Hazel Nisbet, Stuart grew up in Bakersfield, California before eventually moving to and settling down in Glendale, California. Nisbet studied acting at both Los Angeles City College and California State University in Los Angeles...
16. Minerva Urecal Minerva Urecal Actress, The Adventures of Tugboat Annie Of Scottish descent, cruel-eyed, hatchet-faced veteran actress Minerva Urecal was a radio-trained player who spent some time on the clock with stage work before setting her sights on film and TV. Born Minerva Holzer in 1894 in the town of Eureka, California, her subsequent stage moniker would become a partial anagram of her hometown name...
17. Doris Packer Doris Packer Actress, Shampoo Prime character actress Doris Packer has one of those glowering faces you know you've seen time and time again but just can't seem to place. Close your eyes, however, and that bosom-heavy voice of hers is absolutely unmistakable. Found amid plush settings and usually the owner of the bluest blood in town...
18. Michael Galeota Michael Galeota Actor, Clubhouse Detectives
19. Clarence Nash Clarence Nash Actor, The Three Caballeros
20. J.D. Peralta J.D. Peralta Miscellaneous Crew, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
21. James MacDonald James MacDonald Actor, Cinderella
22. Arthur Lubin Arthur Lubin Director, Mister Ed A graduate of Carnegie Tech, Arthur Lubin entered films as an actor in the 1920s, and after appearing in many films turned to directing in 1934, mainly for Universal. His forte was light comedy, but he helmed many different types of pictures for the studio. Lubin was the director Universal entrusted with its new comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello; he didn't let the studio down...
23. Harold Switzer Harold Switzer Actor, Divot Diggers
24. Robert Knapp Robert Knapp Actor, Gunmen from Laredo
25. Robert Adler Robert Adler Actor, Journey to the Center of the Earth
26. Hobart Bosworth Hobart Bosworth Actor, The Big Parade Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers to land in the New World, on his mother's side. Bosworth was always proud of his lineage...
27. Leonard Strong Leonard Strong Actor, Shane
28. Erville Alderson Erville Alderson Actor, Sergeant York A character actor whose film career spanned from Hollywood's Silent Era until the 1950s. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 11, 1882, Erville would start his film career in 1918 at the age of 36 in Her Man. Film pioneer D.W. Griffith utilized Erville in many of his films, including 1924's America and Isn't Life Wonderful...
29. Merie Earle Merie Earle Actress, Fatso
30. Nora Lane Nora Lane Actress, Don't Play Bridge with Your Wife
31. Alec Craig Alec Craig Actor, National Velvet
32. Ruth Hall Ruth Hall Actress, Monkey Business
33. Mary Kornman Mary Kornman Actress, The Desert Trail Born in Idaho in 1915, perky blonde Mary Kornman's acting career began at age five. She made her "name" as the cute, spunky little girl in the 1920s' "Our Gang" shorts, and was often paired with Mickey Daniels. The two returned to the screen as a pair again several years after leaving the "Rascals"...
34. Paul 'Mousie' Garner Paul 'Mousie' Garner Actor, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie Mousie Garner, also known as "The Grand Old Man Of Vaudeville", was a legendary comedian-musician and a true national treasure. He was literally the final performing headliner from the glory days of vaudeville, and the last surviving member of comedian Ted Healy's Stooges. Working right up to his death...
35. Charles Ward Charles Ward Actor, Staying Alive Chuck was an easy-going, extroverted person with an outrageous and creative wit. He attended Downey Senior High, Downey, CA from which he graduated in 1970. He was a member of the Houston Ballet, Houston, TX, and a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY.
36. Charles Soldani Charles Soldani Actor, Escort West
37. Besedka Johnson Besedka Johnson Actress, Starlet
38. Rosemary La Planche Rosemary La Planche Actress, Strangler of the Swamp Back in the days, winning the title of "Miss America" sometimes provided a springboard to Hollywood and a film career as a leading lady. This was certainly true in the case of California-born Rosemary La Planche. Born on October 11, 1923, in the Southern California city of Glendale, Rosemary and her older sister Louise La Planche (by four years) both expressed a desire to perform as children...
39. Billy Beck Billy Beck Actor, Just Like Heaven
40. Rex Evans Rex Evans Actor, The Philadelphia Story
41. Connie Cezon Connie Cezon Actress, Perry Mason
42. Leo White Leo White Actor, Blood and Sand Leo White started in comedy on the boards of English music hall in the late 1890's. He accompanied theatrical producer Daniel Frohman (later a partner of Adolph Zukor in Famous Players Lasky) to Hollywood in 1910. From 1914, he appeared in Essanay comedies and filmed the 'Sweedie' series with Wallace Beery...
43. Janice Logan Janice Logan Actress, Dr. Cyclops
44. Mildred Shay Mildred Shay Actress, Little Shop of Horrors Mildreds star shone for what seemed like a split second and yet she knew everybody in town and the whole of tinsel town knew Mildred Shay. Adrian, Hollywoods premiere costumer made all her gowns and a pair of false breasts. She worked with, and unlike the rest of Hollywood got on with Joan Crawford despite the fact that as Helene...
45. Shirley Deane Shirley Deane Actress, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe Vivacious, sunny, blue-eyed Shirley Deane first trained as a dancer from the age of seven and learned to play the piano. She began her professional career on stage in San Francisco and arrived in Hollywood via winning a dancing beauty contest. Signed by 20th Century Fox primarily on the strength of her singing voice...
46. Lloyd Nelson Lloyd Nelson Miscellaneous Crew, Unforgiven Born and raised in Minneapolis, Lloyd Nelson also went to radio school there. He worked at a few stations in the mid-south and in the Twin Cities market before he was drafted; he later (1953) came out to Hollywood using the G.I. Bill to attend the Pasadena Playhouse. He made his movie debut in a small...
47. Paul J. Smith Paul J. Smith Composer, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Paul was the son of J.J. Smith, who was a professor at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho in the early 1900's. It was a very musical family. Father J J composed a number of songs for the College. Paul became music director for Disney. His brother Arthur also became a studio musician and played on films and TV shows.
48. Robert N. Bradbury Robert N. Bradbury Director, Blue Steel
49. Erle C. Kenton Erle C. Kenton Director, House of Frankenstein Erle C. Kenton entered films as an actor with the Mack Sennett troupe (he was one of the original Keystone Kops). In addition to acting, he performed pretty much any kind of behind-the-scenes job he could get, and by 1919 Sennett gave him a job directing two-reel comedies. The next year he graduated to features...
50. Cleo Ridgely Cleo Ridgely Actress, The Golden Chance
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