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1. Mercedes McCambridge Mercedes McCambridge Actress, The Exorcist Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut. Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ancestry...
2. Milburn Stone Milburn Stone Actor, Gunsmoke Character actor Milburn Stone, the beloved "Doc Adams" on TV's long-running western classic Gunsmoke, was born in Kansas on July 5, 1904. Acting must have been in his blood as the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone for Milburn left home as a teenager to find work with touring repertory troupes...
3. Preston Foster Preston Foster Actor, Waterfront Actor, composer, songwriter, guitarist and author. He moved from Broadway acting (1928-1932) into films, touring America with his wife and daughter, and did some recordings. He was the executive producer at the El Camino Playhouse in California. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his chief musical collaborator was Perry Botkin...
4. J. Carrol Naish J. Carrol Naish Actor, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan J. Carroll was born in New York City to Catherine Moran and Patrick Sarsfield Naish (not in the business). He was educated at St. Cecilia's Academy, New York City. He had seven years stage experience in Paris and New York. Later in stock company. First screen appearance in 1930. Fox brought him to Hollywood.
5. Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Writer, Horton Hears a Who! Author, composer ("Get-Together Weather"), and artist who was educated at Dartmouth College (BA) at Lincoln College in Oxford, England, UK. He was a major in the US Army during World War II, and wrote and produced informational films. He also served in the ETO as Liaison Officer. He was awarded the Legion of Merit...
6. John Williams John Williams Actor, Dial M for Murder John Williams was a tall, urbane Anglo-American actor best known for his role as Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder, a role he played on Broadway, in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film, and on television in 1958. Playing Hubbard on the Great White Way brought him the 1953 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play...
7. Allison Hayes Allison Hayes Actress, General Hospital Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the familiar first name of Allison...
8. Raymond Chandler Raymond Chandler Writer, Double Indemnity An American novelist, writer of crime fiction featuring the private detective Philip Marlowe, Raymond (Thornton) Chandler was born in Chicago of an American father and an Anglo-Irish mother. He moved to England when his parents divorced. He attended Dulwich College and studied languages in France and Germany before returning to England in 1907 and becoming a naturalized British subject...
9. Lucille Bremer Lucille Bremer Actress, Meet Me in St. Louis A brief but beautiful little wave in the MGM musical pool during the mid-40s was lovely, classy, red-headed Lucille Bremer. Her natural dancing talent, aristocratic manner and stately carriage dazzled film-goers briefly, like a shooting star, and then was gone. She was groomed by the studio for big things after Eleanor Powell retired and Lucille seemed more than ready to ascend the MGM pedestal...
10. Jacqueline Malouf Jacqueline Malouf Actress, Donovan's Reef
11. Delmer Daves Delmer Daves Writer, Dark Passage Daves earned a law degree at Stanford University but decided to pursue a career in Hollywood. He was a crew member on several films before turning to acting in 1928. Although typically uncredited, he appeared in more than 10 movies, including The Duke Steps Out (1929) and Good News (1930). During this...
12. Charlotte Henry Charlotte Henry Actress, Babes in Toyland Charlotte acted on stage from the age of five. At thirteen, she made her Broadway debut in 'Courage' (1928), two year later reprising her role for the screen version. Paramount wanted to cast an unknown actress in the title role of Alice in Wonderland and picked Charlotte from 7000 applicants worldwide (she was 57th to audition)...
13. Bob Crosby Bob Crosby Soundtrack, Raging Bull An orchestra leader renowned for his Dixieland group, Bob Crosby Orchestra, and Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, Bob Crosby is Bing's younger brother. His band continues to perform today. His daughter, Cathy Crosby, appeared with him on his television program and sang in a few movies of her own, including The Beat Generation...
14. Priscilla Allen Priscilla Allen Actress, Total Recall
15. Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar Composer, Gandhi Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments placed him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical career included numerous recordings...
16. Lew Brown Lew Brown Actor, Airport
17. Reinhold Weege Reinhold Weege Writer, Night Court
18. Claire Rochelle Claire Rochelle Actress, Boothill Brigade
19. Sally Ride Sally Ride Self, Bob Hope's Salute to NASA: 25 Years of Reaching for the Stars
20. Jess Kirkpatrick Jess Kirkpatrick Actor, D.O.A.
21. Helen Talbot Helen Talbot Actress, Federal Operator 99 Born Helen Darling, she was adopted by the Smith family in 1937 and lived with them until 1941, when she left to live with her brother, Dan Darling's family, a milkman in West Los Angeles, and the Smiths moved to Rochester, New York. She attended Emerson Jr. High in Westwood Village, California and University High School in West Los Angeles...
22. Bert Parks Bert Parks Self, The Match Game
23. Laura Cannon Laura Cannon Actress, Fleshpot on 42nd Street Laura Cannon was a beautiful and capable actress who was a welcome and enticing presence in a handful of lowdown raunchy X-rated New York City hardcore features made throughout the early to mid-1970's. Laura was born Janet Lynn Channin on April 6, 1947 in Evanston, Illinois. She was of Jewish descent and first began acting in grade school theater productions...
24. Mary Young Mary Young Actress, The Lost Weekend
25. Harry Julian Fink Harry Julian Fink Writer, Dirty Harry
26. Philip Yordan Philip Yordan Writer, El Cid
27. Joseph LaShelle Joseph LaShelle Cinematographer, The Apartment Trained as an electrical engineer, Joseph LaShelle entered the film industry as a lab assistant with Paramount in 1920 in order to finance entry to Stanford University. Having worked his way up to superintendent of the Paramount printing room after three years, he decided to stay on. By 1925, he was...
28. Carol Dempster Carol Dempster Actress, Sally of the Sawdust
29. Mary Alan Hokanson Mary Alan Hokanson Actress, Them!
30. Ewing Mitchell Ewing Mitchell Actor, Sky King
31. Sam Comer Sam Comer Set Decorator, Bonanza
32. Jonathan Latimer Jonathan Latimer Writer, Perry Mason American writer of thrillers and film scripts, the son of a Chicago lawyer and a violinist. He was named 'Jonathan' after a famous ancestor who had served as a colonel on George Washington's staff during the American Revolutionary War. Latimer was a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Following travels in Europe...
33. Charles Reisner Charles Reisner Director, Steamboat Bill, Jr. Charles Reisner (also frequently billed as 'Riesner') started his professional life as a prizefighter. He performed in vaudeville for ten years and eventually wound up writing lyrics for musical comedy on Broadway. After a spell under the auspices of impresario Charles B. Dillingham, Reisner moved to California in 1915...
34. Laura Hidalgo Laura Hidalgo Actress, Las tres perfectas casadas Laura Hidalgo, whose real name was Pesea Faerman, was born in Romania in 1927. She arrived in Argentina when she was two years old. From 1945 she showed a remarkable ambition to become a movie star. She was rejected by some studios because of her weight and she lost more than a few pounds. Meanwhile she had began studying theater with Hedy Crilla and in 1949 she shot her first movie...
35. John Benson John Benson Actor, The Blob
36. Winifred Kingston Winifred Kingston Actress, The Squaw Man
37. Mathilda Calnan Mathilda Calnan Actress, Silver Streak
38. J.J. Cale J.J. Cale Soundtrack, Watchmen John Weldon Cale was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he graduated in 1956 from Tulsa Central High School. In the early 1960s he moved to Los Angeles, along with a number of other Tulsa musicians (known for their "Tulsa Sound"), where he worked as a studio engineer...
39. Carol Ryrie Brink Carol Ryrie Brink Writer, All I Desire Caroline Ryrie was the daughter of a Scots immigrant who became the first mayor of the town of Moscow, Idaho, and his wife, the daughter of a pioneer medical doctor. Early orphaned, Carol, as she was called, was reared by her maternal grandmother Caroline Augusta Woodhouse Watkins and her two maiden aunts; they were all skilled and descriptive storytellers...
40. Ned Mann Ned Mann Special Effects, Things to Come
41. Charlie Jones Charlie Jones Self, Without Limits
42. Ellen Ross Ellen Ross Actress, The Pirate
43. Wally Schirra Wally Schirra Thanks, In Search of Liberty Bell 7
44. Jonas Salk Jonas Salk Self, Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years
45. Peter Sachse Peter Sachse Actor, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
46. Jack Gross Jr. Jack Gross Jr. Writer, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
47. Harold Gray Harold Gray Writer, Annie
48. Meredith 'Tex' Weatherby Meredith 'Tex' Weatherby Actor, Tora! Tora! Tora!
49. Olive Hasbrouck Olive Hasbrouck Actress, The Shamrock and the Rose
50. Krafft A. Ehricke Krafft A. Ehricke Self, Spaceflight
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