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1. Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Soundtrack, Django Unchained Notorious 25-year-old gangsta MC and actor Tupac Shakur was shot and killed before he had a chance to fulfill the promise of a successful career in both fields. He was born in New York City and his mother, Afeni Shakur, was a member of the Black Panther Party. Shakur spent much of his youth in Harlem...
2. Pat Morita Pat Morita Actor, The Karate Kid Abundantly busy and much loved Asian-American actor who became an on-screen hero to millions of adults and kids alike as the wise and wonderful Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, the sparkling Noriyuki Morita was back again dishing out Eastern philosophy and martial arts lessons for The Karate Kid Part II and The Karate Kid Part III...
3. Angelique Pettyjohn Angelique Pettyjohn Actress, Mad Doctor of Blood Island Born Dorothy Lee Perrins in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1943, Angelique Pettyjohn began modeling at a very young age. She also took advantage of her living in the locus of "American Dreams" by studying acting. Pettyjohn made her movie debut at age 21, under the name "Angelique", in the low-budget The Love Rebellion...
4. Gloria DeHaven Gloria DeHaven Actress, As the World Turns Vaudeville headliners Carter and Flora DeHaven made sure their daughter would be educated at the very best private schools. They also indulged her ambition to be in show business by packing her off to the Mar-Ken Professional School in Hollywood (1940-42). Diminutive of stature and dark-haired, budding musical star Gloria (her nickname then was "Glo") enjoyed collecting perfume...
5. Justin Pierce Justin Pierce Actor, Kids Born in London, England to a Welsh mother and an Australian father, Justin Charles Pierce was raised in the Marble Hill section of Manhattan, New York City. He attended P.S. 7 in the Bronx for Elementary School and J.H.S. 141 in the Riverdale section of the Bronx for Junior High School. Pierce's parents divorced when he was 15 years old...
6. Denny Miller Denny Miller Actor, Wagon Train Denny Miller was born in Bloomington, Indiana, where his father, Ben Miller, was a physical education instructor at Indiana University. He and his brother, Kent, began playing basketball almost from the day they were born. The Miller family left Bloomington when Denny was in the fourth grade. He and his brother played basketball in Silver Spring...
7. Greg Morris Greg Morris Actor, Mission: Impossible Born in Cleveland, Morris came to Hollywood in the early 1960s. His acting experience at that time consisted of a few minor roles on the Seattle stage. He found work appearing on Television series such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Twilight Zone before being cast in Mission: Impossible. Morris played quiet, efficient electronics expert Barney Collier from 1966-1973...
8. Joe Viterelli Joe Viterelli Actor, Shallow Hal
9. Jerry Doyle Jerry Doyle Actor, Babylon 5
10. Guy Mitchell Guy Mitchell Actor, Whispering Smith He was signed by Warner Brothers as a child for his possible future potential but became known as a singer on the San Francisco radio. After U.S. Navy service, he sang with Carmen Cavallaro's band from 1946-1947. In 1950, he joined Columbia records and, accompanied by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra...
11. David Strickland David Strickland Actor, Suddenly Susan David Strickland was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, on October 14, 1969. Raised in Princeton, New Jersey, he never thought about an acting career until moving to the LA suburb of Pacific Palisades while in high school. Instead of going to college, he joined a theater company and began performing comedy sketches that he wrote along with a friend...
12. Bill Elliott Bill Elliott Actor, The Showdown Born Gordon Nance in 1904 on a farm in Pattonsburg, Missouri -- a small town about 60 miles northeast of Kansas City -- the future "Wild Bill Elliott" grew up around horses. His father was a commissioner at the Kansas City Stockyards. and at age 16 Elliott won a first-place ribbon in that city's annual "American Royal Horse and Livestock Show." After a move to California...
13. Charles Herbert Charles Herbert Actor, 13 Ghosts Charles Herbert was a mildly popular 1950s child actor with a trademark sulky puss and thick, furrowed eyebrows, who was known for playing inquisitive kids besieged by alien beings, including a robot, as well as by a human fly and several house-haunting ghosts. He racked up over 20 films, 50 TV shows and a number of commercials during his youthful reign...
14. B.B. King B.B. King Self, When We Were Kings
15. Pamela Blake Pamela Blake Actress, This Gun for Hire The heroine of a host of westerns, crimes and serial adventures during the 1940s, this attractive, full-faced "B" movie item was born Adele Pearce on August 6, 1915 (several movie resources list 1918). Born in Oakland, California, Pamela Blake won a beauty contest at age 17 and decided to try her luck in Hollywood soon after...
16. Eydie Gormé Eydie Gormé Self, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Eydie Gorme was born in New York on August 16, 1928 to Sephardic Jewish parents. Her father, Nessim Garmezano, was a tailor, from Sicily, who changed his last name when he arrived in the United States. Gorme began singing straight out of high school, with various big bands. But her big break came after she auditioned for...
17. Brent Chalem Brent Chalem Actor, The Monster Squad A native of Westlake Village, Los Angeles, he was a popular child actor in the '80s, although he only had very small roles in nearly all but two of the movies he appeared in. He can be seen playing the (almost) central character "Horace" or "Fat Kid" in The Monster Squad. He appeared in TV roles such as Quantum Leap and Dance Til Dawn in 1988 and 1989...
18. Charlie Callas Charlie Callas Actor, Switch Born Charles Callias in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1927, he served in the US Army in Germany during World War 2. Originally a drummer, he played with Tommy Dorsey, Claude Thornhill and Buddy Rich. He was always clowning around and would drive the band members crazy on the bus as they traveled. So much so...
19. Peggy Ryan Peggy Ryan Actress, Hawaii Five-O A vastly talented musical performer, Peggy Ryan found stardom dancing alongside partner Donald O'Connor as Universal's answer to Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Paired up in many a low-budget WWII-era musical, she was best known for her dancing feet, but she was no slouch in the singing department and her buoyant personality added plenty of zest to the escapist fare she appeared in...
20. Zakes Mokae Zakes Mokae Actor, Waterworld Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, actor Zakes Mokae was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became one of the most distinguished thespians in South Africa for over two decades. Mokae was one of the few actors capable of crossing the divided racial sections, punctuated by his collaborations with white writer Athol Fugard...
21. Phillip Pine Phillip Pine Actor, Men in War
22. Edgar Bergen Edgar Bergen Thanks, The Muppet Movie
23. John David Carson John David Carson Actor, Pretty Woman Raised in North Hollywood, California, his father was Aldrich "Kit" Carson (Kit Carson), an actor who appeared in many westerns, most notably working with Dale Robertson. His mother, Rosamonde "Boots" James Carson, also had acting experience, but was primarily a fashion model, and elected president of the Mannequins Association of Los Angeles in 1968...
24. Herbie Faye Herbie Faye Actor, The Phil Silvers Show
25. Ruth Brown Ruth Brown Soundtrack, Seven Pounds
26. Peter Lind Hayes Peter Lind Hayes Actor, Peter Loves Mary Actor, entertainer, songwriter and author, educated in high school and a vaudeville trouper with his mother, Grace Hayes. During World War II, he served with valor in the United States Army Air Corps. With his wife Mary Healy he appeared in films, night clubs, theaters, and on radio and television. Joining ASCAP in 1951...
27. Kenny Davis Kenny Davis Actor, Gremlins This long time veteran comedian, actor, musician, singer is a welcome addition to any staged event... (Concert, Corporate, Comedy Club or Golf Tournament Gala.) Kenny Davis began as a 60's guitar playing folk-singer and surfer, playing bars and clubs around San Diego, CA and on the So Cal beaches. He formed a folk group (The Red Mountain Boys) in Avalon...
28. Harry James Harry James Soundtrack, The Matrix Harry James was born in a rundown hotel next to the city jail in Albany, Georgia. His mother and father were members of a circus - she as a trapeze artist and he a band leader - with the Mighty Haag Circus. At seven, they settled in Beaumont, Texas where Harry learned to play drums. By twelve, he was playing trumpet in the Christy Brothers circus band...
29. Judi Meredith Judi Meredith Actress, Jack the Giant Killer
30. René Angelil René Angelil Self, Celine: Through the Eyes of the World
31. Norma Talmadge Norma Talmadge Actress, Going Straight Norma Talmadge was born on May 26, 1895, in Jersey City, New Jersey. The daughter of an unemployed alcoholic and his wife, Norma did not have the idyllic childhood that most of us yearn for. Her father left the family on Christmas Day and his wife and three daughters had to fend for themselves. Her mother...
32. Mari Aldon Mari Aldon Actress, Summertime A former ballet dancer, graceful Mari Aldon married Hollywood director Tay Garnett, who encouraged her to become an actress. She did, but did not leave a deep imprint on film history, with one exception, the role of Judy Beckett, a prisoner of the Seminoles and Gary Cooper's charming romantic interest in Distant Drums(1951)...
33. Anna Malle Anna Malle Actress, Jenna Loves Rocco One of the more fiery and uninhibited performers in the adult-film business, Iowa-born Anna Malle's exotic look (part Cherokee and part Irish) and terrific body contributed to her becoming an almost instant fan favorite, and the tremendous energy she puts into each of her performances didn't hurt, either...
34. Liz Renay Liz Renay Actress, Desperate Living Liz Renay's extraordinary life could almost be a movie script. Raised by fanatically religious parents, she ran away from home to win a Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest, and become a showgirl during World War II. She eventually became a "moll" to Los Angeles gangster Mickey Cohen, and when he was...
35. George Sidney George Sidney Director, Anchors Aweigh
36. Paola Mori Paola Mori Actress, Mr. Arkadin
37. Rex Bell Rex Bell Actor, Broadway to Cheyenne
38. Dewey Robinson Dewey Robinson Actor, She Done Him Wrong
39. Ray Dennis Steckler Ray Dennis Steckler Director, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?
40. Larry Duran Larry Duran Actor, One-Eyed Jacks American bit player and stuntman. A former boxer and U.S. Navy veteran, Duran was befriended by Marlon Brando, who obtained a small part for him in Viva Zapata!. He continued to work, first in Brando's films, then in other projects, often in athletic parts or as a stunt performer. He also worked frequently in television. He died at at 77, in 2002.
41. Dolores Fuller Dolores Fuller Self, The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. Dolores Fuller first got the idea that she wanted to get into the picture business at the age of ten, when she was an extra in the motel sequence of It Happened One Night. She acted in school plays, modeled and landed a few jobs on TV. In the early 1950s, she and her actress-friend, Mona McKinnon, went to a casting call where they met producer-director Edward D. Wood Jr....
42. John Quinn John Quinn Writer, Beach Movie
43. Sammy Stein Sammy Stein Actor, Modern Times
44. John Entwistle John Entwistle Music Department, Tommy
45. Albert Collins Albert Collins Soundtrack, Casino Blues Guitarist who won a Grammy in 1987.
46. Cay Forester Cay Forester Actress, D.O.A.
47. Stephen Wootton Stephen Wootton Actor, All Mine to Give
48. Frank Richards Frank Richards Actor, A Woman Under the Influence
49. Barbara Weeks Barbara Weeks Actress, The Violent Years
50. Pepper Davis Pepper Davis Actor, The Black Connection
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