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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. Greg Morris Greg Morris Actor, Pilot 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 Twilight Zone before being cast in Mission: Impossible. Morris played quiet, efficient electronics expert Barney Collier from 1966-1973...
5. Joe Viterelli Joe Viterelli Actor, Shallow Hal
6. Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith Actor, Moan & Groan, Inc. Jay R. Smith was the second freckled-faced youngster to be featured in producer Hal Roach's successful film series, "Our Gang" (later known on television as "The Little Rascals".) His first "Our Gang" film was _Boys Will be Joys(1925)_ in a small role. Smith was put into the series as a sort-of replacement for Mickey Daniels...
7. David Strickland David Strickland Actor, Forces of Nature 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...
8. Angelique Pettyjohn Angelique Pettyjohn Actress, Mad Doctor of Blood Island Angelique Pettyjohn, who was born in Los Angeles on March 11, 1943, 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...
9. Judi Meredith Judi Meredith Actress, Jack the Giant Killer
10. Ruth Brown Ruth Brown Actress, Hairspray
11. 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...
12. Edgar Bergen Edgar Bergen Self, The Muppet Movie
13. 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 yo play drums. By twelve, he was playing trumpet in the Christy Brothers circus band...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Eydie Gormé Eydie Gormé Self, Steve & Eydie Celebrate Irving Berlin 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. 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...
18. Charlie Callas Charlie Callas Actor, High Anxiety 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. 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...
20. 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...
21. 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)...
22. Kitty Fox Kitty Fox Actress, Freeway Kitty Fox was born on February 26, 1942, in a small rural town in southern Illinois. She went to school there and graduated from high school in 1960. After attending college she met her present and only husband in 1964. They have been married for 40 years. She has one daughter and two granddaughters...
23. 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...
24. Tony Martinez Tony Martinez Actor, The Naked Dawn
25. John Entwistle John Entwistle Self, The Kids Are Alright
26. Ray Dennis Steckler Ray Dennis Steckler Director, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?
27. George Sidney George Sidney Director, Anchors Aweigh
28. Dolores Fuller Dolores Fuller Soundtrack, 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....
29. Mary Jane Gumm Mary Jane Gumm Self, La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Mary Jane Gumm was born on 24th September 1915 as the oldest daughter of vaudevillians Frank and Ethel Gumm and future older sister of the actress Judy Garland. She was raised in Grand Rapids and, along with her younger sister Virginia 'Jimmie', performed a dancing act at their father's vaudeville theater known as The Gumm Sisters...
30. Peggy Ryan Peggy Ryan Actress, Here Come the Co-eds 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...
31. Paola Mori Paola Mori Actress, Mr. Arkadin
32. Joe Williams Joe Williams Self, Cinderfella
33. Rex Bell Rex Bell Actor, Broadway to Cheyenne
34. Britney Madison Britney Madison Actress, Blow Me Sandwich 5
35. Steve Conte Steve Conte Actor, The Wild World of Batwoman Steve Conte was born on January 16, 1920, in Gagliato, Italy. He came to the US with his family in 1926. They sailed to New York, where he spent his teenage years. During WWII he served in the Army Air Corps, where he was based in Europe. Soon after the war he married and had two children, Shirley and Bruce...
36. Phillip Pine Phillip Pine Actor, The Four of Us Are Dying
37. Peter Lind Hayes Peter Lind Hayes Actor, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. 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...
38. Steve Rossi Steve Rossi Self, The Comedy Survival Kit Steve Rossi was part of a comedy duo with Marty Allen in the '60s and '70s. They played Vegas, appeared on game shows and made many appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
39. Joe Louis Joe Louis Self, Roar of the Crowd Joe Louis is considered by many fistic experts and fans as the greatest Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the sport's history. Born into a poor family, Joe Louis's mother felt the only way her son could escape poverty was through music. She bought him a violin and sent him off daily to lessons. On his way there...
40. Angelina Estrada Angelina Estrada Actress, Ghost
41. Herbie Faye Herbie Faye Actor, Thoroughly Modern Millie
42. Betty Clooney Betty Clooney Self, Tony Pastor and His Orchestra Betty began singing professionally with her sister, Rosemary Clooney, on the radio at the age of 13. The Clooney Sisters then went on the road for a few years as featured vocalists with band-leader Tony Pastor and his orchestra. When Rosemary was offered a solo record deal with Columbia, Betty conceded to break up the act...
43. Hank Henry Hank Henry Actor, Pal Joey
44. Tom Parker Tom Parker Miscellaneous Crew, Jailhouse Rock
45. John Quinn John Quinn Producer, To the Extreme
46. Albert Collins Albert Collins Soundtrack, Casino Blues Guitarist who won a Grammy in 1987.
47. Earl Jolly Brown Earl Jolly Brown Actor, Live and Let Die
48. Nicolette Goulet Nicolette Goulet Actress, Guiding Light
49. Gil Frye Gil Frye Actor, The Bride and the Beast
50. Frank J. Scannell Frank J. Scannell Actor, The Incredible Shrinking Man
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