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1. Michael Landon Michael Landon Actor, The Lord Is My Shepherd: Part 1 Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey. When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, and his athletic skills earned him a scholarship to USC...
2. Burgess Meredith Burgess Meredith Actor, Rocky One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1907 and educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company in New York City in 1933. He became a favorite of dramatist Maxwell Anderson...
3. Henry Gibson Henry Gibson Actor, Wedding Crashers Henry Gibson was born on 21 September 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvnia. Before appearing in films and television series, he was a child star on the stage during the 1940s and during the late 1950s he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. His screen debut came in 1963 when he was cast in the Jerry Lewis film The Nutty Professor...
4. Pernell Roberts Pernell Roberts Actor, Ride Lonesome Best recalled as the eldest son and first member of the "Bonanza" Cartwright clan to permanently leave the Ponderosa in the hopes of greener acting pastures, dark, deep-voiced and durably handsome Pernell Roberts' native roots lay in Georgia. Born Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. on May 18, 1928, in North Carolina and moved to Waycross as an infant...
5. Jill Ireland Jill Ireland Actress, Death Wish II Jill Ireland was an Anglo-American actress best-known for her appearance as "Leila Kalomi", the only woman Mr. Spock ever loved (in the Star Trek episode, This Side of Paradise) and for her many supporting roles in the movies of Charles Bronson, her second husband. She is also known for her battle with breast cancer...
6. Brion James Brion James Actor, Blade Runner Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry would occasionally stop by...
7. James Whitmore James Whitmore Actor, The Shawshank Redemption Born on October 1, 1921, in White Plains, New York, gruff veteran character actor James Whitmore earned early and widespread respect with his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. He would later conquer TV with the same trophy-winning results. The son of James Allen Whitmore and Florence Crane...
8. David Janssen David Janssen Actor, The Green Berets David Janssen was born (in Nebraska in 1931) to be a TV star. The Janssen family settled in Hollywood when he was a teenager and he attended Fairfax High School, where he developed an interest in acting. His film debut was a bit part in It's a Pleasure, and at the age of 18 signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox...
9. Jennifer Jones Jennifer Jones Actress, The Song of Bernadette One of the world's most underrated Academy Award-winning actresses, Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on 2 March 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Flora Mae (Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley, who ran a travelling stage show. As a young aspiring actress, she met and fell for young aspiring actor Robert Walker and they soon married...
10. Brian Keith Brian Keith Actor, The Parent Trap Son of character actor Robert Keith and stage actress Helena Shipman. He grew up on the road with his parents while they toured in plays. First appeared at age 3 in film Pied Piper Malone with his father. Began acting in radio programs and on stage before World War II. Joined the Marines and served as a machine gunner...
11. Merle Oberon Merle Oberon Actress, Wuthering Heights Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson was born in India on February 19, 1911. She was educated in that country until the age of 17, when she left for London. Merle began her career in British films with mostly forgettable roles or bit parts. She appeared in an uncredited role in Alf's Button, a pattern that would unfortunately repeat itself regularly over the next three years...
12. Dan O'Herlihy Dan O'Herlihy Actor, RoboCop Irish-born Dan O'Herlihy decided not to follow in his father's footsteps, forsaking the life of an architect in favour of the acting profession. The tall, distinguished-looking university graduate boasted a rich, resonant voice, which enabled him to easily find work in radio plays, as well on the stage...
13. Robert Webber Robert Webber Actor, 12 Angry Men Over his 40-year career as one of Hollywood's veteran character actors, Robert Webber always marked his spot by playing all types of roles and was not stereotyped into playing just one kind of character. Sometimes he even got to play a leading role (see Hysteria). Webber first started out in...
14. Francesco Quinn Francesco Quinn Actor, Platoon Francesco Quinn was born into Hollywood as the son of the legendary Anthony Quinn. It has been a blessing and a curse, perhaps, to have such a famous father, but Francesco Quinn has maintained his own image on the screen in both television and movies. Born in Rome, Italy, to Anthony Quinn and Jolanda Addolori (whose career was also in the movie business)...
15. Margaret Field Margaret Field Actress, The Man from Planet X Born Margaret Morlan, for three decades she was featured in films and television under the name Margaret Field and was the mother of two-time Oscar winner actress Sally Field. During World War II, she moved to Pasadena, California, was discovered by a talent scout, took a screen test and was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures...
16. Edward Albert Edward Albert Actor, Port Charles The only son of Green Acres star Eddie Albert and Mexican actress/dancer Margo, Edward Laurence Albert managed to come out from under his father's strong shadow and make a gallant showing of his own as a gifted thespian. Born in Los Angeles on February 20, 1951, Edward's multi-cultural heritage and talented gene pool allowed him to become a man of many talents: songwriter...
17. John Houseman John Houseman Actor, The Fog Academy Award-winning actor John Houseman's main contribution to American culture was not his own performances on film but rather, his role as a midwife to one of the greatest actor-directors-cinematic geniuses his adopted country ever produced (Orson Welles) and as a midwife to a whole generation of actors as head of the drama division of the Juilliard School...
18. Hal Ashby Hal Ashby Director, Being There Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household in Ogden, Utah, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of high school, getting married and divorced all before he was 19...
19. John Payne John Payne Actor, Miracle on 34th Street Perhaps not so surprisingly, John Payne maintained that his favorite movie of all time was one of his own -- Miracle on 34th Street -- simply because it reflected his own strong and spiritual belief system. Today, of course, the film, which co-stars beautiful Maureen O'Hara, Oscar-winning Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle and little non-believing scene-stealer Natalie Wood...
20. Stan Winston Stan Winston Make-Up Department, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
21. Flip Wilson Flip Wilson Self, Episode #3.4
22. Nan Martin Nan Martin Actress, Cast Away
23. Frank Overton Frank Overton Actor, To Kill a Mockingbird Perpetually serious-looking New York-born character actor, who showed up to good effect in many TV shows of the 50's and 60's. His quietly authoritarian demeanour lent itself ideally to portraying characters with badges or uniforms: Sheriff Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird, General Bogan of Strategic Air Command in Fail Safe and Major Harvey Stovall of Bomber Group 918 in 12 O'Clock High...
24. Mary Hughes Mary Hughes Actress, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Beautiful, sexy, and shapely (36-22-36) blonde knockout Mary Cecilia Hughes was born on February 25, 1944 in Hollywood, California and grew up in Southern California. She was discovered on the beach in Malibu, California. Mary made her film debut in Muscle Beach Party. Hughes appeared in a handful of "Beach...
25. Joseph Sargent Joseph Sargent Director, Something the Lord Made
26. Maurice Jarre Maurice Jarre Composer, Lawrence of Arabia Unlike many musicians who started to learn music while still in their childhood, Maurice Jarre was already late in his teens when he discovered music and decided to make a career in that field. Against his father's will, he enrolled at Conservatoire de Paris where he studied percussions, composition and harmonies...
27. H.B. Haggerty H.B. Haggerty Actor, The Muppet Movie Fearsome looking, bald headed and usually mustachioed character actor, born Donald J. Stansauk on 2nd April 1925, in Los Angeles, California. However, after playing pro football with the Detroit Lions & Green Pay Packers, Stansauk became a professional wrestler and changed his name to H.B Haggerty (the H.B...
28. Claudia Jennings Claudia Jennings Actress, 'Gator Bait Born Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton (nicknamed Mimi by her friends and family) in St. Paul, Minnesota, titian beauty Claudia Jennings was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1966, she moved to Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago just south of the Wisconsin state line, where she graduated high school in 1968...
29. Georgine Darcy Georgine Darcy Actress, Rear Window
30. Ron Hayes Ron Hayes Actor, General Hospital
31. Michael D. Moore Michael D. Moore Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Raiders of the Lost Ark
32. Sheila Allen Sheila Allen Actress, Alice in Wonderland
33. Robert Rockwell Robert Rockwell Actor, Search for Tomorrow As heartthrob "Mr. Boynton" on "Our Miss Brooks", Robert Rockwell was so identified with the role that other, dramatic roles were often denied him. Still, after beginning his career as a contract player for Republic Studios he appeared in over 350 television shows over fifty years, and on stage opposite Jose Ferrer in the 1946 Broadway production of "Cyrano de Bergerac"...
34. Tom Hennesy Tom Hennesy Actor, Big Jake Tom Hennesy began his movie and TV career as a Stuntman and Actor, while he was in college and playing football at USC. Hennesy played the title role in the classic Universal horror film "Revenge Of The Creature" (the sequel to the Creature From The Black Lagoon). Hennesy acted and performed stunts in numerous John Wayne and John Ford films...
35. Virginia Chapman Virginia Chapman Actress, The Case of the Gallant Grafter
36. Gregory La Cava Gregory La Cava Director, My Man Godfrey A former cartoonist, Gregory La Cava entered films during WWI as an animator for Walter Lantz on such animated films as "The Katzenjammer Kids" series. Hired by the Hearst Corp. as the editor-in-chief for its International Comic Films division, La Cava switched to live-action films in the 1920s and began directing two-reel shorts...
37. Robert Patten Robert Patten Actor, Twelve O'Clock High
38. Charles Walters Charles Walters Director, High Society
39. William Bishop William Bishop Actor, Short Cut to Hell William attended grammar and high schools in New York and New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he planned to study law and played football and tennis. One summer, his uncle got him a job at the Suffern County (in New York) Theatre. He worked with actors Broderick Crawford...
40. Doreen Lang Doreen Lang Actress, The Birds
41. Jenny Lee Arness Jenny Lee Arness Actress, Aunt Thede
42. William A. Graham William A. Graham Director, Return to the Blue Lagoon
43. John Brahm John Brahm Director, Time Enough at Last The son of comedian and theatre director Ludwig Brahm, Hans followed in his father's footsteps and began his career on the stages of Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Again, like his father, he graduated to directing and had his first fling with the film business as a dialogue director for a Franco/German co-production...
44. Paul Wendkos Paul Wendkos Director, Gidget
45. Nancy O'Connor Nancy O'Connor Self, Carroll O'Connor: All in a Lifetime
46. Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Writer, The Last of the Mohicans
47. Robert Thom Robert Thom Writer, Death Race
48. Jake Hooker Jake Hooker Soundtrack, Rocky IV
49. Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman Producer, Walker, Texas Ranger
50. Enid Bennett Enid Bennett Actress, Robin Hood Australian-born Enid Bennett (her sisters, Catherine Bennett and Marjorie Bennett, were also actresses) started her career on stage in Sydney. She became a well-regarded stage actress there, and eventually made her way to New York to conquer Broadway. Broadway, however, wasn't particularly interested in being conquered by Miss Bennett...
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