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1. Anthony Quinn Anthony Quinn Actor, Lawrence of Arabia Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn on April 21, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuela (Oaxaca) and Francisco Quinn, who became an assistant cameraman at an LA film studio. His paternal grandfather was Irish, and the rest of his family was Mexican. After starting life in extremely modest circumstances in Mexico...
2. Patricia Neal Patricia Neal Actress, Breakfast at Tiffany's Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patricia Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of 10...
3. Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy Actor, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Handsome, chisel-jawed character actor Kevin McCarthy appeared in nearly 100 movies in a career that spanned seven decades. He also had some starring roles, most notably the horror cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. He played the disillusioned son Biff Loman in the 1951 screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic Death of a Salesman...
4. Ruth Gordon Ruth Gordon Actress, Rosemary's Baby When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 years she spent on stage...
5. Julie Harris Julie Harris Actress, East of Eden
6. Paul Benedict Paul Benedict Actor, Guiding Light
7. Priscilla Lane Priscilla Lane Actress, Arsenic and Old Lace Priscilla Lane attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York before she began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Dance Band. She was a popular singer with her sisters and, after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers in 1937...
8. Maureen Stapleton Maureen Stapleton Actress, Cocoon Academy Award-winner Maureen Stapleton was born June 21, 1925 in Troy, New York, to Irene (née Walsh) and John P. Stapleton. Her family was of Irish descent. Maureen moved to New York City at the age of eighteen and did modeling to pay the bills. Already a Tony Award-winner, she made her Academy Award-nominated...
9. Gordon Willis Gordon Willis Cinematographer, The Godfather
10. Robert Tessier Robert Tessier Actor, The Deep Actor and stuntman Robert Tessier was born of Algonquian Indian descent on June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He specialized in tough, menacing villains throughout American cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. Tessier had served time in the United States Armed Forces seeing action in Korea as a paratrooper and earning both a Silver Star and a Purple Heart...
11. Arnold Stang Arnold Stang Actor, Hercules in New York A show-stopping comic for decades, the inimitable Arnold Stang, with the trademark Runyonesque voice and thick, black glasses, started out famously on radio before branching out to include Broadway, films and especially TV. Born on September 28, 1918, in New York City (for decades he himself perpetuated the myth of being born in 1925 in Chelsea...
12. Whitney Blake Whitney Blake Writer, One Day at a Time
13. Shirley Booth Shirley Booth Actress, The Year Without a Santa Claus Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was a smart-mouthed cashier on radio's "Duffy's Tavern", the sassy maid on TV's Hazel or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba. For those who only know her through her sitcom, it might be hard to believe she was a seasoned theatrical veteran...
14. Gene Rayburn Gene Rayburn Self, Episode #1.1 Gene Rayburn was born on December 22, 1917, in Christopher, Illinois. After his father died at a very young age, his mother moved to Chicago and married Milan Rubessa, and Gene adopted his stepfather's name. As Gene Rubessa, he acted in high school plays and hoped to follow an acting career. He moved to New York City in the 1930s where he was a page for NBC...
15. Harold Russell Harold Russell Actor, The Best Years of Our Lives Harold John Russell was born in Nova Scotia in 1914. His family moved to Cambridge Massachusetts when his father died in 1919. He was training paratroopers at Camp MacKall NC on June 6, 1944 when some TNT he was using exploded in his hands. He lost both hands. After receiving hooks, and training on them...
16. John Kennedy Jr. John Kennedy Jr. Self, Taking on the Kennedys John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, DC, to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (President-to-be John F. Kennedy) and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy). Three weeks before his birth, his father was elected President of the United States, and the nation loved little John...
17. Jerry Nelson Jerry Nelson Actor, The Muppet Movie Puppeteer, actor, musician, and master of voices, Jerry Nelson originally joined Henson & Company as a temporary replacement for Frank Oz, who had been drafted into the armed services in the 60's. He later re-joined the crew as a full-time performer in the 70's, and has since been heavily involved in almost every major Muppet project...
18. Betty Field Betty Field Actress, Picnic Boston-born thespian Betty Field was born in the year 1913, the daughter of a salesman and his wife. Ancestors on her father's side were Mayflower colonists Priscilla and John Alden. Her parents divorced while she was still young and Betty eventually learned to speak Spanish while traveling with her mother to various Spanish-speaking countries during her childhood...
19. Michael McDowell Michael McDowell Writer, Beetlejuice McDowell was born in Enterprise, Alabama. According to his biography in the 1985 edition of Toplin, McDowell lived in Medford, Massachusetts. He also maintained a residence in Hollywood with his sister Ann and adventurer-filmmaker Peter Lake. The biography described a typical day: McDowell "writes in...
20. Donald E. Wahlberg Sr. Donald E. Wahlberg Sr. Actor, Southie
21. Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill Writer, Long Day's Journey Into Night Eugene O'Neil, the winner of four Pulitzer Prizes for Drama and the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely considered the greatest American playwright. No one, not Maxwell Anderson, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, nor Edward Albee, approaches O'Neill in terms of his artistic achievement or his impact on the American theater...
22. Chris Rebello Chris Rebello Actor, Jaws
23. Jessie Ralph Jessie Ralph Actress, San Francisco Jessie Ralph was a sailor's daughter, who first came to the stage at the age of 16, performing with a stock company in either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island (accounts differ). The year was 1880, and it took Jessie another 26 years to make her debut on the Great White Way in "The Kreutzer Sonata"...
24. Buck Jones Buck Jones Actor, The Gunman from Bodie Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He...
25. Larry Holden Larry Holden Actor, Batman Begins Delighted in providing misinformation about his life. According to published obituaries, his father was Command Sergeant Major Laurence E. Holden (deceased) and his mother was Friederike H. Holden. He had three siblings, Patrick L. Holden, Angela Holden and Deborah Holden-Baker. "Kinda retired" from acting in February 2002...
26. Mildred Dunnock Mildred Dunnock Actress, The Trouble with Harry Petite American character actress who was celebrated for her definitive portrayal of long-suffering Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", a part she played opposite Lee J. Cobb at the Morosco Theatre for 742 consecutive performances between 1949 and 1950. Mildred recreated her...
27. Rich Cronin Rich Cronin Soundtrack, My Best Friend's Girl Richard Burton Cronin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury, and moved to the city of Kingston on the south shore of Massachusetts later. He attended a Catholic High School (Sacred Heart) and graduated in 1993. LFO (with former member Brian Gillis...
28. Lillian Hellman Lillian Hellman Writer, The Children's Hour During the 1930s, it was fashionable to be a part of the radical political movement in Hollywood. Lillian Hellman devoted herself to the cause along with other writers and actors in their zeal to reform. Her independence set her apart from all but a few women of the day, and gave her writing an edge that broke the rules...
29. Nicholas Curtis Nicholas Curtis Actor, Crazy from the Heart The son of actor Tony Curtis and his third wife, Leslie Curtis. He was a keyboard musician and artist who painted and drew in various media, and also wrote poetry. Younger half-brother of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Curtis and Allegra Curtis. Stepson of Andrea Savio.
30. George V. Higgins George V. Higgins Writer, Killing Them Softly
31. Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten Actor, Cinderella Ethnic bald-domed character actor Luis Van Rooten was born November 29, 1906, in Mexico City, but raised in the United States and would become known in post-war Hollywood as a specialist in multiple dialects. Studying at the University of Pennsylvania, he received his B.A. and set up a sturdy practice as an architect before making a dramatic transition into acting sometime during WWII...
32. Ross Hill Ross Hill Actor, They Call Me Renegade
33. Joseph N. Welch Joseph N. Welch Self, The Bat
34. Patricia Stevens Patricia Stevens Actress, Crimes of Passion
35. Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker Writer, Appaloosa
36. Robert Frost Robert Frost Writer, Fireflies in the Garden Robert Lee Frost, arguably the greatest American poet of the 20th century, was born in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 1874. His father, William Prescott Frost Jr., was from a Lawrence, Massachusetts, family of Republicans, and his mother, Isabelle Moodie Frost, was an immigrant from Scotland...
37. Louis Jean Heydt Louis Jean Heydt Actor, Gone with the Wind An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but developed...
38. Herbie Flynn Herbie Flynn Actor, There's Something About Mary
39. Joan Wilson Joan Wilson Producer, Masterpiece Mystery
40. Louise Lorimer Louise Lorimer Actress, Compulsion
41. Mark Frechette Mark Frechette Actor, Zabriskie Point Frechette died in prison after robbing a bank. His acting debut was in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial exploration of turbulent 1970 America, Zabriskie Point. As Antonioni toured the U.S., experiencing cultural clash firsthand and shooting background footage, a talent scout saw Frechette, a carpenter...
42. Eunice Kennedy Shriver Eunice Kennedy Shriver Self, Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood Hero
43. Edwin Maxwell Edwin Maxwell Actor, His Girl Friday
44. Charles Dingle Charles Dingle Actor, The Little Foxes US character actor of stage and screen, often portraying nasties.
45. Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott Writer, Little Women
46. Mary Grant Mary Grant Costume Designer, Sweet Smell of Success
47. Donald Buka Donald Buka Actor, Watch on the Rhine
48. Maxene Andrews Maxene Andrews Actress, Buck Privates Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Laverne, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930's when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the trio of sisters scored their first big hit with 'Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen'...
49. Jackie Moran Jackie Moran Actor, Gone with the Wind One of the lesser remembered but quite active child actors during the 30s and 40s was Jackie Moran. Born in 1923, he was a tyke model placed into films as a teen, often cast as a feisty street orphan. David O. Selznick took an interest in the gangly, fair-haired lad and cast him as Huckleberry Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and in Since You Went Away...
50. Steven Kozlowski Steven Kozlowski Actor, Good Will Hunting
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