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1. Jack Palance Jack Palance Actor, Batman Few people know that veteran movie actor Jack Palance was a professional heavyweight boxer in the early 1940s. Fighting under the name Jack Brazzo, Palance a product of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, won his first 15 fights, 12 by knockout before losing a 4th round decision to future heavyweight contender Joe Baksi on Dec...
2. Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters Self, Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, also Jonathan, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his grandmother. There his mother remarried and became a radio personality...
3. Robert Preston Robert Preston Actor, The Music Man American leading man of vast charisma, Robert Preston was the son of a garment worker and a record store clerk and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a trained musician, playing several instruments, and in high school became interested in theatre. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, taking classes and appearing in scores of plays alongside such soon-to-be-well-known actors as Dana Andrews...
4. Evelyn Keyes Evelyn Keyes Actress, Gone with the Wind No shrinking violet this one, but despite her talent, vivacity and sheer drive, lovely and alluring blonde Evelyn Keyes would remain typed as a "B" girl on the silver screen. Furthermore, despite her ripe contributions to such superior pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan, The Jolson Story, Mrs. Mike, The Prowler and 99 River Street...
5. Paul Muni Paul Muni Actor, Scarface Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austria, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and eyes, 165 pounds. He joined the Yiddish Art Theatre in New York (1908) for 4 years...
6. Suzy Parker Suzy Parker Actress, Funny Face
7. Alex Nicol Alex Nicol Actor, The Screaming Skull A regular "good guy" and "bad guy" presence in sagebrush sagas and two-fisted film action during the early 1950s, brawny, blond-haired Alexander Livingston Nicol Jr. was born in 1916 in Ossining, New York, the son of a prison warden there at Sing Sing, and his wife, the matron of a detention center...
8. Byron Haskin Byron Haskin Director, The War of the Worlds After graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, Byron Haskin worked for a time as a newspaper cartoonist. He began his career in the film industry, in 1920, as a commercial-industrial movie photographer, and then as a cameraman for Pathe and International Newsreel. Later he became an assistant director at Selznick Productions...
9. Gary David Goldberg Gary David Goldberg Writer, Spin City Gary David Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 25, 1944. After a prolonged and checkered collegiate career, which began at Brandeis University in 1962 and ended at San Diego State University in 1975 (with many other schools in between), he moved to Hollywood to try to make it as a writer...
10. Leslie Fenton Leslie Fenton Actor, The Public Enemy English-born Leslie Fenton came to the U.S. as a child. He journeyed to Hollywood in his late teens to break into the movies, and managed to get several jobs as an actor. He became a reliable supporting actor in many pictures in the 1930s, working his way up to leads in B pictures. He switched to directing later in the decade...
11. Natalie Moorhead Natalie Moorhead Actress, The Thin Man A platinum blonde actress, Natalie Moorehead entered in films in 1929; by end of the following year, she had made dozens of credited movies. Moorehead was more effective with vampish roles, notably a role which she played a suspect in The Thin Man. Moorhead also made a mark as a comic actress in Hook Line and Sinker and Parlor, Bedroom and Bath. She later appeared in supporting roles until the mid-1940s.
12. James Ellison James Ellison Actor, I Walked with a Zombie American light leading man, primarily of Westerns, James Ellison was born James Ellison Smith in Guthrie Center, Iowa, in 1910. He grew up on a ranch in Valier, Montana, where he learned the skills that would stand him in good stead as a movie cowboy. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was a young man...
13. Joan Perry Joan Perry Actress, Bullets for O'Hara Born in Florida, Joan went to New York where she worked as a model. In 1935 she went to Hollywood where she was signed at Columbia Pictures. While at Columbia, Joan appeared in a number of films and worked with leading men such as Ralph Bellamy, Melvyn Douglas and Lew Ayres. She also caught the eye of studio mogul Harry Cohn who wanted Joan for his wife...
14. Brett Halliday Brett Halliday Writer, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
15. Eileen Winters Eileen Winters Self, Certifiably Jonathan
16. Greta Nissen Greta Nissen Actress, The Lucky Lady Greta Ruzt-Nissen was born in Oslo, Norway, on January 30, 1905. As a young girl she studied dance and had intended to make a career out of it. For a while she did, but when she was 19 she appeared in her first big-screen production, The Wanderer. Afterwards she made several more films, but she was one of those who lost much work due to the advent of sound films...
17. Charles Collins Charles Collins Actor, Dancing Pirate
18. Gwen Kenyon Gwen Kenyon Actress, Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
19. Dorothy Stone Dorothy Stone Actress, Revolt of the Zombies
20. Robert B. Sinclair Robert B. Sinclair Director, That Wonderful Urge
21. Mickey Dora Mickey Dora Stunts, Beach Party
22. Kenneth Rexroth Kenneth Rexroth Self, The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti
23. Arthur Hansel Arthur Hansel Actor, The Mansion of Madness Educated at Taft School in Connecticut and Washington & Lee University in Virginia, Art Hansl spent the next half century being in the right place at the right time. After serving in the Marine Corps, he went to Mexico for two weeks and stayed four years -- when places like Acapulco were a paradise indeed...
24. John Haase John Haase Writer, Petulia German-born John Haase moved to San Francisco, with his family, in 1936 during Adolf Hitler's rise to power. He practiced dentistry for 40 years and would often write out plot lines for his stories in between appointments. Haase wrote 11 books, the last published in 1983. "Me and the Arch Kook Petulia" was turned into the quirky Richard Lester film Petulia...
25. Mrs. Charles Howard Mrs. Charles Howard Self, Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary
26. John Sanford John Sanford Writer, Honky Tonk Born Julian Lawrence Shapiro on 31 May 1904 in Harlem, John Sanford was a descendant of Russian immigrants, and trained as a lawyer, practising with his father, Philip. A chance encounter with a childhood friend, Nathanael West caused him to change his focus to writing. Abandoning his New York law practice...
27. Herbert Mayer Herbert Mayer Actor, Schlupp vom grünen Stern
28. Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor Writer, The Crimson Wing Popular novelist and biographer Hobart Chatfield Chatfield-Taylor was born on March 24, 1865 in Chicago, the son of Henry Hobart (1835-1875) and Adelaide Chatfield Taylor (1834-1888). His father was a wealthy Chicago area businessman who was involved in the manufacturing of agricultural implements....
29. Sara Pezzimenti Sara Pezzimenti Uncategorised
30. John Reynolds John Reynolds Producer, Scared Straight! Another Story
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