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1. Louis Prima Louis Prima Soundtrack, Casino Born in New Orleans' French Quarter, Louis Prima longed to play jazz. When he was a child, he studied the violin. His older brother Leon took up trumpet while Louis was still quite young, and he soon followed in his brother's footsteps. He played in clubs like "The Famous Door" in the 1930s, and by the time the 1940s rolled around...
2. Gia Allemand Gia Allemand Self, Episode #2.7
3. Mark Krasnoff Mark Krasnoff Actor, The Skeleton Key Actor - studied and performed in New York City with the Actors' Ensemble 1986-1993. Studied at the Michael Checkhov Studio under: Beatrice Straight, Hurd Hadfield, Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan. Studied Michael Checkhov technique in Russia under: Vladimyr Ilyan Founding Member of Actors' Voice Theatre Group in New York...
4. J. Michael Riva J. Michael Riva Production Designer, Django Unchained
5. Shirley Prestia Shirley Prestia Actress, Species
6. Jim Garrison Jim Garrison Actor, JFK Jim Garrison is so far the only one to hold a trial in relation to the murder of USA president John F. Kennedy in 1963. Jim Garrison was at the time a very skilled district attorney of New Orleans. Three years later, he has a conversation with a governor, which arose his suspicion of the whole affair...
7. Dennis Hall Dennis Hall Cinematographer, The Truth: Parts 1 & 2
8. Lee Frost Lee Frost Director, The Thing with Two Heads Lee Frost rates highly as one of the best, most talented and versatile filmmakers in the annals of exploitation cinema. Frost was born on August 14, 1935, in Globe, Arizona. He grew up in Glendale, California, and Oahu, Hawaii. He eventually wound up in Hollywood, where he started his career making TV commercials for the studio Telepics...
9. David Mills David Mills Writer, Soft Eyes
10. Shannon Hoon Shannon Hoon Soundtrack, Private Parts
11. Al Hirt Al Hirt Soundtrack, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
12. Stocker Fontelieu Stocker Fontelieu Actor, Angel Heart
13. Fred Niblo Fred Niblo Director, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Fred Niblo entered films in 1917, after two decades as a touring actor in vaudeville and one-time manager of the Four Cohans (he married Josephine Cohan, the sister of George M. Cohan). He appeared in two early Australian silent films in 1916, which effectively marked his screen debut. After that, he worked for Thomas H. Ince from 1917...
14. Eliott Keener Eliott Keener Actor, Angel Heart Trained for the theater at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (BA) and University of New Orleans (MFA). He studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Royal Shakespear Company in England, UK. He studied Juggling and Clown Makeup at Ringlilng Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He owned The Rose Dinner Theater in Gretna...
15. Al Ritz Al Ritz Actor, The Gorilla One-third of the zany 'Ritz Brothers' comedy team, popular in 30's and 40's American movies. (See also Harry Ritz and Jimmy Ritz.)
16. Perry R. Russo Perry R. Russo Actor, JFK
17. Alex Chilton Alex Chilton Soundtrack, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Is the lead singer for the Memphis, Tennesse bands The Box Tops and Big Star. The Box Tops charted with 10 Hot 100 singles between 1967-70. Those songs were: "The Letter" (#1), "Neon Rainbow" (#24), "Cry Like A Baby" (#2), "Choo Choo Train" (#26), "I Met Her In Church" (#37), "Sweet Cream Ladies, Foward March" (#28)...
18. Daniel F. Galouye Daniel F. Galouye Writer, The Thirteenth Floor
19. Barry Cowsill Barry Cowsill Self, Family Band: The Cowsills Story
20. Michael Showers Michael Showers Actor, The Tree of Life Michael was born in Cincinnati Ohio to William and Rosemary Showers. He married twice before marrying Heather Knight with whom he had two sons, Nathaniel Evan Showers (5/13/93) and Nicholas Gracian Showers (7/29/96). His granddaughter, Evelyn Lorraine Showers (6/6/2010) shares the first name of his mother's sister...
21. Christian Fox Christian Fox Actor, Big River
22. Jack Teagarden Jack Teagarden Soundtrack, Seabiscuit Jack Teagarden played trombone with a relaxed style and a unique technique that still inspires awe even today. He was also a great jazz singer, charming and warm, with influences from the African American blues singers he listened to while growing up in Texas. Born on Aug. 29, 1905, Teagarden learned trombone by the age of 10...
23. Kenneth Spencer Kenneth Spencer Actor, Cabin in the Sky
24. Bianca Butthole Bianca Butthole Self, Betty Blowtorch: And Her Amazing True Life Adventures
25. Johnny Thunders Johnny Thunders Soundtrack, Bringing Out the Dead
26. Stanley J. Reyes Stanley J. Reyes Actor, Obsession
27. Warren Kenner Warren Kenner Actor, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
28. Gwen Bristow Gwen Bristow Writer, Tomorrow Is Forever
29. Pat Perkins Pat Perkins Actress, JFK Priscilla "Pat" Pierre Perkins was an actress with day jobs that ranged from cab driving to nursing to bartending. She died on January 24th at her home in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was 76 years old. From 1977 on, Ms. Perkins had small parts in many big budget films such as Pretty Baby and JFK...
30. Willie Pastrano Willie Pastrano Actor, Wild Rebels Willie Pastrano was born in Miami, Florida, but raised in the New Orlean's FrenchQuarter. A local shoe-shine boy, Pastrano took up boxing because he was "The fattest 15 year old in town". With no amateur experience, he turned pro in 1951. He racked up an impressive 58-11 record before winning the World Lightheavyweight Boxing Championship from Harold Johnson on Jun.1...
31. Bobby Sheehan Bobby Sheehan Soundtrack, Blues Traveler: Live - Thinnest of Air
32. Ethan Marc Ethan Marc Actor, Taking Flight
33. Minna Phillips Minna Phillips Actress, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
34. Bernard Johnson Bernard Johnson Actor, Monster's Ball
35. Dick Stabile Dick Stabile Self, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra Extrovert saxophonist and bandleader, who started performing in theatre bands from the age of 15. Beginning in 1926, Stabile worked for a decade as a sideman with the orchestras of George Olsen and Ben Bernie, before forming his own dance band in New York, in April 1936. Introduced by his own composition...
36. Sylvia Kuumba Williams Sylvia Kuumba Williams Actress, Obsession
37. Vera Peterson Vera Peterson Make-Up Department, So Dear to My Heart
38. Willie Metcalf Willie Metcalf Actor, Ray
39. Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd Soundtrack, Dead Poets Society
40. Dave Kraddick Dave Kraddick Actor, To Serve and Protect
41. Lee Dorsey Lee Dorsey Soundtrack, Meet the Parents New Orleans-born Lee Dorsey was a former boxer who turned rock singer. He had a minor hit for a local New Orleans record company that resulted in a contract with Fury Records, a nationally distributed label. In 1961 he recorded the catchy "Ya Ya", which went to the #1 spot on the US charts. A follow-up record...
42. Michael Audley Michael Audley Miscellaneous Crew, The Flight of the Phoenix
43. Clay Shaw Clay Shaw Self, The JFK Conspiracy: The Case of Jim Garrison
44. Alvin Alcorn Alvin Alcorn Actor, Live and Let Die
45. Chris Kenner Chris Kenner Soundtrack, Forrest Gump R&B singer Chris Kenner was born in Kenner, LA, in 1929. He began his musical career in the early 1950s singing gospel, but in 1955 he recorded an R&B single, "Don't Let Her Pin That Charge on Me", and stayed in that genre. He recorded another song in 1957, "Sick and Tired", which went to #13 on the R&B charts (a year later Fats Domino recorded it and it went to #22 on the pop charts)...
46. Stuart Baker-Bergen Stuart Baker-Bergen Actor, Tightrope
47. Willie Tee Willie Tee Soundtrack, Ray
48. Bruce Podewell Bruce Podewell Actor, Mr. B Natural
49. Edwin H. Hampton Edwin H. Hampton Self, Don't Eat the Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras
50. Roark Bradford Roark Bradford Writer, The Green Pastures Writer Roark Bradford was born Roark Whitney Wickliffe Bradford in Lauderdale County, Texas, on August 21, 1896. He was descended from the first Governor or Massacvhusetts, William Bradford. He joined the US Army during World War I and became an officer in the Artillery Corps, but was never sent overseas...
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