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1. Claire Trevor Claire Trevor Actress, Stagecoach Claire Trevor was born Claire Wemlinger in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Fifth Avenue merchant-tailor Noel Wemlinger, an immigrant Frenchman from Paris who lost his business during the Depression, and his Belfast-born wife Betty. Trevor's interest in acting began when she was 11 years old...
2. Dolores del Rio Dolores del Rio Actress, Flying Down to Rio Dolores del Rio was the first Mexican movie star with international appeal and had a meteoric career in 1920s Hollywood (an extraordinary accomplishment for an Hispanic female on those years). She came from an aristocratic family in Durango. In the Mexican revolution of 1916, however, the family lost everything they had and emigrated to Mexico City...
3. Victor McLaglen Victor McLaglen Actor, The Quiet Man Rambunctious British leading man (contrary to popular belief, he was of Scottish ancestry, not Irish) and later character actor primarily in American films, Victor McLaglen was a vital presence in a number of great motion pictures, especially those of director John Ford. McLaglen (pronounced Muh-clog-len...
4. Mary Treen Mary Treen Actress, It's a Wonderful Life About as reliable as one could ever find, character actress Mary Treen was a familiar face to most and could always be counted on to bring a bit of levity to any film scene. A minor actress for much of her career, she managed to secure a plain, unassuming niche for herself in 40s, 50s and 60s Hollywood...
5. Joey Bishop Joey Bishop Self, The Joey Bishop Show Perpetually glum standup comedian Joey Bishop was born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb on February 3, 1918, in the Bronx, New York. He was the youngest of five children of Chana "Anna" (Siegel) and Jacob Gottlieb, a bicycle repairman. His father was an Austrian Jewish immigrant and his mother was a Romanian Jew...
6. Richard Lane Richard Lane Actor, The Jackie Robinson Story
7. Tom Tully Tom Tully Actor, The Lineup Colorado-born Tom Tully got into the acting business after a stint in the U.S. Navy. He had extensive experience in radio and on the stage before making his film debut in Northern Pursuit. Tully worked steadily for the remainder of his career, and was typically cast as a somewhat tough but basically decent cop...
8. Anthony George Anthony George Actor, Checkmate Virile-looking actor Anthony George is best remembered for a couple of popular TV crime series back in the early 1960s. Born Octavio George in Endicott, New York, he began in small roles in motion pictures and TV in the 1950s. Picked up by 20th Century-Fox he was sometimes billed as Tony George or Ott George in such "B" movies as You Never Can Tell...
9. Diane Sayer Diane Sayer Actress, The Strangler
10. Jeanne Cagney Jeanne Cagney Actress, Yankee Doodle Dandy Dark-haired beauty Jeanne Carolyn Cagney was born in New York City, New York on March 25, 1919 - just a few months after the end of World War I. She and her four brothers - including James Cagney and William Cagney - were raised by her widowed mother. Jeanne majored in French and German during her years at Hunter College High School...
11. Dale Van Sickel Dale Van Sickel Actor, Duel
12. John Zaremba John Zaremba Actor, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
13. Richard Martin Richard Martin Actor, West of the Pecos Richard Martin began working in films as a receptionist at MGM in the late 1930s. He began appearing in films while under contract to RKO in the early 1940s. Martin created the character of "Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamonte Rafferty", the Irish-Mexican comic sidekick of cowboy star Tim Holt, in the 1943 film Bombardier...
14. Sherwood Bailey Sherwood Bailey Actor, Hook and Ladder
15. Roy Edward Disney Roy Edward Disney Thanks, The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Roy Edward Disney began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant film editor on the True-Life Adventure film in 1954. In 1967, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the company. In 1984, he returned to the company as vice chairman of the board, and head of the animation department. On October 16...
16. Jane Frazee Jane Frazee Actress, Buck Privates A professional entertainer since the age of six, blue-eyed brunette Jane Frazee and her older sister Ruth Frazee had a vaudeville sister act and appeared in nightclubs and on radio together. They journeyed to Hollywood, but the act broke up when Ruth failed her screen tests and Jane passed hers...
17. Richard L. Bare Richard L. Bare Director, Green Acres
18. Clyde Geronimi Clyde Geronimi Director, Cinderella
19. Kane Richmond Kane Richmond Actor, Spy Smasher
20. Wilfred Jackson Wilfred Jackson Director, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
21. William Cagney William Cagney Producer, Yankee Doodle Dandy William (Bill) Cagney (producer brother of star James Cagney) was almost a dead ringer for his, in front of the camera, more famous brother. When first wife Boots' younger sister Viola "Bodie" (Mallory) Avinger gave birth to identical twin boys Cleveland (Cleve) and Steven (Steve) Lewis on February 19...
22. Robert Burks Robert Burks Cinematographer, Rear Window The favorite cinematographer of famous director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an expert in forced perspective techniques which were widely in use at the time as cost-saving measures...
23. Wade Crosby Wade Crosby Actor, Westworld
24. William Austin William Austin Actor, It
25. Susan Hawkins Susan Hawkins Actress, Carolyn
26. Peggy Lloyd Peggy Lloyd Actress, Cover Girl
27. Dudley Knight Dudley Knight Actor, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
28. Les Baxter Les Baxter Music Department, Inherent Vice Les was educated at the Detroit Conservatory and Pepperdine College. He was a singer with Mel Torme's Mel-Tones in 1945. He conducted the orchestras and chorus for radio's "Halls of Ivy", "Abbott & Costello Show" and "Bob Hope Show". He arranged and orchestrated for Nat King Cole, Margaret Whiting, and Frank DeVol...
29. Bob Nolan Bob Nolan Soundtrack, Close Encounters of the Third Kind American singer-songwriter who appeared in a number of low-budget Westerns, but was most renowned as the leader of the singing group, The Sons of the Pioneers. The son of an Army officer, Nolan attended the University of Arizona after his father retired to that state. He studied music and poetry in college...
30. Rudolf Ising Rudolf Ising Producer, The Hound and the Rabbit While animation was still in its infancy during the early twenties, Walt Disney managed to recruit the brightest and best talent nationwide and imported it into Hollywood. Two of these pioneers artists were close friends Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising. They had first tasted success by helping to develop Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (a character...
31. John Meredyth Lucas John Meredyth Lucas Director, Police Surgeon
32. Russell Harlan Russell Harlan Cinematographer, To Kill a Mockingbird Born Russell September 16, 1903 in Los Angeles, California to Frank and Bertha Harlan, who hailed from Iowa and Missouri. Russell was raised in Los Angeles along with his younger brother Richard (b. 1911). His paternal grandmother Sarah J. Harlan also lived with the family. Harlan started in the film industry as an actor and stuntman...
33. Charles 'Mask' Lewis Jr. Charles 'Mask' Lewis Jr. Self, TapouT
34. Yvonne Doughty Yvonne Doughty Actress, The Wild One
35. Bill Mauldin Bill Mauldin Actor, The Red Badge of Courage Bill Mauldin was born in Mountain Park, New Mexico, in 1921, and started drawing young. He took a few courses at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and, in 1940 entered the Army and was assigned as an illustrator for the military's newspaper, The Stars & Stripes. He created two characters for which he will always be remembered: a pair of plain...
36. George Wells George Wells Writer, Angels in the Outfield Son of vaudevillian Billy K. Wells. He studied at New York University and began as a writer for radio ('The Jack Pearl Show','Lux Radio Theater'), coming under contract to MGM in 1943 as a screenwriter. He soon acquired a reputation for his deft touch and inventiveness in light comedy and musicals...
37. Bill Edwards Bill Edwards Actor, Hail the Conquering Hero Handsome, strapping, wavy-haired, New Jersey-born Bill Edwards started out to be an artist but sidetracked somewhat successfully into acting during WWII. Born on September 14, 1918, he was raised in Wyoming country and rode on the rodeo circuit for a couple of years until a number of broken bones forced him to rethink his life's direction...
38. Robert Heasley Robert Heasley Actor, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
39. Joe Connelly Joe Connelly Writer, The Munsters
40. Marcelle Corday Marcelle Corday Actress, The Great Ziegfeld Touted by contemporary studio publicity as a 'native Parisian', Marcelle was in fact born in Brussels on January 8 1890. Her father, who was most definitely French, had her packed off to be educated at private schools in Paris and Geneva. She began her acting career on stage in her home town before...
41. Dorothy Devine Dorothy Devine Self, A Star Is Born World Premiere
42. Oral Roberts Oral Roberts Self, Love Is
43. Jack Marshall Jack Marshall Composer, The Munsters
44. Robert De Grasse Robert De Grasse Cinematographer, Make Room for Daddy Coming from a show-business family (his brother Joseph De Grasse was a director and his uncle Sam De Grasse was an actor), De Grasse entered the business as an assistant cameraman while still a high school student, and showed such promise that he was made a full-time cinematographer by age 21. He shot many silent pictures...
45. Lya Lys Lya Lys Actress, L'Age d'Or This blonde stunner and German-born foreign import started life on May 18, 1908, in Berlin as Nathalie Margoulis (or perhaps Natalia Lyech) the daughter of a Russian banker and French pediatrician. The family moved to Paris when she was young where she received her schooling both there and in Switzerland...
46. Estelle Etterre Estelle Etterre Actress, County Hospital
47. Jesse Farrelly Jesse Farrelly Actor, There's Something About Mary
48. Joyce Bryant Joyce Bryant Actress, East Side Kids
49. John Hiestand John Hiestand Actor, Second Fiddle
50. Glen Turnbull Glen Turnbull Actor, Full Speed for Anywhere
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