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1. 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...
2. 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...
3. 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...
4. Joey Bishop Joey Bishop Actor, The Delta Force 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...
5. Tom Tully Tom Tully Actor, The Caine Mutiny 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...
6. 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...
7. Roy Edward Disney Roy Edward Disney Self, Most Unlikely Heroes 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...
8. William Austin William Austin Actor, It
9. Jeanne Cagney Jeanne Cagney Actress, Yankee Doodle Dandy
10. Diane Sayer Diane Sayer Actress, The Strangler
11. John Zaremba John Zaremba Actor, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
12. Richard Lane Richard Lane Actor, The Jackie Robinson Story
13. Sherwood Bailey Sherwood Bailey Actor, Hook and Ladder
14. Oral Roberts Oral Roberts Self, Love Is
15. 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...
16. Anthony George Anthony George Actor, One Life to Live 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...
17. 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...
18. Wilfred Jackson Wilfred Jackson Director, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
19. Clyde Geronimi Clyde Geronimi Director, Cinderella
20. Robert Burks Robert Burks Cinematographer, Rear Window The favorite cinematographer of famous director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Brothers 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...
21. Marcelle Corday Marcelle Corday Actress, The Great Ziegfeld
22. 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...
23. Kane Richmond Kane Richmond Actor, Spy Smasher Supporting player during the 30's and 40's in standard Hollywood films and rugged star of "B" adventure two-reelers, features and cliff-hanger serials.
24. Richard L. Bare Richard L. Bare Director, To Serve Man
25. Joe Connelly Joe Connelly Writer, Major Payne
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Dale Van Sickel Dale Van Sickel Actor, Duel
29. 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...
30. John Meredyth Lucas John Meredyth Lucas Writer, Elaan of Troyius
31. 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...
32. 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...
33. Les Baxter Les Baxter Soundtrack, Inherent Vice Born March 14, 1922, at Mexia, Texas. He learned to play the piano at five years of age and studied at the Detroit Conservatory and at Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, California (his uncle was the college's first president). He began his career as a concert pianist but later joined Mel Tormé's "Meltones" in 1945...
34. Beau Vanden Ecker Beau Vanden Ecker Actor, A Long Time Ago
35. Dorothy Devine Dorothy Devine Self, A Star Is Born World Premiere
36. Rudolf Ising Rudolf Ising Director, The Milky Way
37. Elwood Bredell Elwood Bredell Cinematographer, The Killers Indiana-born, son of stage actress Mary Palmer Nields and silent screen actor Val Paul (1886-1962), 'Woody' Bredell began his career in films as a lab technician. He worked as a still photographer at RKO and Paramount (1931-34), later joining Universal, as director of photography, 1937-46; then under contract to Warner Brothers...
38. Wayne McLaren Wayne McLaren Actor, Cry for Me, Billy
39. Wade Crosby Wade Crosby Actor, Westworld
40. James Roosevelt James Roosevelt Producer, Pot o' Gold James Roosevelt, the son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt, was born on December 23, 1907 in New York City. The oldest son, he was the second of the Roosevelts' six children, only five of whom survived to adulthood; their third child...
41. Jesse Farrelly Jesse Farrelly Actor, There's Something About Mary
42. Gladys Lehman Gladys Lehman Writer, Meet Joe Black
43. Lya Lys Lya Lys Actress, L'Age d'Or
44. Joyce Bryant Joyce Bryant Actress, East Side Kids
45. Robert Heasley Robert Heasley Actor, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
46. Robert De Grasse Robert De Grasse Cinematographer, Stage Door 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...
47. Jack Marshall Jack Marshall Composer, The Giant Gila Monster
48. Al Jarvis Al Jarvis Actor, The Phantom Planet Actor, songwriter ("Make Believe Ballroom"), author and disc jockey, educated at the University of Southern California and a member of the Pasadena Community Playhouse. He joined ASCAP in 1954, and his chief musical collaborators included Johnny Mercer and Leo Diamond. His other popular-song compositions included "Shtiggy Boom".
49. Pete King Pete King Music Department, An Affair to Remember Composer, songwriter, conductor and arranger, educated at the University of Michigan and the Cincinnati Conservatory. He was an arranger for singers and orchestras, then a conductor for radio and television, recordings and films. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "The Mood...
50. Barbara McLean Barbara McLean Editor, All About Eve Described by Darryl F. Zanuck, as "one of the best editors in town," Barbara McLean started her editing career in 1934, and in 1935, followed Zanuck to 20th Century Fox, where she was one of only eight female editors working in Hollywood in the 1930s, and she later won the Academy Award for her work on Wilson. She became chief of Fox' editing division in 1949.
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