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1. Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack Director, Tootsie Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films. He was born on July 1, 1934, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants. His mother, Rebecca Miller, was a homemaker. His father, David Pollack...
2. Peter Graves Peter Graves Actor, Airplane! Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Arness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama at the University of Minnesota and then headed to Hollywood...
3. Eddie Albert Eddie Albert Actor, The Longest Day A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his most memorable roles was as the cowardly...
4. Cameron Mitchell Cameron Mitchell Actor, Blood and Black Lace Cameron Mitchell was the son of a minister, but chose a different path from his father. Prior to World War II, in which he served as an Air Force bombardier, Mitchell appeared on Broadway, and, in 1940, an experimental television broadcast, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back". He made his film debut in What Next, Corporal Hargrove?...
5. Hugh O'Connor Hugh O'Connor Actor, Grow Old Along with Me Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his father's show...
6. Carole Landis Carole Landis Actress, Topper Returns In 1935, after high school and a brief marriage in San Bernardino, California, Frances Ridste ran away to San Francisco to work as a nightclub dancer and band singer under the stage name Carole Landis. She got to Hollywood at age 17 in 1936 and got mostly extra work, but in 1937 she landed a contract with Warner Bros...
7. Thelma Todd Thelma Todd Actress, Horse Feathers A one-time teacher and beauty queen, Thelma went to Hollywood in the late 1920s and soon became one of the premier comediennes of her day, with many appearances in comedy shorts (with Zasu Pitts, Patsy Kelly, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and others) and also feature-length movies. In the 1930s...
8. Bob Clark Bob Clark Director, A Christmas Story
9. Nancy Dolman Nancy Dolman Actress, Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas
10. Adele Mara Adele Mara Actress, Sands of Iwo Jima Born Adelaide Delgado in 1925, Spanish-American Adele Mara was a singer/dancer with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra in Detroit by the age of 15. Cugat took the beautiful, brown-eyed brunette to New York where she was spotted by a Columbia talent scout and signed in 1942. There she played brisk leading ladies in a series of standard...
11. Edward Brophy Edward Brophy Actor, The Thin Man Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a property master for Buster Keaton's production unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer...
12. Ronnie Burns Ronnie Burns Actor, Anatomy of a Psycho
13. Lionel Atwill Lionel Atwill Actor, Captain Blood On October 14, 1942, Lionel Atwill was sentenced to five years' probation on a perjury conviction stemming from his grand jury testimony the previous year on a morals charge stemming from his showing pornographic movies to party goers at his home during his 1940 Christmas party. Atwill, the victim of an attempted shakedown...
14. Cliff Osmond Cliff Osmond Actor, The Fortune Cookie
15. John Flynn John Flynn Director, Lock Up John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago...
16. Francis X. Bushman Francis X. Bushman Actor, Sabrina
17. John Raitt John Raitt Actor, The Pajama Game One of the top Broadway baritones of the post WWII period, John Raitt maintained an incredibly resilient career that spanned over 60 years, showing remarkable power, range and stamina for a man who defied the odds by concertizing well into his 80s. He was born in Santa Ana, California in 1917, the son of Archie John Raitt and Stella Eulalie Walton...
18. Margo Margo Actress, Lost Horizon The daughter of a Spanish surgeon, Maria Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estella Castilla Bolado y O'Donnell was born in Mexico City. As a niece to famous bandleader Xavier Cugat, she performed with his orchestra from the age of nine as a specialty dancer in nightclubs, and, later, on the Starlight Roof of the hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York...
19. Richard Eastham Richard Eastham Actor, Battle for the Planet of the Apes Another in the long line of 1950s and 1960s character actors whose face was oh-so familiar but not the name, Richard Eastham was originally headed for a musical career. He was born Dickinson Swift Eastham in Opelousas, Louisiana, on June 22, 1916. A student at Washington University, he was gifted with a fine sturdy baritone and performed with the St...
20. Tom Gries Tom Gries Director, Will Penny Chicago-born, Georgetown University-educated Tom Gries returned from service with the US Marines in WW II and worked as a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Traveling to Hollywood in 1947, he took a job as a talent agent, and eventually went to work for producer/director Stanley Kramer as a publicist and story aide...
21. Tim Pelt Tim Pelt Actor, Coming Home
22. Joan Bartlett Joan Bartlett Self, Episode dated 9 November 1958
23. Jack Conway Jack Conway Director, Libeled Lady Born Hugh Ryan Conway of Irish ancestry, Jack was one of a team of MGM contract directors (others included Sam Wood and Robert Z. Leonard), who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favour of working within the strictures set forth by studio management -- as embodied by Irving Thalberg and his production supervisors...
24. Alexander Courage Alexander Courage Music Department, Star Trek
25. William Tuttle William Tuttle Make-Up Department, North by Northwest William Tuttle was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1911. At the age of 15 he was forced to leave school in order to earn a living so he could support his mother and younger brother, Thomas Tuttle. His music background got him work with comedy teams and a burlesque orchestra and, finally, his own band...
26. Edward Anhalt Edward Anhalt Writer, Jeremiah Johnson A graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, Edward Anhalt started his career in early television before turning to writing and producing films, often in collaboration with his wife Edna Anhalt. A prolific screenwriter, Anhalt and his wife won an Academy Award for Panic in the Streets. He got his second Oscar for Becket.
27. James Stephenson James Stephenson Actor, The Letter British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut quite late in life, at the age of 49, in 1937, making four pictures that year. Warner Bros. got a glimpse of this distinguished gent and signed him to a contract where he indulged himself in urbane villainy. Proving a reliable support in such films as Boy Meets Girl...
28. Richard Travis Richard Travis Actor, The Man Who Came to Dinner Richard Travis was born William Justice in Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1913. He started off unbilled in daredevil cliffhangers and proceeded to war-era Warner Bros. features. He changed his stage moniker from "William Justice" to "William Travis" before finally settling on "Richard (or Dick) Travis" for the remainder of his career...
29. Rolfe Sedan Rolfe Sedan Actor, Ninotchka Son of a Broadway couturier and a symphony conductor, Sedan started his career as a nightclub performer, he also performed in vaudeville with Al Jolson. He was planning on studying scientific agriculture when he went to work on the stage in New York. He worked at the Hal Roach Studios and played with the likes of Laurel & Hardy and Harold Lloyd...
30. Dorothy Knight Dorothy Knight Self, Ted Knight
31. Henry Miller Henry Miller Writer, Quiet Days in Clichy
32. Wilton Graff Wilton Graff Actor, Bloodlust!
33. Fritz Leiber Fritz Leiber Actor, The Story of Louis Pasteur Shakespearean stage actor; later a film player for three decades until his death.
34. Florence Vidor Florence Vidor Actress, The Marriage Circle Quite renown in her day, movie fans witnessed the great photogenic beauty but not the Southern-bred tones of silent star Florence Vidor, for she abruptly left the silver screen after her first disastrous attempt at a talking picture. Born Florence Arto on July 23, 1895, she was the daughter of John F...
35. Jean Del Val Jean Del Val Actor, Funny Face
36. Curtis Bernhardt Curtis Bernhardt Director, Possessed If Curtis Bernhardt is a relative unknown, it's because he didn't direct his first Hollywood feature until 1940 at the age of 41. Bernhardt worked for years in Germany until his Jewish heritage made living there impossible by 1933-- he was arrested by the Gestapo and made a harrowing underground escape to France...
37. Harry Horner Harry Horner Director, Beware, My Lovely Harry Horner was born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic), but spent most of his early life in Austria. In 1934, he graduated from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture. Along the way, he also managed to study dramatic arts, directing and costume design, making his stage debut as an actor with the Max Reinhardt Theatre Company...
38. Charles Lawton Jr. Charles Lawton Jr. Cinematographer, 3:10 to Yuma
39. Richard Rosson Richard Rosson Director, Scarface Richard Rosson, the movie actor and director, was born on April 4, 1893, in New York, New York. His siblings would excel in the new movie industry: his older brother was director Arthur Rosson, his younger sister Helene Rosson became a movie actress, and his younger brother Harold Rosson became a noted director of photography who won the first Academy Award for color cinematography...
40. Reginald Sheffield Reginald Sheffield Actor, Suspicion
41. Henry Farrell Henry Farrell Writer, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
42. Martha Montgomery Martha Montgomery Actress, The Inner Circle
43. Conrad Salinger Conrad Salinger Music Department, Singin' in the Rain
44. Adele Lamont Adele Lamont Actress, The Brain That Wouldn't Die
45. Ariel Clark Ariel Clark Actor, Baby Geniuses
46. John Collier John Collier Writer, Sylvia Scarlett British novelist, poet and occasional screenwriter, John Henry Noyes Collier was best known as the author of macabre or bizarre short stories with trick endings, akin to those of Roald Dahl. The most widely read of these were published under the title "Fancies and Goodnights" in 1951, winning Collier the inaugural International Fantasy Award and an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America...
47. Ruth Carlsson Ruth Carlsson Actress, Monkees at the Circus
48. Laurence Stallings Laurence Stallings Writer, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Stallings was a Marine Captain who lost his leg fighting in WWI, and wrote "What Price Glory" about his deep anti-war feelings. The spirit of the play is subverted in the film adaptations.
49. Ingo Preminger Ingo Preminger Producer, MASH
50. Anita Aros Anita Aros Self, Connee Boswell and Ada Leonard
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