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1. Ralph Waite Ralph Waite Actor, The Waltons Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for Harper & Row...
2. Edgar Buchanan Edgar Buchanan Actor, Petticoat Junction At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Oregon. After studying at the University of Oregon, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1937, he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon. He then moved his practice to Altadena...
3. John Ford John Ford Director, The Searchers John Ford is, arguably, The Great American Director. When Orson Welles, who repeatedly screened Ford's Stagecoach as a crash course in filmmaking before helming his first film, Citizen Kane, was asked who his three favorite directors were, he answered, "John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford." Along with D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille...
4. Howard Keel Howard Keel Actor, Dallas He was the Errol Flynn and Clark Gable of "golden age" movie musicals back in the 1950s. With a barrel-chested swagger and cocky, confident air, not to mention his lusty handsomeness and obvious athleticism, 6'4" brawny baritone Howard Keel had MGM's loveliest songbirds swooning helplessly for over a decade in what were some of the finest musical films ever produced...
5. Nancy Kulp Nancy Kulp Actress, The Beverly Hillbillies Nancy Kulp wore many hats: Publicity person, actress, linguist, would-be politician and teacher. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Kulp attended college in Florida, then headed for Hollywood to work in publicity for the movies, not star in them. Soon after arriving in Hollywood, Kulp was convinced...
6. Alvy Moore Alvy Moore Actor, Green Acres Comic light actor in U.S. films and TV. Born in Vincennes and raised in Terre Haute, IN, Moore studied drama at Indiana State Teachers College before serving in the Marines in WWII. He had a tough time breaking into movies, although he performed in local and regional live theatre. He finally found his niche in television...
7. Linda Christian Linda Christian Actress, The Devil's Hand Born Blanca Rosa Welter, her father was an executive with an important oil company and the future Linda Christian followed him from country to country: South Africa, Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, England, Palestine. This was beneficial in that the little girl - a very good pupil at school - was eventually able to speak seven different foreign languages...
8. Rochelle Hudson Rochelle Hudson Actress, Rebel Without a Cause From ingenue to leading lady to character actress, she appeared in Hollywood films from the early 30s through the late 60s.
9. William Asher William Asher Director, Bewitched
10. Virginia Field Virginia Field Actress, Waterloo Bridge London-born actress, daughter of the King's Counsel, St. John Field, educated in Paris and Vienna. Her mother, a cousin of famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, chose the name "Virginia" as homage to Lee's beloved home state. Virginia also had an actress aunt, Auriol Lee, who paved the way for her debut on the stage...
11. James Westmoreland James Westmoreland Actor, General Hospital
12. Ellen Drew Ellen Drew Actress, Isle of the Dead Talented Missouri-born Ellen Drew was born Esther Loretta Ray in 1915, the daughter of an Irish barber. She worked various jobs (accountant, salesgirl) to support her family until her fresh-faced good looks and high-wattage smile earned her a couple of beauty pageant trophies. Encouraged to try her luck in Hollywood...
13. John Finnegan John Finnegan Actor, An American Tail John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo, which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 Don Bluth film...
14. Marian Marsh Marian Marsh Actress, Svengali One of the early sound era's most attractive young leading ladies, doll-faced Marian Marsh enjoyed a short yet significant film career as the star of several memorable 1930s melodramas opposite some of the cinema's best, most charismatic lead actors. Her youthful, wide-eyed innocence combined with an...
15. John Bromfield John Bromfield Actor, The Sheriff of Cochise The name may be hard-pressed to anyone but the most devoted film buffs, but dark-haired actor John Bromfield was a "B"-level leading man during the late 1950s. Possessed with a fine build and square-faced handsomeness, he was somewhat of a blend between Steve Cochran and Rory Calhoun, both 1950s hunks...
16. Grover Asmus Grover Asmus Self, Intimate Portrait
17. Barbara Kent Barbara Kent Actress, Lonesome
18. Wally Cassell Wally Cassell Actor, White Heat
19. Ted Jordan Ted Jordan Actor, Gunsmoke
20. Joseph Pevney Joseph Pevney Director, Star Trek
21. Judith Barrett Judith Barrett Actress, Road to Singapore
22. Camila Ashland Camila Ashland Actress, General Hospital
23. Joan Barclay Joan Barclay Actress, Black Dragons Born Mary Elizabeth Greear, the actress best known as Joan Barclay came out to Hollywood when her mother, anxious to leave Minnesota's cold climate, put "Florida" and "California" in a hat and let young Mary Elizabeth draw. One of her earliest acting jobs was a role in The Gaucho with Douglas Fairbanks...
24. Cliff Bole Cliff Bole Director, Star Trek: The Next Generation
25. Linda Hayes Linda Hayes Actress, Brooklyn
26. Michael Kane Michael Kane Writer, Smokey and the Bandit II
27. Eddie Garrett Eddie Garrett Actor, Quincy M.E.
28. Lew Landers Lew Landers Director, The Raven Rivaling Sam Newfield and William Beaudine as one of the American film industry's most prolific directors, Lew Landers began directing features in the mid-'30s under his real name of Louis Friedlander, but changed it to Lew Landers after several films. His first effort, The Raven, with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi...
29. Patsy Ruth Miller Patsy Ruth Miller Actress, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
30. Michael Dugan Michael Dugan Actor, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
31. Jennings Lang Jennings Lang Producer, High Plains Drifter Originally a lawyer from New York City, Jennings Lang came to Hollywood in 1938 and set up an office as a talent agent. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe agency and, within a few years, became the company's president and one of Hollywood's leading agents. He joined MCA in 1950 and, two years later, became vice president of MCA TV Ltd...
32. Rowland V. Lee Rowland V. Lee Director, Son of Frankenstein Coming from a show business family (his parents were stage actors), Rowland V. Lee began his career as a child actor in stock and on Broadway. He interrupted his stage career for a stint as a Wall Street stockbroker, but gave that up after two years and returned to the stage. Lee was hired by Thomas H. Ince as an actor in 1915...
33. Adolph Deutsch Adolph Deutsch Composer, Some Like It Hot London-born piano child prodigy Adolph Deutsch trained at the Royal Academy of Music from the age of eight and composed his first piece, a waltz for piano, entitled "La Charmeuse" two years later. He moved to the U.S. in 1910 and got his first job working for a publishing house, during which time he...
34. Norris Goff Norris Goff Actor, So This Is Washington
35. Alan Crosland Jr. Alan Crosland Jr. Director, The Bionic Woman
36. Dave Powers Dave Powers Director, The Carol Burnett Show
37. Bill Chadney Bill Chadney Actor, Peter Gunn
38. Sid Davis Sid Davis Producer, Name Unknown
39. Joy Hodges Joy Hodges Actress, The Family Next Door Frances Eloise Hodges, who died in California on 19 January 2003 following a stroke, was not only a successful singer and actor, but will also be remembered for her part in launching Ronald Reagan's film career by getting him to 'ditch the glasses.' This he did, and the rest is history. She was born on 29 January 1915 in Des Moines...
40. William P. McGivern William P. McGivern Writer, The Big Heat
41. Elroy Schwartz Elroy Schwartz Writer, Rescue from Gilligan's Island
42. Peter Bourne Peter Bourne Actor, Meteor
43. John Grant John Grant Writer, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
44. Paul Uhl Paul Uhl Cinematographer, Mary Tyler Moore
45. Bullets Durgom Bullets Durgom Actor, High Anxiety
46. Conte Candoli Conte Candoli Music Department, This World, Then the Fireworks
47. Tony Barr Tony Barr Actor, Murder in the First
48. Frank Scott Frank Scott Self, The Lawrence Welk Show
49. Charles Grenzbach Charles Grenzbach Sound Department, The Godfather
50. Harold F. Kress Harold F. Kress Editor, The Towering Inferno Educated at UCLA, Harold F. Kress entered the film business in the late 1930s as an editor. Although he directed a few documentaries and made a stab at directing features, his real niche was as an editor, and he became one of the most respected editors in the industry, winning an Academy Award for editing How the West Was Won and another for The Towering Inferno.
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