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1. Robert Reed Robert Reed Actor, The Brady Bunch
2. John McIntire John McIntire Actor, Wagon Train John McIntire possessed the requisite grit, craggy features and crusty, steely-eyed countenance to make for one of television and film's most durable supporting players of western settings. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1907 and the son of a lawyer, he grew up in Montana where he learned to raise and ride broncos on the family homestead...
3. Jack Nance Jack Nance Actor, Eraserhead Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the early 1970s in Philadelphia while he was performing in a local theater...
4. Dabbs Greer Dabbs Greer Actor, The Green Mile Dabbs Greer was a very familiar face in films and especially on TV. He was a sort of "everyman" in his roles and played merchants, preachers, businessmen, and other "pillars of the community" types as well as assorted villains. With his plain looking face, wavy hair and mellow, distinctive voice he was a solid supporting actor...
5. Stephen J. Cannell Stephen J. Cannell Writer, 21 Jump Street Stephen J. Cannell was raised in Pasadena, California. His father ran an interior design firm. From an early age, Stephen suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia, which made it nearly impossible from him to do well in school, he either flunked or was held back many times. Even though one of the courses he had trouble with was English...
6. W.C. Fields W.C. Fields Actor, The Bank Dick William Claude Dukenfield was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father (who hit him on the head with a shovel)...
7. Frank Silvera Frank Silvera Actor, Killer's Kiss He was a highly successful black actor/director in the 1950s and 1960s who - because of his light-skinned appearance - transcended race and ethnicity in his performances. In motion pictures, Frank Silvera was cast as black, Latino, Polynesian and "white"/racially indeterminate (due to black + white film stock's lack of discernment when rendering light-skinned African-Americans)...
8. Morris Ankrum Morris Ankrum Actor, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, Morris Ankrum was an attorney and an economics professor before switching careers and joining the theater. He was a veteran stage actor by the time he entered the film industry in the 1930s, where he spent much time in westerns, playing everything from Indian chiefs to crooked town bankers...
9. Madge Blake Madge Blake Actress, Batman Spouse: James Lincoln Blake (1 Child) During World War II, she and her husband, James Lincoln Blake, worked in Utah on construction of the detonator for the atomic bomb and performed such jobs as testing equipment destined for the Manhattan Project. The couple received a citation for their work from the U.S. government.
10. Genevieve Tobin Genevieve Tobin Actress, The Petrified Forest The daughter of a stage entertainer, New York-born actress Genevieve Tobin started treading the boards as a child and appeared in the role of Little Eva in the silent short Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her older brother George Tobin and younger sister Vivian Tobin also became stage and film actors. By her teens Genevieve was appearing as a sparkling blonde ingénue on 20s Broadway...
11. Maudie Prickett Maudie Prickett Actress, Hazel
12. Sam Sarpong Sam Sarpong Actor, Love Don't Cost a Thing
13. Arthur Peterson Arthur Peterson Actor, Soap
14. Warren Vanders Warren Vanders Actor, Rooster Cogburn
15. Teena Marie Teena Marie Soundtrack, The Goonies
16. Stanley Clements Stanley Clements Actor, The More the Merrier Stanley Clements realized he wanted a show-business career while he was in grammar school, and when he graduated he toured in vaudeville for two years. He then joined the touring company of Edward Bowes' (aka Major Bowes) Amateur Hour. In 1941 he was signed to a contract by 20th Century-Fox and appeared in several B films for the studio...
17. Richard Ney Richard Ney Actor, Mrs. Miniver A Columbia University grad with an economics degree, Richard Ney was sidetracked into stage and films. For his movie debut, Ney was cast as Greer Garson's eldest son in the Oscar-winning Mrs. Miniver (1942). He later married Garson, ten years his senior, accruing negative publicity during their 1947 divorce proceedings when it was alleged that he had derided her for being old...
18. Samuel S. Hinds Samuel S. Hinds Actor, It's a Wonderful Life Samuel S. Hinds, a Harvard graduate, was a lawyer in Hollywood until the stock market crash of 1929, in which he lost most of his money. Hinds, who had an interest in theater acting, decided to embark on a career in acting, albeit it age 54. The tall, dignified-looking Hinds appeared in over 200 films...
19. Natacha Rambova Natacha Rambova Costume Designer, Salomé Famed costume designer Natacha Rambova was Born Winifred Kimball Shaughnessy in 1897 to a drunkard father and a determined mother in Salt Lake City, UT (years later during the Minervala Dance Tour when her hometown paper promoted her as "that pigtailed Shaughnessy girl", she locked herself in her room crying and refused to come out)...
20. Frank Puglia Frank Puglia Actor, Jungle Book Puglia started his career at age 15 when he joined a traveling operetta company. Frank appeared in Italian opera from the age of 13. He came to the U.S. in 1907 and worked in a laundry before joining an Italian language theatre group in New York. In 1921, while appearing on stage, he was spotted by D.W. Griffith and was hired immediately...
21. Mary Gordon Mary Gordon Actress, Bride of Frankenstein Scots actress, long in the United States, who specialized in housekeepers and mothers, most notably the housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the Thirties and Forties. She was born Mary Gilmour, the daughter of a Glasgow wire weaver. She worked as a dressmaker before finding work on the stage...
22. Ray Hyke Ray Hyke Actor, Red River
23. Frances Gifford Frances Gifford Actress, The Reluctant Dragon Frances Gifford had a somewhat unorthodox introduction to the movie business. Born and raised in Long Beach, California, she had no ambition to be an actress, and in fact had applied to UCLA when, at age 16, she and a friend got to visit the Samuel Goldwyn Studios, where they watched a movie being shot...
24. David McMahon David McMahon Actor, The Creature Walks Among Us
25. Eily Malyon Eily Malyon Actress, Going My Way
26. Creighton Hale Creighton Hale Actor, The Cat and the Canary
27. Lina Romay Lina Romay Actress, The Big Wheel Vivacious brunette singer and actress, Lina Romay, was born in New York in January 1919, the daughter of Mexican L.A. consulate attaché Porfirio A. Romay. In her teens, she was adept at swimming and diving. Moreover, she had an excellent voice and could sing equally well in English and in Spanish. Her showbusiness career took off...
28. Betty Bronson Betty Bronson Actress, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Betty Bronson's discovery reads like a Hollywood dream. As a New Jersey teenage bit-player, she was rocketed from obscurity when she was chosen to play the part of Peter Pan in 1924's Peter Pan. She was hand-selected by author J.M. Barrie and beat several Hollywood superstars to the part, most notably Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford...
29. Jack Walsh Jack Walsh Actor, A Simple Plan
30. Edwin Jerome Edwin Jerome Actor, The Three Faces of Eve
31. Louis Mercier Louis Mercier Actor, Sahara
32. Tyler MacDuff Tyler MacDuff Actor, The Bounty Hunter
33. Steve Pendleton Steve Pendleton Actor, Rio Grande
34. Paul Maxey Paul Maxey Actor, The Narrow Margin
35. Maxie Rosenbloom Maxie Rosenbloom Actor, Nothing Sacred Max Rosenbloom was 5'11" and weighed 165-170 lb. during the peak of his professional boxing years (which included 289 fights). In later years the larger-than-life "Slapsie Maxie" would parlay his sports fame into a Hollywood career playing a series of Runyonesque-type thugs and pugs. Born Max Everitt Rosenbloom in Connecticut...
36. Hank Mann Hank Mann Actor, Modern Times
37. William Reynolds William Reynolds Editor, The Godfather New York-born William Reynolds was a self-effacing editor with a distinguished sixty-year career in the motion picture industry, noted for his unobtrusive, seamless work on movies of every genre, from romantic melodramas to gangster films. A graduate of Princeton University, he started in the business...
38. Henry Bumstead Henry Bumstead Art Director, Vertigo Versatile art director Henry Bumstead was an adroit master of outdoor set design, at his best and most prolific under Alfred Hitchcock (4 films), George Roy Hill (8 films) and Clint Eastwood (13 films). The son of a sporting goods store manager and a schoolteacher, Henry inherited both strong athletic and artistic inclinations...
39. John Hawker John Hawker Actor, 10
40. Dot Farley Dot Farley Actress, Bangville Police
41. Abel Franco Abel Franco Actor, ¡Three Amigos!
42. Gunther von Fritsch Gunther von Fritsch Director, The Curse of the Cat People
43. Earl Derr Biggers Earl Derr Biggers Writer, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan
44. Chris Antley Chris Antley Actor, A Bronx Tale
45. Denver Mattson Denver Mattson Stunts, The Thing
46. Gene Patton Gene Patton Self, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
47. Linné Ahlstrand Linné Ahlstrand Actress, Beast from Haunted Cave Lovely and petite 5'2" blonde looker Linne Nanette Ahlstrand was born on July 1, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. Ahlstrand moved to New York City from Hollywood, California so she could pursue a career as both a model and an actress. Linne was the Playmate of the Month in the July, 1958 issue of "Playboy."...
48. Peter Maravich Peter Maravich Self, Scoring
49. Malcolm St. Clair Malcolm St. Clair Director, The Goat The son of a famous architect, California-born and -educated Mal St.Clair worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Express before his first movie job as an extra and gagman at Keystone in 1915. After service in World War I, he returned to the film business, this time as a director alternating between Fox and Mack Sennett...
50. Ann Tyrrell Ann Tyrrell Actress, The Ann Sothern Show
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