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1. Heather O'Rourke Heather O'Rourke Actress, Poltergeist Born Heather Michele O'Rourke on 27 December 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before she entered first grade. She was sitting alone in the MGM Commissary waiting for her mother when a stranger approached her asking her name. "My name is Heather O'Rourke," she said...
2. Josh Ryan Evans Josh Ryan Evans Actor, How the Grinch Stole Christmas Despite being one of the smallest actors in Hollywood at 37 inches, Josh proved quality early on in life. By creating and distributing his own business cards before he was even a teenager, Josh landed a spot on "The Dancing Baby" ice cream commercial, which led to his role in Baby Geniuses, where he played all the babies and did all the dancing...
3. Barbara Payton Barbara Payton Actress, Bride of the Gorilla One of the saddest tales ever to come out of Hollywood has to be that of Barbara Payton. A blue-eyed, peroxide blonde sexpot who had a lot going for her, her life eventually disintegrated, mostly by her own doing. Things started out well enough for Barbara Lee Redfield, born on November 26, 1927, in Cloquet...
4. Jim Kelly Jim Kelly Actor, Enter the Dragon With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's Island in Enter the Dragon...
5. Dick Shawn Dick Shawn Actor, The Producers One-of-a-kind nightclub comedian/singer Dick Shawn (ne Richard Schulefand) was as off-the-wall as they came and, as such, proved to be rather an acquired taste. Way ahead of his time most say, it was extremely difficult indeed to know how to properly tap into this man's eclectic talents. Shawn began...
6. Mercedes McCambridge Mercedes McCambridge Actress, The Exorcist Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut. Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ancestry...
7. Dale Robertson Dale Robertson Actor, Sitting Bull Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career while still on active duty in the U.S...
8. Allison Hayes Allison Hayes Actress, General Hospital Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the familiar first name of Allison...
9. Dorothy Lee Dorothy Lee Actress, Plane Crazy After finishing high school, Dorothy Lee went to vaudeville, sang with Fred Waring and His Pennsylvaninans and made her film debut in Syncopation. In Rio Rita she was teamed with Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey and appeared in almost all of their movies, like Margaret Dumont in The Marx Brothers' films...
10. Ben Davidson Ben Davidson Actor, Conan the Barbarian
11. Rita La Roy Rita La Roy Actress, Blonde Venus
12. Frankie Laine Frankie Laine Soundtrack, Raging Bull Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight children born to Sicilian immigrants John and Anna Lo Vecchio, who had come from Monreale, Sicily near Palermo...
13. Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar Composer, Gandhi Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He is one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments place him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical career includes numerous recordings...
14. Merian C. Cooper Merian C. Cooper Writer, King Kong In 1920, Merian C. Cooper was a member of volunteer of the American Kosciuszko Squadron that supported the Polish army in the war with Soviet Russia, where he met best friend and producing partner Ernest B. Schoedsack. On 26 July 1920, his plane was shot down, and he spent nearly nine months in the Soviet prisoner-of-war camp...
15. Nat Pendleton Nat Pendleton Actor, The Thin Man
16. Scott Holden Scott Holden Actor, Breezy
17. James Edwards James Edwards Actor, Patton Pioneering actor who was among Hollywood's first - years ahead of Sidney Poitier - to crush the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of black males as shiftless illiterates. Although in some pictures Edwards would portray subservient characters (e.g. "General" George C. Scott's valet in Patton), he delivered true dignity in his performances...
18. Susan Morrow Susan Morrow Actress, The Savage
19. Mickey Daniels Mickey Daniels Actor, Mama Loves Papa
20. Abner Biberman Abner Biberman Director, Number 12 Looks Just Like You
21. Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen Actor, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
22. David Huffman David Huffman Actor, Firefox Talented American leading and supporting actor, though often underrated, David Huffman was a familiar face in films and on television in the 1970s and 80s. The great success he had achieved, was cut short after he was tragically murdered in 1985. He had been appearing on Broadway for a number of years and often seen in supporting parts in television films and shows...
23. Peter Allen Peter Allen Soundtrack, Muriel's Wedding
24. Rees Vaughn Rees Vaughn Actor, The Galileo Seven
25. Nan Grey Nan Grey Actress, The Invisible Man Returns Born as Eschal Loleet Grey Miller in 1918, Nan Grey was an actress who worked for Universal and other studios in the 1930s. She is probably best remembered for her work in the two Deanna Durbin movies, Three Smart Girls and Three Smart Girls Grow Up. Other than the Durbin vehicles, Grey was relegated to mostly "B" movies...
26. Betty Farrington Betty Farrington Actress, Gold Fever
27. Barry Bernal Barry Bernal Actor, Second Chance
28. Archie Moore Archie Moore Actor, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Light-heavyweight prizefighter; World Champion in his weight class (175-pound limit) from 1952 to 1960.
29. Henry Armetta Henry Armetta Actor, The Black Cat Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New York actors' club...
30. Reinhold Weege Reinhold Weege Writer, Night Court
31. Hugh Gillin Hugh Gillin Actor, Back to the Future Part III
32. Page Slattery Page Slattery Actor, Cape Fear The Valley News (Van Nuys, CA) reported on September 29, 1970 that Page Slattery was injured in a traffic crash. "Page C. Slattery, age 42, of Los Angeles, suffered severe wounds to the legs and arms when his small sports car ran off the Ventura Freeway west of Vineland Ave. and struck a light pole...
33. Rex Hamilton Rex Hamilton Actor, A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)
34. Charles B. Griffith Charles B. Griffith Writer, Death Race Legendary screenwriter Charles Byron Griffith was born in Chicago on September 23, 1930. His mother and grandmother starred in the famous radio show, "Myrt and Marge," which went on to New York and became a soap opera. After a hitch in the army, Griffith went to California to live with his grandmother...
35. K.L. Smith K.L. Smith Actor, Bad Day at Black Rock
36. Tom Palmer Tom Palmer Actor, Days of Wine and Roses
37. Helen O'Connell Helen O'Connell Self, Episode #3.8 Big-band vocalist of the 1940's who, duetting with singer Bob Eberly for the bandleader Jimmy Dorsey, was responsible for such million-selling recordings as "Green Eyes" and "Tangerine" as well as hit solo performances for Dorsey like "Six Lessons from Madame LaZonga." This vivacious blonde appeared with Dorsey and his orchestra in a few early-40's films and later became a TV personality.
38. Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei Actor, The Lord of the Rings
39. Bernie Gozier Bernie Gozier Actor, Creature from the Black Lagoon
40. Edward Ashley Edward Ashley Actor, Pride and Prejudice
41. Bonnie Holiday Bonnie Holiday Actress, Desires Within Young Girls Bonnie Holiday is a former porno actress who worked during the 1970s. She started out in the porn industry in San Francisco by making "loops", short films shot on 16mm or Super 8 film typically shown in peep shows. She also earned her keep as an exotic dancer. It was while plying her trade as a stripper that she met Annette Haven...
42. Frank Delfino Frank Delfino Actor, The Lord of the Rings
43. Jack Coogan Sr. Jack Coogan Sr. Actor, The Hayseed
44. Stuart Heisler Stuart Heisler Director, The Star Director Stuart Heisler began his film-industry career as a prop man in 1913, joining Mack Sennett at Keystone the following year. He worked as an editor for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1924-25 and again from 1929-34 and at Paramount from 1935-36. He graduated to second-unit director with John Ford's The Hurricane...
45. Hilda Plowright Hilda Plowright Actress, Summer Magic
46. Dwain Esper Dwain Esper Producer, Sex Madness
47. Noreen Gammill Noreen Gammill Actress, A Matter of Life and Breath
48. John Daheim John Daheim Actor, Champion
49. Herb Tanney Herb Tanney Actor, Victor Victoria He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City, then college at the University of Michigan and UCLA. He then received an M.D. degree from the University of Buffalo Medical School. He interned and was resident in Internal Medicine at Los Angeles County General Hospital. He also took a one-year fellowship in Endocrinology at USC...
50. George Duning George Duning Music Department, My Sister Eileen George Duning was educated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and during his early 20s played trumpet and piano for the Kay Kyser band, later arranging most of the music for Kyser's popular "Kollege of Musical Knowledge" radio program. It was during the Kyser band's appearance in Carolina Moon that Duning's work was noticed, leading to a contract with Columbia Pictures.
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