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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. 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...
3. 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...
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 A highly talented radio performer, who then appeared on the big screen, winning a best supporting Oscar for her screen debut. Although despite a career full of supporting roles, in recent years she has become something of a cult figure. Her memorable voice-over for the demon child in The Exorcist - has secured her place in movie history...
7. Ben Davidson Ben Davidson Actor, Conan the Barbarian
8. 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...
9. Susan Morrow Susan Morrow Actress, The Savage
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Richard Irving Richard Irving Director, Prescription: Murder
13. Mickey Daniels Mickey Daniels Actor, Mama Loves Papa
14. Bernie Gozier Bernie Gozier Actor, Creature from the Black Lagoon
15. Nat Pendleton Nat Pendleton Actor, The Thin Man
16. 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...
17. 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...
18. Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen Actor, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
19. Tom Palmer Tom Palmer Actor, Days of Wine and Roses
20. Scott Holden Scott Holden Actor, Breezy
21. Edward Ashley Edward Ashley Actor, Pride and Prejudice
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. Abner Biberman Abner Biberman Director, Number 12 Looks Just Like You
25. Hugh Gillin Hugh Gillin Actor, Back to the Future Part III
26. Reinhold Weege Reinhold Weege Writer, Night Court
27. Rex Hamilton Rex Hamilton Actor, A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)
28. 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...
29. Kazimierz Deyna Kazimierz Deyna Actor, Victory
30. 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...
31. Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei Actor, The Lord of the Rings
32. 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.
33. K.L. Smith K.L. Smith Actor, Bad Day at Black Rock
34. 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...
35. Rees Vaughn Rees Vaughn Actor, The Playground
36. Marlin Skiles Marlin Skiles Music Department, Gilda Pianist, arranger and composer Marlin Skiles was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in December 1906. He studied music at his local conservatory, later perfecting his training under Ernst Toch in Los Angeles. By the 1920's, he was employed as a pianist, arranger and orchestrator with big name dance bands like those of Paul Whiteman and Irving Aaronson and His Commanders...
37. Joseph B. Vasquez Joseph B. Vasquez Writer, Hangin' with the Homeboys Born in the South Bronx, the son of two heroin addicts, Joseph Vazquez was 10 months old when his mother left him (and his two older brothers) to be raised by her mother (his father died of a drug overdose in 1985). When he was 12, he began making his own movies, using a relative's Super-8 camera. Awarded a filmmaking degree from City College of New York in 1983...
38. 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.
39. Junior Durkin Junior Durkin Actor, Hell's House Quiet, benign, blue-eyed, rangy-framed child/teen actor Junior Durkin, who was an absolute natural on film and possessed major "down home" appeal, showed strong promise in just the few 1930s films he appeared in. A fatal roadster accident quickly ended the dreams of this young "Henry Fonda" type just as he was about to transition into grownup-roles...
40. Hilda Plowright Hilda Plowright Actress, Banquo's Chair
41. 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.
42. Frank Delfino Frank Delfino Actor, The Lord of the Rings
43. Eddie Smith Eddie Smith Stunts, Scarface
44. Erik Rolf Erik Rolf Actor, Song of the South
45. Deem Bristow Deem Bristow Actor, Sonic Adventure 2
46. 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...
47. 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...
48. Baynes Barron Baynes Barron Actor, The Ten Commandments
49. Trudy Erwin Trudy Erwin Soundtrack, Unaccompanied Minors
50. John Daheim John Daheim Actor, Champion
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