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1. Heather O'Rourke Heather O'Rourke Actress, Poltergeist Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry. Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting alone in the MGM Commissary waiting for her mother when a stranger approached her asking her name...
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. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Milburn Stone Milburn Stone Actor, Pickup on South Street Character actor Milburn Stone, the beloved "Doc Adams" on TV's long-running western classic Gunsmoke, was born in Kansas on July 5, 1904. Acting must have been in his blood as the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone for Milburn left home as a teenager to find work with touring repertory troupes...
8. John Williams John Williams Actor, Dial M for Murder John Williams was a tall, urbane Anglo-American actor best known for his role as Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder, a role he played on Broadway, in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film, and on television in 1958. Playing Hubbard on the Great White Way brought him the 1953 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play...
9. Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Writer, Horton Hears a Who! Author, composer ("Get-Together Weather"), and artist who was educated at Dartmouth College (BA) at Lincoln College in Oxford, England, UK. He was a major in the US Army during World War II, and wrote and produced informational films. He also served in the ETO as Liaison Officer. He was awarded the Legion of Merit...
10. Johnny Calkins Johnny Calkins Actor, Life with Father
11. 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...
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. Ben Davidson Ben Davidson Actor, Conan the Barbarian
16. 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...
17. Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen Actor, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
18. Gloria Winters Gloria Winters Actress, The Wild Man Born in Los Angeles, Gloria worked in show business as a child. Small roles in movies led Gloria to be cast as William Bendix's daughter "Babs" on the television series "The Life of Riley" (1949). This show ran during the 1949-50 season. Her next television series was "Sky King" (1951), wherein she was cast as the niece...
19. Merian C. Cooper Merian C. Cooper Thanks, 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...
20. Scott Holden Scott Holden Actor, Breezy
21. Susan Morrow Susan Morrow Actress, The Savage
22. Mickey Daniels Mickey Daniels Actor, Mama Loves Papa
23. Peter Allen Peter Allen Soundtrack, Muriel's Wedding
24. Nat Pendleton Nat Pendleton Actor, The Thin Man Brawn won out over brain as well when it came to wrestler athlete Nat Pendleton's professional movie career. For two decades, this massively-built, dark-haired, good-looking lug played a number of kind-hearted lunkheads, goons, henchmen and Joe Palooka-like buffoons. Nathaniel Greene Pendleton was born on August 9...
25. Abner Biberman Abner Biberman Director, Number 12 Looks Just Like You
26. 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...
27. Edward Ashley Edward Ashley Actor, Pride and Prejudice
28. 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...
29. Lew Brown Lew Brown Actor, Airport
30. Hugh Gillin Hugh Gillin Actor, Back to the Future Part III
31. Charlotte Henry Charlotte Henry Actress, Babes in Toyland Charlotte acted from the age of five, and, at thirteen, made her Broadway debut in 'Courage' (1928). She reprised her role on screen in her first movie in 1930. Paramount, wanting to cast an unknown actress in the title role of Alice in Wonderland, picked Charlotte from nearly 7000 applicants worldwide (she was 57th to audition)...
32. John Daheim John Daheim Actor, Champion
33. George Duning George Duning Composer, From Here to Eternity 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.
34. 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...
35. Rex Hamilton Rex Hamilton Actor, A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)
36. 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...
37. Dustine Farnum Dustine Farnum Actress, Bar 20 Daughter of film stars Dustin Farnum and Winifred Kingston, Estelle Dustine Farnum appeared in one film as Dustine Farnum. She tested subsequently at Warner Bros. but was not signed. She then moved to New York and obtained modeling work with the John Powers Agency, but gave it up after a year. Barely out of her teens...
38. 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.
39. 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...
40. 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.
41. Noreen Gammill Noreen Gammill Actress, A Matter of Life and Breath
42. Erik Rolf Erik Rolf Actor, Song of the South Born of Norwegian parents in Minneapolis, the son of a clergyman and a teacher, Rolf Erik Ylvisaker was attracted to the theatre at an early age, and at fourteen was playing dramatic roles on the local radio station. One of the most active and versatile players in the New York radio world, he once set a record for appearing on forty-odd different shows in one week...
43. K.L. Smith K.L. Smith Actor, Bad Day at Black Rock
44. Edna Frawley Edna Frawley Actress, Persistent Percival
45. Harry Ritz Harry Ritz Actor, Silent Movie
46. Eddie Smith Eddie Smith Stunts, Scarface
47. Reinhold Weege Reinhold Weege Writer, Night Court
48. Bernie Gozier Bernie Gozier Actor, Creature from the Black Lagoon
49. Evelyn Daw Evelyn Daw Soundtrack, Something to Sing About
50. Rita La Roy Rita La Roy Actress, Blonde Venus
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