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1. Wendie Jo Sperber Wendie Jo Sperber Actress, Back to the Future Though she was known best for drawing laughs as whiny, excitable characters throughout her raucous film and TV career, actress/comedienne Wendie Jo Sperber showed a brave, compassionate and humane side in the last years of her life. The Los Angeles-born performer developed a driving passion for acting in her teen years...
2. Doug McClure Doug McClure Actor, Shenandoah Douglas Osborne McClure was born on May 11, 1935 in Glendale, California. Educated at UCLA, this blond leading man long made a career of apparent agelessness. He played one young sidekick after another through numerous movies and one television series after another, playing 20ish roles into his late 40s...
3. Cleavon Little Cleavon Little Actor, Blazing Saddles Versatile, charismatic African-American actor Cleavon Little was born on June 1, 1939, in Oklahoma but grew up in California and attended San Diego College. He earned a scholarship to Juilliard and moved to New York, then trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art and was soon appearing off-Broadway...
4. Sorrell Booke Sorrell Booke Actor, Guiding Light Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered five languages...
5. Dennis Burkley Dennis Burkley Actor, The Doors
6. Christopher Mayer Christopher Mayer Actor, Liar Liar
7. Bobby Troup Bobby Troup Actor, MASH
8. Robert Donner Robert Donner Actor, Cool Hand Luke Robert Donner was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey, Michigan and Texas. Robert joined the Navy after he graduated from high school and served almost 4 years. After he left the Navy he stayed on the West Coast and worked as a shipping clerk, salesman, bartender, commercial artist, gardener...
9. John Anderson John Anderson Actor, Psycho
10. Warren Stevens Warren Stevens Actor, Forbidden Planet Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck and Kenneth Tobey, later arranged interviews for Stevens at the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City...
11. Barry Sullivan Barry Sullivan Actor, The Bad and the Beautiful Barry Sullivan was born Patrick Barry Sullivan on August 29, 1912 in New York City. He was the seventh son of a seventh son, a birth order with mystical significance in Celtic families. While never a major movie star, he established himself as a well-known and highly regarded character lead and second lead in motion pictures and television in a career that lasted 50 years...
12. Jack Starrett Jack Starrett Actor, First Blood Jack Starrett was a superbly talented and versatile actor and director who specialized in making hugely enjoyable down'n'dirty low-budget drive-in exploitation pictures. Starrett was born on November 2nd, 1936 in Refugio, Texas. He attended San Marcos Academy in the 40s and the 50s. He made his acting debut as "Coach Jennings" in Like Father, Like Son...
13. Ella Raines Ella Raines Actress, Hail the Conquering Hero Ella Raines was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, in 1920. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Washington as a drama student and participated in many plays. Following graduation, she traveled to New York and the lights of Broadway. She was eventually signed by Howard Hawks and played in Corvette K-225 as the love interest of Randolph Scott...
14. Eddie Firestone Eddie Firestone Actor, Duel
15. William Fawcett William Fawcett Actor, Batman and Robin "Doc T". as he was known, was a Ph.D., and Professor of Theatre at Michigan State University in the early 1940's, just before World War II. He often spoke about leaving academia and actually trying his hand at the craft he taught. After the war, he got his chance and never looked back.
16. Martha Wentworth Martha Wentworth Actress, 101 Dalmatians
17. Catherine McLeod Catherine McLeod Actress, Days of Our Lives Of Scottish descent, Catherine McLeod was a self-confessed movie fan as a child of the Depression. Born in Santa Monica, she became a theater cashier in Dallas for a time before returning to Los Angeles and studying at an acting school. A talent scout discovered her in a play and signed her to an MGM contract in 1944...
18. Jay Robinson Jay Robinson Actor, Dracula Character actor Jay Robinson owned a pair of the narrowest, cruelest-looking eyes in 1950s Hollywood. To compliment them was an evil-looking sneer, crisp and biting diction and a nefarious-sounding cackle. These were all draped upon a lean, bony physique that could slither about menacingly like a ready-to-pounce cobra...
19. Bert Remsen Bert Remsen Actor, The Bodyguard American character actor who became a casting director following an accident, then returned to acting years later. The son of a New York policeman, Remsen lived a colorful life before turning to acting. He made his film debut in 1959 and was busy before the cameras in both film and television. Five years later...
20. Penny Singleton Penny Singleton Actress, Jetsons: The Movie Her father was Irish Philadelphian newspaperman, Benny McNulty. He was related to Jim Farley Roosevelt's campaign managers and later Postmaster General. As a child, she sang songs at a silent movie theater. After the sixth grade she joined a touring vaudeville act called "The Kiddie Kabaret." Billed as Penny McNulty...
21. Burt Kennedy Burt Kennedy Director, The Train Robbers American screenwriter and director--particularly of westerns--Burt Kennedy was the son of performers. He was part of their act, "The Dancing Kennedys", from infancy. He served in World War II as a cavalry officer and was highly decorated. After the war he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, but was ousted after one play as an actor for missing rehearsal...
22. Ben Piazza Ben Piazza Actor, The Bad News Bears
23. Lonny Chapman Lonny Chapman Actor, The Birds Utilitarian actor Lonny Chapman remains one of those highly familiar character faces to which you can't quite place the name. While he appeared in over 30 films and well over 300 TV programs over a five-decade career, the theater remained his first and foremost passion and for which he is best remembered...
24. Barbara Eiler Barbara Eiler Actress, The Swamp Fox: Horses for Greene
25. Jason Robards Sr. Jason Robards Sr. Actor, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Famed American stage actor. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits. Consistently billed as Jason Robards, as his more famous son, Jason Robards, did not come into fame until the end of the elder Robards' career...
26. Jeanne Bal Jeanne Bal Actress, The Man Trap
27. Don Cornelius Don Cornelius Writer, The Jackson 5
28. Willard Sage Willard Sage Actor, That Touch of Mink
29. David Brian David Brian Actor, Intruder in the Dust New Yorker, who, after schooling at City College, found work as a doorman, before entering show business with a song-and-dance routine in vaudeville and in night clubs. He did a wartime stint with the Coast Guard and returned to acting on the New York stage after the war. Persuaded by Joan Crawford to try his hand at film acting...
30. Robert Karnes Robert Karnes Actor, Road House
31. Henry Polic II Henry Polic II Actor, The Astrologer
32. Ann Harding Ann Harding Actress, The Animal Kingdom Ann Harding was born Dorothy Walton Gatley on August 7, 1901, in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The daughter of an Army captain and his wife, Ann spent a lot of time traveling around the US whenever her West Point-educated father was transferred. Moving to such places as Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, Cuba and Pennsylvania made it very hard to put down roots...
33. Jack Brodsky Jack Brodsky Producer, Romancing the Stone
34. Leslie Brooks Leslie Brooks Actress, Cover Girl
35. Timothy Patrick Murphy Timothy Patrick Murphy Actor, Search for Tomorrow
36. Jean Rogers Jean Rogers Actress, Flash Gordon Leading lady in 30s and 40s Hollywood low-budgeters. She is best remembered as Dale Arden, the hero's girlfriend, in two of the three "Flash Gordon" serials of that era. ( Carol Hughes portrayed Dale Arden in the third.)
37. June Dayton June Dayton Actress, Tora! Tora! Tora!
38. Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks Actor, Tender Is the Night
39. John Warburton John Warburton Actor, Saratoga Trunk
40. Sanford Meisner Sanford Meisner Actor, Mikey and Nicky Sanford Meisner is one of the most respected and influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Meisner, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg are generally regarded as America's three greatest acting teachers. Founding member of The Group Theatre, 1931-1941. Began teaching at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1935; head of the acting program 1936-1958 & 1964-1990...
41. Ron Leavitt Ron Leavitt Writer, Married with Children
42. Roy Del Ruth Roy Del Ruth Director, Topper Returns Roy Del Ruth was born on Oct. 18, 1895 in Philadelphia, PA, Del Ruth began his Hollywood career during the silent era as a writer for Mack Sennett in 1915.He began directing in 1919 for Sennett with his first short film Hungry Lions. In the early 1920s, he moved over to features with such early efforts as "Asleep at the Switch" (1923)...
43. Scott Brazil Scott Brazil Producer, The Quick Fix
44. Alan Vint Alan Vint Actor, Badlands
45. James Crabe James Crabe Cinematographer, Rocky
46. Bern Hoffman Bern Hoffman Actor, Li'l Abner
47. Fran Allison Fran Allison Self, Episode dated 19 December 1962 A lovely and gracious presence amid a couple of scene-stealing puppets, Fran Allison was a shining star of radio and early TV, and enjoyed immense popularity with children for decades as the sole human element of the Kukla, Fran and Ollie show. The open-faced blonde singer, actress and comedienne was born on November 20...
48. Steve Viksten Steve Viksten Writer, Downtown as Fruits/Eugene's Bike Steve was born in Ventura, California, in 1960, the son of a Sears vice president. By high school, his family had settled in Arcadia, California, where Steve was editor of his high school newspaper, the un-P.C. AHS "Apache Pow-Wow." He graduated in 1978. After high school Steve attended the University of Missouri...
49. Alyce Andrece Alyce Andrece Actress, I, Mudd
50. Jim Boles Jim Boles Actor, A Big Hand for the Little Lady
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