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1. Scatman Crothers Scatman Crothers Actor, The Shining Scatman Crothers was born Benjamin Sherman Crothers on May 23, 1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in nightclubs, hotels, films and on television. He made many records, including his own compositions...
2. Bill McKinney Bill McKinney Actor, First Blood Bill McKinney, the movie and television character actor who was one of the great on-screen villains, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 12, 1931. He had an unsettled life as a child, moving 12 times before joining the Navy at the age of 19 during the Korean War. Once, when his family moved from Tennessee to Georgia...
3. Lionel Barrymore Lionel Barrymore Actor, It's a Wonderful Life The legendary Lionel Barrymore, one of the great cinema character actors, was the oldest of the three Barrymmore siblings. Along with Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore, he shares a prominent place in American acting in the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to winning a Best Actor Academy Award (for A Free Soul)...
4. Donald Crisp Donald Crisp Actor, How Green Was My Valley Donald Crisp was born George William Crisp at the family home in Bow, London. Donald's parents were James Crisp and Elizabeth Crisp, his birth was registered by his mother on 4th September 1882. Donald's sisters were Elizabeth, Ann, Alice (known as Louisa) and Eliza and his brothers were James, John and Mark...
5. Jean Willes Jean Willes Actress, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jean Willes' sly, hard-boiled painted ladies gussied up a number of "B" level 50s and 60s comedy and drama. Usually gaudy and cheap in style with money, men or fame (or all of the above) permeating their avid, aggressive little minds, this brassy, curvaceous blonde (sometimes brunette) was scattered all over the place on both the large and small screen during her heyday...
6. Martha Scott Martha Scott Actress, Ben-Hur Martha Scott entered films in the early 1940s, following an initial appearance in stock. Her first film appearance was Our Town, playing the same character as she played on the stage. She won an Academy Award nomination for her superb performance in the film. Martha Scott is remembered as a highly talented actress...
7. Dick Anthony Williams Dick Anthony Williams Actor, Edward Scissorhands
8. Tony Giorgio Tony Giorgio Actor, The Godfather Tony Giorgio was born in Herkimer, NY on September 27, 1923. He grew up in Schenectady, NY during The Great Depression and began his career in show business as a professional "amateur", performing magic in talent shows for pay. At the age of twelve, he ran away from home to join a circus and performed magic in the side show...
9. Sandy Baron Sandy Baron Self, Broadway Danny Rose Sandy Baron was born Sanford Beresofsky in Brooklyn, New York on May 5, 1937. Raised in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood, the young Sandy attended public schools and participated in accelerated classes. A graduate of Brooklyn College, he spent his early years working summers in the Catskill Mountain resorts that were the breeding grounds of many Jewish comedians...
10. Anita Page Anita Page Actress, The Broadway Melody Beautiful Anita Page was one of the most famous and popular leading ladies during the last years of the silent screen and the first years of the talkie era. She was best known for starring in The Broadway Melody, the first sound film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Her leading men included the likes of John Gilbert, Clark Gable, Buster Keaton and Robert Montgomery...
11. Nicholas Worth Nicholas Worth Actor, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Character actor Nicholas Worth was born on September 4th, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. A big, beefy and imposing hulk of a man, Worth was often cast as extremely nasty and intimidating villains. Worth served in the armed forces as a paratrooper during the Vietnam war. Worth made his film debut in For Pete's Sake...
12. Richard Webb Richard Webb Actor, Out of the Past
13. Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata Actress, Sister Act In a career spanning six decades plus, the ever-vital and ever-versatile Carmen Zapata stands as one of the most respected and diversified Hispanic-American figures in the performing arts. The much-admired veteran actress has worn many hats over the years: teacher, producer, translator, lecturer and narrator...
14. Bob Holt Bob Holt Actor, Wizards Bob Holt started his career in front of the cameras with a film role in 1950, playing Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar followed by another role in 1959 in The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery. He moved on to primarily voice acting in 1968 providing all of the voices for a film short called Johnny Learns His Manners...
15. Paul E. Burns Paul E. Burns Actor, Son of Paleface
16. Alan Carney Alan Carney Actor, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
17. Christine McIntyre Christine McIntyre Actress, Brideless Groom One of five children, Christine Cecilia McIntyre was born in Nogales, Arizona, on April 26, 1911, to John and Edna (nee Barnaby) McIntyre. In the early 1930s, Christine received a Bachelor of Music degree at Chicago Musical College, where she honed her operatic soprano voice (which can be heard in a handful of her movies); she also began her radio career in Chicago...
18. Russell Thorson Russell Thorson Actor, Hang 'Em High
19. Paul Bryar Paul Bryar Actor, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
20. Vinton Hayworth Vinton Hayworth Actor, Mink
21. Jack Perkins Jack Perkins Actor, What's Up, Doc?
22. Malcolm Waite Malcolm Waite Actor, The Gold Rush
23. Lee Krieger Lee Krieger Actor, The Bank Job
24. Mabel Paige Mabel Paige Actress, Johnny Belinda Rubbery-lipped, silver-haired character actress in dozens of Hollywood films of the 40's and 50's.
25. Rex Lease Rex Lease Actor, The Monster Walks Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into silent films as an extra and bit player...
26. Aladdin Aladdin Actor, The Threat
27. Estelita Rodriguez Estelita Rodriguez Actress, Rio Bravo
28. Pat O'Malley Pat O'Malley Actor, Invasion of the Body Snatchers Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he also had circus experience by the time he discovered an interest in movie making...
29. Vernon Dent Vernon Dent Actor, Malice in the Palace Familiar to many as the frustrated cop, businessman or landlord in countless two-reel comedies by The Three Stooges, Vernon Dent got his start in show business as a member of a singing troupe traveling in Southern California in the early 1920s. He was befriended by comedian Hank Mann, a member of the famed Keystone Kops...
30. Onslow Stevens Onslow Stevens Actor, Them! Son of character actor Houseley Stevenson, brother of designer Edward Stevenson and actor Houseley Stevenson Jr., Onslow Stevens was highly active from mid-1920s at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, where his entire family worked frequently as performers, directors and teachers. he scored a major success on Broadway in "Stage Door" in 1936...
31. Harvey Parry Harvey Parry Stunts, Escape from New York
32. Francis De Sales Francis De Sales Actor, Days of Our Lives
33. Arthur Tovey Arthur Tovey Actor, To the Ends of Time
34. Sara Berner Sara Berner Actress, Rear Window
35. Chester Conklin Chester Conklin Actor, Modern Times Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never approve of his desire to become a comedian...
36. Patrick O'Moore Patrick O'Moore Actor, Sahara
37. Baby LeRoy Baby LeRoy Actor, It's a Gift
38. Herbert Mundin Herbert Mundin Actor, Mutiny on the Bounty Short, blubbery-jowled Hollywood character actor of the 1930's, with prior experience in UK theatre and cinema.
39. Carole Costello Carole Costello Self, Episode #3.32
40. Jeff Temkin Jeff Temkin Actor, Rocky III
41. Harry Swoger Harry Swoger Actor, Robin and the 7 Hoods Harry Swoger, late Sunday, June 14, 1970, died at Valley Emergency Hospital in Van Nuys, CA. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 18, 1970, at Steen's Mortuary in North Hollywood, CA. Swoger was a character actor in over 100 television shows, many westerns, from 1959 at the age of 40, until his 1970 death at 51...
42. Bob Papenbrook Bob Papenbrook Actor, Stranger Than Fiction
43. Jules White Jules White Producer, Malice in the Palace
44. Eve Miller Eve Miller Actress, The Big Trees
45. Owen Wolf Owen Wolf Thanks, Cool Change
46. David Gorcey David Gorcey Actor, High Society Leo Gorcey's younger brother, David Gorcey is not usually thought of as one of the "original" Dead End Kids, but he did have a small role in the 1935 Broadway production of Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" - and he is the person responsible for getting his brother Leo a part in the play. Ultimately this led to Leo's becoming a movie star while David played supporting roles and bit parts...
47. Edward Bernds Edward Bernds Director, Return of the Fly Edward Bernds was born in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. While in his junior year in Lake View High School, he and several friends formed a small radio club and obtained amateur licenses. In the early '20s there was considerable prestige for an amateur operator (a "ham") to have commercial radio licenses...
48. Tom Gilson Tom Gilson Actor, Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
49. Larri Thomas Larri Thomas Actress, New Zoo Revue
50. David Raksin David Raksin Music Department, Modern Times David Raksin's father Isidore, who both conducted and owned a music store, taught his son to play piano as well as woodwind instruments at an early age. He eventually studied music with Arnold Schönberg, but became by-and-large a self-taught multi-instrumentalist (organ and percussion), as well as composer and arranger for radio and for his own jazz/dance combo which he led at the age of 12 ...
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