Red Channels blacklistees

by aemelnick | created - 16 Apr 2015 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Alleged subversives listed in "Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television" (1950), per Wikipedia.

1. Edward G. Robinson

Actor | Key Largo

Edward G. Robinson arrived in the United States at age ten, and his family moved into New York's Lower East Side. He took up acting while attending City College, abandoning plans to become a rabbi or lawyer. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts awarded him a scholarship, and he began work in stock...

2. Larry Adler

Composer | Genevieve

Larry Adler was born on February 10, 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Lawrence Cecil Adler. He is known for his work on Genevieve (1953), The Hellions (1961) and The Hook (1963). He was married to Sally Irene Cline and Eileen Walser. He died on August 6, 2001 in Lambeth, London, England.

3. Luther Adler

Actor | D.O.A.

The actor and Broadway director Luther Adler was born into a Yiddish theatrical dynasty. One of the six children born to Jacob P. and Sara Adler, he made his debut in the world in New York City on May 4, 1903, originally billed as Lutha J. Adler. His full siblings Charles, Jay, Julia, and Stella (...

4. Stella Adler

Actress | Shadow of the Thin Man

Stella Adler was born on February 10, 1901, in New York, the youngest daughter of the Yiddish theater actors, Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler, who founded an acting dynasty. In addition to her parents, Stella's family included her siblings Charles Adler, Jay Adler, Julia and Luther Adler, all of whom...

5. Edith Atwater

Actress | True Grit

A respected stage actress, brunette Edith Atwater was another of those performers who never quite managed to break into films. She was trained at the American Laboratory Theatre and began her acting career at the age of eighteen. She was on Broadway from 1931, her carefully coiffed patrician looks ...

6. Howard Bay

Production_designer | Up in Central Park

Howard Bay was born on May 3, 1912 in Centralia, Washington, USA. He was a production designer and art director, known for Up in Central Park (1948), The Exile (1947) and Go Man Go (1954). He was married to Ruth Jonas. He died on November 21, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA.

7. Ralph Bell

Actor | Zelig

Ralph Bell was born on November 27, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Ralph Scognamiglio. He was an actor, known for Zelig (1983), Wolfen (1981) and Suspense (1949). He was married to Patricia Roe and Pert Kelton. He died on August 2, 1998 in New York City.

8. Leonard Bernstein

Soundtrack | New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts

Renowned composer ("West Side Story", "Candide", "On The Town"), conductor, arranger, pianist, educator, author, TV/radio host, educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard University (BA) with Walter Piston. Edward Burlingame Hill and A. Tillman Merritt. He studied piano with Helen Coates, ...

9. Walter Bernstein

Writer | The Front

Blacklisted writer in the 50s, a victim of the HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee), he still continued to write under pseudonyms as did many other blacklisted writers such as Ring Lardner Jr. and Dalton Trumbo, and his biggest contribution during that time was probably his writing work ...

10. Michael Blankfort

Writer | Broken Arrow

American novelist, playwright, screenwriter and keen art collector, a former professor at Princeton University. He was a prison psychologist in New Jersey before moving to Hollywood in 1937. In 1950 he fronted for blacklisted writer Albert Maltz on Broken Arrow (1950).

11. Marc Blitzstein

Soundtrack | What Women Want

Songwriter ("Mack the Knife"), composer, pianist, publisher and author, educated at the University of Pennsylvania, the Curtis Institute, and the Acad. der Kuenste in Berlin. He studied with Alexander Siloti, Rosario Scalero, Nadia Boulanger, and Arnold Schoenberg. He was awarded two grants from ...

12. True Boardman

Writer | Pardon My Sarong

True Boardman was born on October 25, 1909 in Seattle, Washington, USA as William True Boardman Jr. He was a writer and actor, known for Pardon My Sarong (1942), Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) and Arabian Nights (1942). He was married to Kathleen Gilmour and Thelma Boardman. He died on July 28, 2003 in ...

14. Oscar Brand

Music_department | 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements

Oscar Brand was born on February 7, 1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was married to Karen Lynn Grossman and Antonia Rubyan Saber. He died on September 30, 2016 in Great Neck, New York, USA.

15. J. Edward Bromberg

Actor | The Mark of Zorro

J. Edward Bromberg was a founding member of the legendary Group Theatre. His appearance being rather short and stocky, Bromberg from the start was known as a character actor who was very respected by his peers. He was primarily a stage actor but in the mid-thirties made his way into film where he ...

16. Himan Brown

Producer | Inner Sanctum

Himan Brown was born on July 21, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Hyman Brown. He was a producer and writer, known for Inner Sanctum (1954), That Night! (1957) and The Violators (1957). He was married to Shirley Goodman and Mildred Brown. He died on June 4, 2010 in New York City.

17. John Brown

Actor | Robot Monster

John Brown was born on April 4, 1904 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Robot Monster (1953), Strangers on a Train (1951) and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950). He died on May 16, 1957 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

18. Abe Burrows

Writer | Just Go with It

Songwriter, composer, writer, panelist, director, singer and pianist, educated at City College of New York and New York University. He began his writing career as a script writer for "Duffy's Taven" on radio, and later, the Rudy Vallee program. He sang in his own radio shows , in night clubs, and ...

19. Morris Carnovsky

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Morris Carnovsky was one of the more prominent victims of the Hollywood blacklist, being named as a Communist party member by both Elia Kazan -- the most infamous of the informers who sang before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the era blacklistee Lillian Hellman called the "Scoundrel...

20. Vera Caspary

Writer | A Letter to Three Wives

Published 18 novels, wrote four stage plays and ten screenplays. She was best known for her murder mysteries, the most famous of these, "Laura", turned into the "film noir" classic Laura (1944). She also wrote the story for the musical Les Girls (1957), which was voted best-written American musical...

21. Edward Chodorov

Writer | Road House

Edward entered the film industry as a publicity director for Columbia Pictures. In addition to writing films, Edward also wrote fourteen plays and was often a guest at Louis B. Mayer's lunch table at the MGM Commissary. In 1953 he was blacklisted by the Hollywood studios after being identified as a...

22. Jerome Chodorov

Writer | Murder in the Big House

Jerome Chodorov was born on August 10, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Murder in the Big House (1942), Conspiracy (1939) and My Sister Eileen (1955). He was married to Rhea Grand. He died on September 12, 2004 in Nyack, New York.

23. Mady Christians

Actress | Heidi

Mady Christians was born in Vienna, Austria. Destined to be in films in both Germany and the US, she started out as a stage actress but soon found new challenges in the world of cinema. Her first film was at the age of 24 when she appeared in Audrey (1916). She remained in German films for the next...

24. Lee J. Cobb

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Lee J. Cobb, one of the premier character actors in American film for three decades in the post-World War II period, was born Leo Jacoby in New York City's Lower East Side on December 8, 1911. The son of a Jewish newspaper editor, young Leo was a child prodigy in music, mastering the violin and the...

25. Marc Connelly

Writer | I Married a Witch

Marc Connelly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, is best known as being one of the leading wits of the Algonquin Round Table and for being a collaborator with George S. Kaufman, with whom he wrote many plays, including Merton of the Movies (1947). His Broadway career spanned 65 years, from ...

26. Aaron Copland

Soundtrack | He Got Game

Aaron Copland is an Academy Award-winning composer (The Heiress (1949)), author, conductor, lecturer and educator. He was educated at public schools and was a music student of his sister and later Leopold Wolfson, Victor Wittgenstein, Clarence Adler, Rubin Goldmark and Nadia Boulanger. In 1925, he ...

27. Norman Corwin

Writer | Lust for Life

Author, director, composer and producer, educated in public schools. He was a newspaperman for ten years, and then a writer, director and producer for CBS in New York. He served as chief of Special Projects for United Nations Radio, and was presented with a One World Award. Joining ASCAP in 1952, ...

28. Howard Da Silva

Actor | 1776

Howard da Silva was one of 324 actors, writers and directors who fell victim to the Hollywood blacklisting of the early 1950s, and had his career halted in the blink of an eye. Originally was a steelworker before making his stage debut at age 20 in New York. He made a name for himself on Broadway ...

29. Roger De Koven

Actor | Days of Our Lives

A character actor, known for English and European stage plays, however, little is known about his screen roles. Roger De Koven has also acted in Broadway plays and stage plays in America, he is best known for spending 20 years in the soap opera _"Days of our Lives" (1961)_ and also co-starred in ...

31. Olin Downes

Actor | Carnegie Hall

Olin Downes was born on June 27, 1886 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as Edwin Olin Downes. He was an actor and writer, known for Carnegie Hall (1947), First Opera Film Festival (1948) and Trzy etiudy Chopina (1944). He was married to Irene Miles and Marion Davenport. He died on August 22, 1955 in New ...

32. Alfred Drake

Actor | Trading Places

One of Broadway's most venerable, respected musical leading men, Alfred Drake created the male leads in "Oklahoma!" (1943), "Kiss Me Kate" (1949) and "Kismet" (1953). Sadly, he re-created none of these roles on screen. Very much a man of his beloved live theater, he never did go to Hollywood, ...

33. Paul Draper

Actor | Colleen

American tap dancer who was an international star in the 1930's and 1940's. His forte was to tap-dance to any kind of music - jazz, samba, Classical, Baroque - and to adapt his every movement to the character of the music at hand. His career effectively succumbed to the anti- Communist hysteria ...

34. Howard Duff

Actor | No Way Out

Tough, virile, wavy-haired and ruggedly handsome with trademark forlorn-looking brows that added an intriguing touch of vulnerability to his hard outer core, actor Howard Duff and his wife-at-the-time, actress Ida Lupino, were one of Hollywood's premiere film couples during the 1950s "Golden Age". ...

35. Richard Dyer-Bennett

Soundtrack | Tea and Sympathy

Richard Dyer-Bennett is known for his work on Tea and Sympathy (1956), The Living and the Dead (2016) and The Odyssey Tapes (1988).

36. José Ferrer

Actor | Dune

José Ferrer was born on January 8, 1912 in Santurce, Puerto Rico as José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón. He was an actor, known for Dune (1984), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and Moulin Rouge (1952). He was married to Stella Daphne Magee, Rosemary Clooney, Phyllis Hill and Uta Hagen. He died on ...

37. Louise Lewis

Actress | I Was a Teenage Werewolf

Louise Lewis was born on October 18, 1914 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), True Confessions (1981) and Ben Casey (1961). She was married to Jerry Lewis, Robert H. Harris and Jerry Rosenthal. She died on September 11, 1996 in Los Angeles, ...

38. Martin Gabel

Actor | Marnie

Martin Gabel was born on June 19, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Marnie (1964), The Front Page (1974) and The Lost Moment (1947). He was married to Arlene Francis. He died on May 22, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA.

40. John Garfield

Actor | Four Daughters

John Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle on the Lower East Side of New York City, to Hannah Basia (Margolis) and David Garfinkle, who were Jewish immigrants from Zhytomyr (now in Ukraine). Jules was raised by his father, a clothes presser and part-time cantor, after his mother's death in 1920,...

41. Will Geer

Actor | The Waltons

Will Geer was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana, to Katherine (Aughe), a teacher, and Roy Aaron Ghere, a postal worker. Will admired his grandfather, a man who said hello to trees by their Latin names and who had used what he brought back to Indiana from the California gold rush to ...

42. Jack Gilford

Actor | Cocoon

Jack Gilford was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Yankel Gellman. He began his career in the Amateur Nights of the 1930s moving on to nightclubs as an innovative comedian doing satire and pantomime. He was a regular at the Greenwich Village nightspot, Cafe Society and hosted shows featuring Zero ...

43. Tom Glazer

Soundtrack | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Composer, songwriter ("Melody of Love", "Skokiaan", "More", "A Worried Man", "On Top of Spaghetti"), author and singer, educated at City College of New York. He played tuba and string bass in military and jazz bands, and sang in choirs in New York and Philadelphia, eventually turning to ...

44. Ruth Gordon

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 ...

45. Lloyd Gough

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Lloyd Gough was born on September 21, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Sunset Blvd. (1950), All My Sons (1948) and The Green Hornet (1966). He was married to Karen Morley. He died on July 23, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Morton Gould

Composer | Holocaust

Composer ("American Salute", "Pavanne"), conductor, pianist and arranger, educated at New York University and a music student of Abby Whiteside and Vincent Jones. At six, he had his first composition published ("Just Six"), and thereafter concertized until age 17. He was a staff arranger for Radio ...

47. Ben Grauer

Actor | The Town That Forgot God

Ben Grauer was born on June 2, 1908 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Benjamin Franklin Grauer. He was an actor, known for The Town That Forgot God (1922), My Friend the Devil (1922) and Annabelle Lee (1921). He was married to Melanie Kahane (deocorator). He died on May 31, 1977 in New York City, ...

49. Uta Hagen

Actress | The Other

Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "...

50. Dashiell Hammett

Writer | The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell Hammett was born May 27, 1894, in St. Mary's County, Maryland, to Richard Hammett and Mary Bond. He joined the Baltimore branch of the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1915. He enlisted in the US Army's Ambulance Corps in June 1918 and was posted to a camp 20 miles from Baltimore, where he ...

51. E.Y. Harburg

Music_department | The Wizard of Oz

One of the great lyricists of American song, Edgar Yipsel Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg) grew up in the working-class Jewish ghetto of Manhattan's Lower East Side. In high school, he befriended Ira Gershwin, later his collaborator on student literary ventures at City College of New York; both also...

53. Lillian Hellman

Writer | The Little Foxes

During the 1930s, it was fashionable to be a part of the radical political movement in Hollywood. Lillian Hellman devoted herself to the cause along with other writers and actors in their zeal to reform. Her independence set her apart from all but a few women of the day, and gave her writing an ...

54. Nat Hiken

Writer | The Phil Silvers Show

Nat Hiken was born on June 23, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Nathan S Hiken. He was a writer and producer, known for The Phil Silvers Show (1955), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and The Ballad of Louie the Louse (1959). He was married to Ambur Arvilla Dana. He died on December 7, 1968 in ...

55. Rose Hobart

Actress | Conflict

Born in New York City, Rose Hobart responded to the lure of the theater at a young age, went on stage at 15, then drifted to Hollywood and embarked on a movie career. Hobart film-debuted in the 1930 Fox version of "Liliom" and went on to appear in over 40 additional films, both in the A and B ...

56. Judy Holliday

Actress | Born Yesterday

Judy Holliday was born Judith Tuvim in New York City on June 21, 1921. Her mother, a piano teacher, was attending a play when she went into labor and made it to the hospital just in time. Judy was an only child. By the age of four, her mother had her enrolled in ballet school which fostered a ...

57. Lena Horne

Soundtrack | Cabin in the Sky

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order to...

58. Langston Hughes

Writer | Way Down South

The son of teacher Carrie Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes, James Mercer "Langston" Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. His father abandoned the family and left for Cuba, then Mexico, due to enduring racism in the United States. Young Langston was left to be raised by his grandmother in ...

59. Marsha Hunt

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Stardom somehow eluded this vastly gifted actress. Had it not perhaps been for her low-level profile compounded by her McCarthy-era blacklisting in the early 1950s, there is no telling what higher tier Marsha Hunt might have attained. Perhaps her work was not flashy enough, or too subdued, or ...

60. Leo Hurwitz

Director | Strange Victory

Leo Hurwitz was born on June 23, 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Strange Victory (1948), Dialogue with a Woman Departed (1981) and Native Land (1942). He was married to Peggy Lawson and Jane Dudley. He died on January 4, 1991 in New York City, New York.

61. Charles Irving

Actor | Perry Mason

Charles Irving was born on July 30, 1912 in Minnesota, USA as Charles Irving Zipperman. He was an actor and director, known for Perry Mason (1957), Ben Casey (1961) and Arrest and Trial (1963). He was married to Minnie F. Brill and Hollis Irving. He died on February 15, 1981 in Minneapolis, ...

62. Burl Ives

Actor | The Big Country

Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family. He first sang in public for a soldiers' reunion when he was age 4. In high school, he learned the banjo and played fullback, intending to become a football coach when he enrolled at Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College ...

63. Sam Jaffe

Actor | The Day the Earth Stood Still

Born Shalom Jaffe in New York City, he became known to the world as Sam Jaffe. From a Jewish family as a child he appeared in Yiddish theater productions with his mother, a well-known regional stage actress. He graduated from the City College of New York and then studied engineering at Columbia ...

64. Leon Janney

Actor | Father's Son

Leon Janney was born on April 1, 1917 in Ogden, Utah, USA as Leon Ramon. He was an actor, known for Father's Son (1931), Charly (1968) and Stolen Paradise (1940). He was married to Dorothy, Isabel K. Janney and Jessica Pepper. He died on October 28, 1980 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

65. Joseph Julian

Actor | Dark Shadows

Joseph Julian was born on June 9, 1910 in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Shapiro. He was an actor, known for Dark Shadows (1966), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Mugger (1958). He died on March 11, 1982 in New York City, New York, USA.

66. Garson Kanin

Writer | Pat and Mike

Garson Kanin has worked as an actor on stage and as a director on Broadway and in Hollywood, but his best-known work is as a writer. During the Great Depression, he dropped out of high school to help support his family by working as a musician and later as a comedian. He attended the American ...

67. George Keane

Actor | Actor's Studio

George Keane was born on April 26, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Actor's Studio (1948), Masterpiece Playhouse (1950) and The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948). He died on October 10, 1995 in Bronx, New York, USA.

68. Pert Kelton

Actress | The Music Man

Vaudevillain, Broadway player and, for one decade from 1929, screen actress often in comedic roles. She also appeared in character parts in a handful of 60s films. She is memorable as the original - and the most believable - Alice Kramden, wife of Ralph Kramden (immortalized by Jackie Gleason), in ...

70. Adelaide Klein

Actress | The Naked City

Adelaide Klein was born on July 4, 1901 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Naked City (1948), The Enforcer (1951) and Lights Out (1946). She was married to Louis S. Wettels. She died on March 18, 1983 in New York City.

71. Felix Knight

Actor | Babes in Toyland

Felix Knight was born on November 1, 1908 in Macon, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for Babes in Toyland (1934), The Bohemian Girl (1936) and Springtime in Holland (1935). He was married to Ethel Bloom. He died on June 18, 1998 in New York City, New York, USA.

72. Howard Koch

Writer | Casablanca

Playwright and author of sophisticated screenplays, a graduate of Bard College and Columbia University Law School. Howard Koch started out as a practicing lawyer in Hartsdale, New Jersey, but soon found himself dissatisfied with his career choice and began to write plays on the side. His first two ...

73. Tony Kraber

Actor | Secure the Blessings

Tony Kraber was born on June 14, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Gerrit Kraber. He was an actor, known for Secure the Blessings (1951), The American Parade (1974) and Artisans of Florence (1947). He died on September 9, 1986 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

74. Millard Lampell

Writer | Blind Date

Millard Lampell was born on January 23, 1919 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Chance Meeting (1959), Saturday's Hero (1951) and Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976). He died on October 3, 1997 in Ashburn, Virginia, USA.

75. John La Touche

Soundtrack | Crimes and Misdemeanors

Composer ("Cabin in the Sky") and author, educated at the Richmond Academy of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University. He wrote sketches for the Broadway stage revue "Pins and Needles" and also the stage scores for "Ballet Ballads", "Polonaise", songs for "Candide", and the score for 1954 New ...

76. Arthur Laurents

Writer | Rope

Arthur Laurents was born on July 14, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Levine. He was a writer, known for Rope (1948), The Turning Point (1977) and West Side Story (1961). He died on May 5, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City.

77. Gypsy Rose Lee

Actress | Belle of the Yukon

Born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, in 1911, but called Louise from early childhood, Gypsy Rose Lee was the daughter of a mild-mannered businessman and a restless, fiery young woman named Rose, who was determined to get out of Seattle and make a life for herself and her daughter in show...

78. Madeline Lee

Actress | Cocoon: The Return

Madeline Lee was born on May 30, 1923 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Madeline Lederman. She was an actress, known for Cocoon: The Return (1988), The Savages (2007) and That Old Feeling (1997). She was married to Jack Gilford. She died on April 14, 2008 in Manhattan, New York City.

79. Philip Loeb

Actor | A Double Life

Mr. Loeb returned to Broadway following his unjust firing from "The Goldbergs". He starred in the Broadway production of "Time Out for Ginger" and was appearing in the play's touring company at the time of his suicide in the Hotel Taft in New York on September 1, 1955. Had he lived a few days ...

80. Ella Logan

Actress | Top of the Town

Ella Logan was born on March 6, 1910 in Glasgow, Scotland as Georgina Allan. She was an actress, known for Top of the Town (1937), The Goldwyn Follies (1938) and 52nd Street (1937). She was married to Fred F. Finklehoffe. She died on May 1, 1969 in Burlingame, California, USA.

81. Alan Lomax

Soundtrack | Attack the Block

Alan Lomax was born on January 31, 1915 in Austin, Texas, USA. He was married to Antoinette Marchand and Elizabeth Harold. He died on July 19, 2002 in Safety Harbor, Florida, USA.

82. Avon Long

Actor | The Sting

Avon Long was a featured singer and dancer in the Cotton Club in New York in 1934. Lena Horne credits him with bringing her out of the chorus line to a featured spot. In the 1940's, he won critical acclaim as "Sportin' Life" in the Broadway production of "Porgy and Bess". He also appeared in ...

83. Joseph Losey

Director | Mr. Klein

Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), for RKO. While he was filming ...

84. Aline MacMahon

Actress | One Way Passage

Aline MacMahon was born of Irish/Russian ancestry on May 3 1899, the daughter of William Marcus MacMahon and Jennie Simon MacMahon. Her father went on to become editor-in-chief of Munsey's Magazine, while her mother pursued a theatrical acting career from middle-age and lived to the ripe old age of...

85. Paul Mann

Actor | Fiddler on the Roof

Paul Mann was born on December 2, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), America America (1963) and No Greater Love (1943). He was married to Lenore Harris. He died on September 24, 1985 in Bronxville, New York, USA.

86. Margo

Actress | Lost Horizon

The daughter of a Spanish surgeon, Maria Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estella Castilla Bolado y O'Donnell was born in Mexico City. As a niece to famous bandleader Xavier Cugat, she performed with his orchestra from the age of nine as a specialty dancer in nightclubs, and, later, on the Starlight Roof...

87. Myron McCormick

Actor | The Hustler

American character actor of vast stage experience who appeared infrequently but memorably in films. A native of Albany, Indiana, he attended Princeton University, where he was an honors student and Phi Beta Kappa. In 1929, he joined the University Players in Massachusetts, joining and eventually ...

88. Paul McGrath

Actor | The United States Steel Hour

Paul McGrath was born on April 11, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Paul Owen McGrath. He was an actor, known for The United States Steel Hour (1953), We Go Fast (1941) and Kiss Me, Kate (1958). He was married to Anne Sargent and Lulu Mae Hubbard. He died on April 13, 1978 in London, England.

89. Burgess Meredith

Actor | Clash of the Titans

One of the truly great and gifted performers of the century, who often suffered lesser roles, Burgess Meredith was born in 1907 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was educated in Amherst College in Massachusetts, before joining Eva Le Gallienne's stage company, Civic Repertory Company, in New York City in 1933...

90. Arthur Miller

Writer | The Crucible

Arthur Asher Miller was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City, to Augusta (Barnett) and Isidore Miller. His family was of Austrian Jewish descent. His father manufactured women's coats, but his business was devastated by the Depression, seeding his son's disillusionment with the American Dream...

91. Henry Morgan

Actor | It Happened to Jane

Henry Morgan was born on March 31, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry Lerner Von Ost Jr. He was an actor, known for It Happened to Jane (1959), Murder, Inc. (1960) and The Berliner (1948). He was married to Karen Sorenson and Isobel Gibbs. He died on May 19, 1994 in New York City.

92. Zero Mostel

Actor | The Producers

Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel on February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, one of eight children of an Orthodox Jewish family. Raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the young Zero, known as Sammy, developed his talent for painting and drawing at art classes provided by the ...

93. Jean Muir

Actress | Fugitive in the Sky

Tall (5' 9"), blonde-haired US stage, screen and TV actress from the 1930's through the mid-1960's. Upon retiring from acting Jean went on to teach drama, first, for eight years beginning in 1968, at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she headed their new drama department, and afterwards...

94. Meg Mundy

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Meg Mundy was born on January 4, 1915 in London, England as Margaret Ane Mary Mundy. She was an actress, known for Fatal Attraction (1987), The Doctors (1963) and Ordinary People (1980). She was married to Konstantinos "Dino" Yannopoulos and Marc Daniels. She died on January 12, 2016 in the USA.

95. Lyn Murray

Composer | To Catch a Thief

Musical director for NBC Radio's "The Ford Theater" (1947-1948).

96. Dorothy Parker

Writer | A Star Is Born

Dorothy Rothschild was born on August 22, 1893 into a family of comfortable financial means. Raised by her father and Stepmother after her mother's death, she was given an excellent education for the times. Highly intelligent, she pursued a career after her formal education and proved herself to be...

98. Minerva Pious

Actress | The Edge of Night

Minerva Pious was born on March 5, 1903 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for The Edge of Night (1956), It's in the Bag! (1945) and The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948). She died on March 16, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.

99. Samson Raphaelson

Writer | Suspicion

Samson Raphaelson was born on March 30, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA as Sampson Miles Raphaelson. He was a writer, known for Suspicion (1941), That Lady in Ermine (1948) and In the Good Old Summertime (1949). He was married to Dorothy Deborah Wegman and Rayna DeCosta Simons. He died on July...

100. Anne Revere

Actress | National Velvet

Veteran character actress Anne Revere became another in the long line of talented artists whose careers would crash under the weight of the "Red Scare" hysteria that tore through Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Manhattan and a direct descendant of Revolutionary War figure Paul Revere, ...

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