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1. Al Adamson

Director | Angels' Wild Women

Although it's very unlikely that his admittedly cheap-'n'-cheesy films will ever be acknowledged as true works of cinematic art, director/producer/screenwriter Al Adamson did nonetheless make a slew of entertainingly trashy low-budget exploitation features for the drive-in market throughout the ...

2. Aldo Sambrell

Actor | Per qualche dollaro in più

Prolific, versatile, and ubiquitous character actor Aldo Sambrell was featured in over 140 international motion pictures in a remarkably long, varied, and illustrious career that spanned four and a half decades. Swarthy and burly, usually sporting a thick mustache, and often projecting an air of ...

3. Anthony M. Lanza

Director | The Glory Stompers

Anthony M. Lanza was born in 1936 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He made his own 16mm movies as a kid and studied film at the University of Southern California. After graduating from USC, Anthony secured his first motion picture gig as both co-editor and co-producer of Timothy Carey's sublimely screwy ...

4. Arthur Marks

Producer | Perry Mason

Writer / director / producer Arthur Marks was born on August 2, 1927, in Los Angeles, CA. His grandparents acted in silent pictures and his father, Dave Marks, was an assistant director and production manager at MGM whose credits include The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Easter Parade (1948).

Arthur began...

5. Barrett Strong

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Soul music singer and songwriter Barrett Strong was born on February 5, 1941, in Westpoint, Mississippi. He moved to Detroit, Michigan. and was one of the first artists to sign with Berry Gordy's legendary Motown Records label in the early 1960s. In fact, his recording of "Money (That's What I Want...

6. Betty Wright

Soundtrack | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Soul and R&B singer Betty Wright was born December 21, 1953, in Miami, Florida. She started out as a member of her family's own gospel group The Echoes of Joy and began working as a backup vocalist for other singers at age thirteen. She recorded her 1968 debut album "My First Time Around" when she ...

7. Blues Magoos

Soundtrack | Bandstand

The Blues Magoos were a 1960s psychedelic garage-rock band from Bronx, New York. The quintet first got together as The Trenchcoats in 1964. The original members were: Emil "Peppy" Thielhelm (vocals/guitar), Ralph Scala (organ/vocals), Dennis LaPore (lead guitar), Ronnie Gilbert (bass), and John ...

8. Bob Kelljan

Director | Count Yorga, Vampire

Bob Kelljan was born as Robert Kelljchian on June 23, 1930, in Union City, NJ. He began his show-business career as an actor: He appeared in episodes of both The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Outer Limits (1963) but also pops up in small roles in the fun biker opus Hells Angels on Wheels (1967) and ...

9. Brownsville Station

Soundtrack | Rock 'n' Roll High School

Brownsville Station was a 1970s hard-rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The group first got together at a music store in January, 1969. The original band members were Cub Koda (guitar / vocals), Michael Lutz (guitar / vocals), T.J. Cronley (drums) and Tony Driggins (bass). The group was renowned ...

10. Carol Speed

Actress | Disco Godfather

Cute, bubbly and adorable actress Carol Speed achieved a considerable amount of cult cinema popularity with her often lively and delightful contributions to a handful of enjoyably down'n'dirty 1970s blaxploitation features.

She was born Carolyn Stewart on March 14, 1945, in Bakersfield, California. ...

11. China Lee

Actress | Medium Cool

Busty and lovely brunette stunner China Lee was born Margaret Lee on September 2, 1942, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her parents were Chinese immigrants who moved to America after getting married, and owned a laundry. The youngest of eight children, China has three brothers and four sisters. She ...

12. Christina Lindberg

Actress | Thriller - en grym film

Gorgeous and voluptuous brunette beauty Britt Christina Marinette Lindberg was born on December 6, 1950, in Gothenburg, Sweden, to a working-class family, with one sister and two brothers. She studied Latin at school and initially planned on being an archaeologist. Doing some modeling while still ...

13. Christopher Shea

Actor | Charlie Brown's All Stars!

Child actor Christopher Dylan Shea was born on February 5, 1958, in Los Angeles County, California. He was the older brother of fellow child actors Eric Shea and Stephen Shea. Christopher had a regular part as "Joey Starett" on the short-lived western TV series Shane (1966). He also made guest ...

14. Cub Koda

Soundtrack | The Wraith

Michael "Cub" Koda was born on October 1, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan. His father Max owned a small-town newspaper in Manchester, Michigan. He got his nickname Cub from the character of Cubby on the TV show The Mickey Mouse Club (1955). Koda was a drummer at age five and formed his first group, The ...

15. Curtis Harrington

Director | Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

Curtis Harrington was an excellent and shamefully underrated writer and director who specialized in marvelously offbeat and atmospheric low-budget independent horror pictures. Harrington was born on September 17, 1926, in Los Angeles and grew up in Beaumont, California. A hardcore film buff from a ...

16. Cynthia Myers

Actress | Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Gorgeous and voluptuous 5'3" brunette knockout Cynthia Jeanette Myers was born on September 12, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio. She was raised by her mother Mary, her grandparents and various aunts and uncles after her father was killed in a car accident when she was four years old. She had two siblings, ...

17. Danny Steinmann

Director | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Writer/director/producer Danny Steinmann was the son of noted East Coast art collector Herbert R. Steinmann. Danny made his debut as both writer and director with the funky hardcore porno picture High Rise (1973), on which he used the alias Danny Stone. Steinmann was a production associate on ...

18. Darwin Joston

Actor | Assault on Precinct 13

"Got a smoke?" Darwin Joston secured himself a permanent place in cult movie history with that particular laconically witty line as laid-back Death Row-bound convict Napoleon Wilson in John Carpenter's outstanding urban action thriller classic Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Wilson was undoubtedly ...

19. Dave Dudley

Soundtrack | Four Friends

Dave Dudley reigns supreme as the one and only king of trucker's country music. The tremendous success of his hit single "Six Days on the Road" in turn beget a whole new genre of country music. Other trucker's country songs Dave did are "Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun," "Trucker's Prayer," "Anything ...

20. David Myers

Cinematographer | THX 1138

Ace cinematographer David Myers was well regarded in the movie industry for his sterling contributions to various rock-'n-roll music documentaries he photographed throughout his 50-year career. Myers was born on May 8, 1914, in Auburn, New York. He was inspired to become a still photographer after ...

21. Denis Sanders

Director | A Time Out of War

Filmmaker Denis Sanders was born on January 21, 1929, in New York City. Denis studied film at the University of California. In 1954 he won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject for his masters' thesis student project A Time Out of War (1954). He and his brother Terry Sanders collaborated on the ...

22. Diane Webber

Actress | Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Buxom, gorgeous and curvaceous 5'2" brunette knockout Diane Webber was born Marguerite Diane Empey on July 29, 1932, in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of writer/producer Arthur Guy Empey and his wife Marguerite Andrus. Diane worked as a chorus girl and took formal ballet training. ...

23. Dick Randall

Producer | Mil gritos tiene la noche

Dick Randall was a jolly and colorful film producer who specialized in blithely trashy low-budget exploitation pictures. Randall was born as Irving Reuben on March 3, 1926, in the Catskill Mountains, New York. He started his show-business career as a writer: he penned gags for Milton Berle and ...

24. Dobie Gray

Soundtrack | Casino

Dobie Gray was born on July 26, 1940, to a family of sharecroppers in Simonton, Texas (some sources cite Brookshire, Texas, as Gray's place of birth, but he claimed on his official website that he hails from Simonton. Moreover, his birth name has been variously cited as either Lawrence Victor ...

25. Don Edmonds

Producer | Bare Knuckles

Don Edmonds was born on September 1, 1937, in Kansas City, MO. He came to Hollywood in the mid to late 1950s. He studied acting with noted acting coach Estelle Harmon and began performing in various California stage productions. His initial forays into television acting included such live TV shows ...

26. Don Schain

Producer | Frozen

Writer/director/producer Don Schain made his feature debut with the softcore outing The Love Object (1970). A former Manhattan movie theater manager, Schain and his partner Ralph T. Desiderio conceived the idea for the notoriously trashy "Ginger" exploitation picture trilogy in 1970. Schain wrote ...

27. Dorothy Moore

Soundtrack | Phenomenon

Soul and R&B singer Dorothy Moore was born on October 13, 1946, in Jackson, Mississippi. She's the daughter of JB and Mary Mance and was raised by her great-grandmother. Dorothy's mother discovered that she had a vibrato in her voice at age three. She began singing with her church choir at age five...

28. Edwige Fenech

Actress | Hostel: Part II

Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of "Miss Mannequin de la Cote d'Azur" at age 16 and even won a Miss ...

29. Elisa Bridges

Actress | Skippy

Tiny (5'0") but slim, sexy, and adorable brunette knockout Elisa Rebeca Bridges was born on May 24, 1973, in Miami, Florida, and raised in Houston, Texas. Her father worked as an architect for oil companies and her mother was a travel agent. She had an older brother and a younger sister. Elisa ...

30. Frank Henenlotter

Director | Bad Biology

Writer/director Frank Henenlotter was born August 29, 1950, in New York City. He gleefully "misspent" his youth watching a large array of blithely cheap'n'cheesy low-budget exploitation flicks in various seedy grindhouse theaters on Mahattan's 42nd St. He began making 8mm films as a teenager. His ...

31. Frankie Ford

Soundtrack | Stewardess School

New Orleans R&B singer Frankie Ford was born on August 4, 1939 in Gretna, Louisiana. He was the adopted son of Vincent and Anna Guzzo. He studied singing and dancing as a boy and made his stage debut at age five in 1945. He performed on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour in New York City in 1952 and won ...

32. Gary Usher

Soundtrack | Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Songwriter, producer, arranger and occasional singer Gary Lee Usher was a major figure in the California rock music scene of the 1960s. He was born on December 14, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. Gary grew up in New England; he attended Norcross grammar school and graduated from Westborough High ...

33. George Baker Selection

Soundtrack | Reservoir Dogs

The George Baker Selection was an eclectic Dutch pop-rock band that was fronted by the extremely talented and versatile singer, composer, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter George Baker. The band was first formed as Soul Invention in 1967. They changed their name to the George Baker ...

34. Greydon Clark

Director | Angels' Brigade

Greydon Clark was born on February 7, 1943, in Niles, Michigan. He attended Valparaiso University near Chicago and studied acting with coach John Morley. He supported himself as a door-to-door salesman prior to breaking into the movie business.

Clark began his cinematic career as an actor in several...

35. Harley Cokeliss

Assistant Director | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Writer/director/producer Harley Cokeliss was born Harley Louis Cokliss on February 11, 1945 in San Diego, California. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to England in 1966, studying at the London Film School, and started making TV documentaries in 1970, among them It's Fantastic! It's ...

36. Harry H. Novak

Producer | Moments of Love

Legendary exploitation cinema producer and distributor Harry H. Novak was born on January 12, 1928, in Chicago, IL. He got a job with RKO Pictures distributing movie posters and press books to theaters while still in his teens. Following a tour of duty in the Army during World War II, Novak went ...

37. Howard Avedis

Director | Scorchy

Howard holds his Master of Arts in Cinema from the University of Southern California. He was one of the top students in the cinema department, winning the coveted George Cukor Award. Howard is also a graduate of the London School of Film Technique and has a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English ...

38. Jack Arnold

Director | The Incredible Shrinking Man

Jack Arnold reigns supreme as one of the great directors of 1950s science-fiction features. His films are distinguished by moody black and white cinematography, solid acting, smart, thoughtful scripts, snappy pacing, a genuine heartfelt enthusiasm for the genre and plenty of eerie atmosphere.

Arnold...

39. Jillian Grace

Actress | Epic Movie

Lovely, sunny and slender blonde looker Jillian Grace Harper was born on December 20, 1985, in Arkansas and grew up in Washington, Missouri. Her mother Katharine Walter sent photos and a letter about Grace to legendary shock jock Howard Stern. Jillian subsequently made a guest appearance on Stern's...

40. Jim Greenspoon

Composer | Sins of the Midnight Sons

Keyboardist Jim Greenspoon was born on February 7, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. He began taking classical piano lessons at age seven. He attended both Beverly Hills High School and Hollywood Professional School. Greenspoon was a member of the early 1960s surf-rock band The New Dimensions. He ...

41. John Alderman

Actor | Cleopatra Jones

John Alderman was a talented, prolific, and ubiquitous actor in numerous low-budget exploitation features who appeared in everything from 1960s softcore items to 1970s drive-in fare to 1980s hardcore porn throughout the course of his long and diverse career.

Alderman was born on June 12, 1934, in ...

42. John Crawford

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters.

Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by...

43. John Hayes

Director | All the Lovin' Kinfolk

John Hayes was a writer, director, editor, producer and occasional actor who made a wide variety of offbeat and interesting low-budget independent pictures throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Born in New York, he began his film career making short movies in the 1950s--his 1958 short "The Kiss" was ...

44. Joseph Brenner

Producer | Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro

Joseph Brenner was one of the principal American distributors of horror features and exploitation pictures of both foreign and domestic origin from the 1950s up until the 1980s. The Brooklyn-born Brenner worked in a movie theater as an usher while growing up in New York City and became the ...

45. Joseph P. Mawra

Director | White Slaves of Chinatown

Joseph W. Mawra grew up in Queens , NY. From 1956-59 he attended Hofstra University, where he took courses in such subjects as English and creative writing. He got his start in show business as a freelance joke writer for talk show host Jack Paar. Mawra went on to edit advertising spots and ...

46. June Palmer

Actress | Otto und die nackte Welle

Actress and model June Palmer was born on August 1, 1940, in London, England. She started out in the adult entertainment industry working as a topless dancer at the Windmill Theatre in London. She began modeling while still in her late teens in 1959. With her sweetly comely face, long black hair ...

47. Ken Nordine

Soundtrack | Broken Noses

Legendary voice-over artist, narrator, and disc jockey Ken Nordine was born on April 13, 1920 in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of an architect. Nordine attended Lane Technical College Prep High School and the University of Chicago. Blessed with an exquisitely deep, rich, soothing, and resonant baritone ...

48. Kymberly Herrin

Actress | Ghostbusters

Gorgeous, busty and slender blonde looker Kymberly Ellen Herrin was born on October 2, 1957, in Santa Barbara County, California. She's of mixed French-Swedish-Filipino descent. Herrin graduated from Santa Barbara Senior High School in 1975. She was the Playmate of the Month in the March 1981 issue...

49. Laura Hippe

Actress | Logan's Run

Slim, lovely and appealing brunette actress Laura Lorene Hippe was born on September 22, 1950, in Oklahoma. She was especially charming and memorable as the sweet Jenny in the entertainingly trashy drive-in exploitation romp The Swinging Barmaids (1975). She had small parts in the mainstream studio...

50. Lee Frost

Director | Policewomen

Lee Frost rates highly as one of the best, most talented and versatile filmmakers in the annals of exploitation cinema. Frost was born on August 14, 1935, in Globe, Arizona. He grew up in Glendale, California, and Oahu, Hawaii. He eventually wound up in Hollywood, where he started his career making...


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