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1. A. Edward Sutherland

Director | Sky Devils

British-born A. Edward ("Eddie") Sutherland started in vaudeville and acted in films from 1914 at Keystone (he was one of the original Keystone Kops). He became a director in 1925, first with Paramount (1925-31), then at United Artists (1931-32), again with Paramount (1933, 1935-37), then Universal...

2. A.V. Bramble

Actor | The Laughing Cavalier

Albert Victor Bramble was born in Portsmouth, England, in 1880. He became a well-known classical stage performer, beginning in 1900. In addition, he appeared in quite a few films, first for the B&C Film Company in 1914, where he stayed until the late 1920s. He was also a producer and director, and ...

3. Aaron Sorkin

Writer | The West Wing

Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to ...

4. Achmed Abdullah

Writer | The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff (Achmed Abdullah) was the author of numerous adventure and mystery stories, usually set in strange and exotic locations.

His father, Grand Duke Nicholas Romanoff, was a cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his mother, Princess Nourmahal Durani, was the daughter ...

5. Adam Faith

Soundtrack | Good Morning, Vietnam

In an interview in "Disc" magazine published in June 1959, following the release of his third (and ultimately unsuccessful) single, Adam Faith declared that his ambition was to become an actor/director--not a singer. Nine years, 35 singles, 24 chart entries, 15 EPs and seven albums later he finally...

6. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

7. Adelaide Hall

Actress | The Thief of Bagdad

Adelaide Louise Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved across the East River to Harlem, and it was here, among the rich and fertile renaissance of black culture in the 1920s, that Adelaide nurtured her dreams of becoming a star. Her first stage role was in 1921 in the chorus line of ...

8. Adriana Deville

Actress | Big Toy Orgy

A beautiful Italian-American woman, New York-born Adriana Deville established her popularity in erotic entertainment quite well. With deliciously well-rounded physical features, this lovely lady--who could be described as being a exhibitionist doppelganger of actress Jennifer Esposito--got her ...

9. Adrianna Nicole

Actress | Rough Sex 3: Adrianna's Dangerous Mind

Extremely buxom and curvy blonde bombshell Adrianna Nicole was born Adrianna Suplick on March 25, 1981, in San Francisco, California, one of three daughters. Her first job was as a babysitter at a gym, and she later worked in a retail store prior to becoming involved in the adult entertainment ...

10. Aileen Pringle

Actress | The Wilderness Woman

Aileen Pringle's favorite film was a mid-1920s silent based on a book by Elinor Glyn: Three Weeks (1924), sort of a "Lady Chatterly's Lover". She recalled in a 1980 telephone conversation: "The film was in good taste; some people thought the book was trashy". Anita Loos wrote in "A Girl Like I", the...

11. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Actress | Jodhaa Akbar

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a...

12. Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace

Actress | Anuvahood

Some people only know Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace in the context of Big Brother (2000) and her achievements since then. However, her real-life story surpasses any reality-show plot line.

Aisleyne was born into a crazy North London punk household, where Boy George was a regular visitor. Hospitalized ...

13. Ajuma Nasenyana

Actress | Oh-Bama

Ajuma Nadenyana is a runway, print and television commercial fashion model. She has appeared on the cover or been featured in many international fashion magazines including "Elle", "Dazed and Confused", "Gala" and "W", among others. She has been in campaigns for Target, Vivienne Westwood, Marc ...

14. 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 ...

15. Al Christie

Producer | Mrs. Plum's Pudding

Al Christie began his career in 1909 with the Nestor Company. In 1912 he was put in charge of production for a series of westerns. By 1916 he had set up his own production company that produced comedy two-reelers and occasionally a full-length feature. He was the brother of producer/director ...

16. Al Dubin

Music Department | Dames

Prolific Academy Award-winning songwriter Al Dubin ("Lullaby of Broadway" [1935]) came to the US in 1893 and was educated at the Perkiomen Seminary in Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of several New York music publishing companies. He enlisted in the US Army in World War I and served in the 77th ...

17. Al Hodge

Actor | Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Hodge starred on radio as "The Green Hornet" in the 1940s. In the 1950s he was popular to TV fans as Captain Video. By the time of his death however, he had become an alcoholic and was living on $63 a week social security checks. He died alone and forgotten.

18. Al Lichtman

Producer | The Young Lions

Al Lichtman was at one time a burlesque house usher and, in 1912, a field manager for Famous Players. In the early 1920s he owned and operated his own distribution company. He served as an executive at such studios as Famous Players, MGM, United Artists and 20th Century-Fox and was a major figure ...

19. Al Parker

Director | Strange Places... Strange Things!

Gay porn star Al Parker was born Drew Okum in Natick, Massachusetts. When he was a teenager his loaned him their brand-new Mustang to attend Woodstock, which they thought was a classical music festival. While at Woodstock, Drew had several homosexual experiences, the most notable in the back of a ...

20. Al Schmid

Self | Playing by Ear

Al Schmid was born in Burholme, Pennsylvania. He was working for a steel company in Philadelphia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and he enlisted in the Marine Corps two days later. After training at the Corps' Parris Island (SC) and New River (NC) training facilities, he ...

21. Alain Robbe-Grillet

Writer | Un bruit qui rend fou

Born in Brest, France, in 1922, Alain Robbe-Grillet initially studied mathematics and biology. He graduated from the Paris-based Institut National Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomy) in 1945 and embarked on a career of scientific research in the tropics and in France. Then at age 30 he ...

22. Alan Birkinshaw

Director | Killer's Moon

Alan Birkinshaw started his working career as a Jackaroo in Australia. Soon afterwords he became a horse breaker and then a rodeo rider. He returned to the UK and on his 20th birthday joined Lew Grade's ATV as a television cameraman working on mainstream dramas and light entertainment shows. After ...

23. Alan Crosland

Director | Shadows of the Sea

Director Alan Crosland was birn in New York City on August 10, 1894, into an upper-middle class family, which soon moved to East Orange, NJ, where Alan was reared. His family's finances allowed for him to spend part of his elementary education in England, where he acquired a curious Anglo-American ...

24. Alan Dale

Actor | Don't Knock the Rock

The man many consider to have possessed the greatest voice ever in popular music, Alan Dale had a career that spanned three decades and 16 record labels. At age 17 he was a big-band vocalist, first with Carmen Cavallaro, then George Paxton. In 1948 he achieved stardom via CBS' musical quiz show ...

25. Alan J. Levi

Director | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Alan J. Levi began his filmmaking career at age 15 when he produced and directed a half-hour 16mm black-and-white comedy entitled "Keep Your Spirits High" while a sophomore in high school. Finding no one who would hire this aspiring director, he organized his own ...

26. Alan Le May

Writer | The Searchers

Alan Le May was a novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter, although today he may be best remembered for his novels which served as the basis for two classic westerns, The Searchers (1956) and The Unforgiven (1960). He started his career as a journalist before becoming a full-time author (he ...

27. Albert Anastasia

Self | Biography

Albert Anastasia was born February 26, 1903, in Calabria, Italy, famous for its hams and the 'ndrangheta, which was every bit as vicious as the Sicilian Mafia. He was brought to America as a child along with his eight brothers. When he was starting in organized crime, he helped Salvatore Lucania, ...

28. Albert Glasser

Composer | Attack of the Puppet People

One of the most prolific B-movie composers, Albert Glasser started off as a copyist in the music department at Warner Brothers in the late 1930s, learning the art of film scoring from scratch while working under such big guns as Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. He graduated to orchestrating...

29. Albert Pyun

Director | Cyborg

Albert Pyun is an award-winning American filmmaker best known for his contributions to the science-fiction and action genres. He is credited with pioneering the cyborg sub-genre and is considered to be a maverick and renegade in independent genre cinema. With over 50 titles to his name, he has ...

30. Albert Salmi

Actor | The Brothers Karamazov

Albert Salmi was born on March 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to Finnish parents. After serving in the Army during WWII, he used the GI Bill to study at the Dramatic Workshop of the American Theater Wing and the prestigious Actors Studio. He became a stage actor, very soon landing on Broadway, ...

31. Alberto Cavalcanti

Director | O Canto do Mar

Born in Brazil in 1897, Alberto Cavalcanti began his film career in France in 1920, working as writer, art director and director. He directed the avant-garde documentary Rien que les heures (1926) ("Nothing but Time"), a portrait of the lives of Parisian workers in a single day. He moved to England...

32. 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 ...

33. Aleksandr Khanzhonkov

Producer | Oborona Sevastopolya

Aleksandr Khanzhonkov was the world's first maker of a cartoon film, the first maker of a full-time feature film in Russia and the founder of the first Russian film studio.

He was born Aleksandr Alekseevich Khanzhonkov on August 8, 1877, in the village of Khanzhonkovo, Donetsk province, Russian ...

34. Alex Sgambati

Actress | Nashville

Though a New Yorker by birth, Alex Sgambati was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she began her acting career in theatre at the age of seven. Her big break came in the fall of 2011 when Craig Ferguson picked her out of the audience at a taping of his show to be a recurring personality on The...

35. Alex Wagner

Self | Now with Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner is the host of MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner (2011) (weekdays at noon ET). She had been an MSNBC analyst and a frequent MSNBC guest since 2010. She was also a reporter with Huffington Post, where she covered innovation in the American economy, investigating the intersection of business, ...

36. Alexa Rae

Actress | Lex the Impaler 2

Tall (5'8"), busty and gorgeous blonde bombshell Alexa Rae was born Mary Sharpton on December 10, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was an avid horse rider for 14 years while growing up, and even participated in national competitions. Alexa also did some work as a face model early in her career ...

37. Alexandra Choi

Actress | Criminal Minds

Alexandra Choi grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She attended St. John's University, studying Journalism-Broadcasting and Announcing. She wanted to become a news anchor, pursuing her ambition to be on television. She made her film debut in Rush Hour 3 (2007) and has since appeared in several feature ...

38. Alexandra Masterson

Actress | Full Moon in Blue Water

Alexandra Masterson was born in Houston, Texas. She moved with her parents to New York City in the mid-'60s, where she attended the Nightingale-Bamford School. During her high school years her parents had a show on Broadway, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" which her father, Peter Masterson, ...

39. Alfonso Arau

Actor | ¡Three Amigos!

Alfonso Arau has had a long and fruitful career both in front of and behind the camera and is one of the most prominent filmmakers of the Latino community in Hollywood. He was a drama disciple of Seki Sano--a Japanese teacher, classmate of Lee Strasberg with Konstantin Stanislavski in Russia--and ...

40. Alfred J. Goulding

Director | Dick Barton: Special Agent

Australian-born Alf Goulding was a former vaudevillian who became a director specializing in comedy shorts. He directed Harold Lloyd comedies for Hal Roach, and in the early 1920s joined Mack Sennett, then turned out two-reelers at RKO and Columbia, sometimes featuring Edgar Kennedy. In England ...

41. Ali Moore

Actress | If My Mother... Only Knew

Ali Moore entered the adult-film business in 1984, and her petite, schoolgirl looks soon had her specializing in roles as very young girls experiencing their sexual awakening--not far from the truth, as it turned out she had presented phony identification and was in fact only 17 when she first ...

42. Alia Janine

Actress | Mama's Cock Greedy

Alia Janine was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but lives between Los Angeles and New York City. For 10 years Alia was an adult entertainment performer; from feature dancer to adult model and actress, Alia did it all. During her time in the adult industry, Alia also dabbled in the ...

43. Alice B. Russell

Actress | Easy Street

Alice B. Russell is better known as Oscar Micheaux's wife, but she played important parts in almost all of her husband's films. Alice usually played the sympathetic mother figure, a mature role model, a guardian angel to young naive ladies, etc. She was a wonderful emotional actress, never ...

44. Alice Joyce

Actress | The Third Degree

Having worked as a telephone operator at age 13 and a fashion model afterwards, Alice Joyce joined the Kalem film company at 20, making her debut in The Deacon's Daughter (1910), and achieved popularity as a charming, proper leading lady in many shorts. After Vitagraph bought out Kalem, Joyce began ...

45. Alice Kelley

Actress | Against All Flags

By age 12 Alice Kelley was already being noted in magazine photos as a striking beauty. She was a titled beauty queen, being named "Miss Junior Miss 1948". As a model and actress she used the name "Alice Ann Kelley" and was featured on numerous magazine covers. At 21 she married Ken Norris, then a ...

46. Alicia Machado

Actress | El Pantera

Venezuelan-born Alicia Machado is the daughter of a Cuban father and Spanish mother who immigrated to Venezuela during the middle of the 1900s. Her father, a relative of former Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado, fled Cuba and found refuge in Venezuela after the fall of the Machado regime. Alicia began...

47. Aliza Gur

Actress | From Russia with Love

Aliza Gur was born Aliza Gross in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1944. She was Miss Israel of 1960 in the Miss Universe pageant, placing in the top 15. Her parents had fled Germany during the rise to power of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and they eventually settled in Israel, where she and her brother were born.

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48. Allen Ginsberg

Writer | Howl

Louis Ginsberg, the moderate Jewish Socialist and his wife Naomi, who was a radical Communist and irrepressible nudist are the parents of Irwin Allen Ginsberg, the poet and man of many other things eg. actor. Poems he written eg. Howl, Six gallery, Sunflower Sutra ... His themes: drugs, against ...

49. Allen Holubar

Director | Man-Woman-Marriage

Born in San Francisco's Castro District, Allen Holubar was the first of five children of Constantin Josef Holubar and Margaret Allen C. Holubar, who immigrated from Bohemia in 1875 and married Margaret, a Scots woman, in San Francisco (Allen was born at 44 Caselli Ave. in a house that still stands)...

50. Alyssa Milano

Actress | Commando

Alyssa Milano comes from an Italian-American family; her mother Lin Milano is a fashion designer and father Thomas Milano is a film music editor. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. One day her babysitter, who was an aspiring ...


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