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1. Brooke Smith

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Brooke Smith grew up in New York in the shadow of show business owing to the fact that she is the daughter of powerful publicist Lois Smith. After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, her "first big thing" was playing Catherine Martin, the abducted young girl in The Silence of the ...

2. David Chase

Producer | The Sopranos

Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, and raised in New Jersey, David Chase (born David DeCesare) dreamed of being a star--a star drummer in a rock band! He spent many years playing drums and bass trying to be part of a successful rock band in the 1960s East Coast music scene. He also loved movies, such as ...

3. Donna Loren

Actress | Batman

Born in Boston, Donna was a child performer: she won an amateur talent show, sang a jingle for Meadowgold Ice Cream, performed on radio shows, appeared as a guest on the The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) and recorded several singles all before she was 10 years old. In 1963, she was chosen, after a ...

4. Hal Ashby

Editor | In the Heat of the Night

Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household, in Ogden, Utah, to Eileen Ireta (Hetzler) and James Thomas Ashby, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of ...

5. Jan Smithers

Actress | WKRP in Cincinnati

One of four girls, Smithers was raised in the comfortable San Fernando Valley suburb of Woodland Hills just north of Los Angeles, CA. Her father was an attorney. While studying art at Taft High School, Smithers swerved her automobile to avoid hitting another driver and ran into a telephone pole. ...

6. Jerry Harvey

Writer | Amore, piombo e furore

Jerry Harvey was born in the late 1940s and came from Bakersfield, California where he and his two sisters were raised in a strict Catholic home by a father who worked as an attorney and judge and a mother who was a hospital administrator. Harvey describes his childhood as not only unhappy but as a...

7. Joel Silver

Producer | Hudson Hawk

As flamboyant as any character in his movies, Joel Silver can be credited along with Jerry Bruckheimer as practically reinventing the action film genre in the 1980s. Born in New Jersey, he attended the New York University Film School. After college, he worked at Lawrence Gordon Pictures, earning ...

8. Marilyn Jones

Actress | Magnum, P.I.

Being born the oldest of four kids to a surgeon father, Marilyn Jones was raised in the tiny Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. After graduating from high school in Michigan, Jones attended Miami University (Ohio) and eventually graduated from the University of Colorado with a humanities degree. ...

9. Midge Sanford

Producer | River's Edge

Midge Sanford began her professional career as a teacher. She entered show business as a film story analyst, eventually teaming up with Sarah Pillsbury in 1981 to form Sanford/Pillsbury Productions. She and her partner have overcome the usual obstacles in working in a male dominated field, ...

10. Sandra Oh

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ...

11. Sarah Pillsbury

Producer | River's Edge

Minnesotan Sarah Pillsbury attended Yale University and studied film and African history in the late 1960s. She once took a break from her studies to live in Africa to learn about it first thand. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s to continue her film studies at UCLA, work ...

12. Stephen J. Cannell

Writer | The Rockford Files

Stephen J. Cannell was raised in Pasadena, California. His father ran an interior design firm. From an early age, Stephen suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia, which made it nearly impossible from him to do well in school, he either flunked or was held back many times. Even though one of the courses ...

13. Vanessa Williams

Actress | Ugly Betty

Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...

14. Welker White

Actress | Goodfellas

Welker trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Additionally she holds a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Studies from CUNY, and an MFA in Theatre Directing from Brooklyn College. She made her stage debut in Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky alongside Cynthia Nixon, which was later filmed for PBS in ...


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