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1. André the Giant André the Giant Actor, The Princess Bride When Andre The Giant challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF World's Heavyweight Wrestling Championship of The World at WrestleMania III in 1987, he hadn't lost a single's match since 1971. His 3,000 plus winning streak was ended when Hogan picked up the 7 foot tall and 500 pound Giant and body slammed him for the pin...
2. Ann Carter Ann Carter Actress, The Curse of the Cat People
3. Zelda Rubinstein Zelda Rubinstein Actress, Poltergeist A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45, the feisty lady gave up the comfort of a stable paycheck and attempt an acting career...
4. Claude Akins Claude Akins Actor, Battle for the Planet of the Apes Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes in a career spanning over 40 years...
5. Marcheline Bertrand Marcheline Bertrand Actress, Lookin' to Get Out
6. Louis de Funès Louis de Funès Actor, The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born on July 31, 1914, in Courbevoie, France. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter. His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction. Young Louis de Funès was fond of drawing and piano playing...
7. Emmanuelle Riva Emmanuelle Riva Actress, Amour An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred [Alfredo] Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress since she was six...
8. Lilli Palmer Lilli Palmer Actress, The Boys from Brazil A charming, elegant, and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born as Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914, in Posen, Prussia. She was the daughter of Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish actress, and Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish surgeon...
9. Jack Paar Jack Paar Self, The Jack Paar Tonight Show Became host of the Tonight Show in 1957 and quickly view very popular with viewers. So popular, in fact, that the show was renamed "The Jack Paar Show" after only one year of hosting. Paar's trademark was his great ability to engage in conversation with guests that went above and beyond the generic "chat" that other hosts never rose above...
10. H.B. Haggerty H.B. Haggerty Actor, The Muppet Movie Fearsome looking, bald headed and usually mustachioed character actor, born Donald J. Stansauk on 2nd April 1925, in Los Angeles, California. However, after playing pro football with the Detroit Lions & Green Pay Packers, Stansauk became a professional wrestler and changed his name to H.B Haggerty (the H.B...
11. Charlie Callas Charlie Callas Actor, Switch Born Charles Callias in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1927, he served in the US Army in Germany during World War 2. Originally a drummer, he played with Tommy Dorsey, Claude Thornhill and Buddy Rich. He was always clowning around and would drive the band members crazy on the bus as they traveled. So much so...
12. Bill Kennedy Bill Kennedy Actor, Mr. Skeffington "...And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!" Remember that familiar voice on TV's Adventures of Superman? That belonged to Bill Kennedy. Kennedy's moneymaker was in his rich, resonant voice...
13. Richard X. Slattery Richard X. Slattery Actor, Mister Roberts
14. Charles Winninger Charles Winninger Actor, Nothing Sacred Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to join and tour with his parent's vaudeville family act which was called Winninger Family Concert Co...
15. Tige Andrews Tige Andrews Actor, Mod Squad
16. Walter Baldwin Walter Baldwin Actor, The Best Years of Our Lives
17. J.D. Salinger J.D. Salinger Writer, My Foolish Heart U.S. writer whose novel "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) won critical acclaim and devoted admirers, especially among the post-World War II generation of college students. His entire corpus of published works consists of that one novel and 13 short stories, all originally written in the period 1948-59...
18. Paul Valentine Paul Valentine Actor, Out of the Past
19. Bill Walker Bill Walker Actor, The Long, Hot Summer
20. Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Verdi Soundtrack, Django Unchained Giuseppe Verdi was born Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi on October 10, 1813, in Le Roncole di Busseto, Parma, Italy. His parents were landowners and innkeepers. Young Verdi received his first organ lessons at the age of 7. He studied composition privately with Ferdinando Provesi in Busseto. At age 20 he moved to Milan to continue his studies...
21. Arend Hauer Arend Hauer Actor, De duivelsgrot
22. David Buck David Buck Actor, The Lord of the Rings David Buck (17 October 1936 - 27 January 1989) was an English actor. He starred in many television productions from 1959 until 1989. One of his earlier roles was that of Horatio Hornblower in an episode entitled "Hornblower" (1963), in the Alcoa Premiere TV series. He played Winston Smith in Theatre 625: The World of George Orwell: 1984 (1965)...
23. Anne Blake Anne Blake Actress, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
24. Pete Seeger Pete Seeger Self, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader." During the 1930s he attended Harvard...
25. Bill Martin Bill Martin Writer, Harry and the Hendersons Bill Martin wrote and appeared in The Hoyt Axton Country Western Boogie Woogie Gospel Rock and Roll Show 1975. He wrote Harry and the Hendersons,1987 (screen credit William E. Martin) with writing partner Ezra D. Rappaport and director William Dear. The Bigfoot character was modeled after Bill Martin's expressive face...
26. Dick Wesson Dick Wesson Actor, The Invaders
27. Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson Soundtrack, Precious
28. Norman McLaren Norman McLaren Producer, Neighbours Norman McClaren is one of the most awarded filmmakers in the history of Canadian cinema, and a pioneer in both animation and filmmaking. Born in Scotland, he entered the Glasgow School of Fine Arts in 1932 to study set design. His early experiments in animation included actually scratching and painting the film stock itself...
29. John Updike John Updike Writer, The Witches of Eastwick John Updike is among the leading novelists of the late 20th century, having twice won the Pulitzer Prize. Updike graduated Harvard College in 1954 to the staff of the New Yorker, with whom he has worked ever since as a contributor and reviewer. Updike has published 15 novels and lives in Massachusetts
30. Betty Stockfeld Betty Stockfeld Actress, Slipper Episode
31. David McMahon David McMahon Actor, The Creature Walks Among Us
32. Mary O'Connor Mary O'Connor Self, The Girls Next Door
33. Betty Lou Keim Betty Lou Keim Actress, Some Came Running Betty Lou Keim was born, in 1938, in Malden, Massachusetts. She made her debut as Peggy Allison in the television series, My Son Jeep. She later appeared on The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse and The Alcoa Hour. Two movie roles followed in 1956, those being These Wilder Years and Teenage Rebel. Betty's best performance was in Some Came Running...
34. Fannie Ward Fannie Ward Actress, The Cheat Fannie Ward was a star of light comedies on Broadway and in vaudeville. Internationally famous, she was at the height of her career in the first decade of the 20th century. She debuted on Broadway at 19 in "Pippino" (1890). She went on to starring roles in "The Marriage of William Ashe", "Madam President" and "The Shop Girl"...
35. 'Little Pat' Bilon 'Little Pat' Bilon Miscellaneous Crew, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
36. Martin Grace Martin Grace Stunts, Raiders of the Lost Ark
37. Bharat Bhushan Bharat Bhushan Actor, Baiju Bawra
38. Frank Tidy Frank Tidy Cinematographer, Under Siege
39. Norman Willis Norman Willis Actor, Out West
40. Bob Carroll Jr. Bob Carroll Jr. Writer, I Love Lucy Bob Carroll Jr. was born August 12, 1918, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. At the age of three, Carroll and his family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. His interest in writing was sparked when as a teenager he entered a radio contest, submitting a script he had written while laid up in bed recovering from a hip ailment; his submission won first prize...
41. Lou Crosby Lou Crosby Actor, Days of Glory
42. Rikki Fulton Rikki Fulton Actor, Local Hero
43. Todd Lynn Todd Lynn Actor, My Wife and Kids
44. Robert Darnell Robert Darnell Actor, Christine
45. Robert Totten Robert Totten Director, Gunsmoke
46. Robert Christian Robert Christian Actor, All My Children
47. Loretta Agar Loretta Agar Actress, Citizen Kane
48. Gretchen Hartman Gretchen Hartman Actress, The Painted Madonna
49. Ed Morgan Ed Morgan Actor, Wag the Dog
50. Norman Z. McLeod Norman Z. McLeod Director, Horse Feathers Norman Z. McLeod was one of Hollywood's leading early comedy directors. Born in Grayling, Michigan, he came from a family that had no connections to show business (his father was a clergyman). He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the US Army in France during World War I...
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