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Actor | Casablanca
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...
Actor | Dirty Dancing
Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. ...
3. Ward Bond
Actor | The Quiet Man
Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...
Actress | With a Song in My Heart
Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she...
Actress | Paper Moon
Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) (later known as Paula Kahn) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university ...
Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies
Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous ...
Actor | Quo Vadis
Born Spangler Arlington Brugh, Robert Taylor began displaying a diversity of talents in his youth on the plains of Nebraska. At Beatrice High School, he was a standout track athlete, but also showed a talent for using his voice, winning several oratory awards. He was a musician and played the cello...
Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes
James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is ...
Actress | The Bad and the Beautiful
Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944) was ...
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10. Alan Hale
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Alan Hale decided on a film career after his attempt at becoming an opera singer didn't pan out. He quickly became much in demand as a supporting actor, starred in several films for Cecil B. DeMille and directed others for him. With the advent of sound Hale played leads in a few films, but soon ...
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11. Gregory Hines
Actor | History of the World: Part I
Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Oliver Hines. He was an actor, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Running Scared (1986) and Will & Grace (1998). He was married to Pamela Koslow and Patricia Panella. He died on August 9, 2003 in ...
Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...
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13. Herbert Wright
Producer | War of the Worlds
As a high school exchange student in Japan, Herbert Wright began a lifelong study of martial arts, and the art of filmmaking after meeting the legendary director, Akira Kurosawa. After graduation with honors from Yale, filmmaker Wright moved to Hollywood, pursuing a successful career in movies and ...
14. Immy Schell
Actress | Die Erbin
Immy Schell was born on February 11, 1935 in Vienna, Austria as Immaculata Schell. She was an actress, known for Die Erbin (1982), Mädchen in Uniform (1958) and Kassbach - Ein Portrait (1979). She was married to Walter Kohut. She died on August 14, 1992 in Vienna.
15. Joseph H. August
Cinematographer | Gunga Din
Renowned cinematographer Joseph August began his film career not as a cameraman but as a wrangler--he was born and raised in Colorado--at Inceville, the studio begun by pioneering producer/director Thomas H. Ince. He soon switched careers, becoming an assistant to cinematographer Ray C. Smallwood. ...
17. Ghislain Cloquet
Cinematographer | Tess
Ghislain Cloquet was born on April 18, 1924 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium as Ghislain Pierre Cloquet. He is known for his work on Tess (1979), Love and Death (1975) and Le Trou (1960). He was married to Sophie Becker. He died on November 2, 1981 in Montainville, Yvelines, France.
18. Teo Escamilla
Director | Tú solo
Teo Escamilla was born in 1940 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Teodoro Escamilla Serrano. He is known for his work on Tú solo (1984), Montoyas y Tarantos (1989) and El amor brujo (1986). He died on December 21, 1997 in Matanzas, Cuba.
19. Ben F. Reynolds
Cinematographer | Vengeance
"'A' Western Filmmakers: A Biographical Dictionary" by Henryk Hoffmann has an entry on Ben F. Reynolds.
Cinematographer | Insomnia
Had to leave "Jonny Vang" after one week of filming due to illness.
22. Jerry Fielding
Composer | The Wild Bunch
A three-time Oscar nominee, Jerry Fielding was among the boldest and most experimental of all Hollywood film composers. His music typically utilized advanced compositional procedures, producing dense, often richly dissonant orchestral textures, sometimes flavored with jazz. Fielding's film music ...
24. Aileene Aalbu
Actress | Young Man of Manhattan
Aileene Aalbu was born on February 5, 1909 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Evelyn Aileene Aalbu. She was an actress, known for Young Man of Manhattan (1930). She was married to Ernie Fliegel. She died on June 25, 1966 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
26. Bud Abbott Jr.
Actor | The Jack Benny Program
Bud Abbott Jr. was born on August 23, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as William Harry Abbott. He is known for his work on The Jack Benny Program (1950), Marilu (1994) and Biography (1987). He died on January 19, 1997 in Valencia, California, USA.
28. Robert Blanche
Actor | Men of Honor
The youngest of five children, Robert Clinton Blanche was born to Mary Edith Blanche (Heavner) and Richard Keith Blanche on March 30, 1962 in Pomona, California, but spent most of his life in Oregon. He joined SAG (Screen Actors Guild) in 1995 and served as Portland SAG Branch President for many ...
complications following lung transplant surgery