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Actress | To Have and Have Not
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...
Writer | Smultronstället
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...
3. Jane Russell
Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in ...
Actor | The Tall T
Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, ...
heart and lung ailments
Actor | Anatomy of a Murder
James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...
cardiac arrest and pulmonary embolism following respiratory problems
6. Roger Moore
Actor | Moonraker
Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.
Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...
Actor | Dog Day Afternoon
WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most ...
Actor | Ed Wood
Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also...
Actor | Adventures of Don Juan
Robert Douglas' real last name was Finlayson - a Scots name - and perhaps it was that side of him that meant to do what he wanted to do. The males of the family had followed the military for several generations - his father and grandfather were commanders of the West Sussex regiment - but he ...
10. Eric Ambler
Writer | A Night to Remember
Eric Ambler was born on June 28, 1909 in London, England as Eric Clifford Ambler. He was a writer and producer, known for A Night to Remember (1958), The Purple Plain (1954) and The Cruel Sea (1953). He was married to Joan Harrison and Louise Smith Crombie. He died on October 22, 1998 in London.
Cinematographer | Lucky Devils
During the 1920s he worked at Triangle, Universal and Warner Brothers. He joined Fox from 1929-30, then spent most of the decade leading up to World War II in England, with Gaumont-British. Between 1940-50 he was under contract to Universal, where he worked on several entries of the Sherlock Holmes...
14. Fred Zinnemann
Director | A Man for All Seasons
Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...
15. Anne-Marie Blanc
Actress | Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman
Anne-Marie Blanc was born on September 2, 1919 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for The Manns - Novel of a Century (2001), Der Gefangene der Botschaft (1964) and Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe (1940). She was married to Heinrich Fueter. She died on February 5, 2009 in ...
16. Otakar Brousek
Actor | Dny zrady
Otakar Brousek was born on September 28, 1924 in Krhanice, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Days of Betrayal (1973), Alexander Dumas starsi (1970) and Ordinace v ruzové zahrade (2005). He was married to Luka Rubanicova. He died on March 14, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Actress | Soap
Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. After her parents divorced, she was raised by her mother, Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond, and her maternal grandmother, both of Irish Catholic descent. She attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and ...
18. Carl Mahakian
Editorial_department | The Manchurian Candidate
Carl Mahakian was born on March 7, 1926 in San Francisco, California, USA as Carl Karnig Mahakian. He is known for his work on The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Miami Vice (1984) and Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). He was married to Patricia Kathleen Wall. He died on March 9, 2015 in Palm Desert, ...
19. Paul Landres
Director | Navy Bound
Entered the film business in 1931 as an assistant to editor Philip Cahn at Universal Pictures.
complications from cancer
20. Chuck Jones
Actor | Gremlins
Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...
congestive heart failure
21. Bud Yorkin
Producer | Blade Runner 2049
Bud Yorkin was born on February 22, 1926 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA as Alan David Yorkin. He was a producer and director, known for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Blade Runner (1982) and An Evening with Fred Astaire (1958). He was married to Cynthia Sikes and Peg Yorkin. He died on August 18, 2015...
22. Stanley Cortez
Cinematographer | The Night of the Hunter
Stanley Cortez was born Samuel Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants. His famous actor brother, born Jacob Krantz, changed his name to Ricardo Cortez in order to acquire a more suitably romantic Hollywood image. Stanley ...
23. Freddie Francis
Cinematographer | The Straight Story
During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...
complications from a stroke
Cinematographer | Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Ellsworth Fredericks was born on June 2, 1904 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Sayonara (1957) and Seven Days in May (1964). He died on August 16, 1993 in San Marcos, California, USA.
25. Joseph LaShelle
Cinematographer | Laura
Trained as an electrical engineer, Joseph LaShelle entered the film industry as a lab assistant with Paramount in 1920 in order to finance entry to Stanford University. Having worked his way up to superintendent of the Paramount printing room after three years, he decided to stay on. By 1925, he ...
26. Pierre Lhomme
Cinematographer | Cyrano de Bergerac
Pierre Lhomme was born on April 5, 1930 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is known for his work on Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Camille Claudel (1988) and Deadly Circuit (1983). He died on July 4, 2019 in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
Cinematographer | Frantic
Witold Sobocinski is a Polish cinematographer, academic teacher as well as former jazz musician.
As a cinematographer he is best known for The Promised Land (1975) and Frantic (1988).
Sobocinski cooperated with several notable directors, including Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Roman Polanski.
28. Stanley Black
Soundtrack | Kill Your Darlings
Stanley Black was one of Britain's most famous bandleaders and he composed the music for over 200 films. His albums of film themes sold in huge quantities in the UK, America, the Far East and New Zealand. His large concert orchestra also produced albums of symphonic suites of the works of Irving ...
31. André Previn
Music_department | My Fair Lady
German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor André George Previn (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin, in Berlin) was for eight decades a hugely influential and prolific figure in jazz, as well as classical and film music. Being Jewish, Previn's family was forced to leave Hitler's Germany in ...
33. Éric Rohmer
Director | Le genou de Claire
Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, ...
34. Arthur Miller
Writer | The Crucible
Arthur Asher Miller was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City, one of three children born to Augusta (nee Barnett) and Isidore Miller. His family was of Austrian Jewish descent. His father manufactured women's coats, but his business was devastated by the Depression, seeding his son's ...
cancer, pneumonia, and a heart condition