Academy Award-winning people

by tmproofreader | created - 03 Apr 2018 | updated - 08 May 2018 | Public

People who won Academy Awards in front of and behind the camera.

1. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

He won 22 Academy Awards for Flowers and Trees, Three Little Pigs, The Tortoise and the Hare, Three Orphan Kittens, The Country Cousin, The Old Mill, Ferdinand the Bull, The Ugly Duckling, Lend a Paw, Der Fuehrer's Face, Seal Island, In Beaver Valley, Nature's Half Acre, Water Birds, The Living Desert, The Alaskan Eskimo, Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom, Bear Country, The Vanishing Prairie, Men Against the Arctic, Grand Canyon, and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.

2. Lewis Milestone

Director | All Quiet on the Western Front

Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for Two Arabian Knights and All Quiet on the Western Front.

3. Frank Borzage

Director | No Greater Glory

Frank Borzage was born on April 23, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was an actor and director, known for No Greater Glory (1934), 7th Heaven (1927) and Bad Girl (1931). He was married to Juanita Scott, Edna Skelton and Rena Rogers. He died on June 19, 1962 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for 7th Heaven and Bad Girl.

4. Emil Jannings

Actor | The Last Command

His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Passion (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The Last ...

He won an Academy Award for The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh.

5. Janet Gaynor

Actress | A Star Is Born

Janet Gaynor was born Laura Gainor on October 6, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school. She got a job at a shoe ...

She won an Academy Award for 7th Heaven, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, and Street Angel.

6. Benjamin Glazer

Writer | 7th Heaven

Attended University of Pennsylvania Law School; admitted to Bar in 1906 in Philadelphia.

He won an Academy Award for 7th Heaven.

7. Charles Rosher

Cinematographer | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Among the foremost technical innovators in his field, a charter member of the American Society of Cinematographers, English-born Charles Rosher had initially aimed for a diplomatic career. Fortunately, he chose a different career option and attended lessons in photography at the London Polytechnic ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans and The Yearling.

8. Karl Struss

Cinematographer | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Oscar-winning cinematographer Karl Struss was born on November 30, 1886, in New York City. He became a professional photographer after studying photography with Clarence H. White and became part of the group associated with the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His photographs, which he ...

He won an Academy Award for Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

9. William Cameron Menzies

Production_designer | Gone with the Wind

William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as...

He won an Academy Award for The Dove and Tempest.

10. Roy Pomeroy

Director | Inside the Lines

One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)

He won an Academy Award for Wings.

11. Frank Lloyd

Director | Mutiny on the Bounty

Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for The Divine Lady and Cavalcade.

12. Warner Baxter

Actor | Penthouse

Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following ...

He won an Academy Award for In Old Arizona.

13. Mary Pickford

Actress | Coquette

Mary Pickford was born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Elsie Charlotte (Hennessy) and John Charles Smith. She was of English and Irish descent. Pickford began in the theater at age seven. Then known as "Baby Gladys Smith", she toured with her family in a number of theater ...

She won an Academy Award for Coquette.

14. Hanns Kräly

Writer | The Patriot

Hanns Kräly was born on January 16, 1884 in Hamburg, Germany. He was a writer and actor, known for The Patriot (1928), One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) and The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929). He died on November 11, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

He won an Academy Award for The Patriot.

15. Clyde De Vinna

Cinematographer | White Shadows in the South Seas

Educated at the University of Arkansas, Clyde De Vinna entered the film business almost at its beginnings, and became a cinematographer in 1915. He was behind the camera on dozens of films for many different studios, but did much work for independent producer Thomas H. Ince and MGM. De Vinna didn't...

He won an Academy Award for White Shadows in the South Seas.

16. Cedric Gibbons

Art_director | An American in Paris

After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...

He won 11 Academy Awards for The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Merry Widow, Pride and Prejudice, Blossoms in the Dust, Gaslight, The Yearling, Little Women, An American in Paris, The Bad and the Beautiful, Julius Caesar, and Somebody Up There Likes Me.

17. George Arliss

Actor | Disraeli

One of the oldest actors on the screen in the 1920s and 1930s, George Arliss starred on the London stage from an early age. He came to the United States and starred in several films, but it was his role as British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929) that brought him his greatest ...

He won an Academy Award for Disraeli.

18. Norma Shearer

Actress | The Divorcee

She won a beauty contest at age fourteen. In 1920 her mother, Edith Shearer, took Norma and her sister Athole Shearer (Mrs. Howard Hawks) to New York. Ziegfeld rejected her for his "Follies," but she got work as an extra in several movies. She spent much money on eye doctor's services trying to ...

She won an Academy Award for The Divorcee.

19. Frances Marion

Writer | The Big House

The most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century, and one of the most respected scripters of any gender, Frances Marion was born in San Francisco. She modeled and acted and had some success as a commercial artist. She entered into journalism and served in Europe as a combat correspondent ...

She won an Academy Award for The Big House.

20. Joseph T. Rucker

Cinematographer | With Byrd at the South Pole

Joseph T. Rucker was, for the better part of his forty year career, a newsreel cameraman for Paramount News. He is remembered for filming the 1915 opening of the Panama Canal, the aftermath of the 1923 Tokyo earthquake, the 1927 civil war in China and Richard E. Byrd Jr.'s 1928 and 1930 expeditions...

He won an Academy Award for With Byrd at the South Pole.

He won an Academy Award for With Byrd at the South Pole.

22. Herman Rosse

Art_director | King of Jazz

Rosse studied architecture and design at the Royal College of Art, London. He later graduated with a BA from Stanford University. Moved to California with his wife, the landscape architect Sophia Helena Luyt, to work on decoration designs for the Netherlands pavilion at the Panama-Pacific Expo in ...

He won an Academy Award for King of Jazz.

23. Douglas Shearer

Sound_department | The Wizard of Oz

Douglas Shearer came to MGM to visit his sister, Norma Shearer, and was hired as an assistant in the camera department. When MGM decided to make sound pictures, Douglas was appointed head of the sound department. In 1928, Douglas took the silent 'White Shadows in the South Seas' to a New Jersey ...

He won 7 Academy Awards for The Big House, Naughty Marietta, San Francisco, Strike Up the Band, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, Green Dolphin Street, and The Great Caruso.

24. Norman Taurog

Director | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A successful child actor (on stage from 1907) and rather less successful romantic lead, baby-faced Norman Taurog found being behind the camera a more rewarding experience. Before becoming a director, he paid his dues as a prop man and editor. By 1919, he was put in charge of two-reel comedies, ...

He won an Academy Award for Skippy.

25. Lionel Barrymore

Actor | Key Largo

Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...

He won an Academy Award for A Free Soul.

26. Marie Dressler

Actress | Min and Bill

Once you saw her, you would not forget her. Despite her age and weight, she became one of the top box office draws of the sound era. She was 14 when she joined a theater group and she went on to work on stage and in light opera. By 1892, she was on Broadway and she later became a star comedienne on...

She won an Academy Award for Min and Bill.

27. Howard Estabrook

Writer | Cimarron

Detroit-born Howard Estabrook entered show business as a stage actor in New York in 1904. He appeared in several films starting in 1914 and even directed a few in 1917. He left films for a career in the business world, but returned in 1921 in executive positions with various studios, then began ...

He won an Academy Award for Cimarron.

28. Floyd Crosby

Cinematographer | High Noon

Floyd Delafield Crosby was born in 1899 to Fredrick Van Schoonhoven Crosby (1860-1920) and Julia Floyd Delafield (1874-1952). Floyd had one sibling, Katherine Van Rensselaer (Gregory). Floyd married Aliph Van Cortland Whitehead in 1940 and they had two children, Floyd Delafield Crosby (Ethan) in ...

He won an Academy Award for Tabu: A Story of the South Seas.

29. Max Rée

Costume_designer | Cimarron

Danish-born art director and costume designer. Initially a law and philosophy graduate, Ree studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Copenhagen. He then worked as a stage designer for Max Reinhardt in Berlin during the early 1920's. Moving to the United States in 1925, Ree had a brief stint ...

He won an Academy Award for Cimarron.

30. Wallace Beery

Actor | Dinner at Eight

In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on ...

He won an Academy Award for The Champ.

31. Fredric March

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of ...

He won an Academy Award for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

32. Helen Hayes

Actress | Airport

Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown,...

She won an Academy Award for The Sin of Madelon Claudet and Airport.

33. Edwin J. Burke

Script_department | Bad Girl

Edwin J. Burke, one of first New York playwrights to move to Hollywood after advent of "talkies", was born on 30 August, 1889, at Albany, New York. In 1910, after attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, he began his acting career playing lead roles for a local ...

He won an Academy Award for Bad Girl.

34. Hal Roach

Director | One Million B.C.

Hal Roach was born in 1892 in Elmira, New York. After working as a mule skinner, wrangler and gold prospector, among other things, he wound up in Hollywood and began picking up jobs as an extra in comedies, where he met comedian Harold Lloyd in 1913 in San Diego. By all accounts, including his own,...

He won 2 Academy Awards for The Music Box and Bored of Education.

35. Mack Sennett

Producer | The Good-Bye Kiss

Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...

He won an Academy Award for Wrestling Swordfish.

36. Lee Garmes

Cinematographer | Shanghai Express

One of the most innovative of pioneer cameramen, Lee Garmes started his career on the East Coast with the New York Motion Picture Company, but was soon persuaded by the director Thomas H. Ince to join him in Hollywood. Garmes quickly climbed his way up the ladder, from painter's assistant to prop ...

He won an Academy Award for Shanghai Express.

He won an Academy Award for Transatlantic.

38. Charles Laughton

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent, respectively. He was educated at Stonyhurst (a highly esteemed Jesuit college in England) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). ...

He won an Academy Award for The Private Life of Henry VIII.

39. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

She won 4 Academy Awards for Morning Glory, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond.

40. Victor Heerman

Writer | Little Women

Victor Heerman was one of four brothers. His mother was a theatrical costumer. His father abandoned the family, and his mother moved the family to New York from London around the turn of the century to take a job as David Belasco's head costumer. Heerman moved to Los Angeles in 1911 to get into the...

He won an Academy Award for Little Women.

41. Sarah Y. Mason

Writer | Little Women

The very first continuity girl. She suggested the position to Allan Dwan, who accepted the idea for his film Arizona (1918).

She won an Academy Award for Little Women.

42. Lou Brock

Producer | Flying Down to Rio

Daughter: Constance (with Helen Starr)

He won an Academy Award for So This Is Harris.

43. Joe Rock

Producer | Krakatoa

Joe Rock was born on December 25, 1893 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and actor, known for Krakatoa (1933), The Whirlwind (1922) and Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925). He was married to Louise Granville. He died on December 5, 1984 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

He won an Academy Award for Krakatoa.

44. Charles Lang

Cinematographer | Sabrina

One of the outstanding cinematographers of Hollywood's Golden Age, Lang spent most of his career at Paramount (1929-1952), where he contributed to the studio's well-earned reputation for visual style. Lang was educated at Lincoln High School in L.A., then proceeded to the University of Southern ...

He won an Academy Award for A Farewell to Arms.

45. William S. Darling

Art_director | Anna and the King of Siam

Hungarian-born Wilmos Bela Sandorhaji arrived in the U.S. in 1910, with qualifications from the Royal Academy of Art in Budapest and the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris. He enjoyed his first success as a portrait painter in New York, prior to the outbreak of World War I. By the time he relocated to ...

He won 3 Academy Awards for Cavalcade, The Song of Bernadette, and Anna and the King of Siam.

He won an Academy Award for A Farewell to Arms.

47. Frank Capra

Director | It's a Wonderful Life

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you ...

He won 3 Academy Awards for It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and You Can't Take It with You.

48. Clark Gable

Actor | It Happened One Night

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...

He won an Academy Award for It Happened One Night.

49. Claudette Colbert

Actress | It Happened One Night

One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Emilie Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Saint Mandé, France where her father owned a bakery at 57, rue de la République (now Avenue Général de Gaulle). The family moved to the United States when she was three. As Claudette ...

She won an Academy Award for It Happened One Night.

50. Robert Riskin

Writer | It Happened One Night

Robert Riskin was born on March 30, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA as Reuben Robert Riskin. He was a writer and producer, known for It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and You Can't Take It with You (1938). He was married to Fay Wray. He died on September 20, 1955 in ...

He won an Academy Award for It Happened One Night.

51. Kenneth Macgowan

Producer | Little Women

Kenneth Macgowan was a theatrical producer who headed the Provincetown Playhouse in the 1920s with Eugene O'Neill, his close friend and Robert Edmond Jones. He produced plays on Broadway, giving Katherine Hepburn her first role. He moved out to Hollywood in the early 1930s, working for RKO, ...

He won an Academy Award for La Cucaracha.

He won an Academy Award for City of Wax.

He won an Academy Award for City of Wax.

54. Victor Milner

Cinematographer | Reap the Wild Wind

Pioneering cinematographer Victor Milner acquired his fascination with the celluloid media during the days of the nickelodeon. After working as a lab assistant for a film equipment manufacturer, he joined Pathe Weekly News in the capacity of projectionist and newsreel cameraman. Among other events,...

He won an Academy Award for Cleopatra.

55. Conrad A. Nervig

Editor | King Solomon's Mines

Conrad Nervig had the distinction of being the first-ever recipient of an Academy Award for best editing. This was for Eskimo (1933), a drama shot in semi-documentary style by outdoor and action specialist W.S. Van Dyke in the northernmost inhabited settlement in Alaska. The entire dialogue was in ...

He won an Academy Award for Eskimo.

56. Con Conrad

Soundtrack | The Gay Divorcee

Academy Award-winning songwriter ("The Continental", 1934), composer, pianist and publisher, educated at military academy, then a pianist in film theatres, and later a vaudeville entertainer in the USA and Europe. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Moonlight", "Mercenary Mary", "Kitty's Kisses...

He won an Academy Award for The Gay Divorcee.

57. Herb Magidson

Soundtrack | The Gay Divorcee

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980.

He won an Academy Award for The Gay Divorcee.

58. Fredric Hope

Art_department | The Merry Widow

Art director, at MGM from 1926 until his untimely death in 1937.

He won an Academy Award for The Merry Widow.

59. John P. Livadary

Sound_department | Pal Joey

Earned his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, in 1923.

He won 3 Academy Award for One Night of Love, The Jolson Story, and From Here to Eternity.

60. John Ford

Director | The Quiet Man

John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, ...

He won 4 Academy Awards for The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man.

61. Victor McLaglen

Actor | The Quiet Man

Rambunctious British leading man (contrary to popular belief, he was of Scottish ancestry, not Irish) and later character actor primarily in American films, Victor McLaglen was a vital presence in a number of great motion pictures, especially those of director John Ford. McLaglen (pronounced ...

He won an Academy Award for The Informer.

62. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

She won 2 Academy Awards for Dangerous and Jezebel.

63. Dudley Nichols

Writer | Stagecoach

Worked on thirteen scripts for the director John Ford. Under contract at Fox (1929-35) and RKO (1935-38 and 1943-47).

He won an Academy Award for The Informer.

He won an Academy Award for How to Sleep.

65. Hal Mohr

Cinematographer | Phantom of the Opera

Distinguished pioneering cinematographer who had a career in motion pictures lasting six-decades. As a teenager, Hal built his own camera while still at school and took photos of local interest which he then developed and printed. He sent a number of these pictures to the New York Herald-Tribune ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Phantom of the Opera.

66. Ralph Dawson

Editor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Ralph Dawson was born on April 18, 1897 in Westboro, Massachusetts, USA. He was an editor and director, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Anthony Adverse (1936) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935). He died on November 15, 1962 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

He won 3 Academy Awards for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Anthony Adverse, and The Adventures of Robin Hood.

67. 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 ...

He won an Academy Award for Gold Diggers of 1935.

68. Harry Warren

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Harry Warren was born on December 24, 1893 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA as Salvatore Anthony Guaragna. He was married to Josephine Wensler. He died on September 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

He won 3 Academy Awards for Gold Diggers of 1935, Hello Frisco Hello, and The Harvey Girls.

69. Richard Day

Art_director | On the Waterfront

Richard Day's film career began in 1918 when director Erich von Stroheim hired him as a set decorator. His work so impressed von Stroheim that the director kept Day as a set decorator, then an art director, and costume designer on many of his productions. Day left von Stroheim and struck out on his...

He won 7 Academy Awards for The Dark Angel, Dodsworth, How Green Was My Valley, My Gal Sal, This Above All, A Streetcar Named Desire, and On the Waterfront.

70. Paul Muni

Actor | Scarface

Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and ...

He won an Academy Award for The Story of Louis Pasteur.

71. Luise Rainer

Actress | The Great Ziegfeld

Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a ...

She won 2 Academy Awards for The Great Ziegfeld and The Good Earth.

72. Walter Brennan

Actor | Red River

In many ways the most successful and familiar character actor of American sound films and the only actor to date to win three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor, Walter Brennan attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studying engineering. While in school he became interested in acting and ...

He won 3 Academy Awards for Come and Get It, Kentucky, and The Westerner.

73. Gale Sondergaard

Actress | The Mark of Zorro

Sly, manipulative, dangerously cunning and sinister were the key words that best described the roles that Gale Sondergaard played in motion pictures, making her one of the most talented character actresses ever seen on the screen. She was educated at the University of Minnesota and later married ...

She won an Academy Award for Anthony Adverse.

74. Pierre Collings

Writer | The Story of Louis Pasteur

Collings died from pneumonia at his father's home in North Hollywood on December 21, 1937.

He won an Academy Award for The Story of Louis Pasteur.

75. Sheridan Gibney

Writer | The Story of Louis Pasteur

Sheridan Gibney was born on June 11, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and The Locket (1946). He died on April 12, 1988 in Missoula, Montana, USA.

He won an Academy Award for The Story of Louis Pasteur.

76. Tony Gaudio

Cinematographer | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Tony Gaudio was born Gaetano Antonio Gaudio on November 20, 1883, in Cosenza, Italy, to a professional photographer. After attended art school in Rome, he became an assistant to his father and elder brother, who were portrait photographers. Eventually he segued into cinema, starting with "Napoleon ...

He won an Academy Award for Anthony Adverse.

77. Dorothy Fields

Music_department | Swing Time

Dorothy Fields, daughter of vaudeville star Lew Fields (of Weber & Fields) started writing songs for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway in the 1920s, in spite of the fact, that her first Broadway show was a flop. From the 30s on she also worked for Hollywood with her partner, composer Jimmy McHugh. She won...

She won an Academy Award for Swing Time.

78. Jerome Kern

Soundtrack | Till the Clouds Roll By

Jerome David Kern was born in 1885. He began his stage career grafting American songs (for which he wrote the music) into imported European operettas. His breakthrough came with the song "They Didn't Believe Me", written (with lyrics by Edward Laska) for a show called "The Girl from Utah". It ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for Swing Time and Lady Be Good.

79. Leo McCarey

Director | An Affair to Remember

Leo McCarey was born on October 3, 1896 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Leo McCarey. He was a director and writer, known for An Affair to Remember (1957), Going My Way (1944) and Love Affair (1939). He was married to Stella Martin. He died on July 5, 1969 in Santa Monica, California.

He won 2 Academy Awards for The Awful Truth and Going My Way.

80. Spencer Tracy

Actor | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for Captains Courageous and Boys Town.

81. Joseph Schildkraut

Actor | The Shop Around the Corner

An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus ...

He won an Academy Award for The Life of Emile Zola.

82. Alice Brady

Actress | My Man Godfrey

Alice Brady was born in New York City on November 2, 1892. She was interested in the stage from childhood, as her father was famed Broadway producer William A. Brady. After a few stage productions, Alice was discovered by movie producers in New York, since this was the film capital at the time. Her...

She won an Academy Award for In Old Chicago.

He won an Academy Award for The Life of Emile Zola.

84. Geza Herczeg

Writer | The Life of Emile Zola

Hungarian-American playwright and screenwriter Geza Herczeg was also a newspaper publisher and covered the Balkan Wars and later World War I as a correspondent. In 1926 he was granted an interview with Benito Mussolini in Rome; in 1936 he was invited back, and asked to translate and produce a play ...

He won an Academy Award for The Life of Emile Zola.

85. Norman Reilly Raine

Writer | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Under contract at Warner Brothers, 1936-41.

He won an Academy Award for The Life of Emile Zola.

86. Pete Smith

Producer | Sure Cures

Born Peter Schmidt in New York City, Pete Smith got a job after graduating business college with The Player magazine and later with Billboard magazine. That led to his being hired as a publicist for Famous Players-Lasky and Artcraft Pictures, and he was later appointed publicity director at ...

He won 2 Academy Awards for Penny Wisdom and Quicker'n a Wink.

87. Karl Freund

Cinematographer | Key Largo

Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech...

He won an Academy Award for The Good Earth.

88. Gene Havlick

Editor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

American editor, briefly at Universal (1928-29), then for the remainder of his career at Columbia (1929-57).

He won an Academy Award for Lost Horizon.

89. Gene Milford

Editor | On the Waterfront

Twice Oscar-winning Hollywood editor (Lost Horizon (1937) and On the Waterfront (1954)) Arthur Eugene Milford began in Hollywood as a stuntman and title writer. His first work in the cutting rooms dates back to 1926 and three years later, he was signed by Columbia as full-time editor. After leaving...

He won 2 Academy Awards for Lost Horizon and On the Waterfront.

90. Harry Owens

Soundtrack | Waikiki Wedding

One of the foremost exponents of Hawaiian music, Harry Owens arrived in the islands in 1934 and became quickly enamored with the local scene. Owens had been a straight trumpet player in Los Angeles dance bands (at the Ambassador Hotel Cocoanut Grove and for Vincent Rose). His previous experience as...

He won an Academy Award for Waikiki Wedding.

91. Stephen Goosson

Art_director | Lost Horizon

Stephen Goosson was Columbia Pictures' supervising art director for 25 years. A gifted artist, he is responsible for some of the most memorable sets in Hollywood history; from the oversized mansion towering over Mary Pickford in Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) to the fun house with its hall of ...

He won an Academy Award for Lost Horizon.

92. Thomas T. Moulton

Gone with the Wind

Oscar nominated for sound recording and/or visual effects for two Oscar Best picture winners Gone with the Wind (1939) and All About Eve (1950), and seven Best Picture nominees Dodsworth (1936), Our Town (1940), The Long Voyage Home (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), The Pride of the Yankees (...

He won 5 Academy Awards for The Hurricane, The Cowboy and the Lady, The Snake Pit, Twelve O'Clock High, and All About Eve.

93. Fay Bainter

Actress | Jezebel

Fay Bainter's career began as a child performer in 1898. For some time, she was a member of the traveling cast of the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles. In 1912, she made her Broadway debut in 'The Rose of Panama', but this and her subsequent play 'The Bridal Path' (1913), were conspicuous ...

She won an Academy Award for Jezebel.

94. Ian Dalrymple

Writer | The Citadel

British writer-producer, educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Cambridge. 'Dal', as he came to be known, began in the industry as a cutter and assistant director under Michael Balcon. He was promoted to supervising editor, in which capacity he worked at Gaumont-British and Gainsborough from the...

He won an Academy Award for Pygmalion.

95. Cecil Lewis

Writer | Pygmalion

As well as being an author, director, & one of the founders of the BBC, was one of the last known ace fighter pilots of the first World War. He served in No. 56 Squadron of the RFC/RAF. He is credited with victories over 8 German planes.

He won an Academy Award for Pygmalion.

96. W.P. Lipscomb

Writer | Pygmalion

Oscar-winner W.P. Lipscomb (born William Percy Lipscomb in 1887 in Merton, England) was a British playwright and screenwriter who also produced and directed motion pictures. George Arliss, who played the title role in Cardinal Richelieu (1935), thought his fellow British expatriate in Hollwood was ...

He won an Academy Award for Pygmalion.

97. George Bernard Shaw

Writer | My Fair Lady

The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. ...

He won an Academy Award for Pygmalion.

98. Joseph Ruttenberg

Cinematographer | Gigi

Four-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1893, at the age of four, his family moved to the United States, eventually settling in Boston. After schooling, he got his first job in 1907 working as a newsboy and personal runner for William ...

He won 4 Academy Awards for The Great Waltz, Mrs. Miniver, Somebody Up There Likes Me, and Gigi.

99. Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Composer | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was the son of a well-known music critic. A child prodigy, he accompanied his father in playing four-handed piano arrangements by the age of five. By the age of eleven he drew his first plaudits from enthusiastic Viennese audiences (including the emperor Franz Josef) with ...

He won an Academy Award for The Adventures of Robin Hood.

100. Alfred Newman

Composer | All About Eve

Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1901 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), Airport (1970) and How the West Was Won (1962). He was married to Martha Montgomery and Mary Lou Dix. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

He won 9 Academy Awards for Alexander's Ragtime Band, Tin Pan Alley, The Song of Bernadette, Mother Wore Tights, With a Song in My Heart, Call Me Madam, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, The King and I, and Camelot.

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