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1. Abhayadev

Music Department | Yachakan

Writer, dialogue writer and songwriter of Indian cinema. Born in Pallam, India, in 1913, to prominent poet Karimalil Kesava Pillai. He himself began writing poetry and traveled throughout India writing about and promoting the non-violence creed of Gandhi. At one point, he was asked to write some ...

2. Abhi Bhattacharya

Actor | Mahabharat

Indian actor who turned later in life to primarily spiritual roles, in Hindi and Bengali films. He made his debut onscreen in Nauk Dubi in 1947 and worked for many years with top Indian directors. In the 1970s, his life took a spiritual turn and he became a follower of Dadaji, the Indian activist ...

3. Adi Narayana Rao

Composer | Suvarna Sundari

Indian musician, composer and film producer, born in Kakinada, Godavari, India, on the subcontinent's eastern shore in 1915. His first work was composing songs and music for theatrical events. In 1946, he served as composer and musical director for the film Palletoori Pilla, and married its star, ...

4. Al Bridge

Actor | Blazing Six Shooters

American character actor, a fixture both in Westerns and in the comedies of Preston Sturges. Although frequently billed as "Alan" Bridge, he was born Alfred Morton Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1891 (not as "Alford" Bridge in 1890, as his tombstone erroneously states), he and his sister, ...

5. Al Hoxie

Actor | Red Blood

American leading man of silent Westerns whose career was much overshadowed by that of his more famous brother Jack Hoxie. He grew up in the backwoods and mountains of Idaho. His older brother had become a champion rodeo rider, a talent he parlayed into early success in cowboy movies. Following in ...

6. Alan Roscoe

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1886 (some sources say 1887 or 1888, but U.S. Census records confirm 1886), he taught school. He became active in the theatre and was eventually signed by William Fox. Appearing in films for Fox as well as Samuel Goldwyn, Roscoe became best known as leading man ...

7. Albert Austin

Assistant Director | City Lights

British-born supporting actor, primarily in the films of Charles Chaplin, for whom Austin also worked as an assistant director and co-writer. His career paralleled that of Chaplin, but dwindled prior to the coming of sound. His brother, William Austin, had a lengthy Hollywood career as a character ...

8. Alfonso Bedoya

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Mexican character actor who achieved his greatest success in U.S. films. He was born in Mexico city, living in numerous places throughout the country. He received a private education in Houston, Texas as a teenager, but dropped out and roamed about doing an assortment of jobs. His family, however, ...

9. Alfred Abel

Actor | Metropolis

This elegant actor of the golden age of German cinema appeared in several masterpieces, before the cameras of such inspired geniuses as Lang, Lubitsch and Murnau. Vocation had come rather late in his life, though. Abel was indeed already 33 when he made his first film. Beforehand, he had been a ...

10. Alfred Adam

Actor | Boule de suif

Tall, but never standing uptight, even looking a bit sloppy; a drowsy look but with a twinkle of irony in the eye; a grumbling tone but not without some sympathy underlying; a winning drawling Paris accent;

You may have recognized Alfred Adam, the French actor par excellence.

Adam could as well be ...

11. Alma Rubens

Actress | The Americano

Alma Rubens was born Alma Genevieve Reubens in San Francisco, California. She was interested in entertaining at an early age. Like most young girls, she enjoyed fantasy play acting and by the time she was 19 had become a full-fledged star. She didn't have to wait long like some of the starlets who ...

12. Ana Adamuz

Actress | Currito de la Cruz

Spanish stage actress who made a few films. She was born Ana Adamuz Viva in 1900, in the tiny village of El Cañuelo, about 30 miles northeast of Màlaga, the town she would grow up in. (Some sources suggest Màlaga itself, or Escañuela in Jaen, as her birthplace, and 1886 or 1901 as her birth year, ...

13. Andy Devine

Actor | Robin Hood

Rotund comic character actor of American films. Born Andrew Vabre Devine in Flagstaff, Arizona, he was raised in nearby Kingman, Arizona, the son of Irish-American hotel operator Thomas Devine and his wife Amy. Devine was an able athlete as a student and actually played semi-pro football under a ...

14. Antonio Abad Ojuel

Writer | Teatro Apolo

Spanish screenwriter. He was born in Tudela in the province of Navarra on January 17, 1911. He attended the Lyceum and Faculty of Law in Zaragoza, from which he graduated with a degree in literature. In 1928 he joined the editorial office of the Zaragoza newspaper "El Noticiero." During the Spanish...

15. Arnold Kent

Actor | Il processo Clémenceau

Italian actor who was brought to America as a young leading man, but died before living up to his promise. Born Lido Manetti, he studied civil engineering in his native Italy, but entered the theatre and then films subsequent to his schooling. After a number of Italian films, he was noticed by a ...

16. Arthur Hunnicutt

Actor | El Dorado

Lean, tall American character actor Arthur Hunnicutt was known for playing humorously wise rural roles. He attended Arkansas State Teachers College in his native state, but was forced to drop out in his third year due to lack of funds. He joined a theatre company in Massachusetts, then migrated to ...

17. Asta Nielsen

Actress | Hamlet

Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of ...

18. Avery Hopwood

Writer | The Bat Whispers

American playwright, many of whose plays were filmed. The leading light of early twentieth-century light comedy and farce and one of the most commercially successful playwrights of his era, Hopwood, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from the University of Michigan, which would later be the ...

19. B.K. Adarsh

Director | Spy in Rome

Indian producer, director, screenwriter, and film distributor, and father of film critic Taran Adarsh. The elder Adarsh was born in Jodhpur on January 6, 1925. He entered the film business as a distributor for films in Bombay (now Mumbai) and in Rajasthan, for the Central Cine Circuit and the Cine ...

20. Bartolomeo Pagano

Actor | La trilogia di Maciste

Strongman who won role of Maciste in Cabiria (1914), and took the character's name as his own stage name in a series of films for the next 14 years. After Pagano's death, the character of Maciste was played by several other actors.

21. Basil Macdonald Hastings

Writer | That Sort

British author, journalist, and playwright. Before serving as drama critic for the London Daily Express, Hastings clerked in the British War Office and wrote stories and sketches for various newspapers and magazines including "The Bystander," for which he was assistant editor. He wrote a number of ...

22. Beatrice Pearson

Actress | Lost Boundaries

American leading actress who made a brief foray into films. A native of Denison, Texas, Pearson worked as an usher in a movie theatre and as a model before becoming an actor. Producer David O. Selznick introduced her to actor John Garfield, who was instrumental in her being cast opposite him in ...

23. Bela Sekely

The Man Who Laughs

Hungarian journalist who became a war correspondent for American newspapers before turning to Hollywood, where he worked for several film studios as a writer and story supervisor. Following service in the First World War as a correspondent for the New York Sun, he signed with M-G-M as a writer. ...

24. Ben Hall

Actor | Harold Teen

American actor who started as a boy in silent films and worked for three and a half decades, mainly in small parts. The eldest child of American stevedore George E. Hall and his English wife Constance L. Fletcher, Ben Hall began making appearances in films when he was little more than ten years old...

25. Ben Welden

Actor | The Desert Hawk

Character actor of distinctly American persona who nevertheless made several films in Britain before returning to the U.S. to carve out a career as a familiar face in American movies. Short, bald and built like a tank with a streetwise character and a Damon Runyan accent, Welden played countless ...

26. Bert Remsen

Actor | Maverick

American character actor who became a casting director following an accident, then returned to acting years later. The son of a New York policeman, Remsen lived a colorful life before turning to acting. He made his film debut in 1959 and was busy before the cameras in both film and television. Five...

27. Beth Slater Whitson

Soundtrack | Out of Sight

American songwriter who composed hundreds of songs, many of them now standards. The daughter of a journalist, Whitson was born in Hickman County, Tennessee, where she collaborated with her sister Alice on lyrics. She also wrote poetry and was widely published as a poet and fiction writer. In 1909, ...

28. Binnie Barnes

Actress | The Time of Their Lives

British-born actress who appeared in both British and American films, but who found her greatest success in Hollywood second leads. After a variety of jobs, including nurse, chorus girl and milkmaid, Barnes entered vaudeville. She appeared in more than a score of short comedies with comedian ...

29. Birt Acres

Cinematographer | Shoeblack at Work in a London Street

One of the pioneers of the cinema, Birt Acres was responsible for the first British film (a record of the traditional Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on 30 March 1895) using a camera he developed with Robert W. Paul. The collaboration started when Paul approached Acres (an established professional ...

30. Bob Nolan

Soundtrack | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

American singer-songwriter who appeared in a number of low-budget Westerns, but was most renowned as the leader of the singing group, The Sons of the Pioneers. The son of an Army officer, Nolan attended the University of Arizona after his father retired to that state. He studied music and poetry in...

31. Bob Steele

Actor | The Big Sleep

Started working with his father on stage when he was two. Later he toured in a comedy act for Fanchon and Marco. His first screen experience was at age 14, in a Pathe production of "Adventures of Bill and Bob".

32. Bojan Adamic

Composer | Operacija Ticijan

Slovenian composer, musician, conductor. Adamic was in Ribnica in the Duchy of Carniola in Slovenia on August 9, 1912. He attended Poljane Grammar School, attended the National Piano Conservatory at 13, and received his degree in piano from Ljubljana Music Academy in 1941, having already completed ...

33. Brad Dexter

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

American supporting player specializing in tough guys. Of Serbian extraction, he was born in Nevada in 1917. As a young man, he boxed in amateur bouts and had early training in theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. He joined the Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the troupe performing ...

34. Brian Keith

Actor | The Parent Trap

Son of character actor Robert Keith and stage actress Helena Shipman. He grew up on the road with his parents while they toured in plays. First appeared at age 3 in film Pied Piper Malone (1924) with his father. Began acting in radio programs and on stage before World War II. Joined the Marines and ...

35. Buck Jones

Actor | For the Service

Buck Jones was one of the greatest of the "B" western stars. Although born in Indiana, Jones reportedly (but disputedly) grew up on a ranch near Red Rock in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and there learned the riding and shooting skills that would stand him in good stead as a hero of Westerns. He...

36. Budd Boetticher

Director | Bullfighter and the Lady

Brilliant, distinguished American director, particularly of Westerns, whose simple, bleak style disguises a complex artistic temperament. The son of a wealthy hardware retailer, Boetticher attended Culver Military Academy and Ohio State University, where he excelled in football and boxing.

Following...

37. Burt Kennedy

Director | The War Wagon

American screenwriter and director--particularly of westerns--Burt Kennedy was the son of performers. He was part of their act, "The Dancing Kennedys", from infancy. He served in World War II as a cavalry officer and was highly decorated. After the war he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, ...

38. Camille Bert

Actor | Yoshiwara

French character actor of silent films and talkies. Born in Orléans in 1880, he studied with Paul Mounet at the Paris Conservatory. He made his stage debut in Paris in 1900 and spent a number of years learning his craft and developing into a familiar performer on the Paris stage. A contract with ...

39. Carl Betz

Actor | Judd for the Defense

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech. Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway ...

40. Carleton Young

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

American character actor noted for his deep, rich voice. Young made his Broadway debut in the early 1930s, appearing in such plays as "Page Pygmalion", "The Man Who Reclaimed His Head", "Late Wisdom" and "Yesterday's Orchids". Moving to Hollywood in 1936, he began getting small film roles and soon ...

41. Cecil Owen

Actor | The Victory of Virtue

British actor, primarily in America. Owen directed theatre productions and served as a casting director for the stage as well as for Paramount Pictures. He was also a professional playreader for a production agency. Following a week's illness, he died of diphtheria at 55 in Rockville Center, New ...

42. Charles Bickford

Actor | The Song of Bernadette

American character actor of gruff voice and appearance who was a fixture in Hollywood pictures from the earliest days of the talkies. The fifth of seven children, he was born in the first minute of 1891. He was a boisterous child, and at nine was tried and acquitted for attempted murder in the ...

43. Charles Ray

Actor | A Midnight Bell

Ray portrayed simple unaffected country bumpkins in silent rural melodramas. Unfortunately, Ray let Hollywood turn him into a headstrong egotist. Alienating most producers, he put up his own money to finance a major feature called The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923). The film was a miserable ...

44. Chick Chandler

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

American film character actor who appeared in primarily comedic roles from the 1920s through the 1950s. Born Fehmer Christy Chandler (named after his uncle, well-known architect Carl Fehmer), in Kingston, New York to Colonel George F. Chandler and the former Martha Schultze (a sportswriter and ...

45. Chill Wills

Actor | The Alamo

Colorful character actor of American Westerns. Named "Chill" as an ironic comment on his birth date being the hottest day of 1902. A musician from his youth, he performed from the age of 12 with tent shows, in vaudeville, and with stock companies. While performing in vaudeville in Kansas City, he ...

46. Chuck Hayward

Stunts | The Blues Brothers

American stuntman, long associated with John Wayne, who doubled for most of the great Western and action stars of the 1950s-1980s. His parents, Bert and Hazel Hayward, were cattle ranchers on a farm near Hyannis, Nebraska, about sixty miles east of Hayward's birthplace in Alliance. He spent his ...

47. Chuck Roberson

Actor | The Alamo

American stuntman who also played minor roles in scores of movies. Son of Allie W. and Jannie Hamm Roberson. Raised on cattle ranches in Shannon, Texas, and Roswell, New Mexico, he left school at 13 to become a cowhand and oilfield roughneck. He married and took his wife and daughter to California,...

48. Cliff Lyons

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Cliff Lyons was an American actor, stuntman and second-unit director, primarily of Westerns, particularly the films of John Ford and John Wayne.

Lyons, the son of Garrett Thomas Lyons and Wilhamena Johnson Lyons, was raised on a South Dakota farm, though his family lived for a time in Memphis, TN, ...

49. Clyde Ventura

Actor | Terminal Island

Noted American stage director and acting teacher who appeared in a few films. A provocative and illuminating director whose special province was the works of Tennessee Williams, Ventura served as artistic director of Theatre West in Los Angeles and, for the last few years of his life, as the ...

50. Coral Browne

Actress | Dreamchild

Australian actress who worked primarily in Britain and specialized in superior, upper-crust sorts. Browne began her stage career in Melbourne but moved to England at the age of 21 and quickly brightened the West End with her sharp delivery and stylish sense of comedy. Her film appearances were ...


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