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08-01-2021, 02:14 PM - 1 Like   #1021
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Roger Edens was a composer or music director for Funny Face, A Star Is Born, Meet Me In St Louis, and The Broadway Melody of 1940, among others. He earned seven oscar nominations and won three, for Annie Get Your Gun, On The Town, and Easter Parade.


Coleman Francis directed 3 films - The Beast of Yucca Flats, The Skydivers, and Night Train to Mundo Fine, all in the 60's - and they have all made it to the Mystery Science Theater 3000 show. He also unnotably acted in 34 roles.


Don Guadagno was an actor, as Don Gordon. His best roles were in movies with his friend Steve McQueen including Bullitt, Papillon, and The Towering Inferno. TV included a starring role in The Blue Angels, 2 episodes each of The Twilight Zone, Twelve O'Clock High, and The Outer Limits. He also appeared in The Fugitive, The Invaders, Wanted Dead or Alive, Dukes of Hazzard, and The Wild Wild West. He played the murder victim in the Columbo episode "Negative Reaction". In 1962, Gordon was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Joey Tassili on the legal drama, The Defenders


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George Korngold was a record producer and music editor and film producer. He was the younger son of Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. As a record producer, George co-produced the 14-volume Classic Film Scores Series, and produced a series of 'landmark' recordings of his father's work. In 1979, he produced one of the first digital audio recordings - the first commercial release of his father's music for "Kings Row". In Hollywood, Korngold was a music editor on The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Fedora (1978), The Fury (1978) and Outland (1981).


Cyril Mockridge was an English film and TV composer. He created the scores for Cheaper by the Dozen, Grand Canary, Danger - Love at Work, In the Meantime, Darling, Wake Up and Dream, Nightmare Alley, and Road House. Mockridge was nominated for an oscar for the 1955 film Guys and Dolls and also composed the music for TV's Lost in Space, and Laramie.


William Ferrari was an art director and shared an oscar win for Gaslight (1945) and was nominated (with others) for How the West Was Won (1964). He earned a TV Emmy for the TV series You Are There (1953), and worked on two dozen Twilight Zone episodes.
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Wanda Tuchock began her career as an advertising copy editor, then in 1927, she entered the silent film industry but had only one silent film credit, for Show People. In 1929 Tuchock wrote Hallelujah, the first black-cast film produced by a major studio. She was one of the few female screenwriters who worked at MGM in the early 1930s. At RKO, she became one of a small number of women to be credited as a director on a Hollywood film. In 1932 she adapted the film Little Orphan Annie based on the comic strip. In 1934 Tuchock co-directed and wrote the film Finishing School. In 1952, she wrote, directed and produced the short, Road Runners. She was a charter member of the Screen Writers Guild, and was named a lifetime member of the Board of Trustees of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. She was married the actor and director George DeNormand.


Emmett Vogan was an actor with almost 500 film appearances from 1934–54, mostly uncredited, making him one of the most prolific film actors of all time. Films include Sergeant Murphy (1938), Margin for Error (1943), Faces in the Fog (1944), Along the Navajo Trail (1945), Dangerous Money (1946), The Lost Weekend (1945), The Shadow Returns (1946) and The Fuller Brush Man (1948).


Pauline Wagner was an American actress and glamour girl who had minor roles in the 1930s. She made her debut in King of Jazz in 1930. Her first significant role was in College Lovers where she played Frank's girlfriend. She was Fay Wray's understudy in King Kong (and doubled her in the 'ledge" scene) in 1933. She had small parts in Lady Killer and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.
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Frances Brice Stark was the daughter of former Ziegfeld Follies and radio star Fanny Brice, and wife of producer Ray Stark.


Edward Carrere was an Oscar-winning art director for Camelot. He was also nominated for Sunrise at Campobello, and Adventures of Don Juan. His other credits include The Fountainhead, Jim Thorpe-All American, and Sincerely Yours.


Actress Norma Crane's best known role was as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, and she starred in They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, and Penelope. She had a string of guest spots on TV including 4 episodes of Have Gun - Will Travel, and 3 episodes of The Untouchables.


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Don Dillaway started his acting career in the 1920s, with his Broadway debut in The Backslapper (1925). In 1927, Dillaway was one of seven actors found guilty of participating in an obscene play, The Virgin Man. They received suspended sentences. He had prominent supporting roles in several films of the 1930s, including Pack Up Your Troubles in 1932, with Laurel and Hardy. His roles became gradually smaller in the 1940s and 1950s, usually uncredited bit parts including The Magnificent Ambersons and The Caine Mutiny. TV appearances include Maverick, Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Munsters, Run for Your Life, and The Big Valley. His final role before retiring in 1967 was in The Wild Wild West.


Steve Forrest, born William Forrest Andrews, was an actor best-known as as Lt. Hondo Harrelson in TV’s S.W.A.T. in the mid-70s. Notable films were So Big (for which he won a Golden Globe), The Longest Day, North Dallas Forty, and Mommie Dearest. He had cameos in Spies Like Us and Amazon Women on the Moon, and the 2003 film version of S.W.A.T. One of his 12 siblings was film star Dana Andrews.


Jahan Ghashghaei was a pop singer who performed mostly in Canada and the US.
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Tab Hunter, born Arthur Kelm (his divorced mother subsequently re-used her maiden name Gelien), was an actor, singer, film producer and author. He competed in figure skating as a teen, and enlisted in the navy at age 15. He was in Battle Cry, The Sea Chase, The Burning Hills, The Girl He Left Behind, Lafayette Escadrille, Gunman's Walk, Damn Yankees, and Ride the Wild Surf. He co-starred with Paul Newman in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), and co-starred opposite Divine in John Waters' Polyester (1981). He had his own TV show for a year, unfortunately opposite the Ed Sullivan Show. Hunter wrote and starred in Dark Horse (1992), which was his last film. He had a 1957 hit song "Young Love," and another hit, "Ninety-Nine Ways". An award-winning 2015 documentary, Tab Hunter Confidential, was produced by his husband Allan Glaser. Hunter's 2005 autobiography was eventually a NY Times best-seller. He has a star on the Walk of Fame.


Virginia Cherrill was an actress best-known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights. Her friendship with Sue Carol - the future Mrs. Alan Ladd - drew her to Hollywood where she met William Hearst and Charlie Chaplin. After City Lights, she appeared in Girls Demand Excitement with John Wayne, director John Ford's The Brat, Tod Browning's Fast Workers, the Gershwin musical Delicious with Janet Gaynor, followed by starring in two of James Mason's early films, including Troubled Waters (1936), which turned out to be her last. She then gave up her film career, claiming she was "no great shakes as an actress." Second husband was (briefly) Gary Grant. Fourth and last husband was Florian Martini. She has a star on the Walk of Fame.


Bradford Dillman was an actor and author. After college at Yale, he enlisted in the Marines where he taught communication. After a successful Broadway run, he appeared in the films A Certain Smile, Love and Wars, and co-starred in Compulsion. He shared a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. After making A Circle of Deception, Crack in the Mirror, and Sanctuary, he played the title role in Francis of Assisi (1961). During the mid-60's he appeared all over TV. Later movies include The Bridge at Remagen. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Way We Were, Gold, Bug, The Enforcer, The Swarm, Piranha, Sudden Impact, and Lords of the Deep. Dillman published a football fan book, Inside the New York Giants, in 1995 and an autobiography, Are You Anybody?: An Actor's Life, in 1997. Second wife was model/actress Suzy Parker. He said "Bradford Dillman sounded like a distinguished, phony, theatrical name - so I kept it."

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Rienzi Johnston was an American newspaperman and Democratic Party politician. He was a drummer in the Civil War, then worked at several newspapers, eventually becoming editor-in-chief of the Houston Post. In 1913 he served a month in the US Senate when Texas Governor Colquitt appointed him to complete the term of the resigned Senator Bailey. His 26 day term is the 2nd shortest term of service in the US Senate.


Denton Cooley was a heart and cardiothoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implant of a totally artificial heart. He was also founder and surgeon in-chief of The Texas Heart Institute, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital, and a clinical professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.


Thomas Saltus Lubbock was a Texas Ranger and colonel in the Confederate army. His brother, Francis, was Governor of Texas. In 1835, Thomas moved from South Carolina to Louisiana, and when the Texas Revolution started, he marched to Nacogdoches, Texas and participated in the siege of San Antonio de Bexar. Later, he worked on a steamboat on the upper Brazos River, then joined the Texan Santa Fe Expedition as a lieutenant. He and his men were captured in New Mexico and confined in Mexico City. Lubbock escaped by jumping from the balcony and made his way back to Texas. During the Civil war, Lubbock, and a few other Texans became a band of rangers to scout for the Confederate Army. At one point, from the head of a company of Virginia cavalry, they charged a Union camp, captured two of the enemy, wounded a third, and captured a horse and a Sharps rifle. Only then did they realize that the Virginians had not followed them in their attack.


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William Saul Kroger was a medical doctor who pioneered the use of hypnosis in medicine. Though he was trained as a gynecologist and obstetrician, his contributions include psychiatry, psychosomatic illness and treatment, endocrinology, neurobiology and bio-engineering. He is the author of the medical textbook Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and others.


Garry Marshall was a film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor, best known for creating Happy Days and its various spin-offs, developing Neil Simon's 1965 play The Odd Couple for TV, and directing Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day, The Princess Diaries, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. He provided the voice of Buck Cluck in Chicken Little. Brother of actress Penny Marshall.


Timothy Patrick Murphy was an actor, perhaps best known for his role as Mickey Trotter on the soap opera Dallas from 1982–83. He started in TV commercials, then the 1978 miniseries Centennial. He played a conman on TV's Search for Tomorrow, was in the short-lived 1984 drama Glitter, episodes of Quincy, Hotel, The Love Boat, and Hunter. A substantial role was in the 1984 film Sam's Son, the biography of Michael Landon. Murphy contracted HIV and died of AIDS. He once stated that he had an affair with the allegedly bisexual actor Brad Davis.
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Bill Cody Jr. was a child actor, beginning at nine years old when he began a string of four in films with his father who was a B-film Western actor. The Reckless Buckaroo in 1937 proved to be Bill Cody Sr's final starring role and the last time the father and son worked together. Bill Jr also appeared in Destry Rides Again, and Two-Fisted Rangers. In 1942, Bill joined the US military and served in WWII. It is believed his wartime experiences affected him and afterward he only had an uncredited role in 1948's Fighter Squadron. He was profoundly depressed after the death of his wife of forty years, and committed suicide.


Charles Gross was a film editor on 11 movies, mostly 1950's sci-fi, including It Conquered the World, Attack of the Crab Monsters, Not of This Earth, and Invasion of the Saucer Men. Other films include Gunslinger starring John Ireland, and his last credit for director Roger Corman's Sorority Girls.


Edward Dean Jeffries was a custom car designer and fabricator, as well as stuntman and stunt coordinator for film and TV. Jeffries, with neighbor and racer Troy Ruttman, worked on cars together. After Ruttman joined with JC Agajanian, the Indianapolis 500 race team and Ascot Speedway owner, Agajanian hired Jeffries to stripe and letter his cars in 1953. Mobil Oil hired him to paint many of the Indy race cars and helmets, including Jim Rathmann, Parnelli Jones, and AJ Foyt, and became Foyt's paint and body man. After that, in 1962, he worked for designer and builder Carroll Shelby on the Cobra. He began custom fabrication in the 1960s and built the Mantaray, Black Beauty, Monkeemobile, Landmaster from Damnation Alley, moon buggy from Diamonds Are Forever, trolley from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the custom fabrication work on the movie Convoy.
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Phil Krasne was a lawyer, then producer from 1939-1974. Films included multiple Charlie Chan and The Cisco Kid movies, Monster from Green Hell, Pawnee, 1,000 Convicts and a Woman, and finally, House of the Living Dead. TV included Big Town, The O Henry Playhouse, Adventures of a Jungle Boy, African Patrol, and Glencannon.


Margaret Ann Lipton was an actress, model, and singer. At 15, Lipton became a Ford Agency model and enjoyed a successful early career. After moving to LA in 1964, Lipton signed a contract with Universal Pictures. She made her television debut at age 19 in the NBC sitcom The John Forsythe Show, then appeared in Bewitched, The Virginian, The Invaders, The Road West, The FBI, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and Mr. Novak. Her defining role was as Julie Barnes on the crime drama The Mod Squad (1968–1973), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 1970. After The Mod Squad, Lipton married musician Quincy Jones and took a 15-year break from acting. She returned to acting in 1988, playing Norma Jennings in Twin Peaks. In 2017, she appeared in an episode of Angie Tribeca as the mother of the title character played by her daughter Rashida Jones. As a singer, three of Lipton's singles landed on the Billboard charts - "Stoney End" (1968), which was later a hit for Barbra Streisand, "Lu" (1970), and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" (1970), written by Donovan.


Marcella Rabwin started as a custom dressmaker at Bullock's department store. She then worked in the Warner Brothers costume department before becoming a secretary for executive Arthur Caesar, and worked briefly for Darryl F. Zanuck. She then worked for agent Myron Selznick, before moving to RKO. After RKO was bought by Myron's brother, David, she was promoted from his secretary to his Executive Assistant. She married her husband, Dr. Marcus Rabwin, who delivered Judy Garland in 1922. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Marcella was David O. Selznick's executive assistant, notably during the production of Gone With the Wind. Rabwin became a civic leader in Beverly Hills, spearheading the campaign to build the city library. She wrote one book Yes, Mr. Selznick which was published a year after her death.
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