The Roger Corman Connection

by karljhickey14 | created - 28 Aug 2015 | updated - 28 Aug 2015 | Public

1. Roger Corman

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Roger William Corman was born April 5, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. Initially following in his father's footsteps, Corman studied engineering at Stanford University but while in school, he began to lose interest in the profession and developed a growing passion for film. Upon graduation, he worked a...

2. Gene Corman

Producer | Night of the Blood Beast

Gene Corman preceded his more-famous brother Roger in the film business, working as a motion picture agent. Beginning in 1956, he and Roger joined forces as producers to make such films as "Hot Car Girl", "Night of the Blood Beast", "Attack of the Giant Leeches" and "Beast from Haunted Cave" for ...

3. Nathan Juran

Director | The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Austrian-born Nathan Juran was a professional architect before entering the film industry as an art director in 1937. He won an Academy Award for art direction on How Green Was My Valley (1941). World War II interrupted his film career, and he spent his war years with the OSS. Returning to ...

4. Richard Conte

Actor | The Godfather

Richard Conte was born Nicholas Richard Conte on March 24, 1910, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an Italian-American barber. The young Conte held a variety of jobs before becoming a professional actor, including truck driver, Wall Street clerk and singing waiter at a Connecticut resort. The ...

5. Joan Bennett

Actress | Suspiria

Joan Geraldine Bennett was born on February 27, 1910, in Palisades, New Jersey. Her parents were both successful stage actors, especially her father, Richard Bennett, and often toured the country for weeks at a time. In fact, Joan came from a long line of actors, dating back to the 18th century. ...

6. Wanda Hendrix

Actress | Song of Surrender

Born Dixie Wanda Hendrix in Jacksonville, Florida to a logging camp boss (Max Sylvester Hendrix) and his wife (Mary Bailley), wholesome, green-eyed, dark-haired Wanda Hendrix was involved in her hometown's little theater group when she was "discovered" by a passing talent agent and signed up by ...

7. Reed Hadley

Actor | Zorro's Fighting Legion

Tall, dark, and handsome, Reed Hadley appeared most frequently as either a villain or as an officer of the law during a film career of 35 years. His rich, bass voice was also frequently heard as narrator for movies and documentaries. He may be best remembered for his work in television, where he ...

8. Wyott Ordung

Writer | Walk the Dark Street

Wyott Ordung was born on May 23, 1922 in Shanghai, China as Wyott Barney Ordung. He was an actor and writer, known for Walk the Dark Street (1956), Robot Monster (1953) and First Man Into Space (1959). He died on August 28, 2005 in California, USA.

9. Anne Kimbell

Actress | Girls at Sea

1950s B film actress who worked frequently on television and the stage. Moved to England in the late 1950s where she continued to work on the stage and in the film Girls at Sea (1958). She later traveled the globe as the wife of a foreign service officer. Now divorced and retired from show business...

10. Stuart Wade

Actor | Emmerdale Farm

Stuart Wade was born on August 1, 1971 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Emmerdale (1972), Dream (2001) and Drug Abuse (2000). He has been married to Tonicha Jeronimo since August 2000. They have one child.

11. Dick Pinner

Actor | Red Snow

Dick Pinner was born on November 21, 1912 in Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Red Snow (1952), The Fast and the Furious (1954) and Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954). He died on October 25, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Jonathan Haze

Actor | The Little Shop of Horrors

Jonathan Haze is an American actor, producer and scary movie idol. Best known for his work in Roger Corman films, and especially for playing "Seymour" in Corman's black comedy cult classic, The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Haze's career spans more than 20 films in six decades, including ...

13. 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 ...

14. Robert L. Lippert

Producer | The Steel Helmet

Robert L. Lippert, the son of a hardware store owner in Alameda, Califorinia, was born there shortly after the turn of this century. Having little interest in his father's business, young Lippert became enthralled with the new fascination of moving pictures. He began working odd jobs in the local ...

15. John Ireland

Actor | Red River

Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. His first big break in pictures came in 1945 when he appeared as Windy the introspective letter-writing G.I. in ...

16. Edward Sampson

Editor | The Fast and the Furious

According to a May 16, 1962 Variety article, Sampson, listed in the article as John Sampson, was fatally wounded while attempting to take a gun from his suicidal wife.

17. Dorothy Malone

Actress | Written on the Wind

The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...

18. Bruce Carlisle

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Bruce Carlisle was born on January 15, 1922 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fast and the Furious (1954) and Female Jungle (1955). He died on June 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Iris Adrian

Actress | The Odd Couple

Sugar, Pepper, Pearl, Sunny, Goldie, Bubbles, all those are nicknames borne by petite actress Iris Adrian in several of the 160 movies she made. With such names, don't expect to see her playing Joan of Arc or Electra but it remains that all these pet names reflect her winning femininity, its ...

20. Bruno VeSota

Actor | Attack of the Giant Leeches

Tubby 5' 10 1/2" character actor Bruno VeSota had a remarkably long, varied and impressive career acting and directing in the mediums of stage, radio, movies and television. He was born Bruno William VeSota on March 25th, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the second of three sons born to Lithuanian...

21. Jean Howell

Actress | Superstar

Jean Howell was born on November 21, 1927 in Pomona, California, USA as Jean Cameron Howell. She was an actress and writer, known for Superstar (1999), State Trooper (1956) and The Fast and the Furious (1954). She was married to Larry Thor. She died on July 23, 1996 in Santa Monica, California.

22. Jerome Odlum

Writer | Each Dawn I Die

Odlum was a one-time managing editor of the Minneapolis News who became a successful author of stories chiefly about crime and corruption.

24. James H. Nicholson

Producer | Le spie vengono dal semifreddo

James H. Nicholson was a longtime theater owner and exhibitor and worked as a promo man for Realart Pictures prior to 1954, when he founded American Releasing Corp., Two years later, he decided he wanted to expand globally and, with lawyer Samuel Z. Arkoff, formed American International Pictures. ...

25. Samuel Z. Arkoff

Dressed to Kill

By the early 1950s, future movie mogul Samuel Z. Arkoff was a brash 30-ish lawyer scratching out a living by representing his in-laws and the Hollywood fringe, which included many of now infamous director/angora-clad transvestite Edward D. Wood Jr.'s social circle. As a shark, Arkoff was physically...

26. R. Wright Campbell

Writer | Man of a Thousand Faces

R. Wright Campbell was born on June 9, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Robert Wright Campbell. He was a writer and actor, known for Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), Gun for a Coward (1956) and Teenage Cave Man (1958). He died on September 21, 2000 in Monterey, California, USA.

27. John Lund

Actor | High Society

One of six children born to an immigrant Norwegian glassblower, John Lund had a rather unsettled childhood. He dropped out of school at the age of 14. For a while, he tried his hand at several part-time jobs but never stayed long. He then devised various entrepreneurial ways to generate an income, ...

28. Mike Connors

Actor | Mannix

He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards ...

29. Paul Birch

Actor | Queen of Outer Space

Paul Birch, born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama, died on Saturday, May 24, 1969, in St. George, Grenada. Stocky, barrel-chested, and gifted with a resonant baritone speaking voice, Birch was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and an untold number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall ...

30. Larry Thor

Actor | The Amazing Colossal Man

Larry Thor was born on August 27, 1916 in Lundar, Manitoba, Canada as Arnleifur Lawrence Thorsteinson. He was an actor and writer, known for The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Zero Hour! (1957) and The Fast and the Furious (1954). He was married to Jean Howell. He died on March 15, 1976 in Santa ...

31. Ronald Sinclair

Sound_department | Die Hard

Ronald Sinclair was born on January 21, 1924 in Dunedin, New Zealand as Richard Arthur Hould. He is known for his work on Die Hard (1988), Spaceballs (1987) and Commando (1985). He was married to Carol A. Larsen. He died on November 22, 1992 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. James Sikking

Actor | The Pelican Brief

James B. Sikking was born on March 5, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Unity ministers. He is probably best known for his yeoman work as hard-charging--and hardheaded--SWAT leader Lt. Howard Hunter on the classic police drama Hill Street Blues (1981). His full name--James Barrie Sikking-...

33. Ben Hayne

Art_director | High Noon

34. Buddy Bregman

Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run

An internationally recognized producer, director, writer, composer, conductor, arranger and musical director. Since the 1950s, Bregman has worked with many of the biggest names in the business. After high school, Bregman attended the University of California. During his sophomore year, he arranged ...

36. Ronald Stein

Soundtrack | Some Guy Who Kills People

Composer, conductor, pianist and author Ronald Stein was educated at Washington University (BA), the Yale School of Music and the University of Southern California. In college he wrote musical shows. He was named the assistant musical director for the St. Louis Municipal Opera in 1950, 1951 and ...

37. Lloyd Bridges

Actor | Airplane!

The star of many land and underwater adventures, Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. was born on January 15, 1913 in San Leandro, California, to Harriet Evelyn (Brown) and Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Sr., who owned a movie theater and also worked in the hotel business. He grew up in various Northern California ...

38. Joan Taylor

Actress | Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Joan Taylor's mother, Amelia Berky, was a vaudeville singing-dancing star in the 1920s. Her father was a prop man in Hollywood during that same period, but, after Joan's birth, the family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where her father managed a movie theater. She developed a love of movies from ...

39. Lance Fuller

Actor | This Island Earth

Lance Fuller was born on December 6, 1928 in Somerset, Kentucky, USA. He is known for his work on This Island Earth (1955), Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) and God's Little Acre (1958). He was married to Joi Lansing. He died on December 22, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40. Paul Dubov

Writer | Backstairs at the White House

Paul Dubov was born on October 10, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Backstairs at the White House (1979), Shock Corridor (1963) and Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960). He was married to Gwen Bagni. He died on September 20, 1979 in Encino, California, USA.

41. Dick Miller

Actor | The Terminator

Born in the Bronx, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents (Isidor "Ira" and Rita Blucher Miller), Richard Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director ...

42. Chester Conklin

Actor | Modern Times

Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never ...

43. Tom Filer

Writer | The Beast with a Million Eyes

Tom Filer (1925-2013) was an actor, screenwriter and novelist. Born in New York, he made his home in Santa Monica Canyon, a Southern California community of writers, actors, artists and architects, and became its greatest chronicler.

His works include "The Man on Watch (New York: Harper and Brothers,...

44. Paul Blaisdell

Actor | Day the World Ended

Sketch artist, fine arts painter, sculptor and monster maker Paul Blaisdell was born July 21, 1927, in Newport, Rhode Island, and grew up in Quincy, Massachussetts. He sketched alien monsters and constructed model airplane kits in his childhood days. Following graduation from high school, Paul ...

45. Richard Denning

Actor | An Affair to Remember

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Louis Albert Denninger Jr. was the son of a garment manufacturer who relocated and set up shop in Los Angeles when Louis Jr. was 18 months old. After finishing school, Denninger enrolled at Woodbury Business College and majored in business and accounting, graduating ...

46. Lori Nelson

Actress | Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair

Lori Nelson began her show biz career at the age of two-and-a-half, dancing in a show in her native Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was voted Santa Fe's most talented and beautiful child, and toured the state billed as "Santa Fe's Shirley Temple." At age four, Nelson moved to Hollywood with her parents ...

47. Adele Jergens

Actress | Armored Car Robbery

Fewer dames were tougher on the 40s and 50s screen than leggy (5'9") "B" star Adele Jergens, the tough-talking, plump-cheeked peroxide blonde who gave her fair share of tawdry trouble in backstage dramas, film noir, crime potboilers, and adventure yarns. She was just as headstrong at trying to bust...

48. Raymond Hatton

Actor | The Kansas Terrors

The son of a physician, Raymond Hatton entered films in 1909, eventually appearing in almost 500 other pictures. In early silents he formed a comedy team with big, burly Wallace Beery. He was best known as the tobacco-chewing, rip-snorting Rusty Joslin in the Three Mesquiteers series. He was also ...

49. Chet Huntley

Actor | Vanished

Chet Huntley, a native of Bozeman, Montana, worked for Movietone News and then CBS radio in Los Angeles, as well as NBC TV in Los Angeles. His big break came when he moderated NBC coverage of the 1956 political conventions, when he was paired with former UPI reporter David Brinkley. This ...

50. Beverly Garland

Actress | It Conquered the World

Born in Santa Cruz, California, Beverly Garland studied dramatics under Anita Arliss, the sister of renowned stage and screen star George Arliss. She acted in little theater in Glendale then in Phoenix after her family relocated to Arizona. Garland also worked in radio and appeared scantily clad in...

51. Allison Hayes

Actress | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the ...

52. Martin Kingsley

Actor | Gunslinger

Martin Kingsley was a successful supporting actor of stage, radio, television and screen for a relatively short period, from 1947 until 1957. Martin was born Martin Kornhauser in Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on December 14, 1925, the first born son of Harry A. (a native of Hungary) and Sadye R. ...

53. Chris Alcaide

Actor | Assassination

An arch-villain--the ultimate henchman!--Chris Alcaide has appeared in scores of film-noirs (mainly vintage Columbia B detective movies) and westerns. His steely look and his deep voice threatened for decades TV and movie stars, such as Glenn Ford, Tyrone Power, Lorne Greene, Richard Boone, Clint ...

54. William Schallert

Actor | Innerspace

The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...

56. Paul Rapp

Production_manager | Mean Streets

Paul Rapp was born in Beverly Hills, California to father Phil and mother Mary. He is the younger brother of comedy writer Joel Rapp. Paul attended school in Beverly Hills including Beverly Hills High School and finished his schooling at USC where he majored in English, Child Psychology and Film. ...

57. Mark Hanna

Writer | The Gatling Gun

Mark Hanna was born on January 12, 1917 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA as Emil Eisa Hanna. He was a writer and actor, known for The Gatling Gun (1971), Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) and Flesh and the Spur (1956). He was married to Charlotte M Preston and Helena Pauline Cordell. He died on ...

58. Peggie Castle

Actress | I, the Jury

Tall, sultry, green-eyed blonde Peggie Castle was actually spotted by a talent scout while she was lunching in a Beverly Hills restaurant. In her films she was usually somebody's "woman" rather than a girlfriend, and her career was confined to mostly "B"-grade action pictures, dramas or westerns: ...

59. Cathy Downs

Actress | My Darling Clementine

A pleasant, attractive leading lady, Cathy Downs was an "outdoors type" who worked as a model before she became a Fox contract player in 1944. In the late 1940s she was being groomed for major success -- e.g., she played the title role in John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946) -- but most of her ...

60. Tudor Owen

Actor | One Hundred and One Dalmatians

This distinctive-looking, bushy-browed, heavy-set Welsh character actor played dozens of rustics, sea captains, sheriffs, priests and police officers during a forty-year long career, starting in 1926. His was the perfect face for period drama. At the peak of his popularity, Owen co-starred as a ...

61. Kermit Maynard

Actor | Phantom Patrol

Kermit Maynard was born on September 20, 1897 in Vevay, Indiana, USA. He is known for his work on Phantom Patrol (1936), The Fighting Trooper (1934) and Valley of Terror (1937). He was married to Edith Jessen. He died on January 16, 1971 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

62. Aaron Saxon

Actor | Gun Fever

Before he began his acting career, Saxon was a wrestler ("Lord Spears") whose gimmick was entering the arena in a dress suit and quoting Shakespeare at every opportunity. His cauliflower ears marked him for "mug" roles; after making a few movies, he was able to afford plastic surgery and had an ...

63. Alex Gordon

Producer | The Atomic Submarine

Alex Gordon and his equally movie-crazy brother Richard Gordon haunted English movie theaters as boys before emigrating to New York in 1947. Richard remained East Coast-based as he forged a career as a film distributor and producer, while Alex set down roots in Hollywood, where he got in on the ...

64. Peter Graves

Actor | Airplane!

Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Aurness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Army Air Force, he studied...

65. Lee Van Cleef

Actor | Escape from New York

One of the great movie villains, Clarence Leroy Van Cleef, Jr. was born in Somerville, New Jersey, to Marion Lavinia (Van Fleet) and Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Sr. His parents were both of Dutch ancestry. Van Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard minesweepers and sub ...

66. Sally Fraser

Actress | War of the Colossal Beast

In her brief but noted screen career in the late 1950s, vivacious blonde Sally Fraser ran screaming from spiders, aliens, monsters and giants and straight into minor cult filmdom. While not handed many roles that would show off her true acting mettle, Sally, whose slight resemblance to Marjorie Lord...

67. Russ Bender

Actor | It Conquered the World

Russ Bender was born on January 1, 1910 in New York City, New York, USA as Russell Richard Bender Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for It Conquered the World (1956), The Twilight Zone (1959) and War of the Colossal Beast (1958). He died on August 16, 1969 in Hollywood, California, USA.

68. Taggart Casey

Actor | It Conquered the World

Taggart Casey was born on August 26, 1912 in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA as Joseph Taggart Casey. He was an actor and writer, known for It Conquered the World (1956), Office Love-In (1968) and My World Dies Screaming (1958). He died on March 19, 1998 in Burlingame, California, USA.

69. David McMahon

Actor | It Conquered the World

David McMahon was born on December 11, 1910 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for It Conquered the World (1956), Cavalcade of America (1952) and Rescue 8 (1958). He was married to Dorothea McMenamin. He died on January 27, 1972 in Pasadena, California, USA.

70. Marie Windsor

Actress | The Killing

A product of Marysvale, Utah, Marie Windsor attended Brigham Young University and trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya before she began playing leading roles in B pictures in the late 1940s. Her best work was in the "film noir" category, most notably her role as the manipulative, ...

71. Carole Mathews

Actress | Swamp Women

Carole Mathews was born on September 13, 1920 in Montgomery, Illinois, USA as Jean Deifel. She was an actress, known for Swamp Women (1956), Cry Murder (1950) and Blazing the Western Trail (1945). She was married to John Arthur Stockton. She died on November 6, 2014 in Murrieta, California, USA.

72. Susan Cummings

Actress | Swamp Women

Susan Cummings was born on July 10, 1930 in Bavaria, Germany as Susanne Gerda Tafel. She was an actress, known for Swamp Women (1956), Utah Blaine (1957) and Soldiers of Fortune (1955). She was married to Robert E. Strasser, Charles Pawley and Keith Larsen. She died on December 3, 2016 in Chandler,...

73. Lou Place

Director | Daddy-O

Lou Place was born in 1912 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is a production manager and assistant director, known for Daddy-O (1958), Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966) and Doc Corkle (1952).

74. Lisa Montell

Actress | World Without End

Smoulderingly beautiful and a fetching, exotic-eyed vision on the American screen during the 1950s and early 1960s, dark-maned Lisa Montell impressed more, especially to male film-goers, as a lovely diversion midst all the rugged terrain and tropical South Sea hazards than as a formidable actress. ...

75. Leslie Bradley

Actor | Time Flies

Leslie Bradley was born on September 1, 1907 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He was an actor, known for Time Flies (1944), Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) and The Crimson Pirate (1952). He died on July 20, 1974 in Desert Hot Springs, California, USA.

76. Morgan Jones

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Morgan Jones was born on June 15, 1928 in Wooster, Ohio, USA as Morgan Adair Jones. He was an actor, known for Forbidden Planet (1956), The Blue Angels (1960) and The Gallant Men (1962). He was married to Carole Tetzlaff and Joan Granville. He died on January 13, 2012 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, ...

77. William Roerick

Actor | The Wasp Woman

William Roerick was born on December 17, 1911 in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA as William Roehrich. He was an actor, known for The Wasp Woman (1959), Law & Order (1990) and Playhouse 90 (1956). He died on November 30, 1995 in Monterey, Massachusetts, USA.

78. Anna Lee Carroll

Actress | Not of This Earth

Anna Lee Carroll was born on October 7, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Not of This Earth (1957), One Step Beyond (1959) and Fear No More (1961). She died on April 30, 2017 in Birmingham.

79. Barbara Bohrer

Actress | Not of This Earth

Barbara Bohrer was born on September 25, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Not of This Earth (1957), Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) and Queen of Blood (1966). She was married to Dr. William Lorack and Jack Bohrer. She died on May 7, 2006.

80. Roy Engel

Actor | The Wild Wild West

Roy Engel was born on September 13, 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), The Man from Planet X (1951) and Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). He died on December 29, 1980 in Burbank, California, USA.

82. Jan Boleslavsky

Assistant_director | Not of This Earth

Born January Boleslavsky Father was Richard Boleslawski (1889 - 1937) who also spelled his last name as Boleslawsky. He barely knew his father. Jan was almost two years old when his father died of cardiac arrest. Jan died at the early age of 27 (1935 - 1962). He worked for Roger Corman in three of ...

83. Richard Garland

Actor | Attack of the Crab Monsters

Richard Garland was born on July 7, 1927 in Mineral Wells, Texas, USA as Charles Richard Garland Jr. He was an actor, known for Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), Panic in Year Zero (1962) and Lassie (1954). He was married to Patricia Elaine Lee and Beverly Garland. He died on May 24, 1969 in Los ...

84. Pamela Duncan

Actress | Attack of the Crab Monsters

Pert and pretty Brooklyn-born actress Pamela Duncan made brief movie news in the 1950s as a "B" level performer and would be best remembered for her damsel-in-distress participation in two of Roger Corman's cult turkeys -- Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) and The Undead (1957), both co-starring ...

85. Russell Johnson

Actor | Gilligan's Island

Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and ...

86. Mel Welles

Actor | The Little Shop of Horrors

Prior to his Hollywood acting career, New York-born Mel Welles held a variety of jobs, including clinical psychologist, writer and radio deejay. After some stage work he wound up in Hollywood, making his film debut in Appointment in Honduras (1953). His best and favorite role, as flower shop owner ...

87. Val Dufour

Actor | The Undead

Val Dufour was born on February 5, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Albert Valery Dufour. He was an actor, known for The Undead (1957), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956). He died on July 27, 2000 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

88. Billy Barty

Actor | Masters of the Universe

Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and...

89. William A. Sickner

Cinematographer | Medic

90. Curly Batson

Make_up_department | Witness to Murder

The Australian-born Batson married the widow of Elwin Neame - Ivy Close in 1938 and they remained happily married until his death from lung cancer in 1957. His stepsons were the cinematographer, screenwriter, producer and director Ronald Neame and the screenwriter Derek Neame.

92. Abby Dalton

Actress | Hennesey

Sleek and striking Abby Dalton became a very familiar perky and sexy presence in 60s TV households. Known not only for her award-worthy acting on TV comedy, she became an avid game-show panelist and appeared on a slew of TV's more popular programs. It might come as a surprise to some, then, that ...

93. Jeanne Cooper

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA as Wilma Jeanne Cooper. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and The Redhead from Wyoming (1953). She was married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

94. Richard H. Cutting

Actor | South Pacific

In the 1950s Richard Cutting derived fame as "Manners," a tiny butler in a Bowler derby hat in a series of commercials for Kleenex Napkins. By trick photography he appeared to be about only inches in height and would manifest under a dinner table in a traditional butler's cutaway. A paper napkin ...

95. Robin Morse

Actor | Sabu and the Magic Ring

Robin Morse was born on July 13, 1915 in Tennessee, USA as Robin Burton Morse. He was an actor, known for Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957), The Fast and the Furious (1954) and Rock All Night (1957). He died on December 11, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

96. Beach Dickerson

Actor | Creature from the Haunted Sea

Beach Dickerson was born on February 3, 1924 in Glenville, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961), Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) and Last Woman on Earth (1960). He died on December 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

97. The Platters

Soundtrack | The Dreamers

Preeminent vocal group of the late 50s and early 60s, hugely successful in the U.S., as well as in England and Australia. Formed in Los Angeles in 1953, the original line-up of The Platters consisted of Tony Williams (lead vocals), David Lynch (tenor), Alex Hodge (1935-1982, baritone) and Herb Reed...

98. The Blockbusters

Actor | Carnival Rock

The Blockbusters is an actor, known for Carnival Rock (1957) and Rock All Night (1957).

100. Frank Sullivan

Editor | The Philadelphia Story

American editor, under contract at MGM 1925 to 1947; at United Artists 1949 to 1950. Younger brother of screenwriter C. Gardner Sullivan.



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