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1 Mel Blanc (1908–1989), voice actor and comedian, widely known as "The Man of a Thousand Voices”, known for creating the voices of such well-known characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Beaky Buzzard, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, and hundreds of others. <sup> [link]</sup> 2864
2 Lee Strasberg (1901–1982) renown actor, director, and one of the most respected and best-known acting teachers in American theater and film, who according to many people, including acting author Mel Gussow, "revolutionized the art of acting and had a influence on performance in American theater and movies” 2277
3 Curly Howard (1903–1952), one of the Three Stooges<sup> [link]</sup> 2206
4 Milton Berle (1908–2002) Comedian and actor, who pioneered the vaudeville and stand-up comedy art forms <sup> [link]</sup> 1994
5 Peter Lorre (1904–1964) born in Austria-Hungary (later American) stage and screen actor 1836
6 Melvyn Douglas (1901–1981), actor, won all three of the entertainment industries' highest awards (two Oscars, a Tony and an Emmy)<sup> [link]</sup><sup> [link]</sup> 1113
7 Jack Albertson (1907–1981), actor best known for his role on Chico and the Man 876
8 John Houseman (1902–1988) was an actor who won an Academy Award for The Paper Chase 824
9 Natalie Schafer (1900–1991) was an actress best known for her role in Gilligan's Island 743
10 Zeppo Marx (1901–1979), member of the Marx Brothers </ref> 683
11 Stella Adler (1901–1992) legendary actress, and innovative acting teacher widely regarded as America's foremost acting teacher<sup> [link]</sup> 589
12 Joe Besser (1907–1988), comedian (Three Stooges)<sup> [link]</sup> 494
13 Sandy Meisner, (1905–1997) Actor and acting coach who developed the acting methodology, now known as the "Meisner Technique". 474
14 Howard Da Silva (1909–1986), film actor 211
15 Leon Askin (1907–2005) Austrian (later American) actor<sup> [link]</sup> 193
16 Ritz Brothers (Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, 1901–1965, 1904–1985, 1907–1986) legendary Jewish comedy team 162
17 Sam Levene (1905–1980) Russian/American stage and film actor<sup> [link]</sup> 106
18 Ben Blue (1901–1975) Canadian (later American) actor and comedian 46
19 Larry Fine (1902–1975), comedian and actor (Three Stooges)<sup> [link]</sup> < 5


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