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Actress | Hocus Pocus
Leigh touched so many lives through her great passion for the arts, as a gallery owner and actress in such movies as A Man, A Woman, and A Bank and Gas Food Lodging. Leigh's tenacity and great eye for beauty translated to the success of her gallery, Hamilton Galleries, in Santa Monica. Leigh has 4 ...
4. Blake Heron
Actor | We Were Soldiers
Blake Heron was born in Massapequa, New York, in Long Island on January 11th, 1982. At the age of 7 he moved to Marietta, Georgia. Having been fixated on movies and being an actor at a very young age, it was in Marietta where he got his first agent at an agency in Atlanta called Kiddin' Around. The...
5. Brad Davis
Actor | Midnight Express
Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage ...
6. Bud Collyer
Actor | The New Adventures of Superman
Most of Clayton's family was in show biz, but he initially decided to go into his father's field, law. He worked his way through Fordham University as a radio actor and singer, then took a job as a law clerk. Two years later, realizing that radio was very much more lucrative a career, he changed ...
Actress | Carmen Jones
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in ...
Actor | Barry Lyndon
Frank Middlemass was born on May 28, 1919 in Eaglescliffe, Durham, England as Francis George Middlemass. He was an actor, known for Barry Lyndon (1975), As Time Goes By (1992) and The Island (1980). He died on September 8, 2006 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England.
10. Frank Thomas
Actor | The Incredibles
Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), The Iron Giant (1999) and The Aristocats (1970). He was married to Jeanette A. Thomas. He died on September 8, 2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
11. Hazel Douglas
Hazel Douglas enjoyed something of an Indian summer playing scatter-brained and often sharp-tongued matriarchs in a career that spanned eight decades.
Having started her professional career with Harry Hanson's Court Players in the early 1940s, she was most recently seen on television as Derek ...
15. Jerry Pournelle
Writer | Janissaries
Jerry Pournelle was born on August 7, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Jerry Eugene Pournelle. He was a writer, known for Janissaries, Target... Earth? (1981) and Pandora's Box (1992). He was married to Roberta Jane Isdell. He died on September 8, 2017 in Studio City, California, USA.
16. Kent Nolan
Director | Mature Young Adults
Born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan, Kent Nolan was an actor and filmmaker. Kent began acting in musical theatre, studying drama, dance and voice when he was just five years old, and eventually moved into film by age twelve. At sixteen Kent wrote and directed his first award winning short film ...
17. Lady Chablis
Actress | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Lady Chablis was born on March 11, 1957 in Quincy, Florida, USA as Benjamin Edward Knox. She was an actress, known for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Partners (1999) and Stranded with Cash Peters (2005). She died on September 8, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
18. Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...
19. Leonid Kinskey
Actor | Casablanca
Leonid Kinskey, originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, performed across Europe and much of Latin America before his arrival in the United States. By 1932 he landed a small role as a radical in Ernst Lubitsch's comedy, Trouble in Paradise (1932). The next year he played an agitator in Duck Soup (...
Director | La caída
After ten years as assistant director to his father 'Leopoldo Torre Rios' he co-directed two films with him. His first personal work was "Graciela (1956)", an adoption from the novel 'Nada' of 'Carmen Laforet' which was made out of reach of the censorship of 'General Perón'. Later on Torre Nilsson ...
Producer | Nebeska udica
Ljubisa Samardzic was born into a miner's family. His acting talent was discovered very early and he won a scholarship with respected director Bojan Stupica. After graduating Belgrade Drama Arts Academy and playing a few theater roles, Ljubisa Samardzic was given the part in Igre na skelama (1961)....
22. Louise Currie
Actress | The Ape Man
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Louise Currie attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, became interested in acting and began taking courses at Max Reinhardt's drama school in Hollywood. Talent scouts spotted the aspiring actress in the acting workshop's stage productions and ...
23. Merv Adelson
Producer | Twilight's Last Gleaming
Merv Adelson was born on October 23, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mervyn Lee Adelson. He was a producer, known for Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), The Choirboys (1977) and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978). He was married to Thea Joyce Nesis, Barbara Walters, Gail Melinda...
24. Pierre Bergé
Producer | Opium
Pierre Bergé was born on November 14, 1930 in Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, France as Pierre Vital Georges Bergé. He was a producer, known for Opium (2013), L'école des femmes (2005) and Stanley Marcus Documentary. He was married to Madison Cox. He died on September 8, 2017 in ...
26. Ray Barrett
Actor | Australia
Ray Barrett studied music and elocution and began acting at the age of eleven. He was the first actor put under contract by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Drama section. He worked for several years on radio in Sydney, before working successfully in Britain between 1958 and the mid-1970s, ...
27. Rich Cronin
Soundtrack | My Best Friend's Girl
Richard Burton Cronin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury, and moved to the city of Kingston on the south shore of Massachusetts later. He attended a Catholic High School (Sacred Heart) and graduated in 1993. LFO (with former member Brian ...
28. Richard Strauss
Soundtrack | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Richard Strauss was a German composer best known for symphonic poem 'Also sprach Zarathustra' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1896) used as the music score in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by director Stanley Kubrik.
He was born Richard Georg Strauss on June 11, 1864, in Munich, Bavaria (now Germany). His ...
30. S. John Launer
Actor | I Was a Teenage Werewolf
S. John Launer was born on November 5, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Saul John Launer. He was an actor, known for I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), Marnie (1964) and Mommie Dearest (1981). He was married to Estelle Schwartz. He died on September 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. Zero Mostel
Actor | The Producers
Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel on February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, one of eight children of an Orthodox Jewish family. Raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the young Zero, known as Sammy, developed his talent for painting and drawing at art classes provided by the ...