This needs a biopic about

by RaineRP | created - 09 Jan 2017 | updated - 02 Apr 2018 | Public

They need to make a biopic about famous people.

1. The Everly Brothers

Soundtrack | A Nightmare on Elm Street

The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. Isaac Donald "Don" Everly and Phillip "Phil" Everly were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001....

2. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

3. Francesco Scavullo

Director | The Crystal Gayle Special

Francesco Scavullo was born on January 16, 1921 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Crystal Gayle Special (1979), Crystal (1980) and Lipstick (1976). He died on January 6, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City.

4. George Carlin

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

George Denis Patrick Carlin was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, to Mary (Bearey), a secretary, and Patrick John Carlin, an advertising manager for The Sun; they had met while working in marketing. His father was from Donegal, Ireland, and his mother was Irish-American. His parents ...

5. Herb Ritts

Camera_department | Flashdance

Herb Ritts was born in Los Angeles in 1952 and majored in economics at New York's Bard College. Shortly after college, in the mid-1970s, Ritts taught himself photography, snapping pictures of friends. One of his subjects was a friend's boyfriend, a then-unknown Richard Gere. His shots of the future...

6. Grace Hopper

Self | 60 Minutes

Grace Hopper was born on December 9, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA as Grace Brewster Murray. She was married to Vincent Foster Hopper. She died on January 1, 1992 in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

7. Grace Metalious

Writer | Peyton Place

Grace Metalious, the author of one of the most notorious and best-selling novels of the 1950s, was born Marie Grace de Repentigny on September 8, 1924, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Populated by multiple ethnic groups, Grace's mother downplayed their French Canadian heritage due to the ...

8. Roy Orbison

Soundtrack | Star Trek: First Contact

Roy Orbison was born on April 23, 1936 in Vernon, Texas, USA as Roy Kelton Orbison. He was married to Barbara Orbison and Claudette Frady. He died on December 6, 1988 in Madison, Tennessee, USA.

9. Ray Price

Soundtrack | The Guilt Trip

Ray Price was born on January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas, USA as Noble Ray Price. He was married to Janie Mae and Betty Berthena Greb (Linda Powers). He died on December 16, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

10. Red Sovine

Soundtrack | The Big Town

Red Sovine was born on July 7, 1917 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA as Woodrow Wilson Sovine. He died on April 4, 1980.

11. Led Zeppelin

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Led Zeppelin are a popular British band best known for their iconic "Stairway to Heaven" as well as for co-creating the music genre of heavy metal. Since their nine albums were recorded between 1968 and 1979, Led Zeppelin has been one of the most popular bands of all time, having sold more than 300...

13. Pier Angeli

Actress | Battle of the Bulge

Anna Maria Pierangeli was born June 19, 1932, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Anna and her twin sister, Marisa Pavan, both had their eyes on become film stars, since that was one of the big Italian pastimes. Anna adopted her surname and split it in half, and it was as Pier Angeli that she would find ...

14. Fred Phelps

Writer | Hatemongers

Fred Phelps was born on November 13, 1929 in Meridian, Mississippi, USA as Frederick Waldron Phelps. He is known for his work on Hatemongers (2000), The Most Hated Family in America (2007) and Judgment Day. He was married to Margie Phelps. He died on March 19, 2014 in Topeka, Kansas, USA.

15. John Updike

Writer | The Witches of Eastwick

John Updike is among the leading novelists of the late 20th century, having twice won the Pulitzer Prize. Updike graduated Harvard College in 1954 to the staff of the New Yorker, with whom he has worked ever since as a contributor and reviewer. Updike has published 15 novels and lives in ...

16. Richard Avedon

Funny Face

Richard Avedon was born on May 15, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard C. Avedon. He is known for his work on Funny Face (1957), Chanel No. 5: Tomorrow's Woman (1966) and Gilda Live (1980). He was married to Evelyn Franklin and Doe Avedon. He died on October 1, 2004 in San Antonio, ...

17. Glen Campbell

Soundtrack | True Grit

Glen Campbell was born on April 22, 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas, USA as Glen Travis Campbell. He was married to Kim Campbell, Sarah Jan Barg Davis, Billie Jean Nunley and Diane Kirk. He died on August 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

18. Willa Cather

Writer | O Pioneers!

Willa Cather was born in 1875 on a small farm close to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Cather, a deputy Sheriff and struggling entrepreneur, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. The family's Irish ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania in the ...

19. John Steinbeck

Writer | The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck was the third of four children and the only son born to John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. His father was County Treasurer and his mother, a former schoolteacher. John graduated from Salinas High School in 1919 and attended classes at Stanford University, leaving in 1925 ...

20. Gene Vincent

Soundtrack | Wild at Heart

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Gene Vincent was born Eugene Vincent Craddock (Vincent Eugene according to some biographers) on February 11, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia. He quit school at the age of 17 to join the Navy. His naval career was ended following a motorcycle accident while on shore leave in 1955. ...

21. Leonard Cohen

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Leonard Norman Cohen. He died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Virginia C. Andrews

Writer | Flowers in the Attic

Virginia C. Andrews was born on June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Cleo Virginia Andrews. She was a writer and actress, known for Flowers in the Attic (1987), Rain (2006) and Flowers in the Attic (2014). She died on December 19, 1986 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

24. Shel Silverstein

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

Shel Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Sheldon Allan Silverstein. He died on May 10, 1999 in Key West, Florida, USA.

25. The Louvin Brothers

Soundtrack | Crazy Heart

Their hit songs include "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby" which was a number-one hit in 1965; "Hoping That You're Hoping"; "When I Stop Dreaming"; and "You're Running Wild".

26. Tiny Tim

Soundtrack | Insidious

Tiny Tim, the ukulele-playing singer of 1920s ditties who was a true icon of the 1960s, was born Herbert Khaury on April 12, 1932, in New York City. The son of a Lebanese father and Jewish mother, the young Khaury grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. A high school dropout, his ...

27. Mantovani

Soundtrack | The Green Mile

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was born November 15, 1905, in Venice, Italy, the son of a violinist who performed at La Scala under the baton of maestro Arturo Toscanini. Born into a musical household, Mantovani was taught the piano and music theory while a youth. When Mantovani's father was appointed ...

28. Bert Stern

Director | Jazz on a Summer's Day

Bert Stern was born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Bertram Stern. He is known for his work on Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959), Date with an Angel (1987) and Love, Marilyn (2012). He was married to Shannah Laumeister Stern, Allegra Kent and Teddy Ayer. He died on June ...

29. Percy Faith

Soundtrack | Reindeer Games

Percy Faith was a child piano prodigy, but his hands were burned in a fire at age 18. Switching to conducting and arranging, his unique orchestral 'sound', with strong emphasis on creative string work, soon became familiar to listeners everywhere. He recorded 85 albums for Columbia Records, and ...

31. Ray Conniff

Soundtrack | There's Something About Mary

Ray Conniff was born on November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on There's Something About Mary (1998), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) and Great Expectations (1998). He was married to Vera, Ann Marie Engberg and Emily Jo Ann Imhof. He died on October 12, 2002 in ...



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