The actors of "The Longest Day"

by bellino-angelo2014 | created - 14 Dec 2016 | updated - 14 Dec 2016 | Public

1. Robert Mitchum

Actor | Out of the Past

Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a ...

2. Richard Todd

Actor | The Hasty Heart

British leading man who achieved some success in American films, as well. Born in Ireland as the son of a British officer, Todd grew up in Devon and (for a brief time) in India and attended Shrewsbury Public School. His interest in theatre led him to small roles in stock in England and Scotland and...

3. Curd Jürgens

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser ...

4. Alexander Knox

Actor | Wilson

A Presbyterian minister's son, softly-spoken, intellectual-looking Alexander Knox received his education from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied English literature. An excellent elocutionist, member of the university's Hesperian Club, he had his first fling with dramatic acting ...

5. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

6. Leo Genn

Actor | Quo Vadis

Leo Genn was the son of a successful jewelry merchant Woolfe (William) Genn and his wife Rachel Asserson. He attended the City of London School as a youth and went on to study law at Cambridge. He received his law degree as a qualified barrister (which in English law tradition is a lawyer who is a ...

7. Peter van Eyck

Actor | The Longest Day

With his whitish blond crew-cut, slow, menacing drawl and Germanic manner, Van Eyck was destined to be typecast as stereotypically scowling, arrogant Nazi officers. This was ironic, because being an avowed anti-fascist, he had left Germany in 1931 -- two years before Adolf Hitler came to power. The...

8. Richard Beymer

Actor | West Side Story

Born in Avoca, Iowa and moved with his parents to Hollywood, California in the late 1940s, Richard Beymer acted in various films while attending North Hollywood High School. He enjoys making his own films and has a film used in a PBS series on the civil rights movement.

9. Gert Fröbe

Actor | Goldfinger

Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the ...

10. Richard Münch

Actor | Patton

Richard Münch was born on January 10, 1916 in Giessen, Germany. He was an actor, known for Patton (1970), The Miracle of Father Malachia (1961) and The Longest Day (1962). He was married to Ella Büchi. He died on June 6, 1987 in Malaga, Spain.

11. Robert Ryan

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Distinguished U.S. actor and longtime civil rights campaigner Robert Bushnell Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Mable Arbutus (Bushnell), a secretary, and Timothy Aloysius Ryan, whose wealthy family owned a real estate firm. His father was of Irish ancestry, and his mother was of English and ...

12. Wolfgang Preiss

Actor | A Bridge Too Far

Born in Nuremberg on February 27, 1910, the son of a school teacher, well-known German actor Wolfgang Preiss started studying philsophy and theatre sciences alternately (including dance training) and made his stage debut in 1932 in Munich. He appeared in many theatres throughout his country in the ...

13. Michael Medwin

Actor | Never Say Never Again

Michael Medwin was born on July 18, 1923 in London, England as Michael Hugh Medwin. He is an actor and producer, known for Never Say Never Again (1983), The Duchess (2008) and Scrooge (1970). He was previously married to Sunny Sheila Back.

14. Eugene Deckers

Actor | North West Frontier

Eugene Deckers was born on October 22, 1913 in Antwerp, Belgium as Eugene Francis Deckers. He was an actor, known for North West Frontier (1959), The Rat Catchers (1966) and While the Sun Shines (1947). He died in 1977 in Paris, France.

15. Patrick Barr

Actor | Octopussy

Patrick Barr, born into a judicial family in British India in 1908, was active for more than half a century on the stage, screen and, later, very successfully on television.

Tall and distinguished, the son of a judge and (in retirement) theatrical manager, Barr was educated at Radley and Trinity ...

16. Sean Connery

Actor | The Rock

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him ...

17. Til Kiwe

Actor | The Great Escape

Til Kiwe did in real life what several actors played in The Great Escape. Kiwe was a German paratrooper officer, captured in North Africa in 1943, who made several escape attempts from an American POW camp in Colorado. Once, having dyed his uniform with brown vegetable juice, he made it as far as ...

18. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

19. Edmond O'Brien

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Oscar-winner Edmond O'Brien was one of the most-respected character actors in American cinema, from his heyday of the mid-1940s through the late 1960s. Born on September 10, 1915, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, O'Brien learned the craft of performance as a magician, reportedly tutored by...

20. Richard Wattis

Actor | Hobson's Choice

A balding, bespectacled, bird-like British comic actor, Richard Wattis was an invaluable asset to any UK comedy film or TV programme for nearly thirty years. Much associated with the Eric Sykes TV series for the latter part of his career. He was often seen in officious roles, such as snooty shop ...

21. Jeffrey Hunter

Actor | The Searchers

Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...

22. Steve Forrest

Actor | Mommie Dearest

A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a ...

23. Harry Fowler

Actor | The Pickwick Papers

Harry Fowler was born on December 10, 1926 in Lambeth, London, England as Henry James Fowler. He is known for his work on The Pickwick Papers (1952), Hue and Cry (1947) and Went the Day Well? (1942). He was married to Catherine Palmer and Joan Dowling. He died on January 4, 2012 in London.

24. Stuart Whitman

Actor | The Comancheros

Stuart Maxwell Whitman is an American leading man, known for his rugged roles. He was born in San Francisco, California, the elder of two sons of Cecilia (Gold) and Joseph Whitman, a realtor. His mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his paternal grandparents were Polish Jews. His family ...

25. Rod Steiger

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Rodney Stephen Steiger was born in Westhampton, New York, to Augusta Amelia (Driver) and Frederick Jacob Steiger, both vaudevillians. He was of German and Austrian ancestry. After his parents' divorce, Steiger was raised by his mother in Newark, New Jersey. He dropped out of Westside High school at...

26. George Segal

Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George Segal was born on February 13, 1934 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, to Fannie Blanche (Bodkin) and George Segal, Sr., a malt and hop agent. All of his grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. After a stint in the military, he made his bones as a stage actor before being cast in his...

27. Mel Ferrer

Actor | Lili

Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became ...

28. Sal Mineo

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother ...

29. Irina Demick

Actress | The Longest Day

Brunette French actress of Russian or Polish ancestry. A former model, she got her big break in films courtesy of an affair with the notorious womanizing mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, who cast her as a member of the French Resistance in The Longest Day (1962). She played seven roles of diverse ethnicity ...

30. Eddie Albert

Actor | Roman Holiday

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...

31. Red Buttons

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

Although Red Buttons is best known as a stand-up comic, he is also a successful songwriter, an Academy Award-winning actor (and has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards) and an accomplished singer. Born Aaron Chwatt in New York City's Lower East Side, Buttons (who got his name from a uniform ...

32. Richard Burton

Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Probably best-remembered for his turbulent personal life with Elizabeth Taylor (whom he married twice), Richard Burton was nonetheless also regarded as an often brilliant British actor of the post-WWII period.

Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925 into a Welsh (Cymraeg)-speaking family in ...

33. John Gregson

Actor | The Holly and the Ivy

A former telephone engineer who dabbled in amateur dramatics, John Gregson served aboard a minesweeper with the Royal Navy during World War II. After demobilisation, he joined the Liverpool Old Vic, making his stage debut in 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle'. Freshly married, he moved to London ...

34. Frank Finlay

Actor | The Pianist

One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. ...

35. Robert Wagner

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Robert John Wagner Jr. was born on February 10, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, to Thelma Hazel Alvera (Boe), a telephone operator, and Robert John Wagner Sr., a traveling salesman. His paternal grandparents were German and his maternal grandparents were Norwegian. His family moved to Los Angeles when ...

36. Norman Rossington

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Spade-jawed British character actor Norman Rossington was born in Liverpool, so it shouldn't be considered THAT ironic that he would end up appearing in The Beatles' debut film smash, A Hard Day's Night (1964), as "Norm", the Fab Four's chagrined road manager. The son of a publican, he never ...

37. Roddy McDowall

Actor | Fright Night

Roddy McDowall was born in Herne Hill, London, England, to Winifriede Lucinda (Corcoran), an Irish-born aspiring actress, and Thomas Andrew McDowall, a merchant seaman. Roddy was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film, Murder in the Family (1938), ...

38. Hans Christian Blech

Actor | The Longest Day

Hans Christian Blech was born on February 20, 1915 in Darmstadt, Germany. He is known for his work on The Longest Day (1962), Battle of the Bulge (1965) and Wer zu spät kommt - Das Politbüro erlebt die deutsche Revolution (1990). He was married to Erni Wilhelmi. He died on March 5, 1993 ...

39. Christian Marquand

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Christian Marquand was born on March 15, 1927 in Marseille, France. He was an actor and director, known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) and The Longest Day (1962). He was married to Tina Aumont. He died on November 22, 2000 in Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France.

40. Bill Nagy

Actor | Goldfinger

Bill Nagy was born on February 21, 1921 in Hungary as Paul William Nagy. He was an actor, known for Goldfinger (1964), Danger Man (1960) and The Long Shadow (1961). He died on January 19, 1973 in London, England.

41. Kenneth More

Actor | The Longest Day

Affable, bright and breezy Kenneth More epitomised the traditional English virtues of fortitude and fun. At the height of his fame in the 1950s he was Britain's most popular film star and had appeared in a string of box office hits including Genevieve (1953), Doctor in the House (1954), Reach for ...

42. Harold Goodwin

Actor | The Bridge on the River Kwai

Harold Goodwin (22 October 1917 - 3 June 2004) was an English actor born in Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Goodwin trained at RADA and was a stage actor at Liverpool repertory theatre for 3 years. He appeared in numerous British films of the 1950s and 1960s, usually playing 'flat cap' ...

43. Heinz Reincke

Actor | Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein

Heinz Reincke was born on May 28, 1925 in Kiel, Germany. He was an actor, known for Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1977), Geschichten aus der Heimat (1983) and The Country Doctor (1987). He was married to Elfi Petsch, Erni Mangold and Herta Maria Gessulat. He died on July 13, 2011 in Vienna,...

44. Hartmut Reck

Actor | Raskolnikoff

Hartmut Reck was born on November 17, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Raskolnikoff (1959), Affäre Dreyfuss (1968) and Tim Frazer (1963). He died on January 30, 2001 in Nienburg an der Weser, Germany.

45. Wolfgang Büttner

Actor | The Longest Day

Wolfgang Büttner was born on June 1, 1912 in Rostock, Germany. He is known for his work on The Longest Day (1962), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955). He was married to Eleonore Noelle. He died on November 18, 1990 in Stockdorf, Gauting, Bavaria, Germany.

46. Leslie Phillips

Actor | Venus

A much-loved comic actor who has specialized in playing plummy, quintessentially English stereotypes, Leslie Phillips' heart was in acting from a very young age. He received elocution lessons as a child in order to lose his natural cockney accent (at that time a regional British accent was a major ...

47. Ernst Schröder

Actor | Stresemann

Ernst Schröder was born on January 27, 1915 in Wanne-Eickel, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Stresemann (1957), The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) and The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955). He was married to Gesa Ferck and Inge Thiesfeld. He died on July 26, 1994 in Berlin, Germany.

48. Howard Marion-Crawford

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Howard Marion-Crawford was born on January 17, 1914 in London, England as Howard Francis Marion-Crawford. He was an actor, known for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) and The Face of Fu Manchu (1965). He was married to Germaine Tighe-Umbers, Mary Wimbush, Junia ...

49. Peter Lawford

Actor | The Longest Day

Born in London, England and son of a British World War I hero, Lawford had spent most of his childhood in Paris, France and began his acting career at a very young age. His parents were not married when their son was born. As a result of the scandal, The Lawfords fled to America.

As a young child, ...

50. Donald Houston

Actor | Clash of the Titans

Sandy-haired Welsh actor who served in the RAF during World War II and hit paydirt and stardom with his first two British films, The Blue Lagoon (1949) with Jean Simmons, and A Run for Your Money (1949) with Sir Alec Guinness, maintaining his career with lesser distinction in bawdy comedies and ...

51. Paul Hartmann

Actor | The Longest Day

Paul Hartmann was born on January 8, 1889 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany as Paul Wilhelm Constantin Hartmann. He was an actor, known for The Longest Day (1962), Bismarck (1940) and The Tunnel (1933). He was married to Elfriede Lieberum. He died on June 30, 1977 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

52. Bourvil

Actor | The Longest Day

At the age of three, André Zacharie Raimbourg and his family moved to a town in the region of Normandy called Bourville. He finished school at the age of 15 and began to work as a baker. He was already playing harmonica, mandoline and cornet when he engaged himself in a village band. In the ...

53. Heinz Spitzner

Actor | Abschied von den Wolken

Heinz Spitzner was born on October 30, 1916 in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Rebel Flight to Cuba (1959), Maximilian von Mexiko (1970) and Der Zinker (1963). He died on September 14, 1992 in Kleinmachnow, Brandenburg, Germany.

54. Wolfgang Lukschy

Actor | Per un pugno di dollari

Wolfgang Lukschy was born on October 19, 1905 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Affairs of Julie (1957) and Drei, von denen man spricht (1953). He was married to Viktoria von Schack-Lukschy. He died on July 10, 1983 in West Berlin, West ...

55. Werner Hinz

Actor | The Longest Day

Werner Hinz was born on January 18, 1903 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Longest Day (1962), No Greater Love (1952) and Bismarck's Dismissal (1942). He was married to Ehmi Bessel. He died on February 10, 1985 in Hamburg, West Germany.

56. Karl John

Actor | The Longest Day

Karl John was born on March 24, 1905 in Cologne, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for The Longest Day (1962), Love' 47 (1949) and Babeck (1968). He died on December 22, 1977 in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

57. Siân Phillips

Actress | Dune

Veteran stage actress Sian Phillips is forever identified on television as the tarantula mother/empress Livia in the classic BBC series I, Claudius (1976), and as the Reverend Mother in the science fiction epic film Dune (1984). Her broad range of roles went from endearing to downright deadly.


58. Robert Freitag

Actor | The Great Escape

Robert Freitag was born on April 7, 1916 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Robert Peter Freytag. He was an actor and director, known for The Great Escape (1963), Ein Monat auf dem Lande (1960) and Decision Before Dawn (1951). He was married to Maria Sebaldt and Maria Becker. He died on July 8, 2010 in ...

59. Bernard Fox

Actor | Titanic

Endearing, bushy-whiskered Welsh character actor whose screen repertoire seemed to consist for the better part of variations on a similar theme, namely stereotypical stiff-upper-lip or bumbling British gents. The son of an actress and an actor-manager and on stage from early childhood, Fox began ...

60. Jack Hedley

Actor | For Your Eyes Only

Jack Hedley was born on October 28, 1930 in London, England as Jack Hawkins. He is an actor, known for For Your Eyes Only (1981), Colditz (1972) and Paul Temple (1969).

61. Nicholas Stuart

Actor | The Saint

Nicholas Stuart was born on December 15, 1910 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Saint (1962), The Night My Number Came Up (1955) and The Love Lottery (1954). He died in 1985 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK.

62. Bryan Coleman

Actor | The Crying Game

Bryan Coleman was born on January 29, 1911 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Crying Game (1992), Chaplin (1992) and My Friend Charles (1956). He died on July 4, 2005 in Dorset, England.

63. John Robinson

Actor | Quatermass II

John Robinson was born on November 11, 1908 in Liverpool, England. He was an actor, known for Quatermass II (1955), The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948) and The Doctor's Dilemma (1958). He died on March 6, 1979 in London, England.

64. Lyndon Brook

Actor | The Brothers Karamazov

A distinguished stage and screen actor, Lyndon Brook was the son of the silent British film star Clive Brook, and the actress, Mildred Evelyn. His elder sister, Faith Brook, is one of Britain's best known stage and TV actresses. Brook was best-known to cinema-goers of the 1950s and 60s for his ...

65. John Crawford

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters.

Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by...

66. Tom Tryon

Actor | The Cardinal

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Tom Tryon--son of clothier Arthur Lane Tryon and not, as is commonly believed--actor Glenn Tryon--grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 1943 he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the South Pacific until 1946. After his discharge he joined the Cape Playhouse in ...

67. Trevor Reid

Actor | Meet Mr. Callaghan

Trevor Reid was born on January 25, 1908 in Liverpool, England. He was an actor, known for Meet Mr. Callaghan (1954), White Hunter (1957) and The Avengers (1961). He died on April 19, 1965 in London, England.

68. Henry Grace

Set_decorator | North by Northwest

Henry Grace was born on March 20, 1907 in Kern, California, USA as Henry Wooten Grace. He is known for his work on North by Northwest (1959), The Time Machine (1960) and Gigi (1958). He died on September 16, 1983 in Los Angeles, California.

69. Georges Wilson

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Georges Wilson was born on October 16, 1921 in Champigny-sur-Marne, Seine [now Val-de-Marne], France as Georges Willson. He is known for his work on The Three Musketeers (1973), Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008) and La vouivre (1989). He was married to Nicole. He died on February 3, 2010 in ...

70. Arletty

Actress | Les enfants du paradis

Before Arlette-Leonie Bathiat went to the movies she was a secretary and had posed several times as a model for different painters and photographers. In 1920 she debuted on stage at a theatre. She only began to work in movies after 1930. After World War II she was condemned to prison for having ...

71. Patrick Jordan

Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Patrick Jordan was born on October 20, 1923 in Hendon, Middlesex, England as Albert Patrick Jordan. He is known for his work on The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Portrait of Alison (1955) and Patrol Car (1954).

72. Fernand Ledoux

Actor | The Longest Day

Fernand Ledoux was born on January 24, 1897 in Tirlemont, Belgium as Jacques Joseph Félix Fernand Ledoux. He is known for his work on The Longest Day (1962), The London Man (1943) and It Happened at the Inn (1943). He was married to Fernande Thabuy. He died on September 21, 1993 in Villerville, ...

73. Madeleine Renaud

Actress | Remorques

Madeleine Renaud was born on February 21, 1900 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Lucie Madeleine Renaud. She was an actress, known for Remorques (1941), The Longest Day (1962) and Hélène (1936). She was married to Jean-Louis Barrault and Charles Granval. She died on September 23, ...

74. Tommy Sands

Actor | The Longest Day

Always a country music fan, Tommy Sands' mother gave him a guitar for Christmas when he was seven. He taught himself to play and, at age eight, got a job at radio station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana, performing twice a week. Later, he and his mother moved to Houston where, in 1951, he cut his ...

75. John Meillon

Actor | 'Crocodile' Dundee II

John Meillon was born on May 1, 1934 in Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Wake in Fright (1971). He was married to Bunny Gibson and June Salter. He died on August 10, 1989 in Neutral Bay, Sydney.

76. Fabian

Actor | The Longest Day

Swinging teen idol Fabiano Anthony Forte, better known to his fans as Fabian, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1943, to a police officer. His father took ill and died when Fabian was young and the boy was forced to find work to help pay the family bills. With no experience but looks to die...

77. Jean-Louis Barrault

Actor | Les enfants du paradis

Celebrated French stage actor/director/producer Jean-Louis Barrault was born on September 8, 1910. A superlative tragedian and mime, his dedication to both avant-garde and classical plays helped revive the French theatre after World War II, while presenting world premières of works by such ...

78. Ray Danton

Actor | The Longest Day

Handsome and smooth natured leading man who often played oily individuals, Ray Danton was born in New York and dramatically trained at Carnegie Tech. First debuted on-screen as a moody Native American in Chief Crazy Horse (1955) and regularly guest-starred in many 1950s TV shows including Playhouse...

79. Yves Barsacq

Actor | Love and Death

Yves Barsacq was born on June 17, 1931 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Love and Death (1975), The Adventures of Tintin (1991) and Princes and Princesses (2000). He died on October 4, 2015 in Albenga, Liguria, Italy.

80. Michael Hinz

Actor | Das Feuerschiff

Michael Hinz was born on December 28, 1939 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for The Lightship (1963), Eichholz und Söhne (1977) and The Famous Five (1978). He was married to Viktoria Brams and Ingrid van Bergen. He died on November 6, 2008 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

81. Ruth Hausmeister

Actress | Ein idealer Gatte

Ruth Hausmeister was born on June 5, 1912 in Stuttgart, Germany. She was an actress, known for An Ideal Husband (1958), Sechs Personen suchen einen Autor (1964) and Der Revisor (1967). She was married to Carl-Heinz Schroth. She died on February 1, 2012 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

82. Paul Anka

Soundtrack | No Way Out

Canadian-born Paul Anka first achieved success in the 1950s as a teenage singing star (and, for the times, an unusual one in that he wrote many of his own songs). Although he appeared in several films, and was quite believable as a nervous, hyper young soldier in The Longest Day (1962) (for which ...

83. Maurice Poli

Actor | Roma. L'antica chiave dei sensi

Maurice Poli was born on December 2, 1933 in Zarzis, Tunisia. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Caligula's Slaves (1984), Sandokan the Great (1963) and Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970).

84. Jean Servais

Actor | Le plaisir

Jean Servais was born on September 24, 1910 in Antwerp, Belgium. He was an actor and writer, known for Le Plaisir (1952), Rififi (1955) and The Longest Day (1962). He was married to Gilberte Graillot and Dominique Blanchar. He died on February 17, 1976 in Paris, France.

85. Kurt Meisel

Director | Kriegsgericht

Kurt Meisel was born on August 18, 1912 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Kurt Franz-Joseph Meisel. He was an actor and director, known for Court Martial (1959), Die rote Hand (1960) and Wozzeck (1947). He was married to Ursula Lingen. He died on April 4, 1994 in Vienna, Austria.

86. Georges Rivière

Actor | The Longest Day

Georges Rivière was born on July 1, 1924 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He was an actor, known for The Longest Day (1962), Mistress of the World (1960) and Mandrin (1962). He was married to Lucile Saint-Simon. He died on April 25, 2011 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

87. Pauline Carton

Actress | The Longest Day

Pauline Carton was born on July 4, 1884 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Pauline Aimée Biarez. She was an actress, known for The Longest Day (1962), The Living Dead Man (1926) and Désiré (1937). She died on June 17, 1974 in Paris, France.

88. Paul Edwin Roth

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

Paul Edwin Roth was born on October 22, 1918 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Sherlock Holmes (1967), Raskolnikow (1953) and Draußen vor der Tür (1957). He died on October 28, 1985 in Hamburg, West Germany.

89. Peter Helm

Actor | The Andromeda Strain

Peter Helm was born on December 22, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Peter John Helm Jr. He is an actor, known for The Andromeda Strain (1971), The Longest Day (1962) and Wagon Train (1957). He has been married to Cynthia Lee Lonnegren since July 10, 1977. They have two children. He was ...

90. Rainer Penkert

Actor | The Winds of War

Rainer Penkert was born on June 23, 1921 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Winds of War (1983), Morituri (1965) and Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1977). He died on April 11, 2012 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

91. Bernard Fresson

Actor | French Connection II

Bernard Fresson was born on May 27, 1931 in Reims, Marne, France. He was an actor, known for French Connection II (1975), Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and Z (1969). He was married to Frédérique Ruchaud. He died on October 20, 2002 in Orsay, Essonne, France.

92. Dietmar Schönherr

Actor | Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion

Dietmar Schönherr was born on May 17, 1926 in Innsbruck, Austria as Dietmar Otto von Schönleiten. He was an actor and director, known for Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (1966), Reporter (1989) and Journey of Hope (1990). He was married to Vivi Bach and Ellen. ...

93. Dominique Zardi

Actor | Delicatessen

Dominique Zardi was born on March 2, 1930 in Paris, France as Emile Jean Cohen-Zardi. He is known for his work on Delicatessen (1991), Le Boucher (1970) and Jo (1971). He died on December 14, 2009 in Paris.

94. Tony Mordente

Actor | West Side Story

Tony Mordente was born on December 3, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA as Anthony C. Mordente. He is a director and producer, known for West Side Story (1961), Quincy M.E. (1976) and The Greatest American Hero (1981). He has been married to Jean G Fraser since December 30, 1978. They have one ...

95. Alice Tissot

Actress | Pas sur la bouche

Alice Tissot was born on January 1, 1890 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Alice Claire Marie Tissot. She was an actress, known for Pas sur la bouche (1931), Vaccin 48 (1934) and Children of Montmartre (1933). She died on May 5, 1971 in Paris.

96. Leslie de Laspee

The Longest Day

Leslie de Laspee is an actor, known for The Longest Day (1962).

97. Vicco von Bülow

Writer | Ödipussi

Loriot was once best known as a cartoonist, with the distinguishing feature that all his characters had potato-shaped noses. In the 1960s, he presented the TV series "Cartoon" which featured short animated cartoons from all over the world. In between the clips he acted in little funny sketches. ...

98. Joe Warfield

Actor | Hard Target

Joe is a veteran of stage, film and television working as an actor, director and teacher. He is a former full-time Professor and Head of Acting Study in the NYU Grad Film Department teaching Directing Actors. Previously, he taught at Loyola University, New Orleans as well as the Maine Media ...

99. Edward Meeks

Actor | Der Seewolf

Edward Meeks was born on September 27, 1934 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA. He is an actor, known for The Seawolf (1971), My 1919 (1999) and The Tiger Brigades (1974). He was previously married to Jacqueline Monsigny.

100. Michel Tureau

Writer | Bourgeoise et... pute!

Michel Tureau was born on July 27, 1938 in Paris, France. He is an actor and writer.

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