American Theatre Hall of Fame Inducteesby Sylviastel | created - 01 Jul 2014 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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1. Jim Dale
Jim Dale began his career as a stand-up comic. He sharpened his comedy skills during a stint in the army, where he organized and performed in camp shows. After his discharge he pursued a comedy career, and landed a job as the warm-up comic on a musical variety show. He did so well that the ...
Actor | All the President's Men
John McMartin was born on August 21, 1929 in Warsaw, Indiana, USA as John Francis McMartin. He was an actor, known for All the President's Men (1976), Blow Out (1981) and No Reservations (2007). He was married to Cynthia Baer. He died on July 6, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.
Theodore Mann was born on May 13, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Goldman. He is known for his work on Biography (1987), Camera Three (1955) and Theater Talk (1996). He was married to Patricia Brooks. He died on February 24, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.
Soundtrack | The Prince of Egypt
Stephen Schwartz was born on March 6, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He has been married to Carole Piasecki since July 6, 1969. They have two children.
Soundtrack | The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, ...
Actress | Gods and Monsters
Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy...
Actor | The Big Easy
Charles Ludlam was born on April 12, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Big Easy (1986), The Sorrows of Dolores (1986) and Museum of Wax (1987). He died on May 28, 1987 in New York City.
Actor | First Blood
Imposing, barrel-chested and now silver-haired Brian Dennehy is a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage for the best part of 25 years. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. He majored in history,...
10. Linda Lavin
Actress | Alice
Born in Portland, Maine to a musically-inclined family (her mother was once an opera singer) and on stage from the age of 5, singer/actress Linda Lavin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a theatre degree. She pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work ...
11. Fritz Weaver
Actor | The Thomas Crown Affair
Fritz Weaver, the American actor, was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, breaking into acting in the early 1950s. He made his Broadway debut in October 1955 in "The Chalk Garden," which ...
Actor | Country Life
Michael Blakemore was born on June 18, 1928 in Sydney, Australia as Michael Howell Blakemore. He is an actor and director, known for Country Life (1994), Great Performances (1971) and A Personal History of the Australian Surf (1981). He is married to Tanya McCallin.
13. Caryl Churchill
Writer | Play for Tomorrow
Caryl Churchill was born on September 3, 1938 in Finsbury, London, England as Caryl Lesley Churchill. She is known for her work on Play for Tomorrow (1982), Court of Mystery (1961) and Play for Today (1970).
14. Paul Gemignani
Music_department | Into the Woods
15. James Lapine
Writer | Into the Woods
James Lapine was born on January 10, 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Into the Woods (2014), American Playhouse (1981) and The Moment When. He is married to Sarah Kernochan. They have one child.
16. Joseph Chaikin
Actor | Savage/Love
Joseph Chaikin was born on September 16, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Savage/Love (1981), Tongues (1982) and Joe Chaikin Going On (1983). He died on June 22, 2003 in New York City, New York.
17. Tyne Daly
Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Tyne Daly was born on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Ellen Tyne Daly. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Judging Amy (1999) and Cagney & Lacey (1981). She was previously married to Georg Stanford Brown.
18. Ben Vereen
Actor | All That Jazz
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me...
19. Ann Roth
Costume_designer | The English Patient
21. Woodie King Jr.
Actor | Serpico
Woodie King Jr. was born on July 27, 1937 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Serpico (1973), Men in Black 3 (2012) and Segregating the Greatest Generation (2006). He has been married to Willie Mae since 1959. They have three children.
22. Paul Sills
Writer | NET Playhouse
Paul Sills is best remembered as Chicago's father of improvisation, the innovative co-founder/director of the celebrated Compass Players and Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupes. Sills sought to teach the comedy acting techniques of improvisation instilled in him by his mother, ...
23. Betty Buckley
Actress | Split
Betty Buckley, who has been called "The Voice of Broadway," is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and the 2017 recipient ...
24. Sam Waterston
Actor | Law & Order
Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and Serial Mom (1994). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They have ...
25. Trevor Nunn
Director | Twelfth Night or What You Will
27. Paula Vogel
Writer | Indecent
Actor | The Cowboy Way
Costume_department | My Week with Marilyn
Martin Pakledinaz was born on September 1, 1953 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA as Martin Philip Pakledinaz. He is known for his work on My Week with Marilyn (2011), Grand Isle (1991) and Margaret (2011). He died on July 8, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
30. Ellen Burstyn
Actress | Requiem for a Dream
Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of Irish, French/French-Canadian, Pennsylvania Dutch (German), and Native American ancestry.. She worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a ...
Writer | A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lorraine Vivian Hansberry. She was a writer, known for A Raisin in the Sun (1961), American Playhouse (1981) and Camera Three (1955). She was married to Robert Nemiroff. She died on January 12, 1965 in New York City, New York,...
32. Cherry Jones
Actress | Signs
Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Signs (2002), The Perfect Storm (2000) and The Village (2004). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.
Producer | Les Misérables
Born 17 October 1946 in London, sir Cameron Anthony Mackintosh is one of the most influential musical theatre producers in the world, responsible for producing hits such as "Les Misérables", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Miss Saigon", "Cats", and "Hamilton". His father, Ian Robert Mackintosh, was a ...
35. George C. Wolfe
Director | The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
George Wolfe was raised in the state capital of Kentucky, Frankfort. As a member of the Frankfort High School Senior class of 1972, he was one of the leading lights of the drama club and a writer for the literary magazine. George left Frankfort in 1972, but returned many years later as a favored ...
36. Jerry Zaks
Director | Marvin's Room
Jerry Zaks was born on September 7, 1946 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is a director and actor, known for Marvin's Room (1996), Who Do You Love (2008) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). He has been married to Jill Rose since January 14, 1979. They have two children.
37. George Abbott
Writer | Damn Yankees
Legendary Broadway writer/producer/director George Abbott was born in 1887 in Forestville, New York. His father was mayor of Salamanca, New York, for two terms. In 1898 his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Abbott attended Kearney Military Academy. The family returned to New York, where Abbott...
38. Stella Adler
Actress | Shadow of the Thin Man
Stella Adler was born on February 10, 1901, in New York, the youngest daughter of the Yiddish theater actors, Jacob P. Adler and Sarah Adler, who founded an acting dynasty. In addition to her parents, Stella's family included her siblings Charles Adler, Jay Adler, Julia and Luther Adler, all of whom...
39. Edward Albee
Writer | A Delicate Balance
Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Franklin Albee III. He was a writer, known for A Delicate Balance (1973), Nijinsky: Unfinished Project (1970) and National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017). He died on September 16, 2016 ...
Costume_designer | Addams Family Values
Theoni V. Aldredge was born on August 22, 1922 in Thessaloniki, Greece as Theoni Athanasiou. She is known for her work on Addams Family Values (1993), The Great Gatsby (1974) and Moonstruck (1987). She was married to Tom Aldredge. She died on January 21, 2011 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
41. Jane Alexander
Actress | Kramer vs. Kramer
Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in ...
42. Mary Alice
Actress | The Matrix Revolutions
43. Maxwell Anderson
Writer | All Quiet on the Western Front
James Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1888 to William Lincoln Anderson and Charlotte Perrimela (Stephenson) Anderson. The second child born to the couple, Anderson spent his formative years on his maternal grandmother's farm in Atlantic before the family moved ...
44. Judith Anderson
Actress | Rebecca
Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...
45. Julie Andrews
Actress | The Sound of Music
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her...
46. Fred Astaire
Actor | The Towering Inferno
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ...
47. Eileen Atkins
Actress | Gosford Park
Eileen Atkins was born in a Salvation Army Women's Hostel in north London. Her father was a gas meter reader; her mother, a seamstress and barmaid. A drama teacher taught her how to drop her Cockney accent, and she studied Shakespeare and Greek tragedies. Her breakthrough role in "The Killing of ...
48. Alan Ayckbourn
Writer | A Chorus of Disapproval
Alan Ayckbourn was born on April 12, 1939 in London, England. He is a writer and director, known for A Chorus of Disapproval (1989), Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) (2006) and No Smoking (1993). He has been married to Heather Stoney since 1997. He was previously married to Christine Helen ...
49. Emanuel Azenberg
Producer | American Playhouse
Emanuel Azenberg was born on January 22, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on American Playhouse (1981), The Lion in Winter (1968) and 'Master Harold'... and the Boys (1985).
50. Lauren Bacall
Actress | To Have and Have Not
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...
51. Anne Bancroft
Actress | The Graduate
Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of...
52. Ethel Barrymore
Actress | None But the Lonely Heart
Ethel Barrymore was the second of three children seemingly destined for the actor's life of their parents Maurice and Georgiana. Maurice Barrymore had emigrated from England in 1875, and after graduating from Cambridge in law had shocked his family by becoming an actor. Georgiana Drew of ...
53. John Barrymore
Actor | Twentieth Century
John Barrymore was born John Sidney Blyth on February 15, 1882 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical ...
54. Lionel Barrymore
Actor | Key Largo
Famed actor, composer, artist, author and director. His talents extended to the authoring of the novel "Mr. Cartonwine: A Moral Tale" as well as his autobiography. In 1944, he joined ASCAP, and composed "Russian Dances", "Partita", "Ballet Viennois", "The Woodman and the Elves", "Behind the Horizon...
55. John Lee Beatty
Art_department | The Abduction of Figaro by P.D.Q Bach (1807-1742)?
John Lee Beatty was born on April 4, 1948 in Palo Alto, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Abduction of Figaro by P.D.Q Bach (1807-1742)? (1984), Great Performances (1971) and Picnic (1986).
56. Julian Beck
Actor | The Cotton Club
A bold, innovative, avant-garde figure in theatre who helped revolutionized the style of playwriting and acting in the 1950s and 1960s, actor/writer/producer/directer Julian Beck was certainly a odd-looking sort with his baleful, hollow eyes, stark and skullish features and near-bald dome capped by...
Actress | Vertigo
Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. She was born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, ...
Director | Dance of the Hands
Influential American theater, film and industrial designer, Mr. Geddes added "Bel" to his surname as a theatrical flourish. "Bel" was in fact his wife's given name. He was the father of stage, screen and television actress Barbara Bel Geddes. A stage designer in early years in the theater, he ...
59. Michael Bennett
Writer | A Chorus Line
Michael Bennett was born on April 8, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Michael Bennett DiFiglia. He is known for his work on A Chorus Line (1985), A Chorus Line (2016) and A Chorus Line. He was married to Donna McKechnie. He died on July 2, 1987 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
60. Eric Bentley
Writer | Festival
Author, director, educator, educated at Oxford University (scholarship)(BA, Litt. B.); Yale University (Ph.D.); Guggenheim Fellowship. He taught literature and history in colleges throughout the USA and in Europe, 1948-1951. He directed plays and was assistant to Bertold Brecht. Between 1952 and ...
61. Irving Berlin
Soundtrack | Blue Skies
Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidor Baline on May 11, 1888 in Mogilev, Belarus, Russian Empire. Towering composer, songwriter, ("God Bless America", "Always", "Blue Skies", "White Christmas") author and publisher, he came to the United States at age 5 and was educated in New York's public schools....
62. Alvin Colt
Costume_designer | The Adams Chronicles
Won Broadway's 1956 Tony Award as Best Costume Designer for "Pipe Dream," from a nomination shared with "The Lark" and "Phoenix '55." He was also Tony-nominated in the same category in 1957, for "Li'l Abner" and "The Sleeping Prince," and in 1960 for "Greenwillow."
63. Barbara Cook
Actress | Thumbelina
Barbara Cook is best-loved and remembered for her work on the Broadway stage. An amazing singer and refreshingly impulsive actress, she made her debut at age 23 in the musical "Flahooley". Roles in "Plain and Fancy" and, the most famous flop of all time, "Candide" followed. In 1957, she created her...
Actress | Producers' Showcase
Katharine Cornell was born on February 16, 1893 in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her work on Producers' Showcase (1954), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and No Time for Comedy (1940). She was married to Guthrie McClintic. She died on June 9, 1974 in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA.
65. Noël Coward
Writer | In Which We Serve
Noel Coward virtually invented the concept of Englishness for the 20th century. An astounding polymath - dramatist, actor, writer, composer, lyricist, painter, and wit -- he was defined by his Englishness as much as he defined it. He was indeed the first Brit pop star, the first ambassador of "cool...
66. Hume Cronyn
Actor | Cocoon
Hume Cronyn was born on July 18, 1911 in London, Ontario, Canada as Hume Blake Cronyn Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Cocoon (1985), Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and *batteries not included (1987). He was married to Susan Cooper, Jessica Tandy and Emily Woodruff. He died on June 15, 2003 in...
67. John Cullum
Actor | Northern Exposure
John Cullum was born on March 2, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as John Curtis Cullum. He is an actor, known for Northern Exposure (1990), 1776 (1972) and Before We Go (2014). He has been married to Emily Frankel since May 5, 1959. They have one child.
68. Al Jolson
Actor | The Jazz Singer
Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an ...
69. James Earl Jones
Actor | Rogue One
Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on January 17, 1931 in Arkabutla, Mississippi. At an early age, he started to take dramatic lessons to calm himself down. It appeared to work as he has since starred ...
70. Jon Jory
Director | Great Performances
71. Madeline Kahn
Actress | Paper Moon
Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) (later known as Paula Kahn) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university ...
72. John Kander
Soundtrack | Chicago
John Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as John Harold Kander. He has been married to Albert Stephenson since 2010.
73. Garson Kanin
Writer | Adam's Rib
Garson Kanin has worked as an actor on stage and as a director on Broadway and in Hollywood, but his best-known work is as a writer. During the Great Depression, he dropped out of high school to help support his family by working as a musician and later as a comedian. He attended the American ...
74. Gene Kelly
Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain
Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...
75. Willa Kim
Costume_designer | Great Performances: Dance in America
Willa Kim was born on June 30, 1917 as Wullah Mei Ok Kim. She is known for her work on Great Performances: Dance in America (1976), Gardens of Stone (1987) and The 40th Annual Tony Awards (1986). She was married to William Pène du Bois. She died on December 23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
76. Tony Randall
Actor | The Odd Couple
Tony Randall was born on February 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma as Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg. He attended Tulsa Central High School and later Northwestern University and New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. After graduating, he starred in two plays: George Bernard Shaw's '...
77. Michael Redgrave
Actor | The Lady Vanishes
Sir Michael Redgrave was of the generation of English actors that gave the world the legendary John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, Britain three fabled "Theatrical Knights" back in the days when a knighthood for thespian was far more rare than it is today. A superb actor, Redgrave ...
78. Vanessa Redgrave
Actress | Atonement
On January 30, 1937, renowned theatre actor Michael Redgrave was performing in a production of Hamlet in London. During the curtain call, the show's lead, Laurence Olivier, announced to the audience: "tonight a great actress was born". This was in reference to his co-star's newborn daughter, ...
79. Chita Rivera
Actress | Chicago
An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally ...
80. Alfred Drake
Actor | Trading Places
One of Broadway's most venerable, respected musical leading men, Alfred Drake created the male leads in "Oklahoma!" (1943), "Kiss Me Kate" (1949) and "Kismet" (1953). Sadly, he re-created none of these roles on screen. Very much a man of his beloved live theater, he never did go to Hollywood, ...
81. Richard Easton
Actor | Revolutionary Road
Richard Easton was born on March 22, 1933 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as John Richard Easton. He is known for his work on Revolutionary Road (2008), Henry V (1989) and Dead Again (1991). He died on December 2, 2019 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
82. Fred Ebb
Soundtrack | Chicago
Fred Ebb was born on April 8, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on September 11, 2004 in New York City.
83. Harvey Fierstein
Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire
Actress | Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Minnie Maddern Fiske was born on December 19, 1865 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Mary Augusta Davey. She was an actress, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913) and Vanity Fair (1915). She was married to Harrison Grey Fiske and LeGrand White. She died on February 15, 1932 in Queens, New York...
Actress | Dark Victory
Geraldine Fitzgerald was the only actress to appear as both Laurence Olivier's wife and Rodney Dangerfield's mother-in-law, which surely qualifies her as running the gamut (if not the gauntlet, in the latter case) of A to Z for co-starring with cinema immortals. The Irish lass appeared in many ...
86. Lynn Fontanne
Actress | The Magnificent Yankee
Lynn Fontanne was born on December 6, 1887 in Woodford, Essex, England as Lillie Louise Fontanne. She was an actress, known for The Magnificent Yankee (1965), Stage Door Canteen (1943) and The Guardsman (1931). She was married to Alfred Lunt. She died on July 30, 1983 in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, ...
87. Horton Foote
Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird
Horton Foote, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and Oscar-winning screenwriter, was born on March 14, 1916, in Wharton, Texas. He says at the age of ten, he had a "calling" to become an actor, and when he was 16 he convinced his parents to allow him to go to acting school. With their blessing he...
88. Bob Fosse
Director | Cabaret
Bob Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Louis Fosse. He is known for his work on Cabaret (1972), All That Jazz (1979) and Lenny (1974). He was married to Gwen Verdon, Joan McCracken and Mary Ann Niles. He died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia...
89. Brian Friel
Writer | Dancing at Lughnasa
Brian Friel was born on January 9, 1929 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland as Bernard Patrick Friel. He was a writer, known for Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Philadelphia, Here I Come (1977) and Philadelphia, ich bin da! (1967). He was married to Anne Morrison. He died on October 2, 2015 in ...
90. Robert Fryer
Producer | The Shining
Robert Fryer was born on November 18, 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is known for his work on The Shining (1980), The Boys from Brazil (1978) and The Boston Strangler (1968). He died on May 28, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
91. Athol Fugard
Actor | Gandhi
Athol Fugard was born on June 11, 1932 in Middleburg, Cape Province, South Africa. He is a writer and actor, known for Gandhi (1982), Tsotsi (2005) and The Guest: An Episode in the Life of Eugène Marais (1977).
92. Larry Gelbart
Writer | M*A*S*H
The gift of provoking laughter came early to Larry Gelbart and has never deserted him. His distinguished career as a writer of comedy reads like a history of the art over the last 40 years. His writing credits date back to the Golden Age of radio, thanks in part to his father. The elder Gelbart was...
93. George Gershwin
Soundtrack | Manhattan
He was born Jacob Gershowitz, 26 September 1898, in Brooklyn, New York, of Russian-Jewish immigrants. As a boy he could play popular and classical works on his brother Ira's piano by ear. In 1913 he quit school to study music and began composing for Tin Pan Alley; by 1919 he had his first hit "...
94. Ira Gershwin
Music_department | An American in Paris
Legendary, prolific composer, songwriter and author, educated at Townsend Harris Hall, City College of New York, and Columbia University. He began his career as a contributor to newspaper columns, and also worked for a touring carnival. His Broadway stage scores include "Two Little Girls in Blue" (...
95. Bernard Gersten
Producer | American Playhouse
Bernard Gersten was born on January 30, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on American Playhouse (1981), One from the Heart (1981) and An Affair of the Skin (1963). He is married to Cora Cahan. They have one child.
96. Kevin Kline
Actor | Wild Wild West
Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...
97. Nathan Lane
Actor | The Producers
Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005), The Lion King (1994) and The Birdcage (1996). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.
98. Frank Langella
Actor | Frost/Nixon
Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Angelina and Frank A. Langella, a business executive. He is of Italian descent.
A stage and screen actor of extreme versatility, Frank Langella won acclaim on the New York stage in "Seascape" and followed it up with the title role in the Edward Gorey...
99. Angela Lansbury
Actress | The Manchurian Candidate
The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Angela Brigid Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States in 1940 during the Battle of Britain. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her ...
100. Eugene Lee
Production_designer | Saturday Night Live
Eugene Lee was born on March 9, 1939 in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA as Eugene Edward Lee Jr. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975), Man on the Moon (1999) and On Golden Pond (2001). He is married to Brooke E. Lutz. They have one child. He was previously married to Franne Lee.