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Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies
An honest-to-goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous character role, "Elly May Clampett" on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, loving "critters". She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty...
2. Bill Hart
Stunts | Escape from New York
Bill Hart was born on July 28, 1934 in Red Oak, Texas, USA as Billy Gene Welch. He is known for his work on Escape from New York (1981), The Jackal (1997) and Tequila Sunrise (1988). He was married to Rina Solowitz and Charlene Roberson. He died on January 2, 2015 in Northridge, California, USA.
3. Stuart Scott
Actor | The Kid
Stuart Scott was born on July 19, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Stuart Orlando Scott. He was an actor, known for The Kid (2000), Drumline (2002) and He Got Game (1998). He was married to Kimberley Alice Emmons. He died on January 4, 2015 in Avon, Connecticut, USA.
Writer | Le cowboy
Georges Wolinski was born on June 28, 1934 in French Protectorate Tunisia. He was a writer and actor, known for Le cowboy (1985), Pizzaiolo et Mozzarel (1985) and Aldo et Junior (1984). He was married to Maryse Wolinski. He died on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France.
5. Rod Taylor
Actor | Inglourious Basterds
Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular ...
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. was born on September 7, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Samuel John Goldwyn Jr. He was a producer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and The Young Lovers (1964). He was married to Patricia Strawn, ...
Actor | Alienated
Taylor Negron was born Brad Stephen Negron in Glendale, California, to Lucy (Rosario) and Conrad Negron, who was mayor of Indian Wells, CA. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent. Negron attended UCLA, studied acting with Lee Strasberg, and studied comedy at a private seminar taught by ...
8. Anita Ekberg
Actress | La dolce vita
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the ...
Actor | I Spy
Darren Shahlavi was seven years old when he started training in martial arts in an old drama theatre in Manchester, England. Inspired by Bruce Lees films and other action movies such as Star Wars, he dreamed of being a movie actor and would show up to his Judo class at the drama hall early to watch...
10. Greg Plitt
Actor | Terminator Salvation
Greg Plitt was born on November 3, 1977 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as George Gregory Plitt Jr. He was an actor, known for Terminator Salvation (2009), The Good Shepherd (2006) and Grudge Match (2013). He died on January 17, 2015 in Burbank, California, USA.
11. Donald Harron
Actor | The Time Tunnel
Donald Harron was born on September 19, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Donald Hugh Harron. He was an actor and writer, known for The Time Tunnel (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and Festival (1960). He was married to Claudette Gareau, Catherine McKinnon, Virginia Leith and Gloria Fisher....
12. Faten Hamamah
Actress | Orid hallan
Faten Hamama (known as "The Lady of the Arabic Screen") has become an icon and the most important actress of Egyptian and Arabic cinema. She is also the most honored actress in the Middle East. Every decade of her life represents a new era of acting and witnessed the reshaping and progression of ...
13. R.J. Adams
Writer | The Christmas Quilt
R.J. Adams is an award-winning Actor, Director, Producer and Documentary Film maker and is widely known for his work as a Film/TV Acting Coach. He is the founder and co-owner of The Actors Workshop of North Hollywood and Orange County considered by many as two of the most sought after acting ...
15. Geraldine McEwan
Actress | The Magdalene Sisters
Geraldine McEwan was born in Old Windsor, England and made her theatre debut at the age of 14 at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. By the age of 18 she was starring in London's West End in several long-running popular productions. During the 1950s she acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in ...
16. Lizabeth Scott
Actress | Too Late for Tears
Lizabeth Scott was born Emma Matzo on September 29, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children of Mary (Pennock) and John Matzo, who were Slovak immigrants. Scott attended Marywood Seminary and the Alvienne School of the Theatre in New York City, where she adopted the stage name of ...
17. Stewart Stern
Writer | Rebel Without a Cause
Stewart Stern was born on March 22, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA as Stewart Henry Stern. He is known for his work on Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Rachel, Rachel (1968) and The Ugly American (1963). He was married to Marilee Stiles Stern. He died on February 2, 2015 in Seattle, Washington, ...
18. John Miranda
Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
John Miranda was born on May 27, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Innerspace (1987) and Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970). He died on February 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
20. Ed Sabol
Producer | NFL Monday Night Matchup
Ed Sabol was born on September 11, 1916 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Edwin Milton Sabol. He was a producer, known for NFL Monday Night Matchup (1985), The Football Follies (1968) and NFL Follies Go Hollywood (1983). He was married to Audrey Sabol. He died on February 9, 2015 in Scottsdale, ...
21. Bob Simon
Self | 60 Minutes
Bob Simon was born on May 29, 1941 in Bronx, New York, USA as Robert David Simon. He was a producer, known for 60 Minutes (1968), CSI: NY (2004) and 60 Minutes Wednesday (1999). He was married to Françoise. He died on February 11, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
22. Gary Owens
Actor | Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
Gary Owens was born on May 10, 1934 in Mitchell, South Dakota, USA as Gary Bernard Altman. He is known for his work on Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993), Spy Hard (1996) and Space Ghost (1966). He was married to Arleta Lee Markell. He died on February 12, 2015 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...
Actress | Girl from Rio
Movita Castaneda was an American actress best known for having been the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. She was eight years older than Brando. In films, she played exotic women/singers, such as in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), of which she was the last surviving ...
24. David Carr
Writer | The Night of the Gun
David Carr was born on September 8, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as David Michael Carr. He was a writer, known for The Night of the Gun, Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) and Jeopardy! (1984). He was married to Jill Rooney and Kimberly. He died on February 12, 2015 in New York City,...
25. Alan Howard
Alan Howard was born on August 5, 1937 in London, England as Alan Mackenzie Howard. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) and Frederick Forsyth Presents (1989). He was married to Sally Beauman and ...
26. Louis Jourdan
Actor | Octopussy
Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, ...
27. Ed Schiff
Actor | War of the Worlds
Ed Schiff is a veteran actor, director and producer with over 200 credits in professional theater, in film and on television. Schiff was recently featured in the movies "War of the Worlds," "Out of the Fog," "The Warrior Class" and "Everyman." He was John Wolfe, the corrupt detective, on ABC-TV's "...
28. Lorena Rojas
Actress | Corazones rotos
Lorena Rojas was born on February 10, 1971 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Seydi Lorena Rojas González. She was an actress, known for Broken Hearts (2001), El Cuerpo del Deseo (2005) and Demente Criminal (2015). She was married to Patrick Shaas. She died on February 16, 2015 in Miami, ...
29. Lesley Gore
Soundtrack | Suicide Squad
Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". ...
30. Harris Wittels
Producer | Parks and Recreation
Harris Wittels was born on April 20, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Harris Lee Wittels. He was a producer and writer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Master of None (2015) and Eastbound & Down (2009). He died on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Bruce Sinofsky
Director | Brother's Keeper
Bruce Sinofsky was born on March 31, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Bruce Jeffrey Sinofsky. He was a director and producer, known for Brother's Keeper (1992), Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) and Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996). He was married to Florence ...
32. Ben Woolf
Actor | American Horror Story
Ben Woolf was born on September 15, 1980 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA as Benjamin Eric Woolf. He was an actor, known for American Horror Story (2011), Haunting Charles Manson (2014) and Woggie (2012). He died on February 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. Harve Bennett
Producer | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Harve Bennett was born on August 17, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Harve Bennett Fischman. He was a producer and writer, known for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). He was married to Jani and Carole Patricia ...
35. Leonard Nimoy
Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...
Actor | The Postman
A character actor who seems to pop up everywhere as the stereotypical cop, military officer and/or tough guy, Von Bargen can turn in performances of stunning complexity when given the chance.
Daniel von Bargen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 5, 1950, to Juanita (Bustle) and Donald L. von ...
37. John Chappell
Actor | Brubaker
John Chappell was born on March 9, 1939 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as John Frederick Chappell. He was an actor, known for Brubaker (1980), AfterMASH (1983) and The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991). He was married to Patricia Wilder, Katherine McLeod and Laura Jordan. He died on March 2, ...
38. Lynn Borden
Actress | Frogs
Most famous for her role in the 1972 low-budget shocker Frogs (1972), this talented actress has rarely received any large roles. She was originally going to play the lead in 1964's Roustabout (1964). She had a memorable role in the action film Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974), though small, and has ...
39. Albert Maysles
Cinematographer | Grey Gardens
Albert Maysles was born on November 26, 1926 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Albert Harry Maysles. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Grey Gardens (1975), Salesman (1969) and Gimme Shelter (1970). He was married to Gillian Walker. He died on March 5, 2015 in Manhattan, ...
40. Sam Simon
Producer | The Simpsons
Sam Simon was born on June 6, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Samuel Michael Simon. He was a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) and Shanghai Noon (2000). He was married to Jami Ferrell and Jennifer Tilly. He died on March 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Actor | Scrubs
Windell Middlebrooks was born on January 8, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Windell Dwain Middlebrooks Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Scrubs (2001), Body of Proof (2011) and The Suite Life on Deck (2008). He died on March 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Richard Glatzer
Writer | Still Alice
Richard Glatzer was born on January 28, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Still Alice (2014), Quinceañera (2006) and Grief (1993). He was married to Wash Westmoreland. He died on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
43. Terry Pratchett
Writer | Mort
Terry Pratchett was born on April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England as Terence David John Pratchett. He was a writer and actor, known for Mort, Good Omens (2019) and The Wee Free Men. He was married to Lyn Marian Purves. He died on March 12, 2015 in Broadchalke, Salisbury, ...
Stunts | Geostorm
Born in Madrid, Spain to two hard-working military parents, William and Elizabeth Schoen. Her family has lived in New Orleans, La since the 1800s. Graduated from LSU with a double major in German and Performing Arts. Studied at The Atlantic Theatre Company in New York, and has performed in many ...
45. Buddy Elias
Actor | Mit Leib und Seele
Buddy Elias was born 1925 in Frankfurt am Main. He took acting lessons at the conservatory in Basel and completed his training with Ernst Ginsberg in Zürich. At the beginning of his career he played at various stages in Switzerland. He was the star comedian in 'Holiday on Ice' from 1947 until 1961....
46. Walter Grauman
Director | Blue Light
Walter Grauman was born on March 17, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Walter Eliott Grauman. He was a director and producer, known for Blue Light (1966), The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970) and I Deal in Danger (1966). He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Buckley Parker, Joan Taylor and Suzanne ...
47. Gregory Walcott
Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space
Gregory Walcott grew up in North Carolina and went into the Army just after the end of World War II. After leaving the service, he grew restless on the East Coast and, with $100 in his pocket, thumbed his way west to pursue an acting career. An agent who spotted him in a little theater play helped ...
48. Alberta Watson
Actress | Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Alberta Watson, well known to television audiences for her Gemini award-nominated role as Madeline on La Femme Nikita (1997), enjoys a long and diverse career in television and film.
A native of Toronto, Watson began performing with a local theater group as a teenager. She received a Genie ...
49. Roger Mayer
Producer | American Masters
Roger Mayer was born on April 21, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA as Roger Laurance Mayer. He is known for his work on American Masters (1985), Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) and Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970). He was married to Pauline Alexander. He died on March 24, 2015 in Los ...
51. Robert Z'Dar
Actor | Tango & Cash
Robert Z'Dar was born Robert James Zdarsky on June 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He caught the acting bug while attending Proviso West High School in Hillside. He received a BFA from Arizona State University. Prior to acting Z'Dar was a singer/keyboardist/guitar player for the Chicago-based rock ...
52. Robert Walker
Director | Brother Bear
Bob was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Michael and Sally Walker (nee Forrest) but grew up in the east end of Ottawa, ON. He graduated from Gloucester High School where his love for art and the gift of the canvas began to flourish. He attended Sheridan College in the animation program and upon ...
Director | Os Canibais
Manoel de Oliveira was born on December 11, 1908 in Oporto, Portugal as Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira. He was a director and writer, known for Os Canibais (1988), I'm Going Home (2001) and The Convent (1995). He was married to Maria Isabel Brandão de Meneses de Almeida Carvalhais. He died on ...
54. Richard Dysart
Actor | The Thing
Richard Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. He received the Drama Desk Award in 1972 and a Emmy Award in 1992. He was good friends with Diana Muldaur, who played Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law.
55. James Best
Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard
American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...
56. Stan Freberg
Actor | Lady and the Tramp
Stan Freberg grew up in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he was a big fan of radio and sound. He was blessed with the double abilities of being an amazing mimic and possessing a razor-sharp satirical mind. In the early 1940s he began to do voice work for both the Warner Brothers' cartoons...
57. Geoffrey Lewis
Actor | The Devil's Rejects
Talented and highly capable character actor Geoffrey Lewis, with rustic (sometimes sour-faced) looks, grew up in Rhode Island but was moved out to California at the age of ten. Lewis was very keen on the dramatic arts at high school, but often preferred to put on his own one-man shows rather than ...
58. Judith Malina
Actress | The Addams Family
Judith Malina was born on June 4, 1926 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She was an actress and director, known for The Addams Family (1991), The Secret of My Success (1987) and When in Rome (2010). She was married to Hanon Reznikov and Julian Beck. She died on April 10, 2015 in Englewood, New ...
59. Jonathan Crombie
Actor | Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel
Jonathan Crombie was born on Wednesday, October 12th, 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was the baby of the family (he had two older sisters). His parents are David and Shirley Ann. Jonathan never intended on becoming an actor but he was spotted in a high school production of "The Wizard of Oz"...
60. Lois Lilienstein
Actress | Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show
Lois Lilienstein was born on July 10, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lois Ada Goldberg. She was an actress, known for Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (1984), Candles, Snow and Mistletoe (1993) and Ruby Sparks (2012). She was married to Ernest Lilienstein. She died on April 22, 2015 in ...
61. Gennadi Vengerov
Actor | Enemy at the Gates
Gennadi Vengerov was born on August 27, 1959 in Vitebsk (Belarus).
After graduating from the Technical School for Architecture and Construction and a short-term employment as a construction engineer, he started his creative career as an announcer of the Vitebsk Regional Radio. He performed at the ...
64. Jayne Meadows
Actress | City Slickers
One of four children born to missionaries from the United States, Jayne Meadows (nee Cotter) and her family returned to the US in the early 1930s wherein Jayne was forced to learn the English language, then speaking Chinese and other foreign languages only. She developed an early interest in acting...
65. Suzanne Crough
Actress | The Partridge Family
Suzanne, born in Fullerton, California and best known as "Tracy" on The Partridge Family (1970), had a short career which included 5 different roles and 3 voice roles (two of them as Tracy Partridge in cartoons). She was a Pierce College alumna, and a bookstore owner until 1993. At one time Suzanne...
66. Andrew Lesnie
Cinematographer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.
67. Steven Goldmann
Director | 50-Odd Dollars
In 1998-1999, Steven Goldmann won the triple crown of the Country music video industry. His innovative direction of Faith Hill's "This Kiss" took top prize with the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and TNN Music City News Best Video of the Year. In addition, he was awarded Video...
68. Nigel Terry
Actor | Excalibur
British actor Nigel Terry primarily dedicated himself to the classical stage. When he extended himself into film and TV outings, it was mostly for historical or period roles. Over the years, he grew quite comfortable in both a pair of hose and a suit of armor.
Terry was born Peter Nigel Terry on ...
Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana",...
71. Al Quinn
Actor | Casting
Al Quinn was born in New York City. He studied drama at Ben Bard's School of Drama in California in 1951. Al's professional debut was "Desire Under The Elms". Another play included an old time melodrama "The Drunkard's Daughter". His breakthrough, as a principal actor, was in the feature film "...
Actress | The Wedding Singer
The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...
73. Elizabeth Wilson
Actress | The Graduate
Elizabeth Wilson was born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Dunning Wilson. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Elizabeth's debut film appearance was an uncredited role in ...
75. Michael Campus
Director | Survival
Michael Campus was born on March 28, 1935 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Survival (1976), Hiroshima (1995) and The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987). He was married to Arla Dietz Campus. He died on May 15, 2015 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...
Actress | The Goonies
Mary Ellen Trainor was born in Chicago, Illinois. She appeared in many feature-films of the 1980s, notable characters include, Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen Turner and the catalyst for the entire plot in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dr. Stephanie Woods (LA Police Psychiatrist) in in all ...
78. Anne Meara
Actress | Night at the Museum
Comedienne Anna Meara, with her husband Jerry Stiller, were members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later became The Second City Theater. They performed as a duo under the name "Stiller and Meara", and after some time, became regulars on Ed Sullivan's show, The Ed ...
79. Mary Ellen Mark
Camera_department | Australia
Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as the New Yorker, LIFE, and New York Times Magazine. She is recognized as one of our most respected and ...
80. Vicente Aranda
Director | Amantes
Vicente Aranda was born on November 9, 1926 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Vicente Aranda Ezquerra. He was a director and writer, known for Lovers: A True Story (1991), El Lute: Run for Your Life (1987) and The Maidens' Conspiracy (2006). He was married to Teresa Font. He died on May 26, 2015 in...
81. Russell Wolfe
Producer | God's Not Dead
Russell Wolfe was an American film producer. In 2005, he was a co-founder of the film studio Pure Flix, which produced films catering to a conservative Christian audience. Their most notable box office success was the "God's Not Dead" film series.
In 2013, Wolfe was diagnosed with amyotrophic ...
82. Betsy Palmer
Actress | Friday the 13th
Betsy Palmer was probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before.
Palmer was born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana, to Marie (née Love), who launched the Chicago Business College, and...
83. Jim Bailey
Actor | The Surrogate
Jim Bailey has acted in TV, movies and theater and has headlined at most of the major concert venues throughout the world, including several appearances at New York's Carnegie Hall--which was recorded and released--several runs at London's Palladium, Los Angeles' Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Shubert...
85. Steve Nave
Actor | Raising Helen
Steve was born and raised in Southern California. His family moved to Granada Hills, California when he was 4 years old. He and his sister were raised by two very loving parents that encouraged them to follow their dreams, which included a love of sports, motion pictures, and animals.
86. Richard Johnson
Actor | The Haunting
Born in Upminster, Essex, England in 1927, Richard Johnson attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and then performed in John Gielgud's repertory company until joining the navy in 1945 until 1948. After the war, he appeared successfully in the West End and made his film debut in the ...
87. Christopher Lee
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...
88. Robert Chartoff
Producer | Rocky
Robert Chartoff was born on August 26, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Irwin Chartoff. He was a producer, known for Rocky (1976), Creed (2015) and Raging Bull (1980). He was married to Jenny Weyman-Cockle, Vanessa Howard and Phyllis Raphael. He died on June 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, ...
89. Ron Moody
Actor | Oliver!
Equipped with a crooked, leering smirk and devilish gleam in his eye, the homely, yet beautifully expressive mug of actor Ron Moody will be most assuredly remembered for one signature role, despite the fact that the talented comedian had much, much more to offer. Carol Channing may have had her ...
90. Rick Ducommun
Actor | Spaceballs
Once an overweight comic from Canada, Rick Ducommun slimmed down in the late 1980s and went on to tackle solid co-starring roles in feature films and TV, as well as headline several HBO and other pay-cable specials.
Ducommun grew up on a farm, the son of an entrepreneur father with whom he did not ...
91. Blaze Starr
Actress | Blaze Starr Goes Nudist
Legendary stripper and burlesque dancer Blaze Starr was born Fannie Belle Fleming in 1932 in Wilsondale, West Virginia. Her parents were Lora Evans and Goodlow Mullins. She had ten siblings. Blaze left home and moved to Washington, DC while only in her mid-teens. She was discovered by her first ...
92. James Horner
Music_department | Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He ...
93. Dick Van Patten
Actor | Spaceballs
Dick Van Patten began acting as a child. He made his first of 27 Broadway appearances, at age seven, in "Tapestry in Grey". After, he appeared in many films, including Freaky Friday (1976), with Jodie Foster; Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and Spaceballs (1987). His TV credits include his ...
94. Patrick Macnee
Actor | A View to a Kill
British actor Patrick Macnee was born on February 6, 1922 in London, England into a wealthy and eccentric family. His father, Daniel Macnee, was a race horse trainer, who drank and gambled away the family fortune, leaving young Patrick to be raised by his lesbian mother, Dorothea Mary, and her ...