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1. Margaret Sullavan

Actress | The Shop Around the Corner

Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at ...

2. Pedro Armendáriz

Actor | From Russia with Love

Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' ...

3. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

4. Natalie Wood

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Zudilov and Nikolai Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens. When she was...

5. Barbara Lass

Actress | Thanatos palace hotel

Barbara Kwiatkowska was a girl from the Polish countryside. One day, she took part in a competition called "Piekne dziewczyny na ekrany" ("Pretty Girls on to the Screens"). She won and landed the title role of "Ewa Bonecka" in the comedy Eve Wants to Sleep (1958) as the main prize. During filming, ...

6. Sharon Tate

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...

7. Gregory Rozakis

Actor | Death Wish

Gregory Rozakis was born on January 30, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Death Wish (1974), America America (1963) and The Cotton Club (1984). He died on August 24, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York.

8. Jill Ireland

Actress | Hard Times

Jill Ireland was an Anglo-American actress best-known for her appearance as "Leila Kalomi", the only woman Mr. Spock ever loved (in the Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) episode, Star Trek: The Original Series: This Side of Paradise (1967)) and for her many supporting roles in the movies of ...

9. Keefe Brasselle

Actor | A Place in the Sun

Keefe Brasselle was born on February 7, 1923 in Elyria, Ohio, USA as Henry Keefe Brasselle. He was an actor, known for A Place in the Sun (1951), The Cara Williams Show (1964) and The Eddie Cantor Story (1953). He was married to Arlene DeMarco and Norma Jean Aldrich. He died on July 7, 1981 in ...

10. Fred Clark

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

This popular, baggy-eyed, bald-domed, big lug of a character actor had few peers when called upon to display that special "slow burn" style of comedy few others perfected. But perfect he did -- on stage, film and TV. In fact, he pretty much cornered the market during the 50s and 60s as the dour, ...

11. John Ridgely

Actor | The Big Sleep

John Ridgely was a versatile character actor who made over 100 films at Warner Brothers during the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out in bit roles in such films as Dark Victory (1939), They Died with Their Boots On (1941) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Ridgely eventually graduated to larger ...

12. Montgomery Clift

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-...

13. Richard Beckinsale

Actor | Porridge

Richard Beckinsale was born on July 6, 1947 in Carlton, Nottingham, England as Richard Arthur Beckinsale. He was an actor, known for Doing Time (1979), The Lovers! (1973) and Porridge (1974). He was married to Judy Loe and Margaret Bradley. He died on March 19, 1979 in Sunningdale, Berkshire, ...

14. Mac Miller

Actor | Scary Movie 5

Mac Miller was born on January 19, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Malcolm James McCormick. He died on September 7, 2018 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA.

15. Jimmie F. Skaggs

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Jimmie lived in Valley City, Ohio as a very young boy, and then moved to Elyria, Ohio, as an adolescent. He got his start in acting performing in the All School play, "The Great Sabastions". He graduated from Elyria High School in 1963.

16. Steven Keats

Actor | Death Wish

Excellent, prolific, and versatile film, stage, and television actor Steven Keats was born on February 6, 1945 in The Bronx, New York City, to a Danish-born father from Copenhagen and an NY-born mother, both of Polish Jewish descent. Keats grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn and graduated from the High ...

17. Warren Oates

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Warren Oates was an American character actor of the 1960s and 1970s and early 1980s whose distinctive style and intensity brought him to offbeat leading roles.

Oates was born in Depoy, a very small Kentucky town. He was the son of Sarah Alice (Mercer) and Bayless Earle Oates, a general store owner. ...

18. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

19. Victor Buono

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...

20. Emory Souza

Actor | The Evil

Emory Souza was born on October 31, 1937 in Alameda County, California, USA as Emory David Souza. He is known for his work on The Evil (1978), Little Cigars (1973) and Alice (1976). He died on January 6, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California.

21. Dar Robinson

Stunts | To Live and Die in L.A.

One of the modern US cinema's greatest stuntmen and stunt innovators, Dar Robinson only appeared in a relatively small number of films compared to other stuntmen (before losing his life in an off-set motorcycle accident); however, he set new benchmarks in stunt performances.

Robinson first appeared ...

22. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Tickle Me

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

23. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...

24. Adrienne Shelly

Actress | Waitress

The late Adrienne Shelley was born in Queens, New York, to Sheldon Levine and Elaine Langbaum. After graduating Jericho High School, located in Jericho, New York, she enrolled at Boston University, and majored in film production. After her junior year, she dropped out and moved to Manhattan where ...

25. Jack Nance

Actor | Eraserhead

Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the ...

26. Kelly Van Dyke

Actress | My Mother the Car

Kelly Van Dyke was born on June 5, 1958 in Illinois, USA as Kelly Jean Van Dyke. She was an actress, known for My Mother the Car (1965) and Accidental Family (1967). She was married to Jack Nance and Jeffrey Archer. She died on November 17, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Peter Risch

Actor | Ghoulies

Peter Risch was born on October 10, 1947 in Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Ghoulies (1984) and The Lord of the Rings (1978). He died on October 21, 1989 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

28. Tamara De Treaux

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Tamara De Treaux was born on October 21, 1959 in California, USA as Tamara Detro. She is known for her work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Ghoulies (1984) and Ted & Venus (1991). She died on November 28, 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

29. Chris Penn

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, ...

30. Steve Reevis

Actor | Fargo

Steve was born and raised on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. Son of Curley and Lila Reevis, he is the 4th of 6 siblings. He graduated from Flandreau High School and attended Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas where he received a degree in arts. After junior college, ...

31. Robert Pastorelli

Actor | Eraser

Beefy, roughhewn actor Robert Pastorelli was a former boxer and an admitted drug addict before he cleaned up his act and pursued theater work in New York in such 1970s productions as "Rebel Without a Cause," "The Rainmaker," and "Death of a Salesman," he headed west and turned to film and TV in ...

32. Junior Samples

Self | Hee Haw

One of the most unlikely TV stars in history, Alvin Samples, Jr., was a carpenter by vocation and avid fisherman and teller of tall tales by avocation. A recording of Junior's tall tales, originally made for a radio program, was heard by Chet Atkins, who, in turn, introduced him to country music ...

33. John Monk Saunders

Writer | The Dawn Patrol

John Monk Saunders was born on November 22, 1895 in Hinckley, Minnesota, USA. He was a writer and director, known for The Dawn Patrol (1930), Wings (1927) and Devil Dogs of the Air (1935). He was married to Fay Wray and Avis Bissell (Hughes). He died on March 11, 1940 in Ft. Myers, Florida, USA.

34. Robert Riskin

Writer | It Happened One Night

Robert Riskin was born on March 30, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA as Reuben Robert Riskin. He was a writer and producer, known for It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and You Can't Take It with You (1938). He was married to Fay Wray. He died on September 20, 1955 in ...

35. Bob Peck

Actor | Jurassic Park

British actor Bob Peck was born in Leeds in north England on August 23, 1945. He attended Leeds Modern School and then graduated from Leeds College of Art before starting professional stage acting. Peck acted for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He also starred in more than ...

36. Margarita Sierra

Actress | Surfside 6

Spanish actress-dancer-singer who starred in one U.S. television series before her early death. A native of Madrid, Sierra was an accomplished tap dancer at the age of four. She appeared throughout her childhood in children's shows and later in nightclubs as a dancer and singer, touring Spain and ...

37. Richard Crane

Actor | Behind Green Lights

Dark haired, athletic American leading man of 40's B-movies. Richard Crane was at his most successful at a time when Hollywood was somewhat denuded of its male stars, most of whom were doing wartime military service. Upon their return to the ranks, Crane's career went into decline. He did, however,...

38. Joyce Jameson

Actress | The Outlaw Josey Wales

Well-endowed, attractive Joyce Jameson was typecast as 'broads', 'dames' and dizzy blondes - somewhat in the vein of Barbara Nichols. In real life, she was said to have been the antithesis of her screen personae, a graduate in theatre arts from UCLA, highly intelligent and well-read. Joyce began ...

39. Gertrude Michael

Actress | The Last Outpost

Gertrude Michael was born in Talledega, Alabama on June 1, 1911. After graduating from high school, she appeared on radio, as a musician and "Home Arts" advisor. She attended the University of Alabama and Converse College, Spartenburg,SC and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. It was in ...

40. Russell Hopton

Actor | Once in a Lifetime

Russell Hopton was born on February 18, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Once in a Lifetime (1932), The Little Giant (1933) and Black Gold (1936). He died on April 7, 1945 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

41. Irene Labhart

The Nun's Story

Irene Labhart was an actress, known for The Nun's Story (1959). She was married to Lex Barker. She died on October 23, 1962.

42. Cy Kendall

Actor | Alias Boston Blackie

Cy Kendall was born on March 10, 1898 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Cyrus Willard Kendall. He was an actor, known for Alias Boston Blackie (1942), Pacific Liner (1939) and Blonde for a Day (1946). He was married to Margaret. He died on July 22, 1953 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Charles Kemper

Actor | Scarlet Street

Charles Kemper was born on September 6, 1900 in Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Scarlet Street (1945), Intruder in the Dust (1949) and On Dangerous Ground (1951). He died on May 12, 1950 in Burbank, California, USA.

44. Lex Barker

Actor | Winnetou - 3. Teil

Barker was a direct descendant of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and of Sir 'William Henry Crichlow', historical governor general of Barbados. He excelled in football and track at Fessenden School and Phillips-Exeter Academy. He went to Princeton but left to become an actor. A year ...

45. Paul Richards

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Paul Richards was born on November 23, 1924 in Hollywood, California, USA as Paul Richard Levitt. He was an actor, known for Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and Zorro (1957). He was married to Monica Keating. He died on December 10, 1974 in Culver City, California.

46. Ann Sheridan

Actress | Kings Row

Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to...

47. Steve Cochran

Actor | White Heat

Born Robert Alexander Cochran, son of a California lumberman, he worked mostly in the theatre before landing a contract with Samuel Goldwyn in 1945. His debut was Wonder Man (1945) with Virginia Mayo and Danny Kaye. From 1949 to 1952, he was signed to Warner Brothers, then started up his own ...

48. Sonny Tufts

Actor | The Seven Year Itch

Born into a prominent Boston family of bankers whose patriarch was said to have arrived in America from England in 1683, Sonny Tufts would end his career as a Hollywood "bad boy," immersed in drink and scandal.

Tufts was graduated from Yale in 1935 and began pursuing a career in opera, eventually ...

49. John Nesbitt

Writer | Telephone Time

John Nesbitt was born on August 23, 1910 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He was an actor and producer, known for Telephone Time (1956), Stairway to Light (1945) and Annie Was a Wonder (1949). He died on August 10, 1960 in Carmel, California, USA.

50. Michael Landon

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey.

When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, ...

51. Beryl Measor

Actress | The Last Chronicle of Barset

Beryl Measor was born on April 22, 1908 in Shanghai, China. She was an actress, known for The Last Chronicle of Barset (1959), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and Spring Meeting (1946). She was married to Terence de Marney. She died on February 8, 1965.

52. Terence de Marney

Actor | Lorna Doone

Gaunt, emaciated-looking British character actor who enjoyed a lengthy career on the stage, both as an actor and as a director. By the age of 19, he was already a noted writer and producer of plays. De Marney made his theatrical debut in London in 1923. His first major role was as Jim Hawkins in "...

53. Lowell Gilmore

Actor | The Picture of Dorian Gray

Lowell Gilmore was born on December 20, 1906 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Black Arrow (1948) and Tripoli (1950). He died on January 31, 1960 in Hollywood, California, USA.

54. Brenda Benet

Actress | Walking Tall

Brenda Benet, born Brenda Ann Nelson in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1945, was a classic example of the modern-day Hollywood tragedy. As a television actress with good dramatic scope, she managed to piece together a wide and impressive portfolio of guest shots in a career spanning just ...

55. Harry Nilsson

Soundtrack | Magnolia

Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Harry Edward Nilsson III. He was married to Una Mary O'Keeffe, Diane Clatworthy and Sandra Lee McTaggart. He died on January 15, 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, USA.

56. Joe Flynn

Actor | The Rescuers

Born on November 8, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio and after attending Northwestern University, Flynn began his entertainment career as a ventriloquist and as a radio performer. During World War II, he served in the Army's Special Services Branch (formerly the Morale Branch) entertaining the troops in ...

57. Anthony Perkins

Actor | Psycho

Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony.

Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University ...

58. Dorothy Whitney

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Dorothy Whitney was born on October 31, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Dorothy Myrtle Whitney. She was an actress, known for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955). She was married to Richard Bell Coney and Ramon Bieri. She died on January 25, 1977 in Reno, Nevada, USA.

59. Truman Capote

Actor | Murder by Death

Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Truman Streckfus Persons. He was a writer and actor, known for Murder by Death (1976), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and The Innocents (1961). He died on August 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

60. Lynn Forman

Actress | Trilogy

Lynn Forman was born on June 4, 1923 in Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on Trilogy (1969), ABC Stage 67 (1966) and The Thanksgiving Visitor (1968). She died on June 5, 1980 in Jermyn, Pennsylvania.

61. Isla Cameron

Actress | The Innocents

Isla Cameron was born on March 5, 1927 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. She is known for her work on The Innocents (1961), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Far from the Madding Crowd (1967). She died on April 3, 1980 in Islington, London, England.

62. Michael Gothard

Actor | Lifeforce

Best remembered in Britain for the television series Arthur of the Britons (1972), Ken Russell 's The Devils (1971) and as the villain in For Your Eyes Only (1981). His break into films came with Don Levy's Herostratus (1967). Michael was unmarried, living in Hampstead, England and under treatment ...

63. Mary Ure

Actress | Where Eagles Dare

An enchantingly beautiful, luminous blonde, Mary Ure was born in Glasgow on February 18th, 1933. Her first film was Zoltan Korda's Storm Over the Nile (1955), a misfiring remake of The Four Feathers (1939). Next was Windom's Way (1957) - a tale of rubber plantation strikes and marital strife, but ...

64. Robert Shaw

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927, in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while...

65. Chris Rebello

Actor | Jaws

Chris Rebello was born on August 8, 1963 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Jaws (1975). He was married to Lyn Wadsworth. He died on November 30, 2000 in Oak Bluffs.

66. Gary Dubin

Actor | The AristoCats

Gary Dubin was born on May 5, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gary Michael Dubin. He was an actor and producer, known for The Aristocats (1970), Jaws 2 (1978) and Cursed (2005). He was married to Marietha Zumaran. He died on October 8, 2016 in Burbank, California.

67. Thayer David

Actor | Rocky

He was David Thayer Hersey from an upper crust Winchester, Massachusetts family. After secondary school he began attending Harvard University. Along with several students he founded the Brattle Theatre Company in 1946. After working closely on Brattle with fellow Harvard graduates and his father,...

68. Joe Spinell

Actor | Taxi Driver

Joseph J. Spagnuolo was born on October 28, 1936 in Manhattan, New York City at his family's apartment on 2nd Avenue. Spinell was a tough guy on and off screen all his life. During his teen years, while still in high school, he acted in various plays on the New York stage, on and off Broadway, ...

69. George Memmoli

Actor | Mean Streets

George Memmoli was born on August 3, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Mean Streets (1973), Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and Rocky (1976). He died on May 20, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

70. 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 ...

71. 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 ...

72. Frank Silvera

Actor | Killer's Kiss

He was a highly successful black actor/director in the 1950s and 1960s who - because of his light-skinned appearance - transcended race and ethnicity in his performances. In motion pictures, Frank Silvera was cast as black, Latino, Polynesian and "white"/racially indeterminate (due to black + white...

73. Samantha Smith

Actress | Lime Street

Samantha Smith was born on June 29, 1972 in Houlton, Maine, USA as Samantha Reed Smith. She was an actress, known for Lime Street (1985), Charles in Charge (1984) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). She died on August 25, 1985 in Auburn, Maine.

74. Holbrook Blinn

Actor | McTeague

American stage actor and director who made numerous silent film appearances. Blinn was born and raised in San Francisco and attended nearby Stanford University. But his stage career had begun years before, when he made his acting debut at age six. Following his education, he resumed acting, ...

75. Helena Pickard

Actress | The Lodger

Helena Pickard was born on October 13, 1900 in Hansworth, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Helena Marie Pickard. She was an actress, known for The Lodger (1944), The Lady with a Lamp (1951) and Television Playwright (1958). She was married to Herbert Rothbarth and Cedric Hardwicke. She died on ...

76. Richard Fiske

Actor | Across the Sierras

Richard Fiske was born on November 20, 1915 in Shelton, Washington, USA as Thomas Richard Potts. He was an actor, known for Across the Sierras (1941), North from the Lone Star (1941) and The Officer and the Lady (1941). He was married to Marjorie Jean MacGregor. He died on August 10, 1944 in La ...

77. Max Hoffman Jr.

Actor | Sergeant Murphy

Max Hoffman Jr. was born on December 13, 1902 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Sergeant Murphy (1938), The Daredevil Drivers (1938) and Counterfeit Lady (1936). He was married to Luana Walters, Helen Kane, Thelma White and Norma Terris. He died on March 31, 1945 in New York ...

78. Luana Walters

Actress | Captain Midnight

Shapely film brunette Luana Walters was one of film western's more sensual prairie flowers during the late 30s and early 40s. She was certainly one of the more decorative distractions in between all those cowboy heroics displayed by her co-stars: Gene Autry, Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Charles Starrett ...

79. Dick Curtis

Actor | Racing Luck

Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in ...

80. Rita Carewe

Actress | Ramona

Rita Carewe was born on September 9, 1909 in New York City, New York, USA as Violette Fox. She was an actress, known for Ramona (1928), Revenge (1928) and Joanna (1925). She was married to LeRoy Mason. She died on October 22, 1955 in Torrance, California, USA.

81. LeRoy Mason

Actor | Daughter of Don Q

LeRoy Mason was born on July 2, 1903 in Larimore, North Dakota, USA as LeRoy Franklin Mason. He was an actor, known for Daughter of Don Q (1946), The Painted Stallion (1937) and California Straight Ahead! (1937). He was married to Bernice and Rita Carewe. He died on October 13, 1947 in Los Angeles,...

82. Sheila Ryan

Actress | Deadline for Murder

Sheila Ryan was born on June 8, 1921 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Katherine Elizabeth McLaughlin. She was an actress, known for Deadline for Murder (1946), The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947) and Lone Star Ranger (1942). She was married to Pat Buttram, Edward Norris and Allan Lane. She died on November 4, ...

83. Josephine Norman

Actress | The King of Kings

Josephine Norman was born on November 12, 1904 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Josephine Arrich. She was an actress, known for The King of Kings (1927), Ramshackle House (1924) and The Forbidden Woman (1927). She was married to Herbert Rawlinson. She died on January 24, 1951 in Roslyn, Long Island, ...

84. John Dilson

Actor | The Man with Nine Lives

John Dilson was born on February 18, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as John H. Dilson. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), King of the Royal Mounted (1940) and Drums of Fu Manchu (1940). He died on June 1, 1944 in Ventura, California, USA.

85. Colin Clive

Actor | Frankenstein

Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor ...

86. Douglas Walton

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Douglas Walton was from over-the-border Ontario, and like so many Canadian actors the logical course was Chicago and then New York. Being of slight frame and a boyish face with a tuft of blond hair completing that latter effect, Walton looked the part of ineffectual, effeminate, snobbish ...

87. E.E. Clive

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Edward E. Clive was a Welsh-born actor/manager, initially, it seemed, slated for a medical career. After four years, he suddenly elected to abandon his studies at the University of Wales. For the next ten years, he trod the boards in diverse theatrical productions across Britain, becoming adept at ...

88. O.P. Heggie

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

O.P. Heggie was born on September 17, 1877 in Angaston, South Australia, Australia as Oliver Peters Heggie. He was an actor, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Letter (1929) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1934). He was married to Lilian Clara Rogers. He died on February 7, 1936 in Los ...

89. Dwight Frye

Actor | Dracula

An extremely versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre, Dwight Frye had a notable theatrical career in the 1920s, moving from juvenile parts to leads before entering film. A favorite actor of Broadway theatrical producer-director Brock ...

90. Kaaren Verne

Actress | All Through the Night

Berlin-born actress Kaaren Verne (sometimes billed as Karen) was born Ingeborg Catherine Marie Rose Klinkerfuss in 1918. Originally a stage actress and member of the Berlin State Theatre, she and her first husband, Arthur Young, fled their homeland in 1938. She began her career in England as a ...

91. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

Peter Lorre was born László Lowenstein on Rózsahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...

92. Ted Healy

Actor | Mad Love

US vaudevillian who in 1923 founded a stage act known as "Ted Healy & His Stooges," the latter comprising one Moe Howard and his brother, Shemp Howard, whose roles were to act as foils, or stooges, for Healy's jokes. Joined later by Larry Fine, the Howards later went off on their own, eventually to...

93. Billy Dooley

Actor | Call of the Yukon

Billy Dooley was born on February 8, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Call of the Yukon (1938), The Marines Are Here (1938) and Dizzy Heights (1926). He died on August 4, 1938 in Hollywood, California, USA.

94. Harold Huber

Actor | Charlie Chan on Broadway

Harold Huber was born on December 5, 1909 in New York City, New York, USA as Harold Joseph Huberman. He was an actor and producer, known for Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937), The Lady and the Mob (1939) and Parachute Jumper (1933). He was married to Ethel. He died on September 29, 1959 in New York ...

95. Henry B. Walthall

Actor | Chandu the Magician

Henry B. Walthall was a respected stage actor who became a favorite of pioneering film director D.W. Griffith. Born in 1878 in Alabama, Walthall embarked on a law career but quit law school in 1898 to enlist in the US Army in order to fight in the Spanish-American War. Returning from the war he ...

96. Edgar Kennedy

Actor | Duck Soup

Edgar Kennedy, who was born on April 26, 1890, near Monterey, California, hit the road as a young man and traveled across the country, working in a succession of jobs. He became a professional boxer, claiming to have gone 14 rounds against The Manassas Mauler, Jack Dempsey.

In addition to his ...

97. C. Henry Gordon

Actor | Conquest

Although he occasionally played honest police officials or army officers, New York-born C. Henry Gordon excelled at playing oily, duplicitous villains, whether gangsters, businessmen or evil rulers. Among the many evildoers he portrayed, his most memorable would have to be the murderous Surat Khan,...

98. John Wray

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

John Wray was born on February 13, 1887 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as John Griffith Malloy. He was an actor and writer, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), The Death Kiss (1932) and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). He was married to Florence Miller. He died on April 5, 1940 in ...

99. Mary Lou Cook

Actress | Melody Lane

Mary Lou Cook was born on December 12, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mary Dunckley. She was an actress, known for Melody Lane (1941), Moonlight in Hawaii (1941) and A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940). She was married to Elisha Cook Jr.. She died on May 27, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

100. Tony Barrett

Writer | The Mod Squad

Tony Barrett was born on May 24, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA as Martin Lefkowitz. He was a writer and producer, known for Mod Squad (1968), Impact (1949) and Peter Gunn (1958). He was married to Stephanie "Steffi" Nordli. He died on November 16, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA.



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