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Actor | Notorious
Ivan Triesault was born on July 13, 1898 in Reval, Russian Empire as Johann Constantin Treisalt. He was an actor, known for Notorious (1946), The 300 Spartans (1962) and The Amazing Transparent Man (1960). He died on January 3, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
2. Sarah Selby
Actress | Beyond the Forest
Sarah Selby was born on August 30, 1905 in Middletown, Ohio, USA as Sarah Elizabeth Selby. She was an actress, known for Beyond the Forest (1949), The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (1956) and Tower of London (1962). She was married to Holger Yngvar Harthern-Jakobsen and Stanley ...
Actor | Shane
Leonard Strong was born on August 12, 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Leonard Clarence Strong. He was an actor, known for Shane (1953), Cult of the Cobra (1955) and Get Smart (1965). He was married to Irene Richards. He died on January 23, 1980 in Glendale, California, USA.
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
First wife Jeanne died in 1943. Wed second wife, Marjorie Little after 16 year courtship when she was 39 and he 67 Marjorie Little had been the hatcheck girl at the Copacabana. Durante and his second wife adopted a baby girl, Cecelia Alicia on Christmas day 1961. Durante doted on "CeCe" until his ...
Actor | The Green Berets
David Janssen was born David Harold Meyer in 1931 in Naponee, Nebraska, to Berniece Mae (Graf) and Harold Edward Meyer, a banker. He was of German, and some Swiss-German and Scottish-Irish, descent. David took the surname of his stepfather, Eugene Janssen. The Janssen family settled in Hollywood ...
7. Bon Scott
Soundtrack | The School of Rock
Ronald Belford Scott was born on July 9, 1946 in Kirriemuir, Scotland, UK. In 1952, the Scott family relocated to Australia. Bon's strong distaste for authority led him to quit his studies at the age of 15. Bon's earliest musical efforts were both on vocals and drums. His first "real" job in the ...
Actor | Sergeant York
American character actor who specialized in none-too-bright pals of the lead, though his range included villains and ethnic types. A native of New York City, he began acting at 15. He studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and played on Broadway with the Theatre Guild, and with the Provincetown ...
Actor | The Lone Ranger
Jay Silverheels was born on Canada's Six Nation's Reserve and was one of 10 children. He was a star lacrosse player and a boxer before he entered films as a stuntman in 1938. He worked in a number of films through the 1940s before gaining notice as the Osceola brother in a Humphrey Bogart film Key ...
11. Harlan Warde
Actor | Money Madness
Harlan Warde was born on November 6, 1917 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Harlan Warde Lufkin. He is known for his work on Money Madness (1948), The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) and State Department: File 649 (1949). He was married to Barbara Grace Whittaker and Caroline ...
12. Tom Fadden
Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Wavy-haired, emaciated-looking Tom Fadden enjoyed a prolific screen career as a small part supporting actor with more than a fair share of scene-stealing moments to his credit. From the time he began with a stock company in Omaha in 1915, he remained continuously employed right up until his death ...
13. Raymond Bailey
Actor | Vertigo
Raymond Bailey was a great example of "If at first you don't succeed..." After high school, Bailey headed for Hollywood with the intent on becoming a movie star, but soon found it tougher than he thought. Instead Bailey went into a high finance career working as stockbroker and banker. He made a ...
14. Paul Langton
Actor | The Twilight Zone
Although established in show business for many years, it wasn't until 1964 with the debut of the TV series, "Peyton Place" that he became truly famous as the hapless and scheming, Leslie Harrington. His tenure there lasted several years and he added considerable style and finesse with his presence ...
15. Tony Beckley
Actor | The Italian Job
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Beckley appeared in BBC-TV's "Romeo and Juliet" and later in "War and Peace" and "Julius Caesar." Prior to his death, he had appeared on stage with Maggie Smith in "Snap" and Elaine Strich in Tennesse Williams' "Small Craft Warnings." ...
16. Mario Bava
Cinematographer | Ecologia del delitto
Italian director Mario Bava was born on July 31, 1914 in the coastal northern Italian town of San Remo. His father, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cinematographer in the early days of the Italian film industry. Bava was trained as a painter, and when he eventually followed his father into film ...
18. Alfred Hitchcock
Director | Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and ...
19. Lillian Roth
Actress | Animal Crackers
Tragic songstress Lillian Roth (nee Lillian Rutstein), born in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1910, was given her first name in honor of singer Lillian Russell. She was the daughter of daunting stage parents who groomed her and younger sister Anne for stardom at an early age. The girls did ...
20. Hugh Griffith
Actor | Ben-Hur
Enjoyably larger-than-life character actor Hugh Emrys Griffith was born in Marianglas, Anglesey, North Wales, to Mary (Williams) and William Griffith. Griffith left the world of banking (having been employed as a teller) after winning a scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic ...
22. Milton Parsons
Actor | The Hidden Hand
Milton Parsons was born on May 19, 1904 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA as Ernest Milton Parsons. He was an actor, known for The Hidden Hand (1942), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947). He died on May 15, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
23. Ian Curtis
Soundtrack | Donnie Darko
Ian Curtis was born in Old Trafford, Manchester, at the Memorial Hospital. He grew up listening to The Who and The Rolling Stones, and other heroes of his teenage years included David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and James Dean. He especially liked musicians whose lyrics ...
24. Fred Beir
Actor | Hawaiian Eye
He made guest appearances on TV series like Bonanza, Perry Mason, Maverick, The Andy Griffith Show, Wagon Train, The Twilight Zone (the 1963 episode "Death Ship"), Ben Casey, The Outer Limits, The Munsters, The Time Tunnel, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Honey West, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, The ...
25. Milburn Stone
Actor | Gunsmoke
Character actor Milburn Stone, the beloved "Doc Adams" on TV's long-running western classic Gunsmoke (1955), was born in Kansas on July 5, 1904. Acting must have been in his blood as the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone for Milburn left home as a teenager to find work with touring repertory ...
26. Terence Fisher
Director | Dracula
Terence Fisher was born in Maida Vale, England, in 1904. Raised by his grandmother in a strict Christian Scientist environment, Fisher left school while still in his teens to join the Merchant Marine. By his own account he soon discovered that a life at sea was not for him, so he left the service ...
27. Herbie Faye
Actor | Thoroughly Modern Millie
Herbie Faye was born on February 2, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), The New Phil Silvers Show (1963) and The Harder They Fall (1956). He was married to Mary Lou. He died on June 28, 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
28. Dan White
Actor | Unknown Island
Dan White was born to George & Orpha White about one mile from the Suwannee River in Falmouth, Florida. Falmouth was a small sleepy town then, as it is still today. He was one of 13 siblings who were moved to Lakeland sometime around WW I. Lakeland is where Dan was introduced into show business in ...
29. Peggy Knudsen
Actress | The Big Sleep
A knockout curvaceous screen siren with a smart, confident air, Peggy Knudsen had the blonde pulchritude and the presence to make it in Hollywood. Somehow, stardom eluded her. The daughter of a Duluth fire chief, she had studied violin as a child and later showed some promise acting in school plays...
30. Don 'Red' Barry
Actor | Jesse James' Women
Donald Barry went from the stage to the screen. After four years of playing villains and henchmen at various studios, Barry got the role that changed his image: Red Ryder in the Republic Pictures serial Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). Although he had appeared in westerns for two years or so, this ...
31. Peter Sellers
Actor | Being There
Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born Richard Henry Sellers to a well-off acting family in 1925 in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. He was the son of Agnes Doreen "Peg" (Marks) and William "Bill" Sellers. His parents worked in an acting company run by his ...
32. Charles McGraw
Actor | Spartacus
Stony-faced, grizzled-looking tough guy Charles McGraw (real name Charles Butters) notched up dozens of TV and film credits, usually portraying law enforcement figures or military officers, plus the odd shifty gangster. While at high school he worked as a theatre usher and was nicknamed "Chick" by ...
33. Strother Martin
Actor | Cool Hand Luke
American character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Strother Martin Jr. was the youngest of three children of Strother Douglas Martin, a machinist, and Ethel Dunlap Martin. His family moved soon after his birth to San Antonio, Texas, ...
34. Dorothy Stratten
Actress | Galaxina
Dorothy Stratten's story was brief, glorious and tragic. She was born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten on February 28, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She grew up in a rough neighborhood in Vancouver, but kept out of trouble and went through the motions of school. While not a beauty as a child...
35. Douglas Kenney
Writer | National Lampoon's Animal House
Though almost completely unknown, this man was one of the originators of a highly popular and groundbreaking new form of comedy and satire.
After working on the Harvard Lampoon as an undergraduate, Douglas C. Kenney co-founded the National Lampoon magazine and the National Lampoon Radio Hour.
36. Bernard Fein
Writer | Hogan's Heroes
Bernard Fein was born on November 13, 1926 in West Orange, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), The Phil Silvers Show (1955) and The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962). He died on September 10, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
37. Lillian Randolph
Actress | It's a Wonderful Life
Lillian Randolph was born on December 14, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. She was an actress, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Hi, Neighbor (1942) and The Great Gildersleeve (1942). She died on September 12, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
38. Lewis Milestone
Director | All Quiet on the Western Front
Lewis Milestone, a clothing manufacturer's son, was born in Bessarabia (now Moldova), raised in Odessa (Ukraine) and educated in Belgium and Berlin (where he studied engineering). He was fluent in both German and Russian and an avid reader. Milestone had an affinity for the theatre from an early ...
39. Michael Strong
Actor | Patton
While never one of the big names on screen, Michael Strong was one of those excellent method actors who were often compelling to watch. Unsurprisingly, many of Michael's screen characters were typical New Yorkers, whether they be cops or thugs, and he imbued them with an edgy 'in-your-face' ...
40. Robert McCord
Actor | The Twilight Zone
Robert McCord was born on February 24, 1915 in Sac, Iowa, USA as Robert Leigh McCord II. He was an actor, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Yancy Derringer (1958) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on October 1, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Actor | General Spanky
Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas was born on March 12, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Thomas Jr. He was an actor, known for General Spanky (1936), Ye Olde Minstrels (1941) and Night 'n' Gales (1937). He died on October 10, 1980 in Los Angeles.
43. Russ Grieve
Actor | The Hills Have Eyes
Russ Grieve was born on November 5, 1923 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Russell Park Grieve Jr. He was an actor, known for The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Charlie's Angels (1976) and Fuzz (1972). He died on October 22, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
44. Victor Sen Yung
Actor | Across the Pacific
Achieving both film and TV notice during his lengthy career, this diminutive Asian-American character was born Sen Yew Cheung on October 18, 1915 in San Francisco of humble Chinese émigrés. When his mother died during the flu epidemic of 1919, his father placed Victor and his sister in a children's...
45. Steve McQueen
Actor | The Great Escape
He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular ...
46. Imogen Hassall
Actress | Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly
Imogen Hassall is sometimes referred to as "The Countess of Cleavage" as she was better known for her glamorous celebrity than her acting talent. Imogen was born on August 25 1942, in Woking, Surrey, England and rose to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an international B-movie ...
47. Mae West
Actress | I'm No Angel
Mae West was born 1892 in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role (at age 40) was a small part in Night After...
48. George Raft
Actor | Some Like It Hot
George Raft was born and grew up in a poor family in Hell's Kitchen, at the time one of the roughest, meanest areas of New York City. He was born George Ranft, and was the son of Eva (Glockner) and Conrad Ranft, a department store deliveryman. His parents were both of German descent. In his youth, ...
49. Rachel Roberts
Actress | Murder on the Orient Express
Beautiful, swift and tough-tongued British character actress Rachel Roberts gained notice for her roles on the English stage, before she hit it largely in films. Born in Wales and married to actor Rex Harrison in 1962, Roberts made her film debut in a key role in J. Lee Thompson's Young and Willing...
50. Edith Evanson
Actress | Rope
During the Golden Age of Hollywood there were an array of character actors who came out and perfected their craft alongside some of the era's most popular stars. Within that category is one Edith Evanson.
She was born on April 28, 1896 in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of a Protestant minister. In...
52. John Lennon
Actor | A Hard Day's Night
John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...
53. Peter Collinson
Director | The Italian Job
Peter Collinson was born on April 1, 1936 in Lincolnshire, England as Peter Kenneth Collinson. He was a director and producer, known for The Italian Job (1969), The Long Day's Dying (1968) and Up the Junction (1968). He was married to Ann Collinson and Lisa Shane. He died on December 16, 1980 in ...
54. Charles Tannen
Actor | The Grapes of Wrath
Charles Tannen was born on October 22, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles David Tannen. He was an actor and writer, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Ensign O'Toole (1962) and Jesse James (1939). He died on December 28, 1980 in San Bernardino, California, USA.
55. Roy Engel
Actor | The Man from Planet X
Roy Engel was born on September 13, 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Man from Planet X (1951), The Wild Wild West (1965) and Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). He died on December 29, 1980 in Burbank, California, USA.
Actor | Mush and Milk
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard was born on January 1, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Matthew Beard Jr. He was an actor, known for Mush and Milk (1933), A Lad an' a Lamp (1932) and Free Wheeling (1932). He was married to Annie. He died on January 8, 1981 in Los Angeles.
57. Woody Chambliss
Woody Chambliss was born on October 14, 1914 in Bowie, Texas, USA as Woodrow Lewis Chambliss. He was an actor, known for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), Then Came Bronson (1969) and Gunsmoke (1955). He was married to Erika Chambliss. He died on January 8, 1981 in Ojai, California, USA.
58. Richard Boone
Actor | Have Gun - Will Travel
Richard Allen Boone was born in Los Angeles, California, to Cecile Lillian (Beckerman) and Kirk Etna Boone, a wealthy corporate lawyer. His maternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, while his father was descended from a brother of frontiersmen Daniel Boone and Squire Boone.
Richard was a...
59. Beulah Bondi
Actress | It's a Wonderful Life
Character actress Beulah Bondi was a favorite of directors and audiences and is one of the reasons so many films from the 1930s and 1940s remain so enjoyable, as she was an integral part of many of the ensemble casts (a hallmark of the studio system) of major and/or great films, including The Trail...
60. Bernard Lee
Actor | Diamonds Are Forever
Best remembered as 'M' in the James Bond films, Bernard Lee was a popular character player in British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Born into a theatrical family, he made his stage debut at age six and later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He first appeared on the West End stage...
61. Kipp Hamilton
Actress | Mike Hammer
Kipp Hamilton was born on August 16, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Rita Marie Hamilton. She was an actress, known for Mike Hammer (1958), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and The Unforgiven (1960). She was married to Donald Thorman Rosenfeld and Dave Geisel. She died on January 29, 1981 in ...
62. Bill Haley
Soundtrack | Turtle Beach
William John Clifton Haley - better known as Bill Haley, leader of the first-ever rock & roll band The Comets - is probably the greatest musical pioneer of the 20th century. He was the first white artist to record a rhythm & blues hit - the 1951 "Rocket 88" for Dave Miller's subsidiary label ...
63. Kermit Murdock
Actor | The Andromeda Strain
Kermit Murdock was born on March 20, 1908 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Andromeda Strain (1971), In the Heat of the Night (1967) and Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). He died on February 11, 1981 in Tenafly, New Jersey, USA.
64. Torin Thatcher
Actor | Witness for the Prosecution
Associated with gritty, flashy film villainy, veteran character actor Torin Thatcher was born in Bombay, India to British parents on January 15, 1905, and was educated in England at the Bedford School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. A former schoolteacher, he appeared on the London stage in ...
65. Brenda de Banzie
Actress | Hobson's Choice
The daughter of a musical conductor, fair-haired, matronly Brenda de Banzie appeared in around 40 films. As the result of two outstanding performances she became an unexpected star when well into her middle age. Brenda first came to public notice as a sixteen year old chorine on the London stage in...
67. Molly Dodd
Actress | Disneyland
Molly Dodd was born on November 11, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mary E. Dodd. She was an actress, known for The Magical World of Disney (1954), The Waltons (1971) and What's the Matter with Helen? (1971). She was married to Henry Farrell. She died on March 26, 1981 in Santa Monica, ...
68. Jim Davis
Actor | Big Jake
Tall, rangy Jim Davis spent much of his early career in westerns mainly at Republic Pictures. The Missouri-born and -raised Davis' relaxed, easygoing manner and Southern drawl easily fit most moviegoers' image of the cowboy and Republic put him in a ton of them over the years (the fact that, unlike...
70. Bob Marley
Soundtrack | Strange Days
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, ...
71. Richard Hale
Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird
Richard Hale was born on November 16, 1892 in Rogersville, Tennessee, USA as James Richards Hale. He was an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Scaramouche (1952) and Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). He was married to Kathryn Hamill and Temple Duncan. He died on May 18, 1981 in ...
72. Arthur O'Connell
Actor | Anatomy of a Murder
Though veteran character actor Arthur O'Connell was born in New York City in 1908, he looked as countrified as apple pie, looking ever more comfy in overalls than he ever did in a suit. He made his stage debut in the mid 1930s and came into contact with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre. As a result, ...
73. Boris Sagal
Director | The Omega Man
Boris Sagal was born on October 18, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Bernard Louis Sagal. He was a director and writer, known for The Omega Man (1971), The Name of the Game (1968) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marge Champion and Sara Macon. He died on May 22, 1981 ...
75. Don Megowan
Actor | Blazing Saddles
Don Megowan was born on May 24, 1922 in Inglewood, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), The Creation of the Humanoids (1962) and The Werewolf (1956). He was married to Alva Megowan and Betty Eleanor Wright. He died on June 26, 1981 in Panorama City, California.
76. George Voskovec
Actor | 12 Angry Men
Czech actor/producer/director/author George Voskovec was born Jirí Wachsmann on June 19, 1905, the son of Jirina Valentina Marie (nee Pinkasová) and Vilem Eduard Voskovec (Wachsmann). His ancestry was Czech, German, and French. Prior to George's birth, the spelling of the family name was Vaksman (...
77. Ross Martin
Actor | The Wild Wild West
Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire.
Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and ...
78. Melvyn Douglas
Actor | Being There
Two-time Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas was one of America's finest actors. In addition to his two Oscars, he also won a Tony Award and an Emmy. Douglas would enjoy cinema immortality if for no other reason than his being the man who made Greta Garbo laugh in Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy Ninotchka ...
Actress | White Christmas
Vera-Ellen began dancing at the age of 10, and a few years later became one of the youngest Rockettes. She appeared in several Broadway musicals until she was spotted by film producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1945. She was only 24 years old when Goldwyn cast her opposite Danny Kaye in Wonder Man (1945). ...
81. Fern Barry
Actress | The Rifleman
Fern Barry was born on September 24, 1909 in Fairview, Oklahoma, USA as Fern Pauline Berry. She was an actress, known for The Rifleman (1958), 77 Sunset Strip (1958) and The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959). She was married to Donald E. Hill. She died on September 9, 1981 in Burbank, California...
82. Chief Dan George
Actor | Little Big Man
Chief Dan George was born with the names Geswanouth Slahoot (which was anglicised as 'Dan Slaholt') to a tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve Nº. 3 in North Vancouver. His last name was changed to 'George' when he entered a mission boarding school at the age of 5, where the use of his native ...
83. Patsy Kelly
Actress | Rosemary's Baby
Patsy Kelly was born Bridget Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly on January 12, 1910, in Brooklyn, New York. She began performing in vaudeville when she was just twelve years old. Patsy worked with comedian Frank Fay and starred in several Broadway shows. She was discovered by producer Hal Roach, who paired ...
Actor | Night Must Fall
Born Henry Montgomery Jr., the elder son of New York businessman Henry Montgomery and his wife, Mary W. (nee Barney) Montgomery (a native of Brooklyn, Kings County, New York), Robert Montgomery had a younger brother, Donald. He was not related to Belinda Montgomery.
As a child, he enjoyed a ...
86. Gloria Grahame
Actress | The Bad and the Beautiful
Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944) was ...
88. Frank DeKova
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Frank DeKova parlayed a sinister scowl, piercing eyes and an all-around menacing attitude into a long career of playing cold-blooded trigger-men, rampaging Indian chiefs, brutal Mexican army officers and the like. So it would probably come as a shock to those who know his work to discover that, ...
89. Stanley Clements
Actor | Spook Chasers
Stanley Clements realized he wanted a show-business career while he was in grammar school, and when he graduated he toured in vaudeville for two years. He then joined the touring company of Edward Bowes' (aka Major Bowes) Amateur Hour. In 1941 he was signed to a contract by 20th Century-Fox and ...
90. William Holden
Actor | Stalag 17
William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying ...
91. Harry von Zell
Actor | How DOooo You Do
Portly, pudding-faced, wavy dark-haired actor/announcer Harry Von Zell, whose well-modulated voice was a standard radio fixture during the 1930s and '40s, also extended his talents toward film and TV where he appeared in numerous comedy outings, often as a straight man foil. Born in Indianapolis, ...
92. Jack Albertson
A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting ...
93. 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...
94. Robert H. Harris
Actor | Valley of the Dolls
Robert H. Harris was born on July 15, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert H. Hurwitz. He was an actor, known for Valley of the Dolls (1967), Mirage (1965) and How to Make a Monster (1958). He was married to Viola Harris and Louise Lewis. He died on November 30, 1981 in Los Angeles, ...
95. Maurice Argent
Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Maurice Argent was born on March 4, 1916 in Pennsylvania, USA as Maurice Saul Argent. He was an actor, known for Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Dirty Harry (1971) and Magnum Force (1973). He died on December 7, 1981 in San Francisco, California, USA.
98. James Murdock
Actor | The Godfather: Part II
James Murdock was born on June 22, 1931 in Bloomington, Illinois, USA as David Lee Baker. He was an actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Rawhide (1959) and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963). He died on December 24, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
99. Hoagy Carmichael
Soundtrack | To Have and Have Not
Award-winning songwriter ("Stardust", "Ole Buttermilk Sky", "Georgia on My Mind"), composer, pianist, actor and singer, educated at Indiana University (LL.B). He played piano in the college bands, and later gave up a law practice for a career in songwriting. He joined ASCAP in 1931, and his chief ...
100. 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 ...