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Actor | Alias Mr. Twilight
Michael Duane was born on April 12, 1914 in Dunkirk, New York, USA as Duane McKinney. He was an actor, known for Alias Mr. Twilight (1946), Keeper of the Bees (1947) and The Return of the Whistler (1948). He was married to Phyllis Ann Ellerman. He died on March 26, 1963 in Wilton, Connecticut, USA.
Actor | Canyon Passage
Eager young James (aka Jimmy) Cardwell had an auspicious beginning and showed great promise in 1940s films. Dark-haired and thick-browed with an earnest, boyish look and set-jawed handsomeness that could remind someone of a John Garfield type, he couldn't have started off much better than by ...
3. George Brent
Actor | The Rains Came
The favorite leading man of star actress Bette Davis, was born George Brendan Nolan, near Dublin, and became an orphan at the tender age of eleven. For a while, he stayed with an aunt in New York, but returned to Ireland to study at the University of Dublin. After leaving university in 1919, George...
4. James Craig
Actor | All That Money Can Buy
Tall, rugged James Craig's career as an MGM contract player blossomed in the 1940s. This was due in large part to his strong physical and vocal resemblance to the studio's top leading man, Clark Gable (who was -- by the time Craig was signed to MGM -- serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces). The Rice ...
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Fourteen-year-old Reginald Lawrence Knowles was being readied to take his place with other relatives in the family bookbinding business (in Leeds) when he ran off to become an actor. He was inevitably brought back home, but he made good his second escape a few years later - his willful Knowles ...
6. Peter Coe
Actor | Vigilante Force
Peter Coe was born on November 11, 1918 in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia as Peter Knego. He was an actor, known for Vigilante Force (1976), The Mummy's Curse (1944) and Road to Bali (1952). He was married to Rosalee Calvert. He died on June 9, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Penthouse
Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following ...
9. 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 ...
10. Ian Hunter
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Ian Hunter was born in the Kenilworth area of Cape Town, South Africa where he spent his childhood. In his teen years he and his parents returned to the family origins in England to live. Sometime between that arrival and the early years of World War I, Hunter began exploring acting. But in 1917 - ...
11. Robert Allen
Actor | Rio Grande Ranger
As a young man Robert Allen, born Irvine E. Theodore Baehr, learned about horses: he played polo, hunted fox, and rode in the cavalry of of New York Military School, graduating there in 1924. After graduating Dartmouth College in 1929 with a degree in English he worked for a bank which failed in ...
12. Dennis Morgan
Actor | My Wild Irish Rose
Dennis Morgan was born Stanley Morner in the small town of Prentice, Wisconsin. His first jobs in Hollywood were mostly bit parts, but he scored big after playing opposite Ginger Rogers in Kitty Foyle (1940). He starred in films like My Wild Irish Rose (1947), God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) and The Very...
14. Kenneth Harlan
Actor | Paradise Island
Kenneth Harlan was born on July 26, 1895 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Kenneth Daniel Harlan. He was an actor, known for Paradise Island (1930), Danger Island (1931) and The Ice Flood (1926). He was married to Rosemarie Gonsalves Mirjanian, Rhea Walker, Helene Stanton, Helen (Donna) Spelner, ...
15. Charles Lang
Writer | Captain Scarface
Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1915, Charles Lang played semi-professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers' farm team before being spotted by a Hollywood talent scout in a Manhattan restaurant in 1937. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and made his Broadway debut in "...
17. Rory Calhoun
Actor | Motel Hell
Rory Calhoun was born Francis Timothy McCown in Los Angeles, the son of Elizabeth Cuthbert and James McCown. Rory starred in over 80 films and 1,000 television episodes. Before becoming an actor he worked as a boxer, a lumberjack, a truck driver and a cowpuncher. Tall and handsome, he benefited ...
18. Elliott Reid
Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Elliott Reid was born on January 16, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Edgeworth Blair Reid. He was an actor and writer, known for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Inherit the Wind (1960) and Vicki (1953). He died on June 21, 2013 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
19. Alexander D'Arcy
Actor | The Awful Truth
Alexander D'Arcy was born on August 10, 1908 in Cairo, Egypt as Alexander Sarruf. He was an actor, known for The Awful Truth (1937), The Spider's Web (1960) and Man on a Tightrope (1953). He was married to Arleen Whelan. He died on April 20, 1996 in West Hollywood, California, USA.
20. Carl Betz
Actor | Judd for the Defense
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech. Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway ...
21. Anthony Warde
Actor | Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
Anthony Warde was born on November 4, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (1949), Buck Rogers (1939) and Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938). He died on January 8, 1975 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
22. Wallace Ford
Actor | Freaks
A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England and his childhood rivaled the brutality that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the ...
23. Gary Cooper
Actor | High Noon
Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...
24. Tyrone Power
Actor | Witness for the Prosecution
Tyrone Power was one of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known ...
25. Don Ameche
Actor | Cocoon
Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...
26. Richard Denning
Actor | An Affair to Remember
Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Louis Albert Denninger Jr. was the son of a garment manufacturer who relocated and set up shop in Los Angeles when Louis Jr. was 18 months old. After finishing school, Denninger enrolled at Woodbury Business College and majored in business and accounting, graduating ...
27. Robert Q. Lewis
Robert Q. Lewis was born on April 25, 1920 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Goldberg. He was an actor, known for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), An Affair to Remember (1957) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (...
28. Lew Ayres
Actor | Holiday
Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...
Actor | His Kind of Woman
Carleton G. Young was born on May 26, 1907 in Fulton, New York, USA as Carleton Garrettson Young. He was an actor, known for His Kind of Woman (1951), Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945) and The Plymouth Playhouse (1953). He was married to Barbara Leonard Davis. He died on July 11, 1971...
30. Don Dillaway
Actor | Pack Up Your Troubles
Don Dillaway was born on March 17, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald P. Dillaway. He is known for his work on Pack Up Your Troubles (1932), Frontier Pony Express (1939) and Platinum Blonde (1931). He was married to Denise. He died on November 18, 1982 in West Lake, California, USA.
31. Marshall Reed
Actor | The Madmen of Mandoras
Marshall Reed was born on May 28, 1917 in Englewood, Colorado, USA as Marshall Jewel Reed. He was an actor and producer, known for The Madmen of Mandoras (1963), Mysterious Island (1951) and Riding with Buffalo Bill (1954). He was married to Carlyn Miller. He died on April 15, 1980 in Los Angeles, ...
32. Victor Varconi
Actor | The Divine Lady
Handsome Hollywood character player Victor Varconi was born into a farming family on the Hungarian/Rumanian border. Christened Mihály Várkonyi, his career, following training at Budapest's commercial college and dramatic school, thrived for a time on the Transylvanian stage, where he played leads ...
Actor | The Heart of Maryland
Famed American stage actor. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits. Consistently billed as Jason Robards, as his more famous son, Jason Robards, did not come into fame until the end of the ...
34. John Emery
Actor | Spellbound
John Emery was born on May 20, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), The Spanish Main (1945) and Rocketship X-M (1950). He was married to Tamara Geva, Tallulah Bankhead and Patricia Calvert. He died on November 16, 1964 in New York City.
35. James Flavin
Actor | King Kong
Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of ...
36. Rex Lease
Actor | The Cowboy and the Bandit
Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into ...
37. Glenn Tryon
Actor | Lonesome
Glenn Tryon was born on August 2, 1898 in Julietta, Idaho, USA as Glenn Monroe Kunkel. He was an actor and writer, known for Lonesome (1928), The Secret Menace (1931) and Hot Heels (1927). He was married to Jane Frazee and Lillian Hall. He died on April 18, 1970 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
38. Ray Anthony
Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles
Ray Anthony (real name Raymond Antonini) was born in Bentleyville, PA, on Jan. 20, 1922. His family moved to Cleveland, where he spent most of his early life. There he studied trumpet with his father. From 1940-1941 he played in Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 and...
39. Creighton Hale
Actor | The Cat and the Canary
Creighton Hale was born on May 24, 1889 in County Cork, Ireland as Patrick Fitzgerald. He was an actor, known for The Cat and the Canary (1927), The Circle (1925) and The Exploits of Elaine (1914). He was married to Victoire Lowe and Kathleen Bering. He died on August 9, 1965 in South Pasadena, ...
40. Phillip Reed
Actor | Unknown Island
Phillip Reed was born on March 25, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA as Milton Le Roy Treinis. He was an actor, known for Unknown Island (1948), Song of the Thin Man (1947) and The Last of the Mohicans (1936). He was married to Audrey Gillin. He died on December 7, 1996 in Los Angeles, ...
41. Robert Hutton
Actor | Destination Tokyo
The son of a hardware merchant and cousin of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, Robert Hutton was born in Kingston, New York, and attended Blair Academy in New Jersey. For several seasons the future film actor was a leading man and director with the Woodstock Playhouse stock company in New York. He ...
42. William Bakewell
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
William Bakewell was born on May 2, 1908 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Gone with the Wind (1939) and Hop Harrigan America's Ace of the Airways (1946). He was married to Diane Virginia Griffiths (June DeMent) and Jennifer Holt. He ...
Actor | A Night at the Opera
The son of a whiskey peddler, Walter Woolf King began singing for his supper at quite a young age, in churches especially. Following graduation, he pursued his dream and partnered in a vaudeville musical act with pianist Charles Le Maire. He made his Broadway debut in 1919 and developed a resilient...
44. Paul Kelly
Actor | Crossfire
In retrospect, actor Paul Kelly may have had more high drama in his off-camera life than he did in his rich stage and screen life. How many Broadway and/or Hollywood actors have survived career-wise after serving a prison term for manslaughter? Kelly, whose drive, ambition and talent were ...
45. Alan Baxter
Actor | Paint Your Wagon
Before there was an Alan Ladd, there was another furtive-eyed, baby-faced, cigarette-dangling villain named Alan, impacting the movie scene with his various colorless and cold-hearted thugs, mobsters and killers. Dark-haired, bullet-headed actor Alan Baxter earned a noticeable degree of popularity ...
46. Richard Arlen
Actor | Island of Lost Souls
During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount ...
47. Onslow Stevens
Actor | Them!
Son of character actor Houseley Stevenson, brother of designer Edward Stevenson and actor Houseley Stevenson Jr., Onslow Stevens was highly active from mid-1920s at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, where his entire family worked frequently as performers, directors and teachers. he scored a major ...
48. Phillips Holmes
Actor | Men Must Fight
A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the ...
49. Robert Armstrong
Actor | King Kong
Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the ...
51. Stanley Brown
Actor | The Man with Nine Lives
Stanley Brown was born on August 18, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), Atlantic City (1944) and Blondie's Blessed Event (1942). He was married to Lorraine McCall and Ruth F. Brown. He died on September 29, 2001 in West Los Angeles, Los ...
53. Tony Martin
Soundtrack | The Big Store
Born Alvin Morris, the son of immigrants from Poland, Tony Martin received a soprano saxophone on his tenth birthday. In his grammar school glee club, he became an instrumentalist and soprano pop singer. When in high school, he then formed his first band called "The Red Peppers", eventually joining...
54. Fred Kohler Jr.
Actor | The Pecos Kid
Fred Kohler Jr. was born on July 8, 1911 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Pecos Kid (1935), The Ten Commandments (1956) and Texas Stampede (1939). He was married to Dorothy J. Downing, Carol Janis and Ouida V. Ross. He died on January 7, 1993 in Scottsdale, Arizona, ...
55. Forrest Taylor
Actor | Shadow of Chinatown
Minor American character actor Forrest Taylor was a veteran of the stage by the time he started appearing as a silent lead in both short and feature-length films. He went on to appear in hundreds of secondary "B" movies, although his name does not appear in a large percentage of them. Taylor was ...
56. Billy De Wolfe
Actor | Tea for Two
Most certainly egged on by the dandified antics of an Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore and/or Franklin Pangborn, burlesque clown Billy DeWolfe in turn gave obvious inspiration to such effeminate cutups as Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly. Billy's life was one hundred percent show business from...
57. Kevin O'Morrison
Actor | Sleepless in Seattle
Kevin O'Morrison was born on May 25, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Funny Farm (1988) and Dear Ruth (1947). He was married to Linda Soma. He died on December 11, 2016 in Lynnwood, Washington, USA.
58. Ted North
Actor | The Unsuspected
Ted North was born on October 3, 1916 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as Edward Ernest Steinel. He was an actor, known for The Unsuspected (1947), The Bride Wore Crutches (1940) and Chad Hanna (1940). He was married to Mary Beth Hughes. He died on November 22, 1975 in Florida, USA.
59. Junior Durkin
Actor | Tom Sawyer
Quiet, benign, blue-eyed, rangy-framed child/teen actor Junior Durkin, who was an absolute natural on film and possessed major "down home" appeal, showed strong promise in just the few 1930s films he appeared in. A fatal roadster accident quickly ended the dreams of this young "Henry Fonda" type ...
60. Audie Murphy
Actor | Ride a Crooked Trail
Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and...
61. George Wallace
Actor | Forbidden Planet
George Wallace was born in New York and, at age 13, moved with his mom and her new husband to McMechen, West Virginia, a coal mining town where the boy began working in the mines. He joined the Navy in 1936, got out in 1940, and then went right back in again when World War II started. A chief ...
62. John Bromfield
Actor | Hot Cars
The name may be hard-pressed to anyone but the most devoted film buffs, but dark-haired actor John Bromfield was a "B"-level leading man during the late 1950s. Possessed with a fine build and square-faced handsomeness, he was somewhat of a blend between Steve Cochran and Rory Calhoun, both 1950s ...
63. 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...
64. Duke Ellington
Composer | Anatomy of a Murder
Composer ("It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", "Solitude", "In a Mellotone", "Satin Doll"), pianist and conductor, holder of an honorary music degree from Wilberforce University and an LHD from Milton College, Duke Ellington led his own orchestra ...
65. Monroe Owsley
Actor | Indiscreet
Largely forgotten today, actor Monroe Owsley was born in Atlanta around the turn of the century and raised by his mother, stage actress Gertrude Owsley. His own theater career started up as a teen and he eventually hit Broadway in the mid 1920s, migrating to films around the advent of sound. His ...
66. Robert Light
Actor | My Man Godfrey
In addition to movies and stage (Broadway in 1928 at age 17), Robert Light also was one of the first U. S. Armed Forces Network Radio broadcasters, signing the network on the air during WWII in France and Germany after D-Day. His engineer was Loyd Sigmon, inventor of the SigAlert traffic alert ...
67. Allan Jones
Actor | A Night at the Opera
Allan Jones was born Theodore Allen Jones in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. A coal miner's son, he worked in the mines until 1926. At that point in time, he received a scholarship from Syracuse University, but chose instead to study music at New York University with Claude Warford and then with Felix ...
68. James Ellison
Actor | Three on the Trail
American light leading man, primarily of Westerns, James Ellison was born James Ellison Smith in Guthrie Center, Iowa, in 1910. He grew up on a ranch in Valier, Montana, where he learned the skills that would stand him in good stead as a movie cowboy. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was a ...
69. Forrest Tucker
Actor | The Trollenberg Terror
Forrest Tucker, best known to the Baby Boom generation as Sergeant O'Rourke on the classic TV sitcom F Troop (1965), was born on February 12, 1919, in Plainfield, Indiana. He began his performing career at age 14 at the 1933 Chicago "Century of Progress" World's Fair, pushing big wicker tourists' ...
71. William Reynolds
Actor | All That Heaven Allows
William de Clerq Reynolds, born in Los Angeles, began his film career in 1951, one year after his marriage to Molly Sinclair. The handsome actor portrayed many authority figures, both in the movies and on television. He managed to display a wide emotional range, as evidenced by his tour-de-force ...
72. Edmund MacDonald
Actor | Detour
Edmund MacDonald was born on May 7, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Edmund Francis MacDonald. He was an actor, known for Detour (1945), Hangmen Also Die! (1943) and Great Guns (1941). He was married to Augusta. He died on September 2, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
73. Preston Foster
Actor, composer, songwriter, guitarist and author. He moved from Broadway acting (1928-1932) into films, touring America with his wife and daughter, and did some recordings. He was the executive producer at the El Camino Playhouse in California. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his chief musical collaborator...
74. Ralph Forbes
Actor | Twentieth Century
Ralph Forbes had other ideas than the family wish for him to seek a career in law or the navy. He became interested in acting and began stage work in England. By 1917, he had come to the US to get his feet wet in the film medium with his first silent that year. But he returned to the UK to work in ...
75. Glenn Langan
Actor | The Amazing Colossal Man
Thomas Glenn Langan spent most of his early life in his home town of Denver, Colorado. After completing his education, he acted in local repertory companies, before moving to New York. In 1942, he appeared on Broadway opposite Luise Rainer in J.M. Barrie's "Kiss for Cinderella". He garnered good ...
77. Eddie Acuff
Actor | The Case of the Velvet Claws
Eddie Acuff is one of those wonderful supporting actors who peopled the fascinating world of Hollywood's A, B or Z movies. In a career spanning eighteen years he appeared in an amazing almost 300 movies and one TV episode! His appearances could be invisible (when deleted), hardly visible (he ...
78. Charles Quigley
Actor | The Crimson Ghost
Charles Quigley was born on February 12, 1906 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Crimson Ghost (1946), Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) and The Game That Kills (1937). He was married to Harriet. He died on August 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
80. Jack Randall
Actor | Riders of the Dawn
Romantic leading man and singing cowboy star whose career was far eclipsed by that of his brother Robert Livingston. He acted and sang on Broadway prior to entering films, then appeared in a number of non-Western films before signing with Monogram Pictures in 1937 as a singing cowboy. Unfortunately...
81. Matty Kemp
Producer | Million Dollar Weekend
Matty Kemp was born on September 10, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA as Matthias Kaempf. He was an actor and producer, known for Million Dollar Weekend (1948), The French Line (1953) and America's Sweetheart: The Mary Pickford Story (1978). He died on December 12, 1999 in Los Angeles, ...
82. Frankie Darro
Actor | On the Spot
Born into a show-business family - his parents were circus aerialists - Frankie Darro appeared in his first film at age six. Due to his small size and youthful appearance, he played teenagers well into his 20s. Always a physical performer, Darro often did his own stunts, many times out of necessity...
83. John Ireland
Actor | Red River
Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. His first big break in pictures came in 1945 when he appeared as Windy the introspective letter-writing G.I. in ...
84. William Bishop
Actor | Black Eagle
William attended grammar and high schools in New York and New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he planned to study law and played football and tennis. One summer, his uncle got him a job at the Suffern County (in New York) Theatre. He worked with actors ...
85. Rod La Rocque
Actor | The Locked Door
Rod La Rocque was born Roderick Ross LaRocque on November 29, 1898 in Chicago to a French father and an Irish mother. Stage-struck in his early teen years, he spent his summers with local stock companies, playing juvenile roles for $1.00 per performance. By the time he was 16, while he was ...
Actor | The Flame Fighter
Herbert Rawlinson was born on November 15, 1885 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Herbert Banemann Rawlinson. He was an actor and producer, known for The Flame Fighter (1925), The Carter Case (1919) and King of the Royal Mounted (1940). He was married to Loraine Abigail Long, Roberta Arnold and ...
87. Ray Milland
Actor | The Lost Weekend
Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor.
Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, to Elizabeth Annie (Truscott) and Alfred ...
88. Eddie Foy Jr.
Actor | Yankee Doodle Dandy
With the passing of Irving Foy in 2003, another era in American show business comes to a close. Eddie Foy & the Seven Little Foys appeared on screen together only once, in 1915 in A Favorite Fool (1915), while Eddie Sr., without his progeny, appeared on screen in Actors' Fund Field Day (1910) and ...
89. Phillip Terry
Actor | The Lost Weekend
The only child of a San Francisco couple, actor Phillip Terry was born Frederick Henry Kormann on March 7, 1909. His father, a chemical engineer in the oil fields, moved about in his work so Phillip was sent to live with relatives in New Jersey to achieve more stable schooling. Following high ...
90. Helmut Dantine
Actor | Northern Pursuit
Actor/director/producer Helmut Dantine was born in Vienna, Austria on October 7, 1917. He made a name for himself as an actor during World War Two playing German soldiers and Nazi villains in Hollywood films, most notably in Mrs. Miniver (1942). The young Dantine was a fervent anti-fascist/...
91. Harvey Stephens
Actor | Baby Face Harrington
At age 30, actor Harvey Stephens had a sophisticated charm and staid, long-jawed handsomeness that seemed ideal for the big screen, particularly in elegant or period settings. A veteran of a handful of Broadway shows by the time he made his sudden move to film, he was handed on a silver platter a ...
92. John Sutton
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Of British parentage, John Sutton was born in Rawalpindi, India (now part of Pakistan), on October 22, 1908. After graduating from Wellington College, he spent a decade or so working in various British colonies, including several in Africa, as a hunter, rancher and tea plantation manager. An avid ...
Actor | The Glass Key
The son of a rancher-turned-politician, Guinn Williams was given the nickname "Big Boy" (and he was, too - 6' 2" of mostly solid muscle from years of working on ranches and playing semi-pro and pro baseball) by Will Rogers, with whom he made one of his first films, in 1919. Although his father ...
94. Bruce Cabot
Actor | King Kong
Hollywood stalwart Bruce Cabot's main claim to fame, other than rescuing Fay Wray from King Kong (1933), is that he tested for the lead role of The Ringo Kid in John Ford's Western masterpiece Stagecoach (1939). John Wayne got the role and became the most durable star in Hollywood history, while ...
95. Emlyn Williams
Actor | Ivanhoe
Born George Emlyn Williams in Pen-y-Ffordd, Mostyn, Flintshire in northeast Wales on November 1905, he lived in a rural village in which Welsh was spoken until he was 12 years old, when his family moved to an English-speaking town, Connah's Quay. It changed the course of his life, as it was there ...
96. Robert Douglas
Actor | Adventures of Don Juan
Robert Douglas' real last name was Finlayson - a Scots name - and perhaps it was that side of him that meant to do what he wanted to do. The males of the family had followed the military for several generations - his father and grandfather were commanders of the West Sussex regiment - but he ...
97. Robert Taylor
Actor | Quo Vadis
Born Spangler Arlington Brugh, Robert Taylor began displaying a diversity of talents in his youth on the plains of Nebraska. At Beatrice High School, he was a standout track athlete, but also showed a talent for using his voice, winning several oratory awards. He was a musician and played the cello...
98. Michael Denison
Actor | The Importance of Being Earnest
One of the finest exponents of the art of light comedy acting, Michael Denison enjoyed a highly successful career both on stage and screen. He and his wife, actress Dulcie Gray, appeared in over 100 West End shows and their marriage, which lasted nearly sixty years, was regarded as one of the ...
99. Norman Foster
Director | Letter to Loretta
Norman Foster was born on December 13, 1903 in Richmond, Indiana, USA as Norman Foster Hoeffer. He was a director and actor, known for The Loretta Young Show (1953), I Cover Chinatown (1936) and Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939). He was married to Sally Blane and Claudette Colbert. He died on July 7...
100. Lash La Rue
Actor | The Dark Power
He looked so much like superstar Humphrey Bogart that character actress Sarah Padden asked if the two were related. LaRue said he didn't think so. After a long pause studying the young actor's face, she asked, "Did your mother ever meet Humphrey Bogart?"
Alfred "Lash" LaRue was born in Louisiana (...