You Make Me Laugh

by blanded | created - 14 Jun 2016 | updated - 28 Dec 2017 | Public

1. Dick York

Actor | Inherit the Wind

The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched (1964). He left the series in 1969 because of a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless which he managed from ...

Bewitched

2. David White

Actor | Bewitched

American stage actor who appeared frequently on television and occasionally but impressively in films. A Marine Corps veteran of the Second World War, he worked on Broadway and on tour in stage productions after the war. In the late 1950s, he became an increasingly familiar face on American ...

Bewitched

3. Gene Wilder

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.

Wilder caught his first big break ...

Silver Streak

4. 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 ...

Hoffman

5. Goldie Hawn

Actress | Overboard

Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington D.C. to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. Her ...

Overboard

6. Kurt Russell

Actor | The Hateful Eight

Kurt Russell was born Kurt Vogel Russell in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Louise Julia (Crone), a dancer, and actor Bing Russell (Neil Oliver Russell). He is of English, German, Scottish and Irish descent. His first roles were as a child on television series, including a lead role on the Western ...

Overboard

7. Jenna Elfman

Actress | Keeping the Faith

Jenna Elfman began her career as a professional dancer, appearing in music videos by Depeche Mode and Anthrax, and danced on the 1991 Academy Awards live broadcast, choreographed by Debbie Allen.

She ultimately transitioned to acting, best known for her role as Dharma in the hit television series "...

Dharma & Greg

8. Stephen Lewis

Actor | Last of the Summer Wine

Stephen Lewis, will be chiefly remembered for the comedy catchphrase: "I 'ate you Butler!" He delivered it week after week in the hit sitcom On The Buses, a saucy slice of life that ran on ITV from 1969 to 1973. Lewis was Cyril "Blakey" Blake, a bus inspector with a Hitler moustache and delusions ...

Holiday on the Buses

9. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

Splash

10. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

Coming to America

11. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

The Owl & The Pussycat

12. Steve Martin

Writer | Roxanne

Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas, USA as Stephen Glenn Martin to Mary Lee (née Stewart; 1913-2002) and Glenn Vernon Martin (1914-1997), a real estate salesman and aspiring actor. He was raised in Inglewood and Garden Grove in California. In 1960, he got a job at the Magic ...

Roxanne

13. Adam Sandler

Actor | The Waterboy

Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, to Judith (Levine), a teacher at a nursery school, and Stanley Alan Sandler, an electrical engineer. He is of Russian Jewish descent. At 17, he took his first step towards becoming a stand-up comedian when he spontaneously took ...

The Wedding Singer

14. John Candy

Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in ...

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

15. Jackie Gleason

Actor | The Hustler

Comedian, actor, composer and conductor, educated in New York public schools. He was a master of ceremonies in amateur shows, a carnival barker, daredevil driver and a disc jockey., and later a comedian in night clubs. By the mid-1950s he had turned to writing original music and recording a series ...

The Honeymooners

16. John Goodman

Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane

John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best ...

King Ralph

17. Nick Nolte

Actor | Warrior

Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Helen (King) and Franklin Arthur Nolte, who worked in irrigation pump sales. He began his career on stage at the Pasadena (California) Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (1976),...

Three Fugitives

18. Donald Sinden

Actor | The Day of the Jackal

The son of a country chemist, the British actor Donald Sinden intended to pursue a career in architecture but was spotted in an amateur theatrical production and asked to join a company that entertained the troops during World War II (Sinden was rejected for naval service because of asthma). ...

Never the Twain

19. David Jason

Actor | Only Fools and Horses....

David Jason was born in Edmonton, London, in 1940. He has become one of Britain's most famous, versatile and respected actors, who is most famous for his role in Only Fools and Horses (1981) as Del Boy. He made his debut in the series in 1981 and was still playing the same role up to the Christmas ...

Only Fools & Horses

20. Terry Scott

Actor | Carry On... Up the Khyber

A brilliant comic actor Terry Scott was one of the most familiar faces on British television in the 1960s and 70s. At the height of his popularity his classic comedy series, Terry and June, (in which he co-starred with June Whitfield) was watched by 15 million viewers weekly.

Born Owen John Scott in...

Terry & June

21. Larry Hagman

Actor | Dallas

The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his ...

I Dream of Jeannie

22. Ed O'Neill

Actor | Married with Children

Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married... with Children (1987), the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O'Neill, Jr. Both ...

Married With Children

23. Warren Mitchell

Actor | The Trollenberg Terror

Warren Mitchell was born on January 14, 1926 in Stoke Newington, London, England as Warren Misell. He was an actor, known for The Crawling Eye (1958), Jabberwocky (1977) and Carry On Cleo (1964). He was married to Constance Wake. He died on November 14, 2015 in Highgate, London.

In Sickness & In Health

24. Keith Barron

Actor | Doctor Who

Keith Barron was born on August 8, 1934 in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963), Telford's Change (1979) and Take Me (2001). He was married to Mary Pickard. He died on November 15, 2017 in England.

Duty Free

25. Christina Applegate

Actress | The Sweetest Thing

Christina Applegate was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to record producer/executive Robert William Applegate and singer-actress Nancy Priddy. Her parents split-up shortly after her birth. She has two half-siblings from her father's re-marriage - Alisa (b. 10 October 1977) & Kyle (b. 15...

Married With Children

26. Paul Lynde

Actor | Bye Bye Birdie

Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see...

Bewitched

27. Jim Belushi

Actor | Red Heat

James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was comedian John Belushi - he ...

According to Jim

28. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

Home Alone

29. Jennette McCurdy

Actress | iCarly

Jennette McCurdy is a writer/director who specializes in character-driven pieces that explore serious subject matter in a funny, offbeat way. Her favorite themes to explore are family dysfunction, childhood, and disillusionment. She has directed several short films which has been recognized by ...

iCarly

30. Matthew Corbett

Writer | The Sooty Show

Matthew Corbett was born on March 28, 1948 in Yorkshire, England as Peter Graham Matthew Corbett. He is a writer and actor, known for The Sooty Show (1968), Doctor Who (1963) and Sooty & Co. (1993). He is married to Sallie Corbett.

The Sooty Show

31. Sinéad Cusack

Actress | V for Vendetta

Sinéad Cusack was born on February 18, 1948 in Dalkey, Ireland as Jane Moira Cusack. She is an actress, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Eastern Promises (2007) and Wrath of the Titans (2012). She has been married to Jeremy Irons since March 28, 1978. They have two children.

Hoffman

32. Kirstie Alley

Actress | Drop Dead Gorgeous

Kirstie Alley was born on January 12, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Kirstie Louise Alley. She is an actress and producer, known for Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Look Who's Talking (1989) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). She was previously married to Parker Stevenson and Robert Alley.

Look Who's Talking

33. John Larroquette

Actor | Night Court

John Larroquette was born on November 25, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Bernard Larroquette. He is an actor and producer, known for Night Court (1984), The Librarians (2014) and Stripes (1981). He has been married to Elizabeth Larroquette since July 4, 1975. They have three children. ...

Blind Date

34. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...

The Dick Van Dyke Show

35. Dick Van Dyke

Actor | Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had ...

The Dick Van Dyke Show

36. Morey Amsterdam

Actor | The Dick Van Dyke Show

Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. ...

The Dick Van Dyke Show

37. Tom Selleck

Actor | Blue Bloods

Thomas William Selleck is an American actor and film producer, known for his starring role as Hawaii-based private investigator "Thomas Magnum" on the 1980s television series, Magnum, P.I. (1980).

Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Martha S. (Jagger), a homemaker, and Robert Dean Selleck, a ...

Her Alibi

38. Oliver Hardy

Actor | Sons of the Desert

Although his parents were never in show business, as a young boy Oliver Hardy was a gifted singer and, by age eight, was performing with minstrel shows. In 1910 he ran a movie theatre, which he preferred to studying law. In 1913 he became a comedy actor with the Lubin Company in Florida and began ...

The Music Box

39. Susan Sullivan

Actress | My Best Friend's Wedding

Originally groomed for the theater, Sullivan worked at the National Repertory Theatre in Washington D.C. before landing a role in Broadway opposite Dustin Hoffman in "Jimmy Shine". Sullivan continued appearing in theater while working on Falcon Crest (1981) in the 1980s. In the 1960s, Susan played ...

Dharma & Greg

40. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood ...

The Carol Burnett Show

41. Harvey Korman

Actor | Blazing Saddles

Harvey Korman was a lanky, popular TV comedy veteran with a flair for broad comic characterizations, who shone for a decade as leading man and second banana par excellence on The Carol Burnett Show (1967).

Harvey Herschel Korman was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ellen (Blecher) and Cyril Raymond ...

The Carol Burnett Show

42. Joseph Kearns

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

Joseph Kearns was born on February 12, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Joseph Sherrard Kearns. He was an actor, known for Alice in Wonderland (1951), Dennis the Menace (1959) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959). He died on February 17, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Dennis The Menace

43. Harry H. Corbett

Actor | Carry On Screaming!

Harry H Corbett (he added the "H" to avoid being confused with Sooty's friend) was born in Burma in 1925. His father was an officer in the army. His mother died when he was very young and he moved to England as a child and was brought up in Manchester by an aunt.

After his war service, he joined a ...

Steptoe & Son

44. Michael Robbins

Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Michael Robbins (14 November 1930 - 11 December 1992) was an English actor and comedian best known for his on-going role as Arthur Rudge in the TV sitcom and film versions of On the Buses (1969-72).

Born in London, Robbins was a bank clerk who became an actor after appearing in amateur dramatic ...

Holiday on the Buses

45. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

Fawlty Towers

46. Gina Riley

Actress | Kath & Kim

Gina Riley was born on May 6, 1961 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an actress and writer, known for Kath & Kim (2002), Kath & Kim (2008) and Da Kath & Kim Code (2005).

Kath & Kim

47. Carl Reiner

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Carl Reiner is a legend of American comedy, having achieved great success as a comic actor, a director, producer and recording artist. He has won nine Emmy Awards, three as an actor, four as a writer and two as a producer. He also won a Grammy Award for his "2,000 Year Old Man" album, based on his ...

The Dick Van Dyke Show

48. Michael Brandon

Actor | Episodes

Michael Brandon was born on April 20, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Michael Feldman. He is an actor and director, known for Episodes (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971). He has been married to Glynis Barber since November 18, 1989. They have ...

Dempsey & Makepeace

49. David Faustino

Actor | Married with Children

David Faustino was born on March 3, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Anthony Faustino. He is an actor and writer, known for Married... with Children (1987), The Legend of Korra (2012) and Star-ving (2009). He was previously married to Andrea Faustino.

Married With Children

50. Alan Rachins

Actor | Showgirls

Alan Rachins was born on October 3, 1942 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Showgirls (1995), L.A. Law (1986) and Dharma & Greg (1997). He has been married to Joanna Frank since March 11, 1978. They have one child.

Dharma & Greg

51. Paul Reiser

Actor | Mad About You

As a seasoned actor, writer, producer, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring on the critically-acclaimed NBC series, Mad About You (1992), which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen ...

Mad About You

52. Richard Dreyfuss

Actor | The Goodbye Girl

Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers.

He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents ...

What About Bob

53. Ronnie Barker

Actor | The Two Ronnies

Ronnie Barker's remarkable versatility as a performer can be traced back to his time in repertory theatre, where he was able to play a wide range of roles and develop his talent for accents, voices and verbal dexterity. It was during this time that he met Glenn Melvyn, who taught him how to stammer ...

Open All Hours

54. Paula Wilcox

Actress | Man About the House

Paula Wilcox was born on December 13, 1949 in Manchester, England as Mary Paula Wilcox. She is an actress, known for Man About the House (1973), The Lovers! (1973) and Scoop (2006). She has been married to Skip Riddle since 1991. She was previously married to Derek Seaton.

Man About the House

55. Richard Wilson

Actor | One Foot in the Grave

Richard Wilson OBE (born Iain Carmichael Wilson; 9 July 1936) is a Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster. He played Victor Meldrew in the BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990). A later role was as Gaius, the court physician of Camelot, in the BBC drama Merlin (2008).

Wilson was born in ...

One Foot in the Grave

56. Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Actress | Father of the Bride

Kimberly Williams-Paisley was born on September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York, USA as Kimberly Payne Williams. She is an actress and producer, known for Father of the Bride (1991), According to Jim (2001) and Shade (2006). She has been married to Brad Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two ...

According to Jim

57. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Greenspan adopted the stage name Jason Alexander while still in high school in New Jersey. He was soon appearing in Broadway plays and movies, then in the hit TV series, Seinfeld (1989), from 1990 to 1998. Alexander also directs and produces films.

Listen Up

58. Ice Cube

Soundtrack | Friday

Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many ...

Higher Learning

59. Andrew Sachs

Actor | Fawlty Towers

Andrew Sachs born Andreas Siegfried Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany, he and his family emigrated to London in 1938, to escape persecution under the Nazis. He made his name on British television and rose to fame in the 1970s for his portrayals of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers ...

Fawlty Towers

60. Yootha Joyce

Actress | Man About the House

Yootha Joyce was born on August 20, 1927 in Wandsworth, London, England as Yootha Needham. She was an actress, known for Man About the House (1973), A Man for All Seasons (1966) and George and Mildred (1980). She was married to Glynn Edwards. She died on August 24, 1980 in Westminster, London.

George & Mildred

61. Una Stubbs

Actress | Sherlock

Una Stubbs was born on May 1, 1937 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Sherlock (2010), Worzel Gummidge (1979) and Till Death Us Do Part (1965). She was previously married to Nicky Henson and Peter Gilmore.

Till Death Us Do Part

62. Windsor Davies

Actor | It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Windsor Davies was born on August 28, 1930 in Canning Town, London, England. He was an actor, known for It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Ring Out an Alibi (1964) and Carry On England (1976). He was married to Eluned (Lynne) Evans. He died on January 17, 2019 in the UK.

Never the Twain

63. Michael Crawford

Actor | Hello, Dolly!

Michael Crawford was born on January 19, 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as Michael Patrick Smith. He is an actor, known for Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973). He was previously married to Gabrielle Lewis.

Some Mothers Do Ave Em

64. Norman Beaton

Actor | Desmond's

Norman Beaton was born on October 31, 1934 in Georgetown, British Guiana as Norman Lugard Beaton. He was an actor, known for Desmond's (1989), Real Life (1984) and Endgame by Samuel Beckett (1989). He died on December 13, 1994 in Georgetown, Guyana.

Desmond's

65. Ram John Holder

Actor | Desmond's

Ram John Holder was born in 1934 in British Guiana. He is an actor, known for Desmond's (1989), Take a Girl Like You (1970) and Maisie Raine (1998).

Desmond's

66. Jerry Trainor

Actor | Evolution

Jerry Trainor was born on January 21, 1977, and is an American television and movie actor. Jerry graduated from the University of San Diego High School, which is now known as Cathedral Catholic High School, and Jerry's mother teaches both pre-calculus and calculus there. It has been said that Jerry...

iCarly

67. Nathan Kress

Actor | Into the Storm

Known around the world for his lead role on Nickelodeon's hit show "iCarly", Nathan plays Freddie Benson, Carly's smitten next-door neighbor and technical producer of her web show. After iCarly ended its stellar run, Nathan broke out into feature films and new media, with New Line Cinema's "Into ...

iCarly

68. Victoria Justice

Actress | Victorious

Victoria Justice is an American actress and singer. She was born on February 19, 1993 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. She is the daughter of Serene Reed and Zack Justice. Her mother has Puerto Rican ancestry, while her father is of English, German, and Irish descent. She has a younger half-sister, ...

Victorious

69. Elizabeth Gillies

Actress | Victorious

Elizabeth Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Elizabeth began acting professionally at the age of 12. With a strong background in musical theater, Elizabeth made her Broadway debut at age 15, starring as the character "Lucy" in the original Broadway cast of "...

Victorious

70. Ricky Tomlinson

Actor | The Royle Family

Ricky Tomlinson was born on September 26, 1939 in Bispham, Blackpool, England as Eric Tomlinson. He is an actor and writer, known for The Royle Family (1998), Formula 51 (2001) and The Brothers Grimsby (2016). He has been married to Rita Cumiskey since January 4, 2003. He was previously married to ...

The Royle Family

71. Ariana Grande

Actress | Sam & Cat

Ariana was born on June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Marguerite Grande, a chief executive officer for Hose-McCann Communications & Edward Charles Butera, a graphic designer/founder of IBI Designs Inc. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical, 13 before playing the role of Cat...

Victorious

72. Richard O'Sullivan

Actor | Cleopatra

Richard O'Sullivan was born on May 7, 1944 in Chiswick, London, England. He is known for his work on Cleopatra (1963), Man About the House (1973) and Dangerous Exile (1957). He was previously married to Diana Terry.

Man About the House

73. Arthur Mullard

Actor | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

An enigmatic and much loved comedy actor Arthur Mullard carved a unique niche for himself in a host of British comedy films and tv shows. The sterotype Cockney he was born in Islington, North London where he was known by locals as 'The Dook of Islington'.

He left school at 14 to work as a butcher's ...

Holiday on the Buses

74. Queenie Watts

Actress | Holiday on the Buses

Queenie Watts (born Mary Spenton; 21 July 1923 - 25 January 1980) was an English actress of film and television, as well as an occasional singer.

Watts was born Mary Spenton in London in 1923. She appeared in many British films, including the Joan Littlewood production Sparrers Can't Sing (1963), ...

Holiday on the Buses

75. Hayden Rorke

Actor | When Worlds Collide

Hayden Rorke was best known as the ever suspicious "Dr. Alfred E. Bellows" on the 1960s TV series, I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rorke was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. A ...

I Dream of Jeannie

76. Edward Asner

Actor | Up

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 ...

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

77. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

The Jewel of the Nile

78. Lisa Kudrow

Actress | Friends

Hardly the dumb blonde of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), Lisa was born in Encino, California on July 30, 1963. Her mother, Nedra S. (Stern), worked as a travel agent, and her father, Lee N. Kudrow, is a physician. Her parents are both from Jewish families (from Belarus, Russia, and ...

Mad About You

79. Jennifer Aniston

Actress | Friends

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...

Picture Perfect

80. Hugh Grant

Actor | Love Actually

Hugh Grant, one of Britain's best known faces, has been equally entertaining on-screen as well as in real life, and has had enough sense of humor to survive a media frenzy. He is known for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), with Andie MacDowell, Notting Hill (1999), opposite Julia ...

Bitter Moon

81. Wilfrid Brambell

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Wilfrid Brambell was born on 22 March 1912, in Dublin, Ireland. His first acting experience was when he was aged just two when he entertained wounded soldiers returning from action during the First World War. On leaving school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Irish Times and part-time as ...

Steptoe & Son

82. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actress | Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Judith (LeFever), a special needs tutor and author, and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, a billionaire businessman. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., and New ...

The New Adventures of Old Christine

83. Joe O'Connor

Actor | The Green Hornet

Joe O'Connor is an actor, known for The Green Hornet (2011), Clarissa Explains It All (1991) and The Practice (1997).

Clarissa Explains It All

84. Miranda Cosgrove

Actress | Despicable Me 2

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Christina (Casey) and Tom Cosgrove, who owns a dry-cleaning business. She was discovered at a young age singing and dancing around a table in a restaurant, where an agent saw her talent and quickly signed her. Miranda's ...

iCarly

85. Nicholas Lyndhurst

Actor | Only Fools and Horses....

Nicholas Lyndhurst was born on April 20, 1961 in Emsworth, Hampshire, England as Nicholas Simon Lyndhurst. He is an actor, known for Only Fools and Horses (1981), Goodnight Sweetheart (1993) and Gulliver's Travels (1996). He has been married to Lucy Smith since September 1, 1999. They have one ...

Only Fools & Horses

86. Buster Merryfield

Actor | Only Fools and Horses....

Buster Merryfield was born on November 27, 1920 in Battersea, London, England as Harry Merryfield. He was an actor, known for Only Fools and Horses (1981), The Citadel (1983) and Shroud for a Nightingale (1984). He was married to Iris M Mountford. He died on June 23, 1999 in Poole, Dorset, England.

Only Fools & Horses



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