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1. Ron Lester
Actor | Varsity Blues
Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...
3. Arthur Franz
Actor | Monster on the Campus
Arthur Sofield Franz was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, to Dorothy and Gustave Franz, German immigrants. He was a reliable character actor in many '40s and '50s "B" pictures, often cast as a friendly small-town businessman or professional (as in The Doctor and the Girl (1949)) or the lead's sympathetic ...
4. Cyd Charisse
Actress | Silk Stockings
Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, ...
Actor | La razón de vivir
Daniel Riolobos was born on December 14, 1932 in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina as Pedro Nicasio Riolobos Vicario. He was an actor, known for La razón de vivir (1966), Los que nunca amaron (1967) and Bromas, S.A. (1967). He was married to Gloria Sobisch. He died on July 17, 1992 in Mexico ...
Actress | Outbreak
Plump and personable character actress Diana Alice Bellamy was born on September 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. Bellamy graduated with a master's degree in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in 1970. She began her acting career in puppet theater in her native Los Angeles. Diana had ...
Actor | Petti en vivo
Fernando Peña was born on January 31, 1963 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Fernando Gabriel Peña Mendizábal. He is known for his work on Petti en vivo (2001), Isla flotante (2006) and Epitafios (2004). He died on June 17, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina.
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 ...
12. Jeff Chandler
Actor | Broken Arrow
Jeff was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. After high school, he took a drama course and worked in stock companies for two years. His next role would be that of an officer in World War II. After he was discharged from the service, he became busy acting in radio drama's and comedies...
13. John Matuszak
Actor | The Goonies
John Daniel Tooz Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and also an actor. Matuszak was born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Tampa and played for their football team. Matuszak also played for various NFL teams--his longest stint of...
15. Kate Smith
Soundtrack | The Good Girl
She was dubbed "The Songbird of the South" and would be forever etched in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans as a true American symbol of World War II, especially after giving voice to Irving Berlin's classic song "God Bless America." Her inspiring rendition went on to sell millions of ...
16. Larry Simms
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
After Larry's first retirement, he worked at Arabian-American Oil Company refinery in Saudi Arabia for Fluor Daniel. Later, Larry was tasked to spearhead the implementation of the Telecommunications infrastructure for a Shell refinery in Rayong, Thailand, also at the employ of Fluor Daniel.
Then he ...
21. Pamela Britton
Actress | D.O.A.
Pamela Britton was born Armilda Jane Owen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother was Ethel Owen, a prominent stage, radio and early television actress. Pam first used Gloria Jane Owen as her stage name, but not wanting to trade on her mother's reputation, chose Pamela from a British book, and then ...
22. Patsy Byrne
Actress | Les Misérables
Patsy Byrne was born on July 13, 1933 in Ashford, Kent, England as Patricia Byrne. She was an actress, known for Les Misérables (1998), Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) and Watching (1987). She was married to Patrick John Seccombe. She died on June 17, 2014 in Denville Hall, Northwood, ...
26. Rubén Aguirre
Actor | Chespirito
Rubén Aguirre was a Mexican actor. He is best remembered for his characterization of Profesor Jirafales in the Televisa's television show El Chavo. Aguirre also participated in another well known television show of the era, El Chapulín Colorado, albeit less frequently.
Aguirre died on 17 June 2016, ...
27. Troy Hurtubise
Actor | Sin City Spectacular
Troy Hurtubise was born on November 23, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada as Troy James Hurtubise. He was an actor, known for Sin City Spectacular (1998), Project Grizzly (1996) and Odd Job Jack (2003). He was married to Lori Hurtubise. He died on June 17, 2018.