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1. Bernie Mac
Actor | The Bernie Mac Show
Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ...
Actor | Malcolm X
Al Freeman, Jr. was an actor and director who was the first African American to win a Daytime Emmy Award for acting. His most famous role was that of Police Captain Ed Hall in the soap opera One Life to Live (1968), which brought him the Emmy in 1979. He was a regular on the soap from 1972 through ...
This dark, debonair, dashing and extremely distinguished Austrian actor was christened Adolf Wohlbrück in Vienna, the scion of a family of circus clowns. He broke away easily from generations of tradition as the circus life had no appeal whatsoever to Walbrook.
Trained by the legendary director Max ...
4. Barry Jenner
Actor | Enough Said
Barry Jenner was born on January 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Barry Francis Jenner. He was an actor, known for Enough Said (2013), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Hunter (1984). He was married to Suzanne Hunt and Susan Harney. He died on August 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...
6. David Raksin
Soundtrack | Captain America: The First Avenger
David Raksin's father Isidore, who both conducted and owned a music store, taught his son to play piano as well as woodwind instruments at an early age. He eventually studied music with Arnold Schönberg, but became by-and-large a self-taught multi-instrumentalist (organ and percussion), as well as ...
Soundtrack | Children of Men
Dmitri Shostakovich, one of Russian culture's most acclaimed intellectuals who was censored under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, was an internationally recognized composer whose music was in over 100 films.
He was born Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich on September 25, 1906, in St. Petersburg, ...
Actress | The Grapes of Wrath
Dorris Bowdon was discovered by a scout from 20th Century Fox, after she had just won the Miss Memphis 1937 title. She went west to Hollywood, along with two other ingénues, Linda Darnell and Mary Healy, who to this day has remained her closest friend. A friend in the publicity department arranged ...
9. Ed Greene
Sound_department | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar
Ed Greene was born in 1935 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward J. Greene. He is known for his work on American Idol (2002), The West Wing (1999) and XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony (2002). He was married to Lynne Cruise. He died on August 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
10. Ed Nelson
Actor | Ngo si seoi
Ed Nelson was aiming for a career in the legal profession until he caught the acting bug during his second year of college. In 1952, he headed off to New York City, where he studied direction and production at the School of Radio Technique. He returned to his native New Orleans where he worked as ...
11. Eduardo Falú
Composer | Cerro Guanaco
Eduardo Falú was born on July 7, 1923 in El Galpón, Salta, Argentina as Eduardo Yamil Falú. He was a composer and actor, known for Cerro Guanaco (1959), El cantor enamorado (1969) and ¿Ni vencedores ni vencidos? (1972). He was married to Aida Nefer Fidelibus. He died on August 9, 2013 in ...
13. Frank Gifford
Actor | Jerry Maguire
Frank Gifford was born on August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Frank Newton Gifford. He is known for his work on Jerry Maguire (1996), Spin City (1996) and Coach (1989). He was married to Kathie Lee Gifford, Astrid Gifford and Maxine Avis Ewart. He died on August 9, 2015 in Riverside...
14. George DiCenzo
Actor | Back to the Future
George DiCenzo was born on April 21, 1940 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as George Ralph DiCenzo. He was an actor and producer, known for Back to the Future (1985), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985). He was married to Donna Artz, Donna ...
16. Gregory Hines
Actor | History of the World: Part I
Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Oliver Hines. He was an actor, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Running Scared (1986) and Waiting to Exhale (1995). He was married to Pamela Koslow and Patricia Panella. He died on August 9, 2003 in...
Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Haji was a Cando-American actress renowned for starring in Russ Meyer's sexploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), in which she made her theatrical film debut. Barbarella Catton was born in Quebec City, Quebec on January 24, 1946, and at the age of 14, began dancing topless. The ...
18. Harry Davenport
Actor | Gone with the Wind
Character fame on film came quite late for long-time stage actor Harry Davenport at age 70, but he made up for lost time in very quick fashion with well over a hundred film roles registered from the advent of sound to the time of his death in 1949. Beloved for his twinkle-eyed avuncular and/or ...
19. Hermann Hesse
Soundtrack | The Hours
Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.
21. J.E. Freeman
Actor | Alien: Resurrection
J.E. Freeman was born on February 2, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as James E. Freeman. He was an actor, known for Alien: Resurrection (1997), Miller's Crossing (1990) and Patriot Games (1992). He died on August 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA.
22. Jerome Ehlers
Actor | The Marine
Jerome Ehlers was born on December 20, 1958 in Perth, Australia as Jerome Francis Ehlers. He was an actor and writer, known for The Marine (2006), Quigley Down Under (1990) and The Great Raid (2005). He was married to Elly Bradbury and Emily Simpson. He died on August 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
23. Jerry Garcia
Soundtrack | Great Expectations
One of the most prolific and iconic guitarists of the second half of the 20th Century, Jerome John Garcia was born in San Francisco, California, USA on August 1st 1942. Garcia, whose mother was a registered nurse and whose father, Jose, was a small time jazz musician, had a troubled childhood. At ...
24. John Quade
Actor | La Bamba
Character actor John Quade was born John William Saunders on April 1, 1938 in Kansas City, Kansas. Quade transferred from Perry Rural High School in Perry, Kansas to Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas in 1954. John was a football tackle and participated in both track and basketball at ...
26. Lewis Wilson
Actor | Batman
Lewis Wilson was born on January 28, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Lewis Gilbert Wilson. He was an actor, known for Batman (1943), There's Something About a Soldier (1943) and Wild Women (1951). He was married to Dana Broccoli. He died on August 9, 2000 in San Francisco, California, USA.
27. Matthew McGrory
Actor | Big Fish
Originally a student of pre-law at Widener University, and later majoring in Criminal Justice at West Chester University, Matthew started his career by making appearances on The Howard Stern Show (1990), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and music videos of Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and Blondie. ...
28. Mel Stuart
Producer | The Making of the President 1960
Mel Stuart was born on September 2, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Stewart Solomon. He was a producer and director, known for The Making of the President 1960 (1963), Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000) and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He was married to Roberta ...
29. Nerine Kidd
Actress | Umetni raj
Nerine Kidd was born on July 13, 1959 in Lake Worth, Florida, USA as Nerine Elizabeth Kidd. She was an actress, known for Artificial Paradise (1990) and A Twist in the Tale (1999). She was married to William Shatner. She died on August 9, 1999 in Studio City, California, USA.
31. Ramón Valdés
Actor | El Chapulín Colorado
Ramón Valdés was a Mexican actor of film and television best known for his portrayal of Don Ramón in the popular sitcom El Chavo. Prior to becoming a television star, Valdés was an extra in many films.
Valdés participated in more than 50 Mexican films, specializing in hyperactive underdog characters...
Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front
An actor whose filmography comprises 307 films and TV series episodes can't have been in 307 memorable works. Which is the case of Richard (aka Dick) Alexander, one of those numerous character actors Hollywood used to over-consume without giving them the opportunity to really display their talents....
33. Richard Cramer
Actor | Captain of the Guard
Richard Cramer was born on July 3, 1889 in Bryan, Ohio, USA as Richard Earl Cramer. He was an actor, known for Captain of the Guard (1930), Saps at Sea (1940) and Hell-Bent for Frisco (1931). He was married to Hilda. He died on August 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
35. Sharon Tate
Actress | Valley of the Dolls
Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...