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Actor | Psycho
Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony.
Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University ...
2. Brad Davis
Actor | Midnight Express
Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage ...
Soundtrack | Metropolis
Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...
Soundtrack | Misery
Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...
Actor | Chariots of Fire
Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after ...
9. Arthur Ashe
Self | The French
Arthur Ashe grew up in segregated Richmond, Virgina where he decided to make a career out of tennis where he won his first U.S. Open in 1968, the first ever won by a black player. Ashe firmly established his stardom in 1975 after beating Jimmy Connors to take the Wimbledon title. As a tennis ...
10. Leon Hirszman
Director | Eles Não Usam Black-Tie
One of the most important Brazilian directors of all time, Leon Hirszman is best remembered for the realistic manner of dealing with social and political themes in his works, from documentaries to feature films. His career started with a segment filmed for Cinco vezes Favela (1962) and The Deceased...
Writer | Estúdio A... Gildo
Henfil was born on February 5, 1944 in Ribeirão das Neves, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Henrique de Souza Filho. He was a writer and director, known for Estúdio A... Gildo (1982), Tanga (Deu no New York Times?) (1987) and O Evangelho Segundo Teotônio (1984). He died on January 4, 1988 in ...
14. Antony Hamilton
Actor | Cover Up
Though born in England in May of 1952, Antony Hamilton was adopted by an Australian military man and his wife and grew up in Adelaide, Australia. A classically trained dancer, he danced with the Australian ballet before his outstanding good looks led him into a modeling career. He modeled in Europe...
15. Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926 in Poitiers, Vienne, France as Paul-Michel Foucault. He was a writer, known for Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère... (1976), Obliteration Systems (1979) and La Force de l'Ordre (2007). He ...
Actor | Search for Tomorrow
Timothy Patrick Murphy was born on November 3, 1959 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Search for Tomorrow (1951), The Love Boat (1977) and Dallas (1978). He died on December 6, 1988 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
17. Kevin Peter Hall
Actor | Predator 2
This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball ...
19. Tony Richardson
Director | A Taste of Honey
Tony Richardson was born on June 5, 1928 in Shipley, Yorkshire, England as Cecil Antonio Richardson. He was a director and producer, known for A Taste of Honey (1961), Tom Jones (1963) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He was married to Vanessa Redgrave. He died on November 14,...
22. Paulo Villaça
Actor | O Bandido da Luz Vermelha
Paulo Villaça was born in 1933 in Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Red Light Bandit (1968), O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes (1967) and Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1991). He was married to Marília Pêra. He died on January 24, 1992 in Rio de ...
24. Ryan White
Actor | The Ryan White Story
Ryan White was born in Kokomo, Indiana in 1971. A hemophiliac, Ryan regularly needed injections of blood products to survive. In 1985 at the age of 13, it was discovered that Ryan contracted the AIDS virus, sometime during the previous year, from tainted blood. His case got national attention when ...
26. Gia Carangi
Gia Carangi was born on January 29, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Gia Marie Carangi. She died on November 18, 1986 in Philadelphia.
27. Tina Chow
Tina Chow was born Bettina Louise Lutz to a Japanese mother and a German-American father in 1951. In her teens, she and her sister, Adelle Lutz, enjoyed success as models for Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido's advertising campaign. This was a primer for Tina's future status as a major fashion icon...
28. Rock Hudson
Actor | Giant
Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...
29. Elizabeth Glaser
Elizabeth Glaser was born on November 11, 1947 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Elizabeth Meyer. She is known for her work on And the Band Played On (1993), Convention '92 (1992) and 60 Minutes (1968). She was married to Paul Michael Glaser. She died on December 3, 1994 in Los Angeles, ...
31. Lauro Corona
Actor | Dancin' Days
Handsome, talented and a man who defined a generation with his presence and acting in movies and TV series, Lauro Corona was one of a kind. And one who's gone too soon at an early age leaving a mark to his fans with his brief career.
Corona was born on 6 July, 1957, in Rio de Janeiro. At 16, he ...
32. Sandra Bréa
Actress | O Bem-Amado
Sandra Bréa was born on May 11, 1952 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Sandra Bréa Brito. She was an actress, known for O Bem-Amado (1973), Sandra & Miele (1976) and The Buzz (1985). She was married to Arthur Guarisse, Antônio Guerreiro and Eduardo Espínolla Netto. She died on May 4,...
35. John Holmes
Actor | The Jade Pussycat
Born John Curtis Estes on August 8, 1944, in rural Pickaway County, Ohio, the youngest of four children, porn legend John Holmes was raised by a religious fanatic mother named Mary and an abusive alcoholic stepfather named Harold Bowman. He was a bible student, but at the age of 16 dropped out of ...
36. Cyril Collard
Writer | Les nuits fauves
He made only three films in his relatively brief life but Cyril Collard certainly extended his "15 minutes of fame" to near cult status with the release of his last, the bold and unflinching Savage Nights (1992). The notorious French filmmaker, actor, writer, musician and poet was born in 1957 of ...
38. Rudolf Nureyev
Actor | Valentino
He was an ethnic Tatar. He was educated at the Leningrad Ballet School and starred with Kirov Ballet. His first film was a USSR short Le Corsaire (1958). While performing in Paris in 1961 he defected to the West. He then performed internationally, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1982. The English/...
39. Howard Ashman
Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Howard Ashman moved to New York City in 1974 and began writing plays while working as an editor in a publishing house. His work attracted attention and he became WPA Theatre's artist director in 1977. In 1982, Ashman collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the ...
Costume_designer | Retrato Falado de uma Mulher Sem Pudor
Markito was one of the most regarded fashion stylists in Brazil during the late 1970's and early 1980's. Marcus Vinícius Resende Gonçalves was born in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, 1952 and by the age of twelve he was already immersed with fashion design, providing costumes for Carnival events in his ...
42. Roger Gail Lyon
Little is known of Roger Gail Lyon except for one important testimony he gave to a Congress committee on AIDS, that took place on August 1st, 1983, one of the greatest activism moments of the period. Lyon was born in 1948 in Houston, later moved to Chicago and finally San Francisco where he became ...
48. Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer | Days of Heaven
One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...
49. Franklyn Seales
Actor | Southern Comfort
Franklyn Seales was a stage and television actor best remembered for playing the finicky business manager Dexter Stuffins on the NBC sit-com "Silver Spoons." He also appeared in films, most notably as the real-life cop killer in "The Onion Field."
One of eight children, Seales was born in 1952 on ...
Actor | O Profeta
Carlos Augusto Strazzer was born on August 4, 1946 in São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor, known for O Profeta (1977), Éramos Seis (1977) and O Direito de Nascer (1978). He died on February 19, 1993 in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
52. Isaac Asimov
Writer | I, Robot
Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov ...
Soundtrack | The Watch
Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and as a member of the group NWA Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap."
He was born in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported ...
Writer | The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter
Peter Jepson-Young was born on June 8, 1957 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada as Peter William Jepson-Young. He was a writer, known for The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter (1993) and America Undercover (1983). He died on November 15, 1992 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
57. Paul Shenar
Actor | Scarface
Attractive, dark-featured character actor with a voice like thunder, and eyes like a wolf, who was featured in less than sympathetic roles throughout his career. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Albert Paul Shenar attended the University of Wisconsin. Soon after graduation, he relocated to ...
58. Steve Rubell
Self | Dracula Bites the Big Apple
Steve Rubell was known as the co-founder and co-owner of the world famous New York nightclub Studio 54. Born and raised in New York, Rubell and his business partner Ian Schrager operated a number of restaurants and offices before deciding to create the ultimate nightclub. Renting a vacant theater ...
59. Tom Fogerty
Soundtrack | Café de Flore
Tom Fogerty was born on November 9, 1941 in Berkeley, California, USA as Thomas Richard Fogerty. He was an actor, known for Café de Flore (2011), Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bootleg (1969) and Creedence Clearwater Revival: Lookin' Out My Back Door (1970). He was married to Patricia ...
62. Emile Ardolino
Director | Dirty Dancing
Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA.
65. Merritt Butrick
Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Merritt Butrick was born on September 3, 1959 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on March 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
67. Richard Hornung
Costume_designer | Barton Fink
Costume designer of many Coen brothers early films, Richard Hornung was born in Pennsylvania, on 16 February, 1950. Versatile and multi-talented, Hornung's works had a special range going from contemporary works to period pieces; from Broadway plays to films; from westerns to 20th century settings;...
He first discovered the original Fight Club novel while it was still in galleys. Prior to his death, he worked tirelessly to get the project off the ground, and in his obituary, it said that his last wish was that the novel be made into a film.
70. Lenny Baker
Actor | Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Actor Leonard Joel "Lenny" Baker was born on January 17, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts. The son of Bertha and William Baker, Lenny graduated from Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1962 and attended Boston University, where he received his Bachelor's Degree. Baker began his acting...
72. Ben Piazza
Actor | The Blues Brothers
Ben Piazza was born on July 30, 1933 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Benito Daniel Piazza. He was an actor, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), Guilty by Suspicion (1991) and The Hanging Tree (1959). He was married to Dolores Dorn. He died on September 7, 1991 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
73. Roy London
Director | Diary of a Hitman
In the last fifteen years of Roy London's life, he became the premier acting coach in Hollywood. He has been cited as a profound influence on film acting. He taught over two hundred and fifty actors weekly, and coached many more privately. In addition to preparing his clients for performances, ...
75. Scott McPherson
Writer | Marvin's Room
At the time of his death from AIDS, Scott McPherson had been the life-partner of Chicago AIDS activist Daniel Sotomayor, who preceded Scott in death by nine months, in February 1992. Often ill at the same time, during Daniel's last hospitalization, Scott had also contracted an aggressive ...
77. Leonard Frey
Actor | Fiddler on the Roof
Leonard Frey originally wanted to become an artist, but in college he became interested in acting. He made his stage debut in an off-Broadway production of "Little Mary Sunshine" and his film debut as a celebrant in Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1966), but he first rose to prominence ...
Actor | The Boys in the Band
Robert La Tourneaux was born on August 10, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Robert Earl LaTurno. He was an actor, known for The Boys in the Band (1970), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) and The Doctors (1963). He died on June 3, 1986 in New York City, New York, USA.
82. Juan Botas
Producer | ¡Vaya par de gemelos!
Juan Botas was born in 1958. He was a producer and director, known for ¡Vaya par de gemelos! (1978), Estoy hecho un chaval (1977) and One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room (1994). He died on August 24, 1992.
85. Caíque Ferreira
Actor | Corpo a Corpo
Caíque Ferreira was born on September 5, 1954 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Carlos Henrique Ferreira da Costa. He was an actor, known for Corpo a Corpo (1984), Aventuras de um Paraíba (1982) and Flower of Desire (1983). He died on January 12, 1994 in Rio de Janeiro.
88. Daniel Trent
Actor | My Blue Heaven
Daniel Trent was born on November 6, 1951 in Alameda County, California, USA as Daniel Trent Thomas. He was an actor, known for My Blue Heaven (1990), Best Seller (1987) and Out of Sight, Out of Mind (1990). He died on March 7, 1995 in Los Angeles, California.
89. Michael Bennett
Writer | A Chorus Line
Michael Bennett was born on April 8, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Michael Bennett DiFiglia. He is known for his work on A Chorus Line (1985), A Chorus Line (2016) and A Chorus Line. He was married to Donna McKechnie. He died on July 2, 1987 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
92. Robert Reed
Actor | The Brady Bunch
Robert Reed was born on October 19, 1932 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as John Robert Rietz Jr. He was an actor, known for The Brady Bunch (1969), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marilyn Rosenberger. He died on May 12, 1992 in Pasadena, ...
93. Amanda Blake
Actress | Gunsmoke
Amanda Blake was born in Buffalo, NY, of English and Scottish descent. She and her parents moved to Claremont, California, while Amanda was still in high school, and she graduated from Claremont High. She enrolled at Pomona College but, due to her avid participation in community and theater ...
Writer | Aqueles Dois
Caio Fernando Abreu was born on September 12, 1948 in Santiago, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was a writer and actor, known for Aqueles Dois (1985), Onde Andará Dulce Veiga? (2008) and Romance (1988). He died on February 25, 1996 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
95. Max Robinson
Self | ABC Evening News
Max Robinson was born in Richmond, VA on May 1, 1939 to Maxie and Doris Robinson. His siblings are sisters Jewell and Jean, and brother Randall. In 1959, at the age of 20, Max Robinson beat out four white applicants for a position at a local TV station in Portsmouth, VA where he read the news on ...
100. Jacques Demy
Director | Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Jacques Demy was born on June 5, 1931 in Pontchâteau, Loire-Atlantique, France. He was a director and writer, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Une Chambre en Ville (1982) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). He was married to Agnès Varda. He died on October 27, 1990 in Paris, France.