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Actor | Coach
He has that same genuine likability factor, owns that same trademark lantern jaw and is just as appealing and gifted as his older brother, Dick Van Dyke, but, for decades, Jerry Van Dyke had to bear the brunt of his brother's overwhelming shadow. The comic actor was born six years younger than Dick...
2. Alma Muriel
Actress | Luna de sangre
Alma Muriel was born on October 20, 1951 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She was an actress, known for Luna de sangre (1984), La culpa (1996) and Historias violentas (1985). She was married to José María Napoleón. She died on January 5, 2014 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
Arthur Kennedy, one of the premier character actors in American film from the late 1940s through the early 1960s, achieved fame in the role of Biff in Elia Kazan's historic production of Arthur Miller's Pultizer-Prize winning play "Death of a Salesman." Although he was not selected to recreate the ...
Actor | The Lost City
Billy Bletcher, standing 5' 2", was known as the little guy with the big voice, who, ironically, started his film career during the silent era.
Billy's show business career began in 1913 at the age of 19 in vaudeville, and within a year, he went to work for Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn where he ...
Writer | Marina
Carlos Heitor Cony was born on March 14, 1926 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a writer and actor, known for Marina (1980), Kananga do Japão (1989) and Dona Beija (1986). He was married to Beatriz Lajta and Maria Zélia Machado Velho. He died on January 5, 2018 in Rio de ...
Actress | Sister Act
In a career spanning six decades plus, the ever-vital and ever-versatile Carmen Zapata stands as one of the most respected and diversified Hispanic-American figures in the performing arts. The much-admired veteran actress has worn many hats over the years: teacher, producer, translator, lecturer ...
8. Carole Hart
Producer | For the Next 7 Generations
Carole Hart was born on April 30, 1943 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Carole Ruth Strickler. She was a producer and writer, known for For the Next 7 Generations (2009), Hot Hero Sandwich (1979) and Free to Be... You & Me (1974). She was married to Bruce Hart. She died on January 5, 2018 in ...
Self | Eusébio, la Pantera Negra
Eusébio was born on January 25, 1942 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique as Eusébio da Silva Ferreira. He was an actor, known for Eusébio, la Pantera Negra (1973), Fantasy World Cup (1998) and O Foguete (1983). He was married to Flora. He died on January 5, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.
11. Francesca Hilton
Actress | The Gravy Train
Francesca Hilton was born on March 10, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton. She was an actress, known for The Gravy Train (1974), Forever Fabulous (1999) and A Safe Place (1971). She was married to Joseph Piche. She died on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, ...
13. Hans Conried
Actor | Peter Pan
Hans Conried was born in Baltimore and raised both there and in New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University, and played many major classical roles onstage. After having been a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Company, he was heard as Prof. Kropotkin on the radio show "My Friend ...
Writer | Tennessee Nights
Hans Werner Kettenbach was born on April 20, 1928 in Bendorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was a writer, known for Tennessee Waltz (1989), Im Jahr der Schildkröte (1988) and Nancy & Frank - A Manhattan Love Story (2002). He died on January 5, 2018 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, ...
15. Harvey Lembeck
Actor | Stalag 17
Harvey Lembeck was an American actor of Jewish descent, primarily known for comedic roles. Early in his life, Lembeck had worked as a dancer, and radio announcer.
Lembeck was born in Brooklyn, New York City in 1923, and attended New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn.. In 1939, the 16-year-old Lembeck ...
Actress | Grit
Helenka Adamowska was born on November 22, 1900 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for Grit (1924) and Second Fiddle (1923). She died on January 5, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA.
18. Joe Pichler
Actor | Varsity Blues
Born in Bremerton, Washington. Joe started working locally in Seattle on videos and commercials. He moved to Los Angeles where he immediately landed a role in The Fan (1996), starring Robert DeNiro and Wesley Snipes. Other film roles quickly followed. His Television credits include "Touched By An ...
19. John Young
Self | The Wonder of It All
American astronaut John Watts Young was born in San Francisco, California to parents William Hugh Young, a civil engineer, and Wanda Howland Young. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1952, after which he joined the US Navy served as fire control officer on the destroyer USS Laws until June 1953 and ...
20. Johnny Eck
Actor | Freaks
Johnny Eck was born John Echkardt, twenty minutes after his twin brother Robert. The boys entered the sideshow circuit at the age of 12, where John was billed as "Johnny Eck, The Half-boy." Johnny went on to play a role in Tod Browning's Freaks (1932) before returning with his brother to Baltimore,...
Writer | Cattive ragazze
Marina Ripa di Meana was born on October 21, 1941 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Marina Elide Punturieri. She was a writer and actress, known for Cattive ragazze (1992), I miei primi 40 anni (1987) and La più bella del reame (1989). She was married to Carlo Ripa di Meana and Don Alessandro Lante ...
25. Mark Roberts
Actor | Black Arrow
Mark Roberts was born on June 9, 1921 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Robert Ellis Scott. He was an actor, known for Black Arrow (1944), Prairie Raiders (1947) and The Money Jungle (1967). He was married to Jane Irvin Cole and Audrey von Clemm. He died on January 5, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress | The Stepford Wives
Martha Greenhouse was born on June 14, 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Martha Miriam Greenhouse. She was an actress, known for The Stepford Wives (1975), Bananas (1971) and Daniel (1983). She died on January 5, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
27. Massimo Girotti
Actor | Ultimo tango a Parigi
Manly, chiseled, exceedingly handsome, very agile Massimo Girotti was an engineering student and polo/swimming star before entering films in 1939. He began auspiciously in serious leads, most notably Roberto Rossellini's Desire (1946), Luchino Visconti's Ossessione (1943) and Vittorio De Sica's La ...
28. Münir Özkul
Actor | Hababam Sinifi Tatilde
He was born and grew up in Istanbul. He started his career at Bakirkoy Community Center Theatre. Later he worked at Ankara State Theatre, Istanbul State Theatre and Istanbul City Theatre. He also worked in small play houses with today's famous actors and actresses. He made his place in the theatre ...
29. Nancy Parsons
Actress | Sudden Impact
Nancy Parsons was born in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, to Mary Margaret née Samsa and Charles Walter Parsons. She had two siblings -- Mary Jean Parsons and Theresa Mae Macrae née Parsons. When she was seventeen, her father remarried Genevieve Stack and moved with the three girls to South Pasadena, ...
30. 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 ...
32. Sally Eilers
Actress | They Made Her a Spy
Sally Eilers enjoyed lunch with a classmate from drama school, Jane Peters (who would later become known as Carole Lombard), at the Sennett Studios cafeteria. There she was spotted by Mack Sennett and instantly became one of his "discoveries". Having already appeared in several bit parts, beginning...