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1. Mel Appleby
Soundtrack | Coronation Street
Mel Appleby was born on July 11, 1966 in Hackney, London, England as Melanie Susan Appleby. She is known for her work on Coronation Street (1960), Mel & Kim: Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) (1986) and Mel & Kim: That's the Way It Is - Version 2 (1988). She died on January 18, 1990 in...
4. Bill Finger
Writer | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Bill Finger was a comic book writer. His father Louis Finger was born in Austria and emigrated to the United States in 1907, while still a teenager. Louis worked as a tailor. Tessie, Bill's mother, was born and raised in New York City. Both parents were in their early 20s at the time of Finger's ...
6. Carl Betz
Actor | Judd for the Defense
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech. Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway ...
7. Curly Howard
Actor | Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise
Jerome "Curly" Howard, the rotund, bald Stooge with the high voice was the most popular member of The Three Stooges. His first stage experience was as a comedic conductor for the Orville Knapp Band in 1928. Curly joined The Three Stooges in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard. He made more ...
8. Diana Lewis
Actress | Cry 'Havoc'
Diana Lewis was born on September 18, 1919 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Her parents were vaudeville performers. The family moved to Hollywood and Diana, her sister Maxine, and her brother J.C. all went into show business. Diana made her film debut in the 1934 comedy It's A Gift. At the age of ...
12. Frances Drake
Actress | Mad Love
Frances Drake was born on October 22, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Frances Dean. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), The Invisible Ray (1936) and Les Misérables (1935). She was married to David Brown and Lt. Cecil John Arthur Howard. She died on January 18, 2000 in ...
Actress | The Monster
Gertrude Olmstead was born in Chicago, IL, on Nov. 13, 1897. She entered the film business early, making her film debut in The Fox (1921) at 17 years of age. The next year she appeared in the hit The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1922). She stayed busy throughout the 1920s, appearing in a total of...
15. Jack Holt
Actor | Cat People
Staunch, granite-jawed American leading man of silent and early talkie films, much associated with Westerns. A native of New York City, Holt often claimed to have been born in Winchester, Virginia, where he grew up. The son of an Episcopal minister, he attended Trinity School in Manhattan, then the...
16. James Villiers
Actor | For Your Eyes Only
Character actor James Villiers was of an aristocratic background - you could half tell, not only from his sardonic looks and precisely modulated voice, but from the roles he played. More often than not, he was typecast as a snobbish, supercilious upper-class twit, effete weakling or comic ...
18. Jester Hairston
Actor | The Alamo
Composer, songwriter, conductor, singer and actor, educated at Tufts University, Juilliard, and the University of the Pacific (hon. Mus. D.). He acted on radio and television besides on film, and played Leroy on the "Amos 'n Andy" radio series for fifteen years. He directed the Federal Theatre ...
19. Joan Banks
Actress | Cry Danger
Joan Banks was born on October 30, 1918 in Petersburg, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Cry Danger (1951), Hazel (1961) and Mister Cory (1957). She was married to Allan Raymond Johnson and Frank Lovejoy. She died on January 18, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
20. John Barton
Writer | The Wars of the Roses
John Barton was born on November 26, 1928 in London, England as John Bernard Adie Barton. He was a writer and director, known for The Wars of the Roses (1965), All's Well That Ends Well (1968) and ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969). He was married to Anne Righter. He died on January 18, 2018 in London.
21. John Ridgely
Actor | The Big Sleep
John Ridgely was a versatile character actor who made over 100 films at Warner Brothers during the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out in bit roles in such films as Dark Victory (1939), They Died with Their Boots On (1941) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Ridgely eventually graduated to larger ...
23. Junius Matthews
Actor | The Sword in the Stone
Junius Matthews was born Junius Conyers Matthews on June 12, 1890 in Illinois. He was determined to become a popular radio and television actor. He started out on stage, and got his first role in the classic The Silent Witness (1917), as Bud Morgan. Before the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939), he did ...
25. Kathleen Byron
Actress | Saving Private Ryan
Kathleen Byron trained for the stage at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, beginning her work in the movies soon after she finished her training. Her early work with Michael Powell made her name in the UK. She went to Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s but found it difficult to break into the US ...
26. Lois Nettleton
Actress | In the Heat of the Night
Consummate and versatile, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation as a star character actress on the stage, in films and on TV during her lengthy career. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was ...
30. Roberta Peters
Actress | City Hall
Roberta Peters was born on May 4, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Roberta Peterman. She was an actress, known for City Hall (1996), The Voice of Firestone (1962) and Die Zauberflöte (1964). She was married to Bertram Fields and Robert Merrill. She died on January 18, 2017 in Rye, New ...
31. Rudyard Kipling
Writer | The Man Who Would Be King
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, a museum director and author and illustrator. This was at the height of the "British Raj", so he was brought up by Indian nurses ("ayahs"), who taught him something of the beliefs and tongues of India. He was ...
32. Rusty Hamer
Actor | Make Room for Daddy
A deadpan, freckle-faced, curly-haired child actor of the late 50s, Rusty Hamer entered films at age 5 and became a precocious TV celebrity the very next year, trading quips with top comedian Danny Thomas as his lippy, obnoxious son, on the hit sitcom, The Danny Thomas Show (1953), in 1953. Playing...
33. Sarah Marshall
Actress | Dave
Sarah Marshall was born on May 25, 1933 in London, England as Sarah Lynne Marshall. She was an actress, known for Dave (1993), The Long, Hot Summer (1958) and Star Trek (1966). She was married to Karl Held and Mel Bourne. She died on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. Steve Nisbett
Self | Dreadtown
Born in the lush tropical paradise of the Caribbean Island of Nevis. Steve 'Grizzly' Nisbett was a few years older than his fellow band members when he joined Steel Pulse in the middle of 1977, after experience in various soul bands, namely Penny Black, Rebel, Roy Gee and The Stax Explosion and ...
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a ...
36. Wallace Reid
Actor | Carmen
The son of writer-theater producer-director-actor Hal Reid, Wallace was on stage by the age of four in the act with his parents. He spent most of his early years, not on the stage, but in private schools where he excelled in music and athletics. In 1910, his father went to the Chicago studio of "...
38. 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 ...