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Actress | The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Aileen Pringle's favorite film was a mid-1920s silent based on a book by Elinor Glyn: Three Weeks (1924), sort of a "Lady Chatterly's Lover". She recalled in a 1980 telephone conversation: "The film was in good taste; some people thought the book was trashy". Anita Loos wrote in "A Girl Like I", the...
Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Mexican character actor who achieved his greatest success in U.S. films. He was born in Mexico city, living in numerous places throughout the country. He received a private education in Houston, Texas as a teenager, but dropped out and roamed about doing an assortment of jobs. His family, however, ...
4. Alfred Lynch
Actor | The Hill
Alfred Lynch was born in the East End of London in 1931. Born the son of a plumber, he quit school to become a draughtsman's apprentice. After doing his National Service in the Army he began to train as an actor, coming out as a real talent of British cinema with critically acclaimed roles in ...
Soundtrack | Moonrise Kingdom
Composer chiefly remembered for his symphonic poems -the first of that genre to be written by a Frenchman- and for his opera 'Samson et Dalila'. Notable for his pioneering efforts on behalf of French music, he was also a gifted pianist and organist, and a writer of criticism, poetry, essays, and ...
Actor | The Phynx
Harland Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, USA as Harland David Sanders. He was an actor, known for The Phynx (1970), Blast-Off Girls (1967) and What's My Line? (1950). He was married to Claudia Ledington and Josephine King. He died on December 16, 1980 in Shelbyville, ...
8. Dan Frazer
Actor | Take the Money and Run
Son of a bricklayer and ironworker, who was involved in the construction of the Empire State Building, Dan Frazer first acted in local theatre in his rough 'Hell's Kitchen' neighbourhood on the Manhattan West Side. He also benefited from the Federal Theatre Project, funded by the Works Progress ...
9. Derek Garth
Camera_department | The Blues Brothers
Derek was born in Malaysia immigrating to the United States with his Mother and Father when he was young. Derek met my Brother at School in Van Nuys, ca. Derek spent most of his time at our home as we had a very large swimming pool in the back and was used by many of our Friends including Derek. He...
10. Hugo Moser
Writer | El precio del poder
Hugo Moser was born on April 14, 1926 in Argentina. He was a writer and director, known for El precio del poder (2002), Teatro 13 (1971) and Estoy hecho un demonio (1972). He was married to Stella Maris Lanzani. He died on December 16, 2003 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
11. John Spencer
Actor | The West Wing
John Spencer was born John Speshock, Jr. in New York City, the only son of Mildred (Benzeroski), a homemaker and occasional waitress, and John Speshock, a truck driver. He grew up near Paterson, New Jersey, and left at age 16 to attend the Professional Children's School. In 1963, he landed a ...
13. Keely Smith
Soundtrack | Blast from the Past
Keely Smith was born March 9, 1928 in Norfolk, VA. After her parents divorced and her mother remarried Jesse Smith when she was nine years old, she changed her name to Keely Smith after she joined Louis Prima and his band. Her family had a tough time and her three brothers and her took in laundry ...
15. Lee Van Cleef
Actor | Escape from New York
One of the great movie villains, Clarence Leroy Van Cleef, Jr. was born in Somerville, New Jersey, to Marion Lavinia (Van Fleet) and Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Sr. His parents were both of Dutch ancestry. Van Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard minesweepers and sub ...
16. Lita Baron
Actress | Don Ricardo Returns
Fiery brunette Andalusian-born singer, dancer and actress, in the U.S. from 1928. Using the stage name "Isabelita", she performed with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra and was spotlighted at the Mocambo and Ciro's night clubs on the Sunset Strip. There, she came to the attention of up-and-coming ...
17. Lolita Sevilla
Actress | Bienvenido Mister Marshall
Lolita Sevilla was born on March 11, 1935 in Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain as Ángeles Moreno Gómez. She was an actress, known for Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953), Lo que cuesta vivir (1967) and Habanera (1958). She was married to José María Gallardo. She died on December 16, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.
19. Madlyn Rhue
Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
American character actress Madlyn Rhue was one of television's most prolific actresses and has starred in everything from sitcoms to soap operas to drama series and films for nearly 40 years. Her beautiful looks, black/dark brown hair and hazel eyes got her the attention of television producers and...
21. Nicol Williamson
Actor | Excalibur
Nicol Williamson was an enormously talented actor who was considered by some critics to be the finest actor of his generation in the late 1960s and the 1970s, rivaled only by Albert Finney, whom Williamson bested in the classics. Williamson's 1969 "Hamlet" at the Roundhouse Theatre was a sensation ...
25. Richard Warwick
Actor | Romeo and Juliet
Richard Warwick was born on April 29, 1945 in Longfield, Kent, England as Richard Carey Winter. He was an actor, known for Romeo and Juliet (1968), Sebastiane (1976) and The Bed Sitting Room (1969). He died on December 16, 1997 in St John's Wood, London, England.
26. Robert Easton
Actor | Working Girl
Robert Easton was born on November 23, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Easton Burke. He is known for his work on Working Girl (1988), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Red Heat (1988). He was married to June Bettine Grimstead. He died on December 16, 2011 in Toluca Lake,...
Producer | Fantasia 2000
Roy Edward Disney began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant film editor on the True-Life Adventure film in 1954. In 1967, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the company. In 1984, he returned to the company as vice chairman of the board, and head of the animation department....
28. Sam Bottoms
Actor | Apocalypse Now
Sam Bottoms was born on October 17, 1955 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Samuel John Bottoms. He was an actor, known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Seabiscuit (2003). He was married to Laura Bickford and Susan Arnold. He died on December 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, ...
30. Sidney Olcott
Director | Monsieur Beaucaire
Prolific silent film director, the son of Irish immigrants. Olcott started as an actor on the New York stage and then appeared in films for Mutoscope in 1904, eventually working his way up to general manager of Biograph. Lured away to a rival company he began to direct features for Kalem by 1907. ...
31. Silvana Mangano
Actress | Dune
Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...
33. Thelma Todd
Actress | Horse Feathers
Thelma Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, an industrial city near the New Hampshire state line. She was a lovely child with good academic tendencies, so much so that she decided early on to become a schoolteacher. After high school she went on to college but at her mother's insistence ...
Composer | Lili Dona's on the Stick
Z'Ev was born on February 8, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Stefan Joel Weisser. He was a composer and writer, known for Lili Dona's on the Stick (2013), I Find Myself (2010) and Light about Itself (2011). He died on December 16, 2017 in Los Angeles.