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Actress | Howard the Duck
With plenty of heart and soul, actress Virginia Capers served up loads of music in a career that spanned several decades. Born in 1925, she attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., then studied voice at Juilliard in Manhattan. By happenstance, she was introduced to band leader Abe Lyman who ...
2. Ann Todd
Actress | The Sound Barrier
Ann Todd was a beautiful English actress best known as Gregory Peck's wife in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). Her third husband was the legendary director David Lean, for whom she appeared in three films, The Passionate Friends (1949), Madeleine (1950), and The Sound Barrier (1952).
Soundtrack | Touch of Evil
In a near six-decade career, he was rated the #1 guitarist in Esquire, Downbeat and Playboy magazine polls between 1947 and 1960. Barney Kessel, a pioneer of the electric guitar and a master of harmonic improvisations, also recorded over fifty albums including a number of innovative albums with ...
Actor | 7th Heaven
Popular Hollywood leading man of late silents and early talkies. He is best remembered for his teaming with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934. He retired from films in the early 1940s, but TV audiences of the 1950s would see him as Gale Storm's widower dad in the popular ...
Director | Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
Curtis Harrington was an excellent and shamefully underrated writer and director who specialized in marvelously offbeat and atmospheric low-budget independent horror pictures. Harrington was born on September 17, 1926, in Los Angeles and grew up in Beaumont, California. A hardcore film buff from a ...
8. Eyde Byrde
Actress | Addams Family Values
Eyde Byrde was born on January 19, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Edith Birdsall. She was an actress, known for Addams Family Values (1993), Doc Hollywood (1991) and Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988). She was married to Jimmy Butts. She died on May 6, 1999 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Actor | The AristoCats
George Lindsey quickly became an icon on television in the 1960's playing the part of 'Goober Pyle" on the The Andy Griffith Show (1960). He replaced Jim Nabors who portrayed "Gomer Pyle" who ran the "fillin station" on "The Andy Griffith Show". As Jim Nabors was tapped for his own show Gomer Pyle:...
10. Herbert Sargent
Writer | Saturday Night Live
Herbert Sargent was born on July 15, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Herbert Supowitz. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975), Lily (1973) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He was married to LeGrand Council Mellon, Norma Crane and Geraldine Brooks. He died on May ...
Actor | The Magnificent Seven
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos was born on September 25, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), Lonesome Dove (1989) and Untouched (1954). He was married to Alicia Caro. He died on May 6, 1997 in Mexico City.
14. L. Frank Baum
Writer | The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had ...
Actress | Un hombre como vos
Malvina Pastorino was born on November 16, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Malvina Pérez Pastorino. She was an actress, known for Un hombre como vos (1982), Frutilla (1980) and Cuando los duendes cazan perdices (1955). She was married to Luis Sandrini. She died on May 6, 1994 in Buenos Aires.
19. Marlene Dietrich
Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution
Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...
20. Monty Woolley
Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner
Large and hearty Monty Woolley was born to privilege on August 17, 1888, the son of a hotel proprietor who owned the Marie Antoinette Hotel on Broadway. A part of Manhattan's elite social circle at a young age, he studied at both Yale (Master's degree) and Harvard and returned to Yale as an English...
26. Val Jellay
Actress | The Flying Doctors
Val Jellay was born on September 25, 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Valerie Muriel Jelley. She was an actress, known for The Flying Doctors (1986), Dimboola (1979) and The Flying Doctors (1985). She was married to Maurie Fields. She died on May 6, 2017 in Australia.
Actor | My Fair Lady
British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married ...
29. Yale Summers
Actor | Daktari
Yale Summers was born on July 26, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Roy Reed Neuvohner. He was an actor and producer, known for Daktari (1966), The Outer Limits (1963) and Return to Peyton Place (1972). He was married to Suzanne Ried. He died on May 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, ...