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1. Lisa Robin Kelly

Actress | That '70s Show

She first made her acting debut at age 21 in a 1992 episode of Married... with Children (1987), and went on to guest-star in many popular television shows, such as Murphy Brown (1988), The X-Files (1993), Sisters (1991), and Silk Stalkings (1991), and appeared in many obscure, straight-to-video/TV ...

2. James Gandolfini

Actor | The Sopranos

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...

3. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

4. Peter O'Toole

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was born and raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a...

5. Karen Black

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Karen entered Northwestern University at 19 and left two years later. She studied under Lee Strasberg in New York and worked in a number of off-Broadway roles. She made a critically acclaimed debut on Broadway in 1965 in "The Playroom". Her first big film role was in You're a Big Boy Now (1966), ...

6. Lee Thompson Young

Actor | Friday Night Lights

Lee Thompson Young was born as the son of Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young. When he was in second grade his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called "A Night of Stars and Dreams". That's when Lee decided he wanted to be ...

7. Cory Monteith

Actor | Glee

Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...

8. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Withnail & I

Corpulent British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the ...

9. Eileen Brennan

Actress | Clue

A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway ...

10. Phyllis Davis

Actress | Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Phyllis Davis was one of the loveliest faces in Hollywood during the late 60s-early 80s. She grew up in Nederland, Texas. The family lived on the second floor of her parents' mortuary business. Phyllis and her two younger brothers learnt how to be quiet during services, as the floors would creak. ...

11. Eleanor Parker

Actress | Caged

Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming an actor, that she attended the Rice Summer ...

12. Ed Lauter

Actor | Cujo

Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy (1972). He portrayed an eclectic ...

13. Tommy Morrison

Actor | Rocky V

He was a heavyweight professional boxer who held the WBO heavyweight title in 1993. He made national news Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, when he announced that he was HIV positive. He then retired from boxing. He was suspended from worldwide boxing when he tested positive prior to a boxing match against ...

14. Dennis Farina

Actor | Get Shorty

Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...

15. James Avery

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon...

16. Michael Ansara

Actor | The Message

Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...

17. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Suspicion

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement, to British parents, Lilian Augusta (Ruse), a former actress, and Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor and patent attorney. Her paternal grandfather's family was ...

18. Dale Robertson

Actor | Son of Sinbad

Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career ...

19. Katherine Woodville

Actress | Star Trek

Katherine Woodville was born on March 12, 1938 in Ewell, England, UK. She was an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), Mission: Impossible (1966) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1960). She was previously married to Edward Albert, Jerrold Freedman, Patrick Macnee and Michael Julian Anderson Wenn. She...

20. Annette Funicello

Actress | Muscle Beach Party

Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ...

21. Gail Kobe

Actress | The Ten Commandments

During the 1950s and 1960s, she made dozens of guest appearances on such television programs as The Twilight Zone (1959), Dr. Kildare (1961), The Felony Squad (1966), Gunsmoke (1955), Daniel Boone (1964), and Mannix (1967). She had a short role as Doris Schuster on Peyton Place (1964). She also ...

22. Steve Forrest

Actor | Mommie Dearest

A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a ...

23. Jean Stapleton

Actress | All in the Family

Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray in Manhattan, New York City, to Marie A. (Stapleton), an opera singer, and Joseph Edward Murray, a billboard advertising salesman. Her paternal grandparents were Irish. She was a cousin of actress Betty Jane Watson. Other relatives in show business were her ...

24. Marcia Wallace

Actress | The Simpsons

Some might have easily doled out the phrase "laughing on the outside, crying on the inside" to describe funny lady Marcia Wallace. She had many uphill battles in both life and career, over the past three-and-a-half decades, but the carrot-cropped comedienne with the ever-toothy smile remained ...

25. Tom Clancy

Writer | The Hunt for Red October

Tom Clancy became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, starting with the publication of his 1984 thriller, The Hunt for Red October (1990). Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield,...

26. Jeanne Cooper

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and Kansas City Bomber (1972). She was previously married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Robin Sachs

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Robin Sachs was a British actor from London who is known for playing Ethan Rayne from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also voiced Zaeed Massani from Mass Effect, Sergeant Sam Roderick from SpongeBob SquarePants, and Admiral Saul Karath from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He passed away in ...

28. Bonnie Franklin

Actress | One Day at a Time

Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear and a highly popular TV ...

29. Richard Briers

Actor | Much Ado About Nothing

Richard Briers was born on January 14, 1934 in Merton, Surrey, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Watership Down (1978) and Peter Pan (2003). He was previously married to Ann Davies. He died on February 17, 2013 in London, England, UK.

30. Jonathan Winters

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, Jonathan Harshman Winters II, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his ...

31. Dennis Burkley

Actor | Hollywood Homicide

Dennis Burkley was born on September 10, 1945 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) and Tin Cup (1996). He was previously married to Laura Burkley. He died on July 14, 2013 in Sherman Oaks, Los...

32. Barbara Lawrence

Actress | Unfaithfully Yours

Her career may have only lasted a dozen years, and the number of films slightly more than twenty, but Barbara appeared in some interesting productions. As a young girl, she was a model. While completing her studies at UCLA, she co-starred in half a dozen movies for 20th Century Fox. Lawrence ...

33. Mikki Jamison

Actress | Wonder Woman

Mikki Jamison was born on November 13, 1942 in Spokane, Washington, USA. She was an actress, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Life with Archie (1962) and Beach Ball (1965). She was previously married to John Rovtar, Gary K. Olsen, John P. Trueblood and Jimmy Griffin. She died on June 10, 2013 in ...

34. Christopher Evan Welch

Actor | Lincoln

Christopher Evan Welch was born on September 28, 1965 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Lincoln (2012), The Master (2012) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). He was previously married to Emma Welch. He died on December 2, 2013 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

35. Mel Smith

Actor | The Princess Bride

His father Ken was born in Co Durham, he married Vera and together took over her family's greengrocers shop in Quick Road, Chiswick, London. He convinced her that the way forward was to convert the shop into a bookmakers and before long they'd moved to a semi-detached house. Mel was born in 1952 ...

36. Nigel Davenport

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Nigel Davenport was born on May 23, 1928 in Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. He was an actor and assistant director, known for A Man for All Seasons (1966), Chariots of Fire (1981) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). He was previously married to Maria Aitken and Helena Margaret ...

37. Julie Harris

Actress | The Haunting

One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...

38. Hal Needham

Director | Smokey and the Bandit

As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.

He wrote ...

39. Virginia Vincent

Actress | The Hills Have Eyes

Virginia Vincent was born on May 3, 1918 in Goshen, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) and The Return of Dracula (1958). She was previously married to Frank London and Jack Vincent. She died on October 3, 2013 in San ...

40. Jay Robinson

Actor | Dracula

Character actor Jay Robinson owned a pair of the narrowest, cruelest-looking eyes in 1950s Hollywood. To complement them was an evil-looking sneer, crisp and biting diction and a nefarious-sounding cackle. These were all draped upon a lean, bony physique that could slither about menacingly like a ...

41. Jesús Franco

Writer | Der Teufel kam aus Akasava

He was only six years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and an easy-read novel writer (...

42. Haji

Actress | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Haji was a Cando-American actress renowned for starring in Russ Meyer's sexploitation classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965), in which she made her theatrical film debut. Barbarella Catton was born in Quebec City, Quebec on January 24, 1946, and at the age of 14, began dancing topless. The ...

43. Audrey Totter

Actress | Lady in the Lake

One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...

44. Linden Chiles

Actor | The Green Hornet

Linden Chiles was born on March 22, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Green Hornet (1966), James at 16 (1977) and Old Friends (2010). He was previously married to Cynthia Jean Coles, Mona Lee Schussman and Rosemary Kelly. He died on May 15, 2013 in Topanga, California...

45. Arthur Malet

Actor | Halloween

Arthur Malet was born on September 24, 1927 in Lee-on-Solent, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Halloween (1978), Mary Poppins (1964) and The Secret of NIMH (1982). He died on May 18, 2013 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

46. Milo O'Shea

Actor | Barbarella

A fourth generation Dubliner he was equally known in his homeland and on British television for knockabout comedy and for classic tragedy. His father, Con O'Shea, was an actor - singer (part of a double act known as 'Light and Shade') who became an army captain in the Civil War. His mother was a ...

47. Mariangela Melato

Actress | Flash Gordon

Mariangela Melato was born on September 19, 1941 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. She was an actress and writer, known for Flash Gordon (1980), Swept Away (1974) and Love & Anarchy (1973). She died on January 11, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

48. Nora Hayden

Actress | The Angry Red Planet

Nora Hayden was born on September 29, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for The Angry Red Planet (1959), The Thin Man (1957) and The Perils of P.K. (1986). She was previously married to Theodore W. Geiser, Gary Stevens and John Harrison. She died on August ...

49. Allan Arbus

Actor | M*A*S*H

Allan Arbus was born on February 15, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Coffy (1973) and Working Stiffs (1979). He was previously married to Mariclare Costello and Diane Arbus. He died on April 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Joseph Ruskin

Actor | Smokin' Aces

Joseph Ruskin was born on April 14, 1924 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Smokin' Aces (2006), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and The Scorpion King (2002). He was previously married to Barbara Greene and Patricia Herd. He died on December 28, 2013 in Santa ...


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