Notable autographs I have

by jcaraway3 | created - 29 Dec 2013 | updated - 30 Dec 2013 | Public

A very fun hobby. Most of them were found in 2nd hand shops or were responses from people I've written to. Incomplete. Also, very random.

1. Pearl S. Buck

Writer | The Big Wave

Daughter of Christian missionaries, Pearl Buck was reared and educated in China. She received her university education in America but returned to China in the mid-1910s. She became a university instructor and writer, eventually authoring novels about China, some of which were turned into Hollywood ...

2. Olga Tschechowa

Actress | Die Drei von der Tankstelle

Olga Chekhova (also Olga Tschechova in German), one of the most popular stars of the silent film era, remained a mysterious person throughout her life and was accused of being a Russian agent in Nazi Germany.

She was born Olga Konstantinovna von Knipper on April 26, 1897, in Aleksandropol, ...

3. Carla Laemmle

Actress | The Adventures of Frank Merriwell

Carla Laemmle was born on October 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle. She is known for her work on The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936), The Gate Crasher (1928) and A Sad State of Affairs (2013). She died on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

4. Jimmy Carter

Actor | The American President

Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia, USA as James Earl Carter Jr. He has been married to Rosalynn Carter since July 7, 1946. They have four children.

5. Walter Mondale

Self | The Reagan Presidency

Walter Mondale was born on January 5, 1928 in Ceylon, Minnesota, USA as Walter Frederick Mondale. He was previously married to Joan Adams.

6. Robert Englund

Actor | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. Since 1973, Robert has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon ...

7. Yakima Canutt

Assistant_director | Ben-Hur

Starting out as a rodeo cowboy and then becoming a stuntman in silent westerns, Yakima Canutt later doubled for such stars as Clark Gable and John Wayne, among others, in such dangerous activities as jumping off the top of a cliff on horseback, leaping from a stagecoach onto its runaway team, being...

8. Ernest Borgnine

Actor | Marty

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...

9. James Best

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...

10. Gary Sinise

Actor | Forrest Gump

Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. ...

11. Bruce Campbell

Actor | Bubba Ho-Tep

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, The Evil Dead (1981), in which he starred and co-executive produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in England where it became the best-selling ...

12. Richard Kiel

Actor | Moonraker

Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the ...

13. Dick Miller

Actor | The Terminator

Born in the Bronx, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents (Isidor "Ira" and Rita Blucher Miller), Richard Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director ...

14. Carol Burnett

Actress | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded Lucille Ball as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood ...

15. Charlton Heston

Actor | Ben-Hur

With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As ...

16. Marlee Matlin

Actress | Children of a Lesser God

Marlee Beth Matlin was in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby (Hammer) and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers. Her family is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.

Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a ...

17. Ron Paul

Self | Brüno

Congressman and three time Presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary ...

18. Ted Nugent

Soundtrack | Pain & Gain

Ted Nugent was born on December 13, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Theodore Anthony Nugent. He has been married to Shemane Nugent since January 21, 1989. They have one child. He was previously married to Sandra Ann Jezowski.

19. Todd Bridges

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Actor Todd Bridges has seen and done it all. Todd has lived and worked amongst some of the most famous and influential individuals in the world. For over twenty-five years, he has victoriously survived a rapidly changing business. He experienced his second rise to fame, as "Juice" on The Young and ...

20. Lance Armstrong

Actor | Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Lance Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Lance Edward Gunderson. He was previously married to Kristin Richard.

21. Norman Lloyd

Actor | Dead Poets Society

Norman Lloyd was born Norman Perlmutter in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Sadie (Horowitz), a housewife and singer, and Max Perlmutter, a furniture store manager. His family was Jewish (from Hungary and Russia). He began his acting career in the theater, first "treading the boards" at Eva Le Gallienne...

22. Mike Farrell

Actor | M*A*S*H

Mike is one of four children. His father, Joe, who died in 1956, was a carpenter at Hollywood studios. Mike attended grammar school with Natalie Wood and Ricky Nelson. He entered the Marines in the 1950s for two years. Later, he attended the University of California at Los Angeles and studied ...

23. Vera Miles

Actress | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she ...

24. James Karen

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway ...

25. Angela Stevens

Actress | Outlaw Women

Angela Stevens was born on May 8, 1925 in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, USA as Ann Evelyn Allen. She was an actress, known for Outlaw Women (1952), Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) and Blunder Boys (1955). She was married to George F. Zika. She died on March 17, 2016.

26. Scott Carpenter

Never Say Never Again

Scott Carpenter was born on May 1, 1925 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as Malcolm Scott Carpenter. He is known for his work on Never Say Never Again (1983), The Fall Guy (1981) and Living Seas (1986). He was married to Patty Barrett, Barbara Curtin, Maria Roach and Rene Louise Price. He died on October ...

27. George Takei

Actor | Star Trek

Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.

George ...

28. Candace Hilligoss

Actress | Carnival of Souls

Candace Hilligoss was involved in acting from the early days of elementary school plays. After three years at the University of Iowa, she came to New York to study acting at the American Theatre Wing, and made her professional debut doing summer stock in Pennsylvania. She acted at the Cape Cod ...

29. Jerry Tucker

Actor | Captain January

As a youngster his cute round face and red hair made him popular in his neighbourhood. A Paramount film executive suggested he could have a film career so his family moved to Hollywood where in 1929 he became the youngest actor ever put under contract, at the age of 4, to Paramount. Soon after he ...

30. Bradford Dillman

Actor | Sudden Impact

Dark-haired, Ivy League-looking Bradford Dillman, whose white-collar career spanned nearly five decades, possessed charm and confident good looks that were slightly tainted by a bent smile, darting glance and edgy countenance that often provoked suspicion. Sure enough, the camera picked up on it ...

31. Pauline Wagner

Actress | Up Pops the Duke

Pauline Wagner was born on August 18, 1910 in Shattuck, Oklahoma, USA as Pauline Cynthia Wagner. She is known for her work on Up Pops the Duke (1931), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and Vivacious Lady (1938). She was married to Alfred J. McCourtney and Mike Lally. She died on May 2, 2014 in Montrose...

32. Shep Houghton

Actor | Dragnet

Born George Shephard Houghton on June 4, 1914, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Shep is the youngest of two sons born to George Henry Houghton and Mabell Viola Shephard. Far from being born into show business, his father was an insurance company representative who moved his family to Hollywood for business...

33. Richard L. Bare

Director | 77 Sunset Strip

Richard L. Bare was born on August 12, 1913 in Turlock, California, USA as Richard Leland Bare. He was a director and writer, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), Wicked, Wicked (1973) and I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew (1968). He was married to Gloria Jean Bailey, Jeanne Evans, Julie Van ...

34. Anne Rice

Writer | Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Anne Rice began life as "Howard Allen O'Brien", second of four daughters born to Howard and Katherine Allen O'Brien. She decided to call herself "Anne", when she enrolled in first grade at the Redemptorist Catholic School. Her mother (who had long suffered from alcoholism) died when Anne was nearly...

35. Duane 'Dog' Chapman

Actor | Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

Duane 'Dog' Chapman was born on February 2, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Duane Lee Chapman. He is a producer and actor, known for Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016), Dog the Bounty Hunter (2003) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010). He was previously married to Beth Chapman, Tawny Marie Gillespie, Lyssa ...

36. Margaret Truman

Actress | Matinee Theatre

Margaret Truman was born on February 17, 1924 in Independence, Missouri, USA as Mary Margaret Truman. She was an actress, known for Matinee Theatre (1955), CBS Repertoire Workshop (1960) and Truman (1995). She was married to Clifton Daniel. She died on January 29, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

37. Magic Johnson

Producer | Obsessed

Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Hair Show (2004) and Dead Tone (2007). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.

38. Allen Danziger

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Allen Danziger was born on July 23, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Eggshells (1969) and Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000). He was previously married to Sharon Danziger.

39. Susan Backlinie

Actress | Jaws

Susan Backlinie was born on September 1, 1946 in Ventura, California, USA as Susan Jane Swindall. She is known for her work on Jaws (1975), 1941 (1979) and The Great Muppet Caper (1981). She is married to William Seale. She was previously married to Monty Cox.

40. William Vail

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

William Vail was born on November 30, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He is a set decorator and actor, known for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Poltergeist (1982) and Nothing Sacred (1997).

41. Nancy Kovack

Actress | Jason and the Argonauts

A native of Flint, Michigan, Nancy Kovack was a student at the University of Michigan at 15, a radio deejay at 16, a college graduate at 19 and the holder of eight beauty titles by 20. Her professional acting career began on television in New York, first as one of Jackie Gleason's "Glea Girls" and ...

42. Ed McMahon

Soundtrack | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Ed McMahon's first appearance before a microphone was as a 15-year-old "caller" at a bingo game in Maine. After that, he spent the next three years touring the state fair and carnival circuit. A Marine fighter pilot during World War II, McMahon sold vegetable slicers on Atlantic City's boardwalk to...

43. Ben Jones

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

Ben Jones was born on August 30, 1941 in Tarboro, North Carolina, USA as Ben Lewis Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Primary Colors (1998) and CBS Summer Playhouse (1987). He has been married to Alma Viator since October 10, 1992. They have two children.

44. Vince Flynn

Writer | American Assassin

After graduating from college, Vince Flynn went to work for Kraft General Foods, where he was an account and sales marketing specialist. Although he enjoyed his job, something was missing. Flynn wanted a challenge, and in 1990 he left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United ...

45. Larry Cohen

Writer | God Told Me To

Larry Cohen was born July 15, 1936, in New York, New York, and spent time in Kingston, a small town north of New York City. At a young age, his family moved to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and he eventually majored in film at the historic City College of New York, from which he graduated in ...

46. Than Wyenn

Actor | Splash

Than Wyenn was an actor born on May 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He had a long career and was especially known for Being There (1979), Splash (1984), and Imitation of Life (1959). He died on January 29, 2015 in Woodland Hills, Los Angles, CA, USA at the age of 95.

47. Joan Van Ark

Actress | Knots Landing

Joan Van Ark, just out of high school, was the second youngest student to attend the Yale School of Drama on a scholarship. The youngest was Julie Harris. It was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Years later, they would co-star on the CBS Television series, Knots Landing (1979). Van Ark began...

48. Carl Gottlieb

Writer | Jaws 2

Member of The Committee, an early improvisational comedy theater group in San Francisco, founded in the mid-1960s, which shared cast members including Gary Goodrow, Larry Hankin, Morgan Upton, Peter Bonerz, Del Close and John Brent, with similar groups such as the Compass Players (St. Louis) and ...

49. Allan Trautman

Actor | The Happytime Murders

Allan Trautman was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has a B.A. in Physics and Drama from Washington University, St. Louis. Got his first job as a puppeteer during college working on "The Letter People."

He also has an MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.

Spent two ...

50. Baby Peggy

Actress | Captain January

Silent moppet star Jackie Coogan, immortalized as Charles Chaplin's The Kid (1921), had only one screen rival during the early 1920s, and that was none other than Baby Peggy. She was "discovered" while visiting the Century Studios lot on Sunset Boulevard with her mother when she was a mere 19 ...

51. Kathryn Trosper

Citizen Kane

Kathryn Trosper was born on March 18, 1915 in Lander, Wyoming, USA as Kathryn Naomi Tropser. She is known for her work on Citizen Kane (1941). She was married to Martin Popper. She died on March 6, 2016 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

52. Lew Temple

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

Lew Temple was born October 2, 1967 and is an American film actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Axel on "The Walking Dead," the character of Ned Oldham in the action adventure thriller, "Unstoppable" which also starred Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson; directed by Tony Scott,...

53. Harry Manfredini

Composer | Friday the 13th

Film composer Harry Manfredini specialises in writing for horror films, but is also a song writer and jazz soloist. From his haunting dramatic scores for The Friday the 13th films, to his adventurous music for The Omegma Code, Harry Manfredini has established himself as a motion picture music ...

54. Hillary Clinton

Actress | Madam Secretary

Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hillary Diane Rodham. She has been married to Bill Clinton since October 11, 1975. They have one child.

55. David L. Lander

Actor | Laverne & Shirley

David L. Lander was born on June 22, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as David Leonard Landau. He is an actor, known for Laverne & Shirley (1976), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Scary Movie (2000). He has been married to Kathy Fields since March 10, 1979. They have one child. He was ...

56. Bill O'Reilly

Actor | Iron Man 2

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly was born on September 10, 1949 in New York City, to Winifred Angela (Drake) and William James O'Reilly. He was born into a classic Irish Catholic family and attended private Catholic schools.

O'Reilly attended Marist College and studied history. Bill was also in ...

57. Newt Gingrich

Producer | We Have the Power

Newt Gingrich was born on June 17, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Newton Leroy McPherson. He is a producer and actor, known for We Have the Power (2009), Parks and Recreation (2009) and Murphy Brown (1988). He has been married to Callista Gingrich since August 18, 2000. He was previously ...

58. Crystal Bernard

Actress | Wings

Crystal Bernard was born on September 30, 1961 in Garland, Texas, USA as Crystal Lynn Bernard. She is an actress, known for Wings (1990), Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) and It's a Living (1980).

59. Peggy Webber

Actress | Macbeth

The daughter of a wildcat oil driller, Peggy Webber commenced her career at age two and a half, performing during intermissions in silent movie theaters. She started working in radio at age 11; by 18, she was writing, producing and directing early television shows; at 21, she won the award that was...

60. Lennie Bluett

Actor | La nuit sacrée

Singer, dancer, and pianist Lennie Bluett was a native of Los Angeles; his mother worked as a cook for Humphrey Bogart while his father was a chauffeur for Buster Keaton. Lennie graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, and tried to find work in the motion picture industry, getting ...

61. Philip Rose

Producer | A Raisin in the Sun

Philip Rose was born on July 4, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Philip Rosenberg. He was an actor and producer, known for A Raisin in the Sun (1961), By the Sword (1991) and Gone Are the Days! (1963). He was married to Doris Belack. He died on May 31, 2011 in Englewood, New ...

62. Joe Turkel

Actor | Blade Runner

Joe Turkel was born on July 15, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Blade Runner (1982), The Shining (1980) and Paths of Glory (1957).

63. John McCain

Self | Saturday Night Live

John McCain was born on August 29, 1936 in Canal Zone, Panama as John Sidney McCain III. He was an actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Democrazy (2007) and Faith of My Fathers (2005). He was married to Cindy McCain and Carol Shepp. He died on August 25, 2018 in Arizona, USA.

64. Sarah Palin

Writer | The Undefeated

Sarah Palin is an American politician and television personality. She was born on February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho, as Sarah Louise Heath, the daughter of Chuck Heath and Sally Heath. She grew up in Alaska and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho. She has been married to ...

65. Mary Martin

Actress | Producers' Showcase

Originally a dance instructor, she came to Broadway during the Depression to begin her career as a professional actress. A daughter of Texas, she originally began work as a dance instructor until a local evangelical-adherent burned down her studio citing her work as being too sinful for human ...

66. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

67. Mike Huckabee

Actor | God's Not Dead 2

Mike Huckabee was born on August 24, 1955 in Hope, Arkansas, USA as Michael Dale Huckabee. He is an actor and producer, known for God's Not Dead 2 (2016), Courting Des Moines (2016) and Class Act (2006). He has been married to Janet McCain since May 25, 1974. They have three children.

68. Karl Rove

Poodle Samizdat

Karl Rove was born on December 25, 1950 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Karl Christian Rove. He is known for his work on Poodle Samizdat (2006), Atticus v. The Architect: The Political Assassination of Don Siegelman (2017) and Journeys with George (2002). He has been married to Karen Alexandra Johnson ...

69. Lewis Black

Actor | Inside Out

Lewis Black was born on August 30, 1948 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA as Lewis Niles Black. He is an actor and producer, known for Inside Out (2015), Accepted (2006) and Man of the Year (2006).

70. Russell Johnson

Actor | Gilligan's Island

Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and ...

71. Dawn Wells

Actress | Gilligan's Island

A wholesome beauty from Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells was on her way to becoming a ballerina, but bad knees prevented her from realizing the dream. Despite this, she did become Miss Nevada and was in the 1960 Miss America pageant. Wells majored in drama during her collegiate years (she was originally ...

72. Patty McCormack

Actress | The Master

As a testament to her passion and talent, former 1950s pig-tailed moppet star Patty McCormack has remained a consistent presence on film and TV for over five decades. While the lovely and talented blond suffered her share of hard knocks in adjusting to an adult career, she did not fade away into ...

73. Mártha Eggerth

Actress | Das Hofkonzert

From the day she was born Martha lived in a world of music. For sure her father was a banker but he was also an amateur pianist. As for her mother, she was a housewife but also a very talented opera singer who had given up her career for the joys of matrimony and motherhood. It does not come as a ...

74. David Schramm

Actor | Wings

A Kentucky native, Schramm attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and majored in English while also becoming intensely involved in theater. At the urging of his college acting teacher, he applied for and won a four-year graduate scholarship to Juilliard's newly formed drama...

75. William Christopher

Actor | M*A*S*H

William Christopher was born on October 20, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Wallace Christopher. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Fortune Cookie (1966) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). He was married to Barbara Christopher. He died on December 31...

76. William Phipps

Actor | The War of the Worlds

In the early days of 1950s science-fiction, one of the first people to become identified with the genre was actor William Phipps. Aside from furnishing the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's cartoon classic Cinderella (1950), Phipps also hid his boyish face beneath a beard as the star of Arch ...

77. Caren Marsh

Actress | Secrets of a Sorority Girl

She began her career as a radio actress and professional dancer in 1937 shortly after her graduation from Hollywood High School. In 1939 she was signed under contract to MGM Studios and appeared as a dance stand in for Judy Garland in 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939). She later became a free lance actress...

78. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer was of Russian descent and her mother Ida Robinson was of French Canadian And Native American descent.

She started in the voice field at the age of ...

79. Dean R. Koontz

Writer | Odd Thomas

Dean R. Koontz was born on July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania, USA as Dean Ray Koontz. He is a writer and producer, known for Odd Thomas (2013), Phantoms (1998) and Watchers (1988). He has been married to Gerda Ann Cerra since October 15, 1966.

80. Bobby Doerr

Actor | Made to Be Broken

Bobby Doerr was born on April 7, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Pershing Doerr. He was married to Monica Doerr. He died on November 13, 2017 in Junction City, Oregon, USA.

81. Pete Rose

Actor | Babe Ruth

Pete Rose was born on April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Peter Edward Rose. He is an actor, known for Babe Ruth (1991), WrestleMania XIV (1998) and Arli$$ (1996). He was previously married to Carol Woliung and Karolyn Rose.

82. Joan Fontaine

Actress | Rebecca

Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...

83. Rosella Towne

Actress | The Adventures of Jane Arden

Rosella Townsend is the second of three daughters of Frank and Viola Townsend, and lived in her birth town of Youngstown, Ohio until the late 1920s, when her family moved to Los Angeles. By the time she reached her teens she had blossomed into a beautiful young women and was asked by a friend to ...

84. Yakov Smirnoff

Actor | Night Court

Yakov Smirnoff was born on January 24, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Yakov Naumovich Pokhis. He is an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and The Money Pit (1986). He was previously married to Linda Dreeszen.

85. Oliver North

Writer | The Americans

Oliver Laurence North was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Philmont, New York. He enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy in 1962, but was not commissioned as a Marine Officer until 1968; he missed some time due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

After his commission, he served in ...

86. Joe Wurzelbacher

Self | Your World w/ Neil Cavuto

Joe Wurzelbacher was born as Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher. He has been married to Katie Elizabeth Schanen since October 15, 2011.

87. P.J. Soles

Actress | Halloween

P.J. (Pamela Jayne) Soles was born on July 17, 1950 in Frankfurt, Germany. Her father came from Holland and her mother from New Jersey. Because her father was working for an international insurance company, the family moved all over the world. P.J. lived in Casablanca, Morocco, and Maracaibo, ...

88. Nehemiah Persoff

Actor | An American Tail

Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.

Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...

89. Anne Jeffreys

Actress | Riffraff

The ever-lovely, poised and vivacious blonde Anne Jeffreys was born Annie Jeffreys Carmichael in 1923 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Firmly managed by her mother, she trained in voice at a fairly early age and received her first break in the entertainment field after signing with the John Robert ...

90. Fred Willard

Actor | Best in Show

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of the industry's most gifted comic actors, first coming to prominence as ambitious but dimwitted sidekick Jerry Hubbard to Martin Mull's smarmy talk-show host Barth Gimble in the devastating satirical series Fernwood Tonight (...

91. John A. Russo

Writer | Night of the Living Dead

With twenty books published internationally and nineteen feature movies in worldwide distribution, John Russo has been called a "living legend." He began by co-authoring the screenplay for Night of the Living Dead, which has become recognized as a "horror classic."

His three books on the art and ...

92. Martha Hyer

Actress | The Sons of Katie Elder

Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket (1946). Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in ...

93. Gene Wilder

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.

Wilder caught his first big break ...

94. Earl Holliman

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Louisiana-born actor Earl Holliman, after a stint in the Navy, studied at UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse before earning his break in the Martin/Lewis comedy Scared Stiff (1953). He gained clout after portraying a variety of young, manly characters in rugged westerns and war drama, ranging from dim...

95. Fats Domino

Soundtrack | Twelve Monkeys

Fats Domino was born on February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Antoine Domino Jr. He was married to Rosemary Hall. He died on October 24, 2017 in New Orleans.

96. Herschell Gordon Lewis

Director | This Stuff'll Kill Ya!

Only one film-maker can claim the title "Godfather of Gore." That peculiar but apt identification seems to be the exclusive property of Herschell Gordon Lewis. With an unusual background that included teaching English Literature to college students, producing and directing television commercials, ...

97. A.C. Lyles

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

A.C. Lyles was born on May 17, 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Andrew Craddock Lyles Jr. He was a producer and writer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Here's Boomer (1980) and Rogue's Gallery (1968). He was married to Martha Troetscher Schaefer and Martha Vickers. He died on ...

98. Joyce Meadows

Actress | The Brain from Planet Arous

Joyce Meadows was born on April 13, 1933 in Arrowwood, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for The Brain from Planet Arous (1957), Flesh and the Spur (1956) and The Girl in Lovers Lane (1960). She was previously married to Merrill Harrington.

99. Wally Cassell

Actor | White Heat

Wally Cassell was born on March 3, 1912 in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy as Oswaldo Castellano. He was an actor, known for White Heat (1949), Story of G.I. Joe (1945) and Law and Order (1953). He was married to Marcy McGuire. He died on April 2, 2015 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

100. Diane Franklin

Actress | Better Off Dead...

Diane Franklin is an iconic 80s American film actress, known for her dark curly hair, and dialects. Beginning her acting career at the age of ten, Diane started with modeling, theater, commercials, and soap opera work. She then won the lead role of the dream girl, Karen, in cult classic THE LAST ...



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