LGBT Celebrities.

by big-gun | created - 25 Nov 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

101. Nathan Lane

Actor | The Producers

Nathan Lane was born on February 3, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Lane. He is an actor, known for The Producers (2005), The Birdcage (1996) and The Lion King (1994). He has been married to Devlin Elliott since November 17, 2015.

Actor, writer.

102. Randy Shilts

Writer | And the Band Played On

Randy Shilts was born on August 8, 1951 in Davenport, Iowa, USA. He was a writer, known for And the Band Played On (1993) and The People vs. Dan White (1983). He died on February 17, 1994 in Guerneville, California, USA.

Journalist, author.

103. Robert Reed

Actor | The Brady Bunch

Robert Reed was born on October 19, 1932 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as John Robert Rietz Jr. He was an actor, known for The Brady Bunch (1969), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marilyn Rosenberger. He died on May 12, 1992 in Pasadena, ...

Actor.

104. Rudolf Nureyev

Actor | Valentino

He was an ethnic Tatar. He was educated at the Leningrad Ballet School and starred with Kirov Ballet. His first film was a USSR short Le Corsaire (1958). While performing in Paris in 1961 he defected to the West. He then performed internationally, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1982. The English/...

Dancer, choreographer, actor.

105. Sheila James Kuehl

Actress | The Stu Erwin Show

Babyboomers remember well the diminutive (4'10"), dark-haired comedienne Sheila James who raised a smile with her portrayals of tomboyish kid sisters and boy-crazy high schoolers on late 50s and early 60s TV. For a while she was a huge hit backed by her characters' plaintive, pony-tailed presences,...

Actress.

106. Sara Ramirez

Actress | Grey's Anatomy

Sara Ramirez was born on August 31, 1975 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. She is an actress, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), You've Got Mail (1998) and Spider-Man (2002). She has been married to Ryan DeBolt since July 4, 2012.

Actress.

107. Reid Ewing

Actor | Fright Night

Reid Ewing is an actor, known for Fright Night (2011), 10 Rules for Sleeping Around (2013) and Modern Family (2009).

Actor, musician.

108. Holly Johnson

Soundtrack | Doomsday

Holly Johnson was born on February 9, 1960 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as William Johnson.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

109. Paul Rutherford

Actor | Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax, Version 1

Dancer, singer, and musician Paul Steven Rutherford was born on December 8, 1959 in Liverpool, England. Rutherford moved to the Cantril Farm District as a child in the 1960's and attended St. Dominic's Roman Catholic school in Huyton with his twin sister. In addition, Paul studied fine art in ...

Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

110. Matt Bomer

Actor | The Normal Heart

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...

Actor.

111. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Actor | Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Untraceable (2008). He has been married to Justin Mikita since July 20, 2013.

Actor.

112. Andy Warhol

Director | Blue Movie

Andrew Warhol's father, Ondrej, came from the Austria-Hungary Empire (now Slovakia) in 1912, and sent for his mother, Julia Zavackyová Warholová, in 1921. His father worked as a construction worker and later as a coal miner. Around some time, the family moved to Pittsburgh. During his teenage years...

Artist.

113. Ricky Martin

Soundtrack | August: Osage County

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky initiated his singing career in the Latin all boy-band group Menudo. After leaving the group, he moved to New York to study acting. After finishing his studies, he relocated to Mexico where he performed as actor in "Mama ama el Rock", "Alcanzar una Estrella II"...

Singer, actor, author.

114. Lance Bass

Actor | On the Line

Lance Bass is the quintessential illustration of a highly successful and driven jack-of-all-trades: singer, host, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cosmonaut.

Beyond his fame as a member of the phenomenally successful group *NSYNC, where the group sold an impressive 60 ...

Singer, dancer, actor.

115. Richard Hatch

Actor | Diminuendo

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which he traveled ...

Actor.

116. Siegfried Fischbacher

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Siegfried Fischbacher was born on June 13, 1939 in Rosenheim, Germany. He is a producer and actor, known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), Vegas Vacation (1997) and Siegfried and Roy.

Magician, Siegfried and Roy.

117. Roy Horn

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Roy Horn was born on October 3, 1944 in Nordenham, Germany as Uwe Ludwig Horn. He is a producer and actor, known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), Vegas Vacation (1997) and Siegfried and Roy.

Magician, Siegfried and Roy.

118. Bruce Vilanch

Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Bruce Vilanch was born on November 23, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) and Comic Relief V (1992).

Writer, author, TV personality, actor.

119. George Michael

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II

George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...

Singer, songwriter.

120. BD Wong

Actor | Jurassic Park

BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...

Actor.

121. John Waters

Writer | Pecker

Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-'60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore ...

Director, screenwriter, author, actor.

122. Anthony Perkins

Actor | Psycho

Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony.

Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University ...

Actor.

123. Jim Parsons

Actor | The Big Bang Theory

Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of ...

Actor.

124. Cary Grant

Actor | Charade

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...

Actor.

125. Randolph Scott

Actor | The Tall T

Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, ...

Actor.

126. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

Actor, activist.

127. Wally Cox

Actor | Mister Peepers

Wally Cox was a beloved character actor who made his mark in television and ranks as one of the medium's most memorable performers. His ability to show his range likely was limited by his short stature, slight frame, and high-pitched voice, which along with his talent for being very funny, made him...

Actor, TV personality.

128. Hayden Rorke

Actor | When Worlds Collide

Hayden Rorke was best known as the ever suspicious "Dr. Alfred E. Bellows" on the 1960s TV series, I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rorke was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. A ...

Actor.

129. Barry Manilow

Soundtrack | Thumbelina

Barry Manilow was born on June 17, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA as Barry Alan Pincus. He has been married to Garry Kief since April 2014. He was previously married to Susan Deixler.

Singer, songwriter.

130. Chaz Bono

Actor | American Horror Story

Chaz Bono is an American character actor and the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher. He is best known for work on American Horror Story.

An acclaimed author, Chaz has written three books including Transition, which was released by Dutton in May of 2011. Transition is his groundbreaking ...

Writer, actor, musician, activist.

131. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

Singer.

132. Janis Ian

Soundtrack | Mean Girls

Janis Ian was born on April 7, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA as Janis Eddy Fink. She has been married to Patricia Snyder since August 27, 2003. She was previously married to Tino Mendes Sargo and Eric J Sterling.

Singer, songwriter.

133. Traci Lords

Actress | Cry-Baby

Traci Lords is a study of a determined and complex woman with a very controversial background. She was born and raised in Ohio as Nora Louise Kuzma, to Patricia Louise (Kuzma) and Louis Kuzma. She moved with her divorced mother and three sisters to Los Angeles at age 12. While staying at the house ...

Actress, producer, director.

134. Peter Paige

Writer | The Fosters

Peter Paige is an accomplished actor, director, and playwright who has worked on countless theatrical productions in New York and at regional theaters around the country, not to mention numerous television and film projects. Paige lived in seven different states before graduating from high school. ...

Actor, director, screenwriter.

135. Lindsay Lohan

Actress | The Parent Trap

Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City, on 2 July 1986, to Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan. She began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jell-O (opposite Bill Cosby). Lohan ...

Actress.

136. Paul Winfield

Actor | The Terminator

Signifying intelligence, eloquence, versatility and quiet intensity, one of the more important, critically acclaimed black actors to gain a Hollywood foothold in the 1970s was Paul Winfield. Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, he lived there in his early years before moving with his family to Los Angeles'...

Actor.

137. Tyrone Power

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Tyrone Power was one of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known ...

Actor.

138. Jane Lynch

Actress | Glee

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Role Models (2008). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

Actress, singer, comedian.

139. Danny Kaye

Soundtrack | The Danny Kaye Show

Danny Kaye left school at the age of 13 to work in the so-called Borscht Belt of Jewish resorts in the Catskill Mountains. It was there he learned the basics of show biz. From there he went through a series of jobs in and out of the business. In 1939, he made his Broadway debut in "Straw Hat Revue,...

Actor, singer, dancer, comedian, musician.

140. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Sleuth

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

Actor.

141. Noël Coward

Writer | In Which We Serve

Noel Coward virtually invented the concept of Englishness for the 20th century. An astounding polymath - dramatist, actor, writer, composer, lyricist, painter, and wit -- he was defined by his Englishness as much as he defined it. He was indeed the first Brit pop star, the first ambassador of "cool...

Playwright, composer, director, actor, singer.

142. Edward Everett Horton

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

It seemed like Edward Everett Horton appeared in just about every Hollywood comedy made in the 1930s. He was always the perfect counterpart to the great gentlemen and protagonists of the films. Horton was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Isabella S. (Diack) and Edward Everett Horton, a ...

Actor.

143. Vincente Minnelli

Director | An American in Paris

Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago on February 28 1903, his father Vincent was a musical conductor of the Minnelli Brothers' Tent Theater. Wanting to pursue an artistic career, Minelli worked in the costume department of the Chicago Theater, then on Broadway during the depression as a set ...

Director.

144. T.R. Knight

Actor | Genius

T.R. Knight was a member of the acting company of Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Roles there included Richard Miller in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" and Amadeus in Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus".

On the New York stage, he portrayed Tim Allgood in "Noises Off", Damis in "Tartuffe", Joe in "This Lime ...

Actor.

145. Jack Cassidy

Actor | The Eiger Sanction

Actor. Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman and irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simple path nor did it ...

Actor, singer, director.

146. Roddy McDowall

Actor | Fright Night

Roddy McDowall was born in Herne Hill, London, England, to Winifriede Lucinda (Corcoran), an Irish-born aspiring actress, and Thomas Andrew McDowall, a merchant seaman. Roddy was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film, Murder in the Family (1938), ...

Actor, director, photographer.

147. Christopher Isherwood

Writer | Cabaret

Christopher Isherwood was born on August 26, 1904 in Cheshire, England as William Bradshaw Isherwood. He was a writer and actor, known for Cabaret (1972), A Single Man (2009) and Frankenstein: The True Story (1973). He died on January 4, 1986 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Author.

148. Maria Schneider

Actress | Ultimo tango a Parigi

Maria Schneider was a French actress. At age 19 she became famous for Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris (1972), and The Passenger (1975).

As a teenager, she adored films, going to the cinema up to four times a week. She left home at 15 after an argument with her mother and went to Paris...

Actress.

149. Stephen Sondheim

Soundtrack | Dick Tracy

Sondheim's work as a composer-lyricist over the past four decades has set the standard for modern American musical theater. He has won a record seven Tony Awards for his songwriting, and received a Pulitzer Prize for Sunday in the Park with George. Sondheim was an unpaid and uncredited clapper boy ...

Composer, lyricist.

150. Paul Lynde

Actor | Bye Bye Birdie

Paul Lynde was born in 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio (one of six children and the middle of four boys). His father was a local police officer and the sheriff of the Mount Vernon Jail for two years. Lynde got his inspiration to become an actor at the age of four or five after his mother took him to see...

Actor, comedian, TV personality.

151. Charles Nelson Reilly

Actor | Millennium

Charles Nelson Reilly was born to Charles Joseph Reilly and Signe Elvera Nelson. His father was Irish-American and Catholic, his mother was Swedish-American and Lutheran. As a child he amused himself with improvised puppet theater performances.

He had a traumatic experience in 1944, when present for...

Actor, comedian, TV personality.

152. Alan Sues

Actor | The Americanization of Emily

Most will remember Sues as 'Uncle Al the Kiddies Pal' from "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In". He was born Alan Grigsby Sues on March 7, 1926 in Ross, California.

Actor, TV personality.

153. Johnny Mathis

Soundtrack | Goodfellas

He was the fourth of seven children born to Clement and Mildred Mathis. His father performed briefly in vaudeville and exposed all of the Mathis siblings to music. Before he entered his teens, young John received vocal lessons from Connie Cox in exchange for performing chores around her home. When ...

Singer, songwriter, actor.

154. Christine Jorgensen

Writer | The Christine Jorgensen Story

George William Jorgensen, a Danish-American army veteran, wiped the news about the successful testing of the H-Bomb off of the front page of newspapers when - after a two-year hiatus in Denmark - he returned to the United States in late 1952 as Christine Jorgensen. George-Christine was not the ...

Actress, night club singer, first American transgender woman.

155. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

Singer, songwriter, actress.

156. Jenny Shimizu

Actress | Foxfire

Born in San Jose, California in June 1967, Jenny grew up in Santa Maria, California and attended California State University, Northridge on a basketball scholarship. She later moved to Los Angeles to open a car garage. Soon after, Jenny was approached by a casting director while saddling her ...

Model, actress.

157. Ione Skye

Actress | Say Anything...

Ione Skye was born on September 4, 1970 in Hampstead, London, England as Ione Skye Leitch. She is an actress, known for Say Anything... (1989), Fever Pitch (2005) and River's Edge (1986). She has been married to Ben Lee since December 29, 2008. They have one child. She was previously married to ...

Actress.

158. Rebecca Loos

Actress | Dream Team

Rebecca Loos was born on June 19, 1977 in Madrid, Spain as Rebecca Loos Bartholdi. She is an actress, known for Dream Team (1997), My Dad's a Detective (2009) and Blind Date (2011).

Model, TV personality.

159. Joel Schumacher

Director | The Phantom of the Opera

Joel Schumacher was born on August 29, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Joel T. Schumacher. He is a director and writer, known for The Phantom of the Opera (2004), Batman & Robin (1997) and 8MM (1999).

Director, screenwriter, producer.

160. Amanda Bearse

Actress | Fright Night

Amanda Bearse was born on August 9, 1958 in Winter Park, Florida, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Fright Night (1985), Married... with Children (1987) and Nikki (2000). She has been married to Carrie Schenken since 2010. They have two children.

Actress, director.

161. Cynthia Nixon

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "...

Actress.

162. Meredith Baxter

Actress | All the President's Men

Meredith Baxter was born on June 21, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, USA as Meredith Ann Baxter. She is an actress, known for All the President's Men (1976), Family Ties (1982) and A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992). She has been married to Nancy Locke since December 8, 2013. She...

Actress, producer.

163. Kelly McGillis

Actress | Witness

Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Virginia Joan (Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and ...

Actress, producer.

164. Amy Ray

Soundtrack | The Amazing Spider-Man

Amy Ray is half of the internationally famous, Grammy-Award-winning folk/rock duo Indigo Girls. She began playing the guitar at an early age and in high school began playing as a duo with Emily Saliers; the duo adopted the name "Indigo Girls" in 1985. After several years of college and playing the ...

The Indigo Girls.

165. Emily Saliers

Soundtrack | Boys on the Side

Emily Saliers was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and moved to Atlanta with her family while in elementary school. Like her fellow Indigo Girl Amy Ray, Emily began playing guitar at an early age. Although they had known each other for several years, Emily and Amy did not begin playing together ...

The Indigo Girls.

166. Michael Stipe

Producer | Being John Malkovich

John Michael Stipe was born in Decatur, Georgia, on January 4th, 1960. Since his father was in the military, they moved around a lot. In 1980, while he was attending the University of Georgia (studying painting and photography), he met Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Bill Berry. They dropped out of ...

R.E.M.

167. Courtney Love

Actress | The People vs. Larry Flynt

The daughter of Grateful Dead devotee and first manager Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Caroll, Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California in 1964. Love spent her early years living in hippie communes in Oregon and at schools in Europe and New Zealand, ...

Singer, songwriter, musician, actress.

168. Kathleen Hanna

Soundtrack | Not Another Teen Movie

Kathleen Hanna was born on November 12, 1968 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She has been married to Adam Horovitz since 2006.

Singer, songwriter, musician, activist.

169. Ani Difranco

Soundtrack | My Best Friend's Wedding

Ani Difranco began Righteous Babe Records in the beginning of the 1990s and has released almost a plethora of albums. While most are her own, she has also collaborated with Utah Phillips on two albums. Ani is committed to her independency and the her art.

Singer, songwriter, musician, poet.

170. Ferron

Actress | The Last Letter

Ferron is an actress, known for The Last Letter (2004), She (2009) and One Mississippi (2015).

Singer, songwriter, musician, poet.

171. Barbara Leigh

Actress | Terminal Island

Barbara Leigh was born on November 16, 1946 in Ringgold, Georgia, USA as Barbara Ann Kish. She is an actress, known for Terminal Island (1973), The Incredible Hulk (1977) and Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971). She was previously married to Joe Lewis.

Actress, model.

172. Peter Marc Jacobson

Writer | The Nanny

Executive Producer, Writer, Director , Actor, Singer. Peter started his career in front of the camera, guest starring in such memorable series as Murphy Brown, Beverly Hills 90210, the Facts of Life, Dynasty, Too Close for Comfort, Booker, Matlock, and some not so memorable ones that locked in his ...

Writer, director, producer, actor.

173. Gillian Anderson

Actress | The X Files

Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to ...

Actress, writer, producer, director, activist.

174. Alla Nazimova

Actress | Eye for Eye

The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today.

Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, ...

Actress, screenwriter, producer.

175. Gladys Bentley

Soundtrack | You Bet Your Life

Gladys Bentley was born on August 12, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was married to Charles Roberts. She died on January 18, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Singer, pianist.

176. Ma Rainey

Soundtrack | Repo Man

Blues musician, with such songs as "Slave to the Blues," "Jelly Bean Blues," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" , and "Bo Weevil Blues." She was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Mother of the Blues.

177. Bessie Smith

Soundtrack | Angel Heart

Bessie Smith was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Elizabeth Smith. She was married to Jack Gee. She died on September 26, 1937 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA.

Singer, actress.

178. Ethel Waters

Actress | Cabin in the Sky

The child of a teenage rape victim, Ethel Waters grew up in the slums of Philadelphia and neighboring cities, seldom living anywhere for more than a few weeks at a time. "No one raised me, " she recollected, "I just ran wild." She excelled not only at looking after herself, but also at singing and ...

Singer, actress.

179. Beatrice Lillie

Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Dubbed "the funniest woman in the world", comedienne Beatrice Lillie was born the daughter of a Canadian government official and grew up in Toronto. She sang in a family trio act with her mother, Lucy, and her piano-playing older sister, Muriel. Times were hard and the ambitious mother eventually ...

Actress, singer, comedian.

180. Joan Crawford

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ...

Actress.

181. Kyan Douglas

Self | Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Kyan Douglas was born on May 5, 1970 in Miami, Florida, USA as Hugh Edward Douglas. He is an actor, known for Queer Eye (2003), Begin Again (2004) and Living with Fran (2005).

TV personality, stylist.

182. Thom Filicia

Production_designer | Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Thom is the founder of his own interior design company, Thom Filicia Inc., where he has established a strong reputation and was named one of House Beautiful's Top 100 American Designers. His firm has completed work in metropolitan New York, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, Miami and Bermuda. His practice...

TV personality, interior designer.

183. Jai Rodriguez

Actor | The Producers

Emmy Award-winning television host/actor Jai Rodriguez began his career at age 18 when he was cast in the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical RENT. Jai continued his Broadway career, appearing in shows like The Producers and Spinning Into Butter, and he created and performed ...

Actor, musician, TV personality.

184. Patsy Kelly

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Patsy Kelly was born Bridget Sarah Veronica Rose Kelly on January 12, 1910, in Brooklyn, New York. She began performing in vaudeville when she was just twelve years old. Patsy worked with comedian Frank Fay and starred in several Broadway shows. She was discovered by producer Hal Roach, who paired ...

Actress.

185. Gertrude Stein

Writer | Quest for Love

Gertrude Stein was the fifth child in the Daniel and Amelia Stein family. She grew up in a trilingual environment, spending her childhood in Vienna and Paris, then living in California. She graduated from Radcliffe College and went to the Medical School at Johns Hopkins University for 2 years. She ...

Writer, poet.

186. Alice B. Toklas

Writer | Dances for an iPhone

Alice B. Toklas was born on April 30, 1877 in San Francisco, California, USA as Alice Babette Toklas. She was a writer, known for Dances for an iPhone (2010), Literarische Zentren (1965) and The Twentieth Century (1957). She died on March 7, 1967 in Paris, France.

Avant garde.

187. Joel Crothers

Actor | Dark Shadows

Joel Crothers was born on January 28, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Joel Anthony Crothers. He was an actor, known for Dark Shadows (1966), The Edge of Night (1956) and Rescue 8 (1958). He died on November 6, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Actor.

188. Rupert Everett

Actor | My Best Friend's Wedding

Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes ...

Actor, writer.

189. Billie Jean King

Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King was born on November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California, USA as Wilhelmina Jean Moffitt. She is an actress, known for Battle of the Sexes (2017), Arli$$ (1996) and Law & Order (1990). She was previously married to Larry King.

Tennis player.

190. Martina Navratilova

Actress | Xia dao lian meng

Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech and American tennis player and coach. In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005.

Navratilova was World No. 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles, and a record 237 weeks in doubles, making her the ...

Tennis player.

191. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...

Actor, director, comedian, author.

192. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

Actress, director, producer, author, model.

193. Tommy Kirk

Actor | Babes in Toyland

Scrappy, plucky-looking Kentucky-born Tommy Kirk, who was born on December 10, 1941, became synonymous with everything clean and fun that Disney Entertainment prescribed to in the late 1950s and very early 1960s. One of four sons born to a mechanic and legal secretary, the Kirk family, in search of...

Actor, businessman

194. Danny Pintauro

Actor | Cujo

Danny Pintauro was born on January 6, 1976 in Milltown, New Jersey, USA as Daniel John Pintauro. He is an actor, known for Cujo (1983), Who's the Boss? (1984) and As the World Turns (1956). He has been married to Wil Tabares since April 3, 2014.

Actor, producer.

195. Stephen Gately

Soundtrack | Billy Elliot

Stephen Gately was born on March 17, 1976 in Dublin, Ireland as Stephen Patrick David Gately. He was an actor, known for Billy Elliot (2000), Watership Down (1999) and The Bargain Shop (1992). He was married to Andrew Cowles. He died on October 10, 2009 in Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Boyzone.

196. James Whale

Director | The Invisible Man

James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He also directed films in other genres, including what is ...

Director, actor.

197. Cole Porter

Soundtrack | At Long Last Love

Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a...

Songwriter, composer.

198. William T. Tilden

Writer | The Highbinders

William T. Tilden was born on February 10, 1893 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA as William Tatem Tilden II. He was a writer and actor, known for The Highbinders (1926), The Ford Television Theatre (1952) and Footlights Theater (1952). He died on June 4, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Tennis player.

199. Ivor Novello

Actor | The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known ...

Actor, composer.

Scientist.



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