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Actress | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Paris-born entertainer Liliane Montevecchi first put on ballet shoes at the age of 9. Nine years later, she became prima ballerina in Roland Petit's ballet company. Hollywood took a sudden interest in her in the early 1950s along with other foreign-born ballet dancers such as Leslie Caron, Zizi ...
3. Bob Crane
Actor | Hogan's Heroes
Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958)...
Director | Hard to Kill
Bruce Malmuth has enjoyed a distinguished career in film, television and theater as a writer, director and actor. Soon after achieving success with his commercials (Excedrin Headache #1 and Fresca Snowstorms campaigns, and other Clio winners) Mr. Malmuth made his film directorial debut with ...
Actor | Lethal Weapon 2
Derrick O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in London. He was a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Scottish National Theatre, with many leading stage performances in Edinburgh, Stratford-on-Avon and London's West End. His long and successful career includes numerous...
8. Don Matheson
Actor | Land of the Giants
Don Matheson was born on August 5, 1929 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Land of the Giants (1968), Lost in Space (1965) and Murph the Surf (1975). He was married to Deanna Lund and Maxine Arnold Franklin. He died on June 29, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
9. Don S. Davis
Actor | The Fan
Don S. Davis was born on August 4, 1942 in Aurora, Missouri, USA as Don Sinclair Davis. He was an actor, known for The Fan (1996), Twin Peaks (1990) and The Uninvited (2009). He was married to Ruby Fleming-Davis. He died on June 29, 2008 in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada.
10. Edward Yang
Writer | Yi yi
Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. ...
13. Germán Valdés
Germán Valdés was born on September 19, 1915 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Germán Genaro Cipriano Gómez Valdés Castillo. He was an actor and producer, known for Chanoc en las garras de las fieras (1970), Chanoc contra el tigre y el vampiro (1972) and El capitán Mantarraya (1970)...
16. Henry King
Director | The Song of Bernadette
For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell ...
17. Jan Rubes
Actor | Witness
Jan Rubes was born in Volyne, Czechoslovakia, to Ruzena (Kellnerová) and Jan Rubes. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, he went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early ...
18. Jayne Mansfield
Actress | The Girl Can't Help It
One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the only child of Vera J. (nee Palmer; later Peers) and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney ...
19. Jess Hahn
Actor | New York chiama Superdrago
Indiana-born Jess Hahn never played in an American movie, at least shot on American soil. On the other hand, this friendly giant with a nice sense of humor was a fixture in French movies where he often landed roles as a tough gangster or a Yankee (whether an army officer, a C.I.A./F.B.I. agent or ...
20. Jim Kelly
Actor | Enter the Dragon
With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...
21. Joel Siegel
Actor | Deathtrap
Joel Siegel was born on July 7, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joel Steven Siegel. He was an actor, known for Deathtrap (1982), Hotel (1983) and Kids' Court (1988). He was married to Ena Swansea, Melissa DeMayo, Jane Kessler and Karen Oshman. He died on June 29, 2007 in New York City, New ...
22. John Abineri
Actor | The Last of the Mohicans
John Abineri was born on May 18, 1928 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1971), Robin Hood (1984) and The Children of the New Forest (1955). He was married to Hilary Bamford. He died on June 29, 2000 in Bath, Somerset, England.
Actor | Los simuladores
Juan Alberto Badía was born on November 29, 1947 in Ramos Mejía, La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Pretenders (2002), La noche viene movida (1980) and Sábado de todos (1982). He died on June 29, 2012 in Pilar, Buenos Aires.
Actress | The Lion in Winter
Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...
25. Lana Turner
Actress | Imitation of Life
Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional ...
26. Lloyd Richards
Director | American Playhouse
Lloyd Richards was born on June 29, 1919 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Lloyd George Richards. He was a director and actor, known for American Playhouse (1981), The Piano Lesson (1995) and The Wide World of Mystery (1973). He was married to Barbara Davenport. He died on June 29, 2006 in New York ...
27. Manlio Accinelli
29. Matt Cappotelli
Actor | Clancy Once Again
Matt Cappotelli was born on November 12, 1979 in Caledonia, New York, USA as Matthew Lee Cappotelli. He was an actor, known for Clancy Once Again (2017), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Vengeance (2003). He was married to Lindsay Seeders. He died on June 29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
30. Pamela Mason
Pamela Mason was born on March 10, 1916 in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, England as Pamela Helene Ostrer. She was an actress and writer, known for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), I Met a Murderer (1939) and Lady Possessed (1952). She was married to James ...
32. Robert Drivas
Actor | Cool Hand Luke
Actor-turned-director Robert Drivas showed dark, brooding power and strong potential on the 60s stage, film and TV but, in the long run, did not achieve the kind of success he deserved. Born on November 21, 1935, the Coral Gables, Florida native initially studied his craft at the Universities of ...
33. Rod Amateau
Producer | The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
Starting out as a radio writer, Rodney Amateau began his career as a dialogue coach and filmed screen tests for Fox Studios while working as a stunt dbl before directing 2nd Unit's, where he began his film career. He soon turned to directing TV series, which he did for many years before returning ...
34. Ronald Shiner
Actor | The Case of the Frightened Lady
Ronald Shiner was born on June 8, 1903 in London, England as Ronald Alfred Shiner. He was an actor, known for The Frightened Lady (1940), They Drive by Night (1938) and The Mysterious Mr. Reeder (1939). He was married to Gladys W. Lester-Jones. He died on June 29, 1966 in London.
Actor | Leap Year
Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock...
36. Rosemary Clooney
Actress | White Christmas
Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, to Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Maysville, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used...
38. Steve Ditko
Writer | Spider-Man
Steve Ditko was born on November 2, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA as Stephen John Ditko. He was a writer, known for Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). He died on June 29, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
41. Vittorio Gassman
Actor | Sleepers
Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitter Rice (1949). This fixed him to his ...
42. William Hickey
Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 ...