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2. Alfred Ryder
Actor | True Grit
Alfred Ryder, the veteran actor who appeared on radio and Broadway and in the movies and TV and who also was a renowned stage director, was born Alfred Jacob Corn on January 5, 1916, in New York City. He made his professional debut as an actor at the age of eight and attended New York City's ...
Producer | The Man with Bogart's Face
Andrew J. Fenady was born on October 4, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Andrew John Fenady. He was a producer and writer, known for The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), The Rebel (1959) and Branded (1965). He was married to Mary Frances Dolan. He died on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
5. Andy Russell
Soundtrack | Lolita
Born in Los Angeles to Mexican immigrant parents, Andy Russell, who took his professional name from one of his idols, Russ Columbo, acheived his greatest U.S. popularity in the 1940s. As with Columbo and Bing Crosby before him, he started out singing with Gus Arnheim's orchestra at the Cocoanut ...
Actor | Are You Being Served?
One of Britain's great variety comedians Arthur English was known as 'The Prince of the Wide Boys', a cockney 'spiv' character outrageously dressed on stage and wearing a huge kipper tie.
Born in Aldershot, Hants English started his career at an early age appearing in amateur shows but did not ...
7. Byron Haskin
Director | The War of the Worlds
After graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, Byron Haskin worked for a time as a newspaper cartoonist. He began his career in the film industry in 1920 as a commercial-industrial movie photographer, and then as a cameraman for Pathe and International Newsreel. Later he became an ...
Actor | To Be or Not to Be
A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or ...
12. Danny O'Dea
Actor | Last of the Summer Wine
Danny O'Dea (born Peter Wrenshall, 22 December 1911) was an actor.
Danny O'Dea was a British funnyman born out of the finest Music Hall tradition, left a legacy which spans eight decades and reads like the history of British comedy. He performed alongside some of the biggest names in the business ...
13. David Bond
Actor | The Silencers
David Bond was born on November 13, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as Alfred Allegro. He is known for his work on The Silencers (1966), The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on April 16, 1989 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
14. David Lama
David Lama is one of the cutting-edge young alpinists with his bold free climbing and aid soloing taken him to rarely visited areas and up many unclimbed walls.
He was a climbing prodigy from age five. As a teenager, Lama won the a number of world cups and in 2008 he became the first person to win ...
15. David Lean
Director | Lawrence of Arabia
An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ...
17. Elida Gay Palmer
Actress | Delito
Elida Gay Palmer was born on July 28, 1934 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Elida Gayoso. She was a writer and actress, known for Delito (1962), A Bully in 1900 (1960) and El curandero (1955). She was married to Nelson Luiz de Toledo Piza and Alberto D'Aversa. She died on April 16, 1995 in Buenos ...
18. Eun-hie Choi
Actress | Sogum
Eun-hie Choi was born on November 20, 1926 in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea. She was an actress and assistant director, known for Sogum (1985), The Noble Thief, Iljimae (1961) and Chunhyang (1961). She was married to Sang-ok Shin. She died on April 16, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea.
19. Fay Bainter
Actress | Jezebel
Fay Bainter's career began as a child performer in 1898. For some time, she was a member of the traveling cast of the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles. In 1912, she made her Broadway debut in 'The Rose of Panama', but this and her subsequent play 'The Bridal Path' (1913), were conspicuous ...
20. Fay McKenzie
Actress | The Party
Fay Eunice McKenzie was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "...
22. Gene Deitch
Director | Obri
Gene Deitch was an animator at UPA. He later joined Terrytoons in 1955. He created characters like "John Doormat", "Clint Clobber", "Gaston Le Crayon", "Sidney", and "Foofle". In early 1958, his theatrical cartoon Sidney's Family Tree (1958) was nominated for Academy Award. In August, 1958, he was ...
Soundtrack | The Heart Is a Rebel
George Beverly Shea was born on February 1, 1909 in Winchester, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Heart Is a Rebel (1958), Who I Am (2004) and Oiltown, U.S.A. (1953). He was married to Karlene Aceto and Erma L Scharfe. He died on April 16, 2013 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
24. Graham Jarvis
Actor | A New Leaf
Born in Toronto, Canadian-American actor Graham Jarvis attended Williams College, before moving to New York to pursue a career in theatre. He studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and was an original member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater. He appeared in film and television for ...
25. Hansjörg Auer
Self | Mord am Unmöglichen
Hansjörg Auer is an Austrian mountaineer, known for his free solo climbs. He is probably best known for his 2007 free solo climb of the fish route (south face) of Marmolada in the Dolomites, northeastern Italy. Born in Zams, Austria in 1984. Certified teacher for Mathematics and Sports, Mountain ...
26. Harry Anderson
Actor | Night Court
Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Dave's World (1993). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
28. Jess Roskelley
Self | Annapurna 7.8
Jess Roskelley is an American alpinist, known most notably for his expeditions in Alaska. Raised in Spokane, Washington, mountaineering and climbing have always been an integral part of his life. As the son of John Roskelley, in 2003 at the age of 20, he summited Mount Everest with his father, who ...
29. Jim Hutchison
Actor | Magnum, P.I.
Jim Hutchison was born on January 19, 1934 in England, Arkansas, USA as James Lo Hutchison. He is known for his work on Magnum, P.I. (1980), Raven (1992) and Hawaii Five-O (1968). He was married to Wisa D'Orso. He died on April 16, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
30. John McLiam
Actor | First Blood
John McLiam was born on January 24, 1918 in Hayter, Alberta, Canada as John Joseph Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for First Blood (1982), Sleeper (1973) and In Cold Blood (1967). He was married to Roberta Claire Robinson. He died on April 16, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Johnny Kemp
Soundtrack | Love & Basketball
He began singing in nightclubs in his hometown of Nassau, Bahamas, when he was only 13. He moved to Harlem in 1979, developing his other talents as a dancer, songwriter, and actor. "Just Got Paid" was a Top Ten hit in 1988; he subsequently did a tune for the soundtrack of the motion picture Sing (...
33. Jose Mari
Actor | Joey, Eddie, Lito
Jose Mari was born on June 15, 1938 in Tacloban, Leyte, Commonwealth of the Philippines. He was an actor, known for Joey, Eddie, Lito (1961), Baby Face (1959) and Viva Ranchera (1966). He was married to Charito Malarky. He died on April 16, 2019 in Muntinlupa City, Philippines.
35. Kay Walsh
Actress | The Horse's Mouth
Kay Walsh graced the British Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s as a leading lady, before maturing into character roles. She was born Kathleen Walsh in London, England of Irish parentage. She and her sister Peggy were raised in Pimlico by their grandmother. She began her career as a dancer in the chorus...
36. Kenneth Gilbert
Music_department | Waiting for Caroline
Kenneth Gilbert was born on December 16, 1931 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on Waiting for Caroline (1969), Samuel de Champlain: Québec 1603 (1964) and La route de l'Ouest (1965). He died on April 16, 2020 in Québec, Québec.
39. Lili Muráti
Actress | Doctor Zhivago
Lili Muráti was born on July 22, 1914 in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Doctor Zhivago (1965), Miss President (1935) and A tökéletes család (1942). She was married to János Vaszary and Dóra, Sándor. She died on April 16, 2003 in Madrid, Spain.
40. Lucille Bremer
Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis
Arthur Freed discovered Lucille when she was working in a nightclub doing a specialty dance act, and decided to cast her as Rose Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis, and began building up her career which never really took off despite being put in 3 big musical productions at MGM. When she married, she ...
44. Michael Ritchie
Director | The Golden Child
Michael Ritchie was born on November 28, 1938 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA as Michael Brunswick Ritchie. He was a director and producer, known for The Golden Child (1986), The Island (1980) and Fletch (1985). He was married to Jimmie Brown and Georgina Tebrock. He died on April 16, 2001 in New York ...
45. Neville Brand
Actor | Stalag 17
Neville Brand joined the US Army in 1939, bent on a career in the military. It was while he was in the army that he made his acting debut, in Army training films, and this experience apparently changed the direction of his life. Once a civilian again, he used his GI Bill education assistance to ...
47. Pamela Gidley
Actress | Cherry 2000
Born in Methuen, Massachusetts and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, Pamela was the only girl among four older brothers. After high school, she moved to New York and was discovered by a modeling agent while walking down a Manhattan street and soon afterwards, she won the Wilhemina Modeling Agency's ...
48. Pat Summerall
Self | The Replacements
Pat Summerall was born on May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida, USA as George Allen Summerall. He was an actor, known for The Replacements (2000), Black Sunday (1977) and The Simpsons (1989). He was married to Cherilyn Burns and Katharine Elliott Jacobs. He died on April 16, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, ...
50. Robert Urich
Actor | Magnum Force
Robert Urich grew up in Toronto, Ohio, one of four siblings of Slovak and Rusyn descent, raised Catholic by their parents, John P. Urich (died 1977) and Cecelia (née Halpate) Urich (died 2002). His athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). He earned...
51. Rod Daniel
Director | WKRP in Cincinnati
Rod Daniel was born on August 4, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Rollin Augustus Daniel III. He was a director and producer, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Teen Wolf (1985) and K-9 (1989). He was married to Martha (Marti) C. Mueller. He died on April 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Actress | Frequency
Rosemary De Angelis was born on April 26, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Rosemary Eleanor De Angelis. She was an actress, known for Frequency (2000), Law & Order (1990) and Two Bits (1995). She was married to Kenneth Richard Bridges. She died on April 16, 2020.
Self | The Sax Man
Maurice Reedus Jr. died on April 16, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
55. Scott Brady
Actor | Gremlins
He had the manly good looks and rugged appeal to make it to top stardom in Hollywood and succeeded quite well as a sturdy leading man of standard action on film and TV. Born in Brooklyn on September 13, 1924, Irish-American Scott Brady was christened Gerard Kenneth Tierney (called Jerry) by parents...
56. Sol Saks
Writer | Bewitched
Sol Saks, the screenwriter and TV executive who became a millionaire for writing the pilot for the TV series Bewitched (1964), was born on December 13, 1910 n New York City, though he was raised Chicago from the time he was two-years-old.
A radio actor as a child, Saks started out his professional ...
58. Ulrich Kienzle
Actor | Frontal
Ulrich Kienzle was born on May 9, 1936 in Neckargröningen, Ludwigsburg, Württemberg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Frontal (1991), Hauser & Kienzle und die Meinungsmacher (1997) and Nachtduell (1994). He was married to Ilse. He died on April 16, 2020 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.
60. Willie Fung
Actor | The Gay Falcon
Willie Fung was an early Hollywood film actor who played supporting roles in 138 American films between 1922 and 1944 with a nice trunk load of genre films in the mix. Fung made his film debut in 1922 with 'Hurricane's Gal' starring Dorothy Phillips, Robert Ellis and Wallace Beery and his first ...
61. Zoë Lund
Actress | Bad Lieutenant
Zoe Lund was born Zoe Tamerlis to a Swedish mother and Romanian father on February 9, 1962 in New York City. She was an accomplished composer/musician and devout political activist at an early age. In 1981 at age 19, Lund gave a stunning performance as Thana, a mousy, mute garment worker and rape ...