Superman 1978 (LA) premiere

by magicmikepeaches | created - 7 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Thursday December 14th, TCL Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

1. Christopher Reeve

Actor | Superman

Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York City, to journalist Barbara Johnson (née Barbara Pitney Lamb) and writer/professor F.D. Reeve (Franklin D'Olier Reeve). He came from an upper-class family; his paternal grandfather was CEO of Prudential Financial, and one of his ...

2. Gene Hackman

Actor | The French Connection

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After ...

3. Jeff East

Actor | Superman

Jeff East was born on October 27, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Superman (1978), Tom Sawyer (1973) and Huckleberry Finn (1974). He has been married to Pascale Lambert East since October 23, 2015. He was previously married to Lori East.

4. Ned Beatty

Actor | Network

Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor Ned Beatty was once hailed by Daily Variety as the "busiest actor in Hollywood."

Ned Thomas Beatty was born in Louisville, Kentucky, to Margaret (Fortney) and Charles William Beatty. He grew up fishing and working on farms. His hometown of St. Matthews, ...

5. Jackie Cooper

Actor | Superman

Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in ...

6. Glenn Ford

Actor | Gilda

Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school...

7. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

8. Jack O'Halloran

Actor | Superman II

"Irish" Jack O'Halloran was a rated heavyweight boxing contender in the middle '60s & early '70s. The 6'6" native of Runnemede, New Jersey, was considered one of boxing's most promising heavyweight hopefuls after he remained undefeated in his first 16 professional matches. O'Halloran went on to ...

9. Valerie Perrine

Actress | Superman

Valerie Perrine was born on September 3, 1943 in Galveston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Superman (1978), Lenny (1974) and Superman II (1980).

10. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

11. Phyllis Thaxter

Actress | Superman

This warm and winning, very non-theatrical brunette was born Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter in Portland, Maine, on November 20, 1919. The daughter of Maine Supreme Court Justice Sidney Thaxter, her acting talent came from her mother's side, who was a one-time Shakespearean actress. Phyllis was educated ...

12. Marc McClure

Actor | Back to the Future

Marc McClure was born on March 31, 1957 in San Mateo, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Back to the Future (1985), Superman (1978) and Apollo 13 (1995). He has been married to Carol Courson Cowley since August 16, 1985. They have one child.

13. Kirk Alyn

Actor | Daughter of Don Q

Starting his show business career as a chorus boy on Broadway and an entertainer in vaudeville, Kirk Alyn played bit parts and minor supporting roles in several low-budget films before getting his big break playing the title role in the serial Superman (1948). He wasn't able to sustain a film ...

14. Noel Neill

Actress | Superman Returns

Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...

15. Larry Hagman

Actor | Dallas

The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his ...

16. Rex Reed

Actor | Superman

Rex was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in Louisiana. He became one of the most prolific movie critics in the country, and for decades has written entertainment columns for The New York Observer.

In 1970, Rex made his movie debut, playing Myron in Myra Breckinridge (1970) - Myron was the ...

17. Richard Donner

Director | Superman

Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006). He was married to Lauren Shuler Donner. He died on July 5, 2021 in Los Angeles, ...

18. Mario Puzo

Writer | The Godfather

Mario Puzo was born October 15, 1920, in "Hell's Kitchen" on Manhattan's (NY) West Side and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels...

19. David Newman

Writer | Bonnie and Clyde

David Newman was born on February 4, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Superman (1978) and Superman III (1983). He was married to Leslie Newman. He died on June 27, 2003 in New York City.

20. Leslie Newman

Writer | Superman

Leslie Newman is a writer, known for Superman (1978), Superman III (1983) and Superman II (1980). She was previously married to David Newman.

21. Robert Benton

Writer | Kramer vs. Kramer

Robert Douglas Benton is an American screenwriter and filmmaker from Waxahachie, Texas who is known for screenwriting Bonnie & Clyde, Kramer vs. Kramer and Superman. He won two Academy Awards for writing and directing Kramer vs. Kramer. He directed other feature films including Twilight, Bad ...

22. Pierre Spengler

Producer | Superman

Pierre Spengler started in the industry in 1964 on the film Paris Secret and went on working as an assistant director, assistant editor and a production assistant on such major films as The Madwoman of Chaillot starring Katharine Hepburn (1968), LE MANS starring Steve Mc Queen (1969) and The Light ...

23. John Williams

Composer | Star Wars

As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 52 Oscar ...

25. Tom Mankiewicz

Writer | Ladyhawke

Tom Mankiewicz was born on June 1, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for Ladyhawke (1985), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and Live and Let Die (1973). He died on July 31, 2010 in Los Angeles.

26. Gary Owens

Actor | Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Gary Owens was an American voice actor, radio announcer and narrator who was known for being the original voice actor of Hanna-Barbera's Space Ghost, Powdered Toast Man from The Ren & Stimpy Show and Blue Falcon from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. George Lowe became Owens' successor as the voice of Space ...

27. Lynda Carter

Actress | Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter was born on July 24, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Sky High (2005) and The Dukes of Hazzard (2005). She was previously married to Robert Altman and Ron Samuels.

28. Ron Samuels

Producer | Iron Eagle

Ron Samuels is known for Iron Eagle (1986), CBS Summer Playhouse (1987) and Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992). He was previously married to Lynda Carter.

29. Richard Harris

Actor | Unforgiven

Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family, one of nine children born to Mildred Josephine (nee Harty) and Ivan John Harris. He attended Crescent College, a Jesuit school, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature. ...

30. Ann Turkel

Actress | Humanoids from the Deep

Ann Kathryn Turkel was born in 1946, and raised in Manhattan, the daughter of Thelma L. (Friedricks) and Melvin A. Turkel. She is of Austrian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. Ann took acting, dance and voice lessons from an early age. By the time she reached 16, Ann had studied at the Musical ...

31. Cynthia Ford

Actress | Far East

Cynthia Ford was born on April 21, 1948 in San Diego, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Far East (1982), Evening in Byzantium (1978) and Police Woman (1974). She was previously married to Glenn Ford.

32. Jeff Wald

Producer | 2 Days in the Valley

Jeff S. Wald was born Jeffrey Sommers in 1944. He is a product of the famous William Morris Agency mailroom, which produced such Hollywood luminaries as David Geffen, Barry Diller, Jerry Weintraub, Ron Meyer, Bernie Brillstein and others. In 1967, Wald moved to Chicago and became the talent buyer ...

33. Helen Reddy

Soundtrack | Airport 1975

The #1 Grammy-winning "I Am Woman" became not only THE anthem of the feminist movement during the radical 1970s, but also the signature song for its lovely, crop-haired, reddish-haired composer and singer Helen Reddy. Many decades later this is the hit people still remember her for, despite the ...

34. Olivia Newton-John

Soundtrack | Grease

Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to ...

35. Ted Ashley

Self | AFI Life Achievement Award

Ted Ashley was born on August 3, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for AFI Life Achievement Award (1973), Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend (1973) and ABC Late Night (1973). He was married to Marian Page Cuddy, Joyce Easton, Linda Palmer and Constance Marsha Sitomer. He died on August 24...

36. Everett Covin

Actor | Private Benjamin

Everett Covin is an actor, known for Private Benjamin (1980).

37. Ilya Salkind

Producer | Superman

Ilya Salkind was born in Mexico City, and grew up in the world of motion pictures. At the age of one, Ilya was photographed sitting on the lap of Zsa Zsa Gabor. His grandfather, Michael Salkind, was one of the pioneers of silent films and produced The Joyless Street (1925) (aka "The Joyless Street"...

38. Skye Aubrey

Actress | Fantasy Island

Skye Aubrey was born on December 21, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Fantasy Island (1977), The Phantom of Hollywood (1974) and Toma (1973). She was married to Ilya Salkind. She died on November 27, 2020 in DeBary, Florida, USA.

39. Alexander Salkind

Producer | Superman III

Alexander Salkind is the legendary film producer. His father, Michael Salkind, was also a well-known, successful film producer. Also known as Alex Salkind, he was the father of Ilya Salkind. They were partners for decades, teaming up on the hits The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers (...

40. Berta Domínguez D.

Actress | Maya

Berta Domínguez D. was an actress and writer, known for Maya (1981), Where Is Parsifal? (1984) and The Rainbow Thief (1990). She was married to Alexander Salkind. She died on October 9, 2008 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

41. Jerry Siegel

Writer | Superman

Jerry Siegel was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1931, he met and befriended his future partner, Joe Shuster, when the latter moved from his birthplace in Canada. Siegel and Shuster were both avid science fiction fans, publishing a fanzine in the mid-1920s. It was during this period that they read ...

42. Joe Shuster

Writer | Superman

Joe Shuster was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At age 9 he and his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he met and befriended his future partner Jerome "Jerry" Siegel. Siegel and Shuster were both avid science fiction fans, publishing a fanzine in the mid-1920s. It was during this period that ...

43. Sue Mengers

Self | 60 Minutes

Sue Mengers was born on September 2, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. She is known for 60 Minutes (1968). She was married to Jean-Claude Tramont. She died on October 15, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

44. Gene Kelly

Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

45. Jean Simmons

Actress | Guys and Dolls

Demure British beauty Jean Simmons was born January 31, 1929, in Crouch End, London. As a 14-year-old dance student, she was plucked from her school to play Margaret Lockwood's precocious sister in Give Us the Moon (1944). She had a small part as a harpist in the high-profile Caesar and Cleopatra (...

46. Wendy Stark

Actress | Wendy

Wendy Stark is an actress, known for Wendy (1967).

47. Joan Collins

Actress | Dynasty

Joan Collins is an English actress from Paddington, London. She is most famous for playing the role of vengeful schemer Alexis Carrington Colby in the soap opera "Dynasty" (1981-1989). In 1997, Collins was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to drama. In 2015,...

48. Ronald S. Kass

Producer | Melody

Ronald Kass grew up in Hollywood and attended Fairfax High School where he played in the original Tijuna Brass. He went on to get a degree in accounting at USC after which he married his college sweetheart, Anita. He worked at Liberty records which sent him to London to head up their European ...

49. Shelley Fabares

Actress | The Donna Reed Show

Vibrant, increasingly lovely teen fave Shelley Fabares withstood the test of time by transitioning successfully into adult parts unlike many of her 1960s "teen queen" peers who faded quickly into the memory books. She was born Michele Marie Fabares on January 19, 1944, in sunny Santa Monica, ...

50. Sandy Moss

Costume_designer | The Golden Lady

51. Beverly Firestine

Ramona

Beverly Firestine was born on August 27, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Ramona (1936).

52. Gary L. Pudney

Producer | One Special Night

Gary L. Pudney is a producer, known for One Special Night (1999), The World's Wildest Magic (1997) and Champions of Magic (1996).

53. Barbara Bach

Actress | The Spy Who Loved Me

Barbara Goldbach was born to Howard and Marjorie Goldbach in Queens, New York. Her father was a policeman. She met her first husband Augusto Gregorini in New York while she worked as a model and he was visiting from Italy for business tourism in 1966. Barbara followed him to Italy to be with him ...

54. Stirling Silliphant

Writer | In the Heat of the Night

Detroit-born Stirling Silliphant (born Sterling Dale Silliphant) was the son of a Canadian immigrant. The family moved to California when he was about two. He grew up in Glendale and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1938. During World War II he was an army lieutenant, and ...

55. Tiana Alexandra-Silliphant

Producer | A Dangerous Method

Actress, filmmaker and writer, Tiana Alexandra-Silliphant (Thi Thanh Nga) was born in Saigon, and has shuttled between Vietnam and the USA since she was 5-years-old. Her life has been a true adventure: Child of War, Karate Princess, Bride of God, Actress, Mom, Singer, Songwriter, Film Producer, ...

56. Irwin Allen

Producer | The Towering Inferno

A graduate of New York's Columbia School of Journalism, Irwin Allen was a magazine editor, the producer/director of a radio show and the owner of an advertising agency before entering film production in the 1950s. His documentary, The Sea Around Us (1953), won an Academy Award. A successful TV ...

57. Sheila Allen

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

Sheila Allen was born on February 2, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1974) and Poseidon (2006). She was married to Irwin Allen. She died on November 15, 2013 in Malibu, California, USA.

58. Steve Allen

Actor | Casino

Although Allen was thought initially to have died of a heart attack, it was eventually determined by the coroner's office that the official cause of death was hemopericardium, a leaking of blood into the sac surrounding the heart, and that this was secondary to a minor automobile accident Allen was...

59. Phyllis Morris

Actress | The Secret of St. Ives

Phyllis Morris was born on July 17, 1894 in Walthamstow, London, England. She was an actress, known for The Secret of St. Ives (1949), That Forsyte Woman (1949) and The Devil's Disciple (1959). She died on February 9, 1982 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London.

60. Ben Vereen

Actor | All That Jazz

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. "The theater was my first training ground. It taught me...

61. Tom Pollock

Producer | Chloe

Tom Pollock served as chairman of Universal Pictures from 1986 to 1996 and was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute. In 1998, Pollock co-founded The Montecito Picture Company with Director/Producer Ivan Reitman. He died in 2020 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai ...

62. Jenny Agutter

Actress | Logan's Run

Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan (1964), which was quickly followed by The Magical World of ...

63. Lawrence Turman

Producer | The Graduate

Lawrence Turman was born on November 28, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for The Graduate (1967), The Thing (1982) and American History X (1998).

64. Mike Medavoy

Producer | Black Swan

Sample some of the best American films over the past forty years and there's a good chance Mike Medavoy played a role in the success of many of them. From agent to studio chief to producer, he has been involved with over 300 feature films, of which 17 have been nominated and 7 have won Best Picture...

65. Francis Lederer

Actor | One Rainy Afternoon

Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over ...

67. Carol Burnett

Soundtrack | The Carol Burnett Show

The entertainment world has enjoyed a six-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 that...

68. Virginia Graham

Actress | The City

Virginia Graham started in Chicago radio in the 1930s. After World War II she wrote scripts for several radio serials, including "Stella Dallas", "Backstage Wife", and "Our Gal Sunday". She was the hostess of television talk shows from the 1950s to 1970s that are considered forerunners to today's ...

70. Jordan Wald

Actor | The Beaver Gets a Boner

Jordan Wald is an actor, known for The Beaver Gets a Boner (1985) and Last of the Great Survivors (1984).

71. Debbie Reynolds

Actress | Singin' in the Rain

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...

72. Jack Haley Jr.

Producer | Hollywood and the Stars

Jack Haley Jr. was born on October 25, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Hollywood and the Stars (1963), Life Goes to War: Hollywood and the Home Front (1977) and Movin' with Nancy (1967). He was married to Liza Minnelli. He died on April 21, 2001 in ...

73. Johnny Carson

Soundtrack | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in ...

74. Néstor Almendros

Cinematographer | Days of Heaven

One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...

75. Warren Beatty

Actor | Reds

Since starring in his first film, Splendor in the Grass (1961), Warren Beatty has been said to have demonstrated a greater longevity in movies than any actor of his generation. Few people have taken so many responsibilities for all phases of the production of films as producer, director, writer, ...

76. Robby Benson

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Robby Benson is an American writer, director, composer, lyricist, actor, professor of film, filmmaker and novelist. He began his career in the theater, (Oliver, The King and I); on Broadway (co-starring in Zelda, The Rothschilds and Joseph Papp's The Pirates of Penzance, where he met and fell in ...

77. Ray Bolger

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

Ray Bolger was born Raymond Wallace Bolger on January 10, 1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to Anne C. (Wallace) and James Edward Bolger, both Irish-Americans. Ray began his career in vaudeville. He was half of a team called "Sanford and Bolger" and also did numerous Broadway shows on his own. ...

78. Debby Boone

Soundtrack | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Debby Boone was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on September 22, 1956 to Pat Boone and Shirley Boone. The third of four daughters, Debby followed the success of her father when she rocketed to stardom with the #1 song "You Light Up My Life" in 1977, earning Debby a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. ...

79. Yul Brynner

Actor | The King and I

Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his life in mystery and outright lies designed to tease people he considered gullible. It was not until the publication of the books "Yul: The Man Who Would Be King" ...

80. George Burns

Actor | Oh, God!

George Burns was an American actor, comedian, singer, and published author. He formed a comedy duo with his wife Gracie Allen (1895-1964), and typically played the straight man to her zany roles. Following her death, Burns started appearing as a solo performer. He once won an Academy Award for Best...

81. Ellen Burstyn

Actress | Requiem for a Dream

Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of Irish, French/French-Canadian, Pennsylvania Dutch (German), and Native American ancestry.. She worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a ...

82. Gary Busey

Actor | The Buddy Holly Story

A blond-haired, fair-complexioned actor with a toothy grin and capable of an unsettling glint in his eyes, Gary Busey was born in Goose Creek, Texas, and was raised in Oklahoma. He is the son of Sadie Virginia (Arnett), a homemaker, and Delmar Lloyd Busey, a construction design manager. He has ...

83. Dyan Cannon

Actress | Heaven Can Wait

Dyan Cannon is the first woman in the history of the Motion Picture Academy to be nominated for Oscars both in front of and behind the camera. Her diligence and determination have been rewarded by many prestigious honors.

She received her first Academy Award nomination for her memorable role as ...

84. Michael Cimino

Writer | The Deer Hunter

Nikki Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later she filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave her the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But her biggest success was The Deer ...

85. James Coburn

Actor | Charade

Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...

86. Denys N. Coop

Visual_effects | Superman

Denys N. Coop was born on July 20, 1920 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is known for Superman (1978), The Third Man (1949) and The Guns of Navarone (1961). He died on August 16, 1981 in Hertfordshire, England.

87. Francis Ford Coppola

Producer | Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated ...

88. Sammy Davis Jr.

Actor | Cannonball Run II

Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".

He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Cuban and African-American ancestry. Davis Jr....

89. Michael Deeley

Producer | The Deer Hunter

Oscar-winning film producer Michael Deeley has produced more than 20 movies, including such classics as The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter and Blade Runner. He has made films for Universal, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Columbia, United Artists, EMI, HBO, CBS and NBC.

Born in ...

90. Dom DeLuise

Actor | The Secret of NIMH

As might be said for the late and great comedians Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn, it seems that Mel Brooks was the only director on the planet who knew how to best utilize this funnyman's talents on film. Brooks once quipped that, whenever he hired Dom DeLuise for one of his films, he would ...

91. Bruce Dern

Actor | Nebraska

Two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern's tremendous career is made up of playing both modern day heroes and legendary villains. Through decades of lauded performances, Dern has acquired the reputation of being one of the most talented and prolific actors of his generation. Dern has several high profile ...

92. Richard Farnsworth

Actor | The Straight Story

An American stuntman who, after more than 30 years in the business, moved into acting and became an acclaimed and respected character actor, Richard Farnsworth was a native of Los Angeles. He grew up around horses and as a teenager was offered an opportunity to ride in films. He appeared in ...

93. Mia Farrow

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Mia Farrow is the daughter of the director John Farrow and the actress and Tarzan-girl Maureen O'Sullivan. She debuted at the movies in 1959 in very small roles. She was noticed for the first time in the film Rosemary's Baby (1968) by Roman Polanski. She showed her talent also on TV and at the ...

94. Roy Field

Visual_effects | Superman

Roy Field was born on August 19, 1932. He is known for Superman (1978), Labyrinth (1986) and The Dark Crystal (1982). He was married to Patricia Field. He died on May 23, 2002.

95. George Gaines

Set_decorator | All the President's Men

George Gaines was born on June 6, 1933 in Illinois, USA. He was a set decorator, known for All the President's Men (1976), Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Marathon Man (1976). He died on May 13, 1986.

96. Robert Gottschalk

Producer | Dangerous Charter

He bought an interest in a camera shop and later got to know a nearby outfit that made underwater filming equipment for Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Equipment restrictions at the time made wide-angle filming difficult, and Gottschalk began experimenting with anamorphic lens equipment patented by Henri ...

97. 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 Alec 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 in ...

98. Jack Haley

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

Jack Haley was a movie and vaudeville actor who is always remembered as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The Tin Man role was originally was going to Buddy Ebsen, but due to allergic reaction from the aluminum powder makeup, Ebsen was taken out of the casting and Haley replaced him. To avoid...

99. Jerome Hellman

Producer | Midnight Cowboy

Academy award winning film producer, Jerome Hellman was born on September 4, 1928, in New York City. After a brief stint at the Ashley/Steiner Agency, he founded his own agency, the Jerome Hellman Associates which represented several figures from television. He closed the agency in 1959 in order to...

100. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was a Dutch noblewoman, while her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, to English and Austrian parents.

After her parents' divorce, ...



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