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1. Art LaFleur

Actor | The Sandlot

Character actor Art LaFleur was born on September 9, 1943 in Gary, Indiana. LaFleur worked extensively in sales as well as in both the saloon and restaurant business prior to deciding at age 31 in 1975 to move from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California in order to pursue a career in film. ...

2. Joey Morgan

Actor | Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Joey Morgan was an actor born in Chicago, IL. He was voted one of the 9 Breakout Talents from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival for his performance as Luke opposite Zoey Deutch in Flower (2017). He is known for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), Compadres (2016), Camp Manna (2018) and ...

3. Stephen Sondheim

Soundtrack | Dick Tracy

He did his pre college training at George School, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, then was in a class of 50 at Williams College majoring in music as an undergraduate distinguishing himself by writing a book, lyrics and music for two college shows based on the adaption of 'Beggar on Horseback'....

4. Peter Aykroyd

Soundtrack | Spies Like Us

Peter Aykroyd was born on November 19, 1955 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Peter Jonathan Aykroyd. He was a writer and producer, known for Spies Like Us (1985), Nothing But Trouble (1991) and Coneheads (1993). He died on November 20, 2021 in Spokane, Washington, USA.

5. Dean Stockwell

Actor | Quantum Leap

Dean Robert Stockwell grew up in North Hollywood, the son of Broadway performers Harry Stockwell and Elizabeth "Betty" Stockwell (née Veronica). His vaudevillian father was a replacement Curly in the original production of "Oklahoma!". He was also a decent tenor whose voice was used for the part of...

6. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Emmy-nominated actor and producer Michael Kenneth Williams was one of his generation's most respected and acclaimed talents. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life--often with surprising tenderness--Williams established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a unique ...

7. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat from Glasgow. She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. Helen began her career on stage in the UK, and won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...

8. Heath Freeman

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Heath Freeman was born on June 23, 1980 in the USA. He was an actor and producer, known for NCIS (2003), Bones (2005) and Skateland (2010). He died on November 14, 2021 in Austin, Texas, USA.

9. Lou Cutell

Actor | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Lou Cutell was born on October 6, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Luigi Cutelli. He was an actor, known for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Wedding Crashers (2005). He died on November 21, 2021 in the USA.

10. Christopher Plummer

Actor | Beginners

Legendary actor Christopher Plummer, perhaps Canada's greatest thespian, delivered outstanding performances as Sherlock Holmes in Murder by Decree (1979), the chilling villain in The Silent Partner (1978), the iconoclastic Mike Wallace in The Insider (1999), the empathetic psychiatrist in A ...

11. Ed Asner

Actor | Up

Edward Asner was born of Russian Jewish parentage in Kansas City, to Morris David Asner (founder and owner of the Kansas City-based Asner Iron & Metal Company) and his wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Seliger). After attending college, Ed worked various jobs, including in a steel mill, as a door-to-door ...

12. Dustin Diamond

Actor | Saved by the Bell

Attended Zion Lutheran School in Anaheim, California. While in fifth grade, he portrayed 8th-grader Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television series Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987), which evolved into Saved by the Bell (1989) and its various television movies and spin-offs. Also appeared in the ...

13. Cloris Leachman

Actress | The Last Picture Show

The legendary actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She ...

14. Markie Post

Actress | There's Something About Mary

Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks (1978) and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare (1976) and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die (2003), E! ...

15. Tanya Roberts

Actress | A View to a Kill

Tanya Roberts came from modest beginnings in the Bronx, New York, the younger daughter of a Jewish American pen salesman (Oscar Blum) and an English mother (Dorothy Smith), who divorced before she reached high school. Tanya dropped out of high school, got married and hitchhiked around the country ...

16. Jessica Walter

Actress | Arrested Development

Acclaimed actress Jessica Walter was born on January 31, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Esther (Groisser), a teacher, and David Walter (his original surname was Warshawsky), a musician who was a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the NYC Ballet Orchestra. She was of Russian ...

17. Will Ryan

Actor | The Land Before Time

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Will Ryan began a career in music. He later became 'Willio' of the comedic singing group Willio & Phillio. The duo relocated to California where they got the opportunity to write and record wacky songs for Disneyland Records. Mr. Ryan also began providing voices for...

18. Norm MacDonald

Actor | Dirty Work

MacDonald was born Norman Gene MacDonald in Quebec City, Quebec on October 17, 1959. He began his career in stand-up comedy. MacDonald's first job was writing for The Dennis Miller Show (1992) and then Roseanne (1988). While writing for Roseanne (1988), he was noticed by Lorne Michaels, who liked ...

19. Willie Garson

Actor | White Collar

Rarely at a loss for work, Willie Garson appeared in more than 300 episodes of television and more than 70 films. Best known for his long runs on television as Mozzie on White Collar (2009), Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City (1998), and Henry Coffield on NYPD Blue (1993), he also appeared as the ...

20. Tawny Kitaen

Actress | Bachelor Party

Tawny Kitaen was born on August 5, 1961 in San Diego, California, USA as Julie Kitaen. She was an actress and producer, known for Bachelor Party (1984), The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984) and After Midnight (2014). She was married to Chuck Finley and David Coverdale. She ...

21. Peter Scolari

Actor | Newhart

Peter Scolari was born on September 12, 1955 in New Rochelle, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Newhart (1982), Girls (2012) and That Thing You Do! (1996). He was married to Tracy Shayne, Cathy Trien, Debra Steagall and Lisa Kretzschmar. He died on October 22, 2021 in Manhattan...

22. Charles Grodin

Actor | Midnight Run

Deadpan comedian Charles Sydney Grodin (originally Grodinsky) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of Russian/Polish ancestry and raised in a Jewish orthodox home. He attended the University of Miami but dropped out, opting instead for the life of a struggling actor. The movie A Place in the Sun (...

23. George Segal

Actor | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George Segal was born on February 13, 1934 in New York City, New York, to Fannie Blanche (Bodkin) and George Segal Sr., a malt and hop agent. All of his grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. After a stint in the military, he made his bones as a stage actor before being cast in his first ...

24. Gavan O'Herlihy

Actor | Willow

Gavan O'Herlihy was born on July 29, 1951 in Dublin, Ireland as Gavan John O'Herlihy. He was an actor, known for Willow (1988), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Descent: Part 2 (2009). He died on September 15, 2021 in Bath, England.

25. James Michael Tyler

Actor | Friends

James Michael Tyler was born in Mississippi. The youngest of five children, he was raised by a retired United States Air Force captain father and a homemaker mother. At age 11, he moved to Anderson, South Carolina to live with his sister.

A Tigers fan, he enrolled at Clemson University and majored ...

26. William Smith

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

William Smith was probably best known for his portrayal as "Falconetti" in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He first came to the screen as a child actor in films such as Going My Way (1944) and The Song of Bernadette (1943), before entering the service during the Korean War, where his fluency in foreign ...

27. Mira Furlan

Actress | Babylon 5

A leading actress of theatre, film and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira Furlan emigrated to the U.S. with her husband, Goran Gajic, in November 1991, due to the intolerable political circumstances in her homeland. Ms. Furlan starred in the Warner Brothers TV series Babylon 5 (1993) as "Ambassador ...

28. 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, ...

29. Hal Holbrook

Actor | Into the Wild

Hal Holbrook was an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who was one of the great craftsmen of stage and screen. He was best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily ...

30. Paul Ritter

Actor | Quantum of Solace

Versatile character actor Paul Ritter was born Simon Paul Adams in Gravesend, Kent on 20 December 1966. Whilst not from a show business family, he had strong thespian connections as his mother was a class-mate of comic actor Bernard Cribbins and his father attended the same school as the great ...

31. Arlene Golonka

Actress | Hang 'Em High

A native Chicagoan of Polish descent, veteran character actress Arlene Golonka seemed destined for acting from the start, having been named after silver screen actress Arline Judge, and her childhood was dominated by singing and acting classes. She headed to New York at the age of 19 and began a ...

32. Erik Cowie

Self | Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Erik Cowie is known for his work on Tiger King (2020) and Ghost Adventures (2008). He died on September 3, 2021 in New York City, New York, USA.

33. Richard Donner

Director | Superman

Richard Donner was born on April 24, 1930 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Donald Schwartzberg. He was a director and producer, known for Superman (1978), Ladyhawke (1985) and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (1980). He was married to Lauren Shuler Donner. He died on July 5,...

34. Johnny Crawford

Actor | The Rifleman

Johnny Crawford was born on March 26, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Ernest Crawford. He is known for his work on The Rifleman (1958), The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and Hellboy (2004). He was married to Charlotte Samco. He died on April 29, 2021 in Los Angeles.

35. Julie Strain

Actress | Beverly Hills Cop III

Julie Strain was born in Concord, California, USA as Julie Ann Strain. She is an actress, known for Sex Court, (1998), Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) and Double Impact (1991), and Battle Queen 2020. She grew up in Pleasant Hill California and graduated from Diablo Valley College, in that town. Since she ...

36. Kevin Alexander Clark

Actor | The School of Rock

Kevin Alexander Clark was born on December 3, 1988 in Highland Park, Illinois. He played the drums since he was three years old but didn't take private lessons until the fifth grade. He was so skilled in his performances that each one demanded a standing ovation from the audience. Kevin was an ...

37. Tommy Kirk

Actor | Swiss Family Robinson

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, Louie, and legal secretary, Lucy, the Kirk family...

38. Yaphet Kotto

Actor | Alien

Physically imposing, intense Yaphet Kotto was one of the few actors of his generation to succeed in breaking racial stereotypes in Hollywood. He was born in Harlem, New York, the son of Gladys, a nurse and army officer, and Yaphet Kotto, a businessman-turned-construction worker. His father was a ...

39. Mike Henry

Actor | Smokey and the Bandit

Michael Dennis Henry was born August 15th, 1936. He was an athletic professional football player at the time he entered the movies. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-61) and the Los Angeles Rams (1962-64). During part of that time (1961-64) he was under contract with Warner Brothers and ...

40. Olympia Dukakis

Actress | Moonstruck

Long a vital, respected thespian of the classic and contemporary stage, this grand lady did not become a household name and sought-after film actress until age 56 when she turned in a glorious, Oscar-winning performance as Cher's sardonic mother in the romantic comedy Moonstruck (1987). Movie (and ...

41. Clarence Williams III

Actor | The General's Daughter

Born on August 21, 1939, the son of a displaced musician, Harlem-born actor Clarence Williams III was raised by his musical grandparents, the legendary jazz and boogie-woogie composer/pianist Clarence Williams, who wrote such classics as "T'Aint Nobody's Business If I Do" and "Baby, Won't You ...

42. Joanne Linville

Actress | Star Trek

Joanne Linville made her mark on television from the 1950s-1980s, appearing in such respected anthology series as Studio One (1948), Kraft Theatre (1947) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), among others. While her film work consisted mainly of smaller character roles and she never had regular ...

43. Lisa Brown

Actress | As the World Turns

Lisa Brown was born on August 2, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is known for her work on As the World Turns (1956), Guiding Light (1952) and Gotham the Series (2009). She was married to Brian Neary and Tom Nielsen. She died on November 24, 2021 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

44. William Lucking

Actor | Red Dragon

William Lucking was born on June 17, 1941 in Vicksburg, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Red Dragon (2002), The World's Fastest Indian (2005) and Contraband (2012). He was married to Sigrid Insull and Marycarolyn "MiMi" Hawkins. He died on October 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada...

45. DMX

Soundtrack | Exit Wounds

DMX was born on December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Earl Simmons. He was an actor and composer, known for Exit Wounds (2001), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and Romeo Must Die (2000). He was married to Tashera Simmons. He died on April 9, 2021 in White Plains, New York.

46. Cicely Tyson

Actress | The Help

Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and...

47. Halyna Hutchins

Cinematographer | Archenemy

Halyna Hutchins was born in 1979 in Ukraine. She is known for her work on Archenemy (2020), Darlin' (2019) and Blindfire (2020). She was married to Matthew Hutchins. She died on October 21, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

48. Volker Lechtenbrink

Actor | M.E.T.R.O. - Ein Team auf Leben und Tod

Volker Lechtenbrink was born on August 18, 1944 in Cranz, East Prussia, Germany [now Zelenogradsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia]. He was an actor and director, known for M.E.T.R.O. - Ein Team auf Leben und Tod (2006), Der Hausgeist (1991) and Alle meine Tiere (1962). He was married to Gül ...

49. 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...

50. Betty Lynn

Actress | The Andy Griffith Show

Missouri born-and-bred Betty Ann Lynn was born in Kansas City. Her name is as light, breezy and innocent as the characters she played on film and TV. She is pleasantly remembered for playing TV's sweet-as-apple-pie "Thelma Lou," who had the tough end of the bargain as the ever-patient girlfriend of ...


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